About MSA


Everybody loves Football !

 
       Manila Soccer Academy started in 2002 when Maxie Abad and Coach Ricardo Venus decided to hold a soccer summer program at the Manila Polo Club.  The program was so successful and well received that they decided to continue with the training all year round. Seven years later, the Manila Soccer Academy has grown to a team of 15 dedicated coaches and over one hundred students ranging from 3 to 15 years of age in the best playing fields in Luzon, at the Manila Polo Club.

 
MSA's Mission

To make the child learn and love

 the game of football

by engaging him in a training program

that is fun and at the same time successful

in developing the skills and techniques he needs

to excel in the game. 

 

Emphasis will be on small group training,

where individual as well as team techniques

 are easily developed.

 

To use soccer as an outlet for our children to develop

into responsible,

independent, and global individuals.

  

To instill values inherent in football:

fair play, teamwork,

and sportsmanship

all in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.

 

Maxie Abad: President

Maxie is a former National Football team member.  He has played for various semi-professional football clubs and has trained with the youth team of Brescia, Italy.

 

Ricardo Venus: Head Coach

Coach Ricardo is an Asian licensed coach (AFF-Asian Football Confederation (AFC)) and a former Phil. National Football team member.  He has played for various semi-professional football clubs and is a National Youth Coach with 24 years of coaching experience.