Shooting Stars Academy

For Girls and Boys in TK/K, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade

The MVLA Shooting Stars Academy is open to boys and girls in TK/K, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade and offers the best soccer after-school program for players starting their soccer journey.

Shooting Stars Academy features three programs per year (fall, winter, spring); signups available by day with additional playdates available on the weekends. Shooting Stars players learn the fundamentals, challenge themselves, and emerge as more confident players, all while having fun in a positive environment.

Registration for our Winter  Shooting Stars Program is now open. Click HERE to sign up today!

Program Information

Open to girls and boys in TK/K, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade

Shooting Stars Program Director: MVLA coach Joey Sudyka has been coaching players of all ages for 15 years. (Joey’s background includes Division 1 collegiate experience that featured two NCAA tournament appearances). Joey has been with MVLA since 2020. In addition to his duties as the Shooting Stars Program Director, Joey is also the head coach of MVLA’s 2015 girls program.

Joey believes player development at the youngest age is exciting and important. Joey will be rolling out a new curriculum with the Shooting Stars program that will have a revamped focus on ball mastery to match the MVLA development philosophy and complement the Shooting Star games. The program will feature more touches, more skills, and more enjoyment from the beautiful game for our Shooting Stars participants.

What is the philosophy of Shooting Stars? Our ball mastery sessions use skill-based games to promote individual time on the ball and real PASSION for playing soccer.

What do I bring? It is recommended that players bring water. They are also welcome to bring a ball, but there will be plenty of balls provided at the field.

What do I wear? Wearing cleats and shinguards under soccer socks is encouraged.

What are the Program Hours? (Fall, Winter, Spring) See the updated Shooting Stars schedule listed in the next section below. 

Play Dates are offered on Saturday mornings giving players the option to play small-sided games to show their skills and score a ton of goals. During the Fall and Spring seasons, Saturday Play Dates are offered every Saturday for the duration of the fall and spring programs. During the Winter season, there are only two Saturday Play Dates scheduled (see dates below).

Shooting Stars Academy Refund Policy: We understand that plans can change, but in order to be fair to all players and staff, please review our Refund Policy.

I have more questions about registration, who should I contact? For more information please contact the Shooting Stars program at

MVLA provides a need-based financial aid program. For further information and to apply click here.

Winter 2024 Sessions

Sign up today for our Winter 24 Shooting Stars Program!

Group 1: Wednesdays
January 10 – February 14

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Group 2: Thursdays
January 11 – February 15
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Group 3: Fridays 
January 12 – February 16

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location for each Group: Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos

$175/Group if you register before November 27 at 11:59 pm
$200/Group if you register after November 27

Two Saturday Play Dates this winter!
Saturday, January 27 AND Saturday, February 17
9:00 am – 10:00 am

The two Saturday Play Dates  will be held at Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock Street, Mountain View and are free this winter!

Note: If there are canceled sessions, makeup sessions will be held on the following days:

Wednesday: February 28
Thursday: February 29
Friday: March 1

If you have questions about the Shooting Stars Program, please contact