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Little Kickers - Ages 3-5

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We're excited to announce Tom Shutt our Pre-Academy Director will be running an indoor Little Kicker session  at Redwood Middle School in November and December. 

The program is aimed to give players a passion for soccer whilst learning fundamentals of soccer. 

Dates: 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20

Location: Redwood Middle School Small Gym (INDOOR)

Ages: 3-5 ONLY 

Times: 4:45 - 5:30pm 

Cost: $40 for 5 sessions ($5 per session + $15 facility and admin fee)

**These classes will be indoors, so no cleats allowed **

Click on the link to sign up

Contact Tom Shutt if you have any questions - toms@napaunited.org

A collection of recent success stories

From recreation first goals to the highest level of tournament wins, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure!

  • Real Salt Lake Champions The 2004 and 2007 boys traveled to Real Salt Lake and came away tournament champions.
  • Budapest FC 2008 boys signing jerseys with Budapest FC after the Future Cup this summer.
  • Team Housley Family Vineyards Team Housley Family Vineyards fighting for ball possession!
  • 1839 Signing Inspiring future stars
  • Regional Champs
  • Regional Champs

Tee Shirt Fundraiser for Coach Gabriel

Coach Gabriel is heading back to Brazil in November and needs help to renew his visa. It costs $5,000 and the 2009/10 club boys have started various fundraisers. There is a Go Fund Me and this Tee Shirt Fundraiser. https://www.gofundme.com/f/gabriels-soccer-visa

September-Days Photography

2008 Boys Back to School at Budapest

By Peter Weber 09/12/2019, 10:30am PDT

“Back to School” had an entirely different meaning for a dozen soccer players from Napa United. While many of their classmates were adjusting to the first days of middle school, players from the 2008 Napa United 1839 Academy team were getting lessons in Budapest Hungary.

The Future Cup in Budapest, Hungary hosted by Budapest FC brought together 20 clubs throughout Europe and Napa California. Many of these clubs are top professional clubs, highlighted by Hellas Verona of the Italian Serie A – the top professional division in Italy.

“This tournament is high-paced, no offsides, very intense, and full of attacking prowess,” commented Napa United’s Academy Director, Gavin Taylor. This is Gavin’s third time with a Napa United team travelling to Budapest. “Undoubtedly, several players from that tournament will become future professional players in Europe.”

Taylor should know. Before coming to Napa, Gavin Taylor served as the U18 coach and Head Skill Development for Fulham FC, one of England’s top professional clubs. “My former player, Ryan Sessegnon, who just now signed with Tottenham Hotspurs for $40 million, had his first taste of top football at this tournament,” said Taylor. “There were several players that reminded me of him.”

While a $40 million paycheck might not be in the immediate future for these Napa United players, Taylor did mention that tournaments like these will be more common for Napa United. “This is the type of event we want our players exposed to,” admitted Taylor. “We are preparing for the highest levels including our girls’ teams who are making a big impression in Northern California.”

As for the tournament results, the 2008 boys came in 13th out of 20. “There are big differences in the style of play in Northern California versus European professional squads. Many of the teams we played against are full professional squads, so finishing 13th speaks a lot of how well we performed.”

Adjusting to faster, more physical teams was one thing, recalled Taylor, however, the cultural differences were also eye-opening. “When it comes down to it, Napa is a small city compared to Budapest and the other major clubs we played against,” said Taylor. “Obviously there are differences in language, culture, and food. The boys learned a lot about themselves as people and footballers during this trip.”

The tournament also prepared the team for more soccer when they came back home. Napa United hosted its 31st annual Wine Country Classic over Labor Day Weekend and the 2008 boys won their division at the tournament.

As for what the future holds for Napa United’s 2008 boys remains to be seen. However, one thing is for certain. The relationship between Budapest and Napa is growing strong. “Next summer, we will be hosting Budapest FC in Napa,” announced Taylor. “These are exciting times for Napa United. We are bringing an international standard to Napa that our community can be proud of.” 

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Introducing our Growing List of 2019 Sponsors

  • 1839
  • Central Valley
  • JaM Cellars
  • Perfect Puree
  • Ranch Markets
  • Cooke Ortho
  • Shanahan Ortho
  • AUL
  • A&F Electric
  • ACME Engineering
  • Allegria
  • American Payroll Systems (Payroll Factory)
  • Angelina Ring (Napa Pediatric)
  • Aonair
  • Balanced Business Group LLC
  • Bastos LLC
  • Black Stallion
  • Cal Mart
  • Celadon
  • Classic Car Wash
  • Classic Photography
  • Clif Family Vineyards
  • Coombs and Law
  • Crown Hill Stone Supply
  • CSI Paints
  • CTS
  • Darcy's Garden
  • Del Sur
  • Derr Farming (Lampyridae Vineyards)
  • Doctor's Group
  • Dulle Concrete
  • Edward Jones Financial
  • Edge Physical Therapy
  • Fazeratti's
  • Fillipi's Pizza Grotto
  • First American Title Company
  • General Equipment
  • Il Posto
  • Keller Family Coldwell Banker
  • Keller Williams
  • Lescure
  • Lito
  • Manfred and Hunt
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Minutemen Press
  • Napa Firefighters
  • Napa Printing and Graphics
  • Napa Valley Kids
  • Napa Valley Orthodontics
  • Napa Valley Orthopaedics
  • Nunez Vineyard Management
  • One Design
  • Peck and Hiller
  • Savage and Cook
  • Silverleaf
  • Small World
  • State Farm Alyssa
  • Strong and Hayden
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Taco Don Carlos
  • Taqueria Rosita
  • Waterman Oral and Maxillofacial
  • Wine Thief
  • Vino EZ

 

If you would like to join this esteemed group of leaders in our community, contact pweber@napaunited.org

Schedules and Reminders

Recreation Home Teams Wear White

Open House and Back to School Nights -- Cancel Practices

The following schools have events and practices will need to be cancelled or alternate plans must be made.

Raiders -- 10/7, 9, 11 (After School Program)
Silverado -- 10/22 (Tuesday)
West Park -- 10/24 and 10/25
Silverado -- 3/31

Recreation Playing Fields

These are the locations for Recreation Soccer Games. 

U6 Shearer
U8B Northwood
U8G Bel
Aire
U10B/G Silverado
Jacob Miely Pope
St St Helena
Logvy 1401 N Oak St Calistoga
U12B/G Pueblo Vista

Carpy Field 967 Adams St, St Helena 
Logvy 1401 N Oak St, Calistoga
Sonoma HSU14B/G Silverado Turf, Sonoma HS, and up
Valley
tbd

Rec/Club Goalkeeper Training -- Postponed Temporarily

Days: TBD
Dates: TBD
Location: Silverado MS Grass
Times: TBD
Coach: TBD 

This is a great opportunity to get specific goalkeeper training and grow to a higher level. 

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Friday Night Joga Bonito Soccer - SOLD OUT

Friday Night Soccer is Back!

We're delighted to announce our Brazilian coach will be delivering our new Joga Bonito  small group skill sessions for out next generation of soccer stars. 

Joga Bonito (Beautiful Game in Portuguese) 

Dates:  10/25 and 11/8

Location: Silverado MS Turf

Group 1: Ages 4-6 5:00 - 5:45pm (45 mins)

Group 2: Ages 7-9 6:00 - 6:45pm (45 mins)

Cost: FREE

Open to Recreational / Club / Academy players

SOLD OUT CLASSES ARE NOW FULL

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Shutt - toms@napaunited.org

An 1839 Film Production

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