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About AFC Academy

Americas Futbol Club believes the development of  young players is a major component to youth soccer and the growth of the game.  While training in a fun and safe environment, AFC understands the importance of  player development for the Academy age players.  AFC will work on the basic fundamentals of soccer while challenging the players everyday in a fun atmosphere. We will work with your kids during their most important learning years for the game to prepare them for the next level.

Our youth academy teams will participate in various leagues and tournaments and ultimately become part of our competitive program.  The academy program provides development of the players from recreational soccer to the competitive soccer atmosphere.


Player Development

Core Skills – Technical

Ball Skills, Passing and Receiving, 1 v 1 Defending and Attacking

Simple Game Concepts – Tactical

Reading the game, decision making, team playing in shape

Mind-set of a young player – Mental

Willingness to compete, discipline while maintaining good practice habits and game habits, self-confidence

Foundation of a young athlete – Physical

Acceleration, agility, balance


Player  Ages for AFC Academy, Boys and Girls

U6 – 13’s birthdays in the year of 2013

U7 – 12’s – birthdays in the year of 2012

U8 – 11’s- birthdays in the year of 2011

U9 – 10’s – birthdays in the year of 2010


AFC Academy Director

Sam Jones


AFC Academy Coaches

Scooter Shaffer

Josh Goldstein

Lane Vidari