Feb 28, 2012

DC Elite Announce Tryouts for Summer 2012


U12 and 13 boys added, Focus on training heightened

February 27th, 2012 , (Washington DC) - The summer of 2011 saw the start of a new, training and development-centered club in the Washington DC metro area. Led by former Washington Freedom directors, Jim Gabarra, Clyde Watson and Win Puffer, the youth club continued the efforts made the previous 5 years of giving elite level female players a place to grow and develop. Building off the success of being the three time #1 Girls Club in North America while competing in the United Soccer League’s Super YLeague, DC Elite competed in high level tournaments over the summer, inlcuding qualifying for the US Club Nationals in Boise, Idaho in several age groups.

For the summer of 2012, the program will be adding boys in the Under 12 and 13 age groups, and re-solidifying it's goal of putting training first. "Over the last 12 months I have watched a lot of high level soccer across the United States", said Watson, " and the underlying message we need to bring to our players is skill development through meaningful training. Players and coaches all like to win games, but the emphasis has to be on continuouisly improving the skills and training of our young players."

Trevor Parker has joined the staff as Boys Director. Parker, a former professional player who has played with clubs such as Tottenham Hotspurs FC and St. Albans FC, has an extensiver track record of player development with teams such as the MPS Hotspurs, developing teams from a young age.Of Parker, Watson said "Trevor understands the building of skills from an early age to help players develop. He is a great addition to our staff as we continue to expand our offering of meaningful training in the DC area."

Tryouts for the Summer 2012 season have been announced, and start March 4th in some age groups.

Tryout Dates:

Sunday, March 4th at Connelly School of the Holy Child

U12 and U13 Girls 3-4:30 pm
U14 and U15 Girls 4:30-6 pm
U12 and U13 Boys and U16 Girls will be at a later date
Address for Connelly School of the Holy Child:
9029 Bradley Blvd
Potomac, MD
website: http://www.holychild.org/

Sunday, March 18th, Exact Time and Location TBA

U12 and U13 Boys, tentatively 6-7:30 pm

Sunday, March 25th Location TBA
U12 and U13 Girls 6-7:30 pm
U14, U15 and U16 girls 7:30-9 pm
Interested players are asked to pre-register for tryouts. All registered participants will be notified of all updated information on tryout dates, times and locations.

Pre-register for tryouts by clicking here

Questions?? See DC Elite website at http://www.dcelitetrainingalliance.com/ or email info@dcelitetrainingalliance.com