Fort Lowell Soccer Club Announces Hiring of Nick Vitale - Tucson News Now

Fort Lowell Soccer Club Announces Hiring of Nick Vitale

Tucson, AZ -   Fort Lowell Soccer Club has announced the hiring of Nick Vitale as the Director of Coaching as they enter the final stages of their merger with Tucson Mountain Football Soccer Club and Sabino Vista Soccer Club.  Vitale holds a UEFA A License and a National Soccer Coaches Association of American Director of Coaching Diploma.

                Vitale will hold the first placements for the combined clubs on May 4 th through 7 th at Udall Park.  Placements will be held for teams for players under-nine through under-eighteen.  The full schedule is available at www.fortlowellsoccerclub.com.  “Our goal is to provide the best possible soccer experience for players of all ages and all skill levels,” said Gordon McKenzie, co-president of the combined clubs.  “By uniting the east and west sides of town under the direction of Nick Vitale, we will be able to offer specific age group and skill level curriculums to grow both individual players and their enjoyment of the sport.” McKenzie is serving as co-president with Detlef Lange, representing Tucson Mountain SFC, and Mack Romero, representing Sabino Vista SC.

                Vitale previously served as the Technical Director of coaching at the Pennsylvania Rush Soccer Club.  In England, he was a community coach with Swindon Town Football where he worked as a player development specialist with other professional soccer clubs to identify and develop top talent for English professional soccer.

                “Our goal is to give Tucson youth an opportunity to love and enjoy the World's Game at every level.  Many players never play competitive soccer but play soccer most of their lives.  That's proven by the growth of adult soccer in Tucson.  For the competitive player, we want to give them every opportunity to reach the highest level they can achieve whether that's an offer to play college soccer or join the ranks of professional players in American and the world,” McKenzie concluded.  “With the merger of the clubs and the hiring of Vitale, we are on track to reach those goals.”

                The full schedule for Fort Lowell Soccer Club placements at Udall Park is:

                Monday, May 4

                  5:30 to 7 p.m. for players u14-u16

                  7:15 to 8:45 p.m. for players u17-u19

                Tuesday, May 5

                  6 to 7:30 p.m. for players u9-u13

                Wednesday, May 6

                  5:30 to 7 p.m. for players u14 to u16

                  7:15 to 8:45 for players u17 to u18

                Thursday, May 7

                  6 to 7:30 p.m. for players u9-u13

                A second round of placements will be held at Doolen Middle School on June 1 to 4 as follows:

                Monday, June 1

                  5:30 to 7 p.m. for players u14-u16

                  7:15 to 8:45 p.m. for players u17-u19

                Tuesday, June 2

                  6 to 7:30 p.m. for players u9-u13

                Wednesday, June 3

                  5:30 to 7 p.m. for players u14 to u16

                  7:15 to 8:45 for players u17 to u18

                Thursday, June 4

                  6 to 7:30 p.m. for players u9-u13

Players are welcome to attend as many placement sessions as they like. 
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