player-centric methodology

The HomeStay program employs the advanced GFI training methodology, covering individual and team techniques, physical conditioning, GFI's unique style, and specialized goalkeeper training. Sessions simulate real game scenarios for active learning, integrating coordination, tactical-cognitive, physical conditioning, and psychological-emotional aspects to foster confidence and competitive preparedness.

Health and Well-being

Injury Prevention Plan: both at the team and individual level, including nutrition and hygiene, and rest and recovery.

Cognitive development

Athletes are coached in game intelligence, refining tactical skills, strategic understanding, and mental preparation for practices and games.

Team Preparation

Players improve teamwork through effective communication, elevating team performance in competitive environments. Video analysis is used during practices and games to identify areas for improvement.

Individual Focus

Physical Preparation: Strength and Conditioning, Individualized and Specific Programs, Mastery of Coordination and Technical and Tactical Skills.

Our Technical directors

Gerardo Torrado

Sporting Director


∙ Former Sporting Director of Mexico Football Federation
∙ Captain of Mexican National Team at 3 World Cups
∙ Former Player for Teams such as Sevilla FC, Racing Club Santander & Cruz Azul

Gareth Glick

Academy Director


∙ USSF-A Licensed
∙ Director of Coaching License
∙ US Soccer Coach Educator (Grassroots, D & B)

Adriano Versari

High Performance Director


∙ USSF-A Licensed
∙ Academy Director License
∙ US Soccer Coach Educator (Grassroots & D)

high performance coaching staff


GFI Academy is deeply integrated into the pathway to professional and collegiate American soccer. Our student-athletes compete at the highest level, engaging in elite competitions that include league games, scrimmages, and intensely competitive tournaments on local, national, and international stages. Our players will travel like professionals, gaining valuable experiences and creating lasting memories in a professional and competitive environment.

MLS NEXT: Frontier Division


DPL Lonestar league