FC Alliance finishes with one finalist and two semifinalists
For the first time in East Tennessee history, a club has sent three teams to the Division 1 region semifinals. FC Alliance broke their own record of two when the 97 Girls, 98 Boys and 00 Girls all advanced from group play and quarterfinal games to the final four. The 98 Boys advanced all the way to the region finals- one game away from the national championships- before falling to FC Dallas of Texas. Click for more
Facebook, Twitter will cover the entire tournament
Another club trek towards state championships begins this Friday. FC Alliance is sending 12 teams to the state tournament this weekend in Murfreesboro. Seven of them are competing for girls' Division 1 titles, four are competing for Division 2 crowns, and the U13 Boys will be playing in the boys' Division 1 division. Boys U14 and up compete for state championships in the fall. FC Alliance will be covering the games real time on both Facebook and Twitter. Click for the schedule.
Club's blueprint for development crucial for younger players
With all the attention the older FC Alliance teams receive for their state championships and college placements, it is often easy to overlook the original building blocks to their success: the younger program. Many current college commitments started with FC Alliance coaches and directors at a young age and ultimately their patience and commitment eventually paid huge dividends. The club proudly touts the development plan as proven with data to support it. “We don’t tell you what we are going to do, we show you what we have already done” has become a new motto. Click for more
“Over 200 college players since 2010.” That phrase tells you all you need to know about one of the state's most successful youth soccer clubs. In the aforementioned six year span, colleges and universities from across the United States have been snagging nearly entire rosters from graduating FC Alliance teams. It has been occurring at an unprecedented rate for East Tennessee, and it isn’t just the top FC Alliance teams who have seen scores of players move on to the collegiate ranks. Click for more
One of the most common questions asked by parents is what their son or daughter needs to do to become a better soccer player. The answer is simple: follow the summer development guide set forth by club directors. The club, which has guided over 200 players into college soccer since 2010, has designed a series of activities to scaffold the individual from beginner to intermediate; intermediate to advanced; and advanced to elite. Click for the guide
Club's admission to top events leads to next level opportunities
When researching what separates FC Alliance from other clubs in East Tennessee, sometimes you just have to look at the data. Numbers and statistics show two things about FC Alliance: (1) the club is the only club in the area invited to the nation’s top showcase events, and (2) the club puts an enormous amount of players into college soccer. Those two facts are very much intertwined. Since 2010, over 200 FC Alliance players have moved on to player soccer collegiately, and much of that is directly related to the club’s attendance in the nation’s best showcase events. Click for more
There are two major components to growing a successful soccer club: great players and great coaches. Since the beginning of the season, FC Alliance has focused intently on building the club's staff. With the goal of providing every player elite training, the process is detailed and arduous. The club looks for several "must-have" components in a prospective coach. So far this year, matches include several former Lady Vols, a former Kenyan international player, one of Chattanooga's longtime top player developer, and several other top coaches.
Another year, another massive signing class for FC Alliance. 26 seniors will take the next step of their soccer dreams by playing collegiately in the Fall of 2015. National Signing Day was hard to keep up with for club directors. As Cameron Schneider was signing with Marshall at Hardin Valley Academy, Bailey and Averi Williams were signing papers for Carson-Newman across town at Powell High School. All in all, it was an exciting name, as the club can now claim 187 college soccer players since 2010, including the nine players already committed to the 2016 class.
Alliance Development Centers Spring 2015 Registration Details For Ages U5-U12
Alliance Development Centers Spring 2015 Registration
ADC is a new program that will launch in Spring 2015. Below we have detailed the two levels of participation in ADC, and also how to register for the Spring 2015 season. For players registering now for the spring, the season will begin the first week of March, and conclude May 17th. Please see ADC Overview to read more about our philosophies, training methods, practice days/times, locations, etc.
*Note to Returning Players
Some terms that were previously used in FC Alliance are no longer in existence. However, for the Spring 2015 Season, FC Alliance will allow returning players to register at the same pay scale that they registered for in the fall. Please read the explanations and details below to see how you can register.
Different Levels of Competition For Spring 2015
Select is for players seeking to develop, train, and play at the highest level. Teams play at the D1, D2, D3, regional, or national levels.
FC Alliance West teams will operate under the names Black, Red, Gold, Silver.
FC Alliance North teams will operate under the names White and Gray.
Our challenge program offers players more structure and training than a recreational team provides without the additional cost and travel commitments of a select team.
Registering for Spring 2015
New Challenge Players and Returning Players Formerly Registered as ‘Academy Basic’, ‘Samba Magic’, and ‘Mini Mites’
2) Click the tab ‘Challenge Teams’ on the right side of the page
3) Select ‘Player Registration’ under the registration type
4) Enter your username and password, or create a new account
5) Returning players click ‘Continue’ if the player is listed, or click ‘add new player’ if needed then click ‘Continue’
6) Click the ‘Register as Player’ box beside the player’s name
7) *Important – select the appropriate “Play Level”. Select ‘West/North Knox’ unless your player is part of one of our satellites
8) Fill out the required information, and hit ‘Save’
9) Click ‘Continue’ beside the player that you are currently registering
10) Agree to the terms, and select ‘Agree & Continue’ at the bottom to finish your registration
11) Once you have signed up, you will receive information from an FC Alliance representative with further instructions.
Returning Select Players (this includes former ‘Academy Select’ players)
To register for a select team in the spring, you will receive an invitation from an ADC Director. Once you have signed up, you will receive information from an FC Alliance representative with further instructions.
Dami Omitaomu becomes National League scoring leader
Throughout the existence of FC Alliance, the club has had teams accomplish some extremely impressive feats. This includes success at state, regional and national levels. However, no feat can be more impressive than what the 98 Boys NL accomplished at the prestigious Disney Showcase over the holidays. After winning the vaunted National League bracket, the team won the overall tournament championship in the top division for U17 boys. Along the way, Dami Omitaomu became the National League scoring leader with six goals against some of America's toughest competition.
It is often hard to measure FC Alliance- one of the premier clubs in the southeast- locally. After all, top teams and players from the club usually compete outside the city limits. However, one way to measure how FC Alliance stacks up in the Knoxville area is by evaluating the club's performance in high school soccer. This year, like so many others, the club dominated the Knoxville News-Sentinel's Girls' PrepXtra and All-KIL teams. 13 of 15 on the first team and 11 of 18 on the second team played for FC Alliance in 2014.
FC Alliance is taking a major step forward in improving the younger teams in the club. Beginning this spring, the club will be centralizng over 90% of the club's U5-U12 players at one of two sites: US Cellular Soccer Complex (West) and Dry Gap Boys and Girls Club (North). Each Alliance Development Center will be staffed with trainers- some of the club's top coaches- who will train each team at least once per week. The emphasis will be simple: improve training and expedite player development.
Will run North and West Alliance Development Centers
After joining FC Alliance just six months ago, Brad Camp has earned a huge promotion. After a stellar fall season with his boys teams, the former Tennessee United coach is the new boys director for the Alliance Development Centers. The former collegiate player for Trevecca Nazarene is currently working on his PhD, so he brings both a wealth soccer experience and smarts to the program. Camp, a Tennessee Olympic Development team coach, will oversee all boys teams U5 through U12 8v8 at both the North and West ADC.