Three Coast FA teams brought home hardware from the Adidas Clash at beautiful Bryan Park over the weekend in Greensboro, N.C. The event also saw the Coastal Carolina men capture the championship of the Big South Tournament 1-0 over Radford to advance to the NCAA field of forty eight teams.
Coach Karl Thorsen's Coast 04 Black team (Click For Image) claimed finalist honors in the U10 Silver Division coming up short in the championship against a powerful FC Barcelona side. The boys reeled off three quality wins on their way to the championship winning very close decisions in each. "This group of kids deserve this medal as much as any group I have ever been associated with. They have persevered through a very difficult fall season so to be finalist at the Greensboro event is very satisfying " said Coach Karl Thorsen .
Coach Stepheney Burnett's Coast 05 Red girls (Click For Image) side dropped a heartbreaker in extra time of the U9 top division championship. After finishing atop the standing after round robin play the 05 Red conceded a golden goal to Greensboro Valencia to finish as finalist. " I could not be more proud of the way we played as a team and how they maintained their composure during some very competitive matches.They supported and encouraged one another and never gave up " said Coach Stepheney Burnett.
The Coast 00 Red U14 boys (Click For Image) won yet another tournament despite playing in the top division of U15 at Greensboro. Coach Joel Banta has the team hitting on all cylinders heading into a very high level Atlanta event in two weeks." The boys were consistent in all areas of play and each of my players contributed to give us a great result " said Coach Banta.
Coast DOC Ross Morgan added " The Greensboro Clash is played at one of the best soccer facilities in the country and it allows our kids to see some teams that we normally do not face. The difference of climate and slight rule changes gets our kids out of their comfort zone and makes them grow as players".
Register for 2015 McDonald's Spring Rec League
Dateline: Friday November 14, 2014
Registration for the McDonald’s Coast FA Spring 2015 Rec League will close on Sunday February 2nd. Our league this year has been increased to include U-4 - U-14 boys and girls. All practices and matches are played at beautiful Socastee Park located at 7485 Butler Road off Enterprise Road ( across from the Wacatee Zoo - Click for map). All matches are completed by noon each Saturday. The head coach of each team will determine times their team will practice on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you would like to request a coach or to be placed on a team with a specific child, please make a notation under SPECIAL REQUEST on the online application. Please view the timeline below for important dates. All new players are required to purchase a uniform kit each Fall season that will also be used the following Spring due to some of our sponsors changing each year. The match schedule will be completed on February 16th and posted on www.coastfa.com . All teams will have their first match at Socastee Park on Saturday February 22nd.
Please forward any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ross Morgan at 843-340-6062 or Heyward Gulledge at 843-602-8086.
Feb 2nd.....registration closes Feb 4th-9th ......teams are assembled, coaches acquired and given contact info for their team Feb 9th-11th....coaches contact his/her team members and sets practice days and times. Each coach dictates their teams days and times. Please note fields are open for practice Tue & Fri all Day. Mon, Wed & Thur before 5:30pm Feb 10th.....coaches meeting where the head coach receives his/her teams players uniforms for his/her team Feb 13th.....practice can begin for all teams.....coach decides days and times for his/her team....coach issues uniforms to players Feb 16th....rec league schedule posted online at www.coastfa.com Feb 21st....all rec league matches begin at Socastee Park.....all matches start at either 9:00 am or 10:30 am and completed by noon April 18th.....rec league tournament.....every player receives an individual trophy..
Please click on "Register or make payment" on the left side of this page to sign up for the 2014 McDonald’s Spring Rec League or click here.
Please note that for registration purposes only, our online registration system groups Rec league registrants in two age groups,U04-U06 and U07-U14. League play will be divided into the following age groups:
U04 Division: Birthdates 08/01/10 through 07/31/11
U06 Division: Birthdates 08/01/08 through 07/31/10
U08 Division: Birthdates 08/01/06 through 07/31/08
U10 Division: Birthdates 08/01/04 through 07/31/06
U12 Division: Birthdates 08/01/02 through 07/31/04
U14 Division: Birthdates 08/01/00 through 7/31/02
Coast Teams Rake in Medals
Dateline: Monday October 13, 2014
Coast FA teams brought home three championships and two finalist trophies over the weekend at the prestigious Charleston Shootout in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Coast also entered one team in the local YMCA Great Carolina Shootout in Myrtle Beach and brought home top honors.
Coach Ben Schoen's Coast 02 Black team won the U12 boys division in dramatic fashion by knotting the score in the final moments at 2-2 and forcing an overtime. The Coast keeper came up big in the PK shootout to claim the championship.
The Coast 02 Red boys lost twice to National League powerhouse SCU/MP 02 Elite but posted victories over DSC Rock Hill and WCAA Charlotte to finish as finalists for Coach Donnie Price.
The Coast 03 Red (Click for Image) coached by Swavek Apanovicz hit their stride after a first match draw to post three consecutive wins and claim top honors in the U12 top division.
Coach Luis Brenes 04 Red boys (Click for Image) outclassed the field in the top U10 boys division reeling off four consecutive one sided victories. The 04 Red outscored their opponents 26 - 2 over their four matches.
The Coast 05 Black (Click for Image) team coached by Aaron Miller came up just short in the championship match to claim finalist honors in the second division of U9 boys.
Coaches John Weaver and Cora Cunningham's Coast 02g Red (Click for Image) girls were a late entry, in the Myrtle Beach YMCA Great Carolina Shootout, where they avenged a loss to Florence in pool play to capture the championship with a 4-0 result.
Nine Coast Teams Medal at DSC Tourney
Dateline: Monday September 15, 2014
Nine Coast FA teams returned to the Grand Strand with medals from the DSC Classic in Rock Hill, South Carolina over the weekend. Coast sent fifteen boys teams to the event and collected four championship trophies and five finalist awards. " This is probably the best result that the club has ever posted with almost two thirds of our teams bringing home hardware. The DSC tournament is a top level event that boast some of the finest football pitches in the country " said Coast DOC Ross Morgan.
Coach Morgan led the Coast 96 Red boys to a championship in the top division of U18 . The final match featured a game tying goal in the last twenty seconds of regulation to force overtime. The 96 Red squad eventually won a thrilling PK shootout 5-4 to capture the title. (Click for Image).
Coach Thomas Tamale's Coast 01 Red also claimed a championship at U13 by grinding their way to the final match. The 01 Red went 1-1-1 during group play but found their way into the championship match where they would face a SCUFC team that they lost to earlier. When it counted most the boys posted a highly contested 2-1 victory to claim top honors.(Click for Image).
The U12 top division championship was awarded to Coach Donnie Price's Coast 02 Red. The team reeled off four straight decisions along the way and enjoyed a 13-2 goal scoring margin for the tournament. The 02 Red goalkeepers posted two clean sheets on Sunday. (Click for Image).
Coast 05 Red coached by Jimmy Deane survived a wild 6-5 victory in the finals of the top U9 division. The competition proved to be very balanced in this age group as the boys enjoyed four very competitive matches. (Click for Image).
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists and Proaxis Therapy are pleased to announce an injury support program through a hotline available to Coast FA participants (855-360-HURT). Players and families should gain peace of mind knowing that one of the best sports medicine teams in the country will be standing by, ready to help.
This exclusive Coast FA phone line provides convenient access to the physicians at Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists as well as physical therapists at Proaxis Therapy; like a VIP pass to a network of sports medicine experts. The phone line will be answered during normal business hours Monday through Friday and a receptionist will help players and families get appointments scheduled on the same day or next business day. The goal is to keep each athlete healthy throughout the season, but if an injury should occur, there is a team in place to deliver a world-class experience. The physicians and therapists supporting Coast FA understand that players want to get back on the field, not only recovered, but better than before. From the ski slopes of Colorado to the marshlands of South Carolina, Proaxis Therapy is one of the country’s leading physical therapy providers. Their innovative approach to patient care is much more than just treating an injury. With leading edge techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained staff, Proaxis is dedicated to getting people back to doing the things they love – faster and stronger than anyone thought possible. Therapists from Proaxis can be found working with Major League Baseball in Spring Training, at the NFL Combine testing the stars of tomorrow, traveling the globe with US Olympians, and now supporting the athletes of Coast FA.
“I feel extremely excited and fortunate to be joining the support team for Coast FA – an outstanding program. By helping players quickly recover from injury and encouraging injury prevention through proper training, I have the opportunity to combine my passion for soccer and my skills as a physical therapist.” Taylor Rowe, Proaxis Physical Therapist and former D1 soccer player at Radford University.
The experts at Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of the bones and joints. Through first-class facilities, advanced medical treatments and procedures, and a highly qualified staff, they have become an orthopaedic healthcare leader for the residents of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and surrounding counties. Whether a patient needs reconstructive surgery, total joint replacement, pain management, podiatric services, or sports medicine services, Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists provide preeminent diagnosis and treatment.
“As an orthopedic surgeon, I find my experience as a collegiate and professional athlete to be a tremendous clinical advantage. Having such a personal understanding allows me to develop a unique connection and understanding with the athletes I have the opportunity to treat on a daily basis. I look forward to bringing that to the athletes, coaches and parents at Coast FA.” Dr. Brian Blair, Orthopedic surgeon, Former D1 soccer player at Furman University and professional soccer player with The Charleston Battery.
" Everyone involved with the Coast organization is excited to bring this program to our families. Having access to professionals just a phone call away to quickly diagnose injuries for our players is a huge value added service for the club. It gives us peace of mind that we are doing all we can for our players ." Heyward Gulledge , Executive Director Coast FA Soccer Club.
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists and Proaxis Therapy are conveniently located together:
South Strand Medical Offices in Myrtle Beach
5046 Hwy 17 Bypass
Suites 202 & 203, Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
Suite 201, Proaxis Therapy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Three teams from Myrtle Beach based Coast FA soccer club entered the CASL Qualifier over the weekend in Raleigh N.C. and all three returned home with championships. CASL is one of the largest club's in the country with more than 27,000 registered players and hosts very good events. By winning their respective age groups in the highest level of difficulty offered all three teams will be automatically accepted for the prestigious CASL College Showcase in December.
The Coast 99g Crush saved their best effort of the weekend for the final and posted a clean sheet 3-0 win over Triangle Futbol Club. " The girls faced very good competition, extreme heat, and the injury bug during the weekend. I think that this event will prepare us for league play in the coming weeks. Winning the Qualifier Tournament this weekend gets us automatic placement in the Showcase so the girls can scratch that item off their season's wish list " said Coach Pat Piscitelli. (Click For Image)
Coach Joel Banta enlisted some help from Coach Justin Wolf and together they managed to take both the Coast 99 and Coast 00 Red boys teams to the podium to accept championships. The 99s gutted out four competetive matches including two narrow wins over a game squad from the Outer Banks. The team will enjoy this achievement for a week before resuming play in their Region III Premier League. (Click For Image)
The Coast 00 Red played their first ever tournament for Coach Banta and were hitting on all cylinders the entire weekend. The boys posted three one sided results before hanging on for a 2-1 win in the finals. " This was my first full weekend with the team and I was very pleased with their effort and play. This group has amazing potential and the matches at this event will serve as a great start to the season" said Banta. (Click For Image)
Coast Teams Successful At Triangle Classic
Dateline: Monday August 25, 2014
Eleven teams from Coast FA joined two hundred others from throughout the Southeastern U.S. at the 8th annual RBC Classic in scenic Chapel Hill , North Carolina over the weekend and posted impressive results. Three Coast teams won championships including two by first year Coast coaches .
Coach Josh Longs Coast 04g Red team claimed top honors in the U10 girls division winning four straight matches that included a hard fought 3-1 win in the final. " I could not be more proud of this group of girls. To earn their trust as their new coach in the first tournament of the year will be very beneficial moving forward. I look for big things this year from this group" said Coach Long.
Coach Brandon Michaels Coast 03 Black squad made their new coach proud with four consecutive one sided wins in their round robin format. " My job is made easy with this group of dedicated players who support one another. We were solid defensively all weekend and created opportunities to get forward and score quite a few goals " added Coach Michaels.
The third championship of the weekend came from longtime Coast coach Luis Brenes 04 Red boys. After three convincing wins the 04 boys faced stiff competition in the finals and won on a heart stopping golden goal in overtime to claim the top honors. " I am very happy with the effort level from the boys and obviously the result . The kids never quit when things were tight in the final and were rewarded in the end " said Coach Brenes.
PDC and Select Teams 2014 Fall Schedules and Team Pages
Coast FA is pleased to announce that current staff coach Jimmy Deane has accepted a full time position with the club. Originally from Leeds, England Jimmy holds a BS in exercise science from York St. John University and also recently completed his USSF D license. Jimmy will be involved in all aspects of the daily operation of the club in addition to coaching in the PDC Program.
"I couldn't be happier in becoming more heavily involved in developing youth soccer at Coast FA. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to develop as an individual, as a coach and to learn from the best. I can't wait to start working with Ross, Joel, Heyward and Pat. The fact this opportunity has presented itself shows that Coast is growing, and I'm really excited about the future of the club and youth soccer here in Myrtle Beach."
"Hiring a high character guy like Jimmy was a no brainer for the club. He is a young energetic coach that truly has a passion for the game and also working with kids. We are fortunate to be in a position to bring on another full time employee to manage the rapid growth of the club. The addition of Jimmy to our staff will make Coast a better club pure and simple" added Coast DOC Joel Banta.
Williams Chosen For 1999 Region III ODP Team
Dateline: Wednesday July 23, 2014
Coast 99 Red player Luke Williams was chosen for the 1999 Region III ODP team. Sixty players were chosen for the team from the thirteen southern states that make up Region III and they will have an opportunity to compete against the Region I, II and IV teams throughout the season. The top twenty players will then be rewarded with an international trip. US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions, Region I (East), Region II (Midwest), Region III (South) and Region IV (West) to assist in national competition and training. The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.Well done Luke Williams!
Coast FA Partners With More In Media
Dateline: Tuesday July 23, 2014
Coast FA is pleased to announce that we have secured the services of More In Media to handle all aspects of social media for the club. More In Media, a division of Highland Strategic LLC, is a social media management agency located in Myrtle Beach, SC. The agency was founded and is run by Dorien Morin-van Dam, a social media consultant and strategist. More In Media supports clients up and down the East Coast, including several clients in the local Myrtle Beach area.
As a social media management agency, More In Media develops and executes an individualized social media strategy for each company they work with. Morin-van Dam is excited to be working with the Myrtle Beach area soccer club Coast FA on their social media presence. Shell be spearheading the project to get Coast FA active and engaged on several social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. You may contact More In Media at www.moreinmedia.com or 617-763-1655.
" We are very happy to have Doriens company take over all of the social media for the club. Dorien and her husband Paul are longtime Coast FA parents that have been involved with the club since the beginning Their four kids have all played soccer with Coast and they have witnessed the dramatic growth of the club first hand. Being able to outsource such a key component of the club to a true professional gives us the ability to focus on other needs." said Coast Director Heyward Gulledge
Two Coast Boys Named to All State Team
Dateline: Tuesday May 27, 2014
Congratulations go to Todd Mauney and Marquel Bellamy for being named to the SCHS Boys 2A All State Team. Todd and Marquel are both long time players on the R3PLE Coast 96 Red Team coached by Joel Banta. Marquel is a Junior at Loris High School and led his team in scoring this year. Todd is also a Junior at Waccamaw High School and is a three year starter for the Warriors. Todd led his team this year to the Lower State championship where they lost a close decision to eventual state champion Academic Magnet High School.
State Champs !
Dateline: Sunday May 11, 2014
Our boys U-14 Challenge team at Coast FA qualified to play in the prestigious Region III Premier League next Fall in dramatic fashion at their State Cup Tournament held in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina over the weekend.
Coast 99 Red started the tournament as a #5 seed and posted a dominant 5-0 win against #4 seed SCU/MP on their home pitch in Mount Pleasant S.C.. The semi finals opponent was #1 seeded SCUFC Elite from Columbia S.C. who participated in the National League this Spring. The match was played at a fever pitch from the opening kickoff and was dead even for 70 minutes with the deciding goal coming as an own goal off the Columbia defender to put the boys through to the state championship match. The final match brought #2 seed Cesa Challenge as the opponent and after a rough start the boys found their footing to end the half 0-0. Coast would take command of the second half with two quality goals and then dug in to protect the lead until the final whistle sounded to claim the state championship.
The team will now compete in Regionals this summer in Baton Rouge , LA. and then play in the Region III Premier League next Fall against the State Cup champions and finalist from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The Coast 99 Red team now joins some very elite company as one of only three squads from the Myrtle Beach area to ever achieve Premier League status. The OSSOC 88 boys team was the first to reach R3PLE followed by the Coast 96 Red boys who qualified two consecutive years under Coach Banta.
Coach Joel Banta says, " the win today is historical for Coast FA as a club. It shows how hard the players, coaches, parents and club administration has worked to provide an atmosphere for success. The future is looking bright for our club and I can certainly see our younger teams competing for Challenge League State Championships in years to come. I am fortunate to have had a chance to experience this moment as a coach and hope the team can become stronger with this new opportunity".
What! Coast FA in Jamaica!
We are pleased to support the work Global Soccer Mininstries is doing in Jamaica. For more information on Global Soccer Ministries click here.