Monday, May 21, 2007

Loudoun Soccer Tryout Information

Loudoun Soccer will be holding open tryouts for rising U12 Girls on May 31, June, 2, and June 3. Tryouts run from 6pm to 8pm and players are encouraged to attend all three tryout sessions.

The current field schedule is:

U12 Girls May 31 Legacy Large
(born 8/1/95 – 7/31/96) June 2 Evergreen Mills
June 3 Simpson #2

Please check the Loudoun Soccer website ( throughout the week as the schedule is subject to change. A little food for thought:

  1. We anticipate a fairly large group for tryouts, so arrive at the field no later than 5:45 to register. The players will be given numbered pinnies, which they’ll be expected to return at the end of each session.
  2. Loudoun Soccer tryouts are open to anyone in the age group. To help the coaches remain as objective as possible, players are not to wear articles of clothing that identify them with a current travel team. No uniform jerseys, shorts, socks, practice jerseys, or warmups. Also players should not bring their “travel bags” – they should just bring a ball and water.
  3. The more we see the players, but better we can do at placing them appropriately, so please attend all three tryouts. If a player is injured or there’s some kind of vacation conflict, please let one of the coaches or volunteers know during the sign-in process.
  4. All current players are required to attend tryouts, as all rosters spots on each team are open for competition. Players on current teams may be placed on a higher or lower team based on their ability and performance at tryouts.
  5. We anticipate the addition of a D team to the age group, coached by Peter Walther. The addition of a 4th team is contingent upon the number of suitable players we see trying out.
  6. Due to Loudoun Soccer policy, we are unable to make player notifications until immediately after our last ODSL game, which is currently scheduled for June 10. (This policy is new since last year.) If this causes a hardship for someone based on vacation plans, etc. please contact your coach to make other arrangements.

Good luck!

Coach Ed & Jeff

Lightning vs Magic May 6th

Sunday’s game-Lightning vs Magic

The score to our last game was 2 to 1. Megan Windland scored our only goal. The team played good but I think we could have beaten them. The other team was beating us to the ball. We also need to take some more shots on goal, but the shots that we did get on goal were very nice shots. I know it was a little bit harder to get a shot off against that team because they had three defenders. We played good in the first half, but in the second half we started to slow down a bit and they were winning most of the loose balls. At the very end of the game we started to pick up the pace a little bit more. Our passing and ball skills were very good. I think the thing we need to work on the most is taking the shot earlier.

By Jessie H

Captain Janna

Dear Loudoun Magic,

Being captain was a great experience. I learned that it is good to step up and be a leader of the team every once in a while. It is also a great time to give constructive criticism and share your ideas about improving the team’s playing. I think it was good to have a second captain to help me direct the team. I felt sort of important to the team being able to choose the MVP of the game. It was also somewhat fun being the example of the drills at practice.

By, Janna S