(Feb. 25, 2020) The Pateadores Development Academy is very excited to announce that our PATEADORES ACADEMY Zone 1 teams will be based out of Irvine’s Orange County Great Park.
The Zone 1 Academy will consist of 24-28 players at the U11 and U12 age groups who will participate in designated age group sessions. The Development Academy staff will be coordinating their efforts with Irvine Chapter coaches Scott Hamilton, Matt Hanson and Marc Gomez to bring the best players in the County to one location. The U11 and U12 teams will compete in “SCDSL” and “NPL West”. Zone 1 will also include the U8 through U10 age groups comprised of smaller player pools competing in “SCDSL flight 1.”
All Zone 1 age groups and Coaches will work in collaboration with Pateadores Development Academy technical staff to provide an educational environment in pursuit of our mission:
Our mission is to create an environment for our players to train and play in games with the appropriate level of resistance. To provide flexibility in roster management allowing our players optimal training opportunities and game minutes. Our Zone 1 player is on the pathway to the Academy but needs opportunities outside the DA to compete in environments that are in the best interest of the individual’s development.
Pateadores Academy Director Teddy Chronopoulos says, “having the appropriate training environment, along with the right teachers plays a vital role in a child’s development. This is a great way to streamline our Academy’s curriculum, coaches education and player pathway. We are looking forward to progressing our Academy into the future.”
Ben Forey, Irvine Director, added, “I believe bringing the academy zone 1 program to Irvine Great Park and working closely with the academy staff will attract the top players that Pateadores are looking for to progress into the DA program. ”