2023 Fall 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 Fall 2023 Recreational Soccer Registration! Registration is NOW OPEN!
We have multiple locations for all players, genders, and levels! If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Steamers 2011 Black are Perdido Soccer Shootout Champions!
Congrats to our 2011 Steamers Black I on being crowned Champions for the Perdido Soccer Shootout!
The boys finished the tournament undefeated and only conceded 2 goals throughout the entire tournament!
- Game 1 saw the steamers play Pensacola Rush in a 2-1 win. Goals courtesy of Patrick Jackson and Luke Wilson helped secure the win for the team. Some great individual play from CJ Wade and Charlie Colvin helped create the goals to bring the victory.
- Game 2 had the Steamers match up against MSC Lakers. The game ended in a 4-1 win with this being the most goals in a single game for the team at the tournament. Goals came from Nolan Walker, Luke Wilson and Collier Preskit to help ensure the victory for the team. Pulling the strings in midfield Jeremy Xie, Skye Rodney-Phillips and Will Ennis helped provide some creative solutions to find all the goal scorers for the assists.
- Game 3 was a close 1-0 win. One teammate was unable to travel due to injury. Grey Caroll who provided a constant encouragement to the boys with his motivative talk and passion demand high standards.The game winning goal came off an excellent shot from Jeremy Lam all the way from the halfway line. This game resulted in the teams only shutout thanks to excellent goalkeeping from John David Reamey and aid of his back line consisting of Boone Dunham, Eli Smith, Jeremy Lam and Crue Swords.
VHSC Sets Record for Largest Registration Ever!
This spring, over 1700 players will be playing soccer under the VHSC banner. This is our largest registration period ever. Is it due to the World Cup bump? Maybe it’s all our great coaches? Whatever the reason, we are thrilled to welcome everyone to our fields this spring. Highlights for this Spring is our free Recreational Skills Sessions, held weekly on Mondays at Central, Tuesdays at Liberty Park - both at 7 PM!
Steamers 13 Black are VIT Champions!
The Steamers 13 Black CEN team championed through the Vestavia Invitational tourney with a record of 3-0 and putting on an impressive display. Individual performances came together to help the team on its path to the championship. This team is one to look out for in the future! Thank you to all parents who rose to the occasion by heavily encouraging our players on the pitch!
Way to go, Steamers!
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
Dreer, Laura, PhD
Dr. Dreer’s areas of clinical research concentration are threefold:
- Examining the role of social cognitive (e.g., problem-solving abilities) and lifestyle factors on adjustment to chronic health conditions
- Development of health promotion and lifestyle interventions to improve health outcomes and adjustment
- 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.
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