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Letter From Gino


Welcome to SP Soccer Academy.


Players improve technically, physically, mentally, and tactically every day at training. This is how we “Become Better” every day.

Our players must have fun while training. Soccer is a beautiful game and if the players are enjoying themselves they will improve much faster.

Our players must play without pressure to win every game. Winning is a byproduct of our training but not a major emphasis. We teach our players to have a winning attitude and emphasize playing your best every time you take the field.

SP Parents should not pressure the kids. Parents should support the kids in victory and defeat and allow the coaches to help them improve. Kids improve much faster with the support of their parents and without fear of making mistakes.

Commitment. At SP, commitment is a high priority. We look for commitment not only for games and tournaments but for training as well. Training is the most important element of a player’s development and the best way for a player to improve is with commitment to our training.

All coaches at SP go through a review system with me where they are evaluated not only on their ability to lead, but also in the way each coach interacts with the players. This interaction is vital to the players improvement as they must feel comfortable and enjoy their training sessions in order to improve. All our teams are trained in the same way no matter what level team or player. Tactically all our teams are trained to play the same style no matter what level – Blue, Yellow, or White. Our training method is based on Technique, Tactics, Fitness, and Knowledge of the game.

I have worked hard to create a Family-Style atmosphere at SP Soccer Academy. It is important to me that we create a good atmosphere for our kids to grow not only as soccer players but as members of our community as well. This environment has proved to be a key factor in the success of our players and their enjoyment of the game.

We have built a strong reputation in Central Ohio as a soccer academy dedicated to developing youth soccer and I look forward to working with even more kids in the future.

Best Regards,

Gino Padula


SP Soccer Academy



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