Lydia Scrofani Nov 27, 2018 12:35 PM
Encouraging Leaders
There has been an ongoing conversation about the role of a captain in youth soccer. Some believe their team should consist of prominent leaders who take charge and others believe it creates more harm than good. With today’s world of over indulgence and entitlement, deciding a captain appears to be a bigger hurdle than the actual responsibilities of a captain. Therefore, to understand this unusual dynamic, I would like to break down both components of team leadership into two separate entities: 1- choosing your captain, and 2-the role of a leader.

Choosing a Captain

Michael Boyko Jun 14, 2018 03:24 PM
Summer With The Sharks

Thank you to all of the Tidewater Sharks players, families, and friends who helped make the Spring 2018 season one to remember!

Martin Vickerton Apr 16, 2018 04:26 PM
New Kent Sharks teams coming Fall 2018!

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!

Ryan Troy Apr 16, 2018 08:15 AM
Tidewater Sharks 2018/19 Tryouts
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.


Ryan Troy Nov 30, 2017 04:27 PM
2017 Women’s College Cup

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.

Ryan Troy Nov 02, 2017 03:07 PM
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:

  • Ethan Hayes
  • Cameron Bowman
  • Emily Tassara
  • Kaleb Maramot
  • Lindsey Schmied

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.

Lydia Scrofani Sep 28, 2017 01:30 PM
Teaching our Players Grit

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.

Ryan Troy Oct 27, 2016 03:09 PM
Tidewater Sharks Winter Program

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.

Michael Boyko Oct 27, 2016 03:02 PM
What is futsal?

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.