There is a new full-service soccer club based in Northern Virginia…announcing the EVERGREEN FC! Included in the club’s pyramid of player development will be programs for recreational teams starting at U5, tournament travel teams, National Super Y, and Super 20. Also included in Evergreen FC is a U23 men’s team and a U23 women’s team.
“We have done some training and played a few games at Evergreen, and I can say without question that the soccer fields they have installed are the finest that we have played on,” said Evergreen FC Managing Director, Mo Sheta. “Having four FIFA certified fields at a single location is unique across the country and we are looking forward to training, playing games, conducting camps/clinics and growing our relationship with the West Ham United Academy at Evergreen.”
Evergreen FC’s tournament teams will be trained by way of a progressive, age-appropriate, and innovative player development curriculum, which will be provided under the leadership of the club’s new Technical Director, and top professional & UEFA qualified coach, Richie Burke. After many years spent in various leadership roles in the United States, and having recently returned to the US after working as Head Coach of a senior professional team in the UK, Richie has committed to work with Evergreen FC’s players and coaches during the club’s inaugural year. Evergreen FC are extremely fortunate to be able to call upon his valuable expertise, and its players and coaches will certainly benefit from his experience in player development and coaching education.
“I am extremely excited to work with Evergreen FC. We are the only club in Northern Virginia that offers the complete pyramid from young recreational players all the way up to U23 teams playing in the PDL”, offered Coach Burke. “With the planned Pavilion and the fields at Evergreen our teams will be training and playing in an environment suited for a professional side.”
Under Coach Burke’s guidance, the coaching staff will work with Evergreen FC’s elite, tournament, and recreational teams which will be sub-divided into specific developmental pods, with each team adhering to defined curricula designed to teach players appropriate coordinative, cognitive and technical skills at the right stage of their development.
Tryouts for Evergreen FC’s age U9 through U18 boys and girls tournament teams will be held at the Evergreen Sportsplex, on Saturday May 31st (1:30-4:30pm on Fields 1 & 2), Sunday, June 1st (4:30-7:30pm on Fields 1 & 2), Saturday, June 7th (3-7pm on Field 2) and Sunday, June 8th (TBD). For more information, go towww.EvergreenFC.us
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