January 30th 2016 Newsletter
SF GLENS EVOLUTION
Tradition. Community. Excellence.
Thank You San Francisco!!
We’d like to thank all of you for making it out to Beach Chalet Soccer Fields last Saturday for our second tryout session. It was an enormous success with 1,000+ kids on hand, dozens of our best coaches, and three great fields to stretch out on and watch some fantastic and talented kids.
We’d also like to thank the many parent volunteers that made the event go smoothly, kept the coaches well fueled with coffee and hydrated with water, as well as those that got there extra early and stayed extra late to set-up and break down what was an impressive set of SF Glens Evolution signage.
Tryouts are never perfect but we hope that we got a lot more right than we got wrong. If you would like to make a comment or suggestion about tryouts, please visit our Tryout Page on the SFGlensEvolution.org website, complete our short survey and leave us your comment or suggestion.
Tryouts Next Steps: What’s Happening Now
For the last 10 days, our coaches have been getting together, comparing notes, and discussing teams and possible rosters for fall. It’s an enormous task but one they thoroughly enjoy as the exciting possibility of working with so many great kids and their families is why coaches are in the business in the first place.
This week and through next weekend some of you may be hearing from our coaches in order to clarify a few things or better gauge interest. We will then begin the process of sending out formal offers for your consideration.
Please keep in mind that under a city-wide agreement no one needs to make a commitment before February 10, 2016.
In addition, SF Glens Evolution, due its size and high number of top coaches, follows a “club” model in many of our more competitive age groups.
This means that players not initially selected for a Black (“first”) team always have the opportunity to earn their way onto those teams (or any team they set their sights on) as they develop and can be “called up” at any time. We also play a high number of tournaments as well as the prestigious NorCal Premier State Cup where rosters are expanded to give a broader set of players the chance to compete at the highest levels of soccer available.
You can review the entire process by looking at our 2016 Tryout FAQ page.
Congratulations to These Glens Evolution Players
We’d like to recognize the following SF Glens Evolution players—Takumi Elbert (2001), Zach Thomas (2003), Kol Bassuk (’2004), Bradley Berman (2004), and Barry Cahalane (2004)—for making their respective Cal North ODP player pool!
In addition, TK, Kol and Zach have been further selected to the travel squad and will be competing against the very best players their age.
Also, four players on Evolution ’02 Black have been selected to travel and train at the West Ham United Academy in London later this spring.
In addition to the aforementioned Kol Bassuk, Omataye Martins (2002), Liam O’Brien (2003), and Owen Flanagan (2002) will be flying over to London and spending a week training, competing and learning about the famed West Ham club, as well as taking in some sights and a Premiership match.
We are proud of these players and all SF Glens Evolution boys and girls that are working hard and chasing their soccer dreams!
SF Glens Evolution Coaches and Staff at NSCAA Convention in Baltimore & NorCal AGM in San Ramon
Over the last few weeks, several SF Glens Evolution coaches and staff participated in important national and regional events on behalf of the club. Both in Baltimore and San Ramon, they made new friends and contacts, shared the growing excitement over our merged club, as well as learned about exciting new programs and opportunities for coaches and players alike. Stay tuned this spring as you will be hearing about some of these terrific programs, which will help us take our club to the next level.
Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook!
SF Glens Evolution is up and running on Twitter and Facebook (and soon will be on several other social media platforms as well).
Please take a moment to visit our Twitter Page and our Facebook Page, give us a follow or a like, and feel free to share and post.
SF Glens Evolution is not a business; it’s a club. Your club. And one designed to serve your child’s soccer development from micro through top, academy-level play. Along the way there will be wins and losses, many events, memories, and good times that we’d like to see our community share with us online.
Thank you from everyone at SF Glens Evolution!!