Elk Grove Soccer AGM

Elk Grove, CA

Elk Grove Soccer Annual Meeting: December 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

9766 Waterman Road, Suite H, Elk Grove

Nominating Committee Recommendations

President: Debra Carlton

2nd Vice President: Jason Greer

Board Member Top Soccer: Cheryl Russell

Board Member Rancho Murieta: Doug Mattos

Board Member At Large: Dan Templeton

Elk Grove Soccer is the largest combined recreation and competitive soccer organization in northern California, with over 4,725 recreation soccer players and 1,520 competitive soccer players.  The organization also hosts a league for children with mental and physical disabilities so they can enjoy the beautiful game of soccer  www.elkgrovesoccer.com

Trevor Brown Verbally Commits to California State University East Bay

Elk Grove Soccer 01B Platinum 1 Winger

Trevor Brown Verbally Commits to California State University East Bay

Trevor was spotted by the East Bay coaching staff after attending a College ID camp. They’ve watched him play since and have offered him an athletic scholarship to play for them in the fall of 2019.

Below is an interview with Elk Grove Soccer Player, Trevor Brown:

Questions:

1 – when did you begin your Elk Grove Soccer Career and what made you choose Elk Grove Soccer?

I began playing rec soccer when I was 5 years old.  I tried out for competitive soccer when I was 9 and made a select team.  I like Elk Grove soccer because it is in my hometown and at the time most of my friends were playing for the club.

2 – what about the game drives you?

Competitive soccer drives me because I get to play against higher level and skilled competition.  This pushes me to be a better player and to develop.

3 – when did you decide that you wanted to play at the next level?

Three years ago I was playing at the highest competitive level for Elk Grove Soccer.  I was not playing to my potential and when tryouts came for the next season my coach told me I needed to go down to the B team and figure out if I really wanted to play soccer.  He told me I had to work harder and develop.  This was the turning point for me.  I worked so hard that year and decided that I wanted to play soccer into college and hopefully professionally.  That year was a learning curve for me and that season I put in the work on and off the field which helped me earn my spot back on the A team and reinforced that I wanted to be the best player I can be.

4 – do you play soccer outside of training? If so, what do you do and how many hours do you put in a week on your own?

I am on the pitch every day for 1 to 2 hours.  Since I am a winger, I practice my dribbling at pace, skill moves on pace and work on my shot inside and outside the box in various positions.  I also train with my team 3 times a week.  I also work on my fitness and endurance every single day, either at the gym or running.

5 – what would you tell a younger player who wants to become a college soccer player?

Put the work in on and off the field and start building relationships with college coaches early in high school.  Make sure to get out to ID camps and show coaches what you can do.  Do not forget about school…that is so important.  You can have a great college interested in you but if you don’t have the grades that can hurt you.

6 – what is your major going to be and why?

I am not quite sure on my major yet.  I enjoy working out and possibly want to become a trainer or physical therapist.  I want to help people be healthy and feel good about themselves.

7 – what was the college recruitment process like and describe the pressure you went through making this decision?

The college recruiting process was a big commitment; lots of contacts and follow up emails, and calls.  It was fun getting to know the coaches and the teams that I was interested in.  I spent a lot of time researching schools, their soccer programs and their academics.  It was a huge decision to commit to Cal State East Bay.  As long as you know you are happy with the team and the campus you should be good with your decision.  It might be scary, but I will let you know that when I committed, I knew I would feel at home at Cal State East Bay.  I knew the coach and the team would continue to push me to be the best player I can be.

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TIANNA SIDTIKUN COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

FC Elk Grove 02G Platinum 1 Midfielder

TIANNA SIDTIKUN COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

FC Elk Grove 02G Platinum 1 Midfielder

Tianna Sidtikun has verbally committed her college future to the University of Arizona. She was spotted playing last summer at Surf Cup and was highly sought after by several top-level schools. She decided that she couldn’t pass on the opportunity to join one of the most competitive conferences in the Women’s College game. Congratulations Tianna!

Below is an interview with Tianna:
1 – when did you begin your Elk Grove Soccer Career and what made you choose Elk Grove Soccer?

I started playing for Elk Grove two years ago. I came here because I knew girls from ODP who played for Elk Grove and they wanted me to guest play. After that I was happy to guest play with the girls and I knew Elk Grove would guide me in the right direction for my future. When tryouts came around I told my parents I wanted to play for them even though it’s an hour drive, but they supported me because they want what’s best for me as well.

2 – what about the game drives you?

Soccer is a beautiful game. My passion and drive for the game is unconditional. I fell in love with it. The adrenaline rushing when it’s tied 1-1 with only a couple minutes left. Getting down and dirty, but not too dirty where it’s disrespectful. Building up sequences of passes to get one objective, to get the ball in the back of the net.

3 – when did you decide that you wanted to play at the next level?

Ever since I was little people would ask ‘what do you want to be when you grow older?’ I’d always answer with, ‘a professional soccer player.’

4 – do you play soccer outside of training? If so, what do you do and how many hours do you put in a week on your own?

Even on the days that I have training with Elk Grove, I put in the extra work before training. Every day I must do something to better my game. Right after school on days that I have practice I go to a personal training gym for about 2 1/2 -3 hours, then I go home to get some food in my body, then I go to practice. On the days I don’t have practice I still go to my personal trainer and go through that routine, but instead of going to practice I take some balls to the park and do whatever I think I need to work on by myself. So daily I put 5-6 hours in to make myself better. I get one rest day, so in a week if you add that up I put in 30 hours or more.

5 – what would you tell a younger player who wants to become a college soccer player?

I’d tell the kid to dream big. If you want it bad enough you will achieve whatever you want. It will take a lot of work and dedication to the sport. Not just the minimum of going to practice. You’re going to have to sacrifice with not being with your friends or even family functions. Start early and put in the extra work. It will pay off in the end.

6 – what is your major going to be and why?

I’m going to go into the medical field. I’m interested in being a nurse practitioner. My mom is a nurse that specializes in a certain area, so she gave me ideas and routes that I can go.

7 – what was the college recruitment process like and describe the pressure you went through making this decision?

My recruiting process was early but that’s how it is now. It’s cool when you have a lot of colleges interested in you because you get to talk to so many different coaches and maybe visit most of the colleges who are interested. It’s a lot to take in. Already talking to colleges while you’re a freshman or even earlier is crazy. It’s stressful when the coaches can’t contact you, so they must go through your coach to get to you but that’s why it’s a process and you must be patient. Making this decision, you must think about so many things because it’s four years of your life where you’re going to be living. Are you going to be happy there? You must think about academically do they have your major? On the athletic side, do you like the team because those are the girls you will be playing with, do you like the environment, the coaches? So many things to think about. Also, when you have other colleges you must weigh everything out and compare. After I thought about it a lot and talked to many people because it was very stressful, I was sure Arizona is where I want to spend my four years of college.

Elk Grove Soccer will receive 20% of the sales that they bring into Leatherby’s during the above allotted times. Just mention the fundraiser or give this invitation to the cashier when you pay your bill to ensure that they receive a percentage of your purchase.

BJ’s Restuarant
9237 Laguna Springs Drive
Elk Grove, CA
Monday May 7th from 3pm to 10pm

Bring the attached flyer and 20% of the food and soft beverage sales will go to our scholarship fund.

Elk Grove Soccer Flyer