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Sep. 24:   College Park U18 girls games: this Saturday at 6:30 (vs Beltsville if available, intrasquad scrimmage if not) and 8:00 pm (Dave's team vs Bowie).

Sep. 13:   Schedules for 2004 BHBGC Fall soccer teams are posted at the link above.

August:   Registration for 2004 Fall soccer is available now: call Stephen White at the number below. NOTE: THE MANDATORY ANNUAL COUNTY FEE FOR EVERY CHILD INCREASED TO $20 ON APRIL 1, 2004. Registration forms are available below. If this is your first time registering with the club, please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and a small photo.

BHBGC Activities

Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club fields recreational teams in the Prince Georges County Boys and Girls Club programs for children 7 and older (based on age at the end of the calendar year), and runs an intramural clinic for younger children. We are an all-comers club and every child on each team plays. We have teams in the spring (March, April) and fall (September, October) soccer programs, the summer (May, June) baseball, tee-ball and softball programs, and the winter (January, February) Langley Park basketball league, as well as a cheerleading program.

Club Officers: President - Dana Taylor; Registrars - Sharon and Joe Santos; Secretary - Lorna Dorland; Treasurer - Greg Harper; Equipment Manager - Kevin Conover.

BHBGC Soccer Program


Soccer Commissioner: Stephen White

Registration forms for 2004 sports may be printed from the links below and handed in at practice:

Excel registration form (may be filled out in Excel)
PDF registration form (print from Adobe Acrobat Reader)

2004 Season News

April 20:    The schedule for the College Park Spring Sting is available as a PDF file or as a Word document.

April 6:    Revised Spring soccer schedules have been posted at the link above.

March 11:    Spring game schedules have been posted at the link above. February:   Registration for 2004 sports, including spring soccer, begins Saturday February 21, 10 am to 2 pm, Berwyn Heights gym.

2003 news

2002 Fall news

2002 Spring news

2001 Fall news

Adult Soccer

2004 Fall: There are no immediate plans for recreational soccer since the school field continues to be unavailable.

Drop-in recreational soccer for adults has been loosely organized for several years, usually on Friday evenings. At present (November 2001) we are meeting on Friday evenings at Sports Park at about 7:00 pm. All are welcome. E-mail Stephen White if you wish to be informed of any changes.

2004 Fall Season Teams

BHBGC is fielding 4 teams for the Spring season, with older players playing with College Park (U18 girls) or Greenbelt (U12 boys). The teams are:

12 & under Girls AA: coach Joe Santos. 1993 and 1994 girls.

7 & under "Boys" AA: coach Matt Nichols. Our 1997 and 1998 boys and girls are playing their first competitive season.

9 & under "Boys" AA: coach Tom Reynolds. Our 1995 and 1996 boys and girls are playing in an open league; a very large group that has a great time together.

11 & under Boys AAA: coach Bharat Patel with help from Nino Fleri and Stan Rodriguez. Our 1993 and 1994 boys  are on this team; defending AAA champions.

Practice Schedules

Practices are at Berwyn Heights Sports Park (corner of 57th Ave and Berwyn Road) while the school field is being renovated.
Team Day Time Field
U7 "Boys" Tuesday 6:00 pm Sports Park
U9 "Boys" Tuesday 6:00 pm Sports Park
Thursday 6:00 pm Sports Park
U11 Boys Monday 6:00 pm Sports Park
Thursday 6:30 pm Sports Park
U12 Girls Monday 6:00 pm  Sports Park
Thursday 6:00 pm Sports Park

2003 Season News

Sept 19:  All games for September 20 are presently still on as scheduled.
Sept 12: 2003 Fall soccer schedules are here.

2003 Fall: 2003 Fall soccer games will begin on Saturday September 13.

2003 July: Fall soccer will begin practice in August - we are looking for players in all age ranges from 4 to 14. Contact us as above if you would like to play!

2003 June: Despite all the rain that disrupted the summer season, our U10 girls softball team finished with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses and shared the county championship! Congratulations to the team and their coach, Lorna Dorland.

2003 April: Congratulations to the U10 boys team and their coach Bharat Patel, who achieved the pinnacle of success by sharing the county AAA spring championship with Beltsville. They also won the U10 division of the College Park Spring Tournament.

April 23: College Park tournament schedules are here.
Update: Saturday April 26 - games are underway despite the wet! 

2002 Fall Season News

October 31: Games missed on Oct 12 & 19 due to the sniper attacks have been rescheduled for the two Saturdays following the last game on the original schedule.

October 25: All county games will be played as scheduled tomorrow. Practices can recommence today.

October 11: All county games are cancelled tomorrow (Sat Oct 12) due to a combination of the wet weather and continuing uncertainty over the sniper attacks. Games will be rescheduled.

September 12: Games kick off on Saturday Sept 14. We will have 6 teams: boys U7 (7  & under: Tom Reynolds),  U9 AAA (Bern Vugrin), U10 (Marian Elsasser), U12 (Ted Elsasser, joint with College Park) and U14 AAA  (Stephen White, joint with College Park), and girls U10 (Bern Vugrin). Schedules will be posted here by tomorrow; for field directions see link above.

2002 Spring Season News

April 20: Congratulations to the two older boys AA teams (both teams joint with College Park). The 12 & under team completed an unbeaten season, outscoring their opposition 24-1, to win the county championship. The 14 & under team came into the last game with a 3-2 record and were astonished to find that they could still share the county title if they could win their last game against the league leaders Hyattsville. They fell behind 0-2 after 20 minutes but staged a stunning come-back, thrilling all the families present, with 3 goals in the last 10 minutes to win, 4-2. The two AAA "boys" teams continued their valiant seasons in the much tougher competition, while the 14 girls were unable to defeat a very good Oxon Hill team in their last game and finished 2nd in their league. The 7 "boys"  scraped out a 1-0 win on Saturday and play their last game on Tuesday evening at Sports Park.

March 16: Apparently all 4 AA teams won their games, while the 10 & unders saw one of the top teams in their AAA league.

March 9: Charlie is EJECTED! The spring soccer season got off to a rocky start for Charlie, the official mascot of the 14 & Under boys team. Charlie twice entered the field without the referee's permission and his participation in next week's game is in jeopardy.
Charlie is the tiny chihuaha belonging to Franklin Linares. Charlie is very uncomfortable with anyone who is not family, and a number of team members have now felt the sting of Charlie's short but sharp teeth and his aggressive defense of his personal space. Early in the second half he escaped from Tommy Stack and ran onto the field, fortunately during a stoppage of play. Franklin returned him to the sideline and the referee came off the field to display a yellow card prominently, warning Charlie for an illegal subsititution. Charlie's leash was not on safely, and he again ran onto the field. The referee had no choice but to issue Charlie a second yellow card, which meant that Charlie had earned a red card and could no longer participate in the game. The team managed to overcome their mascot's problems and win their game. The 14 Girls also won, playing in the mud at Acredale, despite the fact that half the team seemed to be hobbled by injuries. Sam Buker and Hannah Hethmon insisted on playing on bad ankles despite their coach's misgivings. The 9 and 10 "Boys" teams played their first AAA-level games, with the 9s being a little unlucky to lose and the 10s not outclassed but unable to keep up with a good South Bowie team.

February: Registration for 2002 BHBGC activities takes place Saturday mornings (Feb 16, 23; Mar 2) at the gym. Spring soccer practice will start shortly: all practices will have to be at Sports Park due to the regrading of the Pontiac St field. Games start March 9.

2001 Fall Season News

November 18: The Berwyn Heights 8 & under team rounded off our most successful season (in terms of wins) in many years by defeating a gallant South Bowie team for the 8 & under AA Fall Soccer County Championship. They join the 11 & Under Boys (joint team with College Park) and 14 & Under boys, who both won AA Spring Soccer County Championships. In addition, the 14 & Under Girls Softball team won the AA County Championship, and the 9 & Under Boys Baseball team won the College Park league.

November 18: The BH 8 & Under team will play South Bowie #2 for the AA County Championship at Andy Brown field on November 18 at 12:45 pm.

November 10: Thanks to the sponsorship of Chris Buker's company, the 14 & Under Girls team will play in the Beltsville Harvest Classic Tournament at Buck Lodge Middle School with the first game against College Park at 9:00 am. Update: the girls won trophies as runners-up, losing to Bowie in the final. They reached the final by beating South Bowie and tying Bowie.

November 3: The gap in news coverage occurred while the search engines figured out where this page was. Now that they have, we can celebrate the success of the 8 & under team in going 7-0-1 to win the AA National Division. They will have a playoff game for the county championship this coming week. The 9 & under team also celebrated a season which left them high in the standings but a bit dissatisfied because so many of their games were forfeits and had no referee. The 11 & under boys played well in their last few games against tough AAA teams, while the 14 Girls finished in the middle of their league, won by Bowie. The 14 boys played two games on the Saturday, winning the first comfortably in the morning but showed some tired legs in losing the afternoon game by a goal. The 18 & under College Park team tied Riverdale in a well-played game at New Carrollton; the level of play in this league was exceptional and the referees all said how much they enjoyed ref'ing these games.
We also congratulate Mike Kogok's Calverton Comets girls on a second undefeated season in WAGS, winning the 12 & under Division 4.

October 6: The 14 girls were missing 4 players for this game and played gamely against College Park on the big field with no substitutes, falling 0-3.

September 22: The 14 boys again decided to spot the other team a 3 goal lead, but then turned up the pressure and staged a dramatic finish to pull out the game, 4-3. The 14 girls, 9 boys and 8 boys all had comfortable wins, while the 11 AAA boys played a great game against South Bowie, keeping the score tied until just a few minutes left.

September 15: The three older teams each faced successful teams from the Spring season and went down fighting: the 14 Girls played County AAA champions Bowie and were briefly tied 1-1, but Bowie had too much firepower and used the big field well. The 11 Boys played champions Lewisdale in their first AAA game and acquitted themselves well, while the 14 Boys played Spring rivals Marlboro, fell behind early and could not catch up. The College Park 18 team had a big win.