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18 12, 2016

Emerald Glen Park Clean Up

emerald-glen2Hi, my name is Sid Wani. I play for Ballistic United U-14 Select.

My Leadership project was based on cleaning up the Emerald Glen Park in Dublin and helping keep our communities clean and making sure everyone is able to enjoy themselves in a hygienic environment. This was important to me because this is a really popular park in my city and everyone comes here to have fun. But when some kids or adults walk and play, they leave a lot of trash around. It sometimes stinks and is really bad to have around. A problem to this Earth is pollution and we as a community must clean up the Earth if we want to preserve it. Some people believe that one person wont make a difference, so why should we clean up? I think that every thing counts and if we want to live in a place that is clean and a nice area to just generally be in, everyone must take part in helping.

This project changed a lot over time. In the earlier stages, I had a teammate to work with, and our plan was to have a raffle ticket sale to help a certain cause, which was cancer. We had decided to go to a park and sell tickets for prizes that we would give to the winners. Over time, we were never able to find a good date to do the project. Also the organizations that I talked to wouldn’t respond to my follow up calls and kind of disregarded me. So we changed the idea and decided to clean up a park. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a date to agree on, and finally I suggested we split into our own paths.

emerald-glen1I ended up in Emerald Glen Park, where I went around the park picking up trash with a grabbing claw. I saw that the skate park was the most trashed place with food, drinks, and other items. The area was really bad in terms of garbage. What I learned from this was that the millennials/teenagers are becoming careless, lazy and running away from their responsibility. But two hours later, I had gone through the entire park, cleaned up whatever I had seen, and gotten a few “good jobs” from passerby’s along the way.

Honestly, I had looked at this project as necessary work, but it made me feel really good inside after the job was done to see how the park had changed after I arrived. It just goes to show, one person can really make a difference! This was really important because I was helping my community, cleaning up other’s trash, and promoting people to do good.

12 12, 2016

State Cup Champions of the Bronze Cup A Division

BUSC’s 2006 Competitive Select 1 team are the State Cup Champions of the Bronze Cup A Division.   In the finals they met a tough Central California Soccer Alliance team from Fresno and battled to the end with a final score of 4-3.  This State Cup Final victory capped a season that had an overall record of 21-5 and a 2nd place league finish.   

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14 11, 2016

Stanford Men’s Soccer Game

06 Premier, Elite 1 and Elite 2 went to a Stanford Men’s Soccer game.  Before the game, 3 Stanford players talked to the boys about their college soccer experience.
At half-time, the boys scrimmaged each other in the middle of the field. After the game, some of the boys took pks in the pouring rain.
10 11, 2016

All Star Pictures

2016 ALL STAR PICTURES

16 08, 2016

2017 Opening Day – September 9

The 45th Annual Pleasanton Youth Soccer Kick-off Parade will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 in downtown Pleasanton!

Teams will be staged by Age Group and Club from St. Mary’s St and Main St. and along Peters Ave at 7:00AM. The parade starts at 7:30AM sharp and proceeds down Main St., turns onto W. Angela St., and then proceeds back up Peters Ave to the staging area. (see map below)

19 07, 2016

2006 Team Traveled to Portland, Oregon

The mixed team of 2006 players advanced to the gold semi final game but lost after 8 rounds of PK’s. During the semi-final the team was down 0-2 at half  but they tied the game 2-2 to force the shootout.

The team also attended the u23 Portand Timbers game on Saturday night as ball boys.  Thank You to Christine Butler who was the team manager for the trip.
The team consisted of; Aidan Ahmad, Lucas Butler, Andres Garcia-Flores, Morgan Brooke, Matthew Malfatti, Ian McCorriston, Griffin Mello, Evan Pimentel, Andrew Soares, Colin Surridge, Alex Thompson. A total of 30 people attended this trip. The team was coached by Coach Mario and Roland.

The team consisted of; Aidan Ahmad, Lucas Butler, Andres Garcia-Flores, Morgan Brooke, Matthew Malfatti, Ian McCorriston, Griffin Mello, Evan Pimentel, Andrew Soares, Colin Surridge, Alex Thompson. A total of 30 people attended this trip. The team was coached by Coach Mario and Roland.

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19 05, 2016

U14Premier – 2016 Champions of NPL 2 and State Cup

BIG CONGRATS to the U14Premier team who finished off their Spring season with a great State Cup victory beating CV EarthQuakes 1-0 in the Finale!
The team has played exceptionally well this Spring going UNDEFEATED and winning the Juventus Spring Showcase tournament in March, the National Premier League 2 (Spring season), and finishing with a State Cup Championship!
Top row: Evan Thomas, Sean Kim, Carlos Vasquez, Erik Moore, Zion Kiehle, Michael McMasters, Julian Hodis, Ben Wold, Kamra Matin Coaches: Luciano Estrada & Akbar Matin
Bottom row: Owen Svantner, Bryson Kouns, Ben Brathwaite, Andrew Salas, Zane Kolia, Josh Wilner, Joseph Lemus, Ethan McCuen, Giovanni Mota
25 04, 2016

BUSC ’99P NorCal NPL Champions

Ballistic United ’99P ,BUSC’s U17 top team, clinched the 2015-16 NorCal NPL Champions League Championship on Saturday, 4/23 in Davis, Ca. with a 2-1 win over last years champion, Sacramento United. Central defender Sam Christensen scored both goals. They are the first ever Ballistic team to win this prestigious NORCAL National Premier League competition. They concluded their season with a 1-1 tie against Stockton Monarcas on Sunday, in the Davis College Showcase , thus finishing the seasons run undefeated and 5 points clear of their closest competitor. The team will now compete in the National Premier League National Championship in July held in Aurora, Colorado.

23 03, 2016

U10 BUFC Won the 2016 USFF Northwest Regional Championship

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Congrats to our u10 BUFC team that won the 2016 USFF Northwest Regional Championship. This is the team’s third major championship within the last 12 months. The core of this team has trained perhaps more than any other group in the U.S. over the past four years. Year around training and a cohesive system of play have led to some very attractive futsal. The group will now try its luck at USA Futsal’s Boys World Championships in Orlando this August.