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Hawks U10 Boys Make Quarter Finals in State Cup


Prepare for U11 Flight 1 Competition


Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Issue 13, Volume 18.
Charlotte Flynn
Special to the Valley News


The Hawks Boys U10 Academy team finished their 2013-2014 season in the quarterfinals at State Cup, President Division. This is the highest competition a team in this age group can play in and no team (U9-13) went as far this year. Their quarterfinal game was a 0-1 loss to the eventual State Cup champions, Total Futbol Academy, a team that plays out of Los Angeles.

The BU10 Academy is coached by Ryan Halliday. They played in the SCDSL league during season in Flight 1.

Flight 1 in SCDSL is considered by many to be the highest level of competition available in a gaming league in the United States. The Hawks team also won many tournaments throughout the year, both preseason and postseason and won 2 tournaments playing up an age group in U11.

The team is now preparing as an U11 team. In the U10 age group in Southern California a team plays with 8 players on a smaller field. In U11 they will play with 11 players on a big field, the same as you see in professional competitions. Ryan Halliday will continue coaching this team as they are now preparing for Flight 1 competition when they begin league play in September.

Coach Halliday has high expectations for this team and they will be entering top tournaments throughout the preseason. In addition they will be working with the other 2 teams in this age group, the U11 Black and U11 Red team which are coached respectively by Cameron Halliday and Paul Walker. Moving into the 2014-2015 season, two players who played on the Hawks team on the BU10 Black team (the team that competed below the Academy team), were promoted on to the Academy team for the season.

This training throughout the Hawks club produced very good results in the State Cup competition for younger’s that just completed. Every boy’s age group (U9-U13) and the girls in ages 11, 12 and 13 all made it out of pool play with many going deep into the tournament. State Cup competition for older teams begins this weekend and the Hawks are looking for similar results


 

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