Toledo, OH – The newly formed Toledo Villa FC will have a team playing in the Premier League of America (PLA) in 2017.
Toledo Villa FC was developed by an ownership group made up of four entities from Ohio and Michigan – Pacesetter Soccer Club (Sylvania, OH), Total Sports, Inc. (Wixom, MI), Northaven Group (Sylvania, OH) and a private, MI-based group. Beyond the PLA team, Toledo Villa FC will also field men’s and women’s U20 teams, and a women’s United Women’s Soccer (UWS) team. The U20 teams will serve as developmental academies for the PLA and UWS teams.
David Hebestreit, who will serve as Director of Soccer operations and General Manager, has 35 years of experience as a player, coach, referee, administrator, and fan. Hebestreit, who coached in the Premier League of America last season, is in the process of assembling his coaching staff and players with the intent to meet the demand of the greater Toledo area for competitive men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Hebestreit expressed that he is “excited to get to work assembling quality groups of players in the Toledo area, as well as harnessing the resources of the ownership group to not only bring the best players into town, but to also treat them as professionals.” He also believes that “While the organization is young in age, it is laden with business savvy and soccer IQ. And that is going to make hitting the ground running that much easier.”
The team will split its training and match homes between Sylvania, OH and Rossford, OH. In Sylvania, Pacesetter Soccer Club offers a meticulously maintained, natural grass training facility. Furthermore, Pacesetter is one of the premier youth clubs in the country, regularly sending young men and women to both collegiate and professional levels. Total Sports Rossford offers a newly constructed domed field for training. Total Sports also allows Toledo Villa FC to vary its training schedule and activities with its network of indoor locations throughout the region.
The other partners, a combination of private local and national business owners, round out the ownership group and give Toledo Villa FC a massive network of resources from which to draw upon.
More information regarding the Toledo Villa FC, including tryouts, schedules, rosters, management, ticket information, sponsorship and fan gear, will be available on social media as well as its forthcoming website www.toledovillafc.com.