ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
It was standing room only at the AGM with over two hundred parents in attendance as Club President delivered our path forward with the emphasis on quality over quantity. A development model based on coaching education and a standard coaching curriculum and our ongoing relationship with the OC Surf.
Coach Leon Zavalkov delivered a summary of the annual trip to Manchester and how valuable this annual trip is for those players selected.
Mentioned was the departure of two valuable coaches Paul Wheatley and Shawn Watts, Shawn accepting an out of State College position. and Paul moving to Oregon for career purposes. Highlighted was the difference between coaches agendas and why some do not fit long term at OC Surf Mission Viejo.
CONGRATS COACH LEON ZAVALKOV:
NEW "C" LICENSE, NEW LHHS VARSITY HEAD COACH
June 2018 - Hearty congratulations to Coach Leon Zavalkov for his double accomplishments this month. Leon attended a USSF Coaches Training Course where he earned his National "C" Coaching License.
Coach Leon was also promoted to Head Varsity Coach at Laguna Hills High School, making him Strikers MV's 8th high school varsity coach.
COACH JIMMY TURNER: NEW LHHS ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH
June 2018 - Strikers Coach Jimmy Turner has just been appointed to Laguna Hills High School Assistant Varsity Coach. He joins our many other coaches in being committed and involved at the high school level in Saddleback and Capistrano Valley. Congratulations, Coach Jimmy!
B2010 in OC Kickoff Classic Championship
August 26, 2018 - The B2010 Team played their way into the Championship Game of the OC Kickoff Classic in Irvine, CA. Throughout the tournament they dominated with 3 wins, 0 losses and only one goal against. They finished as tournament finalists.
B2004 Champs -- OC Kickoff Classic Championship
Roger Jr’s B04 won the OC Kickoff Classic Tournament Flight 1.
B04 Black - Swallows Cup Champs
Strikers FC MV B04 Black wins Swallows Cup in a 4 game sweep!
June 17, 2018 -- The Strikers FCMV B04 Black team, led by Coach Leon Zavalkov, swept their category in this past weekend's Swallows Cup Tournament in San Clemente. They posted scores of 3-0, 2-1, 3-0, and 3-1 -- an impressive two shutouts with only two goals against.
Congratulations B04 Black!!
B2002 Finalists -- OC Kickoff Classic Championship
August 26, 2018 - The Strikers MV 02 flight one team progressed to the finals of the OC Kickoff with victories over Strikers Irvine & Cal Rush, and a tie with Pateadores CM Newport. In the finals they met Strikers Irvine Discovery League team. The significance of this game for the team was that their opponents play two Leagues above them.
The first half was tied 0-0 and had it not been for a brilliant save by the opposing keeper the team would have held a creditable lead. As the game wore on the boys chased a victory and got exposed twice at the back but used the game as season preparation.
G02 - Swallows Cup Finalists
Strikers FC MV G02 Makes the Finals at Swallows Cup
June 17, 2018 -- The Strikers FCMV G02 team, led by Coach Leon Zavalkov, won three consecutive games to make it into the finals at the 2018 Swallows Cup Tournament in San Clemente. The team had an impressive 7 goals for with only one goal against.
Congratulations G02 Team!
B03 Red - Swallows Cup Finalists
Strikers FC MV B03 Red Makes the Finals at Swallows Cup
June 17, 2018 -- The Strikers FCMV B03 Red team, led by Coach Colin Smith, played two back-to-back shutouts to make it into the finals in the 2018 Swallows Cup Tournament in San Clemente.
Congratulations B03 Red!
Strikers FC-MV B02 RJ Champions Playoffs Finalists
Congratulations to Strikers FC-MV B02 RJ
for winning SCDSL Flight 1 Europa and finishing as Finalists in Champions Playoffs! Team went on unbeaten run of 10 games winning League and made Champions Playoff bracket as 8th seeded team. This did not stop our boys, as they went on to beat top seeded Real So Cal Academy and Pats Academy teams. In the Final Strikers faced yet another academy team - Arsenal and fell 2:3 on a controversial penalty call. Next is Nomads Thanksgiving tournament and CRL games. Great job boys and Coach Roger Jr.!
B03 Team Assists at USSF Coaching Course
USSF Coaching Course at Santiago Canyon College
June 8-10, 2018 -- The B03 Team had the pleasure of helping to run sessions at the USSF "C" License coaching course at Santiago Canyon College. It was a great opportunity for them to provide service and get a look at how a coaching camp is conducted.
March 13, 2018 - Strikers Teams returned from the Las Vegas Player's Showcase with some impressive stats -- 4 games played with 4 wins, 13 goals for and only 2 against!
Three Strikers FC Mission Viejo players, Noah Betancourt, Jacob Nguyen and Samuel Rucker have been selected for the Cal South Pro+ ODP Spring Pool! This is quite an accomplishment for these young players and we wish them the best of luck!