What is the philosophy of the Sparta Academy?

Our philosophy for the Sparta United Soccer Club Academy is that winning is not important now. Winning will come later when it is important.

Our emphasis is placed on the technical skills of the individual.  We want to make sure that the individual always has a ball at his feet and is always learning new techniques.  It is important that the individual player at U6-U12 can dribble out of a tough situation even if takes many attempts.  We realize that at times the he may lose the ball to the other team, but the important thing is that the child keeps learning and can one day get out of these tough situations on their own.  We know that if we teach them now we will not have to teach them later, because later may be too late.    

As our academy approach has proved, winning becomes common place for our teams from U13 and above.