After an absence of several years, in the Spring 2013 season BRYC returned to the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL) in the form of the U12 Girls "Rage", coached by Jim Clark, assisted by Fred Welther. It took a daring first step. When two U12 Girls teams both won their divisions at the Herndon All Star tournament in the fall of 2012, Coach Clark floated the idea with BRYC Recreational Soccer about the possibility of returning to the ODSL, which represents a step up the competitive ladder from the traditional recreational soccer program to the professionally coached BRYC "Elite" travel program. Rec Soccer saw it as the perfect time to get our feet wet once again. BRYC named John Davis, our Referee Director to be our ODSL Club Representative, a roll later assumed by Rage mom Kimberly Yeo, working with Coach Clark, to make it happen. And it has. After a "so-so" innaugural season of league play that was topped off by a win in the West Virginia Mountaineer Classic, the Rage will be back at it again in the Fall 2013 season.
This time they won’t be alone! Not even close. BRYC’s ODSL participation was expected to grow in the coming years but not quite so fast! After spring tryouts, no fewer than ten new ODSL squads, boith boys and girls, have been formed for the Fall 2013 season from a nucleus of former All Stars and experienced BRYC coaches. We wish them all well and look forward to posting st0ries on their successes in the days ahead.