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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): 
Please contact me at 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.