Each year, Valley Isle Soccer Academy hosts several high-profile soccer camps, attracting players from across Hawaii and the mainland to the beautiful island of Maui. The Academy strives to bring world class international and professional programs to Hawaii, making access and exposure to the highest levels of training available for Hawaii’s youth players.
Since its inception in 2012, VIS Academy staff have established relationships with some of the most renowned professional and international soccer programs in the world. VIS Academy has affiliations with the German National Team, having worked together with the DFB for three years as part of SAP (the DFB’s main sponsor) Winner’s Circle event in Hawaii. In 2015, Director of Coaching, Aleks Filipovic, joined the U19 German National Team for a 10-day international tour against England and the Netherlands.
The Academy has also built a strong working relationship with the KNVB – Netherlands National Team. The KNVB has worked with Academy staff to develop its youth curriculum, and provide continuous coaching education to VIS Academy coaching staff. In June 2017, four senior members of the KNVB ran a 3-day coaching education seminar and 3-day youth camp on Maui.