Sunday, January 21, 2007

Adidas Invitation Schedule

The U13 Boys White schedule has been released. Our first game on Saturday is at 9:35. (This was the lastest start time for game #1)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Charlotte SC Adidas Invitational

We've been accepted to the Adidas Invitational Feb 3-4, 2007. (Super Bowl weekend, oops!)   Looks like 16 teams in the U13 boys group.
The main club website is  
All details are on the Adidas Invitational page.
Field location:
The U13 games are at the Ramblewood Soccer complex which is near I-77 and I-485. 
Address:  10200 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28227  Google map    Field map
Take 77 to exit 3 Arrowood Rd. Turn EAST and go 8/10 of a mile and merge RIGHT onto W. Hebron St. Take W. Hebron about 1/2 mile to the light at Nations Ford Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Nations Ford Rd. When the road splits stay to the RIGHT and the park will be about 7/10 of a mile on your RIGHT.
Hotel info:
Mary Beth got a special rate and block of rooms at the Drury Inn. (This is the same chain we stayed at in Greensboro.)
Two double beds, non-smoking room,  $66 for up to four people.  (Smoking is available.)
Call 1-800-325-0720 and ask for the Coast FA block; they will hold the block through Jan 25 so you must call before then.
Hot breakfast, pets, and happy hour (5:30 - 7:00 pm free beer and wine.)
Address:  415 West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28262     Google Map
This is about 20 miles from the field location.   If the distance is a problem, the soccer club has some additional hotel info on their website.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Normal training schedule resumes

Beginning this Tuesday [Jan 16], we'll go back to the normal two-hour practices.

Tue / Thur : 5:30 - 7:30
Socastee Park

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Training and spring info

Training will begin again this week. Ross is out-of-town on another trip, so we'll have Joel Banta as coach.
Socastee Park
Tue: 5:30 - 7:00 3v3
Thur 5:30 - 7:00 regular training

Also, some brief spring season info. We're looking at two tournaments (not sure which two, plus State Cup).
Pre-season (before Feb 17)
- Considering tournaments on Feb 3 and Feb 10

During season (Feb 17 - May 5)
- Considering tournaments on Mar 10, Mar 17, and Apr 21
- State Cup May 5

I think Apr 21 looks like a definite; the timing is good as a warm-up to State Cup. So, we'll be choosing one additional tournament among the other dates mentioned above (2/3, 2/10, 3/10, 3/17)