The Spirit United U15 Boys and U13 Boys teams took the field at Trotters Park on Saturday against the U14 and U15 boys teams from Hungerhill School in Doncaster, England. The Spirit United U15 Blue team started the evening playing against Hungerhill’s U15 boys. Both teams represented their team with poise, passion, and hard work. At the end of regulation, the Hungerhill School was able to score the only goal of the game. Both teams were able to display good sportsmanship on and off the field by taking pictures together and presenting a commemorative plaque of friendship and appreciation.
After the U15 game, the Spirit United U13 Gold Boys took the field knowing exactly what they had to do against the Hungerhill School U14 boys. It was a story of David and Goliath based on the sizes of the U13 boys versus the Hungerhill High School U14 boys. The Spirit United U13 boys showcased their skills and ball possession style for most of the game; but the Hungerhill School boys were able to turn up the intensity. The U13's were able to match the level. The U13's boys were triumphant by winning the game 2-1. "ACYS has a very nice facility and very good teams; and we are looking to come back and play against you lads," said Dave Parry (Hungerhill High School Physical Education Teacher).
I want to thank both teams and Coach Ashton and Coach Airon for taking the time to play against the Hungerhill High school teams. "It was very good to have both teams compete against the teams from Doncaster, UK and doing well. Spirit United teams are doing the right things; and I am proud of the direction of the Spirit United Program and player development," says Coach Derron (DOC).
ACYS Spirit United is pleased to extend an invitation to attend the Atlètico de Madrid 2014 summer camp in Madrid, Spain. The camp is open to all boys ages 10 to 17. The trip runs from July 11 to July 27, 2014. Coach Airon Medeiros will again be leading the group. This is an amazing opportunity for the serious player to further his soccer development under the guidance of the Atlètico de Madrid training staff. Atlètico de Madrid is one of the largest clubs in the world of soccer and has a very rich and successful history in Spanish football. Click here to learn more.
"Alaina Stanley is one of Leesburg High School's up and coming outstanding defenders. As a freshman, Alaina stood out as a leader&starter on the Junior Varsity team which finished their season 18-1-1. Alaina is a smart player on the field&can read the game well. Her quiet demeanor helped the other players listen to her as she gave instruction on the field. It's my opinion that her success on the field comes from her desire to play the game, the support she gets from her parents, and the training she receives year round from her club and her high school coaches. It's this relationship between club soccer and high school soccer that improves players and is mutually beneficial to all the coaches involved. It's only through hard work and training that a player can advance individually and push their team to get better.
I am very proud of Alaina and what she has accomplished so far. I look forward to working with her for the next three years." Coach Ramos, Girls Head Soccer Coach, Leesburg High School
"All of us at Spirit United — coaches, staff and players are very proud of Alaina Stanley and her soccer achievements. Alaina is good player and she works very hard at what she does. I look forward to coaching her in the future and watching her continue to grow as an outstanding defender." Coach Rodney Rooplal, U15 Girls Blue
In recognition of ACYS Spirit United's growth as a competitive club and its commitment to the development of BOTH Players and Coaches, we will be the first Central Florida club to host four NSCAA Diploma courses simultaneously over the Coaching Education Week. All courses will be taught by NSCAA appointed instructors. We invite all Coaches interested in continuing the pursuit of developing their coaching skills to join us. Click Here to learn more.
Stay Informed: Central Florida Youth Soccer Coalition
The Central Florida Youth Soccer Coalition is a partnership between like minded soccer clubs that agree to work together on the long term development of amateur youth soccer players in a 501c3 environment with a focus on education in the classroom and on the field, character development, teamwork, physical education and an overall philosophy of respect for our fellow clubs, coaches, parents and players.
The Coalition's mission is to foster the growth of players at all ages and levels of competition through programs designed to help them grow physically, emotionally, and mentally all with creating an all encompassing passion for the game of soccer.
As part of this coalition the members agree to work together on issues that they deem important for the positive benefit and growth of youth soccer that support the coalition and its’ mission statement.
To stay informed on the Coalition Florida Youth Soccer Coalition click here to visit the website.
There's no secret that practice makes perfect. The Spirit United personal training program focuses on technical and tactical areas which accelerate player’s improvement faster than just attending regular practices alone. Personal training give coaches more opportunities to correct technical mistakes and help your child understand where and how these techniques can be implemented in a game situation. Whether you are just looking for general development or to prepare for the upcoming 2013/2014 season; personal training with the Spirit United will improve both your child’s confidence and their game. Personal training sessions are available in individual (1-on-1), small group (4-6 players max) and team (4-12 players max) environments.