Summer 2019 wraps up, Fall Program to begin in September
It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up Summer Polo tonight. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the coaches, players and parents who helped Turlock United become a reality this year. As a program, our main goals include helping student-athletes become better individual players, better teammates and overall better people while simultaneously offering a place for aspiring coaches to gain experience and to develop their skill set. Again, thank you to everyone who played a role in making T-U happen. While we are super excited for the high school season to begin in a few weeks, we can hardly wait for our Winter Program to begin in December.
While some may be disappointed that we won’t be traveling to Orange County next week for the US National Junior Olympics, we certainly have not wasted any tournament opportunities this summer. Our records show that Turlock United – spread between 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U and 10U – participated in a grand total of 85 tournament games this summer from May 19th thru July 14th. And while JOs would be fun, for a first year program, this level of commitment by our community as a whole, has far exceeded our expectations. For 2020, however, JOs will be hosted in the Bay Area so we will plan to make another run at qualifying and participating next summer.
Last weekend marked the completion of Turlock United’s inaugural Summer Competition Program. T-United sent five squads to the 10th Annual Santa Cruz Classic with our 16U Boys playing themselves into the finals of their division. And while Morgan Hill proved a bit too experienced against TU in the title match, our 16s showed great character and competitive spirit in such a high-level game.
FALL PROGRAM: The 2019 Fall Program will offer Pre-HS Mixed on Tuesdays in September and October.
WINTER PROGRAM: The 2019-20 Winter Program
T-United will be offering a more comprehensive Winter Program for both Pre-High School Mixed, HS Boys, and *hopefully* HS Girls (hopefully, pending athlete interest and coach interest and availability). This program will run December, January, early-February with the following tourneys: mid-Jan in Sac, late-Jan in Clovis, and early-Feb in Orange County (end-of-season Kap7 Invitational).