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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.

Fall 2015 IHSA State Championship Tournament Results

posted Oct 29, 2015, 5:28 AM by Christopher Grunden

Congratulations to our Trailblazer Fury FC teams on your outstanding efforts in the IHSA State Tournament!

Boys Varsity finished 3rd overall in a convincing win over Genesis United, following a tough first-round loss to River City Jaguars.

Girls Varsity claimed the 1st place division 2 trophy (5th overall) in a hard-fought match with Indy Warriors FC, which remained tied at the end of regulation time, and was finally decided by Annie M.'s golden goal in the second overtime period.

Junior Varsity beat out River City Jaguars with their never-give-up attitudes for the 3rd place title.

Complete standings and games results are posted at ihsoccer.com

In addition, the Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity teams were well-represented in the inaugural IHSA All-Star games. Our All-Star South team members helped lead both Boys and Girls All-Star teams to victories that were as fun to watch as they were enjoyable for the players. This great new tradition really helped bond players and fans together across the entire IHSA community.  Thanks to all who made it happen!

Next stop...Evansville!

Trailblazer Fury FC News: 8/31-9/4 (SCHEDULE UPDATES!)

posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:59 PM by Christopher Grunden

If you don't get the e-mail updates for Trailblazer calendar changes, you might have missed these recent updates:

Girls Varsity vs. Genesis United
- Tuesday 9/1 at 6:00 PM
- Plan to be there by 5:15 PM for warm-up
- Brandywine Park, Field #3
- Wear the Fury red uniforms
- Boys V and JV will have a normal practice

Boys Varsity at Horizon Christian School
- Thursday 9/3 at 5:00 PM
- Plan to be there by 4:15 PM for warm-up
- Horizon Christian School, 7702 Indian Lake Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46236
- Uniforms TBD

Keep up-to-date with schedule changes by following these instructions:  https://sites.google.com/site/eastindytrailblazers/team-announcements/updatefirstgame/Trailblazers%20calendar%20-%20e-mail%20updates.pdf

Finally, for this week's training challenges, watch the East Indy Trailblazers Facebook page:  https://www.facbook.com/EastIndyTrailblazers

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