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Villarreal ULTRA (U13-U18)


The Villarreal Nebraska Academy, Ultra program focuses on the individual development of highly-skilled, well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on national and international training methods.  The Ultra program is designed to produce players that can consistently compete with top teams in the state, region and nation.  Players that exhibit an exceptional commitment and skill level may be invited by the Director of Coaching to travel to Villarreal Spain to train at Villarreal C.F. Academy. Being part of the Ultra  program gives Ultra players direct access, direct training and coaching oversight of the DOC Jorge Sambataro. 

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.


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. 


Coaching is provided by Villarreal Nebraska Academy senior coaches. These coaches have demonstrated their delivery of the curriculum and have been carefully selected. Training and game oversight is directly overseen by DOC Jorge Sambataro. 


In order to respond to differing development rates as the year progresses, Ultra Academy players will be monitored directly by the Director of Coaching and any changes to their individual training, game play and team assignments will be considered to optimize each player’s growth. This could be up or down or across and some players will have the privilege of experience multiple assignments.

PROGRAM DETAILS – Villarreal Ultra Academy

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(s): Alliance League Regional, Heartland League, NYSL 
  • Tournament Count per Year: Varies depending on overall team need 2-6 possible, cost varies $400-500
  • Training Frequency: 3 per week fall and spring, 2 per week during winter
  • Classroom Frequency: As needed


Ultra Academy Program: Each team will have direct training and game oversight, game coaching as needed
2005 Ultra Girls direct training and game oversight with Director of Coaching: $995
        Ultra Boys direct training and game oversight with Director of Coaching:        $1595
        Ultra Girls High School direct training and game oversight with Director of Coaching:      $995

The program cost above includes:

  • Registration fees,
  • Insurance costs,
  • Field/Facility rental fees,
  • Coaching/Staffing fees,
  • Training fees,
  • Administrative/club fees,
  • Membership fees (provides opportunities for camps, private training, evaluations of Villarreal C.F. etc.),
  • Primary League Fees.

The program cost above does not include:

  • Uniform costs (see below for details),
  • Tournament costs: determined by team, varies from $300-$500
  • Personal travel costs,
  • Winter LEAGUE fees (optional) Winter Futsal League, 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 payments:

U8-U15 (Full Year):
Projected 2020-21 payment plan
Deposit due at registration immediately upon completion of Tryouts in June (non-refundable). The Amount Due is All Projected Tournament Fees, 
Boys Fall/Winter: $228 due on 8/1, $228 due on 9/1, $228 due on 10/1, $228 due on 11/1,$228 due on 12/1,
$228 due on 1/1, $227 due on 2/1
Girls Fall Only: $250 due on 8/1, $250 due on 9/1, $250 due on 10/1, $245 due on 11/1
Late payments will incur late fees.
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


Each player must purchase the Official full uniform kit which includes a Primary Kit, Secondary Kit, Warm-Up Kit and an academy 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 Cold-Weather under Pant. Clothing showing outside the required uniform kit must be yellow under the yellow shirt and black under the shorts. Socks and Shorts must be on top of ANY cold-weather items players choose to wear underneath. Black beanie cap and black field player gloves are available. Only black cold weather accessories are allowed, hats or beanies, ear warmers, neck warmers, gloves.

Other Optional Items are available and can be purchased.

COMMITMENT LEVEL - Planning and Communication

Overview:  The Ultra Academy program is designed for players that have higher levels of commitment.  Consequently, the program has much higher communication expectations of its players, and its players have higher expectations of their teammates.  The required commitment level should be weighed carefully by both the player and his/her family prior to accepting an offer.  For those willing to meet this commitment, the skills that will be developed will be among the highest in the nation. It is our expectation and belief that all players are committing to all games and all tournaments when accepting the offer into the Ultra Program.

  Villarreal Ultra Academy players CAN participate in other athletic, academic, and extracurricular activities.  However, Academy players are expected to COMMUNICATE as early as possible (even before teams are formed). Game attendance should be communicated within a week to 10 days after schedules are released and any changes to attendance should be communicated ASAP.  Players should prioritize soccer activities to the extent that tournaments are communicated in July for the upcoming year and every attempt should be made to support those planned events and make that commitment to the team. 

Players should do everything possible to coordinate their activities in order to attend scheduled soccer training, classroom sessions, games, and tournaments. In instances of absences player should notify their coach with as much advanced notice as possible.  Attendance concerns could affect playing time and/or participation in the Ultra Academy program depending on the circumstances and the consideration for the communication and working with the coach.  

Community Service:  Each Ultra Academy player is expected to provide a minimum of six (6) hours of mentoring 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 club and community.  Acceptable hours include volunteering to assist in training sessions for Submarines, Yellow-TEAM, Select, or Elite programs; assisting with club events; or other community activities as approved by the Director of Coaching.

Suspension/Removal:  This is rare and likely will never happen if communication is utilized. But in rare circumstances , players that fail to exhibit the required commitment level during training, classroom sessions, and/or games, or players who fail to uphold the other required commitments of the Ultra Academy program may be asked to reevaluate their program needs or be removed from the program, this is at the sole discretion of the Director of Coaching of Villarreal Nebraska Academy.


The curriculum and developmental process that Villarreal Nebraska Academy utilizes is uniquely structured to provide a progression of soccer skills over time and building players to be autonomous, smart players and good people.  As a result, the optimum development takes place within the structure of Villarreal Nebraska Academy training and competitions.  Ultra Academy program players will only participate outside of Villarreal Nebraska Academy teams at the determination of the Director of Coaching.  The typical exceptions are if a player is chosen for regional, national, or international team.  While different perspectives are critical to a developing high-end athlete, a collaboration of these activities and events with the DOC is optimal. Keep in mind that random and unplanned engagements typically serve to only confuse and could delay a developing athlete.

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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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