The Fall 2015 Regular Season has ended for the U4-U12 age groups. but action continues for the U14-19 Boys and Girls participating in Surburban Friendship League (SFL) Tournaments on November 14 and 15. No matter how the regular season went, every team in the SFL has a chance to cap off a successful one or redeem themselves in post-season play against teams with similar records. One BRYC squad last year which hadn't won a game all season wound up with four consecutive victories, including three in tournament play, to turn their entire season around.
And then there's the Herndon Youth Soccer All Star Tournament the following weekend, November 21 and 22. BRYC has entered five teams in the U8 division where the kids get their first taste of All Star competition but still play for the fun of it, with no scores being kept and no trophies awarded. Playing seven mini-games over the two days against teams from all over the Northern Virginia area is a great experience for players, coaches, and families. Thanks to boys' coaches Carlos Santizo, Tom Twomey and Dan Sweet, as well as girls' coaches Pierre Martel and Andy Lowden for stepping up to take our youngest All Stars to their first tournament.
BRYC has entered an additional sixteen tournament teams from the U9 to U19 age groups...where winning is taken more seriously. On Saturday each team will play four mini-games for the purpose of seeding them into Sunday's action where it's "win or go home", and the players and coaches just might experience the stress of penalty kick shootouts for the first time, but the weekend is still a tremendous experience, win, lose, or draw. Thanks to U9 coaches Keow Essig, Mike McGinn and John Kenkel; U10 coaches Scott Span, Dino Constantino and Jennifer Oleyar; U11/12 coaches Mike Essig, Ryan Leary and Dalila Belmadani; U13/14 coaches Joe Wiley, Kurt Langenbach, and Tracy Seamans; and U16/U19 coaches Scott Sarratt, Martin Quiroz, Cesar Zambrana, and Josh Rock for shepherding our more experienced playsers in All Star competition. Good luck to all.