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Euro FC 2018-2019 Academy Program



Euro FC Academy Program

The Euro FC Academy Program is our highest competitive level of soccer training.  The Academy program is designed for players who are willing and able to commit to an extended season, at a higher level of training with the intent to travel to regional and national level tournaments as desired by the teams.  It is the program that is a pathway for players to be seen at different showcase tournaments where they can be evaluated by programs at the next level beyond local youth soccer.   

Teams are formed by tryout, training begins in February and a minimum of 6 tournaments will be played.

This program implies a primary commitment to playing soccer with the Academy team for a 6 month period.  The expectation is that every player will honor this commitment to the team and plan to participate fully in team activities, to the absolute best of his or her ability.  Participation in other sports or activities is not forbidden; but, missing practice or tournaments due to other sports participation should be extremely limited.  Frequent absence from the Academy training program or tournaments will not be allowed on these teams.  

If a player is not participating in practices or tournaments with a frequency that coaching determines to be detrimental to the normal functioning of the team, the player may be dismissed from the Academy team and reassigned to a non Academy team or program.  For questions regarding this, please contact our Director of Coaching, Angelo Tartaglia (atartaglia@eurofc.org).

After initial team formation, vacant roster spots on any Academy teams may be filled at the discretion of the Director of Coaching and Technical Director via private tryouts.  Each team will have 18 tournament roster slots available.  All add on players on tournament rosters slots occurring prior to February 28th will be required to pay the entire tuition of the Academy program.  Prorated amounts will be offered, per the Euro FC Board of Directors, after February 28th.  


Academy Teams

The Academy Program tryouts will be used to form up to Six Euro FC Academy teams.  Tryouts will be open to boys and girls aged 13U - 18U.

Established Teams:  Teams that have participated in our Elite or Academy program will be actively supported until they age out of the 19U Bracket.   The following teams will be formed for the 2019 season.  Tryouts are required, but these teams will be continued with their core of players, and new editions/changes will be decided after tryouts.

  1. Boys 19U - anticipated coach Humberto Paulo
  2. Boys 17U - anticipated coach Gabriel Brigatto
  3. Boys 15U - anticipated coach Humberto Paulo

NEW ACADEMY TEAMS:  It is our hope that like minded players that would like to all play on a competitive team will come together for try outs to form teams in open age brackets (e.g. 14 or 15U girls, or a 16U boys team. etc.    Once teams are formed, the team and core players will be supported in the Academy program through 19U Level.

In 2019, we anticipate having a 17U Girls team with the coach anticipated to be Angelo Tartaglia.   

The goal of our Academy Program is to form and support player development to C1 or Premier caliber teams.  Teams may start at a C2 level early,  but the end goal is to provide a high quality conditioning and training experience that will allow players and teams to develop to the C1 or Premier level.  Our goal is to provide a great program with great training to optimize player development at the highest level.

Tryouts

Location:  We plan to have our Academy tryouts at the Euro FC Fields.  Location may change due to weather.

Dates and Schedule:  Final times of groups will be determined based on registration numbers.   Plan to be available both days, but being present one day will be acceptable with coach clearance.

November 3rd  - 2pm-3pm

November 10th - 2pm-3pm

Players trying out are expected to be present and ready to participate at the start time.

 

IMPORTANT:

1,  Tryouts will be closed to parents 

2.  The tryout fee will be $30.  

3.  Players are registered with Euro FC for the soccer year by signing up for tryouts.  

  • If not placed on a team, the player will be released from obligation with Euro FC, and may participate in the soccer program of his or her choice.  
  • If a player tries out and is placed on a team, the player will be obligated to play on the team.  
  • Players are considered committed to Euro FC for the soccer year once placed on an Academy roster.  
  • Player passes will not be released once on a rosters, and not being asked to play up more than one birth year.  

 

Acceptance into the Academy Program

Players accepted into the Academy Program will be notified via email on November 12th.  and a link to register for the program will be provided to members at that time.

Each participant will be given until November 15th to register.  If by November 15th the spot has not been accepted and registered for, the roster spot will be forfeited and offered to the next alternate.  

If for some reason you believe that there will be a problem accepting and/or registering for the Academy Program during that time frame, please contact Coach Angelo ahead of time to make arrangements.

 


Training Plan

The Academy Program will be run by the highest level coaches available based upon a curriculum designed by Coach Humberto and Angelo (our Technical Director and Director of Coaching), with the intent to use consistent coaches throughout the entirety of the Academy Program.  

  • Futsal Training: RCTC Field House, or OMC SMAP
    • Not required, but strongly encouraged
    • Either Devolopmental or Competitive program
  • February: Dome Only
    • Wednesdays 8-10pm (2/6, 2/13, 2/20) - exact time TBD based upon teams
  • March: Dome 
    • Dome
      • Fridays 6-9pm (3/8, 3/15, 3/22) - exact time TBD based upon teams
        • Two teams per session
  • April:
    • Dome 4:30 - 5:30pm M/W or T/R (4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/11) - exact time TBD based upon teams
    • Euro Fields
      • No training the week of April 2 - 6
      • M/W or T/R: - exact time TBD based upon teams
  • Summer (4/29 - 7/11): Euro Fields
    • 4 practices per week
    • School in session, either 5:30 - 6:45 or 6:45 - 8:00
    • School out of session, either 5:30 - 7:00 or 7:00 - 8:30

Tournaments

The tournament fees for 4 tournaments will be collected with the Academy Team registration.  This will allow the fees to be spread over the entirety of the payment plan, and ensure that managers will NOT have to collect fees from families.

The tournaments listed are those in which the Academy teams are anticipated to play in.  Final selections will be made in late winter by our coaching directors, with input considered from team members:

  • Kansas
  • To be determined
  • Chicago
  • USA Cup Week, July 16-20 (Individual fees not included)

Additional Tournaments and Showcases - the goal of the Euro FC Academy program is to support player development at the highest level.  If a team has a desire to travel to additional tournaments or showcases, then the club will do everything we can to support these endeavors.   Additional expenses will be the responsibility of the teams.  Typical expenses to cover would be additional registration costs, coaching travel, coaching per diems, and coach hotels.  

There will be no refunds for tournament fees.

Additional tournaments are allowed, but will not be required.  If the teams choose extra tournaments, they must be approved by the Academy Coordinator, and all fees for the team and coaches will have to be covered by individual teams.  Coaching availability at additional tournaments cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to support each teams interests in playing additional tournaments.

Academy Gear

All Academy Team members will be expected to have and wear the required Academy Gear.  This will include:

  • Academy practice shorts and shirts with player name
  • Euro FC Backpack with Logo
  • Euro FC Warmups
  • Euro FC Jersey Kit

These items are NOT included as part of the Academy Team registration cost for 2019, and will need to be purchased from the Euro Gear Store as needed.   

Cost and Payments

The total cost of the 2018-2019 Academy Program has been amended to be $1,450.  The cost breakdown of this program covers the following:

  • Dome rentals, Park and Rec field usage fees
  • Sport Engine, MYSA, and/or US Club registration fees
  • High-level coaching fees for almost 100 hours of training
  • 4 tournament registration fees (this does not include individual fees for USA cup, each player will be separately responsible for this fee).
  • All coaching cost including travel and per diems to the 4 main tournaments

At time of registration, two payment options will be available.

  • Pay in full - the entirety of the program cost will be paid at time of registration
  • Payment plan - the program cost will be divided into seven payments defined as follows:

                          1 - $250 - at the time of registration

                           2 - $200 - 12/15/18

                           3 - $200 - 1/15/19

                           4 - $200 - 2/15/19

                           5 - $200 - 3/15/19

                          6 - $200 - 4/15/19

                           7 - $200 - 5/15/19


Academy Practice Squad Program

If during tryouts, it is found that there are individuals close to being accepted to the Academy Program, they may be offered one of a limited number of invitations to participate in the Academy Program's Winter/Spring training program.  

If selected, individuals will be notified on November 12th, and will be allowed to accept the invitation until November 30th. 

 

The cost of the Academy Winter/Spring Training Program will be $1000, and all participants will be required to separately register for the Euro FC Summer Competitive Program for team placement (fees for the Summer Competitive Program and tournaments are separate).

The program includes:

  • all training sessions for the Academy Program in January, February, March, and April

Payment:

The entire program fee can be paid at registration, or you may chose the following payment plan:  

On the following schedule:

           1 - $200 - At the time registration

           2 - $200 - 12/15/2018

           3 - $200 - 1/15/2019

           4 - $200 - 2/15/2019

           5 - $200 - 3/15/2019


Angelo Tartaglia

Angelo Tartaglia

Director of Coaching

Humberto Paulo

Humberto Paulo

Academy Coordinator, Technical Director