Former Cutters ’98 player Beverly Thomas and her father Jeff, who was most recently coach of the ’02 girls team at Cutters, have landed on their feet in Melbourne, Australia. Jeff is coach of the South Melbourne Women’s Football Club U16 team, and coordinator of Junior Football for the club. He’s coaching his daughter for the first time since, he thinks, she was under 7 and playing Cutters Community Soccer.
SMWFC won their pre-season tournament this weekend, winning the final 6-3 and with Beverly scoring a goal in each of the last three games of the tournament. Jeff describes his team as “probably able to give either of the local Bloomington high school teams a run for their money.” He’s borrowed from Cutters RMA training methods which are new to Australia and also organized set plays for his team, which he said not many local youth teams bother to do and “we are causing chaos on almost every attacking corner as a result.”
Beverly and her siblings Gavin and Melissa all attend the same (six-year) high school in Elwood, Victoria. They proudly wear their Indiana, Cutters and Bloomington soccer shirts around town, although both SMWFC and the local Brighton Soccer Club Gavin and Melissa play in blue rather than the familiar red they have only ever known before.
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The Cutters Soccer Club will be hosting the Inaugural Cutters Charity Casino Night on Saturday, March 29th from 6:00-10pm at the Liberty Ball Room & Banquet Center, located at 2100 Liberty Drive.
Tickets can be purchased prior to March 5th for $45 each. Starting March 6th this will increase to $50. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $55. Proceeds of this event will go to the Cutters Outreach Program. The Outreach Program is a free soccer program that currently serves over 300 children ages 6-18. Outreach serves children enrolled in summer and after school programs through all three locations of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monroe County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Monroe County Community School Corporation School Age Care Program, and programs offered through area churches and smaller groups. Outreach also serves children who participate in the Cutters TOPSoccer Program. TOPSoccer provides young athletes with special needs the opportunity learn and play the game, but more importantly enables them to become valued and successful members of the soccer community. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $4,500.00 through this event.
The event will include gaming such as black jack, craps, and roulette. Everyone who purchases a ticket to the event will be given ”funny money” in the form of casino chips. Additional chips can be purchased if you run out. At the end of the night you will be able to exchange your chips for raffle tickets. We will have many prizes available that you will have an opportunity to win through the raffle. There will be food provided for all attendees, as well as water and soda. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine.
This event is open to the general public, so we hope you will consider inviting friends, neighbors and family members who may not be directly involved with Cutters. In order to make this event a success, there is a significant need for volunteer support. To see all the volunteer opportunities and to signup, please click on the link below:
- Weekend Package in French Lick (value of $1224)
- $250 Kohl’s Gift Certificate
- Upland Prize Package
- 1 Free Season of Travel Soccer
- 1 Free Season of Community Soccer
- 1 Voucher for 4 Tickets to Les Miserables, Presented by Cardinal Stage Company
- $100 Bloomingfoods Gift Certificate
- 4 Pendlebury Hair Studio Gift Certificates
- 2 60-Minute Sessions at Bloomington Massage & Bodyworks
- 1 Night Voucher to Fairfield Inn or TownPlace Suites in Bloomington
- 1 Voucher for a Pair of Indy 11 Tickets and Scarf
- 12 Arby’s Combo Meals
- $25 Gift Certificate to Cheddar’s
- More to be Announced Soon!
Attention all Cutters soccer families: Dick’s Sporting Goods is once again hosting a Cutters Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 29th. The store has ordered extra soccer merchandise to meet your needs. Cutters Soccer Club representatives will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions about the Club and to register participants for Cutters Community Soccer.
Please print the following coupons to use at the store:
Soccer Specific Coupon
20% off Coupon for Everything in Store (good from 3/28-3/30)
You can now listen to the two online presentations regarding current topics at Cutters Soccer Club that took place on March 12-13. Click on the links below to listen:
Office manager and bookkeeper needed. Strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills required. Please e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Cutters Soccer Club, P.O. Box 3520, Bloomington, IN 47402; call 812-333-8010. Applications close 3/14, 2014.
Cutters Soccer Club Office Manager Description
Joyce Huck, Michael Grubb, Mary Runnells, and Laddie Derenchuk
The Cutters Soccer Club is pleased to announce that 4 of our club members were selected as finalists for Indiana Soccer Association awards for 2013. Two of our finalists were selected as the winner for their respective categories.
- Indiana Soccer wishes to recognize those individuals who go above and beyond in the time and talent they give to the game. Annual Awards are given out in a variety of categories each year to individuals who are involved in youth soccer throughout Indiana. Indiana Soccer honors competitive and recreational coaches, administrators, referees and volunteers. The Annual Awards dinner was held on February 8, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Banquet Room in Carmel, IN. This year’s finalists from Cutters were:
- Michael Grubb – Jay Fredrich Good of Soccer Award – WINNER!
- Brian Lewis – Girls Recreational Coach of the Year - WINNER!
- Ross Manning – Boys Recreational Coach of the Year
- Joyce Huck – Team Manager of the Year
Registration is open for the Spring 2014 season of Community Soccer. The season begins on Saturday, April 5th for the U6 age division and Monday, April 7th for the remaining age groups. The season ends on Saturday, June 7th for all ages. The U6 age group only meets on Saturday mornings; all other age groups meet on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. All practices and games are held at Karst Farm Park. (Note: The Club offers need-based scholarships for participation in the program.)
- U6 (August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2008)
- U8 (August 1, 2005 – July 31, 2007)
- U10 (August 1, 2003 – July 31, 2005)
- U12 (August 1, 2001 – July 31, 2003)
- U14 (August 1, 1999 – July 31, 2001)
- U18 (August 1, 1995 – July 31, 1999)
Note: Unless a child is deliberately playing up an age group or down an age group, all children – regardless of their date of birth – are in the same age group during the spring season as they were during the preceding fall season.
U6: April 5th – June 7th (Saturday mornings ONLY)
U8 and Older: April 7th – June 7th (Practice Monday nights & Games Saturday Mornings)
U6: Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
U8, U10, U18: Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 am and Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
U12, U14: Saturdays from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm and Mondays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
(These times are the same as in past seasons.)
Karst Farm Park on Endwright Road in Bloomington
U6: $75 through February 24; $80 through March 10; $85 after March 10
U8 and Older: $100 through February 24; $110 through March 10; $130 after March 10
Non-Scholarship Registration Link:
Scholarship Registration Link:
We hope to see you and your child this spring!
Fundraise While Shopping for Everyday Family Purchases
Scrip Fundraising through Great Lakes Scrip Program
The Cutters Soccer Club has become a member of the Great Lakes Scrip Program. By using the Great Lakes Scrip Program Cutters’ families can earn money toward Cutters fees and team expenses by making their regular household or gift purchases. But instead of paying with cash or credit, they use gift cards or certificates from America’s favorite and most trusted retailers.
The Purchase Discount is deposited into the Families’ Cutters Account. The Great Lakes Scrip Program provides scrip programs for schools, churches and non-profit organizations by offering discounted gift cards and certificates for members’ everyday purchases. Cutters members purchase the retailer gift cards at face value through the Great Lakes Scrip website or through the Cutters Scrip Coordinator, Pam Wilson. The amount of the purchase discount is then deposited in the Cutters Scrip account. The Cutters Scrip Coordinator will then deposit the member’s share into their personal Cutters account. Each members Cutters account can then be used for payment of Club or team expenses. Every purchase is discounted. The value of discount will vary depending upon the retailer and the particular discounts that they may be offering at a given time. Typically, the range is from a low of 2% to as much as 15%. The retailer’s discounts are always displayed at the Great Lakes Scrip website, www.shopwithscrip.com.
The Scrip Program has Agreements with over 500 of the Country’s Biggest Brands. The attractive feature of the Great Lakes Scrip Program is that it has agreements with over 500 of the country’s biggest brands and retailers, many of which are in the Bloomington area. Please see the Scrip Brand List at the following link: http://cutters.suso.org/wp-content/uploads/Retailer-List.pdf. You’ll find cards you can use at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, movie theaters, home improvement stores, and almost any business that accepts gift cards. Virtually anywhere you shop will accept some form of Scrip. The Club has established individual agreements with Bloomingfoods and Marsh grocery stores. Marsh and Bloomingfoods will be administered by Pam Wilson. The Club currently has an agreement with Kroger through the Kroger Cares Program, administered by Anne Veldman.
The Operational Aspects of the Scrip Program are defined. The Club will institute a trial program during the upcoming holiday season. Families may open scrip accounts beginning 29 November 2013. Please see the flowcharts listed below that describe the operational aspects of the Great Lakes Scrip Program for Cutters’ shoppers.
Shop with Scrip Flowchart: Overview
Shop with Scrip Flowchart : New Family Signup
Shop with Scrip Flowchart : Order Product
Shop with Scrip Flowchart : Cutters Program Coordinator processes
What are Club and Family Earnings? We are proposing that initially the earnings from the Great Lakes Scrip Program be split 30% to the Club and 70% to the member family from the Travel or Community Soccer program making the purchase. As more members use the program to make purchases, the percentages will be adjusted in favor of the families. We will evaluate the program at the conclusion of the test run (probably January 2014) to determine its future utility. No changes will be made to the Kroger Cares Program. This program has significant potential so we hope Cutters families will try it and give it serious consideration!
Retailer Discount Fundraising Coordinators:
Great Lakes Scrip Program Coordinator: Pamela Wilson, email@example.com, 303-619-6750
Kroger Cares Program Coordinator, Anne Veldman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-327-8339
Cutters Soccer Club and Meulensteen Academy announce a special partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2013
Bloomington, Indiana—Cutters Soccer Club is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to partner with Meulensteen Academy.
SportpartnersNL (Netherlands) and Meulensteen Academy (MA) have earned a European-wide, sterling reputation for offering reliable and high quality soccer training services throughout their 14 years of conducting business. Cutters SC is now proud to offer the same expertise to the US market via this partnership with SportpartnersUSA and Meulensteen Academy. The Meulensteen Academy organization presents professional expertise of people working in soccer coaching as well as soccer education.
This partnership allows the Cutters Soccer Club to offer training in the Meulensteen Academy methods, philosophy, and instruction programs. Specifically, Cutters SC will offer the “Moves and Skills” Player Development Curriculum developed by Coach Rene Meulensteen, current Head Coach at Anzhi Makhachkala SC, Russia and long time First Team Coach of Manchester United (2008-2013).
Rene Meulensteen, commonly regarded as one of the best soccer trainers in the world, developed the “Moves & Skills” method to improve the skills of the modern soccer player at any level. The program’s goal is the development of creative, unpredictable, confident, and motivated players. At the center of the “Moves & Skills” method is the ability of a player to master the challenge of various 1v1 situations. Continue reading about Cutters partners with RMA
Please see the link below for information regarding how your family can track volunteer hours throughout the year. More information coming soon about the different volunteer opportunities that are available.
Volunteer Request Form
Please contact Tommy Berry if you still have interest in joining a team.
The club will be hosting Junior Cutters (U9/U10) “Call Outs” on Tuesday, June 4th at Karst Farm Park (field 5) at 6pm. “Call Outs” is not a tryout but rather an opportunity for interested players and returning players to come and participate in a training session to meet the Cutters travel staff and learn about the program. The call out is for all interested boys and girls in the following age divisions for the 2012/2013 season:
U9 - D.O.B. - 8/1/04-7/31/05
U10 – D.O.B. – 8/1/03-7/31/04 Continue reading about Junior Cutters U9/U10 – Call Outs – June 4th at Karst field 5
The Cutters Juggling Club has been established to inspire players to practice on their own, set goals, and improve their technical soccer skills.
A player’s touch and feel for the ball is vital in soccer and juggling is one of the best exercises to learn how the ball reacts to different parts of the foot and body. Juggling also helps to develop body control, core strength, and balance while providing a good work out. All that’s required is a ball, a small space, and some determination. Players that progress through the Cutters Juggling Club Levels will undoubtedly experience improved success in their soccer matches. Have fun and good luck!
1. Players may only use their feet. Touches with the feet count toward the total number of juggles. The count must return to zero if the ball hits the ground. All other body parts can be used (except hands) but they do not count toward the total number of juggles. (Ex. If a player uses their thigh to keep the ball in the air it will not be counted, but the players can continue their count with the next touch with their feet. One foot, two foot, thigh, three foot would count as three.) Continue reading about Cutters Juggling Club – New!
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