CFC would like to officially announce Yale University coach, Eleri Earnshaw, is joining our CFC coaching staff for the 2016/17 season. Eleri has a very impressive bio.....
Hometown: Rhyl, Wales College: Iona College/Long Island University – Brooklyn College Degree: Bachelors in Biology (Iona), Masters Degrees in Exercise Physiology (LIU-Brooklyn), Masters Degree in Public Health (ongoing) Last Club: CT Reds – WPLS (2012)
Playing Career Highlights
– Played internationally for Wales in multiple World Cup and European Cup Qualifying stages, and the Algarve Cup.
– Played internationally for Wales from U11 – U19
– Played in England for Arsenal Ladies (won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and reached European Championships semi-finals in 2003-2004)
– Current assistant coach at Yale University
– Volunteer assistant coach at CCSU (2011-2014)
– Graduate assistant coach at Long Island University-Brooklyn (2008-2010)
– FA Level 2 coaching award
– Coached for the English FA Development Program (2002-2004)
– Holds NSCA strength and conditioning award (CPT and CSCS – ongoing)
– Was a 3-year captain at Iona College (2004-2007)
– Played for the NY Magic in the W-League from 2005-2009
With an already strong coaching staff, the CFC Sound will now be adding Tiff Weimer to its coaching staff.
Tiff has an impressive bio:
Hometown: North Haven, CT College: Penn State University College Degree: Bachelor’s in Journalism with a minor in Sociology Follow on Twitter: @Tiffanyweimer Blog:www.tiffanyweimer.com
Playing Career: Has played professionally in the most countries (6) of any United States female player in history; having played in Canada, the US, Finland, Brazil, Sweden and Denmark. Played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for Fortuna Hjorring (DK) in 2012, making it to the Round of 16 before falling to Goteborg FC of Sweden. Additionally, Weimer started her pro career playing for the SoccerPlus CT Reds in WPSL, a team that also won the US U23 National Championship in 2008. She recently won the 2013 NWSL Championship with the Portland Thorns before signing with the Washington Spirit for the 2014 season.
College: Played at Penn State from 2002-2005. Led the Nittany Lions to two Final Four appearances as a freshman and senior. A 2x runner-up for the Hermann Trophy for 2004 and 2005 (awarded to best college player). Was a 3x All-American (sophomore, junior and senior years), and still co-holds the NCAA record for most consecutive games with a goal (17) with Christine Sinclair. Weimer also holds the Big Ten record for most goals with 91, and is ranked 10th all time in NCAA history.
High School: Played at North Haven High School, where she was a 2x high school All-American, scoring 109 goals, leading her team to the Class L state semi-finals her senior year. Won the U16 National Championship with Windsor World Class in 2000 (CT), one of only two girls youth teams in history to have done so from the state of Connecticut.
International: Represented the US U-21 and U-23 teams at multiple tournaments, including the 2006 Nordic Cup in Norway. Attended US Women’s National Team training camps throughout 2006-2008.
Other Accomplishments: Founded and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the top English-speaking global women’s soccer magazine, Our Game Magazine that has been featured on BBC International Radio and is highly regarded as one of the top experts of women’s soccer news in the world.
Coaching: Volunteer assistant at Penn State University for the 2006 season. Was an assistant at NCAA Division I Fairfield University in the 2007 season. Coached at Penn State summer soccer camps from 2003-2006. Conducted camps and clinics for FC Gold Pride academy camps in California, the Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada, Fortuna Hjorring in Denmark and Aland United in Finland.
The CFC Sound is proud to have her join the CFC family!!!
Over the past couple of months, CFC ownership have been exploring ways to enhance our club. With the new age group designations, we are entering a natural time of transition. Teams are being reshaped and there will be a clear adjustment period for both players and coaches. On the ownership side of things, it has been a reminder to avoid our own personal complacency. To that end, we have been in discussions for quite a while about ways to continue to move forward in a positive direction.
One of the first steps has been to appoint Magnus Nilerud as Director of the Arsenal Branch taking over the day-to-day activities for Sean Driscoll. "Magnus has been a mainstay in both the Arsenal and United programs for over a decade. His knowledge of the game is exceptional and he has had years of experience running other youth programs. We believe his organizational and communication skills will be a major asset to the future of the Arsenal branch." Driscoll commented.
In addition to his new role with CFC, Nilerud is entering his 18th season as the Head Coach of the University of Bridgeport women’s soccer team. During his tenure, he has turned the program into a perennial powerhouse and a regular in the National Top 20 rankings. Last fall (2015), was a banner year for both Nilerud and his program. The team made it to their first NCAA Semi-Finals and he was justly awarded the National Coach of the Year.
While this is an exciting time for Arsenal and Nilerud, the change is not an easy one for Driscoll. He truly had an affinity for running the Arsenal branch and working with so many wonderful players and families over the years. "Since 1995, when Matt Micros and I first started the Arsenal program, this club has been my proverbial baby. When we merged with Wolves in 1999 to form CFC, Arsenal remained my focus. Although that will never change, my move to New Jersey has made it more challenging to be the same director I was in the past. It has become clear that for Arsenal to function in the best capacity possible, we need someone to oversee daily operations. I will remain an owner and still help Magnus, behind the scenes, in an effort to offer the best experience possible for our families." cited Driscoll.
CFC's Kacey Lawrence Participates in U14 National Camp
CFC's very own Kacey Lawrence was recently called up to the U14 USA national team training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. Kacey, who currently plays for our U14 CFC United ECNL team, was one of 48 players called up to National camp and the only player from Connecticut.
*Note: All participants must register prior to tryouts. No cost to tryout or register.
Alliance (Bolton): Aldin Beslagic at firstname.lastname@example.org
SportsWorld (East Windsor): Colin Bowie at email@example.com
Valley (Southington): Olgert Dalipi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolves (Rocky Hill): Tim Deloureiro @ email@example.com
CFC North United (2005, 2004, 2003): Victor Rosario @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-CFC players interested in the United teams (2002 and older) should register and reach out to Eric DaCosta @ CFCunitedboys@gmail.com for information.
As outlined in our club structure, CFC has branches in nearly every part of the state that work as "brother/sister" branches. At the younger ages, each North branch has its own developmental programs U8-U10 and Premier teams from U11-U18. Starting at the U13 (2004) age, the North program brings together the most talented and committed players from the four branches to form a United team. That group is the one CT team that participates in the NPL (Top Division) of the NEP Premiership regional league that consists of the top teams throughout the Northeast.
For those that do not want to make the commitment involved with the United program, CFC will continue to offer State and Regional Level teams for the U13-U18 age groups. There will always be a convenient place to play for players of all ability levels. Whether your goal is to play soccer at the highest level in college, or stay sharp for your high school season, CFC offers something for everyone.
CFC United Girls encompasses the following programs:
CFC UNITED GIRLS U14-U18 ECNL/NPL
U14-U18 United Girls play in the ECNL & NPL Leagues. They train three times a week, play a competitive schedule of games in the Northeast Region, and attend the top Showcase events throughout the country.
U. S. Soccer indicates it will announce in the near future, specific details, including a number of new initiatives and recommendations concerning the modification of substitution rules and limitations on heading the ball as well as a more comprehensive player safety campaign.
As outlined below, there are two distinct branches in nearly every area that work as "brother/sister" branches. At the younger ages, each branch has its own developmental program and Premier teams from U11-U13. At the U14 age, the United program begins for both boys and girls for the most talented and committed players in the club. The United Girls have two teams per age group and compete in the ECNL and NPL, while the boys program has one team that competes in the NEP League in Massachusetts.
For those that do not want to make the commitment involved with the United program, CFC offers State and Regional Level teams for the U14-U18 age groups. Based locally in the branch areas, the two branches closest to each other work together to form teams that will play in the Region I League and the Connecticut State Cup. If the demand is there, each branch may field separate teams from U14-U18, but there will always be a convenient place to play for players of all ability levels.
Whether your goal is to play soccer at the highest level in college, or stay sharp for your high school season, CFC offers something for everyone.
CFC NORTH Wolves: (Rocky Hill)
Sportsworld: (East Windsor)