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What do I want as a parent? What do I want as a player?

(NEWPORT BEACH, CA - 17FEB2013) We find ourselves in a very competitive environment today called club soccer... even more so, Southern California is clearly one of the hot beds for the sport in the US and the world. Without question some of the best soccer players in the world are coming out of this region. Where do you go?



* a program with repeated proven player success at high school and college levels (success at the national and international levels would be a dream)

* Coaches who teach sound fundamentals of the game, teach problem solving on the field, working together as a team, teach my child how to become a winner through playing and behaving with integrity

* Coaches who build character and discipline, while still maintaining the respect of my son or daughter

* an environment that fosters team, not the individual

* essentially... .help my young athlete be the best player they can be, and the best person they can be



* see above *



The Slammers continue to be one of the best programs in the country at preparing and placing student athletes at some of the best universities both academically and athletically. This includes DI, DII, and DIII. This includes the Ivy league, Pac 10, Big Ten, Big 12, and the SEC conference to name a few. These athletes do more than contribute.

Not only are these athletes receiving world class educations, and winning NCAA national championships, they are leading their teams at this level... leading them.

As example, 5 of the last 6 Womens NCAA championships had a Slammers FC student athlete significantly contributing to the winning team.

The last two US Womens National team games vs. Scotland (09Feb, 13Feb) included 3 goals and an assist from Christen Press (Stanford graduate) while Whitney Engen (North Carolina graduate) played the entire game on the 13th at central back. This is the full side US National team... athletes trained, character built, discipline fostered... with the Slammers.



"I came to the club at 13, and my family immediately grew exponentially. Slammers is where I fell in love with soccer. My teammates and coaches showed me what it was like to have a true passion for the sport. And boy did we have a good time! Slammers taught me the technical and tactical skills that are the foundation of my game today, but more importantly, my youth career at Slammers inspired me to put soccer in a safe place in my heart, and it's been there ever since." - Christen Press, High scool All-American, Stanford graduate, Collegiate All-American, 2010 Hermann Trophy winner, and current member of the US Womens National team

Countless players will tell you the same story... they humbly reach out to their Slammers coaches again and again to share thanks and appreciation for what was a life changing experience fostered on the fields of Newport Beach... love of the game, love of team, character, discipline and responsibility as a person. You will find none better.

If you are looking to make a decision, it's obvious.

If your already here, you know. Thank you for all your passion and dedication.





ECNL 2012/2013 Season Recap

(RICHMOND, VA - 15JUL2013) The girls Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) represents only the best clubs in the country. The ECNL Finals tournament represents only the best of these clubs.


Since the inception of this new league, the Slammers continue to make its presence known as one of the top clubs in the nation. Case in point...


The Slammers have sent 3 different teams to the ECNL finals over the last two years. The Slammers finished as the 5th best club in the Nation for 2013... this follows their 1st overall ranking last year in 2012.


This is from a club 30 teams deep competing against other national powerhouses which produce in many cases easily over 100 teams. This is astonishing.


Year over year, team over team, player over player... one theme is consistent with the Slammers... success.


A massive congratulations to the GU16 ECNL team for making the ECNL National Finals. After a 0-0 score during regulation, and a 0-0 socre in overtime, the 16s lost on PKs. Great work on capping off an amazing season.





Congratulations Christen Press

(NASHVILLE, TN - 13FEB2013) It is frankly very challenging to put in words how amazing the last two weeks have been for a few of our alumni. Their are many proud coaches, families, and friends. It is clear the following words will understate the sheer impact of these events on the club and the players... and the US National team. Either way, here goes.

Christen Press had her 1st and 2nd cap ever as a member of the US Womens National team last week against Scotland on the 9th and 13th. She scored three goals and added one assist over both games. No player has ever scored 3 goals in her first two caps for the team... NO ONE! Crazy accomplishment #1 for anyone, train with the US National team (best of the best), #2 accomplishment, actually play in a game, #3 accomplishment, contribute, #4 accomplishment, as an offensive player, have an assist or even better a goal, #5 accomplishment... here we go... set a record for the most goals EVER in your first two appearances. This was after you already tied the record for the most goals in your first cap (2). It is relevant to also mention Christen came out of her first game at the 74th minute, and came into the second game at the 61st minute. So basically she did all these while only playing about of 100 minutes of the 180+ minutes available.

Whitney Engen also earned her third cap for the US National team and her first ever start in the February 13th game in Nashville. Whitney continues to set the bar as one of the most dominate central backs in the game. Her tenacity and skill as a player has been evident since her youth days as a Slammer, time spent at North Carolina contributing to 3 NCAA National championships over four years, and now her presence on the US national team. Congratulations Whitney on your first start.


More simply stated, and without question, this club in Southern California called the Slammers continues to produce some of the top athletes in the world... yes the world.

It is that simple, and all that big at the same time.

A massive congratulations from all of us to both Christen and Whitney.











Slammers FC Alumni Highlights

National Team Players * FEB 2013 *

Christen Press, Full Womens National team

Whitney Engen, Full Womens National team

Cami Levin, U23 (Goteborg F.C)

Zakiya Bywaters, U23

Jack McBean, Mens U20 (LA Galaxy)

Indigo Gibson, U18 (California)

Maddie Bauer, U17/U18 (Stanford), Co-Captain

Makenzy Doniak, U18

Kayla Mills, U17

Natalie Jacobs, U17

Hanna Armendariz, U17

Carly Malatskey, U14

Roisin Allaeddini, U14





Congratulations Zakiya

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN - 18JAN2013) Zakiya Bywaters capped off an outstanding youth career with the Slammers, followed up by four outstanding years in the Pac-12 at UCLA. She was 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year. She finished appearing her career playing in 92 games, while posting 23 goals and 21 assists.

What's next after such a wonderful experience for Zakiya? Playing with fellow Slammers on the US U23 team would be awesome...

OK... doing that with Cami and getting ready for Spain.

How about becoming the first ever player to be selected in the inaugural NWSL collegiate draft to the Chicago Red Stars (first round - first pick)?

Yeah, that would be real cool... done.

From Zakiya:

"All I can say is under the direction of Walid and Z, the Slammers are second to none in US Youth, Womens, and Pro soccer. These two brothers are hands down the best coaches in American youth soccer and demonstrate how a soccer organization should be run to help kids reach there goals.

My dreams and the dreams of many other young athletes wouldn't be a reality without these two amazing brothers. Thank you Walid and Z."

- Zakiya Bywaters, UCLA graduate, 2012 PAc-12 Player of the Year, US U23 team member, first draft for the NWSL professional womens soccer league


Slammers FC Announces Agreement with FC Blades

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (13FEB2013)  -- Youth soccer club Slammers FC is pleased to announced it has entered into a license agreement with FC Blades, headquartered in Irvine, California. 

For more information click here




(NEWPORT BEACH, CA - 31AUG2012) Slammers players are shining at the professional levels. Christen Press, Camille Levin and Danesha Adams, all playing in the Swedish Women Professional league the Damallsvenskan, the most prestigious women's professional League in the world. Christen Press, who plays with Goteborg FC is the 2nd leading scorer in the league with 12 goals. Danesha Adams, is playing with Vittsjo FC, is the 4th leading scorer in the league with 8 goals. Camille Levin, who has just signed to Goteborg FC.

Levin together with Christen Press help KGFC ( Kopperberg Gothenburg FC) to advance to the Swedish Cup Final.

Jack McBean at age 17, had his first start for LA Galaxy against the Puerto Rico Islanders, had a goal and assist in a 4-0 win.

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Cami Levin (left) and Christen Press (right) both play for Goteberg FC in Sweden's prestigious Damallsvenskan league


Danesha Adams (above) also playing in Sweden with Levin and Press is playing for Vittsjo FC


(above) Jack McBean, at the age of 17 had his first start for the LA Galaxy.

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(WAUKEGAN, IL - 29JUNE2012) What do you say that hasn't been said before about this group of young athletes? How do you put into words something more creative which describes the passion and dedication of these players week after week from a club the fraction of the size of the many large powerhouse clubs they compete against from across the nation. This tenacious, smart, crafty, scrappy group of kids playing out of Newport Beach, CA know one thing very well... how to find your best... how to win. SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

The ECNL was created to isolate the top clubs in the nation for elite competition. In other words for the Slammers and many other clubs... the games just got tougher. So what does that mean when your club wins the top club in the Nation? What does that mean when you make it to the top four, or the top two, or how about #1? Look yourself in the mirror and be proud of yourself!!!

To every player, every coach, every parent... please recognize we are all part of something amazing. Congratulations!!!


GU16 ECNL National Champions


Great Article Below on the GU16s Championship Game

click here for article





GU17 ECNL National Championship - 3rd Place



GU18 ECNL National Championships - Finalists



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Slammers Teams and Alumni Continue Unprecedented Run of Success

(NEWPORT BEACH, CA - 04JUNE2012) Let's start with the girls qualifying 3 out of 4 teams to the ECNL National Championships in Chicago. Awesome job to the 16s, 17s, and 18s. The GU16s and GU18s won thier ECNL conferences.

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Jack McBean and his fellow LA Galaxy teammates were honored at the White House by President Obama after winning the MLS championship.

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...and now for the girls alumni... Christen Press was called as an alternate for the full US National team in the 2012 London Olympics.

Camille Levin will captain the U23 US National team on their trip to Norway this month.

McKenzie Doniak was invited to the U20 US National team camp. She is currently playing on the U18 Slammers team. She had a goal and assist against the U23s on 55 minutes of play.

Jack McBean was with the U18 US National team on their trip to Portugal. Jack had the goal tieing assist against Poland, and started against Portugal.

Madeline Bauer co-captained the U17 US National team last month during their qualification for the U17 World Cup.






GU09, GU10, and BU14 Slammers FC teams Win Copa Laguna Tournament

BU14s with Coach Frank



GU09s Black with Coach Frank



GU10s with Coach Trevor






Holy Cow!!! Congratulations to the Class of 2012, 45 Players Going to Play in College

(NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA) 27APR2012 - Three Slammers FC girls teams and one Slammers FC boys team this season placed 45 graduating athletes from the class of 2012. Players are going to Carnegie Mellon, USC, UCI, Tulsa, Virgina, Stanford (x2), Oklahoma, Maryland, Washington, Johns Hopkins, Auburn, and Brown to name a few. Good Luck Seniors!! We are proud of you all.






Engen and Press Called Up to US National Team

(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 13APR2012) - Pia Sundhage, Head Coach for the US Womens National soccer team calls up 2 Slammers, Whitney Engen and Christen Press. This group represents the top 27 players in the country as we prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. The Slammers couldn't be more proud of the continued success of it's players at all levels. This is clearly a result of the hard work and effort Whitney and Christen put in every day of their life.







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Maddie Bauer Making an Impact

(NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 16MAR2012) - Continuing a long line of world class athletes, Maddie Bauer of Newport Beach is making her impact on the soccer world. Recently recognized by Soccer America in the article linked below.


Maddie is coming off a series of great successes:

* All-Trinity league selection as a freshman and sophomore at Mater Dei HS

* Recently anchored the back line for the U-17 US National team in Europe

* Verbally committed to Stanford University


** Congratulations Maddie **













On Behalf of the Entire Slammers Soccer Family, We Offer Our Prayers and Support To The Family and Friends of Kylie Doniak


February 3, 2011


Statement from UT Women's Athletics Director Chris Plonsky regarding Kylie Doniak

"Kylie Doniak, a senior forward on our soccer team, was injured early Friday morning in a pedestrian-auto accident in downtown Austin. Kylie is in the ICU unit of University Medical Center Brackenridge. Her parents have arrived from their home in Chino Hills, California, and they are on site now. Per University policies, updates on her condition will be communicated by appropriate Athletics Department staff. We and the family appreciate the outreach and outpouring of support for Kylie. She is a beloved student-athlete, not just here but in the entire collegiate soccer community. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers on her behalf."








Congratulations to our Boys U11 Champions

(IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, 18DEC2011) - Congratulations to the U11 boys for bringing home championship hardware at the Orange County Tournament of Champions tournament last month in Irvine. They combined 14 goals for and 4 against. Awesome job boys.












MLS Cup Champion

Jack McBean

LA Galaxy

Nov 20, 2011

NAIA Champion

Amy Cochran

Lee University

Dec 03, 2011

NCAA Champions

Cami Levin & Mariah Nogueira

Stanford University

Dec 04, 2011


The Slammers could not be more proud of the accomplishments achieved by our players, current and former. This continued success at the highest levels is clear evidence of how many great athletes are part of this outstanding soccer family we call Slammers FC.



20NOVEMBER2011 (LOS ANGELES, CA) - Along with fellow teammates, David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and Robbie Keane, Jack McBean (16 years old), a player for the LA Galaxy, won the MLS Cup in a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo . This is an amazing opportunity and experience for Jack in his first year as a professional.

(left, Jack and his proud parents in the photo above)


03DECEMBER2011 (DECATUR, LOS ANGELES, CA) - The Lee women's soccer team made NAIA history defeating Concordia University (Ore.) 3-0 in capturing its fourth consecutive national championship. Amy Cochran. Amy, who is a junior this year also earned COSIDA College Division first team honors. Amy plays predominantly outside back for the Lady Flames and is considered to be one of the strongest players at the position in the country for the NAIA. She has helped anchor the backline, now a member of three national championship teams.

04DECEMBER2011 (KENNESAW, GA) - Cami Levin (senior) and Mariah Nogueira (junior) and the rest of the Stanford University's Womens soccer team beat Duke University 1-0 to win their first ever NCAA Womens D1 Soccer Championship. Cami contributed the game's only assist in the 53rd minute... the game winner. She finished her Stanford career with a 95-4-4 record... two of these losses came in the NCAA D1 championship finals (Notre Dame '10 and North Carolina '09).


Press conference quote from Paul Ratcliffe, Stanford University womens soccer head coach, on his four seniors, "... I don't think it's ever a slam dunk easy sell for the best players in the country when we were recruiting them. The tricky part for me was convincing admissions that I found two of the best players in the country in Teresa Noyola and Lindsay Taylor that were actually across the street from Stanford. We were recruiting nationally and I had to convince admissions I found two players and they proved me right here. Kristy Zurmuhlen is from New Hampshire, who thought you'd find a great player in New Hampshire when you're looking nationally? She's a diamond. Cami Levin is from southern California and played for the Slammers, great club down there. She had fantastic coaching growing up and she's definitely been a diamond. It was hard to sell her on Stanford; I had to work hard to get her. But I'm thankful they all came to Stanford and trumped it up. I think they've benefitted from everything at Stanford, the academics and athletics... "


We are so very proud of our athletes and we applaud them for their hard work, dedication, and success. Great Job Jack, Cami, and Mariah.



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First Half of 2011/2012 ECNL Season Complete


22NOV2011 (NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA) - ECNL is the benchmark for girls’ soccer in the US, if not the world.  After 43 games played during the first half, we stand at 36 wins, 8 ties, and 10 losses. This includes 105 goals and 43 against, a 62 goal differential to the positive.


Walid Khoury, Slammers FC Director of Coaching commented, "To finish with this record in the first round is an amazing accomplishment. We are playing in the highest league in the United States, and one of the toughest conferences in the country. To be able to do what we have done with all teams from U14-U18 has been nothing short of amazing. It’s been a great first round for the club, and all our teams are positioned to make a move in the second round."


  • * GU14s:  3rd in conference
  • * GU15s:  4th in conference
  • * GU16s:  3rd in conference
  • * GU17s:  1st in conference
  • * GU18s:  1st in conference


ECNL Spring season starts back up in March 2012.







Fun with Stanford Cardinal Cami Levin


22NOV2011 (PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA) - Cami continues to enjoy much success in her soccer career. She played for many US Youth National teams, she enjoyed a wonderful career with the Slammers, the Stanford Cardinals, played for ODP teams, and the like.

Cami now finds herself in new territory... emcee and host of two NCAA "All Access" spots providing a glimpse into the behind the scenes fun and hard work which occurs during the day and life of one of the top players in the country helping hold down the defensive for the #1 college soccer team in country, the Stanford Cardinals.


Please enjoy... too bad Cami is not having any fun!!


NCAA All Access: Stanford's Cami Levin (click image below)


NCAA All Access: Road Trip with Cami Levin (click image below)












BU12 Champs - Orange County Kick Off Classic


29AUG2011 (ANAHEIM, CA) - The BU12 boys finished a great tournament picking up the first place hardware and winning all four games by a combined score of 15 goals for and 0 against. Great job boys!








GU11 - Slammers Cup Champs


17JUL2011 (NEWPORT BEACH, CA) - The GU11 girls played as a team all weekend and finished victorious after a hard fought battle in the championship against Los Gauchos Red winning 3-1. Great job girls!







GU08 Eclipse Tourney Champs


06JUN 2011 (Laguna Hills, CA) - The 2011/2012 GU09 girls are getting it done. Another summer tournament championship. Great work girls!









GU08 Newport Mesa Cup Champs


29MAY2011 (Newport Beach, CA) - The girls won all four games on route to their championship. they had 26 goals for and 0 against. Wow... great job girls.






Cami Levin, a great competitor


25AUGUST2011 (PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA) An outstanding article was posted today from an interview with the head womens soccer coach at Stanford University, Paul Ratcliffe about one of the Slammers close family members, Cami Levin.

Writing this article is very easy for me. Below are quotes from the article and her coach...

"I wish I could clone her",

"... one of the best outside backs in the entire country"

"She's so talented..."

"... I want to play her everywhere..."

"... one of the best defenders in the country..."

"... an incredible leader..."

"... great competitor..."

Like I said... very easy. Congratulations Cami.


See full article by clicking below:


Cami Levin, Slammer Alumni, and current Stanford University stand out






Slammers... Building Champions


(17AUGUST2011) NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - What happens if every day you wake up and vow to be better... and you mean it? I mean you turn those words into actions everyday... truly. What happens when you further surround yourself with coaches and players who believe the same... day after day... week after week... month after month... and year after year. What is possible?

As a person, as a player.. you come closer to reaching your potential than most people ever will.

The lesson... surround yourself with excellence and pursue excellence... ask nothing less of yourself than your very best.

Today the Slammers were blessed with three gifts acknowledging five great players. These recognitions are at the highest levels in the sport.



Three players earned spots on the U17 US National team training camp held in Carson, CA from August 21 - 29. This camp includes two international matches against the U17 Japanese National team. This is an amazing honor recognizing years of dedication from all three players.


Congratulations to Maddie Bauer, Olivia Hazelrigg,

and Kayla Mills


Find the US Soccer article here,




It is without argument the Womens Professional Soccer (WPS) league in the United States is a gathering of the best womens soccer players the world has to offer. As it stands today... it is the benchmark.


We have several Slammers who found themselves fortunate enough to compete at this top level... an honor few can only dream of achieving.


... how are they doing?


hmmm... it seems pretty well.


Today (17Aug2011) in San Francisco, Christen Press and Whitney Engen both were recognized as being the best among the best. Whitney Engen won Defensive Player of the Year... while former Slammer alum Christen Press was awarded Rookie of the Year. An amazing moment for two great soccer players.


The article can be found here,


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These two events coinciding on the same day is an amazing recognition which Director of Coaching, Walid Khoury says, "Is one of his proudest days in the history of the club."


We are always humbled by your perserverence, passion, and dedication. Congratulations girls on behalf of the club.








GU15s Finish a Great Season

(05AUG2011) NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - The GU15 Slammers team experienced an amazing season which involved a few more frequent flyer miles than planned at the start of the season. Including trips to Oregon, New Jersey, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, and a few other locales, this team continued to face the top competition in the country and battled day after day.


They played in the top national tournaments, they competed for national championships, and walked away with a new foundation of learning that most teams dream of experiencing.


Congratulations girls on a great year of hard work, dedication, and coming together as a team... and yes... we had a little bit of fun as well.


The 2011 Trophy Room:

* Surf Cup - Champions

* CalSouth State Cup - Champions

* USYSA Region IV - Champions

* Manchester United Cup - Finalists

* ECNL National Championship - Fourth

* USYSA National Championships - Fourth


GU15 Team at USYSA National Championships







U17 Wins Surf Cup Super Group

(01AUG2011) SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - One of the toughest girls tournaments in the country, Surf Cup... the toughest bracket, Super Group.


The U17 girls faced great competition and rose to the top. Facing Real So Cal in the semis (2-1) and Surf in the finals (1-0), the girls emerged victorious as Surf Cup Super Group champions after several hard fought battles.


Congratulations Girls!!


GU17 Slammers - Surf Cup Super Group Champions








GU16 Maroon Wins Slammers Cup








GU13 Wins Irvine Summer Classic




Slammers Success at 2011 Eclipse Cup

(23January2011, San Juan Capistrano, CA) Congratulations to both the GU13 FC and GU13 Maroon teams for winning their respective brackets in the 2011 Eclipse Cup. Great job girls!


GU13 Maroon With Some Deserved Hardware


GU13 White Finalists in Bayern Jr Cup

(29AUGUST2010, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Congratulation to the GU13 White team for acheiving the finals in the 2010 Bayern Jr Cup. The team is below with their medals. Great job girls.



BU10 are Finalists in Irvine Showcase Tournament
(15AUGUST2010, IRVINE, CA) After 3 wins during preliminary play with GF-12 vs. GA-4 the boys earned there away to the championship game in the Irvine Showcase Tournament. The boys 2010 total summer tournament win/loss/tie record is: 7-2-4 with GF-37 vs. GA-22.

Congratulations to all the BU10 boys and Coach Russ Martin:
Gunnar Gehl, Clay Rolfes, Connor Schimmelpfennig, Nicolas Ayala, Tyler Beteag, Blake Rovsek, Wyatt Burris, Caden Campbell, Chris Rosensitto, James McConnaughey, George Busick



Slammers Success at Surf Cup

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (02AUGUST2010) The prestigious Surf Cup soccer tournament held on the beautiful fields of Del Mar, California brings together some of the best soccer teams from across the USA every year. An invite to this tournament alone is an achievement... success against this field is an accomplishment on another level. The Slammers sent seven teams southbound on the 5.

Slammers teams have a history of rising to the occasion against the best of the best. This event is no exception. The GU18s reached the quarterfinals, the GU17s made the elite super group semi-finals, the GU16s were super group finalists, and the GU13s and GU15s were both crowned champions... an absolute awesome showing considering the level of competition. A great job by all teams.




2010 GU13 Surf Cup Champions beat Arsenal 1-0 in the finals





Congrats to Boys and Girls U12 Teams


LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA (14MARCH2010) - The GU12 team had a phenomenal season. The girls won the top bracket in Coast Soccer (Gold) with a 9-0-5 record. They also made the finals this past weekend in their first ever Cal South National Cup. Amazing season girls. Another big congratulations goes to the U12 boys making the quarter-finals for National Cup. The boys lost to eventual champions Santa Barbara FC







Slammers FC GU12 Win the Gold Bracket with Two Games Remaining in the Season

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (07NOV2009) - The GU12 team beat West Coast FC today at home and clinched the Gold bracket league championship with two games left to play. Coach Trevor Ickes said, "I am so proud of the girls and how disciplined they played this season from beginning to end." The girls made great showings during the tournament season; Slammers Futbol Classic, West Coast Futbol Classic, and Surf Cup specifically. They continued this positive energy and teamwork right into the regular season and the hard work yielded a League Championship. Great job girls!!!






Adversaries on the soccer fields... yet off the field joined by a common goal of offering the joys of soccer to the youth of southern California.




The entire Slammers family would like to extend our prayers and support for SC Blues GU11 player Katie Hawley.


Katie is fighting Stage 3 Neuroblastoma in her liver, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes. In July, what presented as a stomach ache was diagnosed as cancer. Within two weeks of receiving this news, Katie had surgery at LA Children's Hospital, and began a seven-round treatment process of chemotherapy, which will include stem cell chemotherapy.


If you would like to make a donation you can mail a check to the address below.


Katie Hawley Fund
c/o SC Blues
1790 Panay Circle
Costa Mesa, CA 92626





Slammers Success at Surf Cup


SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (02AUGUST2010) The prestigious Surf Cup soccer tournament held on the beautiful fields of Del Mar, California brings together some of the best soccer teams from across the USA every year. An invite to this tournament alone is an achievement... success against this field is an accomplishment on another level. The Slammers sent seven teams southbound on the 5.

Slammers teams have a history of rising to the occasion against the best of the best. This event is no exception. The GU18s reached the quarterfinals, the GU17s made the elite super group semi-finals, the GU16s were super group finalists, and the GU13s and GU15s were both crowned champions... an absolute awesome showing considering the level of competition. A great job by all teams.



2010 GU15 Surf Cup Champions beat West Coast FC 4-1 in the finals



Nike Manchester Cup

BEAVERTON, OREGON (01JUNE2010) Nearly everywhere the Slammers turn they make a major impact. The world recognized Manchester United Premier Cup is no different. Congratulations to this years GU14 team for making the finals this past May. This is an amazing accomplishment for this years team. This continues an unprecedented stretch of success for the Slammers. Over the last 10 years six teams made the finals of the toughest GU14 tournament in the United States. No club has been able to do that in the history of the tournament. The 2000,2009,2010 teams made the finals and the 2003,2005,2007 teams were crowned champions. Absolutely Awesome!!!

(2010 GU14 photo coming soon from Manchester Cup)



Congratulations To Many 2010 Successes

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (23MAY2010) - As another season nears closure for the Slammers, we would like to reach out and acknowledge many fantastic accomplishments. While this doesn't cover every success experienced this season, below are a few shout outs to some great effort made by many within the Slammers family. Congrats to all involved in pursuit of the below achievements.

· GU17 team qualified for the National Championship for the 3rd time.

  • · This is the 11th Slammers FC team to qualify for the National Championship since 2002

· GU16 team were finalists for the CalSouth National Cup and qualified for Regionals

  • · BU16 team finished second in the fall Far West Regional League and qualified for Regionals

· GU17 and BU18 teams were semi-finalists for CalSouth National Cup

· GU15 and GU18 teams were quarter finalists for CalSouth National Cup



* Reed Williams was named California Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year

· Reed is also a nominee for Gatorade National Soccer Player of the Year

· Reed signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at UCLA this fall.










The GU19 - Maroon team have made an amazing run this season with coaches Ramon Reid and Pat O'Brien. With several under age players and often 1-0 subs these girls continue to experience success. With a Coast Soccer League Cup Championship in hand they recently added a Cal South State Cup championship to their trophy shelf.





Slammers Put an Exclamation Mark on the 2009 College Surf Cup


DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA (29NOV2009) - Slammers FC bring home FOUR trophies from this years College Surf Cup. Year and year out the Surf Cup soccer tournaments held in the San Diego metro area bring the strongest teams in the nation. It deservedly so is considered one of the best tournaments in the country, if not the best. Making the field is the goal of many teams and clubs. The Slammers brought home an AMAZING FOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS this November!!! The GU19 won the Gold group, and the GU16, BU16, and BU19 all won the prestigious Super Group. Director of Coaching Walid Khoury expressed, " They work very hard every work. I am so proud of all our players."

* GU19 - Gold Group, 2009 College Surf Cup Champions *

* GU16 - Super Group, 2009 College Surf Cup Champions *

* BU16 - Super Group, 2009 College Surf Cup Champions *

* BU19 - Super Group, 2009 College Surf Cup Champions *




Coach Walid Khoury proudly holding some of the 2009 College Surf Cup hardware



BU19 - Super Group, 2009 College Surf Cup Champions



Congratulations to all six Slammer teams who competed in the Surf College Cup this year.

GU16s Win the Far West Regional League for the 2009 Fall Season

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA (22NOV2009) - In an extremely competitive bracket including Real So Cal, SC Blues, and SD Surf, the Slammers FC GU16 girls team took first place honors in the Region IV Far West Regional League. The girls achieved this feat in spite of missing two of their National team players, Sarah Cox and Makenzy Doniak, to the US Soccer National team camp. This accomplishment automatically earns the girls a bid into this years Far West Region tournament to be held June 21-27, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Great job girls



Amazing Story of Overcoming Odds

OAKS POLO FIELDS, CALIFORNIA (22NOV2009) - Slammers FC GU19 Wins League Cup Championship. After playing most of the season with 10 players and no subs the GU19 Slammers FC Silver Elite team were not on anyone's radar to go deep in League Cup. The GU19s snuck into the Round of 32 as a wild card... and then they slowly and systematically defied the odds and proceeded to beat 3 Gold and 1 Premier level team en route to the Finals and the opportunity to face another Premier team and League Cup favorites, the California Stars. After having a first half goal called back the girls went into half 0-0. Two second half goals found the back of the net for the Slammers and the girls who found friendship and fun all season long added another piece of hardware to the crowded Slammers family shelves. Speaking of family... the GU19 team had added players on the sidelines for the final game... their little sisters, the GU10 Silver Elite team cheered all game. It is safe to say a few of the GU19 parents realized how quick the last 8-9 years past after seeing the GU10 team running around playing together on the sidelines. The GU19s approached the Coast Soccer League Cup Championship with the same attitude they approached their season... have fun and play together as a team.


(Above and Below) The GU19 team and also 2009 League Cup Champions with their newest passionate supporters, the Slammers FC GU10 team.



GU15 Capture First Place Honors in the Gold Bracket with a Game to Play

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (08NOV2009) - Allowing only 3 goals against in the first 10 games of the season, the GU15 locked up first place in the extremely competitive Gold bracket with a game left to play this Sunday. The girls beat Albion 1-0 at home contributing to their total of 7 shutouts this season. A fantastic effort and a great result!!! This tops off a great weekend for Slammers teams. Congratulations girls.



BU19 Win the Premier League Championship for Coast Soccer

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (07NOV2009) - The BU19 team put themselves on the map as the first Slammers FC boys team to win the prestigious Premier League in Coast Soccer. It is well known southern California is the hot bed for some of the best youth soccer teams in the nation. To win in this league requires beating the best of the best week in and out. This is no simple task. Going up against five Academy teams only added to the challenge. The boys also lead the league in goals with 27 tallies for the season. Coach Walid Khoury who now has Premier League championships on both the boys and girls sides is extremely proud of the effort from his boys. "They worked hard, played like a team, and earned this championship". This is a big statement as to the direction we are taking the boys program at the Slammers.


August of this year the news portal for Orange County soccer announced an article which recognized their experienced opinions about who were the "OC's Top 50 Most Influential People" over the years in area OC soccer.


The Slammers FC organization is extremely proud to recognize five people from our club as being recognized for their hard work, dedication, and passion for youth soccer. Without the personal investment from those below our club would not exist.


On behalf of Slammers FC parents and players (past and present)...


Thank you Walid, Z, Bernie, Terry, and most recently thank you Mia.



Mia Hamm

Trainer, Slammers FC The global soccer icon--arguably the most famous women’s soccer player ever--just began her O.C. soccer tenure when she joined the Slammers FC in April as a trainer. However, her overall footprint left on the soccer world obviously cannot be measured.
Ask just about any little girl who she looks up to soccer-wise, and odds are you'll get a Mia answer, and her total impact on Orange County could, and probably will, be massive. As of today, Hamm helps the Slammers in coaching and mentoring with a focus on the U-14 through U-18 age divisions. Mia Hamm Hamm without question has an extensive résumé. Some highlights include: She was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. She scored more international goals in her career than any other player--male or female--in soccer history (158).

At age 19 she was the youngest member in history to win the World Cup. At 15, she was the youngest soccer player to ever play for the national team. Hamm has two Olympic gold medals (1996 and 2004) and she helped the University of North Carolina win four consecutive NCAA women’s championships.



Terry Mazura

Slammers FC President. No discussion of OC mega-clubs can be complete without mentioning the Slammers, who also have the luxury of saying Mia Hamm is in their corner as a trainer.

The 30-team OC giant was created by Mazura when the likes of Bernard Towers, Walid and Ziad Khoury, David Northridge and Frank Klopas converged in the mid-90s in the then-Orange Coast United. The club had only as many as nine teams in 1999. Seven years later the Slammers hauled in 17 Cal South State titles.

Mazura has seen massive success wtih his girls' teams and now he and his club shift focus to building up the boys' program. Its new Slammers Youth Academy (for ages 6-8) is a step in that direction, as the club looks to gain even more numbers and success.



Bernard Towers

Coast Soccer League President
Towers heads the Coast Soccer League, the one entity that every single OC club and team plays in. 

Put simply, the Coast Soccer League is the single thing, other than soccer balls and shin guards, that every player in OC has in common. Make that OC, the Inland Empire, Ventura County and Los Angeles County.

This year the CSL has more than 2,200 teams, more than 80 clubs and more than 35,000 players who will participate in around 18,000 games played on 500 fields. Whew. Every year these games represent the culmination of months upon months of hard work that will reveal how far a team has come.

The 10 weeks of the Coast Soccer League--comprising League Cup and leading into State and National Cup--are the most important weeks of the club soccer year, hands down.

Towers and the Orange-based Coast Soccer League finds a way to bring organization to the vast numbers of players, coaches, teams and parents that otherwise would beg for chaos. Towers & Co. get it done with the help of dedicated soccer people across So Cal, and many volunteers--as many as 2,500 every year. 



Walid & Ziad Khoury

Directors of Coaching, Slammers FC
Everyone says it, and it's tough to argue: the Khoury brothers are known as the most recognizable faces found on youth soccer sidelines. Slammers FC is, has been, and will continue to be an OC club powerhouse, due in no small part to the Khourys, as well as club president/founder Terry Mazura (also on this Top 50 list). 

The Slammers' girls program today is ranked 4th in the nation by Soccer America, and the club as a whole has been ranked in the Top 10 over the past six years. The Khoury's 30-team OC megaclub was created by Mazura when key OC soccer figures including now-CSL President Bernard Towers and the Khoury brothers converged in the mid-90s in the then-Orange Coast United. The club had only as many as nine teams in 1999. Seven years later the Slammers hauled in 17 Cal South State titles.

Combined, the brothers hold three Nike Coach of the Year awards (2003, 2006, and 2009). Up until 2008, Slammers FC played in six national championships, winning three of them. The club has also seen international success: it won three world titles, four U.S. Club Soccer national championships and three Manchester United Cup titles. On the regional level, Slammers has won 10 Far West Regional championships, 19 Cal South National State Cup titles and more than 40 Surf Cup championships.

The Khourys grew up in Lebanon during its civil war and both played in the Lebanese Premier League. They moved to So Cal in 1984 and played soccer at Orange Coast College. During the 90’s they coached soccer at Corona Del Mar and Newport Harbor high schools. They continue to enjoy success today with many standout players succeeding under their direction in the Gold and Premier levels of the CSL. They've placed numerous players in every major Division-1 conference, and more than 15 of them have participated in the national team system.

The Khourys in 2008 joined the The Pali Blues Soccer Club of the USL W-League as assitant coaches, and guided them to a 12-0 record and the league championship. They even got Mia Hamm to help out as a trainer for the Slammers. Currently, Walid coaches the Slammers' GU-11, GU-14, GU-16, BU-18 teams. Ziad helms the club's GU-13, GU-15, GU-16, GU-18 squads.



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Mia Hamm Joins the Slammers FC

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (06April2009)Mia HammYouth soccer powerhouse Slammers Fútbol Club is extremely privileged and honored to announce soccer legend Mia Hamm has joined their coaching staff beginning this month.


Hamm will work with Slammers FC teams as a soccer trainer, coach, and role model.  Her focus will be older age teams with athletes approaching college.  She will contribute her expertise to teams during state, regional, national, and international championship preparations.  Mia will additionally float through out other teams in the club working on various aspects of player and team development.

(full press release here)








2009 Slammers FC August Skills Camp a Great Success!!


Soccer legend, Mia Hamm working with campers during our August Camp.


NEWPORT BEACH, CA (17AUG2009) - Mia talking with Campers about

having fun and playing soccer with your friends.




GU12s Pick Up Championship Hardware at 2009 West Coast Futbol Classic

MISSION VIEJO, CA (16Aug2009) An awesome effort by our GU12 girls and a thrilling PK finish against Arsenal FC in the finals earned our Gu12s the championship trophy. The girls were 4-1 for the weekend with 7 goals for and 2 against. A fantastic effort by the whole team!!!







DEL MAR, CA (04August2009) Two Slammers teams made the semi-finals (GU12 and GU15) and two made the finals (GU16 and BU19) of Surf Cup over the past two weeks. Great results from 4 great teams.





GU11 Maroon team win the Oaks Polo Fields Classic

IRVINE, CA (03Aug2009) Great effort by the GU11 Maroon team this past weekend winning the Oaks Polo Fields Classic. This is the second tournament win of the season for the girls. They also posted a win at the Wolfpack Invitational. Great stuff girls!!!





GU10 Maroon Win the 2009 Irvine Summer Classic

Irvine, California (21June2009) - Coach Alivia Mazura's GU12 Maroon team won their flight in this year's Irvine Summer Classic out scoring competition in pool play 10-2. They went to PKs in the finals for the win over Legends FC - Black. Great job girls!!







(22July2009) Five Slammers teams (GU10, GU12, GU13, GU14, and GU15) travel down to San Diego this weekend for the prestigious Surf Cup. Good luck girls!!!







3 Slammers teams took home championship hardware for the 2009 Slammers Futbol Classic

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (20July2009) A huge congratulations to all the players, parent volunteers, and tournament organizers for an incredibly successful tournament. This event could not happen without the countless hours put in by many people behind the scenes. Thank you everyone. With over 270 teams playing this was our biggest year ever.


Slammers teams made an impressive showing over the weekend as we officially play under our new age groups for the 2009/2010 season. Three teams were crowned champion (BU12, GU14, GU18N), six more teams made the finals (BU15, BU16, GU11, GU12M, GU16, GU18), and an additional five teams made the semi-finals (GU11M, GU12, GU13, GU15, GU17). A phenomenal run by a combined 14 teams from the club.


Thanks again everyone and good luck over the rest of the summer.



BU12 2009 Slammers Futbol Classic Champions - coached by Ralph Lopez


GU14 2009 Slammers Futbol Classic Champions - coached by Walid Khoury


GU18 North 2009 Slammers Futbol Classic Champions - coached y Pat O'Brien




BU15s Win the 2009 Bayern Cup International

Chino, California (12July2009) - Our 09/10 Slammers BU15 coached by Pat O'Brien traveled to Chino and added some hardware to their trophy shelf with a win in the Bayern Cup International. They out scored the competition 13-3, awesome stuff guys.




4 Slammers Teams Qualify for Far West Regionals

Lancaster, CA (20June2009) - Congratulations to our GU15s GU16s, BU17s, and GU18s. It is an amazing accomplishment for a club to have one team make it to regionals. This year we had four teams compete at Far West regionals. All four made it through pool play into the quarterfinals. Three of these teams made it to the semi-finals. Congratulations to everyone on a great 2008/2009 season and best of luck to all 30 teams and our new Boys and Girls Youth Academy for the 2009/2010 season.




BU12s Win the 2009 Irvine Memorial tournament

Irvine, California (22May2009) - Coach Ralph's Slammers BU12 team made an impressive run for this years Irvine Memorial Classic. They out scored competition in pool play 18-1 and capped off the finals with a 5-1 victory. Great job boys!!!






4 Slammers Teams Qualify for Far West Regionals

Lancaster, CA (20June2009) - (Click here for more)








Far West Regional League Champions




GU16s join the GU18s Adding Two More Championships

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA (17May2009) - The Slammers add two more State Championships to the trophy shelf pushing the clubs total to an amazing 26 Cal South State Championships. The GU18s beat the Eagles 1-0 on May 10th in Temecula. The GU16s also pushed past the Eagles 1-0 on May 17th at the Ranch. Congratulations girls!!! The Slammers had an impressive showing placing five teams into the semi-finals. The GU19s begin their quest May 23rd in Pomona.





2009 GU16 National Cup Champions

GU16s Win their 5th Consecutive State Championship at the 2009 National Cup tying state record.





GU18s Win their 3rd State Championship at the 2009 National Cup.





Far West Regional League Champions

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (03May2009) - Three Slammers teams advance to the Far West Region tournament in Lancaster through their championships in the Far West Regional League.

* BU17s Far West Regional League Champion - 2008 Fall season

* GU15s Far West Regional League Champion - 2009 Spring season

* GU16s Far West Regional League Champion - 2009 Spring season






Mia HammMia Hamm Joins the Slammers FC

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (06April2009) – Youth soccer powerhouse Slammers Fútbol Club is extremely privileged and honored to announce soccer legend Mia Hamm has joined theircoaching staff beginning this month.


Hamm will work with Slammers FC teams as a soccer trainer, coach, and role model.  Her focus will be older age teams with athletes approaching college.  She will contribute her expertise to teams during state, regional, national, and international championship preparations.  Mia will additionally float through out other teams in the club working on various aspects of player and team development.

(full press release here)







Slammers FC ranked #1 in the Nation for 2009

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (24March2009) - released their 3rd installment of their ClubRank™ system ranking youth soccer clubs across the nation. The Slammers FC topped the ranking at #1 in the nation for girls soccer clubs.

ClubRank™ is a points system designed to gauge how well clubs are doing in their mission to prepare players for higher levels of soccer, namely the professional ranks, youth and full national teams, and college soccer.

(more information here)




Ziad Khoury Receives Nike Coach of the Year Honors

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (27February2009) - The Slammers FC are proud to announce one of our directors of coaching, Ziad Khoury received Nike's Coach of the Year honors at the Nike Awards Banquet held at the L.A. Wilshire Grand Ballroom . This was his second time to receive the award. He previously received the award in 2006. (more information here)




Soccer America Places Slammers FC #4 in the Nation

FRISCO, Texas (January 28, 2009) – Today, Soccer America magazine named the 2009 Top 30 boys and girls youth soccer clubs in America. Now in its sixth installment, Soccer America selected the top 30 boys and girls clubs, based on success of their teams in national youth competitions over the last three years and national recognition for players from these clubs in 2008. The list was expanded from 20 to 25 in 2008 and again expanded from 25 to 30 this year.



Slammers FC Set CalSouth State Record

HONOLULU, HAWAII (15June2008) - The Slammers FC have done something no other club had done in the history of the state. They sent SEVEN teams to the Far West Regional Tournament. “It’s a tremendous accomplishment,” said Walid Khoury, one of the clubs directors of coaching. “It says a lot about the kids and how much time and effort they put in. They did all of the things— the hard work to put themselves in this position.”

The GU-12, GU-14, GU-15, GU-17, GU-18 and GU-19 teams all qualified. On the boys' side, the BU-16 team advanced. “They [BU-16] are the first boys' team to ever make it to regional,” Khoury said. “This makes everyone involved very, very excited.” “It’s astonishing when you think about it,” Khoury said of the seven teams. “There are so many great players in this state it’s hard to comprehend right now, but we are very proud.”





(24JUL2011) Jack McBean Makes LA Galaxy Debut

(15JUL2011) GU16 Win Slammers Cup

(19JUN2011) GU13 Win Irvine Summer Classic

(26JUN2011) GU15s Playing Strong

(05JUN2011) GU19s Win State Championship

(27MAY2011) Ashley Nick Helps Bring Home European Hardware

(24MAY2011) Slammers Success With CalSouth National Cup

(20MAR2011) GU13 Maroon Wins State Cup

(04MAR2011) Second Slammer to Earn US National Team Cap

(02MAR2011) Slammers Joins Launch of SCDL

(12FEB2011) CalSouth Awards Slammers Excellence

(03FEB2011) Jack McBean: Home Grown, Slammers Grown

(11JAN2011) Christen Press Wins Hermann Trophy

(18NOV2010) Christen Press Wins Back to Back Player of the Year

(16NOV2010) GU17 and BU17 Premier Teams Experience Success

(13NOV2010) Slammers Bringing It (TopDrawerSoccer)

(23SEP2010) Danesha Adams Scores WPS Playoff Game Winner

(25JUL2010) BU16 Win USYSA National Championship

(27JUN2010) Slammers Success in Alburquerque

(08MAR2010) Whitney Engen Gets Called Up To US National Team

(03MAR2010) Slammers Joins ECNL

(01MAR2010) Mia Hamm: A Mentor for Slammers Athletes

(26FEB2010) 42 Slammers Go On To College

(15JAN2010) Slammers FC Continue to Make Mark on WPS

(22DEC2009) Closing Out NCAA College Season

(01OCT2009) Soccer America: Slammers Top Five in the Nation

(27FEB2009) Ziad Khoury Receives Nike Coach of the Year

(15JUN2008) Slammers FC Set CalSouth State Record