Thursday July 19th, 2012

Girls Soccer College ID Clinic with EPL Technical Auditor & former Liverpool FC Academy & England Youth Coach

For the first time in the Bay Area a Northern California youth soccer club (PSV Union FC) and a Southern California soccer club (Laguna Hills Eclipse) are collaborating to present a Coaches & Player Development and College Showcase Event. John Owens will present a morning field session followed by a sit down lunch with college coaches and guests while college coaches will be viewing the players in their training and playing environment and run training sessions to assess players abilities. 


  • Keishawn Cordier UC Riverside
  • Trevor Mutch USC
  • Hamid Sedehi UCSB
  • Steve Golas Illinois College
  • Kristi Kiely Westmont College
  • Suzette Soboti University of Redlands
  • Alex Crozier Cal Poly
  • Jon Clement (TBD) Southern Oregon
  • Emiria Salzmann Sonoma State
  • Diego Bocanegra Cal State Fullerton

Auditor English Premier League (EPL) Football Academies for 'Foot PASS England', evaluating & ranking Academies into 4 categories representing a significant challenge in positively impacting the development of English home grown talent; Former Academy Manager Liverpool F.C; Winner FA Youth Cup '06 & '07; England U16 coach '95-'97; England 'C' team coach '97-'01. UEFA 'A' License; FA Academy Manager's License; FA youth Coach's Award.  Has coached: Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Wes Brown, Joe Cole


When:  Thursday July 19th, 2012

Session A 10 am-12 pm
Session B  1pm-3pmLocation– Jordan Middle School,  (near Stanford University). 750 North California Avenue, Palo Alto. 
Cost: $125 per player

Laguna Hills Eclipse Players Only:

  • Campus tour of Stanford University
  • Optional (for Laguna Hills Eclipse players only) Monday July 23rd College Tours of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (morning) and Westmont College Montecito, near Santa Barbara (afternoon). Families should contact Neil or Abner regarding these tours. 

Player and Family FAQs

Q: Is this clinic open to all players? 

A: Yes. Players should check to see if the camp is appropriate for them. 

Q: What is the cost? 

A: $125 if paying by check and $128.75 is using PayPal. There is a 3% convenience fee for online payments. 

Q: Is there a refund policy. 

A: We will refund only due to ilness or online technical error. A doctors not will be required for medical reason. 

Q: Is there a deadline for registration? 

A: Before July 15th. 

Q: Can I receive financial assistance? 

A: Contact to inquire about financial aid. 



Players will participate in 2 sessions comprised of: 

  • Small Sided Games
  • Technical Training 
  • Functional Training

College coaches will be able to coach the players themselves and view players being trained by professional coaches and watch them play in small sided and half field games. We believe the 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 format coupled with functional and technical training will provide college coaches ample viewing opportunities to enable them to assess a players playing ability and training mentality and application. 

College coaches want to see players train and how they function. Tournament play and games dont always provide coaches enough insight on players in order to evaluate. How players prepare and how players train is of paramount importance.  College coaches are recruiting players for 4 years and dont base their evaluation seeing one or part of a game. Personality, teamwork, attitude and coachability are all of paramount importance to a college coach.  How a player trains and how they apply themselves says it all.