Kicks for Kids Soccer Camp
TNT West Director of Coaching Larry De Leon is leading a camp for young players age 5-11 June 10-13 through Park Township Recreation. This could be a great place to introduce kids to the type of skill training and coaching they can expect from a TNT club team. Register at at recreation.parktownship.org. Register by June 3 for a free T-shirt!
2019 Girls High School Pre-season Clinic
Attention girls soccer players in grades 9-12…Looking for a way to prepare for the upcoming high school season? TNT West soccer club is sponsoring a girls pre-season clinic with trainers Adam Mena and Brent Wyckoff. Click the flier below to download it.
If you have questions or would like to reserve a spot, email TNT West Director of Coaching Larry De Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org. The clinic is open to all schools and clubs regardless of affiliation.
Winter 2019 Skills Academy
UPDATE 12/18: There are no more slots available for the U9-U12 age bracket. But there is still space for U13-U16.
TNT West is excited to offer an 8 session winter indoor skills academy that focuses on individual ball control skills. This will be an excellent way to keep sharp and develop over those long winter months. Skills training offers far more value in terms of potential for growth and the number of touches on the ball when compared to short indoor session.
WHERE: Pine Ridge Elementary – 623 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423
WHEN: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
- Ages U9-U12 : 6-7pm FULL
- Ages u13-U16: 7-8pm SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $120 including t-shirt. Fully payment will be collected at the first session. Cash or checks made payable to TNT West Soccer
WHO: Any player willing to work hard to improve their skill regardless of club affiliation (or none at all!).
REGISTER: To reserve a spot, email TNT West Director of Coaching Larry De Leon at email@example.com. Be sure to specify name/age of player and t-shirt size. A registration form/liability waiver will need to be signed by a parent/guardian at the first session. Space is limited to ensure a quality instruction and training environment.
Fall 2018 Training Events
TNT West is excited to offer several additional training opportunities this fall under the direction of TNT Staff Coach Adam Mena.
Youth Technical Development Academy
This 8 session offering is for U6 and U8 (birth Year 2011-2013) players who desire an opportunity to develop ball control and overall technical skill.
TNT West is also offering “3C” training with Coach Mena. This is for all players who are desire an intense focus on developing Control, Confidence, and Creativity on the ball. Specific age groups are being offered on Wednesday nights (see flier).
TNT West will also offer specialized goalkeeper training under the direction of Coach Erica Potter on Wednesday nights. There will be no additional cost for current TNT West goalkeepers. Non-TNT players can register at Helder Park. Coach Erica possesses her NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I license.
- LOCATION: HELDER PARK
- DATES: Sept. 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
- AGE GROUPS: U9-U12 6:00-7:00 PM, U13-U19 7:00-8:00 PM
- COST: No additional cost for current TNT West players. $95 for non-TNT players
Please see fliers (linked above) for more specific information and take advantage of these wonderful training opportunities!”
Adam Mena new staff coach for TNT West
TNT West has added Adam Mena to its coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season. Adam will serve as a staff coach specializing in technical direction. He will be in charge of training opportunities that include a pre-season mini camp in August, winter skills training, a high school girls pre-season camp in March, and specialized sessions with TNT team throughout the fall season.
Mena, 28, joins TNT West after playing professionally with the USL’s Charleston Battery. The Holland, Mich., native made 13 appearances with the Battery during the 2014 campaign, coming on as a substitute in their Quarterfinal match against the Richmond Kickers.
Vancouver’s first choice, 10th overall, in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft, Mena spent five seasons with the University of Notre Dame from 2008-12. The 5-foot-10, 145-pound midfielder recorded six goals and five assists in 55 appearances with the Fighting Irish, including three game-winning goals over a two-year span. In addition to his on-field duties, Mena received the program’s Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award in 2010-11 and was a three-time Big East Academic All-Star.
During his time with the Fighting Irish, Mena also competed in the PDL with the West Michigan Edge (2008), Kalamazoo Outrage (2009) and Indiana Invaders (2009-11). After his final season with the Invaders, Mena was selected to the PDL All-Central Conference Team.
Prior to his collegiate career, Mena started three seasons at West Ottawa High School, where he was coached as a freshman by TNT West Director of Coaching Larry De Leon. His 66 career goals remains a school record. Mena was a two-time First-Team All-State honoree while with the Panthers.
Player Openings 2018-2019
Our teams all have complete rosters but there may be room for more. To inquire about a spot contact club Director Aaron Daane or Director of Coaching Larry De Leon
Larry DeLeon announced as new Director of Coaching
TNT West Soccer Club is proud to welcome Coach Larry De Leon as our new Director of Coaching.
Larry has been with TNT West Soccer Club for over five years. Local to the West Michigan area, Coach De Leon is an experienced coach and player. Larry played at Evangel University and has been involved in the West Ottawa High School Soccer Program for over 20 years. Coach De Leon’s specialty is Goalkeeping and he serves as the Division Coordinator for the Day Elite Camp at Hope College. He currently coaches the u13 girls team at TNT West.
Coach Larry proudly carries his NSCAA Diploma. When you see Coach Larry, please congratulate him on his new role in TNT West Soccer Club!
Boys U10 2018 Crusader Cup Results
The boys u-10 team had a great time getting in early season form at the Crusader Cup in April. They were undefeated (2-0-1) in group stage with wins over Kingdom and BC Fire and a tie with Michigan Jaguars. In the final they lost 1-0 on a golden goal in the final to Jacs Galaxy (Jackson area).
Front row left to right: Ben, Nathan, Riley, Ashton, Leo
Second row left to right: Henry, Carter, Will, Anders, Oberon
Back: coach Wade Schuemann
Not Pictured: Tanner & assistant coach Jacob Arvidson
Boys U9 Crusader Cup Results
The boys U9 3rd Division team did great at the Crusader Cup recently. They won the group with a 2 -1 – 0 record with wins over Perrysburg (Ohio) and Troy Soccer club, following an opening game loss to the hosts Kingdom. They lost a hard fought final 1-0 to Pacesetter. All the games were really competitive and the weather was great!
2018 Winter Training a Success!
Here are some pictures from the last night of Winter Training 2018. True to the TNT philosophy, the focus was on technical work- dribbling, passing, juggling, receiving – and having fun. We look forward to running the same camp for two sessions next winter for ages 9-19 boys and girls. It’s getting warm out now. Grab your ball and get out!