2007/08 Girls Red ~ Force
Coach Nikola Pearson
WVFC 2007/08 Girls Red ~ Force is a competitive girls soccer team that currently competes in the Club Champions League which has teams from MD, DC, VA, and WV. They have also competed in the Elite Development League (EDP) and the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). All three are among the most competitive leagues for Mid-Atlantic region.
The team competes in highly competitive tournaments all around Virginia, Maryland, DC, and general Mid-Atlantic. As well, the team competes in WV State series, with the aspiration to win the WV State Championship!
They also have just begun and will continue to compete in many "College Showcase" tournaments on the East Coast.
Players participate in the Olympic Development Program (ODP); and many on the team will be freshmen in Fall 2022, and will play HS soccer (WV has Fall HS soccer).
They train hard, mostly year around for Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons, and strive for excellence while still having fun!
The team maintains rigorous player development in skills and tactics in order to prepare the girls for continued advancement in their competitions, and to excel as well in their HS play -- and then further to play in college in coming years.
Head Coach - Nikola Pearson
Coach Nikola has coached competitive soccer for multiples ages in WV, VA, and DC for many years -- which includes teams in leagues such as: CCL, EDP, and WAGS & NCSL. She coached in many clubs prior to WVFC: McLean, Reston, Great Falls, Loudoun, Ashburn, CYA, Fauquier Co., and EPIC... as well as group and individual training, and camps.
She has earned the US Soccer National C Coaching Licenses, as well as National E & D; US Soccer National Youth License; and the Sports Performance Certification. Her degree at George Mason Univ. (GMU) was BS in Exercise Science.
Nikola played at highest levels of soccer, youth through adult: As a youth, in Div 1 & Premier divisions in VA & MD; 4-year HS varsity girls soccer (Centreville HS); NCAA D1 collegiate women's soccer (GMU); US Women's semi-pro (Norther VA Majestics); continues to play adult coed (w co-coach & husband, John Pearson, 2011 Boys).
She brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience, and with her degree and certifications, she can address the whole person's performance and growth as athlete, student, & elite soccer player.
Her Assistant Coach is Tommy Pope, who also has long history of playing and coaching competitive soccer. He has coached since 2011, and has US Soccer National D & E Coaching Licenses. He played for 30 years in: youth club travel soccer in MD & VA, high school (Glenelg, MD), and college (Howard Community College, MD and Salisbury Univ., MD) and continued into adult leagues in Howard County MD.
Both live with their families in the WV Panhandle area.
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