Hello Omaha FC members!
Welcome back! It always amazes me how quickly the summer goes by. With the end of summer drawing near, it is now time for fall soccer! Before we outline the latest Omaha FC news, let me extend a warm welcome to our new Omaha FC players and parents! We are excited that you have decided to join our community and look forward to providing you with a great youth soccer experience!
Earlier in the summer, Omaha FC was represented by 9 teams in the Region II Championships held in Appleton, WI. With a team combined record of 12-6-5, it was a very successful showing for Omaha FC. We look forward to sending more teams next summer in Indianapolis, IN!
Summer is also a time for soccer summer camps! The weather cooperated, the fields were in great shape as we had a record number of campers. We hosted our annual team camp for the high school and select teams at the end July in preparation for the fall season. As part of our mission to have our players trained by multiple coaches during their youth careers, Rob Gale, the Canadian Menâ€™s U20 and U17 National Team coach, was an integral part of our coaching camp staff. From U11 to U18, Rob was able to show our players new training methodologies to help advance their development! In early August, our Academy, Recreational and YDP teams enjoyed an amazing week of camp filled with learning and fun. In addition, we had a surprise visit from former Sporting KC great, Andy Greuenebaum! He was able to conduct 3 sessions and talk to our players about the Sporting KC Way.
As we continue to grow as a Club, it is important that we keep our mission and our values in the forefront especially as we begin the new season. Often times, we get lost within the daily grind of player and team development, usually blinded by the hype-competitive environment that naturally develops within all of our programs. Our mission statement is â€œcultivating a passion for the game while developing character in coaches, players, and parents.â€ As a refresher, click HERE the for the "who", the "why" and "where" we are going as a Club.
We have a very exciting fall season ahead of us, and right around the corner is our very own annual Omaha FC Labor Day Invitational, September 4-6th.
Fall soccer officially kicks off this Friday, August 21st, for Omaha FC. Teams spent the summer preparing with camps and early season tournaments, and now it's game time. For teams playing select and recreational, you can find your team schedules listed on your league site. The Omaha FC YDP teams can find all your information on our website HERE.
Good luck to everyone this fall!
The Omaha FC Way
The beginning of the season is a great time for coaches, players and parents to start fresh and check ourselves on who we are as an organization and what we stand for. Omaha FC prides itself as having a reputation of good sportsmanship, competitive athletes and a positive environment. We set the bar for good standards in conduct and integrity, as a club. That is why we have provided a number of resources our our website to help everyone make sure we maintain this level. Please take the time to go through our Player and Parents Resources on our website.
Connect with Us!
Follow us under any of the handles above. Whether you are sporting your Omaha FC gear while traveling, at a team bonding event, in a great action shot from a game, etc... we want to see it! You can include us in you social media feed, or send in your images to: KeriL@omahafc.com for Omaha FC to post and/or use on the website.
This past weekend was our Sporting KC Academy Affiliate Friendlies and All Star Event. For details on the weekend and to learn more about our Sporting KC Affiliation read more...
Omaha FC is now a part of TAGG, a company that helps organizations raise money WITHOUT asking you to spend even a single dime. TAGG works with schools, non-profit organizations, places of worship, teams and even team members. Very simply, you give wherever you go.
How TAGG Works:
Download the free mobile app: Together A Greater Good
Visit participating businesses (a list can be found on the app) & ask to TAGG your purchase.
In your app choose Omaha FC, and the business will donate 5% to our club!
How to TAGG a purchase:
Step one: Download the TAGG - Together A Greater Good app
Step two: Click the â€˜TAGG My Purchaseâ€™ button on the app, and tell the cashier you want to TAGG your purchase.
Step three: Enter in the total pre-tax amount of your purchase, (show the cashier), then click â€˜Nextâ€™.
Step four: Your camera should appear and the waiter/cashier will provide you with an orange QR card to scan to validate your purchase.
Step five: Choose which organization you wish to support.
TAGG has partnered with over 100 local businesses who will donate 5% of every â€œTAGGEDâ€ purchase to your organization (if chosen by TAGG customer)
No cost to Omaha FC to raise money through TAGG
No extra cost to your supporters
Attract new supporters who may not have been able or willing to support you otherwise
Give existing supporters an additional way to support you
Money raised can be tracked at an organization, team, or individual level
at Tranquility Park Soccer Complex
near 120th & W Maple Rd.
Saturday, September 5th
9am - 3pm
Save lives during the annual Labor Day Tournament.
For an appointment:
Visit www.redcrossblood.org - Search sponsor code: Omaha FC
or call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767)
Note: All presenting donors will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt. (while supplies last)
Jim Johnston was enjoying one of his favorite activities, riding his bike, when his life was tragically cut short in March 2014. Jim left his mark on the world as a teacher, athletic trainer, family man and friend. He also organized several blood drives at Millard West High School, so we honor his commitment to helping others, by hosting this blood drive in his name.
New to the Website
Players and parents, we have put together a database of videos for you. You will find everything from skill sessions for players to seminars we have presented. Everything is password protected. You will receive more details on how to view these videos from your coach! Click HERE to check it out.