FC Nova is hosting the 2016 Performance Cup April 22nd - 24th, 2016. Last years event pulled in over 180 teams from across the region and are excited about this years event. Featuring natural grass fields of the highest qualify and regional level competition, the Performance Cup is a great event for all competitive teams ages U10 to U19, boys and girls.
FCNOVA | Student-Athletes DOMINATE High School levels...
2015 All State and All Conference Award Selections
US Soccer Initiatives - Keeping You Posted
Change is Coming
Changes are coming to us all in the Fall 2016...with hope the following helps you as a member better understand what is happening and how FCNova are handling these topics.
Changes to the game at the youth levels via US Soccer (the top of the pyramid/national governing body) regarding numbers of players on the field (via age group), size of field dimensions and the new birth year mandates (moving from a School Calendar Year - Aug to July to a new True Calendar Birth Year - Jan to Dec). All in what US Soccer have deemed best for the development of kids based on many factors that will be discussed at the appropriate time described below. The new birth year mandates are now becoming a daily topic of conversation.
MOST of this is due to the following factors up to this point:
Recommendation by US Soccer was to mandate for the 2017-2018 cycle (essentially 2 years away when decided early Fall 2015).
Upon this, US Youth and US Club (major national bodies under US Soccer, we register with both) were deciding on a transitioned plan versus a "rip the bandaid" off and let's just do it approaches
Majority to very high % of the national bodies (US Youth and US Club) and state associations (IYSA) have moved to implementing for the next cycle, June 2016 tryouts, then Fall 2016 calendar birth year age group formations moving forward
Many associations and US Soccer have also come up with transitionary plans due to many factors that are still under review/in mention
2 varying documents (birth year matrixes) explaining the birth year applicability based on a Fall 2017 vs Fall 2016 mandate vs implementation timeframe have also caused some confusion amongst most
FOR YOUR REFERENCE: Last night US Soccer updated their website with a new document and an age chart that reflects the 2016-2017 season (Their previous chart started 2017-2018). Also included is more information.
The new birth year mandates are a hot topic for everyone. As a club, WE have all ready been looking at age groups, rosters, player placement (current) and player placement (via calendar birth year) and the make up of our programming. We have refrained from moving with any action on a detailed/formal plan this past Fall until the dust settles, all the correct information is out for comparison (as you can see the confusion from above points are happening) and compiling factual based information for our membership.
Our timeline that has been established since the rumors of this happening and are as follows:
Early Fall 2015 - release of player development initiatives via US Soccer to the public - DONE
Fall 2015 - review, data collection, multiple associations and leagues official correspondence and request for information/mandate as there was a 2 year implementation possibility along with effected age groups/graduation classes, etc. - DONE - Internal
End of Fall 2015 - Revisit with governing bodies and verification of implementation timelines, details, etc. - ONGOING/DONE
Early Winter 2015 (Mid-November and December) - Staff/Program Reviews and discussion of internal plan/s and planning - UPCOMING
End of January/Early February 2016 - All Club Meeting at a location and date to be announced
Formal presentation and education to the topics, club programming and education sessions (including birth year calendar)
Formal plan on how we will move forward - transition plans, implementation and programming/age group make up
Including all the leagues and environments our players compete within
Spring 2016 - Transition phase/programming along with continued player/parent education
Early Summer/June 2016 - Implementation based on clear path established
Please recognize that we are working, as always, on soccer programming with the priority of, "What is best for the kids and the game?" As you can see above, our staff and technical leaders have a plan. We will stick by this so please enjoy your kids, tell them you love watching them play and know we will have concise, correct and clear information when that point arrives. We have chosen to NOT jump the gun and confuse with early perception, misinformation and/or invalid interpretation. We have purposefully chosen NOT to operate as the photo so eloquently shows, "putting the cart before the horse"!
Thanks always for your support and all questions will be answered in the timeframe detailed above...
FCNova receives Pape' Family Foundation Grant
FCNOVA RECEIVES 2015 PAPE' FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT
FCNova were approved and announced as one of the 2015 Pape' Family Foundation Grant recipients. Today the benefit of the Pape' Family showed up at the FCNova complex and no doubt the equipment provided will help in so many ways within the Nova and soccer programming community.
Director of Coaching, Eric Simmonsen, mentioned the following, "The Pape' Family are long standing stewards in the Treasure Valley Community. From Bishop Kelly to Genesis Mission to youth soccer over the years, their family's dedication is evident. We are proud to be considered a partner in their mission of seeking to affect in positive ways the communities in which we all reside." Simmonsen noted that after coaching family member Bryan Pape' (Treasure Valley, Capital High School and Seattle Pacific soccer student-athlete) and wokring with Terry Pape' on youth soccer boards for years, it is great to see when relationships come full circle for a community purpose/cause.
The grant monies have allowed FCNova to purchase a John Deere "Gator" and riding lawn mower. Reducing the outsourcing costs within the facilities work around the best soccer complex in the State of Idaho and Treasure Valley. Allowing FCNova to more efficiently run day to day and event operations, along with facility and event maintenance needs. In the end, helping keep the rising costs of youth sports to a minimum and not taxing the membership dollars for much needed facilities equipment. The grant also helps alleviate paid and volunteer hours that were becoming a burden due to lack of resources in order to properly maintain and improve the facilities.
FCNova looks forward to contuing their part within the community in regard to servicing members' interests, activities and values.
For more information on the Pape'FamilyFoundation click here.
Thanks so much to all of the Pape' Family Executive Committee and Current Trustees for your generosity to FCNova.
We look forward to continued growth and development with your support.
FCNova Staff and Board of Directors
US Soccer releases Player Development Initiatives for implementation
Best Practices by August 2016, Mandated in August 2017
Click on the image to the left in order to get all the details in US Soccer's video at ussoccer.com
FCNova Age Groups Dominate
2015 End of Season Events Titles
FCNova (FCN) age groups cleaned up at the end of the 2015 competitive cycle within Idaho Youth Soccer and The Elite Clubs National League regular season of play.
A total of 9 teams earning spots into Regional and National advancement play opportunities in June of 2015.
Congratulations to all of our staff, players and parents on a tremendous 2015 that is not over yet.
The following are the end of 2015 accomplishments, scroll down the list is amazing...
2015 ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE (ECNL) - National Playoffs Qualifiers - June - Redmond, WA:
U15G FCN ECNL - North American Cup Qualifiers - 2nd place finish in ECNL NW Conference Division - behind Crossfire Premier (WA)
U16G FCN ECNL - National Showcase Qualifiers
U17G FCN ECNL - National Showcase Qualifiers
***U14G FCN ECNL - 2nd place finish in ECNL NW Conference Division - behind Crossfire Premier (WA), missing out on U14 ECNL National Championships by 3 points - only top 16 - U14 age division teams in the nation qualify
2015 IYSA DIRECTORS CUP:
U10G Gold Division - FCN Gunners Black - CHAMPIONS
U10B West Division - FCN Gunners Red - CHAMPIONS
U10B East Division - FCN Gunners Black - CHAMPIONS
U10B North Division - FCN Gunners White - CHAMPIONS
U11G East Division - FCN Gunners White - CHAMPIONS
2015 IYSA STATE CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS:
U12B - FCN Academy Black - 3RD PLACE
U12G - FCN Academy Pink - FINALISTS - Losing on PK's
U13G - FCN Pink - STATE CHAMPIONS
U14B - FCN Black - FINALISTS
U14G - FCN ECNL - STATE CHAMPIONS
U14G - FCN Reserves - 3RD PLACE
U16B - FCN Black - 4TH PLACE
U16G - FCN Schatz - FINALISTS
U17G - FCN Black - STATE CHAMPIONS
U19G - FCNN - STATE CHAMPIONS
2015 US YOUTH Presidents Cup - REGION IV Championships - Snohomish, WA:
U14B - FCN Black - 2015 USYouth Presidents Cup - Region IV - Quarterfinalists
U16B - FCN Black
2015 US YOUTH Far West Regional - REGION IV Championships - Boise, ID:
U13G - FCN Pink - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
U14G - FCN (ECNL) - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
U17G - FCN Black - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
U19G - FCNN - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
FCNova, Les Bois, Centennial and now Santa Clara Alum drafted #11 overall by the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL!!!
Sofia Huerta Taken 11th Overall in NWSL Draft
Meridian, Idaho – Coming off her second straight All-American nod and a co-WCC Player of the Year award, Sofia Huerta of Santa Clara women's soccer was taken with the second pick of the second round (11th overall) in the National Women's Soccer League Draft by the Chicago Red Stars on Friday.
Sofia also joins FC Nova (Boise Capital/Les Bois) Alum and current Associate Women's Head Coach at the University of San Francisco; Maite Zabala as female alumni whom have gained opportunity within the highest levels. To our account, becoming only the second women from Idaho to gain an opportunity to play in the top women's professional league. Zabala played in the then named WUSA starting for the Atlanta Beat, Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage.
Huerta was second in the West Coast Conference with 17 goals and 37 points this past fall. She attempted 94 shots and 49 on goal while scoring a WCC-best six game-winners. She accounted for over 50% of the Broncos goals this year. This is the 10th time a Bronco as won WCC Player of the Year. Gaining experience with both the US Soccer Youth Regional and National teams, and most recently with the Mexican National Teams, there is talk of Sofia gaining ground and opportunities with the US Women's National Team through her performances.
Beyond the FC Nova family; Boise, Meridian and Idaho are very proud of Sofia and all her dedication to taking advantage of her opportunities. She has proven over her short time, that "opportunity looks alot like hard work" as a multiple sport student-athlete. Sofia continues to hold local, State, Regional and National accolades in swimming, track, basketball and soccer at all levels prior to her collegiate and future professional career. We know she'll continue to make her mark and establish herself on future "halls of fame"!
WAY TO GO IDAHO! WAY TO GO SOFIA!
You believe, we believe and now so many youth coming up can believe in dreams through had work!
What is your path?
FCNova College Advisory Program
Always known as the premier provider in the valley, JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
The FC Nova College Advisory Program is proud to announce a partnership with the College Fit Finder in an effort to further our progressive approach in connecting our players to the collegiate level.
As we strive to engage players, parents, and our own staff in the recruiting process, the club is providing this robust tool to EVERY High School age player/family at NO CHARGE.
The College Fit Finder provides our players with a competitive advantage over a typical student-athlete navigating the recruiting process. This comprehensive system allows for individuals to take ownership of their future by equipping them with tools necessary to find a home at the college level. As a club, we are committed to not only player development, but truly being a catalyst in helping our players fulfill their dreams of playing collegiate soccer and accessing higher education. The College Fit Finder will provide uniformity to the club's recruiting efforts and will allow for our coaching staff to take a much more personal approach in helping our athletes throughout the process.
FC Nova looks forward to facilitating the recruiting efforts of every family looking to play at the next level.
a.College Search: Find schools that a great match for you based off of academics, athletics, location, cost, enrollment, major, campus setting, schools type, and/or religious setting
b.Favorites List: Save schools to your favorites list to continuing researching
c.Correspondence Tracking: Track and organize all of your communication with every college program
d.Calendar: See all of your communication with all colleges in a calendar view
e.College Calculator: Decide which school is right for you by comparing colleges side by side
f.Branded Player Profile: Send to college coaches to review your information.
a.Online Team Website: College Coaches can view all player's individual profiles from one screen
b.Printable Team Brochures: Push one button and create a team brochure to hand to College Coaches at your showcases.
c.Monitor Player Activity: Staff Coaches have access to see how proactive each player is being and can better facilitate a player's individual process.