VUSC hosted the NSCAA Level 1 and 2 Goalkeeping Diploma Courses for Coaches in April. Approximately 35 coaches from all over the State of California, and one from Utah were in attendance. The course was well received, and well instructed by Andrew Cumbo, the mens head coach for Cal State East Bay. VUSC will be hosting the Level 3 Goalkeeping Course in the very near future.
Devin Rock and Brandon Talton were selected to the 18 man roster for the Cal North State ODP 01 Boys team. They will travel with the team to Portland, Oregon and compete in the Portland Timbers Friendship Cup May 22-24th. We wish them luck.
VUSC is hosting the NSCAA Level 6 Diploma Course for Coaches. The course will be held May 15-17th, and costs $150. You can register online at www.nscaa.com, and click on education to find the Level 6 course. The course will be held at the Horse Creek Soccer Complex.
Congratulations to Jordyn Bingaman of the U13 Xtreme, Christopher Khoury of the U13 Strikers, Devin Rock and Brandon Talton of the U14 Galaxy. These players worked hard and were rewarded for their efforts. VUSC is proud of these players and look forward to seeing what they can do with this opportunity.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
The one day College Soccer Academy is coming to Vacaville on May 18th for boys and girls 8th through 12th grade interested in NCAA D1 & D2 soccer programs. Boys will be from 9:30-1:00pm, and girls will be from 2:00pm-5:30pm at the Horse Creek Soccer Complex. Camp curriculum includes four stations: 1x 8-a-side station for tactical instruction from the college coaches, 2 x Technical training stations from the college coaches(for example: possession with a purpose and final third activities), 1 x NCAA recruiting seminar on how and what to communicate with college coaches + sports psychology tips. Go to www.collegesocceracademy.com to review all of the details and register.
The VUSC Galaxy U13 Boys defeated Central Marin in the Semifinals in a shootout winning 2-1 to go to the NorCal State Cup Championship in the Red 2 Diamond 3 bracket. They faced a tough San Mateo County Stars club who were very skilled and determined. The Galaxy couldn't quite get their offense going, but for most of the game kept the Stars at bay. Unfortunately, with less than 10 minutes in regulation the Stars were able to break through with a goal winning the championship 1-0. The Galaxy finished off their 2013-2014 campaign with many things to look forward too.