EPD ~ Winter 2016-2017
Elite Player Development Summer Soccer Academy
This winter Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) will offer the Elite Player Development (EPD) Winter Soccer Academy. CSA Director of Coaching, Mike Freitag, has teamed up with the International Football Academy (IFA) to offer players 10-14 years of a fun challenging individual development. The EPD program is designed to offer serious players additional training to complement the training they receive within their club.
The Academy offers an opportunity for the staff to become familiar and to work with some of Colorado’s upcoming talent. The emphasis is on individual player development, with specific attention on technical growth.
Coach Freitag along with IFA Directors Hugo Diaz and Andrew Kummer will oversee an outstanding staff of coaches who will offer a curriculum that not only concentrates on an individual’s technical and tactical development, but will offer advice on nutrition, sports psychology, and injury prevention.
The following are comments made from parents who had their children participate in recent EPD events:
“The best camp we have been to and we have been to them all”
“As a former player who grew up in the ODP system here in Colorado. I wanted to say thanks for providing such a great program. The staff have been excellent and the passion they share for soccer shines through at each and every session.”
EPD Invite ~ Jan. - Feb. 2017
Players, both boys and girls will be enrolled on a first come first serve basis. Players must be born in the years of 2001 thru 2006.
- There is limited space of 40 players per session.
- Each session is limited to only 6 goalkeepers.
- Goalkeepers will participate in footwork and shot blocking activities. There will be no formal goalkeeper instruction.
The following is the list of the training session for each age group. If you are interested in such a program, you may click on the Session to register below. Players can only sign up for the session of their birth year.
Dates: Wednesdays – January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, and 15th.
Location: Denver Sports Center, 2100 S Depew St, Denver
Participants: Participants are limited to the first 40 boys and girls to sign up for each session. Players must be born in the years of 2001 to 2006.
The training sessions are presented by a group of highly qualified coaches that will offer the players an opportunity for individual development. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Freitag or by phone (303) 346-2777 ext. 117 or Brandi Giauque.