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LFCIA-MD Teams Accepted to USYS National League PRO 22-23 Season

Congratulations to LFCIA-MD Central teams on their acceptance into the USYS National League PRO for the 2022-23 Season.

So proud of our teams that have been selected among the nations best to compete in the National League PRO! We are excited to see them play at this level this year!

Congratulations to our players and coaches on this achievement!

Central 2004 Girls Coach Marlowe Guy

Central 2005 Boys Coach Mike Kin

Central 2008 Boys Coach Mike Kin  

USYS National League Pro Overview

LFCIA-MD August Player of the Month

09/09/2022, 10:00pm EDT
By LFCIMD

We are excited to reveal the new home of Liverpool FC IA Maryland! This week, our club entered into a long term partnership agreement with the Moose Athletic Club! 

"Since the inception of Liverpool FC International Academy in Maryland back in 2017, it has been a critical goal of mine to find a home for our players at the academy. I am delighted that we have found that home! This facility will provide a tremendous platform for our player development initiatives and will allow us to deliver our vast curriculum to the highest standards. I would like to thank CREG and Moose Athletic Club for their hard work and support in bringing this partnership to life. When representing this historic club, it is of paramount importance that our facility partners are aligned in their values and philosophy with our club. We have certainly found that synergy and, together, we look forward to delivering a world class developmental soccer experience to the local soccer community" - Jamie Darvill, Director of Player Development

The Moose Athletic Club is located on S Crain Highway less than a mile from I-97 and a few minutes drive from Archbishop Spalding HS. Our development model encompasses technical, tactical, physical, mental, and social components so it was paramount to our search that we found a sports complex that could facilitate those needs. The Moose Athletic Club features a 30,000 square foot building that will house our sports performance, injury prevention, tactical workshops, technical training and more. Two flood-lit turf fields will be completed and ready for use in March 2022. These new fields will be utilized for practices and games for our players at the academy, as well as hosting coach education events, clinics, camps and tournaments for the soccer community!

Future events to meet the facility will be announced over the summer.

We are Liverpool. This means more.

YNWA

Jordan Cyrus Named Academy Director of Central Maryland

08/05/2020, 10:00am EDT
By Jamie Darvill

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New State Elite Program to Launch for 20/21 Season

06/11/2020, 12:15pm EDT
By Jamie Darvill

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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.

For more information on what we have to offer and to register interest in joining Liverpool FCIA DC Metro, head to:

 https://www.lfcinternationalacademymd.com/tryoutsdcmetro

You can also follow us on social media at:

Facebook: @liverpooliamd or on Instagram: @liverpool_fcia_maryland

If you have any questions, reach out to pete.summerfield@lfciamd.com for playing and coaching opportunities in our academy today!

New College Directors Announced

08/19/2019, 4:00pm EDT
By Jamie Darvill

In the interests of providing the highest level of guidance to our high school aged players, Liverpool FC International Academy are delighted to announce the hiring of Kerry Brimmer, Andrew Mpasiakos and David Jones as our College Director's effective immediately.

Kerry Brimmer - Central Maryland Girls College Director

"Kerry brings incredible experience to our college program. Not only is Kerry vastly experienced in this role but also in her coaching experience, giving her the tools to help our players that have college aspirations. As a former University of Maryland soccer player, she also comes with great playing experience. Many of the players Kerry has coached are playing in college, including a recent return of 22 of 22 players in her ASA Azzurri squad going on to play in college many at the D1 level. A truly incredible achievement."

Andrew Mpasiakos - Central Maryland Boys College Director

"Andrew brings a great level of experience to this position as a current assistant coach with Goucher College Men's Soccer. This insight will prove invaluable to the players he works with by providing them with a plan and connections to college soccer opportunities. In addition, Andrew is a former New York Red Bulls academy coach so he is used to the development of elite players. A former collegiate player at Virginia Wesleyan, Andrew is incredibly driven to succeed in the coaching world and he will be a fantastic resource to all of our players at the club!"

David Jones - Western Maryland College Director

"David has been a highly successful coach in the Western Maryland region for many years and brings with him fantastic experience to this role. In 2018, coached one of our teams all the way to nationals after an incredible run. More importantly, he understands 'The Liverpool Way' completely and this is reflected in the character he builds in our players on and off the field. Having recently graduated a team from the club where many went on to college programs across a range of divisions, we see him as the ideal fit to provide guidance to the locations aspiring players!"

The Role of a College Director

  • Educate our players and families on the recruiting process and provide realistic feedback.
  • Build relationships with our players and coaches and watch them play to position themselves for best guidance.
  • Help our high school aged player in identifying the best fit for their athletic and academic goals and educate them on how to then communicate with the coaches.
  • In conjunction with the club, create opportunities for exposure to college coaches using our vast network of connections and resources.

We welcome Kerry, Andrew and David to the club and look forward to the benefits their vast experience will have on the development and guidance of our players in their pursuit of successful collegiate careers over the coming years.

Nathan Rauscher Announced New Girls Technical Director

07/22/2019, 6:15pm EDT
By Jamie Darvill

Nathan Rauscher will be joining LFCIA Maryland as the club's new Girl's Technical Director, the club announced today. Nathan is the current assistant coach at Stevenson University women's soccer. Prior to joining the Mustangs, he was the head coach at Mount St Vincent University, where he was named the 2016 Skyline Coach of the Year after leading the program to it's best victory total and first playoff appearance in program history after an incredible rebuild of the program.

"Nathan will bring an incredible level of professionalism, experience and quality to our club. A former 'Coach of the Year' at the collegiate level, we are excited by the potential for the girl's side of the club under his leadership. 
Having coached extensively at all levels of the women's game, he is perfectly positioned to help our female players achieve their goals with Liverpool FCIA Maryland and beyond. His quality on the field is backed up by his quality as a person, which is a critical trait when representing this club and our families.

Nathan will be working with female teams across the club and will also be working with prospective LFC IA Maryland girls in our 'LFC Futures' Girls programs and clinics throughout the year as we aim to grow the girls side of the club with gender specific focus! I think this appointment demonstrates our dedication to the development of our girls and those that will join over the coming years!

As part of the Girl Technical Director role, Nathan will also have close relationships with our coaches to ensure for optimal development within the club. He will be working daily with the club's senior staff to identify areas for improvement!"

- Jamie Darvill, Director of Player Development

As part of this move, Jordan Cyrus will now focus specifically on the boys development as we continue to take great strides in the right direction as a club!

 

LFCIA-MD President Visits Academy in England

11/02/2018, 3:15pm EDT
By Heith Hart

Last month, Liverpool FC invited our club president, Jamie Darvill to Liverpool, England to work through current projects, and explore future developments related to LFC academies across the globe.

While in Liverpool, Jamie documented his experiences and shared them with our followers in a four-part Facebook travel log. You can read all about Jamie's trip and learn about some of the exciting announcements that were made by visiting the following links:

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