January 29th, 2012

The Huntingdon Valley Thunder is a travel soccer team that plays a fall season for the Huntingdon Valley Activities Association in the Inter-County Soccer League (ICSL) of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA). League play for travel soccer is conducted in the local area of Philadelphia and offers players who have an interest in and aptitude for soccer an opportunity to learn the skills and tactics of a higher level of play. Each spring, the HVAA Thunder Soccer team will  conduct an open tryout for a place on the team for fall play.

In the off-season (all activity other than fall ICSL play and one fall tournament), the team remains sponsored by HVAA but is responsible for payment of costs including league fees, tournament fees, referee fees, training costs, equipment, other approved uniforms and related expenses.  Tryouts in the spring will be conducted for the team and will be the basis for being selected for fall league play. Tryouts may also be a significant factor in team play at other times of the year when guest players may be added.  Coaching staff will continually analyze player development which will determine playing time for team members and possible invitations for guest players to play for the team.

Current team members should consider that making the team is just the first step in the learning process. Coaches are most impressed by players who try hard, run hard, play hard and who listen to instruction. The goal is to build a team that will practice and play together for a number of years under the direction of a skilled and experienced coaching staff.  This consistency provides for strong team unity and creates a good environment for player development.

If all you want to do is win, this is not the team for you. If you want to become the best player you can be by learning the proper techniques and tactics of a higher level of play in order to win – welcome.

About Our Logo
The shades of blue represent the sky and endless possibilities “ Reaching for the sky
The shades of gold represent working toward being the best we can be “ Going for the gold
The black is a reminder to keep it simple and solid “ Basic black
The lightning bolt represents power and speed “ Strike like lightning
Thunder is the sound from fans when we put it all together on the field – Clap, Bang, Roar

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