Seminole Soccer Club


This club have been serving the youth soccer community of Seminole County which is situated about 15 miles north of downtown Orlando, Florida. Most of the young soccer players come from nearby Sanford, Longwood, lake Mary and Altamonte Springs.

With a membership of around 1,500 players, ranging in age from U6 to U19 playing both at recreational and select levels. The Seminole Soccer Club is rated among the leaders for their exceptional U8 and younger programs and introducing small sided games.

The Bill Heard Soccer Complex consisting of a 12 fields on 40 acres of land devoted as a soccer only facility. This makes it one of the largest privately owned soccer sites in the South Eastern United States. Receiving no government funding to maintain the facility it is classified as a non-profit organization. Funding is obtained from generous donations and fund raising efforts by parents and volunteers.

An open letter addressed to all players, parents and coaches involved in the Florida Soccer Alliance/Seminole Soccer Club.

Welcome and a warm word of thanks to both the families already involved in our activities and the new family members tat joined us recently.

As you all know our club is 90% a volunteer organization and as such we depend on our members for support, encouragement and participation in the upcoming events. This club belong to its members, players and their families.

Our team consisting of two full time Directors of Coaching, Andy Ashworth and Kim Montgomery, two part time office staff members, Tanya Neidert and Sue McCarthy, and Bill  Eissele, a volunteer Director of Coaching, are all working at full capacity to maintain the mission of the club. The mission is to create a fun environment for players and spectators alike. In this environment we develop the players into becoming proficient in the game they love. The staff members and coaches gives them age appropriate training and coaching.

The club have a volunteer board consisting of 12 members to ensure that the visions and mission of the club is followed. This is thus the responsibility of club members and the staff. There are times when the objects are not achieved and could be due to lack of suitable volunteers, lack of enthusiastic support from the members or even judgement errors made by the staff members. It is a huge undertaking to ensure that the 800 plus family members are aware and responsive to the needs of the Seminole Soccer Club. It is always that a positive environment is created for the young players at all times. Are we always successful, no, the game of soccer is evolving and so is the club.

How can this problem be solved? The players must learn the rules of soccer, not for the reward of winning a game, but for the game itself. We all know that soccer is the most creative game on earth. The eventual rewards available in soccer is fantastic, players get huge financial rewards and public respect.

Parents can do their part in three simple ways. They must allow their kids the opportunity to have fun while playing a match and give them as much support as possible. The coaches will assist them in the art of the game. Parents must support and encourage the coaches for their efforts. In the unlikely event of disagreeing it should be handled with care and in private. Lastly, parents must get involved in club affairs to make it succeed. Become volunteers in the activities and assist in raising funds to keep the club in a good state.

The coaches, must remember that the games are there for the children. They must train them in a way appropriate to their age while still having fun and grow in the game.

This letter is asking for all to support and make this club the best in Florida. We thank you for all past assistance.




The Ultimate Soccer Mom

Do you spend your days living your life for your family? Encouraging your children to be the best that they can be during their many afterschool activities? Perhaps the term, “soccer mom” is one that you embrace wholeheartedly or maybe you blow it off as just something you do. Either way, there is a new and better way to achieve the status of being the ultimate soccer mom, whether you call yourself by that title or not.


The term soccer mom is a relatively new term. It was first used in 1995 when Susan B. Casey was running for a spot within the Denver city council elections. Mrs. Casey was at that time the ideal image of “soccer mom” because of her PhD and the fact that she had managed presidential election campaigns while still being a loving mom to her children. She used it as a way to say that smart women who were always on the go within their career could still be everything she needed to be for her family. It worked, and she won the election with 51% of people voting for her and by 1996, the term was everywhere.

SoccerMomNow, the picture that comes to mind when someone says, “soccer mom” is a middle class woman who lives in a suburban area. She is often pictured driving around in her minivan hauling a van load of school aged children wherever they need to go, especially to their soccer games. This woman is not commonly seen as sexy, nor is she mentally pictured as awesome. In fact, more often than not, she is seen as a nerdy type woman in dress pants and button up shirt, with glasses on her nose, and no makeup.

What most people do not realize is that a soccer mom can be totally different. They can be cool, they can be confident, and sexy. They can do it all. Perhaps it is time to update the old ideas of what a “soccer mom” should be.


A new, more modern soccer mom is a woman who has it all. Instead of a minivan, she would most likely be driving around in an SUV. She could be sporting her jeans and tee-shirt or she could be wearing a dress that she feels good about wearing. She could be a working class woman or a stay-at-home mom with the brains and the strength to handle anything life throws her way.

This woman may also have children that are not simply school aged kids going to soccer games. Her children could be teens or newborns. Women are staying active even with their littlest child in tow nowadays thanks to the invention of baby carriers. All you have to do is read through the baby carrier reviews and you will find a lot of women who spend their days enjoying all that life has to give to them, including being the new and improved soccer mom and they are gaining more respect by doing so.


The new age of soccer mom is upon us. You can see it every time you check out a new style of baby carrier. Baby carriers are no longer bulky items that weigh moms down. They are now more of an accessory to the soccer mom’s wardrobe. A woman can put them on while wearing her jeans and tee-shirts and look very stylish or she can wear her baby in an Infantino Sash Mei Tai baby carrier and look great in a summer dress while hanging out watching her older child play soccer.

The idea is that moms can have fun as well. They can be trendy instead of nerdy and it can show in everything they wear, even if it is a newborn baby. Are you ready to ditch the negative ideas of what it means to be a soccer mom and step into the future by becoming the ultimate soccer mom with her very trendy new baby carrier?