As we close out one successful soccer season and embark on a new season, we have several items we believe are important to communicate to all of our membership. To read the Letter from the President, click here.
Nine 95 Girls Red players sign college scholarships
When you look at the numbers over the last three years, you see that FC Alliance has sent more kids to college and put more teams into state finals than all of the other clubs in East Tennessee combined. The general assumption is that most of the success involves FC Alliance Black teams. So then… who is second? Who puts the next highest number into college soccer? The answer: FC Alliance Red and Gold. Amazingly, FC Alliance Red and Gold teams have put more kids into college soccer than any other club in East Tennessee has with all their players combined. Click for more about FC Alliance
Earns South Atlantic title; qualifies for Champions Cup
FC Alliance achieved another East Tennessee first this weekend, capturing a division title in the prestigious National Premier League. The 99 Boys Black won the six-team South Atlantic division over some of the top clubs in the southeast, including Atlanta Fire United which has a national championship to their name. Other competitors were Triangle United, Roanoke Stars, Charlotte United, and Augusta Arsenal. Click for more
The 2013 FC Alliance Summer League begins June 11 at the US Cellular Soccer Complex and The Field House at Amherst. For years, the league has been the hub of summer player development, focusing on high-quality soccer in a 6v6 format. This year expects to be no different, as the club expects all levels of players to pack the teams. Players can register as individuals and be placed, or entire teams can register as units. Teams from all clubs are welcome. Click here for more information
May is a huge month for soccer kids in the state of Tennessee. Not only does it signify the impending conclusion of the school year, it also means club tryouts. FC Alliance- the most successful soccer club in East Tennessee- looks to continue growing as an organization. Spurred by the momentum of over forty more players signing on to play college soccer, the club continues to expand locations in Knox, Anderson, Campbell, Sevier, Roane and Monroe counties. Click here for details
Thanks to the generosity of three Knoxville merchants, FC Alliance is now offering a fully outfitted study center at The Field House at Amherst. The equipment includes computers with internet access, scanning, and high quality printing capabilities. Players only have to bring their books and a little motivation, and the club provides the rests. This is all made possible thanks to the kindness of Computer Depot, Office Furniture Outfitters and Appalachia Business Communications. Click for more
2013 signing class rivals that of legendary 2012 class
When Montana LeBouef accepted an offer from the College of Charleston this weekend, it marked the 42nd current FC Alliance player to commit to play college soccer. The vast majority, 37 to be exact, are in the 2013 class. A few, such as LeBouef and Tennessee commit Josie Jennings, have started a great foundation for what is shaping up to be an impressive 2014 class. Last year, the 2012 FC Alliance class sent 37 players to play collegiate soccer. The 2013 group has matched that number exactly, with the potential to surpass it as several more are still making their final decisions. Since 2010, 112 FC Alliance players have moved on to play college soccer. Click for more on Leboeuf’s commitment.
Were there more fans or college recruiters? That was the big question during the 97 Girls Black game against the Colorado Pride Predators recently. The two teams squared off in Las Vegas for a National League game with scores of logos of schools from across the country adorning the sidelines. It was an impressive sight, especially considering the geographic map represented: Oregon to Duke; Wisconsin to Clemson; Arizona to Ohio State; and even Hawaii to Yale. The game was a microcosm of the recent success FC Alliance has had with helping players get to the collegiate level. After years of hard work, FC Alliance now finds itself on the map of most major NCAA programs in the country. Click for more
Coach Kevin Keck’s 96 Girls Red headed to Cincinnati, Ohio on the weekend of February 22-24 not sure what to expect. The Ohio Elite College Showcase is a turf-only event which adds several different dynamics to the game, one specifically being a faster moving ball. Fortunately for Keck’s team, recent practices on the turf at Grace Christian Academy and deft skill worked in their favor. The FC Alliance U17 team returned as division champions of the prestigious event after a perfect 3-0 weekend. Click for more
Players sign with SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, C-USA
Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Marshall, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh.... the list seems almost surreal, and that is just a sampling of the many great colleges who signed FC Alliance players on national signing day. For the second conseuctive year, the fruits of the players’ and coaches’ labor shone bright on the biggest day of the recruiting year. 34 FC Alliance players inked their names to college scholarships, putting the grand total to over 70 in the last two years. Represented were, amongst others, the SEC, ACC, Big East, Big 12 and Conference USA. Click for photos and to hear what college coaches say FC Alliance players
U8-U12 coaching assignments are now available. Other coaching assignments are to be announced after the conclusion of the upcoming state tournaments. There are several new faces on the coaches list for the 2013-2014 season.
The Summer Prep Series is a fast-paced, educational and energetic way to sharpen your skills and prepare for your high school and college level seasons. The one week program will focus on skills that are required for high level soccer players and will offer assistance to those interested in the College Recruitment process. Download Brochure | Register for Program
Brazilian Way Summer School
Brazilian Way Summer School is a week long, intensive training program for Boys and Girls U8-U14. For more information, Download Brochure | Register Now.
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