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AFC is committed to advancing the personal and athletic development of all of our players both on and off the field. We believe that player enjoyment is the core philosophy, central to achieving the highest level of development in each of our players.

Our Technical Director John Devine, has introduced a coaching philosophy in which all of our teams follow. Based on age, each AFC player will follow a progressive training model pathway playing in 3v3, 4v4, 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 and finally 11v11.

It is essential that young players are free from the constant pressure of winning and are allowed freedom of expression on the field. Then as players get older, the process will become increasingly more team-efficient and results centered.

AFC has established affiliations with US Club Soccer, and NorCal Premier’s National Premier League (NPL) establishing a unique platform for Almaden FC to create competitive and developmental paths for every team and every player in our club.

NPL was created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs, by linking competition with long-term player development and identification platforms, and by providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals.

If you interested in joining our competitive program please Contact us TODAY.