College Coaching Sessions Begin December 12th!
FC Dutchmen Premier will be offering College Training Sessions on Friday evenings at Afrim’s in Colonie. These trainings were developed to expose players to the type of practices that they might see in a college program setting. The program consists of 12 training sessions each one 1.5 hours in duration. Players should be ready to work all aspects of the game including technically, tactically, and physically during this program. The cost of the program is $225 per player and space will be capped at a certain number. Registration is open to boys and girls from the U16, U17, and U18 age groups. Register now on the clubs website at www.guilderlandunited.com
Location: Afrim’s in Colonie
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Dates: 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20.
This year’s college trainer is Coach Bill Boyle from the University at Albany
Coach Boyle just completed his first season with the Purple & Gold after spending three years at Colgate.
As a first-year assistant with Colgate in 2011, Boyle led the Raiders to their fifth Patriot League title and an NCAA appearance with a record of 11-5-6. Along the way, Boyle saw five players named All-Conference in the Patriot League, as well as the Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the league. Three Raiders also earned NSCAA All-Region accolades, with Patriot League Rookie of the Year Jimmy McLaughlin signing on with the Philadelphia Union.
Boyle spent one season with Michigan State in 2010-11 while earning his USSF A Coaching License. The Spartans made an NCAA Third Round appearance that season, falling to North Carolina in penalty kicks.
A standout soccer player in high school and college, Boyle was a Mr. Michigan Runner-Up at Okemos after scoring 32 goals in his senior campaign. He proceeded to a standout four-year career at Hartwick College under NSCAA Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Hartwick College Hall of Fame inductee Jim Lennox. Boyle played professionally for the Detroit Dynamite and the Cincinnati River hawks before beginning his coaching career.