May 2017 Newsletter
It has been a hectic few weeks for our club with the end of the Spring Season, State Cup Finals and Tryouts all taking place in such a short space of time. It has been a whirlwind for our program and I’m sure for all our members too and we have so much great news to share as a result!
First off, we ended the Spring Season with 4 Division Champions and multiple teams in the Runner-Up position. To have so many of our teams competing at the top end of their divisions is a sign of the continued growth and strength of our program. However, development is not always related to winning and all of our teams demonstrated improvement in terms of the way they played their soccer and represented the club with class throughout Spring Season. So, congratulations to all our Titan teams for their effort and commitment over the Spring!
The WA State Cup saw 5 Titan teams make the finals with 3 taking home the Championship trophy. This is a quite remarkable achievement for our organization and I can’t express fully how proud I was watching our teams lift the State Cup trophy at 3 different age groups! You will read about this in more detail later in this Newsletter.
Tryouts yielded a record number of participants this year with over 500 players competing for spots in our program. Again, it is an amazing milestone for our club and a very humbling experience for me on a personal level. I am sincerely grateful for all the loyalty and support our members continue to show and I can only thank you by making this program the best it can possibly be for you and your children!
We move forward into the 2017/18 season stronger than ever with a great coaching staff, administration team and a real desire to keep raising the standards of our program and the programs around us!
Together Each Achieves More
B03 Navy Bellevue State Cup Champions 2017
State Cup Success
Led by Coach Adam, the B03 Navy Bellevue team secured the Gold Division State Championship with a 2-0 victory against ISC Gunners A team. This completed a remarkable double for the group after they won the Superleague 1 title in Spring season too. This team now heads to the NW Regional competition in June for a chance to go to the National Championships.
G01 Navy Bellevue State Cup Champions 2017
Led by Coach Adam, the G01 Navy Bellevue team secured the Silver Division State Championship with a thrilling, nail-biting 4-3 victory against Wenatchee United. The girls also finished 2nd in the Superleague 2, narrowly missing out on winning the division on the last day of the season. They will now move up to the Superleague 1 division and be ready to compete for the Gold Division State Cup title next time around.
B05 Navy Bellevue State Champions 2017
Led by Coach Jack, the B05 Navy Bellevue team secured the Silver Division State Championship with a 2-1 victory against CSC Impact. This was the first season together for this group so it is exciting to think about what they can achieve moving forward
We had record number at this year's tryouts with over 500 players trying out for Titan teams. There are still a few open spots for various age groups. If you are interested in trying out or joining one of our teams, please contact our Program Director, Keenan Butler at NPSAPrograms@gmail.com.
Memorial Day SKLZ Clinic
With a lot of players taking the last few weeks off from soccer, there is no better way to get back on the ball than our Memorial Day SKLZ Clinic. Spend the holiday with your friends knocking the ball around with our professional coaching staff and innovative SKLZ equipment. Our training will focus on shooting and dynamic movement with a ball, so there is no doubt players will have a blast at the beautiful Robinswood Park.
Join our full-day camp for a great opportunity to shake off the rust before your first week of team training!
For information and registration, click HERE.
Pick up with the Pros
Don't want to get rusty between soccer seasons? Pick up with the Pros is the perfect opportunity for you to get more touches on the ball. The idea behind the program is simply to 'PLAY'. Coaches will supervise and instruct but only step in when they recognize it'll have the most benefit. The program is 3 weeks long, one day per week in Bellevue, Newport Hills and on Mercer Island. Join as many as you can for only $50.
Need some Private Training?
Our popular clinics are available again on a first come first served basis. These sessions are designed for the player who wants to work hard on their individual game - goalkeepers included. At only $50/player/1 hour session, these popular sessions can be reserved with Coaches Keenan, Keegan, Javi & Jack.
Interested? Please email our Registrar, Alicia: email@example.com.
Goalkeeper Union News
Our Goalkeeper Union is better than ever heading into the Summer season!
It was great to see some new faces come into our program through the tryouts and we are looking forward to working with our new members in the upcoming season! We have seen a tremendous amount of development in our goalkeeping community and our Director of Goalkeeping Keegan Rogers has been pleased with what our goalkeepers have been able to accomplish this Spring season.
We are looking forward to continued development heading into the Summer and Fall seasons and we hope our goalkeepers are excited! Coach Keegan has been working on a new training regimen that will focus on helping our goalkeepers become stronger and fitter. Being a good athlete is critical to a goalkeeper’s success and it will also help the player’s longevity in and out of the sport.
Coach Keegan has been implementing some of this new training emphasis in some our private sessions and our goalkeepers are enjoying it! For the future, we are planning on creating some more goalkeeper training programs and bring on an assistant goalkeeper coach as well.
Please stay tuned for future updates from Coach Keegan and if you would like to join our NPSA Goalkeeper Union, please connect with Keegan using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Titans!!!
In partnership with the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club of Seattle, NPSA Foundation has created the NPSA VISTA Soccer Club. Providing professional coaching, a structured training program and forming teams at U9-U12 that will compete in the Puget Sound Premier League. All this completely free of charge to families that need it! This is the next stage in our long-term plan to provide Soccer For All!
For more information on the NPSA Vista program CLICK HERE.