August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014 11:06 AM
Subj:  Game Day & Gear Pick Up

Families of the Jr. Academy,

Just a reminder games are back to their normal start times this weekend. 10:00 for U6s and 11:00 for U7U8s. Everyone should be in their black jerseys for the game tomorrow.

Also, if you ordered any Beach FC gear please pick it up from Premier Soccer this week. They also have training shirts for those who have not received theirs yet and have additional ones for purchase.
See you all this weekend!

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Subj:  Great First Night!

Families of the JRA,

Thanks for making out first training night a tremendous success! The energy and excitement form all our players was contagious and it created a fantastic coaching environment. The staff was very impressed with the ability levels of all our players. All our players worked very hard and I am excited to be a part of their development over the next ten weeks!

U7-U8s will train this Friday from 6-7:15 at HRSC. Our first Game Day is this Saturday. U6s 10:30-11:15 and U7-U8s from 11:30-12:30. All games will be at Virginia Wesleyan. Everyone should be in their Yellow jerseys for our first game.

Please be sure to sit on the outside of the game fields on Saturday and not on the sidelines. There is plenty of room to watch the games behind the goals, but please avoid sitting on the sidelines. Remember to cheer and be positive and refrain from coaching from the sidelines. Lets allow our players to solve the soccer problems!

Look forward to seeing you all this weekend.

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:05 AM
Subj:  Jr. Academy Starts This Week

Families of the Jr. Academy,

I hope this email finds you well and everyone is excited for our first training session this Wednesday! Just a reminder the U6s train from 5:005:45 and the U7U8s train from 6:007:15 at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. We will be using field 13 which is at the front right of the complex as you are looking at the offices/snack bar. Please park anywhere in the lots but do not park or drop off in the circle lot. Everyone should be in black or white shorts and socks and their Jr. Academy Training Tshirt. Proper soccer cleats and socks pulled over the shin guards. Everyone needs a soccer ball as well.

If you have not picked up your uniform from Premier Soccer in Landstown Commons please do so before Wednesday if possible.
Our games this Saturday have been pushed back a little from our normal start time. Games will still be held at Virginia Wesleyan University. The Virginia Wesleyan Men's and Women's teams will be training on the fields before our games to get ready for their upcoming season. Our U6s game will start at 10:30am and our U7U8s will start at 11:30am. Pull into the school and tell the security guard you are here for Beach FC Soccer. Take a right at the stop sign and circle around to the parking lot on your left.

The Virginia Wesleyan Men’s team plays this Saturday after our games at 7:00pm and admission is free! Come out and support the Marlins and watch some high level soccer.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you all Wednesday.

Monday, August 11, 2014 9:18 AM
Subj:  Elite Beach FC Jr. Academy Coaching Staff 2014-2015

Just wanted to give you some background information on your elite Jr Academy staff! Working with the players this year are some of the most talented and experienced coaches in Hampton Roads. I am excited to have them on board with me and the players will truly benefit from each of the coaches individuality and experience.
Gregg Mottinger

  • North Texas State Team & Region 3 pool player
  • Elite Soccer Program participant in 2002
  • 4 year starter at Old Dominion University 2003-2007
  • Captain for the 2006 Campaign
  • Member of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances
  • District & State ODP coach
  • USSF National 'A' License
  • USSF National Youth License

Florence Omagbemi Onuja

  • Women's World Cup Player
  •  Four FIFA Women's World Cups (Nigeria)
  • Team Captain for Nigeria, Represented her country in 2000 Olympic Games in Australia
  • WUSA Professional player (Boston Breakers & San Diego Spirit)
  • Hampton Roads Piranhas WLeague Player
  • NSCAA Advance National License
  • Nigerian U20 women
  • National team assistant 2010

Mercy Akide

  • Three FIFA Women's World Cups (Nigeria)
  • First African Women's Footballer of the year (2002)
  • 1999 and 2004 FIFA World AllStar
  • Represented her country in two Olympic Games - Australia 2000 and Greece 2004
  • Named by FIFA as one of its 15 Ambassadors for Women Football
  • Professional Player WUSA (San Diego Spirit)
  • Hampton Roads Piranhas WLeague player

Ruth Keegan

  • Former Head Womens Soccer Coach at CNU
  • Old Dominion Assistant Coach 1996/2006
  • USSF B License
  • Earned multiple 'CAPS' for the Republic of Ireland women's team 1987/1992.
  • Coach of the year USA South Conference 2008 2010 2011
  • 1995 All American
  • 1995 Conference player of the year.

Tyler McFarland

  • USSF D license
  • 13 years coaching (rec & travel)
  • 20 years playing experience
  • Beach FC Staff coach

Jen Henley

  • Beach FC Coach U13 girls 2003-2004
  • CB West High School  (Pennsylvania) Assistant Coach 2006 State Champs
  • Old Dominion University alltime points leader
  • CAA Player of the Year 2001 @ ODU
  • Played for Grindavik in the Icelandic Women's Pro League

Ken Fabian

  • USSF B License
  • Advanced National License thru the NSCAA
  • Former ODP Director of Coaching for the Southeast Region
  • Former ODP State Coach for the Girls
  • Former ODP District Coach for Boys and Girls
  • Named Beach District Boys Soccer Coach of the Year  in 1993 and 1995
  • Former Director of Coaching for Atlantic Soccer Club
  • Coached 2 former National Players from Virginia Beach One winning the gold medal
  • Played 4 years College Soccer at SUNY Cortland
  • Have over 25 years of Coaching experience
  • Former Referee through USSF

Amanda Beaty

  • Played at Virginia Wesleyan College '96'98
  • 2nd Team AllConference
  • Honorable Mention AllConference
  • Assistant Coach Kellam High School '97, '98
  • Head Coach Lake Taylor High School '99
  • Hampton Roads Piranhas '97
  • Beach FC Jr. Academy coach for 5 years

Brain Porter

  • USSF C
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • ODP Experience
  • Former HS Varsity Coach
  • 10+ Years travel Experience
  • Beach FC Jr. Academy coach for 5 years

Kay Kozlowski

  • Former College Player
  • NAIA All American Scholar Athlete
  • USSF National D License
  • Beach FC Jr. Academy coach for 5 years

Ryan Serrette

  • Played High school soccer for Trinity College in Trinidad and Tobago (1997-1999)
  • Played soccer for Semiprofessional team West Indies United (2001-2002)
  • Volunteer at YMCA Hilltop for youth summer soccer camp (2003-2004)
  • Coached High school and Middle soccer for Virginia Beach Friends School (2005-Present)
  • Coached U12U14 Travel team for Virginia Rush (2006-2009)
  • Beach FC Jr. Academy Coach for 5 years

Rick Studley

  • 4 year starter Virginia Wesleyan College Nationally Ranked
  • NSCAA National License
  • Previous Beach FC Head Coach for 6 years
  • Previous Kempsville HS Girls Asst Coach for 3 years

Colby Owen

  • ODU Women’s Soccer Team Alumnus (20052008) Goalkeeper
  • Goalkeeper for the Hampton Roads Piranhas WLeague Soccer Team (2006 & 2007)
  • Christopher Newport University Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer (Fall 2009)
  • Frank W. Cox High School Varsity Girls Soccer Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer/Assistant Coach (Spring 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Old Dominion Soccer Club Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer for travel club – (spring and fall 2007 & 2008)
  • Beach FC Travel Soccer Club Alumnus
  • USSF National D License

Kelvin Sealy

  • Beach FC Player for 7 years
  • 4 year starter at Cox High School
  • 4 year starter at Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Coached and Assisted 3 NYSL youth teams
  • Started the youth soccer program at the Virginia Beach Boys and Girls Club
  • Beach FC Jr. Academy coach for 5 years

Robyn O'Brien

  • Coached 2 seasons at Christ the King Catholic school
  • Girls asst coach at PA high school 1 year
  • 3 seasons NYSL coach
  • 2 season u9 girls advanced
  • USSF Coaching license E
  • 28 years playing experience

Thomas Talbert

  • Played Travel/ODP in South Carolina
  • Played For All Marine Corps Team
  • Coached U14 Boys in Hawaiian Classic League
  • Assistant Coach for U9/U10 Beach FC Jr Academy
  • Coach for Beach FC Jr Academy U6/U7/U8

Michael McDermott

  • Played club soccer at Beach FC
  • Played for Kempsville HS Varsity Soccer
  • Named Beach District Rookie of the Year a Sophomore
  • Named 1st team AllDistrict Senior Year
  • Captain Junior Year
  • Played 4 years College soccer at AldersonBroaddus University
  • Named 2nd team AllConference as a Freshman
  • Won the WVIAC tournament as a Sophomore
  • Named 1st team All-Conference Senior Year
  • Been coaching JR Academy going on 3 seasons
  • Was in charge of running summer soccer camps for the company 3D Sports based out of Newport News in 2009 and 2010

Eric Blackmore

  • Played all youth soccer with Beach FC
  • Auburn University Club team player, 1993-1997
  • Auburn University Club Team Head Coach, 1996-97
  • Beach FC Staff Coach, 1998-present
    • Coaching all age groups on boys side, Red and Black teams
    • Beach FC U18 Red Girls coach, 2012-2013
  • Landstown HS Boys Varsity Head Coach, 2001-2005
  • Hickory HS Boys Varsity Head Coach, 2005-2012
  • Frank W. Cox HS Boys Varsity Head Coach, 2012-present

Stephanie Miller

  • Assistant coach at University of Delaware 2006
  • 6 years assistant womens soccer coach at ODU 2005, 2007-2011
  •   Old Dominion University womens soccer goalkeeper from 2001-2004 posted an .822 save percentage and a 1.18 goals against average in senior season for the Monarchs.
  • USSF 'D' license
  • Played club soccer for FC Bucks, formerly Council Rock FC Blast from EPYSA. 7 time EPYSA state champ and regional qualifier.

Kevin Allen

  • Head Coach Tallwood JV Soccer Current
  • Asst. Coach Tallwood Varsity soccer Current
  • Beach FC u9 u14 coach
  • NSCAA Golakeeper License
  • USSF 'D' License

Blair Ferguson

  • USSF B
  • NSCAA Advanced National
  • Former college player at Virginia Wesleyan
  • Former college asst. coach
  • Current Beach FC Travel Coach

Denny Arinello

  • Played for Beach FC
  • VA State ODP Player
  • 4 year player at CNU
  • Virginia Legacy East End Youth Development with U5U6
  • Former assistant varsity coach at Menchville High School in Newport News, Virginia (2013 and 2014 seasons)

Jamie Clarke

  • University of North Carolina @ Pembroke (20032008)
    • Freshman of the Year, Peach Belt Conference
    • NCAA Division II AllRegion, AllConference, AllTournament
  • UNCP Offensive POY
    • Peach Belt Conference StudentAthlete of the Year 2004
  • Hampton Roads Piranhas, SemiProfessional
    • 2007, 2008, 2009 (team captain), 2011, 2012
  • University of North Carolina @ Pembroke (20032008)
    • Freshman of the Year, Peach Belt Conference
    • NCAA Division II AllRegion, AllConference, AllTournament
    • UNCP Offensive POY
    • Peach Belt Conference StudentAthlete of the Year 2004
  • Hampton Roads Piranhas, SemiProfessional
    • 2007, 2008, 2009 (team captain), 2011, 2012
  • VB City FC, SemiProfessional

Bridgette Porter

  • Former beach fc player
  • Former college player( Radford and Virginia Wesleyan)
  • Former Hampton Roads Piranhas WLeague Player
  • 12 years as a High School Coach JV and varsity at Green Run High School
  • Former Middle School coach at Larkspur and Brandon Middle School
  • Beach FC Academy coach

Kevin McMenamin

  • Played youth soccer for the Boston Eagles
  • ODP Regional team 1998
  • Played at Old Dominion University
  • USL Division 2 Western Mass Pioneers
  • Coached at Daniel Webster College

Friday, August 8, 2014 1:52 PM
Subj:  Fall 2014 Jr. Academy

Families of Jr. Academy,

I hope everyone is doing well and you are getting excited for our fall season! Our Elite 2014-2015 staff is in place and they are very excited to start training our players. We are geared up to improve development through building proper technique, fundamentals, and maximizing touches on the ball.
During the first couple weeks, players will learn new skills that they can take home with them to continue and improve their comfort level on the ball. I strongly encourage all our players to set aside some time everyday to touch the ball. I know time is limited and managing already busy schedules doesn't leave to much free time to work on dribbling and passing. With our three sessions a week players will see drastic technical improvements. But if our players can build on their skills outside of training and train on their own, they will expedite their technical competency.

Any players who have ordered new uniform components can go to Premier Soccer in Landstown Commons VB to pick up their uniforms starting Monday. A reminder all players need to be in black or white shorts, black or white socks, and their Jr. Academy training shirt for every session (Jerseys and old training shirts work as well). Bring a properly inflated ball to every session with plenty of water.

Our first training session is Wednesday Aug. 20th and out first game is Saturday Aug. 23rd. We will train for 10 straight weeks including Labor Day weekend through October 25th.

As always, please email me if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you all soon!


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