Soccer is a high intensity sport which causes the body to consume a lot of energy in order for athletes to perform at their highest levels. This physically demanding sport can cause the body to utilize up to 2000 calories during a competitive 90-minute match, and athletes can require more than 3400 calories per day. Lack of suitable nutrition will impair performance, manifesting as reduced speed, reduced strength, or reduced coordination. Improper nutrition can also impair proper body development of muscle tissue normally gained by exercise.
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 Tidewater Sharks will be hosting tryouts for the Travel 2018/19 Seasons on Sunday, April 29th through Sunday, May 6th.
Come play for the Sharks! Our club offers premier competition; Fall, Winter and Spring. Sharks players participate in indoor & outdoor tournaments, technical & goalkeeper training, futsal training, summer programs, strength & conditioning programs and sports psychology classes. The Tidewater Sharks have an experienced, licensed coaching staff, and top level facilities.
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.