Category: Main Academy

3v3 & Rangers: December Schedule

3v3 & Rangers Camps for December

Saturday, December 5th & 12th
Rangers camp 9-13 years 10am-11am
Rangers camp 14-18 years 11am-12pm

Saturday, December 5th, 12th & 19th
3v3 players in the boys u10, u11, u12 and u11 girls 12pm-1.30pm
3v3 players in boys u13, u14, u15 and girls u14, u15 2pm-4pm
3v3 players in boys u16, u17, u18, and girls u16, u17, u18 4pm-5.30pm

Note: 3v3 soccer is only for players who signed up for winter schedule

Rangers Technical Camp: New Session

rangersheaderGlasgow Rangers Football Club from the Scottish Championship, entered into a partnership with Knoxville Soccer Academy (KSA) in January of 2015. KSA is now part of H3 Sports.

Together, H3 and Rangers are pleased to announce another exciting opportunity for local soccer players to experience some of the Rangers curriculum via Rangers Technical Camps. The camps will focus on improving each individual in the following areas: first-touch, ball striking, passing, heading, shooting and general game related control techniques.

Where: Johnny Long’s Training Academy (NO RAINOUTS), 2620 Willow Point Way, Knoxville, TN 37931

Sessions:  (28 places available each night):
SESSION A – 9-13 years: Wednesday nights from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16 and Saturdays, December 5, 12 (Sat times 10-11 am)

SESSION B – 9-13 years: Friday nights 5:30pm-6:30 pm
Dates: November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 and Saturdays, December 5, 12 (Sat times 10-11 am)

SESSION C – 14-18 years: Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16 and Saturdays: December 5, 12 (Sat times 11-12 noon)

SESSION D – 14-18 years: Friday nights from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dates: November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 and Saturdays, December 5, 12 (Sat times 11-12 noon)

Cost: $100 for 8 weeks (1 session a week + 2 Saturdays due to holidays)

Starting: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Coach: Derek Broadley UEFA A License Holder, Master Coach License Holder

      • KSA players who have paid a yearly subscription and who qualify for these camps, MUST still sign up online.
      • First come, first served basis until classes are full!
      • Sessions are open to all soccer players in Knoxville and will supplement the good work going on in Knoxville area soccer programs!

Questions, contact Director, Derek Broadley at (865) 309-6676

KSA & My Club Hub

myclubhubA key goal for KSA is to deliver the most efficient and practical methods of communicating with our players, parents, coaches and staff while also protecting your privacy. In order to achieve this goal, our academy is now using the MY CLUB HUB free mobile app. Download it today in order to get important KSA updates such as: schedules, newsletters, up to the minuet tournament data (game times, playing fields, scores, etc.), secured photo boards, and our “Shop to Support” which earns our club 5% back on every purchase we make. Its user friendly one click functionality now connects us to ALL of our club’s important information. Go to your App Store and download MY CLUB HUB and enter ID code: TNKSA

Girls High School Tryouts

strikingKSA invites all High School girls who have yet to commit to a club program and who are interested in playing club soccer in the spring of 2016 to attend an open tryout in November. We will host a tryout session on Tuesday, November 10 at the Johnny Long Training Academy starting at 6pm. Girls, ages 15-18 years are invited to attend this FREE Tryout. KSA staff will look to evaluate all players and select appropriate teams for the spring season of 2016.

KSA focuses on player development within a team structure and we promote our success of placing high school girls in the college environment! Players do not need to register for this tryout, they can just turn up on the day where individual information will be collected by the KSA staff. All current registered KSA players will also attend this session in order for the ability levels to evaluated. We look forward to seeing a lot a new faces and building on from the good work done by local high schools!

Rangers Technical Camp

rangersheaderGlasgow Rangers Football Club from the Scottish Championship, entered into a partnership with Knoxville Soccer Academy (KSA) in January of 2015. KSA is now part of H3 Sports.

Together, H3 and Rangers are pleased to announce another exciting opportunity for local soccer players to experience some of the Rangers curriculum via Rangers Technical Camps. The camps will focus on improving each individual in the following areas: first-touch, ball striking, passing, heading, shooting and general game related control techniques.

Where: Johnny Long’s Training Academy (NO RAINOUTS), 2620 Willow Point Way, Knoxville, TN 37931

Sessions:  (28 places available each night):
SESSION A – 9-13 years: Wednesday nights from 5:30pm-6:30pm
SESSION B – 9-13 years: Friday nights 5:30pm-6:30 pm
SESSION C – 14-18 years: Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-7:30pm
SESSION D – 14-18 years: Friday nights from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: $100 for 8 weeks (1 session a week)

Starting: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Coach: Derek Broadley UEFA A License Holder, Master Coach License Holder

      • KSA players who have paid a yearly subscription and who qualify for these camps, MUST still sign up online.
      • First come, first served basis until classes are full!
      • Sessions are open to all soccer players in Knoxville and will supplement the good work going on in Knoxville area soccer programs!

Questions, contact Director, Derek Broadley at (865) 309-6676

 

 

 

Season Welcome!

KSA would like to welcome all new players and parents who are joining us for the 2015/16 season and welcome back, all returning families! We really look forward to a very busy and exciting season where players come to JLTA to improve their skills!

By now, all players should have returned their paperwork (commitment letter, medical info etc) and completed their payment sheets that sets out their chosen payment plan. Also, players should have ordered their new kit from soccer post consisting of a minimum: two match kits (hooped shirt, red shirt, blue shorts and blue socks) and two practice uniforms!

We made the decision as a club to become a Rangers partner club and this was part of that deal, that we would represent Rangers by using their brand. All of the other practice kit of: sweatshirt, rain jacket, training pants will be needed for the fall.

(The only exception to the training kit, is for the u18 boys who will only need match kit,) we understand that they are preparing for college and this is an added cost that they not need have, at this stage.

Some KSA teams have signed up for the 3v3 event taking place at JLTA on July 11th run by the “world futbol tour” company and their is still time to get your team registered. Those who are interested should register immediately in order to play. You only need 4 players (don’t have to be KSA players) and it’s a great way to get some touches in before we start back!!!

July 10th will have KSA sending out the fall practice schedule that will begin on Monday July 26th. We will be running 11 teams this fall and that may increase to 12 by the start date. All home games will be at JLTA and all practice sessions too.

KSA has been approached by Emerald Youth Sports to participate in their newly formed youth leagues for younger teams, this will encourage more local games and KSA is offering its facility to the Force to help provide a comprehensive local games program for teams 13 and under. All of our older teams 13+ will enter state league events to support our games program!

It is always important to remember that KSA prides itself on its training programs and our coaching curriculum. We are still looking for a coach to work part time and hope to announce a new coach very soon.

We want to thank all of the girls that participated in the USL Super 20 program, the girls will hear shortly if they are to attend the national finals down in Florida at IMG. The season was a challenge but a trip to IMG would be a great way to finish the summer!

Congrats to all of our 3v3 teams who competed in Nashville. We had a good showing with a few teams making the semi finals and a couple making the finals. KSA u13/14 girls where crowned champions so a big we’ll done to them!

Finally, we hope that everyone is enjoying their summer break and are looking forward to getting back to the soccer field soon. Happy 4th of July!

KSA

Coach Needed

KSA is looking for a qualified coach to join our staff. The coach must possess a current license to enable them to work within the Tennessee State Soccer Association (minimum d license). With the introduction of new teams into our structure, we are seeking an open minded qualified coach to support the work we do of creating a seamless coaching philosophy across the age ranges. Anyone who is interested should contact Derek Broadley at derek@h3sports.org by sending a soccer resume. Start date will be July 27th and people should note this is a part time role!

Season Update

At KSA we have just completed our tryouts for the 2015/16 season. Offer emails have gone out and players should have confirmed their offer by the end of play today (Friday 12th of June) Paperwork should be returned by Monday 15th June. On Tuesday 16th of June we will post our team lists on our website and we are working on the coaching assignments.

We are looking for team managers at the following age groups: u9, u12, u13, u15 and u16 boys and u11 and 14 girls. If you can help out please contact Derek or Naomi ASAP.

Uniforms can be ordered at soccer post and need to be in your possession by the end of July.

The fall schedules with be posted on our website during the first week of July and we will be offering some play days throughout the summer that will also be advertised in July.

If there are any questions please contact Derek directly.

Thank You!

To all KSA parents and players,

I want to personally thank you all for your participation this weekend!!!!!

This was the first time any club has hosted such an event and to add it onto our Rangers camp was special. For those players who participated in both the exhibition sessions and games: well done! You were a credit to KSA and represented us well. To all of the parents who attended the event: you were fantastic hosts and supported our players brilliantly!

To everyone who brought a dish for the picnic a big “thank you” and to Robin Bingham and Naomi Wallace, who coordinated the picnic, a special thank you to you both!!!!

Over the past week a lot of KSA families have supported our program in a variety of ways:

First, the Whitley’s and the Seaman’s have hosted the two Rangers coaches all week; I really want to thank both families for opening up your homes to my 2 fellow countrymen!

To Shawna Parisi, who hosted an excellent meal for the Rangers coaches and their host families along with providing us with some gift certificates for lunches, a big thank you too!
To Robin Bingham again, for providing the entire coaching staff (along with many campers) with a great lunch during camp, thanks, it was delicious!!

At the picnic, Chris Griffith and Phillip Bingham; thanks for your culinary skills, the food was cooked to perfection!
To Chris Stafford, Grady Williams, Tate Foster, Sam Patterson and Noah Carney, thanks for officiating in our exhibition games!

To Scott, Rex and Dave, the KSA staff, a big thanks for making yourselves available all week and for helping to set up fields, cleaning up etc….. hopefully you got to learn some new things by watching the Rangers coaches on the field all week too!

Last but not least, to Michael Parisi, who provided his hotel to the Rangers staff and to the visiting teams and coaches Friday thru Sunday! The hotel staff could not have been more helpful and to be able to host our presentations in such a professional environment, is invaluable! So Michael, thank you!

Finally, the past week has shown me that KSA is moving in the right direction! We have families who are prepared to open up their minds and who want to see their children exposed to fresh challenges in the soccer arena. That is very refreshing to see and stands KSA in very good stead going forward. So thanks again it could not have been achieved without all of the support listed above.

Derek Broadley
KSA Academy Director