Updated: Apr 9
For Immediate Release - Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Media Contact: Jef Thiffault, FC Copa Director of Club Development
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METUCHEN, NJ - FC Copa Academy today announced the launch of the Copa Skills Challenge for all its players. Over the next 9 weeks, the new weekly competition will be unveiled in two stages; Copa Weekly Skills Challenge and Copa GameDay Competitions.
For the Copa Weekly Skills Challenge, players will submit a video of a Time Trial Challenge within the app of FC Copa’s Training Partner Techne Futbol. The skill level of the Time Trial Challenge will be tailored to each team's age group. For the Copa GameDay Competitions, each FC Copa Academy team’s coach will select one player based on the Copa Weekly Skills Challenge to represent the team. On Saturdays, one player from each team will have an opportunity to keep their video or submit a new Techne Futbol Time Trial. On Selection Sunday, our panel of coaches - Dimitri, Andrew, Danny & Yazo will broadcast each Sunday at 12:00pm ET on FC Copa's Instagram LIVE (www.instagram.com/fccopa). The panel will view the videos submitted, critique based on the criteria and select a winning submission from each Group. After Selection Sunday, a vote for the best video will be posted on Instagram. In addition, every FC Copa Academy Team is placed in 9 different Groups. Promotion and relegation between the Groups will be enacted each week.
“In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, FC Copa worked quickly to establish the FC Copa Virtual Training Portal, providing an array of stay-at-home learning, engagement and training modules. FC Copa Academy Players have been doing a tremendous job staying engaged and keeping up with their training during this unprecedented time.” said FC Copa President and Executive Director of Coaching Roberto Aguas. “Recognizing the desire for our players to compete, FC Copa has developed the Copa Skills Challenge to meet that feedback in a setting for our players to train toward a goal and replicate their focus to be their best on match days each Saturday.”
Since its inception in 2004, FC Copa Academy has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships while having one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 325 students into 153 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players.
About FC Copa Academy www.fccopa.com
FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004 which has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships while having one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 325 students into 153 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players. We are a soccer family consisting of over 750 members from the ages of 5 to 19 that come from all areas of NJ, NY, and PA. We are a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential. The focus is on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa Academy teams compete in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 and beyond. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC collegiate programs (U20 and U23) all the way to the UWS (women) team.
About Techne Futbol www.technefutbol.com
The Techne Training System was designed by professional soccer player Yael Averbuch. Yael played 10 years professionally for clubs around the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Yael represented her country 26 times for the U.S. Women’s National Team.