Welcome to FC Edmonds Fury BU13 Select Team
2013 Preliminary Season Outline:
A strong start to the first part of the season with focused practices while developing foot-skills and playing small-sided games. With two weeks of practice completed, Fury played in the 2012 Shoreline Classic. The competition was fierce with strong sides in each bracket. Despite the rain, wind, and sun, FURY progressed out of pool play, winning both the semi-final and final game! A Fury first, bringing home the championship trophy while recognizing a tremendous amount of work is still ahead of us to prepare for league and then state. The coaches are excited about the continued player development this summer.
Hard to believe the summer is already half-way over! Lots of 'friendlies' scheduled with one producing our first header goal off a cross, which caused our first impromptu ice-cream feed of the year!
We played in our second tournament of the year, Crossfire Select. It was a over-cast, hot, and humid weekend for soccer with the extremely talented competition from all over Western Washington. Fury plugged away in pool play, making it to the finals where we played a talented team from South Kitsap, and took home the championship! Kids had a lot of fun at this tournament.
As summer continues, we have plans for many additional 'friendlies', continue our training with focus on ball-skills and conditioning, along with playing indoor at the James Riley Tournament. League play is just around the corner....
Our third and final tournament of the summer was the James Riley 7-a-side indoor soccer tournament. FURY registered two teams with guest players on each. It was a long day of indoor and both teams played well each combining with a 1-2 record. The most important part of the day was raising money for the Boys and Girls Club! As an added bonus, we met with and received autographs from James Riley, Jeff Park, and other Sounders. Very proud that our team is part of this event!
The highlight of the year so far was FURY's Community Service Event on September 13th! In lieu of practice, we met with Ranger Doug at Esperance Park in Edmonds and picked up litter. Among the 'finds' were 3 Christmas Trees, a washer tub, and a lawn mower blade! We collected 9 full bags of garbage!!! Nothing like cleaning the park and then ending the day with an ice-cream feed!
League play has started and we have been using games in the first half of the season as training for the entire team. Players have experienced defense, mid-field, forward and even some played goalie. Having a lot of fun watching the kids experience different positions that they'd normally never experience and very rewarding to see the team continue to come together.
We are looking forward to a strong finish the last half of league play!
On October 14, 2012, it was FC Edmonds Club night at the UW v Stanford game. On top of that, FURY were ball boys for the game! Lots of smiles and also some TV time for each of the players! This is a new FURY tradition as everyone had a great time!
The FURY's second annual participation at Northshore's 2012 Cranberry Cup continues to be a FURY tradition. Playing in gold this year, we played Crossfire, RSA Elite and a team from Hermiston, Or. All of which were very talented competition. Going 2-1 in pool play, losing to a very athletic Crossfire team in both our last game of pool play and the finals, but finishing in a strong second place!
The last half of league play FURY advances with strong play! Going 5-1-1 in the last 7 games of the season and Finishing NPSL Silver in second place with 25 points. What an improvement from last year's finish! Coaches are very proud of the boys for all their hard work!
November and December we continue to train hard in prepartion for State. Friendlies set up against other teams around the Northend at Edmonds Community College including; FC Edmonds Riptide and Forza, and NWNationals.
Looking forward to our first State game and the indoor Christmas Cup played in December! What a great season so far!
Moving through pool play going 2-1, we win our first two games against two other strong NPSL teams and lose our third in Vancouver, WA on a poorly maintained grass field. We advance as second seed into the round of 16. Playing an away game against a strong Seattle United South Blue team, FURY ends its State run in the round of 16. We look forward to playing this team again next year!
What a great year as coaches extended their thanks to each member of FURY for their dedication and hard work over the year!
We move onto start Spring ball in PSPL and in another couple weeks and we'll be having training practices for those who are interested in trying out for the 2013 FC Edmonds FURY team.
httFor more Regist2011 Season
What a great season for the 2011 FC Edmonds Fury! Following the coaches' plan, we couldn't have had a better season, besides actually winning State Cup! We are proud of each and every one of the boys for their hard work and dedication to the team. Some of the team highlights of the season include our community service event cleaning Esperance Park in Edmonds, Seattle Sounders Night, indoor soccer training sessions, scrimmages against other clubs in the area, finalist in Cranberry Cup, going all the way to the SEMI FINALS in State Cup, and maybe most importantly, impromptu ice-cream feeds!
Fury is a unique team, taking an approach with a gradual progression from the beginning of the season with almost equal playing time, moving to a more structured and Select mentality mid-season, carrying that through to State Cup to finish up the season. Despite variable playing time at the end of the season, it is still the ENTIRE TEAM that wins or loses, and we coached the boys with that team focus, pushing each of them to their fullest potential. This format gives all players the opportunity to play and increase their soccer abilities during the season. We look forward to another fun, educational and successful season in 2012, with a goal of reaching far in the State Cup!
During the early development years we want to focus on the basic skills of soccer - passing, dribbling and shooting. We teach and repeat basic skills, those that soccer players use the most during a game. Once the basic skills are learned, we expand by adding more complex techniques and moves, and use these in game-related applications.
We also focus on the single most difficult action in soccer – scoring goals. Our plan is to send the boys out with the desire to score goals rather than with a fear of being scored on.
Players on our team play many positions on the field. It is our belief that players who can play multiple positions are assets to any team, and at age 11 it is too early to determine who will make the best goalkeeper, right fullback or center forward. We anticipate that players develop strengths over the next several years, and gradually settle into permanent positions.
Sno-King focuses on three fundamentals for youth soccer that we strongly agree with: sportsmanship, teamwork and fun. W W e are committed to carry these forward with Fury.
Coaching soccer is not all about technical and tactical skills. We also focus on how we treat each other, our opponents, referees, etc – sportsmanship and teamwork. These are learned skills just as important as ball-handling skills.
Players have fun when they succeed. Our goal is to provide fun, challenging and educational training sessions – every time, while realizing that all players have different needs.
Our Practice Schedule:
June 14- 16 Shoreline Classic
June 14 - 16 Shoreline Classic
July 26-28 Crossfire Select Cup
August 23 - 25 Starfire Extreme Cup
Nov 29 - Dec 1 Cranberry Cup
Dec 14 - Feb 2 State Cup
Feb 22 - PSPL Spring Ball
League Results 2012:
November 2012 - Cranberry Cup Finalist
July 2012 - First Place Crossfire Select Silver
June 2012 - First Place Shoreline Soccer Classic
February 2012 - Washington State Founders Cup Semifinalist
November 2011 - Cranberry Cup Finalist