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Three Strikers FC Alumni chosen for US National Team Friendlies

Strikers Alumni Benny Feilhaber, Chris Pontius and Steven Birnbaum were among the 23 players selected for the upcoming US National team friendly match against Serbia. 

Strikers FC are the ONLY youth soccer club in the country capable of claiming this tremendous honor of having 3 or more men's national team players on the roster at one time. 

We wish our Alumni the best of luck! Go USA and Go Strikers FC!! 


Tryouts for Girls with birth years 2007 & 2008 are currently being held.

Contact Coach Nick for details: 619-988-8010



Tryouts for Girls 2002 & 2003 are currently being held throughout the summer. 

Contact Coach Gus Gomez for details: 714-813-8229 or

BOYS 2001/2002/2003/2004 TRYOUTS

Tryouts for Boys with 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 birth years

Contact Coach Sergio Suarez for details:

Boys 2001 contact Coach Nick.      619-988-8010



2017-2018 Season Tryout Schedule


CONTACT NICK DODD 619-988-8010

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Academy Training for kids 4-7 years old

Strikers FC Newport Mesa Academy

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30p - 4:30p
(Unless inclement weather conditions or field closures)

Summer Camp

Thank you to all who attend our summer camp. We hope you made some new friends and  had as much fun as we did. Keep monitoring our website for the next camp.



Congrats to Girls 2002 coached by Gus Gomez and Steve Whittaker for winning the Surf City Cup Tournament with a 3-0 victory over their opponents in the finals. Way to go girls!


Boys 2005 win Surf City Cup this weekend coached by Walter Olmedo. Congratulations boys, job well done.

Newport Mesa Soccer Club Partners with Nationally Recognized Strikers FC

Newport Mesa SC Partners with Strikers FC

  • NMSC gains access to the Strikers FC pathway for Academy and ECNL/EGSL
  • Newport Mesa players will now have endless opportunities for College and Professional paths

Sunday, March , 2016
Orange County, California

Newport Mesa Soccer Club and Strikers FC have formed a mutually beneficial alliance that will help both programs to allow gifted youth soccer players to pursue their dreams and to reach their fullest potential.  Effective immediately, Newport Mesa Soccer Club (NMSC) will operate as an affiliate of Strikers FC and will have access to the Striker’s pathway to the U.S. Developmental Academy for boys and the ECNL/EGSL for girls.  

“We’ve been methodically looking for the right club to partner with since last year”, said Mark Arblaster, President of NMSC.  “Strikers FC has all the qualities and resources that we felt our kids need and deserve.  But, most importantly, I have great respect and admiration for Don Ebert (Director of Coaching and Technical Director of Strikers FC) and the team of experts that he has assembled over his 25 years at the helm of Strikers.  I’ve been friends with Don for over 30 years.  We played together and I used to referee college games in which he was the coach.  He’s a tough competitor, but fair and I trust him.”

Don Ebert, said, “For the past 10 years, Newport Mesa has been developing some excellent players in their community-based club.  But, since they were not an Academy or ECNL club, they couldn’t provide the pathway to the higher levels of competition.  Now, working together, we can help these kids reach their potential.  We’ve helped hundreds of kids to play college, professional and national team ball”.

Organizationally, NMSC will continue to operate as the same well-organized, community-based 501c(3) non-profit organization that serves the Newport-Mesa area.  There are no changes of the Board of Directors and the NMSC entity will continue to focus on developing the local talent, on abundant and quality fields, at a reasonable fee structure.  Competitively, the club’s teams will wear Strikers FC uniforms and will be called Strikers FC – Newport Mesa.  While, structurally, the club will continue to be an independent entity from the other Strikers FC affiliates; opportunistically, all the Striker FC clubs will form a strong alliance that will help gifted players to play at the collegiate level and beyond.

Strikers FC Academy coach Roy Chingirian and Strikers FC coach Craig Bull both said that, “Newport Mesa has always produced very talented players and we are looking forward to helping these kids take it to the next level – to be seen by college and professional coaches”.  

Strikers FC–Newport Mesa teams are accepting inquiries from players and potential coaches interested in participating in these exciting opportunities.  Contact Strikers FC-Newport Mesa, Director of Coaching, Ben Helm at (707) 888-3967, or Director of Youth Development, Nick Dodd at (619)988-8010 for more information.



Continuing with the club's mission of developing local kids, we welcome (LR) Gus Gomez, Sergio Suarez, Steve Whittaker, Joe Vargo, Jose Duarte, Walter Olmeda and JP Richmond.



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Fun afternoon of FREE Soccer
Boys and Girls 4-9 yrs old

Tue & Thurs 3:30-4:30
in Newport Beach

Bonita Canyon Park #5

Contact Coach Nick Dodd


The 2016 Strikers FC – Newport Mesa Golf Fundraiser was an incredible success.

A special thank you to our very own Nick Dodd, golf fundraiser consultant Chris Cordero and the professional staff at the beautiful Oak Creek Golf Course in Irvine for their work behind the scenes to make the day run smooth and effortless.

Also a warm thank you to all the players, parents, sponsors and all the friends of Strikers FC -Newport Mesa that participated either in the foursome golf tournament, the helicopter ball drop or provided us with a generous sponsor. We couldn’t have done this event without your support.

***Congrats to Juan Cruz of Costa Mesa winning the Helicopter Ball Drop prize and the prize of $1000!***

I am personally looking forward to watching the annual Strikers FC – Newport Mesa Golf Fundraiser grow each year in participation and popularity.

Happy Holidays!
Ben Helm
Director of Coaching



Newport Mesa Soccer Academy Rocks!
Come Join Us - Click Here

NEW & Exclusive NMSC Elite Training Program - Register NOW

*** Exclusive ***
Elite Training Program

Boys/Girls - Ages 9-13

Give Your Son or Daughter the Advantage of
Advanced Training by a Professional Soccer Coach

2016 Team Tryouts have ended, but our NEW Elite Training program starts February 12. 

Thank you for participating in our team tryouts for Newport Mesa Soccer Club for 2016.  We are growing faster than ever before, thanks to so many of the committed players, families, coaches and volunteers.  New tryout dates will be posted soon.  Keep checking our website.

Our coaches are providing some of the best training in the area.  We are incredibly proud of what we offer at NMSC and we are glad you wanted to be a part of it.

And you still can…

Our Elite Training Program is new and exclusive to Newport Mesa Soccer Club. 

This exclusive program runs Feb 12 - May 27 (Starts back up this Summer - Contact us for detail) and is designed for all players ages 9-13 who might be club searching at this time, playing AYSO, want professional supplemental training or all of the above. These weekly, hour-long professional training sessions focus on the technical ability, ball mastery/manipulation, shooting/finishing, game knowledge and having FUN!

When:     Every Friday starting Feb 12th, ending Friday May 27th. (Starts back up this Summer!)
Time:      5:00 - 6:00 PM
Where:    Bonita Canyon Sports Park #5
Cost:      $320

I am very excited to be running this program and facilitating all youth players eager to learn and develop their soccer ability in Newport Beach and surrounding communities. All equipment and balls is provided by NMSC. Any questions, let me know!

To Register, Call or Email Coach Nick Dodd

Mobile:  (619) 988-8010


December 12, 2015
Dear Newport Mesa SC Families,
My name is Mark Arblaster and I am the President of NMSC.  When I and a handful of local dads started this club, ten years ago, we did it because our community needed a TRUE local club that would develop local talent.  That need still exists.  That mission is still intact.  Newport Mesa Soccer Club WILL NOT BE DISSOLVING!!  However, we are being forced to change.
We find ourselves in a precarious position, as our former director of coaches struck a deal with the Slammers that involved convincing our coaches to leave NMSC.  We were not a part of the conversation of their departure.  Players tend to follow their coaches.  It’s understandable.  We hired very good coaches.  Though we paid them well, they are independent contractors and can leave at any time.  Unfortunately, some of the coaches chose to turn their backs on us.  However, not all did.  To their credit, some had enough character and a strong enough moral compass to say, “No, this just isn’t right”.  The reality is that many players have already left NMSC.  For those of you that have not, we will continue to offer training.  The details of the training schedules will be coming out before year-end.
I’m sorry that it has taken a week to get this announcement out to you.  The Board and many of our loyal families have put hundreds of hours into meetings, phone calls and emails to try to mitigate the damage.  I want to thank all of you that tried so hard to keep NMSC the way we were – that local well-organized, family-friendly, community-based club.
But, the world of Club Soccer continues to morph into a big business.  Many clubs are focused on becoming bigger, not better.  They are more concerned with lucrative deals than player development.  That’s not what we are about.  We, the Board of NMSC, won’t change our Values.  We won’t work with any club whose leadership does not share the same Code of Honor that we have.  
NMSC will continue to provide training for our players.  We have fields and we will be hiring new coaches to provide the training.  We always go dark this time of the year, anyway.  We will be dark, in terms of training, until early January.  At that time, we will resume weekly training sessions.  For those of you that have already left NMSC, that is your choice.  Let us know if you would like to return.  We will welcome you back with open arms.  For those teams that are in State Cup, we will need to assign you a new coach, as your coach resigned from NMSC on November 30 and, per CalSouth regulations, you must have an active NMSC coach present in order to play your games.
We will update you with more information before the end of the year.  Until then, enjoy the blessings of family and friends during this special season.
On behalf of the Board of NMSC, we thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family!


BU19-Waves reached the finals of the SCDSL Playoffs. The boys played their hearts out and showed they can play with anyone.
Congratulation Boys! We are proud of you!

BU15 WAVES-FINALISTS at SCDSL Champions Playoffs

BU15-Waves made the Final of the Highest Level in SCDSL -- The Champion's League Playoffs.  In a hard fought match, the reigning National Champions, San Diego SC narrowly won, 1-0.  Just 3 weeks prior, we beat them, 1-0 at their home field in San Diego.  The B15-Waves finished the season in FIRST PLACE in Flight One -- They beat West Coast's best on the last day to clinch this prestigious honor.  


BU19-Waves are in the Semi Finals of league cup. They reached the Semi finals after winning the quarter finals in PK's.
Congrats Boys!


BU15-Waves are in the Semi Finals of league cup. They reached the Semi finals after winning the quarter finals in 3-1 over Strikers.
Congrats Boys!


GU9-Waves were Finalists at the 2015 Cerritos Cup. They came soooo close to total victory. 3 Wins while only allowing 2 goals in pool play.  The Final ended in a draw (PKs went to the others)

BU15 Win CERRITOS CUP- Congratulations

B15 win the 2015 Cerritos Cup with a impressive performance.


Coach Lawrance Marin with B11 team, Finalists at Cerritos Cup 2015.  Congratulations, boys!

Swallows Cup 2015 Championship

Swallows Cup 2015 Winners!
Team NMSC Whitecaps GU12.



Swallows Cup Champions 2015

The NMSC Boys U12 team gets a big win to become champions at the Swallows Cup 2015!  

Champions - Wolfpack Invitational!

NMSC GU9 Whitecaps put some work in this weekend and won all four of their games scoring 19 goals -- allowing ZERO!  Way to go!


GU8 Win Wolfpack Invitational - Congratulations

Coach JB's Girls U8 won the Wolfpack Invitational on July 12, 2015. The girls played hard all weekend, won four games in two days, and shut out every team. So proud of them!


Hotspurs Tournament Champions!!
In amazing form: Won ALL 4 games,
12 goals scored/ ZERO allowed!
Great performance!

Congrats, Girls!



During the 2015 Swallow's Cup in San Juan Capistrano, our NMSC GU9 Waves had one goal in mind... and that was to make it to the Championship game.  After a tough showing last year, the girls were determined to change their fortune.
The GU9 Waves went undefeated in group play by scoring 7 goals and shutting out their opponents in each game.  They placed #1 in their bracket and were going to the Finals.
They played really well during the Championship game but could not beat the brilliant saves by the opposing keeper.  They finished second in their Flight.
Next year, they vow to win first place!


Congratulations to NMSC's BU15 -- CHRISTOPHER REYES -- on his honor of being selected to this year's Olympic Development Program (ODP)!  CHRIS is coached by Damon Hughes.


Congratulations to NMSC's G12 -- Emma Hadley -- on her honor of being selected to this year's Olympic Development Program (ODP)!  Emma is coached by Nike Developmental Coach of the Year -- 2013, Nick Dodd.  Well done !!

    About Us

    Our mission is to develop high quality soccer players through exceptional training methods and by dedicated professional coaches in a challenging, but fun environment.  Our focus and our efforts are on our players.  This club exists for the benefit of our children and not for the benefit of any director, coach or volunteer.  That simple philosophy separates us from the rest of the club soccer world. 

    Stucturally, we are a non-profit youth soccer club.  Founded in 2005. Based in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District area.  We compete in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) -- the best league in SoCal for the serious youth soccer player.

    If you want your child to learn to play this game the proper way -- keeping the ball on the ground, connecting, and working hard -- join NMSC.

    Please do not double park in the bike lane at Bonita.
    NBPD will be patrolling and ticketing offenders.

    No Dogs Allowed
    On ANY NMSC Field