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TSi Premier FC....

NE Ohio's dynamic new Premier Soccer Club...


for yourself why talented players are choosing TSi Premier  !

Here's a few reasons:

Quality Coaching:
    *USSF A licensed 
    *English FA Badge
    *Scottish FA Badge

Every player in the TSI program is coached by USSF A licensed coach
Mark Mallon (more)

Training Methods:

Our training and player development methods are proven... 

Click here to see testimonials !

TSi Premier FC offers boys and girls U8 - U16 the best training and development program in NE Ohio to reach their full potential.

Winning is secondary...

Development is first..

A true passion for any sport comes from a consistent pattern of training, development, guidance, and results in accomplishment, confidence, and a will to continue playing....

Best value: 
The fees are low...
yet all of our players receive the highest level USSF "A" licensed coaching !

"Children only get one chance at childhood..

The TSi training center is 35 miles east of Cleveland in scenic Geauga County!

Akron Mens College Soccer ....a Perfect Storm

The Soccer Institute

College Soccer Guide - 
provides links to Men's and Women's College soccer programs, NCAA Eligibility Rules, admission criteria, scholarships, and insights for prospective student-athletes entering the recruiting process.

TSi will also feature highlight articles from college coaches and players, bring you the latest rankings, NCAA Tournament schedules and results for both Men's and Women's college soccer, and special topics during the year.

Akron Men's Soccer - Making History
2009 Season by the numbers

Akron advances to NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Match vs Virginia
College Cup - The Akron Zips advanced to the Men's NCAA College Soccer Championship match on Sunday 1:00pm ET (live) on ESPN2 vs Virginia after  defeating UNC on penalty kicks, following a 0-0 tie and two over-time periods in which neither team scored the "Golden Goal" for sudden victory.  

The NE Ohio soccer team advances to the premier soccer stage and a chance to make college soccer history with an undefeated season at 25-0-0  or 24-0-1 as the tie may be recorded as a win (advanced on PK) season when they meet ACC powerhouse Virginia on Sunday 1:00pm ET (live) on ESPN2.
Akron's record setting will it end?
Akron's ties UNC in semi-final...advances on penalty kicks to seek first national championship. The Zips defeated North Carolina, 5-4, on penalty kicks after their game ended 0-0 and they advance to Sunday's final against Virginia (TV: ESPN2, 1 p.m. ET).

"I'm pleased we're in the championship game but a little disappointed we didn't score a goal in the run of play in regulation," said Zips coach Caleb Porter. "I thought we could have done a little bit better in the final third in creating chances and being a little more aggressive. But I thought we had a few nice sequences and a lot of possession. At the end of the day, we move on. On the other side, we defended very well. We've defended well all year. A championship team is typically a team that not only attacks, but the common thread is there is always the ability to defend well, and we did that today. Individually and collectively, we defended very well."
The Zips have not allowed a goal in the NCAA Tournament this year and have 18 shutouts. The total matches (Indiana, 1979) for the second-highest shutout total for a single season in NCAA history.

Akron defeats Stanford 2-0, Advance to Elite Eight 
AKRON, Ohio - The top-seeded University of Akron men's soccer team defeated Stanford, 2-0, to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships for just the third time in school history Sunday before yet another record-setting crowd at Lee Jackson Field.

"I thought it was a business-like game for us and that is something we have focused on," said UA head coach Caleb Porter.   (Click here for full Story)

University of Akron - Mens Soccer Head Coach: Caleb Porter 

UA headed to Men's NCAA College Cup soccer final four after the 1-0 victory over Tulsa, which defeated Northwestern, 1-0 in its third-round match-up.

Go Zips! 

The Soccer Institute has selected Caleb Porter, University of Akron Men's Head Soccer Coach - 2009 National Collegiate COACH of the YEAR. 

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NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament Bracket and Game Scores

       Click the link      Interactive NCAA Bracket

Akron Men's Soccer ...A Perfect Season
by TSi Editorial Staff   Nov 25, 2009 8:15 AM ET
AKRON nears a Perfect Season with another test of their will and mettle on Sunday November 29th 4:00pm in NCAA Tournament action versus Stanford.  The No. 1 Zips are on pace to set a record for achieving a perfect season.  They improved to 21-0-0 rafter defeating USF in the previous NCAA Round.

Akron can become the first team in history to finish with a 25-0-0 PERFECT SEASON capped by an NCAA Tournament National Championship.  The odds are not in their favor to go all the way....but the Zips are poised to continue in the NCAA tournament by keeping the streak alive.  Stanford looms in the future.

The Record books: (Source - Soccer America)

Navy - longest winning streak at 25 games over two seasons
San Francisco - most wins in a season (25-1-0) in 1997.  Lost in final game.
San Francisco - most wins in a season (28-1-0) in 1978.  NCAA vacated title.
Howard - won a national championship  in 1974 with a 19-0-0 record.

1961 West Chester University (12-0-0) *
1964 Navy (15-0-0)
1965 Saint Louis (14-0-0)
1969 Saint Louis (13-0-0)
1971 Howard (15-0-0)
1974 Howard (19-0-0)
*West Chester University is TSi Director Mark Mallon's alma mater.  

Jerry Yeagley - IU Men's Soccer Coach played on that team.  Yeagley also coached U. of Akron's Head Soccer Coach (Caleb Porter) while at IU.

Players to watch for Akron............

Sophomore Darlington Nagbe has scored the critical goal in the last few games...look for him to be the clutch player around the goal.   

Anthony Ampaipitakwong is another exciting player to watch...look for him to do some playmaking and build-up for the Zips. 

Sophomore Teal Bunbury is the 2009 MAC Player of the Year...

Free kick specialist Michael Nanchoff could serve up a goal...
make another signigicant contribution

"It was unfortunate to give up the early goal but I thought we responded well," said Akron coach Caleb Porter. "This is three games in a row now where we've had some adversity but we continue to respond. We'll draw on that and take it with us as we make a run in the NCAA Tournament."

Akron Men's College Soccer looks to punch their ticket to the next round of the NCAA Soccer Tournament and finish with the College Cup and a perfect season.

COLLEGE SOCCER is the natural progression for talented and dedicated youth and high school players. 


 You probably spend a great deal of time all year training to improve your skills, fitness, and game play...
 What are you doing to prepare for college soccer admission?


         NCAA Rules require you to take specific CORE Courses to be eligible to play in college.
         NCAA Rules require you to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.
         NCAA Rules require you to take the SAT test and achieve a specific score to receive a scholarship.
         Most colleges have a sliding admission scale...factoring in both SAT scores and high school GPA.

COLLEGE SOCCER... A summary for the high school player

College coaches are busy people.  They have to train and monitor their current student athletes, scout opponents, handle administrative details (schedule games/team travel, budgeting, NCAA compliance) and of course there is the RECRUITING !

The United States is a big country....geographically and in coaches can't see everyone!

High school players (also called prospects) will be competing for admission and limited scholarship funds with a lot of  other high school players from across the nation for that scholarship to the top programs. 

So you will likely need a few tips to get you started in the right direction.     See TIPS below.

How do you get recruited to play college soccer ?

Well...if you are very lucky...your high school or club coach knows all the college soccer coaches personally, has a good reputation with them for identifying and developing players that succeed in college so their recommendation is valued and gets you in the door.   Most high school players aren't so lucky...

High school prospects should take the initiative to send a letter with a resume to college coaches in their freshman year to request information that is required for admission to that school.   Many high school players wait until Junior year...when it's too late to make up missing core classes, or raise their GPA (Grade Point Average) high enough to meet certain college CAL and the IVY LEAGUE.

Playing high school and Premier club soccer provides prospects many advantages; the primary one is admissions support and for the elite player assistance with financing a college education.

         BENEFITS of being a recruited STUDENT - ATHLETE:

  • Admission support by the athletic department may get you in to a top rated school.
  • Athletic Scholarship funds for exceptional athletes.  Many opportunities for female soccer players!
  • Academic Support for enrolled student athletes.
  • Athletic housing, Team Travel, and building lifetime friendships.
Tips for HIGH SCHOOL players:    
Send a letter right now to the college coaches at schools you are considering attending.
In the letter include contact information, year of high school graduation, and playing awards/history.
     Ask the coach to send you the school requirements for admission. 
5.      Ask the coach about their recruiting needs for your year of graduation and if scholarship is available.
6.      You should watch the college team play, so you know their level of play, system, coaching methods. 
7.      Many high school recruits are unrealistic about their goals.   Everyone can't play division I !!!
8.      GET YOUR ACADEMICS IN ORDER NOW !     Coaches want responsible students that they don't have to follow around to get them to attend class and stay NCAA Eligible.   YOU become a much better prospect for the college coach to support with admissions if you have a good academic record.   

REMEMBER: College Coaches can only support a limited number of prospects each year!   

NOTE:  The Soccer Institute will provide you with a free sample prospect letter to send to college coaches.   
IT's FREE... we are just trying to help athletes and college coaches.           
Send email requests to: for your     sample prospect letter.


The Soccer Institute provides the soccer community
in the United States with regional and national services.

Guide to Services

  • Youth Soccer Leagues and clubs:          Youth leagues - Coaching and Player development Programs and Camps at your location.
  • Summer Residential TEAM Camps:        High School Team CAMPS and Youth Club TEAM camps are our SPECIALTY !
  • Summer Residential Camps:                    Residents (Ages 9 -18)   Youth and High School Elite Academy Camps
  • Summer Camp/Tournaments:                  Four teams per Weekend stay overnite at TSi for camp training and 4 tournament Games
  • Summer College Pre - Season:                Men's and Women's College teams rent our facility for a GET-A-WAY Pre-Season Training Camp.
  • Tournaments:                                               We host SPRING, FALL, SUMMER YOUTH TOURNAMENTS (4v4, 7v7, and 11 v 11) . 
  • Consulting - Events/Marketing:                 Commercial/TV/Movie technical direction / Events and Marketing for corporate partners
  • College Recruit - Referral Services:       Our services are limited to a small number of qualified candidates annually.
    • We guide our clients through the college soccer recruitment, admission, and scholarship process.
    • We observe, evaluate, train and provide reference for our clients to our national college coaching network.
    • Prospects should contact us in their Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior Year.       

      The Soccer Institute (
      TSi) National Training Center is located in the Cleveland, Ohio region.
      The seventy-five acre scenic campus in Geauga County is located 38 miles east of Cleveland.  Map/Directions
      Ground transportation from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is provided for resident campers.
        Regional Services

          Residential and Day Programs at the TSi National Training Center include:
  • Summer Day Camps:                                  Youth (Ages 5 - 16) Recreational to Elite (Premier) level players.   SKILLS CAMP.
  • Summer Residential Camps:                    Residents (Ages 9 -18)   Youth and High School Camps
  • Summer Residential TEAM Camps:        High School Team CAMPS and Youth Club TEAM camps are our SPECIALTY !
  • Summer Camp/Tournaments:                  Four teams per Weekend stay overnite at TSi for camp training and 4 tournament Games!
  • Summer College Pre - Season:                Men's and Women's College teams rent our facility for a GET-A-WAY Pre-Season Training Camp.
  • Tournaments:                                               We host SPRING, FALL, SUMMER YOUTH TOURNAMENTS (4v4, 7 v7, and 11 v 11)
  • TSi Premier FC club soccer:                     U8 - U18 Premier Club Soccer year round teams and training programs.


 The Soccer Institute  Contact Information 
 Phone:  (440) 708 - 6053
 Fax:  (440) 435 - 2020
 Mailing address:  PO Box 945    Chardon, Ohio 44026
 Map / Directions:  Map / Driving Directions      (Greater Cleveland Ohio)