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Welcome to TVSA Santos Futbol Club!

For Tryout Information, Click HERE, and see our "Join Santos" page.

Tri-Village Soccer Association (TVSA) Santos Futbol Club offers the best youth soccer experience in central Ohio. The trademark of Santos FC is our development program, based on a Brazilian training philosophy. Our motto has always been SKILL = FUN. The focus of our coaching staff continues to be the technical, tactical, psychological, and physical development of all participants. The beat goes on to the rhythm of Santos vibrations! Our focus on the development of skill and our consistent demonstration of good character make a formula for success on and off the field. The success of our many Santos graduates confirms the soundness of this philosophy...More about Santos FC

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*** SANTOS SUMMER CAMP! Please join us July 16-20, 2012 as we put on our annual summer camp at Whetstone High School. Led by our senior coaches, your child will train the Brazilian Way, which means SKILL=FUN! You don't have to be a Santos Club member to enroll, so bring along a friend and let's have some summer fun!

*** Santos Tryouts! Download our TRYOUT FLYER, and check to see when your age group is on! Hope to see you there! Have other questions regarding joining Santos? Go to our JOIN SANTOS page for more details!

*** Make sure to check out the great gear available on our new Spiritwear order form!!!

*** Mike Brienza brings us another wonderful article, this time a thoughtful essay (pdf) on our Director of Coaching, Maziya. This is a must read for all that don't know Mazi well, and especially for those who do! When you see him next, please thank Mike B. for his continuing contributions to our club. We are so lucky to have someone as talented as Mike to chronicle the history and lore of Santos FC. Cheers!!

*** We would like to introduce a new link to our website regarding Sports Medicine. Dr. Pete Edwards is with the Orthopedic Center of Excellence where he specializes in soccer injuries. Dr. Edwards' bio can be found HERE (pdf). As a team physician for the Columbus Crew and U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams, he has gained experience in advanced cutting edge treatments that help athletes at all levels and all ages. Please visit the Orthopedic Center of Excellence website by clicking on the link in the left hand bar for more information. Welcome to the Santos family Dr. Edwards!

*** Check out our newest feature! Coaches corner gives your Santos coaches the opportunity to communicate in an entirely new way! How fitting that our first feature, by Coach Jean, centers on the art of communication between coach and players and parents. Enjoy!

*** Also, Mike Brienza brings us his take on all things soccer in his new column for your Santos FC webpage...The Outside Post (right sidebar). Mike attended Upper Arlington HS and is currently a freshman at Ohio University. He is a published author (The Pilot), an Upper Arlington HS Varsity Soccer Alum, and former standout Santos F.C. player. Mike continues in his role as an assistant coach with Santos FC when time permits, and continues to play recreationally. Please welcome him aboard!

Photo Gallery Updates - check out our Photos page!

Momageddon Slideshow - watch these ladies step out!

Our U14 Boys Slideshow from the Bluegrass Invitational, 2010

Fall 2010 Season for the U11 Boys Blue - Check them out!

Santos FC U14 Girls shine as Spring 2011 MOSSL Gold Division Winners!

Congratulations to the 2011 Bob Davis Scholarship Recipient!!

The Tri-Village Soccer Association and Santos F.C would like to congratulate John Swinford, the recipient of the 2011 Bob Davis Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Columbus. The scholarship is named for the late Dr. Robert E. Davis, one of the founders of the Tri-Village Soccer Association and a strong supporter of all of our community's soccer programs - recreational, club and middle and high school. Without Bob’s foresight and dedication, our children might not have the experience of playing and learning soccer in such a positive and supportive environment. Every year since 2005 the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Columbus has awarded the Bob Davis Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior from either Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights or Marble Cliff. The scholarship is awarded on the same basis as all other Kiwanis scholarships. Best of luck in the future, John!

Thanks to All Who Donated to the Shoe Drive!!

We'd like to thank everyone who donated to our collection of soccer shoes (eleven boxes full!!) for the Shortwood United Football Club in Jamaica. This venerable club has been supporting football for 33 years in the Shortwood Road - Constant Spring Road area of Kingston. Many of their players have gone on to play at the highest levels both in Jamaica and elsewhere. Their club motto says much about their philisophy: "The race is not for the swift, but for those who can endure". You can read more about their history at the website link above.

Special thanks to Lori Valachovic, Debbie Brannan, Mark and Brenda Brienza, Craig Smith, John Jentgen, and of course, Maziya. Your generosity is greatly appreciated both in Jamaica and in the Tri-Village. You can read the letter of appreciation we received from the president of Shortwood United FC, Mr David G. Batts, HERE (pdf). Pictured below are a few of the Shortwood teams -- the 2010 Syd Bartlett team (left) and the 2009 U20 Womens squad (right). We wish them the best in their current campaign! Go Shortwood!

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New Parent Handbook

Parents are encouraged to print out and review our new 2011 Parent Handbook (pdf). We hope that all parents, both new and current, will take a moment to read through this important material. Go Santos!

Our Santos U15 Boys show how their posing skills take a hit, because they leave it all on the field!


SpiritWear Extras!!

Support your club and show your colors by grabbing these great car add-ons! The yellow and blue Santos car magnets are available for $6.00 each, and the vinly stickers are just $12.00 each, and can be customized with your players' names if you like. Click HERE for the magnet order form, and HERE for the sticker order form. Proceeds help support TVSA, and the Santos FC soccer scholarships!

We also have new Spiritwear items available, and a new order form. Come on, you know you want to hoard some Spiritwear for Christmas, yes, you know who you get going now! Your contact as always for your Spiritwear needs is .

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Help For Haiti

We continue to send out our support and love to our Coach Jean and his family as they recover from the devastating earthquake and tremors which struck Haiti recently. For those wishing to contribute, Coach Jean recommends Partners in Health as one of the best and reliable of charities. All contributions are tax-deductable. If you haven't already, please CLICK HERE to read Jean's personal note.

And a HUGE!! thank you and congratulations to Jenny Marshall and her family (U9 Boys Blue) for organizing, sponsoring, and executing a wonderful charity bake sale for Haiti, which recently took place at Windemere Elementary School, Upper Arlington. Their efforts brought in over $1,000 (!!) and was then donated to the charity Partners in Health. Extreme thanks to Jenny and our U9Boys in Blue!!

Here are our good looking and hardworking U9 Boys along with Jenny Marshall (and Mia!) at the charity bake sale -- Thanks Jenny and our U9 Boys!!

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High School Soccer

Do you want to see some great local soccer talent? Looking for a fun, inexpensive outing for whole family? Here is a call out to all Santos players and families to get out and watch your local High Schools soccer teams in action! Soccer game schedules for Watterson Bishop HS, Grandview Heights HS, and our own Upper Arlington HS Bears can be found on the PARENTS RESOURCES PAGE Our very own Coach Alyx is the head soccer coach at Watterson Bishop HS, so come out and give it up for Alyx! Schedules for both OSU Men's and Women's soccer teams are linked here as well. Come out and enjoy!


Curious about the best nutrition for your players on game day? Did you know that the post-game meal is just as important as the pre-game meal for optimal fitness? Visit the Health and Fitness section of our PARENTS RESOURCES PAGE to find more great information on nutrition, eating well on the road, heat and hydration and more! In addition, you will find a range of other materials to enhance your soccer experience with Santos FC.