In the SACY (Search for Associations Containing Young-stars) project we try to identify associations of stars younger than the Local Association among HIPPARCOS and/or TYCHO-2 stars later than G0 which are counterparts of the ROSAT X-ray bright sources. High-resolution spectra for the possible optical counterparts were obtained in order to assess both the youth and the spatial motion of each target. More than 1000 ROSAT sources were observed, covering a large area in the Southern Hemisphere. Associations are characterized mainly by the similarity in UVW velocity space of their proposed member, but other parameters, as evolutionary age, Li abundance and distribution in space must also be taken into account. We proposed a method to identify associations when proper motions and radial velocities are available, but no parallaxes. Using the method we found eleven associations in the SACY data.