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Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) and Kickers Soccer Club have announced the formation of Central Coast Academy (CCA), a partnership that creates the premier platform for girls soccer in the region.  Starting in the 2021-22 season, Central Coast Academy will provide girls in the 2009 through 2003 age groups a unified pathway to compete at the highest levels offered on the Central Coast. Central Coast Academy’s elite team for each age group will compete in the Development Player League (DPL).

Press Release — April 8, 2021

Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) and Kickers Soccer Club announced today the formation of Central Coast Academy (CCA), a partnership that creates the premier platform for girls soccer in the region.  Starting in the 2021-22 season, Central Coast Academy will provide girls in the 2009 through 2003 age groups a unified pathway to compete at the highest levels offered on the Central Coast. Central Coast Academy’s elite team for each age group will compete in the Development Player League (DPL).

“The SBSC and Kickers partnership is incredibly important to us,” said SBSC President Tim Vom Steeg. “There is considerable talent on the Central Coast but until now there hasn’t been an opportunity like what CCA offers for girls in our region.”

“We are excited to be working together with SBSC to align our common goal of elevating player development and providing better opportunities for girls on the Central Coast”, said Kickers Director Chris Chirgwin.

Central Coast Academy will have multiple teams in each of the 2009 through 2003 age groups.  There will be upcoming tryouts for the elite DPL teams.  The non-DPL teams in each age group will continue to compete in Coast Soccer League.

“CCA will be the largest program for girls on the Central Coast with access to multiple training locations, high quality coaching across all teams and the opportunity to play in an elite regional and national level league”, said Greg Wilson, Director of Coaching.  “We are really excited to see the partnership evolve and for players and their families to experience the next level of soccer.”

College Placement

Central Coast Academy ‘College Placement’ sets the standard for clubs on the Central Coast. We have ‘collectively’ placed over 150+ players in various top Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.

College Alumni

Annaka Abramson ('08) UC Riverside (Div. 1)
Danielle Anderson ('17) Cal Poly-SLO (Div. 1)
Jamie Benedetto ('13) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Hannah Brisby ('14) Lewis & Clark College (Div. 3)
Becca Buratto ('16) University of Idaho (Div. 1)
Morgan Christen ('19) Menlo College (NAIA)
Brittany Couture ('10) Carnegie Mellon University (Div. 3)
Kori Disarufino ('10) University of Nevada - Reno (Div. 1)
Addie Furrer ('18) Portland State University (Div. 1)
Jillian Giannini ('17) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Karly Graf ('12) UC Berkeley (Div. 1)
Hannah Harrah ('15) Loyola Marymount University (Div. 1)
Sydney Hess ('18) Westmont College (NAIA)
Tristan Jackson ('16) Cal Lutheran (Div. 3)
Adria Jamieson ('18) Cal State San Marcos (Div. 2)
Fiona Jessup ('12) Lake Forest College (Div. 3)
Olivia Jones ('16) UC Davis (Div. 1)
Natani Kent-Earle ('19) St. Lawrence University (Div. 3)
Sierra Leighty ('09) St. Mary's College of California (Div. 1)
Briana Lopez ('10) South Carolina State University (Div. 1)
Natalya Marcove ('16) Campbell University (Div. 1)
Jenny-Ann Martiniez ('10) Westmont College (NAIA)
Claire Matthews ('10) Point Loma Nazarene (Div. 2)

Malia Morales ('16) University of Idaho (Div. 1)
Josie Morales ('19) Colorado College (Div. 3)
Raynee Odell ('17) Point Loma Nazarene (Div. 2)
Rallie Odell ('19) UC Santa Barbara (Div. 1)
Mia Pasini ('08) Boston University (Div. 1)
Kaitlynn Penner ('10) South Carolina State University (Div. 1)
Julia Pitney ('16) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Julia Pritchard ('18) Sonoma State University (Div. 2)
Mariah Rasmussen ('10) Pacific Lutheran University (Div. 3)
Missy Robertson ('09) Westmont College (NAIA)
Natalie Santizo ('09) University of Southern CA (USC) (Div. 1)
Morgan Sherman ('18) U of Texas-Dallas (Div. 3)
Sara Spaventa ('08) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Mikayla Thoits ('20) Eastern Oregon University (NAIA)
Natalia Valladares ('19) Cal Lutheran University (Div. 3)
Ashley Von Tillow ('17) Sonoma State University (Div. 2)
Kelly White ('06) University of Hawaii-HILO (Div. 2)
Natalie Widmer ('17) UC San Diego (Div. 2)
Adyson Willett ('15) Cal State Los Angeles (Div. 2)
Erin Williams ('16) UC Santa Barbara (Div. 1)
Bailey Wolf ('16) Wheaton College (Div. 1)
Tasha Wood ('16) UC Santa Barbara (Div. 1)
Brenna Zimmerman ('06) Westmont College (NAIA)

Note: Players graduated from previous aligned Santa Barbara SC & Kickers SC.

Philosophy & Player Pathway

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Central Coast Academy Provides:

  • Professional US Soccer Federation Certified Coaches
  • Full-time Director of Coaching, Technical Director, Academy Director, Goalkeeping Director, and Age Group Coordinators.
  • Full and part-time registrars and administrators
  • The best game and training facilities in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez
  • Club-wide development, periodization and curriculum plan
  • Individual player development plans and specialized feedback (evaluations)
  • Goalkeeper specific training (offered 2-3 days a week)
  • Club wide Strength and Conditioning option for 2007 & older and Futsal for 2008 & 2009's
  • College Connection Coordinator, College Placement Program and College Fit Finder resource center for 2007 & older
  • Annual league (DPL) & fall league (CSL) registration & referee fees
  • Showcase (DPL) entry fees
  • Insurance coverage for all players at all CCA organized events
  • Levels of access to financial support through a scholarship program
  • Exclusive discount rates on local day/residential camps and futsal programs
  • Special rates on athletic gear, food and drinks at select retailers

Note: Uniform cost not included.

Levels of Benefits Defined

Central Coast Academy teams defined as Elite or the top tier team = equal three (1.5 hours each) practices per week for 10 months (2009 & 2008) and 7-8 months, due to High School (2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004/03) season conducted by a professional US Soccer certified staff coach. Training is conducted in Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez locations.

Central Coast Academy team defined as CCA Kickers and/or CCA SBSC or the second tier team = equal two (1.5 hours each) practices per week for 10 months (2009 & 2008) and 7-8 months, due to High School (2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004/03) season conducted by a professional US Soccer certified staff coach. Training is conducted in Santa Barbara for CCA SBSC teams and in Santa Ynez for CCA Kickers teams.

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