ADSA Teams and players play through local affiliated clubs at the state level. ADSA supports deserving players within teams we coach as well as within affiliated clubs with players deserving ADSA's support. For players involved with ADSA, we provide a great resource for a balanced approach to soccer. Balance in the sense of the way we play and the way we conduct ourselves as coaches, parents, and players. ADSA Academy Teams play in national tournaments and leagues at an elite level. Whether a player is just playing for fun or serious about using soccer as a way to college or even professional play, ADSA has programs to help.
ADSA has been blessed with devoted and talented players. Ironically, while creating the best players in the country is not our mission, we find that our approach, attitude, style, and excellent coaching is in fact generating some of the most talented players in Northern Virginia. Players that thrive in our environment tend to have a team first attitude, the ability to focus at practice and in games, and the work ethic required to flourish in our physically and mentally challenging environment.
Players are expected to maintain a B average in school and ADSA provides tutoring and study support to help students maintain required scores. We also work with school officials and the school board and school levels to ensure our kids stay on track.
Our style of play is very similar to the modern Spanish game as exhibited by FC Barcelona and the Spanish National Team. We add a bit of Brazilian speed and creativity to the attack giving a great balance of possession based team attack and counter attacking surprise for a game that is unpredictable and a joy to watch. Our teams are known for dynamic runs, lots of overlapping, high levels of ball possession, tremendous foot skills, and wide open play. We do not have a win at all costs mentality and will at times lose games by sticking with our style of play. We know the approach pays off in the long run as proven on the international stage. To play our style, mental focus and physical fitness are critically important! Players must be capable of focusing and following coach and trainer instructions and must enthusiastically give 100% at practice and in games.
If you wish to get involved with our club as a player, coach, or volunteer, the first step is to visit our Web site at www.adsaacademy.org. You can also contact us by emailing email@example.com.