Goran Vasic enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional soccer player (Photo by Dazzle Photography)
Six-Session Camp Gets Started this Monday
Middletown, Conn. (Wednesday, November 4, 2009) – The Goran Vasic Soccer Academy formally announced today a weekly camp in Middletown that will get started this Monday, November 9th. The camp will take place at the Wesley Elementary School Gym and is open to players of all levels, age 5-8.
“I’d like to thank Middletown Soccer Club for making this camp a reality,” founder Goran Vasic commented. “This camp presents a unique opportunity for young players in the region to get an edge on their soccer skill set, and I’m excited to kick it off this Monday!”
After the first session this Monday, this camp will run for the following five Mondays before concluding on December 14th. Each session of the camp will occur from 7-8:30 pm, and among the skills that will be developed include dribbling, passing, shooting and juggling. Players that are interested in attending the six-week camp can purchase all six sessions for only $75. To register a child, parents and guardians can send an email to Vasic at GoranVasicSoccerAcademy@yahoo.com that includes the registrant’s name and age with a contact phone number. For additional information regarding the academy, log onto 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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