Steamers 14 Black LP are Hoover Invitational Tournament Finalists!

Steamers 14 Black LP did great playing up an age group in the Hoover Invitational Tournament this past weekend! They made it to the Final losing to a well-drilled Cottontown United team.  The boys demonstrated tremendous team spirit, tenacious defending, and scored some great goals.  They’ve come a long way since August and should be proud of their efforts. 

Way to go Steamers!

Vestavia 13G Red Stars are Alabama Soccer Showdown Finalists!

Congratulations to the Vestavia 13G Red Stars on their performance at the Alabama Soccer Showdown! The Red Stars played tough competition and finished as Finalists in this year’s Showdown tournament! Way to go Red Stars!

Attack 14 Black CEN are Alabama Soccer Showdown Finalists!

Attack 14 Black CEN Advanced to the finals in the Alabama Soccer Showdown!
The girls had an excellent showing in their first tournament ever, defeating Gardendale 2-1 and Homewood 4-0 to advance to the Semi Finals. The semi’s was a rematch with Gardendale and the girls came out strong winning 3-1 to advance to their first tournament finals! 
The finals was an exciting game verse Springville. The girls came back from 3-1 down to tie it up 4-4 by the end of regulation. The girls showed a lot of fight, displayed incredible teamwork, and had some beautiful combination passing. They came up short in pk’s though and took home 2nd. A great showing in their first academy season! 

Attack 13 Black are Hoover Invitational Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to Attack 13 Black for bringing home the hardware at the 2022 Hoover Invitational Tournament!

The Attack displayed excellent positivity, skill, and teamwork throughout the weekend, winning the final and finishing 1st in the tournament!

First, the Attack opened the tournament on a frigid Friday night against Trussville 13G White!  The girls dug deep and played great build-up/passing soccer to start the tournament.  The 1st goal on Friday night began with build-up play from the goalkeeper, connecting passes and breaking lines to end with a dazzling Garrincha to finish with conviction.  The Attack finished by scoring 3 more goals in the second half, winning the game 4-1.

Next, the Attack took on AFC Alabaster.  Through solid defending and continued teamwork, the Attack won 2-0 over Alabaster.  The win placed the Attack 13 Black into the Semi-Final against a sister Vestavia 13G Red Stars team.

In the Semi-Final on Sunday AM, the Attack faced their friends in a very tight game.  The team defended like champs to set up the game winning goal.  The late goal came through by great defending and passing to put the Attack through to the Final that afternoon!

The final pitted the Attack 13 Black versus the undefeated Hoover 13 Lady Phantoms Blue team.  The game was an excellent final with both teams having chances early on.  A near miss late in the game by the Hoover Lady Phantoms was followed up by a barrage of shots and shot off the post for the Attack!  Fittingly, the game could not be settled in regulation play and had to go to kicks from the mark.

Each team had 3 kicks... Hoover shot first - saved by the Attack GK!  Attack shoots - saved by the Hoover GK!  The 2nd shooter for Hoover stepped up... shot... goal for the Hoover team, now up 1-0!  Next, the Attack's 2nd shooter stepped up and calmly placed her penalty kick into the corner of the goal!  1-1 and onto the 3rd shooter!

The 3rd shooter stepped up for the shot... shot - SAVE BY THE ATTACK GK!  To the win the game, the 3rd shooter stepped up for the Attack!  BOOM!  GOLAZO!  The Attack win 2-1 on penalty kicks to win the Championship!

Congratulations to the Attack 13 Black... 2022 U10 Girls Hoover Invitational Tournament Champions!

Steamers 10 Black are Hoover Invitational Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to the Steamers 2010 Black team and Coach Rusty Cowley on winning the U13 Hoover Invitational Tournament!  They defeated the Hoover Phantoms in the first game with a dominant 2-0 win. The second game was a hard-fought back-and-forth contest against a good Memphis IFC team. Zac Parks scored the first goal, but Memphis tied it up just before halftime. Parks scored another goal in the second half, but the Memphis team answered with their own goal. After a gritty effort from the Steamers, they ended with a draw at 2-2.  The Steamers faced Trussville Fire in the final and jumped out to an early lead with a goal from midfielder Zachary Phillips from just outside the 18, and quickly followed up with another goal from Zac Parks. Trussville was able to pull one goal back in the second half, but much credit goes to keeper Nolan Blackenburg and the defensive line for keeping their lead.  Congratulations on a great end to the season!  GO STEAMERS!

Steamers 06 Black are Alabama State Champions!

What a spectacular season for the 06 Steamers Black!

Under the leadership of coach Robert Starr, the team went undefeated in regular season play scoring 36 goals and allowing only 4. They played the first match for the State Cup in dismal weather with constant rain and a cold wind. While dominating most of the game, Mickey Crowe and Jake Gould scored goals for a strong finish sending them on to the championship.

The championship game was an arduous back-and-forth struggle against an excellent team who tried to overpower the Steamers with physical play. Mikey Crowe and Logan Hawley scored goals, and the first half ended in a 2-2 tie. Mickey scored another goal in the second half. With less than a minute left, the score was tied 3-3. With everyone on the sidelines mentally preparing for overtime, Mercer Ellis came out of nowhere with a rocket of a shot! Mercer scored the winning goal from the 30 in the final seconds to win the championship! Congratulations to all the boys and coach Starr who worked hard all season and dug deep in their last game for a last-second win!

Go Steamers!

Liberty Park Children’s Dentistry is VHSC’s Newest Sponsor!

Liberty Park Children's Dentistry

The soccer club is excited to announce our newest sponsor, Liberty Park Children's Dentistry!

Liberty Park Children's Dentistry is a sensory-inclusive pediatric dental practice treating children of all ages, including those with special health care needs. Their goal is to help every child establish a dental home and cultivate a lifelong relationship with the families of their patients.

Dr. Quyen is a board-certified pediatric dentist fluent in English and Vietnamese. She has the privilege of seeing children for dental surgery under general anesthesia at Children's of Alabama.

Click here to visit the Liberty Park Children's Dentistry website!

Welcome to our winning team!

Steamers 06 Black are Liberty Cup Finalists!

Steamers 06 Black advanced to this past weekend’s Liberty Cup finals.  With the finals ending in a 0-0 tie, the game went straight to penalty kicks, and the Steamers came up just a little bit short.
The Steamers made it to the championship game by defeating ’06 Tennessee Soccer Club Murfreesboro 2-1 and defeating ’06 Hoover Phantoms 4-1.  The team has started the fall season 4-1 (with the only loss in PKs).
Way to go Steamers!

Steamers 08 Black are Liberty Cup Finalists!

Steamers 08 Black started the weekend off strong with a 2-1 comeback win late in the game against Madison Blaze. Second game came out with a convincing 4-0 win against Kings Hammer out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The semi-final had another strong showing 2-0 win against Madison Blaze. The Finals were a great game with back-to-back goals in the final minutes 1-1 into PK’s, all the way to the 8th man, where 2008 came up a little short but a great weekend overall.

Way to go Steamers!

COVID-19 Reporting Updates

RE:  CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT - A CHANGE IN COVID REPORTING

Although variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 continue to circulate, we know much more about the virus and the disease it causes.  Importantly, we now have widely available vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.  Given the availability of this knowledge, along with several prevention and treatment options, we feel comfortable ending our active monitoring of COVID-19 within the club and terminating the COVID-19 portal.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding over the past 2 years as we all navigated changes due to COVID-19.  As a club, we have worked hard to be responsible citizens and do our part in the community to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 while also allowing our players to continue to play.

Importantly, viruses causing COVID-19 along with several other respiratory viruses are highly transmissible and currently circulating. Their presence will likely continue to increase as we go through the fall season. So, as we enter a new playing season, we ask that you review the policies below to ensure we are all doing our part to keep our players healthy and our teams playing.

DIRECTIONS FOR FAMILIES

Monitor your child for symptoms. Do NOT bring a player to practice that has ANY symptoms of illness (even if you think it is just allergies).  Coaches will understand.  Being cautious about your child’s health is the best course of action for every team.

  1. If your player tests positive for COVID-19:
    • Notify your coach.
    • Do not participate in club events (games, practices, etc.) for 5 days from the onset of symptoms.
    • Your player may return on day 6 if he or she is symptom-free.
  2. Please tell your child to NOT share water bottles. Sharing of water bottles can quickly spread illness to several players on a team.

DIRECTIONS FOR COACHES

  1. Remind your players to not come to practice if they have any symptoms of illness. Reassure players they will not be punished for missing practice/games to encourage responsible behaviours.
  2. Note: we are shutting down the portal, so there is no more reporting to the club.
  3. Players reporting symptoms should stay home until they are symptom-free.
  4. Players that report testing positive for COVID-19 must refrain from club activities for 5 days from onset of symptoms. They may return on day 6 IF they are symptom-free.
  5. Tell players that sharing of water bottles is NOT allowed. This is just best practice to limit the spread of any disease.