U13 Girls and U17 Boys Win Memorial Day Tournaments

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U13 Girls and U17 Boys Win Memorial Day Tournaments

MRM Gray Cosmos - Virginia Cannon Cup Champions

MRM Gray Cosmos - Virginia Cannon Cup Champions

Memorial Day weekend 2017 was one to remember for ATD. Both the U13 girls and U17 boys, playing under the Maryland Rush Montgomery banner, won their respective MDW tournaments. The U13G MRM Gray Cosmos won the Virginia Cannon Cup, winning all four of their games, and capping it off with a resounding 6-1 victory in the championship game. Coach Dennis Schardt congratulated the girls and thanked parents, saying "I couldn't have asked for more from the girls. In the end they got to taste the feeling of being a champion... thank you to all the parents for all the support you gave over Memorial Day Weekend."

MRM Rush 00 - Potomac Memorial Day Tournament Champions

MRM Rush 00 - Potomac Memorial Day Tournament Champions

The U17B MRM Rush 00, coming in as the lowest ranked team (according to GotSoccer) in their bracket, swept their group and won a nail-biting final, 1-0 in extra time, to cement themselves as champions of the Potomac Memorial Day Tournament. Over the course of the three days and four games, the team gave up only three goals, scored eight, and had two shutouts. 

Both teams will now look to finish their seasons on a high note as they battle for promotion to the next division in the NCSL and EDP, respectively.

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CurvAmerica Podcast features ATD CEO, Matt Arrington

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CurvAmerica Podcast features ATD CEO, Matt Arrington

ATD CEO, Matt Arrington, with Virtus Entella Head Coach, Roberto Breda.

ATD CEO, Matt Arrington, with Virtus Entella Head Coach, Roberto Breda.

ATD Founder and CEO, Matt Arrington was recently featured for a second time on the CurvAmerica Podcast. Arrington spoke about his most recent trip to Italy, spending time with professional soccer team, Virtus Entella (Serie B), and learning from head coach, Roberto Breda. CurvAmerica is a podcast focused on discussing all things Italian soccer from an American perspective.

 

You can also find the podcast on the CurvAmerica website here

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SPEED AGILITY & QUICKNESS CLINIC

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SPEED AGILITY & QUICKNESS CLINIC

SPEED AGILITY & QUICKNESS CLINIC

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SATURDAYS

Feb 11 - March 18

12:00PM-1:00

East Side Athletic Training

8007 Cessna Ave,

Gaithersburg, Md 20879

 

FOCUSED ON INJURY PREVENTION, BALANCE & COORDINATION, STRENGTH & SPEED DEVELOPMENT, AND REACTION TIME.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: CRYSTAL DUNN STRIKER CAMP

ATD Hosts Crystal Dunn for Three-Part Elite Striker Camp

Professional soccer player and Olympian, Crystal Dunn, will be hosting a three-part striker training camp over the course of November and December. This will be a unique opportunity to train with and learn from one of the top attacking players in the women's game. Learn the art of scoring goals from inside the area, shooting from outside of the box, and dribbling to create scoring opportunities. 

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to teach young players and pass on the knowledge I've gained from years of playing in college, professionally, and at the international level. Working in conjunction with ATD and their staff brings a wealth of experience in creating sessions that will get the most out of the players involved. In my quest to compete at the highest level and in order to reach my potential, I need to be always willing to learn and add different aspects to my game. My biggest goal for this camp is to instill that same mentality into all of the players participating."

- Crystal Dunn

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Tryout Posting: ATD Cosmos U13 Girls (NCSL)

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Tryout Posting: ATD Cosmos U13 Girls (NCSL)

The Cosmos currently participate in NCSL in the Fall and Spring. Winter training is also included in order to keep the girls sharp and prepared for the upcoming season. Head coach is Dennis Schardt (www.arringtontrainingdevelopment.com/staff), who has coached the team since its formation. Tryouts are ongoing until the season ends in mid-November. Please contact Tryout@atd.email to organize a time to come train with the team!

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FC Nordsjaelland (DEN) & Right to Dream Academy (GHA) Host ATD President

FC Nordsjaelland (FCN) welcomed ATD President, Matt Arrington, to their home in Farum, Denmark for a week of all things soccer related. The week included a visit from the Right to Dream (RtD) Academy U15 boys team, who spent the week at FCN preparing for the Future Cup hosted by Ajax Amsterdam. Along with being present during their attendance, Arrington got the chance to catch up with some old friends and club president, Tom Vernon.

During the week Arrington spent time attending training sessions for the RtD U15's, where he got to pick the brain of head coach, Frazer Robertson. "Robertson, along with the entirety of the RtD and FCN staff have been incredibly informative and open about how they run things- from the equipment manager, to the team physio, to the head coaches," Arrington said.  "They've all been happy to answer questions and educate me. Even to the point where a number of staff members have approached me asking if I had questions and not to hesitate to ask them anything. It has truly been an incredible learning experience." 

Arrington ended the week getting to watch a closed-doors scrimmage between mixed squads of RtD and FCN players- the first of its kind. Club President, Tom Vernon, has worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality by having the RtD and FCN academies work seamlessly with one another. The future is bright for the both academies and the club, as three players from RtD have already been worked into FCN's first team. The new club model has been developed to return FCN back to where they were just three years ago- the pinnacle of Danish and European soccer- champions of Denmark and competing in the Champions League. 

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U12 Girls Travel Soccer Clinic

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U12 Girls Travel Soccer Clinic

ATD Cosmos Soccer Practice Sessions For U-12 Girls

 

Come have fun and hone your skills!

Any Monday Or Thursday

5:30pm-7:00

Ayrlawn Park 5652 Oakmont Ave,

Bethesda Md 20817

 

Great Opportunity For Girls Who Want To Develop Their Skills Practicing With a Growing U12 Girls Travel Team

We focus on technical work, knowledge of the game and individual player development.  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Coach Dennis Schardt,

Arrington Training & Development

 

E-mail: Schardtdr@gmail.com

Phone: (240) 506-7766

 

For more information:

www.ArringtonTrainingDevelopment.com



 

 

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ATD Unveils New Logo

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ATD Unveils New Logo

New Logo for Arrington Training & Development

     Arrington Training & Development is thrilled to introduce the organization's new logo. After weeks of discussion, design, and adjustments, the logo was finalized and prepared for introduction. The design represents ATD brilliantly. The fluidity of the player represents our  teams' style of play and our philosophy that each one of our players should be creative with the ball and play freely. The bold and powerful print of "ATD" within the design represents the strength and determination that we demand each of our players and teams have on the field of play. The seamless connection between the two parts perfectly depicts the combination of the two philosophies. 

     Arrington Training & Development had the pleasure of working with Milkshake Studio (Brooklyn, NY) on this design. Creative designer Simon Goetz worked in collaboration with ATD to create a design that best represented the organization's beliefs, philosophy, culture, and style. It was an enduring process, but we at ATD are excited for the crest to be displayed on the chest of everyone associated with our organization.

Visit online Milkshak.es to contact or for more information on Milkshake Studio.

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ACF Fiorentina Hosts ATD Staff

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ACF Fiorentina Hosts ATD Staff

February 2014

Florence, Italy


Fiorentina Head Coach Vincenzo Montella and ATD Staff Matthew Arrington and Dennis Schardt

Fiorentina Head Coach Vincenzo Montella and ATD Staff Matthew Arrington and Dennis Schardt

          Arrington Training & Development staff members were treated to a visit to the training grounds of Serie A giants, ACF Fiorentina. Along with watching a practice session on Thursday, February 6th, Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella took a minute to chat with Director Matthew Arrington and Coach Dennis Schardt. Montella noted the growth of soccer in the United States and the importance of the US market in relation to teams across the world. Friday night provided a special experience as the first team trained under the lights of their stadium. With the rain falling and not another soul in the stands, the ATD staff took in the rare opportunity to watch top level players and coaches do what they do best. Many of the players were kind of enough to say hello, talk soccer, and take photos after the session. A very big thanks to ACF Fiorentina, Head Coach Vincenzo Montella, and Director Daniele Pradé for hosting the ATD staff.

Mario Gomez and ATD Founder Matthew Arrington

Mario Gomez and ATD Founder Matthew Arrington

For more information on ACF Fiorentina, visit their website at http://en.violachannel.tv/

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ATD Visits U.S. Latina Calcio

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ATD Visits U.S. Latina Calcio

February 2014

Latina, LZ, Italy


ATD Staff with Roberto Breda, Head Coach U.S. Latina Calcio

ATD Staff with Roberto Breda, Head Coach U.S. Latina Calcio

          During a rainy trip to Italy, Arrington Training & Development Director, Matthew Arrington, and Coordinator, Dennis Schardt, visited Italian Serie B side Latina Calcio. The ATD staff were provided the opportunity to watch the team train and meet with head coach Roberto Breda. Breda is a former player himself, who had a notable career spanning nearly twenty years. He had playing stints at a number of Serie A clubs, including Genoa, Sampdoria, Livorno, Catania, Parma, and Udinese. Breda is a well respected player and coach worldwide and is held in extremely high regard within Italy. The Latina Calcio head coach was kind enough to sit down and talk to Arrington and Schardt after each training session that the ATD staff members viewed. "He (Breda) offered advice, encouragement, and well wishes for our program," Schardt continued, "I got the feeling that he believes in what we're doing. I hope we can get him to come visit our program and meet with our players and staff." Arrington had kind words for Breda as well, "It was nice to meet a coach of his quality and prestige, but I think the best part of it all was how personable he was. He gave us almost an hour of his time after each session, and I know he's a busy guy. He didn't owe us anything, he could have just shaken our hands and walked away, especially since he didn't even know us beforehand. For him to take that time for us, that says a lot about a person."

U.S. Latina Calcio training session in Latina, LZ, Italy

U.S. Latina Calcio training session in Latina, LZ, Italy

Latina Calcio (http://www.uslatinacalcio.it/) currently sit in 7th place in Serie B, ten points off of first place.  For more information on Roberto Breda, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Breda .

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ATD at NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia

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ATD at NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia

January 2014

Philadelphia, PA


With Stephen Constantine, Head Coach Apollon Smyrni

With Stephen Constantine, Head Coach Apollon Smyrni

          The annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention was held over five days between January 15th and 19th in Philadelphia, PA.  Arrington Training & Development Founder, Matthew Arrington, and Assistant Director, Andrew Banadda, were on hand to take it all in. Among the plethora of lectures, exhibits, and field sessions, ATD's representatives were fortunate enough to get some one on one time with a number of world renowned soccer personnel. Stephen Constantine, Head Coach of Greek Superleague side Apollon Smyrni, expressed his belief in ATD's aspirations. "I think they're (ATD) really on to something. From the teams and coaches I've worked with in the States, I haven't seen anyone preaching the same values as their (ATD) staff. I'm interested to see where the organization goes from here- I'll be keeping an eye on them."

With Miguel Cardoso, Shakhtar Donetsk Technical Director and Reserve Team Head Coach

With Miguel Cardoso, Shakhtar Donetsk Technical Director and Reserve Team Head Coach

         Arrington and Banadda were also fortunate enough to speak with Shakhtar Donetsk Technical Director and Reserve Team Head coach, Miguel Cardoso. Cardoso took the time to discuss tactics and training ideas with the guys and left them with the assurance that he'd make himself available to help in the future. 

          It was deemed a worthwhile trip at the end of weekend according to Banadda, "The people we met and the connections we made will be priceless as we continue to grow. Like any young organization, we need new people and new ideas to assist our staff and our program. The guys that we spoke to this weekend have done so much in their own careers- for them to offer their experience and knowledge to use at our disposal is really something special."

You can find more information on Stephen Constantine on his website, http://www.stephenconstantine.co.uk/ . 

You can see articles on Miguel Cardoso at http://shakhtar.com/en/news/archive/?t=813 . 

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Right to Dream Academy (Ghana) Hosts Arrington Training & Development

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Right to Dream Academy (Ghana) Hosts Arrington Training & Development

June 2013


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          Arrington Training & Development Founder Matthew Arrington happily accepted an invitation from Right to Dream's Director, Harry Adekpui, to view the academy's operation for ten days. After a day's worth of travel, Arrington arrived in Akasombo, Ghana to be greeted by the players, coaches, and staff alike. "We hit the ground running. I arrived late at night to the academy and was on the field immediately the next morning watching the boys train and play in friendly matches," Arrington said of his trip. He also went on the note the exceptional hospitality that was provided to him by the Academy staff and players, "The level of play among their teams is exceptionally high within each age group. Almost just as impressive though, is the strength of character and the level of repect I saw from every single player. It's entirely molded by the staff and coaches involved. I've never seen anything like it." Arrington's trip lasted ten days during which he watched each age group train on a daily basis as well as being lucky enough to see them play a match. He was also complimented with the rare chance to run a practice session for the U11 boys team. "It was a special experience," Arrington said of the practice, "It's a wonderful thing to coach players of that quality. I kept trying to challenge them more and more as we went through the session because each time I raised the level of play, they adjusted without hesitation. I think I was more challenged than they were!" Arrington Training & Development remains in contact with the Right to Dream Academy and is in talks to have a continuing partnership with their organization. Manchester City recently finalized an agreement with Right to Dream making the Ghanaian organization one of their primary feeder academies. 

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You can find more information on the Right to Dream Academy on their website, www.academy.righttodream.com/ 

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