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Returning Players Use Code RETURNSPRING2020 for $30 discount

Introducing Spring Recreation League

We are proud to announce the introduction of Napa United's Spring Recreation League!

This brand-new spring program is a result of the growing popularity and interest for soccer in our community and we are honored to offer this amazing experience.

Here are the details:
Ages Groups

  • 9 v 9 = Players born in 2008 and 2009
  • 7 v 7 = Players born in 2010 and 2011
  • 4 v 4 = Players born in 2012 and 2013
  • 4 v 4 (younger) = Players born in 2014 and 2015

Teams

  • 4 Teams of Co-Ed 4 v 4 (younger)
  • 4 Teams of Co-Ed 4 v 4
  • 4 Teams of Co-Ed 7 v 7
  • 4 Teams of Co-Ed 9 v 9

Practices

  • 5:00-6:00 for 4 v 4 and 7 v 7
  • 6:15-7:30 for 9 v 9
  • Practices are 2 x per week
  • Practices will be at Pueblo Vista

Game Days

  • 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25
  • No games Easter weekend
  • Kickoff times 9:00 am (4v4), 10:15 am (7v7), 12:00 (9v9)

Coaches

Referees

  • Games will be refereed
  • Opportunity for ongoing referee development

Uniforms

  • We will re-use the fall season's recreation uniforms
  • We have a surplus of uniforms from last fall for those who don't have a uniform

Player Registration

  • Player registration will go live on our website beginning Wednesday, 1/15 and will close 2/15
  • Coaches can register now

Player Cost

  • $145 for returning players from fall recreation (use discount code RETURNSPRING2020)
  • $175 new players

League Sponsorship

  • Moving forward the Rec Spring League is open to naming rights sponsorship
  • If you have a business or know of a business that would be interested in sponsoring the league please contact Peter, pweber@napaunited.org
  • The "YOUR BUSINESS NAME" spring soccer league will be used in all future correspondences in our social media (1,600+ Facebook fans & 2,700 1839 fans, website, newsletter (2,000+ readers), and print
  • 3+ months of recognition

***Contact Tom Shutt for any questions, toms@napaunited.org***

Annual General Meeting

Napa United's Annual General Meeting is set for January 23rd from 7-9pm at the Vintage Little  Theater. This is our annual meeting for the general public to hear what's happening at Napa United and to help vote in new members.

Board Members are non-paid, volunteers who bring a passion of serving our youth through soccer. The following positions are up for renewal by voting members: 

  • VP of Development
  • Vice President
  • Secretary 
  • VP of Fields
  • Legal Counsel

To learn more about each of these positions, you can visit our bylaws on our website. 

Rec to Club Pathway

Rec families,

Thank you to all the recreation players who tried out for our club program.

By January 15, all families should have been contacted for next steps. If you have not been contacted by then, please email Gavin gavin@napaunited.org.

To learn more about club soccer, visit our club page or click here

 


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
  • 2011 Boys Boo Fest Champs
  • 2012 Boys Boo Fest Champs
  • 1839 Rec Team
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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 2019-2020 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

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