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DC Metro Location Announced as New Addition to the Club

05/19/2020, 12:15pm EDT
By Jamie Darvill

Liverpool FCIA Maryland are delighted to announce the addition of the DC Metro location to the club. Based in Potomac, Maryland, the DC Metro location will begin operations immediately and build teams for the 2020-21 season.

Pete Summerfield has been named the Academy Director of DC Metro and will lead the club in hiring coaches and scouting players to join the LFC family. Pete joins LFC IA Maryland after ten years of coaching in the US. Born and raised in England, Pete began his youth career with Liverpool’s FC's youth academy and spent time with Blackpool FC before beginning a ten year professional and semi-professional playing career in England. Since stepping into coaching, Pete has obtained his UEFA Licensing, as well as receiving his Goalkeeper Diploma.

"I am excited to bring 'The Liverpool Way' to life in Montgomery County. The training programs and developmental opportunities LFC can offer the DC Metro region are vast and I can't wait to share them with our future players." said Pete Summerfield, LFCIA DC Metro Academy Director.

Director of Player Development, Jamie Darvill, is thrilled to add Pete to the staff. "Pete has built a firm reputation for developing elite soccer players and we look forward to that continuing over the coming years with our LFC family. From the very beginning of our conversations, it became very clear that Pete was the right man to lead us in this region through his aligned vision with LFC's player development model. Not only will players at the DC Metro location have fantastic facilities, our players across Maryland truly receive an unrivaled developmental experience through technical, tactical, physical, mental and social training programs that have developed some of the world's best players."

Pete will be joined by Pre-Academy Director, Dave Steele, who will impart his vast experience on our boys and girls, building a technically sound foundation that will equip them to achieve their goals in the academy and beyond. Born and raised in England, he brings more than 12 years of coaching experience and has consistently and successfully developed players through youth development programs in the DC Metro area. Dave is also licensed by UEFA.

Liverpool FCIA Maryland Director of Coach Education, Alan Lydiate, will be heavily involved in the new location through training coaches and LFC accreditation initiatives to ensure the DC Metro academy is doing everything it can to create an authentic LFC developmental experience for our DC Metro players. He looks forward to working with coaches and parents at the club. "Being a part of the World’s Greatest Football Family also means players and parents are part of a culture 'The Liverpool Way' based on our guiding principles of ambition, commitment, dignity, and unity. Organized practices, and a competitive pathway that supports individual growth and development both on and off the field is essential. The training we provide our coaches and the professionalism we require position us well to meet the expectations of the families that trust us with their child's development" said Alan Lydiate, Director of Coach Education.

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we will continue to update you on tryout opportunities.

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