Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC (based in Falls Church, Virginia) is an official soccer academy with the professional European soccer team Olympiacos FC. Players adhere to training curriculum and standards set by Olympiacos FC. The club has academies across the world including three locations in the US (Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles) as well as locations in London, England, Athens, Greece, Cyprus, and Australia. Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC (Olympiacos DC) serves the Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas.
Olympiacos coaches DO NOT SCREAM – they educate! Our soccer education comes in many forms depending on the age and the level of players. In general, all players get hours of video analysis. The video analysis includes our game and training session footage as well as tactical analysis of the best teams in the world. Olympiacos players receive written evaluations that may be discussed with the coaches if needed. The players get homework that includes analysis of the game footage (their own games and professional games). By answering the difficult tactical questions, players develop a thorough understanding of the game over a 4-5 year time span. Developing the game IQ is not one session or even one-year goal – it is a diligent process that we implement consistently across all age groups. We believe that anybody can learn how to run, dribble, shoot etc., and many of the US-based clubs and academies produce great runners, dribblers, and shooters. However, very few produce complete players. We strongly believe that our coaching philosophy serves as the greatest differentiator between Olympiacos and other soccer organizations.
RED & WHITE FAMILY
Our family-oriented (Red & White Family) approach and emphasis on social responsibility separate us from other clubs. Parents and players gather for family events (pool & pizza parties, parents night out and attend pro and college soccer games etc.) fostering camaraderie both on and off the field. Players participate in various community service projects (hospital visits, field clean-ups, food drives, homeless shelter visits etc.) to show our support in the community.
Harry Karageorge – President and Founder
Garrett Rambler – Director of Operations
Greg Gurshman – Director of Club Development, Virginia Region (and DC)
Pete Koutromanos – Director of Club Development, Maryland Region
Despina Panagoulias – Director of Public Relations
Eleni Karageorge – Director of Social Media
Alexandra Panagiotakopoulou – Marketing Manager
Mike Papagiannopoulos – Head Trainer
Tom Kashynski – Official Team Photographer