Wednesday U18 Games Cancelled
U18 Games have been postponed due to treacherous travel. Updated schedules will be made available soon.
What We're Watching This Week
The Premier League seeds are set as defending champs unCOACHables take the top spot and IUMCS-White are seeded 2nd, for the season-ending tournament on Sunday.
Brood X and Bl Internationals meet in the Over 30 league - they're 2nd and 3rd, respectively, and can set themselves up nicely for a run at a top 2 seed for the tournament.
The top 2 teams in the Ad Rec TUE League - Gunners FC and CrossFire FC - meet this week in their race for the table's top spot.
There are 3 undefeateds atop the U18 table after 4 weeks. Defending champion Gucci FC, Versace FC and the Untouchables all within striking distance of a perfect season.
The top 2 teams in the Champions League - unCOACHables and Fake Madrid - feature on Thursday night. In the Ad Rec THU League, Real Koryllas looks to extend its 4-0 season while Dep Mexicanse, Victorious Secret and Real Noriega are close behind.
The U14s All Stars remain in the top spot but Nitro and Kryptonite have games in hand and appear set to battle for a top seed.
Tournament Schedule Available & The Battle For Seeding
The Winter 2015 tournament schedule is available as teams in all leagues continue their regular season contests for league championships and tournament seeding.
Champions & Ad Rec Thu League Standings
Champions League and Ad Rec Thu League teams will be ranked in a single table for tournament play. The top 8 seeds will participate in the Champions League Tournament on April 2, while the remaining teams will battle on March 26.
Here's how your team ranks in the single table, based on results through March 1.
When Winter Weather Threatens Our Schedule
We're conscious of the challenges of ice and snow, and we certainly don't want any of our participants and families to be at risk. Winter weather is tricky - from a travelling standpoint, and from the position of deciding to postpone/cancel events.
We'll post weather-related information here, by 4:30pm Sun-Fri, and by 8:30am Sat, so that you can plan accordingly. In addition, Instructional participants and team captains will always receive a confirmation email regarding weather-influenced schedule changes.
East All Stars Wrap Season, FC Bloomington Wins Tourney
FC Bloomington wove their way through the U14 tournament Friday until they found a championship late-night at the Twin Lakes Rec Center. Along the way they dispensed of the top-seeded East All Stars (above), and ultimately NITRO - a surprise upset winner appearing as a finalist in the U14 tourney.
Congratulations to Orbit FC Blue as they captured the "B Tournament" title.
unCOACHables Wrap Inaugural Champions Season
The unCOACHables put an exclamation mark on their Champions League Title by winning the season tournament in the Ad Rec THU League. The tournament's semi-finals and final (featuring Season Champ Ryan Huckelby) were all won on one-goal margins.
Congratulations to Deportivo Santa Cruz for their "B" Tournament victory.
The Winter, 2015, Champions League teams are set: unCOACHables, Fake Madrid, Kevin's Little Sparkles, Barley Bros, Deportivo Santa Cruz, Bl Internationals, Ryan Huckelby and, earning a spot on the tie-breaker, Hatchets FC.
Gucci FC Grabs Gold (& Blue)
Gucci FC is the first U18 team from Terre Haute to capture a double - a regular season and tournament championship - in the nearly 2 decades that we've played indoor soccer at the Twin Lakes Rec Center. Their hard-fought battles - including the final vs. Jingleberry Men - proved them worthy of both the gold and blue winners jerseys this season.
Congratulations to the USA Olympic Handball Team for their stellar "B" Tournament performance and championship.
#NoFlex Are #Champions
The first hashtag-named team in the 15 years of Bloomington Soccer captured both the regular season and tournament championships in the Adult Rec TUE League. Though they faced a stern battle from CrossFire FC in the final, #NoFlex stood their ground and left Tuesday's tournament with the title.
Over 30 League Champions: Old Stars
The Old Stars strung together two winning performances to knock-off Brood and the undefeated Kilroy's teams, to capture the tournament title in the Over 30 League Monday night. And late-season roster adjustments have Bloomington Internationals promising a contentious run for the title in the upcoming Winter season.
Premier League Title To unCOACHables
Season champion Barley Bros and unCOACHables battled through tough semi-final matches before squaring-off in the final of the Premier League - in the end, unCOACHables added to their trophy case (t-shirt closet) a tournament title with a decisive performance in the final.
Champions League Title To unCOACHables
The last game on the last night of Champions League play packed all the drama one could've hoped for as unCOACHables earned their necessary win over Deportivo Santa Cruz to capture the inaugural Champions League title.
They, along with Fake Madrid, Barley Bros and Kevin's Little Sparkles, secure a spot in the 2015 Champions League. The remaining spots can be captured in the end-of-season tournaments in January.
2014 Rule Change In Effect
Bloomington Soccer is a community of players and fans who love the beautiful game. We recognize there are times when mismatches occur on the field. In those mismatches, more time is wasted resetting play at midfield after every goal, than most would care to experience.
In the Winter, 2014, season alone, 30 percent of the nearly 190 games played, featured final scores with at least a 7-goal margin. Since "Goals-For" is NOT a tie-breaker in our tournament seedings, those large scoring totals didn't matter in the end.
"Goals-Against" is a tie-breaker, and it was used just once last Winter as we seeded 53 teams in various tournaments. Following the implementation of this rule, we'll review any abnormal changes in the seeding process.
In the end, this rule along with the establishment of the Champions League (see below), should help promote playing time within games and lessen the agony of the occassional mismatch, without overtly penalizing a well-skilled offensive team.
Barley Bros Wins Early Fall Season
Barley Bros made themselves a Champions League favorite, proving their might against perennial powerhouse unCOACHables/Uptown FC in the final of games of the Early Fall Season.
Though down a man early, unCOACHables kept the game close - but in the end Barley Bros denied their opponents goals and scored enough to secure the title.
This fall, Bloomington Soccer introduces a Champions League feature to the Ad Rec THU season, where the top teams battle for Champions League honors through regular season play. In addition, the end-of-season tournaments provide other teams the chance to qualify for the upcoming Champions League season.
Based on their Spring, 2014, regular season performance, these 8 teams have qualified for the inaugural Champions League season: Fake Madrid, Step Dads, Bl Internationals, unCOACHables, Barley Bros, Felix FC, Bhandari FC and Deportivo Santa Cruz.
140 Kids Each Week Can't Be Wrong
The 2013/14 Indoor Soccer Season brings a record number of youth players to Bloomington Soccer's Turf Tigers, Little Kickers and JUNIORS programs! The combined participation in these sessions averages over 140 players under 12, each week (Nov-March), training at the Twin Lakes Rec Center.
Bloomington Soccer is committed to professional player development and we're grateful for the endorsement from so many soccer families in Monroe County!
Why Bloomington Soccer?
Professional coaching, a safe environment and dependable facility are just some of the reasons why youth soccer training at the Twin Lakes Rec Center with Bloomington Soccer, makes sense.
And as a licensed US Soccer Federation coach, Chris Doran employs the principles of US Soccer's recommended curriculum for players at every stage of their development.
The result? Your young players enjoy experienced instruction - with age-appropriate expectations, opportunities to apply what they've learned in small-sided games and a desire to keep playing the world's most beautiful game.