Chesapeake Athletic Dragons
In 2001 in a state of Maryland was founded soccer team called Chesapeake Dragons. They were members of the “United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League”. In 2004 the Dragons left the league and their license was terminated. They usually played games at the “Maryland SoccerPlex” in a Germantown, Maryland. Their colors were blue, silver and black.
One of their successful years was a 2003 and fans say that Dragons provided them exciting season with good quality soccer play. They presented awesome talent, when college play is in order and provided their audience play worthy of recognition and support. They ended the season with a record of 7-9-1. Dragons had some smaller problems with injuries, but that didn’t affect their game.
In 2005 technical Director Lincoln Phillips announced that they will be creating a development program with the “Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs” and that this program will hopefully give quality players from Trinidad and Tobago and they will have the opportunity to get participation in college courses over the summer. They stated with a youth training camp in order to prevent talented players to leave them, players usually go to college and they lose track of them. Now this camp will be annual event, usually around Christmas break, when the players come home.
There are really good number of players from Trinidad and Tobago, who have residence in U.S, Canada and UK and they will try to use that in their advantage.
Dragons have various teams sorted under an age, U23, U21, U19 and U12.
In the YTC players, at the final day of the camp play against each other’s. These games usually last 45 minutes and the main goal was not on the competition but to recognize the talent of the players. Their players will be ready to step on the field with the certainty of the win. This is what they were trying to achieve through the years, to have complete team, in each age category, that will provide them a win on all fields.
They are hoping to establish youth camps in Florida too, they will be providing there 10-day camp, that will prepare future athletes, as they say “we have lost games before due to lack of preparation” and their management is trying to avoid that. Dragons also have women team, since they presented good and quality game, they are hopping to acquire means that will bring them successful and positive results.
Overall Dragons game can be described as an inspiring and the one that provides good results, they are always scouting for new players, refreshing their team and placing great hope in to youth.
They embraced the new attitude in order to win competition and games and they aren’t satisfied any more with moral victories only. They want to create teams that will bring them wins and that’s why they are making their player do their best and with a help of Lincoln Phillips who is expert in this field, they will make that goal.