Tony Whelan, Manchester United Academy Director Here for MYSA Youth Camp

Missouri Youth Soccer is holding Summer Camp Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2016 at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

Featured Coach is Tony Whelan, Academy Director for Manchester United. I sat down with Tony and his long time friend Denny Vaninger, MYSA Director of Coaching, to discuss the Camp, their long friendship established as teammates in the NASL and youth development.  Check it out AND sign up for camp!

Listen to Denny & Tony

The camp is open to all 6-16 year old players and is designed to improve individual soccer skills & team tactics in a fun learning environment.  Players will be motivated by age appropriate activities and small-sided games. Emphasis will be on individual technique, in a soccer-related environment.  The entire staff will ensure all players enjoy this fun, unique soccer experience.

The camp will be organized by Denny Vaninger, the current Director of Coaching & Education for Missouri Youth Soccer.  As a St. Louis native and member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame, Denny has played & coached at all levels.  He played professionally in the North American Soccer League and was a member of the U.S. National Team, and six (6) U.S. Soccer National Championship teams.  He currently holds a U.S. Soccer ‘A’ Coaching License and U.S. National Youth Coaching License.  Coach Vaninger will be joined by a number of other camp directors who are current & former club & college coaches, as well as collegiate players.

LINK – Missouri Youth Soccer Summer Camp

In addition we will also have special guest Tony Whelan assisting Coach Vaninger as a Camp Director!

Man Utd academy director Tony Whelan

Man Utd Academy Director Tony Whelan

Tony Whelan, Camp Director, is the Head of Academy Coaching Academy at Manchester United Football Club in Manchester, England. Tony is a distinguished coach and former professional player recognized as one of the most influential people in elite youth soccer. He played professionally in the United States and England, including careers at both Manchester United and Manchester City. Here’s a story from the Manchester United website on his role with the U9-U16 age group.

Camp Location
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301

Camp Cost
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM) – $385/player (lunch provided)
Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – $210/player

To sign-up for this summer’s camp, click on the link below:

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