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The KSA u14 girls won the D1 Indoor Soccer Tournament for a 2nd year in a row. With a winning season of 10-1, the girls went into the tournament in the #2 seed. The semi-final game against Blount United Lady Hammers ended with a 3-3 tie, sending the girls into OT. They started 5v5 for one minute then removing a player every minute until someone scores. The girls won after playing an extra 5 minutes ending in a 2v2 game. The championship game was also against the Lady Hammers. The girls won 1-0 with the winning goal in the last 3 minutes of the game. All of the girls played great and we are very proud of them!
We are proud to be hosting the Rangers North American Academy, Elite Player ID Camp. The camp runs May 29-31st. Register HERE
Many of you will have seen a new coach working with our U9 boys. Billy is a former Knoxville Force player who has move back to Knoxville. Billy is doing his OPT year after college and we are very lucky to have Billy working at KSA. We will post Billy’s bio on the website over the weekend but when you see him please make him welcome and introduce yourself.
Parents of KSA,
With all the changes taking place over the last couple of months at KSA (Rangers partnership and tour, the formation of committees, new pricing policy, H3 etc) it is going to crucial for us at KSA to explain in detail, to all of our current families what is going on and what is on offer going forward within KSA.
Therefore, we are requesting that every family has a parent in attendance at a meeting on Sunday March 22nd at 6pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel Cedar Bluff. This meeting is for Parents NOT Players! Parents are also encouraged to invite other NON KSA parents who maybe considering KSA as an option for next season.
This meeting will allow us at KSA to bring everyone up to speed with the direction of the club and to clarify what has been taking place over the winter. It will be vital for all parents who are continuing with the club to be in attendance and we would like everyone to confirm via their team manger their attendance, so that we can make sure we have the correct set up in the conference room.
I would like to thank Mr. Michael Parissi (GM) of the Holiday Inn (parent from our U14 girls team) for providing us with this venue which is an excellent environment for us to present our new direction.
An agenda will be circulated to all parents by the middle of next week and posted on the website and social media. Upon conclusion of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions from the floor but we hope that everything will be covered via our presentation.
Please make a big effort to attend!
The finishing clinic will be moved to 6:00 – 7:00 PM this Friday March 6th at JLTA.
Now that we have partnered with Rangers it would make good sense to switch our uniform company over to Puma. Tonight all of the samples of jerseys etc will be placed upstairs at Jlta for people to view. Our kit committee will make the final selection but if you have an opinion you can let me know in writing.
We had a sign up for the intended Glasgow Rangers trip for December 2015 which proved to show a great interest. The final step to securing this tour is for parents and players to confirm their interest by providing a deposit. Therefore, we need a non refundable deposit of $500 by April 12th 2015. If we secure enough deposits then the trip will go ahead. A check made out to “KSA continued education” should be turned into Derek or Robin Bingham by April 12th. If we do not have enough deposits the trip will be put back until 2016. We have some fund raising opportunities in place and will follow up shortly.
With the events last night and the weather we are expecting tonight and tomorrow, we will push the mini-academy start date to Tuesday March 10th. It will continue to be a ten week program and run until Thursday May 14th.
We hope this extra time will allow everyone to recover from the weather and be ready to go next week. This will hopefully be the last blast of winter for us and we can get the season started because I know the kids are ready to go for the spring.
As always if you know of anyone that would like to come out and see what it is about, feel free to invite them out for the sessions next week. If you have any questions do not hesitate to email or call me.
KSA is very proud of both Trevor Howe and Aaron West who both recently passed their state licenses for coaching. Both young coaches have been working under the tutor-ledge of Derek Broadley and Scott Muir at the Knoxville Soccer Academy here in Knoxville. KSA prides itself on the professionalism of its staff and continual education is something that is encouraged and offered to each staff member who works at the club.
KSA Congratulates – Jake Lowe and Heath Martin, as members of the Tennessee Olympic Development Program for 2014-2015. During the month of January, both Jake and Heath participated in region tryouts, which were held in Decatur, Alabama. The region tryouts consisted of competitive games, between three Alabama and Tennessee teams. Read more…