The Development Player League announced in early May that they would be adding a Girls Academy League. This new league will consist of primarily former Girls Development Academy clubs but will also include some additional elite soccer clubs. The San Francisco Elite Academy will be one of those new clubs.
The goal of the Girls Academy (GA) is primarily to offer former Development Academy clubs and other elite girls clubs an opportunity to play competitive soccer regionally and to showcase their talent nationally.
Tom Atencio, Director of Player Development and Girls Academy Director, stated that “the San Francisco Elite Academy is pleased to join the Girls Academy and is excited to further the clubs’ growth on the national stage. SFEA continues to move forward and provide opportunities for players through a combination of self realization and age appropriate rhythm training. Congratulations to all players, coaches and staff.”
The Girls Academy will include teams in the U13- U18/U19 age groups. SFEA will compete in the Northwest division. The San Francisco Elite Academy will also continue to compete in the NPL / Champions League of NorCal Premier.
Jim Millinder, Girls Director of Coaching “I think this is an outstanding opportunity for the San Francisco Elite Academy. Playing against top quality competition is what we have always had our sights on in the development of all of our players and teams. From a recruiting standpoint for our players this will give them the opportunity to be seen by a large amount of college coaches.”
For more details click here Girls Academy FAQ
SAN FRANCISCO (May 13, 2020) - The San Francisco Elite Academy has been invited to be a founding member of a partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and 95 youth clubs to create an elite level national league. The partnership will transform youth player development in the United States and Canada. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment. We are proud to be invited to participate and look forward to having a voice at the national level for player development.
SFEA had over 140 players at various high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area playing soccer during the winter season. When the high school season ended earlier this month, 40 SFEA players earned honors in their respective leagues. Five of those recipients earned the highest league honors of Most Valuable Player: Hannah McCord, Raquel Lau, Simone Barragan-Shaw, Lucinda Anderson and Ian Ryan. The complete list of players by league is below. Congratulations to all of the honorees. This is a great celebration for all of the San Francisco soccer community.
Hannah McCord - Most Valuable Midfielder
Raquel Lau - Most Valuable Goalie
Shannon Li - First Team
Madison Delmonte - Second Team
Sarah Ginsberg - Second Team
Kalea Papandrew - Second Team
Amaya Jarzombek - Second Team
Lila Miranda - Second Team
Luke Woodhouse - First Team
Carlo Malig - Second Team
West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL)
Simone Barragan-Shaw - Midfielder of the Year
Caeley Goldstein - First Team
Elle Van Giesen - First Team
Sophie Simpson - First Team
Maddie Kjeldgaard - Second Team
Katrina Avila - Second Team
Megan McHugh - Second Team
Evalani Dudum - Second Team
Ellis Brenneman - First Team
Declan Patankar - First Team
Alexandre Bonville - Second Team
Jonah Bhisitkul - Honorable Mention
Reid Pollino - Honorable Mention
Bay Area Conference - BCL West
Lucinda Anderson - Most Valuable Player
Julietta Seirmarco - First Team
Audrey Soss - First Team
Grace Schneider - First Team
Kate Mazzucco - First team
Margaret Murphy-Weiss - First Team
Naima Blanco-Norberg - First Team
Caroline Spencer - Second Team
Brittany Righetti - Second Team
Ian Ryan - Co- Most Valuable Player
Owen Flanagan - First Team
Thibault Jamey - First Team
Max Beldner - First Team
Dylan Davis - Second Team
Sam Jubb - Second Team
Marin County Athletic League (MCAL)
Nick Milhorn - Second Team
Sydney Wishner - Honorable Mention
Edit: (First paragraph, third sentence) Simone Barragan-Show to Simone Barragan-Shaw
Welcome to SF Elite Academy 2020 Summer Camps
We are very excited to invite your family to our 2020 summer camps. Our Summer Camps are full-day (with half-day option) camps and will be held at Paul Goode Field in the Presidio. They're specifically designed for youth players looking to improve their soccer skills and be athletically engaged. Various elements of soccer performance (our SFEA youth athletic and soccer development philosophy) are integrated into lots of soccer play in order to help younger players learn new athletic skills and coordination while having a good time and building their confidence playing the game of soccer.
The camp is open to all players between the ages of 6-12. Campers will be challenged in a fun learning environment under the supervision of our coaching staff. In the morning, players will be taught techniques based on the theme of the day. In the afternoon, campers will be able to showcase their skills learned that day.
Congratulations to Coach Bobby Quinlan and the San Francisco Elite Academy 2007 Boys DA team on wining the USSDA Super B U13 division in the 2020 Surf Super Copa, this past weekend. The final game was a San Francisco derby as their opponent was the San Francisco Glens USSDA U13 boys team. The SFEA boys won in dramatic fashion as the game went down to penalty kicks!
The SF Elite Academy
Our mission is to provide an elite level program for soccer players in San Francisco.