Goran Vasic Socer Academy
Announces Holiday Camp

Vasic brings many years of professional experience to his academy (Photo by Dazzle Photography)

Holiday Camp Scheduled for December 28-30th

Middletown, Conn. (Thursday, October 22, 2009) – The Goran Vasic Soccer Academy announced today that they have a holiday soccer camp scheduled for December 28-30th. The camp has been scheduled in collaboration with the Middletown Parks and Recreation Department in Connecticut, and daily sessions are scheduled for players from the age of 4-6 and those over seven years old.

“I am excited to have this holiday camp scheduled, and I look forward to December so we can get it going,” founder Goran Vasic commented. “There is nothing better than teaching the game of soccer to young players and having a positive impact on their personal development.”

The holiday camp is scheduled for the aforementioned three days with a daily starting time of 9:00 a.m. The younger age group of 4-6 years old will run until noon of each day, with a registration cost of $65 for Middletown residents and $70 for non-residents. Campers that are seven and older will have daily training until 3:00 each day, and their cost is $95 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Registration covers all three days of training, and among the skills that will be developed include dribbling, passing, shooting, juggling and one-on-one from both the offensive and defensive perspective. There will also be position specific training for goalkeepers.

Anyone who is interested in attending one of the camps can contact Vasic directly at vasicgoran@yahoo.com. For more information or additional questions pertaining to the academy, interested parties are encouraged to visit www.GoranVasicSoccerAcademy.com.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Vasic began playing the game of soccer when he was only five-years-old. He was born the youngest of four sons, and the ball has not left his feet since he put his first touches on it with his older brothers at that young age. When he was only eight-years-old, Vasic was picked up by a scout from Red Star Belgrade, who is one of the largest clubs in Europe. He remained in their youth system for the next 10 years until inking a professional deal to play for First Division and Second Division clubs in Serbia.

In May of 1997, Vasic moved west to the United States to play professionally after Cleveland Crunch assistant coach Joe Raduka scouted him at a game in Serbia. He then started his American career with the Houston Hotshots of the Continental Indoor Soccer League before joining the Crunch/Force the following season. The playmaker then spent four years with the Philadelphia KiXX after three seasons in Cleveland, winning an indoor championship in both locations. Vasic then moved onto the Milwaukee Wave for a season before spending the past two years with the New Jersey Ironmen. Playing for Omid Namazi, his former teammate and coach with the KiXX, he assumed the role of assistant coach in his second season and helped the Ironmen get within a game of a league championship.

For his indoor career, Vasic tallied 675 points on 218 goals and 268 assists, and he also shown his defensive prowess with 183 blocks. Along with big numbers, he has also received a number of personal accolades such as All-Star appearances and being a points and assist champion.

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