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What is Talent School?

Talent School is a training program that emphasizes the development of individual ball skills in a fun environment. This Program is offered in conjunction with each of MVSC's Youth Soccer Sessions, annually (Fall Session, Winter I Session, Winter II Session, Spring Session & Summer Sessions).  The Talent School is offered to players between the ages of 6-13, where each practice day/time offered for all age groups is limited to a maximum of 6-8 players, so that the coaching/instruction offered can be managed effectively.  The Talent  focuses primarily on refining technical abilities, including dribbling ( 1v1 moves, change of direction moves, escape from pressure moves, etc.), passing/receiving, and shooting. In addition the Talent School will work on speed, agility, and quickness training.

The Talent School Developmental Program is led by MVSC Coach, Darren Yeagle.  As a youth player and native of Louisville, Kentucky, Coach Yeagle was named Gatorade Player of the Year, Kentucky High School Player of the Year, and was also a three-time All American in High School.  Following a successful Youth and High School career in Louisville, Coach Darren attended Indiana University and earned several accolades, including Big Ten Freshman of the Year.  Additionally, Darren Yeagle had the honor of playing for the United States u-20 National Team during my collegiate career.  Following his collegiate playing experience, Coach Yeagle went on to play soccer professionally for three years, with the likes of the Louisville Lightning, and had opportunities to play with the Major League Soccer (MLS) Team: Dallas F.C.  When asked about his playing career leading him into his current coaching career, Darren Yeagle noted:
"I can say firmly that my playing experience has given me the opportunity to be exposed to and coached by some of the finest coaches in the Country, and my hope as I transition into my coaching career is to give back to youth soccer players in the same capacity that I was mentored along the way as a player."