Toledo, OH – The newly formed Toledo Villa FC will have a team playing in the United Women’s Soccer (UWS) league 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 Northville, MI-based group. Toledo Villa FC will also include a women’s U20 team, a men’s team in the Premier League of America (PLA), a men’s U20 team. The U20 teams will serve as developmental academies for the UWS and PLA 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 PLA 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.
“The UWS provides Toledo Villa FC with high-level competition, as well as a regionally-based, regular season format that breeds rivalries,” Hebestreit said. “After coaching in both WPSL and NPSL, I am confident that the model offered by the UWS is far more sustainable and I am excited to get to work hiring a head coach for both senior teams.”
The team will split its training and match homes between Sylvania, OH and Rossford, OH. In Sylvania, Pacesetter Soccer Club offers a meticulously maintained training facility. 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 gives 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 .