Club News

BUSC welcomes Shawn Nicklaw to coach MLSNEXT U-19 team!

March 17, 2024

The Ballistic United Soccer Club has always taken great pride in the coaching staff they’ve assembled. Another key to developing an elite group is to never stop searching for high quality coaches. Ballistic has done just that and is pleased to announce the hiring of Shawn Nicklaw, the Associate Head Coach at St, Mary’s College.…

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Valley View soccer team closes strong!

March 7, 2024

When Valley View elementary school in Pleasanton partnered with the Ballistic United Soccer Club and the Get on the Bus program that helps bring the game of soccer to under-privileged kids, there were simple things they had hoped to accomplish. It wasn’t just the experience of the playing the wonderful game of soccer, but it…

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Pleasanton Adult Sunday Soccer (PASS) growing strong!

February 29, 2024

When things start to go south in a recreational sports league, the group running the league has two choices. One, try to fight it and hope things get better, which usually doesn’t happen. Or, two, adapt to the times, make things better, and see the league come to life again. For the Pleasanton Adult Sunday…

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BUSC Golf and Awards set for May 13!

February 16, 2024

By Dennis Miller A club as storied as the Ballistic United Soccer Club screams for having a Hall of Fame to be able to recognize people that were instrumental in developing the club to where it is today, or to those who rose through the playing ranks and exceled on the field. For a few…

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BUSC coaches racking up U.S. Soccer Coaching Licenses!

January 27, 2024

The Ballistic United Soccer Club prides itself putting the best possible coaches on their roster, which in turn helps the club get the best out of their players as they nurture their skill set. Here is a rundown of coaches that have gained national certification. *Carlos Schulze: U.S. Soccer Grassroots, U.S. National D license (has…

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Austin Daniels honored with national Hall of Fame selection!

January 17, 2024

That Austin Daniels is a topnotch and inspirational soccer coach is a given. He is a four-time Hall of Fame member in Connecticut, and in his three years at Ballistic United as the Director of Coaching Education, coaches have continually raved about his knowledge and mentorship. The weekend of January 13-14 let the entire country…

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Former BUSC player Shane de Flores picked in MLS Super Draft!

December 20, 2023

Shane de Flores, who played U-14 through U-16 at Ballistic United, was drafted by the Chicago Fire in the MLS Super Draft on Tuesday. De Flores, who is from Danville and is a junior at Stanford, was the 14th pick in the third-round.

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BUSC MLSNEXT U-19 picked as Squad of the Day at MLSNEXT Fest!

December 20, 2023

The BUSC U-19 team was picked as the “Squad of the Day,” following their 7-0 win over the New York Soccer Club at the MLSNEXT Fest in Arizona. In their other games, Ballistic drew 1-1 with both Bethesda SC and Chula Vista FC.

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BUSC Leadership Academy – Helping players realize their leadership potential!

December 8, 2023

If you are going to write about a class of some sort, then the best thing to do to get the proper perspective is to sit though the course. Such was the case when I decided to write about the Ballistic United Soccer Club Leadership Academy. Run by Brady Taylor, the Director of Coaching for…

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BUSC adds to its Leadership opportunities!

November 17, 2023

By Dennis Miller When Walter Pratte was growing up in Argentina, he didn’t have much. So, when he came to the United States and saw what kids have available to them, he was perplexed on why there was a high level of stress for some of them. “I had nothing growing up,” said Pratte. “Just…

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