2015 News

2015 End of Season Jamboree Gallery

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/22

The End of Season Jamboree was a celebration to acknowledge the hardwork and dedication of all youngsters for completing another great season of soccer learning. The Jamboree was filled with various activities including balloon twisters, face painters, games, and more. All kids that participated received throphies and had lots of fun while learning and improving their skills at the same time. 

We are very excited as the new season starts on Monday February, 1st and look forward to continue the development process of our new talents.

FBS Family Making a Difference in Colombia

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/10

One of the main objectives of  our club is to motivate and help children develop their talents and skills. This passed December,  FBS travelled to Medellin, Colombia to bring soccer gear and gifts to unprivileged kids from this city. FBS would like to give thanks to the Miami family and players who contributed to this cause. This could not have been possible without your support.

U9 Charcoal and U11 Orange

Finalists in West Pines Kickoff Classic

The Annual West Pines Kickoff Classic Tournament has become one of the most competitive tournaments by bringing together a great variety of teams from different regions. The tournament is for select teams of all ability levels. There had been State Champion & R3PL level teams and the tournament also invited mid-level select teams participate. This year, the competition even had a special guest from Denmark. We would like to congratulate the U9 Charcoal and U11 Orange for their oustanding performance and for positioning themselves as finalists in such a competitive tournament.

 

2015 Pre-Travel Gallery

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/18

The Pre-Travel Program is for players who want to play soccer in a fun and organized format. Players age 3 to 10 will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills with two training sessions per week. FBS will offer two Jamborees on each semester which will allow them to play games vs the In-House teams and other teams that like us are trying to grow the development program in South Florida.

Beach Soccer Jamboree at Haulover Park

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/20

On Sunday, December 13th, FBS FC was proud to host the first Beach Soccer JAMBOREE. This activity is part of our Pre-Travel program and the teams enrolled had an exceptional experience playing beach soccer for the first time. Players along with parents and staff members had a sensational time filled with music, great beach weather and lots of fun. This new inniative is aimed to support all children interested in beach soccer and we look forward to have more guests in our upcoming events. stay tuned!

U9 Orange Wins Miami

Dade League.

 

Last Sunday, our U9 Orange won the Miami Dade League at Three Lakes Park after defeating the U9 White team at semifinals in penalty shootouts. 

They achieved the victory against Key biscayne and brought home the trophy in an exiting final match.

 

Congratulations!

The FBS-FC Family

FBS teams excel at Telemundo's

Copita Alianza

The tournament Telemundo's Copita Alianza is played throughout different cities in the country. This weekend, the competition in Miami was filled with excitement in every game, making the cup a memorable experience for everyone. All categories displayed an amazing level of competition with very intense games, making it difficult for those teams wanting to reach a spot in the finals. FBS feels extremely proud of the U10 and U8 boys for finishing as champions and bringing the cup home. Each team received a trophy and all players earned individual medals. STRONGER TOGETHER!

U14 Semi finalist in

the Coca Cola Cup

Copa Coca-Cola is an international youth football tournament and a global celebration of football passion. It unites more than 1 million teens in over 60 countries around the world, promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging values that are the foundation of life and sportsmanship. It's about team spirit, friendship and respect. We would like to congratulate the U14 for making it to the finals and finishing strong as semi-finilists. 

U11 Orange finalist

in the United Cup

The United Soccer Cup was played Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, 2015 and is a cup sanctioned by FYSA. The tournament was held in Plantation, Florida at played at different parks. United Cup offered two levels of competition: Gold and Silver Divisions for U8 through U14 boys and girls teams. The tournament included teams from across Florida and our U11 Orange were awarded medals as they ended as finalists. Congratulation from the FBS family.

Events Gallery

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/22

2015 Pre-Travel Gallery

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/18

The Pre-Travel Program is for players who want to play soccer in a fun and organized format. Players age 3 to 10 will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills with two training sessions per week. FBS will offer two Jamborees on each semester which will allow them to play games vs the In-House teams and other teams that like us are trying to grow the development program in South Florida.

FBS Supporting

Unprivileged kids.

 

Last year, FBS-FC was proud to start "Unidos + Fuertes", a campaign aimed to help unprivileged kids in rural areas of Colombia. Recently, our club visited once again the city of Medellin and provided uniforms and other soccer gear for children of this area. FBS would like to thank parents, players, and the entire community for supporting this cause and bringing happines and hope to all these children.

FBS shines at the ADIDAS

Super Cup

The ADIDAS South Florida Super Cup was held this passed Labor Day weekend and FBS had an outstanding participation. The tournament was a great opportunity for our club to show off their had work and dedication. With more than 125 teams registered from all throughout South Florida, the Super Cup brought great competition and exposure for our future star athletes. We would like to give special recognition to our U10 Orange and U12 Charcoal for winning as champions in the tournament in each of their categories, Way to go Champs! 

The FBS family feels very proud of this achievement and we look forward to seeing more winners in the upcoming competitions.

Click Here For more Super Cup photos

Parent's Meeting Gallery
2015 Summer Camp Gallery

Virginia Beach 2015

 

FBS-FC participated once again in the North American Sand Soccer Championship (NASSC) hosted at Virginia Beach, VA. This is the largest sand soccer tournament in the world and promotes different levels of competition for various age levels. FBS had an outstanding participation as the teams were able to achieve great results in the competition. The U10 Boys succeeded as champions and the U11 Boys ended as finalists very close to getting the trophy. On the other hand, the U8 Boys and the Pro Team also performed as winners finishing as semi-finalists in their corresponding categories. 

FBS feels very proud of all the teams who attended the tournament and congratulates all the players for representing the club.

 

FBS-FC STRONGER TOGETHER!!!

Disney Memorial Day

Soccer Shootout

 

 

On the weekend of Memorial Day, FBS-FC attended the Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout hosted at their ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. The club had an amazing outcome as several teams acquired great spots in the tournament. U9 Orange finished as champions while U12 Boys ended as finalists. U12 Girls and U9 Charcoal both entered the semifinals. This year the event attracted more than 650 teams that resulted in more than 1,100 soccer matches in just three days.

 

Way to go FBS!!!

U12 Boys Tri County

League Champions.

 

Congratulations to the U12 Boys for winning over the Regions Cup champions and becoming the champions at the Tri County League. Our team won the game in an exiting final match decided by penalty kicks. The goalkeeper Mauricio, saved 3 penalties and Matthew Seran scored the winning goal.

 

Great work!

 

FBS-FC

U14 plays Strikers

Pre Game.

 

Last saturday, May 2nd, the U14 boys participated in the pre game of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers hosted at the Lockhart Stadium.

Our team went up 2X0 against Brazilian Twisters and the final score ended 2X2. 

It was an exciting game for our boys and a great experience for playing in a professional stadium.

 

Congratulations U14 for a job well done!

2015 FBS-JCC 7th Jamboree Gallery

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/10

U13 Boys win FYSA

Region A Cup.

 

Congratulations to our U13 Boys for winning the FYSA Region A Cup this past Sunday in Weston, FL. The game was tied after overtime and FBS won the game in penalty shooutout. Now the team will represent our club at the FYSA Division II Cup in Fort Myers on April 11 and 12. 

The FBS family is very proud and we are confident the team will excel in the tournament. "Stronger Together"

Coach Oscar Gil invited again to US Futsal National Team

 

Congratulations to our director of coaching, Oscar Gil, who was called once again to participate in the PFL International Challenge powered by USA Futsal. PFL Team USA will kickoff the tournament against Spain’s legendary FC Barcelona at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Dr Pepper Center in Frisco, TX. The American side will then face rivals PFL Team Mexico at 2 p.m. on March 15 at Gilley’s Dallas as part of the Los Mavs fan festival sponsored by the Dallas Mavericks. Read the full article: bit.ly/1AuSgVx

2015 FBS Soccer Camp Jamboree

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Last Wednesday, January 28, FBS-FC hosted another Jamboree for all the children of the Pre Travel program.

 

The event was a great success and everyone who attended enjoyed an afternoon of games, attractions, and lots of soccer.

 

Jamborees are included in your registration fee and they are a great way for the kids to develop their soccer skills while having a great time.

 

We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the event and to those who did not, please check our website for announcements about upcoming events. We hope to see you there.

Congratulations to the 4 FBS players from U14 who got selected to the Florida ODP team.

Dear Parents and Players,

 

We would like to congratulate all who participated this weekend, specially the U8 orange team for being finalists and U9 orange team for being champions at the Wellington Shootout this weekend! 

 

Also, a special congratulations to our U14 players, David Mizrahi, Fred Nudel, Ben Boushira, and Sonny Castro for making the ODP (Olympic Development Program) team!

 

Great job to all of you!

 

FBS Management

2015 Wellington Shootout

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Soccer, games, and more at Sunday's Jamboree

Last Sunday, November 16, FBS-FC hosted another Jamboree for all the children of the Pre Travel program.

 

Those who attended enjoyed an afternoon of games and attractions including an inflatable soccer arena, face painting, balloon animals, and lots of soccer.

 

Jamborees are included in your registration fee and they are a great way for the kids to develop their soccer skills while having a great time.

 

We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the event and to those who did not, please check our website for announcements about upcoming events. We hope to see you there.

2014-15 Regular Season kickoff

Joseph Gross selected for U.S. National Team Camp.

Congratulations to Joseph Gross, one of the captains of the U12 boys FBS FC/JCC Travel Team for being selected to the US National Team ID Camp in Plantation, FL.  This camp is hosted by U.S. SOCCER. The ID Camps Program provides opportunities for elite youth soccer players in targeted age groups to be identified and developed, and then scouted for potential inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. The FBS FC/JCC family is very proud of Joseph's accomplishment.

FBS teams shine at West Pines Classic Kickoff.

U9, U11,and U14 Champions!

With a weekend of great weather came great soccer. This being the third tournament for some teams, we saw immense improvements on the field. Both individually and collectively every team has improved in less than two months with several holidays in between. Most showed their support to breast cancer awareness by wearing pink socks.  Out of the 14 teams that played in the tournament 7 made it to the finals and 3 were crowned champions! All our teams made us proud with their efforts, heart and determination throughout the

weekend. FBS family lets continue to focus on our goal which is development and the results will come.

 

2014 United Soccer Cup Highlights

Fort Lauderdale Strikers player clinic

 

Last Monday evening, September 15th, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers paid a visit to FBS FC at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC for a special soccer skills clinic filled with lots of fun, laughs and soccer. The Strikers were represented by President "Soccer Tom" Mulroy, star mid-fielder Manny Gonzalez, star defender Justin Chavez, and famous mascot Hotshot. Strikers President and professional players directed the skills clinic working closely with FBS FC coaches. Every minute of the hour spent with the Strikers was joyful for players, coaches, and even the parents that spectated from the side of the playing field. "Soccer Tom" kept everyone entertained with his soccer jokes and signature moves that the youth players got a chance to learn, like his special "rolly-polly" where he laid on his back and rolled the soccer ball from his feet to his chest and then back down to his feet. Just before the skills clinic was over special guest Hotshot walked onto the field to meet all the FBS FC youth soccer players and coaches. At the end, everyone that participated had the chance to receive a team picture that was autographed by the Strikers players and mascot Hotshot, and were able to take pictures up close with the professionals. All in all, everyone that attended had an memorable time that will last forever. 

Strikers VS FC Edmonton

FBS FC along with the Michael-Ann Russell JCC would like to invite all its members to join them on Saturday, October 25th at Lockhart Stadium when the Fort Lauderdale Strikers face FC Edmonton as they fight for a place in the North American Soccer League post season. In appreciation to the support for the sport in South Florida and the Strikers professional soccer team, the Strikers will donate a portion of the tickets sales to the FBS FC/JCC soccer program. Also players wearing their team jersey on October 25th will get a chance to step on the side of the field at 6:30 pm as both professional soccer teams warm up before the game.

 

Congratulations U11 for winning at the United Cup!

Congratulations U11 for making it to the finals and winning the United Cup in Plantation. This year, more than 200 teams participated in the event and our U11 team showed hunger, determination and skills throughout the tournament bringing home the trophy. Keep up the hard work and lets go FBS!!!

NEW CLASS FOR PK2 KIDS!

New indoor soccer class for PK2 kids: WED 4:30-5:15PM

 

Congratulations U9 Charcoal!

Congratulations U9 Charcoal for making it to the finals in the renowned Adidad Megacup. This year, more than 200 teams participated in the event and our U9 Charcoal team showed concentration, strenght and teamwork. Great beginning of the season, keep up the hard work!!!

Breeding beach soccer talent

USA's Farberoff and Gil lead school in Forida

 

It starts with one person. In this case two. One field. One game. One vision. All stories have the same model, only you replace the word field with some form of inspiration or game with any life altering event. This story starts with Francis Farberoff and Oscar Gil.

Francis is now the United States Beach Soccer National Team captain, a veteran of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, 9-time champion at the annual Virginia Beach Tournament, and most importantly the founder and director of the Florida Beach Soccer Football Club and youth soccer school.

Francis grew up in Brazil playing soccer on the sand, though without direction, as well as 11v11 soccer on the one field that was available in his town. His passion for soccer took him to the United States where he was afforded the opportunity to play with the American National Beach Soccer Team and saw a chance to improve American Beach Soccer from the ground level.

Co-founder Oscar Gil took a different path to becoming a global icon for American Beach Soccer and that includes growing up in the same town as the school, on the beautiful beaches of Hollywood, Florida. Being a symbol for the sport itself helps him serve as a local inspiration to the children. Oscar has his roots in Florida but playing for the National team has taken him all over the world to play in tournaments as well as play for some of the worlds´ best Beach Soccer clubs.

The Florida Beach Soccer Football Club is the first school of its kind and has been wildly successful since its inception in 2010. It is unique because it provides children with training in soccer, futsal, and beach soccer.  The development center focuses on teaching both boys and girls from before age 7 to age 18, competitively, recreationally, as well as including personal tutelage.

Teammate Oscar Gil was also instrumental in the creation of the school and collaborated with Francis while both were in a tournament in Brazil. The two colleagues had the experience, tool-sets, and desire to elevate the play of the future United States National Teams. 

Oscar and Francis are both grizzled veterans of Beach Soccer but even they are continually surprised by the talent and accomplishments of their young pupils, in fact some impressive feats include fielding a Beach Soccer team that won back-to-back National championships as well as an Under 7 team that has been forced to play in the Under 8 division and is still excelling. 

Without all the accomplishments and accolades you can tell that the youth of America are adapting to the game and enjoy it. In fact, Francis proudly states that, “the children often go to the beach to play Beach Soccer on their days off.” Oscar jokes that, “They (the children)  are able to learn the nuances of the sport quicker than I remember learning them, it was hard for me.”

As young as Beach Soccer is, it is even younger in the United States. Though the nation has not played for very long, they have much experience on the international stage and now have the knowledge and groundwork in place to further engrain themselves in the sport. The cornerstone for the future of Beach Soccer in the United States is the youth.

Unlike most stories, this tale has no fall, no downside after the climax. The future is bright and the academy will hopefully soon be sending their own home grown talent to the international stage. Beach Soccer skills and overall intelligence is growing every day in the United States due in part to the FBSFC as well as more and more international events.

 

Beach Soccer Worldwide / beachsoccer.com

Parents ruin sports for their kids by obsessing about Winning.

Every sports cliche you can think of, I have uttered: teamwork, respect for the coach, being part of something bigger than yourself, and practice making perfect. But as I look back over a decade and a half watching my sons play sports, I have to confess the dirty truth: I wanted to win.  I worked hard, I spent hours in preparation and I wanted to win.  I had organized snacks and brought drinks.  I scrubbed uniforms and cleats.  I drove for miles, arrived an hour early, stood in freezing temperatures, forsaken anything else I might have done with my day. I did not want to return home without a win.  

The aching desire to win can be seen on the sidelines of competitions even among the youngest participants. Parents pace the sidelines, twitching at every kick or pitch or shot of the ball, shouting exhortations at their children and the team. I have watched parents cover their eyes, unable to watch, such is the stress they feel.  In many cases it becomes clear that it is the parents who want to win. Parents want the dopamine thrill of winning, the heady rush that adults feel with success.  Winning, even for spectators (and the research was done only on males), gives a testosterone surge, and losing actually lowers hormone levels.  As parents we so identify with our kids that their success quickly becomes our own.  As spectators, parents seek confirmation even at the earliest stages that great athletic possibilities exist for their child:  a better team, starting spot, varsity experience or college scholarship.  

 

Soccer has kept my family close. Long car trips, weekends away, and a subject of shared interest that does not involve me mentioning the words “homework,” "study," or “college” has drawn us together.  But it is all too easy, after a miserable, long drive, bumper to bumper down the New Jersey and then Pennsylvania turnpikes in foul winter weather, to forget why I have my kids play sports and just think, They have got to win this game.  It starts so innocently, asking my child, “How is the team training? How good are these teams you are up against this weekend? Have you played them before and did you win?  Do you think you guys can win this weekend?” No fake casual tone can hide the message: I have driven across three states in wretched conditions and am now going to spend a weekend in a noisy hotel looking out over a 

highway or perhaps the garbage dumpsters, so you better make this worth my while.  No kid needs this pressure.  Their coaches want to win, and their teammates want to win. Knowing that they could let down their parents is counterproductive. 

 

When my youngest son was about 10, he told me why he loved weekend soccer trips. Eighteen boys he likes, playing together on and off the field for 48 hours, with short breaks to sleep and eat junk food adds up to one happy kid. Winning?  Winning, he told me, was fun, but even when they lost, the boys had just as much fun together.  

 

Parents think they want success for their kids but in many ways they want if for themselves.  Their kids, it turns out, want pizza.

By focusing too heavily on winning not only do we parents fail to focus on what is important, but far worse, we refute what is important. We lose sight of sports as a vehicle for learning and, instead, convert it into a means for parents to live out their own athletic dreams or take a gamble on the unlikely event that sports will pave a road into college. I would argue that athletic competitions offer one of the very best venues for learning some of life’s most important lessons.  

 

Part of the reality of modern-day childhood is that the stakes for kids at every action seem so much higher than they were for their parents.  Between the very permanent record created by social media and the Internet to the hyper competitive college process, kids have few places they can safely fail.  Athletics is that place.  The outcome of any given game is entirely meaningless and the playing field provides a place for kids to experience heated competition, losing, regrouping and beginning again, without consequence.  As parents stand on the sidelines baying for conquest, they give weight to something that, realistically, has little meaning and removes this golden chance to learn from loss.

Wanting to win is human, it always feels better than losing.  But our larger job as parents is not to teach our kids to do what feels best, but rather to equip them for life without us.  We are charged with taking the longterm view and teaching our children what is important rather than what is expedient. It is our job to teach them that they can only control their own effort, preparation and focus and not the outcome.  And that is surely enough.  

My youngest son is no longer 10, and while he still loves the camaraderie of his teams, when he steps on the soccer field he wants to win. In the waning days of his high school career, though, I hope that above all else he has learned the values of perseverance and fair play.  And that one of the best parts of any competition is still grabbing a pizza afterwards.

By Lisa Endelich Heffernan / The Atlantic Online.