Former Johnson High School Player Headed To Mexico For Pro Tryouts.

Courtesy Johnson Jaguars Men’s Soccer Facebook Media Relations

San Antonio, Texas. – Jonathan (Gordinho) Rexroat, a three year varsity player and a 2013 graduate of Johnson High School., will head to Mexico for tryouts with professional teams, UNAM Pumas, and Club Leon. Leon is currently the Mexican league champions of the Jornada Primera of Clausura 2014.

In November of 2013 two pro Mexican scouts were in San Antonio and saw Rexroat playing with his semipro team at Star Soccer Complex. The scouts were impressed with his talents and invited him to Mexico and tryout with their respective reserve pro teams. A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Rexroat, is the first Johnson player ever to be invited for a professional soccer tryout abroad. Continue reading

Samba FC Super20 Team Posts Tryout Dates

1-Samba-Super20-facebookSan Antonio, TX — Samba F.C., will host the first of four scheduled tryouts for their 2014 USL Super-20 Men\’s team on Saturday November 30th at McAllister Park. Tryouts are scheduled to run from 10:30AM to 12:30PM on the Anderson Fields. Player registration and check-in will be from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. There is a $10.00 tryout fee and only cash payment will be accepted at the tryout site.

Players must bring a valid photo ID, a copy of birth certificate or passport, soccer ball, shinguards and water. Players under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the tryouts.

Our Samba FC Super-20 team will play in the Mid South South Division and will serve San Antonio’s North/East side. The team will hold a 22 man roster from high school, college-bound and also active college players who are interested and looking to compete at a high level during the off season.

The USL Super 20 League is a national league run by the United Soccer League and gives players another outlet to play soccer at the highest level over the summer. Players will train 2-3 times a week and play around 6 to 8 league games (not counting preseason games) on weekends and will travel on away games to the cities of Laredo, Brownsville, Eagle Pass and the Westside of San Antonio. Super-20 division champions will have the opportunity to play at Nationals in Bradenton Florida (Home of US U17 National Residency Program) in front of hundreds of college coaches.

Strength and conditioning sessions will start in April and will run for two weeks followed by preseason practices and scrimmages. Players who were personally contacted by a member of our coaching staff, are not required to attend the November 30th tryouts at McAllister Park. However, they will be required to attend the tryouts scheduled in December at Star Soccer Complex. The time and date will be announced soon.

If you have any questions about the Samba Super-20 team. Please email Samba FC Super-20 Director, Alejandro Escalante, sasuper20team@gmail.com

Considering Changing Clubs? A Soccer Mom’s Advice

From the ForumI found this forum around a year ago when my youngest was considering changing clubs. I went here hoping to find information about the various clubs in the Austin area to figure out where would be a good fit for the youngest. While I did find some useful information, I did have to wade through a lot of mudslinging, chest thumping and crazy generalizations made by hopefully well-meaning parents (and probably coaches) to help youngest figure where (s)he should look.

I’ve come to love reading this forum (who doesn’t love a little bit of the crazy mixed in with good info?) so to contribute, I thought I’d offer up advice and some perspective based on our experience last year. It’s a very stressful and confusing process; especially if you’re leaving a club for the first time after many years. (By the way, I’m purposely being vague about my kids gender and what clubs were part of our decision in order to avoid any speculation of who we are. Not that it’s a big deal, but the only attention I want my kids to have from soccer parents/coaches is when they’re on the pitch.) Continue reading