Senior Tryout Schedule Announced!
Please go to the Tryout Tab to see the 2014 U15 – U19 Tryout Schedule. To register for the tryouts, click on the Registration tab and click on the 2014 tryout link!
TVSC Player of the Year Awards Announced!
On Tuesday, March 18th, the Tri Valley Soccer Club announced the 2013 Player of the Year Awards. Congratulations to Lauren Kenny, Tarun Karumanchi and Christian Petrie. The annual awards are given to players that represent the highest level of commitment, team leadership and soccer development to their TVSC teams.
The Club also announced the winner of the Lothar Osiander Award for Outstanding Achievement. This award is named for the legendary former US National and Olympic team coach who has served as a TVSC staff coach for the past several years.
This year’s award winner was Kienan Weekes of the U18 NPL Arsenal team.
Louise Arsenault Named to TVSC Coaching Staff!
The Tri Valley Soccer Club is very pleased to announce that Louise “Lou” Arsenault will join the TVSC coaching staff in June after she completes her master’s degree at Mississippi College.
Lou will coach and oversee the U9 Girls and the U11 Girls teams at Tri Valley SC. Lou will also co-direct the TVSC Speed and Conditioning program.
Lou, a native of New Brunswick, Canada has had extensive playing and coaching experience. As a player, Lou has played professionally for the Bay Area Breeze of the WPSL. She has also played in the WPSL with the Chelsea Metro and the Maine Tide.
Collegiately, Lou played at the University of Mobile, where she was a four year starter and a two year all conference player. She has also represented the province of New Brunswick in the Canada Games.
Lou currently is an assistant coach at Mississippi College and holds a NCAA Level 1 and 2 Coaching Certificate and also holds a Goalkeeper Certificate.
Lou graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.
Victor Litvinenko and Joel Cazarez Named to TVSC Coaching Staff!
The Tri Valley Soccer Club is very pleased to announce that Victor Litvinenko and Joel Cazarez have joined the TVSC coaching staff. Both Victor and Joel have extensive experience in the game as professional players and youth coaches.
Victor will direct the U12 Boys Boca team and Joel will manage the U8 and U9 Boys teams for the upcoming fall season.
Victor Litvinenko has served as a senior staff coach at Ballistic United and the Lamorinda Soccer Club before joining the Tri Valley Soccer Club. Victor has also coached at the interscholastic level at Campolindo, Bentley and the Marin Academy High Schools. Victor, holds a NSCAA National Diploma.
Joel Cazarez has an equally impressive background in the game and served most recently at the Diablo Football Club.
As a player, Joel won two State Cup titles and one Regional title, and also reaching the National Championship game for youth with the Clovis Heat.
His coaching experience is extensive and he is widely respected as a high level technical coach for youth players.
TVSC Future Stars Registration Now Open!
The 2014 Future Stars Program is now accepting registrations for the upcoming spring and fall season. This very popular program is directed by the TVSC Technical Director, Todd Higley.
Academy Program Overview:
The Future Stars Academy program strives to provide a unparalleled soccer experience for our youngest players. It’s paramount to our player development strategy that our players learn the key technical skills of the game including over 20 technical moves on the ball. The Academy players will also develop a higher level of coordination and agility through age specific training sessions in small group play.
Future Stars Academy Philosophy:
To provide all participating players with a positive and fun learning experience with an emphasis on fundamental skill development. It is also our belief that the enjoyment playing the game is the key element for success.
To register for the 2014 Future Stars Program, click here
Tri Valley U12 Boys Barca
Norcal Cup DD III 2014 Champions!
The U12 Tri Valley SC Barcelona team captured the Norcal Cup DD III in a hard fought match against the Livermore Fusion yesterday in Modesto. It is the second Norcal Cup Championship for the Tri Valley Soccer Club!
The Barca Boys took an early lead off a corner that eluded the Livermore goalkeeper and was rocketed into the roof of the far post by the opportunistic Nick Van der Waart who came from the central defense position to find the back of the net!
Livermore pulled even at 1-1 in the middle of the first half with a very well placed goal at the far post, just beating Barca goalkeeper Matthew Muaddi. It was the only goal that the Barca defense would relinquish in this highly competitive match.
Barca regained the lead late in the first half on a spectacular run by Tarun Karumanchi, beating several defenders and drawing a heavy tackle in the box resulting in a penalty kick being awarded. Nick Van der Waart calmly placed the spot kick low to the goalkeeper’s right and the victory was secured!
Defensively, Barca was led by Nick Van der Waart, Tarun Karumanchi, Grant Hagan, Ethan McCuen, and Lukas Bevilacqua!
In the midfield, the Barca Boys were equally effective and dominated play on both sides of the ball. The midfield and outside backs played a pivotal role in the transitions of the game. Special mention to midfielders Max Rector, Ryan Herrington, Adam Malek, Andrew Senna, Tyler Nguyen
In the attack, the Barca Boy’s created numerous chances to goal, with exceptional play from Brennan Dury, Oscar Alenda, Tristan McMahon and Noah Kuhn. Much credit to the Barca attackers for constantly exposing the Livermore defense with well placed runs, great combination play, beating defenders on the dribble and pressuring the Livermore goalkeeper throughout the match.
In 2013, the Barca team, led by Coach Todd Higley, continued to develop at an impressive rate. Like any team, the Barca team had their challenges in both league and cup play. But to their credit and Coach Todd, they stayed focused and on their mission, reaching the pinnacle of their goals! Coach Higley has been to the State Cup Final on four occasions, this was his first victory! Congrats Todd, for a job very well done!
A special thanks to Team Manager Robin Alenda and Team Treasurer Susan Hayes for all their assistance in the management of this team. Our thanks as well to the TVSC junior players, who trained with the Barca for the past couple of months assisting Coach Todd in the preparation of Baca for the Norcal Cup.
To the Barca Boys and their families, congratulations! It was a fantastic achievement and we look forward to many more successes in the future with this very special group of players.
2014 FUTURE STARS ACADEMY OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
The Future Stars Academy program strives to provide an unparalleled soccer experience for our youngest players. It’s paramount to our player development strategy that our players learn the key technical skills of the game, including over 20 technical moves on the ball. In addition, the Academy players will learn to develop a higher level of coordination and agility through age specific training sessions in small group play.
The Future Stars Academy program is now entering its fifth year of operation and has seen over 400 children participate in this very popular program. For more information, click here.
2014 SEASON INFORMATION
MARCH 18TH TO MAY 20TH
AUGUST 12TH TO NOVEMBER 4TH
TUES & FRIDAY TRAINING: GIRLS FROM 4PM - 5PM, BOYS 5PM - 6PM
SUNDAY PLAY DAYS: BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS FROM 3:00 – 4:15PM
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Todd Higley New Technical Director for TVSC!
The Tri Valley Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Todd Higley has been appointed Technical Director for the Club.
In his new role with TVSC, Todd will oversee the development and implementation of the player development curriculum and work with our staff to ensure that all players are developing according to the strategic plan. He will also work in the player recruitment area as the Club continues to expand.
Todd has served as the Director of Coaching at Lamorinda SC and Ballistic United. He is ideally suited to assume this role with the Club.Todd holds a US Soccer “A” License. He played collegiately at the University of California where he captained the Bears for two years. He also spent 10 years playing in the USISL.
Todd is entering his fourth year as a Senior Staff Coach, and will continue to coach the U10 Spurs and the U13 Barca teams for the upcoming 2014 season.