SFGE is very excited to announce that San Francisco Glens Evolution has been accepted as a US Soccer Development Academy program! This is the highest level of competition for youth soccer in the United States.
Due to our success on and off the field, with our player development model and one of the best coaching lineups in the Bay Area, US Soccer felt that our club deserved this honor.
SFGE is true to its values; we develop our players and promote a true club feel.
What is the Development Academy Program?
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.
In December 2016, SFGE made an exciting announcement that outlined the creation of the Celtic Academy. The Celtic Academy was created in conjunction with Celtic FC and SFGE to provide a top-level competitive program that will provide the best environment for the city's best players. This exciting development has been in the works for a long time and we are ecstatic to be able to offer a wholesome program to for competitive players in San Francisco. The program will include top licensed coaches, academic support, comprehensive player pathway, and player identification among other benefits. The city has never seen a program that will serve our competitive players with the tools to succeed in life. To learn more about the groundbreaking Celtic Academy, Click Here
While at the convention, club DoC, Mike McNeill, was recognized with the NSCAA Coach of the Year for the Western US, a prestigious honor. We're very proud of Mike's accomplishments and this award shows the direction of coaching within the club. Congratulations Mike! To learn more about this award, Click Here
This past weekend was a big weekend for 06 - 04 teams as Round 2 of NorCal's U11-U13 State/Premier State Cup drew to a conclusion. This round marks the final round of elimination group play prior to the knockout stages and SFGE teams had to have a strong winter showing to continue on their quest for State Cup glory. To learn more about NorCal State Cup, Click Here
NorCal State Cup Success
SFGE have tasted success as a club in the NorCal State Cup competition this season having already won with SFGE 08G Black raising the State Cup Trophy in the Fall. Other successes finalist, SFGE 06G Black, Semi-Finalist SFGE 07B All Black, and Quarter-Finalists SFGE 08B Black, 07B Black, and 07B Green.
As for NorCal STATE CUP - 2017 U14-U19,
SFGE 03B BLACK - 1st place after group stage U14 State/Premier Division
SFGE 03B GREEN - 1st place after group stage U14 Gold/Silver Division
SFGE 01B BLACK - 1st place after group stage U16 Gold/Silver Division
To learn more about SFGE's successful 2016 Fall season, Click Here
SFGE Families & Friends,
San Francisco Glens Evolution would like to invite you to our club meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 14th at the United Irish Cultural Center. There are a lot of things happening within the club and a series of great programs and partnerships that we want to make everyone aware of.
President's Address - Pat Maguire
State of the Club
We highly recommend that everyone attend this informative meeting.
Seven San Francisco Glens-Evolution Boys Players Selected for Olympic Development Program
Congratulations to Eamonn Kenny, Ruben Rathje, Luke Mitchell, Zach Thomas, Kol Bassuk, Barry Cahalane and Takumi Elbert who have been selected to the 2016-2017 Northern California Olympic Development Program (ODP) pool. After a lengthy tryouts with over 100 boys in each age group in Ripon, CA. This is a great achievement by the boys and for the club to have players from the Boys 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 team, selected.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition. Learn about ODP program, click here.
Congratulations to all of you!
We believe SF Glens Evolution offers something unique to San Francisco youth players and families:
a club that looks after a player through his or her entire development path;
a club that offers the highest number of licensed coaches
a club that opens the doors to top playing opportunities here and abroad; and
a club where everyone has a chance to participate regardless of playing level and socioeconomic status.
Tradition, Community, Excellence
Click here to learn about SF Glens Evolution Goal keeper program.
SFGE is hosting referee 8 course at SFGE office starting this week and there is still time to sign up!
On-line course: 4 hours – need to complete this before the field session
9/27 6:30-7:30 Intro night
10/8 2-5:30pm Crocker Amazon soccer field 2– field session
18 hours total
*Make Up Test* 10/10 6:30-8:30PM SFYS Office (1434 Taraval St)
Location: SFGE office at 2521 Judah St. 94122
If you can’t make any of in-class sessions, please email us at email@example.com
We hope you are having a great Summer and are just about eager to get started with the soccer season. In the last couple of months the Club has been working hard. In fact, we have completed the integration phase between SF Glens and Evolution FC, and all teams are now merged.
This message is to formally announce to all players and families of SFGE that theGoalkeeper Academy program is launching in its full format for Fall 2016.
We are kindly asking all parents of a boy or girl born in 2008 who has expressed interest in playing the position, or who simply want to try, to reply back to this message. We need those names to organize classes, coaches and practices.
All players who joined the Spring Season have already received a separate message. If you are one of them and have not seen a message from us, please speak up and we’ll fix it. If you have not joined the program in the Spring, but wish to do it now, please send us your name with the year of birth and the name of the team.
Over the past few weeks we have been busy further developing the content of the program, adjusting to the learnings from the Spring Season and factoring in the comments many of you shared with us. We will continue to learn and improve as we run it, but we feel we already have the best and most complete GK program in San Francisco, absolutely comparable to what the top Bay Area Clubs offer.
SFGE takes GK Development very seriously. We are asking our players to reciprocate by committing to the program. We are asking them and their parents, in this order, to commit to join practices, to be on time, to make this training a priority and to focus their energies on their improvement. On our end, we have a line up of experienced, USSF or CYSA licenced coaches, who also played the position and a methodology that is aligned to the best soccer schools. We’ll make it a fun environment and age appropriate so learning is maximized.
There is no additional charge for this program for Competitive Players as it is included in the yearly fee. We also plan to offer specialized clinics and international camps. These programs will be at a charge but not mandatory, and we’ll honor the Club objective of offering the best quality soccer at the most affordable price. We do not want cost to be a reason for not joining for anyone.
Finally, I am happy to announce Nemanja Colovic has accepted to be the Director of the GK Academy Program starting immediately, and therefore he will take over from me in driving the program to its next phase. Nemanja was one of the coaches in the Spring program, so he is very familiar with the Club and with what we are trying to achieve. His curriculum and experience give us a great lead for the program. Nemanja and I will be operating jointly until the end of August. Please include him in your communications. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, parents of 2008 boys or girls, please let us know if you son or daughter is interested in joining the program for the Fall. It is fine if it is tentative. You will have 2 weeks to confirm or cancel.
Go SF Glens Evolution!
Sebastiano Tevarotto and Nemanja Colovic
SFGE Goalkeeper Academy
SFGE Director of GoalkeepingLicenses and Experience:
Tradition. Community. Excellence.
San Francisco’s BEST SUMMER SOCCER CAMP is back!
SF Glens Evolution will be hosting FOUR weeks of summer camps throughout June and August for children between the ages of 4-13. Our camps provide action-packed fun and tons of soccer, and are an ideal way to keep your kids active and playing soccer this summer.
Camps are open to every level of play: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For beginners, our experienced coaching staff will lead activities and exercises to teach the basic techniques that are the foundation of the game. For our more advanced campers, we will tailor specific sessions that further technical ability and promote tactical (game play) understanding. Campers will always be grouped based on age and playing level.
All of our camp coaches are licensed, and include our Director of Player Development Shaun Ramsden (USSF A license); and Club Director of Coaching Mike McNeill (UEFA B License); as well as our most recent addition to the coaching staff, Mike Keller, the head coach of NCAA II side Academy of Art Men's Soccer.
In addition, we will also have a designated goalkeeper coach at each of this summer's camps. Each morning, our goalkeepers will work closely with this coach in a specialized training environment that teaches all aspects of the position. After lunch, goalkeepers will then join back in with their appropriate groups for the afternoon session.
Our Glens Evolution summer camps offer affordable prices and many different pick up and drop off options to provide you as much convenience as possible. We are also pleased to provide a sibling discount for families with more than one camper. You may email Benkay at email@example.com to receive a promotion code for this discount.
And, at the end of the week, each camper leaves with a soccer ball and t-shirt!
This year, our June camps will be held at West Sunset playgrounds and our August camps will run at the new Beach Chalet soccer fields. All camps run from 9am - 3pm and dates are as follows:
Please see our Summer Camp page for more information and details.