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River City United Coaching Team boys and girls
Joshua Fitzgerald :Coaching Director
20 years youth coaching , NSCAA NATIONAL YOUTH LICENSE NSCAA Advanced National License, US SOCCER National Youth License, Instituto Brasiliero de Futbol Educator :Brazilian Coaching License, Manchester United Soccer , Director of Coaching Diploma, ACF Fiorintina Advanced License, NSCAA National Diploma, Jesuit High School Soccer and Rugby Coach
Matt McDougall : Director of Goalkeeping
NSCAA National Goalkeeping License, Sacramento State Men Assistant Soccer Coach, Sacramento State Head Goalkeeper Coach, Former Division I Goalkeeper Sacramento State
20 years youth coaching experience, USSF National License, NSCAA youth diploma, Goal Keeper certification, Olympic Development Program District Coach, RCU STAFF Coach
10 years coaching experience, Collegiate Scholarship Soccer Player at UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara, Olympic Development Program Coach, USSF National License, Professional Soccer player with Chico Rooks, California Gold and Sacramento Knights
15 years youth coaching experience, NSCAA National Youth Diploma , CYSA coaching License, Didion Middle School Soccer coach, RCU ELITE coach, Professional Head Coach California Cougars, Professional indoor player experience Dallas Sidekicks, Sacramento Knights, Currently professional indoor player with San Diego Sockers
Former NCAA womens soccer player at Sacramento State and Humbolt State University, RCU STAFF Coach, CYSA Coaching License
Former Sacramento State mens soccer player, CYSA coaching License
USSF National License , Fiorintina Coaching Certification, RCU STAFF Coach, Inderkum High School Head Coach Girls Varsity Program, CYSA coaching license
10 years youth coaching experience, USSF National License, EMT-B Certification, CPR/AED Certification, CPAT, CrossFit Trainer, Olympic Lifting and Endurance Training Certified
“Tetra Brazil” Soccer Camps
This summer, RCU is sponsoring two "Tetra Brazil" soccer camps from Challenger Sports. Both will be hosted by RCU and Challenger Sports. The camps are open to U8 to U16 players of ALL levels of play. The dates for these camps are:
Session I: June 18 - 22, 2012 - Arden Middle School
http://registration.challengersports.com/FindACamp/FindACampTetra.asp?Method=CampSession&Key=0|5|20952&~= June 18-22nd @ Arden Middle school
Session II: July 16 - 20, 2012 - Tanzanite Park
http://registration.challengersports.com/FindACamp/FindACampTetra.asp?Method=CampSession&Key=0|5|20954&~= July 16-20th @ Tanzanite park
Click on the above links for session details and player registration.
ADDED BONUS: Sign up online by May 4th for Session I and by June 1st for Session II and receive a FREE Tetra Brazil game jersey.
Please visit the Challenger website to learn more about their “Tetra Brazil” camps at www.challengersports.com.
Anyone interested in our teams in these age groups
please contact our
RIVER CITY UNITED STAYS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ONCE AGAIN BY
INCORPORATING NEW ELEMENTS TO ITS PROGRAM
Whats new at RIVER CITY UNITED for 2012
"EXPLOSION AND PLYO TRAINING"
CONTACT COACHINGDIRECTOR@RCUSOCCER.COM FOR MORE DETAILS
"TRAINING SOCCER LEGENDS" STYLE AND PROGRAM founded by Andy Barney.
Important Quick Note: From a physical fitness standpoint the “Training Soccer Legends” approach has it all. Legends trained players develop great speed/power, strength/endurance and aerobic capability. The creative dribbling and shooting based curriculum also builds tremendous coordination, balance and agility. Additionally the deceptive dribbling and precision ball striking demanded of each player grooves great skill at speed. Intelligence is both fully utilized and developed by the ever changing myriad of variables, while character is honed because of the constant extra challenges, frustrations, fatigue and physical abuses that players have to overcome on and around the ball. The Legends way also demands great communication and creative problem solving at speed under pressure. These are two of the most essential life skills. Furthermore, the Legends approach offers the smaller, slightly built, and the bigger, more muscular individual, an equality of opportunity that more traditional coaching philosophies do not. Because of the constant action and involvement Legends players are engaged and motivated all practice long, plus 1 v 1 & 2 v 2 can be adapted to accommodate any player permutation at practice. A further advantage is that the “Training Soccer Legends” concept is comparatively simple and great players can be developed without unreasonable costs because the program is oriented more towards practice and development than the game. Last but not least, the curriculum builds a higher level of awareness and physical agility, plus a superior quality of connective tissue that makes Legends trained players less likely to suffer serious injury.
Soccer coached the traditional way is the world’s most popular team sport. Coached, played and watched the “Training Soccer Legends” way it can only be more rewarding, enjoyable and beneficial for teachers, players and spectators alike.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
William A. Foster
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Play in the best events and at the
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RCU: Giving Back To the Community!!!
RCU understands how important it is to give back to our community. It is important for our youth/players to understand that we all can make a difference and have a role within the communities in which we live, work, and play. To not only make a difference in what we can do, but to lead by example. One of our very own River City United teams, the U19 Girls, is leading by example! This is the 6th year in which this team has made a donation of fireworks to the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento! This should help to put a smile on some faces while they enjoy a 4th of July tradition of "FIREWORKS"!
Thank you to our U19 Girls who are making a difference in our community. They are our future and they are leading the way!
RCU GIRLS HELP LEAD THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TO THE SACRAMENTO/SAN JOAQUIN CIF PLAYOFFS
Inderkum High School women’s varsity soccer team earned a berth into the Sacramento/San Joaquin CIF playoffs for the first time in the school’s history. This was accomplished with a strong River City United presence. Not only did they make the playoffs, they won their first playoff game with a 2-0 win over Placer High. The team lost to the eventual 2011section champions, Rio Americano.
The team started seven River City United U19 players: Ivarie Bourrage, Trianna Hernandez, Danielle McCarthy, Cierra Quintana, Megan Reali, Makayla Ruvalcaba, & Priscilla Wong. They would have started eight if Ayane Ahmed had not sustained an injury. The Club congratulates our U19 girls for their hard work, dedication, and a job well done! We would also like to point out that; Ivarie, Danielle, Cierra, Megan, Makayla, and Priscilla are all sophomores! Additionally, Trianna, Danielle, Cierra, and Priscilla earned All-League 1st team honors!
Congratulations to our U19 girls for their accomplishments and we wish them good luck in their future endeavors!
Front row: Nathan T, Lucca A, Micaiah G, Captain Matthew K, Justin C
Second row: Coach Antonio Sutton, Jack M, Ian P, Demetri P, Nathan G, Amadi O
Not pictured: Coach Josh Fitzgerald, Josh M (injury)
RCU 01 Elite - CCSL Spring League Champs
On May 21, 2011, River City United 01 Elite concluded the 2011 CCSL Spring League season with a 2-1 victory in the championship game. The opponent: Briceno Victory. The venue: San Ramon Elementary in Novato. The scene was set for an excellent game of soccer. Briceno's only blemish to their record was an away defeat to RCU by a narrow 2-1 scoreline. Revenge was in the air for the home side but RCU, in great form, had extreme confidence heading into the match.
Two first-half goals by Micaiah G and Justin C were well deserved after RCU created plenty of dangerous opportunities in the first stanza. The second half saw much more balanced play with Briceno getting an amazing shot on goal, only to have Nathan T make an unbelievable reaction save. Briceno cut the deficit in half after a successful penalty 7 minutes from time. RCU fought off wave after wave of attacks, with stellar determination, to walk away with their first trophy in their first competition this year!
Congratulations gentlemen on a job well done!
RCU and iSoccer
RCU is very excited to announce our Club’s participation in iSoccer. What is iSoccer? It is a “video-based soccer skills training program that gives clubs, coaches, and players the tools and motivation to improve their technical ability.” For more information go to: www.iSoccer.org/About/FAQ.
MAY 2011 - RCU WELCOMES SANALDO CARVALHO TO OUR COACHING STAFF
Sanaldo was born in Feira de Santana, Brazil. He played professional soccer in Brazil in the Paulista, Paranaense, and Catarinense Leagues from 1992 to 2003. He came to the United States in 2004 to play in the MISL with the Kansas City Comets. For the past 7 years he has played on various teams in the MISL including the 2005-2006 Champions, the Baltimore Blast.
Since moving to the United States in 2004, Sanaldo has coached boys and girls youth soccer teams across the country. He has successfully completed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Regional Coaching Diploma. For the past several years he has also conducted "Sanaldo's Soccer Camps" in the summer.
At RCU, Sanaldo will be coaching the U9 and U10 Boys Premier teams. In addition to coaching, he will also be in charge of the goalkeeper training for the club. Sanaldo is a great addition to the outstanding RCU coaching and training staff!!
River City United (RCU) Soccer Club, with the support of the River City Youth Soccer League (RCYSL), provides training and a competitive environment for local soccer players to develop their skills.
RCU Soccer Club provides a structured program that takes players and parents on a journey of athletic evolution.
RCU Soccer Club is a developmental club that strives to provide the tools for technical and tactical success. Our club is dedicated to instilling the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to advance our players to the high school level, ODP level, and beyond. We will coach and help produce players who will be winners for life!
River City United(RCU) Soccer Club represents the River City Youth Soccer League (RCYSL), including the following soccer clubs:
Arden Park, British American (BAC), Rosemont, Sierra Oaks, Del Dayo, St. Ignatius, Fulton-El Camino, Natomas, Sacramento North (SNSC)