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Amateur Hour Soccer

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Amateur Hour is a podcast dedicated to amateur soccer clubs in the southeast region of the United States. Featuring stories of gameday atmospheres along with coach and player interviews.
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Important Update
Chris and Ben are doing a deep dive on Charlotte Independence soccer, both amateur and pro!  Follow Talkin Jacks for more information. Podcast available wherever you have this pod Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkinJacks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkinjacks/
03:29
March 9, 2020
0036 - It's Gonna Sound Like This Pod Is Ending But....
The Amateurs are going on strike, or hiatus, or something. The amateur season is winding down with all the Carolina teams eliminated from the playoffs. We would like to thank everyone who's listened, supported, or shook our hands at games. We might be back one day, but if you want more coverage of amateur soccer in your area, be the one to make it. Chris wrote a thing a few years back to explain how he got started on a budget. The equipment might be a bit dated, but here it is for y'all to check out: https://medium.com/@ChrisDavisCLT/podcasting-on-a-budget-7254d8a5652a  We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't  Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
26:32
July 22, 2019
0035 - "Is This Thing Recording?" with GRINCH!!!!!!
We couldn't let a season go by without talking to our good friend Grinch! Grinch has been a supporter of ours from the beginning and Chris talks with him briefly about year 2 for Milltown Operatives and what its like supporting 2 clubs in the same community. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
26:01
July 20, 2019
0034 - Patreon Episode: Brad Buczkowski
In this bonus episode we interviewed Patreon member Brad Buczkowski! We also interviewed Grinch, but that got lost somehow..... We also briefly let y’all know the schedule for the League 2 playoffs! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
30:48
July 18, 2019
0033 - SC Discoveries GM Kenny Halas!!!!!
It's the last week of regular season soccer! This week we spoke with Discoveries GM Kenny Halas about year one of the League 2 team, balancing running that team along with running a WPSL side, and being one of three youth clubs that are merging to become Charlotte Independence SC for next season! The Amateurs also talk about the NPSL Southeast playoffs as well as how the playoff race for the Deep South and South Atlantic has finished for this year. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
35:50
July 15, 2019
0032 - Interviews & Face-Paintings with NC Fusion!!!
In this episode our Amateurs visited NC Fusion in Greensboro! They talked with Scott Zapko, who's been the GM of the team for almost two decades. We also have a bonus interview with their new head coach Chris Williams and talk about how they have brought the club back on track in competing for the South Atlantic Championship! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
56:17
July 8, 2019
0031 - USL Academy's Liam O'Connell
This week Chris is joined by Liam O'Connell from USL to talk about their new academy program! They discuss what the vision of the program is, and how it will fit into the American youth soccer landscape. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
42:35
July 1, 2019
0030.99 - Coach Chris Whalley & Midfielder Ivan Militar!!!
In our final episode of our Lionsbridge series, the Amateurs talk with Coach Chris Whalley & Ivan Militar about their journeys in soccer, and why they both chose to represent Lionsbridge FC and the community in Newport News! You can find every other part of this series at BGN.fm/AmateurHourSoccer or wherever you get podcasts! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
20:05
June 19, 2019
0030.66 - Defenders of the Bridge!!!!!
In part 3 of our 4 part series on Lionsbridge FC the Amateurs spoke with Defenders of the Bridge, a supporters group of Lionsbridge FC! They spoke about how they got started and what a supporters group does in a very long offseason. You can find the first 2 parts of this series at BGN.fm/AmateurHourSoccer or wherever you get podcasts We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
28:21
June 18, 2019
0030.33 - Lionsbridge Co-Founders Kevin Joyce & Mike Vest!
In part 2 of our 4 part Lionsbridge series this week, our amateurs spoke with Co-Founders Kevin Joyce & Mike Vest! They talked about the transition from a successful first season to try and top that in year 2. They also spoke about why League 2 is the right level for them and their community! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
25:05
June 17, 2019
0030 - A Priest & a Cop Walk Into a Soccer Game
This week your beloved Amateurs went to Lionsbridge, and went really extra with three separate interviews! We figured rather than cram them all into one pod, we'd just release one episode a day starting today through Wednesday. Today's episode is simply a recap of how the atmosphere was at Lionsbridge, along with a very quick update on how things are going in the league.  We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
18:30
June 16, 2019
0029 - Mid-Season Review!
This week the Amateurs do their best at trying to sort out what's going on in the three divisions they follow, as most teams have played half of their games this year. Some are a bit straight forward: NPSL's Southeast division & USL League 2's Deep South. Others are way more complicated & basically anyone could still win it or finish in last place: USL League 2's South Atlantic is crazy y'all. This should be the last hostful pod until they wrap up the season later this summer. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
31:22
June 10, 2019
0026 - We Went to Asheville and Talked with Stacey Enos & Jennifer Cudjoe!
On our first actual road trip of the season, we teamed up with You're Smarter Than Us to talk with AVL City head coach Stacey Enos & Player Jennifer Cudjoe! Both have experiences playing for their country, and they talk with us about the future of women's soccer!  Then the Amateurs talk about how the atmosphere of the game was, along with what else happened in amateur soccer this week! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license. Sponsorships: off for this episode
39:03
June 10, 2019
0028 - Path 2 Pro ft Hugh Roberts of Back Yard Footy
In this Chris-less episode Ben was joined by two special guests. Alex Warren (from Talkin' Jacks) joined Ben to interview Charlotte Independence defender and podcaster extraordinaire Hugh Roberts. We discuss Hugh's path as an amateur and his views on the amateur soccer world. Be sure to subscribe to his podcast Back Yard Footy. You can find his podcast on twitter as well @BackYardFooty. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
20:38
June 3, 2019
0027 - What Happened to the Mutiny? With Pat Piscitelli!!!
This week we talk about what went right and what went wrong with the myrtle beach Mutiny with Pat Piscitelli! The former GM of the team! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
46:13
May 27, 2019
0025 - The Keg of the Covenant with GOOSE!
Ben went to the Carolina Clasico all by himself, got a pizza at half time, and drank lots of beer with Milltown Operatives & South Slope Blues.  We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
21:04
May 13, 2019
0024 - Scouting & Bantams with Lee Morris!
This week we are joined by Lee Morris! Lee is the USL League 2 Eastern Conference Scouting Director and Head Coach of SC United Bantams. We discuss what the scouting network is all about, and how the Bantams won the Golden Scarf Award.  We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
34:47
May 6, 2019
0023 - Asheville City's Ryan Kelley!
This week we are joined by Asheville City's Ryan Kelley to talk about their NPSL & WPSL teams. He tells us about the new Asheville City Academy, and his thoughts on NPSL Founders Cup. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
38:17
April 29, 2019
0022 - Greenville FC's Marco Carrizales!
This week the Amateurs talk with Greenville FC Co-Founder and President Marco Carrizales. Marco tells us all about the team's new stadium, new academy, and what we can expect in Greenville's second season! We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
38:51
April 22, 2019
0021 - NPSL's Sonny Dalesandro!
This week the Amateurs talk with NPSL board member, and Tulsa Athletic owner Sonny Dalesandro! Sonny explains what someone on the NPSL board does, what sets NPSL apart, and much more!  We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR  Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
33:26
April 15, 2019
0020 - USL League 2's Chris Madden!
This week the Amateurs welcomed back USL League 2's Chris Madden! Chris discusses the changes in the league formerly known as the PDL, and how the league plans to work with the new USL League 1. We are proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
31:37
April 8, 2019
0019 - Season 2 Preview
Amateur Hour is back for a second season!  We are now proud members of BGN - The Beautiful Game Network! You can learn more about them at BGN.fm and follow them on Twitter @theBGNfm This week the Amateurs talk about changes for the Carolina teams in the NPSL and USL League 2 (formerly known as PDL). They also discuss what to expect this season on the podcast as well as where they plan to visit this season! Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, even in places you don't, and expect new episodes every Monday morning starting April 8th! If you'd like to support the podcast, you can become a Patreon member at https://www.patreon.com/AmateurHourSoccer Check out our merch at Teespring.com/stores/Amateur-Hour-Soccer Follow us on Twitter @AmateurHourSCCR Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
10:28
March 29, 2019
0018 - Chris Allen aka GRINCH of Mill Town Operatives!!!!!
We have an awesome interview for our season finale as we talk with Lugnut's dad about what it's like to be a soccer supporter in Greenville, SC! We talk about how his 3 year old son Leithan "Lugnut" was voted the NPSL Supporter of the Year, and how Grinch first fell in love with the beautiful game. Thanks to our Patreon members Chris Allen, Alex Warren, and Zack Leischner! Be sure to follow us on twitter: @AmateurHourSCCR. Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license. This glorious photo of Grinch and Lugnut was taken by and given to Amateur Hour by Brittany Hildreth. You can find more of Brittany's work at http://brittanyhildreth.com
30:56
August 8, 2018
0017 - Alex Warren of Talkin' Jacks!
In our first of 2 patreon member interviews we talk with Alex Warren! Alex is one half of the podcast Talkin Jacks! Talkin Jacks is a fan podcast focusing solely on the Charlotte Independence! We talk about how Alex became a soccer fan and what possessed him to start a podcast about the team with Benji of all people! Thanks to our Patreon members Chris Allen (Grinch!), Alex Warren, and Zack Leischner! Be sure to follow us on twitter: @AmateurHourSCCR. Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license. Also Music: ”Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
33:08
August 4, 2018
0016 - Lionsbridge FC Co-Founder Mike Vest!
This week the Amateurs had a great chat with Mike Vest, Co-Founder and Chairman of Lionsbridge FC! Lionsbridge is a brand new team, having just finished 3rd in the South Atlantic division, and having some of the PDL's highest attended matches in their first ever season! Thanks to our Patreon members Chris Allen (Grinch!), Alex Warren, and Zack Leischner! Their support this season has been greatly appreciated! Be sure to follow us on twitter: @AmateurHourSCCR. Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
50:46
July 30, 2018
0015 - Mutiny Lose a Hard Fought, But Very Entertaining Game
This week our Amateurs talk about the last Carolina amateur game of the season. A thrilling 4-3 loss for the Mutiny. Then they discuss how they will wrap up the season! Thanks to our Patreon members Chris Allen (Grinch!), Alex Warren, and Zack Leischner! Their support this season has been greatly appreciated! Be sure to follow us on twitter: @AmateurHourSCCR. Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
27:45
July 21, 2018
0014 Mutiny are South Atlantic Champs! SC United Goldenboot?
In this short episode our Amateurs deal with connection issues as Chris is still on vacation. This week we briefly discuss the Mutiny winning the South Atlantic, making them the only Carolina team making the PDL Playoffs! We also mention Marek Weber, who is the SC United Bantams striker who is in the running for the PDL golden boot! Thanks to our Patreon members Chris Allen (Grinch!), Alex Warren, and Zack Leischner! Their support this season has been greatly appreciated! Be sure to follow us on twitter: @AmateurHourSCCR. Music: “Red, White, Black, & Blue” by PEG & The Rejected, used under Creative Commons license.
22:32
July 16, 2018