The Dragon Method: School of the Regista

The Dragon Method Description

The Dragon Method is the new advanced programming offered by Capital Soccer Club.  This new programming complements and enhances the experience that a Capital Soccer Club player receives through their own traditional team training and match play.

Program Description

The School of the Regista is the cornerstone of The Dragon Method and is aimed at helping develop players who are interested in strengthening their leadership skills and becoming “students of the game”.  The term “regista” is the Italian reference to the deep-lying playmaker or “director” on the soccer pitch.  Players like Andrea Pirlo, Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso, Toni Kroos, Luca Modric, Paul Pogba, Lauren Holiday, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, and others are just a few examples of players who are considered, in some form, to be a “regista”. At the very heart of it however, the “regista” is a player who thinksthe game, is a leader on and off the field, and is the complete soccer player – fully committed to mastering the tactical, technical, physical, and psycho-social aspects of the game.  

The School of the Regista is Capital Soccer Club’s educational program that trains individuals in the tradition of the “regista” – developing players who are truly students of the game.  Not just for midfielders, the School of the Regista is for all players of every position in Capital Soccer Club who seek additional training at a higher level.

Course Details

Each weekly 90-minute class will focus on one theme and will include at least 30 minutes in the classroom and approximately 60 minutes on the court/field.  The classroom portion of the course will have players learning to analyze professional, collegiate, and their own video as well as include lectures and discussions on various topics that are connected to that class’s theme.  The court/field portion of the class will then involve a technical activity followed by a game that will allow players to work on the theme of the day.  Each theme during the semester will continually build on the previous weeks’ themes.

Program Schedule

Semester I - Week of 1/5/20 through week of 2/17/20

Montpelier High School (classroom and basketball court)

One Class per week (Day TBD)


Semester II - Week of 3/1/20 through week of 4/12/20

Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center (conference room and field)

One Class per week (Day TBD)



$100 per player


For players U13 through U19 (Birth Year 2007 and older)

Must be a registered Capital Soccer Club player (training players are eligible)




Lead Instructor – John Dellipriscoli (


Please contact Lead Instructor, John Dellipriscoli, at