Elite Tryout Camp Cyprus

In Cyprus from 27 to 30 of June 2018 the Global Premier Soccer South East Europe held the 1st Elite Tryout Camp in the Soleas Sports Center under the supervision and the guidance of coaches from the GPS Spain and Valencia CF Academy. The camp included players and goalkeepers born from 2003 to 2007.

It was the first time that this camp took place in Cyprus as 55 players and three goalkeepers took part from the whole country in the ages mentioned above, while the help from the coaching partners in Cyprus was huge. The level was high and the camp was successful in the excellent facilities of Soleas Sports Center. The fields were in superb condition despite it was the end of the season, and the people were more than helpful for their hospitality.

The 1st Elite Tryout Camp Cyprus was based on the coaching philosophy and methodology of GPS / Valencia C.F. and included trainings and friendly games as well as theoritical education. The aim of the camp was the preparation, the education and the evaluation of the participants in order to take part in the Elite Program of GPS SEE / Valencia CF.

It was a program of Evaluation and Selection with the presence of scouts from Greece and abroad which attracted the interest of selected talented players U17 - U13 (born from 2002 to 2007) from South East Europe. The trainings and the games were recorded and a personal card of evaluation was given to all the participants. Also, within the camp a briefing was held with the parents of the players who participated over the GPS SEE / Valencia CF Elite Program.

Elite Program
More information:

1. https://gps-see.eu/en/elite-program.html
2. https://gps-see.eu/en/player-development/elite-program.html

Coaches and Scout who participated

1. Rafael Fernandez Palencia

Director of Coaching Program of GPS Spain / Valencia CF and coach of U16 in the International Academy of the program.
He is UEFA-PRO licensed.

2. Giorgos Tolias

Director of Coaching Program and Recruiting GPS SEE / Valencia C.F.
He was Director of Arsenal Soccer Schools in Greece and Cyprus (2006-2017) and Team Manager of Arsenal FC Elite Academy in South East Europe (2011-2016).

3. Mario Bonic

Coordinator of Coaching Program of GPS SEE / Valencia C.F.
He was Coach and Scout in Panathinaikos Academy and in the Advanced Development Program Arsenal Soccer Schools.
He was graduated from Sports University of Dubrovnik.
He is and ex-international player of Yugoslavia National Team and a former player of Dinamo Zagreb, Panathinaikos, Apollon Smyrnis, Panachaiki while he has been a head coach for a long period in several Greek clubs.

4. Dimos Theodorou

Holder of Diplomas of level 1 & 2 of the English FA.
He has got 16 years of experience in football academies and experience as a personal trainer of football players as well.

5. Theofilos Karasavvidis

Agent of players who is specialised in the markets of Greece and Italy. He is also a scout of "World in Motion", one of the biggest agency companies in England, based in London. He is a former Greek National Team player and an ex-player of Olympiakos, PAOK while he has also played in several Italian clubs.

6. Michalis Sielis

FIFA Licensed agent scout.

Accommodation - Trainings

The trainings and the theoritical education took place in Soleas Sports Center. The participants were accommodated in the facilities of the Sports Center. The athletes were separated in groups based on their age and their level.

The schedule of the trainings was:

  • Wednesday 27/06 18:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 28/06 09:12 & 18:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 29/06 09:00 - 12:00 & 18:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 30/06 09:00 - 12:00

Sports Center
Soleas Sports Center
Filippou Loizou 5, 2827, Galata, Nicosia
Tel: +357 99 804406
Site: https://www.facebook.com/SoleaSportingCenter/

The Soleas Sports Center was created in a green and natural environment in the area of Soleas, taking advantage of the local facilities. The geographical position with an altitude of 700 metres, the clear oxygen, the weather conditions during the summer period and the modern facilities make it one of the best preparation training center of Cyprus which can easily be compared with the best training centers abroad.

The facilities of Soleas Sports Center include:

  • 3 football fields of perfect condition
  • Accommodations
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Hydro massage
  • Space of cryotherapy
  • Room for games' projection
  • Modern room for physiotherapy
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