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2021-22 Team Information

U11/U12 Select Program Logistical Details:

2021 U11 and U12 Teams: Players from Birthyear: 2011 and 2010, also 2012 (playing up, generally 4th Graders)
Team Structure: Teams U11 and U12 play 9v9 according to US Soccer.

League Participation: Nebraska State Soccer Association, Nebraska Youth Soccer League
League Locations: Lincoln, Omaha Area, May include areas 60-90 miles. The league serves the State of Nebraska Member Clubs
League Game Days: Saturday and Sunday, Weeknights only as needed
League Dates: Fall August 21-November 14, 2021 and Spring March 18-June 3, 2022
Number of Fall League Games: 7-game season

Additional League or Tournament Participation: Friendlies, Festivals, Tournaments
Competition Fall and Spring Locations: Nebraska or Council Bluffs
Game Days: Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday
Competition Dates: TBD between Fall August 14-October 31, 2021 and Spring March 18-June 5, 2022
Number of Fall Additional Competition Games: 6-games each season
Spring/Summer Travel Tournament: Chicago June 17-19, 2022

Winter Competition Participation: Winter Futsal League
Competition Winter Locations: Lincoln, Omaha, or Council Bluffs
Game Days: Saturday or Sunday
Competition Dates: Winter November 5, 2021-March 6, 2022
Number of Winter Competition Games: 7-8-game season

Yearly Training Plans: 82 hours of training, 51 hours of game-training; 133 hours of soccer
Pre-Season Training: One time per week July 19-July 30, 2021
Fall Training: Two times per week August 2-October 28, 2021
Winter Training: One time per week from November 1, 2021 - March 11, 2022, Time off around Major Holidays
Spring Training: Two times per week March 21- June 3, 2022

Program/Tuition Cost: $1235 ($9.29 per soccer hour)
Competition Cost: $350 (28-34 Annual Competitions)
Uniform Cost: $190, Ordered from and paid to

OPTIONAL Advanced Training Time Planned: those who want 3x per week training.  75 Minutes
Additional Cost is $130 for Fall, $160 for Winter. Call or email the office in July to have it added to your program.

General Program Comparison Chart, subject to change as 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
Competitions per Fall/Spring Season: 1-2 Tournaments or equivalent Events. approximately 6-9 games across additional events.
The following Travel Tournament: June 17-19 Chicago

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


Full Year 12- months: August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021
Select Program: 
$1235 program fees, includes $250 non-refundable registration and administration fee
Select Competitions: $350, 28-32 Competitions

Payment Plan: The $1235+$350 is a yearly membership fee: can be paid all at once using the monthly payment plan.
*This is not a monthly fee but a yearly fee in easy monthly payments for your convenience. 3% installment fee (bank fees) will apply.

OPTIONAL Advanced Training Time Planned: those who want 2x per week training.  75 Minutes
Additional Cost is $130 for Fall, $160 for Winter. Call or email the office in July to have it added to your program.

IF JOINING AFTER the Season Start dates, call for availability.


U11-U12 All returning and new members must register for team formation to be provided with an offer and to be placed on a 2021-22 team.

It is our player development focus and our true Academy beliefs that all players have the opportunity to learn the game correctly.  Therefore, it is our goal to have a team spot for all youth. We fully expect to have a team for ALL players within one of our program level teams based on like-minded, like-skilled teams, for anyone who registers and accepts their June 12, 2021 10am. At this time your registration and deposit is due, plan accordingly.

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: Academy Coaching and Unrivaled Coach/Player Ratios.
  • 1. Internationally licensed/professional coaching DOC oversight for all teams.
  • 2. Licensed and Experienced Head Coach
  • 3. Licensed Assistant Coach
  • 4. Additional Academy Coach Involvement
  • Business and Company Overhead costs,
  • Field/Facility rental fees,
  • Professional Administrative Staff,
  • Training: For the year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer: including goalkeeper training
  • Villarreal C.F. Academy 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 required to purchase an official uniform full kit: $187.37 includes shipping. Primary Yellow Kit (Jersey, Shorts, Socks) and Secondary Black Jersey/Training Shirt, Player warm-up Jacket and Pant, Club Backpack. Returning Select players need only to purchase a new Primary yellow Jersey, Secondary Black Jersey, new player warm up jacket and pant for $127.73 includes shipping.

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

Other Optional Items are available and can be purchased.

Additional EQUIPMENT: Select players will utilize their Secondary Black Jersey at training and the Primary Yellow Jersey will be used occasionally at training (for returning players you may wear 2018-2020 uniform Jerseys, for new players you may considering purchasing extra uniform Jerseys). Players should expect to wear unbranded plain Black athletic shorts (or 2018-2020 black uniform shorts), shin guards covered by black socks.
Footwear should fit snugly. Indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes are required when INDOORS. When outdoor for training and games, cleats are expected at this level.
Ball: When indoor at Nebraska Sports Center players do NOT need to bring a soccer ball. When outdoor for training or games players need to bring a properly inflated size 4 (7v7 and 9v9 players) or size 5 (11v11 players) soccer ball.


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

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Registration closes on 09/30/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/19/2021 to 07/31/2022
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Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

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

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Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

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

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