HHP Soccer Academy
Prep’s All NEW Soccer Academy!
Starting this fall the Hilton Head Prep Soccer Academy will begin its first year of training. Consistent with each of the existing Hilton Head Prep sports academies, the soccer academy’s focus is centered on creating a positive, caring environment with a culture based on family, building strong character, and motivating the student-athletes to pursue excellence in every area of their lives.
A core part of the Hilton Head Prep Soccer Academy will be the morning training program. The program is open to students in 6th grade and up. Students in the 6th and 7th grades will train three days per week from 7:00-7:45 AM, while students in the 8th–12th grades will train five mornings per week from 7:00-9:00 AM. The program is broken into three seasons: fall, winter, and spring.
The training activities will be sport specific following a strategic periodized plan to meet the needs of each individual athlete. Each athlete will be exposed to activities and exercises geared towards engaging the player in developing their abilities across the four foundational pillars of the sport: psychological, physical, technical, and tactical.
Part of the vision of the program is to help the elite soccer player create a pathway to playing at both the collegiate and professional level. To accomplish this, the Hilton Head Prep Soccer Academy has established a partnership with Tormenta FC, a USL League 1 & League 2 franchise that has created their own youth academy working with players from 5-18 years-old. The focus of the partnership is on helping players maintain a strong desire to continue their involvement in the sport and allowing them the opportunity to unlock their potential.
The Soccer Academy Director – Chris Davidovicz
Coach Davidovicz brings over 20 years of soccer coaching experience to the Hilton Head Prep Soccer Academy. Chris provides a wealth of coaching and soccer knowledge to the program having coached across a variety of levels including youth, high school, college, semi-pro and State ODP teams.
Prior to joining Hilton Head Preparatory School, Davidovicz served as the Director of Girls Select Programs for United Soccer Academy Tormenta in Hilton Head & Hardeeville, SC. During his tenure the club achieved a first ever State Cup Championship on the girls side with the 2003 Girls capturing the 2018/2019 title.
Before joining USA Tormenta, Davidovicz served as the Head Women’s soccer coach at the University of West Georgia and a staff coach at AFC Lightning in Atlanta, GA.
Prior to his arrival at West Georgia, Chris coached at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA. Davidovicz spent the 2010 season as the Assistant Head Coach for women’s and men’s soccer for the Nighthawks. At the end of the 2010 season he was given the reigns of the Women’s Program. In the 2008 and 2009 seasons, he was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Georgia College & State University, which achieved its first National ranking, first NCAA tournament appearance, and first ever All American in the fall of 2008. In addition to his experience at the youth and collegiate level, Davidovicz has coached at the Semi-Pro level in the former USL-W League.
Along with coaching, Chris is also co-owner of Half Space Soccer and co-author of two books: Unlocking the Vertical Lines, The Half Space, Volumes 1 & 2.
Chris played youth soccer for Charlotte Soccer Club winning three consecutive North Carolina State Cup Championships. Davidovicz played collegiate soccer at Virginia Tech from 1999-2002 and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Finance. He has a daughter Haven Grace who was born in September of 2017.