The Pride White, Silver, Black and Red gather twice a week with their coaches / trainers Michel Vanderhart, Yassob Ghahramani, and Gerardo Ramirez. Together these 48 athletes comprise the Pride Academy.
In the first years of Academy Training, we work on each player's technical skills: foot work, passing, shooting, etc. In subsequent years, we focus on soccer, the game: team strategy, how to move, where to be. While there are four Pride teams, we really are learning and sharing as a pack of 48.
That said, each team takes the field against other area teams once per week during the season, most often on Sundays. We continue to learn through league play and tournament competition. While we all try to win, the emphasis is on team comaraderie and fun - the best that soccer has to offer.
We work very hard and are committed to our sport. You will be able to watch us grow as individuals, teams, soccer players, and Vienna’s Pride.
Here is a presentation by VYS Technical Director, Eddie Lima, describing the organization of VYS Pride Academy and our plans for the upcoming U12 seasons (Fall 2013-Spring 2014). Download the presentation. (pdf, 9.4MB)