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.
The DMS Girls U18 team have won 2 major tournament championships! The girls gained victories in both The Eastern Development Program Cup and the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase.
In the EDP Cup, the girls overtook powerhouse teams from the Eastern US, the girls showed domination and determination. Winning 5-0, 4-0 and 2-1 in tournament play and 4-1 in the championship game put them atop the podium for the EDP Cup.
In the NEWSS Showcase, the girls powered through teams winning 6-0, 6-0 and 3-0 in tournament play. They claimed the trophy by beating Cantolao USA 2-1.
"These young ladies kept very composed and focused," says Coach Christenson. "They worked well as a team and we came out on top!"