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Pinnacle Sports, 313 Medina Road, Medina, OH

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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)

U14 Central Region Event
October 24-25, Grand Park, Westfield, IN

U16/U18 Winter Showcase
Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch, FL
U18 game dates - December 3, 4, 6
U16 game dates - December 4, 5, 7

U14 Futsal Event - TBD
U14 Summer Showcase - TBD
U16/U18 Playoffs/Summer Showcase - TBD

Columbus Itinerary 9/26

Player Cost - TBD
Only U18/U16 on bus.  U14 make own arrangements 

U18 Roster

U16 Roster

U14 Roster

Saturday, September 26

6:45am  Load
Pinnacle Sports Complex
313 Medina Rd
Medina, OH

7:15am  Depart for Columbus

9:15am  U16/U18 Arrive
Crew Training Facility
4153 Alum Creek Rd
Obetz, OH

10:00am  U16 Lunch
Subway - Player$
4424 Alum Creek Rd
Obetz, OH

10:30pm  U18 Game vs Crew

12:30pm  U18 Lunch
Subway - Player$

1:00pm  U16 Game vs Crew

1:30pm  U14 Arrive
Crew Training Facility

3:00pm  U14 Game vs Crew

3:15pm  U16/U18 Depart Field

5:15pm  U16/U18 Arrive
Pinnacle Sports Complex

Minneapolis Itinerary  10/2 - 4

Springhill Suites
5901 Wayzata Blvd
St Louis Park, Minn
Friday night 10/2 - Sunday 10/4
Rick Minick will handle all hotel arrangements

Buchek, Crawford, Farver
Grazter, Jandric, Khatoun
Malinowski, Manning, Mapp
Otter, Pearson, Schmidt,
Senft, Umeda, VanVoorhis
Whipkey, Winquist

K Brown, Z Brown, Foran
Hollett, Jackson, Jones
Kreiss, Malinowski, McAvinew
Medancic, O'Neill, Raymond
Roseberry, Strachan, Surowicz
Tojaga, Wiksell

Airline - Eastside Travel Group
Friday, October 2
Flight - Southwest
Leave Cleveland 4:30pm
Stopover Chicago (no plane change)
Arrive Minneapolis 6:40pm

Sunday, October 4
Flight - Southwest
Leave Minneapolis 7:10
Arrive Chicago (Midway) 8:45pm
Leave Chicago (Midway) 10:05pm
Arrive Cleveland 12:15am

Eastside Travel - Seats Reserved
Nanchoff (3)
Gratzer (2)

Cost is $372 per person includes taxes/fees
Need $50 deposit by 8/6, full amount by 8/17
Eastside Travel will handle all airline arrangements
Contact Tony Mello @401-724-3111 x206

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)

Transportation (From/To Airport, Games, Meals)

From Airport to Hotel - Friday

To Games, Meals

To Airport on Sunday

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

Panera/Olive Garden Pickup

 Friday, October 16
Saturday, October 17

Sunday, October 18

U14 Central Region Event 10/24 - 25

Marriott Courtyard - Carmel
10290 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN  46290
Friday, 10/23- Sunday, 10/25
(6) King rooms $124, (9) 2 queens $134
Shannon Strachan will handle all hotel arrangements


Team Hotel Reservations
Coach - King

Grand Park Sports Campus
711 191st St
Westfield, IN

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25

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  12/2-7

U18:  Wednesday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 6
U16:  Thursday, Dec 3 - Monday, Dec 7

Holiday Inn Express - Bradenton West
4450 47th Street West
Sarasota, FL 34210
25 Rooms, 2 doubles, $129.00
Rick Minick will handle all arrangements



Premier Sports Complex
Located on Rt 70/53rd Ave east of I-75 (x217)
at Greenbrook Blvd, across from Post Office
All Grass fields

Dec 3
Dec 4
Dec 6

Dec 4
Dec 5
Dec 7

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

University of Akron Fieldhouse

CSU - Krenzler Field / Dome

Multiplex Sports Complex

Notre Dame College

Tri-C East Campus

FALL - Outdoor

Pre-Season Practice - Full Roster Only

Monday - Thursday (8/10-13)
Notre Dame College - Normandy Field
U16/U18  6:00 - 7:30pm  
U14  7:15 - 8:45pm

Tuesday - Thursday (8/18-20)
Pinnacle Sports Complex
U18/U16/U14  4:30 - 6:00pm

Official Practices - Full, DP and Pre-Academy

August 25 thru  mid-November - All Pinnacle

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

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

No Friday practices before overnight trips
10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 4/15

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




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

Pre-Academy Practice

U18/U16 Pre-Academy
Players will choose one day a week (not including Friday) in which
to workout with the Full Academy/DP roster.

U14 Pre-Academy
U14 Pre-Academy players will be divided into 3 groups, each
practicing with the U14 Full roster players at the scheduled
time.  These groups will be scheduled separately and serially
throughout the posted U14 practice schedule.

There will be no practices scheduled on Fridays.

Group A

Group B

Group C


Schedule - Week of
8/25:    Tue - A, Wed - B, Thu - C
9/1:      Tue - B, Wed - C, Thu - A
9/8:      Tue - C, Wed - A, Thu - B
9/15:    Tue - A, Wed - B, Thu - C
9/22:    Tue - B, Wed - C, Thu - A
9/29:    Tue - C, Wed - A, Thu - B
10/6:    Tue - A, Wed - B, Thu - C
10/13:  Tue - B, Wed - C, Thu - A
10/20:  Tue - C, Wed - A, Thu - B
10/27:  Tue - A, Wed - B, Thu - C
11/3:    Tue - B, Wed - C, Thu - A
11/10:  Tue - C, Wed - A, Thu - B
11/17:  Tue - A, Wed - B, Thu - C



CSU Dome



Academy Administration


Overall Academy Site

U14 Schedule
U16 Schedule
U18 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


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

Mike Marich
U18 Head Coach
216-926-9160 (C)
Mike Bio

Kia Zolgharnain
U16 Co-Head Coach
330-351-9197 (C)
Kia Bio

Everett Palache
U16 Co-Head Coach
Everett Bio

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

Ger Coppinger
Goalkeeper Coach
Ger Bio

Kirk Harwat
Staff Coach
216-310-2495 (C)
Kirk 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.

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 and there is more training available.

All Pre-Academy players will train with their respective Academy team once a week. U14 players will be split into 3 rotating groups while U16/U18 Pre-As can choose the day they train with the Full rosters.  They also 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 their training with the Academy will encompass the entire 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, 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

Development Player (DP)
Academy Games (6 game maximum)
Academy Training
NPL roster
Outside activities (e.g. High School)

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  2
Jackson Crawford  3
Keegan Farver  4
Jacob Gratzer  5
Vlad Jandric  6
Ali Khatoun  7
Nick Malinowski  8
Simon Manning  0
Alex Mapp  9
John Nelson  10
Ian Otter  11
Andrew Pearson  17
Joe Schmidt  12
Zach Senft  13
Kotaro Umeda  14
AJ VanVoorhis  15
Zac Whipkey  16
Kyle Winquist  1

Development Player (DP)
See Player Designation post

Remik Niewiarowski  42
Tom Roseberry  43

See Player Designation post

Zoltan Nemenyi

See Player Designation post

Bo Lee
Yallam Rai

U16 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post

Keagan Brown  22
Zach Brown  23
Brennan Foran  26
Conner Hollett  27
Will Jackson  28
Rees Jones  29
Sebastian Kreiss  30
Nate Malinowski  31
Corban McAvinew  32
Albert Medancic  33
George Nageeb  34
Shane O'Neill  35
Jeremy Raymond  0
Andrew Roseberry  36
Daniel Strachan  37
Nick Surowicz  38
Sam Tojaga  39
Szabi Wiksell  40

Development Player (DP)
See Player Designation post

Zach Bruni  24
Riley Damm  49
Parker DiSalvo  50
Sam Kraguljac  44
Max Mendels  45
Mark Shafer  46
Seton Tletski  47
Ryan Winquist  41
Steven Yang  48

See Player Designation post

Jonah Maas
Nick McCausland

See Player Designation post

Zachary Kumar

U14 Roster

Full Roster
See Player Designation post

Jordan Akins  2
Jacob Coman  3
Parker Csiszar  4
Jack Dawson  5
Noah Elbana  6
Hayden Haffner  7
Connor Lee  8
Tom Marusic  9
Mateo Medancic  10
Jared Nash  11
Jad Oglesby  12
Josef Paulus  13
Michael Payne  14
Kaden Ruffer  15
Nick Scott  16
Jordan Seaman  17
Jason Shokalook  18
Andrew Sway  0
Cam Victor  1
Jaden Wright  19

Development Player (DP)
See Player Designation post

Tristan Hart  20

See Player Designation post

Alex Anderson
Dan Anselmi
Michael Banyasz
Anthony Calleri
Enea Cominelli
Owen Dollins
Jacob Gangle
David Kolar
Aiden Mendel
Andrew Philibin
Tommaso Villa
Nicholas Young

See Player Designation post

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