Congratulations to the 2015 World Cup Champion USA Women’s National Soccer

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Congratulations from LUSC to the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup!!!   We hope many of you had a chance to enjoy the tournament.

Here are a collection of images celebrating the US WNT’s fantastic success:

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Below also are some links to many worldwide sports figures and celebrities sending their congratulations to the US WNT for their World Cup victory:  

Link to ESPN.com Women’s World Cup Twitter Reactions
Link to Sports Illustrated Women’s World Cup Twitter Reactions  

Best regards and happy summer!
LUSC

April Clinic 2015 Photos

Breakers Banner April Clinic

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Sam at April Clinic 2

 

Summer 2015 Clinic Offerings

Our first offering, the LUSC “Kick-Off the Summer Clinic”, will begin in late June, with the LUSC July Clinic, and our annual August Pre-season Clinic to follow. Both the Kick-off the Summer Clinic and August Pre-Season Clinic will be run as gender specific clinics. We have confirmed that Mollie Pathman from the Boston Breakers will make an appearance for our Kick-off the Summer Clinic.

LUSC Clinics are:

  • Professionally staffed
  • Age appropriate
  • Fun
  • Open to players of all abilities

LUSC Clinics Focus on:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Individual Footwork
  • 1 st Touch Training
  • Decision Making

It is our intention to provide Lexington children with high-level clinics that have an outstanding staff at an affordable cost. The clinics will promote soccer in a fun atmosphere that emphasizes learning the game in a manner appropriate to each player’s needs.

LUSC Kick-Off The Summer Clinic:

Grades: 1st through 8 th
Date: Monday, June 29th through Thursday, July 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Diamond Middle School
Cost: $120 per child

LUSC July Clinic:

Grades: 1st through 8th
Date: Monday, July 13th through Thursday, July 16th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Diamond Middle School
Cost: $165 per child

LUSC Preseason Soccer Clinic:

Grades: 1st through 8th
Date: Monday, August 24th through Thursday, August 27th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Diamond Middle School
Cost: $120 per child

Camp Director: Brendan Donahue- LUSC Director of Coaching- On January 1 st , 2006 Brendan became the first full-time Director of Coaching for Lexington United Soccer Club. Prior to Lexington, Brendan, a graduate of Middlebury College, spent over a decade coaching collegiate soccer at the DI and III levels. Coach Donahue’s previous youth experiences include, serving as The Boston Blast Technical Director, Head coaching in the MA Olympic Development Program and working as a MASS Youth Instructional Staff Coach and Coaching Course Instructor. Coach Donahue has had articles published nationally in the NSCAA Journal, US Youth Soccer’s Coaches Connection and his piece on “Maximizing Your Warm-up” was presented at the USYSA National Convention.

Coach Donahue’s Licensure:

  • US Soccer Federation, USSF “A” License
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America, NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • US Youth Soccer, National Youth License
  • Coerver Youth Diploma

Camp Coordinator: Tom Heimreid- LUSC Assistant Director of Coaching- Coach Heimreid became the LUSC Asssistant DOC on January 1 st 2013. Tommy holds his UEFA “B” license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Coach Heimreid previously held the positions of Director of Elite Futures Soccer Academy for Princeton Soccer Association (NJ) and Camp Director for Advanced Total Soccer Coaching, Bound Brook NJ. Tommy was a three time captain and four year starter at Northeastern University where he earned both All America East and All Rookie team honors.

I’m confident that the staff we will have committed will provide one of the best clinic options you’ll find anywhere for a one week soccer clinic.

Staff that has previously worked LUSC Clinics:

Renato Capobianco- Regis College Men’s Coach, Former New England Revolution Assistant Coach, LPDA U17 Coach, Boston Globe HS Coach of the Year 2009, USSF “A” license.

John Frederick- New England Revolution Academy U16 Coach

Fred King- Rutgers University, Former MYSA Staff Development Coach

Lynn Gugliozza- MYSA Staff Development/Goalie Coach Academy Staff

Lauren Lukis- Head Women’s Coach Bentley College, LUSC Pro Coach

Laura Ray- GU16 LPDA Coach, Rivier University Head Coach, Former MYSA Instructional Staff

Andre Pelletier- Former Colorado Rapids Youth Coach, LUSC Skills Academy Staff

Christian Figueroa- UMASS-Lowell Head Coach, STARS FC, NSCAA All-Northeast Region (2004, 2005, 2006), 2003 NE-10 Freshman of the Year

Rob Holiday- Director of Coaching Wilmington Youth Soccer

Mike Caine- Strikers United Staff Coach, Former Stoke City Youth Academy Player, FA “C” license

Jaime Gilbert- National Champion at University of North Carolina and STARS FC, Head Coach at The Brooks School, North Andover and Stars FC

Chris Ethier- NSCAA High School All American and All New England Player at Beverly HS. Former Region 1 Team Member. Chris was named one of the top 100 freshmen in the country in 2006. Former LPDA BU12 Coach.

Ted Priestly- Former Holy Cross College Men’s Coach

We anticipate having a similar level of staff for the upcoming year. We will keep the clinician to coach ratio no more than 12 to 1.

LUSC Skills Academy 2015-16

The LUSC Skills Academy (LSA) is a signed up based program (per season: fall, winter, spring) for our 3rd – 5th graders. Although all players will train on the same field, players will be segmented by LUSC staff into training groups, based on ability. Curriculum will be tailored to the different levels. Players will be closely monitored by the staff and may be moved up or down during the course of the season, based on performance. Skills Academy boys and girls will train separately.

Separate Skills Academy Teams for boys and girls will be created by holding a tryout for all 3rd-4th grader players who signed up for the Skills Academy and would like to play for the Team. The Team will participate in a bi-weekly program/league sanctioned by MYSA, and all games will be played on Sunday afternoons. The Team will train with the full Skills Academy group, and is subject to change each season since it’s not a mandatory yearlong program. Tryouts will be held in late August.

The LSA will practice on Thursdays, 4:00-5:15pm in the fall and spring. Skills Academy will be professionally coached by the LUSC Staff. Fifth graders will still be welcome to the weekly training, but will not be eligible for the Skills Academy Team. All players that make the Skills Academy Team will pay an additional fee. Registration for in-town or travel soccer is not required for participating in LSA, but is strongly encouraged as LSA is a complement to, and not a replacement for, in-town or travel soccer.

The registration deadline is August 1st and the program will be capped at 60 players. All Skills Academy players must purchase a training uniform (details forthcoming).

2015-16 Skills Academy Staff

Tom Heimreid, LUSC Assistant Director of Coaching, Skills Academy Director, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NFF 2, Current BU12 LPDA Head Coach

Brendan Donahue, LUSC Director of Coaching, Region 1 ODP Staff, Former DI-III Collegiate Coach, USSF A license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, US Youth Soccer National Youth, Coerver Youth Diploma

Alana Sueltenfuss, LUSC Pro Coach, GU16 LPDA Coach, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, High School Coaches Diploma, and Regional Diploma.  Former Coach at Boston Blast, NEFC, Grasshopper.

Program Schedule & Cost 2015-2016

Fall & Spring Training Schedule

  • Thursday, 4:00-5:15pm throughout the LUSC season

Winter Program

  • 10 Training Sessions

LUSC Skills Academy Cost

  • Fall – $190
  • Winter – $220
  • Spring – $190

Skills Academy Team Fall & Spring Game Schedule

  • 4 festivals/games per season. All games will be played on Sunday afternoon.
  • An additional fee of $50 for both fall & spring to play on the Skills Academy Team

Why a Skills Academy?

  • To provide LUSC children with a yearlong technical development plan under weekly professional supervision for committed and interested LUSC U9-11 players.
  • The professional staff that will oversee the skills academy will make technical training, including demonstration of proper technique, their number one priority.
  • Offer Lexington families a high quality local alternative to “club” soccer during the U9-11 developmental years. These are vital years in terms of developing proper coordination and good habits.    

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BU16 LPDA Royals Win BU16 Title in Indoor Program

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The Lexington Royals reformed late in the fall to play in the Teamworks Acton indoor program. Picking up from where they left off, they won the BU16 Division 1 title. In the final game of the playoffs they won an exciting game against Arlington by a score of 3 – 2, with the winning goal coming in the last 3 minutes of play.  

Top Row L-to-R: Tim Carruthers (coach), Simon Carruthers, Nick Barbesino, Josh Lane, Michael Bove, Aram Havan, Alfred Joseph, Nick Havan (coach)
Front Row L-to-R: Sagan Patarroyo, Ian Corbett, Hagop Kouchakdji, Eric Shiple, Zach Chan.

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BU14 Boys Win At Winchester Veterans Day Tournament

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The BU14 Lexington United Team won its highly competitive group of 6 teams in the 2014 Winchester Veterans Day Soccer Tournament. The boys team, composed of BU14 players from the Lexington Thunder and the Lexington Coyotes, went 4-0 in the tournament and outscored opponents 10-2 over 4 games. The boys had fun and represented LUSC well with their play and sportsmanship!

Pictured players are:  (back row standing, left to right) Knut Lundstrom, Conor Murphy, Malte Steines, Coach Robin Charbit, Lenny Losen, Josh Fairman, Danny Nothaft, Andrew Zhang, Reign Charbit, Oliver Clackson, Yiming Zheng, Coach Steve Kaufman.
(front row kneeling, left to right) Sancho Maroto, Dan Winter, Barney Brandon, Charlie Mitchell, Kevin Chen, Oliver Rourke, Nate Sheehan, and fans Hugo Brandon and Milo Brandon.
(missing from photo) Coach Jack Lloyd, Robert Lloyd, Zach Kaufman

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photo by Nick Brandon

GU14 Lynx Go 10-0-0 to win their section

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The LUSC Girls U14 Lynx completed the Fall 2014 season undefeated with a record of 10-0-0. Fueled by team work and powered by passion the Lynx paved their road to victory with a balanced attack, scoring 24 goals; no player scoring more than 4 on the season, and uncompromising defensive play, yielding just 2 goals in 10 games.

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The fall 2014 GU14 Lynx are:
Back row from left: Kiki Mamounas, Jessica Chase, Callie Moody, Courtney Campbell, Zoe Toulmin, Adri Ali Hassan, Abby Arliss, Claire McElwee, Emily Byers, Ava Courduvelis
Front row from left: Ellie Gruber, Elizabeth Whitman-Kinghorn, Eliza Miller, Elizabeth Ding, Lindsey Laquerre, Kate Robinson, Eva Pimlott
Not pictured: Anna Eaglesham

GU14 Fury/Blue Hawks Are Champions at Columbus Day Tournament

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Congratulations to the combined LUSC GU14 Fury/Blue Hawks team for winning their group’s championship at the 2014 Natick Columbus Day Tournament! The team finished first in its bracket (3-0) and ended up 5-0 overall, outscoring their opponents 10-1 and winning the championship with a 3-0 victory over Needham in the finals. Although the Fury/Blue Hawks went 5-0, each game was highly competitive and the girls played very well as a team and were able to triumph through outstanding combination passing, steadfast defense and goaltending, and clinical finishes. Players pictured in the photo are: (front row) Sydney Daruwala, Annie Daruwala, Fatoumata Sissoko, Hannah Sweeney, Sheyda Hershberger, Karen Foley, Anna Clough, Sophie Schadler (super fan); (back row) Isa Lundstrom Svahnqvist, Caroline Donaghy, Grace Smith, Pam Chiakpo, Lauren Mazza, Eliza Stokes, Danika Dai, Candela Amorrortu, Anne Grace Miniutti, Abigail Donaghy.

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