Alexandria Soccer

Travel Tryouts for Rising U10-U19 Teams

Alexandria Soccer Association’s existing Travel Soccer teams will be holding tryouts for the 2008-09 travel soccer year in the weeks to come. General information:
·         The ASA Travel Soccer Program welcomes any current player from our Travel, Recreation and Suburban Friendship League programs, and experienced players from other area travel teams. 
·         All tryouts are open, meaning that all current players must earn a slot on next year’s teams during the tryouts. 
·         ASA will operate at least two boys teams and two girls teams in each age group up to U12 in the fall, so there should be more opportunities for new players than we have had in past years.
·         Most ASA girls teams play in the Washington Area Girls Soccer league (WAGS) and most boys teams play in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). A few boys and girls teams play in the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL). 
See below for tryout dates, times, locations and team contacts. Driving directions to the tryout fields appear at the bottom of this announcement.
All players should wear cleats, shin guards, and socks that cover the shin guards to the sessions. Please bring a ball and water or a sports drink. 
 
 
U10 in the fall (born after 8/1/98)
Girls
ASA has three teams in the age group. Our two Alexandria Revolution WAGS teams are coached by Hannah Wenzel and Joe Easton. Our Revolution ODSL team is coached by Jeff Johnson. The three teams will hold joint open tryouts from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Potomac Yards on the dates listed below:
 
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3
Wednesday, June 4
Thursday, June 5
*Tuesday, June 10
*Thursday, June 12
 
* If necessary (inclement weather make-up date).
 
Each tryout participant must attend two tryout sessions, and no more than three, to be considered for a roster spot with the 2008-09 edition of the Alexandria Revolution. Players need to arrive at each tryout session on time, wearing soccer shoes and shin guards covered by properly fitting socks. They also need to bring a properly inflated size-4 soccer ball, water or sports drink and plenty of enthusiasm.
 
For more information, please contact Lou Ruffino (lou.ruffino@usdoj.gov) or Shari Dow (sdow@tpna.com) about our WAGS teams, or Sara Ainey (sara.ainey@navy.mil) about our ODSL team.
 
Boys
Our two Alexandria Atletico NCSL teams are coached by Kab Hakim. They will hold tryouts from 4-6 pm at Potomac Yards on the following dates:
 
Tuesday, June 3
Thursday, June 5
Tuesday, June 10
Thursday, June 12
 
For more information, contact team managers Jeff Newhouse jrzew@verizon.net or Henry Fonvielle at hfonvielle@rappaportco.com .
 
 
U11 in the fall (born on or after 8/1/97)
Girls
Our two Alexandria Samba WAGS teams are coached by Kab Hakim. For the fall, we will establish a new third team that will play in ODSL. It will be coached by Jason Gross. Coach Kab and Coach Jason will hold tryouts for all three teams at Potomac Yards from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on the following dates;
 
Monday, June 2
Wednesday, June 4
Monday, June 9
Wednesday, June 11 
 
You may contact Jill Boocock at jilleboocock@comcast.net  or Tara Holubar at tholubar@fbr.com  if you have questions.
 
Boys
The Alexandria Arsenal White (NCSL) and Arsenal Red (ODSL) teams, coached by Chris Vaccaro, will hold open joint tryouts from at Brenman Park soccer field. Dates are to be determined.
 
Direct inquiries to our WAGS manager Mary Miller (mmiller@sssas.org) or our ODSL manager Peter Heimberg (peter.heimberg.asa@verizon.net)
 
 
U12 in the fall (born on or after 8/1/96)
Girls
The Thunder (WAGS) and Lightning (ODSL) teams are holding open joint tryouts for experienced players with a love for soccer.   Tryouts will be held at Ben Brenman Soccer Field from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on the following dates:
 
Friday, June 6
additional dates:
Monday, June 9 and
Wednesday, June 11 (if Friday is rained out)
 
Interested players are encouraged to come to all tryout sessions but must attend a minimum of two sessions.  Please wear shin guards and cleats. Bring a ball and water.
 
The two squads are coached jointly by Bruce Fredrickson and Brent Harrison who have 15+ years of experience coaching travel soccer. Please direct questions to the managers: Katie Smythe (kdsmythe@comcast.net) or Linda Moncure (lbmonc@comcast.net).
 
Boys
The Alexandria Titans White (NCSL) and Titans Red (ODSL) teams are coached by Billy Blake and Antonio Carvalho. They will hold open joint tryouts from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Brenman Park soccer field on the following dates:
 
Wednesday, June 4
Friday, June 6
Monday, June 9
Wednesday, June 11
 
The coaches prefer that all players attend all three sessions, if possible.   Please direct inquiries to team manager Andy Kelly wakelly@comcast.net .
 
 
U13 in the Fall (born on or after 8/1/95)
Girls
Alexandria Freedom, a Division 2 WAGS team, will hold tryouts from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on several dates in June, as follows:
Tuesday, June 3  
Wednesday, June 4
Thursday, June 5 
Tuesday, June 10
Thursday, June 12
 
Rain make-ups, if needed, shown below:
 
Saturday, June 14, 9:00-10:30 am
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30-8:00 pm
 
Interested players must attend at least 2 of the tryout sessions. Contact manager Bruce Fergusson at abfergusson@verizon.net . Please also visit the team website at www.alexandriafreedom.org.
 
Boys
 
Dynamo Elite plays in NCSL and is coached by Ryan Quinn, ASA’s Director of Coaching. The team will hold open tryouts from 4:00 to 6:00 at Potomac Yards on the following dates:
 
Wednesday, June 4
Friday, June 6
 
For more information, please contact team manager John Hall at  
 
 
U14 in the fall (born on or after 8/1/94)
Boys
Tryouts for the ASA’s Alexandria Storm (rising U14B-fall 2008) will be held at Potomac Yards (south field) from 5-630pm during the Storm’s regular practice sessions on Saturday,May 31, Wednesday, June 4 and Friday, June 6.  We encourage prosepctive players to attend as many dates as possible.  The Storm compe in division II of the Old Dominion Soccer League.  Please contact coach Ripley Forbes for additional information on tryouts and the team:  703.628.6002.
Girls
Alexandria Titans WAGS team will be holding open tryouts from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Potomac Yards on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 10
Thursday, June 12
Tuesday, June 17
Thursday, June 19
For information, contact manager Bill Boyle at bboyle@fibergate.net
 
 
U17 in the fall (born on or after 8/1/89)
Boys
Alexandria Titans are looking for athletic and committed players to join their NCSL Division 2 team for the fall 2008 season. The Titans are coached by Chester Ponikowski and Gabe Damiani. We will hold our team tryouts from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Potomac Yard field on the following dates:
 
Tuesday, June 10
Thursday, June 12
Tuesday, June 17
Thursday, June 19
 
Additional tryouts will be held throughout the summer with dates to be posted later. Interested players are encouraged to contact Coach Chester Ponikowski at 703-548-1383 or via e-mail cponikowski@msn.com .
Girls
Alexandria Arrows will be holding tryouts on Tuesday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Potomac Yards and Thursday, June 12 from 5:30-7:00 at Ben Brenman Soccer field.
 
 
 
U19 in the fall (born on or after 8/1/89)
Girls
The Alexandria Arrows, a Division 1 WAGS team, is coached by Ryan Quinn, Ryan holds a USSF “B” license and is a VA ODP evaluator. He also serves as ASA’s Director of Coaching. The team will have room for a few impact players on their fall roster. Tryouts will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on the following dates (fields noted):
Tuesday, June 3 at Potomac Yards
Thursday, June 5 at Brenman Park
For more information on tryouts, contact the team manager Rose Cameron at rose.pianalto@frb.gov .
 
Boys 
Alexandria Thunder, coached by Chris Pearson, plans to hold tryouts in June. Please direct inquiries to team manager Jon Fleuchaus at jfleuchaus@comcast.net or 703-851-3012.
 
 
Field Directions for Tryouts
 
Ben Brenman Park
4800 Brenman Park Drive
Alexandria 22304
Ben Brenman Park is located in the West End of the City of Alexandria just off of Duke Street and just east of the Cameron Station townhouse development. 
 
From Arlington, Annandale and Springfield, take I-395 (Shirley Highway) to Exit 3A Duke St./Rt 236 East. Follow Duke St 1.6 mile. Exit right onto ramp for the park. Soccer field is on the right as you approach the stop sign. Parking lots are next to the field and across the street
From the Beltway and Telegraph Road, go north to Duke Street. Take the ramp for Duke Street west Rte 236 toward Landmark. Proceed 2.3 miles. Exit right onto the ramp that will circle back over Duke Street and into Ben Brenman Park. Soccer field will be on the right as you approach the stop sign. Parking lots are next to the field and across the street.
Potomac Yards Fields
Route 1 (between Crystal City and Old Town)
Alexandria
Potomac Yards is located on Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) in the City of Alexandria just south of the Potomac Yards Shopping Center and north of Old Town. 
 
From Arlington, Annandale and Springfield, take I-395 to Glebe Road south/east to Route 1. Make a right onto Route 1 and pass Potomac Yard Shopping Center on left. Make a left turn at East Glebe Road. Make a right at the first stop sign.
 
From Old Town and the Beltway: Take Route One North through Old Town Alexandria. After crossing the new bridge over the Metro and Railroad tracks, the fields are on the right side before you would arrive at Potomac Yard Shopping Center. They can be seen from Route One. Make a right at Howell Street, the light just before the fields. If you miss that turn, make a right at East Glebe Road and then another right at the first stop sign.

 

 

 

 

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