Fall 2015 Youth Academy

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The registration for the Fall 2015 Youth Academy is now open. The youth academy is open to all children ages 3 to 8.

Michigan Wolves-Hawks Youth Academy is your first step to a solid soccer foundation. If your 3-8 year old son or daughter is interested in trying to develop their soccer skills and love for the game this program is for YOU. We have highly skilled and licensed coaching staff. Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club is ranked #1 in Michigan!
FALL SESSION:
Training Dates: Wednesdays - Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7, 14, 21
Game Dates: Saturdays - Sept 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Times: Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays – 9:00-10:00am or 10:00-11:00am Locations: Training - Bicentennial Park - 35400 7 Mile Road, Livonia
Games - Total Soccer - 22777 Farmington Road, Farmington
Cost: $175 (includes uniform kit)
WINTER SESSION 1:
Training Dates: Nov 5, 12, 19 Dec 3, 10, 17
Game Dates: Oct 31st – Dec 20th Saturday OR Sunday
Times: Thursdays – 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm
Locations: Training/Games – TS Novi - 41550 Grand River Ave, Novi
Cost: $225 (includes indoor games at TS Novi)
WINTER SESSION 2:
Dates: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 4, 11
Game Dates: Jan 9th – Feb 28th Saturday OR Sunday
Times: Thursdays – 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm
Locations: Training/Games – TS Novi - 41550 Grand River Ave, Novi
Cost: $225 (includes indoor games at TS Novi)
SPRING SESSION:
Dates: Wednesdays - Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
Game Dates: Saturdays - Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Times: Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays – 9:00-10:00am or 10:00-11:00am Locations: Training - Bicentennial Park - 35400 7 Mile Road, Livonia
Games - Total Soccer - 22777 Farmington Road, Farmington
Cost: $175 (includes uniform kit) for new spring participants
We are excited to begin this years’ Youth Academy Program and hope YOU can join us!!!!

The cost for the fall academy is $175. The youth academy is tentatively scheduled to be Wednesday evenings at Livonia Bicentennial Park and Saturday mornings at Total Soccer Farmington. The Wednesday evening session will be instructional (technical training) and the Saturday morning session will be a small sided game format. The youth academy will start on September 9th and end on October 24th.

This year, the club is able to offer the fall registration payment by credit card or by Echeck. Please use the registration link below to sign up your child for the fall youth academy and make payment.

Player Registration Form
https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=40918&Type=PLAYER

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Amy Richters
Club Secretary

Hawks in College #2

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Mallory Weber scores one and assists one in win versus Arkansas Schafer's Two Goals Leads No. 6 Penn State Over Arkansas, 4-2

Kirsten Evans and Lexi Warner score in 2-1 win.  Spartans Top Flyers in Home Opener - Michigan State Official Athletic Site

Courtney Petersen scores and assists in win versus Cal Poly. Petersen Sparks No. 2 Virginia To 2-0 Win Over Cal Poly

Courtney Petersen scores versus Delaware No. 2 Virginia Downs Delaware 6-1 Sunday

Ashton Miller assists on first goal against William and Mary.  No. 21 Blue Devils Shutout No. 25 Tribe, 2-0

Summer Green scores 2 versus UTSA.  Green & Newfield Lead Tar Heels Past UTSA

Tiffany Buckler scores as WMU defeats UIC.  Broncos Extinguish Flames, 3-0

Kylie Knight helps Ohio State shutout Texas.  No. 18 Ohio State Plays to Scoreless Draw at Texas

Marisa Viggiano and Brenna Lovera help Northwestern stay undefeated. Wildcats Continue Shutout Streak with Win Over Terriers

Lulu Haidar scores for Michigan vs UofD.  MGOBLUE.COM University of Michigan Official Athletic Site

>Alina Weykamp gets assists to help Illinois past SLU.  Coach Freeman Previews the Weekend for @IlliniSoccer

Alexa Spaanstra and Zoe Morse head to U20 National Team Camp

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CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp from Aug. 23-30 as U.S. head coach Michelle French has called 31 to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

As the women’s college season begins this Friday, the roster is made up entirely of pre-college youth club players, with 12 born in 1997, 13 born in 1998, four players born in 1999 and two in 2000. French will use the camp to continue to deepen the player pool and look at players in various age groups compete against each other as the team focuses on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Papau New Guinea.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to bring together some of the younger talent that has been identified over the past few months,” said French. “With the depth of our U-20 pool, coupled with the emergence of players from our U-17, U-18, and U-19 National Team programs, I’m confident the camp will feature a highly competitive environment with the naming of the World Cup qualifying roster being just a few months away.”

The age cut-off for this group is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996. The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is scheduled for the end of 2015 in Honduras.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Melbourne, Fla.), Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Lauren Rood (Crossfire FC; Camas, Wash.), Brittany Wilson (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (8): Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel; Calif.), Mia Gyau (McLean Soccer Club; Silver Spring, Md.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire FC; Newcastle, Wash.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Amanda Visco (PDA; Manalapan, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals Soccer Club; Avon Lake, Ohio), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Olivia Erlbeck (San Diego Surf; Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), Alissa Gorzac (Eclipse Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (12): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Marissa Bosco (Eclipse Soccer Club; St. Charles, Ill.), Kirsten Davis (SLSG – Missouri; Chesterfield, Mo.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Meghan McCool (Penn Fusion; Glenside, Penn.), Katie Pingel (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Ella Stevens (GSA; Grayson, Ga.)

Birth Year Transition

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Dear Wolves-Hawks families:

As most of you are probably aware, US Soccer has mandated a series of rules changes that each of our various leagues will be implementing at the start of the 2016-17 season. Among these rule adoptions will be one that calls for players to be organized by birth year, rather than according to the traditional August 1 date. While we have just begun this season, and while these changes are 10 months away from being realized, the club would like to briefly address some of these ‎issues now. We know that change can be unsettling, and we suspect that some may feel a sense of anxiety, so we wanted‎ to take a moment to share the Wolves-Hawks perspective.

First, ‎it is important for everyone to know that this change is being implemented by US Soccer, the highest governing body of our sport in this country, made up by our foremost soccer experts. They have made this move after much deliberation and after extensive research in the world's most successful soccer nations. Every state is obligated to follow the new rule, and the state of Michigan will do so beginning with next June's tryout. There is no avoiding it, and individual clubs will have no say in the matter. Our club will embrace the change, and we will work together to make this a positive transition for our players and our teams.

Second, we hope that we provide you with a sense of comfort by saying that we are one of only two Michigan clubs that already has experience with this transition. As a member of the US Soccer Development Academy, our Wolves Academy has been selecting teams by birth year for eight years. As a result, each year, we consider players from across multiple State Cup age groups‎ in selecting Academy rosters. We have come to realize that each player's developmental pathway is slightly different, and we have had regular practice in guiding players toward their "next steps" each year.‎ As a club, we feel well equipped to lead our players and their families through this adjustment period.

Finally, we will begin working on this transition well in advance of the June tryout. We will continue to communicate with all of you throughout the process, and we will share new details of our club strategy as those are put into place. Further, we will organize training opportunities for the players in our club according to their birth year, and our coaching staff will spend much time discussing the best placement for our individual players.

In summary, ‎we encourage all of you to focus on the current season. We hope that your families will enjoy the experience and that the players will continue working to improve. As a club, we are confident in our ability to navigate through another new time in club soccer, and we will endeavor to make decisions that will benefit our players. We are grateful for your support.

Respectfully,

Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club

PowerAde Invitational Champions 2015

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The U8 Wolves 08 went undefeated to win the PowerAde Invitational on August 22-23rd, 2015.

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Congratulations to the Wolves 08 Black Team for going undefeated through the semi-finals and finishing strong in the finalist spot at the Powerade Invitational Tournament!

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The U9 Wolves 07 team went undefeated in the Powerade Tournament August 22-23, 2015 to take home the Championship. 

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The U9 Wolves Black went undefeated in the Powerade tournament in their division ( U9 second division ). They won the championship game 2-0 against MI Alliance. It was a very competitive game and our boys played very smart and defended as a team. Congrats to the U9 Black Wolves!

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Congratulations to the Hawks 08 girls team and coach Tim Ernst on their undefeated win at the PowerAde Invitational.  With the help from Kenna and Allie from our 08 Black team these girls racked up a whopping 44 goals with on conceding 2 goals.  Way to go girls on another great Championship.

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The U9 Hawks '07 coached by John Buchanan won the U10 Division I.

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Hawks hit the news after the first College Weekend

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New Baby Wolf

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Congratulations to the Zawacki family!

Beckett Andrew Zawacki was welcomed into our life on August 21st. weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well, Keaton is an excited big brother and dad, Goalkeeper Coach Joe Zawacki, is overjoyed.

ECNL Club Champions

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Richmond, VA (August 13, 2015) - The ECNL Overall Club Championship is the most coveted award in the ECNL, as it recognizes consistent competitive excellence across every age group in the club. Previous winners of the ECNL Overall Club Championship have been PDA (NJ) (2013, 2014), Slammers (CA) (2012), and Eclipse Select (IL) (2011).  The 2014-15 season has seen a new winner of the award, but a club that has been consistently in the top 10 every year of the ECNL - congratulations to the 2015 ECNL Overall Club Champion Michigan Hawks!
 
The Michigan Hawks have been in the top 10 of the ECNL club standings every year, and every year have multiple teams challenging for ECNL National Championships.  This year, the Michigan Hawks U14, U15 and U16 each teams finished first in the Midwest Conference, and the Hawks U17 and U18 teams both finished second.  The Michigan Hawks ECNL teams had a combined conference record of (56-8-16), with the ECNL U14 team going undefeated in conference play.  While playing in one of the most difficult conferences in the country, the Hawks’ 2014-15 dominating performances are even more impressive.      
 “We are thrilled to have won the ECNL Overall Club Championship this year.” said Doug Landefeld, Director of Coaching.  “The Michigan Hawks set out to be the top club in the country every year, and to have accomplished this goal is surreal.  Thank you to all of the parents, coaches, support staff and especially to our players in the Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club for everything you do to make this possible.  Thank you for an incredible year!” 
 
Below is the Overall Club Top 10 Ranking for the 2014-2015 season
 
2015 Overall Club Championship - Top 10
  1. Michigan Hawks
  2. Crossfire Premier
  3. West Coast FC
  4. So Cal Blues
  5. Slammers FC
  6. FC Stars of Mass
  7. San Diego Surf
  8. Real Colorado
  9. PDA
  10. Dallas Texans
ECNL Crowns 2015 Champions League National Champions
Congratulations to the teams that won the 2015 ECNL Champions League National Finals! The ECNL Champions League is the most difficult and demanding female youth soccer competition in the world, requiring consistent performance at the highest levels throughout the entire year, against the most competitive teams in the United States.  Teams that win the ECNL Champions League have proven over 12 months to be the best teams in American female youth soccer. 
  • U14 – Slammers FC
  • U15 – So Cal Blues
  • U16 – West Coast FC
  • U17 – PDA
  • U18 – Michigan Hawks
  • U23 – FC Virginia
The six different National Champions across the five youth age groups represent every area of the country and clearly show the strength and scope of the ECNL and ECNL clubs.  The ECNL National Finals in Richmond, VA were a tremendous event, made possible through the work and dedication of a tremendous staff and many different partners.  A special thank you goes out to Henrico County, Richmond Region Tourism, and the Richmond Strikers for their support of the 2015 ECNL National Finals!
 
The ECNL also congratulates the 2015 ECNL North American Cup winners, crowned in Seattle, WA:
  • U15 – Dallas Sting (TX)
  • U16 – Minnesota Thunder (MN)
  • U17 – Minnesota Thunder (MN)
The ECNL Champions League and North American Cup competitions celebrate the best in female youth soccer. Congratulations to the teams, players, and coaches for their fantastic achievement.

Wolves-Hawks Cup Champions

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Most of our younger teams started off the season playing in the Wolves-Hawks Cup on August 14-16th, 2015.  After a great weekend of soccer we had many Champions and Finalists.

Tournament Results:

Age Group Champions Finalist
U8 Boys D1 Wolves '08 Jaguars 08' Green
U8 Boys D2 Wolves '09 Jaguars U8 Black
U9 Boys D1 Wolves '07 Jaguars Dearborn
U10 Boys D1 Wolves '06 Road Runners
U11 Boys D1 Midwest United Jagaurs 05' Green
U11 Boys D2 Alliance Wolves '05 Black
U12 Boys D1 Columbus East Wolves '04
U13 Boys D1 Midwest Untied Wolves '03
U13 Boys D2 Farmington Fury Wolves '0' Black
U14 Boys D1 Windsor Nationals Wolves '02
Age Group Champions Finalist
U8 Girls D1 Hawks '08 Jags Green
U10 Girls 7v7 D1 Hawks '07 Hawks '06 Black
U10 Girls 9v9 D1 Hawks '06 Ohio Premier Green
U11 Girls D1 AC Milan 05 Ohio Premier Green
U12 Girls D1 Cleveland Eclipse
U13 Girls D1 Hawks '03 AC Milan 03
U14 Girls D1 Eclipse Eclipse
U15 Girls D1 Hawks U14 ECNL Hawks '01 Black
U17 Girls D1 Hawks '99 Black Jaguars 00 Green

The Wolves 08 won the U8 Division I

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The Wolves 09 won U8 Division II

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The Wolves 07 won U9 Boys Division I

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The Wolves 06 were Champions of the U10 Division I.

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While the U14 Wolves were Co-Champions winning 3 games and with 1 tie but only allowed one goal the whole tournament!!! Scores were 7-0, 5-0, 0-0 and 7-1.

Congratulations to the Hawks 08 girls and Coach Tim Ernst for becoming Champions and going undefeated in the U8 Division of the Wolves/Hawks Cup. Great job girls.Hawks08 WHCup

The Hawks 06 won the Wolves Hawks Cup U10 girls, 9v9 division. They went 4-0-0, and beat Ohio Premier Green in the finals, 3-0.

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The Hawks 07 were Champions of the U10 Division II.

The U13 Hawks 03 were Champions for the second time this year after their Eclipse win. The U14 Hawks 02 team were Champions of the U15 division and the Hawks 99 Black were Champiions of the U17 division.

 

Hawks 03 win Eclipse Select Challenge Cup

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The U13 Hawks started off the season with a commanding tournament victory in Chicago this past weekend.  The Eclipse Challenge Cup was exactly that, full of top rated teams from across the country.  The Hawks played some outstanding soccer over the 5 games.  Offense was running on all cylinders scoring 21 goals, while the defense and the pair of outstanding goal keepers were very stingy while not allowing a single goal all weekend!

The final game against the Hawks’ state rivals, Waza East Jr’s, did not disappoint as it was full of high speed action and plenty of drama as usual.  Riley Moore made a handful of game saving goals keeping the score at 0 – 0  the whole afternoon until the Hawks made their final push with seconds to go.  A few key passes within the midfield led to a break away for Isabella Martinez as she sent a perfectly placed ball over the keeper’s out stretched arms to seal the victory. 

A great weekend of well-played soccer.

Go Hawks!Hawks03 Eclipse

Fall 2015 Technical Training Schedule

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Friday Technical Training will start on August 21st and is free of charge for all Wolves-Hawks players.  All Wolves-Hawks players are invited to attend Technical Training at Jaycee Park in Livonia for the appropriate age group:

U07 - U12 players from 5:30 to 7:00PM
U13 - U18 players from 6:30 to 8:00PM

Dates:
August 21
August 28
September 4
September 11
September 18
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30

Come out and join Coach Sam Cheaib for a great session!