Sign up now – Challenger Summer Camp July 27th-31st

Age: 3 – 16
Cost: $82 – $127

Register: Challenger Website 

Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play.

 


Fall 2015 Registration Open!

Fall 2015 Registration!

Let's just get to the details :)

Fees: $60 for U5-U10,   $75 for U11 and older.

When: U5-U10: May 22nd – July 17th
           U11 and older: May 22nd – June 25th.


How: Go to hoisc.org/registration, do it now!

Oh dang, you might wonder when the season starts. Players will be contacted by their coach the middle of August and games will start the beginning of September and run through mid October. We get the best of both muggy summer and wet and cold fall. Bring on the soccer weather.

You might be thinking "wow, that is amazingly affordable!" and you are right, for less than 22 Starbucks latte's your child could have the experience of a lifetime (or just a great season). How do we keep these prices so low and yet have so much fun? Our club is run by loving, kind, generous people just like you. We require your help to make this club work. Are you interested in helping, either as a coach, assistant, field maintenance, author of whimsical emails, or a board member ... you can sign up during the registration process.

Tuesday 3/10, Youth Equipment Exchange

Parents of any youth athletes we are having a BASEBALL and SOCCER equipment (shoes, shinguards, gloves, bats, etc.) exchange.

When: Tuesday, March 10th 5pm-6pm

Where: High School Commons room

If you have any items to donate, and would like to drop them off ahead of time, please drop them off at the Elementary or Intermediate offices. Or you may bring them the night of the exchange as well. 

Please contact Allison Anderson (andersona@gilbert.k12.ia.us or 515-708-5295) if you have any questions or to drop items off at her house (704 Ashby Circle) as another option. If you are unable to attend, she may be a resource as well to see if there are items needed still available.

Gilbert Homecoming Parade (Tonight)

I know this is last minute, but as many of you know the Gilbert Home coming parade is Thursday Night and starts at 6:30. In past years we've had a good turnout from Heart of Iowa Soccer Club, this year this communication is coming late but we are still going to be marching.

Brian Anderson will be the contact person (515-708-4355) for coordinating the club's participation in the club. If your group plans on marching please email, or text, Brian soonish. Brian will have the HOISC banner and his team (and a few others as of now) in their uniforms and ready to represent the club. (If you can not make it with your team, that is fine too, they are welcome to march without you, just have the parents drop their kids off)

Meet: At the starting point Main St and 2nd
Time: Please have kids there at 6pm, parade starts at 6:30pm
Bring: Uniforms (or HOISC shirts/sweatshirts) and candy.

It is customary to throw candy at parades, if you want to do that with your team, please bring some candy.

Attention U14/U16 – OSA Soccer Clinic September 17th!

Sign up – http://www.onlinesocceracademy.com/soccer-camps/osa-soccer-clinic-gilbert-iowa

Jared Montz, former pro and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com, is hosting a OSA Soccer Clinic for players of all skill levels U13-U19 years of age. Jared played professional soccer for 4 years, mostly with the Chicago Fire (MLS) and then the Puerto Rico Islanders. Jared has held over 90 soccer camps to teach youth players what he learned as a pro! He also coaches millions of players around the world in the Online Soccer Academy.

The OSA Soccer Clinic is designed to teach players how to improve individually as well as in a team setting. Players learn skills, techniques, strategies and soccer smarts Jared knows now that he wishes he knew at their age. 

Jared's mission is to inspire players that if they Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything in life is possible!

There are two sessions available:

  • Session 1 – Ages U13-U19 Girls, 4-6pm
  • Session 2 – Ages U13-U19 Boys, 6-8pm

It is a three day event!

1st Day Directions – Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time to check in.  Make sure you bring your ball, shinguards, normal soccer gear for the weather and water. 

2nd Day – Favorite Joke Day!  Bring your favorite joke to tell at the water break.
 

3rd Day – Favorite Jersey Day!  Wear your favorite soccer or non-soccer jersey to clinic.
On the last day (3rd Day) we do the Goal Celebrations!  Players perform their best goal celebration in a small group with their teammates.  It will be filmed for the Online Soccer Academy!  

The end of clinic presentation starts 15 minutes prior to the end of your session on the last day. Bring your cameras for pictures and autographs!  Players receive their clinic shirt during the presentation.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly.  It’s going to be a great clinic!

Former Pro Soccer Player will give Motivational Speech in Gilbert!

We are very excited to announce former pro soccer player Jared Montz will be giving a motivational speech in Gilbert on Tuesday, September 16th from 7pm to 8pm at the Gilbert High School Stadium. (If the weather is bad we will be indoors in the auditorium.)

Jared Montz is giving a Believe in it® motivational speech about the inspiring story of he became a pro soccer player through hard work, determination and self belief.  Jared works for Believe in it®.  Believe in it® is apparel that inspires you to reach your goal.  It's for Motivated Athletes.

Please RSVP at http://www.BelieveinitApparel.com/speeches and you will be automatically entered to win a $50 gift card to Believe in it® Apparel!

Game cancelations and field status

As storms roll through this morning, it reminds me that maybe not all parents know how to check on the status of their games. For the younger ages we are a part of Central Iowa Soccer league and they have a "widget" on their site that is used to announce the status of the fields and games. If you are concerned that your game might be canceled please visit http://centraliowasoccer.org before you head out to the field.