Just a few more weeks for ABGC Fall Registration

As we wrap up the final weeks of summer, registration for ABGC fall programs are winding down.  Here’s the breakdown of all our Fall 2013 sports:

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Registration for the Fall Sports season will be closing at the end of this month. With just two weeks to go, now is an excellent time to sign up – see direct signup links for each sport still open in the sport write-ups below.

August 18, 2013 online registration status by sport:

  • Field Hockey, Football, T-Ball and Top Soccer are open.
  • Cheerleading is closed to registration.
  • Soccer
    • All of the Mighty Mites, Kindergarten and Grade 1-4 age groups are open.
    • We have already reached capacity in two of the Soccer U11-19 age groups.
      • U11 Boys is closed to online registration
      • U16 Girls is closed to online registration
      • Players can still register for either group at the ABGC office with a coach’s permission.
      • All other age groups are currently open.

A special thank you goes out to the 1,400 players who have registered to-date across all Fall Sports!

One final note is that we just recently learned that our website and registration provider will be phasing out the system we use late this year. Please be prepared for a new system next season which will require a one-time entering of family information similar to when you first used our current system.

Fall Sports

Field Hockey
The ABGC field hockey program is for new and experienced players in grades 3-8. For the Fall of 2013, we will hold Sunday evening clinics starting August 25 and ending on October 27. Registration fee for the Fall of 2013 is $98 in the office and $93 online.

To register or for more information: Click HereAny questions contact Katie Stribling at annandalefieldhockey@gmail.com

Football 

Football is for players age 7 to 16. Early Registration is now open and will continue until July 15, 2013 at a rate $10 less than Late Registration. Late Registration will be open from July 16 to September 1, 2013. Practices will start in early August, the regular season starts in mid-September and ends in late October, 2013.  Playoffs will begin in early November.

For online Registration Click Here or in person at the ABGC Office.

For more information:
Contact Robert Meadows lm1955man@yahoo.com or 703-298-5498

Soccer

Recreation Soccer Pre-K to Grade 4 is for Mitey Mites who will enter Kindergarten in September 2014 and for boys and girls in K through 4th grades.  Teams are coed through Kindergarten.  There is an 8-10 game season.

Every player is guaranteed to play half or more of every game regardless of size or physical ability.  Teams are formed on a school and neighborhood concept by grade level.

To register, fees, or for more information: Click Here
Recreation Soccer for u11-u19 (under 11-under 19) ages is for boys and girls ages 10-18. There is an 8-10 game season.

Every player is guaranteed to play half or more of every game regardless of size or physical ability. Players can play for both high school and recreational.  Travel players cannot play recreational. No child is ever denied due to lack of funds.
To register or for more information: Click Here

Top Soccer is a new program for the Fall of 2013. This program is for athletes with disabilities Ages 5 – 18. All games will be held at the Sprague Center, located at 4414 Holborn Ave. Annandale, VA 22003. The season will start on Sunday 9/8/13 and run from 4 – 5 pm for 8 weeks. Players will receive a Tee Shirt for participation. This program is run in conjunction with the Jewish Community Center.

To register or for more information: Click Here

T-Ball

T-Ball is for Mighty Mites who will enter Kindergarten in September 2013 and for boys and girls in K through 2nd grades.

The season is an 8-10 game season.  Season begins in September and runs through Mid November. Practices will be one hour after school, and games will be played on Saturday.

No child is ever denied for lack of funds.

To register, fees, or for more information:  Click Here

This same information can be found in the announcement section of our website at: www.abgc.org

If you need any assistance with this, please call our office at 703-941-4411.
Sincerely,

Kip Germain, President
Greg Germain, Vice-President
Julie Germain Thompson, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer
Annandale Boys & Girls Club

 

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Concussions and Youth Sports

If you’ve been around youth sports, as a parent, player or coach then you’ve seen the alarming statistics on the number of youth concussion each year — 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions each year.

Today the Institute of Medicine has announced the creation of a new health panel to study the risk of concussions in youth sports.  Bloomberg News reports:

The risk of concussions from youth sports is being studied by a U.S. advisory medical panel as college and professional leagues have increased their scrutiny of potential sports-related brain injuries.

The Institute of Medicine has begun an investigation into concussions related to sports for players from elementary school age through young adulthood, the group said in a posting on its website. The panel will review risk factors, screening and diagnosis, as well as treatment and long-term consequences, it said in the statement. The Washington-based nonprofit organization provides advice to policy makers and the public.

Previous research has found that football is the deadliest sport among young athletes, and deaths may have been prevented if athletes with head injuries had been kept off the field, according to a 2011 study in the journal Pediatrics. A study published yesterday in the journal JAMA Neurology found physical abnormalities in the brains of former NFL players, when compared to peers.

The IOM panel said it will review available information on concussions, especially in the context of the maturing brain, and review the effectiveness of protective equipment.

The Centers for Disease Control’s “Heads Up” program provides a terrific website for coaches, players and parents to help prevent and diagnose potential concussions.

concussions_zack“There is no one tougher than my son. Sometimes players and parents wrongly believe that it shows strength and courage to play injured. Battling pain is glamorized. Zack couldn’t swallow or hold his head up. Strength is seeing Zack stand up out of his wheelchair and learning to talk again.” – Victor Lystedt, Zack’s Dad.

Read more survivor stories

 

Do you know the warning signs of a concussion?  If not, please take just a moment and find out on the CDC “Heads Up” website.

Time to Register for Fall Sports

We know…it hardly seems possible but believe it or not it’s time to register for your Fall Sport programs!  The following ABGC Online Registrations are up and accepting your sign-up information for the Fall —  Just hit each Sport’s Title to be taken directly to the online registration form.

Baseball: T-Ball – K to Grade 2 – Fall 2012

T-Ball is for Mighty Mites who will enter Kindergarten in September 2013 and for boys and girls in K through 2nd grades.

The season is an 8-10 game season.  Season begins in September and ends in November.

Practices will be one hour after school, and games will be played on Saturday.

Cheerleading: Fall 2012

 For girls ages 5 -13, they cheer the fall football games on Saturdays and some Sundays at Mason District Park, Annandale High School, and various local schools. Select cheerleaders travel to PA to perform at a Bowl game, and all march in the Annandale Fall Days Parade at the end of October. Online registration is $5.00 less than in-person or paper registration to reflect savings in administrative costs.

Field Hockey:  Fall 2012

The Annandale Boys & Girls Club Field Hockey fall 2012 season will run August 26 – October 28 for players who will be in Grades 3-8 for the 2012-13 school year.

The program encourages all new and experienced players to join us this fall for a series of Clinics and League Play Days.

Sunday Evening Clinics

5:30p – 7:00p

$90    Registration Fee

Football:  Fall 2012

Football is open to children between the ages of 7 and 16, with each child being placed on a team according to age, weight and skill level. This ensures that each child has the opportunity to play with others of the same maturity and size so they could enjoy themselves and be successful. Each year practice starts in August with the season continuing into mid-November. Homes games are played atOssianHallPark,MasonDistrictParkandAnnandaleHigh School.

Soccer: Recreation Pre-K to Grade 4 – Fall 2012

Recreation Soccer – Pre-K to Grade 4 – is for Mitey Mites who will enter Kindergarten in September 2013 and are at least 4 years old and for boys and girls in K through 4th grades.  Teams are coed through Kindergarten.  There is an 8-10 game season.

Every player is guaranteed to play half or more of every game regardless of size or physical ability.  Teams are formed on a school and neighborhood concept by grade level.

Soccer: Recreation – u11-u19 – Fall 2012

Recreation Soccer for u11-u19 (under 11-under 19) ages is for boys and girls ages 10-18.

There is an 8-10 game season. Every player is guaranteed to play half or more of every game regardless of size or physical ability. Teams are formed on a school and neighborhood concept by grade level. Nobody is ever denied for lack of funds.

Remember, at the Annandale Boys & Girls Club no one is ever denied access to our programs due to a lack of funds. If you have questions, give us a call at 703-941-4411.