1v1 Soccer FC Academy has placed 5 Hamilton players in advanced training as a result of their 2011 development program.
Leading the five local players, Daniel Mun was selected for the South Ontario Region (SRSL) development program – the highest level available for his age group – even though he is a year younger than other players participating.
Ancaster’s Brian Botorce, Liam Outlaw and Will Cseresnyes have been selected for the Hamilton and District development program. The district program develops players for the regional and, ultimately, the Ontario provincial teams.
Ryan Robinson, 10, has been selected to participate in Mt. Hamilton’s Elite U13 Toronto FC Academy program for 12 year-olds. Ryan took one of only 12 positions available in a competition with over 200 players.
All five players have trained with 1v1 Soccer FC, in addition to their club teams, since 2009, and have impressed 1v1 Soccer FC Director of Coaching, Ian McClurg, with their dedication to continuously improve their skills.
“We are pleased that these boys have received this recognition. They are five of the most talented players in the area and have impressed me with their training mentality. All have different strengths as players, but they all have a tremendous desire to improve themselves as players and as young people. They work extremely hard in training, week in and week out, and we are expecting them to progress further in the sport and play at higher levels during the next few years”.
1v1 Soccer FC is a unique, individual-skill-based training company which has no teams of its own. It was launched in 2000 by McClurg, one of only a handful of UEFA ‘A’ licensed coaches in Ontario. McClurg is a former Toronto FC Academy and Ontario Provincial team staff coach. He has worked with 6 players from the current Men’s U20 Canadian National team’s pool of players, and 7 players from the current Canadian Women’s National Team.
In recognition of this and other national team achievements, the Academy was recently chosen by England’s Leicester City FC as its first International Academy partner. Leicester City FC will partner with 1v1 Soccer to identify and develop standout players for collegiate and professional careers in the Golden Horseshoe.
To focus on this new advanced development partnership, 1v1 Soccer has launched its first Advanced Training program for 14 to 16-year-olds. The program is by invitation only and launches in Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville and Waterdown (girls only) in January.
To apply for a position in the program, contact 1v1 Soccer at 905-906-1178 or online at www.1v1soccer.ca.