REVS 3V3 NATIONAL TEAM: From L-R: Makenzy Holden, Jordan Whittier, Reilly Gray, Autumn Sheets, Makayla Richard, Gabby Clark
Alton, NH - As the remote learning school season starts winding down, seniors are not practicing their graduation walk, but are thinking about what they will wear while sitting in their cars waiting to be called up as they graduate Friday May 29 from Prospect Mtn High School. Prospect will still give the graduates a ceremony, one that will look much different than in years past; in fact, much difference than ever.
While many seniors are left with some sadness, the loss of prom, senior trip, cookouts and yearbook signings, they have also made so many memories with their friends and classmates. While some of these things may have been taken away this year, nobody can ever take away the championships won, the songs sung, the winter carnival days, the bus rides home from Berlin, or the cold games where you need to remind yourself why you still play soccer. These will always be a part of you and a part of growing up.
Two of our seniors were on the 3v3 National team this year participating in New Hampshire & Massachusetts, futsal in Maine and were supposed to head to Orlando, Florida in April. This was just one of the cancellations thanks to COVID-19. Both seniors, Reily Gray and Gabby Clark always showed true excitement for this team and the trip that was upcoming. Making many memories along the way, some hard practices, some fun times, some nicknames for coaches and of course lots of laughs. They were deserving of the trip to Florida not only based on their skill, but for their leadership, dedication, encouragement and drive.
With that, we would like to say Congratulations to our seniors from our 3v3 team. Reily and Gabby, you will both do amazing things in life and you will be missed at the Revs!
Alton, NH - Revolution United is pleased to announce Gabby Clark will continue her education and soccer career at NHTI in Concord, NH. She will be studying Children's Physiology in the Liberal Arts Program.
"I'm so excited to continue playing soccer with Coach Heidi Crocket and joining their team," Clark said. "One thing I am most looking forward to is the appreciation, respect and acceptance from the coach and the teammates. This is something I have had while with the Revs," she continued.
"Gabby has always been a big part of our Revs family. I have truly enjoyed watching her grow as not only an athlete but as a young adult on and off the field. Her dedication to her Revs team and commitment to be a positive role model during games is something many young players have been able to look up to for years," said Cory Halvorsen, Director of Coaching for Revolution United.
"One thing I have learned from playing with the Revs is that I won't always play the position I want to play and I learned to not do what I think is best for me, but what is best for the dynamic of the team," she said continued, "Upcoming players; be you and be confident and don't let change scare you. Go out of your comfort zone because that is where you will thrive and shine."
Gabby has held many roles within the Revolution United organization and participated in many teams over the years both on the girls and boys side. This season, the Revs were going to hold our first ever "senior games" to honor the seniors for their accomplishments over the years. Unfortunately, as of today the spring competitive season has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Our hope is that Gabby, along with the rest of the seniors will be able to get their last season on the pitch with their Revs family.
Congrats Gabby on your next steps!
Dear Revolution United families,
This message comes to you with mixed emotions as I am sure we have all experienced over the last several weeks. Many of us over the last few weekends have been enjoying the beautiful weather, sunny skies and great soccer temperatures hoping that we would be on the soccer field. Many parents have reached out to us directly with encouragement as we all did what was needed behind the scenes to make sure if we had a season that we were ready to move quickly.
Unfortunately as of this positing, we have received official word that the NH Soccer League and the NH Soccer Association have made the difficult decision to cancel the spring 2020 competitive soccer season. This is the first time in the history of Revolution United that a spring soccer season has been cancelled and know that it hurts us as we are all parents of players as well. For some, this would have been their first season playing competitive soccer and for others, this was officially their last season of playing for the Revs organization as they will officially "age out" of these programs. No matter which way you look at it. it is very disappointing.
As families, we have all gone through quite a bit in the last several weeks and still do not have a clear picture on what the "new normal" will be and what that will look like. We know that our very first goal will always be to keep our families safe so we can see you all back on the fields as soon as possible. We have players within our club that are current seniors at high school, and missing their important memory making events. We have 8th graders that aren't getting that chance to officially "step up" to enter the high school like many before them. Everyone has gone through changes, and I believe everyone wants to push forward and see the Revs families back together again.
Over the next few weeks, we will be putting out information on refunds and credits for the spring 2020 season and how that will all work. In the meantime, there is a lot of information you can find here to answer questions you may have (SPRING FAQ's) We ask that you please hold off from emailing or calling during this time as we assure you all of our planning that has gone into this will ensure all families are accounted for with their registrations, and we want to make sure that nobody is missed.
Lastly, to our volunteer coaches, administrators, equipment and field directors, I want to thank you all for once again stepping up to make sure we were ready and on standby to try and get this season to go forward. Please know, there was still a lot of work behind the scenes going on from coaches joining zoom calls, to registrations and player cards being at the ready, and rosters being finalized. This is all done 100% by our great volunteers.
Just like many other clubs, we always have expenses going into a season. This year, we purchased a new set of goals, nets, and field paint just to get prepared for our continued growth and to continuing investing in our club and players. Some have reached out to express their interest in making a donation to the club. While it is certainly appreciated please understand that we want to make sure your family is taken care of first. We have put ourselves in a position where we will continue to be fair with our registration fees, be able to create new opportunities with our partnerships, and continue our growth for success for our players on and off the field for many years to come.
I hope you all remain safe and healthy and truly hope we will see you all on the fields again very soon.
Director of Coaching, Soccer
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