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ACADEMY

This will be the highest level of play in the club. At this level, competition is the catalyst for player development. This level is designed with two objectives in mind: A. Teach the players how to be effective in competition and B. Age appropriate, increased exposure to higher playing opportunities such as PDP, ID camps, College I.D. camps as well as training opportunities with D 1-3 and NAIA college coaches. While teams at this level will compete in the SoCal Soccer League, other competitive avenues, such as the Pre-NPLNational Premier League will also be available to the player.

Teams at this level will train three times per week in the Summer months while tapering off to twice per week once the player returns to school. In addition, there will be weekend activities such as tournaments, friendly games, special training opportunities as well as Friday night clinics. As part of the player’s experience, attendance at the Summer Tactical Camp is mandatory. Tournament play will extend beyond Southern California to attain maximum exposure to the players to college as well as high-level competition, that will best showcase the player’s ability and exposure.

Contact our Director of Coaching for Academy team tryouts.

Victor Melendez – victorm.melendez@crusaderssoccer.org 

BOYS ACADEMY TEAMS

TEAM LEVEL LEAGUE AFFILIATION COACH EMAIL
Boys 2017 Academy
TBD
Socal
Pedro Meneses
Boys 2016 Academy
TBD
Socal
Nick Ascolese
Boys 2015 Academy
TBD
Socal
Mark Dirkes
Boys 2014 Academy
Flight 2
Socal
Evan Betancourt
Boys 2013 Academy
Flight 2
Socal
Victor Garcia
Boys 2012 Academy
TBD
Socal
Evan Betancourt
Boys 2010 Academy
Flight 1
Socal
Victor Garcia
Boys 2009 Academy
TBD
Socal
Seth Tunick
Boys 2008 Academy
TBD
Socal
Justin Robinett
Boys 2007 Academy
TBD
Socal
Erick Melendez

GIRLS ACADEMY TEAMS

TEAM LEVEL LEAGUE AFFILIATION COACH EMAIL
Girls 2017 Academy
TBD
Socal
Pedro Meneses
Girls 2015 Academy
TBD
Socal
Jackie Erdkamp
Girls 2014 Academy
Flight 1
Socal
Jesus De Santiago
Girls 2012 Academy
TBD
Socal
Andy Ortega
Girls 2011 Academy
TBD
Socal
Mark Dirkes
Girls 2008 Academy
TBD
Socal
Justin Robinett
Girls 2007 Academy
TBD
Socal
Jesus De Santiago

If your player was selected for a competitive Academy team please register by clicking at the button below. 

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