Congratulations to MKSC Academy U17 player Sydney Halstead who was selected from a competitive pool of outstanding nationwide applicants to attend the prestigious 2017 Generation Adidas International Select Program Summer Camp in Lyon, France (August 12th - 20th).
While there she will learn comprehensive methods for complete technical and tactical development, participate in six training sessions at the Olympique Lyonnais complex (employing Olympique Lyonnais methodologies), and receive an individual assessment to improve and perfect her skills.
"The opportunity to be a part of this by invitation only program will not only help my soccer career become more serious and competitive, but it will also allow me to gain the knowledge and experience needed to play at a more advanced level," said Halstead.
Sydney's trip itinerary includes:
Depart USA for Lyon, France
Arrive in Lyon, light training session with coaches, attend Ligue 1 match
Training session #1 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach
Training session #2 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach
Training session #3 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach, and competitive friendly game #1 and #2
Sightseeing tours of Lyon (Vieux Lyon, Lyon Cathedral /Jean Baptiste, Basilica de Fourviere, Roman Ruins / Theatre Romain)
Training session #4 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach, and competitive friendly game #3 and #4
Training session #5 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach followed by Lyon sightseeing including a visit to Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stadium
Attend a professional first team training session and attend Ligue 1 match
Depart Lyon, France for USA
To learn more about the program, read Official Press Release - MKSC Academy's Sydney Halstead and check back for Sydney's post-camp recap blog.