SBSC’s elite girls play as the Central Coast Academy which provides girls in the 2010 through 2004 (2021-22 year) age groups a unified pathway to compete at the highest levels offered on the Central Coast. Our CCA elite teams compete in the Development Player League (DPL).

The CCA/DPL provides a superior experience for the elite girls in our club. Within this platform, our girls are able to develop and showcase their talents, discover collegiate opportunities, and experience superior developmental growth.

Central Coast Academy will be the largest program for girls on the Central Coast with access to multiple training locations, high quality coaching across all teams and the opportunity to play in an elite regional and national level league”, said Greg Wilson, Director of Coaching. “

Through a holistic approach to player development, The Santa Barbara SC Academy Staff are committed to developing each and every player and person to their maximum potential. Santa Barbara SC has helped develop and produce talented, hard-working and committed players that have gone on to play for the Elite NCAA Division 1 Programs, MLS Professional Teams and represented our country at the US Youth National Teams levels. 

Major League Soccer announced Santa Barbara SC as a founding member of a new Elite Youth Development Platform intended to provide year-round high-level matches for MLS club academy teams and non-MLS academy (Santa Barbara SC) teams.  We will achieve high standards for elite youth players on the Central coast to allow athletes to achieve their full potential.