CLUB

At Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC, we are passionate (ONE PASSION) about teaching "proper" possession and passing European style soccer, and helping players achieve the highest playing level possible (ONE DREAM). 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 focus on the teachings of competitive soccer and player development while instilling the spirit of sportsmanship, team camaraderie, and community service to our players. We are Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC (ONE FAMILY)!  As our mantra goes — "One Passion. One Dream. One Academy. One Family."!

Our 5 CLUB PRINCIPLES:

1) Academics
2) Mental & Psychological Strength
3) Technical & Tactical Skill
4) Physical Development
5) Team Unity

1) 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 to "know" and "feel" the game of soccer and react instinctively instead of "thinking".


2) 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.

3) Technical & Tactical Skill: 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.

4) 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; and Phase 4: Stamina 

5) Team Unity: 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 together, and have fun together.

These principles separate us from other clubs. Olympiacos DC is a family. Together with the administration, staff, players and all the fans, we aim to provide world-class soccer at a grassroots level of the game.
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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.  
2004-2005 AND 2007 BOYS TEAMS

  • 18 players per team
  • 12-month program
  • Training 3 days per week 
  • League Play (teams play approx. 35 games per year)
    • Fall, Spring, and Winter
  • 4 Tournaments 
    • 2 in the Fall and 2 in the Spring 
  • Player Assessments 
  • Homework Assignments
  • Video Analysis Classroom Sessions
Program Details & Fees

For additional information, contact us at 571-266-2170 or send e-mail to information@olympiacosdc.com.
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 OLYMPIACOS DC JUNIOR ACADEMY

Our main focus at the Junior Academy level is continuing the teaching of soccer fundamentals. At this level, we also place an emphasis on proper soccer communication skills. Although most clubs do not recognize it, we view a Junior 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 and 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.

2009 BOYS TEAM

  • 16-18 players per team
  • 12-month program
  • Training 3 days per week 
  • League Play (teams play approx. 35 games per year)
    • Fall and Spring
  • 4 Tournaments 
    • 2 in the Fall and 2 in the Spring
  • Player Assessments 
  • Homework Assignments
  • Video Analysis Classroom Sessions
Program Details & Fees

For additional information, contact us at 571-266-2170 or send e-mail to information@olympiacosdc.com.
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 OLYMPIACOS DC DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

The teaching of soccer fundamentals (proper touch, receiving, ball control, etc.) are taught to players during the developmental stage of training. Players learn the basics building blocks of possession soccer needed move to the Junior Academy level.
2010, 2011, AND 2012 BOYS TEAMS

  • 12-14 players per team
  • 8-month program
  • Training 2 days per week 
  • League Play 
    • Fall and Spring
  • Player Assessments
  • Homework Assignments
Program Details & Fees

For additional information, contact us at 571-266-2170 or send e-mail to information@olympiacosdc.com.
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 OLYMPIACOS DC JUNIOR REDS PROGRAM

The Junior Reds Program is an 8-week youth development program focused on helping young soccer boys and girls develop their skills while enjoying the great game of soccer. Through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, free play and fun games, players ages 4 to 9 years old will learn the basic techniques of dribbling, passing, receiving and turning with the ball. The primary goal is to find fun ways to develop soccer skills and a passion for the game while giving players the freedom to try their skills in a game setting. All players will train with professional coaches.  

All players will be taught the following technical skills:

  • Basic ball manipulation including a variety of dribbling techniques which encourage the use of all surfaces of the foot
  • Short passing techniques using the inside of the foot for maximum accuracy
  • Receiving the ball using a variety of foot surfaces so the ball moves in the direction they want to play

For more information on the Junior Reds Youth Development Program, contact us at 571-266-2170 or send email at information@olympiacosdc.com.

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 COACHING STAFF

 
 Philipp Wank – Technical Director

 Ivan Patiño – Head Coach (U12 and U11 Boys)

 Dimitrios Psoras – Assistant Coach

 Diego Borda – Assistant Coach

 Andreas Tsaousis – Goalkeeper Coach

 * Coach Philipp Wank is also the Head Coach of our U17 and U14 Boys Teams.

Olympiacos DC is very proud to have excellent coaches who not only have superb qualifications and hold impressive certifications, but they are passionate about delivering a results-driven European-based training curriculum. Our club develops and implements successful high-level training methods including life-kinetic, tactical knowledge, and technical skills. Our top-notch coaches are also committed to provide our players with high-level training that pushes them to perform with character, integrity, and competitiveness.

  • Coach Philipp Wank holds a UEFA "B" Coaching License he obtained with Honors.
  • Coach Ivan Patiño holds USSF National "Y" and USSF National "C" Coaching Licenses.
  • Coach Dimitrios Psoras holds USSF National "D", USSF National "E", and USSF National "F" Coaching Licenses, along with a UEFA "C" Coaching License.
  • Coach Diego Borda holds multiple USSF National Coaching Licenses.
  • Coach Andreas Tsaousis is a scholar-athlete and goalkeeper for the Division I Men's College Soccer Team at George Mason University.
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 TRAINING / PRACTICE LOCATIONS

Annandale High School – 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale, VA 22003

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

Mason District Park – 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

 

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 2020-21 OLYMPIACOS DC PROGRAM FEES

ACADEMY (2004-2005 AND 2007 BOYS) 

OLYMPIACOS DC Academy Player Fees cover the following:

  • League Fees - Fall and Spring league registration fees
  • Tournament Fees - Registration fees for 4 tournaments 
  • Player Assessments - Players receive 2 performance assessments per calendar year
  • Fitness Assessments - Players receive 2 fitness assessments per calendar year
  • Classroom and Video Sessions - Video recording of training sessions, games and classroom sessions
  • Equipment - Game & training soccer balls, fitness equipment, etc.
  • Coaching Compensation - Including, but not limited to training sessions, and games (league and tournaments)
  • Coaches Expenses - Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for coaches
  • Goalkeeper Training - Number of sessions provided varies per program
  • Performance Training - Number of sessions provided varies per program
  • VYSA/MSYSA, USYSA, and USSF Fees - Registration with Virginia (and DC) Youth Soccer Association or Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and United States Soccer Federation
  • Referee Fees - Referee fees for league games
  • Insurance and Background Checks - On an annual basis
  • County and Field Fees - Annual Fairfax County field fees or annual Montgomery County field fees
  • Administrative Staff - Players fees to cover club staffing expenses
  • Administration Costs - Social Media, website development/updates, supplies, equipment, etc.
OLYMPIACOS DC Academy Player Fees do not cover the following:

  • Specialty Training - Camps, individual and small group training (goalkeeper and/or striker training) are not included in player fees
  • Player Uniform - One Home Kit (Jersey/Shorts/Socks) and one Away Jersey
  • Training/Practice Gear - Two Training Kits (2 Shirts/ 2 Shorts/ 2 Pairs of Socks)
  • Additional Gear - Additional game and training gear (i.e., backpacks, etc.) not included in player fees 

JUNIOR ACADEMY (2009 BOYS)  

OLYMPIACOS DC Junior Academy Player Fees cover the following:

  • League Fees - Fall and Spring league registration fees
  • Tournament Fees - Registration for 4 tournaments
  • Player Assessments - Players receive 2 performance assessments per calendar year
  • Fitness Assessments - Players receive 2 fitness assessments per calendar year
  • Classroom and Video Sessions - Video recording of training sessions, games and classroom sessions
  • Equipment - Game & training soccer balls, fitness equipment, etc.
  • Coaching Compensation - Including, but not limited to training sessions, and games (league and tournaments)
  • Coaches Expenses - Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for coaches
  • Goalkeeper Training - Number of sessions provided varies per program
  • Performance Training - Number of sessions provided varies per program
  • VYSA/MSYSA, USYSA, and USSF Fees - Registration with Virginia (and DC) Youth Soccer Association or Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and United States Soccer Federation
  • Referee Fees - Referee fees for league games
  • Insurance and Background Checks - On an annual basis
  • County and Field Fees - Annual Fairfax County field fees or annual Montgomery County field fees
  • Administrative Staff - Players fees to cover club staffing expenses
  • Administration Costs - Social Media, website development/updates, supplies, equipment, etc. 
OLYMPIACOS DC Junior Academy Player Fees do not cover the following:

  • Specialty Training - Camps, individual and small group training (goalkeeper and/or striker training) are not included in player fees
  • Player Uniform - One Home Kit (Jersey/Shorts/Socks) and one Away Jersey
  • Training/Practice Gear - Two Training Kits (2 Shirts/ 2 Shorts/ 2 Pairs of Socks)
  • Additional Gear - Additional game and training gear (i.e., backpacks, etc.) not included in player fees
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (2010, 2011 AND 2012 BOYS) 

OLYMPIACOS DC Development Program Fees cover the following:

  • League Fees - Fall and Spring league registration fees
  • Player Assessments - Players receive 2 performance assessments per calendar year
  • Fitness Assessments - Players receive 2 fitness assessments per calendar year
  • Equipment - Game & training soccer balls, fitness equipment, etc.
  • Coaching Compensation - Including, but not limited to training sessions, and games (league and tournaments)
  • Coaches Expenses - Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for coaches
  • Goalkeeper Training - Number of sessions provided varies per program
  • Performance Training - Number of sessions provided varies per program
  • VYSA/MSYSA, USYSA, and USSF Fees - Registration with Virginia (and DC) Youth Soccer Association or Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and United States Soccer Federation
  • Referee Fees - Referee fees for league games
  • Insurance and Background Checks - On an annual basis
  • County and Field Fees - Annual Fairfax County field fees or annual Montgomery County field fees
  • Administrative Staff - Players fees cover club staffing expense
  • Administration Costs - Social Media, website development/updates, supplies, equipment, etc.
OLYMPIACOS DC Development Program Fees do not cover the following:

  • Specialty Training - Camps, individual and small group training (goalkeeper and/or striker training) are not included in player fees
  • Player Uniform - One Home Kit (Jersey/Shorts/Socks) and one Away Jersey
  • Training/Practice Gear - Two Training Kits (2 Jerseys/ 2 Shorts / 2 Pairs of Socks)
  • Additional Gear - Additional game and training gear (i.e., backpacks, etc.) not included in player fees