The UMD charity match will kick off at 7:00 p.m., April 5th at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex. This is a special charity match benefiting Headers for Hope. Fans and supporters can purchase general admission tickets online for $10 each in advance. Tickets will be available to purchase on site the day of game, but will cost $15 each. 100% of the profits from the game will go to benefit Headers for Hope. More detailed information on the Headers for Hope charity match will be released soon. Fans can purchase their ticketsHERE.
WAGS Member Club Profile Series - Lee-Mt. Vernon Sports Club
First in year-long series profiling our POD clubs
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, WAGS is kicking off a Member Club Profile Series with Lee-Mt. Vernon Sports Club, a longtime WAGS member club and a member of the WAGS POD program. At present, 10 clubs are participating in the POD, a “club-centric,” non-results-oriented initiative which stages U-9, U-10 and U-11 age group matches at the same venues on a club-by-club basis to foster an improved coaching and player development environment. More club profiles will follow in the months ahead, along with a range of other commemorative events planned throughout the year. Read the profile
The WAGS Bracket program was developed to offer highly competitive U16 through U19 teams a format that would allow them to prepare for tournaments and State Cup in a flexible and accommodating manner. Teams play a limited number of games (6), scores are recorded but not posted, and best of all, teams coordinate their own schedules.
Former WAGS players inspire regional DC girls with National Team call-ups
Andi Sullivan and Margaret Purce named to U.S. Under-20 Team
Two former Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) players were named to the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team this week as head coach Michelle French gathers players to the team’s first training camp after winning the 2014 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in the Cayman Islands last month.
How young is too young to commit to a college soccer program?
Does anyone really think that committing to college soccer as a middle schooler is a good idea? Yet, this is where we are, and it’s getting a lot of attention. Continue reading this article from Dr. Wendy LeBolt.
WAGS salutes another bumper crop of college soccer commitments
Washington Area Girls Soccer Leagues continues rich tradition of player development
REISTERSTOWN, Md. – The Washington Area Girls Soccer League is proud to congratulate the many players from member clubs who have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level (see a partial list below).
Starting with National Signing Day on Feb. 5, this month marks the final stage of the transition from youth to college competition for 2014 high school graduates. Dozens of WAGS players make this step each year, continuing a tradition that stretches back some four decades and includes innumerable standout players like U.S. Soccer icon Mia Hamm and current U.S. Women's National Team standout Ali Krieger.
Soccer star confronts the concussion that killed her career and clouded her life
Briana Scurry couldn’t be sure if it was the painkillers or the fact that surgeons had just plucked pea-size balls of damaged tissue from the back of her head. But when the two-time Olympic goalkeeper and Women’s World Cup champion awoke at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Oct. 18, the headache that had hijacked her life for the past 3-1/2 years was gone.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Axtell was not excited when she found out she would be moving from Langley High and her Northern Virginia home to spend a year abroad. Her father, a Computer Science Professor at George Mason University, would be embarking on a year-long sabbatical at Oxford University in England, and that meant the family would be moving as well. Learn More+
Age Groups: U11-U17 Girls Only
Location: Morven Park Leesburg, VA
Brackets: 1 Bracket per age group; 16 team max
Qualifiers: Top 2 teams in each age group will qualify for the main WAGS Tournament in October
Application Deadline: May 10, 2014 or until brackets are filled
Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) Welcomes David Noyes
as New Executive Director
REISTERSTOWN, MD. - After a year-long search, the Washington Area Girls Soccer League is pleased to announce David Noyes as its new Executive Director.
A Northern Virginia resident with vast playing, coaching and management experience at all levels of the U.S. game, Noyes arrives at WAGS after a pivotal role in founding and running the Future Soccer Club, a development-centric youth project in Maryland which he built out of Real Maryland FC, the United Soccer Leagues club which operated in Montgomery County, Md. from 2008 to 2012.
The former professional player holds a "B" coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and has coached at the Youth, Regional ODP, College and Pro Levels. He will lead WAGS' efforts to develop and expand upon progressive new initiatives like the POD structure, a "club-centric" system for younger age groups designed to improve scheduling for coaches and families and encourage non-results-oriented play in the name of player development.
The Washington Area Girls Soccer League strives to provide experiences that will be benefit and enhance the development of players. Starting in the fall of 2013, WAGS will be accepting nominations for a WAGS All-Star team from current U13 and U14 Division 1 & 2 teams. Selected players will create a team that will travel to London, England in August of 2014.