On to the Finals

Hamilton, NJ

The Hamilton Soccer Club (HSC), the travel program of HTRSA, is going to the 2024 MOSA Cup Challenge Finals.  We are not talking about one team, we are talking about six teams representing an already impressive three teams that made it to the finals in the Fall 2023 MOSA Cup.  HSC is returning three teams in the Renegades (Fall 2023, Spring 2022 Champions), the Infernos (Fall 2023 Runner-up) and the Warriors (Fall 2023 Runner-up).  Joining them are the Cobras, Predators, and the Banshees.

HSC has been steadily progressing up the MOSA ranks, both in League play and in Cup competitions.  In the Fall 2023 season, HSC had six teams (Infernos, Cobras, Renegades, Wolfpack, Warriors, Predators) win their flight and a 7th (Strikers) get runner-up.  In the Fall MOSA Cup, three teams (Infernos, Renegades, Warriors) advanced to the finals.

“We are building a program that encourages development over wins.  The wins come as a result of the hard work the kids put in and the program that has been set up for them” said Nelson Hernandez HSC Commissioner.

HSC plays in the MOSA and EDP leagues during the Fall and Spring seasons.  They also have high participation in the optional Winter season that has traditionally been played at the Bob Smith indoor facility.  The HSC program offers opportunities for players to develop individual skills, tactics, and overall team play.

“The kids get better every single season.  They work hard and come to practice and games with the right attitude.  I am continually amazed with the overall development”  added Infernos and Renegades coach Frank Bisanzio.

“When we restarted the travel program we wanted to be a player’s first organization.  We wanted to have dedicated trainers to help the kids develop” said Brian Addis HTRSA President.  “Our coaches do a great job integrating their own knowledge along with what the trainers are showing the kids.”

Good outcomes are a byproduct of hard work.  With all the hard work that the players, coaches, and trainers have been putting in, it is not so surprising that HSC is seeing success.  The priority is still on player development, wins come because the players are getting better but not at the cost of player enjoyment.

“We are all so proud of how the teams are doing.  We hope that our new affiliation with the Philadelphia Union and leveraging their training staff will continue to lead to success” said Brian Addis. “Partnering with the Union will allow us to grow faster and ensure that we will always have enough trainers for our teams.”

We are all proud of the remaining HSC team vying for MOSA Cup glory.  If effort and dedication are any indicator then we should expect at least some quality result June 8th at the Vanderberg Sports Complex in Marlboro, the site of the finals.

*  Story updated to add the Warriors to the group of Finalists.

If you are interested in joining HSC and competing with them, open tryouts are June 10-13.  Information can be found at HamiltonSoccerClub.com/tryouts.