Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Andrew Clifton launches Springfield HappyFeet-Legends Franchise

Andrew Clifton, a disciple of the original KC Legends has officially opened his doors as a franchisee.

Andrew is a former teacher and graduated from Drury college where he was a scholarship standout soccer player for four years.Andrew played for Andy Barney in Kansas City for over ten years and knows the powerful results of having grown up in the Legends training system.

Andrew was a top midfielder for O'Hara and a standout for the KC Legends Soccer Club. Andrew helped his club team to five first or second place finishes at the state level and four indoor national championships. He served as a team captain for the O'Hara High School soccer team and earned an all-conference, all-metro, all-district, all-region and all-state honors. An honor student, Andrew was also was the student body president at O'Hara High School. Participated in Wizards Youth Training Program in 01-02. Andrew most recently was the Boys Head Coach/Girls Assistant Coach at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri.

"We are pleased to have Andrew Clifton aboard. I think he is a fantastic representative of the Training Legends Method and a bright young man with a great future ahead of him."

Scott Gaither

President, Happy Feet, Inc.

"It's like having a son take over the family business. I could not be more excited about continuing my relationship with Andrew in this new venture. He is an amazing young man and like family to me.

Andy Barney

President, HappyFeet-Legends International, Inc.

For more information about franchising in your area contact Andy Barney.

Tony Greco joins the HappyFeet-Legends family of Franchisees

Tony is originally from Lakewood, Colorado. Tony's youth career consisted of playing for three time Colorado State Cup Champions, the Colorado Renegades. His high school career consisted of back to back state cup championships for Green Mountain High School (6A) and three All-State selections (sophomore, junior and senior years).

Tony played collegially at Benedictine College in Kansas. While at Benedictine Tony was named All-American twice and Heart of America Conference Defensive Player of the year in 1993. Tony's most gratifying moment was receiving the Dr. Whitman award from his teammates and coaches which is given to the most valuable player of the season.

After graduating from Benedictine Tony went on to play professionally for four years in the United States Independent Soccer League with the New Orleans River Boat Gamblers and later with the Sioux City Breeze.Tony has been coaching youth soccer in Topeka, Kansas for ten plus years and holds a USSF Coaching License.

"We are excited to have someone with Tony's background as a player and as a coach representing Happy Feet and the KC Legends "Training Soccer Legends" philosophy in Topeka", said Scott Gaither, Vice President of HappyFeet-Legends International."We consistently look for high quality individuals with outstanding moral character and that is exactly what we have in Tony Greco." Andy Barney, President of HappyFeet-Legends International.For further information about the Topeka HappyFeet-Legends Franchise please contact Tony.

For further information about Franchise opportunities in your area please contact Andy.

Tom Power of Hobe Sound joins the HappyFeet-Legends Team

Native of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Tom played in 1979-1980 for Ballymenea United Reserves as Left Back, before joining Dummury Rec as a Left Back and Mid Fielder from 1980-1986, it was at that time they won the League and Cup Honors. In 1987 Tom moved up to be the Coach for the Dummury Rec Reserves and then to be the Head Coach for Dummury Rec in 1989 which won Cup Honors. He then went on to the Shorts Soccer Club from 1989-1993 where he held the Assistant Head Coach, and then Head Coach position. In 1993 Tom was recruited to be the Assistant Head Coach for East Belfast Soccer Club. It only took a year before Tom then became the Head Coach and during the next 2 years this team went on to win the Civil Service Soccer Tournament and also 2nd Place in the Amateur League. It was his track record that lead Tom to his next position in 1997 as the Head Coach Reserve Team for Distillery Soccer Club Irish League. This team went to the Top of their League for the first time in years, and then to the Semi-Final of George Wilson cup. During this time Tom had been attending various levels of Coaching Classes and was given his Grade 2 Certification from the Irish Football Association.

United States

Tom then moved to work in the United States and could not live without his soccer. He began his career in the U.S. working with the Wichita Wings Soccer Camp during the summer of 2000-2001. He was then asked to Head Coach The Royal Cheetahs U-16 boys team which very quickly went from not seeded in State, to 2nd in State that year. In the spring of 2001 Tom began what is now called the Northern Ireland Soccer Camps, of which he assisted over hundreds of youths in the Wichita and Surrounding areas with Soccer. He coached with the Kansas O.D.P. (Olympic Development Program), and became the Assistant Regional Director (Kansas) for Team USA, which he set aside to become the Director of Coaching for River City Soccer Club and the Kansas Licensee for Coerver Coaching. In 2005 Tom assisted in taking over a 4 million dollar soccer complex that was donated to the City of Wichita - Stryker Soccer Complex, he was appointed the Director of Coaching/Facility Manager. That same year Tom and a group of volunteers created Evolution FC where Tom was the Director of Coaching and Head Coach of a U14 (which became 2nd in State) and U10 Boys team. He now has now formed the Florida Soccer Academy.

"I have known Tom for many, many years and he is one of the finest coaches I know. I could not be more pleased to have him join us. Tom has seen first-hand the power of the Legends Training Method to shape incredibly gifted dribblers and finishers and has always been a fan of the creative game each player has the ability to play. It is a natural fit for him to spread the Training Soccer Legends Method, especially with all of the Coerver experience he has."
- Andy Barney

For further information about Tom and the newly formed Treasure Coast HappyFeet-Legends Franchise, please contact Tom.

For further information about Franchise opportunities in your area, please contact Andy.