TWO YEARS AGO Joshua Gatt was one of the fastest-rising stars of American soccer. Thanks to his blazing speed and tenacious nature, the Michigan native rose from relative obscurity in the second tier of Austria to becoming a champion in Norway and a member of the U.S. national team. Then it all came crashing down. Following a June 2013 match against Saprsborg, Gatt was scheduled to meet up with the U.S. national team for the Gold Cup. During that contest, however, he was on the wrong end of a tackle and was forced out of the game. The post-game evaluation revealed terrible news: he had tears in both his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments.After surgery, Gatt spent the rest of 2013 rehabilitating his knee. The following March he was back on the field training with Molde but disaster struck again when Gatt reinjured his ACL again and was forced into surgery in May. The injury meant another grueling rehab as well as another lost season. In fact, when Gatt learned of the diagnosis, Molde’s trainer said that he would understand if Gatt decided to quit soccer. That conversation triggered an intense reaction from Gatt.
The Michigan Wolves and Hawks will offer a spring break soccer camp on April 6th – 9th at Jaycee Park, 32500 Pembroke, Livonia, MI 48152. Cost for the 4 day camp is $115 if registration is received by March 15th. After March 15th, the camp is $135. Drop in is $35 per day. In addition to quality instruction by our club coaches with the club’s proven curriculum, each player will receive a camp t-shirt. Players will be placed into groups based on both age and ability after the first day.
The camp is open to players from any club.
Camp Staff – will include Adil Salmoni, Sam Cheaib, Bryan Thorpe and Lars Richters
Time: 9:00am-11:00am Ages 3-10 years old
11:30am-1:30pm Ages 10-16 years old
Cost: $115 if received by March 15, after March 15, $135. Drop in is $35 per day.
To register for camp, please complete registration form.
Special Thank You to all the Wolves Hawks Winter #2 Youth Acadmey Players and Families.
We look forward to see you in the Spring.
Wolves-Hawks YA Staff
The club's newest baby wolf arrived on Saturday, February 21st. Coach Keith, his wife Corina, and big sister Sophia welcomed Ziggy Theodore Baldwin to their growing family. Ziggy is 8 lbs 8 oz. and 55cm.
Congratulations Baldwin family!
February 22nd - ECNL PDP at Central Michigan University
A total of 13 players represented the Michigan Hawks at this last weekend's ECNL PDP. http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/home/862740.html
ECNL PDPs provide the opportunity for top players within every ECNL conference to play alongside and against the best players within their region at multiple age groups. The setup is threefold: identification of top players, provide a high-level developmental experience and recognize and reward individual performances and achievement through this opportunity.
"In a team sport that values collective accolades and trophies, seldom do players get to be acknowledged for their individual performances and achievements on the field. The Michigan Hawks take pride in having some of the most selfless, dedicated and gifted soccer players around. We are delighted to have so many of them recognized by ECNL coaches as some of the brightest talent our region has to offer. We wish them the best of luck at the ECNL PDP Midwest event. " Adil Salmoni, U14 and U17 ECNL Head Coach
Doug Landefeld, Michigan Hawks DOC and one of the 4 coaches at the event, was impressed with overall the talent and how the Hawks played. "Our club continues to provide a training environment that prepares our players to excel in very challenging environments. Our player's successes over the last 3 weeks in the ODP Costa Rica event, in Florida with the U17 WNT and at this regional PDP event illustrates why the very best female players in the state come to play at the club."
The ECNL teams get back into league action on March 8th, with the U17s and 18s facing Vardar at the Legacy Center in Brighton.
The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club would like to extend an opportunity for players to attend a training session conducted by the CSA Wolves Academy Staff. These Training Centers will take place in the dome at Legacy Center (9299 Goble Drive; Brighton, MI 48116), according to the following schedule:
Saturday (March 7)
6:00 - 7:30pm Players born in 1999 or 2000
7:30 - 9:00pm Players born in 1997 or 1998
Saturday (March 14)
4:00 - 6:00pm Players born in 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002
Players who would like to attend a session are required to complete this brief online registration form:
Online Registration Form
For more information on the CSA Wolves Academy program, see: http://www.michiganwolveshawks.com/academy-info.html
For more details on the vital role that the Development Academy plays in the structure of US Soccer, visit: http://www.ussoccer.com/development-academy/overview
Crew Soccer Academy Wolves Staff
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