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Spring 2014 Striker Academy,GK Academy and Alternate TA

Spring 2014 GK Academy

Our Director of Coaching - Goalkeeping, John O’Hara, is heading up our Academy again this Spring.  John brings a wealth of experience to this role.  He is the current Assistant Coach/GK Coach at George Mason University and is the Head Goalkeeper Coach for Virginia ODP - North District.  In addition, John is a former NCAA All-American, as well as a former professional player in Ireland and the USA.  He is recognized as one of the top goalkeeper coaches in the region and he will provide all our goalkeepers with the highest level of training.  John’s staff includes former and current college players and coaches. 

We have our last full GK Academy on Monday, May 12th.

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park 1A and 1B

5:30pm-6:30pm Level 1 and Level 2 (U11-U14 goalkeepers on NCSL, ODSL and WAGS teams)
6:30pm-7:30pm Premier ( All U15-U18 GKs on NCSL,ODSL and WAGS teams + U11-U14 CCL goalkeepers)
7:30pm-8:30pm Premier and Elite (U13-U18 CCL and NCSL/WAGS Div. 1 and 2 goalkeepers)

We will hold a make up for our 7.30-8.30pm session on Monday the 19th! This is the make up date for the session cancelled on Monday, May 5th.

GK Academy U9 and U10 Loudoun Soccer Travel players only:

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park 1A and 1B

Dates: Monday March 24,31,April 7,21,28,May 5,12 (Raindates: May 19 and 26)

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

No additional fee and registration is not required. Teams may send 2 players each week.

Striker Academy (Optional Program)
Striker Academy is designed to give players more experience around the goal and to help players gain the tools necessary to be effective as individual and partnered strikers. This 7 week program focuses on the fundamental technical and tactical aspects of being a goal scorer.  Technical areas of focus include proper ball striking, shooting for power and accuracy, creative dribbling around goal, and making space to shoot. Tactical areas of focus include making proper runs, playing with your back to goal, and linking up with teammates. 

The Striker Academy will evolve and adapt to challenge players as they advance and strive for a higher level of training. The instructors for the Striker Academy will be Maurice Hughes , Grant Smith and Ivan Sampson. All have many years of experience and have been involved in the Striker Academy in previous seasons.  The staff will push players to improve all aspects of goal scoring in a fun, competitive, and high paced environment.  We expect it to be another great season for our players in Striker Academy.

Location: Loudoun Soccer Park Field 2A and 2B
Fee: $175 per player
Dates:  Monday March 24,31,April 7,21,28,May 5,12 (Raindates: May 19 and 26)
Times:  5pm-6pm (U9-U11 Players)
              6pm-7pm (U12-U19 Players)


Alternate TA (Mondays)
For players unable to attend Wednesday TA due to schedule conflicts with religious education classes

Dates: 3/24, 3/31. 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
Location: Loudoun Soccer Park 1C