News and notes on North Storm happenings!
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11/15/2009, 9:43am EST, By Thomas Singer
03/01/2009, 2:49pm EST, By Coach Gloshen
03/01/2009, 1:47pm EST, By Coach Gloshen
TBAYS and North Storm are proud to add 5 new members to the ever growing list of ODP players representing our club at the state and regional ODP levels!
Parker Hogarth from the NS 93's, Elliot Stratton, Owen Stratton and Lars Hornburg from the NS 98's,Justin Kraft from the NS 96's, and Colin Lesoski from the NS 94's, who joins teammate Mike Weber. Ethan Cartwright from the NS95's joins Mike Weber as regional pool players on the ODP stage.
North Storm is really beginning to shine in one area specifically, having three NS goalkeepers now in the ODP program, and two from previous years as ODP alumni. That is truly an accomplishment.
That totals 8 North Storm players currently participating at the state and region's top talent level this year alone! Way to go boys!
And a big congrats to the coaches and teammates that continue to train and motivate their teammates so well!
Keep setting the bar North Storm!
North Storm would like to announce it's newest Olympic Development Program participants!
Congratulations to Mike Weber of the North Storm 94's and to Alex Gloshen or the North Storm 97's.
Both players are tremendous examples of the talent and skill needed to achieve such a prestigous invitation.
Through a rigorous weekend long tryout down state, our players were chosen by the Nationally licensed State Staff to participate on the ODP teams in their respective age groups.
ODP is the first stone on the path to playing on the US National teams...the best of the best! ODP is the highest level of competition available in state soccer programs. A player chosen for ODP has shown the committment and dedication to soccer required to aspire to greater levels of play and development.
Good luck boys...we are hopeful of a regional invite for you both!
The North Storm 96's showed they are on a mission this season by accepting the competitive challenge of one of the newer hyper competitive tournaments in our state...the Kalamazoo Crusader Cup.
They continued to make their mission known by winning the Cup in true North Storm fashion....tough and confident. Wins against Kingdom FC and Battle Creek, the 96's looked prime for a finals birth...until Jaier snuck in a 1-0 win over the rain soaked and water logged 96's.
Because of the 96's to not only score, but defend, they made the semi's on goal differential and promptly put any doubts to rest as they dismantled Taylor FC 3-0. Set was the stage for a rematch against Jaier. North Storm was by no means intimidated and took care of business, defeating Jaier 2-0 to claim the hardware!
Way to go 96's! Keep up the good work and the competitive drive!
Well, a picture is worth a thousand words! This is a classic example of the poor condition of soccer coaching and methods in youth soccer across our sport.
It is sad that our downstate foes often resort to such methods, versus spending time teaching their players how to not get in this position to begin with!
North Storm as a club is committed to teaching, coaching and the spirit of the game. We are pleased to lead the charge of teaching our players how to play, how to play within the rules of the game, and best of all, how to play against those that don't!
Congratulations to the NS 97B, the NS 95B and the NS 94B for their acceptance into the 2010 spring State Cup tournament.
State Cup is a tough road for any team. With games beginning the last week of March, we're still 90 inches away from seeing grass up here!
But, North Storm continues to aspire to compete on a grander level and earn the respect they have worked so hard to achieve.
Good luck to everyone.
Congratulations to Michael Weber for being named to the 93 ODP REGIONAL pool.
Michael has been a 5 year North Storm participant and plays his high school ball for the TC Christian, St. Francis co-op team, a consistent District and Regional play participant.
Michael is a multi-talented player who originally began as a goalkeeper with North Storm. Eventually, Michael became both a feared attacker and a fearless defender, providing equal contribution to the North Storm 94 team.
It looks like Michael with be leaving his mark on the ODP team as a defender.
Good luck Michael, your club is proud of you. Your town is proud of you as well. Next stop, the US National team???
July 4, 2010
The North Storm 98 U12 boys Premier team wrapped up their inaugural season in North Storm by winning their MMYSL league title against division foe East Lansing 3-2.
The 98's went 9-1 in a division hosting teams such as Lansing, Clio, Mt. Pleasant, Flushing and Frankenmuth. Their only loss was in game one of the 2010 spring season against East Lansing, whom they faced to win the division title.
The 98's lost their head coach mid-season, but banded together to not allow it to affect them. Incoming coaches Mark Aulicino and Thomas Singer tasked the team with adapting quickly and bringing home a division title.
With constant, consistent quality play and a new style of quick strike balanced with good possession, the 98's set a high bar of play. Solid goalkeeping was a luxury for the team as well!
Rounding out the season were two tournament finals appearances as well.
Congrats and here's to the next league title!