Shooting Stars Academy

Boys and Girls: 2016, 2017, and 2018

The MVLA Shooting Stars Academy is open to boys and girls born in 2016, 2017, and 2018 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 Fall  Shooting Stars Program is now open. Sign up today!

Program Information

Open to boys and girls: born in 2016, 2017, and 2018

New Shooting Stars Program Director: We are excited to welcome MVLA coach Joey Sudyka as our new Shooting Stars Program Director! Joey 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 in Fall and Spring: Every Saturday morning for the duration of the fall and spring programs, players have the option to play small-sided games to show their skills and score a ton of goals. Play Dates are not offered during the Winter program.

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.

Fall 2023 Sessions

Sign up today for our Fall 23 Shooting Stars Program!

Group 1: Mondays @ Hillview Park, Los Altos
August 21 – October 30 (no session Labor Day, Sept 4)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Group 2: Wednesdays @ Bubb Elementary, Mountain View
August 23 – October 25 
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Mountain View

Group 3: Fridays @ Hillview Park, Los Altos
August 25 – October 27

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Los Altos

$250/Group if you register before August 1 at 11:59 pm
$300/Group if you register after August 1

Optional Saturday Play Dates are back!
@ Egan Jr HS, Los Altos
August 26 – November 4 (no session on October 28)
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Optional Saturday Play Dates Cost:
$110 if you register before August 1 at 11:59 pm
$130 if you register after August 1

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

Mondays: November 6 and 13
Wednesdays: November 1 and 8
Fridays: November 3 and 10

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