ABGC Soccer Festival This Weekend

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Join us this weekend for the Annandale Boys & Girls Club’s Summer Soccer Festival.  ABGC players from Mighty Mites through 2nd grade will enjoy a fun day of soccer games, skill stations and prizes.  Every player receives a goody bag and a Soccer Festival medal. It’s a terrific day for players and families to get together and enjoy some time on the turf.

You don’t have to come with your entire team.  Individual players are invited to join us to come play.  Bring a friend and double the fun.

The event starts at 9:30a with the Mighty Mites playing first followed by Kindergarten, 1st grade girls, 1st grade boys, 2nd grade girls and 2nd grade boys.  The event ends at 7:30pm

If you have any questions contact us at 703-941-(ABGC) 2242 or email abgc@abgc.org. 

It’s Playoff Time!

Annandale Alumni Make Their Mark in Soccer

Langley High School (ABGC’s Bo Amato is the coach and Jacob Labovitz is the Men’s All Metropolitan Player of the Year) and Madison High School (Alyssa from VYSA State U-19 Champion Annandale Extreme) won the Region and advance to soccer State Semi-finals.  Jeb Stuart Girls Soccer won their First Conference Championship since Julie Germain’s team in 1977, with Anna Heilferty Conference and All Metropolitan Player of the Year; Mariana Hershner and Chloe Beverina First Team All-Conference, Soccer Festival.

Eryk Williamson played 120 minutes for the USA Under 20 team in the U-20 World Cup Quarter-final 1 – 0 loss.

Annandale Lacrosse Teams in Playoffs 

Annandale Youth Lacrosse has two boys teams and one girls team still playing in the playoffs.  The 14ULB Boys Team, coached by Jeff McCormack is in the NVYLL Finals. They have gone undefeated this season. The 12ULB under Rik Ebbeson is also in the Finals this weekend.  The AYL Girls 7/8 UB team goes on to the next round with a 9 to 7 win.  The girls will play Saturday 3:20pm at Arrow Head Park Field 3 and with a win would play in the championship on Sunday.

Annandale Youth Lacrosse will also be well-represented in the High School Boys State Lacrosse Final on Saturday, June 10th.  Among the 23 Annandale players on the WT Woodson Varsity team are many who played together at AYL since they first picked up a stick:

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Jack Cameron          M         So

Tomas Duer              D         Jr

Conner Morris          A         So

Matt Fruchterman    A         So

Dean Eby                    D         Sr

Jakob Palmer            M         Sr

Nathan Phan            M         Jr

Taylor Wright           A         So

Connor Cuviello      M         So

Scott Sloan               A         Fr

Keith Garlepp          G         So

Brendan Burns        M         So

Jackson Miller          A         Sr

Alex Olson                M         Sr

Carson Hoffman      A         Fr

Jack Swanton           D         Jr

Payton Andrews      M        So

Drew Olsen               D         Sr

Brody Farr                 M         Fr

Aidan Stoll                D         Fr

Daniel Gaugler         M         So

Cooper Terry             A         So

Mark Murray             D         So

All of these high school playoff games are terrific opportunities for younger players to see their sport played at the high school level and envision their future as high school athletes.

The WT Woodson Varsity lacrosse team will play South County for the State Championship title at 9:30am at Robinson Secondary.  Please come out and support the Woodson boys and all of our ABGC alumni playing throughout the region.

 

ABGC Celebrate Golden Gloves Winner

The Annandale Boys & Girls Club had the privilege to host the Virginia/North Carolina Golden Gloves Tournament in March.  This event is the most prestigious in amateur boxing.  Bobby Magruder, the Golden Gloves Regional Chairman, dedicated the tournament to ABGC’s founder and former Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves Champion, Everett Germain.

We hosted three action-packed days of young men and women, boys and girls, who competed with the ultimate goal of being crowned Golden Glove Champions.  When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, the Annandale Boys & Girls Club boxing team added another name to its long list of amateur champions.  Mikhail Hussain walked away with the gold medal in his age and weight division.

ABGC Boxing Champion Mikhail Hussain

Annandale Golden Gloves Winner Mikhail Hussain

 

The Golden Gloves organization and ABGC boxing share the philosophy that there were no losers in this year’s event.  Many of those competing are at-risk youth learning important life skills and striving to be all that they can be.  In fact, ABGC boxing – in the spirit of Everett Germain – takes pride in the many young people who’ve used their boxing life-experiences to find their way toward college in addition to those who became professional boxers. ABGC has developed many good professional boxers including, Zain “Tiger” Shah, Tod “White Lightning” Wilson and Edgar “El Tigre” Torres.   ABGC is proud of our boxers, including our latest Golden Glove winner.

For more information on the Annandale Boxing program go to our website and stay tuned for more details on a major event being planned for the fall.

ABGC Football Registration is OPEN

Online Registration for the popular Annandale Boys and Girls Club Football program is now open.  You can sign-up online or in person at the ABGC office at 4216 Annandale Road.

Practice begins August 7th 6:00-8:00 pm on fields at Braddock Road Elementary and Ossian Hall Park.

Get a head-start by attending our free football camp July 31-August 4th.

Please share this flyer with your friends and neighbors and we look forward to seeing you on the football field this fall!  Contact ABGC Football Commissioner Robert Meadows (contact info on the flyer below) if you have any questions.

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ABGC News

Alumni News

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  • ABGC had an MLS Draft pick in Los Angeles –  Congratulations to Lars Eckenrode our former player, who starts his professional career with Toronto FC. He was the 17th draft pick in round 4.
  • Marcia McDermott won the NSCAA Women’s Committee Award of Excellence
  • Larry Greene is inducted into the DC/VA Hall of Fame at 2/11 VYSA Gala (posthumously)

Are You Ready for some Soccer?

Commissioners’ Meeting for Mitey Mites – 4th Grade

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7pm, at the ABGC Office Conference Room

It’s Time for Annandale Lacrosse

Welcome to the 2017 Annandale Youth Lacrosse Season

Registration is open for all players in the Annandale, Falls Church, J.E.B Stuart, Lake Braddock and Woodson High School pyramid.

Sign up now because assessments are just weeks away.

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BOYS LACROSSE:  January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Field House

We will be starting up assessments on January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Indoor Facility so go to our website and REGISTER NOW!

If you have not registered and paid, your son will not be allowed to participate.

For those of you who are new to the program, the assessments allow the coaches to place your son on the appropriate team for their knowledge, skills and abilities. We will have coaches filling out forms on fundamental skills and then we take those evaluations and determine teams at the end of the three assessment periods. For your son to get an accurate evaluation it is IMPERATIVE that they attend ALL THREE Assessments!  Remember, every boy will make a team, there are no “cuts” so tell them to relax and have fun.

GIRLS LACROSSE:  January 21st Practices begin, with assessments starting on Week 3.  Kids Choice – Annandale

Saturday Mornings 1/21 – 3/21:

7/8th grade 8 – 9:20am

5/6th grade 9:30 – 10:50am

3/4th grade 11 – 12:20am

K-2  11am – 12pm

This is a indoor facility so sneakers are fine.  We will have some loaner sticks and goggles but YOU MUST have a mouth guard. Assessments (starting week 3) group players of similar similar skill level and competition.  Those who are new to the sport require different attention then those who have been playing longer.  Even if your not trying for the advance team, please try to attend as many practices you can.  The more touches a new player gets the faster they will grow.

For K2 there are no assessments but we will start the learning process.

About the upcoming 2016 Spring season…

We’re looking to another terrific season of lacrosse at Annandale!

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ABGC Christmas Trees

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The Annandale Boys’ & Girls’ Club annual Christmas tree lot is open for business selling nursery grown, freshly cut Christmas trees from our location on Beauregard Street. The lot is located across the street from the Plaza of Landmark Shopping Center on Little River Turnpike, just west of Route 395.

When: Now until Dec 24th

Open: Monday through Friday 12:30pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:30am – 9:00pm

Where: Beauregard Street Lot

What: Fraser Fir, Spruces & Pines

The selection of Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, and Scotch Pine is impressive and the prices are right.

Not only that but your purchases help ensure boys and girls throughout the Annandale area have access to a large variety of quality youth programs focusing on age-appropriate player development that is fun, improves self-esteem, self-confidence, and respect for others.

 

You Can Make a Difference this Giving Tuesday

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday provides an alternative to shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday,  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to give back.

Did you know?  The Annandale Boys & Girls Club offers thousands of scholarships each year to local families, who qualify, to cover registration costs for their young athletes in all of our recreational programs.  For many youth, community programs like ours provide a unique opportunity for kids to make new friends, learn a new sport or activity and be a part of a team. All while having a lot fun, too! However, too many in our community, can’t afford the registration costs

Your donations to the Annandale Boys & Girls Club will help us keep our scholarship program alive. ABGC has proudly committed, over the decades, to ensure that all of our youth have an opportunity to participate, compete and experience the joy of youth sports.  You can make that happen.

There are two ways you can make a difference for a youth athlete at ABGC.

Contribute to our scholarship program. Every dollar contributed to our scholarship program funds the registration fees for qualified Annandale families.

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Buy an ABGC Gift Certificate.  Is there someone in your neighborhood or family you’d like to buy a gift certificate to give as a holiday gift?  Choose any amount gift certificate below.

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You can truly make a difference for a young athlete in our community!

Thank you for your contribution to our GivingTuesday campaign.

Please Think of ABGC as You Shop This Holiday Season

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Did you know your holiday dollars can serve double-duty?  

If you’re going to be using Amazon this month please take a moment and name ABGC as your AmazonSmile designated charity.  Your gift giving can also give a gift to the thousands of Annandale youth sponsored by our program each year.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ABGC programs.

How do you shop on Amazon Smile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

How do I select ABGC when shopping on AmazonSmile?

 On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Annandale Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) from the non-profit menu of choices to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

 Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Your AmazonSmile donations help pay for ABGC’s many community programs and thousands of scholarships we offer each season to qualified families.