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Latest News - 7/11/2014

Player Designations post has been modified to reflect new status.
U18 Roster posted
U16 Roster posted
U14 Roster posted

Coaches have been announced for the 2014-15 season:
U18 - Kirk Harwat
U16 - Mike Marich
U14 - Oliver Slawson

For further information go to Academy Administration

Organizational Meeting for the Internationals Academy 2014-15 season will be held July 20, 6:00pm, at Pinnacle for those who have been chosen for the U14, U16, U18 rosters.  We are also inviting Internationals Club managers from the U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14 teams for orientation into the Academy program.

Tryouts 2014-15 Season

United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA)

Internationals Academy 2014-15 Tryouts

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All information below and subsequent updates will be placed on the Internationals Academy blog:   www.interinfoacademy.blogspot.com     Please pass this information on to anyone you feel could benefit from a US Soccer Academy program. I have listed links below discussing the US Soccer Development Academy program along with FAQs.  I hope you find it informative. 

U16 and U18 Academy Tryouts:
Tryouts for the Internationals Academy 2014-15 U16 and U18 teams will be held at Pinnacle Sports Complex on three nights:  Sunday, June 29, Monday, June 30 from 6:00 - 8:00pm and Tuesday, July 1 from 7:30 - 9:00pm. 

U14 Academy Tryouts:
The 2014-15 U14Academy tryouts will be held Tuesday, June 17, Wednesday, June 18 from 6:00 - 7:30pm and Thursday, June 19 from 7:00 - 8:30pm also at Pinnacle.   

All players trying out should attend each session.  Team designations, as in previous years, are based on birth year:  U18: 1996-97, U16: 1998-99, U14: 2000-01.   

Registration Materials (do not staple, please paper clip)
If you are new to the Internationals Academy program please bring the following to the tryout:
1)     Recent color picture (w/name on back)
2)     Birth Certificate copy
3)     Medical Insurance Card copy
4)     Academy Tryout form (attached)
If you are a current player with Internationals but new to the Academy please bring the following:
3)     Medical Insurance Card copy
4)   Academy Tryout Form (attached)

If you were an Internationals Academy player from the 2013-14 season just bring yourself.

About the U.S. Soccer Development Program 

10-Month Season
Previously, U.S. Soccer asked that all Development Academy clubs make the move to a 10-month season to ensure their players are building skills and fitness while establishing continuity in their training.  This policy will continue for 2014-15 and beyond.  Essentially, all clubs will start their pre-season in September and finish with a Playoff/Showcase event in June, hence the 10-month season.  To that end, we want to give each of you enough information concerning this change to make an honest and forthright decision concerning your son’s soccer future as the high school soccer season will no longer be an option should you make the Academy roster.  I have attached a document from US Soccer (Embracing the Challenge) which discusses the move along with a link to a video.  Please, if you have any questions concerning the 10-Month Season do not hesitate to call us prior to the tryout.
Addition of the U14 age group -
For the second year, Internationals SC Academy will host an Academy U13/U14 team. The U.S. Soccer Development Academy, in its continual effort to progress and enhance player development, announced in August 2012 the launch of an U14 division starting in the Fall of 2013. This younger age group expanded the Academy philosophy of more training, less overall games and more meaningful matches to additional players across the United States.  The U14 division consists of current Academy clubs and a limited amount of clubs from outside the current Academy structure.
Roster reduction -
Game rosters were lowered last season from 18 to 16 while allowing only 5 substitutions per game.  This is a continuation of the Development Academy’s move towards the world model.  
Mid-America Division / Central Conference -
ISC Academy plays 30 games (15 home / 15 away) in the Mid-America Division which consists of:

Chicago Area:    Sockers FC, Chicago Fire, Chicago Magic, FC Wisconsin
Michigan Area:  Wolves, Vardar
St.Louis Area:  Scott Gallagher Metro, Scott Gallagher Missouri
Minneapolis Area:  Minnesota Thunder, Shattuck-St.Marys Soccer Academy
Ohio/Indiana Area:  Columbus Crew, Indiana Fire 
Except for showcases all 30 games will be played within the division and spread over the full 10 month season.   All teams, except for the 2 from Minnesota, will also compete in the U14 age bracket.  Competition still doesn’t get any better than this !

Showcases -
College coaches regularly visit regular season Academy games and there are US Soccer scouts evaluating clubs, players, and referees throughout the season.  There are 2 main showcase events.  The Winter Showcase is a three game/four day event played at the beginning of December traditionally held in Sarasota, FL.  The annual Summer Playoffs/Showcase will be held in Indianapolis this June using the same 3game/4 day format.  Teams that make it through the initial playoff phase move on to the Academy Finals, this July in Carson, CA. 

Please call us with any Questions
George Nanchoff
Rick Minick


USSDA Overview

USSSDA Player/Parent Resource Center

Frequently Asked Questions about the USSDA

Internationals Academy Blog

Internationals U14 site

Internationals U16 site

Internationals U18 site

 US Soccer site

Internationals Soccer club site

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No makeup dates are set as of this time.  Be aware, however, that players will be asked for their commitment by submitting a deposit after the tryout.  We will inform you of the deadline and amount when it is determined.


Trip Itineraries

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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)

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

University of Akron Fieldhouse

CSU - Krenzler Field

Multiplex Sports Complex

Notre Dame College

FALL - Outdoor
November outdoor practices are weather permitting

Official Practices

FALL - Outdoor

WINTER - Indoor



Academy Administration


Overall Academy Site

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

2013-14 season

2012-13 season

2011-12 season

2010-11 season

2009-10 Season

2008-09 Season

2007-08 Season


George Nanchoff
Director of Coaching
216-780-2100 (C)
George Bio

Kirk Harwat
U18 Head Coach
216-310-2495 (C)
Kirk Bio

Mike Marich
U16 Head Coach
216-926-9160 (C)
Mike Bio

Oliver Slawson
U14 Head Coach
330-329-9804 (C)
Oliver Bio

Amir Kettani
Goalkeeper Coach
440-796-9297 (C)
Amir Bio

Carl Nolan
Staff Coach
216-219-0098 (C)
Carl Bio

Mailing Address:
5110 Corkwood Dr
North Royalton, Ohio

Force Soccer Shoppe
5409 Pearl Rd, Parma
Home Page

Rick Minick
440-503-5641 (C)
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)

Manny Economos

Noreen Jackson
Team Pictures

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

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.


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 3 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 7 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 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, FC Wisconsin, 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.


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


Full Roster
Academy Games
Academy training
No outside activities

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

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

AASL games
Outside activities

U18 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post

Josh Buchek
Cole Clausen
Mason Cottrill
Milan Fatschel
Andrew Frank
Stefanos Gazis
Jacob Gratzer
Michah Griffin
Devin Hoffman
Charlie Howe
Trenton Letz
Connor Lynch
Adrian Medina
John Nelson
Tom Roseberry
Ken Varady

See Player Designation post


See Player Designation post

Bryce Alexander - NPL18
Jo Ozaki - NPL18

U16 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post

Zach Brown
Jackson Crawford
Cannon Dees
Keegan Farver
Brennan Foran
Ryan Jackson
Ali Khatoun
Kyle Klimo
Harris Knowles
Sammy Kraguljac
Nate Malinowski
Nick Malinowski
Simon Manning
Alex Mapp
Justin Mason
Corban McAvinew
Ian Otter
Joe Schmidt
Zach Senft
Daniel Strachan
Brent Tucke
Ryan Tucker
AJ VanVoorhis
Zac Whipkey
Kyle Winquist

See Player Designation post

Max Hess
Nick McCausland

See Player Designation post

Kyle Dombroski - NPL16
Devin Leitner - NPL16
Zoltan Namenyi - NPL16
Antonio Porras - NPL16
Trey Richards - NPl16
Elliot Rose - NPL16
Andrew Roth - NPL16
Seton Tletski - NPL15

U14 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post

Colin Biros
Keagan Brown
Zach Bruni
Henry Curtis
Riley Damm
Will Jackson
Rees Jones
Sebastian Kreiss
Max Mendels
George Nageeb
Shane O'Neill
Andrew Roseberry
Nick Surowicz
John Tascar
Sam Tojaga
Ryan Winquist
Jaden Wright

See Player Designation post

Jordan Akins
Nik Allison
Colson Brown
David Chirumbole
Josh Colvis
Jacob Coman
Noah Elbana
Tristan Hart
Corey Hunt
Andrew Jacobson
Shriram Kavaturu
Russell Klein
Connor Lee
Jonah Maas
Griffin Meyer
Andrew Miranda
Joe Monastra
Noah Nauman
Jad Oglesby
Michael Payne
Andrew Philibin
Kaden Ruffer
Cameron Salco
Nick Scott
Jordan Seaman
Jason Shokalook
Logan Spath
Brendan Swann
Andrew Sway
Roger Tascar
Pedro Tula
Steven Yang

See Player Designation post

Ethan Adams - NPL14
Alex Anderson - NPL13
Parker DiSalvo - NPL14
Joe Schmidt - NPL14
Julian Surckla - NPL14
Alex Tysa - NPL13
Calvin Wiggam - NPL13

See Player Designation post

Chase Niskanen
Enrique Pardo
Ryan Smith
Colin Thornton
Tommaso Villa