Valencia CF on Friday presented its second football school in Miami, Florida, which is expected to host up to 500 children and teenagers in their first year of operation as part of their club brand expansion program .
The official presentation of the academy, held at the International University of Florida (FIU), was attended by the exentrenador of the Valencian club, Salvador González ‘Voro’.
He was also one of the best club and one of the best academies in the world, “said the director of marketing of the club, Damià Vidagany, who emphasized that in the school the priority is to create” happy people before Football players top “.
In his presentation, Vidagany highlighted the values that the sports body cultivates, among which is “respect for diversity”, important for creating “good people”.
In his turn, Voro said that both the academy in Miami and the one inaugurated last Wednesday in New York, exemplify the commitment of Valencia to deploy “the best teaching of football in the United States” and be a “benchmark” “.
“Applying our methodology, which has led us to be one of the best quarries in the world, we will do a good job here,” he said.
The exjugador and international with the Spanish shirt referred to his experience on and off the court to underline the importance of young people receive the best teaching and values, much needed in today’s “competitive world, where only matters to win.”
“I think it’s important to take pressure off, because children have a lot of creativity and in that environment it’s very difficult for them to show it to us,” he said.
José García Quevedo, academic director of the project in Miami, also spoke on behalf of the academy and in declarations to Efe showed the level of teaching of the club, whose academies have been “very good players”, not only for Valencia But for other club and divisions.
The academy in Miami, which has taken its first steps this month with the support of United FC Soccer Academy, will receive minors between the ages of 6 and 17, and takes place both on the FIU campus and in the neighboring cities of Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point, Sunny Isles Beach, and Pembroke Pines.
Sports clinics, education for coaches, as well as an annual tournament among teams from all over the country are some of the activities that the academy in Miami will carry out, in addition to those that the Spanish club develops in more than 20 countries and with which Continues its “constant process of global brand expansion”.
During the event, which was attended by several fans of the club, gave gifts to Marina Sánchez, director of marketing of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain, Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of Blu, sponsor of the club; Antonio Briceño, manager of Bein Sports and Jerome McDougle, president of the McDougle Family Foundation.