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Flash Announce Youth Academy

05/29/2012 11:28 PM -

The WPS Champion Western New York Flash and Sahlen Sports Park are excited to announce that they are launching a youth academy for boys and girls, aged u10-u12 (birth years are August 1st 2002- August 1st 2000.) This program comes on the heels of the WNY Flash's second consecutive championship, the second year of the Euro Champions and 12th year of the Champions League at Sahlen Sports Park.

"We always have considered ourselves at the forefront of youth soccer in the area from the day that we opened. We have continued to upgrade our staff to meet the demands of the community and our patrons and are excited to be committing ourselves year round to the development of youth players in the area professionally," Sahlen Sports Park President Alex Sahlen states.

This program is geared towards developing youth players who aspire to play at an elite level. The players will train from October through to the end of July, participating in indoor and outdoor leagues and tournaments. This developmental Academy will implement US Soccer's age specific curriculum, ensuring that players gain the appropriate skills needed to play at the advanced level.

"Ages 8 through to 12 are what I like to call the 'golden age'. These are the years where the children really take in information and are able to apply and learn with ease. Not only do we have a professional staff, but we have a top facility in which we can call our home. Players are able to learn from current and former professional players who know what it takes to get to the highest level of the game. These facets of our club create an unrivaled training environment for the players to improve and progress while competing against top clubs throughout the Northeast and Canada," Technical Director and WNY Flash Head Coach Aaran Lines says.

New Director of Coaching Hubert Busby is just as excited. "Over the past few weeks I really have had the time to work with some of the youth in the area and its been very promising. This area has a lot of potential to make a big impact on the National level if placed in the right environment and curriculum with professional coaches and role models," Busby says.

Assessments (try-outs) for these teams are taking place in July. Further information can be found on our website atwww.wnyflash.com.

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