News and Announcements

Goalkeeper training schedule announced

Posted by Tim Markey at Sep 3, 2017 2:48PM PDT
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OBGC Soccer offers free goalkeeper training for boys and girls beginning September 7 at the Route 108 field in Olney.

The sessions will be run by former professional goalkeeper Jorge Moreno. Participants should bring a ball and gloves and appropriate equipment and water.

Goalkeeper training is available on the following dates:

The dates are as follows
September 7, 14, 21, and 28
October 5, 12, 19, and 26
November 2

For more info contact Jorge Moreno at jorgeonline@gmail.com

Capital Cup 2017

Posted by Tim Markey at Aug 31, 2017 6:42PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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See the tournament website for schedules and results.

https://www.elitetournaments.com/tournament/obgc-capital-cup-0

U-9 girls holding tryouts

Posted by Tim Markey at Aug 31, 2017 6:38PM PDT
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The U-9 girls (birth year 2009) will be holding a supplemental travel soccer tryout on Tuesday September 5 and Thursday September 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Rosa Parks Middle School located at 19200 Olney Mill Rd, Olney, MD 20832.

Anyone interested in trying out should contact Coach Scott Currie (scottcurrie1@hotmail.com) or team manager Sarita Boyd (doshisarita@gmail.com) to confirm attendance.

New program for U-8 boys and girls

Posted by Tim Markey at Jul 27, 2017 3:36PM PDT
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Developmental Soccer – Rising Rangers (Boys) & Rising Strikers (Girls)

The developmental program emphasizes skill and technical development. This is the next progression from the Instructional program and gives the base for players/teams who enter either House or Select Soccer going into 3rd grade. Players are placed in groups of 10-12 players per team. Developmental soccer is for 1st and 2nd grade children with the majority of children born in the years 2010 & 2011. The Girls program is called the Rising Strikers with the boys program called the Rising Rangers.

OBGC is delighted to have given additional funding for Tuesday night training starting this upcoming Fall season 2017. Tuesday night training will be headed by Alan Pringle and the club are providing professional qualified trainers to run each teams training session. Many of the professional trainers are part of the OBGC Select program and coach OBGC Select teams between the ages U9 – U18.

Each team will have the usual parent volunteer coach like in past years. Having a professional trainer work with each of the volunteer coaches and players on a weekly basis will provide each player and family a much more fulfilling experience. The Saturday game days will be coached by the parent volunteer and games will be played in a 4v4 format.

Grading
There is no grading or tryouts for Developmental Soccer nor is here any preseason or postseason play.

Schedule and location
Tues Practices will take place at OBGC Field #4
• Girls 5:30-6:30
• Boys 6:30-7:30

First practice will begin in September 5 and will run through October 30.
Saturday games will take place at OBGC Field #3
• Girls 9:00am-10:00 a.m.
• Boys 10:30am-11:30 a.m.

Developmental soccer games will begin September 9 and run through November 4.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early on opening day to locate your team and field space information. Volunteers will be on site to assist.

Equipment
Required that each player must wear shin guards and bring a #3 ball and water to each session.

Uniforms
OBGC provides team shirts. Coaches will distribute shirts at the first session.

Volunteer Coaches
We are always looking for more coaches! If you enjoy working with and playing with children please consider volunteering. Like said above, OBGC will be providing professional qualified coaches for Tuesday night training. The Volunteer Coach would be primarily responsible for game days on Saturdays. Our coaches are the backbone to the OBGC programs. Their attitude and approach are what makes the difference in a child’s experience! If you are interested in coaching please sign up to coach on the OBGC website. All head and assistant coaches are required to pass a mandatory background check and to take an online NYSCA training in order to coach at OBGC.

A Note about Registration
Due to a rapidly growing program and a limited number of fields and volunteer coaches, OBGC is forced to limit the number of players in each league and on each team. Please register as early as possible.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to obgcadm@obgc.com

The document OBGC_Developmental_Program_-_Fall_2017_for_CC_newsletter.pptx was attached to this post.

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Patrick Watkins will travel to Madrid, Spain to train with Real Madrid Foundation coaches through invite only generation adidas international​ ​Select.

Watkins is one of 32 players selected for the generation adidas international Real Madrid Foundation Select Program. Watkins is 16 years old and a rising senior at Blake High School. He plays for the U-17 OBGC Rangers Blue team coached by Pete Wood.

Each year the top adidas youth soccer clubs nationwide have the exclusive opportunity to nominate players and coaches to participate in the ​generation adidas international Select program. 96 talented players have been invited to train this August at Real Madrid Foundation, A.F.C. Ajax, and Olympique Lyonnais – three of the world’s most powerful soccer clubs.

The full press release is here:

The document PatrickWatkins_RM__1_.pdf was attached to this post.