Our own U13 Herndon Gunners will be heading to Slippery Rock, PA this Memorial Day weekend to represent Virginia (and Herndon) in the Presidents Cup Regional Competition. Good luck!
Members of the Herndon Argentinos Jrs White U12b who served as ball boys and played a half time game pose with the Herndon High School Boys varsity soccer team following their exciting 1-0 victory over Westfield on Friday night.
Nominated by HYS Administrator Jody Rametta, our own Amy Peterson won the Town of Herndon Distinguished Service award at the Mayors Appreciation dinner on April 12th. The award is given to someone who for a period of many years and for multiple organizations has volunteered their time and really made a difference. Besides being a PTA President and volunteer for many other Herndon school and civic groups, Amy has served as a volunteer in HYS for 14 1/2 years. She has been an age group commissioner every single season of that 14 1/2 years ( current U19b commissioner) as well as been a coach, HYS board member and even spent a year as our ref assigner. She has spent literally thousands of hours helping to make sure our Herndon children would be able to play soccer and we congratulate her on this award.
Also awarded Volunteer Appreciation Awards for their service to HYS:
Jonathan Halterman-Mitchell ( current U13/14b commissioner and coach of HYS Vipers)
Cathy Harvey ( current U16b commissioner and coaching 2 U16b teams)
Faye Lavenhouse ( current U13/14g commissioner and coaching a U10b team)
Jeff Slade ( current U16g and U19g commissioner and coaching a U19g team)
These 4 people are long time Age Group Commissioners and coaches who have always gone above and beyond just volunteering to coach their own child and stepped up where and when we needed it. Congratulations to them.
The Ciclones Black U9 Travel Team (Coach Guillermo Tolaba) won the 2014 NVSC Battlefield Tournament in Manassas, VA
Herndon Technical Director Nick Arzani welcomed Lionel Messi, the coach Martino and the Argentina National Team during their stay in Washington, D.C. for an exhibition match against El Salvador in April . Nick Arzani, along with HYS coach Martin Sanchez, had special access to the players and coaches for nine days, collaborating and participating in the National Team’s training sessions. The team presented Arzani with an official Argentina National Team jersey signed by each player, including Messi.
“It was a great honor to learn from and interact directly with the world’s top coaches,” Arzani said. “We also had an incredible opportunity sharing the pitch with some of the most talented players in the world, like Messi,Mascherano Aguero, Pastore, Di Maria and Higuain.”
Herndon Nacionals Red were Champions at the Cherry Blossom Tournament in Boyds, MD going undefeated and only allowing 1 goal in the tournament.
In spring 2008 Herndon Youth Soccer began awarding $1,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have participated in the club as a player, referee, coach and/or volunteer. The scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s involvement in the club over the years, their application and an essay. Recipients will be announced in May/June with monetary distribution made directly to the college or other post-secondary institution upon proven acceptance.
Nacionals White Finalists in Mclean Soccer Tournament. It was a hard fought battle but the team lost in overtime in the finals.
HYS is sponsoring a F certificate coaching class taught by VYSA Coaching Education director Paul Shaw himself. The module we are doing is ages 10-12. The class is open to anyone, but HYS will reimburse CURRENT HEAD REC coaches or our TRAVEL ASSISTANT coaches ( you must be on the travel team’s roster to count as an assistant travel coach ).
WHEN – Saturday March 21 from 9am-2pm
WHERE – Herndon High School Room 146
In order to register, go to: https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/vysa/school/Directory.html
Look for the Herndon class, North district. Sally Burns is listed as the class coordinator and use the link to register.
When it asks for affiliation that is Herndon Youth Soccer. The cost is $45. After you have completed the class, send a copy of the letter or certificate that you completed the class and your receipt and we will reimburse you.Mail to: HYS PO Box 464 Herndon Va 20172. It certainly is worth noting that we will reimburse for any F or E class and it does not need to be taught here. Any questions email Jody if about the class itself or if about content you can speak to Nick when he gets back from Argentina ( mid-February). Click here for more
U13 Herndon Crossfire shuts out opponents to win Battlefield tournament Oct. 2014