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The Adam Godwin Soccer Academy is launching two travel tournament teams for the 2020/21 season – a U19 boys team and a U19 girls team. The purpose of these team are to compete in 5-6 high level tournaments while providing weekly quality coaching and training opportunities. The team will train twice per week, with an additional third optional training opportunity at the weekly Academy SPARQ training sessions. To be considered for either team, please register your interest by completing the Google Form at the link below. Both teams are open to rising high school sophomores through rising high school seniors, please click here to register.

WHAT WILL THE COST BE?

The cost for our 2019 team was $925 per person and that included everything related to tournament entry fees, training sessions, etc. We are always looking to lower those costs as and where we can, but that was the cost for last year. We are also working on a sponsor for the uniforms so there will be no additional costs there. Please note the $925 did not include travel expenses.

WHEN/WHERE WILL WE PRACTICE?

We will practice at VES in the Boonsboro area. Practice dates are still to be confirmed.

WHO WILL BE THE COACH?

Darien McClurg will be the head coach of the girls team and will run all training sessions and plan to take the team to all tournaments. Our boys head coach is still to be confirmed at this stage. We will have an assistant coach in place for both teams to assist in coaching and also be available to take the team to tournaments should the head coach have a conflict. Adam Godwin will run all optional SPARQ sessions, although he will not be at any of the tournaments or weekly team training sessions due to his commitments as the head coach of Randolph College.

WHICH TOURNAMENTS WILL WE ENTER?

Our intention is to enter quality tournaments run by SMC Tournaments which will challenge the players and also give them exposure to college coaches. Our 2019 team participated in The Virginia Cup, Williamsburg Columbus Day Invitational, The Nation’s Capital Cup, Bethesda Premier Cup, Trident Cup, and the CASL/NCFC College Showcase. It would be our intention to enter the same events with the exception of Bethesda which runs during Thanksgiving and was deemed the least desirable event by the 2019 families.

WHEN WILL THE SEASON RUN?

The intention is for this team to run through the Fall of 2019. We will run a team mini pre-season camp in early August before beginning weekly training sessions. A full calendar will be provided to each family by the middle of July.

ONLINE INFORMATIONAL ZOOM MEETING

We will be holding a 1-hour informational Zoom meeting on April 28 from 8:30pm – 9:30pm. In this meeting we will be presenting the program, discussing how we intend to select teams, and answer any other questions you may have. Everyone who registers their interest for the team via the Google Form will be sent the meeting invitation details. Please click here to register your interest.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please do not hesitate to contact Adam Godwin with any additional questions at all, we will be more than happy to help. Please contact Adam either at 770-330-5131 or asgodwin5@gmail.com.


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