Murrieta Surf announces Coach Helen Nwkocha
Murrieta Surf announces the newest member to their coaching staff, Helen L. Nkwocha. Coach Helen is a former player and a coach from London, England. She is a UEFA A Licence coach and for the last 3 years has been working in Shanghai, China tasked with developing male and female youth players for the Chinese national team. Her coaching background includes work with youth players in the USA and in England. She has extensive experience within the grassroots and professional coaching environment. Helen is one of 10 new coaches to join Murrieta Surf as it continues to grow the club by adding quality, high level coaches. Helen is one of 4 new coaches with USSF C license or higher (or international equivalent) and joins a coaching team that already has 9 coaches with this advanced coaching certification.
Helen will be coach Murrieta Surf's Girls 2005 Pre USSDA & Girls 2006 Pre USSDA teams this coming season. Helen brings an incredible amount of global soccer experience as a player in the highest domestic league in England who has coached with professional clubs New York Red Bulls and Tottenham Hotspur FC. Murrieta Surf has been committed to finding and recruiting the top coaching talent to join the staff and extremely excited that Helen has decided to join our team. She is a global ambassador to the game of soccer and we look forward to having her influence our girls as we build into the Unites States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) girls program to compliment our highly successful USSDA boys program. Murrieta Surf is the only club in the Temecula Valley to be awarded admission into USSDA, which is the highest level of youth soccer in the country with direct pathway to the US National Teams.
Anyone interested in more information or joining the Valley's premier club, can contact Steve Myles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE ARE A PREMIER YOUTH SOCCER CLUB HEADQUARTERED IN MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA. OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD COMPETITIVE SOCCER PLAYERS WITH SUPERIOR SOCCER SKILLS, TEAMWORK AND SPORTSMANSHIP TO COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE SPORT.
U.S. Soccer welcomes Murrieta Surf Soccer Club to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program at the Boys U-12 age group.
Second Largest Development Academy Expansion Welcomes 17 New Clubs for 2017-2018 Season
17 Clubs, 165 teams and 2 divisions added for 2017-18 Development Academy Season
CHICAGO (Feb. 3, 2017) - As part of its ongoing effort to develop world-class players, coaches, and referees, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has announced its second largest expansion of total teams to the player development pathway structure since the Academy started in 2007.
New clubs were selected for admission to the Development Academy's eleventh season based on club leadership and quality of coaching staff, desire to embrace Development Academy philosophy and core values, infrastructure and investment of resources, player production history, player pool depth and geographic location.
The expansion includes 17 new, unique clubs accepted into the Academy, 108 existing clubs receiving promotions into additional age groups and two new geographical regions - the Portland and Seattle markets - being introduced at the U-13 and U-14 age groups. In conjunction with the recent U-15 single age group announcement for the 2017-2018 Development Academy season, 15 new teams will be added to the U-11/12 age group, 27 new teams will be added to U-13, 34 teams added to U-14, 82 teams added at the new U-15 age group, five additional teams to U-16/17 (formerly U-15/16) and two new teams will be added to U-18/19 (formerly U-17/18). Along with the 17 new Academy clubs introduced there will be a total of 165 additional teams, 2 new divisions and one newly introduced age group added for the 2017-2018 Academy season.
NEW CLUBS WELCOMED AT U-11/12:
Ajax United (Bay Area)
California Odyssey SC (Bay Area)
Charlotte Soccer Academy North (Carolina)
Cincinnati United Premier (Great Lakes)
Discoveries Soccer Club (Carolina)
Elk Grove Soccer (Bay Area)
Legends FC (LA)
Los Angeles Premier FC (LA)
Murrieta Surf Soccer Club (LA)
Mustang Soccer Club (Bay Area)
Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals (North Atlantic)
Rebels Soccer Club (San Diego)
San Francisco Glens Evolution (Bay Area)
San Antonio FC (Texas)
About the Academy
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007 for male players in the U-15 to U-18 age groups. In 2013, the Academy expanded to include the U-13/14 age group, and in 2016, the Academy launched the U-12 age group, which has continued to improve development by setting standards and improving the everyday environment for elite players and clubs. Academy alumni have progressed to play at elite amateur and professional levels with 109 Academy graduates rostered in the MLS in 2016 and 23 Academy players earning U.S. MNT caps.
The Murrieta Surf PreAcademy program is designed for youth soccer players from birth years 2010-2013. All level players are welcome! Our curriculum embraces a multi-sensory approach to learning the game, with a focus on technical proficiency, physical conditioning, and basic tactical understanding. With enthusiastic and professional coaches, the Pre Academy program will not only help your player to develop soccer skills and awareness, but most importantly, it will help them grow a strong passion for the game with the sportsmanship to succeed. Players who complete the program can expect to emerge confident, creative, and technically proficient for their age.