WV Revolution 99G

WV Revolution 99G Red Team Photo

Welcome to the WV Revolution 99G Team page. Our team emphasizes:

Players

  • Development of high-level soccer skills
  • Working together as a team showing support and dedication to one another and the success of the team
  • Coaching that asks for your best efforts & works to help attain your highest level of soccer skill
  • Supportive team friendships that encourage you to be your best on the field and off
  • Tournament competition
Santa Barbara GameWV Revolution 99G currently plays gold level, U18G. The team has played NorCal for the last few years, but is playing CCSL this Spring for a different competition mix. Our players were all born in 1999 and 2000, with the majority born in 2000, so this team plans to compete through Spring season 2018. If you are in this age group, and you are looking for a hard working, supportive, and fun, competitive soccer team, the West Valley Revolution 99G wants to meet you. We currently have room to add a couple field players, and would especially like to add a goal keeper.
PRACTICE/TRAINING:
Revolution 99G Red practices on a Monday/Thursday The Field schedule this Spring; practices are two hours. Girls are asked to make the commitment to try to attend at least 70% of practices. There is a game or scrimmage most weekends. The team generally does 2-3 tournaments/year. We have a good, mutually supportive, club relationship with our sister team, the West Valley Surf Girls. Our players often train, guest, and generally help each other as needed.
HEAD COACH:  Revolution is led by a professional coach/trainer, Vinko Puljiz. VinkoCard Coach Vinko holds a USSF National D level license. He coaches all games, and he runs practices with help from assistant parent coach Milo. Coach Vinko makes all player decisions, and he has no family members on the team. His consistent and unbiased coaching focuses on helping each girl reach her potential.
Coach Vinko is originally from Croatia. He has played, or been involved in, soccer for most Coaching of his life. To say that he is passionate about soccer is an understatement. He started playing when he was very young. He has coached boys’ and girls’ soccer for more than 20 years in the Bay Area. As an assistant coach for the De Anza Sharks, he helped lead the team to five NorCal state championships and regional finals. With his guidance, the De Anza Strikers went to the State Cup finals in 2007. He trained the Central Valley Chili Peppers from 2007- 2008; the team went to the State Cup finals in 2008. From 2008 – 2010, Coach Vinko trained the Central Valley Revolution. He began coaching the initial core of the WV Revolution team in 2011.
WHO THE PLAYERS ARE: We have a fairly diverse team with a wide range of family backgrounds and interests. They come from a number of different schools including: Cupertino, Fremont, Gunderson, TeamLunchHarker, Homestead, Lynbrook, Monte Vista, Oak Grove, Saratoga, Westmont, Wilcox, and Willow Glen High School. Although soccer is a common interest, many of our players also participate in other activities, including community service, band, leadership, robotics, math and science competitions, and even other sports, including badminton, field hockey, lacrosse, track and cross country, and water polo. Nearly all of our players are strong students, enrolled in AP and honors classes – school work always comes first on this team. All players are planning to attend college after graduating high school.
SOCIALS: West Valley is a family-oriented league and Revolution has always followed that tradition. HikeThere is usually one or two family events per season, e.g., a potluck, picnic, community service event, etc. The girls often organize social activities like the color run, hikes, camping, potlucks, movies, and more. The team has also done fun soccer events such as Earthquakes 4v4, Santa Cruz beach soccer, and Sonoma 6v6.
PlayFEES/FUNDRAISING: Each family pays a monthly fee that covers general team expenses such as coaching fees, field rental, balls, nets and other various supplies needed for coaching. Uniforms, league fees and tournament travel require additional costs. There is some needs-based scholarship help.
VOLUNTEERING: Each team family contributes time to help the team in some way. SadhanaHikariLia Some volunteer positions include social coordinator, travel coordinator, fundraising coordinator, team manager, assistant coaches, and treasurer.
TRYOUTS: We are always open to meeting new players. Drop us an email and join us for a few practices to see if its a good fit.
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Color RunALS Ice Bucket Challenge