2008-10-09 / News

Tryout now for spring soccer teams

Jamestown Soccer Association will hold an open tryout session for the 2009 Spring Competitive Youth Soccer Season. All Jamestown soccer players are encouraged to attend.

This session will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Eldred Avenue soccer fields from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for Under-8 and Under-10 players with birthdays from Aug. 1, 1998 to July 31, 2002. Under- 12 and Under-14 players, with birthdays from Aug. 1, 1994 to July 31, 1998, will tryout from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Players should wear shin guards and soccer cleats and bring a ball. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 19, at the same times.

The Spring Competitive Season is the hallmark of youth soccer on the island. The program's primary goal is to foster enjoyment of the game of soccer, while developing individual and team skills and elevating the overall quality of play.

Teams are entered in skill-appropriate divisions in the RI Super Liga, a statewide competitive league of over 500 teams. The season begins in early April and runs through mid-June. Training begins with weekly indoor skilldevelopment sessions in February, and games are played on either Saturday or Sunday. Teams typically play four home games at the Jamestown fields and four away games in neighboring communities. Some teams may elect to enter weekend tournaments in the region. Given the program's schedule commitments to other communities as well as its focus on developing team play, spring soccer requires attendance at all practices and games.

JSA had a highly successful 2008 spring season, fielding nine teams with over 140 players. Jamestown is fortunate again this year to have a wealth of coaching experience that will be supporting our players.

For more information contact Vincent Kirby at 423-2342, v.kirby@verizon.net or Paul De Mieri at 423-2035, or kdemieri@ cox.net.

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