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

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.

ABGC Basketball Picture Day – Saturday, January 23rd

 

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It’s that time of the year when ABGC basketball teams pose for their team and individual pictures.  ABGC is happy to announce this year’s photographer, Annandale’s Briar Creek Photography, has a terrific package of items for families to help remember their 2016 basketball season.

 

Please check with your coach for your team’s specific photo time on Saturday.

To make it easier for parents, here is the ORDER FORM and SALE ITEMS you can download in advance of your picture day appointment.

Join the Fastest Growing Sport in America

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Not only is lacrosse one of the oldest team sports in North America, having originated among Native American tribes as early as the 1100’s, it’s now the fastest growing youth and collegiate sport in the United States.  Annandale Youth Lacrosse has introduced thousands of local boys and girls to lacrosse over the years and is now gearing up for the 2016 spring season.  Annandale Boys Commissioner, Keith Dalton, says:

“Lacrosse is the perfect sport for young athletes because it offers the best of many other sports wrapped in one: you see the team building of football, the field play of soccer and strategy of basketball, plus it’s so fast the kids and their parents just love it. And ultimately that’s our goal, for our players to have fun!”

Youth lacrosse is a spring sport in Northern Virginia with teams beginning to form soon.   Annandale Youth Lacrosse assessments begin January 30th — these are NOT tryouts — every AYL player makes a team.  Assessments allow organizers to place players with comparable skills together so they can learn lacrosse as a team.

Practices are held twice a week with boys’ games on Saturdays and girls’ games on Sundays. The Annandale program serves girls in grades K-8 and boys from ages U-9 (up to 9 yrs old) to U-15.  You can register now on the Annandale Youth Lacrosse website at annandalelacrosse.org.

Do you have questions about playing lacrosse?  Email us at:  info@annandalelacrosse.org.

ABGC Soccer Star Up for Goal of the Year

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The Annandale Blog has a great write up about Jeb Stuart and Annandale United girls soccer player, Anna Heilferty’s, running for National goal of the year:

JEB Stuart student Anna Heilferty is a finalist for “Goal of the Year,” a competition sponsored by the U.S. Youth Soccer organization.

Heilferty’s team, Annandale United FC, affiliated with the Annandale Boys and Girls Club, played a State Cup game on Stuart’s turf field, and she scored “a breathtaking 27-yard screamer of a goal,” says soccer parent Anthony Beverina.

Beverina submitted a video of the goal [embedded above] to US Youth Soccer, and Heilferty’s goal made it to the top five. Whoever gets the most votes from the public will be the winner. Vote here. Voting closes Jan. 11, 1 p.m., and the winner will be announced Jan. 15.

“Annandale United FC is one of the best girls club soccer team to every come out of our area,” says Beverina, whose daughter Chloe is Heilferty’s best friend and one of three Stuart students on the team.

Most of girls will play college soccer and five have already committed as juniors in high school. Heilferty, 16, a center midfielder, has already committed to play for Boston University. Both Anna and Chloe are all-state in soccer. Beverina says, and the Stuart girls’ soccer team “is becoming a major source of pride for the school.”

 

Special Deal on ABGC Christmas Trees

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The Annandale Boys’ & Girls’ Club is still selling nursery grown, freshly cut Christmas trees from our lot 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.

The selection of Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine,ConColor Fir and Norway Spruce is big and the prices are right.  Every dollar we receive will be going to a worthy cause. 

Mention you saw this on our Facebook page and receive $10 off 

Time to Register for Lacrosse

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Sign up now and receive the Early-Bird discount.

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About the upcoming 2016 Spring season…

Assessments Schedule – As always we begin our season with skills assessments so we can be sure each AYL player is placed on the best team possible to ensure a fun and successful Spring season for everyone. This isn’t a tryout…every registered player makes a team!  Assessments will begin Saturday, January 30th with practices beginning in February and our games running March thru the playoffs in the first week of June.

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

 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Two of the busiest shopping days of the year are coming up!

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

Sign up for Amazon Smile and a part of your purchase will come back to the Annandale Boys and Girls Club as a donation, helping us continue to serve youth in our community who can’t afford to pay for youth athletics.

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.

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Sign Up for ABGC Basketball Today

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Registration is underway for the ABGC  Rec basketball season.  Practices begin in December with games starting in January

 

– The $94 basketball registration fee includes clinics for 5-12 year olds.

– A discounted ONLINE registration fee of $45 ($50 signup at the office) is available for First Time players with the ABGC.

– Teams are formed with a neighborhood concept by grade level.

– The basketball season is from December 2015 thru March 2016.

– Teams are formed in December, then players are notified of practice times by the coaches.

– The schedules will also be created and distributed once the teams are formed.

– Player registration is NOT complete until full payment is received online or at the office.

– Players will NOT be assigned to a team until payment is received.

Scholarship Program

The ABGC has a scholarship program for players who are:

– Fairfax County Residents and Qualify for “Free or Reduced Lunch”

– Parents will need to bring the paperwork into the main office at 4216 Annandale Rd., Annandale, VA to register.  – The office personnel will register the players and the cost is a non-refundable payment of $35/player.

– Online registration is not available for scholarships.

You can get an idea of the skills taught at the development level (1st-3rd grade) here and the 4th grade thru high school level here.

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