Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy

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Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy Summer 2017 July 27th- August 4th
 

Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy Staff & Coaches

http://www.okarohsocceracademy.com/

2017 Summer Camps 

Specialized Camp - July 27 - July 30, 2017

Summer Camp - July 30 - August 4, 2017

Both camps held at New Hampton, NH Location

Francis Okaroh, Director

Francis OkarohFrancis Okaroh has traveled and studied soccer on three continents (Africa, Europe, and North America) has earned the highest U.S. coaching license available the U.S.S.F. A National License.  

Francis has played all levels of soccer, here in the United States and internationally.  Francis was an All-American selection while playing at Boston University. After leaving Boston University, Francis played for many teams in Europe before playing two years in the MISL with the Cleveland Force.

Francis took his talents to the MLS where he played for six summers. Francis was recognized as Defender of the Year 1996 and 1997 for the New England Revolution. He won the MLS CUP and US Open Cup in 1998 witht the Chicago Fire.  In 2000 he reached the finals of the MLS Cup with the Miami Fusion. 

Recent successes include coaching F.C. Greater Boston Bolts Boys Club to four consecutive Mass State Cup Championships plus two in 2006, a Region 1 has won three League Championships, three U.S. Region 1 Championships, and the Adidas U15 Cup as US Youth National Champions in 2005. Most Recently taking over as Director of F.C. Blazers in his first year brought the U17 Boys to the Finals of the US Region 1 Championships (2007,2008,2009). in 2011 and 2015 FC Blazers teams had 5 team in the State Cup Finals 4 of which won and went to the Region 1 Championships. The 1997 Blazers boys teams made back to back semi-final appearences at the Region 1 championships in 2015 and 2016 as well as wining 3 of the top ranked tournaments in the country in 2014 ( Disney, Massapequa, and PDT).

Honored by Women's Division III High School Soccer in Massachusetts as Coach of the Year 2005. In 2005 Francis was inducted in the New England Soccer Hall of Fame and in 2006 the Boston University Hall of Fame. In 2007 Francis returns to his alma Mata as a member of the Boston University Coaching staff. In 2009 Francis was named to the Boston University Hall of Fame Board.

Coaching Staff

Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy. is fun, challenging, learning resource for players at every level. Members of college soccer teams will be present at all sessions and will interact closely with the campers throughout the week. In addition to the coaching staff, the camp may feature guest appearances from professional players and/or college stand-outs; schedules permitting. 

Ben Okaroh
 
Ben Okaroh, Two-time All-American in men’s soccer (1986 and 1987) was Boston University’s MVP in three consecutive seasons. He started all 79 games he played at BU, leading the Terriers to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. In 1985, the Terriers advanced to the quarterfinals, and in 1986 they set a school record with 16 wins.   Ben Okaroh was also a finalist for the Hermann Trophy that year, college soccer’s national player of the year award. A center defender, he graduated in 1987.
 
Ben's History
 
1981-83 
 
Represented Nigeria in National youth soccer tournaments.
 
1983-84 
 
Played for the largest club in Africa. the Rangers International FC.
 
 
1984-88
 
Player for Boston University
 
MVP-3 times
Two-time All American Soccer player
MVP Senior Bowl 1988
Hermann Award Finalist (Soccer Heisman)
Best Student Athlete 1988- Coaches Award
Member of BU Scarlet Key Society
BU Hall of Fame Inductee
 
1989-93
 
Played professional soccer in Belgium with his brother Francis Okaroh.
 
2000
 
MVP of the All Nigerian Soccer Tournament in San Francisco.
 
2008-11
 
Began coaching careeer after playing for Los Angeles United FC to an undefeated season.
 
Jenn has worked with Francis for the last 15 summers and knows exactly what it takes to help your child learn, have fun, and make a memorable experience at camp. She is an experienced highschool Varsity head coach at Framingham High school. Through out her tenure she has helped many player go onto successful college careers as student athletes. 
 

Director of Goalkeeping

 

Billy Levitsky

 

Courtsey Peter Stein Photography

Email: Billygk1@gmail.com.

 

 

Billy implements the most modern training methods and creates individualized training regiments for each goalkeeper at the club. He has experience working with some of the most respected goalkeeper coaches in the country and around the world from Dan Gaspar, Per Henrikson, Brian Jones, and Todd Hoffard. Your child has the opportunity to learn from a very experienced coach who knows how to motivate, teach, and develop goalkeepers to reach their potential and compete at a high level. At Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy your child recieves the proper individual attention the goalkeeping position requires. 

 

Goalkeeping training covers handeling, distribution (punting, goalkicks, throwing), 1o1 play, shot stopping, crossing, punching, angle play, communication, set piece set up, goalkeeping psychology training, and a college recruitment info session.

 

As a player Billy has a wealth of experience at the youth, collegiate, and semi- professional level.

 

Coaching Badges Notable experience and Accomplishments

  • USSF F License (2016)

Notable Experience and Accomplishments as a coach.

  • 14 total years with Star Goalkeeper Academy (SGA) 6 years coaching with SGA ( Dan Gaspar's Camp- Current Iranian National Team Goalkeeper Coach)
  • FC Blazers Director of Goalkeeping 2014- present.
  • Assistant Coach FC Blazers U-10-U-19 teams 2014-present
  • 2014 U-17 boys Disney College Showcase Champions, Massapqua College Showcase Champions, Arizona PDS College Showcase Champions.
  • 2015 State Cup Champion Teams U-16/U-18 Boys and U-18 girls ( U-18 boys and girls Region 1 Championships Semifinalist)
  • 2016 State Cup Champions Teams U-19 Boys and U-18 Girls (U-19 Boys Region 1 Championships Semifinalist)
  • Worked with Dan Gaspar, Per Henrikson, Brian Jones, and Todd Hoffard.

 

Playing Experience

 

Semi Professional Experience

 

  • Premier Development League(PDL/NPSL)

  • Worcester Hydra (2012)

  • Real Boston Rams (2013)

  • Greater Lowell United FC (2014) of the NPSL

College Experience  

  • Framingham State University (2010-2014) MASCAC Conference Tournament Championship 2011/automatic bid to the NCAA DIII Tournament.

Youth

  • MA ODP U-17 Pool-Team-2008

  • Invited trialist with the New England Revolution U-18 Academy-2009

  • Two year member of the 2010 and 2011 FC Blazers three peat State Cup Championship team and State Cup MVP (2011).

 

 

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