PHS head boys’ soccer coach Patrick Burns poses with Principal Brenda DeRenzo and some Parkland Area Soccer Club athletes at Fogelsville Elementary School. The school was awarded a set of soccer goals to complement the physical education curriculum by the Parkland Area Soccer Club thanks to a request by Coach Birns. His goal is to equip all Parkland elementary schools with a set of goals that can remain on the fields for elementary students to use during gym class and recess. Pictured from left to right are: Talon Dias, William Kerrick, Rocco Birns, Coach Patrick Birns, Principal Brenda DeRenzo, Kai Mangahas, Michael Heller, Raven Dias, and Vincent Rizzuto.
U12 Girls won championship at the Gettysburg Battlefield Blast
PASC U12 Girls team won their championship at the Gettysburg Battlefield Blast this weekend. With a total of 20 goals for and 4 against the Force won their 8 team division against teams from Maryland and Pennsylvania. The final was a 4-0 win over SAC United from Columbia Maryland.
PASC Red Scorpions U-10 Girls Win the 2014 Battle at Hilltop Tournament
The Parkland Area Soccer Club U10 Girls (Red Scorpions) took first place in the Gold division at the Battle at Hilltop this weekend. The girl played really hard and it paid off. We are looking forward to a great season.
The U12 Boys PASC Red Devils were finalists in this weekend’s Hershey Cup. The boys won their first three games by an aggregate score of 15-1 in route to the finals where they squared off with Liga de Loja Garra Del Oso from Ecuador. The Red Devils played hard all weekend until falling in the final. More importantly, they played an immensely skilled team and learned from the experience on and off the pitch. The Ecuadorian team was in Hershey for 11 days for the tournament and to experience the United States. The trip was full of many firsts for them, including Hershey Park and seeing their first professional baseball game. Our boys learned the advantages of living in a town 6,000 feet above sea level when it comes to playing soccer in Hershey.
It was a great experience that the Red Devils won’t soon forget.
2014 Presidentís Award Recipient Mike Flynn with Past-President Brett Reightler (Left) & his team (Right)
Parkland Area Soccer Club “2014 President’s Award” Recipient Announced
Parkland Area Soccer Club is very pleased to announce - and would like to congratulate - Mike Flynn as the recipient of the 2014 President’s Award.
Mike has been a huge contributor to PASC for many years. Mike started coaching with the Club at the U7 level and has continued to coach all the way through U14. As lucky as the girls have been to have had him coach them all these years, PASC is also very fortunate to benefit from his great attitude and tireless energy.
On top of the great job he’s done coaching, Mike has always gone out of his way to help whenever possible and necessary. He has been a very integral part of the success of our iSoccer Academy, a program he oversaw for two years and continued to be heavily involved after that. Mike has also organized accommodations and logistics for the many years of the teams that participate in the annual River Tournament in Delaware.
One of the things that set us apart from other Clubs is the use of former players as evaluators during our Travel tryouts. This was an idea that Mike suggested. Perhaps the best example of Mike’s selfless attitude and willingness to lend a hand happened this past spring. Mike knew we did not have enough referees for our weekend U7/U8 games and promptly volunteered his time to ensure thekids had a referee.
Thank you, Mike, for your endless hours of volunteering on behalf of Parkland Area Soccer Club.
The PASC 3rdAnnual HS Transition Academy kicked off on June 16th. Players attending the Academy are preparing themselves for their upcoming High School tryouts. Scott Mang, Ryan Kleintop and Trajano Bastidas are the Lead coaches and supported by HS Mentor players and PASC coaches. Good luck to the boys!
The PASCHigh School Transition Soccer Academy is for HS age players looking for advanced technical, tactical and fitness workouts to best prepare them for upcoming High School tryouts. This is a weekly, intensive soccer development program specifically focused on transitioning players from club soccer to High School level soccer. Players will be trained by Lead Trainers with support of PASC licensed coaches to maintain low coach to player ratio’s during training.
The Parkland Area Soccer Club U14 girls (Fury) completed a successful Spring season with a win at the Hershey Kick 4 Kids tournament. The Fury won all 4 games against teams from New Jersey and West Virginia with a decisive 5-0 win in the Championship match Also, the Fury won their division in the Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer League (PAGS) this Spring, outscoring their opponents 26 goals for and only 5 goals against. Congratulations Fury!
Chuck Nace (front center in black shirt) at Red Robin for an informal PASC five-year anniversary gathering in December 2009 together with (left to right) Kent Hickey, Joe Dolan, Bert Mukkulainen, John Madeira, Mark Hollan, Paul Frank, Ken Sullivan, Dave Guetzlaff, Kris Campbell, Jim Bus and Tim Tulio.
To Parkland Area Soccer Club families and friends:
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Timothy Tulio, and I was the first president of the Parkland Area Soccer Club, a soccer-only club formed nearly 10 years ago.
It is with great sadness that I report the recent and sudden passing of one of the founding members of the club, Charles “Chuck” Nace. For those of you who did not have the good fortune to know Chuck, let me tell you a little about him.
Chuck was the father of two sons, Charles J “Jesse” and Eric Nace, both now attending university. He was the husband of Ann “Brothers” Nace.
A champion wrestler, he graduated from West York High School. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in 1981, Charles was employed at Lehigh Valley Health Network as the Director of Finance for the last 23 years.
I have known Chuck for many years, going back to our early years of soccer at Schnecksville Playground Association, where he helped me coach the U9 and U10 SPA travel team for our sons Eric and Zach. Chuck was very knowledgeable about soccer and shared his passion for the game with the players he coached. Chuck was also very engaging, friendly and willing to step up and lend a hand in whatever needed to be done.
In 2004, when I asked Chuck to be part of the formation committee that created what you all know today as Parkland Area Soccer Club, Chuck immediately accepted, since he believed in what we were all trying to accomplish: to provide to the players of the Parkland and surrounding areas a better opportunity to learn and play the game of soccer at whatever level you desired, be it travel or recreational. Chuck was an eager and enthusiastic contributor on the committee, despite the tremendous amount of work and long hours in the early weeks and months to get the club formed. We recently reminisced with pride on what we and the other formation committee members helped create and for providing a stable foundation that subsequent PASC leadership have continued to develop into the successful club that PASC is today.Without Chuck's expertise and thoughtful stewardship, we could not have made this happen. He was a vital and integral team member, and I am proud to say my friend. I will miss him, but his legacy will live on along with the impact he has made on so many people. Please join me in expressing our deepest sympathy to his wife Ann and his sons Eric and Jesse.