The Toro Fusion project is progressing well. It is very exciting for both clubs and for the soccer community in Omaha. To aid in the communication process regarding the Toro Fusion, click on the FUSION FAQs tab to the left for the notes from the Toro Fusion informational meeting held on Monday, February 24. We will continue to update all of our members as we progress through this process. We are targeting our first Fusion joint training session for mid-March. More details to follow.
If you have any questions, please contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tim Bennett, Omaha FC executive director 513-729-9054
Omaha FC and Toro Soccer Club announce fusion, coming together of organizations
OMAHA, Neb. (February 20, 2014) -- After meetings this evening with coaches of the respective clubs, the boards of Omaha Football Club and the Toro Girls Soccer Club proudly announce together the fusion of the two organizations.
“With Toro Girls Soccer Club joining the Omaha FC family, it marks the beginning of an era. One where we can meet each player where they are, in their development, and take them to where they want to go,” said Tim Bennett, executive director of Omaha FC.
“For Toro Girls Soccer Club, this is an exciting time. Created as Omaha's ‘All Girls’ soccer club, we've created a family-centered club that nurtures a passion for the game and an environment of being our very best. No other club in Omaha matches the Toro philosophical and developmental model better than Omaha FC and their leadership is second to none,” said Randy Jewett, director of coaching for Toro SC.
On an operational level, Toro SC will remain in its current form until the end of the season, June 30, 2014. Until this time, each club’s staff will work collectively on every level to insure a successful program, player, team and coach transition. Future fall of 2014 programming registration will be administered under and through Omaha FC. Try-outs for the 2014-15 season will be run under Omaha FC in compliance with NSSA policies. Prior to this, Directors of Coaches from both clubs will have full evaluations in place to insure the proper meshing of talent and teams.
The Omaha FC Board will include three new Toro SC board members. Additional Toro SC board members will begin work in the Omaha FC committee structure as non-voting members. There will be no changes to the Omaha FC by-laws, terms or the executive committee. The Omaha FC Board will continue to hold full-board meetings monthly with committee meetings separately and as needed.
Mergers, or fusion in this case, in the youth soccer club market, make business sense, but more importantly, can benefit players enormously. These types of relationships are the new strategic approach to success and create cornerstones of innovation. The Omaha FC/Toro SC fusion is a mutual beneficial partnership between two financially stable youth soccer non-profit clubs based on a shared vision of player development. This newly forged relationship will create new and better opportunities in terms of resources, education and above all forming a cohesive group that works together for the betterment of all players on every level. Fusion between the clubs will create multiple playing avenues for every player and team to develop and achieve state, regional and national success.
The combined history and tradition of state cup champions, regional champions, successful college student-athletes, youth national team members, leadership, reliable and experienced coaching staffs, facilities and other additional resources will quickly make Omaha FC a Top 20 youth soccer club built upon individual player development. These collective assets will allow Omaha FC to fulfill the shared vision of player development on an unprecedented scale for the Omaha area.
For a full description of the rationale and impact of this club fusion, please see the Frequently Asked Questions document on both the Omaha FC and Toro SC websites.
The girls came in second in the U13/U14 Girls Indoor league.
Congratulations to U15 Toro Galacticos for their 2-0 victory in the state cup final game!
Congratulations girls on an excellent weekend!
On April 14th, 2012, Governor Heineman signed into law LB260, the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act. This bill will take effect July 1, 2012. The bill affects athletes 19 years old or younger, sports organization, including youth leagues, club sports, or any organization sponsoring a sporting activity where there is a cost to participants or where such costs are sponsored must follow the law/act.
As a benefit of belonging to Nebraska State Soccer the State has created a concussion website to help their Affiliate Member Clubs and Leagues comply with the law. The website has all the resources that you need to be in compliance with the law/act.
The Toro Soccer Club is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and has been in existence for over 20 years. We have teams in all age groups, under 4 years through under 19 years of age.
Toro's philosophy and purpose is simple. We strive to provide a framework and organization that will develop soccer players to their full potential through excellent coaching and individual training. Our focus is to develop the female athlete as a total player. From this process comes self-esteem, discipline, determination and teamwork - attributes that extend beyond the soccer field, attributes that can be used throughout life.
If we are to live up to our goals, philosophy and purpose, selecting the best players is not enough. We must be even more selective in choosing our coaches. We can't settle for anything less than the best coaching staff available.
To help parents understand the demands of female athletes, we can provide you with a copy of the Parents Guide to Girls' Sports produced by the Women's Sports Foundation.
Toro Soccer is a member of the Nebraska State Soccer Association in affiliation with the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer.
TORO GIRLS SOCCER CLUB
A NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) Organization
PO Box 45226
Omaha, NE 68145