MLS Next News

Another successful BUSC Abroad trip in the books!

July 3, 2024

By Dennis Miller When Ballistic United Soccer Club Executive Director Kevin Crow was 13 years old, he travelled to England as part of a local district all-star team. It was a great experience and provided some context for Crow as he looked at his possible playing career. “It really whet my appetite,” said Crow. “It…

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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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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 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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