Join Us for the 2024 Preseason Summit with Dr. Ben Freakley!


Join us for an exceptional event with Dr. Ben Freakley on August 11, 2024, hosted by Hoover-Vestavia Soccer, Hoover Soccer Club, and Vestavia Hills Soccer Club.

Dr. Freakley is a distinguished leader in applied sport and performance psychology with over two decades of experience. As the founder and CEO of Ready, Set, Resilient, he provides top-tier psychology services to individuals, teams, and organizations. His career includes prestigious roles such as Head of Mental Performance for the Toronto Blue Jays and working with the 75th Ranger Regiment of the United States Army Special Operations Forces. He holds a doctoral degree in sport and performance psychology and is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC).

Event Details:

For Coaches:

  • Date: August 11 @ 11:00 AM
  • Who: All HVS, HSC, and VHSC Coaching Staff
  • Location: UAB Alumni Theatre
  • Sign Up: Coach Sign Up

For Players and Parents:

  • Date: August 11 @ 3:00 PM
  • Who: All HVS, HSC, and VHSC Parents
  • Location: Vestavia Hills Civic Center
  • Sign Up: Parent Sign Up

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Dr. Freakley about resilience, mental performance, leadership development, team dynamics and culture, high-performance mindset, Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and advanced communication skills.

Join us for an inspiring and educational experience with Dr. Ben Freakley!



VHSC Announces Marky’s Kitchen as Title Sponsor of the Liberty Cup!

VHSC is thrilled to introduce Marky’s Kitchen as our newest sponsor! Conveniently located in nearby Cahaba Village, Marky’s Kitchen opened on May 1st in the old Dairy Queen/Local Roots spot.

Marky’s Kitchen Website – Click Here!

Marky’s Kitchen will proudly serve as the presenting sponsor for the annual Liberty Cup, held every August over two weekends. The event takes place at the Liberty Park Soccer Complex and the SHAC, attracting over 200 teams last year.

The Cassimus family—Marcus, Zoe, and John—reopened one of the original Zoe’s Kitchen restaurants and have now launched Marky’s Kitchen. The restaurant offers beloved family recipes and introduces a new favorite: the Marky’s Smash Burger Special, featuring two burgers with special sauce and fries for just $12.95!

A big thanks to Marky’s Kitchen for joining our winning team!

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

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 💚.

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


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!

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

Click to View our Registration Webpage!

Steamers 10 Black are State Champions!

Congratulations to Steamers 2010 Black and Coach Rusty on being 2023 State Champions! The Steamers defeated Wetumpka in the semi-finals by a score of 4-1. William McClain led the scoring with two goals, while Brayan Machuca and Gavin Carpenter both added a goal each. Jonas Schaffer and Briley Guinn contributed assists in the scoring. Ethan Hurst and Nolan Blackenburg preserved the win in goal.

In the finals, the boys took on Trussville United SC. In the first half, Layton Draiss earned a penalty for the Steamers after being played through on goal, with Zach Phillips putting the team in front. Trussville converted a penalty of their own leaving a half time score of 1-1. Coming out of the break, Jonas Schaffer scored the eventual game winner after being played through by Jad el-Kattan. Brayan Machuca scored another goal late in the game to seal the win.

Congrats again, and GO STEAMERS!

NEW Health Initiative for ALL VHSC Players!

We are very excited to announce a new partnership with Mindto.

Mindto is an educational multimedia platform focused on improving the wellness of students and athletes. They aim to provide our players information on a variety of topics through their holistic approach to wellness.

Mindto’s mission is to make wellness and mental health information more accessible, affordable, engaging, and rewarding. Their goal is to educate young athletes and students on wellness to destigmatize this subject from a young age and to facilitate behavioral changes for better and more appropriate habits and routines.

You an follow them on Instagram @mindto.usa, and access our team page at:

Mindto will provide VHSC with Podcasts, Videos, Articles, Challenges, and live Workshops on many topics related to Mental Fitness and Well-Being. 

VHSC Partners with Buffalo Rock! Pepsi is NEW Recreational Jersey Sponsor!

Vestavia Hills Soccer Club Partners with Buffalo Rock - Pepsi as Recreational Jersey Sponsor

Vestavia Hills, AL – The Vestavia Hills Soccer Club (VHSC) is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Buffalo Rock Company as the club's official recreational jersey sponsor. This long-term agreement, set to commence this fall, marks a significant milestone for VHSC as they proudly unveil the new Pepsi logo on all home and away jerseys.

Buffalo Rock Company, the largest single-family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottler in the nation, has been selected to join forces with VHSC. With a dedicated team of over 2,400 Employee-Partners, Buffalo Rock Company caters to a vast consumer base of more than seven million individuals across Alabama, western Georgia, and the panhandle of Florida.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the partnership, VHSC President Frank Hernandez stated, "We are proud to support such a great brand, and Buffalo Rock has been a huge supporter of all Vestavia youth sports over the years. Seeing all our recreational players in these new uniforms will be great!”

Buffalo Rock Senior Vice President – Integrated Services Robin McKean added, "Vestavia Hills Soccer Club has always been an essential part of the community we serve, positively impacting the lives of young athletes by instilling valuable life skills and promoting healthy lifestyles. We are excited to partner with such an integral organization and look forward to seeing the Pepsi logo on the players' jerseys and helping contribute to the continued success of VHSC."

In addition to this remarkable collaboration, Synovus Bank, VHSC's jersey sponsor for the past five years, has graciously chosen to continue its support as a club-level sponsor. VHSC extends a heartfelt “thank you” to Synovus Bank for their unwavering dedication.

This landmark alliance between Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and Buffalo Rock Company signifies a shared commitment to fostering sportsmanship, community engagement, and the overall growth of youth soccer in the region. VHSC eagerly anticipates the upcoming season, where players will proudly represent the club with the new Pepsi-branded jerseys.

About Buffalo Rock Company: 

Buffalo Rock Company is the nation’s largest single-family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottlers. The company employs more than 2,400 Employee-Partners who service more than seven million consumers throughout Alabama, western Georgia, and the panhandle of Florida. Matthew Dent, CEO and President, leads the fourth-generation Lee-owned company that has been in business for more than 122 years. The company continues to evolve its operations and brand portfolio to meet the needs of the ever-changing beverage and snack consumer. For more information about Buffalo Rock Company, visit