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ELITE, YOUTH (GIRLS) SOCCER PLAYERS:

"PATHWAY TO EUROPE"

ACADEMY

TRYOUTS

The Academy is a meritocracy.  Our elite, youth trainees often practice and scrimmage with our professional players. We seek Outstanding, Resilient, Technical, Athletic youth soccer players - preferably ages 16 through 18 - who know that they want to become professional soccer players and intend to forego Division I College Soccer to play professionally in Europe.  We provide a "Pathway to Europe" for such elite-level, youth (female) soccer players to accomplish that objective. 

 

The next tryouts are scheduled for July 11, 2023 through July 14, 2023.

SOPHIE CASTRO - OUR FIRST YOUTH TRAINEE TO TURN PROFESSIONAL 

UNIQUE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH PRO PLAYERS 

ELITE YOUTH TRAINING CAMPS

The Academy provides a unique training camp opportunity for young kids (ages 9 through 15) to meet with, to be coached by, and to watch the practices and scrimmages of our professional players. Besides soccer-specific speed and agility drills, our elite, youth trainees at these camps will hone their technical skills and learn how to shield and protect the ball and how to beat tactical matchups (1v1, 2v1, 3v2, etc.)

 

The next youth camp is scheduled for July 13, 2023 through July 14, 2023.

Sophie Castro, one of our youth trainees, has been the co-captain of the ODP Virginia State Team for three years (2018-20); she is the only player in Virginia in the Girls ODP 2004 age-group to be selected in 5 consecutive years to the ODP East Region Pool and in four consecutive years to the Top-18 of the ODP East Region team (2016-19); in 2017, she was selected to the ODP National Training Camp; also, in 2017, she traveled to Iceland with the ODP East Region Girls (2004 age-group) and, in 2018, traveled to Holland with the ODP East Region Girls (2002-2003 age-groups); she led Virginia to an ODP Regional Championship vs Maryland in 2018. In 2020-21, Sophie played club soccer for the U-19 (02-03) VDA ECNL Girls Team.  In November of 2020, she trained with the Academy's first 12 professional women soccer players for several weeks.  In November of 2021, she did European trials with C.A. Osasuna (Div. II in Spain), Athletic Madrid (Division I in Spain), Deportivo Alaves (Division I in Spain), CP Cacereño (leader of the South Group of Division II in Spain) and C.D. Getafe (leader of Group 5 of Division III in Spain), which the Academy arranged for her. She  received oral contract offers from each of these European soccer clubs but decided to finish high school (doing 11th grade and 12th grade at the same time to be in a position to play professional soccer in Europe in 2023).  In November of 2022, she did trials in Real Madrid and Levante U.D. But, uunfortunately, Sophie suffered from chronic exertional compartment syndrome and, after training for 2 months with Levante U.D., she was operated in June of 2023.  She will announce in June of 2024 the club for which she will be playing professional soccer in the upcoming 2024-25 season.

PICTURES OF SOPHIE AT HER MOST RECENT TRIALS IN SPAIN (Atletico Madrid, Levante, and Real Madrid)

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BESPOKE SERVICES

PERSONAL TRAINING

We also provide customized fitness and technical plans for our youth trainees and also provide personal training services for elite players that are preparing for (i) U.S. Youth National Team training camps; (ii) ODP state team, ODP regional team, or ODP national team training camps; or (iii) college I.D. camps; or (iv) any other elite-level identification camps.  We have unique success stories in this regard.

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OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Newsletter for the Youth Program(s) Is Sent to Our Subscribers Quarterly.

This is a picture of Sophie (#3), who was 16 years of age at this time, training with our first 12 Academy professional women soccer players in November of 2020. 

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Sophie at her trial with C.A. Osasuna, which, in 2021, was the leader of Group 2 of Primera Nacional (Division III in Spain).  

Sophie at her trial with C.D. Getafe, which currently plays in  Segunda Division RFEF (Division III in Spain).

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