Riverside Youth Soccer Club

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About Us

Riverside Youth Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2002.  We are a travel soccer club for boys and girls from the Riverside Local School District in Lake County, Ohio as well as from surrounding communities.  Our purpose is to further develop players by reinforcing more advanced technical skills, tactical awareness, physical conditioning and sportsmanship by providing more advanced coaching and a competitive level of play.  We have programs starting with Little Kickers for ages 5-8 which is a non-competitive introductory and skills development program and progressing up through the U14 age group for both boys and girls.

Officers and Representatives


 Officers
 Coordinators
 President - Michael Keating
 Equipment Manager - Pete Mezzapelle
 Vice President - Joe Imondi
 Field Manager - Bill Kanchok
 Treasurer - Keri Boergert
 Uniform/Spirit Wear - Deanne Gaspersic / Open
 Secretary - Kim Hansen
 Website/Social Media - Jeff Parsons 
 Registrars - Pete Mezzapelle/Jeff Parsons
  
 OHSTL League Rep - Joe Imondi
 
 Coaching Coordinator/Player Development - Milan Franekic
 

Board Meetings First Monday of the Month everyone is welcome please see events calendar on home page for details.

Club History

The Riverside Youth Soccer Club was originally founded as the Concord Futbul Club by Glen Niemi and Chuck Biese in the spring of 2002.  The goal was to bring a soccer program to the community giving the kids an opportunity to play soccer within and for their community.  Initially there was one U11 boys team.  The club was truly a community effort to get off the ground.  It took the generosity of  local business providing the funding to get the club started.  George's Dinner Bell provided goals and the Baptist Church provided the fields to play on.  In the second year with the help of Sandi Ponti and Joe Imondi the club added its first girls team.

Over the years, the club has continued to evolve and grow.  The name changed to Concord Soccer Club and then to better align with the the local school district it changed again to its current name, Riverside Youth Soccer Club.  We have used fields throughout the area, the Baptist Church, Concord Community Fields and are currently using the fields at Madison Avenue Elementary School for all of our teams and activities.

With additional leadership from Armin Kiss, Dave Buckholtz, and the efforts of many other volunteers over the past 12+ years, our club has continued to grow into what it is today.  Currently we support players as young as 5 years old with a Little Kickers Program and have travel teams for both boys and girls from U8 to U14.  In 2014 we will have worked with 150 - 200 children from throughout our community.

Awards

2016 Madison Invitational U10 Boys Champions
2016 Madison Invitational U14 Boys Champions
2016 Fall U10-3E Girls NOGSL Champions
2016 Fall U12-5E Boys OASL Champions
2016 Heisley Indoor U10 Girls Champions
2015 Madison Invitational U12 Boys Champions
2015 Madison Invitational U10 Boys Runner-up
2015 Fall U12-3 Boys OASL Champions 

2014 Ohio Travel Cup U11 Boys Champions 

2014 Spring U13-3 Boys OASL Champions
2014 Spring U12-4 Boys OASL Champions
2014 Heisley Indoor Presidents Day Tournament U12 Champions
2014 Heisley Indoor March 4v4 Tournament U12 Runner-up
2014 Heisley Indoor U14 Boys Champions
2012 Spring U12 Boys OASL Champions
2010 U10 Boys OASL Champions
2010 U9 Boys OASL Champions
2002 Concord Community Days Parade
Award for "on the road drill"

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