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2023-2024 U11 U12 Spring Soccer

Spring Soccer for U11 and U12 Teams.
2012 and 2013 Birthyear Players.
Start March 1
End June 30
2x per week training and 13 games.

2024 Spring Soccer Team Membership

Registration closes on 07/15/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2024 to 07/31/2024
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2023-2024 Team Information July 24, 2023-June 30, 2024

U11/U12 Select Program Logistical Details:

U11 and U12 Teams: Players from Birthyear: 2013 and 2012.
Team Structure: Teams U11 and U12 play 9v9 according to US Soccer structure.

League Participation:
Nebraska State Soccer Association (NSSA), Nebraska Youth Soccer League (NYSL)
League Locations: Lincoln, Omaha Area, may include areas 60-90 miles (including Grand Island etc.). The league serves the State of Nebraska Member Clubs
League Game Days: Saturday and Sunday, Weeknights only as needed, typically any intercity competitions or extreme weather rainout reschedules.
League Dates: Fall August 18-November 12, 2023 and Spring March 22-June 9, 2024
Number of Fall League Games: 7-game season

Additional League or Tournament Participation:
Tournaments, Friendlies, Festivals
Competition Fall and Spring Locations: Nebraska or Council Bluffs
Game Days: Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday
Competition Dates: TBD between Fall August 11-November 12, 2023 and Spring March 22-June 9, 2024
Number of Fall Additional Competition Games: 3-6 games each season (6-12 games annually)

Winter Competition Participation:
Winter Futsal League or Indoor Soccer Local League
Competition Winter Locations: Lincoln, Omaha, or Council Bluffs
Game Days: Saturday or Sunday
Competition Dates: Winter November 3, 2023-March 17, 2024
Number of Winter Competition Games: 7-13 games

Yearly coaching plans:
168 hours of soccer
Pre-Season Training: Two time per week July 24-August 4, 2023
Fall Training: Two times per week August 7-October 27, 2023
Winter Training: One time per week from October 30, 2023 - February 23, 2024, Time off around Major Holidays
Spring Training: Two times per week February 26- June 7, 2024

Program/Tuition Cost: $1395
Competition Cost or Team Fees: $400 (approximately 39 Annual Competitions). $45-55 each VNA Fall and Spring Tournament, $55-65 each 2nd Fall and Spring Tournament, $45-55 each Winter Session 1 and Session 2, $45-66 each NYSL Fall and Spring League.

OPTIONAL Advanced Training Time Planned: those who want 3x per week training contact the office [email protected]

Program Comparison Chart, subject to change at any time as needs and details become available.

Select TEAMS U11/U12

The Villarreal Nebraska Academy Select Program U11 and U12 focuses on the individual development of well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on Villarreal C.F. and other international training methods.  Select players will be registered with USYS and will participate in local leagues and tournaments.  Select players will be dually registered with USYS and USYF.  The Select program is designed to produce players that can consistently compete 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/July 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 Nationally Licensed and VNA trained Villarreal Nebraska Academy coaches who have studied and understand the VNA coaching curriculum. All coaching is under the supervision and direction of DOC Jorge Sambataro and a club program director or age-group coordinator. Player to coach training ratio is lower than any other club in the state or region. 


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 and year progress.

League Fall and Spring: NYSL, approximately 7 games each season
League Winter: USYF Futsal, approximately 7 games OR Indoor Soccer, approximately 13 games. Could be a combination of the two.
Competitions per Fall/Spring Season: 2 Tournaments or equivalent events each season, approximately 12 games across additional events.

Training Frequency: 2 times per week Fall and Spring, 1 time per week Winter and Summer


U11-U12 All returning and new members must register for team formation to be provided with an offer and to be placed on a 2023-24 team.

Financial Assistance is available.
Players must qualify and apply. Please email [email protected] 
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

The program costs above include: 

  • Coaching: 168 hours of programming provided, equates to $8.62 per hour.
    Unrivaled Coach/Player Ratios.
    Internationally licensed/professional coaching DOC oversight for all teams, and curriculum provided.
    Program oversite by a Curriculum Coordinator
    Licensed and Experienced Head Coach
    Licensed Assistant Coach,
    Additional Academy Coaches Involvement,
    coaching collaboration as available
    Business and Company Overhead costs,
    Field/Facility rental fees,
    Professional Administrative Staff,
    Training: For the year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Villarreal C.F. Membership fees,
    Villarreal Nebraska Academy Membership fees.

The program cost above does not include:

  • Uniform costs (see below for details),
  • Competition Costs which include: Fall/Winter/Spring leagues, tournament costs or additional league, the anticipated costs are listed, 
  • Player and Family Personal travel costs,
  • Additional Winter Indoor Soccer League(s) (optional),
  • Private training fees (optional),
  • Camp/clinic fees (optional).



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.

PLAYER MOVEMENT: 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 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.

Developmental Stages and Age Appropriate Focus:

1. Motor Skill Development, Ages 0-6
2. Fundamental Stage, Ages 6-9
3. Learning to Train, Ages 8-12
4. Training to Train, Ages 11-16
5. Training to Compete, Ages 15-18
6. Training to Win, Ages 17+
7. Retirement
Age when players begin to learn from their mistakes, Ages 9-11


Villarreal Nebraska Academy, Official Partner Academy of Villarreal C.F.
345 Speedway Circle, Suite #1
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

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