Tigres San Antonio Soccer
Tigres Club promotes football to reinforce values such as: discipline, respect towards rules and teamwork, simulates family integration, boosts a healthier lifestyle, keeps children and young people away from falling into undesirable behaviors and encourages them to pursuit their dreams.
Aware of the social roll that football plays on youth´s education, Tigres drives this sport through Tigres Academies, currently located in San Antonio, Texas.
In these centers, thousands of kids practice the kind of football that defines Tigres: a fair play and professional football, which provides families with recreational activities as well as promoting such sport as an essential part on the youth´s education.
Each summer, these players participate in Tigres Academies International Tournament, which is held in La Cueva (Monterrey N.L.) and is also a good chance to introduce new talents that may become candidates at Reserve Team.
Through their Reserve Team, Club Tigres opens an invitation to join our football academies, in categories from 1993 to 2000.
Accredited centers acknowledged by the Institution as part of the Tigres Academies meets with several requirements related with the proper coaches training, the quality of the facilities and a suitable administrative structure.
Tigres scouting area execute trials throughout the year, free of charge to all players coming from Tigres Academies.
Philosophy Train young soccer players through an optimal teaching-learning process which will awaken their innate potential while also promoting human values and morals in their professional training
Our VISION To be recognized for our player’s excellent development, players trained with under high quality guidelines, to offer the best professional and academic opportunities.
Each stage of our training program has been carefully designed for our players.
Each of our players will reach their maximum potential.
Provide differentiated training to meet and develop the abilities of each player.
Offer to our most outstanding players an opportunity to be part of Professional Clubs in Mexico and USA
Tigres San Antonio Coaches are certified by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and/or National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Javier Saavedra / Owner
USSF License B
USSF License D
USSF License E
USSF License E
USSF License E
USSF License E, NSCAA – Level 4
USSF License E
How does the training work?
Children learn through play and experimentation. We use the same principle to teach soccer. Our training programs work not only for soccer but also on running, jumping, turning, throwing, climbing, catching and so forth, abilities that are necessary to play most of the sports.
We work on child´s psychomotricity skills through play, so they find the training entertaining and interesting.
We teach soccer technical and basic elements: ball kicking, ball control, ball conduction and using the head to hit the ball.
We teach the child the importance of every position on the field, its role, and responsibilities.
We teach the child to user his or her inner Strength and to build self-confidence. Positive interaction with teammates during the game.
2 Session per week
Duration of Session: 80 min - 90 min
Players per session : 10- 16
TRAINING SESSION STRUCTURE
Maximize ball contact and maximize repetition
Progress from unopposed to opponent (Tech-Skill)
Integrate physical components
Integrate individual and pair tactics
Integrate Psychological components
Extended Small-Sided Activity
Integrate Principles of Attack and defense
Directional play is essential
Expanded Numbers 3v3 to 6v6
Integration of most game variables
Laws are enforced
2-1-2 Team Formation
What they will learn?
Javier Saavedra / Career
Saavedra started his career in 1996 with Toros Neza, where he reached a final. He was transferred to Tigres in 2000, and then played for Morelia for a short while in 2002, returning to Tigres in 2003, moving to Chiapas for a short period in 2006, until finally returning to Tigres in 2007.
He has reached 5 finals, two of those finals have been with Tigres and another two with Morelia.
Saavedra has been one of the best players even when the team is not playing good at all, Saavedra was bench at the start of the season this year, he didn't start any games until the fifth game and in his comeback game he got 2 assists and one goal defeating the team that has been marked as "the best in mexico" 3-2, since then he has started all games and now he has 4 assists in 4 games which makes him one of the most efficient players in the team and with him, the team has 7 points out of 12 possible, and before that the team only had 1 point out of 15. On May 2, 2009 Saavedra scored the game-winning goal against Cruz Azul, the goal saved Indios from relegating to the Primera División A.
On May 8, 2010 Javier won a bi-championship with Necaxa and helped it return to Mexico's First Division.
He played for the Mexican national team during the administration of Manuel Lapuente.
Javier Saavedra / Resume
2009 Course Technical Director of Soccer / Univerdad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
2012 Reserves team Coach / San Antonio Scorpions
2013 Asistent Coach / San Antono Scorpions
2014 License C / US Soccer Federation
2018 License B / US Soccer Federation
Career as a player:
1996-1998 Club Toros Neza (México)
1997 Selección Nacional de México (Copa America Bolivia 97)
1999 Selección Nacional de México (Copa Carlsbeg Cup Hong Kong 99)
1998-2002 Tigres de la UANL (México)
2001 Selección Nacional de México (Eliminatorias Corea – Japón)
2002 Selección Nacional de México (Eliminatorias Corea – Japón)
2002-2003 Monarcas de Morelia (México)
2003-2006 Tigres de la UANL (México)
2006 Jaguares de Chiapas (México)
2007-2008 Tigres de la UANL (México)
2009 Indios de Ciudad Juárez (México)
2009 Tigres de la UANL (México)
2010 Club Necaxa (México)
2011 Club Irapuato (México)
2012-2013 San Antonio Scorpions (USA)