Welcome to the South Bowie Boys & Girls Club Soccer Program
Hello South Bowie Boys & Girls Club (SBBGC) Soccer families!
I am Chester Hicks, Jr. your SBBGC Soccer Commissioner. I appreciate the opportunity to volunteer my time to serve your families and I welcome you to join me in volunteering to work with SBBGC Soccer.
SBBGC Soccer will provide teams for county soccer which allow a novice child to play soccer in a competitive Prince Georges County Boys & Girls Club League (PGCBGC) and also fosters continued development for our veteran players. We will also offer travel teams in an elevated league for players ages 10 and older for our more experienced players.
Tryouts for the Travel Soccer Leagues will be announced. Notifications for official practices for registered players will be sent out once rosters are formed.
SBBGC Soccer has always produced a great team of coaches and quality soccer players. If you are new to the SBBGC Soccer family, get excited! You are in for a positive experience for you and your child. One of our goals for SBBGC Soccer is to provide quality soccer at a reasonable cost that families can afford without having to pay thousands of dollars at other independent soccer clubs.
To provide world class youth soccer program environment that enriches the lives of its participants through instruction, inspiration, and promotion.
To develop and deliver a quality youth soccer program that promotes a love of the game and sportsmanship while creating future opportunities for the organizations participants.
Basic Organizational Philosophies:
- Everyone Plays: The program’s goal is for every player to learn and play.
- Balanced Teams: Maintain balance between teams. It is the organizations job to create the most fair and competitive environment for all of our teams. This will be governed through our new player evaluation process.
- Open Registration: Our program registration is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age. Interest and enthusiasm are the only requisites for playing this great game.
- Positive Coaching: A high level of coaching is the foundation in which we will grow and expand support of this program. Each coach is expected to become a certified coach so they can better instruct our organization’s participants. Each coach is encouraged to leverage the “T-I-P” method of instruction (Teach-Inspire-Promote) to afford our communities children future opportunities in life and athletics.
- Good Sportsmanship: Each Coaching Staff will strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win at all costs attitude. Our program will be designed to instill good sportsmanship and a realistic approach to life in every facet of SBBGC Soccer. Win gracefully and learn to lose with dignity.
Commissioner Contact Info: Chester Hicks, Jr. – email@example.com, 301-641-7443
“Success is no accident.
It is hard work, perseverance, learning,
studying, sacrifice and most of all,
love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
|2017 Spring Soccer Schedule|
|4/8/2017||SB PeeWee||Ft. Washington #2||Clinton Sp Pk||10am||Away|
|4/22/2017||SB PeeWee||Clinton #3||Clinton Sp Pk||10am||Home|
|4/23/2017||SB PeeWee||Clinton #1||Clinton Sp Pk||12pm||Away|
|4/29/2017||SB PeeWee||Marlboro #2||Clinton Sp Pk||11am||Home|
|5/6/2017||SB PeeWee||KLM #1||Clinton Sp Pk||11am||Away|
|5/7/2017||SB PeeWee||Ft. Washington #2||Clinton Sp Pk||12pm||Home|
|5/13/2017||SB PeeWee||Clinton #3||Clinton Sp Pk||10am||Away|
|5/20/2017||SB PeeWee||Clinton #1||Clinton Sp Pk||10am||Home|
|4/15/2017||SB 7U||Clinton||Clinton Sp Pk||9:30am||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 7U||MD International||Enfield Chase #1||2pm||Home|
|4/29/2017||SB 7U||Glenn Dale||Enfield Chase #1||11:30am||Home|
|5/6/2017||SB 7U||Oxon Hill||Enfield Chase #1||9:30am||Home|
|5/7/2017||SB 7U||KLM||Enfield Chase #1||12pm||Home|
|5/13/2017||SB 7U||MD International||Enfield Chase #1||10:30am||Away|
|5/20/2017||SB 7U||Clinton||Clinton Sp Pk||11:30am||Away|
|5/21/2017||SB 7U||Marlboro||Kings Grant #1||12pm||Away|
|4/8/2017||SB 8U Gold||KLM||Enfield Chase #1||10:30am||Home|
|4/22/2017||SB 8U Gold||Beltsville||Vansville CC||10:30am||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 8U Gold||Glenn Dale||Enfield Chase #1||12pm||Home|
|4/29/2017||SB 8U Gold||Clinton #2||Enfield Chase #1||9:30am||Home|
|5/6/2017||SB 8U Gold||KLM||Oak Creek West||9:30am||Away|
|5/7/2017||SB 8U Gold||Ft. Washington #2||Ft. Washington Forest||12pm||Away|
|5/13/2017||SB 8U Gold||Glenn Dale||Holy Trinity||9:30am||Away|
|5/20/2017||SB 8U Gold||Beltsville||Enfield Chase #1||9:30am||Home|
|4/15/2017||SB 8U Blue||Ft. Washington #1||Clinton Sp Pk||10:30am||Home|
|4/22/2017||SB 8U Blue||Ft. Washington #1||Ft. Washington Forest||10:30am||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 8U Blue||Clinton #1||Enfield Chase #1||1pm||Away|
|4/29/2017||SB 8U Blue||Oxon Hill||Enfield Chase #1||10:30am||Home|
|5/7/2017||SB 8U Blue||Clinton #1||Clinton Sp Pk||1pm||Home|
|5/13/2017||SB 8U Blue||Marlboro||Kings Grant #1||12:30pm||Away|
|5/20/2017||SB 8U Blue||Marlboro||Enfield Chase #1||10:30am||Home|
|5/21/2017||SB 8U Blue||Oxon Hill||Ft. Hook Rec.||2pm||Away|
|4/8/2017||SB 9U||Genn Dale||Enfield Chase #1||11:30am||Home|
|4/22/2017||SB 9U||Berwyn Heights||Vansville CC||9:30am||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 9U||Oxon Hill||Ft. Foote||3pm||Away|
|4/29/2017||SB 9U||FCI||Enfield Chase #1||12:30pm||Home|
|5/6/2017||SB 9U||Ft. Washington||Ft. Washington Forest||10:30am||Away|
|5/7/2017||SB 9U||Accokeek||Clinton Sp Pk||3pm||Away|
|5/13/2017||SB 9U||Clinton #1||Enfield Chase #1||9:30am||Home|
|5/20/2017||SB 9U||Greenbelt||Enfield Chase #1||11:30am||Home|
|4/8/2017||SB 10U||FCI||Enfield Chase #1||12:30pm||Home|
|4/22/2017||SB 10U||KLM||Oak Creek West||11:30am||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 10U||MD Internation||Enfield Chase #1||3pm||Away|
|4/29/2017||SB 10U||Oxon Hill||Enfield Chase #1||1:30pm||Home|
|5/6/2017||SB 10U||Ft. Washington||Enfield Chase #1||10:30am||Home|
|5/7/2017||SB 10U||Oxon Hill Girls||Ft. Foote||4pm||Away|
|5/13/2017||SB 10U||Marlboro||Enfield Chase #1||11:30am||Home|
|5/20/2017||SB 10U||Berwyn Heights||Vansville CC||9:30am||Away|
|4/8/2017||SB 11U||Beltsville #2||Vansville CC||12:30pm||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 11U||Ft. Washington||Enfield Chase #1||5:15pm||Home|
|4/29/2017||SB 11U||Clinton||Clinton Sp Pk||12:45pm||Away|
|5/6/2017||SB 11U||Glenn Dale||Ft. Washington Forest||11:30am||Home|
|5/7/2017||SB 11U||Marlboro||Enfield Chase #1||2:15pm||Home|
|5/13/2017||SB 11U||Oxon HIll||Ft. Foote||12:30pm||Away|
|5/20/2017||SB 11U||Greenbelt||Vansville CC||10:30am||Away|
|5/21/2017||SB 11U||Beltsville #1||Enfield Chase #1||1pm||Home|
|4/9/2017||SB 12U||Oxon Hill||Ft. Foote||5:15pm||Away|
|4/16/2017||SB 12U||Marlboro||Kings Grant||3:30pm||Away|
|4/23/2017||SB 12U||Oxon Hill Girls||Kings Grant||3pm||Home|
|4/30/2017||SB 12U||Ft. Washington||Holy Trinity||2:30pm||Home|
|5/1/2017||SB 12U||Oxon Hill||Enfield Chase #1||12pm||Home|
|5/7/2017||SB 12U||Clinton||Clinton Sp Pk||1:45pm||Away|
|5/14/2017||SB 12U||Oxon Hill Girls||Ft. Foote||1:30pm||Away|
|5/21/2017||SB 12U||Marlboro||Enfield Chase #1||9:30am||Home|
|4/8/2017||SB 14U||Ft. Washington||Walker Mill||3:15pm||Home|
|4/22/2017||SB 14U||Oxon Hill Girls||Walker Mill||3:15pm||Home|
|4/29/2017||SB 14U||Glenn Dale||Walker Mill||10am||Away|
|4/30/2017||SB 14U||Berwyn Heights #1||Walker Mill||1:15pm||Home|
|5/6/2017||SB 14U||Berwyn Heights #2||Walker Mill||11:15am||Away|
|5/7/2017||SB 14U||Marlboro||Walker Mill||2:30pm||Home|
|5/13/2017||SB 14U||Oxon Hill||Walker Mill||5:45pm||Away|
|5/20/2017||SB 14U||Ft. Washington||Walker Mill||3:15pm||Away|
Our PGCBGC leagues had an awesome Fall season. Our U7, U8, U10, U11, and U12 teams all played for the PGCBGC championship titles. This yielded 2 PGCBGC championships for our U7 coed lead by Coach Aquilina Thurston/Coordinator Shreaka Jackson and U10 boys lead by Coach Mustapha Gherbi/Assistant Oscar Quintanilla.
Last Spring & Fall 2014, the SBBGC Sharks rising U9s (Spring) and rising U10s (Fall) competed in the AAYSA League. Under the direction of Coach Conrad Davids & Assistant David Miller (Spring) and current Coach Harold Watson and Assistant David Miller (Fall) triumphed and won their respective Divisions title! Also, our rising U12 boys under the leadership of Coaches Travis Smith and Glenn Woodley Jr. played in AAYSA for the first time this past Fall and finished in second place.
This Spring 2015 season there will be 3 South Bowie (SBBGC) teams playing in the AAYSA League: Our Rising U10s; Rising U12s; Rising U14s.
WINTER SOCCER REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN LATE OCTOBER!
Also the club will start winter training for local indoor leagues for coaches interested in continuing their players development.
SBBGC Soccer is a partnership between the coaches, players, and their parents and our goal is to help develop the children’s physical fitness, personal well being, and leadership character. This is a great opportunity for new collegiate soccer player graduates or either newly USYSA licensed coaches (i.e. E-licensed), experienced coaches, or certified parent coaches seeking to foster the development of an already talented group of players who will one day be engaging in more competitive levels of play.
What are the age groups/divisions provided by the SHARKS soccer program?
South Bowie offers boys and girls soccer ranging from:
5-6 year olds Pee Wees
7-18 year olds Recreational/Intermediate/Travel/Regional
What age group will my child play in?
County league players with birthdays after September 1st may play down with a younger age group. Travel league birthday cutoff date is August 1st. The Commissioner and the Coaching staff can evaluate players and make recommendations on where they are placed based upon their skill level.
How long does the season last?
Usually in 3 month cycles: The spring training usually begins in mid-March and the regular season runs from April through mid-June. The fall training begins in early to mid August. The regular season runs from September through early to mid November.
Indoor Soccer runs in 2 sessions: the 1st from November – January and the 2nd from January – March.
Summer soccer leagues run from May – July
What Clubs do we play against in the various leagues?
Currently, in the recreational PGCBGC League, we play such clubs as: Beltsville, Clinton, Ft. Washington, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Oxon Hill, Upper Marlboro, Berwyn Heights, Camp Springs, Laurel, FCI, etc.
The current recreational/intermediate AAYSA, includes clubs such as: A3, Annapolis, Arden, Arundel, Bayshore, Bowie, Broadneck, Brooklyn Park, Cape St. Claire, CHA, Chesapeake, Columbia Soccer Club, Davidsonville, Elvaton, Fort Meade, Severna Park, Greenbelt SC, Harundale, Jessup, Linthicum, Maryland City, Monsignor Slade, Pasadena, PG Young Boys, Soccerdome, South River, etc.
In the near future, we’ll potentially be playing in the:
Where do we play our games?
South Bowie’s home fields are located at Enfield Chase, Allen Pond Park (Andy Brown) or Church Road in South Bowie, MD. Pee Wee games are held in either Upper Marlboro or Clinton, MD and coming soon South Bowie. Games are played the various club sites throughout the County. Most games are played on Saturdays and sometimes Sunday in the PGCBGC League. In the AAYSA League, however, Fall games are played on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, depending on the age group. Spring games are usually played on Friday evenings and Sundays an occasionally on Saturday for make-up games.
How many games are there?
In the PGCBGC League Spring and Fall have a minimum of 8 regular season games with a playoff game and a championship game totaling 10 games. Teams have the option to (pay as you go) if they’d like to enter a tournament in the fall, winter, spring or summer.
How often is practice and where do they take place?
Teams usually practice 2 – 3 times per week before the season begins and once the season begins 2 time per week at the coaches discretion. Field usage is usually designated between 5pm & 10pm, thus practice times are held within these times at various venues throughout South Bowie, MD.
What type of equipment do I need to purchase for soccer?
South Bowie’s colors are royal blue/gold. Soccer-specific cleats and shin guards are essential. Some goalkeepers wear protective gloves and padded jerseys or shorts and some boys choose to wear a cup.
The soccer program provides players with a full uniform (jersey, shorts, socks & an alternate penny, level dependent) as part of registration fee. Climate controlled compression gear such as Under Armour can be worn during the cold months. Preferably royal blue or black.
What size soccer ball does my child need?
PGCBGC League players use a Size #4 ball for ages of 5-10. A size #5 ball for ages 11 and older. Travel Team League such as AAYSA use size #4 ball ages 8-12 and a size #5 ball for ages 13-18.