About the Team:
The ASA Charge FC is the Maryland bay area member of the Women's Premier Soccer League and the Women's Premier Soccer League's Elite league, preparing for our season in 2015. We are committed to bringing top quality women's soccer to the area and to provide quality family entertainment to our supporters. Our goal is to also enable real progression for players from youth to senior teams, and for full involvement in the community at large.
About the Coaching:
Tim Wittman: Head Coach
Coach Wittman attended Calvert Hall College High School and was a 1979, 1980 high school All-American. Drafted out of high school by the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) and the Baltimore Blast (MISL), Coach Wittman spent 15 seasons with the Baltimore Blast, San Diego Sockers, and Baltimore Spirit (NISL). During his professional career, Tim was a 5-time All-Star and the MVP of the Blast for the 1987-1988 season. He was a member of the Baltimore Blast's 1983-84 Championship Team, and Assistant Coach for the 2003 Championship, and Head Coach when the Blast won their 3rd Championship in 2004. Tim is a member of the Blast's All-Decade Team 1980-1990. In 2004, Tim was inducted into the Maryland State Hall of Fame and to the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame in 2005.
Tim is currently the Assistant Coach of women's soccer at Johns Hopkins University. Over the last 3 years he has helped guide the team to a combined 56-10-2 record, and trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8. Tim is also involved in the operation of youth soccer camps throughout Maryland.
Tarik Walker: Head Coach
A former professional player and coach, brings a lifetime of experience to the Chesapeake Charge. Walker, who attended Good Counsel High School and Virginia Tech, began his professional career in 1993-94 with the Baltimore Spirit and was named NPSL Rookie of the Year. While at Tech, he recorded 71 career points and was an All-South and All-Metro Conference selection his senior year while finishing as the school’s second all-time leading scorer.
His 10-year professional career included nine teams, six cities, five leagues, two All-Star Games and five championships. Walker still ranks second on the current Blast’s all-time scoring list, having recorded 582 points during his time in Baltimore. He transitioned to coaching in 2005 to serve as the Blast’s assistant coach for the 2006 MISL Championship season. Since then Walker has coached numerous youth teams and earned an NSCAA Regional Junior Level VI Coaching License. A multi-sport athlete, Walker turned down several basketball scholarship offers to play college soccer. Tarik is also the Head Coach of the MASL Harrisburg Heat.
Type of Players:
Selected high school , college, post-college, former professional and international players
University of Maryland, Towson University, Salisbury University, UMBC, Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Hofstra
If you are interested in a supplemental tryout please contact ASA Charge FC General Manager Patrick Crawford or Head Coach Tim Wittman @ firstname.lastname@example.org