Specialty Clinic with Southern Oregon University Coach, Biniam Afenegus
On May 30-31, 2017, select players from the VIS Elite Academy and Select Academy participated in an exclusive Specialty Clinic with Southern Oregon University Head Coach, Biniam Afenegus.
Afenegus leads the Raider men’s soccer program following eight seasons in the same role at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. Afenegus amassed a record of 123-27-16 at Clark, winning one Northwest Athletic Conference championship and five NWAC South Region titles. He was the NWAC South Coach of the Year five times and the NWAC Coach of the Year twice.
As a player at Concordia University (Ore.), Afenegus earned NAIA first-team all-region accolades in 1998 before receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also obtained a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in P.E. from Concordia.
Afenegus was on Maui scouting players in the VIS Elite Academy who may be interested in pursuing collegiate level soccer at the NAIA level.
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. The Oahu Academy is for Oahu-based players who train regularly with VIS Academy coaching staff in clinics and weekend training camps.
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.