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7 04, 2015

FIRST BUSC U14 ACADEMY FUNDRAISING CAMP A SUCCESS

Last week, 22 Ballistic players attended a camp to help the U14 Academy players raise money for the US Soccer Showcase in Indianapolis this June.

Under the guidance of coaches Luciano Estrada and Andrew Ziemer, 8-10 Academy players worked with the kids and passed on their knowledge. The younger campers looked up to the players and now want to come see them play.

“Luciano and I were very impressed with their professionalism and energy. Last year, some of the players did not attend the Showcase in which all the US Soccer scouts are present to scout for the National Team. This year we made a commitment that the team would work together to insure that no player did not travel to Indianapolis due to the cost, which is about $1350 per player ” said Coach Ziemer.

Please come join us in the June camp which will be the 3 days before the team departs to the Showcase. All coaches volunteer their time and 100% of the money goes towards the travel costs. Please follow this link to register ~ https://korrio.com/groups/ballistic-united-soccer-club/programs/start-registration/ ~ select Summer 3 Day Camp

If you would like to donate to the BUSC U14 Academy team, please send a check payable to BUSC U14 Academy to 275 Rose Avenue, Suite 209 Pleasanton, Ca 94566.

2 04, 2015

BUSC U16 PREMIER & U17 PREMIER RECENT TOURNAMENT SUCCESS

During the month of March our clubs top teams in the U16 & U17 age groups both achieved success!
Coming out of high school soccer at the end of February, which means both teams took a 3 month lay off from club soccer, both teams continued their respective high level of play.

The U17 Premier team captured 3rd at the Juventus college showcase competing at the highest Diamond division.
The team won 3 and lost 1 over the 2-day event playing the 4th match of the 2-day event with only 11 players beating FC Elk Grove 2-0.
The previous day saw the team beat both Davis (2-1) and Sporting FC (2-1) before losing to SF Elite (1-2) on Sunday morning.
The team currently has 4 players preparing for their trip abroad to participate in the Sheffield Wednesday Elite player camp.

The U16 Premier team recently traveled to Phoenix to participate in the Phoenix College cup.
Competing in the highest Diamond division, the team won 2 and tied 1 while never conceding a goal!
The team competed against teams from Arizona, Texas, and Cal South.
The team has one player preparing for their trip abroad to participate in the Sheffield Wednesday Elite player camp.

We congratulate both teams for the recent success, representing BUSC both on and off the field with class while playing our possession based style of play!

20 01, 2015

BUSC PLAYER COLLIN TRAVASOS

collinHarvest Park Middle School eighth-grader Collin Travasos competed in the National Football League (NFL) Punt, Pass and Kick national finals last weekend in Washington state, earning a fourth-place finish in his age group.

Representing the Oakland Raiders in the boys 12-13 division, 13-year-old Travasos advanced through local, sectional and team championship rounds in the contest that tests youngsters’ football skills in punting, throwing and placekicking.

The Pleasanton teen was one of 40 boys and girls from 23 states, among five different age groups, to earn a spot in the national finals held last weekend at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash.

“The Seattle Seahawks’ practice facility (where the national competition was held) was really nice,” Travasos said. “It was actually pretty nice that the other competitors and I got along so well. There wasn’t a real feeling of competition. I think we all realized that it was just a great overall experience.”

In the finals, participants launched two punts, two passes and two kicks with scores based on distance and accuracy for their best result in each category.

Travasos came in fourth in the boys 12-13 division with a combined score of 323 feet, 3 inches. The division winner was Dylan Downing of Lenexa, Kan., with a score of 375 feet, 7 inches.

The national champions (one boy and one girl for each age group) were recognized on national television during halftime of the Seattle Seahawks’ 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional playoff round Saturday evening.

All 40 national finalists received airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the Seahawks-Panthers game, according to competition organizers.

“The best part about the day was running onto the Seahawks field at halftime,” Travasos said. “The cheerleaders were there, and we all got to throw the ball on the game field. I remember thinking it was so loud, but then again, it was Seattle! I saw Russell Wilson and Luke Willson as we were just about to leave the field.”

This year marked the 53rd annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition. Notable past participants included Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Dan Marino as well as current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

13 01, 2015

BALLISTIC UNITED U12 PREMIER WIN STATE CUP

The Ballistic United U12 Premier boys soccer team won the Blue Division State Cup on December 20 by beating San Ramon Azuri 4-1 in a final played at Alden Oliver Sports Park in Hayward. Trevor Cheng opened the scoring midway through the first half when he made a run to the back post and headed in a cross from Noah White on an indirect free kick from just inside the penalty area. Cheng increased the lead to 2-0 in the final minute before half time when he put away his second goal. Ballistic United increased its advantage to 3-0 early in the second half when Arnav Patel headed home a corner from White. Adrian Denoncourt then assisted White on a scoring blast from outside the penalty area to close the scoring for Ballistic United, which was able to coast to the title from there.

In the semifinal game, Ian Lee scored twice in a five-goal, first half scoring barrage against Dublin United Legend on December 14. Ballistic United took its foot off the gas after halftime, and cruised to an easy 6-0 victory. Jacob Lambro tallied the only second half goal of the game.

Ballistic United won their quarterfinal in compelling fashion, 2-1 over Mustang Tornadoes, in double overtime on a golden goal by Cheng. The ball popped loose after a scramble in the penalty box, and he put in the back of the net. White opened the scoring early in the second half by putting home a through ball from Denoncourt before Mustang knotted things up with just four minutes left in regulation.

Congrats, boys!

12 01, 2015

BALLISTIC UNITED PLAYERS INVITED INTO U14 NATIONAL TEAM CAMP IN FLORIDA

U14 Ballistic United Academy Players Mario Anaya and Travian Sousa are both in Florida for the U14 National Team Camp for players born in 2001.

U14 Ballistic United Academy Players Mario Anaya and Travian Sousa are both in Florida for the U14 National Team Camp for players born in 2001.

U14 Ballistic United Academy Players Mario Anaya and Travian Sousa are both in Florida for the U14 National Team Camp for players born in 2001.

Mario has been playing with Ballistic United since age 7 and primarily plays midfield.

Travian has been playing with Ballistic United for four years and is a left-footed attacking defender and winger. This is the third US Men’s National Team Camp that Travian has attended.

“Ballistic United is very proud of Mario and Travian. These boys are both very motivated and passionate about soccer. The Ballistic Way of Playing, Personal Development Plans and Video Analysis Program are working club wide, but these two players are prime examples of players taking full advantage of the resources that our club are providing them,” states U14 Academy Coach, Andrew Ziemer.

Click on the following link to see Maria, Travian, and the Ballistic United U14 Academy Team play.

http://ussda.demosphere.com/teams/68797515/61519351-68797604/TEAM.html

7 01, 2015

CONGRATS TO THE U8 AND U9 TEAMS

This past weekend BUFC entered four teams in the Northwest Futsal Championship in San Jose. This event is considered the most challenging of all the Regional tournaments held in the United States. Clubs from Mexico to Oregon attended, and the level of play proved quite high.

All our teams played attractive, attacking futsal that led to numerous opportunities on goal. Two of our teams were crowned champions at the u8 & u9 age groups. Our teams received much praise from the coaches and directors of other established futsal clubs. Thanks to our wonderful players, families, and coaches, BUFC is off to a great start.

The soccer season is right around the corner, so we wish all our boys the best and hope futsal has served them well.

7 01, 2015

CONGRATS TO THE U8 BUFC “BULLDOGS” THAT WON SAN RAMON FUTSAL’S SEASON 2, 2015.

This Winter’s effort, focus, and dedication paid off with an 8-6 victory over Mustang Barcelona in the finals. The boys showed great resolve in fighting back from a four goal deficit. Great show boys!

Left to right starting with back row: Pete Houston, Ryan Bell, Isaac Karottu, Isaac Amiri, Gabriel Gyamfi, Samuel Ahner, Gavin Halter, Tomo Allen, Christian Hotta,
Left to right starting with front row: Noah Houston, Landon Kenney, Henry Beatty, Gavin Reed