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Shamrock Soccer Academy

 

Phil Silva - Camp Director

In his ten seasons as Head Coach of the Bishop Feehan Girls’ Soccer Program, the team has compiled an 185-23-12 record. The team has won ten consecutive EAC titles, and reached the D1 South Finals in 2010 and 2013. During that time, the program has been recognized regionally and nationally by NSCAA and ESPNHS.  

Coach Silva has coached at the premier club level and continues to work with area programs. He currently works with the Nova Premier Club with the youth academy and developing boys program.  At the club level, he has coached three State Champions and four State Finalists. His teams have won numerous ournaments including 2018 GPS Thanksgiving Invitational; 2017 Seaside Classic; 2016 NEFC November Cup, 2016 FC Dutchmen Invitational, 2015 GPS Father’s Day Showcase; 2012 GPS College Showcase, 2011 MPS Thanksgiving Showcase, 2011 Oakwood Invitational, 2010 NKFD Classic, 2009 Bandits Cup, 2009 Scorpion Bowl, 2008 Oakwood Invitational, 2008 Scorpion Bowl, 2007 Nashua WC, 2007 Seaside Classic, 2007 Needham Memorial Day along with numerous indoor league titles, indoor tournaments and outdoor finals appearances.  

Coach Silva has also worked with the Rhode Island Olympic Development Program. During his time with ODP, he worked with a number of regional players. In 2005, his team became the first RI team in 20 years to reach the ODP Regional Semifinals. In November 2005, the team won the prestigious Texas Cup.

Coach Silva holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and USSF C License. He has worked and run a number of soccer camps and clinics in SE Mass and RI. Coach Silva earned a M.Ed. from Providence College and has worked as an educator at the Urban Collaborative in Providence, RI since 1995.  

Mike Pariseau - Assistant Director

Coach Pariseau has been in charge of the the Boys program for over 20 seasons and was recently named to the Massachusetts Boys Soccer Hall of Fame. During that time Bishop Feehan High School has won the EAC Championship in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016, 2018 and advanced to the 2016 South Sectional Finalists. 

 

Youth Camp  

The half-day youth academy focuses on fundamental skill development, core soccer skills (dribbling, receiving, passing and shooting) and understanding tactical principles of the game (1v1 attacking, dealing with pressure, defending, decision making). Each day will end with small-sided games in a fun tournament style format. All players will be taught proper techniques for each soccer skill and concept learned. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability.  

DAILY SCHEDULE: (Monday through Thursday)

9 - 9:30 - WARM-UP; GROUP BUILDING EXERCISES  

9:30 – 10:30 FOCUSED INDIVIDUAL SKILL

DEVELOPMENT AND BASIC TACTICAL PRINCIPLES  

10:30 -10:45 – BREAK


10:45- 12:00 – SMALL SIDED GAMES  

FRIDAY SCHEDULE: full sided games (age–

appropriate), Coaches v. Campers match:  a skills

competition and pizza party.  

 

Advanced Camp  

The Advanced Academy focuses on the experienced player, the 12-15 year old player who is preparing for the upcoming fall competitive season or high school tryouts and season. Players will be exposed to a soccer preseason type environment. Each day will culminate in a large sided game (8v8 or 11v11).  The camp also includes sports psychology session, two goalkeeper specific training sessions, and preseason fitness session.  

DAILY SCHEDULE: (Monday through Thursday)  

45 minutes: WARM-UP; FITNESS WORK

60 minutes – SKILL DEVELOPMENT (DAY 1&2)

TACTICAL DEVELOPMENT (DAY 3&4)  

15 minutes –BREAK & SMALL DISCUSSION

60 minutes – GAMES (SMALL SIDED TO FULL SIDED GAMES.

 

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