Online registration for the Fall 2017 season is closed. Please contact Vijay Dixit ([email protected]) for registration.

Lonestar Junior Academy

The Junior Academy is designed for players who excel at the recreational level and seek a more competitive environment with advanced coaching. Promoting a "Winning Through Development" philosophy, the Junior Academy provides opportunities for over 1250 players to have fun and succeed as they grow their love for the game.

The Junior Academy emphasizes individual player development to prepare players for the select/competitive level of soccer beginning at the U11 age group. Individual player development is achieved through a competitive learning environment, the Lonestar professional coaching staff, and unique program curriculum. All Junior Academy players are expected to demonstrate focus, and a willingness to compete and develop, as they prepare for select soccer.



The Lonestar Junior Academy curriculum develops and evaluates players in the four pillars of the game (technical, tactical, physiological, and psychosocial), while fostering creative and confident young athletes who embody the core values of a Lonestar SC player - sportsmanship, leadership, integrity, discipline, excellence, and respect. Development attributes of the Lonestar Jr. Academy and its unique design include:

  • Teams formation through player evaluations to ensure the maximal developmental environment
  • No league standings, but competitive games against teams of similar ability
  • No set rosters; players may be moved to train and play games with different teams to be challenged throughout the season
  • Flexibility of each team's schedule
  • No punting to increase player's technical development
  • No heading at training or games for player safety.

Age Groups & Format of Play

Any U5-U10 player (based on the below US Soccer age groups), boy or girl, is eligible for the Lonestar Junior Academy program. The Lonestar Jr. Academy Fall 2017 season last 14 weeks, and is paired with an additional end of season tournament.

  • U5 (2013) - U6 (2012) - 5v5 (goalkeeper + 4 field players)
  • U7 (2011) - 5v5 or 7v7 (goalkeeper + 6 field players)
  • U8 (2012) - U10 (2008) - 7v7 (goalkeeper + 6 field players)

The cost for the Junior Academy program is $420 for U7-U10 players and $295 for U5 & U6 players. A separate, additional tournament fee is collected by team managers during the season. Note that the formats below are unique to the Lonestar Jr. Academy League. Matches & teams in the 5v5 format may be coed based on registration.

If requesting a refund, please send an email to Vijay Dixit at [email protected] Lonestar will withhold a $35.00 administrative processing fee. Refunds cannot be requested after the first week of the season (unless for injury or family relocation).

Town & Country

Town & Country Optimist Club
13455 Briarwick Dr.
Austin TX, 78729

Vijay Dixit
[email protected]5129104625

Directions & Field Map
Westcreek

5800 Westcreek Drive
Austin TX, 78749

Vijay Dixit
[email protected]5129104625

Directions & Field Map
Justin Lane

Papandrea Field
1103 Justin Lane
Austin TX, 78757

Sam Wormald
[email protected]5122006328

Directions & Field Map
Williamson County

Williamson County Regional Park
219 Perry Mayfield Blvd.
Leander TX, 78641

Ron Gonzales
[email protected]5123365425

Directions & Field Map
Leander

Northwest Austin Soccer Club
1280 S. Bagdad Rd.
Leander TX, 78641

Dylan Bures
[email protected]

Directions & Field Map
Steiner Ranch

Westridge Park/Town Square Park

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Ron Gonzales
[email protected]5123365425

Directions & Field Map
Cedar Park

Milburn Park
1901 Sun Chase Blvd.
Cedar Park TX, 78613

Chris Alexander
[email protected]5123365425

Directions & Field Map
Round Rock

Voigt Elementary School
1201 Cushing Dr.
Round Rock TX, 78664

Robert Lopez
[email protected]5124967072

Directions & Field Map
Taylor

Taylor Regional Park & Sports Complex
210 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW
Taylor TX, 76574

Robert Lopez
[email protected]5124967072

Directions & Field Map
Buda

Buda Sportsplex
310 Buda Sportsplex
Buda TX, 78610

Hugo Jimenez
[email protected]5123365425

Directions & Field Map
APPA

Point Community Church
11300 Old San Antonio Rd
Manchaca TX, 78652


Directions & Field Map

Uniforms

Black Nike Tiempo II Jersey (Home)
Red Nike Tiempo II Jersey (Away)
White T-Shirt (Training)
Red Nike Equalizer Shorts
Red Nike Classic III Sock

Order Your Lonestar SC Junior Academy Uniform

In order to ensure all gear being received before the start of the season, we strongly recommend ordering as soon as possible. If you purchased a uniform in a past season, you do not need to purchase a new one. The approximate cost of the uniform is $100.

Click on the blue "2016-18 JR Academy" tab above the pictures of the items in order to filter the items shown. The five required pieces are the first five pieces pictured. Once you have selected your size for both the red and black game day tops, be sure to check YES under team customization. You will then enter ANY NUMBER (#1-99) for your player’s jersey number (do not worry about number conflicts as we don't use them). Remember, if it doesn't say "Lonestar Jr. Academy" on the front, it's not the correct jersey!

Uniforms

Black Nike Tiempo II Jersey (Home)
Red Nike Tiempo II Jersey (Away)
White T-Shirt (Training)
Red Nike Equalizer Shorts
Red Nike Classic III Sock

Order Your Lonestar SC Junior Academy Uniform

In order to ensure all gear being received before the start of the season, we strongly recommend ordering as soon as possible. If you purchased a uniform in a past season, you do not need to purchase a new one. The approximate cost of the uniform is $100.

Click on the blue "2016-18 JR Academy" tab above the pictures of the items in order to filter the items shown. The five required pieces are the first five pieces pictured. Once you have selected your size for both the red and black game day tops, be sure to check YES under team customization. You will then enter ANY NUMBER (#1-99) for your player’s jersey number (do not worry about number conflicts as we don't use them). Remember, if it doesn't say "Lonestar Jr. Academy" on the front, it's not the correct jersey!

Junior Academy Schedule

Fall 2017 Season

August 28th - December 3rd

First Scrimmages

September 9th & 10th

Team Formation

September 11th - 14th

First Coached Games
(no referees)

September 16th & 17th

Last Season Game

November 18th

Last Week of Training

November 27th - November 30th

Capital City Classic Tournament
(all players and teams participating)

December 1st - 3rd

Training Schedules

Town & Country

Boys & Girls (U5 -U9; players born in 2009 or younger)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM :: Field #26

Boys & Girls (U10; players born in 2008)
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 PM :: Field #26

Westcreek

Girls & Boys (U5 -U9; players born in 2009 or younger)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM :: Field #1

Girls & Boys (U10; players born in 2008)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:45 PM :: Field #1

Williamson County Regional Park

Boys & Girls (U5-U9; players born in 2009 or younger)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM :: Field #7

Boys & Girls (U10; players born in 2008)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:45 PM :: Field #7

Steiner Ranch

Westridge Park - Mondays & Wednesdays
4:00pm - 5:15 PM (U5 - U8; players born in 2010 or younger)
5:15pm - 6:30 PM (U9 - U10; players born in 2009 or 2008)
* During Time Change - 4:00 - 5:00, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Town Square Park - Mondays & Wednesdays
4:00pm - 5:15 PM (U5 - U8; players born in 2010 or younger)
5:15pm - 6:30 PM (U9 - U10; players born in 2009 or 2008)
6:30pm - 7:45 PM (U9 - U10; players born in 2009 or 2008)

Justin Lane

Mondays & Wednesdays
Boys (U5-U7; players born in 2011 or younger)
Girls (U5-U9; players born in 2009 or younger)
4:15-5:15 PM :: Justin Lane 1

Girls (U10; players born in 2008)
5:15-6:25 PM :: Justin Lane 1

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Boys (U8-U9; players born in 2010-2009)
4:15-5:15 PM :: Justin Lane 1

Boys (U10; players born in 2008)
5:15-6:25 PM :: Justin Lane 1

Milburn Park

Girls & Boys (U5-U10) Mondays & Wednesdays 5:15-6:15PM : Milburn #6

Leander

Girls & Boys (U5-U9)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Girls & Boys (U10)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:45 PM

Round Rock

Girls & Boys (U5-U10)
Mondays & Fridays 5:30-6:30 PM

Taylor

Boys & Girls (U5-U10)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:00 PM

Buda

Boys & Girls (U5-U10; players born in 2013-2008)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Staff

Vijay Dixit
Vijay Dixit
Junior Academy Director
JD Whittemore
JD Whittemore
Town & Country / Westcreek Coordinator
Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander
Cedar Park Coordinator
Hugo Jimenez
Hugo Jimenez
Buda / Kyle Coordinator
Ron Gonzales
Ron Gonzales
Steiner Ranch Coordinator
Sam Wormald
Sam Wormald
Justin Lane Coordinator
Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
Camps & Clinics Director RRSA/Manor/Taylor/Jarrell Coordinator
Dylan Bures
Dylan Bures
Justin Lane Rec/Leander JA Coordinator
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Lee Stooksberry
Round Rock Coordinator Head Coach

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Lonestar Junior Academy?

The Junior Academy is for boys and girls soccer players between the ages of 5-10 who are looking for more of a challenge than recreational soccer. The Junior Academy utilizes professional coaches and training to help youth soccer players develop in a fun, competitive league, with additonal emphasis player development for select soccer.

The Jr. Academy is for boy and girl soccer players between the ages of 5-10 who are looking for more of a challenge than recreational soccer as they prepare for select soccer, with professional coaches and the Jr. Academy competitive league.

The league is referred to as the Jr. Academy because Lonestar Soccer Club also has the US Soccer Development Academy program at the U12, U13, U14, U15/U16, and U17/U18 age groups that participate in the US Soccer Development Academy national league.

How many players participate in the Lonestar Jr. Academy program and how many locations are there?

It varies from season to season, but there are between 100-120 teams that play in the Jr. Academy League in Austin. The Lonestar Jr. Academy program is the largest Jr. Academy program in Texas, with multiple locations across Austin.

The Lonestar Jr. Academy, along with our partner Westlake Youth Soccer Association, train over 1,600 players between 5-10 years of age at 8 different locations throughout Austin: Town & Country (north central), Westcreek (south), Williamson County Regional Park (north), Steiner Ranch (west), Justin Lane CBA (central), Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander, Taylor, Jarrell, Buda, Kyle, and into Central Texas.

When can my son/daughter join the Lonestar Jr. Academy and are they ready for the Jr. Academy?

The Lonestar Jr. Academy is for players that are looking for more of a challenge than recreational soccer. Players can sign up for the Fall Season (August-November) or Spring Season (February-May). If your son or daughter is not registered but would like to join, contact the local Site Director (listed at bottom of FAQs) and they will invite your player out to a session. At that point the Site Director can let you know if the Lonestar Junior Academy would be a good fit for your child.

What is the cost?

The Jr. Academy cost is $420 in the fall for the 13-14 week season, plus and additional $25 fee for the Fall 2017 Tournmanent. The season consists of two training sessions a week (for 12 weeks), plus one or two games a weekend (for 8-10 games a season).

Are uniforms provided and what equipment does my player need?

Players must purchase the Junior Academy uniform which is separate from the registration fee. The uniform is a one-time purchase of around $100 and can be worn for every Jr. Academy season in which the player participates. For each practice and games, players need soccer specific shoes (cleats or turf shoes), a size 4 soccer ball (size 3 for U5/U6), shinguards (worn under the socks), and a water bottle.

Is it possible to come into the Jr. Academy with a friend and play on the same team?

Yes, for a player’s first season, the Jr Academy Site Directors will note any teammate requests to play on the same team with a friend. If the two players are at the same level of play they may remain together; however, if the players are at different playing levels, the Site Director will visit with the parents to make sure they understand the playing options for their children in the future.

Can a rec team sign up as a Jr Academy team?

Yes, rec teams are allowed to come into the Jr Academy and may stay together for the first season (if that is the desire of the families). If all the players on the team have the same ability they may remain together into future season; if the team has individuals with different levels of ability, those players and parents will be communicated with about their options from the Site Director.

Can our rec parent volunteer coach in the Jr Academy?

Yes, the Jr Academy Site Directors will visit with the parent volunteers about potential roles within the Jr. Academy program where help is needed.

Who coaches the teams and are they certified?

All Jr. Academy soccer teams are coached by the professional Lonestar Jr. Academy staff; all coaches are KidSafe certified and must complete a Lonestar training course to be considered, as well as a completed coaching youth licence within the 1st year of coaching.

How are teams formed?

The first two weeks of the season are an evaluation period that the Jr. Academy staff will use to place players on teams based on skill and ability. Each family will receive an email at the end of the second week of the season notifying them of their team and the coach who will be assigned to the team.

What is the practice and game format and when does the season start/finish?

Teams have two training sessions (60-75 minute sessions) each week for a 12 week season.

Fall Jr. Academy Season: Starts the last week in August and finishes the first weekend of December.

Spring Jr. Academy Season: Starts in early February and finishes with U11 select tryouts in mid-May.

What is the practice schedule and game schedule?

Schedules for practice vary by locations and can be found on the Junior Academy schedules tab above. Game schedules are completed the week following team formation (typically the 3rd week).

How many games are in the season?

Teams will have 8-10 games per season.

All the Jr. Academy games will be played at your teams' training location and also the other training locations. We will have taken strides to eliminate to overall travel required for teams, and all games are in the Austin area (e.g. we will avoid a team from the Leander location playing games in Buda).

Are there trophies and/or team picture?

Yes, trophies/medals are provided at the end of the season. There are no team pictures.

Are there any extra or additional opportunities for players?

Yes, the Jr. Academy players can also attend private training (fees vary) for technical trainin and speed/agility training through Meyer Athletic Development.

Who do I contact if I have further questions about the Jr. Academy Program in season or out of season?

Please contact the site directors of each location where your child will be playing or currently plays Jr. Academy.