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Lonestar SC & RRSA Announce Partnership
Mar 24 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club partners with Round Rock Soccer Association beginning Spring 2017.

 

See details & the official press release here

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Top 5 Reasons Lonestar Chose the DA
Mar 23 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Top 5 Reasons Lonestar SC Chose the Girls' Development Academy (DA):

 

#1 - Player Centric Model

The DA is a player centric model, focused on individual player development (opposed to a league built on a business model). This elite training environment promotes increased technical standards & allows for greater accountability for the players & coaches.

 

#2 - Highest Level of Play/Training

By participating in the DA, a player will have significantly more hours on the training field focused on refining technique & tactical understanding. Additionally, the DA will host the best clubs & players in the U.S. creating the highest level of competition. U.S. Soccer only admitted clubs who met its specific high set of standards - over 200 clubs submitted applications to the DA, but only 69 clubs will compete in the 2017-18 season making it the most selective program in the country.

 

#3 - Professionalized Coaching, Minimum License Standards & Continuing Education

One of the criteria used by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in the selection process of choosing its members was the Leadership in the Club & Quality of the Coaching Staff. The DA will be the first & only girls' national program to professionalize coaching license standards as well as provide a pathway for continuous education. U.S. Soccer Technical Staff (Technical Advisors) will provide regular communication to our coaches and Directors based on feedback from visits to our club & game evaluations. LSC players will benefit on the field as a reflection from coaches vesting in their profession on an annual basis.

 

#4 - Ten Month Competition Schedule

The DA provides a consistent ten-month schedule without any interruption of the high school season. LSC supports this initiative for the elite player because it creates a consistent training schedule with proper rest & recovery between each match.

 

#5 - Addition of More Age Groups

Originally, the DA only included 3 age groups but has recently expanded to the U14 age group with ongoing conversations of additional age groups in the future.

ALUMNI: Gaines starting for Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga!
Mar 23 2017 - Jeny Mather
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McKinze Gaines made his starting 11 debut for Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga!

 

Lonestar SC U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director, Vic Pace, had this to say: "We are all very proud of McKinze! There's no doubt he will be playing with the first team on a regular basis. McKinze is truly a world class talent!"

Boys' Player Opportunity Events this Spring
Mar 20 2017 - Jeny Mather
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The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is the highest level of youth soccer in the nation. As a full time member of the Development Academy, Lonestar SC is the "destination club" for elite players from central Texas who want to compete at the highest level, offering teams from U12 to U19.

 

Lonestar SC will be holding Player Opportunity Events (POE) every Tuesday and Wednesday nights for all ages.

 
Players must contact Academy Director Victor Pace, vpace@lonestar-sc.com, for invite and location of POE.
 
These events are for players not currently on a Lonestar team.
 
 
Schedule of Player Opportunity Events for March, April, & May:
Tuesdays

 

5:30-7:00PM Players born 2004/2005

7:00-8:15PM Players born 1999/2000/2003

8:15-9:30PM Players born 2001/2002

 

Wednesdays

 
5:30-7:00PM Players born 2004/2005
7:00-8:15PM Players born 1999/2000/2003
8:15-9:30PM Players born 2001/2002
 
 

 
 
 
 
Lonestar SC ranked #1 U.S. Soccer Development Academy among non-MLS clubs
Mar 17 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Top 5 non-MLS U18 Development Academies

Article Written by Will Parchman
Published: March 15, 2017
 

Earlier this week, the U16 non-MLS Development Academy frontrunners had their due. Now it’s time for the U18s to get their moment in the spotlight.

MLS clubs have the dangling carrot of Homegrown minutes at the end of their academy careers, and it’s hard to overstate how immense a thing that is. The prospect of a pro career is the pinnacle for an academy kid, and it’s an uncomfortable fact of life that only around about a fourth of the league’s teams can offer that outright. Otherwise, the options are either to go to college for four years, switch to an MLS academy or sign abroad. And for most, the latter choice isn’t even an option until their 18th birthday.

So it’s a bit more touch-and-go for non-MLS kids, but they still pop up in the pros with regularity. And the fact that the DA is producing non-MLS guys like Jeremy Ebobisse? Yes, there’s talent here.

Today ends a two-part series in which we take a closer gander at the top five currently performing academies in the DA at the U16 and U18 age groups. The skill here should not be missed, and today we close with the U18s.

 

5. Indiana Fire
Record: 9-5-1
Top scorer: Thomas Warr (11 goals)
Playoff position: 13th

The Chicago Fire-affiliated Indiana Fire has quite the reputation of advancing quality players, chief among them current UNC stalwart Cameron Lindley. There’s plenty more quality where that came from, and the Indiana Fire already have some impressive wins under their belt this year at the U18 age range. They managed to hunt down Crew Academy Wolves, dropped the parent academy 4-2 in November and then fired up the spring schedule in March with another win over the Chicago Fire. The Indiana Fire have quality all up and down the field, and while they’ve staked their reputation on Lindley, it would seem they have a few promising up-and-comers in the pipeline as well. Warr, who’s headed to Indiana in the fall, is one of the bigger ones in recent times.

4. Crew Academy Wolves
Record: 9-4-1
Top scorer: Daniel Wright (14 goals)
Playoff position: 11th

Crew Wolves represent the northern arm of the Crew's Ohio academy home base, and as the Michigan extension it represents a fairly serious probe into soccer country. The fact that Vardar has the best record of any non-MLS DA club in the U16 grouping should be a fairly legitimate confirmation of that fact. So the fact that Wolves leads the Mid-America Division shouldn't surprise anyone. There's a ton of talent here, and there's a reason Wolves has more or less surpassed the home club in terms of latent talent production year over year. Daniel Wright is one of the top scorers anywhere in the country, and there's talent stretching back all the way to the keeper position here. Wolves should continue to progress, and if the home club can catch up, that'd be the real surprise.

3. Capital Area Railhawks - CASL
Record: 13-3-5
Top scorer: Alex Rose (25 goals)
Playoff position: 10th

If you’re looking for the preeminent developer of talent in the Carolinas, you’ve found it in CASL. The best in an unsurprisingly rich hotbed for soccer talent largely unmined by MLS filters into the club’s youth coffers, and their historic skill is not to be missed. And they might just have the most talented one-two combo of any non-MLS academy at any age anywhere in the country right now. CASL boasts twin UNC commits Lucas Del Rosario and Alex Rose, who’ve combined for an otherworldly 43 goals between them this season. That’s more than a lot of teams. The potent one-two 2017 combo is a fire-and-ice duo for opposing back lines, and both should not only thrive in college but have professional prospects as well. Most clubs in the country would kill for one player with USYNT potential. CASL has two.

2. Baltimore Armour
Record: 11-3-2
Top scorer: Stephen Nichols (13 goals)
Playoff position: 7th

Baltimore Armour was ultimately the only team to have a representative within the top five of this list for a quite good reason. As we mentioned, Armour was hewed out of four separate existing clubs to create one mega-club in the area, and it’s already producing fruit. There’s a ton of top-to-bottom skill here, and it appears Armour is mining the deep well of the Mid-Atlantic skill pool to create a powerhouse. Stephen Nicholscan’t stop scoring, and as a 2018 he’s playing up and laying waste to the DA as an able goalscorer. There’s more talent besides, and names like Jake Dengler, Jacob Denison and Joshua Cruz should be mainstays at the next level in time. In general, Armour is doing a lot of things right these days.

1. Lonestar SC
Record: 12-2-2
Top scorer: Kyle Marcotte (7 goals)
Playoff position: 3rd

Not many people are talking about soccer development in Austin, but Lonestar SC, the city’s premier club, has done some impressive work since first opening its doors in 2004. Notably, the club produced star winger McKinze Gaines, who recently signed a pro deal with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and currently stars for their U19s. Austin is a rich market for soccer talent without an MLS club to compete, so Lonestar’s U18 ranks especially are understandably stocked. This season, Lonestar is 5-1-1 against Texas competition, and their lone loss was a thrilling 3-2 barnburner against defending national champs FC Dallas. There’s a lot of skilled developing talent here, and at this point in the game there’s no club in Texas aside from FCD and maybe the Dynamo doing a better job at pushing out quality players for the next level.

Red & Black Senior Banquet 2017
Feb 28 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club would like to invite all graduating players, along with two guests each, to the Red & Black Senior banquet.

 

This night will be filled with fun & celebration as we honor our graduating players!

 

Please RSVP by Friday, April 14th (there is no cost to attend this event).

 

Date: April 24, 2017

Venue: The Oasis

Time: 7:30PM

 

RSVP to save your spot here!

Soccer Assist Spotlight
Feb 27 2017 - Jeny Mather
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LSC Shows Talent at DA Winter Showcase Feature Game
Jan 12 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC’s current U-17/18 Development Academy side has been in a three-year growing process. In their first match of the 2016 Development Academy Winter Showcase, they showed some of the fruits of their labor with a 2-1 victory against Sacramento Republic FC.

 

Watch here!

 

See the entire article here


More info: http://www.ussoccer.com
 

LSC's Julian Gaines, 1 of 24 Players Called to Olympic Training Camp
Jan 11 2017 - Jeny Mather
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VAN DEN BERGH CALLS 24 PLAYERS TO OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER FOR U-15 CAMP

 

U.S. Under-15 Boys' National Team head coach Dave van den Bergh has named a 24-player roster for the first domestic training camp of the year, taking place from Jan. 6-13 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

 

During the camp the U-15 player pool (birth year 2002) will play one match against Club Tijuana Xolos de Caliente's U-17 team. The game is set to be played Jan. 9 at the Olympic Training Center.

 

Read more here

 

Way to go Jules!

Lonestar SC Nabs 2-1 Victory vs. Sacramento Republic FC
Jan 13 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC Nabs 2-1 Victory vs. Sacramento Republic FC in First Winter Showcase Featured Game

 

Read the entire story here

 

Way to go boys!

LSC U12 DA Participates in AS Roma Event
Jan 13 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC U12 Development Academy participates in AS Roma event in Florida.

 

Watch some great video here

DA Staff Coach, Bailey, Completes B License
Jan 12 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to Steve Bailey, for completing the U.S. Soccer Apprentice Program. Steve Bailey has attained his USSF B License and is one of Lonestar Soccer Club's full time Development Academy coaches.

 

Go on Bailey!

Steve Allison to Present at 2017 NSCAA Convention!
Sep 17 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club is proud to announce that our Director of College Placement, Steve Allison, will be presenting at the this year's 2017 NSCAA convention in Los Angeles. Billed as "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches," each year the NSCAA Convention draws over 6,300 coaches from our 32,000-plus members, and more than 11,000 attendees over five days for live field demonstration and lecture sessions, networking socials, coaching diplomas and more!
 
The NSCAA prides itself in bringing together the top names in the game during its annual convention. Presenters are selected from some of the most prominent professional and youth clubs from around the globe, as well as top college programs in the country.
 
To have a member of our team representing us at this prestigious event is a great honor. Congratulations and good luck, Steve!
 
 
 
For more information click here
TOP U18 SURPRISES in the DA: Lonestar SC mention in article
Oct 27 2016 - Robert Lopez
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Lonestar in Top Drawer article

 

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Gaines making strides!
Sep 22 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Former LSC DA player McKinzie Gaines, who signed with VfL Wolsburg back in March, has been training regularly with the 1st team at VfL Wolfsburg this month. Just this week, he has been added to the U23 team roster to play in the International Cup!

 

Congratulations, we are very proud of you and your great achievements, and look forward to watching your continued success! 

 

Go on McKinzie!

SPOOKOUT 4V4 - GREAT SUCCESS
Nov 03 2016 - Robert Lopez
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SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SPOOKOUT!

 

 

LSC U14 DA players Ignacio & Lopez play with U15 USYNT
Aug 16 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to U14 DA players Kaya Ignacio and Julian Lopez who were selected to play with the U15 US Youth National Team this past week.

 

Well done the club is very proud of both boys!

 

 

 

 

U14 Girls' Nat'l Team heads to Colorado
Jul 20 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club is very pleased and proud to announce that Jillian Martinez (02G ECNL) and Abby Allen (02G ECNL) have been invited into the U.S. Soccer Under-14 Girls' National Team Training Camp in Ft Collins, Colorado from July 9-16.  The U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team head coach April Kater has called up 36 players for the second training camp of the year for this age group.   

 

Congratulations to the girls and best of luck!

 

U14 Girls’ YNT Overview

The majority of the players on the roster were born in 2002, with eight born in 2003 and one in 2004. The U.S U-14 GNT did not have programming last year as players born in odd years start with two years in the U-15 Girls’ National Team program.

For this cycle, with the majority of players born in an even year, which are the age-cut-off years for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the players follow the path of one year as U-14s and then move to the Under-16 GNT (2 years), Under-18 WNT (2 years) and Under-20 WNT (2 years). These players are on a path that for some may lead to the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

"Lonestar Soccer Club is thrilled for Abby and Jillian for their invitations to the U14 Youth National Team camp.  I want to congratulate the young ladies and wish them the best of luck at camp.  We are very proud of you, well done."  

- Don Cameron, Lonestar SC Executive Director of Soccer

 

"I couldn't be more excited for Jillian and Abby.  Years of hard work, dedication, sacrifice and training has lead to this opportunity.  Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.  Congrats and good luck."    

- Wes Schevers, Lonestar SC Girls National League Program Director



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LSC Axel Picazo at USYNT Camp in California!
Jun 11 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to Axel Picazo, from the Lonestar SC U14B Development Academy, as he participates June 7th-14th in California at the US Youth National Team Camp.

 

Well done Axel and best of luck!

U.S. Soccer DA Player Opportunity Events June 1st-16th
May 30 2016 - Jeny Mather
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The Lonestar Soccer Club United States Soccer Federation Program will hold special Player Opportunity Events (POE) to identify potential players for development academy.


These events are for players who desire to play at the highest level of youth soccer in the US. See here for more program details


If you are interested in attending an event please contact Executive Director Victor Pace:


POE Events are scheduled for June 1st to 16th.

Age Groups are players born in the following birth years:
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998

 
 
 
LSC's Julian Gaines called to U15 BNT for training camp in Croatia
May 30 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to Julian Gaines, from Lonestar SC U14 USSDA team, who was named one of 19 players called to the U.S. U15 Boys National Team roster for a training camp in Croatia.

 

Read more details here

 

Go on Jules!

AS Roma Coaches visit Lonestar SC
May 22 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC is proud to announce the visit of AS Roma coaches to Austin,Texas, May 16th to 22nd. Lonestar SC is one of 10 elite clubs in the United States that has a real working relationship with AS Roma in player and coach development. We are very excited to host Giuseppe Giannini and Alessio Fazi from the AS Roma Academy. Both gentleman will be working with our players, observing the day to day operations and the player development pathway here at Lonestar SC. In addition they will also work with our coaching staff during the week to discuss and implement some ideas from the AS Roma Academy.

 

Information about the AS Roma USA Academy and coaches bios can be found at http://www.asromausacademy.com

 

Updated May 30, 2016: Thank you to AS Roma coaches, Giuseppe Giannini and Alessio Fazi, for offering their insights to staff and players during their visit to Lonestar SC.

Aidan O'Toole, LSC U14 USSDA player, invited to US Youth National Team Camp
May 20 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to Development Academy player Aidan O'Toole (01) on his recent invite to the US Youth National Team Camp May 27-31 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Aidan becomes the 4th player this year to be invited in a US Youth National Team camp or event. Well done Aidan and good luck at camp!

AS Roma Coaches to visit Lonestar SC
Apr 14 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC is proud to announce the visit of AS Roma coaches to Austin,Texas, May 16th to 22nd. Lonestar SC is one of 10 elite clubs in the United States that has a real working relationship with AS Roma in player and coach development. We are very excited to host Giuseppe Giannini and Alessio Fazi from the AS Roma Academy. Both gentleman will be working with our players, observing the day to day operations and the player development pathway here at Lonestar SC. In addition they will also work with our coaching staff during the week to discuss and implement some ideas from the AS Roma Academy.

 

Information about the AS Roma USA Academy and coaches bios can be found at http://www.asromausacademy.com

 

Schedule of events during the visit will be available the week leading up to visit.

 

U14 GIRLS' NAT'L TEAM OPENS NEW CYCLE AT U.S. SOCCER
Mar 24 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club is very pleased and proud to announce that Jillian Martinez (02G ECNL), Avery Chaney (02G Red SA), and Azul Alvarez (03G Red) have been invited into the U.S. Soccer Under-14 Girls' National Team Training Camp in Carson, California.  The camp takes place from March 19-March 26, 2016.  It will be held at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center located at the Stubhub Center.  Congratulations to the girls and best of luck!
 
U14 Girls' YNT Overview:
As part of U.S. Soccer's National Team programming in 2016, the U14 Girls' National Team is beginning a one year cycle for the best players in the country born in 2002 (or potentially later).
Players can be pulled up into the U15 GNT or older at anytime for additional programming.
 
"Lonestar Soccer Club is thrilled for Jillian, Azul and Avery for their invitations to the U14 Youth National Team camp.  Years of hard work, dedication, training and a desire to be successful has lead to this opportunity.  On behalf of Lonestar Soccer Club, I want to congratulate all three young ladies and wish them the best of luck at camp.  We are very proud of you, well done."  
- Don Cameron, Lonestar SC Executive Director of Soccer
 
"I couldn't be more excited and proud for the girls.  Their accomplishments have not come down to a single skill or secret; instead, years of hard work, sacrifice and commitment that has created this opportunity.  May the success that has come your way today lead you to your next victory in the years to come.  Congrats and good luck."    
- Wes Schevers, Lonestar SC Girls National League Program Director
 
"Lonestar SC San Antonio is delighted for Jillian and Avery and their U14 Youth National Team training camp call ups. To have two players in a single age group selected for the national team level is an awesome achievement. We are very proud of the different paths these two incredibly talented girls have taken to this point and look forward to the improvement their dedication to the game will deliver over the coming years. We also congratulate Azul Alvarez from LSC 03G Red on her inclusion in the camp."
- Nick Hallam, Lonestar SC San Antonio Director of Coaching
 
"The entire Goalkeeping staff here at Lonestar is very excited for Azul and her opportunity to participate in the U14 GNT Camp. She is a very talented young player, and with her continued hard work and commitment, I feel that this is only the beginning for her."  
- Tara Macdonald, Lonestar SC Director of Goalkeeping
 
"Congratulations to these players on their call ups to the first U14 Girls National Team camp of the new cycle. This will be a great learning and growing experience for them in their young careers. Each player brings a different element to this camp and we are excited they will be evaluated and taught among the best players in their age group in the country. Enjoy this opportunity girls!"
- Sophia Mundy, Lonestar SC USC Champions League Director