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.

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Steamers 10 Black II Are RDVC Tournament Finalists!

Congratulations to Steamers 10 Black II, who were finalists in this weekend's Red Diamond Vulcan Cup!

The boys won their first game 1-0 against Trussville, with Sawyer Prier scoring the lone goal. In game two, the boys again won by a score of 1-0, this time against ARIS FC. Jad El-Kattan scored a late penalty to get the win. Nolan Blackenburg kept a shutout in each of the team's first two group games.

The boys fell in the final to AFC, but played well and had a great weekend. Congratulations Steamers 10 Black II and Coach Rusty!
Way to go Steamers!

Steamers 08 Black are RDVC Tournament Champions!

VHSC Steamers 08 won the Red Diamond Classic this afternoon with a 1-0 win over Homewood!

The team went 1-0-2 in pool play with a win over Mountain Storm Signal and two ties against Trussville Fire and Columbus (MS), before beating Homewood in the finals.   The boys played great and Coach Will did a great job getting the most from them.

The defense only gave up 1 goal all weekend!

Way to go Steamers!

Steamers 09 Black are RDVC Tournament Finalists!

Congratulations Steamers 2009 Black for reaching the finals!!!

After a hard fought weekend which saw the boys battle three competitive teams during pool play. The first game came out with a 1-1 win against Hoover 2009 Blue. The following game, Steamers came out strong with a 3-1 win against OLE FC. Next they took on Hoover in a rematch for the semifinal and came away with a 2-1 win.

The championship game followed a good competitive match against AFC 2009 Alabaster. After a long 60 minutes of back and forth soccer AFC came away with a 2-1 win. 

Hard work and growth has been a big part of these player's development. The club is thrilled for this and can't wait to see their continued success for the coming season!

GO VHSC!

Steamers 10 Black are RDVC Tournament Finalists!

Congratulations Steamers 2010 Black for reaching the finals!!!

After a hard fought weekend which saw the boys battle three competitive teams during pool play. The first game came out as a 7-0 win against MSC Strikers 2010. The following game, Steamers came out strong with a 4-0 win against Alliance FC. They rounded up group play with a 7-0 win against AFC Central 2010 South.

The championship game followed a good competitive match against MS Rush Jackson 2010B Elite. After a long 60 minutes of back and forth soccer MS Rush came away with a 2-1 win.

The club is thrilled for the boys continued work ethic and development. We can't wait to see their continued success for the coming season!

GO VHSC!

Great job to the boys for a great weekend and a great start to the season!!!

Jason Woodall Wins Ken Headley ‘Commitment to the Game’ Award from ASA! 

Congratulations to our own Jason "Woody" Woodall, who was recently awarded the Ken Headley Good of the Game Award from the Alabama Soccer Association.
Ken was a long-time coach of the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, as well as an area high school and college coach, and referee. Ken passed away in January 2019, and the "Good of the Game" award was created in his honor just last year.  Jason is the second recipient of this award.
Jason "Woody" Woodall has been coaching youth soccer for over thirty years, the last twenty in Birmingham. He has served as a Technical Director, Tournament Director, and is currently VHSC's Academy Director and General Manager. VHSC is proud to have Woody on its team! Congrats to a very deserving coach and mentor...

Jason Woodall is a Georgia native, where he grew up playing his youth soccer in Stone Mountain.  He played his Club soccer for the Brookwood Steamers / JD Dempsey's and attended Clarkston High School.  After High School, Jason attended Presbyterian College in South Carolina and was a 4-year starter and Captain.

After College, Jason went on to play professional soccer for the Charleston Battery, Columbia Patriots, Greenville Shamrocks, and the Atlanta Ruckus.  Jason has been coaching youth soccer since 1990.  He has spent over 20 years coaching summer camps at Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy and Mount Berry Soccer Academy.

In addition to Coaching College Soccer at Ga. State University and various High Schools throughout the years...  He has also coached youth soccer teams of all ages and worked as a DOC, Academy Director, Director of Player Development, administrator, website designer, graphic artist, and General Manager.  Jason holds a USSF B, National Youth License, ISPAS Level 1 & 2 Video Analysis Certifications, and is a Registered Nurse (RN) in Alabama.