FVU Families and Players,
The originally scheduled evaluations/assessments for the FVU program this weekend November 7-8 have been officially postponed. This decision was reached by the FVU leadership committee taking into account three primary reasons. First, the most recent data showing the rising number of COVID cases in the valley being one of the highest in the country currently. Second, multiple discussions with families already expressing concerns on player and staff safety during the assessment process. Third, local schools have begun to utilize distance learning-only options this week with increasing youth/teacher COVID cases and quarantines.
FVU will always be guided by the principle of player, family, and staff safety being at the forefront of any programming decision making process. While we would love to hold evaluations this coming weekend, we feel at this time it is not in the best interest of the players and families. Please know we miss your players and want to have them back out on the fields as soon as possible. We plan on postponing evaluations until we can safely hold them in smaller groups indoor as new protocols are put into place. We will be in touch with you all when we know definitely what that process will look like and when we can hold appropriate sessions. Note any registration fee paid for assessments will be applied towards the upcoming 2021 spring season and will keep your players on our lists for future communication. If you have not already registered we encourage families to still register for programs, which can be found here, as our staff work together with local high school coaching staffs to ensure FVU players are placed in the appropriate environment for their individual development.
Thank you for being a member of the FVU family and allowing us to have the opportunity to work with your sons and daughters. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.
FVU Technical Director
All age register here($50 goes towards Spring program fee)
To all our members,
While we navigate through these unprecedented times, please know every decision we make as a club, we are trying to keep your athlete's health and well-being first and foremost. We are planning on going ahead with fall soccer while doing our best to maintain social distancing when not playing and making sure good hygiene measures are followed.
Thank you and stay safe!
Flathead Soccer Club prides itself on being the foremost provider of fun, valuable, and enriching soccer experiences for all families in the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas. FSC has over 30 years of experience in delivering outstanding soccer experiences to our community and its current range of programs continues to evolve to create the best soccer opportunities in the valley.
A blast from the past!
For Immediate Release, October 16, 2020
Flathead Valley United Hires Technical Director
Flathead Valley United, in partnership with Flathead Soccer Club and Montana Flathead Rapids, is proud to announce that Damion Blackburn has been hired as our new Technical Director. This unprecedented partnership will allow for the soccer communities of Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls to have centralized professional leadership to guide programming in all three communities moving into the spring of 2021 and beyond.
"I have been blessed for nearly a decade of being able to be a part of the soccer community in Flathead Valley in the summer months. To be able to now call the valley my home is a dream come true and would not have been possible without the partnership between both Flathead Soccer Club and Montana Flathead Rapids. The collaborative approach to support all soccer players in the valley is clear and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the communities and players here for a long time to come." - Damion Blackburn
Technical Director Blackburn will initially lead a comprehensive development of a club methodology, adoption of an identifiable playing style, and refreshing of curricula with both clubs. The first stages of this process are already underway in collaboration with current and future staff and more details on this process will be released during the build-up to the spring 2021 soccer season.
About Flathead Valley United and Flathead Soccer Club:
Flathead Valley United and Flathead Soccer Club take pride in being the foremost provider of fun, valuable, and enriching soccer experiences for all families in the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas. FSC has over 30 years of experience in delivering outstanding soccer experiences to our community and its current range of programs continues to evolve to create the best soccer opportunities in the valley.
About Montana Flathead Rapids:
The Flathead Rapids are dedicated to providing our local communities with high-quality soccer programs that focus on player development as well as personal growth while looking to create an environment that helps foster young players’ physical, mental, and social growth. Through participation in our soccer program, players can learn the necessary skills to reach their full potential. We strive to produce well-rounded athletes and citizens—a standard that college coaches and professionals alike will recognize.