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Why is The CGSA Club | Team Academy so successful?

  • CGSA Director & Staff are solely dedicated to enlighten, educate, & empathize each club or team's needs. 

  • CGSA designs a program that introduces professional values, and culture for best learning environment

The Greenwood Mentality Will Force You To Play Faster, Think Faster, Love Faster, and most importantly Develop Faster... This is our 5 step module, or pyramid of player development curriculum building.

TEAM | CLUB ACADEMY is  Run by experienced coaches who customize skills development to the individual development needs of each young player. Based on THE GREENWOOD METHOD and the innovative fast paced Footballing Adventure all young players need "TO SURPASS THEIR BEST".

The benefits to players include:


  • Improved Skill, Speed, Sense, Strength & Spirit

  • Increased Game Confidence & Creativity

  • More Effective Home Practice

  • Healthier Player Habits

  • Greater On-Field Impact With Your Team

Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy LLC 

Team | Club Training

Small Groups and Team Camps & Academy...

Designed for Teams U-8 to U-10. Emphasis is on fast footwork, ball mastery, receiving & passing, finishing and small group play up to 5 v 5.   

CGSA Team Camps & Academy

Elite Program...

Designed for Teams U-10 to U-12. For these age groups we put an emphasis on technique, ball mastery, receiving & passing, ball striking, fast break attacks and small group play up to 7 v 7, 9 v 9. The emphasis is free flowing football with great expression.

CGSA Team Camps & Academy 

Premier Program...

Designed for Teams playing U-13 and above. Intense environment designed to push the players out of their comfort zone while maintaining proper technical effectiveness and tactical awareness. The curriculum consists of ball familiarity, receiving & passing, 1 v 1 attacking & defending, speed, agility, & quickness, and finishing. Introduction to basic concepts of target man, and defensive components. Group play is increased up to 11 V 11 with tactical direction and systems of play.   

The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy  Team Training is offered by certified Coaches utilizing our 6 Steps to Success structure that in fact builds an outline of overall education and in a professional learning environment. Put together by, The Greenwood Method of Soccer development, the Team | Club Program is Designed for Teams who are looking for effective technical skills training and fitness extended over a whole season.   

Club-Wide Programs are offered in several environments. We can customize a program for your club to train multiple teams and age groups as often as you require. Sixty-minute and ninety-minute programs are available.  Designed for Clubs to provide additional technical skills training for individual players and teams.  Emphasis is on fast footwork, ball mastery and technique depending on age group and skill level. The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy Team | Club Academy is our most popular and effective training tool for players, teams, clubs, and coaches that are willing to put the hard work in their education to put themselves in a situation of Football professionalism compared to the training in the top clubs in Europe, which will be essential to their overall growth and success in the #1 sport in the world. Interested in having CGSA putting together a curriculum and plan for a week, month, or even a year, just contact us on our contact information page on the bottom of this website footer, or call CGSA at (626) 533-2541.



The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy Elite Program and non contract Premier Program players spend a greater amount of time focused on individual player training to improve their team format play, creating a greater tactical understanding which will provide a stronger platform for their exposure and success on the field.  This is defined as Football Culture. CGSA launched in 2010 the opportunity for Different Clubs, and teams while maintaining their identity with their current club and or organization but to also be a member of the Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy Club | Team Training Academy, and receive another aspect and approach along with their current regiment at their current organization.


A positive, and influential move that propel their level to new heights. Working together with their club's Coaching Director, coaching staff, head coach, and management will allow us to use evaluations and feedback based on the assigned coach's ability to assess live eye test as well as video review. 


To create a complete training environment, CGSA will create the atmosphere with the demands of a professional club, covering components such as;  speed, agility, quickness, passing and receiving at a faster pace, field recognition and other cognitive skills, and world class moves with the ball. The Academy's strong belief on the foundation of ball familiarity through suppleness exercises, foot speed exercises, and ball gymnastics. These components are in CGSA's 6 Steps To Success. The 6 tier pyramid of player development that is the blueprint of every acting CGSA student. 

The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy is a proven system in implementing more quality in the areas of;


  • Technical Identity and Personality (Team Style)

  • Physical Demands and Overall Match Fitness (Learn To Train Like a Professional Club)

  • Love For The Game and Dedication Enhancement

  • Positive Reinforcement

  • Overall Soccer Culture Fixation and Outline



To Apply For CGSA Team | Club Soccer Academy Training go to our Application Form 

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  • Learn skills from high level professional coaching staff members

  • New and World Class skill sessions

  • The Greenwood Method of every day development 

  • The Technical Training System is compared to Europe or South America, aimed at serious players ambitions

  • Numerous drills that focus on Game Awareness 

  • You learn new ideas for technical training setups

  • Teach you new and exciting ideas for your tactical approach to match play

  • CGSA teaches you the progression training system that is second to none

  • Group and Family Discount Coupons offered...

  • College and Pro Placement 

  • You get the #1 Training System in The U.S.

  • The Best Value For Your Money 

  • College Recruiting Courses and Seminars

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Santa Anita Soccer Club during the 90's and early 2000's were among the elite Soccer Club's in America. USYSA National Championships were the mission and  teams like the; 78's, 81's, 84's & 87'a all won the coveted trophy. Boys teams such as; 75's, 82's, and 83's  did too, but none had the success such as the Girls Strikers 84's. Winning 6 Surf Cups, 2 Premier Titles, 2 National Championships, the SASC Strikers were recognized as the best of the best. The photo is the Santa Anita Strikers at Surf Cup with Director and Coach, Clint Greenwood, manager Katomi Marshall, and assistant Coach and Director, Mike Dargahi. An  amazing 18 out of 18 registered players all received scholarship and played for Division 1 University's  like  UCLA, USC, Florida State, Cal State Fullerton, Stanford, Georgetown, University of The Pacific, and other top schools across the nation. 


Santa Anita Strikers Girls 84'

Back To Back USYSA National Champions

7 Time Surf Cup Champions

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The most important component that a professional footballer needs is good sound Technical Skills. In the world of professional football many conversations take place rating players against one another. There are many factors that contribute to being the best footballer in the entire world. Being a strong defender is just as important as a strong offensive winger or good center forward, but at the end of the day when you are comparing players you have to judge them based on 1 thing, and that component has to contribute to team success. The hardest component for top level footballers is being a world class technician with the ball. As much as the Goalkeeper is as important than the creative #10 especially when he comes up with game changing saves to keep his team in striking distance or ahead to secure a win. The reason why the world compares the technical players, because they all have 1 thing in common.  They are all Entertainers! If you are playing at the top level in the world and you have these types of marks, you are in the conversation of being the best. I will show you an example of Lionel Messi below.  The grading assessment will be on a 5 star being excellent system. 


"5 Skills That Create A World Class Player"

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1.  Ball Control Skills

Ball Control refers to a player’s ability to  gain control of the ball by using all parts of the body including feet, legs, chest, and head. A player with good ball control is able to receive passes both on the ground and out of the air with clean first touches keeping the ball close to their body. Ball control also refers to a player’s ability to maintain possession of the ball, successfully protecting it from opponents. The ability to turn quickly and sharply with the ball is also of upmost important to achieving success in football and is a difference between the top players in the world and the rest. Their ability on the 1st touch allows great Soccer players to probe the field and make decisions faster than the defensive players can prepare. A player that can make something out of nothing are difference makers / entertainers. The Greenwood Method has been a leader in this field since 1991.

2. Dribbling Skills  - 

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Dribbling skills refers to a player’s ability move up and down the pitch with full control of the ball at their feet. The ability to maintain close possession of the ball while running is the hardest skill that is practiced the most in football at every level. The great dribbling skills are the blueprint of The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy Training Method "The Greenwood Method", and is produced with great expertise by the Director and Staff.  A player with good dribbling skills can move the ball in different directions at different speeds with both feet. They can successfully maneuver through opponents without losing possession of the ball. Superb drilling skills are essential to achieving success in football for players of all positions.

3. Passing and Ball Striking

Passing skills refers to a player's ability to play the ball to an area, direction, teammate or objective with great accuracy, pace, and timing. The great world class players are of great ability and skill in this area, and are of different class because of the endless hours they object themselves to. The ability to play with 1 touch and play it accurately is an important skill that Great players separate themselves from just an ordinary pro. At CGSA the curriculum concentrates on field vision, 1 touch passing and proper movement before and after the ball arrives. CGSA calls their program the P.V. program which focuses on all aspects of passing, moving and Peripheral Vision and Field Awareness. 

4. Suppleness / Agility 

Suppleness is the player's body control and coordination from the feet to the eyes. An average man has 10000 thoughts per day. Each time a human body moves the mind tells it what to do, and the body obeys it after surveying the pros and cons of the decision to move. Once a player moves in Soccer their body's are expected to turn, twist, change direction, jump, back pedal, sideways shuffle, and avoid areas of danger at full speed. Through SAQ drills using apparatus, cones, agility poles, ladders, jump hurdles, speed rings, agility bolads, and other exercise equipment which strengthens a players suppleness. CGSA are strong believers on incorporating SAQ with the ball in most lesson plans. 

5. Footspeed

A difference making skill like fast feet refers to a player's ability to maneuver the ball in tight positions during the game. What separates the best in the world like Messi, Ronaldo and before them Johan Cruyff, Pele, and Best was that there reaction time with their feet and the ball was far superior and made it very difficult to try to tackle them when they had the ball at their feet. "This type of ability made my career and made me a marked man and especially around the penalty area where I can beat more than just 1 player but 2 and sometimes 3. I scored and set up many goals when it seemed like I had no space. I felt more relaxed than I would when it is 1 on 1 with miles of space, explains Clint Greenwood Technical Director, CGSA."


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