San Diego youth soccer player motivational video | Simon Sagal

Simon Sagal a local youth soccer player for Albion U12 Academy team has inspired us all with this soccer video. In the video, Simon plays a young boy who idolizes Christiano Ronaldo and wants to fulfill his dream of being a pro soccer and make his grandfather happy. Simon displays some awesome ball skills in the video. Drop us a comment and let us know what you think!

San Diego Football Kicking Camp | July 26, 2015 | San Diego, CA

CIFK65RUsAE_YfLFormer Minnesota Vikings kicker and the second leading scorer in Boston College football history  John Matich,is holding their 11th annual kicking camp on July 26, 2015 in San Diego, CA. Matich and his professional staff of football coaches will host the one-day Kicking Camp and San Diego Kicking Competition.

To Sign-up please call 619-994-2364

About The Kicking System
The Kicking System is a football & soccer kicking academy based in San Diego, CA. For over 10 years, Kicking Coach John Matich has been working with pop warner, high school, professional kickers and soccer players from across the nation. The Kicking System has helped place more than 100+ high school athletes to colleges nationwide. Coach Matich a former Boston College and professional kicker is nationally recognized and has been featured in the San Diego Union Tribune, Scout.com, and numerous publications across the nation.  The Kicking System approach is unique in that we provide a patient, disciplined, professional environment in which students thrive and make tremendous improvements.

Roman Martin Returns To GNK Dinamo Zagreb

European Sports Desk
Staff Writer, Carleton J. Brown

Southern California Player of the Year Roman Martin in Zagreb, Croatia

Southern California Player of the Year Roman Martin has rejoined GNK Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

Martin (1.87 m) played for Mario Cvitanović’s U19 team in 2014, and his return to the Plavi this summer once again signals the club’s growing attraction for top-level players outside of Europe.

Martin trains in the Nogometna Škola Dinamo, which is located at the Maksimir training facility in the Croatian capital.  From age of 8 through 19, 200 young players progress through a player development program that is the envy of top clubs across Europe.  The club targets moving two players from every age group into the first-team squad.

Thus far, the results have been excellent with Dinamo Zagreb being ranked 4th by FIFA (CIES) among all professional clubs for producing top professional players. See also “Dinamo’s conveyor belt of talent” http://uefa.to/1gKN08D.

With over 100 games played in Europe for foreign clubs, Martin has developed a reputation at Dinamo as an exciting attacking player with a lot of international experience. When asked about his experience with the Plavi, Martin said, “Dinamo Zagreb is a special club. It is one of those rare places where everyone around you is intensely focus only on soccer.  I’m grateful to Academy Director Marijan Vlak for the opportunity.”

Martin returns to the States later this summer where he will switch coasts to continue his soccer career playing for Wake Forest University in North Carolina.  See other articles on Román at http://bit.ly/1d8y5Z4

TKS Standout Roman Martin, National Player of the Week by Top Drawer

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Roman Martin, National Player of the Week, Top Drawer Soccer

TKS standout Roman Martin notched national honors today by being recognized as the National Player of the Week by Top Drawer.

http://topdrawersoccer.com/

Wake Forest-bound Roman Martin has led the La Jolla Country Day soccer team to 7-1-1 start in the month of December. The 6’1″ senior midfielder kicked off his scoring campaign with a hat trick and an assist in a preseason friendly versus Horizon Christian Academy on December 2. Martin then led the Torreys in a championship run through the Southern California High School Soccer Tournament in Temecula, California on Dec 4-6, being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. In total through Dec 20, the Torrey’s triggerman notched 9 goals and 6 assists, accounting for 24 points. For his early season offensive performance, Martin was also named “Prep Athlete of the Week” by the San Diego Union Tribune on Dec 17. Martin, who formerly played his club soccer for the Nomads U18 U.S. Development Academy, rejoined his high school team after the Thanksgiving break.

When asked about his performance this month, Martin said, “I am really fortunate to play with a talented group of players at La Jolla Country Day. It is great to play for my high school again and with great group of players that that like to knock the ball around and are equally committed to defending.”

Last summer, Martin also played for the U19 team at GNK Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and is expected to return to Europe to play for Dinamo’s U19 team this spring and again later this summer before reporting into Wake Forest University in August, 2015, where he will be playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Martin has trained in the TKS system since 2011.

September 28th, San Diego Football Kicking Camp – San Diego, CA

Former Minnesota Vikings kicker and the second leading scorer in Boston College football history  John Matich,is holding their fall kicking camp on September 28th, 2014 in San Diego. Matich and his professional staff of football coaches will host the one-day Kicking Camp and San Diego Kicking Competition.

To Sign-up please call 619-994-2364

 

About The Kicking System
The Kicking System is a football & soccer kicking academy based in San Diego, CA. For over 10 years, Kicking Coach John Matich has been working with pop warner, high school, professional kickers and soccer players from across the nation. The Kicking System has helped place more than 60+ high school athletes to colleges nationwide. Coach Matich a former Boston College and professional kicker is nationally recognized and has been featured in the San Diego Union Tribune, Scout.com, and numerous publications across the nation.  The Kicking System approach is unique in that we provide a patient, disciplined, professional environment in which students thrive and make tremendous improvements.

Roman Martin heading to Wake Forest

Below is a Top Drawer Soccer article on SoCal standout Roman Martin’s commitment to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse Wake Forest. Roman is a player who has trained in the TKS system for over 5 years and we congratulate him on his decision:

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-soccer-articles/boys-commitments:-from-coast-to-coast_aid34284

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Roman Martin featured left

 

SoCal Player Chooses to Play in Atlantic Coast Conference

Roman Martin, a midfield playmaker from San Diego, recently committed to Wake Forest University.  Martin, who plays for the Nomads U18 Academy in the USSF, has just recently returned from Croatia, where had spent the summer training with the U19 program at GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

When asked about his decision, Martin indicated that a big part of the draw was the brand of soccer that is played at Wake Forest.  “It is an attractive attacking style  — on both sides of the ball – and that fits the way how I have been taught to play,” said Martin.  “Coach Vidovich also has a great track record of producing results and getting the most from his players, and that was important to me”

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At 6’1” and 160 lbs, Martin is viewed as a versatile player that can play higher up the field in a playmaking role or in a defensive role in the midfield or along the back 4.  In addition to training at Dinamo Zagreb, Martin has also played extensively in Brazil and Europe.  In the two previous summers, Martin played over 70 games for two different Brazilian clubs in Spain, Portugal, England, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Martin currently attends the La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego and graduates in June of 2015.