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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