Wednesday, February 22, 2017

3v3 Soccer Tournament: A Bike For Bradley

Who: Teams of 5 players in either Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, or High School age brackets as defined by US Soccer 2017 Chart

What: Annual Fundraiser 3v3 Youth Soccer Tournament

When: March 18, 2017

Where: Ohio University Walter FieldHouse, South Green Drive Athens Ohio 45701

How: Teams Donate to the Bike For Bradley Go Fund Me Page and send Team roster and coach contact info to Tad@AthensSoccerAcademy.com . Minimum Requested Donation $100 for 5 players, you can certainly donate more and recruit other folks to donate as well.

Why: Soccer & Family Friends--Let's Kick our collective power together to get a Bike for a tremendously inspired kid...

Kicks For a Cause Annual Bradley Metts 3v3 Soccer Tournament is raising funds this winter for 'A Bike for Bradley'.

I'm Tad Albano, and I operate a soccer based business in Southeastern Ohio. I remember hearing the news that a player from our local soccer league  fell into a sudden coma; I felt an immediate kinship with Bradley and his family and understood that soccer could raise the funds and inspire Bradley back onto the pitch someday.

Bradley has made tremendous progress in recovery, and until he can play the sport he loves again, Kicks for a Cause will organize and play games to assist him in his return to the pitch!  

That is the mission.

Our Goal this time in 2017 is $3000.  Hoping to get Bradley a TriCycle and fund the field rental.  We will play our tournament at Walter FieldHouse on March 18th on the campus of Ohio University in Athens.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Athens Soccer Academy--Spring SOSL Season

Spring Soccer Team Invitation--Parkersburg Soccer Academy

This is an invitation to play for a Semi-Travel Soccer Team in the Athens, Ohio area.  Your player is invited to play this Spring in a soccer team experience that brings:


Focused Skill Training
-- Individual Technical Skill Training
--Focused Tactical Team Training
--2 Trainings/week behind Athens Community Center

 Semi-Local Competition Model
--Saturday Games --2 Games in a revolving location through April and May
--Semi Travel to games in Parkersburg, Athens, Belpre, Alexander, Logan

Long Term Developmental Model
--The league is the Southeastern Ohio Soccer League
--the league has brackets for players ages 6-13
--League website www.soslsoccer.com

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My name is Tad Albano, and I train youth players at Elite Sports Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia as well as operate Athens Soccer Academy 

This Spring and Fall I am recruiting players for teams to play in the Southeastern Ohio Soccer League.  The teams will be entered under the club name Athens Soccer Academy, though each team will choose their respective names, (the Tigers, or Black Pearls, etc.).

The teams will be coached primarily by Tad; including all Tuesday/Thursday trainings and except on game days when we have multiple teams playing, The Academy will utilize Parent Assistants and is seeking out experienced young coaches who share the same passion for the game and who have demonstrated the ability to improve player's performance. Tad Albano will act as the club and coaching director.  Parent assistants will be identified and their role will earn them a price reduction.

The Under 10 and Under 12 Teams have a Tournament Option February 25 or 26. See Below for details.

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SOSL Team Declarations Date March 1
Spring Season Dates:
Preseason Indoor Training--February 14-March 17
Competition: April 1--May 13--we take off Easter weekend


Winter Training Session 3
All indoor trainings at Beacon School gym
Under 8 Dates Trains indoor 2/week w Under 10
Tuesday and Friday 4:00-5:00pm
No Tournament Option
February 14, 17, 21, 24, No Training February 28
SPRING BREAK--NO TRAINING March 3, 7, 10,
March 14, 17
First week outside behind ACS March 21-23


Under 10 Dates Tuesday and Friday trainings with Under 8 
Tuesday and Fridays 4-5:00pm 
February 14, 17, 21, 24, No Training February 28
SPRING BREAK--NO TRAINING March 3, 7, 10,
March 14, 17
First week outside behind ACS March 21-23


Under 12 Dates
Thursday 4-5 Friday 5-6:00PM
February 16, 17, 23, 24
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
First week outside behind ACS March 21-23



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Register for Indoor Preseason/Tournament HERE


Preseason Options


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Outdoor Team Training Schedule Starts March 21:
Teams will train behind Athens Community Center
701 East State Street, Athens
 Tuesday/Thursday training schedule for the duration of the season including the indoor portion in February and March which includes Fridays.
Tuesday
Under 8 5:15-6:15
Under 10 6:15-7:30
Under 12 7:30-8:45

Thursday
Under 8 5:15-6:15
Under 10 6:15-7:30
Under 12 7:30-8:45

Eligible Player Birth Dates:
Trying for teams in the
Under 8 2010 and 2011 birthdays
 Under 10 Girls 2008 and 2009 birthdays
Under 10 Boys 2008 and 2009 birthdays
Under 12 Coed 2006 and 2007 birthdays
if we don't have enough for separate boys and girls teams, then we will create a coed team; coed teams play against all boy teams in SOSL.

SOSL League Competition Dates: 

April 1, 8, 22, 29
May 6, 13
Optional Marietta Tournament
May 20


SOSL League Host Sites: 
SOSL has existed since 2009 with most of the matches being played in one of the three main club cities, Alexander (Albany, Ohio), Athens, and Logan.  Our club would ask for at least one and maybe two host weekends if the fields are available where we train.
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Costs: 
Parent Assistants can earn credit toward reducing the final cost of the season by as much as 75%, depending on the nature of the role.
--Expect $250 Total cost for the 8 week spring season; the $50 Preseason charge is in addition to this amount.
--Expect an additional OPTIONAL cost for the Optional Marietta Tournament between $30 and $50 depending on number of players.
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What should you do to reserve a Spring spot and attend indoor Preseason training in March?

1-- Fill out the attached form and return to Tad
2--Pay the Preseason or spring season fee on-line or through check. (refundable if you don't play)
3--Begin the preseason indoor trainings in late February early March

4--Consider serving the team and earning a discount by applying for Team Manager or Secure a Team Sponsorship.  Other Service Opportunities may become available.


What should you do to reserve a spot to attend the first Outdoor training in March?

1-- Fill out the attached form and return to Tad
2--Pay the Preseason or spring season fee on-line or through check. (refundable if you don't play)
3--Begin the preseason indoor trainings in late February early March
4--Consider serving the team and earning a discount by applying for Team Manager or Secure a Team Sponsorship.  Other Service Opportunities may become available.
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Register for Spring SOSL Season Here

Payment Options

Athens Soccer Academy Registration Form

Youth Section
Name _____________________________________________________________________________
Child's Age/Date of Birth
Shirt Size from Link on website________________________________________________________
Home Address_______________________________________________________________________
Does your child have known allergies or medical issues? Y/N
If yes, please indicate_________________________________________________________________

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Parent/Adult Information Section
Name ___________________________________________________________________________ 
Emergency Contact #2 (not your number)________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________________
Phone # Home  ____________________________Cell_________________________ Text?_________________________________________________________________                
Email_________________________________________  Are you on Facebook?_____
Are there any other things you would like us to know as we work with your child?
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Child's Doctor                                                            Doctor's phone

By signing this form, I voluntarily assume all risk of personal accident, injury, damage and/or loss as a result of my child's participation with Athens Soccer Academy, LLC.  Therefore, I agree to release the Athens Department of Parks and Recreation, the Greater Athens Soccer Association, Southeastern Ohio Soccer League, all sponsors, Tad Albano and Athens Soccer Academy, and its officers and any local individuals acting on behalf of these entities, from responsibility for any and all damage or injury of any kind as a result of my child's participation.  I grant Athens Soccer Academy the right to take photographs and/or videos of my child in connection with the above participation.  I authorize Athens Soccer Academy, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.  I agree that Athens Soccer Academy may use such photographs, with or without name, and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as Athens Soccer Academy publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


Parent's Signature____________________________________________  Date____________________________________________






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