Tryouts for the Navarre United Futbol Club’s fall and spring seasons are coming up. They are scheduled to take place May 22-24 at the Navarre Soccer Complex. Registration information for the tryouts can be found at navarreunited.org.
Navarre United is a growing club and numbers have doubled since being relaunched more than a year ago. For anyone interested in playing youth soccer in this area, Navarre United is a perfect option.
“We relaunched in February 2017 with four teams and about 50 players,” Director of Coaching Dan Baccarini said. “We now have eight teams and over 100 players. Since our relaunch we have had four finalist showings and six tournament championships.”
The coaches at Navarre United are well-trained and recently went through a couple of training sessions in the winter with the club’s partner from the Netherlands.
“We had our partners train our coaches and we will continue with this partnership to bring professional level training to our local youth players,” Baccarini said.
Other opportunities for the coaches are always coming up.
“Two of our coaches completed their National Coaching Diplomas this year and we anticipate additional coaches continuing their coaching education this coming season to ensure we are constantly improving at the coaching level.”
Good coaching is vital to player development as are the training sessions that take place throughout the season. Those will continue during the fall and spring seasons.
“We made available over 40 hours of speed and agility training and over 40 hours of technical training to each of our players this past season, and we are looking to enhance both of these programs in the coming year,” Baccarini said.
Baccarini is looking forward to the tryouts and is fired up about the year ahead for the club. For soccer players wanting an opportunity to play at a high level without having to drive too far for that experience, Navarre United is worth checking out.
“I couldn’t be happier with the growth of the club, but more than anything I am so excited for the soccer development opportunities we are now providing to the youth in our local area without having to drive 20, 30, 40 or even 60 minutes,” Baccarini said. “This coming year, we are excited to implement new training ideas in all areas as we continually look to improve the product that we are providing to our local families. We also plan on working more closely with our recreational soccer program to provided more developmental opportunities at a younger age so making the jump from recreational to select will not be such a great leap. Additionally, we are looking at several options to improve the quality of our fields. We have one of the best soccer complexes in the region. It is time that we really take steps to bring it up to an even higher level with regard to the playing surface.”