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The SYC Pride United is building a Premier Elite Level Team
TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED: United invites qualified players to register for our tryouts to be held on Wednesday, May 29, and Friday, May 31, 2013. Please register by sending an email to manager Betsy Wason at bw ... @pcrm.org . Please include the following information: player name, current/most recent travel team, position(s) played, brief playing history, and parent(s) cell phone.
United's Showcase Slate includes:
- Virginian Elite Showcase (May 25-27) - Premier Gold
- Mid-Atlantic Cup (July 13-14) - accepted
- Late Summer/Labor Day TBD (August)
- State Cup 2013 (September) - accepted
- WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial (October)
- Autumn Postseason TBD (November)
- Annandale Premier Cup (December)
- Disney/Orange Classic (December)
- Winter Showcase (late January/early February)
- Jefferson Cup (March)
- Spring Showcase (March)
- Memorial Day (May)
(United competes in 8-10 tournaments annually)
- Baltimore Mania - Championship Level - COMPETITOR
- Twin City Friendlies (January 25-27) - Premier (white) Level - CHAMPION
- Annandale Cup (Dec 1-2) - Premier Level - COMPETITOR
- Strikers Capital Fall Classic (Nov 17-18) - Premier Level - COMPETITOR
- WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial (Oct 6-8) - B Flight - COMPETITOR
- VA State Cup (Sept 15) - COMPETITOR
- OBGC Capital Cup (Sept 1-3) - Premier Level: SEMIFINALISTS
- Mid-Atlantic Cup (July 14-15, 2012) - Premier Level: FINALISTS
other recent results...
- The Virginian (May 26-27, 2012) - Premier Gold Level: SEMIFINALISTS
- Virginia State Cup (Spring) - 'SWEET' 16 FINISH
- Baltimore Mania (March 24-25, 2012) - Classic Level: CHAMPIONS
- Kickers Ultimate Cup (February 24-26, 2012) - Elite Level: CHAMPIONS
- Spirit United Kickoff Classic (August 27-28, 2011) - Premier Level: Cancelled for Weather
- OBGC Capital Cup (September 3-5, 2011) - Elite Level: Competitor
- WAGS (October 8-9, 2011) - B Flight: Competitor
- Strikers Capital Fall Classic (November 12-13, 2011) - Premier Level: Competitor
for more tournament information, please see the tab to the left...
United currently competes in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League.
United Trains Year-Round on any one of SYC'S FIVE LIGHTED TURF FIELDS.
The Year-Round Player Development Program includes:
- Hosting 'off-season' Round-Robin Scrimmages against the NATION'S BEST SIDES (including Jan/Feb 2012=MSC Coyotes Green[National Champions!], FCVencl [National Top 10], PFA Swarm [MD Powerhouse], ARL Rowdies Red [StateCup Final 4] & u15 Athletica [older competition])
- Intensive Foot-speed Development, both cone and ladder-work (Dec-Feb)
- Total-Body Fitness, including specific injury-prevention focus with yoga (Year-Round)
- Competitive Turf Indoor, without using the walls (Feb-March)
- Super-Y (Summer 2011) // Mid-Summer Tournament Play & Tuesday Night Under the Lights (Summer 2012)
- 5day/15hour Team Camp, planned & taught by the Head Coach (August) - 2012's camp finishes with an overnight at UVA, including a coach tour and game at Klockner!
- Watching 1 Top-Level Match per week on Television, incl. Individual Player Analysis (Year-Round) - that's over 100 hours per year!
- Customized, Written Player Dev't Plans for each player, 50-point Coach/Player/Parent Conference Evaluations (Jan & July)
- Private 1-on-1 Goalkeeper Training, coordinated and integrated with Team Training (Year-round!)
- Technical Skills Benchmarking, employing the Head Coach's own Project 50 Methodology (Year-Round)
- Periodic Rules-Compliant Training Sessions with College Coaches (2012 included training with 2 local D1 coaches AND a campus tour by another D1 coach!)
- Constant Social Media "buzz" maintained on the team's private Facebook Page, including each player's workout updates, weekly SocceronTV listings, and a constant stream of "snapshots!"
- Positive, Constructive Feedback for each individual player (Year-Round!)
Nationally Licensed Coach (NSCAA Adv'd Nat'l, USSF B) Stu Pierson maintains a long-term commitment to the Pride. With nearly twenty years head coaching experience, his teams have enjoyed great success, winning championships at multiple levels, including the semipro Hispanic Leagues, boys & girls high school (twice voted DAC Coach of the Year), and travel. Coach Pierson's philosophy and approach may be found at his website: http://www.strikepartner.com. Coach Pierson's coaching "network" results in regular visits and guest training sessions from some of Northern Virginia's most respected professionals, including local college coaches.
Nationally Licensed Coach (NSCAA Goalkeeper I&II, USSF D) Coree Reuter conducts weekly goalkeeper training for the United and Fire keepers, provides match & training coverage when needed, and, as a former college player, offers valuable mentoring and advice. Coach Reuter is pursuing her Masters Degree to become an Athletic Trainer at Shenandoah University, where she formerly served as an assistant for the womens soccer staff.
SYC Pride United maintains a close partnership with her sister team, SYC Pride Fire (WAGS4) also coached by Stu Pierson and Coree Reuter.
SYC Pride United encourages and welcomes players wishing to compete at the Premier Elite level to guest train with the team. Players (born on/after 8/1/1997) wanting to “Guest Train” with the United should email Coach Pierson at pi ... @gmail.com with an indication of interest as well as a brief player history, including playing experience, position played, and other achievements, such as WAGS Division played and/or ODP.
All other SYC Pride United inquiries should be directed to Manager Betsy Wason at bl ... @verizon.net
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