January 25, 2019
The Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy Announces International Coaching Staff
The Vogelsinger Soccer Academy prides itself on a most unique coaching staff that blends playing experience on the field with years of training in the Vogelsinger method of teaching. Our staff includes international coaches with numerous national team “caps” to their credit and several who have played on World Cup teams from such countries as Morocco, Uruguay, Italy, and Argentina.
Other coaches are former professional players from England, Denmark, Spain and Brazil. Each year these coaches come together from around the world to join our professional stateside staff bringing their expertise and passion for the game of soccer to our young players.
Our Master Coaches have been trained in the Vogelsinger method for many years. Each one of these coaches has a unique specialty that makes our program the best education in soccer. The areas of focus are on the technical, tactical and dribbling aspects of the game. “The biggest draw of our Academy is our international staff,” says Vogelsinger National Director, Doug Parra. “They want to see and work with our coaches from Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, England, Germany, Argentina, etc. We are truly an international academy. This is part of our tremendous success.”
Doug Parra is our senior staff member with 34 years of experience at the Academy. He is the National Director and Coordinator of the Vogelsinger Academy. Parra oversees the Vogelsinger soccer program and coordinates master coaches and staff with our students. His technical teaching skills are unique and directly inspired by his mentor, the legendary Hubert Vogelsinger.
Mustapha Achab is one of the master coaches for the Academy goalkeeper program. Mustapha is a former Moroccan international goalkeeper with over 400 professional appearances. Graziano Baldanzi (Italy) brings years of professional experience as both a professional player and as a professional goalkeeper coach for teams such as Empoli F.C. and Torino F.C.
Eddie Pedersen (Denmark), Martin Rocca (Uruguay), Daniel Greco (Argentina), Chris Quidley (England) and Fabrizio Benedetti (Italy) are master coaches, working in technical, dribbling and tactics.
The Vogelsinger Soccer Academy sets the standard for excellence in soccer education. Founded by the extraordinary coach and teacher Hubert Vogelsinger in 1965, the Academy offers a unique, dynamic soccer environment in which players master the mental, physical and technical skills of the game. When students master the mental skill of visualization, they ultimately generate a self-taught model for perfecting each technical skill. The international professional staff guides each player to acquire the technical mastery and mental focus that equal success in the game of soccer.
About Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
The Vogelsinger Soccer Academy enters its 54th summer operating outstanding soccer training for young players aged 8-18. Located at four locations across the United States, the soccer schools take place on college and prep school campuses where students are housed in the dorms and play on the outstanding facilities these schools have to offer. One, two, and three week programs are offered.
US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of NIKE Sports Camps. The company was started in 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
Players, Coaches, Parents and others interested in Vogelsinger Soccer Academy can visit www.VogelsingerSoccer.com or call 1-888-780-CAMP.