TOPGOLF is VHSC Newest Sponsor!

VHSC is excited to announce that Topgolf has joined our winning team. The host of our annual Thanksgiving in April, Topgolf, is now an official club sponsor.

Topgolf is a sports entertainment complex with an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. Paired with an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays, and music, every Topgolf has an energetic hum you can feel right when you walk through the door.

Click here to visit the Topgolf website!

Thanks to Topgolf for their support.

UAB Medicine: Mental Fitness Webinar

In case you missed last month' Club- Wide Zoom presentation, here is the link and passcode below. Titled "Mental Fitness for your Soccer Player", Dr. Laura Dreer is joined by a great panel to discuss some very timely and important topics in youth sports!

Click here to watch the webinar

Passcode: n3KzL&%r


Dreer, Laura, PhD

Dr. Dreer’s areas of clinical research concentration are threefold:

  1. Examining the role of social cognitive (e.g., problem-solving abilities) and lifestyle factors on adjustment to chronic health conditions
  2. Development of health promotion and lifestyle interventions to improve health outcomes and adjustment
  3. Evaluating competency-related issues (i.e., medical decision-making, management of finances, driving). She holds secondary appointments in the departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and psychology.

Dr. Dreer has two subspecialty areas of postdoctoral training in rehabilitation psychology (UAB) and neuropsychology (Duke University). Her doctorate is in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University.

Bidding Kings announces 2-year Sponsorship of Vestavia Hills Soccer Club

PRESS RELEASE:  FEBRUARY 2, 2023

Birmingham, AL – Bidding Kings, an online weekly MEGA sale with local pickup, founded by serial Entrepreneur, John Cassimus announces its support of Vestavia Hills Soccer Club.

Cassimus, “the partnership is a perfect fit for our business. We are committed to giving families the best deals in Birmingham on tools, furniture, mattresses, electronics, clothing, and more. We also firmly believe in the work VHSC does not only to teach the game of soccer but to educate and support families within the sport.”

Bidding Kings is an online local MEGA sale where all items are listed on the website or app for only $5 per item and the bidders/customers determine the final price as they bid throughout the week. Bidders typically save 70-90% off retail when bidding and winners pick up their winnings at our location in Hoover at 1855 Montgomery Hwy.

We look forward to a long partnership with Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and the families they serve.

www.biddingkings.com 

Former Steamer is ACC Champion and Advances to College Cup Semi-Final!

Syracuse men's soccer captured its first ACC Tournament Championship since 2015 with a dominant 2-0 victory over Clemson at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Orange bring home the second ACC Championship under head coach Ian McIntyre.

Since their ACC Tournament Championship, the Syracuse Orangemen have beaten Penn, Cornell, and Vermont to advance to the NCAA College Cup Semi-Final match versus Creighton on December 9!

No. 3 seed Syracuse men's soccer will take on Creighton at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in the 2022 NCAA College Cup Semifinal. The Orange and Bluejays meet on the soccer pitch for the first time at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., with a spot in the National Championship on the line. The match will be live on ESPNU. No. 13 seed Indiana faceoffs against Pittsburgh in the other semifinal showdown at the College Cup.

Syracuse looks to make history against Creighton. A win would secure the Orange's first-ever national championship appearance and the 18th win of the season, which would break the program's single-season win record.

Good luck to Tony and his Syracuse teammates in pursuing the National Title!

Vestavia Hills 2020 Senior and former Steamer Tony Shaw was not only named Alabama Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year in 2020 but was also selected to the prestigious United Soccer Coaches High School Scholar All-America Team!

This award is presented annually to both male and female players that are high school seniors. To become a Scholar All-America at the interscholastic level, a player must first be nominated by his or her head coach. The coach must be a United Soccer Coaches member at the high school level. To be nominated, players must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale) through the first semester of their senior year, must have demonstrated recognized excellence in high school soccer, and must have performed community service at the local, regional, or national level.  Shaw has maintained a 3.96 GPA in the classroom.

Shaw signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at Syracuse University in 2019.

Congratulations to Tony Shaw on being named one of the nation’s best on the field and in the classroom for the 2019-20 academic year.  Your future is bright, and we are so excited for you!


Tony Shaw - Gatorade Player of the Year

Shaw, a Syracuse signee, is the fourth player from Vestavia Hills High School to win the honor of Gatorade Player of the Year!  Shaw joins recent Gatorade Alabama Boys Soccer Players of the Year Logan Frost (2018-19, Briarwood Christian School), Brooks Rice (2017-18, Spain Park High School), and past VHSC soccer players Kennedy Davis (2016-17, Oak Mountain High School), JJ Williams (2015-16, Alabama Christian Academy), Eduvie Ikoba (2014-15, Bob Jones High School), and Jake Rufe (2013-14, Grissom High School) among the state’s list of former Gatorade Player of the year award winners.

The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high academic achievement standards and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

  • HS Graduation Year: 2020
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club Name: Vestavia Hills SC
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • High School: Vestavia Hills
  • Region: South
  • City: Vestavia Hills
  • State: Alabama

A two-time first-team All-State selection, Shaw concluded his prep career with 13 goals and a school-record 28 assists. He is a Region 3 Olympic Development Program member and helped the Gwinnett Soccer Academy to the Elite National Premier League 17U national final. Shaw is ranked as the South’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Shaw has volunteered locally, feeding the homeless and coaching youth soccer players, and he has raised money to benefit pediatric cancer research.

“If I’m buying stock in a student-athlete, it would be in Tony Shaw... He’s big, strong, fast, a leader, and a student of the game. Syracuse is getting a great player with lots of upsides.”

Vestavia Hills Coach Leo Harlan

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!