2001 Lions Win U17 Cup PWSI Icebreaker Tournament

posted Mar 12, 2018, 12:40 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 12:41 PM ]

The Lions won the U17 Cup PWSI ICEBREAKER tournament held at Long Park in Haymarket Va. They were undefeated with a record of 2 wins and one tie. Goals for were 10 and 0 against.

2003 Girls Tigers Goal Keeper Try Out Notice

posted Jan 28, 2018, 1:59 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 1:59 PM ]

The Laurel Tigers 03, a premier girls travel team will be holding Goal Keeper tryouts 11:00am - 12:45pm February 4th, 10th, and 17th at Grace Episcopal School in Kensington, Md.   The Tigers are made up of players from Bethesda, Kensington, Takoma Park, and Silver Spring. 

About the team

The team plays as a 2003 team while the majority of the girls are 2004’s.  This provides the girls an advantage of playing against older players, which improves their development.

Play in NCSL (last season division 3; may remain in division 3 or be moved to division 2 for the Spring 2018 season)

Participate in preseason and post-season tournaments (having won multiple tournaments over the last couple years)

During the Spring season(s) the team trains in Kensington and Silver Spring three times a week.

Players participate in weeklong summer team camp.

Team oriented focus on player development; preparing the girls for rigors of High School soccer. 

Dedicated Goal Keeper training


Bob Gac (Head Coach) and Alvaro Puig (Assistant Head Coach)

Bob has been coaching for 11 years.  Teams he’s led have won multiple tournaments, won division tittles and has had many players go on to play high school, Academy and the Olympic Development Program.   Alvaro has been coaching for 8 years enjoying success developing players and fielding wining teams.  He grew up with a love of soccer that continues to this day; playing as often as he is able.

To schedule a try out please reach out to Bob at 202-255-0264 and or Alvaro at 

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 ( 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: 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

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 and/or

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. 

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