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TSC Partners With Unequal to Promote Safety on the Pitch


Posted on: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
 

NASHVILLE, TN - Tennessee Soccer Club is announcing a partnership with Unequal, leading manufacturer of sports protective gearfor soccer and other sports. With concussions at the forefront of today’s soccer safety conversation, TSC has made an important decision to be proactive in educating our players on the headgear options available to them. 

"Our research to choose the best headgear on the market that combines serious protection with fit, form, fashion and comfort has led us to the Unequal Halo 3," said TSC Executive Director Stuart Brown. "We felt it was extremely important to educate our membership on the seriousness of head injury risk within our sport. We want all players to be aware of the risk, but also and especially to know that there are options for protection. Unequal is the best product for all players and there is independent research that points directly to that," Brown continued.

Earlier this year in a study, Virginia Tech’s biomedical lab tests specifically showed that the Halo 3 reduced concussion risk by 56% as per their testing methods and algorithms. It was the lightest headgear, at less than 2 oz., to make the VT coveted recommended list, earning 4 stars. It looks just like a headband and has a nice stretchy comfortable fit. The technology layered inside helpsabsorb and disperse impact forces and reduces acceleration from headers, falls, collisions and accidents, not to mention protecting against bruises and cuts.

“We’re honored to be partnering with the Tennessee Soccer Club as their Official Head Protection to improve safety on the pitch,” stated Jim Caldwell, executive vice-president of Unequal. “With Virginia Tech and their independent laboratory research--released in May 2018--combining with advanced word on a 3000-participant, independent on-field study from University of Wisconsin -- coming later this year-- and both studies showing that headgear reduces concussion risk, it’s obvious that TSC is on the right side of the growing movement to protect the head in soccer. The fact that Halo 3 protection bolsters higher player confidence is a wonderful, value-added benefit TSC players will discover after just one scrimmage or game,” Caldwell said. 

As part of this protection partnership, Unequal will be featured on our TSC website with links to Unequal Halo 3 information. All TSC members will receive a 20 percent discount when they use the promo code TSC20 at checkout. We are sending an email out to all parents with specific details.  

This video (1:20 min) gives you an idea of how this headband looks and performs.

You’ll find more information about Unequal soccer headgear, at www.unequal.com. You can also follow them on twitter @unequaltech.

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About Tennessee Soccer Club
TSC is the premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin and serving the Greater Nashville, TN area with over 1,500 players. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has won multiple national championships in recent years through competition in these leagues. TSC's Mission is "to promote a love for soccer by developing excellence in the game for our players and coaches to positively impact our member families and communities."

About Unequal

Invented by company founder and CEO Rob Vito, Unequal uses their military-grade protection that has been modified for sports. With over 100 patents in the U.S. and abroad, Unequal is fortified with protective technology like no other. From elite athletes in the Stanley Cup to the World Cup to the World Series to the Super Bowl to collegiate, high school and youth league players, Unequal protects.

Unequal’s military-grade composites are built with TriDur, Accelleron, Airilon and optional ImpacShield. This ultralight, ultrathin athletic gear works differently than virtually every other traditional foam and plastic of equal weight and thickness on the market. It absorbs, disperses and dissipates impact energy away from the body while reducing acceleration, to provide the ultimate in protection. Unequal does not compromise mobility and bolsters confidence, allowing athletes to play at a higher level.


TSC Staff Host Free Coaching Clinics for YMCA of Middle TN Volunteer Coaches


Posted on: Monday, August 13, 2018

FRANKLIN, TN - Tennessee Soccer Club hosted free Coaching Clinics at five YMCA of Middle TN branches during the first two weeks of August for all volunteer YMCA soccer coaches. In May of this year, TSC and the YMCA of Middle TN partnered to work alongside one another to enhance the youth soccer experience at all levels in each of the communities where both organizations operate. 

TSC and YMCA of Middle Tennessee will collaborate by co-hosting various coach’s clinics, sharing coaching resources and soccer equipment, and by sharing in field space throughout Williamson, Rutherford, Davidson, Robertson and Maury counties. Through this continued and consistent collaboration, TSC and YMCA of Middle Tennessee hope to enhance the experience for the nearly 7,000 YMCA participants and also to develop an evaluation process that bridges the gap for all players interested in transitioning from the YMCA program to competitive club soccer.

 
 
Tennessee Soccer Club is the premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin and serving the Greater Nashville, TN area with over 1,500 players. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has won multiple national championships in recent years through competition in these leagues. TSC's Mission is "to promote a love for soccer by developing excellence in the game for our players and coaches to positively impact our member families and communities.

 

Tennessee Soccer Club Enhances Partnership With D1 Sports Training


Posted on: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nashville, TN: Tennessee Soccer Club (TSC) is excited to announce a partnership with D1 Sports Training as the club transitions into the 2018/19 season. With this partnership, D1 will work alongside TSC Coaching Directors to create and implement all Strength and Conditioning components into the TSC curriculum.

D1, The Home of Athletic-Based Training, specializes in making athletes faster, stronger, more agile, and explosive, while also building character.

 

“It is great to partner with D1 and continue working alongside their staff to make an even bigger impact on our membership,” said TSC Executive Director Stuart Brown. “We feel that incorporating a strength and conditioning component to the TSC experience is so important, and not just in regard to soccer. The partnership with D1 will assist us in promoting overall health and wellness to our players during their time with our club.”

 

Beginning this summer, D1 staff will interact with portions of the TSC community on a weekly basis through team training, individual training, and additional camp / programming initiatives. D1 will also continue to provide training space for TSC teams throughout the course of each year. 

 

“We are excited to enhance our partnership with Tennessee Soccer Club,” said D1 Chief Operating Officer Dan Murphy. “Their leadership understands the value that strength and conditioning can have on a young athlete. TSC is the premier soccer club in the Greater Nashville area and we are thrilled to partner with them at this level.”

 

Also, as part of the partnership, the D1 logo will be represented on all TSC player uniforms and training jerseys for the 2018-2020 uniform cycle.
 

Stay tuned for more information later this summer on the various initiatives that TSC and D1 will work together to achieve. 
 
 
Tennessee Soccer Club is the premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin and serving the Greater Nashville, TN area with over 1,500 players. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has won multiple national championships in recent years through competition in these leagues. TSC's Mission is "to promote a love for soccer by developing excellence in the game for our players and coaches to positively impact our member families and communities."

TSC Partners with YMCA of Middle TN

Posted on: May 14, 2018

Franklin, TN - Tennessee Soccer Club (TSC) is proud to announce an exciting partnership with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Beginning this upcoming 2018–19 soccer season, TSC and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee Soccer Programs will collaborate to ensure that all participants of both youth soccer programs enjoy an excellent and positive experience. TSC gladly supports the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in their mission to provide all participants the best possible environment to develop, play and have fun.

"We are really looking forward to working with the staff at YMCA of Middle Tennessee," said TSC Executive Director Stuart Brown. "They are eager to provide an excellent experience to their players and families, which is directly in line with our mission. I know we will support each other and learn from each other as we work together moving forward."
 
TSC will provide the YMCA of Middle Tennessee with coaching resources in the form of coaching education opportunities, age-appropriate training curriculums and other training tools. TSC will also conduct regular communication with all YMCA of Middle Tennessee staff and coaches to hear and attempt to address their needs.
 
TSC and YMCA of Middle Tennessee will collaborate by co-hosting various coach's clinics, sharing coaching resources and soccer equipment, and by sharing in field space throughout Williamson, Rutherford, Davidson, Robertson and Maury counties. Through this continued and consistent collaboration, TSC and YMCA of Middle Tennessee hope to enhance the experience for the nearly 7,000 YMCA participants and also to develop an evaluation process that bridges the gap for all players interested in transitioning from the YMCA program to competitive club soccer.

 

Tennessee Soccer Club is the premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin TN and serving the Greater Nashville TN area with over 1,500 players. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has won multiple national championships in recent years through competition in these leagues. TSC's Mission is "to promote a love for soccer by developing excellence in the game for our players and coaches to positively impact our member families and communities."

 


 

TSC Presents Check to Special Olympics TN

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Franklin, TN: The TSC Staff welcomed several Special Olympic Tennessee staff members, athletes and their families to the TSC office this afternoon to present a check from funds raised at this year's Soccer-A-Thon. Lunch was served and a good time was had by all in celebration of this partnership! 

Each year, the TSC Soccer-A-Thon raises funds for both the TSC and Special Olympics Tennessee soccer communities.  

TSC would like to thank all of the players, coaches, parents and club partners who participated in this year's Soccer-A-Thon. Through everyone's participation and support, today the club was able to give $5,400 to Special Olympics Tennessee. TSC is proud to support Special Olympics Tennessee and their commitment to over 16,000 athletes across the state.

 

Tennessee Soccer Club is the premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin TN and serving the Greater Nashville TN with over 1450 players and 90 teams. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has most recently won back to back USYS National Championships during the summers of 2016 and 2017.

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