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Tryouts for 2020/2021 Strikers season

Parents,

         There will be no formal tryouts  for Strikers for the 2020-2021. The teams and rosters from the 2019/2020 season will stay in place for the 20/21 season.  There will be opportunities for those players who wish to try out for the Red teams to do so in the event that there are openings on those rosters.  In those circumstances where a team member wishes to move up, independent evaluators will assess those players during the first 2 weeks of practice and make a recommendation.

1.  Once registration opens you’ll have until September 4th to register to secure your daughter’s roster spot. 

2. If your daughter wishes to be evaluated for a spot on the Red team please email the tryout committee- tryoutcoordinators@penfieldstrikers.org with your daughter’s current team info and the info of the team she wishes to be evaluated for. 

Penfield Strikers Board 

Season Update

Dear Strikers families,

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that this has been a difficult time for everyone, and we have been working through the best way to support our families while ensuring the future sustainability of our club. Based on our analysis, we have determined that each player will receive a refund of $75 due to the early termination of the 2019-2020 season. Please note the following with respect to your refund:

 

1- The refund amount was determined as the “break-even” amount for this season. As a non-profit organization, we are not looking to make money. At the same time, with so much still unknown about the upcoming year/season, we did not feel it would be prudent to dip in to our emergency reserves. As you may recall from our annual meeting, a vast majority of our costs (roughly 85%) are fixed costs that cover indoor practice facility rental, skills coaching, and funds provided to teams for tournaments/additional training. Because we completed a majority of our indoor training, the facility and coaching costs were paid in full. In addition, we determined that it did not make sense to take back money that had already been distributed to individual teams, as some teams participated in indoor leagues and tournaments prior to the season cancellation, and others may still be planning to attend a postponed tournament or awaiting a refund from a cancelled tournament. Therefore, although we did not get to participate in any league play, the reduction in club expenses was minimal.

 

2- Refunds will be coordinated and processed through your team manager. Please look for communication from your team manager on how this will work for your player’s individual team.

 

Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing everyone back out on the soccer field soon!

The Strikers Board

Little Bolts Soccer - Spring Program

The Penfield Strikers and Penfield Rangers offer a 10 week soccer program for our younger soccer players. 

The academy is open to players ranging in age from 4 to 7 years of age. The first and foremost goal of the academy is to introduce young children to the world’s most popular sport in a fun and energetic environment. Sessions are held at Turin Sports Dome. 

2019 Model Club

The Strikers are pleased to announce that they have won a Model Club Award for the 2019 Season from RDYSL

The Model Club Award is awarded to clubs with no coach/staff/spectator ejections or minor offenses, no red and a minimal number of yellow cards for loss of player control, and in the lower third of clubs for league-imposed fines

Soccer Gear for Africa - Untapped Shores

Together with the Penfield Rangers, we raised 

  • 150+ cleats/shoes
  • 20+ shin guards
  • 20+ socks
  • 200+ soccer balls
  • 200 Jerseys/Shirts

which were donated to boys and girls soccer teams in Kenya. 

2019 Scholarship Winners

Penfield Strikers Soccer Club issues two $500 scholarships each year for deserving young women from our soccer club. The scholarship program is designed to recognize and support our dedicated athletes who excel academically and play for Penfield Striker Soccer teams who will be or are attending college or university programs. We are pleased to congratulate the two very deserving your women chosen as this year’s recipients

Stephani Teglash is the 2019 recipient of the Penfield Striker’s Life Lessons Scholarship

Natalie Szmigel is the 2019 recipient of the  Penfield Striker’s Model Player Scholarship

Did you know?

Our Penfield Strikers Soccer Club is a charitable non-profit organization and is a United Way Option D agency.  This means, anyone contributing to the United Way can select the Penfield Strikers.  Just choose Option D Agencyand utilize #  2487. 

All donations received via the United Way Option D go to the scholarship fund and are used to help Penfield girls play with the club if they cannot afford the entire registration fee.

Questions?  Contact strikers@penfieldstrikers.org 

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