August Preview of Events

MEDIA ALERT
July 31, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Trish Heffelfinger
trishheff@mdsoccerplex.org
301-528-1481

 
 

 



 

Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center 
August 2015 Preview 

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Women's World Cup players return, top basketball camps, soccer tournaments headline August schedule

 

Boyds, MD (July 31, 2015) - The Washington Spirit continue their playoff push with Women's World Cup players back in action, several high level basketball camps and tournaments including the University of Maryland Camp are set to take place, and the prestigious August Cup and Rush For The Cup youth soccer tournaments highlight the month of August at the Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center

 

See below for more information on what to look forward to at the SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center in August 2015...

REM Basketball Tournament
August 1
Location: Discovery Sports Center
The Rockville Evangelical Mission (REM) Church is holding its annual basketball tournament at the Discovery Sports Center on Saturday, August 1. 

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Washington Spirit Home Games

August 1 (7 p.m.) v Houston Dash | Tickets 
August 12 (7 p.m.) v Western New York Flash | Tickets
Location: Maureen Hendricks Field
Still fresh off the Women's World Cup, Team USA players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, along with other top players have returned to National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) action for the Washington Spirit, who will take on the Houston Dash at Maureen Hendricks Field on Saturday. The Spirit have earned points in five of their last six games and will look to continue that surge as they push for the postseason. 
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FFA, AFF Camp 

August 3-August 28
Location: Complex Wide
One of the SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center's most popular summer camps, 'Fun For All, All for Fun' offers a wide range of sports including basketball, soccer, flag football, dodgeball, kickball, relay races and other activities including field trips to the Splash Park, Mini Golf & Driving Range, all located within the South Germantown Recreational Park. Camp continues the entire month of August. 
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Strike Soccer Camp

August 3-7, 10-14
Location: SoccerPlex
Boys and girls ages 6-16 have the opportunity to learn passing, dribbling, shooting and other technical skills from Nationally Licensed Coaches at Strike Soccer Camp, which has two week long sessions available in August. Groups and teams, divided by age and skill level, are kept together throughout the week to provide a consistent team learning environment. Half-day and full-day camp options are both available. 

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Golden Goal Soccer Camp

August 3-7
Location: SoccerPlex
Golden Goal Soccer Academy is continuing its summer instructional camp at the SoccerPlex with another session in August, after kicking off in July. Since its inception in 1998, the Academy has helped develop soccer skill, self-esteem and confidence in young athletes. Golden Goal is celebrating its 17th anniversary and includes a staff composed of "A" Licensed coaches, former Division I college players, State Champion high school and youth club coaches, high level college coaches and more. 

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Premier Soccer Clinic

August 3-7
Location: SoccerPlex
Premier Soccer Clinicsprovide soccer training for players of all abilities, and players from different clubs. The instruction is centered helping players improve technique, ball mastery and understanding of the game. Premier is holding its second session of the summer at the SoccerPlex from August 3-7 after holding its first session July 27-31. 

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COT Field Hockey Camp

August 3-7
Location: SoccerPlex
Champions of Tomorrow (COT) is holding a field hockey high school prep camp to help players get ready for the upcoming season from August 3-7. Campers have the opportunity to train with some of the area's top coaches on the quality playing surfaces at the SoccerPlex. 

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Upper 90 Soccer Camp

August 3-7
Location: SoccerPlex
A staff composed of former elite college players and multi-year high school state champion coaches will provide campers with top-notch guidance at Upper 90 Soccer Academy's soccer tryout prep camp for girls. The week-long camp provides five full days of training. A t-shirt, soccer ball and lunch are all included in registration.  
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Georgetown University Pre-Season

August 5-10
Location: SoccerPlex
Fans will have the opportunity for a sneak peek on the Georgetown Hoyas women's soccer program when the teams hold preseason scrimmages at the SoccerPlex this month. The team reached the second round of the College Cup in 2014, earning an impressive upset victory over No. 3 seeded West Virginia in the opening round. 

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Bump, Set, Drink Volleyball

August 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Discovery Sports Center
The Summer session of 'Bump, Set, Drink Volleyball', a Discovery Sports Center staple, has wrapped up the regular season. The playoffs begin on August 2, ending with the Finals on August 20. 

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University of Maryland Basketball Camp

August 10-14
Location: Discovery Sports Center
Players and coaches from the University of Maryland will provide campers the opportunity for individual instruction, basketball skills improvement drills, listening to guest speakers, and participating in contests along with two games per day during this week-long camp. 

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Brit-Am Soccer Camp

August 10-28
Location: SoccerPlex
The Brit-Am Soccer Academy, currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, continues its summer camp schedule in August with a variety of sessions. Among the August camps at the SoccerPlex include the Rising Stars Summer Camp for rising 1st and 2nd graders, Advanced Soccer Stars Summer Camp for grades 3-8 and the Goalkeeper Summer Camp also for grades 3-8. 

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Maryland Flames End of Summer Challenge

August 15-16
Location: Discovery Sports Center
Basketball teams from 3rd grade all the way through high school senior age groups are eligible to compete in the Maryland Flames End of Summer Challenge, hosted by one of the area's top AAU programs. All participating teams are guaranteed three games. 

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Wounded Warriors Soccer Fundraiser

August 15-16
Location: SoccerPlex
The Wounded Warriors Soccer program (WWS), which provides the means and venue for our nation's Wounded Warriors and their families to interact with the civilian community through soccer, is holding a fundraiser at the SoccerPlex from August 15-16. WWS facilitates the participation of the warriors and their immediate families in soccer clinics, practices, and friendly competitions in supportive local leagues. The SoccerPlex partners with WWS on a regular basis in hosting the program's events year-round. 

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SAM Day at Dick's Sporting Goods (Gaithersburg)

August 15
Location: Washingtonian Center, 2 Grand Corner Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
SAM Soccer players are eligible to receive 20% off on any gear they will need to start the upcoming season, including soccer balls, cleats, shorts and other apparel. The sale is available all day on August 15 at the Gaithersburg Dick's Sporting Goods location, for players who present the SAM Soccer Day coupon.. 

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Basketball Spotlight

August 22-23
Location: Discovery Sports Center
Basketball Spotlight is hosting its Future Phenom Camp at the Discovery Sports Center from August 22-23. It is among the most prestigious middle school camps in the country, hosting some of the top prospects as they fine tune their skills entering their high school careers. 
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August Cup

August 28-30
Location: SoccerPlex
The Maryland SoccerPlex, Alliance Soccer Club, and Maryland Rush Montgomery are set to host the August Cup on the final weekend of the month. Since its inception in 2003, the August Cup has grown into a high level event for some of the stronger youth soccer teams on the East Coast. Over 250 teams typically compete in the event, an established preseason tournament and college showcase opportunity for older age groups. 

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Rush for the Cup

September 5-6
Location: SoccerPlex
Rush for the Cup, now an official qualifier for the prestigious Generation Adidas Bethesda Premier Cup, is entering its third year of play. The event, hosted by Alliance Soccer Club, Maryland Rush Montgomery and the SoccerPlex, is a part of the tournament series established by the united local soccer community. The 2014 event featured over 100 teams in its second year, and is expected to continue to grow in 2015. 

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About the Maryland SoccerPlex

The Maryland SoccerPlex (www.mdsoccerplex.org - 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841) features 22 professionally maintained, regulation-sized soccer fields. The SoccerPlex offers a combination of playing surfaces with 11 Kentucky bluegrass fields, 7 Bermuda grass fields, 3 synthetic turf fields with lights and an award-winning Kentucky bluegrass stadium field with lights and permanent bleacher seating.

The SoccerPlex hosts youth leagues, adult leagues, youth tournaments, NCAA Division I college matches and conference championships (ACC), U.S. Open Cup matches (D.C. United), professional women's matches (Washington Spirit) and a variety of international teams and competitions.

 

 

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