The San Francisco Elite Academy 99-00 Boys NPL team claimed the title of the Premier Division of the 2017 Davis Legacy Premier Cup this past Sunday. The team won the title by defeating San Jose Earthquakes 2000 Boys PDA 2-1 after two first half goals--one from a back post header by center back Chris Miglo and the other from eventual team player of the tournament, Theo Malliaras, on a clever back heel at the near post almost immediately after being introduced late in the first half. After the Quakes got a goal back the game took on an end-to-end style and goalkeeper Armando Malton and his defenders made several key stops to preserve the win and the cup title.
The match capped a successful weekend for team that saw them win against fellow NPL 1 west division rival AFC Academy 2-1 (goals by Nico Petry-Mitchel, PK/unassisted, and Theo Malliaras assisted by Jack Benninger) and defeat Butte United Red 99 by the same 2-1 score (goals by Kol Van Giesen and Alex Bailey, assisted by Chris Miglio and Nicky Brown, respectively).
In the team's only other match of the weekend, on Sunday morning, they were held scoreless and fell 1-0 to the team they wold again face in the final, San jose Earthquakes 2000 Boys PDA, who did not concede a goal in the three games that led them into the final. The Sunday morning match was a hard-fought one that featured multiple chances for both teams as well as long breaks in play from free kicks and referees cautioning or speaking with players. By the end of the stop-and-start match, both coaches were already becoming aware that the morning game would be but a precursor to the afternoon final based on the tournament format and standings.
"We learned a little about ourselves this weekend and got important contributions from everyone," said '99/'00 boys head coach Chris Flanagan. "Our goal was to play in the final and get everyone involved in the games, which is a luxury that we don't always have in NPL 1 league play. I was delighted for Theo, who came off the bench to get two game winning goals, as well as for a number of other guys who played extra minutes or in positions they were less accustomed to. By the end of the weekend we were short on numbers for a variety of reasons but the team dug in and got the victory against a good CV Quakes team that hadn't conceded a goal in the tournament and had to feel confident after beating us in the morning. Before the final I told the guys you don't often get second chances in soccer or life, so go out there and take advantage of every moment."
SFEA Partners with Dr. James Chen, Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist MD to Support Academy Players
The San Francisco Elite Academy (SFEA) is delighted to announce a partnership with James L Chen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in San Francisco. Dr. Chen, a medical provider within the Sutter Health network, will accommodate SFEA players with a sports injury when making an appointment for a medical consultation and guarantee an appointment within 24 – 48 hours of calling Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in San Francisco provides acute and chronic injury treatment, complete Orthopedic care, concussion evaluation and management with on site x-ray and ultrasound available. Dr. Chen earned his medical degree from the University of California Davis and completed his residency at the University of Hawaii Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. In addition, he completed a sports medicine, arthroscopy, knee and shoulder fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Chen is also the Fellowship Director for the San Francisco Sports Medicine Fellowship.
If an SFEA player would like an appointment, you may book an appointment online at www.aosportsmed.com, e-mail the clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.900.3000. You may also contact Dr. Chen’s assistant directly or via text message at 415.481.3000, and be certain to mention that you are an San Francisco Elite Academy family, the name and birth-date of the injured athlete as well as the nature of the injury, and they will assist you scheduling an appointment. Finally, please contact your insurance company directly for questions about your coverage or billing.
“We are thrilled to be working with Dr. Chen to provide an added layer of support for players in our program that need of medical help. Just like Dr. Chen, the San Francisco Elite Academy believes in looking out for players and providing the best environment possible," said Joe Dugan, President of SFEA.
To read more about Dr. Chen you may visit: http://www.cpmc.org/dr-james-chen.html
Beginning this Friday, the San Francisco Elite Academy will hold six FREE "Elite Training" camps for youth soccer players, boys and girls, born between 2009 and 2005.
The camp program was conceived in conjunction with the San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club who generously facilitated the use of the new soccer field at Paul Goode in the Presidio to support this SFEA program. The San Francisco Elite academy will provide the first 80 players that register (enrollment is capped) expert coaching in technical development, an Elite Training t-shirt, and postcard evaluation at the end of the program. Each Elite Training camp will be led by Tom Atencio, USSF "A" License and SFEA Director of Player and Coaching Development, and include 4-5 other seasoned coaches, including Deejae Johnson (USSF A), Kurt Devlin (USSF A), Jeff Wilson (USSF A), and others.
"The goal of the Elite Training Camps program is to better serve youth soccer players looking for some extra time training, said Chris Flanagan, SFEA's Director of Soccer Operations. "In addition, we wanted the camps to involve our senior staff as well as other, local top coaches who we're delighted to work with in what can rightly be described as the perfect soccer setting of Paul Goode field."
Per Norcal and city playing rules, all players currently registered with a club should seek the permission of their Director of Coaching before registering for the camps. The registration link is available to those clubs that have pre-approval from their DOCs as well as interested individuals who contact SFEA about signing up.
The San Francisco Elite Academy is happy to announce a partnership with the chiropractic practice of Atlas Health Center. Atlas Health Center is committed to improving the all-natural health outcomes of our athletes for the entire duration of the season and beyond.
Dr. Henry Oyharcabal , DC, Atlas Health Center founder and former soccer player, understands that chiropractic care is extremely useful in promoting positive musculoskeletal outcomes, increasing the athletes’ flexibility and strength, extending the duration of training periods that the athletes, and various other facets of being an elite athlete. Dr. Oyharcabal works with several SF Delta’s players.
An additional component of musculoskeletal health in elite athletes can also be instrumental in preventing injuries given the sometimes grueling nature of The Academy’ schedule. Regularly receiving chiropractic treatment keeps the spinal column and neck properly aligned, ensures that the body is moving throughout proper locomotion processes, and that the muscles and nerves in problematic areas are provided with the right internal environment to carry out their function. With this environment, the potential to become injured decreases significantly. Even if injuries do occur, chiropractic care plays a role in assisting the athlete in the recovery process making their return to game action much quicker.
Both parties involved in the partnership are looking forward to what the team will be able to accomplish with chiropractic care provision on a regular basis. With special attention to each athlete individually, the chiropractic team has the ability to form care pathways that will help the team altogether while still tailoring more intensive care delivery for the athletes themselves.
Here is more about Dr. Henry Oyharcabal and a link to Atlas Health Center https://www.atlashealthcenter.net/dr_henry_oyharcabal.html
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