Local soccer club recruiting for players
The Sierra Mountain Soccer Club (SMSC) ended the spring 2008 season with great results from all the club’s teams.
Topping off the season were the U15 boys Twisters, who won the Nevada State Cup by beating out several Las Vegas teams. The Twisters went on to compete in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series in Hawaii, where they faced tough competition against teams from Southern California, Washington and Oregon. They came out of the tournament with one win and two losses. As a result, the Twisters were also invited to compete in the National Directors Cup in Delaware.
Several other teams in the club also had successful seasons. The Strikers 90 placed second in the Nevada State Cup and the U14 Strikers, U14 Tahoe Angels and the U13 Coyotes all placed fourth in the State Cup.
A number of other local and US Club Soccer tournaments throughout the season resulted in numerous first place finishes by the Atomics, Strikers, TNT Fury and the Tahoe Angels. The WildCats, TNT Extreme and Coyotes also earned second- and third-places finishes.
In the next two weeks, the Sierra Mountain Soccer Club will be holding fall season tryouts for several of the U11 through U14 teams.
The U11/12 girls TNT Extreme will hold tryouts on July 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Riverview Sports Park and again on July 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Glenshire. The girls U13/U14 WildCats will hold tryouts on July 17 from 5-7 p.m. and on July 19 from 10 a.m.-noon both at Riverview.
Two boys teams, the U11/U12 Atomics 97 and the U13 Atomics 96, will both be holding tryouts on July 10 and July 16 from 5-7 p.m. and again on July 19 from 10 a.m.-noon ” all at Riverview.
The U14 boys Strikers 95 will hold their tryouts on July 9 from 5-7 p.m. and again on July 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Riverview.
Spring of 2009 will bring on several new teams, including a U10 girls competitive team and a U10 boys competitive team. Tryouts for these new teams will be held in November.
Sierra Mountain Soccer Club is a non-profit organization in the Truckee-Tahoe area committed to the growth of soccer. The club teams play regular season games in the Lake Tahoe and Reno-Sparks area within the Great Basin Youth Soccer League (GBYSL). The club is also affiliated with U.S. Club Soccer, participating in several of its sanctioned tournaments throughout the year. For more information visit http://www.sierramountainsoccer.com or call 587-3361.
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