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 2011 Atlantic Sun Championship 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 just his first year at ETSU, Sayers took the women's soccer program to never-before-seen heights. Sayers led the Lady Bucs to a 12-5-1 (7-1-1 A-Sun) record en route to the program's first-ever share of the Atlantic Sun regular season championship. Through ETSU's championship campaign, the Lady Bucs set the new program record for goals (43) and points (118) in a season, earning multiple postseason awards as Genna Petersen was named the program's first Atlantic Sun Player of the Year and Jenna Caudle was named Freshman of the Year. Coaching the Lady Bucs to one of their most successful seasons in program history, including a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, Sayers was voted A-Sun Coach of the Year. Before ETSU Sayers was the first assistant at the University of South Florida for two years. During this time he helped guide them to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and tournament win in 2010. 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.
Debs Brereton, Assistant Coach - ETSU Women's Soccer
Brereton joined Sayers at ETSU in May, 2011 and assisted him in guiding the team to its first ever Atlantic Sun Conference championship. Before ETSU, Brereton spent three seasons as a graduate assistant on the women's soccer staff at Middle Tennessee State University. While working on the Blue Raider staff, Brereton helped guide the 2010 team to the program's first ever Sun Belt Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Brereton's collegiate career finished at MTSU, in 2004. She became the program's first Sun Belt Player of the Year after setting what was then the school record for goals in a season with 19. She also set the then-single-season points record with 47 and tallied nine assists to rank fourth on the single-season chart. Her strong play helped lead MTSU to a share of the 2004 Sun Belt regular-season championship, its first conference title. She was later named to the Sun Belt's 30-year Anniversary Team and earned a spot on the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Team. Brereton owns a UEFA Level Two Coaching License, as well as a USSF "C" License and is a head coach for the Tennessee Olympic Development Program. In 2011 Brereton earned a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Recreation from MTSU.