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From REVOLVER F.C. to College Soccer


When this soccer club was still on the drawing board, one of my major intentions was not only to set the stage for a fun and well organized adult soccer club, but also to assist those with  talent and the desire to excel at the sport. This year the opportunity has arisen for 3 REVOLVER FC players, as they have been officially recruited to compete at the college level. Luis Balasquide, Kane Malone and Sergio Paiva joined REVOLVER FC for the 2011 spring season.  These three players are currently in discussions to make the transition to college soccer this upcoming fall after being scouted from REVOLVER F.C.  

Competing at the college level can be very demanding, since there are other very important factors that complete the whole experience. College soccer players must be able to balance the demands of everyday life, which includes academics, social relationships, training, health, and family.

Most college programs have a fall season which consists of an average of 20 games, in a 5 to 6 week period. This means playing about 3 games per week and traveling long distances, which can take a toll on players physically and mentally. And let’s not forget about training - most programs are allowed to train 6 days per week.

Overall, college can be challenging, but the personal rewards are real. Aside from finishing college and obtaining a degree, there are other very important skills that are developed as a college soccer player such as time management, leadership, ability to work under pressure and be a team player. Also, there are virtues that can develop such as perseverance, dedication and loyalty.

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It was done in Argentina more than 100 years ago. Can we do it again?

I often think about how the soccer clubs we follow, love and adore became to be what they are. Many clubs around the world have millions of followers. They develop and buy the best players in the world. And we are willing to play for the entertainment and products they provide, and in the best cases they are the richest organizations in the world.
My curiosity drove me to look into some history to find inspiration and clues on how it was done in the past there for I can use in the present to achieve our goals in the future. Soccer - Football, is such a young sport in the united states. We do have the MLS and the USL which do have a presence in the world of soccer. But can not be compared to other world known leagues such as in countries in European and South America for many reasons. The growth of Soccer in the united states is very challenging due to the competition for market share among other sports like American Football, baseball, etc.
Even though soccer has grown tremendously since that world cup in 1994, we don’t see packed stadiums with routing fans or coverage of the sport on major television net works.
I looked in the history of one soccer club. BOCA JUNIORS, why? because they brand them selves as the peoples club and they are one of the most followed clubs in the world. Their history states that they were formed by 4 young amateur players, which were sons of Italian immigrants more than 100 years ago. One day they decided that they wanted something more than what they had at the time. Their first meeting was on a park somewhere in the city of Buenos Aires. They took their colors from a Sweetish ship that was passing by the ports in Buenos Aires. They became the passion of a working class nationhood, and the icon of a city and a country.
The dream of 4 young man that were willing to take their game and dreams to the next level became one of the most important clubs in the History of world soccer. I believe that their success was due to their humble beginnings and their ability to represent and area that had plenty of potential. They won the hearts of fans one by one, they welcomed new club members and partners in order to help them achieve greatness and give back to the community. As they say: history tends to repeat it self. REVOLVER F.C. is presented with the same challenges that 4 dreamers had more than 100 years ago. We want to take it to the next level, We are open to new members and partners, and we are confident that Central Florida will have it’s Bombonera in the future.