Congratulations to Bradley for being selected to the Region II '96 squad! The team will compete in an international tournament from February 6th-13th!
COLLEGE NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over 80 players and parents attended our first college night of 2010/2011. Joe Veal (Aquinas College Men's Soccer Coach) offered his valuable perspective on the recruiting process.
A link to our College Preparation Program Outline can be found at the bottom of this page.
WINTER TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
Our competition schedule for u9-u18 teams is now set for December-March. Please review this page and make note of registration deadlines. We have taken into consideration travel, cost, and competition. If your child has an interest in joining an older team, please Zsolt Bertalan about additional opportunities.
NEW PLAYER AND SPRING TEAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We have a number of new teams forming for the spring and are welcoming a large group of players! Here is all the important information you will need regarding registration!
WINTER TRAINING UPDATES
Note that all winter training programs are open to players from outside clubs. Typically, we have 40-60 kids from outside Alliance train with us each winter. Call Zsolt Bertalan at 616-334-7357 for more information.
All updates can now be found on our Winter Training Home page. Follow this link!
LOOKING FOR PLAYERS
Alliance FC is looking for committed players for the 2010-11 Winter/Spring Season. Age groups and notes can be found below.
Note that current GVSA players can dual register for the spring and play on our premier team and GVSA team for u13 Girls, u13 Boys, u14 Boys, u15 Boys, u16 Boys, u17 Boys, and u18 Boys.
u8 Boys (Forming 2nd team for Spring 2010)
u9 Boys (Looking for 1-2 more players)
u10 Boys (Forming 3rd team for Spring 2010)
u12 Boys (Looking for 1 premier level player)
u13 Boys Premier (Openings on Black team and White team)
u14 Boys MRL (Spring 2010 Michigan State Cup Finalists)
u15 Boys (Premier team looking for 1 player)
u16 Boys (Three time Super Y National Tournament Participant looking for 1 player)
u17 Boys (New Premier team forming)
u18 Boys (Premier 1 looking for 1-2 strong players)
u8 Girls (Forming u8 team for Spring 2010)
u9 Girls (Looking for 1-2 players)
u10 Girls (1 Opening)
u12 Girls (2 Openings on Black and 1 opening on White)
u13 Girls (4 spots available)
Call Director of Coaching Zsolt Bertalan at 616-334-7357 for more details.
COACHING STAFF AND TEAM WEBSITE LINKS
2010 Boys Coaching Staff!
Alliance '03 Boys Black (u8) Tom Stewart
Alliance '02 Boys Black (u9) Ryan Conlan
Alliance '01 Boys Black (u10) Abrahm Shearer
Alliance '01 Boys White (u10) Mirela Tutundzic
Alliance '01 Boys Orange (u10) TBA
Alliance '00 Boys Black (u11) Josh Watson
Alliance '99 Boys Black (u12) Zsolt Bertalan
Alliance '98 Boys Black (u13) Abrahm Shearer
Alliance '98 Boys White (u13) Zsolt Bertalan
Alliance '97 Boys Black (u14) Zsolt Bertalan
Alliance '96 Boys Black (u15) Zsolt Beralan
Alliance '96 Boys White (u15) Josh Watson
Alliance '95 Boys Black (u16) Abrahm Shearer
Alliance '94 Boys Black (u17) TBA
Alliance '93 Boys Black (u18) Abrahm Shearer
2010 Girls Coaching Staff!
Alliance '02 Girls Black (u9) Mitch Ziomkowski
Alliance '01 Girls Black (u10) Mirela Tutundzic
Alliance '00 Girls Black (u11) Josh Watson
Alliance '99 Girls Black (u12) Abrahm Shearer
Alliance '99 Girls White (u12) Abrahm Shearer
Alliance '98 Girls Black (u13) Abrahm Shearer
Alliance '96 Girls White (u15) Black Zsolt Bertalan
Alliance '96 Girls East (u15) Mitch Ziomkowski
Super Y League Try-Outs to continue in February.
We were able to make a number of selections from the January try-outs and will continue in February. The u15 and u17 Girls try-outs originally scheduled for Sunday at Soccer Zone have been cancelled. We will offer new dates and times in the next few days.
Super Y League Try-Outs Announced!
While we have already begun to form our teams for the 2011 Super Y League season, we are excited to announce the following try-outs for prospective players.
If you have already received an invitation to compete with one of our teams, follow this link for registration information. Taking advantage of early registration (register before January 15th) will save players up to $60.
If your son/daughter is interested in competing on a 2011 Super Y League team please complete this form and we typically get back in touch with you within 48 hours.
We will be offering the teams for u12-u17 Girls and u12-17 Boys. In addition, we will have extremely competitive leagues for u18, u19, and u20s in USL's Super 20.
u12 Boys Saturday January 22nd 12pm-1:30pm Excel Charter Academy
u13 Boys Saturday January 22nd 6pm-7:30pm Excel Charter Academy
u14 Boys Sunday January 23rd 12pm-2pm Soccer Zone
u15 Boys Sunday January 23rd 12pm-2pm Soccer Zone
u16 Boys OPEN TRY-OUTS*
u17 Boys OPEN TRY-OUTS*
Super 20 Men TRY-OUTS TBA
u12 Girls Saturday January 22nd 2pm-3:30pm Excel Charter Academy
u13 Girls Saturday January 22nd 4pm-5:30pm Excel Charter Academy
At all Excel Charter Academy try-outs we will play futsal. Soccer Zone try-outs are conducted on the boardless turf field.
*u16 Boys and u17 Boys interested in participating can attend training on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday starting January 10th, 2011. Follow this link for our training schedule.
Alliance Finds Success in Tournament Play
December 12th, 2010
A number of teams were in action this weekend as GVSU and Soccer Spot hosted competitions. Here are the highlights.
u10 Boys Black and u10 Boys White teams finished 1st and 2nd highlighting the strength in the club's age group.
u12 Girls and u13 Girls combined to go five (5) wins against a single loss at the GVSU 11v11 tournament. The weekend was highlighted by a 2-0 win against a strong u12 Girls GR Crew team.
u16 Boys played seven (7) matches in two divisions. They came up with a 8-5 win in the u16 Boys Championship match.
Super Y National All-Tournament Team's Announced
December 8th, 2010
Every day this week, all-tournament teams are being selected by the Super Y League. Each age group had 16 teams competing and selections are made based on opposing coaches recommendations. Making these teams of 13-15 players is very difficult as the boys are in a pool of approximately 250 players. Links to USL Super Y articles are found below.
u13 Boys (link)- Bradley Dunwell and Nebojsa (Nash) Popovic
u14 Boys (link)- Emmanuel Gorh, Morris Kamara, and Sammy Akpik
u15 Boys (link)- Joshua Robison
u17 Boys (link)- Esteban Russel and Austin Snyder
Nash who plays MSYSA with Vardar was the Golden Boot winner (leading scorer) for the u13 age group.
Sammy Akpik (pictured left) who normally fills an attacking role for his club Waza was asked to play out of position by Alliance's coaching staff. He dominated play as a Defensive Mid/Stopper helping coach Zsolt Bertalan's team to the semi-finals.
Dunwell, Gorh, and Kamara all play for Alliance's u15 Black team. Look for this group of boys to cause all sorts of trouble for Alliance's opposition in the next year.
U18 BOYS ENJOY SUCCESSFUL 2010
The u18 Boys Alliance Academy exceeded all expectations when they took 3rd place from the Super Y National Tournament. The group's march to the semi-finals began with an exciting come back after falling behind 2-0 to West Pines (FL) and ended with a convincing 2-0 victory over a strong Real Maryland team. The boys lost to the eventual champions 2-0 after giving up both goals in the final fifteen minutes. This amounted to an amazing 325 minutes of shut-out soccer between their opening match and the waning moments of the semi-final!
The boys had a phenomenal 2010 in tournament and league play. Here are some highlights:
GVSU Tournament Group Winners
Ohio Elite College Showcase Group Winners
Pacesetter Soccer Invitational Group Winners
MSPSL Premier 1 3rd Place
Super Y League Nationals Semi-Finalists
THE NATIONAL FINALS BLOG CONTEST RESULTS
1st Place and Winner of Nike Ball, Sack Pack, Polo, and Club T-Shirt is Rohan Dixon!
2nd Place and Winner of Sack Pack, Polo, and Club T-Shirt is Kyle Taalman!
3rd Place and Winner of Sack Pack and Club T-Shirt is Pat Goepfrich!
Thanks to everyone for following the matches and supporting our teams!
THREE ALLIANCE ACADEMY SUPER Y TEAMS FALL IN FINAL MINUTES OF NATIONAL SEMI-FINALS
Our u14, u15, and u17 Boys all fell in their respective championship matches in the final ten minutes ending an impressive showing from the 3rd year Super Y League Club. For all the Super Y League Information please visit the links below.
Boys Super Y League Program Rated #1 in North America!
October 28th, 2010
On the strength of five boys teams qualifying for the Super Y League National Tournament in Tampa, Florida, Alliance Academy was named the #1 Boys club in North America by the United Soccer Leagues. The achievement is based primarily on on field performance but, also takes into consideration administration.
The boys teams took 79% of the available points with the u13 Boys, u15 Boys, and u16 Boys winning their respective divisions. MPS Bulldogs out of Massachusetts were rated a close second.
In addition to the Boy's achievement, the club improved it's club rating for the second straight year by reaching an overall mark of 16th. The only other Midwest Division club to make this list was the Toronto Lynx. Follow this link for more information.
Two Alliance Players Attend USYS Thanksgiving Interregional!
November 10th, 2010
Congratulations to Morris Kamara (below right) and Bradley Dunwell (below left) for being selected for the Thanksgiving Interregional event in Orlando Floriday! The boys made the 18 member squad composed of kids from the fourteen (14) state regions. As players born in 1996, Morris and Bradley will compete at Disney's Wide World of Sports (Orlando, Florida) between November 26th through the 29th. The pool of players invited is cut significantly between the 1997s and 1996s. While 180 players are invited to the '97 camp, Bradley and Morris are two of only 72 players invited from throughout the country to the '96 camp.
"These young men share a few very important attributes which have led to their success," commented Director Abrahm Shearer. "First, they commit their best to every training session. They never stop working and pushing themselves even in the most basic of exercises. Secondly, they play with little fear of making mistakes. This quality allows them both to bring a great deal of creativity to the game."
Bradley and Morris play for the u14 Boys Black and u15 Boys Black respectively and have both played for Alliance and coach Zsolt Bertalan for the past five (5) years. Good luck to the boys as they work to receive National Team Call Ups in Florida!