Soccer Committee Business Report Meeting: 4th Thursday, each month, Lahaska Room, Buckingham Township Building 7pm-8:15pm - All members welcome (IM,TOPSoccer, Travel) Coach, Parents, Players
The CBAA Soccer program is dedicated to the task of promoting and enhancing the culture of soccer for the youth and families of the Central Bucks area. The CBAA Soccer program will strive to develop players at all ages and levels of play: recreational; travel; and premier. We are dedicated to developing players and coaches to the highest level through a quality instructional program.
CBAA soccer program willcultivate each player's mind, body and spirit by:
- building, developing, and improving their skills and fitness levels
- instilling confidence, initiative, emotional growth
- embracing and nurturing a sense of community and teamwork
- advocating high standards of sportsmanship and fair play
The purpose of the CBAA Intramural Soccer league is to provide for and encourage youth participation in recreational soccer within the Central Bucks County community. CBAA Intramural Soccer will, through our soccer activities, promote sportsmanlike competition, provide training in the technical, tactical, physical and mental components to soccer, and offer a recreational alternative to drugs, alcohol and juvenile delinquency.
Our IM Director of Coaching - Neil Smart
Meet Neil Smart, our Director of Coaching.
Neil is a native of Barrow-in-Furness situated in the scenic North West of England – a major football (soccer) hotbed! In addition to playing the game at a high level his whole career has been as a teacher and professional soccer coach.
Some of Neil’s soccer achievements on the field of play:
- His high school team won over 75 consecutive games over a 5 year period!
- Captain of his u19 county (state) soccer team
- Played against the US National Team(1990)
- Played in the US Open Cup Final (1993)
- Professional player with (and captained) the Philadelphia Freedom
- Member of teams that have won the state Open & Amateur Cups numerous times
- Winner of the over 30 state cup with 3 different teams
- Winner of juggling competition at NSCAA Convention: 20 minutes / 2,000 juggles!!
Taught for 10 years as a full time PE / Health teacher at the Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill
Has professional coaching licenses from both the UK & USA
Has coached tens of thousands of youth players (and coaches) since the inception of Smart Soccer in 1987
Ran in the famous Keswick to Barrow40 mile event and finished! (this was in his younger days!)
Had his Smart Soccer shirt appear in an edition of The Rolling Stone magazine!
Neil founded Smart Soccer International Inc. in 1987
CBAA Soccer Committee
CBAA Soccer President: Becky Barlow
Director of Finance: Michelle Obetz
Director of Conduct: Bill Gibbons
Director of Facilities: Andrew Bullard
Communications/Marketing: Natalie Keylon
Director -Uniforms, Spiritwear & Branding: Barbara Prajzner
Picture Day: Brian Dougherty
Snack Shed: Shawn Harrison & Mary Anna Okin
Tournament/Sponsorship Director: Dave Fisher
Registrar: Karen Smyth
Field Scheduler: Jeff Mangum
Field Maintenance: Dave MacFarlane
TOPSoccer Director: Matt McGahran
EPYSA Primary Contact & Delegate: Becky Barlow
CBAA Soccer Reintegration Announcement
CBAA Intramural Soccer (IM) & Buckingham United Soccer Club (BUSC)
The CBAA Executive Board has begun the process of re-integrating the administration and operations of our intramural & travel soccer programs; CBAA Intramural Soccer and Buckingham United Soccer Club. The reintegration of the program into one management structure is consistent with the CBAA By-Laws. We believe that combining the organizations will provide a platform for the CBAA Soccer Program to grow, in terms of youth participation, volunteerism and the overall quality of the experience that our member families and players have.
A single organization is the model used by CBAA’s two other sports programs. CBAA Basketball includes both intramural and travel and is managed by a single management team. CBAA Lightning Lacrosse which includes both boys and girls programs is operated by a single management team.
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Herbst Sports Complex
CBAA and it's four sports programs currently owns approximately 28 acres of land in Plumstead township. The land was purchased in two transactions and these plots are defined as Herbst I and Herbst II tracts. CBAA has developed 8 fields used for soccer and lacrosse.
Also located at Herbst Park are outdoor lighted basketball courts. Special programs and summer basketball leagues are played here. Combined with the fields, these have helped make the Herbst Sports Complex one of the best local sports facilities.
Utilizing outdoor fields rented or adopted from the Buckingham and Doylestown Townships, the Central Bucks School District and other local entities, CBAA is working to meet the demands of the almost 2,000 area youth who want to play soccer and lacrosse.