Press  Release

(May 6, 2016) -- Storm Soccer Club (Storm SC) and Central Kentucky Soccer Club (CKSC) announced today the new partnership of the two soccer clubs. The merger was carefully crafted with the purpose of developing every player to their highest potential.  The new club is committed to long-term player development within our competitive program while cultivating a lifelong passion for the game. 

 

The new name of the combined club will be Central Kentucky Storm. This name was chosen because it represents the multiple counties of Jessamine, Mercer, Boyle, Garrard, and Lincoln all working together to develop soccer players to a high standard in the Central Kentucky Area.

 

Both soccer clubs came to the decision to merge because combining resources would give each club the best player development environment, training and game facilities (John Preece Park, Bell Place Field, Centennial Park, Anderson Dean Park, Dana Fields, and Millennium Park) as well as provide Central Kentucky area players with the best opportunity to compete at the highest level while training and playing locally in their own communities.

 

The new Central Kentucky Storm will be overseen by the Central Kentucky Storm Technical Director and the Central Kentucky Storm Select Committee. 

 

Storm Soccer Club, founded in 1990, has been dedicated to providing high level training to youth select soccer players of all skill levels and age groups through its competitive programs.

 

“I am grateful to the board members of both Storm SC and CKSC for their vision in recognizing the potential of these two great organizations coming together as one. We are excited to see the progression over time as a result from pulling together two strong organizational cultures to provide a new unmatched framework for developing youth soccer at every level within the Central Kentucky area,” said Central Kentucky Storm Technical Director - Garrett Stark.

 

CKSC, founded in 1994, is known for developing its youth soccer players and teams to a level where they are able to compete with other clubs in the state while accumulating 3 state championships over the years.

 

"I am very excited about the merger of CKSC and Storm SC.  This is a great opportunity for all of our kids.  This partnership  takes the strengths of both clubs to form a regional club that will allow soccer to thrive in our communities and compete at the highest levels," said CKSC President – Mike Mattingly.

 

Although the merger of the two clubs has been completed from a legal standpoint, on an operational level the respective Storm SC and CKSC teams will remain in their current form until the end of their 2015-2016 soccer season.  After all competition is complete the teams will be integrated into the newly merged Central Kentucky Storm for the upcoming 2016/2017 tryouts.

 

Press Release

(May 13, 2016) - With the recent merger last week of our two existing socer clubs: Storm Soccer Club ( Storm SC) and Central Kentucky Soccer Clubb (CKSC), coming together to form the Central Kentucky Storm, it is with great pleasure that we announce today that Central Kentucky Storm has formed a multi year partnership with White, Greer, and Maggard Orthodontics.

 

This partnership between Central Kentucky Storm and White, Greer, and Maggard Orthodontics was established with the mutual goal in mind of helping the children within Central Kentucky grow as youth soccer players as well as future young adults in our communities. Both Central Kentucky Storm and White, Greer, and Maggard Orthodontics are committed to long-term player development of soccer and will work together to provide a great environment for the players in Central Kentucky to play.

 

Central Kentucky Storm, founded in 2016 and built on the strong historical foundation from the two separate clubs of Storm SC and CKSC since the 1990’s, strives to support all soccer players in Central Kentucky being able to play within a club which sees the value of players being able to play within their local communities. Central Kentucky Storm is committed to developing soccer players to the highest level with the excellent training that will be provided from our coaching staff. 

 

White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics places great value on their involvement in the community and strives to better not only smiles of children, but also their lives. They are dedicated to giving back to the community that already gives us so much.  Their team proudly serves numerous schools and organizations in the Central Kentucky area. White, Greer and Maggard has a proven record of supporting various youth programs and Central Kentucky Storm knows by partnering with them, Central Kentucky Storm players will have their support and help to continue to provide an affordable place for soccer players to play club soccer. 

 

Through this multi year partnership agreement, Central Kentucky Storm will be able to continue to provide a high quality soccer club while maintaining a low price for soccer players to play in the Central Kentucky area. Both Central Kentucky Storm and White, Greer, and Maggard realize that family decisions to spend money on sports has to be affordable to their families and Central Kentucky Storm and White, Greer, and Maggard are both committed to helping keep this cost down.

  

 

2016/2017 Central Kentucky Storm Tryouts:

 

Central Kentucky Storm - Jessamine County Tryouts

Location: John Preece Park in Nicholasville
(Check in begins 30min before tryout)
 
U8 - 2009  (Boys and Girls) June 1st & June 3rd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 1pm
U9 - 2008  (Boys and Girls) June 1st & June 3rd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 1pm
U10 - 2007 (Boys and Girls) June 1st & June 3rd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 1pm
U11 - 2006 (Boys and Girls) June 1st & June 3rd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 1pm
 
U12 - 2005 (Boys and Girls) June 7th & June 9th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 10am
U13 - 2004 (Boys and Girls) June 7th & June 9th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 10am
U14 - 2003 (Boys and Girls) June 7th & June 9th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 10am
 
U15 - 2002 (Boys and Girls) June 8th & June 10th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 1pm
U16 - 2001 (Boys and Girls) June 8th & June 10th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 1pm
U17 - 2000 (Boys and Girls) June 8th & June 10th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 1pm
U18 - 1999 (Boys and Girls) June 8th & June 10th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 1pm
U19 - 1998 (Boys and Girls) June 8th & June 10th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 11th @ 1pm
 
 

 

Central Kentucky Storm - Boyle County Tryouts
Location: Millennium Park in Danville
(Check in begins 30min before tryout)
 
U8 - 2009 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U9 - 2008 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U10 - 2007 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U11 - 2006 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U12 - 2005 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U13 - 2004 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U14 - 2003 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U15 - 2002 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U16 - 2001 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U17 - 2000 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U18 - 1999 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
U19 - 1998 (Boys and Girls) June 2nd @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 5th @ 3pm
 
 
Central Kentucky Storm - Mercer County Tryouts
Location: Anderson Dean Park in Harrodsburg
(Check in begins 30min before tryout)
 
U8 - 2009 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U9 - 2008 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U10 - 2007 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U11 - 2006 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U12 - 2005 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U13 - 2004 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U14 - 2003 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U15 - 2002 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U16 - 2001 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U17 - 2000 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U18 - 1999 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
U19 - 1998 (Boys and Girls) June 6th @ 6pm - Rain Date: June 12th @ 1pm
 
 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts or any specific questions about our club or teams please send an email to our Club Technical Director:

Garrett Stark: garrettstark22@gmail.com


To Pre- Register For Tryouts Please Click Here

 2015 - State Cup - 99 Girls White - U16 Semi Finalist

2015 Presidents Cup - State Finalist- Storm 00 Girls

2015 Presidents Cup - State Champions - Storm 97 Boys

 

2015 Presidents Cup - State Champions - Storm 97 Girls

Congratulations to the following three players from our Storm 97 Boys Team for committing to play at Asbury next year: Hunter Mitchell, Isaiah Rocco, and David Hogan

2015 - Gatlinburg Invitational - Gatlinburg, TN (04 Boys Finalist)

2015 - Sky Spring Classic - Bowling Green, KY (00 Girls - Finalist)

2015 - Cincinnati West Soccerfest - Cincinnati, OH (02 Girls - Finalist)



2015 - Cincinnati West Soccerfest - Cincinnati, OH ( 04 Boys White Champions)

2015 - Owensboro Spring Cup - Owensboro, Ky (00 Boys - Champions)

2015 - Cookesville Rotary Classic - Cookesville, TN (04 Boys White - U11 Champions)

 

 

2015 - Adidas Turf Classic - Wilder, Ky (01 Girls - U14 Champions)

 

 

2014 - Cookeville Rotary Classic - Cookeville, TN (02 Girls - U13 Finalist)

 

 

 2014 - FC Pride Cup - Indianapolis, IN (01 Boys - U14 Finalist)

 

2014 - Fall Ball Tournament - Cincinnati, OH (2004 Boys Orange - U11 Champions)

 

2014 - Kentucky Fire Juniors Invitational - Louisville, KY (2004 Boys Orange - U11 Champions)

 

2014Gatlinburg Invitational - Gatlinburg, TN (2004 Boys White - U11 Champions)

 

 

2014 - Beat The Heat Tournament - Elizabethtown, KY (Storm 03 Girls - U12 Finalist)

2014 - Southeast College Showcase - Knoxville, TN (1998 Storm Girls - U16 Finalist)

 

2014 - Club X Tornado Memorial Tournament - Xenia, OH (2002 Storm Boys - U12 Finalist)

 

 

 

 

 

2014- FC Alliance Premier Cup - Knoxville, TN (2001 Storm Girls- U13 Finalist)

 

 

2013 - Kick or Treat Tournament - Bowling Green, KY (2003 Storm Girls - U11 Finalist)

 

 

2013 - Fall Ball - Cincinatti, OH (Storm 04 Boys White - U10 Finalist)

 

2013 - Central Cup Tournament - Elizabethtown, KY (2003 Storm Orange Boys - U11 Finalist)

 

 

 

2013 - Adidas Warrior Fall Classic - Cincinnatti, OH (2001 Storm Boys - U13 Champions)

 

 

2013 - Elizabethtown Fall Invitational - Elizabethtown, KY (2001 Storm Boys - U13 Champions)

 

Congratulations to the Storm 01 Boys team coached by Charlie Campbell and assisted by Josh Byrne for winning the Elizabethtown Fall Invitational which was held on September 21st and 22nd in Elizabethtown, KY. The boys started out losing their first game to Atletico 1 to 0.  The boys battled back winning the next three games! The boys posted wins against Southern Indiana: 1 to 0,  LFC Blue: 4 to 1 and Radcliff Co: 3 to 2.  

 

 

 

2013 - Mead Cup Tournament - Dayton, OH (2001 Storm Girl White - U13 Champions)

 

Congratulations to the Storm 01 Girls White team coached by Garrett Stark for winning the Mead Cup Tournament in Dayton Ohio over Labor Day weekend. The Mead Cup is one of the largest soccer tournaments in Region II. In pool play, the girls won 4-1 against the host team CUSA Blue from Ohio, tied 1-1 against the Foothills Frenzy from Pennsylvania, and tied 1-1 against the Jaguars from Michigan. The girls won 1-0 against the Foothills Frenzy from Pennsylvania in the semi final playoff game and won 4-1 in the Championship game against the Rowdies from West Virginia!

 

 

2013 - Goalrilla Classic Tournament - Cincinnati, OH (2004 Storm Boys - U10 Finalist)

 

Congratulations to the Storm 04 Boys team coached by John Burnside for finishing as Runner-Up/Finalist at the Cincinnati West Soccer Club Goalrilla Classic which was held in Miamitown, OH just west of Cincinnati. They went 3-0 in Pool play outscoring their opponents 14-5. They played hard in the championship game but lost to the Cincinnati West Redlegs.

 

 

2013 - Beat The Heat Tournament - Elizabethtown, KY (2001 Storm Girl White - U13 Finalist)

 

Congratulations to the Storm 01 Girls White for finishing as finalist in the U13 girls division of the Beat The Heat soccer tournament last weekend in Elizabethtown. The girls went 3-1-0 over the weekend facing three teams from Kentucky and one team from Indiana. The team scored 19 goals and only allowed 5.

 

 

SAA Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week  - Cameron Miller of Centre College

Cameron Miller continued his hot start to the season by scoring 2 game winning goals this past weekend for the Colonels. Miller tallied two shots on goal with a game winner Saturday vs. Wilmington College and tallied three shots on goal and an OT game winner Sunday vs. Rose-Hulman. On the season, Miller has 6 goals which puts him tied for 1st in the SAA in goals. Three of Miller's six goals have been game-winning goals. Cameron Miller played for the Storm 93 Boys Elite Team.

 

 
 
Christian King scored the game winning goal last week over Thomas More. Christian is senior at Transylvania and played for the Storm 93 Boys Elite team for 5 years.

 

 

 

 

 Storm Soccer Club Technical Director - Garrett Stark

 

Coach Garrett Stark was born in Newport Beach, California and has resided in Lexington, Kentucky since 1985.

Coach Stark has 30+ years of soccer playing and coaching experience. He played at the competitive, high school, and collegiate level and has coached at both the high school and competitive level.

 

Most recent high school coaching accomplishments are:

Mercer County High School - Mens Soccer Head Coach (2013 - Present)

 

Awards:

2016/2017 - Nominated Kentucky Small School Coach of the Year - Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association

2016/2017 - Awarded Boys Coach of the Year – Central Kentucky Soccer Officials Association

2015/2016 - Awarded Coach of the Year for Kentucky Small School -  National Soccer Coaches Association of America

2015/2016 - Awarded Kentucky Small School Coach of the Year - Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association

2014/2015 - Nominated Kentucky Big School Coach of the Year - Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association

2014/2015 - Nominated Coach of the Year - Kentucky High School Soccer Referee Association

 

Tournaments:

2016/2017 - Boys Soccer State Tournament Appearance

2016/2017 - 12the Region - Champions

2016/2017 - 46th District - Champions

 

2015/2016 - Boys Soccer State Tournament Appearance

2015/2016 - 12th Region - Champions

2015/2016 - 46th District - Champions

 

2014/2015 - 12th Region - Runner Up

2014/2015 - 46th District - Champions

 

2013/2014 - 12th Region - Semi Finalist

2013/2014 - 46th District - Champions

 

 

Most recent competitive coaching accomplishments are:

 

State Select Tournament History:

 

2013 Eurosport Kentucky State Tournament U12 - Girls State Champions

 

2013 Eurosport Kentucky State Tournament U11 - Girls State Semi-Finalist

 

2012 Eurosport Kentucky State Tournament U11 - Girls State Champions


2012 Eurosport Kentucky State Tournament U12 - Boys State Finalist


2011 Eurosport Kentucky State Tournament U11 - Boys State Semi-Finalist

 

 

League History:

 

(2008 - Present) Kentucky Select Soccer League - 7 Premier Division Titles (4 Boys and 3 Girls) and 1 Premier Division Runner Up Title (Girls)

 

 

Tournament History:

 

2016 Music City Invitational Tournament U15 - Champions (Girls)

2016 Blues City Blowout Soccer Tournament U15 - Champions (Girls) 

2015 Adidas Turf Classic U14 - Champions (Girls)

2014 Beat the Heat U12 - Finalist (Girls)

2014 FC Alliance Premier Cup U13 - Finalist (Girls)

2013 Kick or Treat U11 - Finalist (Girls)

2013 Mead Cup U13 - Champions (Girls)

2013 Beat the Heat U13 - Finalist (Girls)

2013 Bowling Green Ohio Soccer Challenge U11 - Champions (Girls)

2013 FC Alliance Premier Cup U12 - Champions (Girls)

2012 Adidas Germantown Invitational U12 - Semi - Finalist (Girls)

2012 Kick or Treat Tournament U11 - Champions (Girls)

2012 Adidas Cup of Champions U12 - Champions (Girls)

2012 Bluegrass Cup Tournament U11 - Champions (Girls)

2012 Bluegrass Cup Tournament U12 - Champions (Girls)

2012 Nike Cup Tournament U11 - Semi Finalist (Girls)

2012 Vulcan Cup Tournament U11 - Finalists (Girls)

2011 Mockingbird Invitational Tournament U11 - Champions (Girls)

2011 Mead Cup Tournament U11 - Champions (Girls)

2011 Fall Ball Tournament U12 - Champions (Boys)

2011 Battleground of Champions Tournament U12 - Finalists (Boys)

2011 May Madness Tournament U11 - Semi-Finalists (Boys)

2010 Bluegrass Cup Tournament U11 - Finalists (Boys)

2010 MASC Tournament U11 played up - Champions (Boys)

2009 Bluegrass Cup Tournament U11 played up - Semi-Finalists (Boys)

2009 Music City Invitational Tournament U9 - Finalists (Boys)

2008 Lexington Invitational Tournament U9 - Champions (Boys)

2008 Mockingbird Tournament U9 - Champions (Boys)

2008 Bluegrass State Games U8 - Champions (Boys)
 

 

Storm Soccer Club Keeper Trainer - Kevin Wright

 

• Coaching Degree from Asbury: (comparable to "A" license)

 

• Olympic Development and Club Coach

 

• Montgomery Co. H.S. Boys Coach

 

• 1989 Region Champions/State Finalist

 

• 1994 Region Champions/State Finalist

 

• West Jessamine H.S Boys Coach

 

• West Jessamine Girls Coach (2006-Present)

 

• Region Champs 2007, 2008, 2012

 

• Region Champions/State Final Four 2011

 

• West Middle School Girls Coach

 

• Salt River Conference Champions 2013

 

• Asbury College: 4 yr. starting Goalkeeper - 27 shut outs - All South Team (1986)

 

• Lafayette High School: 2 yr. starting Goalkeeper - 19 shut outs

 

• 2013 marks 25th year in coaching including High School, Clubs, Camps and Private Coaching

 

• Director: Tough as Nails Soccer Camps