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1903 Knollton Road
Lutherville, Maryland

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Welcome to the home of the Baltimore Bays POWER! We are a U11 girls team training under a great coach, Matt McErlean and a great assistant "Keeper" coach Steve McDonald. Thanks for taking a look at our site, and please consider attending one of our drop-in training sessions.  Also...drop a note in our guest book.

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Baltimore Bays "POWER" Program

We have a terrific soccer program that focuses on individual and team skill development while promoting healthy values through competitive team sport. We embrace the philosophy of individual player development and we work hard at bringing the girls together on the field to create strong team interaction.

Small Sided Soccer and the benefits it brings has convinced us to play in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGSL)  this year. It has been proven that competition at less than 11v11 offers a superior developmental opportunity for our daughters.  Take a look and then just TRY and deny the benefits!!!       

Developmental Case for Small Sided Soccer

Comparison of Playing Time and Average Touches




8v8 over 11v11

Equivalent Games ***

Players on field



Roster Size



Game Length (minutes)



Avg. Playing time (minutes)





Avg. touches/game





·          Assumes equal playing time entire roster

·          Data extrapolated from “Touches on the Ball – A Comparison between 11v11 and 4v4 by Glen Buckley, Dir. Coaching, Eden Prarie SC, Minneapolis, MN

·          Assumes 10 game season

8v8 and 11v11: Comparisons of Playing Time and Touches           The net result of the WAGS 8v8 as compared to 11v11 is two fold, with important implications for playing time and ball ‘touches.’  The 8v8 format will yield nearly 150% of the playing time the girls would get under 11v11 which is a dramatic increase.  Over a 10 game season, the ‘extra’ playing time with 8v8 is the equivalent of 4.5 games.  But the most significant impact of the 8v8 play is in the number of touches.  The average number of touches per player in a 70 minute 11v11 game is 26 while in 8v8 the touches increase to 152.  This is a huge difference – 8v8 offers nearly 6 TIMES the average number of touches that a player could expect in 11v11.  Using the same 10 game season comparison, the ‘extra’ touches with 8v8 are the equivalent of playing nearly 50 additional games. 

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