The first and only youth soccer club in Stone County, Stone United Storm, will host open tryouts next week.

The tryouts will be at the Stone County Soccer Complex at 1112 New Hope Road on May 27 and 28.

Each tryout is scheduled for an age group.

If a student was born between 2004 until 2009, the student will attend the try-out on May 27 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

If a student was born between 2010 until 2012, the student will attend the try-out on May 28 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The upcoming season will begin in August. Monthly dues are $30 and a $100 registration fee, which only applies if a student is selected at tryouts and opts to join a team.

If selected, each team member will have multiple opportunities to travel and compete in soccer matches with clubs in Southern Mississippi as well as in other states.

In 2020, the Stone United Storm soccer club team made it to Gulf Coast classic and beat out other well-established teams. SUS made it to the finals and lost to Louisiana Fire from Kenner, Louisiana.

The youth teams are coached by seasoned soccer players like Patrick and Carissa Harrison, who founded SUS to bring more opportunities to local youth interested in playing club soccer.

The Harrison are married and live in Stone County where they teach and coach in the local school district.

Carissa was the first-ever girls' soccer coach for the Stone Middle School team and boasts a 10-2 winning record for 2018. She is the head coach of the Stone High School girls’ varsity and junior varsity teams. Under her leadership, the Lady Cats broke records with the most wins in a single season ever with a 16-4-2 season. She most recently led the Lady Cats to a 2019-2020 District Champions.

Patrick has served as the head coach of the SHS boys’ soccer team since 2019, promptly leading the Tomcats to a record-breaking 19-4 season and winning the 2019-2020 Division Championship.

Both Patrick and Carissa have extensive experience with club soccer as well.

To contact a coach or for more information about the team visit stoneunitedstorm.com.

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