Brandon FC Flames 97 Boys: Welcome

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Welcome to the home of the BFC Flames '97 boys in Blue. We are a member of the Brandon Area Youth Soccer League, which was formed in 1975. We are Brandon Football Club, and we're glad that you took the time to visit our web site. Please take a moment to view our pages, and let us know what you think in our guestbook. 


Team Mission Statement


To play competitive soccer in a fun, challenging, and developmental environment. We strive to develop the player’s individual skills while working to develop them together as a team. Our coaches, players and parents are examples of good sportsmanship, in our training, in our matches, on and off the field. We will nurture a passion in each of our players for the World's greatest game.


All together, and together as one, we will always finish strong.

 



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Florida Cup 2009
Brandon Football Club U12 Boy's in Blue capture U13 Premier Championship at Florida Cup!

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Brandon FC U12 Boy's Champions
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Our BFC boy's had a tremendous run at the Florida Cup held this past weekend in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The Boys drew twice with Tarpon Spring's U13's, 1-1, defeated Clearwater U13, 5-0, and RSL Florida Dynamo, 7-0. By virtue of drawing in the final against Tarpon Springs (a match that was cut short due to lightning), BFC was handed the championship based on fewest goals allowed in the tournament.

The BFC boy's have now qualified themselves for the Florida Cup State Final Four to be held in March in Seminole, Florida. The winner there will move on to the Regional Finals.



Saturday, May 15
Tryouts for Brandon FC U13 Boys Begin on June 2nd

Tryouts for the Brandon Football Club U13 Boys for the 2010-2011 season will take place starting on June 2nd, 2010. Last year Brandon F.C. had over 60 kids tryout for this age group, which a super turnout. We formed four teams in the age group, 3 of the teams played in the Club Director's League, and 1 played in the USA League.

Here are the dates and times for the boy's tryouts -

Wednesday, June 2nd (BOYS)

7:30PM U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 BOYS

Friday, June 4th (BOYS)

7:30PM U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 BOYS

Sunday, June 6th (BOYS)

3:00-4:30PM U13, U14 & U15 BOYS


Handout: Tryout Dates and Times for 2010-2011 season

Sunday, August 9
2009 - 2010 Tournament Schedule

The ‘97s will be playing in some prestigious tournaments this year.  Although our tournament schedule is subject to change, here is the current list of tournaments we expect to participate in.  Tournaments are a full team effort as we could be playing 3-5 games in a weekend.  It is important that we have as much participation as possible.  If a player is unable to attend, please advise the coaches asap.

 

Tournament

Dates

11v11

8v8

Hotel

Seminole Labor Day Tournament

Tournament Website

Seminole Soccer Complex
7930 Markham Rd
Sanford, FL 32771

Directions

 

Sep 5 – 7

Yes

Yes

SpringHill Suites Orlando North / Sanford

201 North Town Road

Sanford, FL 32771

Phone: 407-995-1000

Reservation Code: Brandon Flames

$85 / night for 1-room suite

2009 Florida Cup

(North Division)

Tournament Website

Tarpon Spring Sports Complex & East Lake Sports Complex

 

Sep 19 - 20

Yes

Yes

None

Disney Junior Showcase

Tournament Website

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex

Kissimmee, FL

 

Nov 27 – 29

Yes

Yes

To Be Determined

Region “C” Cup

4-6 week tournament

Locations ranging from Naples to North Tampa

 

Mid Feb – Late March

Yes

Yes

To Be Determined

Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout

Tournament Website

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex

Kissimmee, FL

 

May 29 – 31

Yes

Yes

To Be Determined

 

 

 



BFC White - Seminole Finalist
Tuesday, September 8
Brandon FC 97 Boys Blue and White have great showing in Seminole.

Our U12 BFC Boys in Blue and White had a great showing this past weekend at the Seminole Labor Day Tournament. The Blue's participated in the U13 Premier bracket and the White's had to deal with a very tough U12 bracket.

The BFC Blue's were pitted against league rival CFU in their first match and did very, very well. They defeated CFU, 2-1, and East Orange Soccer, 8-0. They advanced to the Premier level Semi-Final, before losing to the eventual champions, Florida Soccer Alliance, 2-4.

The BFC White's were also pitted in the same group as a strong team, which might become a rival as well, FC America. The first match so our boy's battle back from a 2 goal deficit to tie the match at 3-3, before FC America scored the winner late. The BFC boy's worked hard all weekend and made it to the final on Monday, again vs. FC America. Our boy's battled well and hard throughout the match, however, we came up just a little short, 1-3.



West Pasco Junior Showcase
Monday, April 27
Brandon FC U11 Boys are "Fun to Watch" in West Pasco U12 Tourney

The B.F.C. U11 boys entered the West Pasco Junior Showcase this weekend a little uncertain of what to expect. Not only were the boys playing up an age group, but they were also playing in a format quite new to them. In an effort to start preparing for next year's 11 v 11 CDL grouping, BFC entered the U12 11 v 11 bracket at West Pasco. They were grouped with U12 teams West Pasco Black (USA D3), Nature Coast (USA D2) and HCU (CDL League Champions).

On Saturday the boy's played extremely well through both matches. They defeated Nature Coast, 2-0 in the morning and then West Pasco Black, 7-1 in the afternoon. The boys played 140 minutes of soccer on Saturday in 86 degree temps, in addition to playing on a bigger field with a larger ball.

Since the HCU team had also won both of their matches on Saturday, it meant that the Sunday morning match between BFC and HCU was a true semi-final. It was certainly a tremendous match. Both teams battled throughout the 70 minutes. HCU held a distinct possession advantage throughout the 1st half, however, the BFC boys were not rattled and controlled a good portion of the 2nd half. After several good scoring chances by the boy's in blue, HCU countered on a quick break and narrowly slid one over the line to take a 1-0 lead. The BFC boys continued to battle, but just couldn't gain the equalizing goal. There were heroic plays made by BFC players all over the field; the keeper making outstanding stops, defenders diving to save certain goals, midfielders fighting and battling to maintain possession and forwards working hard to get off the shots.

Several coaches, and even referees, paid tremendous compliments to our U11 boys for all their effort. The most flattering comments made were that our boy's displayed outstanding character and that they were "fun to watch."

U 12 Boys
Group A Team G 1 G 2 G 3 G 4 Points GD   Group Winner Champions
  WPYSA BLACK 0-8 1-7 1-3         2 -8      
  HC UNITED 8:0 7-0 1-0   28 7   HC United 3
  BRANDON FC U11 2-0 7-1 0-1   19 4      
  NATURE COAST 0-2 0-7 3-1   9 -3      
                    Wesley Chapel
Group B                    
  WESLEY CH 7-1 3-0 4-1   27 9      
  WPYSA RED 1-7 2-1 3-0   18 1   Wesley Ch 4
  NORTH PORT 3-0 1-2 1-4   11 -1      
  CLEARWATER 0-3 0-3 0-3   0 -9      








Saturday, May 15

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