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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, 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 and


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 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



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.