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Academy U7-U10

The FC Thunder Academy Program is designed for players in the U7-U10 age groups. (Currently birth years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) interested in developing their ability by receiving coaching from experienced, licensed, professional trainers. Our Academy trainers hold licenses from the US Soccer Federation (USSF), National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and even the English Football Association (FA). 

FC Thunder Academy players follow a club curriculum to develop technical ability and independent decision-making, both on and off the ball, in individual and group attacking and defending situations.

FC Thunder competes in the prestigious SA-PDF league that includes the top clubs in the San Antonio area such as SA City, Classics Elite, Lions FC, SA United, River City Premier and Alamo Heights. Academy Directors from these clubs have come together to develop a player-centered league dedicated to development, quality competition and organization.

The season consists of 8-10 games, beginning in September in the Fall and February in the Spring. Games are held every Saturday at a host location from one of the SA-PDF teams. 

Players are not required to try-out, but will be placed with a group of players of a similar ability and interest in the game. 

2018/2019 Academy Season
Fall 2018 - August to December       

Spring 2019 - January to May

 *Games will be played at Boerne City Park (BCP), San Antonio, Bulverde and Schertz. 


Tournament Play
Our Academy program participates in 2-3 tournaments each season. Tournament participation is optional. Fees are not included with Academy. Tournament fee will be split between the participating players. 

Fall 2018 Tournaments:

  • ACYSO Annual Pre-Labor Day - August - San Antonio
  • ACYSO Premier Fall Shootout - November - San Antonio

Spring 2019 tournaments:

  • Copa SA- February - San Antonio
  • CE Black and Blue Tournament - May - San Antonio 
  • ACYSO Shootout - May - San Antonio

Registration is Now OPEN

FC Thunder 2019 Spring Season

Academy U7-U10 Soccer - Eligible for players born in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

Cost: (Players born in 2009/2010 & 2011*)
Spring Season: $500 (Register by 12/31/18 to receive a $50 discount).

Register by 12/31/18: Price will be $450

Minimum of two 90-minute practice sessions per week (16 to 18 weeks).  

*Training begins January*


Cost: (Players born in 2012 & 2011*)
Spring Season: $450 (Register by 12/31/18 to receive a $50 discount).

Register by 12/31/18: Price will be $400

Minimum of two 60-minute practice sessions per week (16 to 18 weeks).  

*Training begins January*

*2011 Birth year price is dependent on team placement. 2011’s playing on a 2010 team will pay the price of the 2010’s. 2011’s placed on a 2011 team will receive a $50 refund.


8-10 Competitive Games per season in the SA-PDF

Minimum of 2 optional tournaments per season.

1 Qualified, professionally licensed FC Thunder coach per team, with player development overseen by FC Thunder Academy Director, Jarred Harriott.


Why make the move to FC Thunder Academy?

Does your child LOVE soccer? Do they have the dream to play in High School, Select, College, or even Professionally? Then the FC Thunder Academy Program is the place to begin their journey!


What are the differences between Rec and Academy?



Rec Soccer

 Academy Soccer


Parent Volunteer Coaches


 Licensed Professional Trainers




1 hour per week for 8-9 weeks



 Two 90 minute training sessions per   week ~ 17-18 weeks

(50+ hours of training per season)



8 game season against other

FC Thunder Rec teams

 8-10 game season against other top   clubs in the San Antonio area



March 11th to May 18th


 January 16th to May 23rd



No Tournaments


 1-2 Tournaments per season (optional)





Academy is the way to go if you want your player to be challenged and taught with clear opportunities for progression. Academy bridges the gap between Rec soccer and Select soccer. It is the optimal pathway to playing at the Select level.


Why FC Thunder?



FC Thunder Academy Program



Licensed Professional Trainers with

years of playing and coaching


*Always inquire and ask questions regarding your coaches experience. Don’t just assume they know what they are doing.

Coach Bio


Yes, Coach bios can be found at


*All Quality clubs list coaches, bios and/or teams coached.



Two 90 minute training sessions per week


*Best value in Boerne



8-10 game season

Up to 2 optional tournaments per season




SA PDF consist of the Best Clubs in San Antonio - Classics Elite, SA City, SA United, Sting, Lions, RCP and AHFSH

*San Antonio PDF

Proper Development requires Proper Competition



January 16th to May 23rd

Optional training throughout summer





$450 register 12/1/18 to 12/31/18

*With Early Bird Discount

*Best value in Boerne


Early Registration Discount

$50 ~ Register by 12/31/18

*Best value in Boerne

Non-profit status

Non-profit organization with scholarships available


*Not all clubs are non-profit. Be sure to check for non-profit status


Click here to access contact information for Age Group Directors and Coordinators.