12-31-2008, 10:09 AM #1
US98 Soccer's Spring Season - Spring Super Cup 2009
Footy Fans and Followers of the Florida Panhandle!!!
Did You know That SOCCER IS:
- The most popular sport in the world;
- Known in most of the rest of the world as "Football" (or that country's native word for Football);
- Proven to have roots dating back to 2nd and 3rd centuries B.C.;
- The most watched sport in the world (with the World Cup being the world's most watched singular sporting event);
- Made up of only 17 Rules (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_the_Game);
- An aerobic and anaerobic exercise, that not only increases endurance in those who play, but promotes muscle growth and anaerobic metabolism that can burn calories (including sugars) more efficiently in bodies and help curb obesity;
- The fastest growing sport in the Florida Panhandle;
- The answer to World Peace (not really, at least not as proven yet);
- FUN!!; and most importantly
- STARTING ITS YOUTH SPRING SEASON IN SOUTH WALTON THIS MARCH, WITH SIGN-UPS STARTING NOW!?!?!?
(Or, you can download and print the Registration Form at the bottom of our homepage: www.us98soccer.com)
Please sign up by January 31st to ensure the best rate and everything arrives on time!
Also, US98 Soccer is extremely thankful to have such great community involvement and support, that has helped us provide an extremely successful 1st Year that consisted of a successful Spring Season, an intensely productive Summer Training Camp, a fantastic Fall Season, and a first-ever dedicated Soccer Academy & Travel Team ("Soccer Academie Inter98"). Our Greater South Walton Community can really thank themselves for providing the foundation and environment that has and will provide Our Youth what They deserve.
Part of Our Youth's support comes from Sponsors, as well as through those who participate. Past Sponsors have been absolutely tremendous in their willingness to assist US98 Soccer in what we do for Our Youth, and they have allowed us to make each successive season that much more successful, memorable, educational, and fun. If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in becoming a Sponsor of US98 Soccer's "Spring Super Cup 2009" Season, you or they can sign up on-line at http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemi d=42, or download and print out the form at the bottom of our homepage at www.us98soccer.com.
Happy New Year To All & See You Out On The Pitch in 2009!!!
D. Christian Franek
US98 Soccer Club
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12-31-2008, 01:55 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- SoWal, FL
Play Soccer for World Peace! love it.
thanks for the outstanding soccer programs you've instituted in sowal, christian! way to go.
12-31-2008, 06:38 PM #3
Thank you, Tootsie!
We'll keep doing the best that we can!!
(Hope to see LJ out there again too!)
01-12-2009, 11:55 AM #4
A "bump" to go along with the recently drafted press release:
GREATER SOUTH WALTON’S FLOURISHING SOCCER PROGRAMS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING SEASON
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – (January 12, 2009) – US98 Soccer, Greater South Walton’s non-profit, community-run and community-driven, recreational and club soccer programs (US98 Soccer and Soccer Academie INTER98) have begun accepting registration for the Spring soccer season, Spring Super Cup 2009.
Founded in January 2008, US98 Soccer will be playing at US98 Soccer Fields East, located near WaterSound’s Village Center, and at US98 Soccer Fields West, at Helen McCall Park in Santa Rosa Beach, off of Moll Drive. More than 250 players came from as far east as Panama City Beach to as far west as Destin and as far north as Freeport to participate in the Fall 2008 Season, and US98 Soccer intends on and looks forward to building on that established base, continuing the momentum as they expand their offerings and increase the levels of fun and competition for Our Greater South Walton Youth.
US98 Soccer’s mission is making organized and recreational soccer available to the communities in South Walton County and surrounding areas. The club focuses on advocating recreational soccer primarily for community youth, but welcomes all age groups, regardless of skill level or ability.
For more information about US98 Soccer, Soccer Academie INTER98, and Spring Registration, please visit www.us98soccer.com.
*Note: While US98 Soccer is currently establishing Greater South Walton's Soccer Academie INTER98 program for academy and travel soccer by way of our current U-11 squad, we are now considering expanding that program in the Spring for older youth who may need to or want to travel outside of South Walton for competitions. Soccer Academie INTER 98 will be expanded based on its enrollment for US98 Soccer's Spring Season.
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01-16-2009, 11:37 AM #5
Former and Potential US98 Soccer Sponsors!
Throw your support behind Greater South Walton's Most Dynamic and Fastest Growing Youth Sport Program (over 400 Players and 1000 family members and friends participating), US98 Soccer!!
US98 Soccer (Greater South Walton's non-profit, community-run and community driven soccer program) stayed and is staying busy over the winter break creating, forming, and developing South Walton's first-ever soccer academy and travel team, Soccer Academie INTER98. And we are now ready to continue our momentum from Fall recreational soccer, the Fall 2008 Champions League Season, into this upcoming Spring's soccer offering, the Spring Super Cup 2009 Season. Whether your business participated in Sponsoring last Spring's season and/or more recently in the Fall or has yet to become a Sponsor, your past, present, and future contribution to making each season a success is appreciated not only by US98 Soccer, but by the Players and Parents of Our Greater South Walton Community!
While Sponsors help pay for a considerable amount of our equipment and resources, they have also helped provide partial financial assistance to lower income families on several occasions. If you can help us ensure another fantastic and successful season, and we in turn can help promote your business, we thank you. And if not, we thank you for even considering it and hope you will keep is in mind for down the road.
We are building something special in South Walton, that not only is teaching skills, fitness, health, and confidence in Our Youth, but is also showing that Our investment in Our Youth is second to none in the Florida Panhandle. Please do not hesitate to show everyone in Greater South Walton your pride and commitment!!
If you can and would like to make an investment in US98 Soccer and Greater South Walton's Youth through a Sponsorship, please visit our website at the following link: http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemi d=42. Also, I have attached this season's Sponsorship Packages form, if you would like to mail us your commitment.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments.
We truly appreciate everything that you do, and help us do.
D. Christian Franek
US98 Soccer Club
01-23-2009, 11:42 PM #6
If you have not already, you can sign up for our Spring Super Cup 2009 Season on-line at http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemi d=41. Or, you can download and mail your Player's Registration at http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&func=view&id=35&cat id=2#35.
(Several U-6 Players were spotted running through a pre-season training camp on a recent week night, in some very cold weather. They looked like they were loving it. Now, that's the spirit and commitment!!)
Also, Sponsorships are one of the many vital contributions we count on from the Greater South Walton Community. We need your help!! Please consider throwing in and bicycle kicking your support and Sponsorship towards US98 Soccer's goal of providing the best experience possible for Our Youth! Or if you know of a business that may find this a great opportunity to show their support and get their name out to a proactive local population, please do not hesitate to let them know about us. You or they can sign up online at http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemi d=42. Or, download and mail your Sponsorship commitment at http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&func=view&id=34&cat id=11#34.
Finally, US98 Soccer's new Soccer Academie INTER98, which we plan on expanding from the ranks of our recreational soccer program this Spring, will be in action next Saturday, as our U-11 squad heads to Pensacola to take on Pensacola Futbol Club and Perdido Bay Soccer. If you know any of the Players, please do not hesitate to show them your support!
As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.
D. Christian Franek
US98 Soccer Club
01-29-2009, 09:47 PM #7
FINAL REMINDER about the upcoming US98 Soccer Spring Super Cup 2009 Season before the price goes up to $75.00, $65.00 for additional sibling!
We are getting alot of registrations already (with unprecedented involvement from middle and high school age youth, with at least one Player from as far away as Defuniak Springs!), and we are extremely excited about the upcoming season. We hope you will join us!
Register here: http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemi d=41.
Also, with the likes of confirmed Sponsors: Personal Touch Landscape & Irrigation, The Red Bar, and The St. Joe Company, we are extremely pleased to have the support of these area businesses. However, we could use all of the further support that any other area businesses are willing and capable to provide. We still have lots of fence line, building sides, and kits/uniforms with available space. Please do not hesitate to throw your support behind Our Soccer Playing and Loving Youth, while promoting your business and you and your business's commitment to Our Community. Attached is the list of packages available, and we have extended the deadline for making a commitment as a Super or Champions Sponsor to February 7th.
Valentines Day, February 14th will be last day for your child to Register their LOVE of Greater South Walton's Youth Soccer through US98 Soccer. Feel and share their love of The Beautiful game this Spring Soccer Season!
Contact us with any questions.
D. Christian Franek
US98 Soccer Club
For any of you out there who don't know it already or have questions - this is a first class operation and one of the two best things going for kids in SoWal (the other being waves).
Added to SoWal.com home page.
04-07-2009, 02:20 PM #9
WHAT TIME IS IT?!?! It's time for the inaugural issue of this Spring Super Cup 2009 Season's US98 Soccer Rag, that's what time it is!
After two weekends of excitement on the pitch, as well as off the pitch with the weather, US98 Soccer and Our Youth take a little break, Spring Break, to relax and bask in the glow of what two weeks of Matches and one month of Training has earned them, better fitness, better skills, and plenty of confidence and great memories. We had some real tooth and nail competitions out there, and Our Youth enjoyed the heck out of it!
Matchday I saw all of the U-6s, U-8s, and two of the U-12s in action, and you can find all of the scores and statistics here: http://www.us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34&Itemi d=1. Here are some of the Match Reports from Matchday II and Sunday's Make-Up Matches, as provided by the Managers themselves:
U-8: STANDARD de Red Bar 1 - 3 FC BAYERN PTLI (STANDARD Manager: Vonn Plunk / BAYERN Manager: Stephen Nagle) "There were some notable saves in the game on the Redbar team, including those made by Chloe Breed, Gavin McIntosh, Elise Plunk, and Max Post. Dylan Sturdivant showed some exciting ball control, keeping the crowd thrilled and hyped up. Keegan Younkin-Hickes showed some real enthusiam, willing play offense and defense with vigor and great skill. Isabella Laymon, though a rookie in youth soccer, was much improved, and despite her tender frame, got into the crowd of players, getting her foot on ball opportunites where it was needed. Gavin McIntosh, this week's captain, seemed to be in every play, showing the intensity and drive that every coach loves to see. In the end, the score was 3-1 in favor of FC Bayern, but the referree, Ty Sims remarked that the game could have gone either way. Max Post and Elise Plunk won game ball stickers (team honors) for playing with joy and enthusiam, with Max Post given the right to be team captain for the next match. And I must say, Steve Naegle, the coach of FC Bayern, showed style, poise, and class as a coach for his team. I'd like to be more like him. A fun game. I'm looking forward to the next....." Goals scored for Bayern PTLI
#8 Joe Grant Saeva
#4 Peter Blech (2)
U-8: Fat Daddy's UNITED 1 - 3 US98 SportsTalk GALAXY; (UNITED Manager - Jackie Ward) "United was a team of recovery with a number of players out sick this past week with everything from the stomach bug to bronchitis, but they were geared up for the game on Saturday and gave it their all. It was a tight game until the first goal was made by United as it deflected off of a Galaxy player. Galaxy recovered and we were tied at 1-1 for the longest thanks to stellar defense by Matthew Christensen, Robbie Gibbs and Ellis Ward. We had several beautiful passing plays by Trenton Noonan and Evan Anderegg, lots of hustle from Turner Porterfield and Zane McLaughlin and a breakaway play by rookie.......................................more here:http://us98soccer.com/index.php?opti...d=39&Itemid=40
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05-22-2009, 04:23 PM #10
Doesn't get much more exciting than it does right now!!
Impossible is nothing as teams in every age group do their best to overcome obstacles, whether being a lower-seeded team playing and battling a higher-sided team, or being a higher-seeded team battling over-confidence as well as the competition. Regardless of the outcome, every Player Participant can be proud of what they add to the mix. And I feel quite comfortable in saying that all of the Managers, Trainers, Sponsors, and Volunteers are providing a healthy and constructive, competitive yet fun environment for all of Our Youth to learn about the skills, the commitment, the passion, and the enjoyment of the World's Most Beautiful Game!
Join us out at Wind Garden Park at WaterSound (north of US98 and Camp Creek) tomorrow from 8:45 AM until roughly 1:30pm , if you'd like to see Greater South Walton's Finest Youth Soccer Players battle their hearts out to have the most fun possible competing for the Championship!
Cheers & See You Out At The Pitch!
06-05-2009, 05:39 PM #11
Spring Super Cup 2009 & US98 Soccer Fans!
What a finish!! We really could not have asked for much more. We had great and close play in all of the consolation matches, and great and vibrant support and cheering from all of the Parents and Fans! And then, to put the cherry on top, we had two of the three Championship Matches come down to the final few minutes or even seconds, with US98 Soccer Supporters voicing and showing their enthusiasm for Our Youth and their efforts out on the pitch! Every participant and Player can hold their head up high knowing they gave it their all this season, and their commitment and dedication helped them become better Players and more disciplined Young Members of Our Community, all the while having a blast and enjoying The World's Most Beautiful Game!
US98 Soccer's Spring Super Cup 2009 Championship and Awards Winners are:
- U-8 Champions: Murphy's CELTIC
- U-8 Golden Ball - Top Player: Zane Johnson (The St. Joe DYNAMO)
- U-8 Brick Wall - Best Defender: Jacob D'Aleo (The St. Joe DYNAMO)
- U-8 Golden Boot - Most Goals: Cody Hill (Murphy's CELTIC)
- U-12 Champions: Fat Daddy's UNITED
- U-12 Golden Ball - Top Player: Garrett Shost (Fat Daddy's UNITED)
- U-12 Brick Wall - Best Defender: Russell Isacks (Murphy's CELTIC)
- U-12 Golden Boot - Most Goals: Micah Ryan (Murphy's CELTIC)
- U-18 Champions: A.C. Scotty's
- U-18 Golden Ball - Top Player: Andy Rodriguez (STANDARD de Red Bar)
- U-18 Brick Wall - Best Defender: Courtney Parker (Fat Daddy's UNITED)
- U-18 Golden Boot - Most Goals: Jose' Flores (Fat Daddy's UNITED)
This Saturday, June 6th, Our US98 Soccer and Greater South Walton Champions travel to Panama City Beach and Frank Brown Park to take on local Florida Panhandle Competition in the inaugural Northwest Florida Inter-League Champions Day. A.C. Scotty's U-15 Team kicks off the action with their first match at 8:00AM, Fat Daddy's UNITED gets started at 9:00AM, and Murphy's CELTIC springs into action at 10:00AM. Come out and support Our Youth and Our Community!
Now that this Spring Super Cup Season has come to a close, it is time to start thinking and preparing for next season, as well as a few Summer Soccer Camps. On the Summer Soccer Camps front, we have tentative dates for camps set for the weeks of July 27th and August 10th. More information coming as soon as we confirm everything, but these camps will build on the phenomenal success of last summer, and features a balanced approach and focus on the physical and mental aspects of soccer fitness and preparation! Local fitness guru Paul Hunter of Grayton Beach Fitness and yoga yogi Lauren Romano to contribute and help provide a uniquely complete approach to soccer fitness and preparation.
Finally, if you have not done so, but are interested in helping US98 Soccer with fundraising as well as hosting its inaugural awesome annual event, get organized and get a team registered for the upcoming "Soccer by the Surf" Tournament (coinciding with the "Summer at the Sound" event at WaterSound, please see attachments). We are specifically focusing on teams in the U-10 (turned age 10 on August 2nd or after) and U-8 (turned age 8 on August 2nd or after) Divisions, that will play at WaterSound. That is some of our best competition out on the pitch during the recreational season, now let's see these Players in action Tournament-style. Get signed up today: http://us98soccer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemi d=44
Thank you EVERYONE, Volunteers, Parents, and Participants for such a great season!! Special acknowledgements and thanks to all of our Sponsors and Volunteer Referees (Robert Channing, Jake Hill, Karis Ederer, Jason Thompson, and of course Fletcher Isacks) for their financial investment or investment in time and consideration. And a HUGE "Thank You" and appreciation for Brian Maas for his continued devotion and commitment to helping make US98 Soccer, and soccer for Our Youth, better each season. We could not do it without YOUR continued financial or volunteer support!
Cheers & See You Out On The Pitch (Next Season, If Not Sooner)!
D. Christian Franek
US98 Soccer Club
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- U-8 Champions: Murphy's CELTIC
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