Knoxville Soccer Academy
“The city of Knoxville is crying out for a soccer center devoted to producing highlevel players who have ambitions to play beyond their high school years”.
The Knoxville Soccer Academy will focus on producing players who have the ability to perform consistently at all levels of the game by establishing a proven curriculum that has been tested in the highest levels of English soccer. The curriculum was developed further when the core ingredients were put in place when our Academy Director, Derek Broadley, introduced a National Academy during his time as the Bermudian Technical Director. The focus of this Academy will be to develop player’s in a year-round program based on a European model, something that has recently been implemented at the US Soccer level. This program will support players to reach their maximum potential and to equip them to perform in all aspects of the modern game. The high school season will of course be recognized and included in the players overall holistic development program year, with support areas of diet and nutrition, sports massage, personal soccer specific movement education, speed, agility and coordination education, running along side the obvious soccer specific areas of technical development but this program will also over support in areas such as social and psychological development for each individual.
I established Johnny Long’s Training Academy with a simple mission; equip athletes both physically and mentally, with the ability to compete at the highest level. Our superior sport training environment, qualified coaches and programs work together hand in hand with athletes to help them reach their goals combining character and integrity at all levels. Johnny Long’s Training Academy is excited to help establish the Knoxville Soccer Academy. Coach Broadley’s history of soccer player development on the international level with youth and professionals is very impressive. Players will benefit from his knowledge of the game, hands on approach and his ability to communicate to the players. He will continue to carry our simple mission to the soccer community. -Johnny Long
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