PL's Nicte Aco Receives Exclusive Training Opportunity

Penn Legacy FC’s Nicte Aco Secures a Spot for 2017 generation adidas international Olympique Lyonnais Select

Nicte Aco will travel to Lyon, France to train with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coaches through invite only generation adidas international Select.

This year Penn Legacy is proud to announce that Nicte Aco has been selected for one of the 32 spots for the generation adidas international Olympique Lyonnais Select Program.

Each year the top adidas youth soccer clubs nationwide have the exclusive opportunity to nominate players and coaches to participate in the generation adidas international Select program. 96 talented players have been invited to train this August at Real Madrid Foundation, A.F.C. Ajax, and Olympique Lyonnais - three of the world’s most powerful soccer clubs.

Aco is 16 years old and plays for Penn Legacy. She prides herself on her speed and ability to create forward plays from the back. From the program, she looks forward to developing her soccer skills and gaining knowledge that will help her soccer career in the long run. For a more detailed player profile, see her SoccerScout profile. Olympique Lyonnais’ multitude of trophies include 15 Division 1 Féminine titles, 9 Coupe de France Féminine titles, and 3 Women’s Champion’s League titles. In addition to being trained by Olympique Lyonnais academy coaches, Aco will play in international friendly matches against Academy teams and receive individual evaluation from Olympique Lyonnais Academy coaches - an opportunity presented to very few American players.

About generation adidas international: As part of the expanded generation adidas grassroots platform, generation adidas international emphasizes adidas’ role as the premier provider of elite developmental opportunities to U.S. clubs. With generation adidas international’s incomparable access to the world’s top academies and tournaments, adidas clubs have the opportunity to train and play at the sport’s most renowned institutions. With generation adidas international, the world of adidas soccer opens its doors. Where will you play?

2017 Summer SoX

2017 Summer School of Xcellence

Includes field player training and speed and agility is also incorporated into these session.  
Also includes GK training.

At Junction Center Fields. 

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings:  July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Session Topics: 
July 11th - DRIBBLING (HOW, WHEN, WHERE)
July 12th - SHOOTING AND FINISHING
July 18th - PASSING, RECEIVING, AND MOVEMENT OFF THE BALL
July 19th - DRIBBLING (HOW, WHEN, WHERE) II
*July 25th - SHOOTING AND FINISHING II
*July 26th - PASSING, RECEIVING, AND MOVEMENT OFF THE BALL II

*7/25-7/26 Sessions are at East Petersburg Soccer Fields

Times for all sessions:
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for U9-U13 players
7:15 pm to 8:30 om for U14 and older players

For 6 nights over the month of July, we offer top class clinics based on a different topic each night.  Come to all 6, or as many as you can make.  These are a great way to get back into the swing of things after our June break, and there is always a buzz of excitement around the summer SoX sessions.  They will be held at JTL on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July, starting on the 11th.  For the first 75 mins we will work with our u9 through u13 players, and then for the second 75 mins we bring in the u14s and older.  Each session will have different coaches at different stations and the players are rotated through so that they gave a slightly different exercise and voice each time.  Remember these sessions are encouraged but optional, and ARE included in your fees. No need to register. 

JULY 2017 CAMP - got skills?

 
This year's got skills? camp with Seamus is back for its twelfth consecutive year, but this time with a twist!  It will be a 1 day camp, held on July 22nd at our training complex at WJTL and ALL proceeds will go to the JT Dorsey Foundation*.  
 
Details:
What :  got skills? annual camp with Seamus.  Focus on technical skills and raising game awareness through conditioned games.

When
:  Saturday, July 22nd.  9am to 2pm.

Where
:  Penn Legacy Training Complex at WJTL.  Address 1875 Junction Rd, Manheim.

Why:
 to benefit the JT Dorsey Foundation* and their work with inner city youth in Lancaster

Anything else?
 
Camp will be structured as follows:
9-11.30am - Opposed and Unopposed technical exercises plus small-sided games with a focus on techniques learned.
11.30-12pm - lunch break (lunch not provided).
12 -2pm - larger conditioned games, plus free play games.  
 
All campers will receive a special edition got skills? t-shirt!  
 
*The JT Dorsey Foundation is a non-profit, youth development organization that provides key services that are lacking, but necessary, in inner city Pennsylvania communities.   The JT Dorsey Foundation’s mission is to provide wellness education, physical activity, mentoring, leadership, employment training and a safe space for at-risk children to grow up.   The JTDF uses the medium of soccer to develop strong moral character, inspire academic excellence and promote community involvement for participants.  The JTDF currently offers programs for youth ages 5-19 located in Coatesville, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Pottstown, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our program models address significant gaps in services and/or social problems negatively impacting children and families.  
 
Seamus Donnelly
Director of Coaching and Player Development
Penn Legacy Football Club
 
 

RMFC Partnership

Our Penn Legacy coaches and club president, Ryan Mowery, had a great time with the Real Madrid Foundation Clinics USA coaches & generation adidas international staff last night. It turned into a fun evening of playing pool, foosball and ping pong! Penn Legacy FC is looking forward to continue their partnership with these exceptional organizations.

Real Madrid Clinic Coverage on Fox43

Fall 2017 Rec Soccer Registration

 

U10, U12, U15 Boys & Girls, U19 COED (for players born 1999-2009)
 
Registration is now OPEN for the fall 2017 Rec Soccer Program.

Note:  Coaches needed for U10 Boys and Girls, and for U15 Boys.  

All boys and girls are welcome to register for Penn Legacy Rec soccer teams with no residency requirements. Teams are formed in the following league age groups: U10, U12, U15 and U19.

Penn Legacy Rec teams participate in league play within Lancaster County. This program builds on fundamentals and teaches players about sportsmanship and teamwork.  

AGE GROUPS:

Birthday falls between the following dates:

  • U10 Boys and Girls: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2009
  • U12 Boys and Girls: 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2007 
  • U15 Boys and Girls: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2005
  • U19 Coed: 01/01/1999 - 12/31/2002


PENN LEGACY REC PROGRAM - FOR BOYS AND GIRLS U10 - U19

  • Two weeknight team practices
  • Games on Saturdays (boys) or Sundays (girls)
  • U19 will be COED
  • Registration fee: $105
  • Uniform jersey cost: $20 (required for all players)
  • $25 late fee starting Saturday, July 1, 2017

 PENN LEGACY REC IMPORTANT DATES

  • Coaches are to contact players by Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Regular practices start the week of August 28, 2017
    Bring ball, shin guards and a water bottle.  Team jerseys will be distributed,
  • Girls League games begin – Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • Boys League games begin – Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • Boys and Girls Festivals to be determined

FIND OUT MORE>         /          REGISTER NOW> ($25 late fee starting Saturday, July 1, 2017)

2017 Real Madrid Foundation Clinic

Real Madrid Foundation is one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world, and for this week, they decided to come here to Lancaster to coach over 130 youth players ages 8-17. Penn Legacy FC is one of 13 U.S. soccer clubs chosen to host the Real Madrid Clinic Foundation. And it doesn't end after this week, 18 Penn Legacy players will be traveling to Spain to train with the Real Madrid Foundation Clinic this August. The coaches at Penn Legacy say they hope this program will continue for many years to come so that more kids will continue to get this opportunity.

          

PL Summer Training 3 Point Plan

INFO...
 
Here at Penn Legacy we have worked hard over the years to offer the very best to our players in the summer months.  We have basically come up with a 3 point plan:
 
  1. REST - We encourage our players to take the month of June off from soccer and rest those weary limbs to allow time for healing and, in many cases, for growing.

  2. CLUB CLINICS (included in your fees) - In July we start back up with our Summer School of Xcellence which is focused on a different topic each night.  We will also have a number of "free play" days where the kids just come out and play with supervision but no actual coaching.

  3. CAMPS - As you may have heard, this summer we are hosting a week-long 
    Real Madrid Clinic.  
    We also have the second year of our goalkeeper specific camp.

POINT 2 - CLUB CLINICS

SUMMER SCHOOL of XCELLENCE
SESSIONS - SSOX
 
For 6 nights over the month of July, we offer top class clinics based on a different topic each night.  Come to all 6, or as many as you can make.  These are a great way to get back into the swing of things after our June break, and there is always a buzz of excitement around the summer SoX sessions.  They will be held at JTL on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July, starting on the 11th.  For the first 75 mins we will work with our u9 through u13 players, and then for the second 75 mins we bring in the u14s and older.  Each session will have different coaches at different stations and the players are rotated through so that they gave a slightly different exercise and voice each time. 
 
Remember these sessions are highly encouraged but optional, and ARE included in your fees.
 
 

PENN LEGACY PLAY DAYS
 
On August 1st and 2nd, we will provide a supervised but unstructured environment where the kids arrive, they are randomly sorted into teams, and they just play pickup games.  The games are based on times and age groups that we use for Summer SoX sessions. 
 
We believe it is very important to provide these opportunities just to mix things up and allow the game itself to teach the kids.  The simple enjoyment of playing with new kids, with no "coaching" or expectations can be great for a kid's development, and that is the environment we are trying to create with our Play Days. 
 
Again, these are completely optional and no charge.

Learn more

 

POINT 3 - CAMPS

REAL MADRID FOUNDATION CLINIC AT PENN LEGACY
 
generation adidas international, in conjunction with Penn Legacy, is proud to offer you an amazing soccer experience.  
This program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached for a week by the youth coaches from one of 
the world’s greatest professional soccer clubs. Players will enjoy a week of intense training with world-class coaches.

Open to boys and girls age 8 to 17, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss!
 
 
 
GOALKEEPER CAMP
 
July 31st to August 4th 
Evenings
Junction Center Fields  
 
This camp will focus on improving every single aspect of the goalkeeping position.  Small groups will lead to personalized instruction and the camp element will provide for an intensive week that will be sure result in huge improvements for all participants.
 

2017 PL Golf Outing

Please join us at Foxchase Golf Club on July 17th for our inaugural Penn Legacy Golf Outing for what promises to be a great day of golf, fun, and prizes! This summer we are sending one of our teams to train and play at the famed Youth Academy of Real Madrid Football Club. All proceeds from the golf tournament will help support team members in their fundraising efforts.
We thank you in advance for your support!                                  
  • Format: 4-Person Scramble                                      
  • Where: Foxchase Golf Club                                      
  • When: July 17th, 2017                                      
  • Shotgun Start: 12:30                                      
  • Price: $85 per player includes golf, cart, range, prizes and dinner

Please contact Chip Kappesser to signup your team or for more information. Thanks!  
 
Phone: 717-278-6864
 

Three PL Players Sign with Inferno

Three former Penn Legacy players sign with the Lancaster Inferno for their 2017 season. The Inferno plays in the United Women's Soccer (UWS) national league. The UWS aspires to be true division 2 league beneath the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Goalkeeper Brooke Myers (Penn Legacy '97 Black) signs with the Inferno after spending her red-shirt freshman season at West Virginia University, the Big 12 champions/tournament champs & NCAA College Cup Runner Up in 2016. She is transferring to West Chester University to continue her collegiate career in Fall 2017. Brooke was a 4 year starter during high school and attended both Central Regional H.S. (2 years) & Middletown Area H.S. (2 years). As a 2-year captain, Brooke received Rookie of the Year, MVP, and was named All-Star First & Second Team. Brooke was a three-year member of the Penn Legacy ’97 Black team, which ranked No. 2 in Pennsylvania in 2014.

“I am incredibly grateful and humbled to be awarded a spot on Lancaster Inferno. I look forward to the opportunities this team will bring me in the future.“

Maddie Schwartz signs with the Inferno as a graduating senior standout from Hempfield High School (Landisville, Pa). Maddie was a four-year starter and captain her senior year. She was a 3-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 All-Star, and was selected for the Big 11. Maddie played club soccer for Penn Legacy, and will begin her collegiate career at McDaniel College in Fall 2017.

Aubrey Suydam signs with the Inferno as a graduating senior standout from Manheim Township High School. Aubrey was a four-year starter at MTHS, where she was named a Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star for two seasons. She played youth club soccer for Penn Legacy FC and LDC United. Aubrey will enter her first collegiate season at Saint Francis University in Fall 2017.

“I’m very excited to be able to have this new opportunity and to see this help me improve going into my first college season!“

Director of Coaching, Seamus Donnelly says, "We are so proud of the Penn Legacy girls who have made the Inferno roster this season. Maddie, Brooke, and Aubrey were fantastic players for us. As a club we are so focused on the development of the players in our care, so when we see tangible results like this it is very satisfying. But make no mistake about it, these three girls deserve all the credit because of the talent they possess and how hard they have worked at improving their game. I have seen the Inferno play twice now, and that is a seriously high level of play, so it really is quite an accomplishment to make their roster. I wish them, and the team, all the best this season."

Lancaster Inferno’s Home Opener vs NY Surf is this Sunday, June 4th at 3pm (Millersville University’s Pucillo Field). As official youth club partners, Penn Legacy PLAYERS & COACHES receive FREE game admission to EVERY Inferno home match. To access your free ticket, visit link & enter code (check for club wide email with info today) / Game Admission is $5 / kids ages 5 and under are FREE

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