Albany Soccer Club hosted the fifth annual U8 Friendly Tournament on Saturday April 26th. U8 teams from Albany, Bethlehem, Clifton Park, First Touch soccer clubs and the Afrim's Go 2 Goal program represented. Rainy and cold to start, the kids and the Game won the day!
The Friendly is free to participating teams. Games were presided over by Capital District Referees, pro bono. Albany's own Kristen Haugh again gave of her time and gourmet baked goods to fund raise.Many thanks to all volunteers and participants. We had a blast!
Congratulations to the U14 Girls on winning their division at the Rotterdam Kickoff Classic on Saturday April 26th!
The Spectrum Theater is having a special one time showing -Wednesday, May 14 at 6:45pm - of the soccer documentary NEXT GOAL WINS This the story of the American Samoa team who is seeking there first international soccer victory.
There will also be a special Skype Q&A with Coach Thomas Rongen
following the show!
(you can watch the trailer here: http://tinyurl.com/spectrum8-nextgoal)
Please remember that this is an all volunteer organization and give a little bit back to the folks who work so hard for our kids.
The club needs your help! It is time to get the fields ready for the spring season. We will be holding field preparation days on Sunday April 6th from 9AM-Noon and Saturday April 12th from 10AM - 1PM at the Tirino Fields / Hoffman Park.Volunteers are needed to assist with grooming the fields as well as laying out and marking lines for the upcoming season. Bring your family, friends, able-bodied neighbors!!! Everyone is welcome. Any time and effort you can spare is appreciated.
A 2 day soccer clinic for Albany city resident children ages 8-12 is being held at the Plumeri Sports Complex at Hoffman Park. The clinic is Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th from 10-2. Registration is required and limited to 24 kids. Email CommunityCenter@StRose.edu or call 518-694-5189. Link to Flyer
CDYSL is holding it's annual coaches workshop on April 5th. While a representative from each team's coaching staff is required to attend, others who are interested may attend as well. For more information, visit the CDYSL site's coaches workshop page.
Good luck boys!!!
The U14 boys team begins the group stage of the Eastern NY Soccer Arch Cup Tournament on March 18th at 7PM against the Guilderland FC Dutchmen. The game will be played on the turf at Schenectady High School. Bundle up and come out and cheer the boys on to victory.The group stage continues for them with a home game against West Islip on March 29th (at Lansingburgh High School). They play the final group stage game on March 30th at Patchogue-Medford in central Long Island.
The U8 team has posted pictures from 2 events on their brand new team page within the site. You can get their from the link on the Teams page or just by clicking here : U8 Coed
For a limited time, the club will be taking orders for sweatshirts, sweatpants and 1/4 zip mock sweat jackets. All come with the club logo and your player's number. A name can be added to the sleeve of the tops for only $5 extra. Contact Lindsay Goldsmith at email@example.com about ordering before Sunday March 2nd.
The order form is located here: 2014 Spirit wear order form
The boys U14 Pride team finished session 2 at Afrim's with an undefeated record of 5-0-3 within Level 2. This put them just outside of first place for the division. The U14 Falcons team are sitting with an undefeated record of 3-0-4 in Level 1 with one game remaining. The split Albany teams are the only ones in the U14 divisions that have not lost this session. The combined team looks forward to a strong season in CDYSL again this year.