Michigan Hawks vs Vardar

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The Michigan Hawks swept their cross town rivals Vardar in ECNL action on Monday and Tuesday nights this week.

The U15 Hawks ended up winning 5-0. An early first halfgoal, followed by 2 goals from U17 National Team Player, Alexa Spaanstra help keep the team atop the Midwest Conference. The second game on Monday saw the U17's win a 3-1 tightly contested match. After a 0-0 first half, the Hawks got 2 goals from Hannah Drulak and one by Alison Winterfield to remain in second place in the conference standings.

Tuesday saw the U16's win the first game 3-0 behind 2 goals by Maddie Lucas. Two early goals put the 16's in control for the majority of the game. The 16's stay in first place in the league and #5 overall nationally. The best game of the night was the U18 game. After a scoreless first half, the game had 5 goals in the second. A quick counter 1 minute in to the second gave Vardar a 1-0 lead. The Hawks responded ;minutes later as Marisa Viggiano, U20 National Pool Player, leveled the score. The Hawks added 3 more goals, one each by Paige Duda, Brenna Lovera and a golazzo by Lexi Warner to finish with a 4-1 win.

Congratulations to the girls for all the hard work that they have put into this fall and to all the parents for their continued commitment to the club.

Michele Krzisnik Named 2014 National Youth Girls Coach of the Year

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The club is proud to announce that Coach Michele Krzisnik has been named the 2014 National Youth Girls Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  Michele has had a very successful 2014 and a terrific coaching career with the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club.  She will be presented the award at the annual NSCAA Awards Banquet in January.

Please join the club in congratulating Michele on this great achievement.

Wolves-Hawks Sports Performance Training

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Dear Michigan Wolves-Hawks families:

For the past month or so, the club has been investigating various programs in the area that offer sports performance training. US Soccer has been emphasizing the need for improvement in this area, and we believe that a greater commitment to this type of training will be a way to further separate ourselves from the competition and will give our players the best possible experience.

After looking into several options, the club would like the majority of our teams to take part in a 10-week pilot program at MercyElite in Livonia. Their facility is conveniently located on Newburgh Road, just south of I-96, and they have reserved prime time for us each night of the week in January, February, and March. The teams included in this program would be: Wolves teams (all levels) from U11 through U18; Hawks teams (all levels) from U11 through U14; and all Hawks ECNL teams. Please note that players on U15 - U18 Hawks Black teams will not be required to participate, as they will be transitioning into their high school teams at this time.

As part of the MercyElite philosophy, their staff will conduct a personal "screening" assessment of each player that will be participating in the training. First, this allows them to identify potential problems with individual players and helps them to ensure the safety of each participant. Also, this screening process will allow them to offer individual feedback and create personalized warm-ups for our players. Finally, on a team level, the assessments will give their staff the ability to devise TEAM training sessions that will be appropriate for each age and gender, address each team's needs, and benefit the teams as much as possible. The assessments will start later this month and will continue into the first two weeks of January. The actual weekly training sessions will then begin the week of January 19 and will wrap up during the week of March 23. We felt that this would give our players an extra night of training each week during a relatively slow period and won't cut into our time on the field during the soccer-heavy months in the spring.

The actual cost of the program is $25 per player for the individual assessment and $6 per player per hour for the training. Over the course of the ten-week program--with each team training once a week---the per-player cost would be $85. The club believes very strongly in the need for our players to take part in this training and would like to support our families by paying half of the overall bill; therefore the total cost for ten hours of professional training will be just over $40 a player.

We think this could be a very important step for our players and would like each team listed above to participate. We understand that some individuals may not be able to take part (due to distance from the facility, other commitments, etc.) We will ask each manager to get a "head count" of players who will be able to take part in the program so that the club can notify the facility and begin the process of scheduling the assessments and the actual training.

Please see the attached flyer that outlines the MercyElite program and some of its benefits. We obviously hope that this sports performance training pays dividends on the field. After the ten weeks are over, we will ask for feedback from coaches, players, and parents so that we can make good decisions in this area heading into next year. Again, let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

In appreciation,
Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club

Wolves assist Gleaners Community Food Bank

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The Wolves 04 and Wolves 04 Black teams volunteered on Sunday from 1:00 - 3:30PM at Gleaners Community Food Bank. The boys were in charge of checking apples, filling the bags and stacking them. They bagged 6,000 pounds of apples!! They did a great job and all of them felt very lucky to be a part of something so great!!

The parents thought they would be there to supervise the kids and help them. When the need arose for them to work on the assembly line to fill boxes of food, every parent volunteered to jump in!! It was hard work but so rewarding just goes to show that in the time of need our Wolves families rose to the occasion!!

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Finishing Classes Offered

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The Michigan Wolves and Hawks will offer two sesssions of Finishing Classes this winter that are open to players from any club. Players will spend the hour finishing with both feet and with all different surfaces. We will take no more than 20 player registrations per one hour session due to space limitations. (Goalkeepers are encouraged to register and then attend their age appropriate hour at no cost.)

Where - Total Soccer Farmington, 22777 Farmington Rd, Farmington, MI
Camp Staff – Doug Landefeld, Adil Salmoni, Michelle Krzisnik, Sam Cheaib

Session I Details:
Dates – Sunday November 23rd, Dec 7th, 14th and 21st

3:00-4:00 - U9, 10, 11
4:00-5:00 – U12, 13, 14
5:00-6:00 – U15, 16, 17, 18

Cost – $85

Session II Details:

Dates – Mondays: January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16
Time – 4:30-5:30 All age groups
Cost – $125

Please register for the Session I online at http://www.adisal.com/camps/events/winter-finishing-classes/

Please register for the Session II online at http://www.adisal.com/camps/events/winter-finishing-classes-second-session/

or send emails directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Emails will be sent out upon acceptance into the class. Please bring the form below with a check or cash to the first day of camp. Checks should be made out to Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Camp.

Session I Medical Release Form
Session II Medical Release Form

2014 Winter Break Camp

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The Michigan Wolves and Hawks will offer a winter break soccer camp for all players age 5-15, open to players from all clubs. The cost for the 5-day camp is $125.
In addition to quality instruction by our club coaches with the club’s proven curriculum, each player will receive a holiday camp t-shirt. Players will be placed into groups based on both age and ability after the first day.

Camp Staff: will include Doug Landefeld, Adil Salmoni, Sam Cheaib and Lars Richters, plus other staff members from the Michigan Wolves and Hawks

Where and Where:
December 22nd and 23rd from 10-12PM at Total Soccer Wixom, 30990 S. Wixom Rd in Wixom
December 29th, 30th, 31st from 10-12PM at Total Soccer Farmington 22777 Farmington Rd, Farmington

To register for the camp, please complete this form including the waiver and send a check for $125 if payment is received before December 1st ($145 after the 1st). If you are only able to attend 3 days or less, the rate is $35 per day.

The checks should be made out to: Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Camp
Send check and waiver to: Michigan Wolves and Hawks Camp, 16735 Riverside, Livonia, MI 48154


Michigan Hawks College Combine

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The Michigan Hawks are excited to host the first 2015 Michigan Hawks Winter College Combine on January 24th. In coordination with the combine, the Hawks will also host a College Recruiting Forum the night before, Friday the 23rd, (site to be determined). Only players and parents that are registered for the combine will be invited to attend. The guest speakers scheduled to lead the discussion about the college recruiting process will be Erica Walsh, Head Coach Penn State and Dave Diiani, Head Coach, University of Iowa.

Registration for the combine is open exclusively to players from the Michigan Hawks Soccer club until November 16th. After that, registration will be open to the entire state, so please register early.

To register please go to College Showcase Registration Link.

Here are the details for the Combine:

  • Where : Total Soccer Wixom, 30990 S Wixom Rd, Wixom, MI
  • Who : Uncommitted Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from any club.
  • When : Saturday, January 24th 11am-6pm
  • Format:  There will be 4 X 1 hour and 45 minute sessions.  (Each player will be invited to attend one session.)  There will be a 30-minute goalkeeper session at the beginning of each session which will also include a small sided warmup session for the field players with college coaches.  Then, the players will participate in a scrimmage, 2 X 35 minute halves.
  • Cost  : $40 for players playing for the Michigan Hawks, $75 for players who are not playing in the club.  All players will need to register online to apply for a spot.  An email confirmation will be sent out verifying that registration was received, however, a spot in the combine will not be secured until payment is received.

Important:  Registering for this event does not guarantee you a spot in the combine. Once accepted, we will send you payment info. Only those who have submitted their payment will have a confirmed spot at the combine.

For additional information, please contact Doug Landefeld, Michigan Hawks Director of Coaching at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following college coaches attended our June Showcase: Michigan, Purdue, Ohio State, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Maryland, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Indiana, Northwestern, Davenport, Saginaw Valley State, Virginia, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Grand Valley State University, Ohio, Ferris State, Oakland, Alma, Cleary University, Dartmouth, Iowa, Loyola of Chicago, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Depaul , Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, St. Louis University, California, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo. (An updated list for the winter showcase will be put out in January.)