Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hello all,

              My name is Zuyevith Ariza and I will be joining the America Scores LA office as a CAA coach. CAA stands for Coach Across America and it is a program that works to coach and mentor kids in low income communities. I have been apart of the LA Scores community for over 5 years and for the past 3, I have coached the Palms Middle School. I am looking forward to new experiences and what's to come in the new school year. Being out on the field with the kids is very different then being in the office. I hope to be able to cope to being at a desk for more than 20 minutes. Definitely looking forward to starting something new!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
America Scores LA has just completed our very first Junior Scores Camp. The week was designed to introduce younger children to Scores culture by through soccer and poetry. Each program day ran for 90 minutes with the students spending 45 minutes outside learning a variety of fundamental soccer skills like the proper technique for throwing in a ball. The kids spend the next 45 minutes in the classroom where they become familiar with aspects of storytelling like how to recognize in which setting a book character lives. With the help of a few of our outstanding coaches and phenomenal volunteers, the little ones finished the week proud of all they had learned and the parents asking when we could do this camp again. We hope we can do it again very very soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AYSO Region 20!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Aside from providing a world-class soccer program to the youth they also willingly support other programs. Last year, AYSO Region 20 came out to one of our very own Game Days and gave our student-athletes the opportunity to select a new pair of cleats from their donated soccer cleats collection as well as a jersey to accompany their cleats. Their generous gesture has contributed to the lives of our youth in a small yet impactful manner. To our students who don't have the resources to get high end cleats and have this opportunity to own a pair now is amazing! Their genuine excitement, enthusiasm, and smiles created such an enjoyable atmosphere not only for us coaches but also of the parents, volunteers, and donors. 
So needless to say, THANK YOU AYSO REGION 20!
An extra special thank you to the girls who helped our student-athletes pick out their jersey and pair of cleats! Huge shout out to Ava, Isabelle, Liv, Olivia, and Karina!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kings Game

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Earlier this fall we took our Alumni to a Kings game which was an amazing experience!
Our group consisted of high school students and graduates who have been consistent in their participation with SCORES.

We had a great turn out with the Kings giving everybody a show in winning 3-2 in OT. Our alumni really enjoyed the experience! 

Huge THANK YOU to AEG and Matt Rosenfeld for helping in continuing this annual tradition for
our Alumni group!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Last Week's Review

Monday, November 9, 2015
Good Morning Everybody!!

Just a small review of last week;
The Palms Middle School Girls Futsal Soccer team played in the District Wide Futsal Finals last Saturday representing the entire LAUSD West Region. The girls held their own in a tough Semi-final. Unfortunately, they lost 2-0 and wanton to play for 3rd or 4th place. In their  game there were some controversial calls being made by the referee, but as any athlete knows, you must not let that dictate your game. Thats exactly what happened! The girls changed their attitude after being down 1-0 throughout the game and tied it to take them to penalties. The girls did an ASTOUNDING job. Goalkeeper Daniela Estrada blocked 3 of 5 penalties taken! As luck would have it, the last penalty taken wasn't quite enough to put the girls in 3rd place. Palms took home the 4th place trophy. On the other hand the girls were the best team in the West Region and their coaches couldn't be more proud of them.

In other news LA received a light shower in Tuesday that lead our elementary school programs to do indoor activities. Palms Elementary played a couple of rounds of heads-up-7-up before ending with some poetry. 

Game Day had a slight change as one of our schools didn't have enough players to support two teams. First time ever in America SCORES LA history that we had to run only 3 games! Lets hope thats not the case again this up coming Friday.

Hope everybody had a great weekend!

-America SCORES LA Staff

P.S. Pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Palms Middle School Futsal Tournament

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
These past two weekends our middle school coaches Zuyevith Ariza and Nahoul Gonzalez took charge of the Boys and Girls Palms Middle School Futsal soccer team. Nahoul lead the boys and Zuyevith lead the girls.

Ranking Games
The Palms Boys played first at 9am while the girls played later in the day at 12pm.
The boys won their first two games with a safe margin but then fell in their last game of 3 to a score of 6-1. They did not end the day undefeated but did finish in 2nd place in their group putting them in a great seeding position.

The Palms Girls had a pretty uneventful start; unfortunately their teams didn't show and they had to play Pio Pico twice to make up for the missed teams. They went on to win both games pretty comfortably. These results would then place Palms Girls in first place in their division putting them as the 1st seeded team in the Western Conference.

Elimination round.
  Just as the ranking games the boys started off the day playing their first game at 9:30am. They played against a fierce opponent going down in the first half 4-0. Its nothing the Palms boys couldn't handle. The second half they adjusted very well but weren't able to put the ball in the back of the net. The boys lost in quarter-finals 4-0.

  The girls, on the other hand, performed amazingly! As a result of being first place they automatically advanced to Semi-finals and met against Pio Pico again. The girls would go on to win again securing a place in the 2015 West Region Futsal Invitational Tournament Finals. The girls played stupendous! they were down 1-0 in the first 5 minutes but would recover under their coach's collected effort. Coach Zuyevith gave them the pep talk they needed and elaborated on how they would have to play the following 30 minutes. The next 30 minutes were played al if they were straight from the training ground. They were sucked in to tackles and took more shots than they do at practice. Once the final whistle blew the Palms girls would proceed to lift the West Region Championship trophy after winning 2-1.

 The Girls and Coach Zuyevith will play again this weekend 
October 31st at RFK Ambassador at 9am  
representing the West Region in Semi-finals.
Good Luck Girls!!!

Below are a couple of pictures from their games.

Palms Middle School Futsal Tournament