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Select (U10-U19)

The Villarreal Nebraska Academy Select Program focuses on the individual development of well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on national and international training methods.  Select players will be registered with Nebraska State Soccer Association or USSSA and will participate in local leagues and tournaments.  In some cases, Select  players will be dually registered with USYS and USSSA.  The Select program is designed to produce players that can consistently compete with top teams within the state. The main focus of the Select Program is individual player development to compete at the highest level locally, enjoyment, and playing with friends.

Players are invited to join the program during tryouts in June each year. Limited openings may exist  during the year if a player is looking to join mid-year. 


Team Formation (or commonly known as Tryouts) will follow the requirements and timeline set forth by Nebraska State Soccer Association.  Refer to the Registration and Tryout Information page for tryout dates, times, and locations. 

Note that, per NSSA requirements, tryouts are not required for admission into U10 and younger programs, and players can register for those programs beginning each June.  Both registered and interested players are encouraged to participate in TEAM FORMATIONS: tryout/evaluation sessions to help the club place each player into the appropriate initial training group. You Must register even if you can not attend in order to be placed on a team.


Coaching is provided by Villarreal Nebraska Academy coaches who have studied and understand the coaching curriculum, Staff Coaches, Former Players, College Players, Trained Parents.  Training is directed by DOC Jorge Sambataro and a club program director or age-group coordinator. 


In order to respond to differing development rates as the year progresses, Select players could have the opportunity to move between training groups and/or teams to optimize each player’s growth. Player movement to a higher level program will cost the difference between the programs at the time of movement.


The following information is as accurate as possible.  However, slight changes to tournaments, training days/times, and other modifications may be necessary as the season progresses.

  • League Fall and Spring(s): Alliance League, NYSL, Spirit or Equivalent
  • Competitions per Fall/Spring Season: League Play and 2 Tournaments, League Play plus a Partial 2nd League and 1 Tournament, or 2 Leagues. Approximately 13 games each Fall/Spring Season.
  • Training Frequency: 2 times per week Fall and Spring, 1 time per week Winter

Over 120 hours of learning in the Select Program throughout the year.


Select Program:$1195 (Full Year)
Select Program, (less High School Season), See the HIGH SCHOOL Information $595 Fall only + tournaments.


U11-U13 (Registration open on 5/1/2020): DEADLINE 6/13/2020
U14-U19 (Registration open on 5/1/2020): DEADLINE 6/27/2020

The program costs above include:

  • Registration fees,
  • Insurance costs,
  • Field/Facility rental fees,
  • Coaching/Staffing fees,
  • Training fees for 10 months, 2x per week in Fall and Spring, 1x per week in Winter (including goalkeeper training)
  • Administrative/club fees,
  • Membership fees (provides opportunities for camps, private training, etc.),
  • Fall and Spring Primary League Fees.

The program cost above does not include:

  • Uniform costs (see below for details),
  • Tournament costs or additional league (1-2 tournaments per Fall and Spring season, costing $125/season, due at time of registration, or 3 travel tournaments total for the year, costing $250/year, due at time of registration), 
  • Personal travel costs,
  • Winter LEAGUE fees (optional) Winter Futsal League and/or Indoor Soccer Leagues,
  • Private training fees (optional),
  • Futsal league fees (optional),
  • Camp/clinic fees (optional).

Program costs can be paid in full at the time of program registration, or they can be divided into 9 payments as follows:

U11-U15 (Full Year) Select: Projected 2020/21 payment plan
Deposit due at registration immediately upon completion of Tryouts in June (non-refundable) $260,
$132 due on 8/1, $132 due on 9/1, $132 due on 10/1, $132 due on 11/1,$132 due on 12/1,
$132 due on 1/1, $132 due on 2/1, $131 due on 3/1, $130 due on 4/1 Plus Banking/Convenience Fees
Late payments will incur late fees.

U15-U18 (Full Year less High School Season) Select:

Select Program, less High School Season, See the High School Information
All Payments must be complete prior to completion of services provided.

Scholarships:  Note that a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  Villarreal Nebraska Academy uses enlistment in the Nebraska Department of Education Free and Reduced Lunch Program as a guide to financial need.  If your player is part of this program, please submit a photo copy of the Notice of Approval letter you received from the school district (one photo copy for each player) to If your child does not attend a public school, please send an email explaining your scholarship needs to


Select players are required to purchase an official uniform full kit, which includes a Primary Kit, Secondary Kit, Warm-Up Kit and Team Backpack, Yellow Training Shirt, Black Training Shirt. 2020-22 Uniform Costs: $273.41 including shipping

Recommendation to purchase: Yellow Long-Sleeve Cold-Weather Shirt. Black Beanie Cap, Black Field Gloves. Yellow or Black Cold-Weather Pants. 

Other Optional Items are available and can be purchased.


Select players are encouraged to participate in other athletic, academic, and extracurricular activities.  To the extent possible, players are expected to coordinate their activities in order to attend all scheduled soccer training, games, and tournaments.  When conflicts are unavoidable, players must provide Villarreal Nebraska Academy with advanced notice of absences, a minimum of 1 week notice prior to games, 1-month notice prior to tournaments.  Numerous training absences may adversely affect playing time during games. Game-day notifications may adversely affect playing time during games.

Community Service:  Each Select player is expected to provide a minimum of two (2) hours of mentorship and/or community service per season.  This service is an important component of the program as it teaches the players to give back to the academy and community.  Acceptable hours include volunteering to assist in training sessions for Submarines, Yellow-TEAM; tracking player points during other VNA Soccer games; assisting with club events; or other community activities as approved by the Managing Director.


The curriculum and developmental process that Villarreal Nebraska Academy utilizes is uniquely structured to provide a systematic progression of soccer skills over time.  As a result, the optimum development takes place within the structure of Villarreal Nebraska Academy training and competitions.   If players choose to participate in non-club soccer events anyway, they must first notify Villarreal Nebraska Academy of their intent and obtain permission from the DOC.

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Villarreal Nebraska Academy, Official Partner Academy of Villarreal C.F.

333 Speedway Circle Suite #4 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 402-853-7100

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333 Speedway Circle Suite #4 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 402-853-7100

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