Brevard Beachside Impact Soccer Team Wins State Championship, Will Now Play in National Showcase
By Space Coast Daily // June 9, 2021
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Beachside Impact Competitive Soccer Club won the State Cup Championship and will now represent Florida in the USYS National Showcase the weekend of June 17.
Coach Ryan Weldon has been training this close-knit team of 15/16-year-old young athletes from the Space Coast for many years with most of the players averaging more than years, with some playing since the age of four.
Coach Weldon is no stranger to the Space Coast as he is a Satellite High graduate and has been a coach with Satellite’s Brevard Beachside Impact for 28 years, and the Satellite High School girls’ soccer coach for 25 years.
“This team has had a loyal bond together through the years and stuck together through amazing wins and tough losses over the years,” said Weldon.
“Even when many said only the bigger clubs could produce quality teams, our own local Satellite Beach Brevard Beachside Impact team proved them wrong.”
This homegrown local team persevered against the best teams in Florida in the final four in Auburndale last week.
Winning the state cup championship they are moving on to represent the state of Florida in the USYS National Showcase with the next stop at Regionals in Greer, South Carolina over the weekend of June 17.
Space Coast Daily has the opportunity to get Coach Weldon’s take on the game:
■ How did you feel after the team won State Championship?
Overwhelmed. To win a State Championship with confident play and seeing training topics showcase throughout our matches brings a sense of accomplishment. To win with this team is extra special.
■ What was the best moment?
It’s hard to pick one. The final whistle maybe. There are times in matches that I see the players have an idea that is different than what I am thinking makes me happy. The second goal in the final is a perfect example, and the player’s decision ultimately sealed the victory.
■ What next for the team?
Regionals in South Carolina where we will represent Florida.
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