LFC Thunder

The Leesburg FC Thunder is a travel team of girls born in 2008 and 2009 who compete in the NCSL. Our team focuses not only on improving individual soccer skills but also on improving play together as a team. Many players on our team have played together for years, although we have several players who are new to the team and fit in perfectly with the team concept that we are building. The continuity from one year to the next allows players to grow together athletically and socially.

Our typical fee has been approximately $1500 per soccer year, which includes costs for professional trainers, fields, NCSL league games, 3-4 tournament entry fees per soccer year, and 2-3 practices per week. There are no additional fees except for a uniform and any spirit wear which you want. We are able to keep our fees so much lower than other clubs in the area because LFC is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. Our level of competition is on par with the higher cost clubs.

The team’s head coach is Russ Mullen, who holds a US Soccer Federation “E” License. He emphasizes positive reinforcement and believes strongly in mastering the basics of the sport, and brings those beliefs to training sessions and games. When he is not coaching soccer, he is an orthodontist who has an office in Leesburg next to Wegmans.

The team’s trainer is AJ Sheta and works with the team each week. AJ has been coaching for years and played soccer at George Mason University.  In addition to our team, he also plays for the Virginia Hammers, who compete in the Premier Development League, the top amateur league in North America.

The team practices 2-3 nights per week at Bernie Hansen Fields and at Christian Evergreen School. League games are usually on Sundays, sometimes Saturdays, and the team usually competes in one tournament during the spring and two during the fall season. The team offers optional off-season training in the Summer and Winter, but encourages players to play other sports during those times as well.

The Thunder is a very competitive group of girls who are still able to share laughs and smiles with each other on the sideline. Please contact coach Russ at info@leesburgfc.com (Attention: Coach Russ Mullen) to find out about attending a tryout.