The fall season is open to all players that are younger than a freshman in high school. Generally we have at least one u14 and U12 team. There will be 6-8 Sunday practices from 3-5 p.m. beginning on Sept. 19th at Branham High School and 6 league days and 1 tournament day in Sept. and Oct. generally on Saturday mornings. All dates and the registration link are on the left side of the home page. Get signed up and tell a friend or two...or five!
Some may celebrate May 4th as the Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you), but at Stryker, we hosted our annual youth jamboree. We had 21 teams playing at U14, U12, and U10 levels. There were no over all champions, just a chance to have some friendly competition and fun with the local clubs. Judging from the faces of the families, players and coaches, they did indeed have fun. This was our big club fundraiser as well as the snack table which raises funds for our Cal Cup Teams. A huge thanks goes out to the parents, players and coaches that contributed to make this event successful.
The first tournament for the year is here and gone. It is the only indoor tournament for the year and takes a bit of adjusting to the surfaces and ball deflection angles. Stryker was well represented with one U19 team, three U16 teams, one U14 and two U12 teams. Each team experienced both wins and losses and made huge team and individual improvements throughout each day. The first tournament is often an opportunity to learn to work with new players and bond as a team. Stryker will try to keep the teams together most of the season but it also depends on player availability. We have new practice and Gilroy photos on the "Photos" page of the website so check them out. Also, if you have any pics, please email us this week.