RRWSL Fosters Houston Dash NWSL Hopeful

I am sure all of you know that the newly re-branded and re-formed women’s professional soccer organization in the U.S., the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), has recently added a new team in Houston, Texas as a part of the Houston Dynamo franchise.  What you might not know is, the Dynamo hosted an open tryout February 15-16, and one of our own RRWSL members was selected to join the Houston Dash for the pre-season!

Haley Crane, a goalkeeper for the RRWSL Open Division II Clash, was one of 140 women who answered that call for tryout on February 15.  Of that 140, 18 were invited back the next day to advance to the next stage of selection.  The final five hopefuls were selected from the 18 women who returned that day – three field players, and two goalkeepers – and Haley Crane was one of them!

The selected few reported to Dynamo HQ (picture:  bat cave with a gulf view.  Just kidding!) on March 8, submitted to a physical and medical evaluation, and began training on Monday, March 10 with the Houston Dash.

Round Rock Women’s Soccer League is beyond proud to be connected with this talented woman, and we will be sure to follow her rise as she continues on in her professional career.  Though many of us here come out each Sunday for a little recreation, sisterhood, and maybe a bit of fun exercise, we are able to maintain our competitive edge and use it to grow in this game we all so passionately love.

Who knows what the future holds for the rest of us?

Please join me in a wholehearted, all-caps CONGRATULATIONS to Haley!  Follow the Houston Dash and get more info at http://www.houstondynamo.com/houstondash.

Thank you for this day.
Thank you for the chance to play.
Let my feet be fast and my kicks be strong.
And help me cheer my teammates on.

 

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RRWSL Schedule for February 23

RRWSL Schedule for February 23

The preliminary schedule for Sunday’s games is available.  The full schedule will be posted to RRWSL.org soon!

Seeking Raffle Prize Donations for Tourney

We are seeking raffle prize donations for the 7v7 RRWSL Valentine’s Day Tourney on Saturday, February 8th!

Why donate?
  • Promote your product or business
  • Foster a new community relationship with RRWSL
  • Reach a new league of clientele in women’s recreational soccer – many of whom are mothers and wives (and you know we’re all in charge of the purchase decisions in the household!)  😉
  • And let’s not forget the satisfaction that comes with supporting a positive, non-profit community organization!

No item is too small!  If you would be interested in donating, please contact Faith Bushen or Robyn Hughes to make arrangements.  Thank you!

– RRWSL

Pick up soccer scrimmages resume Jan 5!

Shake off that holiday “extra layer” and join us for some pick up soccer beginning January 5th. Ladies 18 and up of all skill levels – whether you’ve played with us before or not – are welcome to play! Bring a white and a dark shirt to form even teams.

Scrimmages will begin on Sunday, Jan 5th at 2:30 pm at the Old Settlers Park soccer fields and will repeat every Sunday throughout January.

Tell your friends!

All Games Sun. Nov. 24th CANCELED!

Due to the completely, totally, utterly, irrevocably disgusting weather outside, we are CANCELING ALL GAMES for Sunday, November 24th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Letter from the RRWSL President

Dear RRWSLers,

As we slowly wind down this fall season, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on soccer and why I play…

I was 40 years old before I played my first soccer game. My daughter played and the parents got to scrimmage them during their final practice. I was hooked.

I have no natural talent for the game… Some ladies pick up soccer and WOW… Just like that – they are good! Not me. After 10 years, I am a passable player at best. BUT, that is not why I play. Sure it’s great to win but the sense of belonging and the very cool people I’ve met playing soccer is what keeps me coming back. I’ve made some wonderful friends playing soccer. I get to run around outside and bonus! It counts as exercise!

I have played on teams that left me angry after every game. Still, I promised to play and faithfully came to game after game until the season was over. Then, after that season or session, I found a new team that brought the joy of playing back.

May I suggest to each and everyone of you that signed up to play… fulfill your promise to the captain. Show up or tell her when you won’t be there. If a team doesn’t suit you, you can change it next season. It’s just 8 games!

May I also suggest at we all play with joy? It makes for a wonderful feeling for everyone at plays with or against you. And please… Start thinking now if you’d like to run for the executive board. We need the time, talents and ideas of many to make the league work.

Thanks for being the cool soccer girls you are. I’ll be seeing you on the pitch.

— Robyn

Important: Game times shortened for remainder of season

If we hadn’t had the rain outs, we’d probably have been okay… but they happened and the last games are ending in the dark already.

40 minute halves for 8v8 and 11v11
18 minute quarters for 7v7

Sorry ladies… WE TRIED.

Remember, game times for the rest of the season are:
12:45
2:30
4:15

PLEASE be ON TIME! It’s unfair to the people who are there ready to play to short them time on the field. Referees will start their watches at the designated game time and shorten the games accordingly to get them to end on-time.

Round Rock Bond Election – Please Vote

A message from the City of Round Rock Parks & Rec Department:
The City of Round Rock is holding elections on November 5, 2013. Citizens will be asked to vote on 4 propositions on this year’s ballot. Approving these propositions will help strengthen Round Rock by bolstering the vitality of our parks and trails system, providing our firefighters and police officer the tools needed to keep us safe,  and improving our library facilities.

*** Note that Proposition 2 offers substantial enhancements to the soccer fields in Round Rock. About $3M will be spent on upgrading the current OSP fields. Another $12M will build another 12 multipurpose fields at OSP.

***Your VOTE counts. It will take about 2024 votes to pass the bond issue. Please encourage your family and friends to vote. Early voting is until Monday, Nov 4. Election day voting is Tuesday, Nov 5. Voting locations are at the end of this letter.  Additional information on the bond vote is attached.
 
Early Voting is from October 21st – November 4th
You can vote at any polling place during Early Voting.  Early Voting polling locations are:
·      Baca Senior Center  303 W. Bagdad St., Round Rock
·      Brushy Creek Community Center  16318 Great Oaks Dr., Round Rock
·      JB and Hallie Jester Annex  1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock
·      Round Rock Randalls  2051 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Polls will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm
On Election Day, you may vote at any of the voting centers.  You can find a list of these locations at http://www.wilco.org/default.aspx?tabid=3759

Here is the link to the video created by the Round Rock Parks Department:  http://youtu.be/0lmdSz80t2Q
Here’s the Nov 2013 Fact Sheet that describes the four bond proposals.

RRWSL Games Rained Out, 10/27/13

The fields are much too muddy to play today.  So, we are rained out…yet again this season!

Schedule updates, daylight savings time ends soon

The rained out games (Oct 13) have been rescheduled for November 17.  November 17 games are pushed back to November 24.

Please note that Daylight Saving Time ends November 3.   All games in November have been shifted 15 minutes earlier so we would not need to shorten the game duration.

The schedule on the website has been updated with the new adjustment for daylight savings time.

If you see any problems, please feel free to contact your division commissioner and/or Kyle.

Thanks!

Daylight savings time ends November 3rd!