AUSTIN ETA PROGRAM

CLUB LEVEL - ETA PROGRAM

Club Director/Girls Program Director

College Coordinator

JD Cochran

jdcochran@stingsoccer.com

832-721-6509

ACADEMY LEVEL - ETA PROGRAM

Summer I.D. & Development Camp

Fall 12-Week Program (CLUB)

Fall 8-Week Program (ACADEMY)

Winter I.D & Development Camp

JULY/AUG

SEPT-DEC

JANUARY

2020-21 Academy ETA Information:

Spring 12-Week Program (CLUB)

Spring 8-Week Program (ACADEMY)

FEB-MAY

Birth Years: 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011

OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PLAYERS BOYS & GIRLS

*DO NOT HAVE TO BE A STING SOCCER CLUB PLAYER*

 

Sting Soccer Club proudly presents the Trophy Club “Emerging Talent Academy” (ETA). Sting’s Emerging Talent Academy is an exclusive program that serves to provide Sting Soccer Club Academy players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas – most notably technique.

 

Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension to the Sting Soccer Club curriculum. Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise to succeed at the highest levels of play. The 2020-21 Cycle will serve players born in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

ALL Academy Players are eligible to sign up: No Invitation needed!

Technique is the foundation of all elite level players and subsequently is the primary focus throughout the 4-phase curriculum. Phase 1 is the 2020 Summer Camp scheduled for August 3rd-7th. Phase 2, an 8-session curriculum from September to December 2020. Phase 3 is the 2021 Winter Camp to be held in January 2021. Phase 4, an 8-week curriculum from February to May 2021. 

The ETA is an elite environment that strives to prepare players for the demands of select soccer. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and an adherence to a strict code of conduct absolutely necessary. Parents are exempt from observing from close proximity during field sessions. Failure to comply will result in immediate exclusion from the program. 

Frequently Asked Questions – Academy ETA:

What is the Academy Emerging Talent Academy (ETA)?
 

The Emerging Talent Academy for U5 - U10 age groups is a supplemental training program to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. All academy aged (U5-U10) players are invited to sign up - It is open to all! Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension of the Sting Soccer Club curriculum. The program is inclusive of 8 on-field training sessions at a cost of $200.

 

Who is it for?

All academy aged (U5-U10) players (boys and girls) are invited to sign up - It is open to all! No invitation is necessary.

 

What does the program focus on / include?

 

Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise necessary for a successful transition into the higher levels of play. Repetition and teaching are highly weighted in favor of technical /tactical development. Our highly trained staff work to promote excellence with techniques such as shooting, individual ball mastery, dribbling, running with the ball, turning and 1v1 attack/defense and their application in game conditions.

 

Who will coach my player?

The program will be staffed from session to session by a variety on Sting Soccer Club coaching staff. Typically, we have lead staff and a rotation of other staff members. To name a few…

  • Brad Matheny: Sting-Austin Academy Director

  • JD Cochran: Sting-Austin Club Director

  • Daryoush Yazdani: Sting-Austin Boys Director

  • Beau Brown: ECNL Director

  • And many more...

What are the benefits of being involved?

Aside from the obvious benefits such as improvements in playing ability through expert teaching and added repetition, other benefits include:

- Player Identification: Coaching staff are able to better engage in player identification for potential selection to Select Soccer and Elite Team Programs / Pathways in future years

- Club Culture: Players are able to engage with various staff members and players from other teams within the Sting organization. An opportunity for players to take advantage of a vast knowledge and experience amongst the training staff. Whilst also, engaging with other players who may in the long term become a teammate and friend!

- Club Philosophy: Players are further taught foundational techniques, terminology and principles of play that align with the club’s vision and philosophy. Transition to the higher levels of play within the organization becomes much more ‘fluid’ - further enhancing the ability for success / impact.

- Accelerated Individual Development: ETA has zero focus on team preparation for weekend games or team tactics. The program focuses only on individual technical development through maximum meaningful repetition throughout each and every session.

What is the Austin Academy Emerging Talent Academy (ETA) Schedule?

  • Summer Camp (5-Day Camp in Summer July / Aug) - $175

  • Fall Program (8 Session Program Sept - Dec) $200

  • Winter Camp (3-Day Camp in January) - $100

  • Spring Program (8 Session Program Feb - May) - $200

  • Repeat

2020-21 Club ETA Information:

Birth Years: 2007,2008,2009,2010

Phase 1 (Summer Camp) and Phase 3 (Winter Camp) Open to All

Phase 2 (Fall 12-Sessions) and Phase 4 (Spring 12-Sessions) Invitation Only

 

Sting Soccer Club proudly presents the “Emerging Talent Academy” (ETA). Sting’s Emerging Talent Academy is an exclusive program that serves to provide the club’s most elite and committed players (U11-U14) with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension to the Sting Soccer Club curriculum. Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise to succeed at the highest levels of play. The 2020-21 Cycle will serve players born in 2007,2008,2009 and 2010

The ETA for ‘select’ age players runs in four ‘phases’ across a calendar year. Phase 1 is the 2020 Summer Camp scheduled for Aug 3rd-7th. Phase 2, a 12-session curriculum from September to December 2020. Phase 3 is the 2021 Winter Camp to be held in Jan 2021. Phase 4, a 12-week curriculum from Feb to May 2021. Our goal is to provide a progressive curriculum to facilitate ‘easy learning.’  Periodically, alternative activities may be provided such as classroom sessions, gym sessions or visits to live soccer games locally. Utilization of research in sports psychology, nutrition, fitness & physical enhancement, sports science and match analysis will drive development in a holistic fashion to better prepare players for the demands of the game at the highest levels of play.

Performance, attendance and application will be continually reviewed in order to maintain the highest caliber of environment possible. The Dallas ETA operates on an invitation only policy. Invited players will receive an invitation packet via email. Invitations will go out prior to the program commencing or during the program with evaluation on going. The ETA director is responsible for all program oversight and management. Players are consistently evaluated throughout the year.

Do not attempt to register without an invitation!

Frequently Asked Questions – Club ETA:

What is the Club Emerging Talent Academy (ETA)?
 

The Emerging Talent Academy for U11 - U14 age groups is an exclusive program that serves to provide the club’s most elite and committed players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Players are welcomed into the program on an Invitation-only basis in Phase 2 and Phase 4 based on the criteria outlined below. Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension of the Sting Soccer Club curriculum. Sessions are predominately held at Sting’s Dallas Division complex in Richardson (pending weather / availability.) See the detailed schedule outlined above for current cycle information, changes and / or cancellations.

 

Who is it for?

Club aged (U11-U14) players;

-       Summer Camp – Open to All

-       Fall 12-Session Program – Invitation Only

-       Winter Camp – Open to All

-       Spring 12-Session Program – Invitation Only

 

Selection Criteria

Players are invited into the program in Phases 2 and 4 via the following pathways:

·       ETA ID Camp Attendance & Performance: Staff will evaluate player performance at camps (Summer & Winter) prior to Fall and Spring "phases"

·       Coach Recommendation: Your team coach submits a recommendation to the club for selection based on outstanding commitment, attitude and performance

·       Director Identification: Sting’s Director staff have identified you based on performance at a game / training session

·       Player must be a Sting Soccer Club registered player to participate

·       Player must maintain an 80% minimum attendance to all team and club related activities

 

What does the program focus on / include?

Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise necessary for a successful transition into the higher levels of play. Repetition and teaching are highly weighted in favor of technical /tactical development. Our highly trained staff work to promote an advanced level of excellence with individual ball mastery, dribbling, running with the ball, turning, shooting, 1v1 attack/defense - coupled with small group tactical concepts and principles.

Who will coach my player?

 

The program will be staffed from session to session by a variety on Sting Soccer Club coaching staff. To name a few!...

- Brad Matheny: Sting-Austin Academy Director

- JD Cochran: Sting-Austin Club Director

- Daryoush Yazdani: Sting-Austin Boys Director

- Beau Brown: ECNL Director

- And many more...

What are the benefits of being involved?

Aside from the obvious benefits such as improvements in playing ability through expert teaching and added repetition, other benefits include:

- Player Identification: Coaching staff are able to better engage in player identification for potential selection to Elite Teams

- Club Culture: Players are able to engage with various staff members and players from other teams within the Sting organization. An opportunity for players to take advantage of a vast knowledge and experience amongst the training staff. Whilst also, engaging with other players who may in the long term become a teammate and friend!

- Club Philosophy: Players are further taught foundational techniques, terminology and principles of play that align with the club’s vision and philosophy. Transition to the higher levels of play (such as ECNL) within the organization becomes much more ‘fluid’ - further enhancing the ability for success / impact.

- Accelerated Individual Development: ETA has zero focus on team preparation for weekend games or team tactics. The program focuses only on individual technical development through maximum meaningful repetition and feedback throughout each and every session. We also hope that the players are inspired and presented with more ideas to practice these skills at home.

What is the Austin Club Emerging Talent Academy (ETA) Schedule and costs?

·       Summer Camp (5-Day Camp in Summer July / Aug) - $175

·       Fall Program (12 Session Program Sept - Dec) - $300

·       Winter Camp (3-Day Camp in January) - $100

·       Spring Program (12 Session Program Feb - May) - $300

·       Repeat

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