October Directors Update

Skills Training:

Friday:  October 1, 11, 25 | November 1, 8, 15

Terramar Field C3 (Red & White teams in each age group)

2011 Boys Red from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2011 Boys White from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2010 Girls Red from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2010 Girls White from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2009 Girls from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2009 Boys Red from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2009 Boys White from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2010 Boys Red from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2010 Boys White from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2008 Boys Red from 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm

2008 Boys White from 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm

2008 Girls Red from 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm

2008 Girls White from 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm

Running & Conditioning Training:


Terramar Field B

2006 Girls White from 5:30 pm -6:15 pm

2007 Boys Red from 5:30 pm -6:15 pm

2006 Boys White from 5:30 pm -6:15 pm

2006 Girls Red from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

2006 Boys Red from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

2007 Boys White from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

2003 Girls from 7:25 pm - 8:10 pm 

2003 Red from 7:25 pm - 8:10 pm 

2004 Boys from 7:25 pm - 8:10 pm 

2005 Boys from 7:25 pm - 8:10 pm 

2002 Boys from 7:25 pm - 8:10 pm 

2003 Boys White from 7:25 pm - 8:10 pm 

Coaches Updates:

Coach Luis Valente is working hard to complete his USSF 'B' License in Kansas City.  He is always seeking to continously improving his coaching education.  Keep up the hard work Coach Luis!

Coach Laurie Thomas is finalizing her USSF Talent ID Licence in New Jersey this month.  After she completes the Talent ID license, she will be heading directly to the 2005 Girls US National Team Camp in Kansas City, where she will a part of the US Soccer coaching staff.  She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with the coaches and the experience with the players. 

PARKLAND, FL- The 2006 Parkland Girls Red Soccer Team went undefeated in the United Soccer Cup in Davie, Florida this weekend. The girls claimed the title in thrilling fashion as they defeated Sunrise Prime in overtime. The game was scoreless at the end of regulation, ultimately forcing the game to be decided by penalty shots. Parkland edged Sunrise 3-2 in penalties, winning first place in the U14 Girls Division. 

Before facing Sunrise Prime in the final, Parkland Red also defeated Mako United Soccer Club 2-0, Paris St. Germain 3-0, and Miami Lakes United 2-0. Parkland Red did not allow a goal the entire tournament.

The U14 Parkland Red Girls Soccer team is ranked 53rd in the state. Their championship win this weekend should improve their ranking. Credits: Gina Pfingstein- Tap into Parkland 

Lori Alhadeff and Raquel Alvarado

Leader: Raquel Alvarado

What it is: LiveLike8 is all about keeping Alyssa Alhadeff’s legacy alive. Bigs will teach their littles what it means to live like Alyssa and mentor them throughout the season. Littles will have someone to look up to and talk to all season as a friend on, and off the field. 

Bigs Jobs at and after event: - On the day of the kick off event, the big sisters had made a small gift basket full of little gifts like candy or pre-wrap. - They also made a name sign which was fun and creative and they revealed their little sister at the event for their littles to find them.

Throughout the year the Bigs mentor and stay in contact with their littles thoughout the whole season as a person they can look up to.  Our next event will be attending the movie Abominable together....



Congratulations to following 2008 Girls for making the next round of the Florida Olympic Development (ODP) Program: from left: Mia, Kenslee, Bianca, Emily and Ali; and to the girls who attended, including Ashley pictured on the far right, and giving it their best effort.



Big Shout Out to one of our 2003 Girls Captains, Bailey Sweginnis, for Verbally Committing to play Division I soccer at Jacksonville University.

Congratulations to Emma Mossey, Center Back, from the PSC 2003 Girls Red team for advancing in the Florida Olympic Development Program.





Exceptional Coach of The Month | Dumel Decius

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone that believes in them.”

Coach Dumel Decius has lived by these simple words, helping his players improve day-by-day, week by week and year by year, providing help, hope and an unwavering belief that each individual will succeed.

As the coach for the 2003 Red team and the 2007 Red team, his players have rewarded the faith that he has in them by playing beautiful soccer and getting results to match.  After leading his 2003 team to the State Cup semifinals last year, the 03s have started the new year with a purpose and are undefeated with an 8 and 0 record in the Florida National Premier League (NPL). His 07 boys have also started the year undefeated with a 3 and 0 record in the NPL and are poised to continue their success.

Despite all the accomplishments that his teams have had, what makes Coach Dumel special is not those wins or championships but his relationships with all the players at Parkland Soccer Club both on and off the field. Whether it is taking those extra five minutes to give a kid on his team a pep talk or staying late to help another team, it is those circumstances that truly leave an impact.  As such, we thank you Coach Dumel for your work and dedication as the club cheers you on for another exciting year at Parkland Soccer Club.


United Soccer Cup:

The United soccer cup is one of the longest running tournaments in South Florida. The 2006 Girls red team went into the tournament in a single division, facing teams that will play division one or division 2. The girls dominated throughout playing an attractive style of soccer that was congratulated even by rival coaches. Scoring 7 goals and not allowing any during the entire tournament they raised the championship trophy after winning the finals in penalty kicks. But their competitive desire extends beyond this tournament. In fact, at this point between preseason and tournaments, the 2006 Girls, remain undefeated and have scored a total of 17 goals and allowed only 1 goal against in a total of eight matches.

Exceptional Manager of the Month | Angela Melchiorri

Angela came to the club 3 years ago, and throughout these past 3 years, she has been a tremendous asset to the club. Either helping out the appointed managers or taking over the role of manager herself, Angela has always been there when the 2006 girls or staff have needed her. She helps coach Luis, not only with all of the administrative work, but she will also provide him with feedback on things that help him better understand the emotional Psyche of the girls and better connect with them. This year, Angela has taken a very critical role in helping Launch the Big Sisters / Little Sisters initiative "Live Like 8" and keeps assisting with multiple teams and whenever coach Luis or the Club ask for help. Always with a smile in her face and with the assistance of very helpful parents from the 2006 Red and White teams, she keeps on taking projects that help our soccer family continue to grow to become the best version of ourselves.