The Zig Kory Soccer Academy
Ziggy Korytoski is a UEFA "A" licensed coach, the current head coach of Deportivo Coatepeque, former men's soccer head coach of UH Hilo, and the director of the Zig Kory Soccer Academy
Zig Kory Soccer Academy
PO Box 5239
Hilo, HI 96720
Mahalo from Academy Director Ziggy Korytoski
To begin, I would like to thank all of those people over the last year and a half that have helped to make the Zig Kory Soccer Academy such a success all throughout the Big Island. For myself and my family, the number one reason that we enjoyed our time so much in Hawai'i was the community. While everyone talks about the beautiful beaches, slow-paced life style, and ability to relax, from our perspective, it was much more than that. The ability to work with our players and the staff at UH Hilo, club programs and players around the island, coaches and administrators, as well as individuals and groups throughout the community is what we will always remember. For your time, we thank you!
UH Hilo will always be special. Not only for the foundation that we built for the future within the program as well as our players, but for the expectations that we raised within the community. Our goal was to deliver something that was bigger than ourselves, and I am confident that we raised the bar for future coaches. A big thanks to our players and student-athletes that attended all and everything that was offered to us, and a special thanks to Terry, Troy, John, Taylor, and Diane, for your vision, support, and work throughout. Once again to all, thank you!
Our return at the beginning of December was fantastic. From Waimea, to Hilo, to Kona, it was great to see everyone again, and thank you for all that made it possible. In total, we have reached out and worked with over 800 players and coaches in a very short time period. Hopefully, for those that attended, it was beneficial for your playing and/or coaching future, or regardless, introduced you to new ideas.
The objective of our programs and excellence of our academy structure will not change and are two-fold:
1) to provide soccer training and instruction to all players regardless of age, gender, or ability, and
2) to provide the best coaching education program to be offered on the Big Island.
As part of our continued mission, we look to develop players that enjoy the game, are comfortable and confident on the ball, and believe in playing for something much bigger than themselves. It is this philosophy that I have used to develop our curriculum based on years of research, education, and player development, that will allow your favorite player the chance to train under one of the most experience led staffs on the Big Island. We are hoping to return in the summer of 2014.
Whether you are preparing for recreational or premier soccer, club, high school, or pursuing a collegiate playing career, the Zig Kory Soccer Academy will introduce you to training methods that guarantee to make you a better player. We are looking forward to returning and working with players and coaches alike in the summer of 2014, as well as continuing our support of the Big Island through soccer education. Again, mahalo and I look forward to seeing everyone on the pitch!
- Ziggy Korytoski
Zig Kory Soccer Academy