2014 March Newsletter
March 17, 2014 NEWS
While only a fews spots remain, a 'waiting list' continues in other divisions. A small late fee is being assessed for registrations after Friday, January 31, 2014.
- HappyFeet LEAGUE
- Little Toes starting at 2-1/2 years of age
- 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 is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities.
|DIVISION||BOYS STATUS||GIRLS STATUS|
|HappyFeet 'Little Toes'||WAIT LIST|
|HappyFeet 'Big Toes'||WAIT LIST|
|U6 Coed||WAIT LIST|
|U19 Coed||WAITING LIST|
REGISTRATION FOR HAPPYFEET IS NOW CLOSED.
Once teams are assigned, everything will be posted on our website under League Info and an email will be sent out to all HappyFeet families early next week.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
- 9:00 AM - GUMC / BIG TOES - LITTLE TOES 9:00 AM Group
- 10:00 AM - Little Toes
- 11:00 AM - Big Toes
*Please arrive 20- 30 minutes early on the first day to collect team shirt.
For equipment, Soccer cleats (or athletic flats), athletic shorts, shin guards, size 3 ball... all available at SOCCER U.S.A.
The Germantown Legends Soccer Club is happy to announce the Memphis Orthopedic Group as an official sponsor of the Germantown Legends.
Memphis Orthopedic Group, a division of MSK Group P.C., has served the greater Memphis since 1942 and has five offices throughout the area. Walk in access is available at all locations during day, evening and Saturdays.
Dan Hein, the Chief Operating Office for the Memphis Orthopedic Group, added, “It is a privilege for Memphis Orthopedic Group to support the Germantown Legends, as we fully recognize the benefits of exercise, team play, healthy competition and good fun the Legends programs bring to the community.”
Legends Director, Chris Bartels, commented, “We are very excited about our relationship with Memphis Orthopedic Group as they will provide our players and families first class access to their doctors and trainers, providing coverage at our training facilities and for our teams competing at Mike Rose”.
For more information on the Memphis Orthopedic Group, please call (901) 381-4664, or visit them at www.memphisorthogroup.com.
KEY DATES FOR THE 2014 SPRING SEASON
Please visit online calendar for more info.
|Friday, March 21st
6:00 PM @ Soccerplex
|Skills Club Training Session|
Saturday, March 22nd
HappyFeet 'LEAGUE' begins
Wednesday, March 26th
6:00 PM @ Cloyes Park
|Saturday- Sunday, TBD||Picture Weekend**|
|Saturday, April 19th||2nd Annual Bunny Cup|
|Sunday, May 11th||Mother's Day|
|May 17- 18th weekend||
Spring REC Season ends
|Saturday, May 17th||Fall REC Soccer Season 'Early' Registration begins|
|Week of May 19th||
Tryouts for the 2014- 2015 Soccer Season
|Week of May 26th||Tryouts for the 2014- 2015 Soccer Season
Legends U12- U18 'competitive' teams
ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Additional Rain make-up dates may be added, if necessary.
|Jr. Legends 'Custom' Reversible Jersey available at Soccer U.S.A.|
Uniform Kits are available for purchase at Soccer U.S.A., the official soccer store and supplier of uniforms and spirit wear for all Germantown Legends Soccer programs. Future Legends and Jr. Legends programs use the same Uniform Kit.
Only new Junior Legends players need to purchase a Uniform Kit.
For those who do NOT have their Germantown Junior Legends 'Custom' Uniform Kit or would like replacement pieces, please visit Soccer U.S.A.
HappyFeet League players will receive their team shirt on the day of the first session (Saturday, March 22, 2014).
For the Legends (competitive) Soccer players, please visit Soccer U.S.A. for the your Uniform Kits and Practice gear.
Formally called the Academy Program, the Future Legends SKILLS CLUB is for U7- U10 Future Legends players.
- Eight one-hour training sessions per season
- 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
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.
YOUTH MODULE COACHING LICENSE
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 instructing 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.
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.
-Help the Club have a better and more meaningful impact in the community
-Help with communication to the local Schools, Churches and other organizations in the community
EASTER EGG HUNT... Spring Festival
-Date and time TBA
HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT... Fall Festival
VOLUNTEER COACH or TEAM MANAGER
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.
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.
Wednesdays, 6:00- 7:00 PM
beginning Wednesday, March 26th
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.
WEEKLY SKILLS SESSIONS
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...
Videos of each 'move or skill of the week' are posted on our Facebook page numerous times each week during the season.
Please forward the following information to GermantownLegends@gmail.com, so that we may post information regarding your business or service.
- Company Name
- Email address
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED... by NOT following our Social Media sites
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
FIND US ON THE WEB
Did you know?
- We post whether the soccer fields are OPEN or CLOSED on Facebook and Twitter daily*.
- Each week, we are posting videos showing the 'Move or Skill of the Week' on Facebook and Twitter.
- From time to time, we are posting US Soccer news on both Facebook and Twitter.
- Local High School and College games are posted on both Facebook and Twitter.
- Legends Uniform Kits and new Spirit Wear updates.... posted on Facebook and Twitter.
- Facebook and Twitter both link to Germantown Legends news and annoucements as they are posted on the Germantown Legends Soccer website.
* 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, etc., please visit the following: