Over Thirty Years of Excellence!
Club Partners with Aston Villa for its Super 20 Team
The Pacesetter Soccer Club is excited to announce a partnership with Aston Villa Football Club from the English Premier League. This is the first agreement of its kind for Pacesetter and Aston Villa with the Pacesetter Villa Super 20 team kicking off its inaugural season in May of 2013. As the Premier U20 Men's league, the Super 20 League provides the platform for top 17-20 year olds in the United States and Canada to compete at the elite level. While serving as a reserve team system for Major League Soccer and the Professional Developmental League, the Super 20 league features teams competing in regional divisions consisting of 8-10 regular season matches throughout the summer months. In the Midwest division, the teams consist of Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire from Major League Soccer along with Toronto, Dayton Dutch Lions, WAZA, CUP, Alliance Academy and Kings Soccer Academy. The super 20 League is the leading avenue for players to progress to the professional ranks.
"The partnership is an exciting opportunity for both Pacesetter Soccer Club and Aston Villa" said Jimmy Walker Executive Director of Coaching at The Pacesetter Soccer Club. "Aston Villa Football Club is one of the oldest and most successful Football Clubs in England and was a founding member of the English Football League established in 1874. They have had a massive history winning the European Cup, The English League Championship along with multiple FA and League Cups. Aston Villa is one of the top five teams in the history of the English Premier League and it is fantastic for the Ohio community and American Soccer that this link has been formed."
The Partnership will field the Pacesetter Villa team wearing the official Aston Villa Macron Uniform. The inaugural season will kick off in May with games being covered by local media outlets. The agreement will also serve as a potential scouting network between top American under 20 players and Aston Villa with the hopes of one day seeing a local player in the English Premier League. Aston Villa Chief Executive Paul Faulkner said: "We're very happy to support Pacesetter Soccer Club and we wish Pacesetter Villa Super 20 every success when the season kicks off in May. James Walker and his family have had a long association with Aston Villa and this new venture is really exciting. The Club already has strong links with the US, with Brad Guzan our current #1 goalkeeper and Brad Friedel, amongst others, also having played an important role for us in recent times, and we hope that an association such as this could pave the way for other American players to join Villa in the future."
The Pacesetter Soccer Club is ranked the top soccer club in Ohio North and features both boys and girls teams from the ages of 8 to 20. Since 1980, The Pacesetter Soccer Club has fielded teams that have competed on regional and national levels. The club has provided soccer expertise and excellence to Ohio Soccer players over the last thirty years. Many Pacesetter Alumni have gone on to play in college, professionally and at the National Team level.
Official Aston Villa merchandise is available for purchase immediately for all soccer enthusiasts and supporters in the US. For all purchasing information, click HERE. In addition to the online store, you can get all the latest news and information at the Aston Villa official website: www.avfc.co.uk, and you can also follow the Villa on Facebook at facebook.com/avfcofficial.
Pacesetter Spring Spirit Wear is now available. Please see the attached flier for items and costs.
As a 501c3 (non-profit) Organization, Pacesetter Soccer Club is eligible to receive Community Rewards Points from Kroger! It costs you nothing but a few minutes on-line to set up a Kroger "my" account and help the club. For info, including instructions, click here.
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Pacesetter Soccer Club and Sylvania Recreation continue their partnered effort to offer the youth soccer program to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Registration is on-going until March 22nd. For more information please visit http://www.playsylvania.com/PDF/SRC/soccer/k.3outdoor.pdf.
Spring Training Schedule
The Spring Training Schedule is now posted and available by clicking here.
PSC Boys Win Club of the Year Award
The tradition of excellence continues at Pacesetter Soccer Club with the Boys Program (U13-U18) being awarded the Club of the year again for Ohio North. This is the fifth time in six years Pacesetter has achieved this award!
Each Year Ohio North ranks clubs based on performance at State Cup and Pacesetter had another fantastic showing with more than ten teams advancing to the quarters, semis or final stages.
"The awards luncheon reception was held in Cleveland and it was another great day for the Club" said Greg McElroy, Director of Coaching for the Boys program."It is a fantastic accomplishment for our Club and we are extremely proud of all our teams, players and coaches".
Pacesetter had two State Champion teams that Advanced to Regionals last year which are our Current U15 Boys and our former U19 team. Both teams won games at regionals with our U19 team losing in the championship to eventual National Champions Columbus Crew.
Pacesetter Executive Director, Jimmy Walker said, "We are very proud of our Boys program here at Pacesetter Soccer Club. We have produced some excellent players over the last few years that have gone on to play in College and will eventually play in the professional ranks. Our Club has won this award 5 times in the last six years and It is a reflection on the great coaches and players we have in place at Pacesetter. It is also worth noting that our Girls had its highest ever finish coming in third. That is fantastic considering five years ago when we arrived at the club we were seventh so I would also like to Congratulate Danny Fisher and all our girls coaches and players for its best year so far."
Laws of the Game
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Through WTPSPA, PSC member families may establish a scrip program account, which will assist families is saving money toward the cost of soccer. In its inaugural year, participating member families averaged $400 in savings in less than a half year, and regular members of the program have been known to save $1,000 to $2,000 annually. An important note, PSC receives no monies from your purchases, but offers this opportunity solely for each member family's personal benefit. click for more info.
Financial Assistance Available
Financial Assistance is available to those who demonstrate financial hardship.
Applications for 2012-2013 Seasonal year are due July 8th. Notifications will be made on or around July 25, 2012.
For more information about our Financial Assistance program, click here.
To be considered for an award of financial assistance for this seasonal year, you must complete the downloadable Financial Assistance form and submit it with all supporting documentation to Karen Pool, Club Administrator, The Pacesetter Soccer Club, 5400 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43615. The application will be reviewed by the Board Scholarship Committee. Applicants must be willing to send proof of income and, where applicable, other evidence of need.