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NPSA Titans June 2017 Newsletter


June 2017 Newsletter

From the Desk of the DOC

Dear Titans,

After a short break, soccer is back and I’m sure you are all as excited about this as our coaching staff are! Giving everyone a chance to recharge their batteries is obviously important but nothing beats getting back out on the field with your team and preparing for a fun but challenging summer program!

The summers are hectic with pre-season training and tournaments coming thick and fast but it is also the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together as a group – players, parents & coaches. It is over the next 12 weeks that your team chemistry is created and bonds are formed that can ultimately last a lifetime! I love to get out on the training field and to the tournaments to watch a variety of our Titan teams across all age groups work hard and perform.

The first opportunity to do this will be on the weekend of June 16-18 for the Skagit Firecracker up in Burlington. There will be 20 NPSA Titan teams representing our club at this tournament which is a fantastic display of strength and commitment from our program and our families! I can’t wait!

Shortly after the Firecracker, our B03 Navy and G01 Navy teams are going to be the first NPSA Titan teams to compete at the US Club Regionals Tournament in Yakima on the weekend of June 24-27. This opportunity came as a result of them winning their respective WA State Cup competitions back at the beginning of May. Now, they have earned the right to compete for the chance to go to Nationals in July which would be a huge achievement for all concerned. Best of luck to both teams and I will update you all on their progress in July’s Newsletter!

There is plenty of news to get through this month so I will keep my introduction short! I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter and the start of the new season!!

Together Each Achieves More

Adam

Latest Club News

NPSA Titan Girls

Kiara, Makena, Briana on their way to Colorado

Titan Players Representing the PSPL Surf Academy

The PSPL Surf Academy brings together the top players in the State of WA to compete at the highest level competitions available in the United States. Currently, NPSA has 25 players on Surf Academy teams ranging from birth year 2005-2001.

PSPL Surf Academy Boys Team members

PSPL Surf Academy Boys team at Cerritos Cup in California

Over Memorial Day Weekend, many of these players were selected to compete in tournaments across the country. Our B05, B04, B03 & B02 players competed at the Cerritos Cup in California, our B01 players competed in the Manchester City Cup in San Diego and our G04, G02 & G01 players competed at the Real Cup in Colorado.

PSPL Surf Academy Boys

PSPL Surf Academy Boys on their way

In addition to our Titan players being involved with the Surf Academy, several members of our NPSA Coaching staff are Head or Assistant Coaches in the Academy program. Coaches Adam & Jack led the B03 & B02 Academy teams in Cerritos and Coach Keenan assisted on the B01 Academy team in San Diego.

Next up for the Academy teams and Coaching Staff is the ‘Best of the Best’ competition known as Surf Cup in San Diego at the end of July. Look out for an update in our August Newsletter.

 

Island Crest Park Mercer Island

Island Crest Park Mercer Island

NPSA Supporting the ICP Turfing Project on Mercer Island

Mercer Island City Council has approved a new turf field on Mercer Island! In late August and into September the grass outfield at Island Crest Park north will be replaced with a shock pad and cork infill as well as a new lighting system and will be ready for this winter season.  

Representatives for NPSA have been working with the City of Mercer Island for the past year to secure enough funding for this project.  To date NPSA has directly and indirectly contributed $31,000 to this project through donations from NPSA families, grants from community groups and Utility companies.  All of the sports clubs on Mercer Island have come together to make this project a reality.  

In order to complete the project  the City needs our help to secure $25,000 additional funds from the community.  Anyone who would like to donate to the project can donate directly to the city at https://www.mercergov.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=42

NPSA SKLZ Soccer Clinic Fundraiser – ‘Field of Dreams’

In our continued efforts to support the ICP Turfing Project on Mercer Island, we are holding a Soccer Clinic on Sunday, June 25th, 12-3pm at IMS Turf for all players 6-16 years old. The fee will be $50 with every single dollar raised going directly to help fund this field redevelopment.

The NPSA professional coaching staff will be on hand to run a high quality, fun soccer clinic utilizing all of the awesome SKLZ equipment we have at our disposal. The players will have a great time and the fee you pay will be your contribution to a great cause!

This clinic is open to ALL PLAYERS regardless of club affiliation. This field redevelopment is going to benefit all sports organizations on the Island and, in turn, all the children and their families. So, let’s work together to make it happen!!

Registration will open on Saturday June 10th on our website so please visit www.npsatitans.com this weekend and secure your spot in the ‘Field of Dreams’ Soccer Clinic!

Upcoming Club Events & Programs

Titan XX kickoff

Titan XX - Open to all girls teams

Titan XX Season Kick-Off Event

We launched the TITAN XX program last season with the aim to provide our female players the best possible environment for them to develop their skills and passion for the game.  Every female player in our club is automatically part of TITAN XX with the program being directed by NSCAA Instructor & ‘A’ Licensed Coach, Erik Oman.

Since it’s launch back in January of this year, TITAN XX has continued to evolve and we are excited to share how this innovative and groundbreaking program will shape up this coming season at our Season Kick-Off event on Saturday June 10th.

This event will be held at Chesnut Hill Academy and begins at 5:30pm. It is open to all NPSA Female teams which includes G08/9, G07, G06, G05, G04, G02 and G01. Attendance is strongly encouraged. At least one parent should accompany their player. If no one from your family can attend, please notify your coach.

We look forward to seeing you all there on Saturday to help kick-off what will be another fantastic season for our female teams and players!

Center of Excellence

The NPSA Center of Excellence is a technical training program that gives players an opportunity at continual growth outside of their team practices. Erik Oman is an 'A' Licenced Coach, and very few people get the chance to benefit from his knowledge of the game. Erik has designed the COE curriculum and will be overseeing the entire program to ensure players get the most from their on-field education. The COE is all about time on the ball and fun on the field! For registration or more information on the NSPA Center of Excellence, please CLICK HERE!

 

NPSA Premier Teams

Spots on NPSA Premier Teams

NPSA had a record number of players at Fall Season tryouts, but we are always looking for talent to add to our rosters. If you know of a player that is looking to take the next step in their development and wants to join us for the NPSA Fall Season, please have them reach out to npsaprograms@npsatitans.com.

NPSA Goalkeeper Union

GK Union News

Our NPSA Goalkeeper Union would like to highlight two of our goalkeepers who were fortunate enough to represent the Surf Academy at the Cerritos Memorial Tournament! Jackson Barker (B04 Navy) and Casey Lennon-Jones (B01 Titans) both played integral parts in their respective team’s successes over the tournament weekend.  Jackson and Casey represented NPSA and our GK Union well and made some great saves along the way. 

We want to continue the growth and development of our goalkeepers at our club and we are offering a couple of different opportunities for our goalkeepers to do so this summer.  Our NPSA GK Union Training Program is starting up again and there are still plenty of spots available.  Coach Keegan is excited to get back on the pitch with our goalkeepers and incorporate his updated curriculum! If there are families that are travelling and cannot attend the sessions, there will be opportunities for private training to be set up as well.  If you have any inquiries, questions, or concerns, please contact coach Keegan at rogersgoalkeeper@gmail.com

Tiny & Junior Titans Program

TinyTitans & Junior Titans Kickoff

Tiny Titans & Junior Titans Program
 
Here at NPSA we pride ourselves on developing soccer players from an early age.  It's  never too early to start learning and enjoying the game. Many of our players have younger siblings who want to start playing soccer. The good news is that we have the perfect program for them and their friends!
 

Below are the details of both our Tiny Titan and Junior Titan Summer Programs.

Tiny Titans Program

Our Tiny Titans Summer Session is open to boys and girls with a 2011, 2012, 2013 birth year. The program will be coached by the NPSA professional staff. The program will follow our age appropriate NPSA curriculum and will educate the players in a fun and safe environment.

The Tiny Titans program is all about an introduction to the game and having fun playing with your friends. We will round off the summer session with a fun Jamboree and certificates of achievement for all!

The schedule for our Summer Session 2017 program:

Dates: June 6th -July 30th, 2017

Schedule: 2 sessions/week held on Tuesdays & Sundays

Times: Tuesdays 5pm-6pm & Sundays 9am-10am

Location: Chinook Middle School, 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue

Cost: $349 (includes NPSA Tiny Titans Jersey)

Register Now.

 

Junior Titans Program

Our Junior Titans Summer Session is open to boys and girls with a 2008, 2009, 2010 birth year. The program is a technical training program where all player will get the chance to learn the fundamentals in a safe and fun environment.

The schedule for our Summer Session 2017 program:

Dates: June 6th -July 30th, 2017

Schedule: 2 sessions/week held on Tuesdays & Sundays

Times: Tuesdays 5pm-6.15pm & Sundays 9am-10.15am

Location: Chinook Middle School, 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue

Cost: $349 (includes NPSA Junior Titans Jersey)

Register Now.

Please pass this information onto any families you think might be interested in these programs. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact Program director Jack Sturgess.


Train with our Pros - Keegan Rogers

Looking for that Extra Training?

Back by popular demand, our private and small group training clinics will continue through the summer months.  These sessions are designed for those dedicated players looking to improve their individual game – field players and goalkeepers alike.  Private training sessions are available with Coaches Keenan, Jack, Keegan, and Javi.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now! At just $60 per player, these one hour sessions will sell out fast!

For more information or to schedule, please contact our Registrar, Alicia: registrar@npsatitans.com

Help Out a Fellow Titan

Lexi Canales who attends Finn Hill Middle School in Kirkland and plays on our G02 & G01 team has a Civil  Action Project for school and has decided to collect gently worn or new cleats, shin guards & soccer balls for the NPSA Foundation.

If you have gear to donate, please contact Lexi at 206 660 8663 to arrange for a pickup. Lexi will also be at Chinook MS on Thursday, June 9th from 5-7pm to collect your gently used gear. 

Soccedr Tryouts

NPSA Vista Soccer Club Tryouts

NPSA VISTA Tryouts a Roaring Success!

Fun was had by all this past weekend with the launch of the NPSA Foundation’s VISTA Soccer Club!  With over 60 children in attendance, the tryouts were a huge success!  The NPSA Foundation will provide VISTA players with high level, weekly training sessions and competitive matches throughout the season; all completely free of charge for those that need it most.

To learn more about the NPSA foundation and the NPSA VISTA Soccer Club please visit: http://www.npsafoundation.com/npsa-vista-soccer-club/