- 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 (email@example.com).
We welcome all players and positions to contact us, but are currently especially looking for:
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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!!!
Welcome to our newest member!
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
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!!!
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.
-Jose "Quique" Quijano
-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!
Welcome our Newest Member!!!
High School Success!!!
Paul VI High School JV Team:
Bishop O'Connell High School JV Team:
Middleburg High School Varsity Team:
Lake Braddock Secondary School JV Team:
Robinson Secondary School JV Team:
-Young Jae Kwon
Woodson High School JV Team:
Get Well Soon, MoMo!!!
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
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!!!
Columbus Day Virginia Beach Tournament Champions!!!!!
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.
2011 PWSI Toys For Tots Tournament CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Coach V and Coach Nick are exceptionally proud of the boys' performance this weekend and look forward to keeping up the momentum this season.
2011 VASO Student Athlete of the Year!!!
New Team Sponsor!
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!!!
Vista Venom Facebook Page
Congratulations to newest members of the Venom Squad!!!!!
VISTA Venom Ranked #67 in Region 1!!!!!
The VISTA Venom Movie
Spring 2K11 Congratulations!!
Congratulations again to the entire team for a phenomenal job this weekend!!!
Welcome Newest Player to the team!
The players, coaches, and staff are pleased to welcome Eberth officially onto our actual roster. We look forward to continued excellent results from you.
Winter 2010-2011 Training and Futsal
New Team members
-Young Jae Kwon
Coach of the Year
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on a try-out time/location.