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U11 Laurel United America's Cup Series 2017 Columbus Day Champions

posted Nov 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 3:24 PM ]

The U11 Boys Laurel United team won their Division Championship.  They finished 4-0 and took home the Championship of the America's Cup Series 2017 Columbus Day Tournament.  Congratulations to players, Coach Miguel and Coach Maurice.


Rising U12B (2006) Laurel United Tryouts

posted Jun 5, 2017, 8:44 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

The rising U12 (2006) boys Laurel United team coach by Miguel Penarrieta (mpenarrieta9@gmail.com) will be playing NCSL this Fall.  The team will be holding tryouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm at WSSC (14500 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707) field.

Interested players should email Coach Miguel prior to attending tryouts to answer any questions.

U13 Girls FC Gators Tryouts for Fall 2017

posted May 11, 2017, 3:36 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated May 11, 2017, 3:36 PM ]


About the FC Gators:


The FC Gators are a rising U13 girls team that prides itself on competitiveness, unselfishness and teamwork. The FC Gators are a member of the Laurel Soccer Club and we are based out of the Silver Spring area.   The FC Gators will compete in NCSL for the Fall 2017 season. In addition to NCSL, the FC Gators will compete in tournaments during the Fall and Spring.


Our goal is to introduce girls, who love soccer, to a highly competitive environment to prepare them for high school and academy level teams.


Tryout Information:


The FC Gators are looking for self-motivated, highly competitive players for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons. We are looking for players who are team oriented, willing to play any position and play with relentless effort. Competiveness and drive are the most important evaluation factors.


To be eligible for the rising U13 FC Gators your child’s birthdate must be on/or after January 1, 2005.


Tryout Dates:

We will hold tryouts during our regularly scheduled practices on the following locations/dates:


North Four Corners Local Park - 315 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD  5:30 to 7PM


  • Monday, May 15 - 5:30 to 7PM
  • Thursday, May 18 - 6:30 to 8PM
  • Monday, May 22 - 5:30 to 7PM
  • Thursday, May 25 - 6:30 to 8PM
  • Thursday, June 1 - 6:30 to 8PM
  • Monday, June 5 - 5:30 to 7PM
  • Thursday, June 8 - 6:30 to 8PM  


You may attend any or all of the sessions. If you are interested in having your child try out please contact Dan Siff at: dsiff15@gmail.com or 856-905-2090.


Coaching Information:

The FC Gators are coached by Dan Siff. Dan holds a Junior Level IV coaching license, and has been coaching youth soccer for 10+ years. Many of Dan’s former players have moved on to High School teams, and top level travel clubs in EDP, NCSL and US Development Academy.  Dan’s philosophy is to build the base layer of the player pyramid: aggressiveness, fitness, and basic ball skills and then move to the finer points of development. Dan’s goal is to school the girls according to the philosophy of US Soccer and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) so that the girl’s skills are in line with higher level philosophies.


Estimated Costs:

The FC Gators are a non-profit entity and are run by volunteers in order to provide high level instruction at a reasonable costs. Costs include league fees, club fees, practice fields, team informational website, tournaments, team equipment, and first aid.  Below are estimated costs, as the exact costs will be determined by league fees etc.

Uniform: $100

Fall Season: $350

Spring (includes winter indoor): $400

Laurel FC Gators Alexandria Soccer Kick-Off Champions!

posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:38 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 5:38 PM ]

Congratulations to the Laurel FC Gators on winning their U12 division in the Alexandria Soccer Kick-Off Tournament!  The girls won the championship on penalties!  Great effort by all of the girls!

 

2017 Spring Break Soccer Clinic

posted Mar 18, 2017, 2:09 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Mar 18, 2017, 2:09 PM ]

A program focused on technical training, gameplay, and maintaining physical fitness as the Spring season starts. This camp will be open to middle school and High School aged players. Get professional training and advice to add to your game in order to give your best performances over the course of the season. The camp is designed for players to perform at the edge of their abilities (technical,tactical,mental,and physical) so players must be prepared to give maximum effort each day.

Dates: April 10th - April 14th

Price: $210 non-Laurel Soccer Club Players/$150 for Laurel Soccer Club players

Time:  Mon, Tue, Fri at 6:00-8:00 pm and Thu 7:00-9:00 pm 

Location: Paint Branch High School Turf 

To Register email at abanadda@gmail.com


Coach Andrew Banadda currently works with Laurel Soccer Club travel teams where he coaches a u13 and u15 Boys travel teams. The teams have been very successful in winning tournaments such as the Bethesda Premier Cup, Mclean Tournament, and winning NCSL/EDP divisions. He is also a assistant director with Arrington Training & Development where he oversees Coaching development and coordination of various programs under ATD. In addition to youth soccer, Coach Banadda is an assistant on staff with the Washington Adventist University men’s soccer program. In his first year, the team just missed out on conference play-offs in the Association of Independent Institutions conference under the NAIA. 

Coach Aaron Sherman currently works with Laurel Soccer Club travel teams where he coaches U9 and U13 boys travel team as well as coaching high school varsity and junior varsity soccer at Washington Christian Academy. The teams have been successful, with the high school winning the 2016-2017 PVAC League and Tournament and being runner up in the MCST State Tournament. More recently his u13 Laurel Boys won the Columbia Fall Classic Tournament. He has experienced playing soccer in the DMV area from high school, club, college and USL.


Clinic Coaching Staff

1 College Soccer Coach

1 High School Soccer Coach 

2 Club Coaches


You want to be in shape and do not allow yourself to lose rhythm a week before League and State Cup Games!

~Hard Work over Talent~

U15 Laurel Lions Attending 2017 Donosti Cup in Spain

posted Dec 29, 2016, 11:49 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Dec 29, 2016, 11:49 AM ]

The U15 Laurel Lions is partnering with Premier International Tours to participate in the 2017 Donosti Cup held in San Sebastian Spain. This is the first international tournament the team will partake in and one of the biggest youth tournaments in Southern Europe with approximately 400 teams across multiple age groups. The Donosti Cup tournament headquarters are located in and around the Estadio Anoeta, the stadium of Real Sociedad. Many of the games are played at the official training complex for Real Sociedad with 4 grass fields, a small stadium and 1 artificial field. In addition to participating in the Donosti Cup, the team will also tour Barcelona Spain visiting Camp Nou Stadium and receive training from pro club RCD Espanyol. The team is looking forward to a fantastic experience on both culturally and on the sporting front.

For more information about the Donosti Cup or Premier International Tours, please visit http://www.donosticup.com/english.asp and/or http://www.premierinternationaltours.com/donosti-cup-spain

U14 Laurel Tigers Rush for the Cup Tournament Champions!

posted Sep 6, 2016, 4:49 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 4:49 PM ]

Congratulations to Coach Bob Gac and the Laurel Tigers on winning their division in the Rush for the Cup Tournament.  It was the team's first games on a full-size field.  Great effort by the girls!




LAUR Real Barsa Tryouts 2005-2006

posted May 25, 2016, 10:04 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated May 25, 2016, 10:04 AM ]

LAUR Real Barsa is looking to add some players for our NCSL 2005 and 2006 teams.  We practice at: 4425 Garrett Park Road Silver Spring MD, 20906.  They are held from 6pm to 7:45pm, we are a family oriented team that practices and plays soccer year round.

  • Summer : we play summer soccer league in Gaithersburg MD
  • Fall - NCSL 
  • Winter practices indoor in Olney MD and play indoor soccer at Germantown soccer plex
  • Spring - NCSL 

Please call Coach Joel Flores (240-855-5350) to schedule a tryout. 

Laurel Strikers FC Strikers Boys U-14 and U-15 (2003 and 2002) Tryouts

posted May 25, 2016, 10:00 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated May 25, 2016, 10:01 AM ]

The FC Strikers have openings for boys U14 (2003 birth year) and U15 (2002 birth year) soccer players for the fall 2016 season. With the age group changes going into effect this fall, we are splitting into two teams that will play in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). We are affiliated with Laurel Soccer Club and practice here in Silver Spring at Sligo MS, Glenfield LP, Argyle Park, and other local fields. Our professional coach, Brandon Daniels (bio below), has a positive coaching style and a philosophy that focuses on player development. The best way to understand our team is in the players’ own words:
 
“This team means a lot to me, soccer is pretty much my life and this team gets me better and better. I really like this team because we have a great coach who works very hard on making us the best we can be.” – Willem
 
“The team is a good group of guys who make practice fun but at the same time can get things done during the games.” – Henry
 
The team also has a spirit of service, launching SoccerServe to use our passion about the game to have fun and use our energy, skills, and team spirit to serve the world. The team put together a video on how they are Playing it Forward.  Take a look at the video on Dropbox (high resolution):  https://www.dropbox.com/s/9tje1pgqxhfgzd3/SoccerServie%20video_1080.mov?dl=0 
 
Please contact me at kbowman10@aol.com for more information about the team and join us for tryouts –
 
Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 31 from 6:00 to 7:30pm
 
Glenfield Local Park
12800 Layhill Road, Wheaton, MD 20906
 
 
 
Brandon Daniels currently coaches several youth soccer teams in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) through the Laurel Soccer Club. Daniels was previously a member of the West Virginia University’s men’s soccer program coaching staff, running training sessions, conducting video analysis, and coaching on game-day. He also assisted with the team’s soccer camps as a staff instructor, where he organized technical/functional training session for elite level players.
 
Daniels obtained his National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Daniels coached the West Virginia United U-17 boy’s team to a PA West Premier B League Championship and a West Virginia state cup semifinal appearance. The New Orleans native earned a bachelor of arts in political science in 2006 and a master of science in athletic coaching education in 2008 – both from WVU.
 
Daniels played for West Virginia University, was a member of the Lafreniere Select Soccer Team, a three-time Louisiana State finalist and a member of the Jesuit High soccer team. Daniels also helped lead his squad to capture the Louisiana State championship in 2002 and was a member of the Lafreniere Super Y-League Team that won the Gulf Region championship in 2001.

Rising U13 (2004) Laurel Knights Tryouts

posted May 25, 2016, 9:55 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated May 25, 2016, 9:56 AM ]

The Laurel Knights (part of the Laurel Soccer Club, www.laurelsoccerclub.org) are a rising U-13 travel soccer team with players from Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Kensington in need of 5-6 additional players as we make the transition from playing 8 against 8 to 11 versus 11 starting this fall (and lose a few players who no longer can play on the team due to the US Soccer age group changes that go into effect starting this fall).

 

Players on this fall’s team must be born between January 1-December 31, 2004.

 

The Knights are currently playing this spring in Division 4 of the National Capitol Soccer League (team pages at http://laurelknights.teamsnap.com and 

www.ncsl-soccer.com/teams/81635980/78032174-81636085/TEAM.html).

 

We are looking for a number of hardworking, committed and team oriented players. Our professional coach, Brandon Daniels (bio below), has a very positive coaching style and stresses both building individual skills while focused on team-oriented play. The boys also have an opportunity to train with older players also coached by Brandon Daniels.

 

The team practices 2 times per week in the Silver Spring/Wheaton/Kensington area (and currently at Glenfield Park in Wheaton).

 

Please contact David Lee, Laurel Knights team manager, at davidbrianlee@gmail.com or 301-943-9260 (cell) for more information about the team and to arrange to try out with the team – see upcoming dates below (we may also arrange a try out date after the conclusion of the season).

 

Wednesday, May 25 – 5:00-6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 1 – 5:00-6:30 pm

 

Location:

Glenfield Local Park

12800 Layhill Road

Wheaton, MD 20906

 http://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks_facilities_directory/glenfieldlp.shtm

 

Brandon Daniels currently coaches several youth soccer teams in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) through the Laurel Soccer Club. Daniels was previously a member of the West Virginia University’s men’s soccer program coaching staff, running training sessions, conducting video analysis, and coaching on game-day. He also assisted with the team’s soccer camps as a staff instructor, where he organized technical/functional training session for elite level players.

 

Daniels obtained his National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Daniels coached the West Virginia United U-17 boy’s team to a PA West Premier B League Championship and a West Virginia state cup semifinal appearance. The New Orleans native earned a bachelor of arts in political science in 2006 and a master of science in athletic coaching education in 2008 – both from WVU.

 

Daniels played for West Virginia University, was a member of the Lafreniere Select Soccer Team, a three-time Louisiana State finalist and a member of the Jesuit High soccer team. Daniels also helped lead his squad to capture the Louisiana State championship in 2002 and was a member of the Lafreniere Super Y-League Team that won the Gulf Region championship in 2001.

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