CLUB

At Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC (ONE FAMILY) we develop highly skilled players through proven training curriculum addressing the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of soccer. Players learn to play as a team (ONE ACADEMY) by working both on and off the field to develop their soccer IQ and skills. We are passionate (ONE PASSION) about teaching “proper” soccer and helping players achieve the highest playing level possible (ONE DREAM).

Our 5 COLUMN PROCESS: ACADEMICS - MENTAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL STRENGTH - TECHNICAL & TACTICAL - PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - TEAM separates us from other clubs.

ACADEMICS: Olympiacos players are taught to understand the game properly through on-field training, classroom sessions and video analysis of game and practice sessions. Players develop their soccer IQ, understanding their individual positions as well as their role within the structure of the game. We teach our players "know” and "feel" the game of soccer and react instinctively instead of "thinking".

MENTAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL STRENGTH: We focus on developing confidence within our individual players and the team dynamic. The confidence Olympiacos players gain prepare them to perform to their full potential and garner trust in their abilities. Our goal is to help our players develop tools needed to address obstacles/challenges they 
face both on and off the field.

TECHNICAL & TACTICAL: Players are taught an array of individual and team offensive and defensive skills (first touch-proper ball control, passing and receiving, dribbling, moving without the ball, 
1v1 defense, etc...). Olympiacos players understand their individual roles, awareness on the field and have the ability to make good decisions.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: We strive to develop injury-free, physically fit players. We develop Olympiacos players in four phases; Phase 1: Core, Balance, and Stability - Phase 2: Reaction, and Agility - Phase 3: Explosive Movement, and Speed. Phase 4: Stamina 

TEAM:
Olympiacos players learn to play as a team using an opportunistic possession-based model focusing on tactical play. We emphasize playing as a collective unit, "no one player is better than the team". Olympiacos players "work hard" and "play smart".
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 OLYMPIACOS DC ACADEMY

Olympiacos DC Academy is an elite level for our selected players. Players have great knowledge of tactics, formations, and proper communication. Academy players are taught how to apply pressure as a unit on defense and offense. They are also taught how to move the ball in a tactical motion based on a task. We push our players to “know” tactics and formations rather than “think.” Our Academy players always work hard at practice and their efforts transfer over to games. Video analysis, homework, evaluations and fitness tests provide for an academically sound foundation developing our players into mature college or pro athletes. At the academy level, we expect our players to play with fewer instructions from the coaching staff during games and to be able to follow the game plan set by the coach.  
  • 05 Boys
  • 18-20 players per team
  • 12-month program
  • Training 3-4 days per week (250+ hours per year vs 140 with other travel clubs)
  • 45-50 games per year
  • League Play
    • Fall & Spring
  • 8 Tournaments
    • 4 Fall & 4 Spring
  • Player Assessments
    • 5 Fall & 5 Spring
  • Homework Assignments
    • 4 Fall & 4 Spring 
  • Video Analysis Classroom Sessions
    • 4 Fall & 4 Spring
  • Fitness Assessments
    • 2 Fall & 2 Spring
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 OLYMPIACOS DC JR ACADEMY

Our main focus at the Jr. Academy level is continuing the teaching of soccer fundamentals (passing, receiving, ball control, and shooting). At this level, we also place an emphasis on proper soccer communication skills. Although most clubs do not recognize it, we view a Jr. Academy as a soccer school and focus on developing players using an educational curriculum that are applied individually and collectively. One curriculum focuses on teaching the players positioning both offensively/defensively. Position-based teaching occurs consistently during training and video sessions. Not at the games! We construct our drills to be intense, fun and engaging for all of the players at this level. At this stage, the players begin to learn the key offensive and defensive components of the game to develop their soccer IQ. We base our teaching approach on the following defensive and offensive concepts: 

Defense: offside trap, containing, covering, shifting, observing opponents’ weak and strong side, etc.

Offense: proper decision making, getting out of pressure, passing to feet/space, shooting, movement with and without the ball, etc.

  • 06, 07 & 08 Boys 
  • 16 players per team
  • 10-month program
    • Fall: February, March, April, and May
    • Spring: September, October, and November
    • Summer: July, August
  • Training 2-3 days per week (190+ hours per year vs 110 with other travel clubs)
    • Fall & Spring
  • 4-5 Tournaments 
    • 2 Fall & 2 Spring
  • Player Assessments 
  • Homework Assignments
  • Video Analysis Classroom Sessions
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 OLYMPIACOS DC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

  • 09, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Boys
  • 12-14 players per team
  • 8-month program
  • 2 Training days per week (125+ hours per year vs 70 with other travel clubs)
  • League Play
    • Fall & Spring
  • 2 Tournaments
    • 1 Fall & 1 Spring
  • Player Assessments
  • Homework Assignments
  • Video Analysis Classroom Sessions                                     
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 COACHING STAFF

Amadu Fullah - Director of Coaching
Dimitrios Psoras - Head Coach
Christopher Campos - Assistant Coach
Andreas Tsaousis - Goal Keeper Coach
Tyler Back
- Goal Keeper Consultant
Rashid Fullah - Speed & Agility
Kavon Atabaki - Fitness Consultant

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 TRAINING / PRACTICE LOCATIONS

Pine Ridge Park - 3401 Woodburn Rd, Annandale, VA 22003

Justice High School - 3301 Peace Valley Ln, Falls Church, VA 22044

Bailey's Elementary - 6111 Knollwood Dr, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041

 PROGRAM FEES

2019-20 fees to be announced soon