The club is excited to announce the partnership with New Kent Parks & Rec to provide opportunities for the 'travel level' soccer players in the area. Many New Kent residents were looking for the next level after playing in the New Kent Parks & Rec league for many seasons. The residents had to travel West to Richmond or East to Williamsburg to be part of a travel club. Martin Vickerton, Club Director met with the New Kent County leaders and the club and county were able to form a partnership to bring travel soccer to New Kent!
The Final Four of the 2017 Women’s College Cup takes place this weekend. The first game will begin at 5:00pm between University of South Carolina and Stanford University. Lydia Scrofani, Tidewater Sharks Girls Director, is a former Gamecock player from 1998-2002. Coach Lydia started all four years and earned All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors, Buzz All-American honors, and Defensive Player of the Year during her time at USC.
Congratulations to our Tidewater Sharks Players making the District ODP Teams
This Fall 2017 a few Tidewater Sharks players drove to Virginia Beach, VA to participate in a try-out for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association District-ODP team. The following players made it from our Sharks teams:
As the first step in the State Team, Region Team and National Team process, we congratulate our players and wish them the best of luck pursuing the next level of soccer success! For more information about ODP, please see below.
As parents and coaches, we are constantly looking for opportunities to find teachable moments. Sometimes we find those opportunities when our child makes a mistake and other times we compliment when they struggle through adversity. Either way, if we care about our kids, we find ways to make an impact.
In correlation with the top travel soccer clubs, the Winter season has become an integral part of year round player development. The Sharks Winter season offers indoor team training, director training, indoor league games and a futsal tournament. The team and director training sessions will be in an accelerated futsal atmosphere, and the teams will follow a specific soccer periodization plan as well as learning the finer details of the game of futsal that has helped develop some of the best player in soccer.
If you were to name the most entertaining soccer players of all time, who would you choose? Your list would most likely include Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. You might even think of Ronaldinho, Pele, or Neymar. Apart from scoring the most goals and selling the most uniforms, what do these elite players have in common? They all grew up playing futsal and credit it as having been an essential part of their development.