Can't wait for the next generation of Azkals.
There's a bright future waiting for tomorrow's Azkals.
Stephan Schrock may have retired from playing as part of the Philippine men's national football team, but he's far from done with the Azkals. He's developing the next generation of 'em.
In fact, the Azkals Development Academy is offering a year-long program, starting with a summer offering beginning June 13.
This is open to kids aged four years and above, with programs for under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16 categories, and even for goalkeepers. Take note, boys and girls are welcome.
Pretty cool to witness Schrock's love for developmental football, coming from one who "didn't even had a pot to piss in" as a kid.
Among the coaches in the Azkals Development Academy are former United City FC team manager Frank Muescan, Azkals Development Team coach Jovanie Villagracia, Cavalieri FC program director and Philippines U15 Boys and U18 Girls coach Arvin Soliman, former Global FC player and now Laos FC coach Ernani Regis, former Ceres/United FC goalkeeper and La Salle Bacolod coach Ed Sacapano, and United FC physical therapist Bianca Acebedo.
Young footballers will get a chance to play not just in the Colegio de San Agustin in Makati, as well as the home of the Azkals at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
Looking forward to see what's next for Philippine football!