At Nextgen, we provide an exceptional pathway that has several very unique elements. For example, our Early Development Program for ages 3-8, is managed and run by Academy Coaches. No Volunteers! In addition, we do not have anything for beginners past 8 years old. Next, we have vertically aligned with ECNL and ECNL-R by putting all of our teams in their programming. So many other clubs are in 3,4 or even 5 leagues. This can end up chaotic and disorganized. Our alignment brings the most competitive soccer to Sarasota, offering athletes a real opportunity to play at the next level.
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The future of our country’s soccer talent is dependent on today’s Youth soccer Clubs. The need for players to truly develop not only their technical skills but also their IQs, professionalism and attitudes, are ever-growing. There is a huge opportunity for clubs to ‘get it right’, by implementing a clear and concise vision and applying the necessary methods for getting players to succeed.
Unfortunately, clubs in general are failing at this. Many factors are contributing to this and the big, sluggish programs are barely making any progress. Well, Next Generation Soccer Academy is debuting in Sarasota, FL and has the recipe and ingredients to fix this problem.
The ultimate vision for Next Generation Soccer Academy is to take athletes from any ability level and empower them to become a collegiate or professional player.
I have known Adam DeClerico for almost 15 years. I always admired Adam’s passion and knowledge for the game and the connection that he creates with his players. He’s always an avid student of the game and he keeps up with the coaching education trends and he has great communication skills. Adam is very professional and a perfectionist and his training sessions are always intense and on target. I would definitely endorse Adam for any soccer projects that he gets involved in.
Coach DeClerico is easily one of the most knowledgeable and likable Coaches I had the honor playing for during my more than 15 years of playing competitive club, college, and professional soccer in Europe and the States. He understands crucial tactical aspects of the game and teaching players how to reach their full potential both, on the field as a player and off the field as a human being. His success is proven by his accomplishments as a player in the past and a coach in the present.
I was a player under coach Adam for a about two years (junior and senior year of high school). Right from the start he brought a great level of knowledge (soccer IQ) that made me excited and comfortable to play under him as my head coach. His experience in playing and coaching at a high level opened my eyes to what is expected and required to excel at the next level. When it came to college recruiting Coach Adam did everything he could to help me achieve my goal, which was to play division one collegiate soccer. Coach Adam truly benefited my growth as a soccer player in those two years and as a result I was able to achieve my goal and was offered a D1 scholarship to play at Jacksonville University.
Coach Adam DeClerico was my sons coach for two seasons 2011/2012 at FC Sarasota. He showed wonderful team management and brought great knowledge to his players about what colleges are looking for at the next level. We were very pleased to have him as my sons head coach, at that time the team was very successful and won several tournaments and championships. We highly recommend coach Adam to help your sons/daughters soccer development.
Adam has all the unique intangibles that you would want in a soccer coach. As a player he was always that teammate that never shied away from a tackle and played with toughness and grit that can’t be taught. At the same time, Adam was gifted offensively in the technical components of his game with a clean/soft touch. Above all, as a player and a coach, one of Adam’s best strengths was and still is his soccer IQ, which in my opinion is the most important part of the game. Adam is continually problem solving in the run of play and identifying weaknesses of the other team to exploit. This experience and knowledge, combined with his excellent communication skills and technical/tactical drills will allow any dedicated player to reach a higher potential.