Coaching News

Girls go close again

Houma, La –  The Southern States girls traveled to Houma, Louisiana this past weekend and took second place in the tournament. The girls topped the number one seed of the tournament in the semi-final. Following a 1-1 tie in regulation the game went into an intense penalty shootout. Abigail Capasso (pictured) who was playing two…

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‘The Academy’ in talks with Spanish group

Oak Grove, MS  –  Our good friend Inaki Erana visited with us in Jackson, Mississippi recently at the Crossroads of the South Tournament. Inaki has been instrumental in helping to set up both our trips to Spain in the past few years, the friendship growing from connections with Nigel Boulton and Carl Reynolds. Nigel recruited…

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Flathau thanks ‘The Academy’ and Coach Carl Reynolds

Houston, TX –  Heath Flathau of Hattiesburg, Mississippi recently moved to Houston, Texas to join the Houston Texans Developmental Academy. Heath is an outstanding talent and had been playing his soccer in Jackson for the Rush. Even so he has worked consistently with us here at Southern States Soccer as a training player and as…

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SSS players trial at MLS Development Academy

Atlanta, GA –  Christopher LaRussa (left) and ‘Juice’ Rowland were in Atlanta this week training with the MLS Atlanta United DA Academy. The boys made an impression playing against the Atlanta outfit when the Southern States Soccer ‘The Academy’ 2003 team beat United in tournament play by 4-3 recently. ‘Topher’ is an ’03 and ‘Juice’…

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MLS Icon to coach at The Oakes

Hattiesburg – Miss. Former MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and National Team player Jon Busch will be at The Oakes Training Center in Hattiesburg next week to work with our goalkeepers. Busch recently retired after 21 years as a professional and is looking forward to beginning a new chapter in his career in coaching and business.…

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Turf field opening weekend

Hattiesburg, MS –  ‘The Academy’ held one of their unique SuperWeekend training events as they rolled out the new turf field located at The Oakes Training Center. There was a weekend of training sessions, games, lectures and a Saturday lunchtime barbecue.

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Terry Moore enjoys Birmingham

Birmingham, AL – Terry Moore completed his two week visit to Southern States Soccer with a weekend series of three coaching sessions for our Birmingham area players held in Hoover, Alabama. Almost 40 players turned out for the sessions with ‘The Academy’ coaches Nigel Boulton and Tony Marriel also in attendance. Terry was excited to…

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Guest Coach ‘Tony’ Mariel Enjoys The Oakes

Hattiesburg, MS – As part of The Academy’s commitment to excellence and to bringing top quality guest coaches in to work with our players, Antonio Mariel surprised our Wednesday night practice teams at the 4.30 pm and 6.15 pm sessions. ‘Tony’ who is from Brazil, worked with the ’05-’08 age groups first before putting our…

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I.D. Days Completed as 47 Attend Final Session

Birmingham, Alabama – 47 players attended our final Player I.D. Day in Birmingham, Alabama, Tuesday night. The entire I.D. Days sessions proved a great hit despite some weather adjustments. Players from birth years 2001-08 were assessed and evaluated and it looks extremely likely we will be fielding competitive teams in all boys age groups. Contracts…

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