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Chicas Age Group Transition Plan 2016-2017

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Chicas Age Group Transition Plan 2016-2017

Considering the Chicas for your daughters soccer journey?  Great decision.  

The Chicas understand the challenges of recent changes made by US Soccer/USYS  regarding birth year placement for the 2016-2017 season.  While greatly simplifying the process, it also presents other challenges related to the development and social aspects of the game.  We at the Chicas have a simple hybrid solution: 

Developmental Age Groups (U8-U12): Birth Year
Competitive Age Groups (U13-U19): Ability Based

The following is the Indie Chicas FC Age Group Transition Plan for 2016-2017 Season:

  • Girls Only
  • U8-U19 Age Groups
  • U8-U12 Birth Year Placement (Completed Fall 2015)
    • Example:
      • Jen's birth year is 2007
      • 2016-2017 Season Ends 2017
      • 2017 - Jen's Birth Year 2007 = U10
      • Jen would be placed in the Indie Chicas U10 Age Group 
      • *Should Jen demonstrate the ability, maturity, and desire to be challenged further, Jen would be invited to play in the U11 age group to advance her development (via games and training)
  • U13-U19 Ability Based
    • Current Chicas Teams/Age Groups will remain in tact, and compete in the age group of the oldest player on the roster - example:
      • Roster has players born in both 2003 & 2004
      • Team will compete in the U14 age group (2017 - 2003 = U14)
    • Ability based  
      • Players demonstrating higher level of ability and sophistication will be considered for older team placement

All players trying out for the Indie Chicas FC will be considered for placement using the following criteria, in this order:

  1. Ability
    • Technical
    • Athleticism
    • Soccer IQ
    • Competitive Spirit
  2. Age
  3. Commitment Level
  4. Roster Openings
  5. Team Needs

If your daughter has the ability and ambition, the Chicas may be for you.  For more information regarding the Indie Chicas FC Program, contact Michael Mollay, Director of Coaching 208-863-2782 c or michaelmarchforth@gmail.com

WORK. LOVE. SHARE. We are the Chicas!

 

  

 

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Annika Rademacher Commits To Humboldt State University

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Annika Rademacher Commits To Humboldt State University

The tradition begins...Annika Rademacher, U17 Indie Chicas, has committed to play for Humboldt State University in the fall of 2017.  "Annika is an outstanding keeper, student and person that will make an immediate impact on the college soccer stage.  She is a wonderful example of dreaming big and achieving your goals," said Michael Mollay, Director of Coaching.  

Sean O'Gara, Founder/President, "we are so proud of Annika as she is a wonderful representative of our club, community and now Humboldt State University.  We wish her well on this amazing journey."

Work. Love. Share.  We are the Chicas!

 

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Sofia Huerta Meet & Greet Monday, Sept. 28 7pm

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Sofia Huerta Meet & Greet Monday, Sept. 28 7pm

Sofia Huerta, 11th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL draft, and current professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars, is home and coming to the Chicas!   Come join Sofia and the Indie Chicas FC and learn about Sofia's exciting journey playing top level youth, college, professional and international soccer:

  • Monday, September 28,
  • 7pm
  • 765 E Chinden Blvd., Meridian, ID.  

"We are so fortunate to have Sofia join us on Monday to meet our players and share her experiences.  She has been on an amazing journey from club soccer, to Santa Clara University, to the Mexican Women's National Team (U20 World Cup), and to being drafted by the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL," says Michael Mollay (DOC, Indie Chicas, and former club coach to Sofia).  "She continues to establish herself as one of the top players in the world, gaining further recognition as a finalist for 2015 NWSL Rookie of Year, as well as being selected for the 2015 NWSL Second Team (along with Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, to name a few)."   

Sofia Huerta, 2015 NWSL Rookie of the Year Finalist, NWSL 2nd Team Selection.  Goals and highlights v. Houston Dash.

Santa Clara University, 4 year starter, Sofia became a leading scorer, and All American. 

Sofia Huerta goal v. Switzerland in the U20 World Cup, Japan.

Welcome home Sofia!  
Work. Love. Share.  We are the Indie Chicas!

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