Team Soccer Direct produces PRO Players and Coaches.
Former University of California, Irvine players for Coach George Kuntz signed with Major League Soccer or USL 1 Anthony Hamilton (Chivas USA), Brad Evans (Columbus Crew / now with Seattle Sounders), Cameron Dunn (Chivas USA), David Sias (2009 Chicago Fire/Austin Aztecs), Lawrence Smalls (LA Galaxy), and Kenny Schoeni (Chivas USA), Amani Walker (Chicago Fire), Irving Garcia (New York Red Bull), Miguel Ibarra (Portland Timbers), Spencer Thompson (Portland Timbers), Andrew Fontein (Vancouver Whitecaps), Corey Attaway (Seattle Sounders).
MLS - Ben Benditson (2004), Jonathan Thorrington, and Mike Enfield (2004) drafted by Major League Soccer are former Team Soccer Direct Campers.
Casey Schmidt, a Team Soccer Direct graduate, was drafted by MLS and signed a contract with the Colorado Rapids. Casey played his collegiate soccer at Boston College where he won Big East honors as a forward. Casey also has excelled in the classroom at Boston College and speaks the Chinese language. Casey is a native of Newbury Park and played high school soccer at Newbury Park high school.
Jon Spencer a former TSD coach played in Germany in the Third Division and is currently the most successful PD (...more)
Create-A-Camp is a program is where we can tailor a camp to your specific needs. The most innovative way in the USA for coaches and players to get specifically what they need out of a training camp. This has been proven to build team play through tactical understanding and Technical execution. In addition it also builds team spirit and camaraderie! Whether the team is adults, teenagers, or children the Create-A-Camp program offered by Team Soccer Direct this year is the one for you!!! For more details regarding our Creat-A-Camp options click here.
DirectorOfCoaching.com (Coaching/Training Services)
The newest addition to Team Soccer Direct line-up is DirectorOfCoaching.com. This is a new soccer consulting service being offered to state associations, clubs, leagues, shoe companies, professional teams, city parks and recreation offices, non-profit organizations, marketing departments, parents, coaches, administrators, and organizations by soccer professionals. The purpose of DirectorOfCoaching.com is to educate the soccer market.
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George Kuntz UC Irvine Men's Coach
UC Irvine Men's Soccer Reach New Heights!
Team Soccer Direct's Founder/Director Leads UC Irvine has lead UC Irvine to the top 20 NCAA D-1 for the past 6 years
13 former UC Irvine mens's soccer players have been drafted by Major League Soccer
UC Irvine Brad Evans selected for U-20 National Team
Brad Evans was selected today for the United States U-20 National Team playing in Holland. He departs June 1st, 2005 for U-20 World Cup. Brad is a former player for Tempe Soccer Club and was recruited by George Kuntz and played at UC Irvine. He was voted Midfielder of the year in the Big West Conference. He also has played this past year for the California State Select Team (National Champions), and Orange County Blue Star. All of us are proud of what he has accomplished. His little brother plays for AZFC in Arizona.
This year's teravels include: Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, New York, Glasgow, Scotland, Edinborough Scotland, Sterling Scotland, All the Hawaii Islands, Gotheborg Sweden, and Houston.
Jet setting is always part of a coaches life but, this is ridiculous. During the last month and a half June and July Coach George Kuntz from Team Soccer Direct has been to Alta Loma,CA (USASA Far West Regionals), Irvine (day camps), Maui (USSF D License Coaching Course), Spokane (USYSA Far West Regionals) , Boston (Brine Summit), Guatamala City, Guatamala (UCI Recruiting and Observing Municipal FC Pro Team Training),, Atascadero (DirectoOfCoaching.com Clinic) , Kauai (Day Camp), Honolulu (ODP 91's boy's and girl's Mock Camp), back to Irvine (UCI Academy), Thousand Oaks (TSD Academy), Maui (USSF D Coaches Course), Big Island (Elite Player Development Camp), Oahu (USSF E Coaching Course).
There are more cities and camps on the horizon this summer for coach. Stay Tuned!
Here are some of the additional things that have been occuring at UC Irvine.
DANIEL MARSHALL SELECTED FOR USASA MEN'S NATIONAL SELECT TEAM
IRVINE, Calif. - UC Irvine junior Daniel Marshall (Corona del Mar HS) has been (...more)
Dan Kuntz Athletic Director at CLU
When it needs to get done give a busy man more to do....Dan Kuntz has been named interim athletic director at CLU where he is also the men's and women's soccer coach. He is also the technical director/and co-founderof Apex Soccer Club and a USSF A licensed coach. He has coached at Team Soccer Direct for 27 years.
George Kuntz Coaches California State Amateur Selection to a National Championship in 2003 - 2004
Coach Kuntz has coached four national champion teams. The California state select team the top college players in southern California.
January 22, 2004
CAL SOUTH REPEATS AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AT DONNELLY CUP
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - The California South State Association Select team, coached by UC Irvine head coach George Kuntz and UCI assistant coach Chris Volk, won the national championship game in the Donnely Cup in Ft. Lauderdale and repeats as National Champions. The team competed in the National Championship Donnely Cup versus the three other regional finalists Connecticut, Texas - South, and Nebraska. The California South State Association Select team won the national championship by beating Nebraska 6–0 and Texas – South 2-0.
It is the second time that California South has won the national championship on the men's side as they repeat as national champions after winning last year’s tournament. Hector Orellana of Cal State Fullerton was named the 2003 Tournament MVP and Jason Thompson paced the team. The Most Valuable Player nominated by the national adult team coach, the coaches, and national administrators.
The California South State Selec (...more)
George Kuntz, Director of Coaching in Hawaii
Director George Kuntz just returned from Hawaii where he and 20 college coaches selected the Olympic Development Teams representing Hawaii. Several National Team Pool Players were present. Hilo Hawaii is just starting their club soccer. Coach Kuntz was present to present "Setting A Standard" to the first ever club organization on the Big Island. Coach Kuntz was asked by the Latino Soccer Coaches Association of America to be a clinician at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Convention in Philadelphia. His topic"Final Third Attacking" was tailored to the six thousand youth, high school, college, and professional coaches attending the convention. In March he was a clinician at the United States Youth Soccer Association National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia where he spoke about: "The Great Divide - Communication Between Parents and Coaches" and "Setting a Standard" for club and organizational development.
Coach George Kuntz will present topics as a lecturer in Indianapolis, Atlanta, San Diego, Hawaii, and Orange California.
UC Irvine Breaks Record!!!
Director George Kuntz http://www.msoccer.uci.edu.
George Kuntz is Technical Director for the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association http://www.hawaiisoccer.com and continues to coach the NCAA Division 1 University of California, Irvine men's team.