ICELAND'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES TO HOST A SOCCER CAMP AT SLYSA SUMMER 2018!

by Tonya Pinkerton

ICELANDIC SOCCER CAMP IN ST. LOUIS IN JULY

Huh! (Cue Icelandic thunder clap.) In case you missed it! Make sure to sign up for a one-of-a-kind soccer camp July 23rd through 27th. Iceland's U21 national team coach, Tomas Tomasson, Laki Arnason U17 & U19 national team coach and Siggi Reynisson, UEFA B-license will host the Icelandic Soccer School at the SLYSA complex using training modules that have been extremely successful with player development in Iceland.

Tomasson has coached many of the Icelandic national team players who will be playing in the World Cup finals in Russia this summer as well as USA national team forward Aron Johannsson. "The mixture of Icelandic and American training modules helped me develop as a player and knowing the coaches for the Icelandic Soccer School personally, I guarantee a week full of good soccer drills and fun this summer," says Johannsson, who plays professionally with Werder Bremen in Germany along with being on the USA men’s national team.

Tomasson holds a UEFA Elite A Youth coaching license as well as a UEFA A license.  He has coached the Icelandic U21 national team since 2009 and has been a coach at the youth and premier league level in Iceland. Tomasson has worked with players such as Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff), Alfred Finnbogason (Ausburg), and Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen).  Tomasson also played professionally for FC Berlin, AGF, and Raufoss.

Laki Arnason is a highly motivated and driven UEFA Pro license, UEFA A-license and UEFA Elite Youth License  coach who currently leads the youth developmental program for the Icelandic Football Association. Arnason who coaches the U17 and U19 Icelandic Boys national teams has also coaches at the Premier League level in Iceland as well as being the leader for the famous Swedish IF Brommpojkarna’s academy which was named the best youth academy for two consecutive years  in Sweden.

“Laki was my employee at the F.A. of Iceland from 2008-2014. At that time, I was the manager of the FA and I am pleased to give him my utmost recommendation.  Laki was the U17 national team coach and the head of our youth development program. The assignment was to organize practices for youth players all over Iceland and to evaluate them. Laki is very reliable and hardworking, organized and has a very good eye for talent,” says Thorir Hakonarson former manager of the F.A. of Iceland.

Assisting them will be Sigurdur Reynisson who holds a UEFA B license and currently coaches at the Icelandic club Fylkir.

Limited spots will be available! Sign up today at http://www.slysa.org/icelandic-soccer-school

(Cover Photo: Laki Arnason Article photo: Siggi Reynisson)