2015 FCNova Student-Athletes | Commitment and Updates
Check back throughout the spring for updated list...still placing kids!!!
FCNova, Les Bois, Centennial and now Santa Clara Alum drafted #11 overall by the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL!!!
Sofia Huerta Taken 11th Overall in NWSL Draft
Meridian, Idaho – Coming off her second straight All-American nod and a co-WCC Player of the Year award, Sofia Huerta of Santa Clara women's soccer was taken with the second pick of the second round (11th overall) in the National Women's Soccer League Draft by the Chicago Red Stars on Friday.
Sofia also joins FC Nova (Boise Capital/Les Bois) Alum and current Associate Women's Head Coach at the University of San Francisco; Maite Zabala as female alumni whom have gained opportunity within the highest levels. To our account, becoming only the second women from Idaho to gain an opportunity to play in the top women's professional league. Zabala played in the then named WUSA starting for the Atlanta Beat, Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage.
Huerta was second in the West Coast Conference with 17 goals and 37 points this past fall. She attempted 94 shots and 49 on goal while scoring a WCC-best six game-winners. She accounted for over 50% of the Broncos goals this year. This is the 10th time a Bronco as won WCC Player of the Year. Gaining experience with both the US Soccer Youth Regional and National teams, and most recently with the Mexican National Teams, there is talk of Sofia gaining ground and opportunities with the US Women's National Team through her performances.
Beyond the FC Nova family; Boise, Meridian and Idaho are very proud of Sofia and all her dedication to taking advantage of her opportunities. She has proven over her short time, that "opportunity looks alot like hard work" as a multiple sport student-athlete. Sofia continues to hold local, State, Regional and National accolades in swimming, track, basketball and soccer at all levels prior to her collegiate and future professional career. We know she'll continue to make her mark and establish herself on future "halls of fame"!
WAY TO GO IDAHO! WAY TO GO SOFIA!
You believe, we believe and now so many youth coming up can believe in dreams through had work!
Performance Cup 2015 - Registration Open!
Registration for this years Performance Cup event is now open! We are adding several new items to this years event, including:
Club Color Event Logo - This years event will offer the tournament logo in multiple color schemes, allowing players to select a logo that coincides with their teams/club colors. Examples are shown in the banner image below.
Event Swag - some items that we will be including for participating teams include tournament pins, champion & finalist medals, coaches gift and coupons/discounts from local retailers.
Awards ceremony and team picture for event champions.
And more...stay tuneds for event anouncements with more details!
Event Details can be found on the event webpage - click HERE
The College Fit Finder provides our players with a competitive advantage over a typical student-athlete navigating the recruiting process. This comprehensive system allows for individuals to take ownership of their future by equipping them with tools necessary to find a home at the college level. As a club, we are committed to not only player development, but truly being a catalyst in helping our players fulfill their dreams of playing collegiate soccer and accessing higher education. The College Fit Finder will provide uniformity to the club's recruiting efforts and will allow for our coaching staff to take a much more personal approach in helping our athletes throughout the process.
FC Nova looks forward to facilitating the recruiting efforts of every family looking to play at the next level.
a.College Search: Find schools that a great match for you based off of academics, athletics, location, cost, enrollment, major, campus setting, schools type, and/or religious setting
b.Favorites List: Save schools to your favorites list to continuing researching
c.Correspondence Tracking: Track and organize all of your communication with every college program
d.Calendar: See all of your communication with all colleges in a calendar view
e.College Calculator: Decide which school is right for you by comparing colleges side by side
f.Branded Player Profile: Send to college coaches to review your information.
a.Online Team Website: College Coaches can view all player's individual profiles from one screen
b.Printable Team Brochures: Push one button and create a team brochure to hand to College Coaches at your showcases.
c.Monitor Player Activity: Staff Coaches have access to see how proactive each player is being and can better facilitate a player's individual process.
Amazing Young Women Campaign
Elite Clubs National League - Celebrating the Amazing Young Women Pledge
Join us in the pledge to be Amazing Young Women...
The story behind it all
The story behind the 2014-2015 FCNova Uniforms
September 25, 2014
FCNova hit the valley in full force with the 2014-2015 uniform release this past weekend. With the new kit releases we wanted to provide some insight behind the brand!
In the spring of 2010, two of the valley's most storied clubs in the history of Idaho youth soccer made a major decision. That decision was based off the premise to create a comprehensive and robust soccer environment for boys and girls in and outside of the Treasure Valley. Based on the philosophies of "what is best for the kids" and "what is best for the game", FCNova was born out of the merger between Les Bois United and Boise Capital Soccer Clubs. Bringing together two stars in the player, coach and game development arena to create one entity thatenhances the environment of soccer, community and student-athletic endeavors.
The two original clubs that merged to create FCNova wore "Red and Black" as their primary founded colors. Past the foundation years; styles, colors and retail brands changed often. With Puma we found a partner that not only provided quality gear and attire, but matched our goals in helping to offset costs impacted by youth soccer families while providing opportunity. In our 2nd year, as part of Project Pink with Puma, FCNova girl's side started wearing the famous "all pinks" for Breast Cancer Awareness and in the process eventually becoming a national brand/staple answering the question of, "Who is that club in the pink uniforms?". Everyone knew it was FCNova. Introducing the 2014-2015 brand and the return of Red and Black as our primary colors along with the Pink highlights on our "home" white kits. The U14 boys have actually gone ahead and purchased the new "all black" kits that the boys side is transitioning into for 2015-2016 and looking great! Overall the goal of creating a classic professional representation of FCNova while honoring the history of the brand was achieved.
As we do listen to our membership, you will also notice that the "NOVA logo" FONT differs now comparing boys and girls kits.
Updating both with a more masculine font on the boys side and feminine font for our girls side.
Through continued support of our sponsors we have been able to help offset costs directly impacted by families. Bodybuilding.com has been a mainstay sponsor in helping with tremendous contribution efforts to our operating budget, tournaments/events support and offsetting costs that otherwise would have directly been asked of our members to cover. This is why on the new kits, at all program levels, you will see the B.com logo on the youth league (back) and competitve uniforms (sleeve).
Another foundation sponsor are St. Luke's Sports Medicine - Idaho. With the initial commitment of Dr. Jim Johnston, his wife Lynne and at the time Boise Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (now St. Luke's) the support goes far beyond monetary. St. Luke's provides us with an in season ATC-LTC who can perform initial assessments on injuries for players, staff and members free of charge. Along with this they support our tournaments, events and the Elite Club National League fixtures. They also provide coaches education topics in relation to injury prevention, assessment and return to activity. With this last cycle's contribution, St. Luke's Sports Medicine's support helped us create a uniform package for our U9 and U10 FCN Gunners Girls and Boys athletes. Including a ball, drawstring backpack, shorts, socks, Puma uniform and training tee shirts at no extra cost for over 130 families in that specific age program. Reducing the costs for kids in their introductory phase of competitive/formal programming. Accordingly, you will see the St Luke's Sports Medicine logo on our youth league uniforms and under the number on the backs of all our U9 and U10 FCN Gunners Boys and Girls Puma uniforms.
Join us in celebrating our community, partners and attack on the future!
FCNova and St Luke's making a difference
FCNova and St Luke's making a difference!
Focus group needed of parents with children aged 6-11 years of age
July 29th, 2014
St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Neurology is conducting research on children’s consumption of sugar- sweetened beverages (i.e. fruit drinks, sports drinks) at kids’ sports events. We are inviting all parents (≥18 years of age) to participate in a focus group. Focus groups are small groups of people led through an open discussion by a skilled moderator. We only ask for your opinion, there are no right or wrong answers.
If you have a child currently participating in the Youth NOVA soccer league who is between 6-11 years of age (male or female), we invite you to participate. We will need approximately 24 parents. Each parent volunteer will participate in one focus group with about 6-8 other parents, to discuss beverage consumption at kids’ sports events. The focus groups will be held the first two weeks of September in the evenings from 6-8pm at one of our St. Luke’s locations – Boise or Meridian. We will need approximately two hours of your time.
Food and beverages will be provided for you at the focus group. No children are allowed to be in attendance. Please remember only one parent/guardian from each family will be allowed to participate in the focus group.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Kristin Armstrong at (208) 381-2718 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 25th, 2014. Thank you.
Kristin Armstrong Director, Community Health St. Luke’s Sports Medicine
FCNova State Cup Success
FCNova "heading to 2014 regional events"
After the Memorial Weekend dust settled, FCNova teams came out with some great results over the weekend and a "future is bright" outlook. Even with no representation via the ECNL teams at U15, U16, U17 and U18 girls age groups due to Elite Clubs National League schedule and showcase in New Jersey, FCNova posted an impressive showing in Boise over the IYSA State Cup Weekend.
"The representation was so refreshing compared to 2013, when we only had 1 team in State Cup due to a club decision to not attend with no teams looking to attend Far West Regionals in Hawaii due to cost. Being fiscally responsible is a high priority of our board and staff to our members!" stated Director of Coaching, Eric Simmonsen. Eric continued with, "I am extremely proud of all the age groups and genders this weekend. Yet, also excited for 2015 as we will have representation at the 2015 State Cup at a full capacity, including our ECNL age teams. We had some age groups where our boys are really showing well and pushing the envelope with the U13 Boys losing on an own goal in the final seconds of the Championship, the U18 Boys losing in the final in a great game and U17 Boys losing a close match in the semifinal. We also had some validity to our structure as our U15G, U14G and U13G showed the future depth and fact that a club/program at the highest levels, like ours, can facilitate two very competitve teams."
The board of directors and staff would like to congratulate all the FCNova teams on the 2013-2014 cycle of accomplishments.
The following teams are advancing on to the Presidents Cup Regional or Far West Regional as State Champions:
U13G: FC Nova Pink going as State Champion to FWR in New Mexico
U13G: FC Nova White going to Presidents Cup in California
U14G: FC Nova Elite going as State Champion to FWR in New Mexico
U14G: FC Nova Pink going to Presidents Cup in California
U15G: FC Nova Pink going as State Champion to FWR in New Mexico
U16G: FC Nova Pink going to Presidents Cup in California.
U13B: FC Nova Black going to Presidents Cup in California
Holiday Shopping and Support for FC Nova
FC Nova and Amazon Smile
FC Nova has been selected as a beneficiary of the AmazonSmile program. Every time you shop on line with Amazon using the smile.amazon.com link below at any time of the year, a portion of your purchase will help benefit FC Nova’s families! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the priceof eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Amazon Smile works with regular Amazon accounts and Amazon Prime accounts.
Proceeds from this program will be used by FC Nova to fund our scholarships for players with financial needs and the coaches’ travel fund, which will help defray the costs of coaches’ travel expenses for all FC Nova teams!
To participate and show your support for FC Nova’s scholarship programs and coaches’ travel fund please click here - Amazon Smile
(Please remember to select FC Nova, Inc. as the charitable organization)
There is no limit to the amount of times you can order. Be sure to click through the smile.amazon.com link every time you shop on Amazon.com. The Amazon Smile program is available to everyone....not just FC Nova members so please share this link with your friends and family.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and FC Nova
You can earn FC Nova donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to FC Nova at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 93803.
Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping FC Nova earn a donation!
You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.