OLYMPIACOS SOCCER CLUB WASHINGTON, DC
OLYMPIACOS DC'S SEMI-PROFESSIONAL TEAM – 2022 MARYLAND STATE CUP FINALIST
OLYMPIACOS DC ANNOUNCES EXPANSION TO THE MARYLAND REGION
OLYMPIACOS FC ACADEMY – "HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!"
Link to the articles below by Olympiacos FC, The National Herald (Ethnikos Kirikas), a local NY Greek Sports publication, and other Greek media covering this fantastic and historic showcase event:
HISTORIC OLYMPIACOS INAUGURAL SEMI-PRO SHOWCASE EXHIBITION EVENT
OLYMPIACOS DC'S UPSL MEN'S PRO DEVELOPMENT TEAM ADVANCES TO DIVISION FINAL FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON
OLYMPIACOS DC'S UPSL MEN'S PRO DEVELOPMENT TEAM ON TO THE PLAYOFFS
OLYMPIACOS DC WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT COACH
A formal local product of the DMV area, Coach Xavier has played for the likes of Bethesda Soccer Club, Baltimore Armour's Academy, Potomac Soccer Association's U23 team, and a short stint with DCU's U23 team. A former commit of local D1 Howard University, and D2 Ashland University soccer programs respectively, he played his collegiate soccer at D3 York College of Pennsylvania.
Coach Xavier holds a USSF 'D' National Coaching License, and will be assisting Head Coach Philipp Wank with game related activities as well as leading the UPSL team during the pre-season. Welcome to the Olympiacos Family, Xavier!
FINALIST UPSL BELTWAY PREMIER DIVISION
OLYMPIACOS DC'S UPSL MEN'S PRO DEVELOPMENT TEAM ADVANCES TO DIVISION FINAL
OLYMPIACOS DC'S UPSL MEN'S PRO DEVELOPMENT TEAM ON TO THE PLAYOFFS
FALL 2021 SEASON TRYOUTS A SUCCESS
OLYMPIACOS DC ANNOUNCES TRYOUTS FOR FALL 2021 SEASON
OLYMPIACOS DC WELCOMES HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is pleased to announce Alessandro Ciarla as the club’s head athletic trainer. Ciarla is the Director of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation at Arrington Training & Development (ATD), and will also serve as the Head Athletic Trainer for Olympiacos DC. Ciarla looks to bring his experience working with professional and collegiate Division I soccer organizations to provide sports medicine services to the Olympiacos DC soccer club. Ciarla works out of the ATD Performance Facility in Rockville, MD, where he works with numerous elite athletes to improve their conditioning, rehabilitate injuries, and re-integrate back to sport. Ciarla is also the Head Trainer for the professional women's soccer team, the Washington Spirit! Welcome aboard, Alessandro!
U14 BOYS UNDEFEATED IN 2021 ICEBREAKER TOURNAMENT
Olympiacos DC’s U14 Boys competed in the 2021 Icebreaker Tournament (March 27-28) going 2-0 in group play. Unfortunately, the boys were unable to finish the tournament due to thunderstorms. The remainder of the tournament was cancelled. Congratulations to the U14 boys for their effort and success.
SEMI-FINALISTS - 2021 McLEAN PREMIER CUP
Olympiacos DC’s U14 Boys competed in the McLean Premier Cup Tournament (March 6-7) going 2-1 with a tough loss in the semi-finals. The team played well throughout the tournament finishing in 3rd place.
OLYMPIACOS DC ESTABLISHES LOCAL OLYMPIACOS FAN CLUB NETWORK
An Olympiacos Soccer fan club has been established in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (Olympiacos DC) to create a fan base for the Olympiacos DC Soccer Academy. This is a community for fans of the beautiful game that also love Olympiacos soccer!
With a $25 annual membership fee, you will receive the following benefits as a fan club member:
- Exclusive discounts on Olympiacos DC merchandise from our team store
- Free admission to Olympiacos DC United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) games
- Free admission to Olympiacos DC events and functions
- VIP access to organized viewing parties
- Latest updates on Olympiacos FC players and matches
CLICK HERE TO BECOME AN OLYMPIACOS DC FAN CLUB MEMBER TODAY!
* Any extra donation amount will go towards the Olympiacos DC Scholarship Fund
UPSL ANNOUNCES BELTWAY EXPANSION WITH OLYMPIACOS DC
Olympiacos DC has been selected to begin UPSL play in the Spring Season as part of the Northeast Conference Beltway Division. The club will host its UPSL home games at Annandale High School (4700 Medford Ave., Annandale, VA 22003).
UPSL Northeast Conference Manager Paul Konneh said, "Olympiacos DC is an outstanding addition to the UPSL and we're happy to have them join the Beltway Division. The club has a lot of experience in player development, both here in the United States and in Europe, and they make the most of their connection to Olympiacos FC in Greece. We're looking forward to seeing Olympiacos DC play in the UPSL."
Harry Karageorge is President & Founder of Olympiacos DC. Philipp Wank serves as Technical Director and Head Coach.
"Olympiacos DC is excited to a part of the UPSL family. The UPSL will challenge our players as we develop a local professional development team to represent the values and philsophy of our parent soccer club in Greece, Olympiacos FC, on and off the field," Karageorge said.
"We are excited to play in the UPSL. The UPSL provides an environment for top soccer players to further their collegiate and professional ambitions while offering a competitive soccer landscape," Wank said.
Olympiacos DC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
The Men's Professional Development Team will have a tremendous impact on all of the youth teams within the Olympiacos DC Academy. It will also serve as an avenue for professional development soccer play in the UPSL for the club's youth players. Link to the official UPSL press release.
OLYMPIACOS DC ANNOUNCES MEN'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SOCCER TEAM
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC (Olympiacos DC) is excited to announce the formation of a Men's Professional Development Soccer Team. Technical Director, Philipp Wank, will lead this effort as the Head Coach of the team. Olympiacos DC officials expressed their enthusiasm about this project which will have a tremendous positive impact on the Olympiacos DC Academy. The team(s) is expected to compete in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) in the Spring of 2021. Official announcement coming soon. For more information, you may contact the club at 571-266-2170, or you may send e-mail to email@example.com.
OLYMPIACOS DC AND ABGC SOCCER PROGRAMS ENTER INTO A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC (Olympiacos DC) is excited to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Annandale Boys and Girls Club Soccer Program (ABGC).
Harry Karageorge, Olympiacos DC President and Founder, expressed his enthusiasm by stating, “Olympiacos DC is excited to enter into a strategic partnership with ABGC. Our collaboration with ABGC will enhance the ability of both clubs to address the needs of the growing youth soccer community in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.”
“This partnership with ABGC will allow Olympiacos DC to work with the coaches and technical staff of each club to further establish a framework for player development across all age groups,” said Philipp Wank, Olympiacos DC’s Technical Director.
By joining forces with Olympiacos DC through this strategic partnership, “We are looking forward to the collaboration between Olympiacos DC and ABGC, and the advantageous benefits for the local youth players in the Washington, DC metropolitan area,” said Vasilis Nanos, Head of the Olympiacos FC Soccer Academy Network.
“We see the strategic alliance with Olympiacos DC as a tremendous opportunity to leverage the expertise of a European-based Academy with an established soccer club in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in order to offer multiple player development pathways,” said Steve Lee, ABGC’s Technical Director.Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is excited about the significance of this alliance which will greatly benefit and elevate both Olympiacos DC and ABGC soccer clubs. Link to press release.
OLYMPIACOS DC ANNOUNCES JUNIOR LEGENDS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
OLYMPIACOS DC ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is excited to announce Philipp Wank as the Club's new Technical Director!
Along with his impressive credentials, Coach Wank brings deep experience and fantastic leadership to this role. He additionally brings an extensive track record of technical leadership and player development at some of the highest levels of soccer in Europe, and is widely regarded for his ability to develop and grow the sport of soccer at all levels.
Coach Wank will be responsible for developing a technical vision and curriculum for all Olympiacos DC players, and will oversee the Olympiacos DC coaching staff. Coach Wank comes from Dortmund, Germany, and holds a UEFA B coaching license which he obtained with Honors from the German Soccer Federation. In Germany, he coached the high school team Phönix Gymnasium Dortmund, the 1st senior team of the South Dortmund Soccer Club ('02). Coach Wank also coached the competitive U19 team of SUS Kaiserau. After arriving to the United States, he coached the Arrington Training & Development's (ATD's) U23 academy team, and worked with the Division I Men’s Soccer Team at Howard University.
Most recently, Coach Wank was the Director of Tactical and Mental Development with Olympiacos DC. Philipp specializes in soccer tactics and developed and implemented his own soccer related life kinetic program as a new approach to create intelligent and creative players at a top level.
Harry Karageorge, Olympiacos DC’s President and Founder states, “We are excited that Coach Wank is taking on the role of Technical Director for the Club. He has great experience and technical soccer knowledge. He will be a tremendous asset to the Club during this absolutely exciting time for Olympiacos DC. The future of the Club looks very bright!”
Olympiacos DC is happy to welcome Coach Philipp Wank to his new role with the club, and is excited about the future of Olympiacos DC!
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON IS OPEN
Registration for the 2020-21 season is now OPEN! While Olympiacos DC continues to conform to COVID-19 guidelines, the Club is looking ahead! Olympiacos DC has opened registration for the upcoming soccer season! (Tryout dates to be determined based on the fluid situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.) Fill out the registration form to register! For additional information, contact the Club at 571-266-2170, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON IS OPEN
OLYMPIACOS FC NEWS INTERVIEWS OLYMPIACOS DC'S PRESIDENT & FOUNDER HARRY KARAGEORGE
Olympiacos FC News interviewed Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington DC's President & Founder, Harry Karageorge, about the COVID-19 impact on the Club. You may access the article at this link, or click on the Olympiacos image to read more about it.
OLYMPIACOS DC'S FIRST MARYLAND TEAM
European style soccer is coming to Maryland! Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is forming their first elite 2004-05 (U16) boys soccer team in Maryland!
As an official Olympiacos F.C. Academy, Olympiacos DC has access to and adheres to the training standards of one of the biggest and renowned soccer clubs in Europe. Our coaches employ the newest European training methods, including but not limited to, life kinetics. A special emphasis is placed on the tactical education and development aspect of the players. We have highly qualified and professional coaches from Europe with UEFA B coaching licenses and other certifications.
We’re hosting 3 tryout sessions for the 2020-21 season for BOYS (born 2004 & 2005). See information in flyer!
SUPPLEMENTAL TRYOUTS FOR SPRING 2020 SEASON
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is forming new teams, and adding to our existing rosters for the upcoming Spring 2020 Season! We are hosting tryouts for Boys (born 2004 - 2012).
All players and teams will practice 2-3 times per week on local turf fields and compete in a variety of leagues and tournaments depending on the team. Olympiacos DC teams will compete in NCSL.
OLYMPIACOS DC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF TACTICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC welcomes new Director of Tactical and Mental Development, Philipp Wank.
Coach Wank will serve as the Club's Director of Tactical and Mental Development, and Head Coach of the new U16 team. Wank comes from Dortmund, Germany, and holds a UEFA B coaching license which he obtained with honors from the German Soccer Federation. In Germany, he coached the high school team Phönix Gymnasium Dortmund, the 1st senior team of the South Dortmund Soccer Club ('02). Coach Wank also coached the competitive U19 team of SUS Kaiserau. After arriving to the United States, he took over Arrington Training & Development's (ATD's) U23 academy team, and worked with the Division I Men’s Soccer Team at Howard University. Coach Wank specializes in soccer tactics, and works with his own soccer related life kinetic program as a new approach to create intelligent and creative players at a top level.
2019 CAPITAL FALL CLASSIC CHAMPION
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC's U15 Boys traveled to Richmond, Virginia (November 23-24, 2019) to finish out the Fall season, placing first at the 2019 Capital Fall Classic Soccer Tournament.
Olympiacos DC's U15 Boys dominated in their division at the Capital Fall Classic going 3-0-1, finishing the tournament with a 4-0 win in the finals. This tournament championship win qualifies the team as an entrant for the 2020 Jefferson Cup, regarded as one of the top 5 soccer tournaments in the country. Congratulations to Olympiacos DC's U15 Boys!
TRYOUTS FOR 2020 SPRING SEASON
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is forming new teams, and adding to their existing rosters for the upcoming Spring season.
Olympiacos DC is hosting tryouts for Boys (birth years 2001 - 2012), and for Girls (birth years 2005 - 2008). They are looking to add players of all abilities to their teams.
All players and teams will practice 2-3 times per week on local turf fields and compete in a variety of leagues and tournaments depending on the team. Olympiacos DC teams will compete in NCSL and ODSL.
To tryout out for any of these teams, please complete the Registration Form, or contact the Club at 571-266-2170.
OLYMPIACOS DC ONLINE STORE
1ST ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
Olympiacos Soccer Club Washington, DC is having a raffle for their 1st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. They are selling only 100 raffle tickets at $100 each. First prize is $500 cash, second prize is an autographed Olympiacos jersey, and third prize is Apple Airpods. They will also have many more prizes from restaurant gift certificates to gift cards.
You can make the donation directly on the website via the "Donate" link (either PayPal or credit card). Indicate how many tickets you would like, and the name and phone number to be put on the raffle ticket(s). The drawing will be held on December 11th at Anthony's Restuarant in Falls Church, VA at 7:00pm. You don’t need to be present to win. Thank you for supporting the Club and the kids!
FINALIST 2019 SOUTH COUNTY TOURNAMENT
OLYMPIACOS DC PLAYERS HELP TO FEED THE HUNGRY
OLYMPIACOS DC BOYS TEAMS FINISH STRONG IN THE 2019 DULLES NATIONAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Olympiacos DC’s U15, U13, and U12 Boys teams played well in the Dulles National Soccer Tournament over the Labor Day Weekend. The U15 Boys finished 3rd in the top bracket (Premiere Bracket) of their division. The U12 Boys finished as finalists in their bracket while the U13 Boys were the champions of their bracket!
OLYMPIACOS DC U15 BOYS TEAM BATTLE IN TOP BRACKET IN THE 2019 AUGUST CUP
FINALIST 2019 VIRGINIAN ELITE TOURNAMENT
OLYMPIACOS DC PLAYER SELECTED TO REPRESENT VIRGINIA ON THE 2019 VYSA'S ODP INTERNATIONAL TOUR
TOP RANKED IN THE VIRGINIA
WELCOME ABOARD ANDREAS
We welcome Andreas Tsaousis to Olympiacos DC. Andreas handles the goalkeeping training for the Jr. Academy and Academy teams. He attends George Mason University where he's the starting goalkeeper for the Patriots.
OLYMPIACOS CHICAGO ALUMNI JOINS USL LEAGUE
Congratulations to Olympiacos Chicago alumni, Nick Markanich (right). Nick has joined the Green Bay Voyageurs of the USL League Two.
USL League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with more than 70 percent of all selections in the MLS SuperDraft since 2010 having PDL experience, including 66 selections in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
OLYMPIACOS DC SELECTED TO PLAY IN ASIST
OLYMPIACOS DC BATTLE IN THE TOP DIVISION
Phase 1: Core, Balance, and Stability
Phase 2: Reaction, and Agility
Phase 3: Explosive Movement, and Speed
Phase 4: Stamina