This is the second championship for this team in as many tournaments played at the Silverlakes Soccer Complex. They are a perfect 8-0 playing at Silverlakes and they went 4-0 this weekend when they won the final game in dramatic fashion in PK's.
Congratulations to our B2003 Orange team for capturing the cup at the cup at the Arsenal FC Summer Classic!
The final was intense -- going to double overtime and ultimately penalty kicks! Keeper James Smith made an amazing save to seal the victory. Awesome job boys!
BEGINNING FRIDAY, JULY 8 -- Friday Skillz is back by popular demand! Check out the videos below.
Friday Skillz are sessions focused on enhancing our players' ball skills and confidence with the ball at their feet. Players at every age and every level of play always need extra attention on ball skills. The sessions are fast and fun and we get you off the field in time for dinner. All Premier players should attend Friday Skillz.
This year, with the leadership of program director Erick Hurtarte and technical director Kevin Esparza, and the support of so many of our coaches, namely Mike Greer, Erik Santana, James Rammelsberg, Jim Gross, Adolfo Rodriguez, Memo Gonzalez, Aldo Zuniga, Rick Young, Mike Ornelas, and others, we held twenty-two weeks of Friday Skillz from August through November.
These coaches generously volunteer their time for these sessions because they are so committed go the Premier mission and know that the extra attention players receive at Friday Skillz can make a world of difference in our players' ability and enjoyment of the game. And boy did our players reward the coaches' generosity with record attendance numbers. We have consistently had over 100 players at Friday Skillz. As we prepare for our first Friday Skillz of Summer 2016, I want to thank all of the coaches, parents and especially the players who make Friday Skillz possible. Here are the details:
WHO: All Premier Players. If you have a friend you'd like to invite, please let us know.
WHAT: Friday Skillz
WHEN: Fridays from 5:00-6:00 pm (unless otherwise communicated)
WHERE: McPherson Athletic Facility
WHY: These sessions are for ALL PREMIER PLAYERS and invited guests focused on improving their game and having fun doing it.
It is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, get much need skill work, get to know your teammates better, learn from other coaches within the club, meet new players from the club, play with friends from other teams, etc. These sessions are designed to be fast, fun and focused on player development.
Premier Technical Director Kevin Esparza, whose career of developing players spans twenty years and includes every level from youth to professional, recently reiterated his view that, "Skill work is a critical component of player development. Attention to this area -- particularly in the form of extra sessions like Friday Skillz -- helps create a player's foundation of confidence, competence and success."
Please be sure to share with your teammates. We look forward to seeing you there!
Field Hotline: 714-744-5592
Grijalva Park typically closes quickly due to rain and can sometimes stay closed for a few days after a big rain.
Check the hotline AFTER 3:00 pm to confirm whether the field is open.
For Premier, this hotline only applies to Grijalva Park, McPherson Athletic Facility, and Santiago Canyon College.
If you're playing on a field other than these (e.g., Taft Elementary, Santiago Middle School, Yorba Middle School), your coach will have the necessary information on whether the field is open.
In any event, always confirm field issues with your coach -- regardless of what the hotline says.
John M. Somerndike DPT, MPT, OCS
Orange Coast Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
1421 N. Wanda Rd., Ste 110, Orange California 92867