- Triumph Cup 19-20 November
- All Documents on Web Site, see DOCUMENTS
Boys U19 Win Auburn Thunder Road Classic - Well Done!
U10s, with 3 weeks practice, our newest Titans, won their last Match 7 - 1. Well-Done!
U12s Take 3rd Place with an initial Match that ended 11 - 2.
U13s Take Second in their age Group! Battled up to last Match with superior Play. Well-Done 13s!
U15s Take Fourth with impressive Play and tight Matches!
U17s Battled all weekend to have only a 4 point deficit in all of their Matches!
U19 Boys won their Division. Well-Done Team and Coaches! Thank You.
Our Prayers and Hope for a speedy recovery go out to Chandler Wilkerson who received a Broken Jaw during his Keeper Duties for the U19s.
To review Statistics for the Tournament you can go here: http://www.nearpostsoccer.com/ThunderRoadClassic/sched/index_E.html
TITANS head to Auburn Thunder Classic
The Titans U10, U12, U13, U15, U17 and U19s start the pre-season tournament August 20th & 21st.
Best of luck to all Teams and we'll have a recap Monday, August 22nd.
Practice Starts Aug. 1st thru 4th, 2011
Troup Titans start practice Monday August 1st and continue thru August 4th.
This is our Season Start-up Team Camp. Practice Times:
Mon. Aug 1st thru Thurs. Aug. 4th
U10s, U11s, U12s, U13s 6:00pm thru 7:30pm
U15s, U17s, U19s and Athena 7:30pm thru 9:00pm
Be sure to drink plenty of water before and after practice, bring a ball, shin guards, lots of water, and a great attitude.
After this first week of practices they will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the above respective times. Monday's will be the rain/weather Make-up day.
See you Monday.
Sizzling Summer Camp 2011 Pictures Below
Summer Camp Recap
Sizzling Summer Camp was Sizzling.
This year's participants worked very hard during the week to improve skills, conditioning, and soccer play. They faced brutal heat and taxing humidity.
5 days, 5 hours per day, and gallons of water produced a Camp that enhanced all of the Players' skills.
Signing-Day has come and gone, but you can still Join.
To Sign-Up for the Titans Fall 2011 Season please print the below 7 forms.
After completion send to Troup Titans, P.O. Box 4541, LaGrange, GA 30241
Fall Fee: 330.00
1/2 due now = 165.00
Balance due 7/21/2011 (Mailed to above address)
Please make Checks payable to TTSC and write Player's name and age group in the MEMO section of the check.
Please make a note of Player's Jersey size so he/she can receive a new Practice T.
Do you need new uniform pieces or a whole Kit? If so, let me know ASAP at the e-mail address here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-Player discount = $25.00 for additional Player(s) after the 1st Player is paid at Full Price.
In the Memo line of all checks please place - Players Name, Age Group, What Check is for (dues, uniforms, etc).
Please Mail Checks to: Troup Titans, P.O. Box 4541, LaGrange, GA 30241
We Look forward to a Great and Rewarding Season.
7 Signing Day Documents Below
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TITANS Signing Day is June 21
TROUP TITANS SOCCER CLUB
Signing Day, Tuesday, June 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
At Troup Recreation Center,
U10-U19 Boys and Girls
Welcome to our Troup County Soccer Growth Program!
This Fall season will be loaded with Skill Development, Conditioning, and Learning the Game. Practices will start with Titans Team Camp starting Monday, August 1st thru Thursday, August 4th . (Age group specific practice times noted below).
Fall 2011 Troup Titans Soccer Club participation fee is 330.00
165.00 Due on Signing Day, June 21, 2011
165.00 Balance due on July 21, 2011
Practice for all Teams will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monday is Rain-out/Make-up day. Match schedules are being developed for U10,U11, & U12 Teams.
The State sets the U13 thru U19 Match schedules for Boys and Athena.
Practices at WRES Fields:
U10, U11, U12, U13 Boys 6:00 -7:30pm
U15-U19 Boys 7:30-9:00pm
We will have U15, U17, and U19 older boys teams.
Girls teams ages and practice times will be TBD
(Monday Make-Ups use same time frames)
UNIFORMS: New replacement pieces or whole kit orders are available. Whole Kit orders (2 Jerseys, 2 Shorts, 2 Socks) cost approximately 88.00
Complete Kits and Uniform pieces must be ordered by June 21 to make the first matches.
Coaches and Managers will be at our Signing Day to answer questions and meet/greet all.
Each Player will receive and should wear their White practice jersey, the one with the Titans logo, not their game jersey, to EVERY practice. Player must bring water, shin guards, cleats, and a ball to every practice. Player should be on time for each practice and fully participate to get the most out of practice and to contribute to the Team’s growth.
Be sure to come to each practice with a great attitude, ready to learn, and ready to have fun.
Pre-Season and End-of-Season Tournaments:
The Club’s objective is for our Fall Players to participate in a Pre-Season Tournament (around August 20th and 21st) and an End-of-Season Tournament (determined by age group). To reduce Tournament cost for each Player the Club is hoping to hold fundraising efforts such as, Bar-B-Que, or whatever our Players or Parents can develop to reduce each Player’s cost. Your creativity and contribution to fundraising efforts is critical to reduce every family’s costs.
See you Tuesday, June 21 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm for Signing Day.
TITANS U11s Win Shamrock Cup in Savannah
June 2, 2011
BACK LtoR:Arstan Rosencrants, James Tuley, Austin Stamper, Damien Robbins, Michael Shimp, Liam McDonald, Coach Jim Robbins
FRONT LtoR: Serik Rosencrants, Ian Bryan, Johnny McDonald (Keeper), Ethan Boos, Savannah Thompson
The Troup Titans U11 team, with two guest players, traveled to Savannah, GA for the OutBack Shamrock Cup. The Tournament had 112 Teams competing and our U11s had a 5 Team Division.
Saturday the 28th, the Titans played RYSA Sporting at 10:30am for a 7 – 1 Win. They then played Roswell Santos at 1:00pm for a 6 – 4 Win. The heat, intensity and level of competition made for some great soccer.
On Sunday the 29th our Titans were ranked number 1 due to performance and points and had their 1st match at 1:00pm against the Home Club SCFC Celtic Green. Titans won 5 – 2. The Championship Match was slated for 3:30pm and with about 60 minutes of rest faced Roswell Santos in the Finals Match. Titans dominated the whole Match and won the Championship with a 7 – 3 Win.
Four matches in two days, great competition, and a tremendous contribution by all 11 players made the 500 plus mile trip well-worth it.
We want to thank our two Guest Players, Ethan Boos and Damien Robbins, both from the ConCorde Fire South Club for contributing greatly to an outstanding delivery by the U11s.
Titans U14 thru U19 Boys and Girls Tryouts Tues. - May 7th and Thurs. May 9th 6:00 to 7:30pm
June 1, 2011
Troup Titans Soccer Club Tryouts for Select U14 thru U19 Boys and Girls happen June 7th and June 9th at the Whitesville Road Elementary School (WRES) Soccer fields from 6:00pm to 7:30pm both nights.
Please come prepared with ball, shin guards, cleats, and plenty of water. There is no cost for tryouts.
Rain Date Make-up is Friday June 10th at same times.
Titans U10 thru U13 Tryouts May 31 & June 2 - 6:00 to 7:30pm
May 30, 2011
Tryouts will be held at WRES Soccer fields. Bring plenty of water. No Cost.
Titans U11 and U12 Matches in Griffin, GA, April 30, 2011
May 1, 2011
TITANS U11S vs Macon United Red U11, 2011, 12:00pm – Lost 3to 5
The loss does not reflect the improved level of play our U11s exhibited today. Two weeks ago against Upson County the 11s utilized great passes, feeds, and wall-work. This week there were many more wall-passes, extreme efforts by every player and just, overall, a tremendous improvement in Team play. That is what we strive for at Academy Level and the U11s delivered today.
At half-time the score was Macon 2, Titans 0. Coach Brandon explained our mistakes and the U11s increased their level of play the second half to deliver a 3 to 3 second half. Each of the 14 players did their job today, but I must single out one player for stepping up her game, to an extent never seen. Savannah Thompson had two great finishes, with very nicely done assists from Liam and Ian. She capitalized on them for goals that required strength, overpowering, and finesse to both finishes. That is what the Striker does. Thank you Titans U11s for excellent Soccer.
TITANS U11s - Good, Fair, and Hard Play next week in the President’s Cup. Never Give Up, Never Surrender. (I stole that, heard it in a Campy movie once, but it’s true!)
SCORING RECAP: Savannah Thompson – 2 Goals, James Tuley – 1 Goal on P.K.
TITANS U12 vs Macon United U12s, 3:00pm – Won 3 to 1
The 12s were on fire today. They started their 3:00pm Match with excellent passing, wall passes, multiple over-laps, playing back, and dominated on-side possession the first half.
Macon United delivered formidable opponents. They are well trained, disciplined, and know their Soccer. Their execution of plays as a team and as individuals were excellent. Our guys just outplayed them.
The names go on and on, Reed Slay and Cameron Spinks and Marat Rosencrants and Matt Hale and Matt Thomas and Mason Kang and James Tuley and Collin Sargeant and Will Allen (at Keeper – Go Will, well-done) and Ian Bryan acted as One Team. They were on-base today and delivered the best passing, defense, and the most intelligent play exhibited this season. These guys are strong and getting stronger. Watch them!
Reed Slay won the Game Ball Award for an excellent performance and effort, voted for by his team mates. Well-Done and Well-Deserved Reed Slay.
SCORING RECAP: Marat Rosencrants – 1 Goal, Ian Bryan (assisted by Matthew Thomas who powered a volley return from within our box to basically the other team’s box for a header goal ) – 2 Goals
TITANS U12 vs Macon United U12s, 4:30pm – Won 2 to 1
The U12s didn’t lose a step between their 1st Match and their Second. They literally had 20 minutes between Matches and hit the field with great attacks and spirit. With two new players, Austin Stamper and Liam McDonald, they continued their excellent play. Control of the ball, passing with-in the Diamond, wall work, multiple player work-arounds, playing back, and Great Team Soccer was the game. Will Allen, you are the man as Keeper. Well-Done.
Macon United brought their known-intensity and it was matched with determination and better Team Soccer by the Titans.
Ian Bryan won the Game Ball Award for an excellent performance and effort, voted for by his team mates. Well-Done and Well-Deserved Ian Bryan.
SCORING RECAP: Matthew Thomas – 1 Goal, Ian Bryan - 1 Goal
U11s and U12s Matches in Griffin, Sat. April 2 - Two Wins and One Loss
April 4, 2011
Matches Results for April 2nd
Titans U11B played Cannons U11B and ended with a 1 to 4 Loss.
Titans U11s played the Cannons U11 for a 4 to 0 Win.
Titans u12s played the Cannons to 6 to 0 Win.
Saturday Conditioning and Scrimmages are ON! March 12 from 10 to Noon
March 10, 2011
We will have Saturday Conditioning and Scrimmages on March 12 from 10am to Noon.
Bring a great Attitude, a Ball, and Water - No Water, No Play.
Thursday Practices Cancelled, March 11, 2011
March 10, 2011
Due to field conditions Practice has been Canceled for Thursday.
Make-up day is Monday, March 14th at regular times for each Team.
Keeper Training for 5 Weeks. Starting Feb. 22, 2011
February 22, 2011
Keeper Training starts Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. When Players are through with KT they will then join their team to finish the practice night.
Keeper Training will run for 5 weeks, Tuesday nights only. The dates are:
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 1, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 8, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 15, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 22, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
All Keepers should attend.
Match Schedules for Spring 2011 will be posted ASAP
February 18, 2011
Schedules for the Academy U10s, U11s, & U12s and the State determined U14s schedule will be posted here as soon as possible. The Academy Teams develop their own schedules with the opposing teams. It takes a great deal of schedule juggling to set the dates and times. All of our opponents have been contacted and we can expect between 9 to 12 matches between March and the end of April.
The U14s Spring Season Schedule is set by Georgia Youth Soccer and will be released within the next two weeks. It will be posted as soon as possible.
The U10s and U11s will end the Spring Season on May 7th & 8th with the President's Cup, probably in Griffin, Georgia. (More details to come).
The U12s will end the Spring Season on May 14th & 15th with the Academy Cup (U12s Only) probably in Gainesville, Georgia. (More details to come).
The U14s end of Spring Season tournament is still under consideration (probably the President's Cup) and will be announced as soon as possible.
Spring Practice Started Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011
February 14, 2011
Titans Spring Practice started Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. U11s, U12s, and U14s began their preparations Tuesday night at the WRES fields.
The U11s and U12s practice from 6:00pm to 7:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday.
The U14s practice from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday.
Mondays will be our Make-Up day for rain or field condition cancellations.
Good Luck Titans. Let's Build our ATTITUDE, our BODIES, and our PROGRESS to SUCCESS!
Signing-Day Went Well
February 9, 2011
Dozens of U10s, U11s, U12s, and U14s signed-up for Spring 2011 Titans Soccer. If you missed Tuesday night please drop by SOS Cleaners on Vernon Street to pick-up or drop your sign-package and payment.
The Spring 2011 fee is 240.00 plus Full Uniform cost of 88.00, if you need one. Individual replacement pieces may be ordered.
Practice starts Tuesday, Feb. 15 at WRES fields:
(Regular practices every Tues. & Thurs. at below times for respective age groups).
U10, U11s from 6:00pm to 7:30pm – Coach: Jim Robbins
U12s from 6:00pm to 7:30pm – Coach: Brandon Rakowski
U14s From 7:30pm to 9:00pm – Coach: Mark Folsom
Dutch League Futsal Series - A Great Success
February 6, 2011
Dutch League Champions Above - Left to Right:
Matthew Thomas # 3 -- Ian Bryan # 1 -- Matthew Hale # 2
The Players who participated in the Dutch League Futsal Series, In-Door, season had an incredible run. They were able to develop and enhance ball handling skills, trapping & passing techniques, the necessity to constantly move to create opportunities, and overall team work.
(Please note; the Futsal ball is designed to be less inflated and requires more effort to strike it as it is used In-Doors on a hard surface. No Keeper is allowed and no Coaching is allowed. As Coach Jim Robbins said earlier, “This is a player’s game.)
Dutch League play for this Series consisted of 7 to 8 matches of eight minutes each night of play. All players for the two teams were selected randomly so that no team, during a given Match, was the same. The winning team received points for the Win, plus each point scored. The losing team received their points scored for that Match. Each player carried his points won though the night for a nightly winner and through the entire series to end with a cumulative score for the 5 night series.
The top 3 scorers for the Series were:
#1 – Ian Bryan = 159 pts.
#2 – Matthew Hale = 111 pts.
#3 – Matthew Thomas = 101pts.
Highest score for any of the 5 nights goes to Liam McDonald = 41 pts.
The Fall 2010 Troup Titans
November 8, 2010
Troup Titans Items - Order NOW !
November 8, 2010
Troup Titan's Tee-shirts and Hoodies are available in your choice of royal blue or orange. Orders may be mailed to the address below. Be sure to include quantity, size, and color for each item and don't forget to include a check made payable to TTSC. In an effort to receive the 'group discount' we suggest placing "group orders".
|Short Sleeve Tee's
|Long Sleeve Tee's
|Orders may be mailed to:|
|P.O. Box 4541
|LaGrange, GA 30241
LaGrange College Soccer - 2011 Winter Soccer Training
Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 29, 30
Location: Whitesville Road Elementary School Field
Inclement weather dates: Feb 5 and 6 from 12-2pm
$75 for 5 sessions or $20 per session
Age Groups: U7-U14 Boys & Girls
*Each session will include:
Technical/Ball Mastery Exarcises
Dynamic Small Sided Games
For questions or more information contact: Jim Robbins, Head Women's Soccer Coach at 609-647-4651 or email@example.com
Sessions are open to recreation and select players.
Youth Soccer "Dutch League"
Dates: Thursday nights January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3
Times: 5:30-7:00pm U11-U12
Location: LaGrange College, Callaway Education Bldg Gymnasium
Cost: $60 per player
Age Groups: two age divisions (U11-U12, U13-U14)
*each age division will be limited to 16 players
In the "Dutch League" format, players are assigned random teams every game and they accumulate points based on the following criteria: win 3 points, tie 1 point, loss 0 points. Each team member also scores points for the total team goals in that game. Each game lasts 8 minutes and there will be 8-9 games per night. The 3 top point earners for the night will win a prize. The top point earners for the year will also win a prize.
The "Dutch League" is a great environment for the kids to just go out and play. They will learn to play with different players of varying abilities and there will be NO coaching. It is a format designed for the players.
For more information or to sign up please contact:
Jim Robbins, Technical Director of Troup Titans SC at 609-647-4651
firstname.lastname@example.org OR Brandon Rakowski at 706-333-3371 or email@example.com
Request for Photos!
November 8, 2010
Did you get a great shot like this one of the ball getting by the opposing goalkeeper at a recent U-19 game? Send it to us and we will post to the Photo Album section of the website. Really awesome photos will get top billing on our home page!
Below are the specs for photos to submit to the website:
1. Crop, straighten and sharpen your images before sending them to us.
2. Reduce the pixel dimensions to no more than 600 pixels in width.
3. JPG's only, please.
3. No more than your BEST 10 shots per game.
So get those shots and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
3v3 Soccer Tournament
Postponed until further notice
Anyone! Ages U-10 through U-18 and ADULT. Classification levels - recreational, select and adult.
The 3v3 Soccer Tournament is an exciting, energetic and family oriented soccer tournament designed to allow anyone the opportunity to participate. YOUR team will decide to play at the Recreational, Club or ADULT brackets.
Registration is now open and will close on January 8, 2011. Registration fees are: $75 for Youth teams and $100 for Adult teams. There will be a $5 late registration fee for anyone registering after this date.
Registration forms and additional information are available below. Click on the links and print out the required forms. In addition we will require a birth certificate copy for each participant (not required for Titans members).
Please send in the registration/roster from along with your check made payable to TTSC and please denote it as for "3v3 trny" NOW. You will bring the medical release form and birth certificate copy with you the day of the tournament.
- How to register
- Roster/registration form
- Medical release form
- 3v3 explanation
- 3v3 rules
- 3v3 strategy
- 3v3 poster
Soccer Coaches' Education
September 1, 2010
Troup Titans' Technical Director Coach Jim Robbins
January 29, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Troup Titan's Soccer Club is excited to announce that Coach Jim Robbins, LaGrange College's Head Woman's Soccer Coach, will be joining our club as a Trainer and Technical Director. Coach Robbins will be involved in training and coaching during our spring season with plans to remain active with the club in the fall. Please join us in welcoming Coach Robbins to LaGrange and to the Titans!!
- Jim Robbins
- Phone: (706) 880-8334
- E-mail: email@example.com
Jim Robbins begins his first season as head coach of the Panthers in 2009. He has served in the same role at Oxford College of Emory University for the past two seasons.
Robbins' 2008 team at Oxford finished the season 14-5, a 10-win improvement from the previous season. Oxford was ranked fifth nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and sixth by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Oxford received the NSCAA team academic award in both 2007 and 2008, and was on track to win the award again in 2009. The team earned the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year in 2007 with a team GPA of 3.44.
Robbins was first assistant coach at NCAA Division I Rider University for three seasons. He was assistant director of coaching for the Peachtree City (Ga.) Soccer Association and technical director for the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association in Lawrence, N.J. He has operated the Jim Robbins Soccer School in Trenton, N.J., and was the head boys' varsity coach at the Pennington School in Pennington, N.J. Robbins has been active as a staff coach for New Jersey and Georgia state soccer coaching schools. He also has trained and coached boys and girls teams as part of the New Jersey and Georgia Olympic development program.
Robbins is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. with a degree in Economics and Business. He holds a USSF A license, NSCAA Advanced Diploma, USSF Youth License, NSCAA Youth Diploma and the NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 Diploma. Robbins is a member of the NSCAA and the United States Soccer Federation.
Robbins and his wife, Jocelyn, have two sons; Kyle, 10 and Damien 9.
’91 Titans Finish as Champions in Peach Classic Tournament
Pictured front row: DJ Belser, Paul Quintana, Aaron Gregg, Coach Mark McCloud, Kevin Folsom, Everett Quintana, and Sean Malloy; Back row: Coach David Belser, Quint Yates, Sean Riggs, Taylor Coleman, Harry Hinson, Marshall McCloud, Heath McCrary, Donnie Palmer, and Coach Billy Gregg. Not pictured: John Powers and Connor Jones.
In what was likely their final team competition, the ’91 Troup Titans captured their second tournament championship when they took home first place in the U19 bracket of the South Atlanta Peach Classic Tournament held in Henry County May 16-17. The team won all four games, defeating two other teams from Georgia and one from North Carolina. The ’91 Titans are the most decorated team in the Troup Titans Soccer Club history, with a half-dozen players playing on the inaugural Titan’s team at U14 in the spring of 2004. Most of the team’s players graduated from high school last week.
Members of the Troup Titans' Soccer Club's inaugural 2004 team
Left to right: Eric Luebbers, Peter Fonte, Matt Piestrak, Connor Jones, Quint Yates, and Heath McCrary
Troup Titans' 91 'Senior' Players:
Left to right: Jonny Powers, DJ Belser, Sean Riggs, Harry Hinson, Lucas Whatley, Peter Fonte, Matt Piestrak, Connor Jones, Eric Luebbers, Quint Yates, and Heath McCrary
U17 team picture
Pictured left to right back row: Sean Malloy, Kevin Folsom, Ryan Whitmire, Josh Ham, Alex Edwards, Dylan Curry, David Sellman, Neal Sherman, Everett Quintana, Russell Dougherty, and trainer Steve Heaton; front row: Coach Mike Hutton, Luke Criddle, Paul Hutton, Donnie Palmer, Gavin Wood, and Coach Mark Folsom. (Photo by David Sellman Sr).
Left to right back row: club trainer Kevin Chilvers, Coach David Belser, Jonny Powers, Peter Fonte, Gabe Martin, Heath McCrary, Quint Yates, Marshall McCloud, Taylor Coleman, Coach Mark McCloud, Coach Billy Gregg. Front row: Sean Riggs, Osmar Lopez, Lucas Whatley, Connor Jones, Matthew Piestrak, Aaron Gregg, Eric Luebbers, and DJ Belser. (Photo courtesy of Judy McCrary).
U17 and U19 Titans Classic Atlanta Cup 2008 Finalists
The Troup Titans' U17 and U19 boys' teams, both slated to play in Classic III for the fall season, finished runners-up in their respective divisions of the 2008 Atlanta Cup Tournament, the largest soccer competition in the US with over 680 teams in this year's event.
The U17s played their prelimary matches in Duluth before traveling to Gainesville for the final. The Titans defeated Lokomotiv 3-1 in the opener followed by shut-outs of Tornado Orange 1-0 and Sharks Navy 3-0 in their other round robins. The team rallied to in regulation time to equalize with AUFSA Silver 3-3 in the semi-final then won on kicks from the penalty kicks 4-3. The Titans luck ran out in the final however when they were defeated 2-nil by HFC Red from north Carolina. The U17s open up on Sunday September 7 at home vs. Augusta Arsenal Blue at the soccer complex.
The U19 Titans traveled to Lovejoy to play their preliminary matches before traveling to Newnan for Championship Monday. The Titans' defeated Mobile Soccer Club 2-1 in their opener with a goal in the last 30 seconds of play. The Titans followed that up with three consecutive shut-out wins 1-nil including the semi-final as they defeated AUFSA Silver, Lexington Soccer Club (South Carolina), and Cobb Strikers Red. That set-up the finale against CFC Flames from TN where the locals fell 3-1 in the 'ship', after leading 1-nil at the half. The U19s open on the road Sept. 6 at Stone Mountain Red before returning home Sept. 7 at home to face off against Concorde Fire Whitel.
U17 Titans Finally Tournament Champions at Redstar Challenge
December 18, 2007
It's been a long time coming, but the '91 Titans picked-up their first gold tournament medal after numerous runner-up and near-miss finishes over the past several years. The U17s finish as very unlikely given the circumstances of missing players and their amazing come-back in their third round-robin match, which vaulted them to the final where the "curse" was lifted. The tournament finish was bittersweet for Coach Mark McCloud, who may have coached his final game for the Troup Titans Soccer Club. For the complete story,click here.
For additional terrific photos from David Sellman, Sr, and Cheryl Jones, please visit the photo album.
Titans' Holiday Goodwill Project with Salvation Army Enters 4th Year
December 18, 2007
The Troup Titans' Soccer Club will join forces again with the local chapter of the Salvation Army to help distribute toys and food to needy families in the West Georgia Community on Friday December 21. Many players from the Titans' '90, '91, and '92 teams have participated in the project over the years, including close to 40 participants in 2006. If you would like to help out, contact Director of Coaching Mark McCloud @ firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Dec. 14.
Titans' U12 Academy Finalists in TYSA Triumph Cup
Luebbers becomes first Titans' player to coach a club team
Troup Titans' Soccer Club Director of Coaching Mark McCloud has long encouraged players to consider coaching or assistant coaching some of the younger-age level squads. A few players have run clinics for teams over the past couple of seasons, but no season-long stint until now. Eric Luebbers, an inaugural member of the Titans' charter team, and the '90 boys' sqauad, served the past fall season as an assistant coach for the Titans' U14 classic team. McCloud wanted to keep Luebbers involved with the club during the year since the player has a serious knee injury (ACL) during the high school season last spring. A terrific opportunity became available with Coach Joe Monley's team. "This year I have enjoyed coaching more than I ever thought I would. Sometimes it's tough coming up with a layout for practice that works on what they need and lets them have fun. But, just working with the kids is fun, you get to the point were they are more than just your players, they become your friends," says Luebbers, who thinks now that coaching is something he will be donig for the rest of his life. "It's just really cool to watch them grow, not just as soccer players but as people, and to try to help them out with anything they need," Luebbers added. The former sweeper for the '90 Titans' team will have one more season of eligibility to play club and McCloud hopes he will return to play with the '91 squad in the fall of 2008. Luebbers hopes to soon get medical clearance to resume working out. He is a junior at LaGrange Academy and plans to play with the school team next fall.
Titans Soccer Club recruits referees, both young and old
November 6, 2007
With an opportunity to learn more about the game as well as a chance to make a few bucks as a part-time job, a number of local youngsters believe they may have found the perfect job - serving as referees for the game they play and love. Click for Full Story
More referee photos can be found in the "Photo Albums" section of this website.
Exchange students from Germany and Spain playing with Club
November 3, 2007
For complete story, click here
The Titans' Soccer Club has four foreign exchange students playing club soccer this season. Left to right: Timo Swiltalski, Tobi Hennegan, and Eike Roeben of the '91 Titans (U17 Classic) are from Germany and Jose Amillo of the '92 team (U16 Classic) is from Spain. Swiltalski and Amillo attend LaGrange High; Hennegan goes to Troup, and Roeben to Callaway. (Photo by David Sellman Sr.). As you might imagine, the players give these teams an international flavor and it's been a win-win for everyone involved in terms of cultural exhange.
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