2016 Spring League NORCAL Champions – Silver 1 Region 2
1st Place January Kickoff Classic – January 2016
2nd place Peninsula Cup Tournament – Spring 2016
1st Place Super Classico Champions – Summer 2016
1st Place Stanford Classic D1 – August 2016
West Valley United has teams in the Gold & Silver brackets. Our age group is open to any boy born in 2005 or younger. We offer a competitive program that fosters individual player development as well as team building. We have a strong, committed group of boys and families who make this team what it is.
If you are interested in our Open Tryouts (drop in practices), please contact Coach Eze at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 408 499 1569. We encourage prospective players to explore our program during one of our normal training sessions. Spending this time with United will give you a feel of how our team trains and operates, along with giving your son a chance to interact with the boys on our team. Parents are always welcome to stay and observe.
COACH: Ezequiel Barajas
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West Valley United Dominates at the 2016 Stanford Classic!!
- WV United 05B Maroon – Stanford Classic D1 U12 Champions!
- WV United 05/06B White – Stanford Classic D3 U12 Champions!
- WV United 07B – Stanford Classic D3 U10 Champions!
Congratulations to the West Valley United U12 & U10 teams and Coach Ezequiel Barajas! This August has started out with a Bang!! The West Valley United 2005 Maroon, ‘05/06 White and the 2007 Boys teams each won 1st place in their respective brackets! WV United Maroon and 2007 teams went undefeated in the Stanford D1/D3 tournament. The United 2005 White team lost 1 game to the team they would eventually meet again in the final. This time they would play “their game” and prevailed 4-0!
We began the season this summer with drop-in tryouts, weekly practices and ad-hoc technical training clinics. Throughout the hot summer the boys were on the field honing their skills, practicing their footwork and playing scrimmages in preparation for their upcoming season. We have a combination of returning players and new players and they are building great chemistry working as a team. We couldn’t have done this without the Coaching help from Shawn Bender and Jorge Barajas – Thank you!
We have had wins and losses, however the boys have remained resilient and are learning with each win and each loss. We look forward to the 2016 Fall Season to begin!!
Congratulations to the West Valley United 05 Boys team for winning 2nd Place in the 2016 Peninsula Cup! The Peninsula Cup was held April 23rd & 24th in the Hayward & Foster city areas. Weather was perfect for 2 –days of fun filled soccer. This was the boy’s first visit to the Peninsula Cup and we did not know what to expect. We played against some tough teams and after winning 3 games, with a total of 11 points and allowing only 3 points by opponents, they were in 1st place in Bracket A.
In the finals the boys played the full game without either team scoring a goal. Forwards, mid-fielders had shots on goals, but our goalie and defense played tough. With a score of 0-0 we then went into overtime, playing two 5-minute halves with 1st goal winning. This also turned into a fierce battle of forwards going up against defenders and the defenders holding tight. By this time, we had spectators from other ending games lining the sidelines to watch these young determined boys not willing to give an inch. Again, the teams were at a standstill leading into a penalty shootout!! It couldn’t have gotten better for end of tournament play! Each team had 1-goal each when it came to the last man/goalie kicks. The opponent fired and made a goal. It was then our turn and unfortunately the goalie had a good eye and bounced the ball out. Wow! What a way to end a tournament.
It was an emotional, exhausting and exhilarating game!! We were so proud of our players and how they never let up, gave it their all and how they showed respect to the other team. This is what Youth Soccer is all about. We will win some and we will lose some. How the boys learn to manage their feelings on winning and losing and how to come back from it are life lessons they will carry on into adulthood.
After a couple of days of rest, a week of practice and the boys are asking “when is the next tournament”. Special thanks to Coach Eze who continues to look for players with heart and develops them into better soccer players. More to come from our WV United 2005B team!