Two Local Youth Soccer Associations, FC Academy To Merge

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chattanooga Football Club announced an agreement to merge its Chattanooga FC Academy operations with the Redoubt and North River Soccer associations for the advancement of youth soccer in the Chattanooga area. 

With this move they hope to create a full spectrum of soccer offerings, from the purely recreational, to “rec-plus”, all the way to full “select” travel soccer, and it will do so with a geographical footprint that serves the entire Chattanooga area, from East Brainerd to Hixson, and all points in between.

 

“The move was logical,” said board member Sean McDaniel. “Redoubt and North River have the fields, lots of registered players, and volunteer parents, and we have the expertise in running and managing youth soccer at the highest level. It is a great fit, and will allow us to move the sport forward in Chattanooga for the good of all local youth. Our board hopes to grow the partnership to include other area associations in order to reach its stated goal of becoming the best select soccer program in Tennessee.”

Under the new arrangement, representatives from all three organizations (Redoubt, North River, and Chattanooga FC) will form a new board to manage the program, whose sole aim will be to create the best select program in the state. The bylaws will encapsulate the mission and philosophy of Chattanooga FC Academy, as follows: “to develop youth as players and as people first and foremost, with a focus on growth over winning  for winning’s sake, with a dedication to continuous improvement of both players and coaches with feedback and training offered at every opportunity.”

All three groups are members of the Tennessee State Soccer Association which is an affiliate of the U.S. Youth Soccer Association.

A meeting will be held at Finley Stadium on Sunday, April 6 at 5:30 pm to provide information about the merger and to allow for Q&A from parents, players, coaches and the general public.

- - -

ABOUT CHATTANOOGA FC ACADEMY

Chattanooga FC Academy’s vision is to foster a stronger community in Chattanooga by building relationships through the sport of soccer, the world’s game.

Mission: Chattanooga FC Academy develops soccer players of a wide range of ages in the Chattanooga region through a unified system of coaches, teams, training and facilities. Working alongside the Chattanooga community, we serve all youth, regardless of race, creed or socioeconomic background – creating progressive and innovative opportunities for them to grow and excel in soccer skills, in the delight of play, in the discipline of team work, and in the benefits of dedication to the sport.

ABOUT REDOUBT

Our mission is to elevate the quality of recreation and ensure a positive influence which will make a difference in the future of the children in our community.

The purpose of RSA shall be to teach and educate youth in the rules, laws, skills, and fundamentals of soccer;  to promote, develop, control and regulate amateur and youth soccer; and to govern league and tournament play within RSA. To this end RSA shall do any and all acts desirable in the furtherance of the foregoing purpose. RSA is a non profit organization run by volunteers.

Redoubt Soccer Association offers soccer programs for ages youth ages 3 - 16, as well as an adult program for ages 18+. Fall Season runs August - November, and Spring Season February - May each year. Indoor season runs December - February

ABOUT NORTH RIVER SOCCER ASSOCIATION

The North River Soccer Association (NRSA) is a non profit group of volunteers whose goal is to promote and organize recreational and competitive youth soccer in the Chattanooga area. NRSA was created 1990 and is located in the City of Chattanooga's first soccer complex in Dupont Park.  NRSA's goal is to provide an organized program that is fun for the participants, and also provides opportunities to teach all players the skills, fundamentals, teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship of soccer.



CCS Names Weekley Head Soccer Coach For Retiring Stanton

Chattanooga Christian School has announced that David Stanton will be retiring as head boys soccer coach and high school history teacher at the end of this school year. Coach Stanton coached soccer and taught history at CCS for 43 years. He started the soccer program at CCS and was instrumental in the construction of three different soccer fields on campus. The current stadium ... (click for more)

Lookouts Fall To Generals, 7-0, In Final Game Of Series

Jackson, Tenn.  - Ryan Yarbrough was brilliant on his way to his fifth win of the season as and D.J. Peterson had three hits including a home run as the Generals defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts 7-0 in the series finale at The Ballpark at Jackson on Monday night.  Omar Bencomo (1-2, 3.32) took the loss for the Lookouts after four strong innings. The righty gave up ... (click for more)

Police Chief Says Community Will Have Input On Placement Of Crime Cameras; To Be Tied In With New Real Time Intelligence Center

Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Tuesday that the community will have input on the placement of cameras designed to deter crime. He told the City Council at a budget hearing that the cameras are part of a Real Time Intelligence Center designed to quickly analyze crime patterns so officers and detectives can react faster and with more knowledge about the situation. Chief Fletcher ... (click for more)

Robbery Arrest Made After Victim Gets New Replacement Phone And Pics Of Robbers Are Uploaded To New Phone

A robbery arrest was made after the victim got a new phone and then had pictures from her stolen phone uploaded to the new phone to her Cloud account. Among the pictures uploaded were photos of the robbers. The female victim identified Seth Benjamin Hardnett, 18, of 1703 E. 14th St., as one of the robbers from the incident on April 12. Hardnett was charged with aggravated ... (click for more)

Late-Night Harassment By The Signal Mountain Police - And Response (11)

I am writing about the misconduct of the Signal Mountain Police Department. This is a repetitive civil rights problem, systemic within their department, with no hint of remorse or regret or a notion to change, though they have been confronted numerous times.   I live on Signal Mountain. In the last few months, I have been pulled over three times while I was driving three ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Rod’s Catfish Dinner

It could well be the best part of playing a prank is in the delicious moments until your “fish” takes the hook. So yesterday afternoon, as I tried repeatedly to talk to a man I haven’t spoken to in 27 years, rather than leave my name I popped off the Happy Birthday song in a snappy, loud way and then ended it with a simple, “Call me,” adding my number. John “Hot Rod” Talley spent ... (click for more)