VHSC Hall of Fame Induction: Congratulations to Adam Watson!

We are thrilled to announce that Vestavia Hills High School senior Adam Watson was inducted into the VHSC Hall of Fame during last Sunday night's prestigious Top Soccer Awards Ceremony. Adam's remarkable journey began six years ago when he first joined as a Sidekick, and his dedication has only grown since then. Recently, he has excelled as a Lead Coach, earning the esteemed title of the 2023 Top Soccer Coach of the Year for Alabama.

Adam's outstanding contributions to our club and the Top Soccer program have not gone unnoticed. His passion for soccer and commitment to nurturing young talents make him a truly deserving recipient of this honor.

In addition to Adam's induction, we are proud to acknowledge the esteemed company he joins in the Hall of Fame, including Director of Soccer Luke Whittle and current Club President Frank Hernandez.

We especially thank Councilwoman Kimberly Cook for gracing us with her presence at the ceremony and for presenting trophies to our special needs players. We also extend our gratitude to our club and program sponsors, Liberty Park Children's Dentistry and Dr. Ying, for their unwavering support.

As we continue to expand our program, we are always on the lookout for Sidekicks—able-bodied assistant coaches—who play a vital role in our Top Soccer program. Keep an eye out for informational emails in August to learn how your family can get involved in the Top Soccer program for the Fall season.

Join us in congratulating Adam Watson on this well-deserved achievement and celebrating his legacy within the VHSC community!

Capelli Sport Scores Big: Official Supplier for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club!

Vestavia Hills Soccer Club x Capelli Sport ­

Capelli Sport to Become the Official Uniform and Equipment Supplier for Vestavia Hill Soccer Club

Capelli Sport proudly announces a multi-year partnership with Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. This agreement will see Capelli Sport becoming the exclusive supplier of on-field apparel and kits for Vestavia Hills SC’s players and coaches. Per the partnership terms, Capelli Sport will also become the official and exclusive equipment provider for the Birmingham–based soccer club. Beginning in 2024, this deal will provide VHSC’s athletes with high-performance apparel and increase the brand visibility of Capelli Sport in the state of Alabama.

Founded in 1979, Vestavia Hills Soccer Club has long been a dominant force in Alabama youth soccer, winning multiple State Championships yearly. They currently field clubs U4-U18 in recreational and competitive leagues. VHSC is also a strong leader in the community off the field as they offer free ACT Prep Classes, the Kindergarten Reading Buddies Program, and TOPSoccer Initiatives.

 

President of Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, Frank Hernandez, said:

“We are thrilled to join the Capelli Sport family. To be honest, I was not that familiar with the brand since my kids have aged out of the club, but once I saw the quality of the company and the experienced customer service, I was sold.”

 

President and CEO of Capelli Sport, George Altirs said:

“Vestavia Hills SC is an special organization with a long-lasting history of success and Capelli Sport is excited to sign a multi-season partnership with them. Together, we will help grow the game of soccer in Alabama, while giving their talent the chance to compete in high-quality uniforms.”

 

About Capelli Sport

Based in New York City, Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide quality, functionality, and design for high-level performance on the field. Capelli Sport now operates around the globe, distributing world-class training gear, apparel, and equipment and partnering with elite soccer clubs and organizations. Learn more at capellisport.com and f­ind Capelli Sport on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.

🌟 VHSC Tryouts: Register Online Now for Pre-Tryout Camps and Tryouts! ⚽

🌟 Get Ready For Tryouts: Register Online Today! ⚽

Exciting news! Our competitive U13-U19 tryouts are just around the corner, and we can't wait to see your young athletes in action. Whether your child is a soccer superstar or starting, everyone can showcase their skills and join the fun!

May 6-8:  Pre-Tryout Camp 1 for U8-U19

Get warmed up and ready at our first pre-tryout camp from May 6th to May 8th. It's a fantastic opportunity for your child to hone their skills and get to know our coaching staff.

May 13-15:  Boys and Girls Competitive Team Tryouts for U13-U18

Save the dates – May 13th to May 15th – for our tryouts. It's the perfect opportunity for your child to shine on the field and potentially secure a spot on one of our competitive teams. Our coaches will be there every step of the way to support and encourage them.

May 17-18:  Pre-Tryout Camp 2 for U8-U12

This camp is tailored for U8-U12 players gearing up for tryouts scheduled on May 20-22. Don't miss out on the chance to register online! It's an excellent opportunity to stay in the game and prepare for tryouts!

May 20-22:  Tryouts for U8-U12 Academy and Competitive Teams
For our younger players aged U8-U12, tryouts will be held from May 20th to May 22nd. Let's see what they've got and welcome them to our soccer family!

Click here to view a full calendar 📅


Register Now:

Secure your child's spot by registering online before the tryouts. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity for them to grow, learn, and make lasting memories with their teammates.


We're Here to Help:

Do you have questions or need more information? We're here to help! Feel free to contact us; we'll gladly assist you - info@vestaviasoccer.com.

Join Our Soccer Family:

At Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, we believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every player can thrive. Join us as we on our young athletes and celebrate their love for the game!

We can't wait to see your child on the field at tryouts.

Meet Our New Director of Coaching: Nolan Walsh!

Exciting Announcement! ⚽ 🎉

Vestavia Hills Soccer Club is thrilled to announce Nolan Walsh's appointment as the new Director of Coaching for the Attack and Steamers teams. With a solid coaching background, Nolan brings a wealth of experience and success to his new role.

Nolan has been an integral part of VHSC for the past two years, already achieving remarkable milestones, such as winning a state championship this past Fall. Before joining VHSC, he served four years as a staff coach and club registrar for Chicago FC United MLS Academy in Chicago. Additionally, he contributed as an assistant coach at Trinity University for five years, further honing his coaching expertise.

Nolan steps into his new role to fill the shoes of Coach Kat, who is embarking on a journey with college soccer at Pitt State, and Carlo Schiavoni, who has ventured into professional soccer with Birmingham Legion FC. We extend our heartfelt wishes to Coach Kat and Carlo for their future endeavors, and we're confident Nolan will continue to uphold the standards of excellence at VHSC.

Join us in welcoming Nolan Walsh to his new position and wishing him great success in guiding our Attack and Steamers teams to new heights! ⚽ 🚀

2024-2025 VHSC Competitive Team and Academy Tryout Registration Now Open!

🌟 Exciting News Alert! Vestavia Hills Soccer Club Academy and Competitive Team Tryout Registration is now open! 

📆 Save the Dates for Academy and Competitive Teams:

⚽ We are thrilled to invite all aspiring young athletes to join us for our Academy and Competitive Team Tryouts this May 2024!

Please note that the level of the team will determine league entry in the fall season:

U8-U11 Teams: ASA D-League
U12-U19 Teams
: ASA State League, other competitive leagues

🤔 Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Directors:

  • U8-U11 / 2015-2012 Boys & Girls: Jason Woodall, Academy Director
  • U12-U19 / 2011-2004 Boys & Girls: Nolan Walsh, DOC
  • U8-U19 Competitive Soccer: Luke Whittle, Director of Soccer

Let's gear up for an incredible journey ahead! See you at tryouts! 🌟⚽

#VHSC #SoccerTryouts
#VHSCAcademy
#VHSCCompetitiveTeams
#VHSCFutureStars

Exciting New Partnerships: Welcome The Heights Village & Good Guys Landscaping to the VHSC Family!

We're thrilled to introduce our latest partners at VHSC - The Heights Village and Good Guys Landscaping! 🎉

Nestled just 6 miles away from the Sicard Hollow Sports Complex, The Heights Village stands as a cozy boutique shopping haven, offering a warm neighborhood vibe. Dubbed "Your neighborhood gathering place," it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy 🛍️. Whether you’re exploring chic boutiques like The Lili Pad and GiGi’s, treating yourself to scrumptious cookies from Cookie Fix, or rallying the team for a meal at Troup’s Pizza, The Heights Village welcomes you with open arms. As proud supporters of Vestavia Soccer Club, they're all about community and fun. Join us for a delightful experience at The Heights Village! 🍕🍪

Good Guys Landscaping, steered by VHSC's very own veteran coach Will Schilleci (205-520-4863), brings a personal touch to your garden 🌳. A local landscaping gem, Good Guys prioritizes your vision, tackling projects both grand and modest with equal passion. From basic lawn care and grass cutting to full-scale landscape transformation, flower bed beautification, shrub trimming, removal, and even pressure washing, they've got you covered 🏡.

Let's extend our support to these wonderful sponsors who are very much a part of our VHSC family 💚.

Exciting News: Introducing Our 2024 Community Non-Profit Partner!

🌟 Exciting News: Introducing Our 2024 Community Non-Profit Partner! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce that the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club has partnered with My Sister's Closet as our newest Community Non-Profit Partner for 2024! 🎉

👗 My Sister's Closet is a boutique with a heartwarming mission – providing new and gently used apparel, shoes, and accessories at no cost to women and girls who are escaping domestic violence, living in shelter, or facing extreme life transitions.

🏙️ Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, just behind YWCA headquarters, My Sister's Closet has been a beacon of hope since 1986. What started as a small venture to assist domestic violence survivors has blossomed into a cherished shopping destination for women from all walks of life.

💖 Throughout the year, we will run various donation campaigns to support My Sister's Closet. Keep an eye out for emails detailing how you can contribute, and be sure to look for collection bins at select locations. Every little bit counts in making a difference!

🔍 For more information about My Sister's Closet and the incredible work they do, visit their website at https://ywcabham.org/empower-women/my-sisters-closet/.

🙌 This year marks a special milestone as we extend our support beyond the soccer field. VHSC is proud to grant a free sponsorship to such a worthy non-profit for the first time since the Bell Center jersey sponsorship. We are committed to continuing this tradition of giving back and look forward to supporting deserving organizations like My Sister's Closet for years to come.

Let's make a positive impact together! 💪 #CommunityPartnership #VHSC #MySistersCloset #SupportLocal #MakeADifference

Kat Nichols named Pitt State Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach!

PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 8, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

RE:  Kat Nichols announced at Pitt State Women's Soccer Assistant Coach!


VHSC is excited to announce that another one of our coaches is moving on to the collegiate ranks - Coach Kat Nichols will be the new Assistant Coach at Pitt State in Pittsburg, Kansas, starting in May.

Pitt State is a new DII program, and we know Coach Kat will help them build something special. She has made a big difference in the development of so many players in her eight years with the club, and we thank her for her service!

Coach Kat Nichols is in action!

Kat Nichols joins a long list of former VHSC coaches who have gone on to do great things at the next level. The most prominent are Keidine McAlpine and Jason Lockhart, who won a national championship at USC and are now the current Women's Head and Assistant Coaches at the University of Georgia. More recently, Jarred Brookins is in the 2023 NCAA Final Four this weekend as a Men's Assistant Coach at Oregon, and Pat Flinn just finished his second season as Drake's (NCAA DI program in Iowa) Men's Head Coach.  Most recently, Corey Smith became the Head Women's Coach at Birmingham Southern, with Coach Lettie Lundy as the assistant women's Coach at BSC.  All coaches had long stints at VHSC.


The good news is that Coach Kat will be around this spring and that the club has promoted Carlo Schiavoni from Boys Director of Coaching to Director of Coaching, starting May 1st. Kat and Carlo will use the spring to pass the torch successfully. 
Carlo is a former stand-out player at UAB and has been the Boys DOC at Vestavia for the past seven years. In Carlo's nine years with the club, he has proven to be a true soccer professional. His attention to detail and long-range planning will ensure that the girl's program builds on the good works Kat has accomplished.
Congrats to them both!

Steamers 09 Black are State Champions!

Congrats to our 2009 Steamers Black I!!!!

After a thrilling weekend of competitive games the boys came away with the state championship.

Game 1, kicked off against NCU Premier Gunnersville. The game was back and forth on both ends. Vestavia created many chances but was unable to put away a goal before halftime.  

The winning goal came in the  second half 

 from Colt Stabler. Which saw the steamers through with a 1-0 win to the finals. A special shout out to the backline that kept a clean sheet. This consisted of McKeand Jones, Haynes Jonas, Caleb Wright, David Oropeza, Noah Whittle, Clint Cameron and Asa Stout.  

Game 2 saw VHSC face off against SYSA Springville. At the end of the first half the score was 3-1 with goals coming from Colt Stablier and David Oropeza. The second half ended in a 4-1 win with Colt Stablier completing a hatrick to seal  the championship.

We are very proud of the preformances from everyone on the team. Congrats on your second state cup win 2009 Steamers Black!

Go VHSC!!!!

2024 Spring Recreational Soccer Registration Now Open!

Thank you for visiting Vestavia Hills Soccer Club! Home to over 1500 soccer players each year, we are excited to announce SPRING 2024 Recreational Soccer Registration! Registration is NOW OPEN!

We have multiple locations for all players, genders, and levels! If you have any questions, please contact us at info@vestaviasoccer.com.

Click to View our Registration Webpage!