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Summer Training Program

  • League: Summer Training Program
  • Season: 2022
  • Opens: January 10, 2022 at 12:00pm CST
  • Closes: May 25, 2022 at 12:00pm CDT
  • Spots remaining: 32

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Club Atletico Saint Louis is pleased to announce a six-eight week training program for current College (U23) and High School (U18) players wanting to keep their soccer fitness up during the off-season.  Head Coach, Ricardo Garza, will lead the training sessions each week focusing on functional training.

What to expect?

Two training sessions per week.

Exhibition scrimmages to be determined later.

Training shirt.

2021 Summer Training Program player insights

Israel Kami:

Where are you from?

“Fortaleza, Brazil”

 Where do you go to school?

“I went to school in Florida National University in Miami.”

Okay. How was your college season?

“So I only play my freshman year and we won the National so it was nice.” 

How long have you played?

 “Professionally since I was 17 years old. But soccer since I could walk.” 

Who's your all-time favorite player?

“So right now, I don't have one but I’ll watch Ronaldo. So, he was for me the best.

Okay. How did you hear about Atletico?

“So my father in law, he's a professional coach. He puts me in touch with the coach. Today's my first day so I'm enjoying this practice.”

And what did you think of like playing for the NPSL?

“I actually played NPSL before in 2017 and 18. We won both years, the nationals and I like it. It is a good competition.”

And what did you think of training tonight?

“I prefer it. I try hard and I know how much it is important. Change the intensity of practice. So my time is for sure the best.”

Corey Goede:

Are you from around here? 

"Fenton, Missouri."

where do you go to school?

“IUPUI, Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis.” 

 How was your college season?

“We supposed to play 10 games. we missed four due to COVID. We played six and then didn't do very well, we score two goals in six games.”

How long have you played?

“I've played since I was like three or four.” 

And who's your all-time favorite player?

“Leo Messi.”

How did you hear about Atletico?

“My coach set me up with it. And I knew a couple other college players that have played here in the past. And I know a couple that play here now as well.”

Eric Bauche

Are you from around here?

“I'm from St. Charles, Missouri.”

where do you go to school?

I go to  SIUE.

Okay, and how was your college season?

“My college season was good. It was cut a little short. I broke my hand. So that was a little bit of a bummer, but I'm back now and I'm training hard. So that's exciting.

how long have you played?

“I've been playing since I was probably five years old.” 

Who's your all-time favorite player?

“Harry Kane.”

And how did you hear about Atletico?

“So, I had two college teammates, Steven Davis and jack Edwards played last year for Club Atletico. So they told me to come out and try it and I'm enjoying it.”


Mark Moore

Where are you from?

“Hillsboro, Missouri.”

Where do you go to school?

“Webster University”

How about your college season?

“It was good. We ended up winning conference regular season.”

how long have you played?

“15-16 years now.” 

Who's your all-time favorite player?

“I like Kevin de Bruyne.”

How did you hear about Atletico?

“Ricardo actually ran me through sessions when I was younger. When I was like five, six, seven, eight, nine. So, I've been in touch with him ever since.”

How was that experience with him coaching you throughout the years?

“I love it. He's the best coach I have ever had.”


Ricardo Garza's Bio

Coach Garza has an abundance of experience as a college coach (14 seasons).

Ricardo helped launch Jefferson College men’s soccer program in 2005, assisting the team to four consecutive Region XVI Championships, three consecutive District Championships, and three consecutive National Championship appearances.  In 2006, Ricardo helped lead the Jefferson College Vikings to a national title.  During his fourth season, Garza took over the program as head coach and continued the legacy he helped build.

In his first season as head coach in 2009, Ricardo led the team to a 15-3 overall record, going undefeated in MCCAC Conference and Region XVI competition.  Ricardo also led the team to a #1 ranking 2009 and was named Region XVI Coach of the Year.

Ricardo’ lead his Nationally Ranked teams to win multiple Conference and Regional Championships and one District Championship.  Ricardo has guided his teams to 5 National Tournament Appearances. Ricardo was awarded Regional Coach of the Year six times in his career.

 Region XVI Record: 58-14-2          MCCAC Record: 37-7       Coaching Career Record: 105-48-4

Ricardo took pride in having one of the most competitive out of region/conference schedules in the country throughout his career.  His teams gained a lot of experience by playing nationally ranked teams every season.  He believes traveling all over the country to give his players a true developmental experience is worth the hard work.  The rewards of having a competitive schedule are shown below with his players continuing their young soccer careers at the following colleges and universities.  

Coach Garza sent players to the following Universities and Colleges

Division 1: Clemson, Lipscomb, Saint Peters, Albany, South Florida, NC State, Western Kentucky, Fairleigh Dickinson, East Tennessee State, San Francisco, Georgia Southern, NIU, Saint Louis, Marshall, Seton Hall, IUPUI, Oregon State, Niagra.

Division 2: Maryville, Lynn, Wingate, West Florida, Mars Hill, Indianapolis, Chaminade Hawaii, Lindenwood, McKendree, Young Harris, Newman, Tusculum.

NAIA: Central Methodist, Columbia College, Southern Poly, Lindsey Wilson, St. Thomas, Point, Grandview, Culver Stockton, Tennessee Wesleyan, Concordia, Missouri Baptist.

Division 3: Westminster, Illinois College

Ricardo is committed to developing his players for the next level and his coaching philosophy is very disciplined.  He has always kept in touch with his alumni and his priority is to help his players move on to NCAA or NAIA to finish their education and playing career.

Ricardo also co-founded an international soccer academy in South America called Club Atletico Juniors and Club Atletico CRSA in Africa.  Ricardo has been offering free soccer training with his NPSL team, Club Atletico Saint Louis, in the city of St. Louis for years.  His mission is to launch the first free youth soccer club in St. Louis and offer an equal opportunity to all youth.

Ricardo played in Region XVI for STLCC-Forest Park under Pat McBride before transferring to East Central College and leading them to their first Region XVI Championship Championship as a forward.  Ricardo grew up in South St. Louis and attended Epiphany of our Lord and Bishop DuBourg High School.  Ricardo is supported by his family of five with wife, Allison, son Nico and daughters Layla and Giavanna.  Ricardo is very involved in the community, serving as a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the Hispanic Leaders Group, Hispanic Festival Inc., LatinX Events and works as a video marketer for The Hill Business Association.

Fees

1st Payment 2nd Payment Total Fees
$50.00 USD due at registration$100.00 USD due May 11, 2022$150.00 USD

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