|Hello Escondido Soccer Club and FC Heat families,
|PRESIDENTS STATE CUP
CHAMPIONS FC HEAT G1999
Our FC Heat Elite Girls 1999 Blue team became STATE CUP CHAMPIONS on April 9th at Galway Downs in Temecula, winning in extra-time against a Temecula Surf team 3-1. The girls, coached by Rob Parker have played well all season, finishing 3rd in SDDA Flight 2. Most of these girls have been with FC Heat since they were very young and this win has capped off a great finish to their club journey as for some of these girls, 2017 could well be their last year playing club. But what a way to finish!
After talking to Rob Parker who was ecstatic after the win, he said, “First and Foremost, I would like to thank those of Escondido Soccer Club and FC Heat Elite for their support on our journey to become State Cup Champions. The girls of the G1999 team and I were honored to represent Escondido Soccer Club as well as our SDDA League to show that we are as competitive as any other club and league out there.”
He told me that the girls were mentally ready for this game and they knew what they had to do in order to win. The game was very physical but our girls kept their composure, making effective passes after winning the first and second balls. Emily Ketring opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a well taken goal. We were still leading at the half, but half way through the second-half Surf scored and then we played for about 10 – 15 minutes in a panic. Goalkeeper Jasmine Takacs was the saving grace during this period, doing everything she could to keep her team in the game. It remained tied into the final whistle. I noticed the girls’ body language when re-entering the field had changed for the better and realized that this could be the turning point in the game. I asked Rob what he said to the girls in the huddle to ready them for the extra half-hour of overtime.
“Well this was my proud coaching moment,” he said, “These girls came in exhausted, but I told them that they had worked too hard and long to end up in second place and that they all had to dig in and finish this game strong.”
Well that is exactly what happened. It became obvious that this was a totally different team that left the field at full-time. They came out and won every 50/50 ball. Marissa McInery took advantage of a breakdown in the Surf defense and blasted in the go ahead goal, then a short time later again Emily Ketring sealed the deal with a well taken shot in the corner of their net.
“A great 3-1 win,” said Rob, “Great competition, great memories and a great moment in time for the G1999 girls and for Escondido Soccer Club.”
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|FC HEAT COMPETITIVE TEAMS|
Older Tryouts have now been completed and we have formed 44 Competitive teams. Numbers were very good since word is now out that FC Heat Elite are a force to be reckoned with in the youth soccer world. Many of our teams are moving into higher divisions this year as 16 of our teams either won their divisions or were a close second. It seems we are climbing mountains quickly while establishing our footholds and heading higher.
Our new registration process is now in force which is a learning process for all of us. It is working relatively smoothly compared to previous years. Parents are now billed through the system and coaches and managers will be able to gauge the financial stability of their teams. This allows managers extra time to assist parents and to carry out other duties that may have previously been overlooked and it also gives coaches more time to do what they do best. If you are not completely registered on-line and have all your paperwork in then you do not have a spot on the team roster until it is. It is also important to note that player cards will only be issued to players in good financial standing who are successfully registered.
One other thing to note with the registration system we are using, is that for college age players there is a question asked about whether you would be interested in information regarding college recruitment. We have found that if you answered ‘yes’ to that question then you will be called by a company canvassing for clients to represent. There obviously would be a cost involved if you do indeed follow up with the company that calls you. We have not recommended them and have not partnered with them, and they have not returned our request for information regarding their costs. They are very persistent and will call and text and e-mail you, so you must do your own due diligence if you do indeed follow through with these guys. I declined to use them for my son.
If anyone missed uniform sizing you will need to contact Tracy Wright at email@example.com to arrange a time or to give her the sizes you need. This is for players that missed sizing or any new additional registered players.
A couple of our teams are looking for some experienced players both in the younger age groups and the older age groups.
B2005 Blue team – looking for 2 experienced players contact Sebastian Oros here.
B2001 White team – looking for 6 experienced players contact Albert Navarrete here.
This year we have made extra efforts to work with other clubs to get better deals on tournaments. Paulo Espinoza, one of our Heat coaches, has reached out to many clubs who are willing to work with us. Periodically, coaches and managers will receive e-mails either from me or Paulo to give you information on upcoming tournaments with lower costs – this will be on a first come, first served basis unless we can get better options on the amount of teams we can send. So please keep an eye on your email box and make sure it doesn’t go to junk.
|PARTNERSHIP WITH SKLZ SOCCER EQUIPMENT|
We are proud to announce that FC Heat Elite, Escondido Soccer Club and SKLZ have now joined hands.
SKLZ is an elite innovative training equipment brand, and their training tools are being used by some of the most prestigious teams/clubs in the world. Their equipment is durable, authentic to the game and results oriented that will help prepare your athletes for the pitch.
Through our partnership, our COACHES are entitled to a constant 30% discount on all their equipment as well as being entitled to some exclusive promotions. Please see full catalog and our exclusive price guide available from Jake. (FYI, current promotion 50% discount on Pro Goals & Superlite).
To take advantage of these discounts and to place orders, and/or to ask questions, please contact our SKLZ representative below:
SKLZ has also opened a unique store for our parents and families who wish to participate in other great equipment savings too – Press for store
|FALL SOCCER IS FAST APPROACHING|
Online registration is now OPEN.
Register here: cysa-esc.sportsaffinity.com
Next walk up registrations:
4/30/2017 at 11 am – 2 pm at Ryan Park
5/7/2017 at 11 am – 2 pm at Ryan Park
5/21/2017 at 10 am – 4 pm at the Escondido Street Faire on Grand Avenue
Looking for volunteer coaches for the Fall Recreational season. Please contact Jessica Escobedo @ firstname.lastname@example.org
See flyer for more walk up registration dates, player evaluations, prices and our FREE Recreational Camp in June.
FC Heat Elite is definitely seeing more air time and media exposure since our teams have been performing so well. This last month we had an interview published in SOCCERNATION about the success and goals we collectively have as a youth soccer club. To read the interviews, part 1 and part 2 please use the links below:
The article below is a great eye opener for HYDRATION and NUTRITION for the soccer player, I read this in this weeks edition of GOALNATION. Use the link below:
Ryan Park will now be closed from May 8, 2017 until August (date to be decided) 2017 for recovery and maintenance. When we return we will have nice, flat, green fields on which to play on.