Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Against the Arsenal...

Field Correspondent Cate C.


On Sunday September 3rd, the Loudoun Magic played their second game against the Manassas Arsenal. We played at the Quantico Marine Corps Base. It was our second game of our second tournament. Again all the rain the day before made us play a half an hour game. During the game the teams were pretty even in controlling the ball but the Arsenal was making a lot more moves than us. We still need to work on trapping and winning loose balls, making moves with accuracy, and follow our moves with a pass, shot, switch, or cross. I think the best defensive players were our goalies Maddie and Kaylyn. The best offensive players were Erin and Megan W and Megan K those guys got some good shots. Also, Elizabeth showed some nice moves. But mad props to everyone for playing hard. Overall I think we played better in this game than the first game. It was a swanky game! But we’ve still got a lot to work on.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Magic are Ready to Open ODSL Season

The Magic traveled to soggy Quantico to compete in the rain-shortened PWSI Invitational tournament over Labor Day weekend.  Despite the two 1-0 losses, the girls fought hard and managed to play their best soccer of the season in the second game.

For the first time this season, the girls started to show some good footwork, accumulating a number of points in The Chase to Maggie Moos - or as the girls like to call it "Maggie Moooves."  The defensive effort is very good and the goalkeepers are playing very well too.  Although the team is still struggling to hit its stride offensively, the footskills, passing, and confidence are heading in a positive direction.

To encourage more individual practice, the team has started a patch program.  Each player has the opportunity to earn skill patches for dribbling, shooting, juggling, controlling, and passing.  The coaches have established the criteria for everyone to work towards.  The standards are tough, but fair, and all the players should be able to earn all five patches as the year progresses.  Check out the patches, criteria, and progress reports here.

Thanks to Janna and Cate for being our field reporters this past weekend.  Megan K is on the hook for the Magic's ODSL opener.

The all important snack schedule

Hi Everyone,

Below you will find a snack schedule for the upcoming Fall 2006 season.   We are asking for half time snacks.  If you would like to provide something after the game for fun or a special occasion, it's completely up to you. Last season we discussed this issue and decided to ask for half time snacks only.  

If you are on the list below, can you please let me know yes or no if you're ok with the date/time?  If there is any problem, you can contact another family to switch or I'll ask someone else.  I have a list of twelve players.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  


Magic Regular Season Snack Schedule 

  • Sunday, September 10th, 1:00pm - Steadman
  • Sunday, September 17th, 2:15pm - Stephens
  • Sunday, September 24th, 1:00pm - Windland
  • Sunday, October 1st, 2:30pm - Coughter
  • Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00pm - Fleming
  • Sunday, October 29th, 2:30pm - Schneider
  • Sunday, November 5th, 1:00pm - Beebie
  • Sunday, November 12th, 1:00pm - Corry

Magic: Lessons Learned - Continued!

Field Correspondent – Janna S.


On Sunday September, 3rd Loudoun Magic played the Alexandria Freedom at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia. It was our 2nd tournament of the fall season (pre- season). Because of all the rain they decided that the tournament would only take place on Sunday and the games would only be thirty minutes long. We played an okay game, and I think that we took them on pretty well. I still think we need to work on pressuring the ball, winning loose balls, making moves, and switching the ball. Possibly even passing and shooting the ball harder. We made a few good crosses and had a couple darn good shots. Our goalies made MANY amazing stops!!!! The final score ended up being 1-0 Freedom. Overall we did pretty well but we definitely have things to work on.