Strike FC to Join the SC Wave Family
Strike FC Soccer Club Joins the SC Wave Family
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - ROC Ventures and the SC Wave organization welcomes Strike FC as our newest satellite location. Strike FC is joining the SC Wave family effective starting for the 2023-2024 soccer year. A non-profit advocating soccer since 1981 in and around Lake Country, Strike FC will play as SC Wave Strike. SC Wave has programs in Waukesha, New Berlin, Greendale, Madison, Walworth, Green Bay, Germantown and Washington County. All of the youth programs are in the same family as the 7-time indoor professional soccer champions the Milwaukee Wave.
" I believe that partnering with SC Wave opens up a lot of possibilities for our families” stated current Strike FC President Denise Baldeh.”I’m excited about the opportunity it presents, and together, we are committed to providing the same level of top-notch coaching that our kids have come to expect. I am confident that this partnership will help soccer continue to thrive in our community. We are excited to be a part of the growing SC Wave brand and organization!” Alex Tozer Strike FC Director of Coaching added “SC Wave has established a tradition of development and success both on and off the field for their players. I look forward to the opportunity for our community to join SC Wave and to continue this tradition in the Lake Country area.”
SC Wave provides access to new playing opportunities for Strike Players members at the local, regional and national levels. Teams at SC Wave currently participate in Wisconsin Youth Soccer Southeast Classic League, Youth Academy, and State League. SC Wave also participates in the Midwest Conference of National League, National League Pro, and Elite 64. SC Wave is the only club in Wisconsin that has earned participation in The Girls Academy and one of 2 clubs in MLS Next.
"The Strike FC leadership team has a passion and vision to improve its player experience”, stated SC Wave President, Shan Amini. "This new affiliation will allow more players to use the SC Wave methodology and curriculum that has been so successful for our athletes." Amini continued, "The cross training and playing opportunities will benefit SC Wave Strike players as well as our players and teams across the entire club. We are very excited to add a club and community with a long and rich history or producing high level soccer players”
Strike FC is and will continue to be a community focused club. Expanding its ability to allow players more opportunities and programming through SC Wave.
SC Wave offers four primary programs:
- The Milwaukee Wave: The professional indoor soccer team founded in 1984. They are the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States, currently playing in the Major Arena Soccer League, and are 7-time Indoor Soccer World Champions with their most recent championship in 2019.
- SC Wave Select: Provides an opportunity for a higher level of competition and training for more serious players who have demonstrated superior ability, skill development, and commitment. The Select program is for players U11-U19 who are offered positions on a team after participating in tryouts.
- The SC Wave Academy: Provides an opportunity for a higher level of competition at ages U7- U10. SC Wave Academy's training is for more serious players who have demonstrated superior ability, skill development, and commitment.
- SC Wave Recreational: Offers youth the opportunity to play soccer at many different age groups in their local communities. SC Wave Recreational begins at the U-4 level and teaches the fundamentals of soccer while placing an emphasis on having fun and enjoying the game.
About ROC Ventures
ROC Ventures manages a collection of brands in the sports, entertainment, and real estate sectors. These include the MASL Champion Milwaukee Wave, The Rock Sports Complex, a Summer College Baseball franchise, the Milwaukee Milkmen professional baseball team, and the mixed-use Ballpark Commons development featuring a new Baseball Stadium and Luxe Golf Bays, among other retail, entertainment, and residential features. ROC stands for “Return on Community,” a goal which informs each and every endeavor undertaken by the organization. For more information, visit rocventures.org.
About SC Wave
Founded in 1978, SC Wave strives to offer its 2,700+ youth players the opportunity to learn the game of soccer in a safe environment. With guidance from trained coaches and personnel, children ages four and up can join SCW’s recreational and competitive teams to have fun and learn the basics and technical aspects of soccer. SCW plays in local area-based leagues in Waukesha, New Berlin, Washington County, Walworth County, Green Bay, Madison and Greendale, as well as Wisconsin State Leagues, Midwest Regional Leagues, and the US Youth Soccer National League, Girls Academy and MLS Next. In addition to US Youth Soccer, SCW has teams that compete in US Club Soccer’s Midwest Developmental League. SC Wave is the top ranked club in the state of Wisconsin, winning 61 Wisconsin State Championships since 2011and 2 National Championships. For more information, visit www.scwave.org
About Milwaukee Wave
The Milwaukee Wave is an American professional indoor soccer team founded in 1984. They are the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States, and currently play in the Major Arena Soccer League. The Milwaukee Wave are 7-time Indoor Soccer World Champions.