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Taking responsibility for actions and continually holding one another accountable in continuous improvement.
Lifelong lessons based on the principle that a cohesive team unit is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
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FC Batavia Success Story: Ty Meagher
Our former player Ty Meagher just signed his first pro contract with Valley United FC! We are incredibly proud of his achievement and his dedication to reaching his dream. Congratulations Ty! Your journey has just begun, and we will be following you every step on the way. You more than deserve this and you are an inspiration for our young Batavians!
We recently asked Ty to share his thoughts on his experience playing for Coach Rick and this is what he said.
“Along my youth soccer journey, I’ve had many coaches. What separates Coach Rick from the others is how he not only develops the entire team but also personally connects to each player specifically offering a way to better themselves on and off the field.”
Being part of Rick’s teams always felt more like a family environment rather than a business. I always felt that he truly cared about my development. It wasn’t always about winning or losing but more of how the team and myself can get better. He gave me the opportunity to experience my first trial where he played professionally in the Netherlands which gave me the confidence to really push myself to play professionally and achieve my goal. Rick always supported me and I’m forever grateful.”
Your support has always meant the world to our entire family. A little piece of you walks on that pitch with him every time. Keep promoting your club and what you do!”
We also know it’s important to hear what other parents might have to say. Ty’s mom, Angie, shared these thoughts with us.
“Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough! The coach before told Ty ‘Your goal of playing pro is one in a million.’ So in the car I told Ty, ‘Well, someone has to be the one!’ That very next tournament you approached Todd and I and invited us to tryouts. Man was that perfect timing!
Reach 11 Sports Complex
2425 E. Deer Valley Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Desert Broom Park
29440 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Paseo Highlands Park
3435 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Paradise Valley Park
17642 N 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Rick has vast knowledge and love of the game. He is a motivator, creative at his implementation of soccer skills with his players. He truly made my girls better players, which showed on the field.
Erin ChildRuss Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
Rick is een van de betere voetbalcoaches van Arizona. Niet alleen technisch zeer vaardig, ook leert hij de kinderen de sociale vaardigheden die ze nodig hebben zowel in het veld als in het leven. Leiderschap, samenwerken, omgaan met tegenslag etc, lessen waar ze de rest van hun leven profijt van hebben. En dat doet ie dan ook nog met een aanstekelijk enthousiasme.
Saskia van der HilstAdviseur ✼ Coach ✼ Trainer ✼ Spreker
Rick is great! He and the club truly dedicate themselves to the growth, improvement and success of your player! Rick takes the time to make sure each child know their strengths and knows where they need to put in a little more work. He is highly professional and always has made our son feel confident and our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time with FCB. Highly recommend this club.
We love FC Batavia! When researching different clubs, all the mega machines kept coming up but after a couple of tryouts with those clubs we were feeling a little unsure that we really wanted to allow our then 10 year old to give up being a kid, and have to fork out thousands in club fees, uniform costs, and to top off crazy travel costs. We were lucky to find FC Batavia. From day one it was evident that all the coaches were concerned with not only attracting talented players who already had a lot of skill but also on continuing to develop these players.
We have started back at our @phxparks fields and we want to thank everyone who helped get them opened up after they closed in December. Thank you to @arizonasoccerassociation, other area clubs, and most importantly, parents across Arizona that made their voice heard. It's good to be back!
Tryouts are coming! Players 10u and younger can start tryouts as early as April 25 and players 11u and older can start May 3. Stay tuned here on our social media pages for exact dates, times, and locations of our tryouts.
"During his playing career, Ruud Gullit was renowned for two things above all else: his outstanding skill with the ball and his iconic dreadlocks." Read more about this black, Dutch football legend at the link in our profile.
"Cobi Jones is not the Jackie Robinson of soccer. But a case can be made… that Jones was the first Black soccer player in America to be both talented enough and visible enough to inspire other African-Americans to get into the game." Read more about Cobi Jones' contribution to American soccer at the @mls link in our profile.
Congrats to one of Coach Rick's former players, @mia_alejos09 , who just signed with @arizonachristian ! "Thank you Coach Rick! I appreciate everything you’ve taught me—more than you’ll ever know. I can honestly say I learned the most from you about field positions, and where I need to be at all times. Playing for you taught me to read the field in a way I never knew possible. And because of you I’ll never stop shooting the ball. Thank you for always believing in me. You’re the best soccer coach I’ve ever had. God bless you always!"
@briscurry is one of the first African-American professional soccer athletes. She was the starting goalie for the US Women's National Team during the Olympics and World Cups of the 90s. Read more about her story and her impact at the link in our profile.