BUSC Newsletter

August 17, 2023

We hope our BUSC community enjoyed a safe and relaxing summer!

BUSC held its first ever Ballistic Day! It was a great way to kick off the fall season. Players and parents enjoyed games, food, smoothies and each other under the sun.

"This was one of many steps that we have taken this year to put a new emphasis on building a club culture. We thought it was a great first event and look forward to building off of this in the future." Brady Taylor - Comp Director of Coaching.

We will be doing our Ballistic Day raffle live on our Instagram account next Wednesday 8/23/23 at 5:00pm.

One of the goals for the Ballistic United Soccer Club has always been to create the best possible learning environment for the players to be able grow, both as a player and as a person.

In order to provide the best path for the players to develop is to put the best staff in place to guide the players as they move through the program.

"The club has always prioritized and has been successful building a very experienced technical staff,” said Kevin Crow, the Executive Director of Ballistic. “I would rank our current staff as one of the top youth soccer club staffs in the country.”

We feel we have succeeded in that area and wanted to share some of the accomplishments of our talented staff!

Monthly Staff Highlight - Brady Taylor

The new Director of Coaching for the Ballistic Competitive program brings a wealth of experience to Ballistic after we were able to lure him away from the Barca Residency Academy in Arizona.

Along with the many strengths Brady brings to Ballistic he has also worked with and helped develop many professional players over the last 10 years.

A list of his qualifications/resume

·     Barca Residency Academy - Head Coach U16MLS & Pre Academy Director – 2017

·     Deportivo Saprissa Apprenticeship Academy coach for 7 months (Costa Rican 1st division) 

·     San Joaquin Valley - USSDA Head Coach U14 & Club U19 Head Coach Merced Atlas Soccer Academy (Affiliate with Seattle Sounders) May 2016-February 2017

·     Cal State University Stanislaus - Assistant Coach CSU Stanislaus Div II (Turlock) May 2016 - Feb 2017

·     San Jose Earthquakes - RDS Coach (2012) East Valley Coach (2013-2016). San Jose Earthquakes Regional Development School & East Valley Program (Oakdale) Nov. 2012 - May 2016


Licensing Certifications

·     USSF Director of Coaching License 2023

·     USSF B License in October 2021

·     USSF C License 2020

·     NSCAA Premier Diploma 2015

Playing Experience - Cal State University Stanislaus

    CCAA Champions 2012 - 2015

    2 NCAA Tournament appearances

    All CCAA Conference Player

    All Far West Regional Team Player


In the spring of 2019, U.S. Soccer launched a new license program to help coaches develop the competencies needed to complete the tasks of a Director of Coaching - the technical leader of a youth soccer club.

Recently two Ballistic United coaches – Carlos Schulze and Brady Taylor – successfully completed the course, adding to the arsenal of qualifications coaches in the club possess.

“I took (the course) because all these courses know what needs to be done,” said Schulze, the Director of Goalkeeping for Ballistic. “It puts everything in erspective.”

“I have a passion for the game,” added Taylor, the Director of Coaching for the Competitive program at BUSC. “Not just for the game, but for teaching the game. It was an opportunity to develop in an area where I needed growth.”

Based on their individual learning needs, each candidate goes through a tailored program to better execute the tasks of a Director of Coaching.

As the technical leader of their youth soccer clubs, the Director of Coaching develops, implements, and executes plans to improve the level of both players and coaches, while representing the club as part of the greater soccer community.

“The biggest thing was better communication channels with the parents,” said Taylor. “And that benefits the kids.”

Directors of Coaching are tasked with building a player development plan, including style of play and age-group learning structures, as well as a greater player development philosophy that connects the club’s mission to the player


Both Taylor and Schulze had Austin Daniels as their instructor in the course. Daniels is yet another staff member at Ballistic and is the Director of Coaching Education for BUSC.

EVOLVE: Health and Nutrition

Webinar 1:

August 20, 2023

7:30 pm

Click Here

Webinar 2:

September 7, 2023

7:00 pm

Click Here

We encourage you all to come learn more about nutrition. Fueling your athletes for optimal performance!



BUSC Fall 2023 REC

Register TODAY for BUSC Fall 2023 REC. Parents interested in coaching a BUSC REC team in Fall 2023 can contact BUSC REC Director, Randy James, randyjames@busc.org.


BUSC REC Referral Program

Get unlimited credits through our REC Referral Program! 

When a new BUSC family registers for ANY REC PROGRAM and puts your name in the referral box, we put a credit in your BUSC account - $25 PER referral! BUSC credits can be used towards any future BUSC program (including comp fees and future REC registrations) and never expire. Help grow BUSC while paying less for your BUSC registrations!




Ballistic United Soccer Club is proud to be offering camps which happen the first three Fridays of each month throughout the season. For additional information please contact our Camps Director, Brett Rosenberger brettrosenberger@busc.org

  • KING OF THE CLUB (KOTC) (9/1,10/6,11/3)

Who is the Teamwork Master, Players compete monthly, 2v2 to 4v4 formats, Different teams, Scoring emphasizes skill & Teamwork. Click Here

  • ELITE SKILLS(9/8,10/13,11/10) + KOTC (9/1,10/6,11/3)

All of King of the Club dates PLUS Elite Skills training dates! Ball Mastery, Juggling, 1v1 Moves ,1st Touch, Aerial Balls, Defending Technique, Move Sequencing, 2v2 Application INCLUDES KotC. Click Here

  • POSITION PHOCUS(9/15,10/20,11/17) + KOTC(9/1,10/6,11/3)

All of King of the Club dates PLUS Position Phocus training dates! Position-Specific Training, Position Skills, Positioning, Position Responsibilities in Tactics INCLUDES KotC. Click Here

  • Ballistic is excited to announce that it is bringing back a year-round futsal program. Trainings will be opt in for an additional fee and will be held every Monday starting 9/4/23-11/20/23. For additional information and registration please contact Walter Pratte walterpratte@busc.org


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