Since 2019, the Chevron Soccer Academy has been empowering youth in Monterey County. After a two-year hiatus from in-person camps, due to COVID-19, Chevron, in collaboration with the San Jose Earthquakes and Alianza de Futbol, returned to Salinas, Calif. to bring back the Chevron Soccer Academy on Nov. 20-21, 2021.
Through this collaboration, approximately 150 boys and girls from Salinas, ages 9–15, received impactful soccer training from current and former professionals, including San Jose Earthquakes player, Tommy Thompson.
Additionally, approximately 100 boys and girls from Salinas, ages 15-18, participated in a tryout in front of professional scouts. The tryout featured scouts from the San Jose Earthquakes, Mexico National Team and Sacramento Republic FC, who collectively identified eight standout players. Additionally, Alianza selected five players to advance to their 2021 Allstate Sueño Alianza tour showcase that took place in San Jose on December 4 and 5.
The Chevron Soccer Academy is designed to help ensure all children have access to youth soccer at a time when socioeconomic hardships can limit youth from competing in the sport they love. To learn more about the Chevron Soccer Academy, visit www.chevronsocceracademy.com.