2013 January - June
TSF Academy Kick-start summer with success
TSF Academy enjoyed a great start to the summer tournament season with championships going to U11 Girls (Rider Cup), U9 Girls (Neptune) and U11 Boys Development (Neptune) .
In addition there were other positive signs with the U14 Girls reaching the final (Rider Cup) and positive starts were made by the U9 Boys and U10 Girls.
Please read below to see how the teams fared this past weekend as TSF Academy looks forward to another enjoyable and successful summer for our players
TSF Academy U11 Boys: Rider Cup Champions
TSF Academy U11 Boys were crowned champions at Rider Cup at Fort Dix this past weekend conceding only 1 goal and scoring 14 in the process. After a hard past few weeks for the team finishing out their highly competitive EDP season, the hard work the players have put in seemed to pay dividends as they immediately got into stride with an impressive 5-0 victory in the opening game against Staten Island (NYE).
TSF Academy U17 Girls Qualify for NPL Champions Cup
TSF Academy U17 Girls 'Triumph' qualified for NPL Champions Cup this past weekend with a 2-1 victory over South Jersey Barons in the EDP/NPL Playoff at Mercer County College. The two teams faced each other after finishing top of their respective North and South EDP/NPL Brackets and a place in NPL Champions Cup to be held at Aurora Sports Park, Colorado from July 18-22 was at stake.
TSF Academy enjoy Memorial Day success
TSF Academy U15 Boys 'X' were crowned Champions and climbed to #1 in the USA (via GotSoccer) this past Memorial Day weekend at Potomac Tournament after some very resilient and determined performances throughout. TSF Academy U13 Girls also enjoyed a tremendous weekend away in Boston, MA at the Needham Invitational tournament claiming the Championship with great enthusiasm and style.
TSF Academy U15 Boys 'X' ranked #1 in USA
TSF Academy U15 Boys 'X' are now officially ranked #1 in USA (via GotSoccer) after a very successful Spring season culminating in Championships at Bethesda, Potomac and US Club New Jersey Cup and reaching the Quarter-Finals of the prestigious Dallas Cup.
TSF Academy announced as Nike Premier Club
TSF Academy (TSF:A) and Nike are pleased to announce the Club’s selection as a Nike Premier Club, a designation available to no more than 100 clubs across the United States and only one of two in the state of New Jersey. Nike will also be the exclusive athletic apparel of TSF Academy.
TSF Academy teams continue progress in NJYS National Championships and US Club New Jersey Cup
TSF Academy teams have continued to impress in the early stages of both NJYS National Championships and US Club New Jersey Cup in recent weeks and the teams are now preparing for some important games this weekend as the club look to send a record number of teams into the semi-final stage of the competitions.
TSF Academy U12 Boys: PDA Spring Kick-off Champions and rise to #4 in country
The TSF Academy U12 Boys competed in the PDA Spring kick off this past weekend and finished with a 100% record of 4 games 4 wins, only conceding 1 goal throughout the weekend and coming back from 1 goal down to win a very exciting final 2-1 and climb to #4 in the country (via GotSoccer Rankings).
Ruben Garcia Ruiz joins TSF Academy Coaching Staff
TSF Academy are delighted to have recently added former professional goalkeeper Rubén García Ruiz to the coaching staff in 2013.
Coach Rubén joins TSF Academy having previously worked as assistant goalkeeper coach for Atletico Madrid and Getafe FC in the professional Spanish leagues in 2012 and 2011 respectively, in addition to providing professional soccer club camps including those for Real Madrid, Iker Casillas Camps, Aitor Karanka camps and Javier Casquero Camps for several years since 2004.
TSF Academy U15B 'X': 2013 New Jersey Cup Champions
U15 Boys 'X' claimed the title of New Jersey Cup Champions this past weekend after a dramatic penalty shoot-out finishing as victors over local rivals NJ Stallions. The game ended 1-1 after overtime, with 'X' coming from behind to take the game into overtime courtesy of a Kevin Santamaria goal at Mercer County Park.
TSF Academy U15B 'X' player Alex Soto selected as National Finalist for Sueno MLS 2013
TSF Academy U15 Boys 'X' player Alex Soto is the youngest of the D.C. United finalists at only 14 years old and will be fighting to become the next Sueño MLS winner at the finals in Los Angeles. Alex has received an invitation to the exciting four-day “Final Event” which will be staged in the greater Los Angeles area.
Spring season starting to reach it's pinnacle point for TSF Academy
TSF Academy are fast becoming a dominant force in New Jersey soccer with ten teams in semi final action of State Cup tournaments. It was a busy weekend for the North Jersey based academy, as the quarter finals came and went. The attention, inevitably, centered around an in-house clash between the U16 Blue and U16 White which saw a ten men White suffer a resilient 2-0 defeat at the hands of their counterparts, however with ten semi finals to be played, and places in the finals at stake, there’s no sign of rest just yet.
TSF Academy continue to make progress at Dallas Cup
Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth soccer tournament in the United States, celebrating its 30th year in 2009. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has played host to teams and referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents. The tournament is held every spring from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. With over 150 teams taking part in this year's invitation-only Dallas Cup, TSF Academy provided 3 out of the 4 teams representing New Jersey.
TSF Academy players commit to college
TSF Academy are always looking to promote and showcase our players to reach the next level and we are delighted to announce the following players have committed to the following College programs. We look like to congratulate the players on their achievements and wish them all the best as they will soon move onto the next step of their lives both academically and on the soccer field.
TSF Academy player invited to US Region I Girls ODP International Trip to Portugal
TSF Academy U17 Girls 'Triumph' midfielder, Kristine Kelly, was recently invited on an International Trip with the US Youth Soccer Region I Girls ODP to Spain and Portugal. The select group spent 5 days in Seville, Spain and 5 days in Albufeira, Portugal playing against professional teams from both Spain and Portugal during their 10 days.
TSF Academy enjoy successful start to Spring season
TSF Academy have begun the 2013 Spring season in encouraging fashion with the majority of teams enjoying a positive start to the new year. Both TSF Academy U16 Boys Blue and U15 Boys Blue enjoyed Championship success at Jefferson Cup. The following weekend saw TSF Academy U17 Girls remain unbeaten in their first trip to Jefferson Cup, opening with a dominant 5-0 victory and following up with two 1-1 ties, leading in both games.The U15 Girls were crowned Champions at MAPS Spring Challenge winning all 4 matches, scoring 10 goals and keeping four clean sheets.
TSF Academy go close at Disney Showcase
TSF Academy U17 Boys Ginga, U16 Boys Blue and U15 Boys 'X' all travelled to Orlando, FL to be part of the prestigious Disney College Showcase from December 27-30, 2012, looking for success and to bring the Championship back to New Jersey after intense preparations over the last few weeks to help the players get ready for this huge event in the U.S. Youth Soccer Calendar.