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Austin FC Academy Tryouts 2024: cost, location & how to join

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Austin FC Academy is the development wing of MLS outfit Austin FC. It is the hub for young talent development and promotion to the senior team.

 

 

Austin FC Academy Tryouts 2024

Entry into the Academy is based on invitation, and players are identified through the club’s scouting network.

Interested players must submit information to the club’s player recruitment unit to be considered for a trial.

 

Once your information is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Austin FC Academy technical staff for consideration.

 

Full steps for registration

1. Head over to the tryouts page here.

2. Fill in your details

3. Include video footage (recommended)

4. Click on the Submit button

5. Wait until you get feedback from the Academy representatives.

6. Follow the next steps given to you and attend the trials.

 

Alternatively, you can still contact the Academy head via academy@austinfc.com.

 

Tip: You should upload video footage of yourself in training, showing skills and techniques you have acquired.

 

This could help fast-track your approval or recommendation for the next available trials. In your video, ensure it is self-explanatory for scouts to access and identify you easily.

 

Teams, Leagues & Competitions

 

Age Groups: The Austin FC Academy now features five (5) age groups — U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, and U-17.

 

The teams participate in the MLS Next (Know more about the MLS Next League).

 

Location & training centre

The team is located in Austin, Texas. The Academy trains at St. David’s Performance Center

 

Austin FC Academy cost

The program is a fully-funded development academy that provides opportunities for young players to achieve their set goals of becoming professional soccer players. There’s no pay-to-play option as the Academy is offered free at no cost.

 

Other ways to join the Academy

 

Center of Excellence Training Program

The Austin FC Academy operates the exclusive Center of Excellence training program, providing training for the most talented players in Central Texas.

 

The Center of Excellence will identify, assess, and develop high-potential players, culminating with potential Austin FC Academy roster offers.

 

This training program consists of two Fall cycles and two Spring cycles. The Center of Excellence is one night a week and allows you to register with a primary team.

Ways to succeed in trials

 

1. Begin training early

Early to bed, early to wake, as the popular saying goes.

 

That said, you should consider preparing for trials early enough by going through a training series on your own.

 

As an individual, if you find it difficult to manage your work hours, you can still achieve hours of training by creating a mini-training schedule for yourself.

 

Training keeps your body in shape for the challenges ahead.

 

As an athlete, training should form a big part of your everyday habits because it is the secret weapon to your success in any venture.

 

2. Go for a soft target

In the current era, you should always go for a soft target. I mean that you should consider playing a role you can confidently handle.

On the field of play, if your capacity carries you in the attack role, you should stick to it and work out ways to perfect it.

 

If you find it difficult to decide whether you should take up this role or not, you can still approach a coach for more advice.

 

4. Learn the basic rules, skills and techniques in soccer

 

Knowing Soccer rules will go a long way in your career development.

 

Soccer rules guide you to become a better player on and off the pitch.

 

Also Read: How to become a professional soccer player in the US.

 

One of the most important areas scouts are always watchful of is your ability to control the ball.

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