THE END OF SEASON PARTY WAS a great way to cap a successful season. From the bonfire to the food, the great awards ceremony to the kids playing pickup games all over the park. This event was a great time had by everyone. The day started off with Kert Toler and Matt Mayhew lighting the bonfire. Then David Powell and Chris Steeno lighted the grills and cooking 150 hamburgers and 120 hotdogs which were quickly devoured by our players. This is the time where we extend a warm heart-felt thank you to Fortville Tire Center (Goodyear) & Custom Exteriors for Sponsoring this event. Their generosity helped make this celebration possible. Thank to our Sponsors, we look forward to keeping you in the Gryphon family for years to come. In addition to all the food provided by the Club, the parents brought in dish after dish..which I feel might just be the way to go next time. These Gryphon parents can cook! Thanks parents!!
After the entire Gryphon family had full bellies Matt Mayhew, our Director of Coaching started the Awards Ceremony. After highlighting the Fall season he went on explaining the vision and goals for the Spring. Matt took great pride in introducing each coach to give certificates to each of his players. These Certificates are not just a template downloaded from Microsoft Word, these were carefully constructed and worded to express that the awarded player was part of something bigger and held themselves to a standard set by the Club and its coaches. "...was part of a team that upheld the fabric of the Club and the integrity of what it means to be a Gryphon - with fair play, holding your head high in triumph and in defeat. Sporting Indiana F.C. recognizes your outstanding performance this Fall soccer season." which is in direct reflection of our Gryphon Mission statement: We are Gryphons, proud and strong - holding our heads high in triumph and defeat - giving our all, being our all. We are confident that each one of our players lives up to that standard and takes full pride in the club. After the certificates were handed out, the Specialty awards followed. The Golden Boot, The Most valuable Defender Award, Most Improved and the Fabric Award were each awarded to the kid on the team the best fit that criteria. From ages U9-U14 the awards were handed out and we hope it gave the kids some motivation to work harder and try their best to aim to be that recipient next season.
The evening came to a close after the sun finally feel behind the trees and the pickup games ended. A couple coaches were seen talking to parents in the parking lot and kids were making plans for next weekend's futsal game while the Board Members and a few parents loaded the grills and tables in the trucks, snuffed the bonfire, picked up the trash and cleaned the Park. Just before departure they all looked at each other as if to say, great season Gryphons!
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With the 2014-2015 Season wrapping up, we have our sights on the 2015-2016 Soccer Season. Come out to Tryouts for
all ages U8-U18
Congrats go out to our very deserving Director of Coaching, Matt Mayhew. He has become a Finalist to become the 2012 Director of Coaching of the Year. out of all the Clubs state wide, Matt has become one of a few Finalist. Whether Matt wins or not, we all know he is the best DOC in the state. He was nominated because of his outstanding efforts to make the players of Sporting Indiana FC better players and better people, his tireless efforts to help gorw the club and his ability to raise the team level of play. He has had a very successful first year as DOC with a Challenge Cup victory, 3 division titles, 4 tourney titles and 4 tourney finalists (not to mention members have grown over 30%). Some other notable accomplishments are he has brought in 4 new coaches in 2 seasons and been instrumental in the move to the new facility in McCordsville. Also, Matt is the new Director of the High School Showcase which the Club is happy to facilitate. There are so many things Matt has done to develop this Club and aim it in a positive direction. Although he will tell you that he didn't do this alone, modesty is one of the genuine traits that make him the perfect candidate to become DOC of the Year. Congrats again Matt!!
LETTER FROM INDIANA SOCCER:
Congratulations Matt! You have been nominated and subsequently chosen to be one of the final candidates for Indiana Soccer's Club Director of Coaching of the Year Award . This award recognizes the extensive time and energy you have given to the game of soccer. You have been a positive role model for other volunteers and the youth in your community and state wide. Your work with Sporting Indiana FC has not gone unnoticed! The DOC Award is given in honor of the late Roy Pohill who died suddenly in 2010. Roy was a recipient of this award through his work with Avon and Fusion Soccer Clubs and a strong supporter of Indiana Soccer and the coaching education programs we endorse.
You are cordially invited to join us as our guest at the annual Indiana Soccer Awards Dinner. It is at this dinner that the recipient of this year's Boys Travel Coach of the Year award will be announced and presented his/her award. The dinner will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 7:00-9:30pm at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel. We also invite you to join us for the reception prior to the dinner from 6:00-6:45pm outside the ballroom. Your complimentary dinner must be reserved and additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $40. Attached you will find the 2 page invitation/reservation form. We all look forward to seeing you there.
We are excited and proud to announce that Indiana's own Lauren Cheney - a member of the US Women's National team and 2012 Olympic Gold Medal team will be our Keynote Speaker that night!
We have a very special night planned.
Again, let me congratulate you on this achievement.
We are proud to announce “College Night” for any high
school player within the club. I have asked Shaun
Mahoney, the boys' soccer...
The AGM is the Annual Members
Meeting open to all parents, players and coaches...
The girls soccer program is growing by leaps and bounds with the addition of two more teams this Spring alone - a 96 Girls team and a 04 Girls team. We would like to extend a huge Gryphon welcome to Gilberto Pineda, Jr. whom will be coaching new 96 Girls team at the Club this Spring.
Gilberto is a very successful girls coach taking these 96 Girls to win the Presidents Cup in 2011 and 2012. He is a wealth of soccer knowledge and we look forward to seeing great things from him in the coming years.
Isidro Alvarado, was a great addition to the Club last season. His vast soccer experience and willingness to not only be our Keeper Technical Director, but he is taking on the youngest Girls team in the Club. We look forward to watching Isidro do some great things with these young Gyrphon girls!
In addition to these new girls teams. Rick Hartman is going to to continue Coaching the accomplished U18 Girls along with Mackenzie Hartman and Cliff Owens & Kristen Sylvester is going to continue to Coach the very talented U13 Girls team.
We love our Gryphon Girls!!
Girls Soccer is Growing at SIFC!
KICK FOR A CURE DAY
Purple Socks?? Yep, on April 28th the Sporting Indiana FC players (and we hope fans too) will be wearing purple soccer socks to show their support in the fight against Cancer. Purple is the color for Cancer Awareness. We are encouraging ALL the players to wear purple socks and join the fight for the day. The socks are $5/pair and you can place the order for them here and pay for them at time of delivery to the coach the week prior to the games on April 28th. We encourage you to go out and get your "purple on" with purple wrist bands, head bands or purple hair (Ben Gray) and wear them for all the games the entire weekend! All Purple Socks proceeds go to the Relay to fight Cancer.
If you want to know more about Relay, the Committee and Volunteers from the Mt. Vernon Relay
will be out at McCordsville Sports Park on Kick Cancer Day, April 28th.
DO YOU WANT ON THE SPORTING INDIANA RELAY TEAM?
We will take all ages and as many of you that want to help. We are setting up a campsite on May 18th & 19th at Mt. Vernon Middle School to participate in the Relay for Life of Mt. Vernon. Some of you may have games so come before after or both. We need at least one person on the track at a time the entire 24 hours. The reason is the Cancer doesn't sleep, so neither do we. If you are interested in joining the SIFC Relay Team click here or contact Chris Steeno (339-0916) of the U12 Boys for more information. Please feel free to ask questions and sign the lap schedule!
WE ARE KICKING FOR CANCER AWARENESS
Sporting Indiana FC is partnering up with the local Relay for Life to help fight Cancer. Sporting Indiana FC has formed a team and will be participating in the 24 hour event. There are so many people in our community affected by this terrible disease, Sporting Indiana FC will remember the ones we have lost to Cancer, honor the ones that are still fighting and do what we can to help fight back against Cancer.
Purple Socks? that is right, in support of Cancer Awareness the players will be wearing purple socks on April 28th. We are...
The End-of-the -Season Party was a major success. Beside season and tourney success, the Club has plenty to be thankful for this November.
Matt has been chosen to be one of the final candidates for Indiana Soccer’s Club Director of Coaching of the Year Award .
The girls soccer program is growing by leaps and bounds
with the addition of two more teams this Spring alone.
Camps, Camps and more Camps!
We have as much soccer as you can handle this Summer.
The more touches on the ball the better you get!!!
I would like to take a quick moment to invite you and your High School
soccer team(s) to the Annual Indiana High School Showcase.
Are your soccer legs gettting rusty and your soccer brain gaining cobwebs?
Winter Training, Indoor teams and Goalie Training is the answer!
Contact your Coach, Manager or Matt Mayhew for information on gettting fit for the Spring Season.
GOAL KEEPER TRAINING
Looking for Goal Keeper Training for your kid this Winter?
Accomplished Keeper Coach, Isidro Alvarado, is bringing his collegiate coaching training to the Incrediplex. This Keeper Training sessions will teach youth keepers the technical skills and elements needed to become a successful keeper.
Practice at home the skills that Coaches Matt Mayhew & Chris Steeno have brought back from their RMA Coaches Course.
The AGM is the Annual Members Meeting open to all parents, players and coaches. This members meeting is a way for the officers of the Club to recap the past soccer year, the changes that are coming and the goals for the future. Sporting Indiana FC is continuing to grow and with growth comes a bigger need for the Members to become more involved and better informed.
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?
+ Volunteer (Club or HSSC)