TECHNICAL DIRECTOR HIRED...Congratulations Jason Vittrup on becoming a "Face of Nova"
"WE JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER"
FC Nova Scholarship Auction - Mark your calendars now!
FC Nova's 6th Annual Scholarship Auction Date: Friday, May 6th, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm Location: Idaho Party Barn - Google Maps Link - click MAP
Registration: coming soon(some details below) or directly through age group managers
Raffle prizes: 1 year paid Club Dues, Uniform Kits and more items. We appreciate the help/support of all our donors and if you or your organization would like to donate goods/services for our auction event, please contact Kassie Kilpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie Wrigley (email@example.com) for assistance!
Questions? Interested in donating items? Contact us: Here
Teams will pay for the Head Coaches ticket. Coaches are responsible for buying their guests ticket.
The Managers and Treasures will get 1 FREE ticket! We thank you for all you do.
Event Line Up
6pm-7pm Social hour/silent auction
6:30pm Graduating Senior Recognition
7pm-8:30pm Live Auction
8:30 pm-9:30 pm Checkout
9pm-11pm Music and Dancing
Tickets are only $25 per person
Day of event tickets will be sold for $30 pp
Admission price includes appetizers and drinks. (TIPS accepted)
2016 College ID Camp
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW
These sessions will fill up very quickly, so get in early!!!
Questions/inquiries? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-440-0894
Location: FC Nova Complex (3924 E. Lake Hazel Rd. Meridian, ID 83642)
If you have a Bonzi account you can login and register from there, under the Summer Camp Programs.
If you do not have a Bonzi account you will be asked to create one and then you can proceed to registration within Summer Camp Programs area.
PROGRAMS ATTENDING Check back soon with more programs being added everyday
FC NOVA U12 Boy gets call up to Timbers U12 Generation adidas Cup event
Way to GO Idaho!!! Congrats Colton...looking forward to seeing you continue the journey!
Exciting times for Idaho with last years announcement of the Timbers being awarded Idaho as a homegrown territory. In just a little under a year the Timbers/Thorns have alligned with Idaho Youth Soccer on the Olympic Development Program front as part of their programming/identification model.
FC Nova U12 boy (pictured here), Colton Crawford is one example of "Opportunity Looks A Lot Like Hard Work!"
In an ODP program summary email the following was highlighted as offerings and oportunities from the 2015-2016 cycle:
IYSA Technical Director, Skyler Bell stated, "We also had a great first year with the Timbers/Thorns affiliation. The Timbers brought in 15 players from various age groups to trial with the Timbers Academy teams, and one was invited to compete with the Timbers at the Generation Adidas Cup in Dallas! These players received high praise from the Timbers, and their development will continue to be tracked through the ODP program. But the Timbers/Thorns will continue to hunt for the next great Idaho player! Going through a full cycle with the Timbers as partners has been a great learning experience. The Timbers/Thorns' footprint in Idaho ODP is only going to grow!"
The player mentioned above was none other than U12 FCN Boys...Colton Crawford!!! Way to go Colton and we look for so much from you in the future buddy!!!
As the newest adidas premier partner in Idaho, FCNova are very proud of this and all of our kid's accomplishments. Just an example of the support via adidas as a brand partner and example of programs mentioned at our Annual General Meeting such as the Generation adidas International program.
What is your path?
FCNova College Advisory Program
Always known as the premier provider in the valley, JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
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.
Performance Cup Schedule - Posted!
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.
Spring 2016 Education and Information Meeting Details
FC NOVA recognizes that many to all families within and outside of the "Faces of Nova" community have questions, concerns and some lack of clarity heading into the 2016-2017 cycle starting this upcoming Fall of 2016. With the glaring one being the recent US Soccer Player Development Initiative (PDI's) in regard to the Birth Year Calendar Mandate. The following information, timeline and programs have been organized with the hope of providing a clear message to our membership and those looking for more information regarding FCNOVA, US Soccer PDI's and the NOVA EFFECT.
Age Group Changes to Birth Year in Fall of 2016 As most of you are aware, US Soccer has been interested in moving from our current age group scheme based on the school year to one based on the calendar year. This is the model used around the world, and for our state, regional and national teams. Earlier this year US Soccer met to discuss this issue. Following that meeting we were informed that the age group change would be at least a couple of years out. US Soccer met again at the beginning of July and made the decision that the change to calendar year would be mandatory beginning in 2017, and recommended that the state associations adopt this change for 2016. The state associations met two weeks ago to discuss this and other issues. During that meeting Idaho Youth Soccer learned that 94% of the state associations and 100% of Region IV (our region) had made the decision to move to the calendar year model for 2016. As a result Idaho Youth Soccer (US Youth) and US Club Soccer (Elite Clubs National League, Northwest Champions League) will be making the move to calendar year for 2016 as well.
It is important to note that this was not a club decision, but a decision made by the governing body at the highest level. This decision affects every club in our league, our state and the rest of the country. In short, everyone is dealing with the same set of circumstances.
This change will take effect beginning with tryouts for the 2016/2017 seasons and will not impact our 2015/2016 rosters. The state is currently working on a plan for implementation within district league play formats. We will communicate the details of that plan as they become available.
We are aware that this may cause some anxiety for players and parents as they look forward to the formation of new teams with different age parameters beginning with tryouts next year. We should all be mindful of the stress that this might place on our kids and continue to focus on making the current season, which is only just beginning, a great one.
FCN SPRING 2016 - HAVING A PLAN...SAVE THE DATES
FCNOVA "ALL CLUB MEETING - AGM - COMPLETED FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION WITH AUDIO ON ALL TOPICS APRIL 6TH, 2016 - 7:30-9:00PM Borah High School Auditorium/Theatre Arts Building - next to tennis courts/track
6001 Cassia St - Boise, ID 83709 - next to tennis courts/track CLUB STATE OF THE UNION - INCLUDING US SOCCER PLAYER DEVELPOMENT INITIATIVE (PDI) AND THE FCN EFFECT OF BIRTH YEAR CALENDAR PDI OPEN TO THE FCN Members and the Public
"BIRTH YEAR" TRAINING SESSIONS - NOTE CHANGE BELOW APRIL 4TH, 18TH AND MAY 2NDChanged to MONDAY - MAY 9th, 2016 3 Mondays over 6 weeks where we will have age groups train per their calendar birth year at FCNOVA Complex with assigned staff. We feel it is important to begin facilitating some familiarity for players and coaches within the new age groups and across our club. With that in mind the below are scheduled for the aforementioned purpose on the dates above: - 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 Birth Year - Boys and Girls (Training Gender Specific) - 5:30 - 6:45pm - 2001 Birth Year - Boys - 5:45-7:00pm - 2003 and 2002 Birth Year - Boys and Girls (Training Gender Specific) - 7:00 - 8:15pm - 2001’s (Girls Only), 2000’s, 1999’s and 1998’s Girls and Boys - All ready a familiarity/guest play/train/HS effect present - so no "Birth Year" only trainings needed Currently registered FCN age group players ONLY, not open to the public.
FCNOVA "INTERNAL" BIRTH YEAR MEETINGS May 2016 - INFO COMING SOON Calendar Birth Year Meeting with Current FCNOVA members with focus on overview of what projected 2016-2017 age group looks like, player population, programming levels and more! Details will be sent internally to our membership once specific dates are confirmed via staff, league schedules and logistics. Currently registered FCN age group players ONLY, not open to the public.
FCNOVA "INFO & OPEN HOUSES" JUNE 1st and 2nd, 2016 - 7:00-9:00pm @ FCNOVA Soccer Complex - 3924 E Lake Hazel Rd - Meridian, ID 83642 Additional Open House Format for anyone to meet 2016-2017 FCNOVA Staff, Board Members, see our complex, collect information along with Q&A within an informal setting OPEN TO THE FCN Members and the Public
FCNOVA - 2016-2017 Tryouts and Age Group Formations WEEK OF JUNE 6th, 2016 @ FCNOVA Soccer Complex - 3924 E Lake Hazel Rd - Meridian, ID 83642 Detailed age group tryouts and information will be posted as we move closer to the actual tryout dates and contained within our TRYOUT page. OPEN TO THE FCN Members and the Public
NOT ONE...BUT TWO!
Congrats Lo and Brit - Gatorade State Players of the Year - Idaho and Montana
CLICK ON IMAGES ABOVE AND BELOW FOR LINK TO GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM PROFILE(S)
FCNOVA | Student-Athletes DOMINATE High School levels...
2015 All State and All Conference Award Selections
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!
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: