Leesburg (Mar 21, 2016) – The Leesburg Football Club (LFC) is a travel soccer organization operating at its facility just east of Leesburg on Route 7. The Club was originally founded as a lower cost alternative to other local soccer programs, while providing outstanding opportunities for children to develop advanced soccer skills. With no more than two teams in each age group, the Club prides itself on providing individualized focus for the development of each player.
LFC also enables and encourages teams to grow and develop and remain together as their players advance in age. While coaches in the Club manage their teams independently, Leesburg FC provides professional trainers for each team to train and assist in running practices.
The Club offers a variety of ongoing skills development programs including striker training, goalkeeper training, Coerver-based foot skills training, and in-house coaching education–all with a low individual to trainer ratio. LFC’s player development programs are headed by their Technical Director, Armin Sepehri, who holds a US Soccer Federation B license and the Dutch Youth Certificate, with a specialization on the Dutch methodology of player development.
One of the Club’s most important new initiatives is the U7/U8 Pre-Travel Soccer Academy which began in September 2014. The objective of this foundational program is to focus on individual player development with increased individualized attention. Another objective of the Academy is to prepare players for travel soccer starting at U9. According to Sepheri, “Successful player development happens at the grassroots level and our plan is to offer a quality academy program.” Sepehri went on to say that LFC intends to form at least one new travel team with players from the Academy “as the nucleus” for the Fall 2017 season.
Academy training sessions are conducted by licensed and professional coaches on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:45pm-6:00pm, beginning March 28 for the Spring 2016 season, at the LFC soccer complex. Games will be on Saturdays, and the per player cost is $155 per season. Online registration is available now at LeesburgFC.com/academy.
LFC welcomes visitors any time and especially on game day Sundays during the fall and spring seasons. For further information please send an email to info@LeesburgFC.com or visit the LFC web site at www.LeesburgFC.com.