Club News

BUSC Office Hours!

September 25, 2023

Hello there! Do you need to drop something off or pick something up from the Ballistic United offices? Or perhaps you need a signature on a document or even check out the lost or found? The visit the BUSC office during office hours! Stop by Monday-Wednesday, or Thursday’s from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The office is…

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Verbal Abuse of referees continues to plague soccer!

September 21, 2023

By Dennis Miller I have been around youth and high school athletics for over 45 years now in a variety of positions, with the vast majority coming as a journalist. Of all the issues surrounding athletics, the number one problem is the verbal abuse of referees. It doesn’t matter what sport, as it is something…

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Ezra VanCleave – Climbing the Ballistic Pathway!

September 12, 2023

Sometimes things are just meant to be. For Ezra VanCleave, a 7th grader at Hart Middle School in Pleasanton, it seems he was made to be a soccer player. The only question – would he be exposed to the needed pathway to take his game to the next level. He got just the pathway he…

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Taylor, Schulze add DOC License to resumes!

July 29, 2023

In the spring of 2019, U.S. Soccer launched a new license programe to help coaches develop the competencies needed to complete the tasks of a Director of Coaching – the technical leader of a youth soccer club. Recently two Ballistic United coaches – Carlos Schulze and Brady Taylor – successfully completed the course, adding to…

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Ballistic staff brings impressive resumes!

July 26, 2023

One of the goals for the Ballistic United Soccer Club has always been to create the best possible learning environment for the players to be able grow, both as a player and as a person. In order to provide the best path for the players to develop is to put the best staff in place…

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BUSC players volunteering at Homeless World Cup in Sacramento!

July 13, 2023

Saturday will bring to a close the 2023 Homeless World Cup in Sacramento, and it will also bring to a close the volunteer efforts of a pair of Ballistic United players. Sean Sweeney (U-19) and Koji Green (U-13) have been volunteering at the event in Sacramento. The finals are set for Saturday between 8 a.m.…

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BUSC/Pleasanton TopSoccer program underway!

May 5, 2023

By Dennis Miller When Scott McMillin took over as President of the Board of Directors for the Ballistic United Soccer Club, he was adamant about developing and growing a club that offered programs for every youth that wanted to play soccer. Part of that has turned into TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer). It is…

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Chalwin commits to Cal-Berkeley!

May 2, 2023

The old saying “game recognizes game,” is a perfect way to describe the soccer ability and pathway of Joseph Chalwin, a member of the Ballistic United MLS NEXT U-17 team. Chalwin lives in Lafayette and had played his youth soccer locally. The Miramonte High junior saw the level Ballistic’s team in his age group was…

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BUSC Abroad program returns from successful trip to England!

April 16, 2023

Playing for the Ballistic United Soccer Club is about so much more than just showing up for practices during the week, then the games on the weekend. It’s about the growth of the person as the players develop into young men. BUSC doesn’t just want the development of soccer skills, but the maturation of each…

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BUSC’s Dane Baker commits to United States Air Force Academy!

March 22, 2023

There are high school athletes that use their physical gifts as a way to get into college, and once there, academics can take a backseatt to playing their sport and having a good time experiencing college. Then there are those athletes good enough to play at the next level but are also driven to be…

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