Travel Registration for the 2017-18 soccer season is OPEN
Registration for the 2017-18 travel soccer is open. Please go to the registration page, hit the link at the top of the page to jump down to the travel section.
Travel tryouts scheduled for May 30 and May 31
Travel tryouts for the 2017-18 travel season will be held on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31. Please consult this flyer for the complete travel tryout schedule.
Please us this link for ordering travel uniforms
You can order your 2016-17 travel uniforms from Frontline Soccer at this link.
Girls U10 wins Kent State Indoor Tournament
The U10 Girls Travel Team brought home their 2nd tournament championship of the 2015-16 season. The Lady Bears won the Kent State Indoor Soccer Tournament on March 19 and 20. The Girls won all four of their games beating West Branch, Highland, Wadsworth and Canfield. Congratulations girls on your continued success!
Bottom Row (L-R): Ashley Oriold, Elana Scocos, Alexandrea Pascarella, Mallory Pickering, Ashley Butler
Top Row (L-R): Olivia Douglas, Natalie Held, Alexandrea Pallas, Julia Low, Montgomarie Williams, Olivia Kovach
Not Pictured: Coaches ‘Lizabeth DiSiena and Lori Pickering
Girls U10 team gets late tourney invite, takes the title!
The North Royalton Soccer Club Girls U10 Travel Team won the Madison Invitational Soccer Tournament in November. As result of being one of the top-level travel teams in Northeast Ohio, the Lady Bears were asked to fill a spot that opened at the last minute. Guest players from the North Royalton Soccer Club included Reagan Pentz and Mallory Pickering from the Girls U9 Travel Team and Elana Scocos from the Girls U11/12 Travel Team. The Lady Bears faced the Mentor Wave, Cleveland Kickers, and FC Wheeling United. Overall the Lady Bears went 4-0 in the tournament, scoring 18 goals and conceding only 1 throughout the entire weekend – special acknowledgement to Alexandrea Pascarella for a phenomenal weekend at goalkeeper. The girls won the tournament in spectacular fashion as the final was a scoreless game going into the final minutes. Elana Scocos, playing left defender, scored a superb goal to put the Lady Bears up 1-0. Scoring was contagious and Scocos’ goal was followed up with goals from both Reagan Pentz and Olivia Douglas before the final whistle blew. The Lady Bears closed out the final with a 3-0 win. It was a beautiful weekend of soccer and a great exhibition of the talent developing within North Royalton’s youth soccer program.
From the left: Ashely Oriold, Olivia Douglas, Montgomarie Williams, Elana Scocos, Reagan Pentz, Mallory Pickering, Ashley Butler, Alexandrea Pallas, Natalie Held, Olivia Kovach, Alexandrea Pascarella, Coach – ‘Lizabeth DiSiena
Boys U10 claims crown!
The Boys U10 Gold team took first place in their division this fall with a 5-1-2 record. The team played back-to-back games in the snow and cold on Oct. 18 to tie Sandusky and beat Strongsville to clinch the division. The Bears led the division with 28 goals scored overall. Way to go, Bears!
Pictured from left to right: Coach Doug Ziemianski, Dante Bevilacqua, Mario Gajewski, Sam Chalhoub, Essa Mohammad, Ben Ziemianski, Justin Kenney, Hayden Petro, and Ryan Kulka
Not pictured: Cody Baraona, Ethan Hoffman, Charles Lindenmuth, Assistant Coach Greg Baraona
Boys U9 finishes league play with perfect record!
The U9 Boys travel soccer team went undefeated (8-0) this fall. The boys claimed their division championship by outscoring their opponents by an average of 3 goals each game. This young team has shown improvement each game with every player scoring at least 1 goal during the season. Way to go Bears!!!!
Picture (left to right) – Aiden Hujer, Nino Stassi, Jordan Bunch, Harrison Hafner, Mannix Wasco, Coach Vince Ragone, Dominic Onesko, Sean Bunsey, Ryan Martin, Edwin Weimer, and Steven Willman
Boys U13 wins league title!
The U13 North Royalton Boys travel soccer team captured the league crown and finished the fall season with a record of 7-1. Their only loss came at the hands of their rivals Amherst earlier in the year. The two teams met again for the final game of the season with the division title on the line. The Bears persevered the cold, the sleet, and a 3 goal deficit by beating Amherst 6-5. Drew Budyka started the scoring for the Bears, Austin Hujer added 3 goals, Luke Pickering chipped in with one and Killian O’Callahan netted the game winner. Great job, Bears!!
Front row: Max Bunsey, Killian O’Callahan, Aidan Wagner, Tyler Jenkins, Vinnie Calo, Kyle Mares
Back row: Aidan Kane, Coach Vince Calo, Austin Hujer, Chris Linne, Josh Gaebelein, Tyler Moss, Jake Tyma, Ilya Yefymenko, Nate Sprecher, Drew Budyka, Luke Pickering, Head Coach Lori Pickering
Girls U8 – Ohio Cup champions!
The NRSC girls were in the top bracket and demonstrated they belonged by winning their first two games against Kenston FC (3-2) and Mentor MSC Wave Red (3-0).
To win the title, the team played Strongsville for their last two games. They had already met twice in the regular season and tied both games, 6-6.
In the first game, our U8 girls won a close 3-2 decision. Then they faced Strongsville again in the final. Our girls took a 2-0 lead early, but Strongsville came back. The majority of the game was tied, 2-2, until we put two back to back exciting goals away to finish the game.
The girls were great this season and they all improved a ton by their hard work and how much they listened and applied things. The team played great soccer at the end of the season!!!
Players from left to right:
Anna Tsirimbidis, Sara Meluch, Sydney Rhoades, Leah Prezenkowski, Madeline Holloran, Leah Thompson, Lauren Ziemianski, Morgan Felice, Samantha Eckelman, Claire Bobofchak
Coaches: Tim Tsirimbidis and Katie Eckelman
Girls U9 – Bay Cup Challenge champions!
Top row from left to right: Kaitlyn Hajek, Zoey Vollweiler, Sophia Antonio, and Meredith Werner
Front row from left to right: Abby Kure, Avery Keitlen, Mallory Pickering, and Reagan Pentz
Boys U14 finishes second at Beavercreek tournament
U14 boys travel soccer coached by Ross Minick came in 2nd place in the Beavercreek Haunted Classic in Dayton. They went into the championship game undefeated but lost 1-0 in the final seconds. Coach Ross is very proud of his boys and their dedication to the team.
Front row l to r: Dominic Arena, Issa Almajali, Zak Peterjohn, Nick Mark, Andrew Kwiatkowski, Trent Werner, Noah Krasnicki, Joseph Garcia
Back row l to r: Coach Chris, Topher Garcia, Kyle Evanko, Habib Akouri, Mason Hancock, Coach Ross, Alex Mernone, Kylar Shoops, Noah Argana, Matt Polcyn, Coach Darrin.
Travel League Update
The NRSC boys and girls travel teams play in the Ohio Travel Soccer League (OHTSL). The league affiliation includes certain restrictions on players that wish to play on premier teams. Travel players should consult their coach before trying out for a premier team.
Intent to Coach Travel form
If you are interested in coaching a travel team, you must complete an Intent to Coach Travel form. When completed, please email to Larry Zajac.
Travel Coach Time Log can be downloaded here
Use this link –> Travel Coach Time Log
Travel Program Update
Travel Coaches – Please remember that Club Technical Director Denzil Antonio is available to attend your practice sessions. Please contact him directly to arrange a session, using email or by phone using the number listed on the Contacts page.
The 2015-2016 travel coaching staff:
U9 Purple – Casey Mayell
U9 Gold – Gary Hannah
U10 Purple – Kevin Rowles
U10 Gold – Bill Gamble
U10 White – Bill Gamble
U11 Purple – Bryan Noviks
U12 Purple – Bryan Noviks
U13 Purple – Daniel Sinclair
U15 Purple – Lori Pickering
U14/U15 Gold – Brian Mewhinney
Boys Travel Director – Kevin Rowles
U9 Purple – Katie Eckelman
U10 Gold – Doug Ziemanski
U11 Purple – Lori Pickering
U11 Gold – Amanda Tamerlano
U12 Purple – Cassie Gross
U12 Gold – Mark Breen
U15 Purple – Pete Ragone
U14 Gold – Jennifer McFadden
Girls Travel Director – Lori Pickering
Commitment to Excellence
Travel soccer requires a significant commitment from players and parents – above and beyond what is normally expected in recreation leagues. Some of these areas include: additional practice time (2-3 days/week); travel to away games (weeknights and weekends); weekend tournaments (in and out of the Northern Ohio area); travel team uniforms; fund-raisers for tournament fees; footskill clinics. It is important to discuss these commitment issues as a family before deciding to play travel soccer.