NCW Alliance vs Yakima United game recap

On Sunday May 20th 2018 the NCW Alliance kicked off their game against the Yakima United with a 3-5-2 formation, hoping to push forward and score in a strong quick pace and using the midfield as a key. Yakima took the field in their striking red kits and Alliance in their own clean white kits with a few instructions from the coaching staff fresh on their mind.  Working on a sense of urgency. utilizing pockets in the midfield but all together making sure not to get stuck forward. This was put in effect right as the whistle blew, numbers were sent forward and forced Yakima’s keeper to make a save in just the second minute. A back and forth fight continued for ten more minutes until a corner was taken and Allison Flynn took advantage of an open patch of goal. It was 1-0 when Yakima’s#22 found the back of the net, responding quick in the fourteenth minute. This is where the scoreboard stopped changing rapidly as the game continued on in the afternoon not scarce of sun. The alliance started falling forward for a more primary attack in the 29th and tempo flared as a penalty was called in the 33rd minute for a Yakima handball in the box. This is when. Allison Radar drove a sneaky solid ball, smoothly into the lower right corner of the goal frame. Minutes later the scoreboard said 44th minute when Yareli Blanco fired a dangerous shot. The crossbar saved the Yakima keeper and stopped the Alliance from securing a third goal. Moving into halftime main notes from coaches were needing forwards to be more greedy and the defense to clean up the backline making more precise decisions in order to avoid Yakima taking advantage of a mistake. A spirited cheer sent the team back onto the pitch. The Alliance kept up the fight in the second half and had no shortage of chances, but overall Yakima United prevailed from balls sent into the net in the 45th and 80th minutes. Both goals came from set pieces, the first off a free kick and the latter off a corner. Making the score 3-2 after the ninety minutes. The NCW were unable to keep their sense of urgency and cool in the towering afternoon temperatures. Although the score said 3-2 the coaches were not giving up their passion. After game going around as a group to reach out for feedback and making sure each voice was heard. Trying to trace what exactly went wrong and fixing it was the theme and hopefully a key in the Alliance finding their goals, literally, in games to come. Head Coach Jamie Richards put in input by stating,” Three words could have prevented three goals.” Elaborating about the importance of communication. Addressing problems and finding their way around them is vital to a growing team, especially as they grow and learn to play together as one.  Luke Astell, another vital portion of the coaching staff, spoke up about game time reaction,” Where am I, what should I be doing?” Simplifying the game, makes it easy and effective. That is what the games about, playing effective and having those experiences, whether it be positive or negative, and being able to learn from them. What should we fix and how are we going to do so is a mindset for the game. Later in training Coach Richards integrated this theme stating,” Don’t let that game go.” Keep it next to you to be able to use it, don’t just forget it, be able to learn from those experiences. This is just what Alliance hopes to do as they continue with their season.

Kaitlyn Bonner

NCW Alliance vs Capital FC game recap

Kate Springer #8

​The NCW Alliance FC fell to Capital FC, originating from Salem Oregon, in a devastating 3-1 loss. The entire game was a back and forth struggle of the two teams fighting for points. The Alliance, coming back from a positive 1-0 scrimmage against the Olympia Force, were hit and miss on connecting passes with teammates. The first goal against the new team occurred from the penalty spot in the eighth minute, which Capital’s #10 took and buried in the far right side of the goal. The second goal from Capital FC occurred in the 17th minute where the ball kept being mis-played until Capitals #19 finally sent the ball to the back of Alliances net . In the next few minutes, Alliance started getting it sorted out, holding positions and taking more control of the game. This is where they had a series of fouls called outside of Capitals penalty spot all balls had brilliant service but failed to meet the back of the net due to Capital’s stubborn defense. The first half ended at the 45th minute, as the teams did not derive any stoppage time in the first half.

Coaches Jamie Richards and Luke Astell

Head Coach Jamie Richards then lead a discussion elaborating about changes the Alliance needed to make. The main takeaways were the team needed to give better support up high in order to obtain goals, a heavy midfield was required to do so as the support was not getting there fast enough. As well as the speed of transitions were good as “Numbers were moving forward quick” but the offense needed to be on the same page as the defense. The rest of the conversation was working out minor tweaks and hooks as the team continues to grow and learn together. The second half arrived and Capital FC continued to keep up a tight defense in a back and forth brawl. In the 65th-minute Capitals #10 weaved her way through the field to score a second time, clutching a brace. Thematch continued with the Alliance still fighting and making plays even though the scoreboard did not match the atmosphere.

Allison Flynn #10

In the 71st, Kate Springer added to the Alliances side of the scoreboard, adding fuel to the fire. The goal came when #10 Allie Flynn set up an impressive shot that ricocheted of the crossbar and towards #8 Kate Springer, who then took her opportunity to chip it past the best efforts of the keeper. The game ended in the 93rd minute with the 3-1 result. Even though the result was not what NCW Alliance FC hoped for, the young team’s game showed that they will continue to put effort into fixing and sharpening their game as they grow together.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

                       

Game Recap by Kaitlyn Bonner

 

                       

2018 Tryouts Results

What an honor to be in the presence of such great athletes and scholars of the game. We thank you for your hard work and perseverance over the last week! Below you will find a roster for the
1st team invites and a invite for more trials into the academy:

First day of training Wednesday April 11, 6pm-8pm at Lowe Sterling Field.

900–948 8th St NE
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
United States

*Allison Rader
*Sydnee Pixlee
*Kendall Kemp
*Kayla Dosh
*Shyanne Chang
*Kate Springer
*Tania Ocampo
*Allison Flynn
*Leslie Vara
*Raja Abouammo
*Emily Rader
*Alyssa Mobley
*Brenna Whitney
*Itzel Castro
*Katie Michkiosky
*Bethany Wagner
*Marykate Henning
*Madeline Kaiser
*Vanessa Valdez
*Haley Mathews
*Kora Fry
*Trisha Priest
*Megan Milner
*Gabriella Flores
*Bailey Whitney
*Kalea Bokma
*Yareli Blanco

We would like to welcome back the following players for another look for the academy team on Wednesday 6pm-8pm at Lower Sterling Field

900–948 8th St NE
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
United States

*Ana Andrade
*Lynette Sanchez
*Maggie Miller
*Alexis Blancas
*Alexa Rogers
*Jasmine Abouammo
*Lily De lmus
*Faith Travis
*Kaitlyn Bonner
*Daisy Mora
*Kaiya Lankhaar
*Angelica Walkley
*Rylee Fischer
*Nakaia Richards

If there is a conflict in schedules, please contact Coach Jamie via email jamie@ncwalliancefc.com

Thank you for all you do!
Game ON!

March 30 Tryouts Callbacks

I would like to start off by saying “Thank You” for all your hard work and your patience as we work together through trials to enter training with the best product possible. We have a journey ahead of us and work to do!

Next, I would like to say “Congratulations” on making the callback list as we would like to see you back on Thursday Night 6:00pm-9:00pm at the apple bowl for a final tryout. Please be early as the Academy tryouts will be going as well.  Again, Thank you for all you do and we will see you on the pitch! Game On

*Allison Rader
*Sydnee Pixlee
*Kendall Kemp
*Kora Fry
*Kayla Dash
*Shyanne Chang
*Kate Springer
*Haley Mathews
*Alexis Blancas
*Tania Ocampo
*Allison Flynn
*Carissa Miller
*Leslie Vara
*Emily Rader
*Megan Milner
*Yareli Blanco
*Alyssa Mobley
*Patricia Romero
*Brenna Whitney
*Itzel Castro
*Katie Michkiosky

 

Academy Tryouts and Coaching Staff

2018 NCW Alliance FC coaching staff

Jamie Richards returns for his second year as Head Coach and Academy Director, Jamie Is the Director of Coaching for the Wenatchee Valley United Soccer Club and holds an Advanced National and a DOC Diploma. Also returning is Fitness Coach Luke Astell and Assistant Coach/Equipment Kennedy Redman.

New to the program:

Peter Osborn will serve as an Assistant Coach. Peter is the Head Coach of the Wenatchee Valley College men’s soccer team and holds a degree in Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and a Premier Diploma.

Mike Osborn will serve as an Assistant Coach and Academy Director. Mike is the Director of Operation for OPS FC and holds a Premier Diploma with many year of experience in youth, semipro and pro soccer coaching.

“I really like how everything is coming together especially the working relationships with college, high schools and youth clubs in the valley. I strongly believe these Soccer Alliances will help improve the game we all love in North Central Washington” General Manager Javier Reyna 

 

NCW Alliance Academy

Seeking to strengthen the first-string team, the NCW Alliance FC have announced plans to start NCW Alliance Academy, a months-long program of training sessions for players ages 15-19 years old.

The academy will serve a variety of roles. During the regular season of NCW Alliance, the academy will act as the reserve team for the first-string squad, Jamie Richards said.

They will be two completely separate teams, with their own tryouts and players. The girls who become standouts at the academy will be promoted to the first-team games.  The academy team will play friendly games during the season, against other academy teams in the area.

After the NCW Alliance season is over, the academy players will return to their high school teams for the fall season. After their high school season concludes, they will return to the academy to continue training and play in at least two College showcase tournaments representing Alliance.

Tryouts for the Academy will occur at the Apple Bowl April 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. under the guidance of Mike Osborn and Jamie Richards, academy directors. All players of high school age are eligible to participate.

“Anybody who wants to come and make the commitment to come to Wenatchee for practice is welcome,”  “Basically what we are targeting are the players in North Central Washington, Jamie Richards said.

To learn more about rates, registration fees and uniform costs, contact Mike Osborn at (509) 670-7047 Mike@NCWAllianceFC.com

There is a $20 registration fee for the NCW Alliance Academy. REGISTER HERE ( if you already register for the first team tryouts you don’t have to register again )