Team News

WE'VE MOVED!  COME VISIT OUR NEW SITE:  www.eastindytrailblazers.com

NEW WEBSITE!

posted May 8, 2018, 8:11 AM by Christopher Grunden   [ updated May 8, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

Check out our new online presence!

Fall 2018 Informational Meeting

posted Mar 21, 2018, 12:37 PM by Christopher Grunden

Did you know that your homeschooled students can play competitive sports through high school?  Join us to learn more about opportunities with the East Indy Trailblazers.  An open informational meeting will be held at Brandywine Park (900 E. Davis Road, Greenfield, IN 46410) on on June 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

We'd love to see you there!

IHSA State Tournament Wrap-up

posted Oct 8, 2017, 6:39 PM by Christopher Grunden   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 9:21 AM ]

What a fantastic weekend of soccer and homeschool fellowship in Ft. Wayne!  Despite a rainy start, spirits were high with our players and fans.  Both the Boys and Girls teams came ready with their best efforts, resulting in some great successes...

Our young Boys Division 2 team lost its first match with Ft. Wayne Fusion, but turned things around to secure their first win of the season defeating Kokomo Eagles 3-0.  And the crowd went wild!!!  They followed up with a hard-fought 2-1 win against the Indy Warriors, securing an overall 5th place finish.  We're so proud of these fine young men!

The Lady 'Blazers defeated #3 seed Genesis United 2-1, and followed up with another win (1-0) against #2 seed Southside Thunder to advance to the CHAMPIONSHIP game, where they faced #1 seed Ft. Wayne Fusion.  They fought valiantly and held the Fusion to only 1 goal in the first half, finishing 2nd in the state.  This great group of young ladies certainly proved that they deserved to be in the Championship game.

In addition, two of our players were selected for the 2017 IHSA All-State Team:  Claire Soendlin and Elianna Grunden


Congratulations!!  And thank you for your leadership and example.

Special thanks to parents and families for helping to make this weekend happen!  Your behind-the-scenes support helped create a great experience, enabled some wonderful friendships to develop, and made our Trailblazer soccer family even stronger.

* Detailed tournament results are posted at https://ihsoccer.com.

Here we go 'Blazers!!

posted Oct 4, 2017, 7:05 PM by Christopher Grunden

After a growing, challenging Fall season, we're headed to Ft. Wayne for the Indiana Homeschool Soccer Association state tournament! Follow our progress at http://ihsoccer.com.

Trailblazers add a summer training camp experience for 8-11 year olds

posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:49 PM by Lisa Heady

Coach Elizabeth Beasley will direct this Pre-Season Youth Camp that will focus on developing foot skills through fun games, age appropriate activities, and daily soccer challenges.  Young players are introduced to soccer basics (Ball Mastery- passing, receiving, dribbling, juggling, positive first touch) as well as learning about positions, attacking principles, and defending principles. 

If you have an 8-11 year old who might be interested in playing soccer or who just likes to make friends, learn something new, and have fun, this may be the camp for you!  Camp will be held July 24-27 from 6-8pm at Brandywine Park, 900 E Davis Rd, Greenfield. Registration is open, and you can access the registration form on the homepage at: info@eastindytrailblazers.com.  Cost is $20 per player which includes instruction, snacks, and a soccer ball. Register today!

 

Planning for Fall 2017

posted May 11, 2017, 10:03 PM by Lisa Heady

A fall planning meeting was held on April 27 to prepare for Trailblazers' 2017 season. Coach Chris Grunden described his mission and vision for the team, which is to field both junior varsity and varsity teams for both boys and girls.  Coach Grunden has developed a pre-season training plan for team members and will begin sending out training challenges beginning in June. Summer Training Camp is set for July 24 with the first regular season practice set for August 1. 

Fall 2016 Season Wrap-up

posted Nov 19, 2016, 1:35 PM by Christopher Grunden

The end of an era is upon us.  The second and final year of the Trailblazer Fury FC has come to a close, leaving us with many precious, powerful, emotional memories.  With the retirements of both Rick Sucietto and Randy Kemerly, the Indiana homeschool soccer community loses two of its foundational influences.  The end-of-season banquet was especially poignant and memorable--you will both be missed dearly!

Girls Varsity claimed 4th place in the IHSA state tournament and 1st place in the Bronze division at the National Homeschool Soccer Championship.

Boys Varsity also claimed 4th in the state and 1st place Bronze division at nationals.

We also say goodbye to 8 seniors and several more super-seniors, whose leadership on and off the field touched every part of the club.

May you be blessed richly this holiday season by the Giver of every good and perfect gift, especially the gift of His Son Jesus Christ!



Fall 2016 Kick-Off Meeting!

posted Jul 25, 2016, 5:40 PM by Christopher Grunden

Parents:  Plan to meet 6:00-8:00 PM during practice on Tuesday 7/26.

Players:  Come prepared for a full practice!

Come check us out!

posted Jul 13, 2016, 9:27 AM by Christopher Grunden

Preseason practices are now underway at Brandywine Park!

WHEN:
Monday - Thursday evenings (7/11-14 and 7/18-21)
6:00-8:00 PM

WHERE:
Brandywine Park
900 E. Davis Road
Greenfield, IN 46140

WHAT TO BRING:
- Soccer ball (size 5)
- Soccer cleats
- Shin guards
- Water
- A great attitude!
- Any homeschooled friends ages 12-18 who'd like to check it out :)

Fall 2015 NHSC National Championship Tournament Results

posted Nov 1, 2015, 5:08 PM by Christopher Grunden

We're so proud of our Trailblazer Fury teams!

After 2 days of tournament play in Evansville, Boys Varsity toppled Genesis United but then fell to Metro United to claim 2nd place in the Bronze bracket.  Girls Varsity ended on a high note by defeating long-term rivals (and friends!) Bluegrass United, landing them in 3rd place in the Silver bracket.  The competition was tough every single game and the off-the-field fellowship was fantastic!

Complete standings and games results are posted at http://www.nationalhomeschoolsoccerchampionship.com.

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