We take pride in giving opportunities to their players to maximize their potential at the highest levels available.
Whether that means promoting players from our Glens Academy or Second and Third Teams in the SFSFL up to our First Team in USL League Two, or sending them from our First Team to the professional ranks, we are all about development and paving a pathway to success.
To understand how far we've come from our humble beginnings, a little history.
ABOUT OUR YOUTH TEAMS
Our youth club is relatively new. We started it in 2011 with just two Under-11 teams and built it out the old-fashioned way, adding younger teams beneath that level as they progressed in age. Over time, we grew to nearly 70 teams, and in 2019, we saw the fruits of that painstaking process as that original U11 group finally made it to the finish line in the youth pyramid. Those who persevered all the way through the journey became part of our very first Under-19 "graduating class."
Today, now known as the SF Glens Academy, we're the only youth club in San Francisco to have all three of its oldest teams (Under-19, Under-17, and Under-16) qualify for the NPL Champions League, while also fielding teams in the new MLS Elite Youth Development Platform and the new USL Academy. We also have teams in NorCal Premier and players in their PDP, players in Cal North's ODP, SF Youth Soccer's Upper House and Recreational Leagues, a Junior Glens Micro Soccer program, and Competitive Futsal with our partner club, national powerhouse Bay City FC. See the pyramid below for a visual or visit our SF Glens Academy site HERE.
ABOUT OUR ADULT TEAMS
Meanwhile, the adult side has been fielding amateur teams in the historic SFSFL since the club's founding in 1961. But in 2018, the Glens went a step further, adding a new team in USL League Two to compete in the fourth division of the American soccer hierarchy and sit atop our pyramid. Currently, the USL2 team serves as the First Team and the SFSFL teams in the Premier and Majors Divisions serve as the Second and Third Team, respectively.
The last two years (2019-20) have vindicated the club's vision for their players, as a staggering 28 Glens alumni along the pyramid have moved on to either playing at the next level in college, or were drafted/signed by professional clubs worldwide.
With a full pyramid of programs and a Financial Aid program that allows every family access to our club, we are proud to be a club for all San Francisco as we look forward to the future.
WANT TO BE A GLEN?
Do you want to join our club (SF Glens Academy, SFSFL Second and Third Team, or USL2 First Team)?
Please send a brief description about yourself (former clubs, accomplishments, any other pertinent info) along with a link to watch some video highlights from your game footage to firstname.lastname@example.org!
GLENS ON THE PATHWAY (2019-20)
COLLEGE (Last Glens team played for)
California - Adrian Guzman (USL2 First Team)
Cal State East Bay - Kelekolio Mateo Jr. (Glens Academy U19)
Cal State Monterey Bay - José Madrigal (Glens Academy U19)
City College of San Francisco - Tommy Cooper, Takumi Elbert (Glens Academy U19)
Goucher - Joe May (Glens Academy U19)
Holy Names - Erick González (Glens Academy U19)
Pomona-Pitzer - Max Dugan (Glens Academy U19)
SF State - Julio González Ponce^, Adrian Medina^ (USL2 First Team)
UCLA - Eric Pearce (USL2 First Team)
UMass-Lowell - Milan Rosic (USL2 First Team)
USF - Shayan Charalaghi (USL2 First Team)
^also played with our partner club Bay City FC
PRO (Last Glens team played for)
Atlanta United 2 - Amir Bashti (USL2 First Team)
Chattanooga Red Wolves - Isaiah Dargan (USL2 First Team)
DC United - Shinya Kadono* (USL2 First Team)
FC Dallas - Sam Ebstein* (USL2 First Team)
FC Helsingør, Denmark - Aydan Bowers (USL2 First Team)
Houston Dynamo - Sam Junqua* (USL2 First Team)
Longford Town FC, Ireland - Luke Dennison (USL2 First Team)
Louisville City FC - Arda Bulut (USL2 First Team)
New England Revolution - Simon Lekressner* (USL2 First Team)
New York Red Bulls - Roy Boateng* (USL2 First Team)
Oakland Roots SC - Yohannes Harish, Jonny Orozco, Josiah Romero (USL2 First Team); Salifu Jatta (SFSFL Second Team)
Reno 1868 FC - Andrew Konstantino (USL2 First Team)
*selected in MLS SuperDraft