Barcelona FC Coach Trains Central Coast Condors Soccer Coaches

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Coach Tom Carolan of the Central Coast Condors Soccer Club has just completed a prestigious training course with Frans Koek, a world renowned soccer coach who has coached the Barcelona FC. The insights learned are becoming part of the youth soccer training curriculum for Tom Carolan’s G01 Condors team.

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The Central Coast Condors Soccer Club is leading the way in developing a hotbed of soccer talent on California’s Central Coast.

Central Coast Condors’ G01 team, which is an all-girls soccer team of players born on or after August 1, 2001, announced that Head Coach Tom Carolan has completed the training by Frans Koek, which is focused on how to teach soccer the Barcelona FC way. The team also announced some upcoming plans for later in the 2012 year which will include try-outs in March for girls born on or after August 1, 2001 as well as some upcoming soccer camps and other special training beginning in the summer of 2012.

“By sponsoring the elite training, the Central Coast Condors Club shows its commitment to the development of our youth players here on the Central Coast. The Central Coast Condors Soccer Club is leading the way in developing a hotbed of soccer talent on California’s Central Coast,” said Tom Carolan, Head Coach of Condors Team G01.

Frans Koek was a professional soccer player on FC Volendam, Holland from 1973 to 1985 and then served as the Coach of Ajax Amsterdam from 1986-1997. During this time, he led the team to many championships, the pinnacle of which was leading the team to a European Championship. From 1997 to 2003, he served as the Assistant Coach for FC Barcelona. Since then, Mr. Koek has been providing soccer training and education to the world’s leading soccer organizations including FIFA and UEFA and around the world in many countries including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, and Brazil.

Mr. Carolan went on to say, “Our team had a great season in 2011 and we look forward to an even better season in 2012 because of the specialized training I received from Frans Koek. Our coaching method is deeply rooted in developing the skills of our young players, and Frans's training techniques completely complement our coaching philosophy."

For additional information regarding the Central Coast Condors G01 team, or for tryout information, please contact Tom Carolan at 805-459-0921 or visit

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