British born professional soccer players Harry Forrester and Robert Kiernan’s Prospect soccer academy is a club neutral soccer coaching academy here in Orange County.
With a friendship and professional journey over 23 years long, the European professionals moved to the states simultaneously to build their coaching academy and implement their combined 26 years of professional experience to the next of generation
Both started at the very young age of seven with Watford football club, the pair progressed through the academy, into the first team, their decorated careers saw the pair play for teams such as Premier League Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic, Championship teams Brentford football club and Birmingham Football club and Scottish premiership giants Glasgow Rangers. With an opportunity to apply their trade in California with Professional soccer team Orange County Soccer Club, and helped the club win the USL championship for the first time in club history.
WHAT WE OFFER
With the Covid19 pandemic and enforced vaccine requirements, statistics show that year 2022 saw the most home-schooled students on record. Prospect Soccer Academy offers students a training program during traditional schooling hours for players ages 4- 16 in Southern California, covering all aspects of the game, including physical conditioning, game analysis and position specific technical and tactical sessions.
WHY SHOULD CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN SPORT
No other thing in life affords children such opportunity to develop positive character traits and to soak up many quality values as sports does. Here are some benefits that may come from
Sports helps children develop physical skills, get exercise, make friends, have fun, learn
teamwork, learn to play fair, and improve self-esteem
Kids’ character and moral principles are formed through fair play. Moreover, children who are actively engaged in sports can be good role models for their peers from school, neighborhood, or even school choir, and inspire them to start playing some sports as well.
Playing sports enables them to create friendships they otherwise might not have formed. For example, the friendships athletes create on the field remain intact even when they are not playing sports, and often last a lifetime.
Sports bring people together from all over the world, regardless of their background
Teamwork and benefits of social interaction among children are best seen in
sports. Kids learn they are part of a team that requires the same effort from all members to succeed, as well as how to win with class, and lose with dignity.
They view competitions on and off the field as opportunities to learn from their success and failure. In addition, losing often motivates kids to work even harder for next time.
They learn to respect authority, rules, team colleagues and opponents.
Sport is an important learning environment for children. Numerous studies have shown that children who play sports perform better at school. It is also within sport that peer status and peer acceptance is established and developed.
Sports experiences help building positive self- esteem in children.
In addition, participating in sports can be a helpful way of reducing stress and increasing feelings of physical and mental well-being, as well as fighting against juvenile delinquency, conflict and aggressive outbursts. The point is to keep the body in good health in order to be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are incredibly passionate about providing the next generation with not only soccer skills but also the mindset of a professional athlete and a well-rounded human. Through sport they have learnt integral life lessons, teamwork, honesty and respect which we will forever implement