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While Louisville City FC seeks MLS bid, players reside in J-Town Writer  /  Leigh Harrington Soccer is a game of transitions, constantly switching between offense and defense, and the ability to navigate these transitions smoothly is often the difference maker. For Kentucky’s only professional soccer team, Louisville City Football Club (LouCity), there is hope not only for great transitions on the field, but in the field itself. Plans were recently unveiled for a dedicated 10,000 seat soccer stadium as part of a bid for a transition from their current United Soccer League to a Major League Soccer status team. LouCity ...

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Dream Goals

New Cathedral Boys Soccer Coach, Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis, pens memoir of incredible soccer journey Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis and his siblings were introduced to soccer while living in St. Louis. The entire family loved it. Whitey’s father, Andy, worked for Allstate Insurance and was relocated to Minnesota where youth soccer didn’t exist, so the Kapsalis family started one. This club has since exploded in growth. The next stop was in Michigan. There, they started the Bonanza Express Soccer league, which was a select travel team, for his parents had a vision as to ...

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FC Pride Soccer Club

Since 2001, the FC Pride Soccer Club has served as the premier travel-level soccer club for the northeast side of Indianapolis and surrounding communities. For the 2017-2018 season and beyond, FC Pride has been the only club in the state selected to be a part of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), providing excellent scholarship exposure for collegiate-bound high school aged soccer players. The ECNL is proven to be the most successful platform for both college and U.S. National Team scouting, as well as offering a consistent top-level competition model. FC Pride fields teams from U7 through U19 for both boys ...

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Indy Premier

Indy Premier is a full service soccer organization that offers a diverse menu of soccer programming year-round for youth of all ages and ability levels. Programming ranges from Super Kicks for children aged 18 months to 5 years, to our Rec Plus Academy for players who enjoy soccer at the recreational level aged 5 to 19, to our Travel Program offering various levels of training and league play for the more competitive player aged 7 to 19. What sets Indy Premier apart is that our highly qualified, professional staff runs all of our programs. Our staff includes 18 full-time and ...

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The Genesis of a Team

Writer / Kris Parker Photographer / Forrest Mellott Team Photo / Gary Blake In the past, there were a limited number of activities geared toward and available for homeschoolers only. However, as the number of families choosing homeschooling has increased, so too has the number of activities available. Homeschool sports, for instance, is an area that has gained momentum in recent years. Spiritual Foundation Genesis United Soccer Club is one such opportunity on the southside of Indianapolis. Founded in 2011, their mission is to develop Christ-like character through the disciplines of competitive soccer. “A group of parents desired to start a ...

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Girls Soccer Team Brings Back Alumni Coaching Staff

Writer and Photographer / Keeley Miller Three current members of the HSE Girls Soccer coaching staff have been proud Royals since before they were hired. Freshman Coach Meghan White and Varsity Assistant Coach Jacki Purcell both played for HSE Girls Soccer during high school. JV Coach Dan Ax had a daughter who played soccer at HSE, winning All State before graduating in 2004. “I have had seven coaches through my program that have all played for me,” said Head Coach Greg Davidson. “They understand our program. They loved our program, and now it is an opportunity to give back to ...

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Soccer Standout Tyler Paradis Chooses HSE over Elite Soccer Team

Writer and Photographer / Keeley Miller After being approached by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA), an elite club recruitment team, senior Tyler Paradis had to make a decision. Either he had to stay with the team that he had spent his entire high school career with or follow in the footsteps of previous Royals and try out for the DA. “The thing about the DA is that they play nationally. If you play for them, you can’t play high school,” said Paradis. “If I went to the DA, it would probably be better for colleges to see you, but ...

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Power Soccer: Team USA Dreams of a Third World Cup

Writer / Tonja Talley Photographer / Chris Williams “Every athlete at any level dreams of representing their country,” said Jordan Dickey, USA player and team member of the Power Soccer’s 2011 World Cup. During a three-day training camp Aug. 13-15, Power Soccer’s Team USA will again make Greenwood its home. Two-time winners of the World Cup, Team USA will practice their skills at the Community Life Center on the Mount Pleasant Christian Church campus, 407 N. Bluff Rd., Greenwood. As is their custom, on the last day, Saturday, Aug. 15, the athletes will show off their strengths and battle it ...

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What the Carmel FC Brings to the Field

Writer / Janelle Morrison I recently took a stroll on the freshly mown fields at Bader Fields with Jack Beery and Paul Tefler with the Carmel Dad’s Club (CDC). Established in 1959, the CDC originated from some of the local fathers getting together with Carmel Clay School administrators who created a youth football program. Today the CDC provides 13 different sports programs to approximately 12,000 boys and girls, representing about 6,000 Carmel Clay families, and are supported by 4,300 volunteers and a full-time staff of 10. Beery, the president of the CDC, is a Carmel resident who was active in ...

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FHS Lady Tigers Soccer Seniors Reflect & Look Forward

Writer / Kara Reibel Teamwork, dedication, focus and hard work are what drive the Fishers High School girls soccer program. However, it is their foundation of leadership that the girls are most proud of. The entire varsity team is a member of Leaders for Fishers, a club with shared values with Leaders for Life International. Many of the girls have attended the Leaders for Life summer camps, bringing back with them tools and team-building ideas to share. “It’s amazing how we have grown on and off the field,” forward Maryna Clark says. “The challenges that we have overcome have made ...

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