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Wednesday, June 17
SCOSA Boys Camp


SCOSA BOYS CAMP – Special Second week


Challenger Sports are once again bringing the number 1 soccer camp in North America back to SCOSA for a special Boys soccer camp


Dates –


JULY 6 – 10 2009




   - Mini Soccer 2hr

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3 to 5



   - Half Day

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 6 to 15



   - Full Day

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages 6 to 15





Register online at

Sunday, May 10
WPS Camp - Girls only!

The flier below is for the girls only WPS camp we are having at Warriors this summer. The flier (and website) says ages 5 to 16, but we are also allowing girls that are 17 to register as well. If you have a financial need, please let me know and I’ll get you involved in the fundraising opportunities and possible partial scholarships. Please forward to anyone you think would be interested. Feel free to contact me with any questions at 423-239-9441, 423-384-4777 (text or call) or e-mail to Thanks!!  Ronda 

WPS Camps






Sullivan County Soccer Association (SCOSA)
July 6-July 10
Warriors Path State Park
(490 Hemlock RdKingsport)
9am-12pm (5-16 yrs) $190 or 9am-3pm (8-16 yrs) $265

*Challenging and Dynamic Girls' Only Curriculum
*WPS Player Appearances
*Puma WPS Ball and WPS T-shirt
*Individual Player Evaluations
*All Players Welcome!



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British Soccer
Monday, February 16
The number one soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, is returning to hold one of their highly successful British Soccer training camps in the hills of East Tennessee.

Sullivan County Soccer Association has teamed up to host the week long British Soccer camp during the week of June 1-5 at Warriors Path Park.

Register online at

Monday, February 16
Spring registration -- please register by 16-Mar
You can register online for the Spring 2009 session above or by downloading the handout using this link: coming soon!

Tuesday, July 29
SCOSA work day on 9-Aug
SCOSA work day on Aug 9th. Work will begin at 8AM and continue to ??PM. Fields will be lined and goals repaired -- no experience required. Come help us prepare the fields for the season!

Monday, February 18
SCOSA *needs* volunteers!
...and not just the Tennessee kind (but that's OK, too!). we need interested folks (ie parents, grandparents, teens) to help us with admin and coordination duties for the Rec soccer program. this will improve the soccer experience for _your_kids_ and their friends who play soccer in the SCOSA Rec program -- and help us provide more and better opporunities for kids in our community to learn and play soccer.

please contact Ronda Lane or another SCOSA Board member if you're willing to help us in this effort. (see the Board Contact info at left or below for more details.)

Friday, July 25
WSJ article on growing interest in US soccer youth

the Wall Street Journal has an article on Euro clubs' interest in the growing ranks of US youth soccer players...

America's Got Talent?

Europe's Top Soccer Clubs Are Flocking to Recruit U.S. Kids

Tony Carr has come to America and he wants your children. But only if they can play soccer.

Over the last year, Mr. Carr, a scout for West Ham United of England's prestigious Premier League, has joined a move by a handful of other club teams from Europe -- including Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Portugal's Benfica -- to establish outposts here in the United States, the world's last great soccer wilderness.

Their goal is to tap into the massive U.S. youth soccer market, which has about four million registered male players. While these kids are often clumsily trained and lack creativity by European standards, there are nearly as many of them as there are people in Ireland. "It would be wrong of us to dismiss this country," says Mr. Carr, a trim 58-year-old. "We have to explore."

(more at

Wednesday, June 11
Summer Fun 3V3

Region Alliance Summer 3 v 3 Street Soccer Want to know why your favorite players are so good? Play 3 v 3 street soccer this summer and you will find out one of those reasons. There will be two sites available:

Sugar Hollow Park Dates: Thursday evenings from 6:30pm on the following dates:
June 12th, 26th; July 3rd, 10th; 17th, 24th.

Henley Field Dates: Tuesday evenings (except for first session) from 6:30pm on the following dates:
First session June 12th, then June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd.

Ages:U8 through High School
$50 for the option to participate at both sites (12 sessions) $30 for 6 sessions at one venue$6 per session

Contact: Declan Jogi (Director of Coaching and Player Development) 276-591-1118, Please note: This program is a design recommended by the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. We are intentionally using it as an off season developmental program for the summer. It is a show up and play format, supervised by a staff coach, in which a truly street soccer environment is created.

Monday, June 9
SCOSA meeting reminder - elections

The SCOSA Board will meet on Monday June 16th at 7:30 in the Recreation Building at Duck Island. We will hold our elections for the upcoming year at this meeting.


Jim Stuart

SCOSA Secretary

Friday, May 16
Annual General Meeting of SCOSA

The Annual General Meeting of SCOSA will be held Monday May 19th at 7:30pm at the Recreation Building on Duck Island. All SCOSA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

also, representatives from the new soccer organization will be available to meet with parents at 6:00.

Thursday, June 5
Tryouts for new soccer club
These are the tryout and assessment dates for the new club. For U/12 and below you need to try and make one of the assessment dates. The academy structure brings all kids in and develops them at their ability level. The U/13 and above players really need to be at 2 of the four dates, Of course the more times you show up the better chance you have of making a good impression. We are hoping to have enough players in the U13/U14 group to have several teams and possibly an academy also. If you can not make tryouts please register at If you have any questions please call or contact me at 423-791-0314 or

Greg Hopkins, President SCOSA

Tryouts Spring 2008 (revised 21-may, 5-jun)

U10 Academy Assessments:

May 27th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

May 29th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Henley Field

May 30th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Elizabethton High School

June 10th - 6:00 - 7:15pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

June 12th - 6:00 - 7:15pm @ Henley Field


U12 Academy Assessments:

May 27th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

May 29th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Henley Field

May 30th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Elizabethton High School

June 10th - 6:00 - 7:15pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

June 12th - 6:00 - 7:15pm @ Henley Field


U14 Classic Teams Tryouts:

May 27th – 7:30 – 8:45pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

May 29th – 7:30 – 8:45pm @ Henley Field

June 17th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

June 19th – 6:00 – 7:15pm @ Henley Field


U16 & U18 Classic Teams Tryouts:

June 3rd – 6:00 – 8:00pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

June 5th – 6:00 – 8:00pm @ Henley Field

June 17th – 7:30 – 8:45pm @ Sugar Hollow Park

June 19th – 7:30 – 8:45pm @ Henley Field

Tuesday, February 19
New Regional Club
Information Release


In the summer of 2007, several Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia soccer clubs, dissatisfied with the current situation, began discussions on how to improve the playing experience for their members. It quickly became apparent that the best way was to combine their resources into a single, region-wide club which would operate the competitive teams and assist each community with its recreational programs. Today we are happy to announce that the clubs have agreed in principle to this ambitious goal. A new regional alliance will begin operation in the summer of 2008. The clubs involved are:


·   Highlands Soccer Club (Abingdon)
·   Bristol Soccer Association
·   Sullivan County Soccer Association (SCOSA)
·   Elizabethan Soccer Association
·   Impact Nike NE


The organization will have the mission of developing the game of soccer in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. We believe that this can best be done by (1) changing the emphasis to individual player development, (2) consolidating the resources of the current soccer organizations, and (3) preserving existing clubs’ control of recreational programs.


A steering committee of representatives from each club has been given the task of creating the new alliance. Over the next few weeks, the steering committee, led by Declan Jogi, will form additional committees to work on specific tasks. As always, “the devil is in the details”, and the steering committee understands that meeting the needs of our diverse clubs and communities presents many challenges. Please be thinking about your strengths and how you can best contribute to this new endeavor.


Visit our temporary website,, for more information. We will attempt to provide regular status updates.


Thank you.


The Regional Association Steering Committee


Matt Lavinder, Head Coach, Men’s Soccer, King College, and Director of Operations, Impact Nike NE
Gil Graham, President, Bristol Soccer Association
Greg Hopkins, President, Sullivan County Soccer Association
Ken Gough, President, Elizabethton Soccer Association
Chad Craft, Director of Competitive Program, Highlands Soccer Association
Declan Jogi, Director of Coaching & Player Development, Impact Nike NE
Michael Swan, Head Coach, Women’s Soccer, King College

Tuesday, February 19
New Coaching Guide Available From U.S. Soccer -- Best Practices For Coaching Soccer
This is a very informative manual for anyone interested in soccer and is available for download. You can get it at


It's an incredible manual that everyone, not just coaches, should read.

SCOSA is currently making plans to align its programs to the practices recommended in this document!

Wednesday, March 5
SCOSA work day on 8-Mar
update: the weather forecast for this weekend isn't good, so this _very_neccesary_ activity will be done afternoons next week, 1:00-4:00 on Mon and Tues.

SCOSA work day on March 8th. Work will begin at 8AM and continue to 2PM. Fields will be lined and goals repaired -- no experience required. Come help us prepare the fields for the season!

Sunday, October 21
AFF 2007 results
use this link to check out the 2007 AFF results!
(a summary document for all brackets is also available under Forms > DOCUMENTS)

Friday, September 14
Women’s soccer set to host inaugural ETSU Fall Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2007) – The ETSU women’s soccer team is set to host its first ever ETSU Fall Invitational presented by Citizens Bank on September 14 and 16. The four-team event, which also includes Western Carolina, Stetson and Tennessee Tech, will be held at the new on-campus Summers Taylor Stadium.

“ETSU is proud to host our first ever East Tennessee State University Invitational Tournament for the fall of 2007. We are extremely excited to be able to host this first ever tournament in our new stadium on our campus,” said Buccaneer head coach Heather Henson.

The first matchup of the weekend will feature Stetson (1-1-1) and Western Carolina (3-2-0) beginning at 1 p.m. Following the match the Bucs (2-1-1) will take on instate foe Tennessee Tech (1-3-0).

Sunday’s first match will feature Stetson and Tennessee Tech beginning at Noon. The Bucs will again take to the field for a 4 p.m. matchup with former SoCon rival Western Carolina.

Complete results from the tournament will be posted on at the conclusion of each day’s competition.

Friday, September 14
Men’s soccer to promote Youth Soccer Month at ETSU Fall Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2007) – The ETSU men’s soccer team has partnered with US Youth Soccer to promote Youth Soccer Month during the ETSU Fall Invitational presented by Citizens Bank on September 14 and 16.

As the number one youth participation sport in America, youth soccer is a leading contributor to the healthy lifestyle of millions of American families. Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in day to day lives America’s families, US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, is spearheading Youth Soccer Month – A Celebration of Soccer in America.

During the ETSU's women's soccer matches on Friday and Sunday, youth soccer participants will have the opportunity to socialize and get autographs from the ETSU men’s soccer team. Also, during halftime of each match there will be small contests and promotions where all youth soccer participants will have the opportunity to test their skills and win prizes.

Following the final match on Sunday the men’s soccer team will judge a series of contests for the U-10 and U-15 categories.

All youth soccer players are welcome to attend. Admission is free and free food and drink for all youth soccer participants will be provided on both Friday and Sunday.

For more information, email or call 423-439-8397.

ETSU Fall Invitational

Presented by Citizens Bank

Schedule of Events

September 14

Stetson vs. Western Carolina 1 p.m.

ETSU vs. Tennessee Tech 4 p.m.

September 16

Stetson vs. Tennessee Tech Noon

ETSU vs. Western Carolina 4 p.m.

Friday, August 10
SCOSA work day on 11-Aug
SCOSA work day on August 11th. Work will begin at 8AM and continue to 2PM. Fields will be lined and goals repaired -- no experience required. Come help us prepare the fields for the season!

Monday, September 10
Lady Rebel Soccer
I am inviting all club and rec players to watch a Lady Rebel game against Elizabethton on September 20th at 5:30. Players will be allowed in free if they are wearing a club or rec team jersey. I would appreciate it if you could pass on the word to coaches and players.

Thanks, Val Love
Sullivan South Soccer
Lady Rebel's Coach

Saturday, July 21
TSSA Rec Soccer Summit
Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual “Tennessee Soccer Recreational Summit.”

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Location: Warriors Path

There will be a ‘Summit’ in each district, which will include:
- Meet and Greet
- Lunch
- Discussions on various topics such as TOPS, Soccer Start, Risk Management
- Youth Module Course
- Free Novice Coach DVD and T-Shirt to all attendees

This is open to all TS members. For those interested in the Youth Module Certificate, they can apply online at

Please send a list of attendees from your club so we can plan appropriately at

Detailed schedule will be available August 1st.

Monday, July 23
Competitive Soccer
In addition to its Recreational Soccer program, SCOSA also offers players the option of playing in a Competitive Soccer program. SCOSA will field teams in the U-9 to U-14 age groups as available. The level of competition is higher with more frequent practices under licensed coaches. There is an expectation of a higher level of commitment from both the players and their parents. For more information on SCOSA Competitive Soccer visit the handouts link on this site or contact Jim Stuart @ 423-247-5735 before 9:00pm or send an e-mail to

Tuesday, May 15
SCOSA competitive Team Tryouts
Competitive tryouts for SCOSA teams are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday May 22nd and Thursday May 31st. Tryouts will be held at the Warriors Path fields.

Existing competitive players should plan to attend these tryouts. While their skills are surely well known by their existing coach, our players are needed to provide relative skills assessment with new players. This also provides potential new players an opportunity to see and meet some of their potential teammates.

Tuesday, April 10
Challenger Visit in Apr
10-apr update: unfortunately, this visit could not be re-scheduled after the 6-apr 'snow out'. please remember to register online at the challenger site.

6-apr update: stay tuned for more info...

Ben Cook and Challenger Sports Soccer Camps will be at the Rec sessions on Sat 7-Apr at Warrior's Path park to answer your questions, help you sign up for the camp in June, and provide some tips and coaching for the Rec players. Mark your calendars and come meet Ben and learn more about the Challenger Camp's 3rd visit to SCOSA!

Ben will also have the camp jerseys available for those who want to register for the camp on 7-Apr as well as some fun activities for kids when they've finished games to take part in a prize give-away.

Monday, February 12
SCOSA Spring soccer
Registration will take place at Warrior's Path Recreation Building on Duck Island. Registration dates are March 10th at 8AM and March 12th at 6PM. Play dates begin Saturday, March 17th. please show up at your scheduled time.

You can also use our *new* online registration -- see the link on our home page!

Monday, February 12
SCOSA work day on March 10th
SCOSA work day on March 10th. Work will begin at 8AM and continue to 2PM. Fields will be lined and goals repaired -- no experience required. Come help us prepare the fields for the season!

Friday, December 1
USSF "E" Liscense Coaching Course July 28th, 29th and 30th at Tusculum College
Youth Module I Coaching Course (sign up). Hosted by Elizabethton Soccer Association. 15-Jul-06 -- details here:

Check out SCOSA's Coaching Program (in 'Handouts') for incentives to take this course.

Friday, December 1
SCOSA work day on August 12th
SCOSA work day on August 12th. Work will begin at 8AM and continue to 2PM. Fields will be lined and goals repaired -- no experience required. Come help us prepare the fields for the season!

Friday, December 1
SCOSA Fall Soccer
Registration will take place at Warrior's Path Recreation Building on Duck Island. Registration dates are August 12th at 8AM and August 14th at 6PM. Play dates begin Saturday, August 19th. please show up at your scheduled time.

Thursday, December 14
2007 Tennessee Annual General Meeting
February 24-25, 2007 - Knoxville, TN

This is the most important meeting for Tennessee Soccer because association directors vote on procedures, policies and officials for the next year. The State Board of Directors hold this meeting to give the associations an opportunity to vote on critical issues in Tennessee Soccer.



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