Big Valley Fury U16 Girls Travel Team Fury History

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Big Valley Fury U16 Girls Travel Team
Fury History: The Big Valley Fury began in August 2010 when players from the State College, Lewistown, and Middleburg area decided to create a team that was competitive and had the goals of developing players and helping them reach their goals of playing college in high school and college. In their first year, the team participated in several tournaments with no league play. The team was very successful. The Fury placed second place in the Superclubs National Indoor Championship in Sterling, VA in February 2011. The Fury placed first in the NJ College Bound Showcase in Brick, NJ in April 2011. In June 2011 the Fury played a sand soccer tournament in Ocean City, MD where one of the teams placed second. In July 2011 the team participated in the Independence Cup and Mid Atlantic Cup, both held in PA. The team played against great competition and had good showings. As of August 2011, the Big Valley Fury is ranked 49 in PAE according to
Goals for each player of Big Valley Fury:

1) Provide each player with the best possible soccer training and guidance available in

Central/Eastern PA

2) Build a soccer resume for each player

Tentative schedule for the 2011-2012 season:

September 2011: Try-outs and team selection

November 2011: MSSL Winter College Showcase in Fort Dix, NJ

November through February. Indoor Training 1-2 days/week at Belleville Community Hall

January-February: various indoor tournaments including Misericordia University Indoor Showcase

March: Baltimore Mania

April through May: Outdoor Training 3 days/week at Brown Elementary in Reedsville, PA or a location in State College, PA TBD & CPYSL League Play

May: FC Delco Players Cup in Downingtown, PA

June: JAGS Tournament in Mercer County, NJ & Cape Express Beach Blast Sand Soccer Tournament in Cape May, NJ

July: MAPS/MSSL Summer Showcase in Fort Dix, NJ & Lititz Summer Showcase in Lititz, PA
Cost Breakdown:

Team fees include: tournament entrance fees, field fees for CPYSL, league fees, coaching fees, and any team equipment ($800 per player)

* Team Kits: Players will be responsible for purchasing 2 team jerseys and a warm up. (approximetly $100-$150) This order will be placed in October.
The money will be due as follows:

Oct. 15th. - $100 (due with acceptance of invitation to join the team)

December 15th. - $200

Feb. 15 - $250

April 15th- $250
Coach’s Bio: I grew up playing youth soccer in New Jersey on various teams in Monmouth County.  I attended Manalapan High School and then went on to attend and play at NCAA Division II Mansfield University of PA.  During college I played overseas in a collegiate league in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  I have coached youth soccer locally through the Mifflin County Soccer Club and the Soccer Training Network.  I have hosted several youth clinics and camps for the development of local players.  Most recently I have been coaching U12 Girls ODP for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and I am on their summer camps coaching staff. I have an NSCAA state diploma and my USSF "C" license and have attended the NSCAA national convention for the past two years. This is my fourth year as a head coach for high school soccer in PA. I am currently the head girls soccer coach at Mifflin County High School in Lewistown, PA. Over the past two years I have been working with local college coaches to help identify what coaches are looking for from youth soccer players for recruiting purposes.  
Fundraising: A committee will be initiated to select and set-up several fund raising events with the proceeds benefiting those directly involved with each event.
Try-outs: Try-outs are an important part of a classic team formation. The try-out process ensures that the highest possible level of play is achieved in a given region. The try-outs will be conducted on Oct 2ndfrom 3pm to 5pm at Brown Elementary School in Reedsville, PA. Participation at try-outs is mandatory. If you cannot make the tryouts, please email Coach Anita Valerio.
Invitations: Invitations to join the team will be emailed on or before October 8th. A written acceptance along with a $100 deposit must be received by October 15th to secure a place on the team.
Commitment: Team growth and success is highly dependent on individual commitment. Each

player and family should understand that playing for the Big Valley Fury requires commitment to participate in activities. Please see attached “2012 Big Valley Fury Player/Parent Commitment” letter.

Questions are welcomed. Please direct them to Coach Anita Valerio
Please bring the attached questionnaire with you to tryouts on October 2nd.

Anita Valerio, Head Coach

(908) 216-4752
Stacey Spicher, Team Manager
Team Website:



Basic Information:

Player Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Names: _________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone Number: _____________________________________________________________________

Player Date of Birth: _____________________________________________________________________

Email(s): ______________________________________________________________________________

Player Information:

Preferred Position(s): _____________________________________________________________________

Player Team History (list any teams previously played on before): __________________________________


High School Attending: ___________________________________________________________________

Player Grade: ____________________________

Have you started to look at potential colleges? If so, please write below any schools you may be interested in. _______________________________________________________________________________________


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