In March I visited Valencia, the team from the Spanish first division. Besides visiting the training sessions and games I had a chance to talk to Curro Torres ( former player with Valencia CF ). It was nice to share some training ideas and to hear about the Spanish youth development.
So proud of my boy Julian Rojas who recently moved to London. DavidLamPark boys are coming , watch out. "Julian recently participated in London's Chelsea FC Foundation's summer camp. There were 30 kids present and it was 5 full days of drills, small-sided games and penalty shootouts. In Julian's age group, he was one of [...]
During a busy summer in between running local soccer camps, I took a short break to get fresh inspiration, a different perspective and learn new soccer training methods. Spain and Germany were already familiar, so I decided on another Eurpoean powerhouse nation, the Netherlands. It’s a small country, but has a long and great soccer tradition.
Part of the bigger picture here at Volf Soccer is spotting and mentoring young local talent for prospective future development abroad in Europe. Recent case in point is local Eryk Kobza (2001), a smart, creative player with strong technically ability, who loves the game and works hard. He currently plays in the Whitecaps Pre- Residency program.
Nicolas Budisa, born 2001 in Vancouver, is currently enrolled in the Whitecaps FC's Pre-Residency program. Nicolas has been a part of the Volf Soccer Academy since 2013. His love of soccer, willingness to work hard along with his talent give him all he needs to fulfill his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. [...]
In October of 2014 I had the opportunity to visit Dortmund, where the famous Borussia is based. The timing was perfect because Germany won the World Cup that year in Brazil and the overall interest in soccer was electric. The ten days that I spent there were very productive and I had a chance to participate in various practices for all age groups of youth teams of Borussia Dortmund and Bochum.