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USSDA - Most competitive youth league in the country.

USSDA - Same training program as used by the U.S. National Teams.

USSDA - Where college coaches look first to recruit players.

 
Location:  

Pinnacle Sports, 313 Medina Road, Medina, OH
 

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CURRENT ITINERARIES

Our plans will always try to include:
Meals 3 hours prior to gametime
Arrival 1.5 hours prior to gametime

Road Colors - Blue on Saturday, White on Sunday (unless specified otherwise)
Home Colors - White on Saturday, Blue on Sunday (unless specified otherwise)



Columbus Itinerary 9/26

Player Cost - TBD
All but Pittsburgh must take bus to Columbus


U18 Roster

U16 Roster

U14 Roster


Saturday, September 26

8:00am  Load
Pinnacle Sports Complex
313 Medina Rd
Medina, OH

8:30am  Depart for Columbus

10:30am  U16/U18 Arrive
Crew Training Facility
4153 Alum Creek Rd
Obetz, OH

11:30am  U16 Lunch
Subway - Player$
4424 Alum Creek Rd
Obetz, OH

12:00pm  U18 Game vs Crew

2:00pm  U18 Lunch
Subway - Player$

2:30pm  U16 Game vs Crew

3:30pm  U14 Arrive
Wellington School - Turf
3650 Reed Rd.
Upper Arlington, OH

4:15pm  U16/U18 Depart Field

4:45pm  U14 Game vs Crew

6:15pm  U14  Depart Field

6:15pm  U16/U18 Arrive
Pinnacle Sports Complex




St Louis Itinerary  10/16 - 18

Player Cost - TBD

Hotel Rooming List - Terre Haute/St Louis
U18 (3/room):

U16 (3/room):  

U14 (3/room):

UHybrid (3/room):

Coaches Room

Adults Rooms
 
Stats/Profiles

Panera/Olive Garden Pickup

 
 
Friday, October 16
 
Saturday, October 17

Sunday, October 18




Minneapolis Itinerary  10/2 - 4

Hotel
Springhill Suites
5901 Wayzata Blvd
St Louis Park, Minn
952-738-7300
Friday night 10/2 - Sunday 10/4

Rick Minick will handle all hotel arrangements
Email

Roster
 
Airline - Eastside Travel Group
Friday, October 2

Sunday, October 4

Eastside Travel - Seats Reserved

Cost is TBDper person includes taxes/fees
Eastside Travel will handle all airline arrangements
Contact Tony Mello @401-724-3111 x206
Email

Schedule - U16s arrive 1.5 hrs prior
Saturday vs Shattuck-St Marys
Sports Complex - Away Blue
1000 Shumway Ave
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Use field link on schedule for directions
U18 -
U16 -

Sunday vs Minnesota Thunder
National Sports Center - Home White
Stadium Field
1700 105th St. NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55449
Use field link on schedule for directions
U18 -
U16 -

Hotel Rooms (all doubles w/foldout)
Nanchoff, Minick

Transportation (From/To Airport, Games, Meals)

From Airport to Hotel - Friday

To Games, Meals

To Airport on Sunday



Indiana/Chicago Itinerary 11/6-8


Player Cost - TBD (includes bus, hotel, 5 meals)

U18 Roster / Room Assignments

U16 Roster / Room Assignments

U14 Roster / Room Assignments

Adult rooms


Friday, November 6

Saturday, November 7

Sunday, November 8



Winter Showcase TBD

Hotel

Rosters
U18

U16

Facility

Schedule
U18

U16

Hotel Rooms

Transportation (airport, games, meals)

Volunteers (profiles, stats)
U18 -
U16 -

Practice Schedule

These times are carved in stone until I have to change them.
Please check back regularly to monitor changes.

Practice uniform will be Blue practice shirt, black shorts, black socks (Training Package)

Practice conflicts should be emailed to respective coaches.

Weather permitting, practices will be scheduled outdoors at Pinnacle whenever possible.

Pinnacle Sports Complex
Directions

University of Akron Fieldhouse
Directions

CSU - Krenzler Field / Dome
Directions

Multiplex Sports Complex
Directions

Notre Dame College
Directions

Tri-C East Campus
Directions


U14 Pre-Academy


FALL - Outdoor

Pre-Season Practice - Full Roster Only

Monday - Friday (8/11-15)
Notre Dame College - Normandy Field
U16/U18  6:00 - 7:30pm  
U14  7:00 - 8:30pm

Monday - Friday (8/18-22)
Cleveland State (All 3 teams)
Wednesday, Friday (8/18, 20, 22) 6:00 - 7:30pm

Tri-C East - All 3 teams (Fitness Day)
Tuesday (8/19) 6:00pm

Nothing scheduled Monday, Thursday



Official Practices - Full and Pre-Academy

August 25 thru  mid-November - All Pinnacle

U18
Tuesday, Wednesday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Thursday  7:00 - 8:30pm
Friday  7:30 - 9:00pm

U16 - includes Pre-Academy
Tuesday, Wednesday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Thursday  7:00 - 8:30pm
Friday  7:30 - 9:00pm

U14  - see below for Pre-Academy
Tuesday, Wednesday  7:30 - 9:00pm
Thursday  7:00 - 8:30pm
Friday  7:30 - 9:00pm

Pre-Academy
No Friday practices before overnight trips
10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 5/17, 6/5

Friday practices prior to home games and day trips
will be Full roster only.


WINTER - Indoor

University of Akron Fieldhouse


Cleveland State Dome


Multiplex - Friday 5:00-7:00pm
3 teams will alternate using 2 fields


U14 Futsal - Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm unless noted



SPRING - Outdoor

Official Practices - Full and Pre-Academy


March 3 (weather permitting)
thru  June 5 - All Pinnacle

U18
Tuesday, Wednesday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Thursday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Friday  7:30 - 9:00pm

U16
Tuesday, Wednesday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Thursday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Friday  7:30 - 9:00pm

U14  - Pre-Academy practice info
Tuesday, Wednesday  7:30 - 9:00pm
Thursday  6:00 - 7:30pm
Friday  7:30 - 9:00pm

Pre-Academy
No Friday practices before overnight trips
Friday practices prior to home games and day trips
will be Full roster only.

Academy Administration

Links

Overall Academy Site

U14 Site & Schedule
U16 Site & Schedule
U18 Site & Schedule


2014-15 season

2013-14 season

2012-13 season

2011-12 season

2010-11 season

2009-10 Season

2008-09 Season

2007-08 Season


Coaches

George Nanchoff
Director of Coaching
216-780-2100 (C)
gnanchoff14@aol.com
George Bio

Kirk Harwat
U18 Head Coach
216-310-2495 (C)
k.harwat@csuohio.edu
Kirk Bio

Mike Marich
U16 Head Coach
216-926-9160 (C)
marich11@hotmail.com
Mike Bio

Oliver Slawson
U14 Head Coach
330-329-9804 (C)
oms2@uakron.edu
Oliver Bio

TBD
Goalkeeper Coach

Carl Nolan
Staff Coach
216-219-0098 (C)
cnolan@ndc.edu
Carl Bio

Kia Zolgharnain
Staff Coach
330-351-9197 (C)
kia@csaimpact.net
Kia Bio


Administration
Mailing Address:
Internationals
5110 Corkwood Dr
North Royalton, Ohio
44133

Force Soccer Shoppe
5409 Pearl Rd, Parma
440-884-3773
Home Page

Rick Minick
440-503-5641 (C)
rickminick@aol.com
9060 Wildwood Dr
North Royalton, OH 44133
Rick Bio
"In a past life he was himself"
"If opportunity knocks and he's not home -
opportunity waits"
"He once parallel parked a train"

Shannon Strachan
216-513-8762 (C)
shannon.strachan@yahoo.com

Manny Economos
216-287-7821
Trainer
mannyeconomos@sbcglobal.net

Noreen Jackson
Team Pictures
noreenjackson@mac.com


Profile Instructions

- Go to the Administration post and click on your team (U14, U16, U18)
- Click your name on the roster.
- Under your picture hit Player Email, note the email address
- Then hit the Player Log-In, use the email listed
- For the first time entering, use “click here” to get a Pin number

The email entered must match the email you saw earlier

- Once you get the Pin, use it at the Player Log-In.
- After Loading is complete, hit MODIFY Player Info
- Update the data, make sure to hit SAVE
- You can then log out

Senior Commitments

Nick Costa
University of Akron (OH)
Division I

Milan Fatschel
University of Rochester (NY)
Division III

Andrew Frank
John Carroll University (OH)
Division III

Stefanos Gazis
Rutgers University (NJ)

Skye Harter
University of Akron (OH)
Division I

Devin Hoffman
Slippery Rock University (PA)
Division II

Franklin Kirui
Valparaiso University (IN)
Division I

Player Designations


Full Roster

The U14/U16/U18 Full Rosters will consist of players who can only participate on their designated Academy team (or an older age group Academy team if needed), with only 1 exception:  National Team duty.   All Academy team players must forego playing for their high school team as they will participate in a 10 month Academy season.  Each player is assured a 25% minimum start requirement so long as they maintain Internationals Academy standards for training and game availability.
 

Development Player (DP)
 
A Development Player is registered with the Academy (uniform required) and can play a maximum of 6 games for his team.  He will participate in all practices but is eligible to play NPL and his high school soccer season.  His status is similar to Pre-Academy except that he is immediately eligible to play in games.

Pre-Academy
 
U16/U18 Pre-Academy players will train with their respective Academy team on a full-time basis - U14 Pre-Academy players will train with the Academy on a 2 day rotating basis.  They MAY be moved up at some point to a Developmental Player (DP) status within the Academy which allows them to participate in Academy games so long as those are limited to a maximum of 6 appearances - there is no minimum.  A Pre-Academy player will also be placed on an NPL team and play against the same clubs as the Full Academy.  They may be asked to participate in leagues other than NPL, tournaments, and State Cup competitions (see below) and, individually, choose to play in such organizations as ODP, ID2, and All Star events.  They may also participate in the high school soccer season and come back to Academy training in November.  If Pre-Academy players choose not to play high school they will train with the Academy for the full 10 month time period.
 

NPL

NPL players are Internationals Soccer Club players who are training at a high training and competition level working toward future advancement to the Academy either through a Full or Pre-Academy.  They may be asked to participate in leagues other than NPL, tournaments, and State Cup competitions and, individually, choose to play in such organizations as ODP, ID2, and All Star events.  They may also participate in the high school soccer season.  The main thrust, however, will be development and training within a team framework so as to better prepare them for the Development Academy program.

For Internationals, the main focus of teams U13 and above is the National Premier League, a unified, league-based national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in its geographic areas.  Created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape based upon US Club Soccer’s fundamental principles, the NPL extends developmental principals espoused by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy into younger age groups and additional clubs, providing a platform for long-term player development.  It has become the gateway for youth soccer players into the Developmental Academy program.
Internationals is a member of the Midwest Developmental League which includes ONLY USSDA clubs within the Mid-America Division of the Central Conference.  Beginning in 2014, competition within the NPL will include:  Michigan Wolves, Vardar, St Louis Scott Gallagher(2), Minnesota Thunder, Chicago Fire, Magic, and Sockers along with the Columbus Crew and Indiana Fire.

The culminating event each year is the NPL Champions Cup, where national championships are awarded. The NPL Champions Cup features qualifiers from every NPL across the country in a true “champions league” competition.  www.nationalpremierleagues.com

With the training and activities listed above, the NPL player comes well-prepared for the next step in their development - the Internationals Development Academy.


Club

They may be asked to participate in leagues other than NPL, tournaments, and State Cup competitions and, individually, choose to play in such organizations as ODP, ID2, and All Star events.  They may also participate in the high school soccer season.

Locally, and through all age groups, Internationals Club players will play in the Alliance Premier Soccer League which recently joined the US Club Soccer’s Premier Leagues platform, a network of leagues in local, statewide and similar geographic regions for competitive clubs and teams.  Based in Northeast Ohio, teams compete in a divisional format as well as in many tournament competitions.  


The Premier Leagues platform builds on the success of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) and the principle that league-based competition is the primary means for long-term player development and growth of the game.  www.clevelandalliancesoccer.com


SUMMARY

Full Roster
Academy Games
Academy training
No outside activities

Pre-Academy
Academy Games (if DP)
Academy training
NPL roster
Outside activities (e.g. high school)

NPL
NPL roster
Tournaments (e.g. State Cup)
Outside Activities

Club
AASL games
Tournaments
Outside activities

U18 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post


Pre-Academy
See Player Designation post


U16 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post



Pre-Academy
See Player Designation post



NPL
See Player Designation post





U14 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post

Jordan Akins
David Beattie
Jacob Coman
Parker Csiszar
Jack Dawson
Noah Elbana
Jack Emanuel
Hayden Haffner
Connor Lee
Tom Marusic
Mateo Medancic
Jared Nash
Jad Oglesby
Josef Paulus
Michael Payne
Jeremy Raymond
Kaden Ruffer
Nick Scott
Jordan Seaman
Jason Shokalook
Andrew Sway
Cam Victor
Jaden Wright


Development Player (DP)
See Player Designation post

None at this time


Pre-Academy
See Player Designation post

Alex Anderson
Dan Anselmi
Michael Banyasz
Anthony Calleri
Owen Dollins
Jacob Gangle
Tristan Hart
David Kolar
Aiden Mendel
Andrew Philibin
Cameron Salco
Tommaso Villa
Nicholas Young


NPL
See Player Designation post

Enea Cominelli
Anthony Cora
Matthew Cornelius
Michael Cosmo
Ryan Craska
Joseph Cusma
Avery Dzurko
Andras Fabian
Mason Kaiser
Jarrad Kerekes
Elek McDonald
Matt Mone
Chase Niskanen
Mason Nickanen
Andrew Ross
Nate Sabin
Gabriel Sharrock
Garrison Smith
Calvin Wiggam


Club
See Player Designation post