The Lady Bucs Soccer Academy is dedicated the holistic development of each player, achieved by creating a fun and positive learning environment where players can develop their tactical understanding of the game, improve their technique in all relevant areas, and enjoy the challenging and exciting instruction provided by our UEFA, USSF, and NSCAA qualified professional coaching staff. We also have the advantage of hosting our camp at the Summers-Taylor soccer complex and stadium, where the immaculate playing surfaces are ideal for players to master their skills.
The Lady Bucs Soccer Academy curriculum includes instruction by several college coaches, and demonstrations by current ETSU Soccer players from the 2016 SoCon Championship final team. Additionally, our excellent sports science staff will provide both theoretical and practical information, and examples pertaining to the physical aspect of the game that each camper will be able to take with her and implement individually, therefore helping to maximize her own performance over time. Additionally, we strive to provide each player with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the game and improve her decision making skills. Upon completion of our camp, we hope that your daughter will be inspired to continue to refine the skills and techniques that she will be exposed to during her time at the Lady Bucs Soccer Academy, so the benefits of attendance do not last just while she is here, but for the months and years afterwards as she continues her development as a soccer player.
Adam Sayers, Head Coach - ETSU Women's Soccer
In six seasons as head coach of the Bucs, Sayers has posted an overall mark of 54-33-4 (.593), leading ETSU to a post-season appearance five out of the six years. During Sayers' tenure, ETSU has compiled an impressive 33-13-2 record inside Summers-Taylor Stadium, and has produced three consecutive Atlantic Sun Players of the Year along with the 2015 Southern Conference Player of the Year. Among his achievements Sayers holds his UEFA "A" and USSF "A" Coaching Licenses. He is also an NSCAA qualified goalkeeper coach and an Olympic Development Program state head coach. In addition to his coaching qualifications, Sayers is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds a Ph.D. in Human Performance.
Amanda Malkiewicz, Assistant Coach - ETSU Women's Soccer
Malkiewicz joined the ETSU coaching staff in the Summer of 2016 after serving as the head coach at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia from 2014-15. In two season as head coach of the Mountain Lions she produced three All-MEC players along with a two-time All-Region honoree. During the 2015 season, she implemented an excellent defensive philosophy that held opponents to one goal or less in 11 games including holding nationally-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan scoreless. She holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" License and has served as the associate coach in training (ACT) for the United State Region I Olympic Development Program since July 2013.
Joanne Spalding, Assistant Coach - ETSU Women's Soccer
Spalding joined the ETSU coaching staff in 2014 after serving as an assistant coach at Averett University in Danville, Va., from 2008-13. In her first season at ETSU, Spalding helped the Bucs to a 15-6 overall record including a 9-2 record in conference play. The 15 wins was the most in program history. Spalding assisted the Bucs offense that led the NCAA in scoring, goals and assists. As an assistant at Averett, Spalding helped lead the Cougars to four consecutive seasons of 12 or more victories. In 2010, Averett won a program-best 13 matches en route to advancing to the program's first ever USA South Conference Tournament championship game appearance. The Cougars bested that win total just one year later, posting a 14-3-1 mark, advancing to the conference semifinals. In 2012, Spalding was an integral part of Averett's first ever USA South Conference title, helping guide the Cougars to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. She holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "D" License