Lonestar SC- San Antonio Players Selected for the 2018 Region 3 ODP Camp

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Congratulations to our LSSA players who have been selected to represent South Texas Youth Soccer the 2018 Region 3 ODP Camp this summer in Alabama. We would like to commend and express our pride in all the Lonestar SC-San Antonio players who participated this year’s ODP program and we are very excited to highlight the players below.

 

Hugo Arce – 05B
Diego Boone – 03B
Caleb Callahan – 02B
Jayse Cornelius – 02B
Analices Cruz – 06G
Audrey Davis – 03G
Emma Foster – 07G
Victoria Foster – 06G
Brandon Garcia- 02B
Cole Hill – 02B
 Jack Hilliard – 05B
Elijah Housh – 05B
Angelina Lopez – 06G
Brooke Martinez – 07G
Melyna Martinez – 04G
Chloe Miller – 02G
Gabriela Ozuna – 06G
Jackson Pipes – 06B
Ara Prieto – 04G
Jeremiah Pullen – 03B
 Leslie Rios – 01G
Audrey Rivera-02G
Bennet Schrom – 05B
Chloe Seesholtz – 05G
Sophia Sequeira – 06G
Gabriela Varela – 04G
Zachary Webb – 04B
Mabry Williams – 06G
Taelor Wilson- 04B

 

The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities.

https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/975/15/AboutODP.pdf

LSSA 2018 College Led Training Sessions

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College Led Sessions
As part of our successful college identification program, Lonestar SC San Antonio will be hosting OPEN training sessions throughout the next month led by certain college coaches.  We fully appreciate the college coaches making time in their busy spring schedules to run these sessions.  All sessions will be held at STAR from 7:30-9:00 pm (unless noted otherwise).
We look forward to seeing our Senior, Junior and Sophomore High School Aged players taking advantage of these opportunities to experience what it feels like to be trained as a collegiate player.
Below is the College Led Sessions to Date (subject to change):
MEN’S DATES
UIW Tue, 10 April @7:30 pm
Mary Hardin-Baylor Thur, 12 April @7:30 pm
Concordia Wed, 18 April @7:30 pm
Trinity Mon, 23 April @7:30 pm
Houston Baptist  Tue, 24 April @7:30 pm
Hardin Simmons  Thur, 17 May @7:30 pm
 
WOMEN’S DATES
Our Lady of the Lake Thur, 05 April @7:30 pm
Texas A&M CC Mon, 16 April @7:30 pm
NW Vista College Tue, 17 April @7:30 pm
Mary Hardin-Baylor Wed, 18 April @7:30 pm
Houston Baptist  Tue, 24 April @7:30 pm
Texas State Wed, 25 April @7:30 pm
Schreiner  Tue, 01 May @7:30 pm
Trinity Wed, 02 May @7:30 pm
Stephen F Austin Mon, 07 May @7:30 pm

Lonestar SC San Antonio Players at La Masia – FC Barcelona

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Chandler Chunn, 08B Red SA and Joshua Bennett, 04B Red SA, are currently in Spain having the experience of a lifetime. Chandler and Joshua were hand-selected to represent FC Barcelona USA and ISL Futbol at the FC Barcelona International Tournament in Barcelona. Over 5,000 players all over the US at 20 different locations where they evaluated the players skills at a soccer camp during last summer. Both Chandler and Joshua are attending training sessions at FC Barcelona’s legendary academy, “La Masia,” and participating in a tournament made up of the various players that FC Barca Escola have selected to attend.  Both are performing very well based on the reports we have been receiving and we wish them all the best in the tournament.
We are very proud of our Lonestar SC San Antonio Players and we wish them the best of luck during their stay in Barcelona. We are certain that both Chandler and Joshua will represent our club with honor and dignity and cannot wait to hear more stories of their life changing experience.

LSSA Welcomes Kerwin Johnson back to Professional Staff

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We are delighted to announce the return of Kerwin Johnson to the Lonestar SC San Antonio professional staff for 2018 and beyond. Kerwin comes back after his time as a college coach at his alma mater University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). Kerwin was instrumental in the rise to prominence of Lonestar SC San Antonio program after he switched Lonestar programs and came back to work in his home town in San Antonio. For 2018 Kerwin will have various assignments within the program bringing his energy and passion for coaching to several boys and girls groups.

 

“We are delighted to see Kerwin return to the staff after his stint in the college game. Kerwin will give the staff and players a boost for the spring season and we will be utilizing his collegiate expertise to improve our already successful College Identification Program as he will serve as the Girls College Coordinator moving forward” – commented Nick Hallam – Director of Coaching

 

Kerwin joined the UIW women’s soccer program from Lonestar SC San Antonio in July of 2014 after the UIW head coach recruited Kerwin to her coaching staff. As part of a first-year staff at UIW in 2014 that went through some growing pains, but came through it looking like a future contender in the Southland Conference.

 

Kerwin showed his value in the recruiting process for the Cardinals with his local club ties. Six of the freshmen in the 2015 signing class had direct ties to local San Antonio club teams.

 

Following graduation from UIW in 1997, Johnson played professional soccer in the MLS for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, the Dallas Burn, and in Germany with Eintracht Braunschweig.

 

Kerwin currently holds the USSF National “C” Coaching license and the U16/U18 Regional License. Currently he is pursuing the USSF National “B” coaching license. He was an assistant coach for the UIW Men’s Soccer team in 1997 and was the Assistant Coach for the U-23 Men’s State Select Team from 2002-06. Prior to joining Lonestar SC, Johnson coached for the Hammer’s soccer club from 2000-04, the Austin United Capitals SC from 2004-08, and was part of the South Texas Olympic Development Program Staff from 2003-2006.

 

Kerwin received a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from UIW. He is recognized as UIW’s all-time leading goal scorer, a two-time All-American, a two-time Heart of Texas Conference MVP, and a three-time all-conference selection. He also participated in the Umbro All-Star College Game and was inducted into the UIW Hall of Fame.  He scored at least 16 goals in each of his four seasons at UIW and he had the two most prolific scoring seasons in school history when he had 33 goals and 19 assists in 1995 and 33 goals and 10 assists in 1996.

 

Kerwin and his wife, Christine, reside in San Antonio with their two children, Jonah and Londyn.

Lonestar SC- San Antonio Players Selected for South Texas ODP State Pool

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The end of 2017 saw a number of Lonestar SC San Antonio players in the following age groups, 2001-2007, participate in the STX ODP Trials held across South Texas. These hopefuls were working to join the legacy of 200+ Lonestar SC-San Antonio players who have been selected to the South Texas ODP Player Pools in recent years. We would like to commend and express our pride in all the Lonestar SC-San Antonio players who participated this year’s ODP program and we are very excited to highlight the players below, who through the process, were identified as having the required talent and ability to be selected as part of the 2017-2018 South Texas ODP State Pools in their respective age groups.

 

Arturo Arakelian – 02B
Hugo Arce – 05B
Diego Boone – 03B
Caleb Callahan – 02B
Jayse Cornelius – 02B
Analices Cruz – 06G
Audrey Davis – 03G
Emma Foster – 07G
Victoria Foster – 06G
Kelly Franks – 06G
Brandon Garcia- 02B
Cole Hill – 02B
Jack Hilliard – 05B
Elijah Housh – 05B
Angelina Lopez – 06G
Brooke Martinez – 07G
Melyna Martinez – 04G
Chloe Miller – 02G
Gabriela Ozuna – 06G
Jackson Pipes – 06B
Ara Prieto – 04G
Jeremiah Pullen – 03B
Leslie Rios – 01G
Bennet Schrom – 05B
Chloe Seesholtz – 05G
Sophia Sequeira – 06G
Gabriela Varela – 04G
Zachary Webb – 04B
Mabry Williams – 06G
Taelor Wilson- 04B
Abigail Wooten – 07G

 

 

These players will all now continue to participate in the STX ODP Training program through the Spring working towards selection to the STX ODP State Teams that will represent South Texas Youth Soccer at the Region 3 ODP Camp in Alabama this Summer. We wish all players selected for the training pools the very best of luck in their quest for a R3 Camp invite. The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities.

https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/975/15/AboutODP.pdf

35 Lonestar SC San Antonio Players Make South TX ODP Pool

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DEC 23 2016 – LONESTAR ADMINISTRATION

Lonestar SC San Antonio would like to congratulate the players who made the South Texas ODP State Pool.

Many Lonestar SCSA players brought their best to ODP tryouts by displaying their technical attributes, making good decisions on and off the ball and showing leadership skills. We are proud to see our players able to take what they learn from our professional coaching staff and the LSSA playing philosophy then display it on a different stage and earn recognition for it. These players will now attend State Pool Training Sessions for an opportunity to be selected to the Region III camp.

Good luck boys and girls and let the work begin!

05/06G 04G 03G 02G 01G
Victoria Foster

Angela Lopez

Madelyn Oberholtzer

Mabry Williams

Celina Baltimore

Mallory Gomez-Leon

Jadis Kirk

Grace Loehr

Kendall Peterson

Ara Prieto

Teah Vloedman

Alexis Washington

Kate Cardinal

Audrey Davis

Lyndee Rheinberger

Angela Baltimore

Isabella Castro

Arielle Chodosh

Amber Lockwood

Asia Cavazos

Katelyn Davis

Ashlyn Fulgham

Clarissa Martinez

Ambree Rheinberger

Haley Smith

05/06B 03B 02B
Hugo Arce

Anderson Boggess

Nicholas Hernandez

Jeremiah Pullen

Gabriel Delanoy

Brandon Garcia

Cole Hill

Julian Horvath

Joshua Levin

John Navarro

The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities. https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/975/15/AboutODP.pdf

Lonestar SCSA & ISL Futbol Sign Annual Development Agreement

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DEC 07 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

Lonestar Soccer Club San Antonio signs annual development agreement with ISL Futbol

San Antonio, Texas – Lonestar SC SA announces annual affiliation with ISL Futbol, Official Partner of FC Barcelona and the Former Player’s Association in the United States.The partnership covers all aspects of Lonestar SC SA from the U6’s up to the U18’s.

By forming this relationship Lonestar SC SA is making great strides to aid development at the club. Lonestar SC SA will have full access to all the FC Barcelona activities the year around. Each one of the programs will have one main focus, youth development.

Already a well-established club, Lonestar SC SA is now the first club in the state of Texas to affiliate with ISL Futbol. Also, Lonestar SC SA is the only soccer club in San Antonio to has exclusive access to the FC Barcelona activities.

“ISL Futbol is looking forward to making things happen with Lonestar SC SA. They share the same values that ISL Futbol implement. The emphasis on true player development and the education of the values through soccer are the keys to ensure the players takes the most from the coaches and this beautiful game. We look forward to a prosperous, ongoing relationship over the coming years.” said Alex Isern, Co-Founder of ISL Futbol.

“Lonestar SC SA is really excited to partner with ISL Futbol…” said Eric Johnson, Director of Coaching at Lonestar SC SA.

About – ISL Futbol is the official partner of FC Barcelona in the United States.

If you would like to know more about ISL Futbol feel free to visit their website at: http://www.islfutbol.com/

FC Barcelona Announces 2017 Youth Development Camp in Cooperation with Lonestar SCSA

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DEC 07 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

2017 Official FCBEscola Soccer Camp

San Antonio, Texas – FC Barcelona announces 2017 Youth Development Camp in San Antonio, TX.

FC Barcelona revealed the date and location for the 2017 FCBEscola Soccer Camp held in San Antonio, TX. The camp will take place at South Texas Area Regional Soccer Complex (STAR) July 10th through 14th, with the support of Lonestar Soccer Club San Antonio.

Boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 will have the opportunity to learn the same successful methodologies from which players such as Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi emerged from.

Official coaches from FC Barcelona will come exclusively to San Antonio, TX to conduct all the training sessions, which only allows for limited spaces. The FC Barcelona Youth Academy is the most renowned academy in the world. From a young age, the players are taught the values and techniques of the unique Barça style.

A group of selected players from the camp will be invited to train in Barcelona at the FC Barcelona Headquarters.

ISL Futbol, the official partner of FC Barcelona in the United States, partnered with Lonestar Soccer Club San Antonio. Lonestar Soccer Club San Antonio has full access to a number of ISL Futbol Programs that all have one main focus, youth development.

Lonestar Soccer Club San Antonio is already a well renowned youth soccer club, and is the only club to affiliate with ISL Futbol in San Antonio.

                           Please click the link to register: http://camps.fcbarcelona.us

About – ISL Futbol is the official partner of FC Barcelona in the US.

For more information feel free to visit the websites below:

Lonestar San Antonio College Combine

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NOV 30 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

LSSA COLLEGE COMBINE

We will be hosting our own specific college combine event this spring on 24-26 February.  Our goal is to bring in a batch of college coaches to see our training environment and to promote our players.  We will have training on Friday, 24 February, games on the Saturday, 25 February and on Sunday, 26 February.  This will be our first time to offer this event and we are excited to put this together.  Along with the exposure to a group of college coaches, we will have a college panel discussion for players and parents on Saturday evening, 25 February so that college coaches can express their thoughts as to the recruiting process based on their individual schools.  

CALENDAR CHECKLIST

College Placement Program: Freshman Year

  • Attend High School orientation
  • Set four year Academic Plan with your high school counselor
  • Start a college folder to review with your Lonestar coach periodically
  • Start an academic goal list with your family
  • Set soccer achievements for yourself
  • Begin wish list of colleges you would like to attend
  • Be part of school activities (student government, clubs etc…) and community service projects
  • Begin to create a Student Player Profile/resume to send to college coaches: include academic and athletic accomplishments.
  • Get experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov)/FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); Texas Shootout (June)

College Placement Program: Sophomore Year

  • Set Academic Plan for school year with counselor (Review and Revise)
  • Meet and review plan with Lonestar Director of College Placement
  • Meet with your coach and parents – Review plan
  • Review grades and goals with parents
  • Start listing 20+ schools you are interested in
  • Add to your Lonestar file a contact lists (Include school, coaches name, email, phone etc.)
  • Attend College Night High School functions
  • Sign up and take PSAT
  • Start gather additional information to write your personal cover letter, update profile/resume and share with Lonestar staff
  • Your Lonestar folder should be filling up
  • Plan to visit college campuses and attend matches to learn about school and soccer programs
  • Gain more experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov)/FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); FC Dallas College Showcase (March); Texas Shootout (June)
  • FOCUS ON GRADES

College Placement Program: Junior Year

  • Academic Plan for school year with counselor and Lonestar Director of College Placement (Review and Revise)
  • Have your Lonestar folder ready to use at all times
  • Visit college nights, college fairs
  • Verify SAT registration deadlines. Take SAT and ACT www.collegeboard.com
  • Get letters of recommendation
  • Update cover letter and resume with the Lonestar staff
  • Continue to visit colleges of interest and watch matches to find climate and size you prefer
  • Attend financial Aid workshop/ Obtain financial form (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Start NCAA Clearinghouse application www.clearinghouse.net
  • Take AP classes or Honor classes if possible
  • Have your Top 10 preferred college list
  • Review college applications for admittance with your counselor
  • Gain more experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov); Sports Source Showcase (Dec); FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Final IV Showcase (Dec); Sports Source Showcase (Dec); Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); FC Dallas College Showcase (March); Texas Shootout (June)
  • Really focus on grades – DEMAND EXCELLENCE KEEP EVERY DOOR OPEN

College Placement Program: Senior Year

  • Academic Plan for school year with counselor and Lonestar staff (Review and Revise)
  • Apply to the College/University (s) of Choice (September, October, November..)
  • Finalize application essay topics & recommendation letters
  • Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing
  • Get Financial Aid forms (January 1)
  • Meet all application/scholarship/housing deadlines
  • Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts
  • If necessary re-take SAT/ACT (Last date in December)
  • Send mid-year and final transcripts to clearing house
  • Meet with Lonestar staff for assistance as needed
  • Follow-up on all letters written to college coaches
  • Gain needed experience on a Lonestar team attending Showcase events – Boys: Lonestar SC Showcase (Nov); Sports Source Showcase (Dec); FC Dallas Showcase (March); Girls: Sting or D’Feeters College Showcase (Nov); Final IV Showcase (Dec); Sports Source Showcase (Dec);Lonestar College Showcase (Feb); FC Dallas College Showcase (March)
  • Have a strong soccer season to wrap up recruitment and/or prepare for college

Spanish Adventure for Lonestar SC San Antonio Player – Morgan Smith

OCT 13 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

Morgan Smith training with La Liga Academy of Granada C.F.

Land O’ Frost & Lonestar SC San Antonio – Announce Youth Sponsorship

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OCT 11 2016 – ANDRES MARTINEZ

Lonestar San Antonio families,

We are proud to announce that Land O’ Frost has chosen Lonestar SC San Antonio for their 2016 SA Youth Sponsorship Program. This sponsorship will introduce the Land O’ Frost logo on the upper back of the grey practice shirt.

The Land O’Frost Youth Sports Program provides funds to local communities to help offset some of the costs associated with organizing and operating their youth sports programs for children up to 10 years old. Land O’Frost Youth Sports began in 2002 and since that time has grown to include more than 300 leagues, 12,500 teams, and 125,000 players. Since its inception, Land O’Frost Youth Sports has sponsored over million players.  

A message from Land O’ Frost:

“At Land O’Frost, we know the importance of families participating together in healthful, well-rounded experiences. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to deserving communities and help keep children involved in positive character-building activities.

We would like to make a stronger effort to better communicate and be more closely involved with the leagues, the parents, and more importantly the children.

We would like to make a stronger effort to better communicate and be more closely involved with the leagues, the parents, and the children wearing Land O’Frost jerseys.  By inviting the leagues to post a special link on their own websites, we hope to build successful direct communication.  The link will take parents to a special page on the Land O’Frost website that is only accessible by that link.”

A message from our Directors:

If you would like to know more about Land O’ Frost visit the link below:

http://www.landofrost.com/youthsports