We Love This Game

Merced Atlas Academy is a non-profit organization devoted to helping the youth of our area to achieve their full potential. Through sport they learn dedication, leadership and the value of training practice, cooperation, and life lessons that they might not otherwise experience.  The Merced Soccer Academy is affiliated with the Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer team,  who provide an integrated curriculum and a direct pipleine for players into Sounders Academy.​​

Merced Soccer Academy
1 209 724-0850

640 T Street
Merced, CA 95341

Dream Big

More Than Just Soccer​​

The Merced Soccer Academy is now in association with the Seattle Sounders FC.

Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS will provide coaching education opportunities, a unique, integrated curriculum and a direct pipeline for players into the Sounders Academy.  The Merced Soccer Academy will cover an area stretching from Fresno to Sacramento, a driving distance radius of up to two hours.​

Focus - Practice
Focus on what you can control: Youth sports should help kids learn that all they can do is focus on their effort, and not the outcome. They should focus on what they can control, not what is out of their control.  Practice Makes…Better: It’s not about being perfect. It’s about getting better and improving. One of the life lessons we hope our players learn through sports is that their effort will be rewarded.   
San Joaquin Valley Soccer Academy
We are part of the San Joaquin Soccer Academy.  How are we different?  We are a part of U.S. Soccer's Developmental Academy program, competing at the highest level of youth soccer in the United States. This is a level that no other team in the Central Valley offers.  Our goal is to bring Central Valley talent together to form the strongest U.S. Soccer Academy in the United States.  We develop players that can blend into any style of play.  We focus on developing individual players technically, tactically, physically and psychologically.  

Be seen by U.S. National Team Scouts & Professional Scouts.

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News Flash :  Merced Girls  03 win their League Championship!

       Team with Sounders.                 Junior OCampo                                                                                      Time to watch,                       At the training site

Three Sounders FC Academy players called to U.S. U-17's 20-man roster ahead of Nike Friendlies.​

Sounders support
Junior Ocampo makes US National Team