2014 January 14 Newsletter


Teams are forming now for the 2014 Recreational Soccer Season.

Online registration continues for the 2014 Germantown Legends Recreation Spring Soccer Season.  Be sure to avoid the late fee, and register online BEFORE February 1, 2014.

  • HappyFeet League
    • HF Little Toes starting at 2-1/2 years of age
    • HF Big Toes starting at 3-1/2 years of age
  • Future Legends Recreational Soccer for U6- U10 Boys & Girls
  • Future Legends 'SKILLS CLUB'... for U7- U12 Boys & Girls
  • Jr. Legends Recreational Soccer for U12- U19 Boys & Girls
  • TOPSoccer

Please note the important dates for the 2014 HappyFeet, Future Legends and Jr. Legends Spring Seasons to the right.  

Please continute to visit the Germantown Legends website or online calendar for the latest updates and future details.



Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - Regular Registration continues
Thursday, January 30th - Rec. Coaches & Parents 'Pre-season' Meeting
Saturday, February 1st - LATE 
Registration begins
Saturday, February 1stAssessment Day, U7- U19 Players*
Sunday, February 2ndIntro. to U6 Coed Soccer

Thursday, February 6th - Rec. Coaches Meeting
Saturday, February 15th - SKILLS CLUB Training begins*
Saturday, February 15th - Rec. Coaches Training
Week of Monday, February 17th - Rec. Soccer Practices begin
Saturday, March 1st - Future Legends & Jr. Legends GAMES begin
Saturday, March 22nd - HappyFeet LEAGUE begin

*  Academy Selection dates.

Please visit the Germantown Legends website or online calendar for more details and times.



Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Future Legends and Jr. Legends (recreational soccer) programs.  As a volunteer coach, you have the opportunity to teach valuable life-long lessons to children of Germantown.  While over 50 local parents volunteer their time to coach in this program each year, we never seem to have enough.

Securing coaches and other parent volunteers in advance of the season is of great necessity when organizing a recreational sports program.  Join us and give something back to your community.  Being a volunteer allows you to make new friends, build new skills and help Germantown children play at home.

If you are on the fence or nervous about committing, don't be.  We provide several tools to help prepare you,… from weekly Skill sessions for players, Practice Plans and Ideas, Coaches’ Games, to even Coaching Courses.

In addition, Certified or Licensed Coaches can receive REDUCED or FREE registration for their child.  Details found online using the 'More Info' link below.

If interested in volunteering, have questions or concerns, send us an e-mail at GermantownLegends@gmail.com or register online as a Coach.



New for the Spring 2014 Season,...the Germantown Legends is fielding a U8 Future Legends ACADEMY TEAM.  

  • Limited spots available, please plan to attend any of our upcoming small-sided game sessions (Assessment Day, 3v3 sessions, etc.)
  • Each boys and girls team will have a licensed coach
  • Up to two practices per week
  • One game or 'festival' per week during the Spring season
  • Academy Players are welcome to participate in the Futsal Program (Off-season training)
  • Academy Team outdoor practices begin in February 2014

Focus of the program is to prepare your son or daughter for the rigors of competitive play and beyond.

Please register online in advance of attending 'Assessment' Saturday.



Formally called the Academy Program, the Future Legends SKILLS CLUB is for U7- U10 Future Legends players.

  • Eight one-hour training sessions per season (minimum)
  • Training sessions led by Legends staff
  • Prerequisite for the Academy Team or Legends competitive program
  • Skills Club Program is designed to prepare the player for the Academy Team and competitive play
  • All players will receive a Legends Skills Club Training Top




This course is designed specifically for the U6 to U8 coach.

This is a two-part course.  Part one is going online and going through a 45-minute online section of coaching U6- U8.  This online instruction has video, reading text and quizzes to help learn about the selected specific age group.  It covers laws, coaching methodology, player characteristics, safety and how to work with players of the specific age group.  During the course coaches can stop anytime and comeback even days later till they can finish it.

Following the online course they can attend a 2-hour on field session and get their Youth Module license.  The field part is optional, but required for the Youth Module License.

Click here to start your Online Youth Module course.





  • Philosophy of coaching U6 - U8 players
  • Characteristics of U6- U8 players
  • Team Administration and risk management
  • Appropriate activities for U6- U8 and younger players
  • Organizing a youth training session
  • KINS program
  • Laws of the Game: modified


The cost of the Youth Module Coaching Course is FREE for current registered TSSA members and all Germantown Legends Soccer parents and players, over the age of 14.

NOTE:  Future Legends Coaches who have obtained their Youth Module License will receive a FREE registration for child who they coach in either the U6 or U8 Divisions.



Off-season Winter Training for 'Academy' and Legends competitive players.

All futsal sessions will take place at the Ridgeway Baptist Christian Life Center.

Saturday, January 4
Saturday, January 11
2:30- 3:30 PM
3:30- 4:30 PM
Academy, U9- U14
High School
Saturday, January 18 4:30- 5:30 PM
5:30- 6:30 PM
Academy, U9- U14
High School

Limited space available.

For more information, contact Chris Bartels at (901) 652-5601 or via email at memphishfl@happysoccerfeet.com.




-Date and time TBA

TOPSoccer 'Buddy'


If you are interested in joining us in the planning and organization an event, please send an email to GermantownLegends@gmail.com or register online.




Skills Training Sessions are held each week for all Future Legends players.

Ball control is the most important skill a young player could learn.  Controlling the ball will simply make the game easier to play and open up more options instantly.
--Claudio Reyna, Manchester City and Captain of the US Men’s National Team

For the Future Legends U6- U8 Boys & Girls, Skills Training Sessions are held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30 PM at the Cloyes Soccer Park.

For the Future Legends U10 and U12 Boys & Girls, Skills Training Sessions are held each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30 PM at the Germantown Soccerplex.

Past skills or moves of the week during the 2013 Fall season...

  • Pull back
  • Stop, Start
  • Inside hook
  • Outside 'Chop'
  • Scissors
  • Backwards 'L'
  • Matthews 
  • Puskás or 'V'
  • Juggling
  • Cruyff
  • Zico
  • Half Zico
  • Maradona

Videos of each 'move or skill of the week' are posted on our Facebook page numerous times each week during the season.


The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based soccer program designed to meet the needs of athletes with physical, developmental, and or intellectual disabilities.

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.

Participation is FREE,….. register online today.

2014 Dates TBA
Wednesdays, 6:00- 7:00 PM

All TOPSoccer events take place at the Cloyes Soccer Park.

Cloyes Soccer Park
2700 Cross Country
Germantown, TN 38139

Cloyes Soccer Park is located next to The Farm Park.


Want to become a TOPSoccer Buddy?   Register online today.


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Each Wednesday night following TOPSoccer, we are hosting Coaches' Games for all Coaches in the Future Legends, Jr. Legends and Legends programs.

The intent here is for all of our coaches to come together for dialogue, exchage coaching ideas, and have some fun playing soccer!

Each Wednesday night following TOPSoccer
7:00- 8:00 PM
Cloyes Soccer Park


A page on the Germantown Legends website for your to advertise your business or service for FREE.

Please forward the following information to GermantownLegends@gmail.com, so that we may post information regarding your business or service.

  • Company Name
  • Logo
  • Slogan
  • Contact 
  • Email address
  • Website
  • Phone


We are pleased to offer you a special opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to select Memphis Grizzlies' games.  For being great fans, you can save big money off the regular gate price and cheer your home team onto victory.

The link below will shut off at 12:00 PM on your selected game date and each month new games will be uploaded so you can take advantage of this offer. 

Game Dates:

Tuesday, January 14th vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – SILVER
Monday, January 20th vs. New Orleans Pelicans – MLK Day Game – SILVER
Saturday, January 25th vs. Houston Rockets – GOLD 

Follow these simple steps and take advantage of this special offer.  Order your tickets online - it's fast and secure.

  1. Visit our purchase page: http://tinyurl.com/GrizDiscounts1314  
  2. Type MEMPHIS into the "Special Offer Code" box and click "Verify"
  3. If you have an account; use your e-mail address and password.  If not, go to 'Create an Account' box on the right hand side, type your e-mail address and click 'Sign Up Now.'
  4. Select your seats and tickets will be e-mailed to you.  NO Ticketmaster fees.
COURTSIDE II N/A $200 $300
PLAZA II $55 $95 $125
PLAZA III $45 $75 $95
FIRST TN CLUB $55 $95 $125
TERRACE II $22 $30 $40
TERRACE III $12.50 $20 $25

David Ridenhour
Memphis Grizzlies
Account Executive
 - Group Sales

(901) 205-1448



While we maintain a very informative website, we also maintain a few social media sites as a way of keeping you better informed on the latest news and happenings regarding the various programs we offer.

Did you know?

* On the weekends, we will make our initial posting by before 8:00 AM.

NOT on Facebook or Twitter?  Visit the Germantown Legends Soccer 'home page' as links have been set up for those wanting to stay in the know, without having to set up a Facebook and or a Twitter account.

Join us online today, and get all of the latest news and info on your soccer club.



For Field conditions, Inclement weather, Program updates, Camp information, Off-season training, etc., please visit the following:

Facebook: Germantown Legends Soccer
Twitter: @GermantownSoc