Tennessee Soccer Club is pleased to announce that we had four players named to Regional Teams in our U17 Girls Age Group. Three of the four girls either went or are currently with their Regional Team competing in various countries to represent the region and the US. The other player would have been with her Regional Team but was with the U17 National Team in California.
Mackenzie Peebles competed in Costa Rica from February 12th-19th. Callie McKinney just returned from Switzerland and Italy where she competed on a 10 day tour starting April 1st. Jessica Harvey is currently training and competing in the Netherlands. She left April 9th and will be returning April 18th. Karlie Paschall is training with the U17 National Team at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. She will be returning this weekend as well.
We are very pleased and honored to congratulate these players on their success.
We are pleased to announce that Vanderbilt Orthopaedics will continue as the official sports medicine provider for The Tennessee Soccer Club. Vanderbilt will provide onsite medical coverage for tournaments, tryouts and camps. Educational seminars will also be held for Tennessee SC on topics such as concussion and injury prevention.
In addition to our coverage, we have numerous resources available to you online:
For any inquiries please feel free to contact us at ATC@vanderbilt.edu.
We look forward to the upcoming season!
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For Immediate Release: Graham Whitehouse Accepts New Role as Technical Director of Player Development for Tennessee Soccer Club
Tennessee Soccer Club is pleased to announce Graham Whitehouse as the Technical Director of Player Development, effective July 1, 2015. Graham will continue his work as the Girls Youth Director and coach while he prepares to fulfill this new role. As the Technical Director of Player Development, Graham will be responsible for developing a systematic approach to our development ladder that will consist of an up to date technical guide, periodization calendar, player development guidelines, coaching education courses, and expanding the Club’s coaching library focusing on our core curriculum. He will also be working hand in hand with our directors and coaches, evaluating and improving all aspects of the Tennessee SC player’s skills through practice and game evaluations.
Graham has spent the last three seasons as the Girls Academy Director, and prior to that he was the Technical Director for TNFC. Graham has been a significant contributor to the overall success of the girl’s development and the growth Tennessee Soccer Club. “As we continue to evolve as a club and align ourselves with other elite clubs and organization such as USL, US Club, US Soccer and USYSA, it’s our responsibility to ensure our players are exposed to the highest standards of training and coaching; Coach Whitehouse’s new role allows us to continue our focus specifically on our most precious assets, the players and coaches”, states Executive Director of Soccer Stuart Brown.
“I’m looking forward to the new role and the opportunity to continue working with the rest of the coaches and staff to further the clubs ambitions of providing the best developmental structures and procedures for players and coaches,” states Whitehouse.
“Graham has great depth of experience and knowledge of the game, a passion for player development and player skill growth that is perfectly aligned with the values and mission of Tennessee Soccer Club. I am very pleased he has accepted this critical role to ensure our players, members, and coaches stay ahead of the trends in youth soccer. By allocating his skills and experience in the Technical Director role, Graham can positively impact every TSC player and coach and we feel he is uniquely suited for this challenge.” – David Kraus, Board President.
Graham holds a U.S.S.F National “A” License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. Since 2010, Graham has been involved in the State ODP program as an instructor and scout, while also serving on the Tennessee Soccer State Association Coaching Education Staff leading U.S.S.F courses.
Coach Whitehouse will finish this season fulfilling all his current duties and will officially begin his new role July 1. Throughout this transition, Graham and Stuart Brown will be collaborating to secure a quality Girls Academy Director.
Our next General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, April 27, at the Embassy Suites beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting will include a State of the Club Report and your team representatives will elect the Board Members.
This is your chance to be heard and offer your talents to the Tennessee Soccer Club. Won’t you consider running for a Board of Directors position? All elected board members will serve a two year term beginning on July 1, 2015. There are four positions coming up for a vote in this election:
If you are interested in sharing your skills and hard work or know someone who would be a great addition to the BOD, please complete the Nomination Form by April 10 at http://goo.gl/forms/UZCtc9haZ5.
Candidate nominations will be reviewed by the nominating committee to ensure all requirements for the position are met prior to the election. The requirements and duties of each position may be viewed in our by-laws.
If there are any questions about the nominating process please do not hesitate to contact the Nominations Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your consideration and time are greatly appreciated by all members of Tennessee Soccer Club.
Tennessee Soccer Club successfully hosted our 1st Annual Golf Tournament on March 30, 2015 at the Brentwood Country Club. The weather was beautiful, the course was in excellent shape, and everyone had a great time. We had 85 golfers participate in the event and we have successfully contributed over $6,000 to the Financial Aid Fund for future use. Prizes were awarded for top finishes in the tournament and of course we couldn’t forget to acknowledge the Last Place team. We also gave away prizes for Closest to the Pin, a Long Drive contest and we had two Hole-In-One challenges. Unfortunately nobody won a car but it was a great addition to the event.
Soccer was still a theme as we introduced a fun soccer aspect to the tournament. Teams could purchase a Nike soccer ball and use it to extend their shots on the course. It was a lot of fun to see the soccer balls flying around the Brentwood CC and it was great that teams found time to kick their balls when they were waiting on their next shots. Everyone seemed to enjoy this fun twist so it will be considered again at our next tournament.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors that helped make our event a huge success. Each one contributed to one of the many aspects behind this event and we want to make sure their presence was much appreciated.
WeGotSoccer — Nike — Global MotorSports — Guy Richie Real Estate — Brentwood County Club
Visit Franklin — Parman Energy — T3 Travel — National Car Rental — Baker Donelson
Churchill Mortgage — P3 Soccer — Square D — Lee Company — Embassy Suites AttaTeam
Regions — Mafiaoza’s — Daily Juice — Williamson Country Soccer Association
Piranhas Bar & Grill — Marriott International — Vanderbilt Internal Medicine — PR Nashville
Tennessee SC Merchandise Committee — Puckett’s Grocery Store — Pueblo Real — Brixx Pizza
Cool Springs Brewery — Nashville Predators — Brown Forman
A big thank you also goes out to all the volunteers who were able to take the day and come out to help us run a successful event. It’s our hope to continue to grow this event in the future and we have already started planning the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Hope to see more Tennessee SC members partake in 2016 as it was a fun day for all.
Ronnie Woodard, our Tennessee SC 16 Girls coach, was interviewed by US Youth Soccer inquiring about tips that would be useful for the youth soccer player at tryouts. Woodard exemplifies all traits that we look for in a coach and has an incredible grasp on what it takes to get to the next level for youth players that want to take their game onto college and beyond Tennessee Soccer Club has the same beliefs and principles that Woodard explained in the article in regards to what we look for in a player.
We accept and trust in the values of US Youth Soccer to continue to push Tennessee SC in the right direction not only for the club but for the individual players that come up through it. What does it take to be a Tennessee Soccer Club Player?.... A competitive spirit, a high work rate and a commitment to achieving excellence both individually and as a team. We are not only looking for great soccer players, but we want to find the player that is willing to work to be that great player, even if he/she isn’t quite there yet. Working for something that you want rather than having it given to you is much more rewarding and we want to find players that value that hard work that it takes to get to where you want to go.
Ronnie puts it best when she says, “Coaches are looking for the complete package. They want hard workers, technically gifted and tactically skilled player,” Woodard said. “However, those can be difficult to come by, especially at an early age. Coaches are more willing to invest in a player who is easy to coach, and you can prove that in tryouts by going out there giving it your best.”
Here is the link to the article: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/tips_for_tryouts_players_make_an_impact/
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!
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.
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.