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Bennington Soccer Club


 REGISTRATION OPEN FOR:

BENSC KIDS CAMP (Birth Years 2011-2013)

FALL 2018 (Birth Years 2011-2015)

Please visit our registration page (left navigation menu) for additional details. Thank you!


To receive cancellation information via text message or email make sure your player(s) are registered on our TEAMSNAP APP.  This is the only way our club will communicate with you regarding cancellations. 

Contact Erin Kloke if you do not have a TeamSnap login at communicationsdir@benningtonsoccer.org



Unfortunately the Nebraska weather is not always “soccer friendly”.  We realize that some parents will be frustrated when we cancel practices, and some others will be frustrated when we don’t cancel.  As a group of volunteer board members & volunteer coaches – we do our best to make the right call, but recognize that we can’t always make everyone happy.

The BENSC board of directors have created weather parameters to ensure our players are safe and are having fun on the field.  Moving forward we will not hold practices or festivals for DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE ONLY when the following conditions apply at the start of practice / festival times:

  • Wind Chill is below 30 degrees
  • Heat Index is above 95 degrees
  • There is lightening within 5 miles of the soccer complex

Developmental League WILL have practices / festivals during the following times:

  • Recently rained, but the fields are deemed to be in good shape (your kids will get muddy)!
  • Current light rain, but no storms in the area
  • Holiday weekends are at the coaches discretion (Easter, Labor Day, Spring Break)

In addition - weather decisions will typically not be made until about an hour or so before the start of a session because Nebraska weather changes quickly and we always want to play when possible.  Weather decisions will be communicated out via Team Snap.  Due to limited space at the soccer complex, we cannot always guarantee that a practice will be able to be made up – but we will do our best to extend the season by a week or two if the weather & sunlight allows. 

Competitive teams (U9 & older) & Winter/Summer Academy sessions will still be at coaches discretion and do not fall into these parameters.  As always – parents have the final decision on if to send their child to play on any given day.  No child will be penalized for missing a practice or festival due to weather. 

If you  have any questions on this policy, please feel free to email the BENSC board at info@benningtonsoccer.org


MARK WITTLAND JOINS THE BENSC BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS COMPETITION MANAGER!

Mark comes from a soccer family and played from age 5 up until high school. He has multiple nieces and nephews that play or have played at the college level. Soccer was his number one sport growing up and has been the same with his daughters growing up.

Mark has coached soccer for almost 9 years and also coached track and cross county for a club in the Omaha area until recently. He started coaching at BENSC in 2012 and has loved every minute of it.

Mark has two daughters, Calla is 14 and has taken the path of running track and cross country, after a number of years out on the pitch. Elle is 10 and plays with the 2007 BENSC United team which Mark currently coaches.  Elle plans on playing at the high school someday.

Mark thinks we have great opportunities here in Bennington and is happy to join a board that is so invested in this club and looks forward to great things ahead.

As Competition Manager, Mark will be taking over the roll from Michael Anderson who plans to step down at the end of 2018.  Marks responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Main point of contact for players, parents, and coaches in the U9-U19 Age Divisions.
  • Recruit players and coaches, roster teams, create player passes, issue uniforms and coach equipment, and communicates league rules/regulations to players, parents, and coaches.
  • Collaborate with Director of Coaching Development, Director of Player Development, Registrar, and coaches to determine team placement and meet league registration deadlines.
  • Act as BENSC representative for ENSA, NSL, and NL leagues, and attends scheduled league meetings.
  • Holds E-Level Coach’s License and is responsible for staying up-to-date on age appropriate training, development topics, and game rules.
  • Perform other duties as may be delegated by the President/Board of Directors.

For more information about serving on the BENSC Board, please contact current Board Members at info@benningtonsoccer.org.

Welcome Mark!


Welcome Alex Mathers - Technical Director of Developmental Age Groups

The Board of Directors recognizes how critical our U4-U8 groups are to the sustainability and growth of our club. Over the past several months the Board has assessed all aspects of this age group - ultimately arriving to the conclusion that we need consistent training and development opportunities for our coaches, players and parents. 

The Club is pleased to announce that Alex Mathers has agreed to serve in the role of Technical Director of Developmental Age Groups. In this role Alex will focus on several initiatives including:  

  • Establish guidelines and training priorities for developmental age groups in conjunction with the DOC.
  • Develop and maintain training strategies and curriculum for all developmental age groups including developing training sessions.
  • Assess and develop coaches and help them plan and implement training sessions.
  • Assist the Club in the identification of individuals who have interest or the potential to coach competitive age teams.
  • Assist in the design and execution of a parent education program.
  • Conduct coaching/player clinic in the Spring with the focus on moving from developmental to competitive soccer (9 year olds).
  • Design and facilitate with other coaches player assessments for those entering competitive soccer (9 year olds). To be conducted early summer.

Alex joins our club with a long and successful playing history. Her career includes playing club soccer with Sparta, Capital Soccer Association. Her early playing success continued through high school as an outside/center back at Norris High School. 

At Norris, Alex started on the varsity team four years. She received honorable mention all conference her freshman year and all conference her sophomore through senior year. Alex was an all state selection her junior and senior years and finished her high school career as team captain.

Alex was also involved with ODP (Olympic Development Program) - playing with some of the best players in the state. She earned her captain's armband and was also selected as a holdover to stay and play with some of the region's best players. 

Alex transitioned into college soccer playing for the Wayne State Wildcats. She earned the captain band her junior and senior year. Also receiving honorable mention all conference both years. 

Alex has now transitioned into coaching where she successfully completed her first year as an assistant coach for the Bennington High School girls soccer. 

Club President Enrique Freed says, "The decision to create the Technical Director of Developmental Age Groups position and hiring Alex Mathers to fulfill the role aligns well with the club's promise to parents - deliver the best soccer experience for anyone who wants to play soccer in Bennington."

Welcome Alex Mathers to the Bennington Soccer Club family. 

 



Kids Playing Soccer

U8 ENSA Festival

Kids Playing Soccer

Developmental Age Group Festival

Kids Playing Soccer

Developmental Age Group Festival