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Acadia Fire FC


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Acadia Fire FC


A History of Skill 

Jimmy Hogan 1882 - 1974 Soccer Pioneer

Jimmy Hogan

1882 - 1974
Soccer Pioneer


Jimmy Hogan is the great pioneer of soccer. Unlike his English contemporaries, he focused on technical skill development and short passing. He spread this aesthetic style across Europe, including Austria where he helped Hugo Meisl develop a technique for "dispensing with aerial passing and placing emphasis on groundwork." 

 
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Hubert Vogelsinger (with Michael age 12) 1938 - present Professional soccer coach

Hubert Vogelsinger (with Michael age 12)

1938 - present
Professional soccer coach


Under Hugo Meisl "soccer became almost an exhibition, a sort of ballet, in which scoring goals was no more than an excuse for the weaving of a hundred intricate patterns."

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Hugo Meisl 1881 - 1937 Austrian National Team coach

Hugo Meisl

1881 - 1937
Austrian National Team coach

 

"I was reading Hogan's book and Miesl was my head coach when I took the coaching class in Austria"- Hubert

Hubert moved to the US in 1961 and started coaching professionally. Michael Curless attended Hubert's first soccer academy in 1981. 

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Michael Curless 1969 - present AFFC founder

Michael Curless

1969 - present
AFFC founder


Michael attended Hubert's camps for many years learning how to 'perfect' his soccer skills. Michael went on to play at a high level in the US and Europe. Michael has a National B license and started AFFC in 2007 with the goal of helping a new generation of players discover the joy and value of improving their soccer technique.  

 
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Academy Programs


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Academy Programs


             "PERFECT TECHNIQUE"

             "PERFECT TECHNIQUE"

            "HARD SHOTS ON GOAL"

            "HARD SHOTS ON GOAL"

                     "FAST START"

                     "FAST START"

 

Fall, Winter, Spring Sessions • Multiple Practices Per Week •  Ability Based Placement • Positive Environment • Progress Assessment

 

Possession

The foundation of Acadia Fire's soccer playing style is ball possession. Players learn specific dribbling and passing techniques that help them feel comfortable with the ball, especially under pressure. 

Goal scoring

Acadia Fire practices have a strong emphasis on learning how to score goals, with a special focus on shooting with the instep. Players practice 1v1 dribbling moves and creative, attacking tactics that create goal scoring chances. 

Speed & Strength 

Fitness training is an essential aspect of Acadia Fire's program. Players practice correct sprinting form and engage in age-appropriate strength, endurance and agility training that is specific for playing soccer. Periodic testing assesses player progress. 

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League Play


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League Play


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Travel teams are formed from players who participate in the academy programs. 

Teams will play in area leagues and tournaments appropriate for player ability.  

Practices focus on bringing learned skills into team tactics.

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Indoor Soccer Field


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Indoor Soccer Field


Downeast Maine's Indoor Soccer Field

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Field

A 90 x 60 ft field made of a non-infill turf that provides a clean, grass-like surface.

Club Room

A place where parents can do work and watch siblings.

Training Area

A warmup and strength training area for flexible practice scheduling.

 
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Contact Us


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Contact Us


Please contact acadiafirefc@gmail.com to learn more.

Michael Curless

AFFC President
(207) 244-0454 (h)
(207) 664-4969 (c)
acadiafirefc@gmail.com

Mailing Address

Acadia Fire FC
P.O. Box 420
Mount Desert, ME
04660

Jim Fox

AFFC Vice President
(207) 266-1347 (c)
Jimaffc@gmail.com