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REPUBLIC FC ACADEMY

Republic FC launched its Youth Academy in 2015, providing a professional training environment for top youth players to develop into professional players for our first team, other professional clubs, and elite college programs. In addition, our Academy has produced players who have represented their respective national team, both at the senior and youth levels.

Sacramento Republic FC Academy teams will participate in a newly formed competition created by Major League Soccer, providing year-round high-level matches for MLS club academy teams and non-MLS academy teams. This next-generation elite youth league will present more opportunities to support player growth with a direct connection to the top tier of American soccer.

Our experienced, professional staff continuously works to develop a culture around optimal character, continuous learning, and competition to help each individual be their best and positively contribute to the club. Our Academy players from across the region have unmatched access to a professional pathway and a club wide, fully integrated approach. 

The club will continue to work in collaboration with local clubs and develop professional players who contribute to our first team winning championships.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Implement a clear club culture and identity
  • Deliver an optimal learning environment to maximize individual and team development
  • Continually increase internal competition to raise overall standard of play
  • Provide external competition to challenge players through adverse experiences
  • Accelerate our high-potential players through individualized programming
  • An integrated pathway to become a professional

Highlights

  • SRFC Academy players signed to First Team (pro contracts): 3​​​
  • SRFC Academy players signed to other professional teams: 8
  • SRFC Academy players called into national team programs: 33
  • SRFC Academy players signed to Division 1 college soccer programs: 42
  • SRFC Academy coaches to professional coaching jobs: 8
  • National achievement awards by Academy staff: 4

Current ACADEMY PROFESSIONALS

RAFAEL JAUREGUI
2004 / Midfielder
Sacramento Republic FC

HAYDEN SARGIS
2002 / Defender
Sacramento Republic FC

MARIO PENAGOS
2002 / Midfielder
Sacramento Republic FC

DIEGO RAMOS
2002 / Goalkeeper
Sacramento Republic FC

JULIAN CHAVEZ
2002 / Midfielder
Sacramento Republic FC

QUINCY BUTLER
2001 / Midfielder
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

ROBERTO HATEGAN
2001 / Midfielder
FC Nurnberg

TRAVIAN SOUSA
2001 / Defender
Hamburger SV