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  • VISTA Venom Fall 2013 Roster: Young Jae Kwon, Blake Burton, Brad Hilton, Daniel Song,
  • Wilber Gaitan, Jurgen Bautista, Zach Hu, Zach Nash, John Siegal, Sebastian Vargas, Andres Lince,
  • Chris Gaitan, AJ Yun, Christian Franco-Ortiz, Ryan Witter, Jorge Fuentes-Gutierrez, Jacob McCann
  • Jose "Quique" Quijano, Mohammed Alisa, Kordell Williams
  • Head Coach: Nick Hoang.


Welcome to the website for the VISTA Venom U17 (rising U18) Boys soccer team. We are currently a division 3 NCSL team that competes out of the Fairfax/Burke area of Northern Virginia with most of our players attending W.T. Woodson, Robinson, and Lake Braddock high schools.

The VISTA Venom are coached by Nick Hoang. Nick is a USSF/VYSA National D Licensed soccer coach. He was also the recipient of the 2009 Virginia State Coach of the Year award by VYSA (Virginia Youth Soccer Association). Nick has over 27 years of soccer playing experience and has been coaching youth soccer for over 9 years. He has undergone coaching training with Tino Stoop and the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association), DC United, and various other coaching academies and programs. Nick Hoang is also a Level 8 Licensed USSF Referee. Nick is also on the board of directors for the Cambodian American Soccer Association.

Assisting coach Nick Hoang is the VISTA Venom's Assistant Coach Virak Kchao. Virak is a young professional with over 20 years of soccer playing experience. He is the Executive Director of the Cambodian American Soccer Association, a non-profit organization that promotes the education of Cambodian youth while also promoting soccer. In 2011, Virak was the recipient of the Virginia Asian Soccer Organization (VASO) Student Athlete of the Year award. Virak is also captain and player/coach of the Cambodia FC VASO men's soccer team.

The Venom are also professionally trained by Esteban Maldonado. Esteban is a USSF/VYSA National C Licensed soccer coach. He's a Staff Coach at the American Soccer Programs Training Academy. He's also a member of the Olympic Development Program Academy. "Este" played for James Madison University, and was an All-Region, All-State, All-National District player in high school. He was also formerly the Washington Post Player of the Year and was a part of the 2003 Adidas ESP program. He's also trained with AJ Auxerre and FC Lorient in the Ligue 1 in France.

The Venom are also professionally trained by Quan Phan and the other trainers at Hugo Phan Elite and Beyond. Quan is a USSF/VYSA National A Licensed soccer coach who has spent his entire life in the Northern Virginia area as a member of the elite travel soccer program as both a player and coach. He also played soccer for Lake Braddock Secondary School and James Madison University.

Our team emphasizes hard work and cohesive training in order to reach our goals as a team while pushing to improve each of our players as individuals. "We do what we have to do, in order to do what we want to do."


Interested in trying out for our team? If you were born on or after August 1, 1996 then you are qualified to try-out for our team. We are looking for dedicated elite players looking to join a competitive team. To set up a practice session to try-out for our team or for additional questions or concerns, please contact head coach Nick Hoang (

We welcome all players and positions to contact us, but are currently especially looking for:

1) Goalkeepers

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A Tribute

It's been a hell of a ride boys. Thanks for allowing me to be your coach along the way. It's been an honor.

Welcome our Newest Team Member!!!

The Vista Venom welcomes Celso Padilla to our roster.  Celso is a defensive midfielder who plays for Centerville's JV soccer team.  He adds depth to our team at the midfield by providing defensive support but also lending his footskills and agility to our attack when needed.  The coaches and staff look forward to Celso quickly adapting to our team chemistry so that he can make an immediate impact within our roster.


Congratulations and welcome to the Vista Venom family, Celso!

Stafford St. Patty's High School Boys Gold Champions!!!

Congratulations to our team on winning the Stafford St. Patty's Tournament in the High School Boys' Gold Division!  The boys went undefeated during the tournament and clinched the championship trophy after a 2-0 clean sheet in the Championship Game.  Coach Nick was very pleased with the boys' performance all weekend and hopes that the team will use this tournament as a springboard for the upcoming NCSL season.  Prior to this tournament, the Vista Venom had only entered this tournament once before and come in 2nd place during that one time.  It was the only tournament that the team had previously entered but never won.  Kudos to the entire team for overcoming that milestone.

Welcome our newest player, Brad Hilton!

The Vista Venom are excited to welcome their newest player, Brad Hilton to the team.  Brad is a talented player who will give us much needed depth at the goal-keeper position while also providing additional depth at the striker position.  Brad comes to us from Kansas where he played on his high school squad as well as trained with ODP during his time living in Germany.  The team is very excited to have him with us and we look forward to great things from him in the future!


Congratulations Brad, on joining the Vista Venom family!

Congratulations 2013 Virginian Cup Finalists!!!

Congratulations to our team on their 2nd place finish at this year's Virginia Cup this past Memorial Day weekend.  The boys played tough, determined, beautiful soccer all weekend and barely lost a final in which they dominated the field due to two great free kicks.  Coach Nick is exceptionally happy with the way the team played and looks forward to carrying that momentum into the final games of the regular season.

Congrats again to a well played and well deserved group of Finalists!!!

Relay for Life!!!

Our Coach Nick Hoang is participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life for the third straight year. Help him in his campaign to end cancer by donating on his behalf... to the American Cancer Society. No donation is too small, but every donation is huge and meaningful in the fight against cancer.

Welcome to our newest member!

April 1, 2013

Congratulations and a big welcome to Kordell Williams.  Kordell is a talented striker who adds depth, speed, and finishing ability to our attack.  The team is excited to have you join our squad and we look forward to great things from Kordell in the future.  Welcome to the Vista Venom!!!

FPYC Liberty Cup 2013 Champions

March 25, 2013

Congratulations to our boys for winning the FPYC Liberty Cup 2013 tournament.  We faced some tough competition, but the boys played beautifully and adapted our strategy well to take home the championship.  The coaches and parents are all very proud of our boys for their excellent play throughout the entire weekend.


Let's Go Venom!!!

Columbus Day VA Beach Back to Back Champions!!!

October 8, 2012
Congratulations to our team on their 2nd consecutive Columbus Day VA Beach Tournament Championship!

The boys went undefeated this weekend to take home the championship victory for the second straight year. Coach Nick and all of the parents are ecstatic over the boys' performance this weekend and are very proud of you guys for your play.

Congratulations to the newest members of the VISTA Venom Squad:

-Carlos Sanabria
-Jose "Quique" Quijano
-Ben Burton
-Sebastian Vargas (returning for a 2nd time with the team)

Carlos comes to us from Chantilly High School where he was a member of the JV team last spring. He's a versatile player with exceptional technical ability. Quique joins the team from Robinson Secondary School's JV team where he was one of their two goal-keepers last spring. He's a talented keeper with great reflexes and the team is ecstatic to have him as a member of the squad. Ben joins us from Lake Braddock High School where he is a freshman and will be trying out for the team this upcoming spring. He's a talented dribbler with a firm shot and should add depth to our attack. And Sebastian returns to the team after taking a one season hiatus last spring to focus on school and playing with the Lake Braddock Secondary School JV team. Having improved his technical ability, he lends experience and leadership to our team. Coach Nick Hoang and the Vista Venom staff are excited to have you guys on the roster and we look forward to great things from you in the future.

Congratulations to our newest team member!

The Vista Venom would like to announce the arrival of our newest player, Joshua Lee. Joshua is a talented midfielder who plays for Chantilly High School's JV team. He adds speed, technical ability, and depth to our midfield and the coaches and staff are excited to have him with us. Congratulations on joining our team, Joshua!

Welcome our Newest Member!!!

Congratulations to the newest member of the Vista Venom, Jacob McCann. Jacob is a defender who plays for Paul VI High School. He will add depth to our team by filling a defender or defensive midfield role. The coaches and staff are excited to have Jacob join our roster and we look forward to great things from him in the future!

High School Success!!!

Congratulations to the following members of the Venom Squad who successfully made it onto their respective High School soccer teams this year. The coaches are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to seeing continued success from you guys in the future.

Paul VI High School JV Team:
-John Siegal
-Jacob McCann

Bishop O'Connell High School JV Team:
-Jurgen Bautista

Middleburg High School Varsity Team:
-Eberth Reyes

Lake Braddock Secondary School JV Team:
-Daniel Song
-Sebastian Vargas

Robinson Secondary School JV Team:
-Young Jae Kwon
-Ryan Witter
-Max Musumeci

Woodson High School JV Team:
-Wade Erwin

Get Well Soon, MoMo!!!

After the collapse of Bolton Midfielder Fabrice Muamba during the FA Cup last weekend, the soccer world has united in support of their injured brother.

The Venom would like to take this opportunity to share their prayers and support for Muamba while also sharing their own support and well wishes for our own injured player Mohammed Alisa. We miss you Mohammed and wish you a full and speedy recovery. We're behind you 1000% and can't wait until we can see you again.

Get Well Soon!!!!!

Interview with Patrick Nyarko

Coach V is the Executive Director of the Cambodian American Soccer Association (CASA), a non-profit organization that promotes youth soccer and education in Cambodia. Coach Nick is also on the board of directors for CASA.

Recently, coach V had the chance to interview Patrick Nyarko, forward for the Chicago Fire. Patrick is a three-time ALL-ACC player from his days at Virginia Tech and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy (NCAA soccer's version of the Heisman). In his four years in the MLS, he has played in more regular season matches than any other Chicago Fire player.

Read all about coach V's interview with the stunning Ghanaian striker and his endorsement of CASA and other grassroots soccer organizations:

Cambodian American Soccer Association Patrick Nyarko Interview

Welcome our newest player!!!

Congratulations and a hearty welcome to our newest player, Max Musumeci! Max is a versatile, talented player and a welcome addition to our squad. Coaches Nick and V are very happy to have him join our team as he adds depth and strength to our squad. We look forward to great things from you in the future!

Columbus Day Virginia Beach Tournament Champions!!!!!

October 10, 2011
Congratulations to our team on winning the 1st Place Championship at this weekend's Columbus Day Virginia Beach tournament!!! The boys went undefeated to claim the championship. Kudos to our defense for only allowing 2 goals the entire tournament. Coach Nick and Coach V are very pleased with your performance this weekend and hope that you all had as good a time as coach Nick did. We look forward to repeating the event again next year.

Coach Nick would also like to personally thank all the parents and managers who played such a critical role in making the weekend go smoothly.

Congratulations Eberth!

Congratulations to Eberth Reyes on being selected to the Middleburg High School Varsity team. The coaches and team are very excited for you and we look forward to seeing you compete in the future.

2011 PWSI Toys For Tots Tournament CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Congratulations to our team for winning the PWSI Toys For Tots Labor Day Tournament this weekend. The boys went undefeated with a record of 3-0-1 this weekend to win their first tournament championship, breaking our 6 tournament streak of 2nd place finishes. Our boys demonstrated phenomenal play all weekend with their incredible combination play, communication, and ball movement. Had our first game not concluded early due to storms, our boys likely would've won that game as well.

Coach V and Coach Nick are exceptionally proud of the boys' performance this weekend and look forward to keeping up the momentum this season.


Congratulations to Jurgen Bautista on being selected to the High School Junior Varsity Team at Bishop O'Connell. The coaches and rest of the team are very excited for you. We're all very proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the great work!

2011 VASO Student Athlete of the Year!!!

Congratulations to Coach V on being selected the Virginia Asian Soccer Organization 2011 Student Athlete of the Year. We're very proud of Coach V for his relentless dedication to success both on the field and inside the classroom.

New Team Sponsor!

The team welcomes our new 2011 sponsor Smiles 4 Fairfax and doctor Howard Ngo. Smiles 4 Fairfax specializes in Family and Comprehensive Dentistry. Dr. Ngo welcomes all patients to his new state of the art facility at 11351 Random Hills Road, Suite 290, Fairfax VA 22030. Smiles 4 Fairfax promotes Local Fairfax Dentistry and encourages all patients to come check out this new Fairfax Dentist.

The team would like to extend an overwhelming gesture of thanks and appreciation to Smiles 4 Fairfax and Dr. Ngo for their generosity and support of our club. Thank you very much Smiles 4 Fairfax!!!!!
Smiles 4 Fairfax Website
Smiles 4 Fairfax on Facebook!!!


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Vista Venom Facebook Page

Congratulations to newest members of the Venom Squad!!!!!

Congratulations go out to the three newest members of the Venom squad. The coaches were exceptionally impressed by your performances in trainings and tryouts with us and are very happy to have you join our family. We look forward to great things from all three of you:

---Wilber Gaitan
---Jorge Fuentes
---Mohammed Alisa

VISTA Venom Ranked #67 in Region 1!!!!!

Congratulations to our entire team on being ranked for the first time Region 1. In all of Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, our team was ranked #67 best team at our age group. That's a tremendous accomplishment boys! Coach Nick Hoang is especially proud of you guys. Now that we've made the ranking list, let's work to get even higher!

The VISTA Venom Movie

May 30, 2011
In every champion's life, there are many obstacles to overcome on the journey to excellence. This is the true story of how 17 champions faced their challenges head on in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Coming to theaters Memorial Day Weekend, Spring 2011.

Spring 2K11 Congratulations!!

May 30, 2011
Congratulations to the team on their 2nd place finish at the Bull Run Classic this weekend. The coaches are very pleased with the way the boys played all weekend and are very happy the team received the trophies they deserved. Hopefully the boy can recover from their injuries and finish out the regular season in an equally successful manner.

Congratulations again to the entire team for a phenomenal job this weekend!!!

Welcome Newest Player to the team!

The Vista Venom would like to extend a hearty welcome to our official newest member of the team, Eberth Reyes. Eberth has actually been practicing with our team since December including indoor and futsal league play with the team as well as guest appearances in the past during tournaments.

The players, coaches, and staff are pleased to welcome Eberth officially onto our actual roster. We look forward to continued excellent results from you.



March 28, 2011
Congratulations to our team on finishing 2nd Place at the PWSI Icebreaker 2011 Tournament this past weekend. The boys went 3-0 in their opening round games scoring 12 goals and allowing 0 before losing a tough championship game. The coaches were especially pleased with the boys' performance and couldn't be any happier with the way the boys played all weekend. We look forward to a great regular season now after two fantastic preseason tournaments.


March 21, 2011
Congratulations to our team on their 2nd place finish this weekend at the SASA St. Patty's Day tournament in Stafford. The boys played a flawless weekend going undefeated and tied the champion team in the final game on Sunday. After losing based on overall tournament record, the boys walked away runners up, but with their heads held high. All of the team coaches, staff, trainers, and parents are very proud of the incredible unity and team play that was displayed this weekend, and if their performance is an indication of things to come, head coach Nick Hoang is very excited about it. Congratulations again to the entire team on the great accolade!

Winter 2010-2011 Training and Futsal

This is video of our team training during the winter of 2010-2011 combined with footage from some of our futsal league games.

New Team members

March 7, 2011
Congratulations to the newest members of the VISTA Venom family. The coaches, managers, and players are excited to have you guys join our squad and we look forward to great things from you guys in the future!

-Zach Nash
-Blake Baugh
-Jurgen Bautista
-Young Jae Kwon

Summer 2010

Video and Photo Slideshow of our squad training during Summer 2010:

March 29, 2010
Congratulations to our team on their 2nd place finish at the PWSI Icebreaker tournament this past weekend. Our team reached new milestones in terms of goals scored / goals denied, and the boys showed some of the best soccer they've ever played. And losing in the championships to a fellow VISTA team in an All-Vista Final is something exciting as well. The coaching staff and team manager would like to congratulate everyone for their hard work and success.

Coach of the Year

Congratulations to our coach Nick Hoang. On January 23, he was awarded the Boys State Coach of the Year Award for 2009 by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association at their annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. He is pictured here receiving his award from VYSA President Denise Edwards and VYSA Technical Director Gordon Miller. We're all very proud and happy for Nick and look forward to continued excellence from him.

October 12, 2009
Congratulations to the team on finishing in 2nd place at the Columbus Day Battlefield Classic tournament. The coaching staff are very pleased with the way the boys performed and executed as a team this weekend. The accolade was very well earned.

Photo of our team in the Fall of 2010 with our "Venom Cake".

Interested in Trying Out for the Team???

The VISTA Venom is a U17 (rising U18) Boys Travel competitive soccer team based out of the Fairfax/Annandale/Burke, VA area that competes in NCSL (National Capital Soccer League). If you are interested in trying out for the team, please contact coach Nick Hoang ( for details on a try-out time/location.