TVSC Names New Referee Coordinator

The Tri Valley Soccer Club is very pleased announce that Moe Shafai has become the new referee assignor for the Club. Moe is an highly experienced professional soccer referee and assignor with over 20 years of experience.

Moe has served as the Director of NorCal Referees, he is a USSF Instructor, and past President of the Northern California Soccer Officials Association (NCSOA). He has also served as a USSF Certified Referee Assignor for some of the most prominent clubs in Northern California, including Davis Legacy, Sacramento United SC and the NPL games for East Bay United.

We cordially invite all licensed referees to join our new referee coordinator and the Tri Valley SC referee network. To join the network to officiate TVSC games, please contact Moe Shafai at or visit his website at

When contacting Moe, please inform him that you would like to join the Tri Valley SC Referee Pool.

A special thanks to Eric and Sam Larson and the PSRA for their outstanding service to our Club for the past several years. We wish everyone at PSRA our best!

Speed & Conditioning Training Begins August 5th!

The TVSC Summer Speed & Conditioning Program begins Tuesday, August 5th at Creekside Park. The program, directed by Zlantan Sahmanovic and Louise Arseneault, will run five consecutive weeks followed by a two week break and then another five week program.

Player assessments will be available to review after the completion of the Fall season.

The team training schedule is now posted on the schedule page of the Club website.


Congrats to Liverpool Players!

Congratulations to Jai, Ethan and Ryan for their nominations to the Norcal Premier League Player Development Program.


TVSC College Nights Sept. 5th & Sept. 26th at SCU!

The second annual TVSC College Night and Tailgate will take place at Santa Clara University on Friday, September 5th against Notre Dame (women’s game) and Friday, September 26th against University of California (men’s game).

Tickets for the events are $4.00 and will be available to reserve on Monday, August 4th!

TVSC teams will have opportunities for the half time games and ball boys!
Watch for Details!


Congratulations to World Cup Pool Winners!

The 2014 World Cup Pool winners are Ian DeLong in 1st Place, Anderson Sanchez in 2nd Place and Shayla Mellenthin 3rd Place.

Tri Valley SC would like to extend our thanks to all those who participated in the TVSC Scholarship fundraising event!


TVSC Family BBQ – Opening Day, Saturday, September 6th

The annual kickoff BBQ will take place Saturday, September 6th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the San Ramon Sports Park adjacent to Roberts Field. This fun filled event will feature the annual water gun fight between the players and coaches, soccer tennis, mini games and great BBQ for all of our players and families.

All TVSC players receive a complimentary lunch and families can join in the fun for $10.00 for children (under 12) and $15.00 for adults.
For more information, or to purchase your BBQ tickets, please contact Anne Tontz at

Ticket order forms are available clicking here


Congratulations to Tarun Karumanchi for PDP Selection!

A special congratulations to Tarun Karumanchi for being selected to the Norcal Premier League First Team Player Development Team for U13 players. Tarun was one of a number of TVSC players invited to this elite program and he did extremely well in the trials. His selection culminates a fantastic season for both he, his TVSC Barca teammates and Coach Todd Higley!

Next up for Tarun will be a trip to Europe later this year to showcase his skills at the elite international level.

Congratulations Tarun! The Tri Valley Soccer Club and its coaching staff are very proud of you!

A Perspective of the FIFA World Cup – Zlatan Sahmanovic

The TVSC Director of Speed and Conditioning and Head Coach for the TVSC Inter recently returned from a week in Brazil. In the coming weeks Zlatan will share his observations of the 2014 World Cup in the Club website and newsletter. Watch for this perspective….


Future Stars Registration for Fall is now Open!

The Future Stars Academy program strives to provide an unparalleled soccer experience for our youngest players. It’s paramount to our player development strategy that our players learn the key technical skills of the game including over 20 technical moves on the ball. In addition, the Academy players will learn to develop a higher level of coordination and agility through age specific training sessions in small group play.

2014 Fall Season Schedule:

Tuesday, August 12th to Tuesday, November 4th

Training Days:

Tues & Friday Training: Girls from 4pm - 5pm, Boys 5pm - 6pm
Sunday Play Days: Both Boys and Girls from 3:00 – 4:15pm
Location: Live Oak School Field

Age Groups: 5 through 9

Additional information and Registration procedure click here


Congratulations to the TVSC Fury – Norcal Spring League Champs!

A special congratulations to the TVSC U10 Fury and Coach Ricardo Salcedo for their performance during the recently completed Norcal Premier League Spring season. The Fury continue to impress with their commitment, technical advances and their desire to compete.

Congratulations Coach Ricardo and the TVSC Fury Girls!


August Referee Class Sign Up – PSRA

The PSRA will be hosting a referee class for all interested parties in August 2014. If you are interested in becoming a game official, please visit the link below for more information.

We strongly encourage everyone who might have an interest in refereeing to sign up for this class. By doing so, you can assist TVSC in further developing their pool of referees!

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Observatiions from an Elite Coach - Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith, Head Coach of the Santa Clara University Women’s team, is widely recognized as one of the elite college coaches in America. He is directly responsible for developing several elite professional players and US National Team players.

Jerry has also had extensive experience in coach club soccer and was pleased to share his insights on player development, club soccer, parental involvement and developing traits for young players.

On Player Development…. Coach Smith emphasized the importance of developing a sound technical base with both feet, motivating young players to above all understand that the development process is a lengthy one. He shared the 10,000 hour commitment plan for players that want to play at the highest level and the importance of working with qualified coaches.

On Parental Involvement…. Coach Smith strongly encouraged parents to support their children by providing the best possible learning environment and resist the temptation of short term results versus long term development. Club jumping to attain results or playing levels were deemed very detrimental to the overall development of the player. Parents can play a vital role in their children’s development by encouraging goal setting, helping their children develop a passion to play, supporting creativity, and by visualizing the game by watching collegiate and professional teams in person and on television.

On Developing Traits…. Coach Smith characterized what high level coaches look for when identifying and recruiting players. The ideal players are technically proficient, tactically knowledgeable, physically fit, creative, self-motivated, students of the game, respectful of the game and all those involved, open minded and positive role models.

Our thanks to Jerry Smith for sharing his vast experience with our membership. We look forward to visiting Santa Clara in the Fall to observe and enjoy high level collegiate soccer!


Congratulations to our College bound Arsenal Players!

After seven full years, the original and first team of the Tri Valley Soccer Club, have graduated from high school and are off to an impressive list of colleges around the country. This group of players represented the Club in a wonderful way and the former NPL champions and National Finalist now heading off to new endeavors.

Congratulations Team Arsenal and thank you for representing our Club in the manner which you did! The Tri Valley Soccer Club wishes you all every success and we hope to see you all soon!

Anthony Law Washington University
Tyler Kutscher San Diego State University
Omar Maldonado University of Illinois – Chicago
Michael Flicek Saint John’s University
Ali Arianmanesh Cal State University East Bay
Grady Nelson University of Colorado
Wesley Rager Sonoma State College
Yannis Kournoutas University of California – Davis
Invin Xu UCLA
Kienan Weekes University of Portland
Sam Gebremiche San Francisco State University



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TVSC Escript

The Tri Valley Soccer Club and EScrip have formed a partnership that will benefit all of our members and the Club via an Online Shopping Mall and shopping at selected retail businesses, including grocery stores, department stores, etc. There are many stores participating in this promotion, so save gas and shop online!

To sign up for the EScrip program and to register your cards, please go to and look for the group name of Tri Valley Soccer Club and follow the prompts. It’s easy to sign up and will benefit our Club!


Sign Up for TVSC Raley’s Nob Hill Extra Credit Program!

Nob Hill is proud to support the Tri Valley Soccer Club through donating a portion of its sales to the Club. In the past this was accomplished by families registering for the Quality of Life Program. Nob Hill has launched a new program which replaces the Quality of Life Program. The new program is Extra Credit.

Extra Credit is a part of the new Something Extra rewards program. If you’re not already a member, you can quickly enroll at

Once enrolled, follow these steps:

Click on the green “Get Started” button
Select your organization from the menu (Tri Valley Soccer Club)
Designate 100% of scrip to donate Tri Valley Soccer Club