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SYC Pride United is a Premier Elite Level Team

NOW, Fully Integrated with CaptainU!
Please CLICK LINK: http://www.sycprideunited.com/members/roster.aspx
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United's Showcase Slate includes:

coming up...


- Baltimore Mania (March 29-30) - Championship Level, schedule: http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?eventid=31782&FieldID=0&applicationID=2208806&action=Go
- Southern Soccer Showcase (April 4-6) - Silver Division, schedule: http://soccer.sincsports.com/TTSchedules.aspx?tid=TWINSO&year=2014&team=VAF98218&stid=TWINSO&syear=2014&div=U16F03#hdg
- Virginian Elite Showcase - SYC club tourney (May 24-25)
- Mid-Atlantic Cup (July 12-13)
- August Cup (August 22-24)
- Labor Day Showcase (August 29 - Sept 1)
- VA State Cup (Autumn)
- WAGS or Discovery (October - Columbus Day Weekend)
- November Showcases (November/Early December)
- Disney Showcase (December/January)

(United competes in 8-10 tournaments annually)

winter scrimmages vs:
- VA State Cup Finalist Richmond Kickers, Sunday, Feb 8, 2014, 3 pm kickoff, at Ukrop Park #1, Richmond, VA - COMPLETED
- National Champion MSC Coyotes, Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, 2:30 pm kickoff, at West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA - COMPLETED

winter college id camps:
- Longwood ID Camp (Feb 9) - COMPLETED

- Lynchburg College 7v7 Winter Showcase (Jan 4-5) - COMPLETED

recent results...

- Annandale Premier Cup Spring Showcase (Feb 28 - March 2) - COMPETITOR
- Annandale Premier Cup (December 7-8) - Premier Level - COMPETITOR
- Capital Fall Classic, Richmond Strikers (November 16-17) - Premier Level - FINALIST

- VA State Cup 2013 (October 26-27) - Final '4' - SEMIFINALIST

- WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial (October 12-14) - Showcase III Level - FINALIST

- OBGC Capital Cup (Labor Day) - Premier Level - COMPETITOR

- Mid-Atlantic Cup (July 13-14) - Elite Level - CHAMPION

- Virginian Elite Showcase (May 25-27) - Premier Gold - COMPETITOR
- 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: SEMIFINALIST

- Mid-Atlantic Cup (July 14-15, 2012) - Premier Level: FINALIST

other recent results...
- The Virginian (May 26-27, 2012) - Premier Gold Level: SEMIFINALIST

- Virginia State Cup (Spring) - 'SWEET' 16 FINISH

- Baltimore Mania (March 24-25, 2012) - Classic Level: CHAMPION

- Kickers Ultimate Cup (February 24-26, 2012) - Elite Level: CHAMPION

Fall 2011...
- 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

League Play: Fall 2013, United competed in WAGS (Washington Area Girls Soccer League) DIVISION 1.
* Spring 2014, United will "sit out" of league play to allow players to focus on the "High School Experience" as well as select Showcase Tournaments *

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.
- 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, during middle school years // Mid-Summer Tournament Play & Tuesday Night Under the Lights (summers)
- 5day/15hour Team Camp, planned & taught by the Head Coach (August) - 2012's camp finished with an overnight at UVA, including a coach tour // 2013's camp finished with an overnight at VA Tech, including a coach tour.
- 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!)

Head Coach

Stuart Pierson
US Soccer "B" License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Stu 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.

Training Consultant

Hank Leung
US Soccer “A” License
US Soccer National Youth License
Region II ODP Staff
FIFA International Academy
KNVB International Coaching Course

Hank is knowledgeable, experienced and has been successful at all levels of soccer – professional, amateur, collegiate and youth, winning state, regional and national championships along the way. He is a member of the Soccer Hall of Fame (Virginia – Washington, D.C.) and is a three-time National Coach of the Year. Leung is a former U.S. National Team Coach, a former U.S. National Staff Coach, a former Assistant Coach with the Philadelphia Fury of the NASL (the precursor to MLS), as well as a former Director of Coaching for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and the former Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association. As a collegiate women’s head coach, Leung won an NCAA Division I national championship with George Mason University. In 2011, Hank attended the UEFA Pro Course in Estonia.

Assistant Coach, Goalkeepers

Coree Reuter
US Soccer "D" License
NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma I & II

Coree Reuter conducts weekly goalkeeper training for the United's 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 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

Thank you for visiting our site.

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