There are more than game-to-game results in the Development Academy, but Beachside's collective performance at the recent Winter Showcase in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., speaks well to where the club stands following the fall season.
A combined 2-2-2 against clubs from throughout the country, Beachside's (Norwalk, Conn.) older teams – U-19, U-17 and U-15 – are roughly midtable or higher at the season's halfway point.
With efforts now geared towards the Summer Showcase in San Diego, Calif., come June 17-29, academy director Paul Melitsanopoulos reflected on where matters rest for Beachside.
"I think it’s been a great success," Melitsanopoulos said. "People gauge that differently, but the best thing I can say from our three oldest age groups is the guys are taking ownership of the teams. They’ve stepped up and imposed themselves on games."