At CGSA so many students have learned Soccer skills they most likely wouldn't have, but what has stayed with me throughout my career both as a youth club player in Southern California, a professional player in the U.S. and Mexico, and now a youth club Technical Director. His teachings of life skills and how to win games always stuck to me and served me well throughout my entire career.
- Orland "Soriano" Vasquez
Professional Soccer Player
Professional Soccer Coach and Trainer
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“It has been said that achieving success in something that you’re passionate about, brings a sense of completion to one’s life. Through my strong faith in God, I have been blessed with the ability to attain some success in my Soccer career, mostly due to the perseverance that I have attained through my education, experience abroad, and my will to always be the best player during every game I played in.
There are many keys to success, which amount as the ingredients that make up a professional footballer. Two major characteristics are hard work, and perseverance. Everyone endures ups and downs, but it is these two qualities that overcome them. It is these two characteristics that guided many Soccer players throughout their journeys of being a professional footballer. The discipline and dedication you need to being a professional athlete is the ongoing obstacle that separates the ones that make it from the ones that don't. It takes a person with great values, morals, ethics, and integrity to obtain true success in he/she’s craft. There are NO short cuts to playing professional Soccer.
Achieving success cannot be captured alone. It is vital that many influences and experiences along with the support of your loved ones, shape your destiny. When you pursue greatness, all the trials and tribulations serve as the backbone, and fuel your strength in character so you can achieve success. These many experiences serve as an outline to our overall character, and molds us to who we are. Transform these positive traits into a way of life, and form them into habits that carry’s you to be a successful person in all your walks of life."
“Hard Work and Perseverance”
“If you don’t know where you are going, there is a good chance that you may end up somewhere else.” –Winston Churchill (Prime Minister, United Kingdom)
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At the Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy, we show our students how to utilize these situations to mature and develop into the prepared Soccer player that the Greenwood Method has produced so successfully. CGSA Director, Clint Greenwood has transformed his Soccer Academy, to not just a Soccer School for athletes to enhance their skills, but much more.
It is these valuable lessons that the Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy instills in its students, which are often overlooked by other developmental training programs. At the Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy, we encourage our players to try their skills during a game situation as well as practice. This will allow the player to understand the purpose of the skill, as well as the meaning of the skill. It is the entire process of endurance and perseverance that makes or breaks a player to be great you need to learn from failure. Director, CG drives that into all of his students, and tells them to be the best you need to humble yourself and be vulnerable. Don’t be afraid to fail and make mistakes. “Don’t Be Afraid to Step in the Ring”. "If you are not making errors, you aren't learning".
"It was true love that created the Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy, says Director, Clint Greenwood".
Shown Above - Ashley Nick a Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy Alumnist and great role model for upcoming girls. Ashley just spent a great season as Italian Champions with Juventus. Ashley won 1 National Cup with a CG coached SASC Strikers, and won a NCAA National Title as captain of the USC Trojans, and turned professional after graduation. Ashley is a great role model for current female students wishing to Surpass Their Best in life...
Above - Summer in South Africa Clinic With Professional Club in Johannesburg in the Province of Gauteng. Johannesburg is the capital and rural city center of South Africa otherwise known as the Gold City. Club shown where Coach Greenwood is giving them some motivation and demonstrations with the ball.
Above - In 2009 The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy held a Christmas Soccer Camp at Central Park, in the city of Santa Clarita CA. Clint Greenwood was the Director of Coaching at that time.