About AFC Academy

Association Football Club (AFC) was founded by the Castro Valley Soccer Club (CVSC), Montclair Soccer Club (MSC), and Piedmont Soccer Club (PSC) in 2017 aiming to provide elite youth soccer players in the East Bay Area of San Francisco with the best environment, coaching, and programs to enable them to fulfill their potential to play at High School, College, or beyond.

Our Mission

AFC aspires to provide an outstanding development based learning environment where elite young players can learn and develop within the philosophy of the best teaching practices to realize their full athletic potential.

Our Vision

  • Develop skilled and highly motivated players
  • A clear defined way of playing with recognizable pattens
  • Individual attention for every aspect of development: (1) Technical (2) Tactical (3) Physical (4) Psychosocial

Our Core Values

  1. Respect & Sportsmanship - Yourself, others
  2. Integrity & Trust - Our belief and faith
  3. Pride - The engine and fuel for everyday life
  4. Personal Responsibility - Know your strengths and weaknesses
  5. Education - Living is learning
  6. Passion - For achievement, detail, knowledge, life, play
  7. Teamwork - No single individual is more important than team

Target Players

The Academy Program is for players who are talented, soccer-focused athletes with a passion for the game. We are looking to nurture committed and skilled players with high school and college playing ambitions.

Curriculum Based Learning

When a player is selected for the AFC Academy team they are not only exposed to high level coaching, they are also exposed to a specific curriculum. This curriculum guides the nature and progression of training sessions throughout the season and is broken down into development in the following four areas:

  1. Technical (skill)
  2. Tactical (strategy)
  3. Psychosocial (mental)
  4. Physical (fitness)


  • 3 sessions per week
  • Year round training
  • 5-7 Tournaments per year
  • Squad of 16-18 players