June 12, 2015 10:37:39 AM ADT

On May 2-3, 2015, the Mississippi Soccer Association (MSA) held its inaugural MSA Admiral Cup, which is the recreational division’s state championship event.  The tournament was held in Meridian, MS and hosted by the Meridian Youth Soccer Organization.  Over 105 teams participated in this event with ages ranging from 9 – 18 years.  Admiral Sports agreed to help sponsor this event for MSA by providing top quality coaching gifts, banners, and staff apparel.  Admiral was the word throughout the weekend and many of the coaches expressed sincere gratitude for the gifts received from Admiral.

June 11, 2015 6:23:00 PM ADT

Ottawa Fury FC defender Drew Beckie is a special player, someone who cares deeply about both soccer and the community. 

He recently started the WINGS program, which stands for Walking IN Grief’s Shadow, in conjunction with the Fury and Admiral Sports. It was designed to help children who have dealt with the grief and trauma of losing a parent.

June 10, 2015 3:17:17 PM ADT

The Rochester Rhinos are off to a hot start in the 2015 USL season.

One of the reasons has to be the play and leadership of former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay standout Tony Walls.  To call him versatile is a bit of an understatement as the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin native has literally played a half dozen positions during his time in Rochester.

“As you can see, last year with the Rhinos I was asked to play central defender, left defender, right defender, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, and at times up top,” Walls commented.  “I would recommend to any up-and-coming player to not only focus on their ‘main’ position, but to take the time to observe and experiment with different positions as well.”

June 3, 2015 12:54:14 PM ADT

Admiral Sports is proud to announce that they have agreed to a strategic partnership with Davie United Soccer Club (Davie, FL). 

“We’re excited to expand our presence in the soccer hotbed of Florida,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.  “We are looking forward to working with Davie United, one of the premier programs in the entire state.  Like Admiral, they are leaders in the beautiful game.”

May 22, 2015 12:40:49 PM ADT

Recently, a coach in the English Premier League confided in me that a major reason his team’s performances were so poor came down to lack of leadership out on the field. In actual fact many of his dominant personalities had long term injuries. The fact of the matter is that what happens out on the field is, frequently, out of the hands of the coaching staff and is, directly, attributed to the motivation and skill level of the players.

In the past the American coaching model is that of a highly activated coaching staff out on the sidelines directing players, sending in plays, constantly rotating players and calling time outs. That is not the soccer coaching model at all. 

May 20, 2015 10:04:20 AM ADT

You can’t argue with the fact that Pinellas County United SC is a leader in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). It’s amazing since they are entering just their third season in the league. You would never know that from the way they approach and play the game. 

Excellence starts at the top when you talk about Pinellas County. Don Tobin doubles as the club’s Director of Coaching and head coach of the WPSL squad. Joshua Morris focuses on strength and conditioning while Kai Velmer leads the front office as General Manager.

May 18, 2015 1:18:23 PM ADT

Nashville FC represents one of the best soccer stories in recent memory.  A supporter-owned club experiencing success is a great storyline, but the fact that the club is here in the U.S. makes it that much more special.  Supporter-owned clubs are more commonplace in the United Kingdom with F.C. United of Manchester, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, and Ebbsfleet United each showing how the supporter-owned model can be applied in a positive way.

May 18, 2015 12:39:38 PM ADT

Admiral Sports is proud to announce a strategic partnership with four United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) teams: L.A. Wolves FC, Scorpions SC, Santa Ana Winds FC, and Del Rey City SC. 

“We are excited to expand our brand’s presence in California,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger declared. “These four teams represents the best that the UPSL has to offer and we are looking forward to working with each of them moving forward.  It’s an exciting time here at Admiral.”

May 14, 2015 10:55:24 AM ADT

Admiral Sports is pleased to announce that they have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).

“Admiral is delighted to be supplying the Guyana Football Federation with a unique kit for their 2016 Olympic qualifiers and 2018 World Cup qualifying starting in June,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.  “Like Admiral, Guyana has over 100 years of football history and culture.  Today we're developing unique team kit and fan merchandise that will help the national team stand out from their competition and perform at the highest levels."

May 7, 2015 10:10:55 AM ADT

NorCal Premier’s Kevin Goff is a sports aficionado. He was a youth soccer standout with Sacramento United in addition to being a four-sport athlete in high school.  The Sacramento, CA native would play both volleyball and soccer in college, winning a national championship in volleyball at William Woods University.  He would enter the sports world with a degree in Communications/Public Relations.  His journey has taken him from Las Vegas (NV) and Missouri to New Jersey and Orange County (CA) before landing in the soccer stronghold of Northern California.