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Show Your Club Pride on the Pitch

09/29/2014, 7:00pm CDT
By SH

Managers: Order deadline is September 30

 

Tennessee SC Team Tents are now available to order, perfect for both player bench areas and spectators!

These large 9’x9’ tents have a durable water-resistant canopy made of 420 denier polyester with the club logo on all four sides. They have a 6-foot height clearance and stand 9 feet tall at the tallest point. Tents retract to 4 feet for easy moving and storage. Each tent includes ground stakes for extra stability. We would like to offer these tents to all Tennessee SC teams for our cost, which is $150. The tents are being ordered from Logo Chair in Franklin. The order will be placed on October 1, and tents should be here by the first of March.

If your team is interested, a $75 deposit is required to secure your tent. Please contact fanwear@tennesseesoccerclub.org by September 30 with your team name, manager name, and number of tents desired.

Merchandise Committee

"NextLevelWCSA" provides advanced training

 

Tennessee Soccer Club has partnered with Williamson County Soccer Association to provide advanced training for recreational players looking to add more opportunities beyond their weekly practices and games. The program is coached by Tennessee SC licensed professionals.

Tennessee SC Executive Director of Coaching, Stuart Brown, and WCSA Player Development Director, Derek Spirk, came together to create a foundational program for players looking to increase their foot skills and confidence on the ball. Working together to create a program to meet the needs of WCSA players was critical in providing a value to participants. Both organizations are looking forward to working together in the future.

"Our club is continually looking to be part of the fabric of the soccer community," says Tennessee SC Executive Director, Kevin Burk. "This is a great opportunity for our club and staff to work with local recreational soccer organizations such as WCSA. WCSA is one of the most reputable and established programs with over 20 years of operations. We are eager to work alongside WCSA and support the families in Williamson County by providing professionally qualified coaches in a fun atmosphere for youth players."

Do you know a WCSA family? Click here for details about the program, which started September 23.

About Tennessee SC: Operating under the auspices of the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA, an affiliate of the United States Youth Soccer Association – USYSA), the Tennessee Soccer Club administers a select soccer program which provides a format for the youth player wishing to receive advanced soccer training and competition.Through participation in the Tennessee Soccer Club, players will be given the opportunity to improve their individual and team soccer skills, compete against other skilled players, be eligible for the state, regional, and national Olympic Development Programs (ODP), and improve their chances of playing for their middle school, high school, and college soccer teams.

About WCSA: Williamson County Soccer Association is a non-profit organization that offers both indoor and outdoor leagues for players ranging from age 4 to 19. All our programs are recreational, allowing players to improve their skills in a fun, positive environment designed to encourage their confidence and love of the game while learning sportsmanship and team-building. In the outdoor leagues, scores are not kept until the U9 division, and all players U10 and younger receive a participation trophy.

Shirts available at Battleground tourney and by order

New Tennessee SC Merchandise Available

09/16/2014, 9:45pm CDT
By SH

See new items at the Battleground tournament merchandise tents

How Parents Can Be Mentally Tough, Mastering the Mundane

 

Tennessee Soccer Club's Executive Director, Kevin Burk, recently had two articles published on the NSCAA website:

"Tennessee Soccer Club: How Parents Can Be Mentally Tough"

"Mastering the Mundane Separates the 'Good' from the 'Great'"

From the intros of the articles: The Tennessee Soccer Club (TSC) contributed the following article for NSCAA.com to share with the coaching community. TSC joined as the NSCAA’s 75th Member Club earlier in 2014. By signing up their entire coaching staff for individual membership all Tennessee SC coaches will have access to the Online Resource Library, the Soccer Journal and other exclusive NSCAA benefits.

Submission deadline is October 1

Share your artistic talent! We are looking for a new t-shirt design to showcase our Tennessee Soccer Club Spirit. The winning design will be used on an upcoming t-shirt later this fall. Shirts will be available for all players and fans in Tennessee SC. The winner will be featured on this Tennessee SC website and receive a FREE T-shirt with their award winning design.

Email artwork and application to fanwear@tennesseesoccerclub.org by October 1.

Performance Director provides how-to video and document

Stacey Daniels, Tennessee SC's Performance Director, explains a 5-minute warm-down for Academy teams (U7-U12) in a video with an accompanying document describing the benefits of performing a warm-down. The materials also take coaches and players through a step-by-step instruction of each of the exercises (pictures included). Proper warm-up exercises are an important piece to start to set early habits and correct mobility and postural positions. In completing the warm-down, players will start to notice better body awareness and balance and become more coordinated athletes.

In Memory of

Michael Reilly McGuire

February 5, 1996 - August 22, 2014

Obituary

 

Michael Reilly McGuire, 18, of Bartlett, TN, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, after a brief illness. He was on a soccer scholarship to Belmont Abbey College in NC. His homegoing celebration will be 6 pm Thursday, August 28, at Bartlett Baptist Church, with visitation beginning at 4. Private burial will be Friday, August 29. 

 

He was born in Amarillo, TX, on February 5, 1996, to Jeff and Donna McGuire. He is also survived by his sisters, Abby and Nikki McGuire, and his brother, Jeffrey (Boomer) McGuire, his grandparents Mike and Pat Ford of Bartlett, grandmother Cheryl McGuire of Albuquerque, his great-grandmother Lois Daniels, and his large extended family, coaches, and beloved friends.

Michael played soccer for Collierville Lobos, Tennessee Soccer Club, and the Tennessee ODP. He was also a 4-year varsity starter at St. Benedict at Auburndale, where he was voted captain, All-Metro, and Defensive MVP. He was a 4-year scholar athlete and a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Rho Kappa, and also served as a Senior Retreat Leader. 

 

He has volunteered his time with TOPsoccer, at the soup kitchen, Race for the Cure, and as a rec leader in the children's department of Bartlett Baptist Church each summer. 

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up to assist the family with expenses. Checks should be made payable to: Michael McGuire Fund

Deposits will be accepted at any BankTennessee location or mailed to

BankTennessee

2915 Forest Hill Irene Road

Germantown, TN 38139

Any questions can be directed to tjacobs2@att.net

 

 

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.

Tennessee Soccer Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Vaughter as the Director of Goalkeeping.

Eric Vaughter (EV) joins Tennessee SC regarded as one the top Goalkeeper (GK) trainers in the United States.  A two-time All-South and All-American collegiate player at Warren Wilson College, EV went on to play professionally for the New York Apollo in the American Soccer League where he earned the first of his four National Champion ‘rings’.

"Tennessee SC is rapidly becoming one of the top clubs in the USA.   I am delighted to be a part of that growth and look forward to helping develop and teach young GKs within the club." Said Eric Vaughter

Vaughter began his collegiate coaching career at Appalachian State University where he was assistant coach for Hank Steinbrecher of US Soccer Federation fame. Since then Vaughter has coached a long line of Goalkeepers at various programs such as Sangamon State (IL), Duke University-1986 Men’s National Champions, High Point U, North Carolina State U, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Charlotte, Vanderbilt U, and most recently Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. EV has trained both Men’s and Women’s GKs at most collegiate programs where he has worked.  Prior to taking the GK Coach position at Sangamon State, Vaughter spent 2 years as the GK Trainer at noted Centerville High School OH.

EV’s success with young GKs is continually shown by the increasing number of former Collegiate and NETperformance GKs in all levels of professional soccer throughout the USA.

EV served as Assistant Coach and GK Coach for back-to-back USISL and A-League National Champions Greensboro Dynamo IFC.   Additionally, Eric has trained GKs at many Youth Soccer clubs such as Real Colorado YSA, HY Football Club, Brentwood Soccer Club, Northern Warren County Alliance,  AFC Lightning, NPSA; to name a few.

In addition to his work with collegiate and pro level GKs, EV has served as GK Coach and Evaluator for North Carolina ODP, TN ODP as well as USYSA Region III.  In January of 2000, Vaughter was assigned to the US Soccer National Coaching Staff as a GK Trainer.  EV also served as inaugural GK Coach for the Adidas ESP and US Club Soccer id2 summer programs as well as the Adidas Summer League programs for collegiate GKs.  Each summer GKs from across the US come to live and train with EV in order to learn, improve their play, and study Goalkeeping at The NETperformance Goalkeeper Education Co.   Vaughter has also written numerous articles on all aspects of Goalkeeping including training, preparation, match play and GK mental, physical, and emotional ‘fitness’.

In the business world, EV was a founding manager of Eurosport (now Soccer.Com) as well as working for Hi-Tec Sports, Adidas International, Parker Athletic USA, isoBLOX Protective, and is owner and Managing Director of NETperformance GK Education Co.  EV currently works as a product development consultant for Reusch USA as well as heading up the Olympus Rugby brand of Continental Sports Supply, Inc.

“I am very excited about the opportunity for EV to lead the goalkeeping program.” states Executive Director of Coaching, Stuart Brown. “Eric adds a tremendous wealth of knowledge from his experience working with both girls and boys from an extensive background at professional, youth and top collegiate levels. His addition to our full time staff will only enhance what’s already an incredible group of Directors to push our program to be one of the top organizations in the country” In addition Brown adds, “The role of a goalkeeping is essential to the modern game and Tennessee SC recognizes the importance of position specific training and remains committed to providing the best player development environment to our membership.”

EV’s work begins immediately and will include weekly Goalkeeping training beginning September 8, curriculum development, and evaluation of Tennessee SC goalkeepers. You can reach EV via email at gk@tennesseesoccerclub.org.

Tennessee Soccer Club is pleased to announce a partnership with p3soccer to provide collegiate recruitment support for our high school age players.  p3soccer will support Tennessee SC in achieving its goals for player development by providing such services as, College ID Camps, educational seminars, college recruiting resources on the TSC website, and additional services in conjunction with our Nike Invitational. “It is important to remember that we have a long history of producing elite level players and the partnership with p3Soccer only enhances our already well-established development program. There is no other club in Tennessee that has the ability to provide high level coaching, participation in the best leagues, coupled with exposure to major university programs throughout the country, a combination that ensures players are prepared for success at the next level. This partnership highlights a simple fact: TSC prepares our players for the next level.” stated Executive Director of Coaching, Stuart Brown.  Co-owner of p3soccer and former Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer Coach, Ronnie Woodard, adds “p3soccer is excited to be working with Tennessee Soccer Club in its endeavor to provide their players with the highest level of services.  It is p3soccer’s passion to help players who have dreams of playing college soccer by educating them and their families about the world of college recruiting.  We look forward to providing both education and support to the club and its membership.”

Upcoming College Recruiting Education Series Dates

Hosted by p3soccer:

 

Boys

Mon., September 22nd:  6pm - U17 and U18 (Location TBD)

Mon., October 20th:  6pm - U16 and U15 (Location TBD)

 

Girls:

Sun., November 2nd:   4pm - U16 (Location TBD)

Sun., November 9th:   4pm - U17 and U18 (Location TBD)

Mon., January 12th :  6pm - U15  (Location TBD)

 

TSC College ID CAMPS

powered by p3soccer:

 Tennessee Soccer Club is pleased to announce a partnership with p3soccer to provide collegiate recruitment support for our high school age players.  p3soccer will support Tennessee SC in achieving its goals for player development by providing such services as, College ID Camps, educational seminars, college recruiting resources on the TSC website, and additional services in conjunction with our Nike Invitational. “It is important to remember that we have a long history of producing elite level players and the partnership with p3Soccer only enhances our already well-established development program. There is no other club in Tennessee that has the ability to provide high level coaching, participation in the best leagues, coupled with exposure to major university programs throughout the country, a combination that ensures players are prepared for success at the next level. This partnership highlights a simple fact: TSC prepares our players for the next level.” stated Executive Director of Coaching, Stuart Brown.  Co-owner of p3soccer and former Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer Coach, Ronnie Woodard, adds “p3soccer is excited to be working with Tennessee Soccer Club in its endeavor to provide their players with the highest level of services.  It is p3soccer’s passion to help players who have dreams of playing college soccer by educating them and their families about the world of college recruiting.  We look forward to providing both education and support to the club and its membership.”

Upcoming College Recruiting Education Series Dates

Hosted by p3soccer:

 

Boys

Mon., September 22nd:  6pm - U17 and U18 (Location TBD)

Mon., October 20th:  6pm - U16 and U15 (Location TBD)

 

Girls:

Sun., November 2nd:   4pm - U16 (Location TBD)

Sun., November 9th:   4pm - U17 and U18 (Location TBD)

Mon., January 12th :  6pm - U15  (Location TBD)

 

TSC College ID CAMPS 

powered by p3soccer:

 

January 23rd -24th:  Boys

Feb 27th -28th:  Girls

January 23rd -24th:  Boys

Feb 27th -28th:  Girls