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: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 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)
Open to Recreational / Club / Academy players
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Shutt - email@example.com
Our next Rec Coach Symposium will be Tuesday, 9/24 at Silverado Middle School Turf from 5-6:30.
Recreation coaches are encouraged to cancel practice and get up close and personal experience with our academy coaching staff.
If you would like to join this esteemed group of leaders in our community, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation Home Teams Wear White
The following schools have events and practices will need to be cancelled or alternate plans must be made.
Silverado -- 9/17
West Park -- 9/24
Silverado -- 3/31
These are the locations for Recreation Soccer Games.
Jacob Miely Pope
Logvy 1401 N Oak St Calistoga
U12B/G Pueblo Vista
Logvy 1401 N Oak St, Calistoga
Sonoma HSU14B/G Silverado Turf, Sonoma HS, and up
Location: Silverado MS Grass
This is a great opportunity to get specific goalkeeper training and grow to a higher level.
“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
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
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
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.”