2015 December Newsletter
Matthew Hunt began playing soccer in church league when he was four and has played for his school, Evangelical Christian School (ECS), since sixth grade. He has been on the ECS varsity soccer team since he was a freshman, appearing in the Tennessee State Scholastic Athletic Association (TSSAA) state semi-finals in 2014 and 2015.
Matthew has been playing with the Germantown Legends boys’ competitive soccer team since its inception in 2011, when he was in 7th grade. Currently, he is a member of the U18 Legends Black team.
“On the field”, stated Coach Kirk Dunaway, “Matthew Hunt is definitely a very valuable player for us, as his goals and assists (25 goals and 9 assists in 23 games) can attest to. He is also a leader by example, in both his hard work and attendance.”
Coach Dunaway continued, “Matthew is a fine young man and player. He is one of our informal leaders whose dedication and hard work have definitely paid off. In the past two seasons, Matthew has hit for 40 goals in 40 matches… that is fantastic at any level.”
Matthew also takes the field as a referee for the U8 teams and holds his USSF Youth Module Soccer Coaching License.
Off the field, Matthew is involved in the Spanish Club, Streets Ministries and serves as an Usher at his church and Student Ambassador for school.
In the past seasons, he has volunteered with TOPS Soccer, Target House, Christ Feeds and SOS. Matthew, a junior at ECS, maintains a high GPA while taking Honors classes. He is hard-working, disciplined, passionate and inquisitive student.
Matthew enjoys mentoring and playing soccer with younger children in Nicaragua who look forward to his annual visits.
Congratulations to Matthew Hunt on being named the Germantown Legends 'Player of the Month' for November 2015.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS?
We are looking for a Player, Coach or Volunteer to recognize each month. If you have someone you would like to nominate, please send an email to INFO@GermantownLegends.com requesting the nomination form or CLICK HERE to access the form online.
2015 GIT COLLEGE SHOWCASE FOR BOYS
The U18 Germantown Legends HS Black team competed in the 2015 Germantown Invitational Tournament Showcase for Boys, Friday, December 4 thru Sunday, December 6th at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The U18 Germantown Legend HS Black team finished the showcase event on top of the U19 Boys Copa Red Division.
Tournament results for the U18 Legends High School teams during the 2015 Fall season....7-0-3 (Win-Lose-Draw) in 3 tournaments, 2 championships (The Rose Cup and Wolf River Classic) and 1st in their flight in the GIT College Showcase tournament. In addition, the Legends High School team scored 31 goals, while only giving up 7 during tournament play this Fall.
When Kyndel Henager was 9 years old, she got her first taste of the excitement of U.S. Women's National team while she watched the US play for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. As we watched the Championship match with our faces painted, Kyndel cheered on the team and her new hero, Abby Wambach.
|Kendal Henager with Abby Wambach.|
Flash-forward four years – Kyndel had just gotten to see the newly crowned World Champs play a friendly in Birmingham, AL when we got news of Abby’s Play For Kicks charity which raises money for soccer programs all over the country. Kyndel pitched in and raised $500. Her reward was the opportunity of a lifetime – she spent a morning playing soccer with Abby at a clinic and luncheon in Nashville. Abby was amazing working with all the kids and even complimented Kyndel on her hair (cut short just like Abby’s!). Kyndel had a great time, learned some new skills, and came home even more excited about soccer. It was a day she’ll never forget!
Photos from the event can be found HERE.
About the Playing for Kicks Program
Tennessee State Soccer Association players have a new friend, All-Time goal scorer and 2015 World Cup champion, Abby Wambach. Abby is a five-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, 2012 FIFA Woman’s Player of the Year winner and 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Wambach, along with TSSA, has launched a fun fundraiser to benefit the TOPSoccer and Soccer Across America programs. Players who raised $250 met Abby for pictures and an autograph, attended a Q&A, and had lunch with Abby!
In advance of the event, Abby Wambach stated, “I’m thrilled to team up with the Tennessee State Soccer Association to raise both money and awareness for TOPSoccer and Soccer Across America. I can’t wait to meet the young soccer players of Tennessee on November 21!”
2015 GERMANTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE
For the fourth year in a row, the Germantown Legends Soccer program participated in the Germantown Christmas Parade (Saturday, December 12, 2015).
We would like to thank the players, parents and family members who came out to walk with us, as we had a tremendous turn out!.
Once again, we were the only City of Germantown's 'Sports Providers' participating in this year's parade.
Even with overcast skies, everyone had a great time! Be sure to join us next year.
The Legends Skills Club is designed to develop young soccer players through their formative years and to give them all of the ingredients they need to succeed in the game at the highest level. Players from an early age need to acquire the technical ability to master the ball and be proficient with both sides of their body.
The primary focus of the Skills Club is BALL MASTERY and FUN!
2016 SPRING REC SKILLS SESSIONS
Wednesday, February 17, 6:00- 7:00 PM
All dates are subject to change. Additional training sessions may be added.
Primarily for the U7 thru U10 REC player, the Legends Skills Club is for the player who wants to challenge themselves to reach the next level... with goal of playing at the High School, ODP or higher level.
Can my child play recreational soccer and Skills Club at the same time?
Yes! As a matter of fact, the Skills Club is designed to supplement the recreational soccer experience, not replace it.
What is the cost of the Legends Skills Club?
The cost is $75.00.
The Legends Skills Club includes training sessions and a Legends Skills Club training top.
When and where is the REC Soccer Skills Club held?
All Legends REC Soccer Skills Club Training Sessions will be held at the Cloyes Soccer Park, unless otherwise stated on the Skills Club Training Schedule page.
2016 SPRING TOPSoccer DATES
All dates are subject to change. Please visit website for the most up to date schedule.
Player participation and development are key elements of the program. TOPSoccer is designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of your athlete.
In short, TOPSoccer takes individuals from the sidelines to participating in the game.
All sessions are at the Cloyes Soccer Park on Wednesday nights (6:00-7:00 PM) during the Spring season.
Participation is FREE….. register online today.
Registration for the USSF E and USSF D Coaching Courses to be held in Germantown, TN in February 2016 have begun online.
|February 19- 21, 2016||USSF E COACHING COURSE|
|February 26- 28, 2016||USSF D COACHING COURSE|
Classroom sessions will be held at Houston High School; while field sessions will be held on Germantown soccer fields.
For more information or to register, visit www.TNSoccer.org.
|2016 SPRING REC SEASON...|
|Sunday, November 15, 2015||2016 Spring REC Registration began|
|Saturday, December 12, 2015||Germantown Christmas Parade|
|Thursday, January 28, 2016||Pre-season REC Parent Meeting|
|Monday, February 1, 2016||LATE Registration begins|
|Monday, February 1, 2016||Pre-season U5- U10 REC Practices begin|
|Saturday, February 6 or 13||Spring Kick-off Event... SoccerFEST|
|Wednesday, February 17||REC SKILLS CLUB begin^|
|Thursday, February 18||REC Coaches Meeting|
|February 19- 21 weekend||E Coaching Course^|
|February 26- 28 weekend||D Coaching Course^|
|Monday, February 22||REC Practices begin|
|Saturday, March 1||REC Games begin|
|Wednesday, March 16||TOPSoccer begins|
|Saturday, March 26||Easter Bunny Cup|
|April 2- 3 weekend||Silent Sideline Weekend|
|April 30- May 1||TSSA Friendship Cup (REC Tournament)^|
|May 14- 15 weekend||Last REC Game date|
|May 21- 22 weekend||REC Soccer Rain Make-up date|
|^ Additional registration required.
Dates subject to change.
Help spread the word, please pass along our 2016 Spring Flyer found HERE.
LEGENDS COMPETITIVE SOCCER
While the 2015- 2016 team tryouts have been held, we do have a limited openings on a few of our competitive teams. If you are interested in joining the Legends, please contact us.
The Germantown Legends are always looking for dedicated athletes to add to our roster of talented players. If a player will miss or has missed a scheduled tryout, please contact us.
The Germantown Legends Soccer program will host the 2016 Spring Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) Friendship Cup in Germantown, TN. This event is formerly known Kohl’s Cup. The tournament dates will be Saturday, April 30- Sunday, May 1, 2015.
Tennessee Soccer will provide a family fun atmosphere for the newly named Friendship Cup. We will have inflatables, giveaways and music on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Games will be held at both the Cloyes Soccer Park and the Germantown Soccerplex.
The Friendship Cup is open to all Division 4 registered Recreational teams registered with TSSA.
More information will be available on the Tennessee State Soccer Association website.
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