St James and Achilles Football Club enter into player development partnership

The new relationship will focus on enhancing youth player development for the Boys Academy program

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The St. James, the nation’s premier sports, wellness and entertainment destination, and Achilles Football Club today announced a new strategic partnership that reflects a shared commitment to enhancing player development opportunities for aspiring and competitive male footballers highlights.

St. James and Achilles Football Club will work together to share best practices around individual player development and evaluation, expanded talent nurturing and showcase opportunities – all with the aim of increasing player access to a year-round best-in-class Academy program for boys to improve in Fairfax County.

“We at Achilles constantly ask ourselves: how can we continue to offer our aspiring youth footballers at Achilles FC and all other players the absolute best so they can really reach their full potential?” he said Sal Caccavale, Founder and CEO. “We must consistently innovate by applying best practices to training with best-in-class coaching. I am confident that together The St James and Achilles FC will build something really special for all youth players. This partnership will provide the absolute best training and development for youth players in the DMV while also providing them with a platform and opportunity to play in the nation’s top leagues.”

St James and Achilles FC boast a technical staff with extensive professional, collegiate and club experience – all of whom will support and enhance individual player development and advanced team building, beginning with new teams under the TSJ Achilles FC name in the burgeoning Under-11s through towards the under 19 age groups for the upcoming 2022-23 football year.

“We are very pleased to be able to work with you Sal Caccavale and Achilles FC,” said Christian Cziommer, director of football at The St James. “Both organizations have the same approach to player development and maximizing each athlete’s potential, and we look forward to working together to make this an unparalleled experience for our players.”

More details on the partnership can be found HERE.

About the St. James

The St. James is the premier national sports, wellness and entertainment destination. Our mission is to maximize human potential by designing, developing and operating fitness, entertainment, hospitality programs, services and experiences that motivate, inspire and empower people to pursue their passions and at play, at work and do your best in life.

About Achilles Football Club

Achilles Football Club (FC) is a touring football club founded in 2016 by a former professional player Sal Caccavale. Located in the larger Washington, D.C area, Achilles FC attracts and coaches young football players aged 7 to 19. Competing at all levels of the youth football pyramid, players and teams are led by a corps of recognized and dedicated coaches who help foster a culture that builds camaraderie and consistency through positive sporting experiences.

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