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Former CAPS United Star opens gateway of international opportunities for Zimbabwean youngsters
YOUNG local footballers have a golden gateway to international opportunities thanks to the establishment of the YK Galaxy Soccer Academy, which officially launched in Harare at the Standard Chartered Sports Club on Sunday 10 October 2021.
Speaking on the sidelines of the official launch, former CAPS United star Size Torindo who is the academy’s technical director said that one of the their founding principals is precision in the development process of young players.
“Our philosophy at YK Galaxy Soccer Club is built on the dedication to support young athletes to develop and advance their skills and understanding of the game from a grassroots level.
We believe in the value of remaining true to the basic principles of long term player development as well as creating a system that helps get the best out of our athletes”, said Torindo.
The academy will offer advanced soccer training to young Harare-based players between the ages of six and nineteen years.
“Our training is designed for motivated individuals who are looking for an opportunity to work with high-level coaches to improve their soccer skills and knowledge of the game while increasing their chances and exposure to international level games”, added Torindo.
30 young boys from the Glen Norah suburb made up in inaugural training session under the care of six academy coaches who ushered them through a series of drills and lessons.
These young hopefuls were carefully selected by local professionals through a panel led by Torindo and his former team mate Oscar Motsi, who have been monitoring and scouting for talent in Glen Norah since the year 2014.
“This initiative has been in the making for a very long time and we are humbled to finally launch it today. A lot of resources have been poured in and we also made it a point to receive assistance from present and past soccer greats.
We sincerely hope that our program will help to improve players technically and tactically, while assisting individuals reach their personal goals.
Our focus will remain anchored on creating a player-centric training environment that ensures the young hopefuls obtain the skills and confidence necessary to compete at high levels”, he further explained.
Dillon Torindo, Size Torindo’s son who is facilitating the academy’s administration from Canada base believes that this academy will give Zimbabwean players a gateway to infinite international opportunities through their talent management processes.
“Our mission is to grow players from Zimbabwe and give them the opportunities to grow their talent which chance to go abroad to universities and to grow the soccer in Zimbabwe.
“We have set plans and programs that will make sure that we take a player from one level to their maximum potential and that is why we decided to make use of the pool of talent we have in Zimbabwe,” said Dillon Torindo.
The inauguration of the academy had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
YK Galaxy Soccer Academy has also identified soccer legends still passionate about the game , these are the mentors and coaches at the forefront of the on-field development processes needed to prepare players for the foreign market.
The academy has lined up a series of training camps and talent development programs that integrate with existing grass roots activities.
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