Specialty Clinic with LMU Associate Head Coach, Michael Erush
On Saturday, December 23, 2017, select players from the VIS Elite Academy and Select Academy participated in an exclusive Specialty Clinic with Loyola Marymount University Associate Head Coach, Michael Erush.
Erush finished his 11th year at LMU in 2017. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in February of 2015. The 2003 LMU graduate was a four-time All-WCC selection, and played professionally for several years both in the United States and internationally, following his Lion career.
Erush was named the Head Coach of Hollywood United of the Premier Development League, winning the league championship during the expansion year in 2009. He also served as assistant coach of the United States team that competed at the Maccabiah Games in Israel in the summer of 2009. In the summer of 2010, he returned to the PDL as the head coach of the Orange County Blue Stars and headed up the USA team that played at the Maccabi Australia International Games in December 2010, going on to earn the Silver Medal.
In the summer of 2011, Erush was named a United States Soccer Federation Southern California Scout and is responsible for evaluating, developing, and scouting youth players for the U.S. National teams. Erush coached with the South Bay Force from 2009 and the Fram Soccer Club, which became the top ranked club in California, from 2009-14. In July of 2014, he joined the L.A. Galaxy Academy Youth Staff alongside the likes of Peter Venegas, Michael Munoz and Ante Razov.
The Elite Academy is comprised of 24 of Maui’s most competitive high school-aged players, while the Select Academy is for players in 7th and 8th grade. Both the Elite and Select Academies are designed for ambitious players who are working towards collegiate-level or professional soccer.
VIS Academy hosts a number of Specialty Clinics each year for VIS Academy players. The Specialty Clinics are designed to inspire and motivate players by bringing high-level international, professional, and collegiate guest coaches to work with Maui’s players. Given Hawaii’s geographical distance to the mainland, VIS Academy strives to make professional coaching more accessible to Hawaii’s players. For more information about VIS Academy’s Elite Academy, Select Academy or Specialty Clinics, contact us.