CiTY Newsletter - June 1, 2021
Hello, CiTY Families,

For many people reading this, this is your first CiTY newsletter, as we welcome a record number of new families to the club after three weeks of tryouts and team selection for the 2021-22 travel season. Travel team tryouts finish this week with our 2005 and 2004 age groups, and registration is still open. We will also hold supplemental tryouts for certain age groups in the coming weeks, so check the CiTY Tryout page for more details.

CiTY Spring 2021 REC ended its biggest season yet last week, with more players and teams than ever before. This growth will continue as we prepare for CiTY Fall 2021 REC, so register now (see below). We are continuing our CiTY REC Referral program after more than 40 CiTY members received credits this past spring to use towards future REC and travel fees, just for referring their friends and neighbors!

CiTY Summer Soccer Camps are filling up but some spaces remain. Read below for details and registration.

CiTY Leadership and coaches will continue to be in touch with membership and teams, but as school ends and the travel leagues and tournaments wrap up the season, we hope that everyone can take the time to rest, slow down, and enjoy summer.

The CiTY Leadership team is available and welcomes questions, comments, and feedback, so don't hesitate to reach out.

Go CiTY!
Tim Ryerson, Executive Director, [email protected]
Rob Ryerson, General Manager, [email protected]
Carmen Juliano, Technical Director, [email protected]
Amanda Buckler, Director of Administration, [email protected]
Wade Whitney, Rec Director, [email protected]
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Boys and Girls
Free U8 Kick-Around June 5
Open to U8 players both new and from the CiTY U8 Academy and REC, this upcoming free event is a great way to have fun and learn about playing at CiTY from CiTY Technical and U8 Academy Director Carmen Juliano and other CiTY coaches. Registration is free but required, and will close 24 hours before the event.
Saturday, June 5
3:00-4:00 pm
River Hill High School
CiTY General Manager, Rob Ryerson, is excited to direct the Ellicott City SC Soccer Camp Series through Howard County Recreation and Parks with professional soccer coaches to teach the fundamentals of the game through special skill instruction and scrimmages. Each camper will receive a FREE soccer ball, camp T-shirt and a ticket to a 2021 DC United soccer game.
Ages 5-15.

Click on the sessions listed below to register:

*Please note this registration is through CiTY partner, Howard County Recreation and Parks, which has a different registration platform than CiTY.
CiTY Fall 2021 REC

The CiTY REC Soccer Program provides a fun, positive, and creative learning environment for youth soccer players of all skill levels that focuses on the values of teamwork, humility, respect, and sportsmanship. Our program creates an exciting and fun experience where players can learn the game and develop a passion for soccer for many years to come. Registration fee includes jersey.
TOTS (pre-K, kindergarten) - $169
REC League (1st-6th grades) - $209

Practices are weekly at Chapelgate Christian Academy.

Games are on Saturdays at Howard County fields TBD.
In Memory of Arden Stara
Ellicott City Soccer Club’s founding member, Bill Stara, lost his wife, Arden Victoria Stara, to cancer on March 31, 2021. The Stara family would like to honor her at a place she called her home away from home, Oakland Mills High School.  

Arden loved “The Mill” and in memory of her, the Stara Family is looking to purchase a memorial bench and table in Arden’s name for the outdoor classroom at Oakland Mills HS. The classroom was where she thrived with her passion to teach US History and how she taught us we all must strive to preserve the equal rights for everyone.
We all also want to help bring an end to this horrible disease called cancer. The disease took her before it was her time to leave us all. Any remaining funds after the purchase of the memorial bench will be donated to our club partner, the Ulman Cancer Fund, on Arden’s behalf.

For those CiTY families interested in contributing, please see the GoFundMe link set up in her name here: Arden Stara GoFundMe

Thank you in advance for your kind donation.
Tax deductible donations can be made to CiTY programs at any time,
via PayPal or LeagueApps.
Ellicott City Soccer Club is a 501(c)3.