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    Chevy Test Drive Event with WSC

    Westside Soccer Club would like to invite you to come out and take a test drive at Nimnicht Chevrolet. For each test drive taken through November 30, Nimnicht Chevrolet will provide $25 in sponsorship dollars to Westside Soccer Club on your behalf. When visiting the dealership, make sure you mention you’re looking to support Westside Soccer Club through the Chevy Youth Soccer program.

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    Recreational Program Changes for U19 Division

    Due to last year’s mandate by the USYS regarding the switch from “Grade” year to “Birth” year, this change not only affected players from playing with their classmates, but it also created a situation for some High School Seniors not having the opportunity to play their final year due to their “Birth” year aged them out of the current U19 Division.

    In addition, we noticed that some players in the U16 bracket age-up into the U19 division resulting from their birthdate being in the latter half of the year.

    In an effort to address these issues and to keep the age bracket reasonable with the make-up of players, we are creating two age divisions: 

    • U18 (players born in 2000 and 2001) 
    • U20 (players born in 1998 and 1999)

    At this time, it is intended that both age brackets will be COED and play 7v7 in-house. It is not intended that these age group will be playing each other, rather to separate and manage the players and teams as we currently due the younger age groups U14 and U16. The reasoning for smaller rosters is that at this age, several players are pursuing employment and other interests such as college planning, etc.

    These new age groups are intended to be solely RECREATIONAL that provide a social opportunity for players to enjoy their final years of soccer with friends.

    If interested, please use the following two links to register for the upcoming 2017 Fall REC season.

    U18 and U20 Division at Clay County:
    https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/Default.asp?ProgramID=61043&Type=PLAYER

    U18 and U20 Division at Westside:
    https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/Default.asp?ProgramID=61044&Type=PLAYER

    Players already registered for the 2017 Fall REC season will be placed in the appropriate age group based on their “birth” year.

    Due to this late change … special requests for these two age divisions will be extended to July 15, 2017.

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    Development Academy Evaluations

    A new evaluation date has been added - this Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30.

    The United Soccer Alliance has been granted the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy (DA). This highly exclusive program, designed to implement the highest standards in girls’ youth soccer development, will operate out of the Clay County Soccer facility along with club partnerships throughout the region. Under the direction of Luis Torres and Morgan Church, the Girls DA Program will include some of the area’s top coaches and trainers. The season kicks off in August 2017.

    For more info and registration, visit www.unitedosocceralliance.org.

  • Tropical Smoothie Returning Spring 2017

    Tropical Smoothie is returning to the concessions for the Spring 2017 season! 

    Here's a look at what will be on their menu:

    Totally Turkey Wrap / chips
    Ham/Swiss Wrap / chips
    All America Wrap

    Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Snicker-Doodle Coockie
    Chips
    Soda
    Bottle Water

    12oz Smoothie (Little Lemon-berry, Jetty Jr, or Choc Chimp)




     

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    U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy Coming to North Florida

    The United Soccer Alliance has been granted the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy (DA). This highly exclusive program, designed to implement the highest standards in girls’ youth soccer development, will operate out of the Clay County Soccer facility along with club partnerships throughout the region. Under the direction of Luis Torres and Morgan Church, the Girls DA Program will include some of the area’s top coaches and trainers. The season kicks off in August 2017.

    U.S. Soccer is launching the Girls Development Academy Program in an effort to advance the development of world-class female players. U.S. Soccer has identified 70 nationally recognized clubs based on recent accomplishments, proven training philosophy and an environment that cultivates and maximizes female youth player development.

    Girls DA league games and college showcases will be scouted by U.S. Soccer Youth National Team coaches and staff. The Girls DA serves as a pathway to U.S. Soccer’s Youth National and college teams. The environment will be tailored for the most committed and elite players in the region in the ages of U14 through U19.

    Luis Torres, the United Soccer Alliance DA Director, has a long-standing reputation in cultivating developmental environments, benefitting many of the region’s former and current Youth National Team and College players. U.S. National Team midfielder Morgan Brian, one of Torres’ former players, will serve as a technical advisor to our Girls DA program.

    Morgan Church serves as the United Soccer Alliance DA Technical Director and College Recruiting Coordinator for the program. Morgan possesses a USSF “A” License and over twelve years of coaching experience, including nine years at the NCAA Division 1 level.

    Torres and Church have worked together for over three years with the U.S. Soccer Training Centers. Torres is currently a member of the U.S. Soccer Scouting and Training Center Regional Staff.

    Town Hall Q&A:
    Sunday, March 12th at 6pm
    Clay County Soccer Complex
    4387 Lakeshore Drive, Fleming Island, FL 32003

    DA Player Identification Clinics:
    Sunday, March 19
    Sunday, April 2
    Sunday, April 9
    Additional Clinics TBA

    Clinic Times4:00-5:30pm 2003-2004-2005
    5:45-6:15pm Parent Q&A
    6:30-7:45pm 1999-2000-2001-2002
    (Please arrive 20-min in advance for Check-In)

    LocationClay County Soccer Complex
    4387 Lakeshore Drive
    Fleming Island, FL 32003

    Girls DA program information:

    Luis Torres Luis@united-soccer-alliance.org (904) 910-5389

    Morgan Church Morgan@united-soccer-alliance.org (706) 424-1176

  • To our members

    A message to our Westside members:

    We hope everyone is as excited as we are to begin this new Spring Season at Westside Soccer Club. It is our goal to put this park on a track to realize its true potential not only as a soccer club, but a place that all of you can enjoy with your families. In recent months we have made some encouraging strides, and we wanted to take some time to bring everyone up to speed on the progress made thus far.

    This progress in the off season began with the repairing of all the lights in the parking lot. This was a very important safety issue for us, and we are thankful to the City of Jacksonville for helping us accomplish this task. We were also able to coordinate with the city to repair the water fountains near the bathrooms that had been vandalized.

    Our biggest challenge so far has been dealing with the significant damage our club sustained during Hurricane Matthew. Nearly every shade structure or awning was damaged as a result of the storm. However, we have been coordinating with local eagle scout candidates to help repair and reinforce the structure next to Field 9, and are looking forward to having that project completed soon.

    We have also been informed by the city that they will be replacing two of the shade structures that were damaged by the hurricane, and our own Jimmy Gornick has worked exceptionally hard to ensure that progress is made on this front, all while pledging to install a new canopy on the structure next to the concessions building. We are truly grateful to Jimmy for all of his hard work on this front!

    These are just a few examples of the work being done at our Westside location. Our commitment to all our members is to continue to work hard towards our goal of providing an environment that is among the best in the city.

  • Burglary

    Unfortunately, last night at our Ringhaver Park Complex one of our member’s cars was burglarized. We wanted to take this opportunity to reach out as a club and remind everyone of the importance of keeping your vehicles locked, and ensuring that valuables such as purses, laptops, wallets, etc. are out of sight when you leave your cars in the parking lots, especially after dark. Although this sort of thing happens rarely it is good to remain proactive when it comes to theft prevention. 

    We want all of you to know that our first and highest priority is the safety and security of our membership, and that we will continue to work with the County and the City to make sure these parks provide a fun and safe environment for everyone.

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