This is a program for players who want to play at the next level. The LT Elite Academy program is for those players that excel in recreational soccer and are wanting a more competitive playing environment from professional coaches.

The focus is developing technique and working on the fundamentals of soccer. This will be achieved by professional coaches running two training sessions per week and the teams playing in competitive games on the weekend. Players are expected to demonstrate a focus on the game and a willingness to compete and develop their skills.

Age Groups

We plan to have two teams per age group / per gender in the Fall of 2018. This includes Under-8 (2012), Under-9 (2011), & Under-10 (2010) for a maximum number of teams at 12.

Format of Play

  • 7v7 (goalkeeper + 6 field players)
  • No league standings – Teams can focus on competitive play against other teams of similar abilities
  • No punting – The focus is on technical development at this age group
  • No heading – Player safety is key and there is no heading in games or practices
  • We play in the local area Lonestar Academy league. As part of this program we will travel around the local Austin area to places like Justin Lane, South Austin and Westlake. You will be expected to travel to these games weekly or home games at the Field of Dream.

Program Cost

  • Cost for the program is $400 per season (2 seasons per year, Fall & Spring)
  • Uniforms are an additional $100. This includes jerseys, a practice jersey, shorts & socks. Additional items can be purchased on the team store. The uniform can be used for multiple seasons
  • Tournament costs are separate. If teams wish to participate in tournaments, team managers will collect the fees for the team.
  • If requesting a refund, please send an email to Whitney Miller at LT Elite & LTYA will withhold a $35.00 administrative processing fee. Refunds cannot be requested after the first week of the season (unless for injury or family relocation).