Bays Chelsea Lightning U12 Girls Undefeated in Nether Tourney
Congratulations to the Bays Chelsea Lightning U12 girls on winning the Nether United Tournament on Saturday! The girls went undefeated in the premier division with goals scored by 8 different players for a total team effort.
Soccer Wire - John Ellinger Explains Baltimore Armour
John Ellinger Explains Baltimore's New Developement Academy Superclub
This week’s announcement of the clubs entering the U.S. Soccer Development Academy next season contained a bombshell for the Mid-Atlantic soccer scene: The creation of Baltimore Armour, a new, four-club alliance designed to help the Baltimore area keep pace with the rest of the country.
Details of the project have been slow to materialize. But SoccerWire.com had the opportunity to chat with John Ellinger, director of technical operations at the Soccer Association of Columbia and technical director of Baltimore Armour, and learn a good deal more about the newest DA merger.
A former MLS and U.S. youth national team coach, Ellinger is well-connected in U.S. Soccer Federation circles and he’ll need to utilize all the experience at his disposal to steer the joint venture uniting the coaches and players of SAC, Baltimore Bays Chelsea, Pipeline SC and Pro Soccer Academy
THE SOCCER ASSOCIATION OF COLUMBIA, PIPELINE SOCCER CLUB, THE BALTIMORE BAYS, & PRO SOCCER ACADEMY FORM
Baltimore Armour has been created for the most elite male players in the area. The program is a partnership between the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC), Pipeline Soccer Club (PSC), the Baltimore Bays (BAYS) and the Pro Soccer Academy. Baltimore Armour was accepted into the United States Development Academy. This is the highest level of play for all youth male American players.
SAC, PSC, BAYS and Pro Soccer Academy will continue to exist as different entities on the club, travel, and recreational level. Baltimore Armour will be run and operated by SAC’s Executive Director Craig Blackburn, SAC’s Technical Director John Ellinger, PSC’s President Sean Rush, and PSC’s Vice President Santino Quaranta. Baltimore Armour will work with other Baltimore area clubs for player recruitment.
“Everyone involved with Baltimore Armour is extremely excited about being given this opportunity of full U.S. Soccer Development Academy status; it is a dream come true. The Baltimore area has a strong history of developing players who have played for the various U.S. National Team programs and at the professional level. We look forward to the challenge of creating a stronger player base for many years to come in the Baltimore area,” said John Ellinger.
The mission of the newly formed Baltimore Armour is to offer the most comprehensive player development environment in Baltimore that will unite the Baltimore soccer community, inspire our players and achieve excellence.
Fast Facts on Baltimore Armour
Baltimore Armour will begin play in fall 2015
Teams will train at both the Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park and PSC’s facilities
Players are hand selected or invited to open training sessions – there is no tryout process
Teams competing will be U13/14, U15/16, U17/18
Board members will include two SAC and two PSC staff
Developmental Players (DP) can come from any of the four participating clubs
To learn more about the US Soccer Developmental Academy, click here: http://www.ussoccer.com/developmentacademy/overview
U13/U14 - Dave Kelley - SAC
U15/U16 - Frank Assaro - BAYS
U17/U18 - Lee Tschantret - PSC
Baltimore Armour Location: Ellicott City, Maryland Formed: 2015 Program Overview: Non-profit club comprised of SAC, Pipeline SC, Pro Soccer Academy, and Baltimore Bays. Serving players from the entire Baltimore area. Website: www.baltimorearmour.com
The Baltimore Bays, SAC, Pro Soccer Academy and Pipeline are commited to offering the best possible development to players not only located in the Baltimore area, but across the region and beyond. All involved believe this new venture will help bring together "THE BEST" that the Baltimore area has to offer and help to unite the Baltimore area soccer community.
More information will follow
For more information on this announcement, please visit the US Soccer Development Academy webpage news @ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/03/23/13/45/150323-develop-academy-new-clubs
Website www.baltimorearmour.com coming soon
Any questions or concerns? Please email John Ellinger, email@example.com or Sean Rush, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Baltimore Bays Chelsea Legacy rising U13 Girls will hold tryouts on May 11, 12 and 13, 2015 from 5:30-7 at John Carroll High School. Please contact Ron Bowen at email@example.com or 443-760-6051 with questions or to register for tryouts.
The Chelsea Bays United U11 Girls team is currently looking for new players. The team is based out of Harford/Baltimore County. Tryouts will be held on April 18th and 25th. Interested parties should contact Coach Mark Roszko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New U8 Bays Boys team forming in Anne Arundel County
The Baltimore Bays is forming a new U8 Boys team for the spring. They will be based in Anne Arundel County and will practice at Indian Creek Lower School. Tryouts will be held in late February/early March; dates TBD.
Interested parties should contact John Denman at email@example.com