NORTH TEXAS ETA PROGRAM
SPRING 2020 ETA SCHEDULES
1. SPRING 2020 CLUB ETA PROGRAM (06,07,08 and 09 PLAYERS)
Do not attempt to register without an invitation!
February 9 CANCELLED (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
February 16 CANCELLED (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
February 21 - LOCATION CHANGE: The PIT Frisco Indoor Turf 7255 Meadow Hill Drive Frisco TX 75033
March: 1, 8, 13
March 27, 29
April: 3, 10 19, 24
All Sessions to be held at the Sting Complex, Willingham Dr. Richardson 75081
2. SPRING 2020 ACADEMY ETA PROGRAM (10,11,12,13,14 & 15 PLAYERS)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
March: 6, 13
April: 3, 17, 24
May: 2,3 (Mini-Camp)
Fridays: 6-7.30pm (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Birth Years) and 6-7pm (2014 & 2015 Birth Years)
Mini Camp: 2-3.30pm (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Birth Years) and 2-3pm (2014 & 2015 Birth Years)
All Friday Sessions to be held at the The PIT-FRISCO (Indoor) 7255 Meadow Hill Dr. Frisco, TX 75033
Mini Camp to be held at the Sting Complex (Outdoor) Willingham Dr, Richardson TX 75081
Titans Futbol Club proudly presents the “Emerging Talent Academy” (ETA). The Emerging Talent Academy is an exclusive program that serves to provide the club’s most elite and committed players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension to the Titans club curriculum designed to address common deficiencies - most notably, Technical Ability. Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise to succeed at the highest levels of play. The 2019-20 cycle will serve players born in 2006 - 2015
Our goal is to provide a progressive curriculum to facilitate ‘easy learning’ and development. An over-riding focus on individual technical development. Enhancing one's individual level of comfort and ability on the ball. Periodically, alternative activities may be provided such as classroom sessions, gym sessions or visits to live soccer games locally. Utilization of research in sports psychology, nutrition, fitness & physical enhancement, sports science and match analysis will drive development in an holistic fashion to better prepare players for the demands of the game at the highest levels of play.
2006,2007,2008 and 2009 players:
Do not attempt to register without an invitation!
Everyone welcome to register!
ACADEMY LEVEL - ETA PROGRAM
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - OVERALL ETA PROGRAM DIRECTOR
CLUB ETA PROGRAM (2009, 08, 07 & 06 Players)
The ETA for ‘select’ age players runs in four ‘phases’ across a calendar year. Phase 1 is the 2019 Summer Camp (Open to everyone!). Phase 2, a 12-session curriculum from September to December 2019 (Invitation only). Phase 3 is the 2020 Winter Camp to be held in Jan 2020 (Open to everyone!). Phase 4, a 12-week curriculum from Feb to May 2020 (Invitation only).
Performance, attendance and application will be continually reviewed in order to maintain the highest caliber of environment possible. The ETA operates on an invitation only policy. Invited players will receive an invitation packet via email. Invitations will go out prior to the program commencing or during the program with evaluation on going. The ETA director is responsible for all program oversight and management. Players are consistently evaluated throughout the year.
ACADEMY ETA PROGRAM (2010, 11,12,13,14 & 15 Players)
The ETA for ‘academy’ age players runs in four ‘phases’ also. Phase 1 is the 2019 Summer Camp. Phase 2, an 8-session curriculum from September to December 2019. Phase 3 is the 2020 Winter Camp to be held in Jan 2020. Phase 4, an 8-week curriculum from Feb to May 2020. All phases at the 'academy' age groups are open to anybody who wishes to participate - Boys & Girls.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Emerging Talent Academy (ETA)?
a) The Emerging Talent Academy for U11 - U14 age groups is an exclusive program that serves to provide the club’s most elite and committed players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Players are welcomed into the program on an Invitation-only basis based on the criteria outlined below. Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension of the Titans curriculum. The program is inclusive of 12 on-field training sessions + a Nutrition / Psychology Worskop at a cost of $300.There are two academy programs, one is located at the Sting Dallas Complex, the second is held at the PIT Frisco complex (pending weather / availability.) When registering, please select the location of your choice (Sting Dallas Complex or PIT Frisco). See the detailed schedule outlined above for current cycle information, changes and / or cancellations.
b) The Emerging Talent Academy for U5-U10 age groups is an open program that serves to provide all players who want to participate, improve and foster a love for the game with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. All players are welcomed into the program. Developed by our ETA committee, the program is an extension of the Titans Soccer Club curriculum. The program is inclusive of 8 on-field training sessions at a cost of $200. Sessions are predominately held at Sting’s Dallas Division complex in Richardson (pending weather / availability.) See the detailed schedule outlined above for current cycle information, changes and / or cancellations.
Who is it for?
a) Club aged (U11-U14) players who are invited to sign up via a personal invitation from the club. It is not open to all players. An invitation must be received.
b) Academy aged (U5-U10) players, Boys & Girls. It is open to all players. An invitation is not needed
For the U11-U14 program only: Players are invited into the program via the following pathways:
ETA ID Camp Attendance & Performance: Staff will evaluate player performance at camps (Summer & Winter) prior to Fall and Winter "cycles"
Coach Recommendation: Your team coach submits a recommendation to the club for selection based on outstanding commitment, attitude and performance
Director Identification: Titan's Director staff have identified you based on performance at a game / training session
Player must be a Titans Club registered player to participate
Player must maintain an 80% minimum attendance to all team and club related activities
What does the program focus on / include?
Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise necessary for a successful transition into the higher levels of play. Repetition and teaching is highly weighted in favor of technical /tactical development. Our highly trained staff work to promote an advanced level of excellence with individual ball mastery, dribbling, running with the ball, turning, shooting, 1v1 attack/defense - coupled with small group tactical concepts and principles. For the U11-U14 program, there will also be a Nutrition / Psychology workshop.
Who will coach my son?
The program will be staffed from session to session by a variety on Titans Club coaching staff. You can expect to receive instruction from the following staff members throughout the course of the program (to name a few!)
Tom Blencoe: Titans Director of Coaching
Rick Hadwick: Staff Coach
Gavin Mole: Staff Coach
Mark Meredith: Staff Coach
Mike Martin: Staff Coach
Oscar Rojas: Staff Coach
Steven Bailey: Staff Coach
Aden Campbell: Staff Coach
Jason Whisenant: Staff Coach
Thalon Drake: Staff Coach
Ian Goldberg: Staff Coach
David Lotze: Staff Coach
Pammie Sichangwa: Staff Coach
Nick Wilson: Staff Coach
Warren Van Der Westhuizen: Staff Coach
And many more...
What are the benefits of being involved?
Aside from the obvious benefits such as improvements in playing ability through expert teaching and added repetition, other benefits include:
- Player Identification: Coaching staff are able to better engage in player identification for potential selection to ECNL and National Team Programs / Pathways in future years
- Club Culture: Players are able to engage with various staff members and players from other teams within the Sting organization. An opportunity for players to take advantage of a vast knowledge and experience amongst the training staff. Whilst also, engaging with other players who may in the long term become a teammate and friend!
- Club Philosophy: Players are further taught foundational techniques, terminology and principles of play that align with the clubs vision and philosophy. Transition to the higher levels of play within the organization becomes much more ‘fluid’ - further enhancing the ability for success / impact.
- Accelerated Individual Development: ETA has zero focus on team preparation for weekend games or team tactics. The program focuses only on individual technical development through maximum meaningful repetition throughout each and every session.
What is the Emerging Talent Academy (ETA) Schedule?
Summer Camp (5-Day Camp in Summer July / Aug)
Fall Program (8 Session Program Sept - Dec)
Winter Camp (3-Day Camp in January)
Spring Program (8 Session Program Feb - May)