WHO WE ARE
Steel United is a non-profit soccer club committed to maximizing each player’s potential on and off the field. We produce highly skilled players who are dynamic and competent both physically and mentally. When players leave the pitch, our job isn’t done. Education, life skills and personal development of every young athlete is at the heart of everything we do. Steel United staff have developed more than 30 academy players in the past five years.
Steel United California is a year-round premier soccer program dedicated to providing the most positive environment for every one of our players. Regardless of experience and ability, we will treat players equally and afford everyone similar playing and training opportunities. Many of our first teams are competitive with the very best in the region and have access to the very best tournaments across the U.S.
To inspire youth to reach their potential, on and off the field, by developing them as athletes and people through the Steel Sports Coaching System
Through our Kids First approach we will establish the Steel standard in youth sports and coaching. We will forge the next generation of leaders, on and off the field, by instilling Steel Sports’ core values.
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OUR CLUB & PROGRAMS
AGES 4-8 (2016/17 – 2013)
Steel Futures is a soccer-oriented child development program. We aim to build self-esteem by creating a positive and fun environment where your child can succeed. Your child will develop physical, cognitive and emotional abilities that will help progress their soccer skills and understanding of the game through problem solving, teamwork and sportsmanship. Our enthusiastic and animated coaches focus on developing the “whole” child with their creative and fun games.
All of our sessions are designed to improve a player’s technique and confidence in the game. The Steel United professional coaching staff uses a nationally developed curriculum to improve the fundamental soccer and motor skills of your child. All of our sessions are designed to improve a players technique and confidence in the game within a positive and fun developmental environment.
- Professional, qualified coaching staff
- Structured practice and free play format, no scorekeeping
- Premier turf facilities
- Family and club environment (interaction with high school aged player volunteers)
- Training emphasis on the fundamental building blocks (ball mastery, passing, receiving, dribbling and 1v1s)
- Improve fundamentals of motor control using the ABCs of athleticism (Agility, Balance, and Coordination)
- Building each player’s confidence and self-esteem
- Stepping stone towards competitive club soccer with Steel United
Steel United California offers competitive playing opportunities, and we promise the same level of care, professionalism and commitment to all of our teams. Based around our “Kids First” philosophy, the club provides an environment that will challenge every player to reach their full potential, on and off the field, and an atmosphere that supports the growth and long-term development of every individual player.
Every Steel United coach is held to the highest standard and is committed to the development of all players within their teams. Our year-round Coach Development Program ensures that we stay focused, motivated and driven to be the best we can be.
Teams within the club are formed on a selective basis utilizing annual tryouts to identify players with the strongest potential to develop within a serious, competitive environment. Each team’s goal is to strive to compete at the highest level of play appropriate for the individuals within the team. The club has a very high standard of commitment, effort, and dedication from both players and parents, and we constantly ensure these standards are fully acceptable to all participants.
Steel United California fields high school showcase teams for players looking to advance their skills and to help prepare those interested in playing at the collegiate level. Our teams play quality, competitive tournaments around the region and place an emphasis on getting in front of college scouts.
Our Steel United College Development Program aims to educate our players and parents, not only on the soccer recruitment process but also the general college admissions process. Each family has unique needs and individual situations, and our modules are designed to be interactive to allow a personalized program to meet those needs and situations.
Program director Paul Payne is a 27-year veteran of college coaching with an extensive network of coaches, colleagues and administrators in the college athletic world. Paul’s program aims to educate all involved in making one of the most important decisions that a student-athlete and parent must make. We assist you in finding the right fit. Since 2010, we have supported the placement of over 500 players into college soccer programs, plus hundreds of alumni who decided not to play competitive soccer in college. During the process, we host seminars, webinars, videos and interactive sessions to provide a well-rounded education on recruitment and admissions.
BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS
The Steel United National Program is a unique player experience for Steel United boys and girls from across the country to come together, train and play in an intensive atmosphere. The National Program provides our elite players opportunities beyond their local Steel United team and experience an even higher level of competition and play. Players are exposed to a professional level program and experience what it is like to participate in that type of atmosphere.
The National Program starts with the identification process where players are nominated by their local Head Coach and Director of Coaching. Our National Director Of Player and Coach Development then will visit each club in the Spring to view all the players in the age group at each club and to evaluate the nominees and potentially add any players to the list. In consultation with the Directors of Coaching, the National Director of Player and Coach Development selects 24 players in each age group and gender to attend the National Program Camp, which is held at the beginning of August. Beyond the camp, the 24 players can be selected for additional tournaments and tours both domestically and internationally.
At the camp players will experience the following:
- Technical Training
- Tactical Training
- GPS/Heart Rate Training
- Swimming (if available)
- Cardio/Weight Training
- Video Analysis
- Data Analysis
- Player Progress Report
- Intra Squad Scrimmages
- Position Specific Training
STEEL SPORTS FOUNDATION
Steel United California is a Cal South sanctioned non-profit youth soccer club serving male and female players in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Through generous donations from our donors, the Steel Sports Foundation offers needs based scholarships to Steel United players to offset club fees for families that fit our financial needs criteria.
Steel United supports giving opportunities to athletes of all income means. As part of the Steel Sports Foundation, financial aid for club fees may be available. Apply below to check if you qualify.
A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
Steel United Winter Cup
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Steel United goes above and beyond to provide a tournament experience that benefits coaches, players and their supporters. Every tournament is planned in detail to ensure the Steel Soccer Tournament Experience is positive and memorable. We prioritize a balanced sporting experience with an atmosphere that encourages competition but also displays our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity and Commitment. Tournament schedules and information will be announced here or by clicking the button below.
Individual or Small Group Training
WHERE WE TRAIN & PLAY
Wilmington Athletic Complex, home of Steel United CA, features two natural grass fields that hosts club practices, camps, clinics, games and other programs.
The Southern California Developmental Soccer League places an emphasis on a match day environment conducive to promoting player development.
NPL West provides local and national regular season competition, national showcase events, and postseason playoff competition for top teams.
Steel United California
1221 Hermosa Ave. #210
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254