Newport Mesa SC Partners with Strikers FC
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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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 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.
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Bonita Canyon Sports Park #5
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
(Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, CA -- December 28, 2015) The Newport Mesa Soccer Club (NMSC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Benjamin Helm as the new Director of Coaching. Ben comes to NMSC with over 15 years of coaching experience, including nine successful years at nationally acclaimed clubs -- SoCal Blues and Laguna Hills Eclipse. While at the SoCal Blues, Ben also served as the Director of Operations -- coordinating the activities of the 25 club teams.
“We are very excited to have Ben join our program as our new DOC. Ben possesses a strong work ethic, has a proven track record of player development and shares our vision of building a strong local club to develop the local talent”, said NMSC’s President, Mark Arblaster. Board member, Floreal Taboada, said “We are impressed with Ben’s professional approach to player development and his well-rounded experiences. He has coached both boys and girls; college, club and high school; as well as having club operations experience.”
Ben Helm says, “There are a lot of talented players in this community and they deserve to have a quality local club that cares more about developing the local talent than building big corporate soccer businesses. That’s what struck me as being so special about NMSC. That’s what I want to help build. I’d be proud to put my name on that”.
A brief summary of Ben Helm’s experiences includes: Coaching at the University of Oregon (women), Colorado College (men), Irvine Valley College, Laguna Beach HS (boys); Playing at Wittenberg University (Ohio) and in Germany; Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature; NSCAA Goalkeeper Training license; and a growing family that includes his newborn son, Chase.
In January, NMSC will be holding tryouts and training sessions for existing and interested players. To get more information, contact:
DOC, Newport Mesa Soccer Club
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BU19-Waves coached by Amos Hernandez 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 coached by Jerry Laterza 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 coached by Amos Hernandez 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 coached by Jerry Laterza 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 coached by Leslie Bryant 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) #smilinglikewewon1stplace
B15 win the 2015 Cerritos Cup with a impressive performance (coach Jerry Laterza).
Coach Lawrance Marin with B11 team, Finalists at Cerritos Cup 2015. Congratulations, boys!
The NMSC Boys U12 team gets a big win to become champions at the Swallows Cup 2015. Another winning team for Coach JB!
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!
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 !!
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.
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