I have known Roger and Laurie for a few years now, when my oldest daughter Stephanie started playing rec soccer 4 years ago. She was chosen to play in the all-star team and had the opportunity to meet and train with Roger and Laurie. After those trainings, she knew she wanted to play travel soccer with them. Unfortunately for her, I didn’t understand the importance of developing the skills at a younger age and didn’t realized she was so determined to play to the next level. I learned my lesson the hard way. My second daughter, Emily, has been lucky enough to start playing soccer at a younger age. Right now she is 9 years old. She has been training with Roger for 2 years, and I am amazed on how she has changed on and off the field. The quiet and shy girl is now energetic and confident in all that she does. Emily has developed a passion for soccer that I thought a person of her age could never experience. The love for this sport comes thanks to the great environment she feels around Roger and all his staff. The way they train shows me their professionalism and the love the coaches have in what they do. And that love is reflected in Emily when there is not one day she wouldn’t want to train. You really feel part of a big family. I am fortunate that Emily is part of this academy. There is no better place for her to play soccer. Roger has made a positive impact in OUR lives. My daughter would do anything for him, not only because he is so nice with her, but because he shows his love for everyone by making them better soccer players and better human beings.
Our daughter Reagan has been training with Roger, Lori, and their SAT staff for about two years. We’ve seen her technical skills and her understanding of the game improve dramatically over that time. She’s been given opportunities to play and train with older kids which has hastened her development The commitment the SAT staff makes to its kids, and the passion they all share for the game is obvious. Reagan now shares that commitment and passion. There’s no place she’d rather be than on the soccer field playing or training. The variety of training methods (Futsal / Freestyle Fridays / Small-sided games) keep the game interesting and fun for the kids while serving as valuable tools for skill development.
SAT’s “player first” development philosophy is very important to us. When they say “it’s not all about winning”… they mean it. They teach their kids how to play the game properly. With technical skill, intelligence, personality, and speed. They do this in a positive, encouraging way. I’ve seen 2 years worth of practices and games and have never once seen one of the SAT staff members yell at or berate one of our players. Winning will come in time, AFTER the kids are taught how to play the game the right way. We’ve seen this demonstrated with our daughter’s teams.
SAT’s website is well-designed and informative; and the facilities and training times are convenient for our family. We’re very much looking forward to the new soccer only field now being constructed at Mary Help of Christians School. SAT and their training philosophy has our family’s full and complete support. We’ve seen the benefits to our daughter both on and off the field.