CLUB

At Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC 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 Pillar Process: academics, mental strength, techniques, physical development, and family-oriented approach separate us from other clubs. We place a high emphasis on social responsibility and players participate in various community services projects (hospital visits, field clean-ups, food drives, homeless shelter visits etc.) to show our support in the community. 

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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.” Players use their game IQs and think, but only within a tactical frame and only as the thought process is applied to their role on the field. 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 educational academically sound foundation that develops 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.  
  • U15, U16, U17, U18
  • 20 players per team
  • 12-month program
  • Training 3-4 days per week
  • 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 for the Jr. Academy is teaching them broad fundamentals of soccer (passing, receiving, ball control and shooting). At this level, we also put 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 educational institutions and 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.

  • U12, U13, U14 
  • 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
  • League Play
    • Fall & Spring
  • 4 Tournaments 
    • 2 Fall & 2 Spring
  • Player Assessments 
  • Homework Assignments
  • Video Analysis Classroom Sessions
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 OLYMPIACOS DC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

• U9, U10, U11                        
• 12-14 players per team         
• 7-month program                       
• 2 Training days per week       
• League Play                                   
        o Fall & Spring
• 2 Tournaments                                   
        o 1 Fall & 1 Spring
• Player Assessments

• Homework Assignments
• Video Analysis Classroom Sessions                                         

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