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Shakeem Adams, who plays on Tennessee SC 16 Boys, was selected by the Region 3 staff to represent ODP on a prestigious trip to Verona, Italy. The team will be in Italy for nine days during which they will play top-level youth teams and also take in a Serie A game. Let's all wish Shak the best of luck!

Drill for Skill Returns in March

03/01/2015, 11:15am CST
By SH

Register now for Monday or Thursday sessions

Tennessee SC's popular Drill for Skill program returns in March. This is a fantastic opportunity for players to add a skill-specific day or training and is also open to non-club players looking for advanced training.

Click here for details on the program and to register now.

Tennessee Soccer Club Supports Nickels for Nets

02/16/2015, 10:00am CST
By SH

Tennessee SC is proud to partner with the non-profit organization SWEET SLEEP. They are a Brentwood-based organization providing many services and programs to orphans and families in Moldova, Haiti, Uganda, South Africa, and the United States. Sweet Sleep began as a response to the need for clean, safe places to sleep for orphaned and abandoned children. What started as one need in one country has turned into more than a decade of ministry in seven countries and has provided more than 20,000 beds globally.

For more information about SWEET SLEEP, please go to their website, www.sweetsleep.org. Please be sure to check out Wesley’s story. Sweet Sleep has several options on how to get involved, however at this time our Academy Players will be asked to be involved with NICKELS FOR NETS described below.

NICKELS FOR NETS AND TENNESSEE SC ACADEMIES WILL BE WORKING TOGETHER

Nickels for Nets is a challenging, educational and fun campaign to get kids involve with our goal to provide life-saving mosquito nets for orphaned and abandoned children in malaria affected areas.

The Nickels for Nets program will also educate children on the importance of using mosquito nets in other parts of the world. Without these nets, children are susceptible to malaria and its dangerous, deadly effects. Cerebral malaria (the worst case of the disease) can kill a child in 72 hours after being bitten by the infected mosquito.

Nickels for Nets collection boxes will be given to players to take home, and will be encouraged to engage their friends, parents and others to earn as much money as possible for this important cause.

Tennessee SC Academy players will be asked to earn or raise as much money as possible, whether in the form of nickels, change or dollars, to provide life-saving mosquito nets to other children in Third World countries. Each mosquito net is only $8, so for every 160 nickels (or 800 pennies, 32 quarters, 80 dimes, etc.) a child raises, a net will be provided to an orphaned or abandoned child in immediate need of a mosquito net. The boxes to collect the money will be passed out at the next practice and will then be collected as they are filled or by March 13. Boxes will be returned to your coach or may be brought to the Franklin Field House to Coach Jose Londoño.

We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to raising the money to provide the NETS for the children in Haiti, Uganda, and South Africa.

Tennessee Soccer Club recently announced that National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the preferred official rental car suppliers for our coaches and members. The goal for the program is to help create an easy and cost efficient car rental resource for staff and team travel, while building a top level national partnership that supports youth sports.

Thanks to Raptor Notify for the following story..

Karlie Paschall Selected Gatorade 2014-2015 State Player Of The Year

The Gatorade Player of the Year program has selected standout sophomore Karlie Paschall as the 2014-2015 Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She now qualifies for the national Player of the Year award which is announced in May.

Karli has amassed over 50 goals in the two years playing for the Ravenwood Lady Raptors, has been chosen first team All-Midstate two years in a row. This year, Paschall received District 11-AAA MVP honors, finishing the season with 42 goals and 19 assists for the Class AAA semifinalist Ravenwood Lady Raptors.

In addition to her outstanding presence on Ravenwood’s team, Karlie plays for the USA Women’s U17 National Team which is a very selective team open only to nationally ranked players. Karlie has already collected several CAPS as a member of this elite group. She is listed as one of eight defenders for Team USA and is the only Tennessee player participating.

Karlie is also a standout player for Tennessee Soccer Club.

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Click here for Gatorade's press release.

Click here for a quick video about the State Player of the Year.

Tennessee Soccer Club has recently hired Courtney Crandall as the Director of Coaching, responsible for directing U15-U18 Girls.

“I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to join the Tennessee Soccer Club staff. I am looking forward to working with the staff and contributing to the club and its members. With the tradition the club has and the foundational principles on which it stands, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the future.”

“Courtney is known for her ability to develop young female athletes into young women of character, outstanding soccer players and great competitors. Her organization and attention to detail, work ethic, and complete professionalism will be a perfect fit at Tennessee SC. Crandell has a proven track record as an outstanding player which is a great example for all of our female players and coaches. Crandell understands the preparation it takes as a player and, for the last nine years, how preparation is integral to her role as a teacher, mentor and administrator of the game. Crandell’s understanding and knowledge of youth development, ECNL and connections with college and university staffs will be tremendous assets to the organization. We are fortunate to have her and look forward to seeing the entire benefit from her joining the Tennessee SC family,” said Executive Director of Coaching, Stuart Brown.

A graduate of Auburn University where she double majored in Sociology and Criminology, Crandell began her collegiate soccer career at UNC Charlotte. As a freshman she had incredible success and ultimately was called into the U.S National U23 training camp. Crandell, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team All-American, became the first player in Conference USA history to receive both Offensive Player of the Year and freshman of the Year honors. She was also named to Soccer America's freshman All-American team and named first-team All-Southeast region by the NSCAA.

Her other accolades include, Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America...Named second team All-American by Soccer Buzz...First team All-C-USA...Named to the C-USA All-Tournament team...Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week three times...Named to Soccer America's Team of the Week and Soccer Buzz's Elite Team of the Week…Set school and C-USA records with 21 goals and 50 points.

Crandell transferred to Auburn University where she started and played in each of her remaining years. She went on to become a National Champion with the Hampton Road Piranhas of the W-League before serving as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Drake University.

While at Drake as an Assistant Coach, Crandall began to develop her coaching craft which has led to the past nine years where she was an Assistant Coach at Cape Fear College, Director of Coaching for FC Carolina Alliance, and most recently 4 years as a Director of Girls programs for CASL in Raleigh NC. Her most recent role has given Crandall the opportunity to work in the ECNL program and oversee the classic program.

Crandell will begin her new role with the Tennessee Soccer Club on February 15th.

Tennessee Soccer Club is the Premier youth soccer club located in Nashville, TN, with over 1400 players and 90 teams. The club competes locally in Tennessee Youth Soccer Leagues, US Club Soccer in the National Premier Leagues, USYSA with the Central Premier League, Boys Club Championship, and at numerous national events. Tennessee SC has most recently joined the United Soccer Leagues (USL) participating in the Super Y, Super 20s and W20s.

Camps available for all ages and abilities

Tennessee Soccer Club kicks off the summer with a Camp Schedule that includes a partnership with Williamson County Soccer Association. In an effort to be a full-service youth soccer club TSC and WCSA offer Camps and Academies to provide players additional opportunities to enhance their soccer skills and knowledge. Each camp and academy will have a specific focus and with the overall goal of providing a safe, fun and competitive environment for youth soccer players to develop. All camp curriculums will focus on all aspects of the game for campers specific levels of play. Each day will consist of specific topics, individual technical training, group training and games which are all designed to prepare each player for the upcoming season. If you aren't sure which camp or academy is appropriate for your player please contact Tennessee Soccer Club Director of Camps, Alan O’Connor by emailing alan.o@tennesseesoccerclub.org.

Top North American league for 17- to 20-year-olds

Tennessee Soccer Club joins Cincinnati United Premier and Indiana Elite as the three new teams added to the USL's Super-20 League.

The Super-20 League is the longest standing and most sophisticated U20 men’s North American amateur league. It provides the platform for top 17- to 20-year-olds in the United States and Canada to compete at the elite level. While serving as a reserve team system for many PDL teams, the USL Super-20 League features teams competing in regional divisions, playing in 8-10 regular season matches throughout the summer months.

"I couldn’t be more excited about the direction that USL (United State Soccer League) has taken by accepting Tennessee Soccer Club to be the representing club for the region. The direction of soccer in the United States has placed the USL and its affiliated division directly in line with US Soccer Developmental Academy and the MLS. Opportunities like this continue to demonstrate the strength of Tennessee Soccer Club on a National Level." - Stuart Brown, Executive Director of Coaching, Tennessee SC

Click here for the press release from USL.

Click here for the Super-20 website.

Come Be Seen By College Coaches


Note Saturday time changes below.

College ID Camps are events specifically catered to high school aged student-athletes who want to showcase their talents for college coaches in attendance. In these camps, student-athletes are evaluated and/or trained by college coaches, from various NCAA divisional levels. Each coach will be provided with a player profile book, giving them direct access to your contact information. Don’t miss out on your chance to put your best foot forward, and to possibly impress your future college soccer coach.

Colleges Represented Include:

Florida Gulf Coast University - NCAA Division I
UNC-Greensboro - NCAA Divison I
University of Evansville - NCAA Division I
Georgia Southern University - NCAA Division I
Lipscomb University - NCAA Division I
Lee University - NCAA Division II
Tennessee Wesleyan College - NAIA
Rhodes College - NCAA Division III
Martin Methodist College - NAIA - 2013 National Champs
Sewanee: The University of the South - NCAA Division III
Brescia University - NAIA
Christian Brothers University - NCAA Division II
Lincoln Memorial University - NCAA Division II
The University of West Alabama - NCAA Division II
King College - NCAA - Division II
Bryan College - NAIA
Cumberland University - NAIA

Sessions

Field sessions
Goalkeeper sessions
Information sessions
11-a-side matches

Schedule

FRIDAY
6-8 PM on the fields

SATURDAY
10:30 Q & A with College Coaches - Aloft, Cool Springs
2-4 PM - Session by college coaches, followed by 11 v 11; Goalkeeper session run by college coaches
6-8 PM on the fields - Session by college coaches, followed by 11 v. 11

Questions: Contact Earle Davidson, earle.d@tennesseesoccerclub.org

To register: Click here

Cost: $175

When: February 6 & 7, 2015

Where: 1875 Downs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37209

6 other teams showcase on youth soccer’s biggest stage.

Tennessee SC U17 Girls began 2015 on a positive note at the Disney Showcase Soccer Tournament, as the team was crowned tournament champions on Saturday, January 3. The U17s earned the finals win over SDFC Liberty out of New Jersey in penalty kick shootout, 5-3, after both teams ended regulation and extra time deadlocked at 0-0. The team went 4-0 over the weekend scoring 13 goals and conceding just one.

The event is hosted anually at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida from Saturday, December 27, through Saturday, January, and is one of the largest soccer showcase events in the country. Tennessee Soccer Club had for boys’ teams and three girls’ teams participating in games throughout the week.

“Our teams played well in all games against quality competition from all over the country,” commented Executive Director of Coaching Stuart Brown. “It was a great weekend for the boys and girls with exposure to hundreds of college coaches in attendance.”

“It's events like Disney that not only set us apart from others but allows us the ability to showcase our players in the right environment which is extremely important for all of our older players.”