BSYSL November Tournament
Sep 17, 2013 @ 2:09 pm
Registration is now open for the 2013 Big Sun Junior Showcase, which will be held at the BSYSL Complex in Ocala, FL on November 16th and 17th, 2013.
The Big Sun Junior Showcase is for Divisions I, II, and III level teams and provides the perfect opportunity to play against teams of similar ability, so every game will be competitive, fun and CHALLENGING. This is a GOT SOCCER Ranked Event.
2013 BIG SUN JUNIOR SHOWCASE POWERED BY UNDER ARMOUR
NOVEMBER 16-17, 2013
BIG SUN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE COMPLEX
BSYSL Stampeded Competitive Soccer Just Got Better!
Sep 05, 2013 @ 3:38 pm
We are pleased to announce the newest member of our staff, Chigozie
Offor. Chigozie will be taking over as the Director of Coaching for all
of the Stampede competitive youth teams. Chigozie is responsible for
coordinating and directing the coaching curriculum for the competitive
teams. Chigozie will also be responsible for the development of coaches
so that players can maximize their potential throughout all the stages
of their youth development. Chigozie brings a wealth of experience with
him to the Stampede having played both professionally and at the
Founder and Director of Topseed Soccer Camp, Ocala, FL from 2005 to Present Coaching Experience:
- Head Soccer Coach – Trinity Catholic High Ocala, FL from 2005 – 2011 (earned 5 district Championship titles, 1 regional championship title and 1 state final four appearance)
- Head Soccer Coach – Belleview United Soccer Team from 2006 -2013 (earned state round of 16 appearance all 6 years, one round of 8, and 1 final four appearnce and team was ranked #1 in the state of FL in 2012
- Asst. Coach – North Brandford High School in North Brandford, CT – 2002 State Championship, runners up
University of Florida (from 1999 – 2001) Juris Doctor – Member of the Florida Bar (2003)
Attended University of New Haven at West Haven, CT on a full athletic scholarship – from 1988 – 1992
Earned a BSC in International Business and Finance
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Was named Team Captain and MVP honors 1991
Ex-Nigerian International and member of the Nigerian National team in 1984.
Former Clubs: Chigozie played for Iwuanyanwu Nationale, now Heartland FC of Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria – A Nigerian professional first division side that produced world class players such as Kanu Nwankwo and J J Okocha, both former players of the English Premier League for Arsenal and Bolton Wanders, all members of the Nigerian World Cup team.
-Sharks Football Club of Portharcourt, Nigeria
- African Continental Bank of Lagos, Nigeria
Famous Nigerian Players Chigozie played with and against
- Stephen Keshi – Current Nigerian National Team Coach
- Chibuzor Ehilegbu – One Nigeria’s best mildfielders ever. North Carolina State
- Mike Emenalo – Current Director of Coaching at Chelsea FC of the English Premier League
- Sampson Siasia – former Nigerian National Team Coach, former Nigerian U-20 World Cup and Olympic Team Coach
- Ike Ofoje – Head Soccer Coach at University of South Carolina at Aiken, SC, Inductee New Hampshire Soccer Hall of Fame
-Totty O. Totty – Head Soccer Coach, Grambling University, LA
- Francis Okaroh – Ultimate Soccer Academy, Marlborough, MA, former San Jose Earthquake of MLS and Boston University stand out
- John Obu – Nigerian U-17 and U-20 World Cup Coach
Good Sportmanship Recognoized
Mar 23, 2009 @ 11:44 am
The following letter was emailed to Coach Robert Putzeys who is one of the girls competitive "Ocala Lightening" teams.
Just wanted to tell you that I thought our game Saturday was a nice even and enjoyable match. I would also like to complement and commend your team for being tough competitors and very good sports. I heard (and have been told by a couple of parents) players on both teams collide and after the play moved on both girls asked each other if they were ok. It does not sound like a big deal, but I recognize that by this occurring multiple times good sportsmanship is being taught and re-enforced as a proper way to play this sport.
I feel that this was a nice example of sportsmanship that we do not see in our league games often.
Thank you and good luck.
LT John Simonson