AYSO REGION 70 WEST LOS ANGELES
NEWS AND UPDATES:
NEWS AND UPDATES:
Thanksgiving Tournament Results
It was a great weekend of Thanksgiving Tournaments for Region 70. Our GU10 girls' teams swept the podium at the Arroyo Seco Cup in South Pasadena. The GU10 EXTRA Team, Coached by Brendan McLoughlin & David Muir took 1st place, 2nd place went to Ajay Babber and Greg Binns's GU10 Select Team, followed by the GU10 Select Team coached by David Fleer and Brian Foley. Congratulations and well done, girls!
Not to be outdone, the BU10 Select Team coached by Shervin Mirhashemi and Ed Teng took the top step on the podium in the Cup Division as well. In a tight game, West LA edged South Pasadena 1-0 in the finals. Great job, boys!
Meanwhile, at the Rose Bowl for the Myles Standish Tournament, the BU14 Select Team coached by Mitch Wong and Ted Braun finished in 3rd place, narrowly missing out on 2nd place by one point. After being tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and two overtime periods, the GU11 EXTRA Team, coached by Greg Edler and Joe Donahoo took 3rd place with a 6-5 penalty kick win over a strong GU12 Pasadena Select team.
The BU12 EXTRA team, coached by Denis Von Banck and Michael Yeh placed 3rd at the Huntington Beach Turkey Shootout. West LA dropped their first game to Westchester EXTRA (who ended up winning the Tournament) but then ran the table with 3 consecutive wins to secure 3rd place.
Congratulations to all the West LA Tournament Teams who played over the Thanksgiving Weekend. We are all very proud of you!
Thank you all for your participation in our equipment donation days! We collected over 100 pairs of shorts, 250+ jerseys, 50 pairs of socks, coach bags, several dozen soccer balls and lots of shin guards, gloves, cones, and more than 40 pairs of cleats!
The items were recently donated to the Trojan Youth Soccer League, a youth program founded by an undergraduate student at USC. The league is organized, run, and coached by USC students, and has grown since its inception to 13 teams of 5-12 year olds from the surrounding South Central neighborhood. Last year, founding members Hadley Greswold, Jocelyn Eng, and Courtney Rosselli were sponsored by Cal South to travel to Washington D.C. to speak at the 2014 Urban Soccer Symposium and give a workshop to demonstrate the potential of university-student led soccer programs for children.
Please take a look at their website and read about the fabulous community work being done by these young people!
Here is an article about the league from the Daily Trojan:
Again, thank you for your donations - see you all on the field in 2015!
The new artificial turf U12 field at Westwood Park has been completed and is open for play! Thanks to Larry Snegg who worked so hard to make this happen.
Concerned about the condition of our fields? Send an email to Councilman Koretz encouraging him to support repair and maintenance of our parks!