Tag: Missouri

Evangel University Adding Mens and Womens Soccer

Evangel-LOGOVia Evangel Athletics – Evangel University has announced the addition of men’s and women’s soccer to its intercollegiate athletic offerings, beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

This will be the first time the university has offered women’s soccer and the first time to offer men’s soccer since the 1974 season. A Men’s Coach will be hired this Fall and a Women’s Coach sometime in 2015.

Evangel will play home matches at the Lake Country Soccer Complex on East Pythian Street in Springfield. Read more at Evangel.edu

Good news as it offers another opportunity for area players. When I last looked at this topic, in 2006 shortly after a $1 million upgrade the athletic facilities at the school, I pointed out that Evangel was the only school in the Heart of America Conference that did NOT offer soccer.

I pointed out in the story that there were nine area players who were playing the game at other HAAC schools, a list that has changed somewhat since then (Jewell and Lindenwood are now D2). I think the same opportunities to attract local players as well as from their core missionary students bode well.

Springfield SC Coaches

Help Wanted: Director of Coaching and Youth Development

Springfield SC CoachesSpringfield Soccer Club (Springfield, MO) is the premier youth soccer club in Southwest Missouri. We have over 300 players across 25-35 teams. The club competes in leagues locally, across the state in KC and St Louis, the Midwest Regional League (MRL), and tournaments on a state and regional level and at National level where appropriate. Continue reading “Help Wanted: Director of Coaching and Youth Development”

Nixa Eagles, 2013 District 11 Champions

Ozarks Soccer Represented by Catholic and Nixa at State

Nixa Eagles, 2013 District 11 Champions
Nixa Eagles, 2013 District 11 Champions

UPDATED with Class 3 story links – Good luck to Springfield Catholic and Nixa in Blue Springs this weekend.

Once again, MSHSAA.TV is offering live streaming of the games. Game times may change depending on the weather in Blue Springs!

Class 1
St Pius X are the defending champions, winning 3-1 over Principia last year. Springfield Catholic returns for the fifth straight year as the other returning program this season. The seniors on the Springfield squad won the schools (and Southwest Missouri’s) first soccer title as freshmen in 2010, repeating as sophomores and finishing 3rd last season. Led by Lydia Holtmann, I believe the Irish will play in the Consolation match again this year. The P-D looks at the match up and the challenge facing the Irish. They also offer a Preview.

1:00 pm at Blue Springs South
St Pius X –
Springfield Catholic –

3:00 pm
Duchesne –
O’Hara –
The P-D looks at Duchesne’s proud tradition

Continue reading “Ozarks Soccer Represented by Catholic and Nixa at State”

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Nixa SC Summer Camps Return for 9th Year

Nixa-Soccer-at-Sporting-KCNixa Soccer Club announces dates for their 9th annual Summer Camp. Designed to improve your childs ball skills and touch, they’ll play games and have fun.

When: June 3 – 6 for boys and girls
Ages 6 to 10 – 5:30 until 7:15 (The critical age for developing top level ball control)
Ages 11 – 16 – 6:30 until 8:45 (Refine skills and advance your tactical play)

Download the 2013 Nixa SC Summer Camp Flyer for registration

At the Nixa Community Center Soccer Fields

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Paige Townsend, Nixa (2014) after beating Ozark for COC Title
Who: Nixa Soccer Club is a not for profit organization dedicated to developing competitive youth soccer players and coaches in Nixa and the surrounding communities. Camp coaches include competitive club coaches. Technical trainers include top high school and college players.

Why: Low coach to camper ratio resulting in more quality time with campers. Low cost – $50 per participant in advance, $60 at the camp. Two family members only $85. Three or more family members only $100.

Train with the best and be the best you can be. Receive a free T-shirt if you register by May 23.

For more information: www.nixasoccerclub.org or email tsterling@nixasoccerclub.org or dboehmer@nixasoccerclub.org. You may also contact us via phone at 417-830-4515

Busch Stadium Soccer seating chart

Chelsea vs ManCity May 23rd in Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium Soccer seating chartHere is ticket information for the upcoming

CHELSEA FC VS. MANCHESTER CITY SOCCER

match at Busch Stadium on May 23rd.

Reserved seats starting at $30 ** Premium Reserved seats starting at $100 ** All-inclusive seats starting at $140

* All Field Club, Midfield, Sideline and All-inclusive ticket buyers for the match on Thursday will receive a FREE ticket to the Chelsea FC training session on Wed, May 22 at 5:30 pm.

From an article in the Post-Dispatch earlier today

Seats will be added on the field while some in the upper deck in right field won’t be sold, bringing capacity for the game to about 42,000. Bryant said they’re hoping for a sellout, with fans coming from outside the area to see the game.

Fitting a soccer field into Busch Stadium will be a tight squeeze. The field will run from in front of the visiting dugout on the third-base line, along the first-base line, to the right field stands. It will be just short of 100 meters long, the minimum allowable length for an international match, which would probably preclude playing World Cup qualifying matches here. But because this match is an exhibition game, being a few feet short is permissible.