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Spring 2023 Newsletter

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Select & Academy Season Update

The Spring season has started really positively for our organization. From a select point of view we have welcomed a good number of new players and families into the club. Academy has also seen an influx in numbers with us adding another team. We have added additional coaching staff for the select and academy teams which has been welcomed really well. Training standards, tempo and game understanding has improved from the fall season and the coaching staff are really pleased with the attitudes of players in both practice and in games. We are going in the right direction and we appreciate all the families dedication to the program.


Recreational Program

Recreational numbers have continued again to hit record numbers for the Spring season. We have seen a good number of volunteer coaches return which has been brilliant. A huge thank you to all the volunteers that help run the program as well as all the families that are taking to the soccer field each weekend to cheer your players on. The aim of Bulverde Youth Soccer is to instill a lifelong love for the beautiful game! To learn more about the next levels after recreational soccer please reach out: bulverdesoccer@gmail.com.


Exciting Announcement!

At the conclusion of the spring season Bulverde Rangers will be rebranded under the name Strive Soccer Club.


As a result of our partnership with Relentless soccer club and Manchester School of Soccer, the club is moving into a more elite level future. In the direction we are heading as a club the board decided to vote to rebrand the select and academy programs to Strive soccer club. The board is extremely excited about the new era under the Strive branding. The rebrand will take place in May 2023 for our player placement events for select as we prepare for the forthcoming season in fall 2023. As we go into the new era with Strive a lot will be changing for the benefit of the players and our teams. As the name suggests we will be “Striving” to be the best youth soccer club in South Texas which is an exciting prospect for the community of Bulverde/Spring Branch.


The recreational side of the club will be sticking to our roots and remain as Bulverde Youth Soccer Association. As a club we are very excited about our new identity and hope you guys are excited to continue supporting the club as we move into the new era!


The meaning behind the logo and the name:

“Strive” means for us as a club not accepting mediocrity. Pushing standards of our coaches, families and players to be better every single day.


“Phoenix rising from the fire” represents the club that is being reborn. It is homage to the past 30+ years of Bulverde Rangers and rising to new levels as we embark on a new era.


“2023” is the year in which we start on this journey.


“Colors” Red & blue pay respect to the past of Bulverde Rangers. Addition of the orange as the fire that ignites the club to be better each day.


Holiday Schedule & Important Dates

Academy Last Day of Practice: May 10th, 2023*

Easter, April 10, 2023: No Practice

Select Last Day of Practice: May 10th, 2023*

Tryouts: May 1st & 3rd, 2023


* Important Dates are subject to change.


Select Player Placement

May 1st & 3rd, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

Boys & Girls


May 1st & 3rd, 7:15pm - 8:30pm

2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004

Boys & Girls



Academy Open Day

May 15th, 6:00pm - 7:15pm




Uniform Changes

We will be launching a new Strive Soccer Club uniform for the Fall 2023 - Spring 2025 seasons. From then on we will be on a two year rotation for new uniforms. This will allow us to continue to easily keep uniforms in stock for you to purchase with a much quicker turnaround.


TeamSnap

At the conclusion of the season we will no longer be using SportsEngine. The app and software has done well for us but as we continue to grow SportsEngine can no longer support the workload. We will be transitioning to TeamSnap which we strongly feel is for the best moving forward. We will send out more information and next steps after Tryouts have concluded.


 

Off Season

As coaches and a club we cannot stress enough how important keeping the players working on their individual soccer game, fitness and game understanding is. As a club we would advise having time off from soccer 10 days - 14 days only. The players will struggle if they come back after summer break and not touch a ball. It is imperative to keep them active.


Summer Options

Our sister organization Manchester School of Soccer runs summer options for players that want to continue their development with our coaches throughout the summer months all run and operated in New Braunfels.


Day Camps: For Select & Academy players. The day camps are all coached so it’s practice based instruction so players learn through daily topics. To see camp dates and info: Soccer Camps


Road To Pro Residential Camp: Players aged 8 years and up. The RTP camp is specifically aimed at players who strive to play at the highest levels: College, Professional & International. From the camp the strongest players will be selected to represent the organization on the UK tour, where we play professional clubs. A strong word of advice is please do not wait around to book your child's place, this camp sells out extremely quickly! More information at 2023 Road To Pro | Manchester School Of Soccer


Private Lessons: Improve your players' individual skills and game understanding this summer. We tailor sessions to improve on the players weaknesses but also their strengths. Lessons run 7 days a week. To learn more visit, Private Lessons | Manchester School Of Soccer


Additional Year Around Options - Center Of Excellence:

The COE program runs across our three sites: New Braunfels, Cibolo and Spring Branch. The program for select and academy players that are hungry to train an additional night per week for club soccer. COE training continues throughout the summertime and there will be events such as tournaments in the summer months. Birth years: 2006 - 2017, to join the program go to: Center of Excellence | Manchester School Of Soccer


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