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How is the Academy operating during COVID-19?
Why join a Republic FC Academy team?
What are Republic FC Academy’s age groups?
What league does Republic FC Academy participate in?
How long is is the Academy season? How many games per season?
When does Republic FC Academy training begin?
What are the training expectations for Republic FC’s Academy?
Can Academy players participate in other soccer programs?
How are players selected for the Republic FC Academy?
When are Republic FC Academy tryouts?
What should I do if interested in playing for Republic FC's Academy?_________________________________________________________________________

How is the Academy operating during COVID-19?
The Republic FC Academy Program is following all health and safety guidelines issued by our state and county officials until further notice. 

Why join a Republic FC Academy team?
Republic FC’s Academy is designed to identify and develop the top talented players in within our region through a comprehensive, integrated development process. We aspire to have each player reach their full potential and achieve their goals of playing professionally or collegiately. Additionally, Republic FC’s Academy concentrates on developing character and outstanding individuals both on and off the field who can be successful in all facets of life.

What are Republic FC Academy’s age groups?
For the 2020-2021 season, the age groups are as follows.Please note that players can compete in older age groups if our Academy staff believes that it is best for their development.

Our U-12 Center of Excellence Program is part-time, allowing those players involved to receive supplemental training and stay fully committed to their respective club team. 

  • U-12 Center of Excellence Program - Born in 2009 or younger
  • U-13 – Born in 2008 or younger
  • U-14 – Born in 2007
  • U-15 – Born in 2006
  • U-17 – Born in 2005 and 2004
  • U-19 – Born in 2003 and 2002

What league does Republic FC Academy participate in?
Sacramento Republic FC Academy teams will participate in a newly formed competition created by Major League Soccer called MLS Next, providing year-round high-level matches for MLS club academy teams and non-MLS academy teams.

How long is the Academy season? How many games per season? 
Each Academy team plays approximately 40-50 games over the course of the year dependent on the age group. Our season is around 10-months, from August to the end of June (or July depending on post-season). Clubs will break at specific moments to ensure each player receives adequate rest.

When does Republic FC Academy training begin?
Republic FC Academy training will begin in August and run through the end of June/July for the 2020-2021 season.

What are the training expectations for Republic FC’s Academy?
The Republic FC Academy is a full-time program consisting of approximately four training sessions per week, in addition to weekly games over the 10-month competitive season.

Can Academy players participate in other soccer programs?
Academy players will not be permitted to participate in additional programs unless agreed upon mutually with the Academy Director. Our players are permitted and encouraged to participate in National Team programs.

How are players selected for Republic FC’s Academy?
Please review our Talent Identification page for more information.

When are Republic FC Academy tryouts?
We currently do not have tryouts set up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back regularly for updates.

What should I do if interested in playing for Republic FC’s Academy?
If you are interested in playing for Republic FC's Academy, please complete the Academy Player Interest Form and contact Academy Director, Dennis Sanchez, dsanchez@sacrepublicfc.com
 

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