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Thursday, June 7
Maryland Rush SPIRIT holding Tryouts

Spirit/MD Rush Tiempo '98 Welcomes Joanna Lohman and Lianne Sanderson as Trainers 

Lohman and Sanderson are two of the most widely recognized female professional soccer players in the world.  Both play for DC United currently and have been Olympians and National players.  They will join Spirit's Head Coach, Kathleen Kerins, this season for trainings.Players on Spirit will have a unique experience working with these two women with 20 years professional experience between them.

Spirit has an advantage as part of Nike Rush - As part of a national club we have access to recruiting and educational services for our older players, Academy programs for skill development for our younger players and festivals, tournaments, regional competitions and summer regional leagues for all our players.

 MarylandRush Montgomery Tiemp- aka Spirit is looking to continue playing good possession soccer in WAGS with players that can demonstrate soccer intelligence, focus, enthusiasm and athletic skill and ability next year.  We have a solid core group of players who trust each other on and off the field and are welcoming to new players that want to grow in their game.  Speed and athleticism are key traits at this age and we will continue to train in both the technical and tactical aspects of the game.  Coach Kathleen respects players and encourages decision making and communication on and off the field for personal growth.  Players come from several different schools in Montgomery County and the team has been stable coming later to WAGS but faring well against well established teams. 

 A typical practice begins with foot skills and touch drills followed by a specific skill lesson that is expanded to a competitive small game format then further to the larger field game for application and understanding. Players are an active part of the learning process and interaction between Coach Kathleen and players is routine.  Pre-season begins with team camp where core strength and speed exercises are foundation to review of the fundamental aspects of the game.  Tournaments have a place in the development of competency as players learn speed of play and thought as well as incrased competition. 

Tryouts will be held on:

Weds., May 30th 6-7:30 Grace Episcopal School Kensington MD

Mon., June 4th   6-7:30 Julius West Middle School Rockville

Thurs., June 7th 5:15-6:45 Holy Redeemer Church & School Kensington

Sat., June 9th  10-noon    Holy Redeemer Church&School Kensington

Register for Tryouts by contacting: Mary Kay Radack 301-806-8959 mkradack@gmail.com


 Coach:  Spirit and Stars are coached by Kathleen Kerins, MEd., USYSA, NCSAA, current Director of Girls Programs for Maryland Rush, Head Coach for REgional level Nike Rush '95 Xcel U16 team, Head Coach Super Y Maryland Rush.  Coach Kerins is currently developing an Academy program for U8-U10 players to be part of the Nike Rush Regional Academy.  TRAININGAn emphasis is placed on providing strong foundation technical skills so players may attain future soccer goals. This year Coach Kathleen's U16 players obtained varsity spots on area competitive teams such as Holy Cross, BCC, Whitman, St. John's, Maret, Sandy Spring Friends, St. Andrews, Wooten and others.  Over 50% of Kathleen's U16 players are captains or co-captains on their high school teams.