IN CASE OF THUNDER OR LIGHTNING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA, PLAY WILL BE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY!! Everyone (no exceptions) must immediately leave the field, seek shelter in their vehicles, and wait 30 minutes. The 30-minute waiting period starts again if additional thunder/lightning is observed. If inclement weather persists, your trainers will terminate the session.
Ready for the Fall Season?
If They Haven't Done So Already, Coaches Should Be Calling Very Soon
At the semi-annual Coaches' Meeting on August 20 in anticipation of the Fall Season, well over 100 BRYC coaches, including a fair number of first-timers, met with League Directors and other BRYC EXCOM members to receive their "marching orders" for the upcoming year, most importantly including their rosters and practice schedules. Commissioner James Sullivan (right) told them that their very first order of business was to make contact with their team members so that everyone knows their registration has been processed correctly and they have been assigned.
Realizing that some coaches were on vacation at the time of the meeting and others would be going on vacation over the following two weeks, nonetheless the league's goal is to have had all players notified by the end of August. If you haven't heard from a coach by Wednesday, August 26, feel free to contact the League Director indentified both on your age group page (under one of the drop-down menus for Mini-Kickers, Junior or Senior Divisions above) or also listed at the bottom of the "Contacts" page linked here and to the left. Fields are now open for practice as soon as the coaches are back from their own vacations and as soon as they can get their teams organized. The first games of the season are on Saturday, September 12.
Final Call for Fall Season Registrations
Some age groups are closed to new registrations.
Some have a waiting list.
We are still accepting late registrations for others.
With a 0-0 draw against FC Kansas City, the Washington Spirit clinched the final post-season playoff berth, joining the Seattle Reign, Chicago Red Stars and Kansas City as the top four teams in the regular season standings. With two games remaining, the Spirit's new goal is to improve their position from 4th seed to either 2nd or 3rd, avoiiding the unenviable tak of facing the poweful Seattle Reign on their home turf in a semi-final matchup. It won't be easy. The Spirit are on the road this Sunday vs. the Portland Thorns before returning home for the final game or their regular season on Saturday, September 5 vs. the first-place Reign. After two sell-outs and a third game ever so close to it, the Seattle game has already sold out all reserved seats and only a few general admission tickets remain. It’s a perfect opportunity to take the family to see some great soccer. While BRYC’s supply of tickets has been exhausted, Braddock Road families can still get discounted general admission tickets for just $20 (reg. $25). Just use the promo code "BRYC-2015" when checking out at http://tickets.washingtonspirit.com.
BRYC Planning to Refurbish Kings Park Community Center
Seeking Bids from Local Contractors for the Work
BRYC uses and manages the Community Center, whose entrance is tucked neatly between Zinga! Frozen Yogurt and Hunan West Chinese Restaurant in the Kings Park Shopping Center at 8940 Burke Lake Rd. BRYC is now accepting priced Contractor bids and offers of donations of professional labor to refurbish the Community Center, as described in the attached Request For Proposals. Please respond with offers to Craig Willett at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Center may be inspected by appointment by calling Craig Willett 703.980.7820.
Giant Food Makes Generous Donation to BRYC
Kings Park Community Meeting Room to Receive Upgrades
After about nine months of construction, the beautiful new Kings Park Giant Food store reopened on June 18 with an evening ribbon-cutting ceremony, and to a crowd of excited shoppers on the following morning. At the grand reopening Giant graciously presented a check to BRYC for $2,500.
With support from Kings Park Shopping Center owners Regency Centers, along with Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook, BRYC has managed the Community Room in Kings Park Shopping Center for the past couple of years as a community resource for meetings and social events. The Giant contribution will help BRYC with some needed upgrades to the facility. Many thanks to Giant Foods for their generous donation.
In the picture to the left are (L to R) Scott Belcher, Kings Park Giant Store Manager, and Gordon Reid, President of Giant Food, along with Trish Moxie and John Davis from BRYC.
HELP WANTED! We're Looking for a New Registration Director
Won't You Consider the Opportunity to Give Back to BRYC?
BRYC Recreational Soccer wouldn't exist without the dedication of its volunteers…and, as the Spring season winds down, we’re looking for a very important one! Among more than two dozen members of the Executive Committee (EXCOM) who work year-round to keep the organization running, our Registration Director is one of the most vital members of the group…each season ensuring that the registration process, one of the first interactions BRYC has with prospective new families, runs error free. We are once again looking for a willing, motivated, and talented individual to fill the void.
Discount Coupons from Our Friends at Dick's Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods has generously supported BRYC Soccer with items for our training programs and a discount gift certificate for all our players and coaches. They also provide many of the prizes given out in the post-season Coach's Challenge.
Click on the Dick's "Special Soccer Offers" graphic to the right to find coupons for savings on your soccer supplies for this fall.
Help thank Dick’s Sporting Goods for their support of recreational youth sports by forwarding this to your players and parents. The new store in Springfield Town Center is GREAT! Brand new and convenient to all of us!
Thanks so much to Dick's Sporting Goods for their on-going support!
CDC Offers Online Training on Concussions
Will Become Mandatory for All Coaches in the Near Future
Concussions in sports is a very HOT topic right now, from youth leagues to colleges and professional athletes. Every public school sports program has a policy for handling concussions, and mandatory education for parents and athletes. Many sports clubs, including BRYC, are joining the move to raise awareness about concussions and their treatment.
BRYC, the Braddock Road Youth Club, is a non-profit organization in Fairfax County, Virginia, established in 1968 to offer a variety of youth sports activities in the Burke/Annandale/ Springfield, Virginia area. BRYC Soccer is divided into two programs, Recreational Soccer and Travel Soccer. This web site is devoted exclusively to BRYC’s Recreational Soccer program, consisting of neighborhood-based teams. Any youth that signs up to play in the recreational league will be placed on a team. For information on BRYC Travel Soccer, go to brycsoccer.com. For links to all the BRYC sports programs, from football to fast-pitch softball, go to bryc.org.