Tennessee Soccer Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronnie Woodard to the position of Business Manager. Ronnie’s expanded role with Tennessee SC will put her in contact with the full spectrum of the club’s membership, delivering the same professional communication and organizational skills she has displayed throughout her career.
Ms. Woodard has a distinguished playing and coaching history in Division 1 women’s soccer, including affiliations with Duke University, College of Charleston, and Vanderbilt University, and continues to provide consulting services to rising college players on both the men’s and women’s side of the game through her organization, P3. Ronnie will continue to provide the leadership for Tennessee SC’s U17 women’s team that has consistently performed at the highest regional and national level, returning to the USYSA National Tournament year after year.
“I am thrilled to become part of the Tennessee Soccer Club Business Operations. I have been a Coach in the Club since the merger in 2012. Since that time, I have spent countless hours on the soccer field representing Tennessee Soccer Club both on a regional and national scale. And now, I am looking forward to combining my love for the game of soccer, my organization skills with my passion for people. I appreciate and am looking forward to the opportunity to share the good news of Tennessee Soccer Club with our membership and the Middle Tennessee Community,” stated Woodard.
As the Business Manager, Ronnie will be responsible for managing and organizing the Administrative functions of Tennessee Soccer Club, working hand in hand with Stuart Brown, who was recently promoted to Executive Director.
“Ronnie is a professional on all levels and brings tremendous value to the entire organization. I look forward to her passion for youth soccer, Tennessee Soccer Club and the community to allow the club to strengthen and expand its outreach in the community, member benefits and professional relationships”, said Brown when asked about his selection of Ms. Woodard to support his long term plan to align the organization with the vision and mission of Tennessee Soccer Club.
Brown also said that the onboarding process for Ms. Woodard has already begun and signs of her strong leadership, organizational skills, and attention to detail are already improving processes and communications between Admin and Operations staff.
"Tennessee Soccer Club would like to congratulate Johnny Heckman on being named Tennessee Gatorade High School Player of the Year. Johnny has been a player with Tennessee SC and either TNFC or Brentwood Soccer Club since the age of 8. He is a true example of a player that has come all the way through our system and is now going on to play Division 1 soccer in the ACC with Clemson University. I am very proud to have witnessed Johnny's success throughout the years and I wish him much success in his college career," said Sandy Pollock, Tennessee SC Boys Director of Coaching.
In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Johnny Heckman of Centennial High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Heckman is the first Gatorade Tennessee Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Centennial High School.
Thanks to everyone who participated in and supported this year's Tennessee Invitational tournament in middle Tennessee. Everyone had a great time and played hard in perfect spring weather. Congratulations to all of the champions and finalists - click here to see the list.
We hope to see everyone at our next big event, the Battleground Tournament of Champions, September 18-20, 2015!
Executive Director, Stuart Brown, is pleased to announce the 2015-16 coaching staff for Tennessee Soccer Club.
“This time of year is always difficult as you wrap up one season and make plans for the future. I believe the leadership staff at Tennessee Soccer Club has done an excellent job assembling the most talented and highest licensed staff in middle Tennessee who possess the values, development philosophy, and professionalism to fit the culture of Tennessee Soccer Club."
Tennessee Soccer Club is the Premier youth soccer club located in Nashville, Tennessee, with 1,400 players and 90 teams. The club competes locally in Tennessee Youth Soccer Leagues, US Club Soccer in the National Premier Leagues, USYSA with the Regional Premier League, USL Super-Y, W-20, and Super-20, Boys Club Championship, and at numerous national events.
Tennessee Soccer Club has recently hired Emily Marcouiller as the Girls Academy Director, responsible for directing U8-U11 age groups.
“I'm very grateful and excited for this wonderful opportunity to join the staff of Tennessee Soccer Club. I am eager to get started and work with the academy and club members to further develop are youth players,” said Emily Marcouiller.
Ms. Marcouiller most recently was the head coach at St. Cecilia Academy. At this private, Roman Catholic, all-female high school in Nashville, Tennessee, Emily lead the program to 3 district championship and 4 trips to the elite round for the Tennessee High School Athletic Association playoffs. Under her development and leadership the women’s soccer program, Emily has had players selected to high honors with 28 All District Team, 20 All-Region Team, and 5 All-State team player selections.
“Emily is known for her ability to develop young female athletes into quality people of character and great competitors. Her attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism will be a perfect fit at Tennessee SC. We are fortunate to have her with our club.” Said Executive Director, Stuart Brown.
Marcouiller was also a Girls Director of Coaching for 6 years prior to leading the program at St. Cecilia. She was the direct point of contact for all coaches, referees, parents, and players in programs. She was at the forefront in the technical development of the girls program at the club, while working hand and hand with players and staff to contribute to success of the younger athlete. Further she assisted in the promotion, management, and oversight of the competitive tryouts and program advancement.
Emily has extensive playing experience playing Division I soccer at University of Nevada Las Vegas and was on the Las Vegas Tabagators semi-professional team. Additionally Marcouiller holds her NSCAA National Diploma and USSF National licenses.
“Adding Emily to our staff further strengthens Tennessee SC. She comes from a high playing, coaching background and director of player development earning her a great reputation within the soccer community. Having Emily’s expertise and knowledge at Tennessee SC will increase the value we provide to our membership and local community,” said Brown.
On Friday, April 17th, the Lipscomb Men's and Women's Coaching Staff and both Men's and Women's players came out to Williamson County Soccer Complex to run a skills camp for our U8-U12 boys and girls teams. Even though this was a rain make-up date, we had over 200 in attendance for the Academy Day. Our Tennessee Soccer Players got to interact with the Lipscomb University players which is something that doesn't happen too often. We are very fortunate to have so many quality college programs in the area and even luckier that we have their staff coaching in our club. Their level of coaching brings a sense of professionalism to the club and our relationship with them only makes our club stronger.
Tennessee Soccer Club would like to thank all that attended the event, the Lipscomb Men's and Women's Coaching Staff for facilitating this wonderful event, the Lipscomb Men's and Women's Soccer Players for being amazing role models for the youth players in our club and the Tennessee Soccer Club players for coming out to take advantage of this opportunity. It was a great time had by all.
Team Representatives will vote for open Board of Director positions at the General Membership Meeting on April 27, 2015.
Members should discuss their preferences with their team representative.
Tennessee Soccer Club is the local host for the World Futbol Tour event that will be held in the Nashville area, at the Soccer Complex on Downs Boulevard in Franklin, on June 27, 2015. This is a small-sided tournament for both rec and open-level teams.
Click here to for at-a-glance tournament information and links to details and registration.
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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