Slammers FC is returning to Irvine through a partnership with The Ryan Lemmon Foundation and Sporting California Management Company. The newly formed venture will operate as Sporting Slammers FC under the RLF umbrella. The multi-sports club model may be a new concept to Irvine, but the people behind it are not.
Ryan Lemmon Foundation has been the leader of philanthropic work in Irvine. Ventures include Ryan Lemmon Stadium, Build the GP Now, and baseball tournaments.
Slammers FC have set the standard of excellence for girls sports. As the current 2021 ECNL Club Champions, their board and alumni consist of greats such as Mia Hamm and Christen Press. The Khoury brothers have been leaders of innovative thinking and personal achievement. Their success on the field includes 17 national titles, 4 ECNL Club Championships and hundreds of College Scholarships for the youth of Orange County.
Sporting Slammers FC will be led by Jon Szczuka and Andy Winn. Jon brings a history of championships as the former head coach of Woodbridge HS, Boys Director of Irvine Strikers and CEO of Pateadores. Board contributions off the field include Irvine Sports Committee, SCDSL Technical Committee, and Build the Great Park Now.
DIRECTOR OF COACHING
The tremendous success of our players and teams is attributed to our coaches. They have love for game but also a passion for working with and developing youth players.
Our coaches encourage our players to be their best both on and off the field.
All Slammers FC Newport Mesa coaches have a soccer coaching license, and are considered professionals. Many of our coaches also coach at the collegiate level, as well as high school and various programs. Some of our coaches also coach, or have coached, in various professional settings — both in the United States and internationally.
Additionally, all of our coaches have current SafeSport clearances, and cleared background checks.
We are proud to have have many coaches who are Slammers FC alumni players.