2015 November Newsletter
Aiden has played soccer since he was 3 years old. At 3, he played for Germantown United Methodist Church and started recreational soccer with the City of Germantown at 5. By age 8, it was clear that Aiden’s enthusiasm for the game of soccer signaled it was more than a passing fade. He needed to hone his skills and moved up to play for the Legends Competitive team.
Aiden looks up to his coaches and works hard for them. He played under Tyler Matz for 4 seasons and now plays U11 for Coach Craig McLeod and Coach Dan Strini.
Coach McLeod says, “The U11’s have had a mixed start to the 2015 Fall season. When the going is good everyone looks great and wants to be involved, but during the more difficult periods, we feel that Aiden Ellard has stood up and tried to set an example through his work rate, willingness to do the horrible jobs (uncomfortable positions) and motivating his teammates. This is especially poignant as we have asked Aiden to play a role he is unfamiliar with but shown the willingness to learn and be flexible for the sake of his team.”
Aiden is described as a finesse player who typically plays forward and center-mid field. Recently Aiden listed among his aspirations to make a Hat Trick and just a few weeks later he did it!
“Aiden is a hard worker and it shows as he is one of the most advanced technical players on the team. But one of the things I like most about him is his competitive spirit. He is the type of player that just doesn't give up when we get behind. He provides that spark when we need it most”, stated Coach Strini.
Aiden is a well-rounded student at Westminster Academy. Year after year his teachers point to him as a leader who is well-liked by his peers and his literature teacher says his spunky, creative personality makes him a treat to teach. He represents Westminster on the cross country team, and plays basketball for the school. He is not just an athlete. He loves Math and Latin, played competitive chess for 4 years and even can be caught rehearsing lines for a leading role in his 5th grade play, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Aiden has a soft spot of our Veterans and personally supports the Wounded Warrior Project. He organizes fundraisers like Lemonade stands and asks for donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of gifts for his birthday.
Congradulations to Aiden Ellard on being the Germantown Legends 'Player of the Month' for October.
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 GERMANTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE
Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season!
Come join us as we participate in the 2015 Germantown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 12th,.....this is our fourth time to participate in this annual event.
The Germantown Legends 'Position Number' in the parade is TBD.
We will WALKING and RIDING and handing out Candy and Flyers during the parade. (We are not allowed to throw candy into the crowd.)
While the parade begins moving at 2:00 PM, the parade will begin staging at 12:30 PM on Kimbrough Road (between Farmington Boulevard and Dogwood Road). Float judging will begin at 1:00 PM.
The southbound lanes on Kimbrough Road (and Dogwood) will be open for drop-off and parade vehicle use only.
To ensure everyone’s safety, drop-off vehicles are not allowed in the staging area (northbound lanes). Simply drop off passengers at the designated area according to our parade entry number (TBD), and move promptly from the area.
Participants must line up on the east side of the northbound lane, against the outside (sidewalk) curb.
ANYONE connected to the HappyFeet/ Legends Soccer Program is welcome to participate..........Players, Siblings, Coaches and Parents.
Please wear any HappyFeet, Future Legends, Jr. Legends, TOPSoccer or Legends Spiritwear, Practice Gear or Uniforms and or 'accessorize' for the Holiday Season,......even Christmas Sweaters are welcome!
If there are any questions, ideas, suggestions, etc., please email us at INFO@GermantownLegends.com.
LEGENDS SKILLS CLUB
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.
TOPSoccer (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.
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.
Want to become a TOPSoccer Buddy? Register (above) online today.
2016 SPRING REC SEASON... KEY DATES
Sunday, November 15, 2015 2016 SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS
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 begins^
Thursday, February 18 REC Coaches Meeting
February 19- 21 E Coaching Course^
February 26- 28 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 (RECTournament)^
May 14- 15 Weekend Last REC Game date
May 21- 22 Weekend REC Soccer Rain Make-up date
^ Additional registration required.
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.
Director of Coaching
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 soon on the Tennessee State Soccer Association website.
2015 WOLF RIVER CLASSIC FOR BOYS
Again, several Germantown Legends teams competed in the 2015 Wolf River Classic for Boys, Friday, October 16 thru Sunday, October 18th at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The Germantown Legends teams had an overall combined record of 12 WINS, 2 loses and 1 draw for the tournament, with two Champions and a Finalist finish.
The Legends High School Boys went 3-0-1 in the U16 Predator division, the Legends 04 Red team went 4-0-0 in the U12/U13 Predator division, the Legends 04 Black team went 3-1-0 in the U12/U13 Copa division
2015 ROSE CUP CHAMPIONS
Legends High School Boys
Legends 04 Red - U12/U13 Predator
2015 ROSE CUP FINALISTS
Legends 04 Black - U12/U13 Copa
While not placing, the Legends 08 Barcelona squad finished 2-1-0.
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