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Villarreal Nebraska Academy

Elite (U11-U18)


The Villarreal Nebraska Academy Elite Program focuses on the individual development of well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on national and international training methods.  Elite players will be registered with NSSA and/or USSSA and participate in local or regional leagues and tournaments. The Elite program is designed for players that want to compete in the state and regionally.

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. 

Note that, per NSSA requirements, tryouts are not required for admission into U10 and younger programs, and players can register for those programs each June.  Both registered and interested players are encouraged to participate in the tryout sessions to help the club place each player into the appropriate initial training group. You MUST register for tryouts even if you can not attend 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. These coaches have demonstrated their delivery of the curriculum and all have taken classes for coach licensing. Training is directed and overseen by DOC Jorge Sambataro and supported by a club program director or age-group coordinator. 


In order to respond to differing development rates as the year progresses, Elite players have the opportunity to move between training groups and teams to optimize each player’s growth. If a player is moved to up to a higher level program the cost difference will be added to the player account.


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) Fall and Spring: Alliance League, NYSL, Heartland League or appropriate league available.
  • Tournaments:
  • Will be planned for each team on a case by case basis. Each team in uniquely planned.
  • Training Frequency: 3 time per week Fall and Spring, 1 time per week in Winter  


Elite Program (Full Year): $1395
Over 152 hours of learning in the Elite Program throughout the year.

High School Elite Program, (less High School Season), See the High School Information Page

U11-U13 Membership Registration open on 6/14/2020: DEADLINE 6/16/2020
U13-U18 Membership Registration open on 6/28/2020: DEADLINE 6/30/2020

The program costs above include: 

  • Registration fees,
  • Insurance costs,
  • Field/Facility rental fees,
  • Coaching/Staffing fees,
  • Training fees for 10 months, 3x 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, evaluations of Villarreal C.F. 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 estimated at $300 per Year, team specific tournament fee may vary $300-475
  • 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).

U11-U15 (Full Year) Elite: Projected 2020/21 payment plan
Deposit due at registration immediately upon completion of Tryouts in June (non-refundable) $310-485, 
$185 due on 8/1, $150 due on 9/1, $150 due on 10/1, $150 due on 11/1,$150 due on 12/1,
$150 due on 1/1, $150 due on 2/1, $150 due on 3/1, $150 due on 4/1
Late payments will incur late fees.

U15-U18 Elite:
Elite Program, less High School Season, See the High School Information
All Payments must be complete prior to the last event of the services provided.

Scholarships:  Note that a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  Villarreal Nebraska Soccer 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 [email protected]. If your child does not attend a public school, please send an email explaining your scholarship needs to


Elite players are required to purchase a 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 includes shipping.

Recommendation to purchase: Yellow Long-Sleeve Cold-Weather Shirt, Black or Yellow Cold-Weather under Pant. Clothing showing outside the required uniform kit must be yellow shirt or yellow or black under the shorts, socks and shorts must be on top of any cold-weather layers the player wears. Other optional items, black beanie cap and black field player gloves. Only black additional cold weather items can be worn: hats, beanies, gloves, ear warmers, neck warmers etc.

Other Optional Items are available and can be purchased.


Elite 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 at least a week in advance.  Numerous training absences may adversely affect playing time during games. Game day notifications of absences will adversely affect playing time during games.

Community Service:  Each Elite player is expected to provide a minimum of four (4) 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 club and community.  Acceptable hours include volunteering to assist in training sessions for Submarines, Yellow-TEAM, or Select programs; tracking player points during other Villarreal Nebraska Academy 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.  Elite players are discouraged from participating in non-club soccer events in which Villarreal Nebraska Academy coaches are not involved, as different coaching approaches can delay or counter the developmental process that the club provides.  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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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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