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The eDirt

Blue River Soccer Association Newsletter
August 17, 2015
Downtown Shelby Days

Thank you to all the families that helped to make Downtown Shelby Days a success!  We stayed quite busy speaking with new and familiar faces interested in our programs, playing a few matches of mini-soccer at the booths and walking in the parade.  It was great to see all of you!  As always, please let us know your thoughts- we appreciate the feedback!
Ignite the Night a Success

BRSA hosted its first run on Saturday, August 15 during Downtown Shelby Days. The Ignite the Night event featured the theme "How Glow Can You Go" included a Kids Fun Run, 5K & 10K. Overall, there were over 80 individuals who participated in the three events.  The award winners were:
Fastest 5K Finisher (male) - Darrell Current 
Fastest 5K Finisher (female) - Amy McClellan
Fastest 10K Finisher (male) - Darin Beeker
Fastest 10K Finisher (female) - Angelene Bowden
Best Dressed - Lizzie Rodgers
We would like to extend a special thank you to our race sponsors: Shelbyville Family Dental, El Meson, Shelby County Athletic Club, Renovo & Sugar Coated Cakery.  In addition, a big thank you to all those you participated and volunteered to make this first time event a success.

If you have any ideas or comments about the run, please email
We look forward to another run next year!

Jessica Barnes
Event Coordinator


Blue River Soccer Association wants your ideas.  Do you  have an idea about how we can make our organization better?  Do you have an idea to celebrate our 25th anniversary?  What do you think?  We want to know.  Email your ideas or comments to

Coach Karen's
Tip of the Week

Have your player keep a ball on his/her feet and walk around the house.  Encourage your player to look at you and talk while doing this.  This activity will increase coordination and help him/her to trust his/her feet.

Karen Spitler, Director of Coaches and Player Education

BRSA turns 25 this year!  We plan to celebrate on September 26th.  Please join us for Community Day to celebrate a great 25 years in Shelby County!  If you are interested in helping or have an idea for Community Day, contact September is also Youth Soccer Month.  Watch the newsletter for more information on activities planned for September!

Parent Reminder

All Parents need to stay with their children while at practice. Please do not leave the complex.


A new line of spirit wear will be available soon at the concession stand.  Watch for more information! If you are interested in ordering yours, please email


Pictures are scheduled for August 22nd. Coaches have the schedules.  Be sure to be ready and on time for your team pictures!  For the full picture schedule, visit

Weekly Parent Tip

Teach your child to shake opponents' hands and to thank coaches and officials after every game, win or lose.  And model it by doing the same yourself.



Thursday, August 20th
7:30pm: Mandatory Parent Meeting for Current Travel Soccer Players at BRSA Soccer Fields

Saturday, August 22nd
Picture Day at the Soccer Fields

Saturday, September 26th
Community Day at Blue River Soccer Fields
10 am - 2 pm

Join us for games, activities, lunch and more! More details to come!


BRSA Board of Directors

President, Heather Brant
Vice-President, Missy Duvall
Director of Referees, Scott Todd
Secretary, Sirena Shouse
Legal Counsel, Curt Johnson
Treasurer, Kristin Parker
Registrar, Nella Hoover
Director of Travel, Chad Stringer
Director of Coaches & Player Education, Karen Spitler
Director of Fields & Facilities,
Dallas Phillips
Equipment Manager, Scott Abell
PR Director, Jessica Barnes
Director of Marketing & Uniform Coordinator, Jana Dorsey
Director of Sponsorship, Bridgette Norvell
Webmaster, Jay Robinson

For contact information, please visit

Thank You to Our Fall
Soccer Coaches!

Heather Brant
Sara Marshall
Brandon McIntire
Cameron Poe
Aubry Fulton
Jeff Stone
Jerritt Ross
William Moore
Chad Herndon
Carlos Rosales
Ryan Hassebroek
Joey Duvall
Camilo Gonzalez
Curt Johnson
Chad Stringer
Scott Abell
Tanya Abell
Javier Rosales
Heather Rosales
Chad Stegemiller
Mitch Mitchell
Ken Kreish
Bryan Trotter
Marc Dorsey
Derrick Byers
Michael Elliott
Scott Todd
Dallas Phillips
Jay Robinson
Brandy Balting
Joe Dickmann 


Copyright © 2015 Blue River Soccer Association, All rights reserved.

Editor Jana Dorsey, Director of Marketing

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 683 Shelbyville, IN  46176

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