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One City One Club

The 40 Year Journey

Turlock Academica Jrs was originally founded in 1979 as Turlock Youth Soccer Association (TYSA).  In 2018 TYSA agreed to become the official youth affiliate of Academica Soccer Club.  Founded in 1972, Academica SC is the oldest adult soccer club in Turlock history.  Together these two clubs have created true soccer pyramid in the Central Valley and thus the motto One City One Club was born.  

As one of the only true soccer clubs in Northern California, Turlock Academica Jrs offers opportunities from recreational all the way up to a first team that competes in the National Premier Soccer League which is the 4th Division of soccer in the United States.  

This unique structure allows our players to develop in an environment similar to what is found all over the world.  The first team and youth teams work closely together to enhance player development.  Players from the youth teams have even had opportunities to play with the Academica SC reserves.  

This structure is considered a massive strength in maximizing player development.  It is one of the reasons we chant FORÇA AC!