Lady Eagles scoring goals against Cancer

Lady Eagles in the House!

I need your help to spread the word. As you know our Eagle family has been touched on more than one occasion by cancer. So here is OUR GOAL: This year we will be raising funds to help support the fight against this disease, as well as raising awareness. To that end, I am asking for all of your help. Spread the word!

At each home game there will be a “Goal Jar”. Everyone attending will be asked to donate to the jar every time we score a goal. All monies collected will be donated to cancer research in the name of the Gabrielino Girls Soccer Program.

In addition, our crack team of parent supporters are putting together old school hair ribbons (just like back when you played U8!) They will be in Orange and Dark Blue to help raise awareness and show  support for the fight against Leukemia and Colon Cancer.

So you girls do you part, and the rest of us will do ours. Go Lady Eagles! Go!

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Gabrielino GIrls Soccer Schedule 2011-2012

Please click here to find out when and where our Lady Eagles are playing this season. We have a new coaching staff, and the year looks to be very promising.

Come out and support our girls.


Gab Girls Soccer Schedule



NOTE*  Practice schedule for the season is as follows:

MONDAY:                       5:30PM- 7:30PM

TUESDAY – FRIDAY:      3:00PM to 5:00PM

( except for game days which are on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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For HS Seniors: How a ‘bill’ becomes a ‘law’

I know this is a soccer site, but like I tell you girls all the time, “Education comes first!”
You seniors will be taking government next year, and you will be intelligent, productive, decision making, voting, adult citizens for the rest of your natural lives; even if you never play soccer in an adult league, or coach your own kids, or play in college. I’m posting this Schoolhouse Rock clip about how a ‘bill’ becomes a ‘law’.

The people that we vote into office are responsible for the bills that are written and some of them get to decide whether or not it is even voted on. These bills affect each and every one of us. Sometimes the ones that don’t get voted on are just as important as those that do. We need to be aware of what’s going on in our town, our state, our country, and the world. Don’t bury your head in the sand. Be aware! Be involved!

Just take 3 minutes and check it out. You will learn something. and it’ll be painless!
(click the link below)

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Bullhorn Announcement

AYSO Region 2 announces Summer Soccer Camps

Every summer, AYSO Region 2 , Arcadia hosts a few soccer camps at Arcadia County Park, and this year is no exception. The Brits are back and it will be a fun, learning experience for all players, ages 4-16. There are half-day and full-day camps. This year we are fortunate to be working with 2 quality organizations;



Challenger Sports Soccer CampsAYSO Soccer Camps

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Monrovia High School Soccer Camps

I always try to provide all the local info I can for youth soccer opportunites that I come across. Here’s another one for the summer.
Check out Monrovia High School Summer Soccer Camp dates to see if any of them fit into your schedule. There is a discount for AYSO families.

Coach Mike Williams and his staff are ready to help.

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Loyola Marymount Summer Soccer Camps

The following is from Loyola Marymount University. For you students and parents thinking about college and playing soccer, this is definitely worth your time and consideration. I’m sending my daughter. You can experience a college level training session and visit one of the top 350 colleges in the country. Plus it’s on the west coast….great weather all year long!

Dear players and coaches,

It is an exciting time for the Women’s Soccer program at Loyola Marymount University and you and your players to be a part of the LMU LION tradition.
We would like to tell you about our ID camps this summer on June 25 & 26 and July 17! These one and two day clinics would be a great opportunity for you to train and showcase your talents in front of the LMU coaching staff. You will also be able to meet current LMU soccer players and get their perspective on college life. For any player interested in LMU or playing anywhere at the highest levels, we recommend coming to this camp. We have had such great success at identifying and building relationships with players at our past ID camps that we are looking forward to this Summer!

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, CA. We are located 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean. LMU is an ideal location to experience soccer as the climate is near perfect all year round.

To find information about this clinic and to register please check out our website at:
Please apply early as spots are limited to first 50 registrations.

A great experience awaits you and your players this summer! The training at our state of the art facility has proven to be one of the most advanced, demanding and fun in the country. We show players how to improve during the clinic with inspirational demonstrations, challenging soccer activities and top level coaching. We are also pleased to announce the new and state of the art Lion Athletic Center (LAC). The LAC has a brand new weight room, locker rooms and conference centers for LMU Student Athletes.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any additional questions –

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You’ve Become a Good Ref When….

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
You’ve become a good ref when …

By Randy Vogt

You will know that you have become a good referee when:

• After the game, players and coaches go out of their way to say “Good job,” “Great job!” or “You were the best ref we’ve had all season!”

• People say to you, “Could you officiate all our games?”

• Your phone and e-mail account become hot with more and more assignments.

• You are assigned top games.

• You are asked to officiate tournaments out-of-state and maybe even abroad.

• You receive officiating awards from leagues and referee associations.

This means you have succeeded. Congratulations!

Now you come to an important fork in the road. Or as Yogi Berra has said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it!”

Some successful referees take the correct road. They know that they have succeeded because of their knowledge of the Laws of the Game and their application, their hustle, their positive attitude, their fairness and firmness plus their approachability. And they continue doing all these great things.

Other successful refs take the wrong road. Their success goes to their head and they somehow think the game is now about them.

I have heard these comments about refs:

• “He used to be really good and now all he wants to do is argue with the coaches.”

• “He was one of our top referees but he no longer runs and gives decisions that seem solely to create attention for himself.”

• “He’s a good ref. The problem is, he thinks that he is a great ref and lets everyone know it.”

• “She was a very good referee. Now people don’t take her seriously as her body has become as big as a house.”

• “He was one of our best referees. Now he hardly moves out of the kickoff circle.”

Which road are you going to take?

(Randy Vogt has officiated over 8,000 games during the past three decades, from professional matches in front of thousands to 6-year-olds being cheered on by very enthusiastic parents. In his book “Preventive Officiating” he shares his wisdom gleaned from thousands of games and hundreds of clinics to help referees not only survive but thrive on the soccer field. You can visit the book’s website at your response to the public Youth Soccer Insider blog.

(reprinted from Youth Soccer Insider by

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New Performance Training Camp F.A.S.T.

Fortanasce Athletic Sports Training
Performance Optimization Training Camp

Build Power. Explosiveness, Agility, and Speed
2 week and 6 week camps available at great prices.
6/13/11 thru 7/21/11
M W Th
5-6 PM or 6:15-7:15 PM
Temple City High School
(times and days subject to change)

  • Proper warm-up and stretching techniques
  • Improve linear speed and on-field reaction time
  • Enhance sport Agility
  • Have FUN while working hard!

Click here to learn more…
Fortanasce Athletic Sports Training

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AYSO Alumni

There are many high profile, well-known, talented soccer players in the US whose roots can be traced back to their youth soccer days in AYSO. Here is a link to a piece with the stories of a few of these stars, as well as their advice for a first-time AYSO coach.
(just click on a name to go to the page then scroll down until you find it.)

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VIP Soccer Program Clinic

The AYSO VIP players program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. VIP teams may include:

  • Blind or visually impaired
  • Amputees or with conditions that impair mobility
  • Mentally or emotionally challenged
  • Autistic
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
VIP Soccer Clinic Announcement

Come Join Us

When: Saturday, June 4, 2011

Where: Arcadia County Park (Across from City Hall Soccer Field)

Time: 9 -12 p.m. (Lunch will be provided for players and family after clinic at no charge).

Directions: From Santa Anita Ave., take Campus Dr. west , make a right on Huntington Drive. After Arcadia City Hall, make a right turn into Arcadia County Park parking lot.
*Look for the balloons*

My name is Nicole Stiegelmar and I am holding this clinic as part of my Gold Award Project for Girl Scouts. Kathee Eckstrom (Region 2 VIP Coordinator) is my project advisor and I am so excited to work with the VIP Soccer group. I have been a Girl Scout for 12 years and have been playing soccer for 13 years. So if your son or daughter is interested in getting one on one training from me and some of the varsity soccer players from Monrovia High School please RSVP
RSVP by May 27 with your child’s name, age, e-mail address and phone number. Also please let us know how many will be joining us for the free lunch.

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