Welcome to the
FC COPA ACADEMY
Virtual Training Portal
"A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN"
The Virtual Training Portal is an e-learning resource center where players can utilize all that is offered through FC Copa Academy in an online setting. Please click one of the links below to learn about the various components that you, as academy players, have access to.
COPA SKILLS CHALLENGE
FC Copa Academy Players have been doing a tremendous job staying engaged at home and keeping up with their training during the unprecedented times.
Our Coaches recognize the desire for our players to compete, and in response we have developed the Copa Skills Challenge. Over the next 9 weeks, we are rolling out the competition in two stages.
THANK YOU FRONTLINE WORKERS
Many members of our FC Copa Family are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our #CopaCares initiative, we are creating ways to thank our incredible professionals in the frontline by posting photos of these dedicated people on FC Copa's social channels and website.
Please like/share/comment to help us say THANK YOU. #WeAreCopa #TheCopaWay
MINDFULNESS FOR YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE
There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime.
These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone. Thank you Headspace for these free resources for all!
Via our virtual learning platform, CANVAS by Instructure, FC Copa Academy players will evolve their game understanding and overall tactical knowledge through weekly assignments and interactive discussion boards.
Our goal is to advance each player's understanding of their roles, responsibilities and game model while creating greater connections of the differing functions within the team.
INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL PLATFORM
Through our partners at TechneFutbol, FC Copa Academy field players will find tremendous value in the innovative training program that can be utilized as a supplement to their technical training. We will be able to chart each player’s technical development through this innovative online technical program.
Techne Futbol - Apple App Store
Techne Futbol - Google Play Store
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
It is our goal to be here for you during these unprecedented times. We know all of us, as an FC Copa Family, have different challenges we are dealing with. If there is anything that you need or if you find yourself requiring assistance in any way, please connect with us, we will do everything in our power to assist you.
Please use the button below to connect with us privately.
Our Director of Academic Guidance, Lori Berman, continues to be in touch to conduct counseling sessions remotely. We invite you to sign up via the button below to join a 10 minute phone or facetime call to review your report card from the first half of the year. Prior to the call email a copy of your report card to Lori so you can review it together on the call.
ONLINE FITNESS PORTAL
COPA FIT is designed to cover all fitness aspects within the game of soccer while teaching the fundamentals of body mechanics. Create a fun and competitive environment to increase a player's fitness, improve a player's soccer movements (focus on speed, agility, change of direction and explosiveness
SOCIAL MEDIA STAY HOME CHALLENGE
Stay at home challenge! A skills social media challenge will be posted weekly to continue to encourage everyone to touch a ball and to have fun while doing it. We will look to repost any and all video posts from our players. At the end of the week we will select the BEST OF THE BEST and highlight them.
WEEKLY COACHES ONLINE MEETINGS
As part of this virtual education we will also have each team’s coach continue to interact with all our players twice per week, not unlike our training schedules, but through online meetings via Google Hangouts.
Your coach will communicate the exact schedule for these online meetings and those meetings will also be added to your team’s online schedule. You can download Google Hangouts here.
LIVE WEBINAR SERIES
Our live webinar series will be presented weekly. The goal is to cover multiple topics such as mental toughness in soccer, player development lifecycle, the college placement journey and time management in sports and academics.
The schedule and information will be available shortly and can be accessed via the link below.
COLLEGE RERUITING PLATFORM
Welcome to the next generation in college recruiting technology. At FC Copa Academy we pride ourselves for having developed and assisted over 325 players on their journey to college placement. We are excited to start a new partnership with College Fit Finder, (CFF). This innovative online system paired with our historic academic guidance will make the college recruitment process of our athletes easier to manage.
FC COPA FIFA 20 TOURNAMENT
FC Copa announces FIFA Tournament on both XBOX One and PS4 for all its academy players to compete online. The tournament bracket will be determined by how many players sign up, either single or double elimination. Tournaments will be led by Coach Andrew (XBOX One) & Coach Dimitri (PS4). Once players have signed up a GroupMe chat will be created to walk through the brackets.
All players must complete the online form to participate.
We invite the FC Copa Academy community to enjoy one of our most famous friend's podcast:
Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy
A fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports.
Let this remind us all to keep smiling and laughing TOGETHER!
SOCCER PARENTING ASSOCIATION
Soccerparenting.com is a website dedicated to educating youth soccer parents and coaches.
Parents will find interviews, live webinars, articles, courses, and short videos discussing issues related to youth soccer players such as mental performance, recovery, injury prevention, Laws of the Game, tactics, technical development, college recruiting, best practices for sports parenting and much more (including "The Sideline Project").