Alton, NH- Revolution United is proud to announce their new partnership with Panther Elite. Panther Elite is not just another team, they are a special group in which all play for their teammates and to have fun. Coached by Patrick Bernard, he is known for being heavily involved with helping his players in all situations of their life on and off the field.
Just over a month ago, Coach Bernard met Revolution United Program Director, Lucas Therrien at Fieldhouse Sports while playing a U12 boys matchup. During the game, while the players from both teams were competing on the field, members from each club were talking off the field about future development of their players and the opportunities that may be presented to them. Coach Bernard expressed his desire for his players to be able to compete in the spring season of competitive soccer with the New Hampshire Soccer League.
“I am excited about this new partnership with Panther Elite, and bringing Revolution United into Concord,” said Cory Halvorsen, Executive Director and Founder of Revolution United. “It has been a long time since other competition was available in the Concord area and surrounding towns all while keeping the cost affordable so the sport that is enjoyed all around the world by anyone that wants to play, can also be enjoyed locally with no obstacles.”
Coach Bernard has many ambitions for his players and their enthusiasm for the game. Over 17 players will take the field this spring to compete in their division with the support of everyone around them.
“What Coach Bernard and Lucas have been able to do in such a short period of time, will leave a lasting memory for each of these players who are a part of something special and a movement within soccer in New Hampshire,” said Halvorsen.
Panther Elite and Revolution United have already enjoyed training sessions together at Elite Sports Academy, the official training facility for Revolution United, with many more opportunities to come.
“I am thrilled to see where this new partnership will go with Coach Bernard at the helm,” said Therrien. “After talking with Coach, there was a definite need for this team to be playing spring soccer, and a need within the city to open up competitive soccer opportunities to families of all ages, genders and financial situations,” Therrien continued, “We have been in talks with future programs and events that we would collaborate on to expend the helping hand mentality that Coach has. It is rare to find someone so willing to help out the community in the way he does.”
For more information about the Panther Elite team, check out articles on New Hamshire Chronicle here.
Stay connected with Coach Bernard’s team this season as they participate in the NHSL as Revolution United 2008 Boys Panthers!
For more information on Revolution United Sports Group, or to look at partnership opportunities of your own, please visit revsunited.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alton, NH- Revolution United are excited to announce Coach Joe Perry will be leading the High School Boys U19 team this Spring! Coach Perry started his coaching career locally as the Junior Varsity Boys Coach at Prospect Mountain High School. Not long after that, he was coaching Liverpool’s Youth International Academy team in Los Angeles. Perry has obtained his Grassroots 11v11 coaching licensing through US Soccer.
Perry comes with a great deal of soccer knowledge. “I was lucky enough to play for Revolution United for 5 years. During that time, I was surrounded by excellent teammates and coaches that helped me grow on and off the field,” Coach Perry said.
After winning a state championship with the Prospect Mountain Varsity squad, he played college soccer, followed by playing semi-pro for the New Hampshire Rapids.
As a player turned coach, Perry understands different aspects of the modern game. “As a coach I think it's important to have clear expectations for your players and yourself. Once you have that down, you need to have the ability to communicate those expectations clearly, so you can hold your players accountable and they can do the same for you,” Perry stated when asked about what his coaching philosophy was.
“This is the next step we wanted to take to elevate the player experience within the U19 division,” said Lucas Therrien, Program Director. “To not only have a chance to learn from someone with a vast knowledge of the sport, but also learn from a positive role model on and off the field who will encourage fair play, sportsmanship, all while working together as a team.”
Coach Perry looks forward to what the future can hold for his team and the players within the club. “I'm excited to see my players take their next steps in their soccer careers. Whether that be moving on to college, or stepping up their skill level, there are few things more rewarding as a coach than seeing your players improve.”
Improvement is a very important focus for Perry, as he looks to prepare his players for their futures. Beyond that, Coach Perry has also expressed interest in 1-on-1 sessions for all ages, as well as clinics for all of Revolution United’s players. Keep an eye out for more information regarding potential sessions with Coach Perry!
Cheer on the 2003 Boys team this Spring as they look to take on the Varsity North division of the NHSL.
Alton, NH- Revolution United would like to welcome Coach Susca to the competitive coaching staff. Susca has been coaching with the club recreationally for 3 years now for basketball and soccer. Throughout this Winter, she has coached her own U12 boys soccer team for both sessions, while coaching for two recreational basketball teams as well. Her commitment to the club has extended as she will step up this Spring to coach the 2010 Boys Advance team.
When asked what Coach Susca looked forward to this Spring, she responded with “Developing players skills and confidence.” She would like to not only focus on the technicality of each player, but how to make them confident in their own abilities. The more confident each player is, the better performance they will put out.
Susca is further developing her coaching philosophy by joining our competitive staff. She received her Grassroots 9v9 Certification recently after going through the required training courses. Coach Susca talked about the morale that she wants to encourage her team to have this Spring. “Practice as a team, play as a team. Positive attitudes make for positive experiences” Susca says. Keeping her team positive is one of the main parts of her personal coaching philosophy. She enjoys getting to know each and every player, and watching them all become a team as the season moves on.
Good luck to Coach Susca in her debut season! If you have any questions about this team or any other Revolution United teams, please contact email@example.com.
Alton, NH - Revolution United is happy to welcome back Coach Jayme Kennedy for another year of Spring Soccer. Coach Kennedy will be leading his now-U15 team that he has been with for several years. Entering his fourth year with the club, he will be coming off of a championship season from last Spring after a very impressive showing with no defeats. His team was simply unstoppable. “I’m really looking forward to getting the same group of players back on the field and see how they respond from last year’s championship season. I expect this season to be very competitive against some really good teams” Kennedy expressed. Kennedy also received Revolution United’s Competitive Coach of the Year Award for his commitment and excellence throughout the Spring.
Coach Kennedy was the coach of Pittsfield Middle High School’s Girls Varsity soccer team for seven years, where he developed his coaching strategies and philosophy to be what it is now. When asked what aspects of coaching he enjoys, Kennedy responded with “Working with the players to make sure I always get the best out of them. Watching them grow as soccer players and always making sure they are ready for the next challenge that awaits them. I’ve always enjoyed in game adjustments to counter anything the opposing team is doing well or not well.”
Coach Kennedy believes that adapting to the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses are key points to having success in the competitive games the team plays. The coaching aspects that he enjoys ties into his coaching philosophy.
“As a coach, it’s my job to get the best out of a player, support that player, and guide that player. It’s also the players job to put in the time, effort and have a great work ethic to develop into a great player.” Kennedy certainly believes that there are two sides to every player. The coach plays an important role, along with each players work ethic. This is a great philosophy to have for the development of players.
Support Kennedy’s team this season as they look to defend their title as champions! If you have any questions regarding this team or any other program, visit revsunited.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alton, NH - Revolution United announces Coach Shane Flood is returning for the upcoming Spring Soccer season to lead the High School Girls team. Coach Flood comes with a great deal of experience, and has been with the club since 2017. He has coached many teams competitively and well as a part of the Revs recreational programs, and always finds ways to keep his players motivated.
When asked what he was looking forward to the most for the upcoming Spring season, Flood answered “A group of players gaining confidence and becoming a team.” Coach Flood is licensed coach within the US Soccer ranks for 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 play. He also coaches for Kingswood Regional High School as the Girls Varsity Coach, and has coached for the Granite State Games in past years.
Flood enjoys when he can get his players to work together as a team and improves throughout the season. He likes to educate all of his players on the game- especially how to simplify it. This is a big part of his coaching strategy and philosophy.
“My general philosophy has been to maintain an atmosphere where players are relaxed, engaged and do not fear the consequences of mistakes, while (trying) to inspire players to be creative and proactive in their own development,” Flood said. Flood stresses that mistakes will be made as part of the game, and the biggest key is to recover and learn from them. “In the first few years I focused heavily on player development. My style has changed to include strength training and injury prevention” Coach Flood added.
We are looking forward to another great season with Coach Shane Flood at the helm of our High School Girls team! Keep an eye out in the next few months to see their schedule. If you have any questions about this team or any other Spring program, visit revsunited.com or contact us at email@example.com.
Epsom, NH - Revolution United Sports Group is pleased to announce our official partnership with Elite Sports Academy (ESA) in Epsom, New Hampshire. ESA will serve as the official home of Revolution United Sports Group for indoor soccer programs, camps, Mini Revs, specialized strength and conditioning programs and much more.
Expected to open fall of 2021, Elite Sports Academy broke ground early last week on their 22,000+ square foot building which will host turf field space, batting cages, weight room and a golf simulator. Revolution United has been tapped to take on league play for all soccer programs including programs for recreational and competitive for youth and adult leagues.
"We are excited to be moving forward with this project as James and everyone at ESA have been great to work with in the planning stages," said Cory Halvorsen, Executive Director for Revolution United. "This is something that has required a lot of careful planning and consideration, and know it is the right step in continuing to move Revolution United in the direction to offer programs for all players no matter their skill level."
Revolution United has been known in the area as primarily a soccer club that was established in 2011, and has since grown into multiple sports all with the same mission. Providing an opportunity for players to play a sport that they love no matter their skill level or financial situation. With many opportunities available, there are registrations that fit all of the needs of someone's current situation. The club has maintained this same policy throughout the past 10 years it has been established and to try and give as many opportunities to the community as possible.
With the expansion with Elite Sports Academy, Revolution United will continue to look at ways to increase participation in all of the sports that are offered and make Epsom just another location where the community can be served.
“We are very excited to announce this partnership with Revolution United and Elite Sports Academy (ESA). The Revs are best in class in the soccer world and having them call Elite Sports Academy their home solidifies ESA as providing the youth in the area with not only a top notch facility, but also quality programs to develop as athletes in various sports.” said James Christie, President Elite Sports Academy
Over the next weeks and months, work will be taking place not only on site but also behind the scenes. Program Director, Lucas Therrien will be taking on the role of league operations as well as the regular day to day for the Revolution organization. Leagues will be offered for indoor soccer for ages U8-Adult, boys and girls. Additional information will be coming out over time as far as session start dates, team registration information and much more.
Questions regarding our new partnership please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
We are continuing to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and wanted to provide an update to our Revolution United families. First and foremost, we hope that all of our families continue to be safe and healthy and are following all recommendations to allow us all to get back to our normal lives, athletics, schools and every day living here in our great state.
As we previously announced, we would be suspending any organized practices, scrimmages and games - Our target date for resuming these programs is currently April 12, and that is from guidance from local and state recommendations. As we all know, this date may also change depending on additional information that may change from day to day. We will continue to send updates out to keep our families best informed.
Families that have participated in spring soccer in years past know that typically we are starting practices in mid-April due to weather. That said, this year it appeared we were going to get on the fields earlier, however COVID-19 had other plans. As of right now, there are no announced delays from the NH Soccer League on the start date of the spring soccer season. Again, this information may also change, which may include a shorter season, or pushing the start date of the season back when it is safe to do so, so all of the players (and parents) can get out some much needed energy. As a reminder, Revolution United does not make these decisions on league start dates and end dates, as that is determined by the state league.
For now, it is just too early to be able to guess as to what the spring season will look like for soccer, however again, we are completing all task as if the start date remains at April 25/26 for the seasons first games.
Thank you to those who have written in to check on us as well, we greatly appreciate it. We will hopefully see all of you on the fields soon!
Revolution United Sports Group
Over the past week, we have heard a lot about the Coronavirus and how it has had an affect all across the world and in sporting events across the country. Revolution United Sports Group continues to stay up to date on this information from our partners at US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and New Hampshire Soccer Association. Currently, we have a small number of teams participating in session 2 of indoor soccer at Fieldhouse Sports. As of this post, there has not been a change in their schedule and the facility would be who makes the call on any cancellations. Futsal, through Northeast Premier Futsal League has been suspended until further notice.
Planning for the next few weeks, we will continue to monitor, however our Spring soccer season is currently on schedule as regularly planned with the New Hampshire Soccer League. If there are any changes, they will be communicated out at a later time. Revolution United Sports Group is implementing a temporary hold on any training sessions or off season competition (not including indoor soccer) until April 1, 2020. Spring teams should not be getting together in a training or scrimmage format until that date.
Below is information received today, from New Hampshire Soccer Association
Based on the current information and facts, it is recommended that everyone be familiar with the best practices and protocols set forth by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Several events across the country have been canceled or postponed, however we feel at this time, all soccer in the granite state can go on as scheduled. With that said, please be respectful of individual or organizational decisions. Please be mindful of the facilities and venues we play in, especially schools and decisions they need to make regarding usage. If you are traveling out of state, please be aware of the situation at your destination and follow traveling recommendations ( CDC link below)
US Soccer has put forth the following information:
Best Practices for Health
There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken:
Revolution United is pleased to announce the new Club Administrator, Tina Sheets. Tina will fill the role formally held by Nicole Richard for the organization.
Tina comes to us with many years of experience in sports as a player and coach herself, as well as a mom to 2 daughters who are also part of the Revolution United extended family.
In this role, Tina will be the first contact for parent questions, social media, event assistance and much more. Look for her at our next events and introduce yourself. She will happily assist you with any of your needs!
A little more from Tina ...
I have been involved with soccer my whole life. I played all throughout elementary school and even played on the boys team my 8th grade year for Barnstead. I played on the JV and Varsity teams for Kingswood and even got scouted to play for UMASS my Senior year in Kingswood.
I have coached and assisted coached many teams for soccer and basketball since my daughter Autumn was a toddler and now I get to do it all over again with my daughter Lalia starting with Mini Revs.
Right from the beginning of the establishment of Revolution United, Autumn was asked to play goalie by coach Rob Tierney for the first outdoor girls team for Revolution United for the fall. We have never missed a season or opportunity yet. It went from playing in the Fall for Revolution United, to indoor at Fieldhouse, then outdoor for Spring Revolution United. We have been dedicated to Revolution United since the beginning. A passion for being apart of a family, not just a club to me. Coming together when the time is needed and sticking together when an opportunity calls for it. "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Revolution United has done that.
One of my favorite quotes, "It's not the team with the best players that win. It's the players with the best team that wins." And being a Revolution United member for all these years, I have watched some amazing teams play together. Getting closer to the community and surrounding communities has given me such pleasure and honor to be apart of where I grew up and have such a wonderful club to be apart of and have my family apart of, I wouldn't want to be apart of any other club that is all about the players and the love of soccer.
We are thrilled to have Tina as a part of our administration!
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