The BYSA Academy Program

The BYSA Academy program prides itself on continuing to be the best value in Academy programs area-wide.  We provide professional coaching and premium uniform packages. Our staff of professional coaches focuses on the technical development of the individual player through challenging and fun training sessions. The total cost for the Academy program is $300.00. We provide an atmosphere that supports families and their love of the game.

The Academy program is open registration for all players; there are no tryouts for players wishing to play.  If you would like to join our incredible group of young ladies and gentlemen, please contact Tony Castaneda, Director of Coaches for the Bulverde Soccer Club, for more information. 

The following are the age requirements for the Fall 2014 season:

  • U8—birth date between 8/1/06—7/31/07
  • U9—birth date between 8/1/05—7/31/06
  • U10—birth date between 8/1/04—7/31/05


We will host a parent and player meeting on August 14th. @ Jumbo Evans fields.  Meeting will start at 6:30. This is a mandatory meeting to discuss, player/parent expectations, organize the teams and meet the coaches. We will also discuss practice schedules.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  See you there. 

Director of Coaches
Tony Castaneda

Meet The BYSA Rangers Training Staff

Tony Castaneda:    Bulverde 99 Boys, U11 Boys, Academy Coach

  • USFF A,B,C license, 
  • High school coach for 28 years
  • College coach for 3 years 
  • Club coach for over 30 years 
  • Currently Antonian Boys

Megan Schaffer:  Bulverde 99 Girls

  • Currently TLU coach 
  • Played at Angelo State University
  • Played at Reagan HS. All District defender, all region selection
  • Coached at New Braunfels assisting the girls program
  • Currently lives in New Braunfels. Has club coaching experience in San Antonio.

Colby Evans

  • Involved in soccer since 1977
  • Player for the 1988 Texas U-16 State champions
  • Varsity soccer player San Marcos High School 1989 to 1992
  • Texas A&M soccer program 1992-1993
  • Coach for Smithson Valley High School 1997 to 2002
  • Coach for Bulverde Youth Soccer Association since 2004

James Skyrm

  • USSF E license Youth Module, U8 to U12
  • 19 years coaching experience
  • Won South Texas Cup U17 2010 & U19 2012
  • Has coached with Bulverde numerous years
  • 3 year Varsity Soccer Coach at New Braunfels
  • Christian Academy High School

Troy Sczech

  • Coaching 7 years, Select and Academy
  • USSF E License
  • USSF D License—pending
  • Grade 8 USSF Referee
  • TASO 4 Referee

Ed Perry

  • University of Texas San Antonio, Masters in Education
  • 35 years coaching, club, high school, college
  • 1981-2014 Head Coach, Lanier, MacArthur, Seguin
  • 1998-SWTSU Womens Soccer Club-National Finalist
  • 2003-2012, Director of Coaching Education, AAYSA
  • 1993-Present, South Texas Youth Soccer Association Coaching Instructor
  • 1993-2000-DOC New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association
  • 2011-Present, ODP Program

Kate McCollum

  • Graduate—Texas A&M
  • BS Education—19 Years
  • Coaching 19 years, Reagan High School.
  • 4 State Final Four appearances
  • 10 Regional Tournament appearances
  • Region IV Assistant “Coach of the Year”

Kara Walters

  • USSF D License
  • NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma
  • Bachelor of Exercise/Sport Science from Texas State
  • 2010-Present: San Antonio Christian Varsity Girls Coach
  • State Final Four appearances the last 3 years
  • Spring 2014: S.A. International U14 Coach
  • 2008-2010:  JV Girls Coach at Brandeis High School
  • 2007-2008:  JV Girls Coach at John Jay High School
  • 1996-1998:  S.A. Ramblers Women's DI Player
  • 1995:  San Marcos Youth Soccer Coach
  • 1994-1995:  SWTSU (Texas State) Women's Club Player
  • 1989-1992:  John Jay High School Varsity Player