DMS would like to announce that David Woodvine and Samuel Coulson will be the coaches at the Stoke City International Academy Elite Player ID Camp hosted at Doug Miller Family Sports Park. We are looking forward to having them here for the camp!
DaveWoodvine (Left)joined Stoke City Football club in 2014 coaching in the Foundation Phase age groups (9-11). He is responsible for planning and delivering sessions from the Academy program. Monitoring andanalysingplayers/team performance is also an important part of his role at the club. Dave successfully passed hisUEFABLicencein 2014 and is now completing his FA Youth Award. He played for over a decade as a Semi-Professional footballer representing teams such as AFC Telford United and Stafford Rangers before he embarked on his preferred profession as a football coach.
Samuel Coulson (Right) recently retired from professional football after playing for Stoke City for three years. He retired due to a bad injury and during the recovery Stoke City let him coach the Under 10 squad. He has a Level 2 Coaching Certificate and over a decade of experience playing at the highest level possible. He joined Manchester City at the age of 6 and later played with Stoke City prior.
DMS PARTNERS WITH PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SOCCER CLUB
DMS is proud to announce that we have partnered with Stoke City Football Club as part of it's International Soccer Academy. As a current and long-standing professional team in the Barclay's Premier League (the highest professional soccer league world-wide), Stoke City has been one of the longest run player academies. With the help of Global Image Sports, DMS has made the commitment to provide training opportunities for our players along side some of the best youth clubs globally.
Highly scouted, DMS was chosen as 1 of 10 US Youth Development Clubs to partner with their award-winning Football Academy. The partnership will include annual Stoke City F.C. International Academy Skills Camps and the opportunity for selected players to train at their Academy training grounds in Stoke-on-Trent, just South of Manchester, England. There are plans for Player ID Events starting in 2015 culminating in the Stoke City Elite Player Experience.
Stoke City F.C. Academy has been one of the most influential in all of Eastern Europe. Even more, Coerver Coaching has set up shop within their hallowed walls. Coerver Coaching has set the standard for all youth soccer coaching development world-wide.
Academy Director, Dave Wright says, "Our partnership is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise the Club's profile in North America, where football is becoming increasingly popular and where we already have strong links thanks to having the likes of Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea on our books.”
“We are very excited to partner with such a historic and successful soccer club. We believe this partnership will provide top level development opportunities unlike any other club in our area,” stated Marc Dall, Director of Soccer at DMS.