YEAR ROUND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
IRST was founded by Jeff Thwaites, a former University of South Florida soccer player, on the basic premise that players need to be better developed on an individual basis with an emphasis on technique and individual responsibility.
In his years of coaching youth soccer in the Greater Tampa Bay area, he realized that players were not being properly trained in their technical abilities. The coaching community seemed to be more concerned about the results of the team and not concerned with personal growth within the elements of the game. At times. team success can come at the expense of personal growth and development and divert potentially good players out of the system.
As a result, most youth players are inadequately prepared to pursue soccer at the collegiate level or possibly beyond. At IRST, we branched out to create a curriculum and training environment that valued the individual player and his/her technical abilities and mindset. After years of performing individual training, our philosophy and vision are as strong as ever. We have trained youth players to professional players in MLS, USL Pro, NASL, Finnish Veikkausliiga, Danish Superliga, and the Swedish Superettan as well as all levels of college.
We hope that with hard work and vision we will continue to have an impact on the level of soccer not just in Tampa but across America.
ELITE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP
Every year we run our elite summer camps where some of the best players participate in our advanced off-season training. We have also a large number of boys and girls that want to step up their game and take advantage of our fun summer sessions to reach their full potential.
Our camps fill out fast and as usual, we limit the number of players per session. Book your week online so you can have a fun summer while playing the beautiful game in our exclusive soccer field of dreams.