If you have a soccer player born in 2007, this July they will have the opportunity to try out for competitive soccer clubs, or continue to play recreational soccer. In Abilene there are a couple of clubs offering competitive opportunities for your player. As you research them, here are some questions you might ask so that you can compare apples to apples.
Where do you practice?
ASC teams practice at both ACU and McMurry soccer facilities.
Where do you play league games?
Arlington Premier League in Arlington, TX.
Who will coach my child?
ASC coaches are college-level coaches. Click here to see our coach roster.
Has your program produced local athletes who played college soccer?
Yes! There are players each year with the talent and skills to advance to play college soccer.
Have players in your program been accepted to the Olympic Development Program (ODP) or Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)?
Yes! In 2017, 8 players trained with ODP and 2 players are dual-rostered with Dallas Sting, an ECNL team.
Will my child be able to participate in other sports outside of soccer if we sign a contract? Especially once they get to Junior High?
Yes! We recognize that young children need to participate in an variety of activities to find their true passion and gifts.
Who governs your association?
ASC is made up of a board of directors consisting of team managers and parents. All decisions are made locally in the best interest of our kids. See our current board, and view our by-laws here.
How much does this cost?
Each team varies based on the number of tournaments they plan to attend. It averages $750 annually.
Is the uniform included in that fee? If not, how much is that.
Uniforms are not included and run around $300. The uniform package includes: 2 jerseys, 2 shorts, 2 pair socks, backpack, warm-up pants and warm up jacket. Players are responsible for individual cleats and shin guards.
Are we able to raise money to help offset the expense of competitive soccer?
Yes! ASC is a 501 c(3), and all donations are tax deductible.