"You’ll score a lot of goals in your career, but not one of them will happen without the help of a teammate." —Abby Wambach
FREE BASEBALL CLINICS GIVE KIDS OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY
Team Steel California and Team Steel Colorado both hosted free baseball clinics in their communities and received a tremendous turnout. California's clinic was held on Saturday, June 26 at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach and had 37 kids. This was the first of two free clinics, the second coming up on July 10, leading into tryouts on July 24. Former Major Leaguer and Steel Sports VP of Baseball Player, Coach & Curriculum Development Keith Osik attended, and the clinic was run by Team Steel head coach and former professional player Keith Ramsey.
Colorado's clinic had 92 kids between two sessions on Monday, June 28 at Poudre High School in Fort Collins. The 8U-12U players took the field from Noon-2 p.m., while the 13U-14U players participated from 3-5 p.m. Team Steel Colorado is wrapping up its first season and getting ready for 2022 tryouts on July 19-20.
Steel Energy Controller Nick Leader, who was a pitcher in college, joined Team Steel CO to instruct at the clinic. After the clinic, Nick said, "A lot can be learned through the game of baseball and it was evident that this was priority over anything else. When you have 11-13 year old kids walk up to you unprompted and shake your hand, look you in the eye and say “thank you,” you know something is working and progress is being made. It’s a job well done and this mentality is much needed in our youth today!”
Steel United PA HOSTS SUMMER KICKOFF PARTY
Steel United PA hosted a Summer Kickoff Party on Sunday, June 20 at Cardinal O'Hara High School, capped off with the Steel United Women's Team's UWS League 2 game against the Delaware Union. The party featured fun activities for over 200 Steel United players and family members attending like soccer games and prizes, DJ, food trucks, face painting, the Philadelphia Union Fanfest and more!
KICKOFF PARTY CONCLUDES WITH WOMEN'S 3-0 VICTORY
Following the Steel United Summer Kickoff Party, everyone was encouraged to stay for the Steel United Women's Team's game against the Delaware Union in UWS League 2 action. The Steel United women earned a 3-0 win with goals from Maya Masotti, Dakota Carroll and Jojo McShane. Goalkeepers Riley Wallace and Sam Hughes earned the clean sheet.
TEAM STEEL FASTPITCH ROCKS NEW UNIFORMS
MEN's HEALTH MONTH
STEEL SPORTS SUPPORTS THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION
To celebrate Men’s Health Month in June, Steel Sports showed its support for everyone impacted by prostate cancer while fundraising to defeat the disease. Donations supported the Prostate Cancer Foundation, an organization that is leading the charge to accelerate lifesaving biomedical research. It's not too late to join the fight and help support PCF! Click the buttons below to donate through Team Steel or Steel United's team.
Click HERE to read PCF's message on Tommy Lasorda who was a PCF Honorary Board Member and advocate for men with prostate cancer.
National Program Players Announced
The 2021-22 Steel United National Program players were announced during the week of June 21. Six teams and 120 players (2005-07 Boys and Girls) will head to Rider University in New Jersey on August 1-4 for the first in-person National Camp since the program debuted in 2019. In February 2022, the Steel United National Teams will take part in a nationally renowned tournament with details to be announced. Click the buttons below to see the selections for the six Steel United National Teams.
Congratulations to all of the Team Steel and Steel United teams that competed during the month of June and also to those that collected some hardware!
NORTH AMERICAN SAND SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Steel United VA represented at the North American Sand Soccer Championships on June 12-13 with the 2012 Boys winning the championship! It looked like everyone had a fun time taking their game to the sand in Virginia Beach.