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."
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."
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 90 x 60 ft field made of a non-infill turf that provides a clean, grass-like surface.
A place where players and parents can do work and view the practice field.
A warmup and strength training area for flexible practice scheduling.
(207) 244-0454 (h)
(207) 664-4969 (c)
Acadia Fire FC
P.O. Box 420
Mount Desert, ME
AFFC Vice President
(207) 266-1347 (c)