The annual Sun News Toast of the Coast team was recently released which recognizes the top boys and girls high school soccer players in our area. Twenty one of the twenty two players chosen for the team play their club soccer for Coast FA.
" It was nice to see so many of our kids receive this award and is a testament to the Coast FA program. The bar for high school soccer has been raised significantly over the past few years by the increased number kids playing select soccer. I have known the majority of these players since they participated in our Rec League and their dedication and hard work have paid big dividends " said Coast Director Heyward Gulledge.
Boys Toast of the Coast
Todd Mauney...Coast 96 Red...Waccamaw High
Zac Benton...Coast 96 Black...Waccamaw High
Marquel Bellamy...Coast 96 Red...Loris High
Adolpho Aguillar...Coast 96 Red...Myrtle Beach High
Brandon Harrington...Coast 96 Red...Myrtle Beach High
Chance Smith...Coast 96 Black...North Myrtle Beach High
Chris Matlashewski...Coast 99 Red...Socastee High
Jake Perito...Coast 97 Red...Socastee High
Haywood Brandon...Coast 96 Red...St James High
Joey Simpson...Coast 96 Black...St James High
Quadarius Grate...Coast 96 Red...St James High
Girls Toast of the Coast
Amber Rutledge...Coast 99g Crush...Socastee High
Margaret Scalise...Coast 96g BIB...Socastee High
Meghan Fludgate...Coast 96g BIB...Carolina Forest
Mary Ropp...Coast 98g Flames...St James High
Rachel Thornton...Coast 96g BIB...Waccamaw High
Jessica Preedom...Coast 97 Red...Waccamaw High
Lydia Krask...Coast 96g BIB...Waccamaw High
Sarah Alston Phillips...Coast 99g Crush...Waccamaw High
Cassidy Posma...Coast 96g BIB...Myrtle Beach High
Tristan Gordon...Coast 99g Crush...Myrtle Beach High
Coast Players To Represent South Carolina At ODP Camp
Dateline: Sunday June 7
Congratulations to the following Coast players chosen to represent South Carolina at the Region III ODP Camp at the University of Alabama, Montevallo University and Wilson NC next month. These players were chosen after a series of tryouts throughout the State over the last few months. Job well done !
Girls 2000...S.A. Phillips and Stephanie Cumez (alternate)
Girls 2001...Abigail McCoy and Mary Springs (alternate)
Girls 2003/2004...Isabella Pecunes
Boys 1999...Hunter Hardin, Braiden Poirer, Tanner Goshert, Chris Matlashewski, Pierce Dechamplain, Alex Conley, Mason Preedon (alternate)
Boys 2001...Max Davila, John Cetin, Sam Coughlin, Joey Barrientos, Addison Bryant
Fall 2015 McDonald's Rec League Registration Now Open
Dateline: Monday May 1, 2015
Registration for the McDonald’s Coast FA Fall 2015 Rec League now open Early Bird Registration ($10 off) thru 6/30/15. Our league this year will include U-4 thru 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 which days and times their team will practice during the week . An average rec league team practices twice per week and 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 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 September 21st and posted on www.coastfa.com . All teams will have their first match at Socastee Park on Saturday September 26th.
Please forward any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ross Morgan at 843-340-6062 or Heyward Gulledge at 843-602-8086.
Sept 6th ..............Registration closes Sept 8th-13th .....Teams are assembled, coaches acquired for each team Sept 13th-15th ...Coaches contact his/her team members and sets practice days and times. Each coach dictates their teams days and times. Sept 14th ............Coaches meeting where the head coach receives his/her teams players contact information and uniforms for his/her team
Sept 15th ............Practice can begin for all teams.....coach decides days and times for his/her team....coach issues uniforms to players
Sept 21st ............Rec league schedule posted online at www.coastfa.com Sept 26th ............All rec league matches begin at Socastee Park.....all matches start at either 9:00 am or 10:30 am and completed by noon Nov 14th .............Rec league tournament.....every player receives an individual trophy.....Coast FA fundraiser with Hanser House Restaurant.
Please click on "Register" on the left side of the page to sign up for the 2015 McDonald’s Fall 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 08/01/11 through 07/31/13
U06 Division: Birthdates 08/01/09 through 07/31/11
U08 Division: Birthdates 08/01/07 through 07/31/09
U10 Division: Birthdates 08/01/05 through 07/31/07
U12 Division: Birthdates 08/01/03 through 07/31/05
U14 Division: Birthdates 08/01/01 through 7/31/03
How things have changed! Watching the 2015 high school playoffs over the past week or so has been especially satisfying due to the large number of Coast players on all of our area teams. Speaking with a number of former players currently in their twenties I was reminded that just five to ten years ago only a handful of club soccer players were on an average high school team. Twenty years ago high school soccer was mostly a platform for football players to stay in shape until Friday night lights came back around. Well no more, the bar has been officially raised.
A quick glance at the rosters of the Grand Strand schools will verify that conservatively 80% or more play club soccer and a huge portion of them at Coast FA. Coast players are scooping up the post season high school awards such as All Region, All State, Toast of the Coast, North - South and Clash of the Carolinas All Star events. The Myrtle Beach and St James boys teams will face one another in the Lower State Championship on Tuesday in a testament to the quality of our area teams. Socastee, North Myrtle Beach, Waccamaw, Loris and Carolina Forest all qualified for the post season and are also loaded with Coast boys and girls.
"Coast FA and the area High Schools have agreed that it is in everyone's best interest to work together so the kids can play club soccer and to represent their school if they choose to do so. The end result is players who wish to play soccer exclusively can pursue State Cup championships in the fall for their club and State Championship titles in the spring for their school. Many of the area high school coaches also run teams at Coast in their off season which adds to already strong relationships with the players " said Coast E.D. Heyward Gulledge
Clash of the Carolinas Allstar - Quadarius Grate ( St. James )...Coast 96 Red
In arguably the single most successful day in the history of Coast FA, six state titles and one finalist were claimed and returned home to the Grand Strand. "We punch well above our weight against larger metropolitan areas within South Carolina. It is especially pleasing to claim a championship and finalist on the girl’s side where we have had less success than with the boys "said Coast Director of Coaching Ross Morgan.
In one of the most amazing turnarounds within a team the Coast 00g Crush Too team brought home a state championship after nearly disbanding the team earlier in the year. Coach R.J.Bass got the girls on the same page and put together a fantastic regular season posting a 7-0-1 record while only conceding six goals along the way. The Crush Too entered the PMSL state cup as a number one seed and lived up to their reputation capturing the final 2-0 versus LCGSA. The state champions will now move on to Regionals in Lafayette, Louisiana on June 10th where they will face the state champs from all of the other Region III states. "Watching the girls celebrate at the end was easily my proudest moment as a coach thus far” added Coach Bass. Well done girls!
Coach Karl Thorsen's Coast 04 Black came together at the right time to capture the U10 boy’s state cup championship. The boys posted two wins and a draw during qualifying matches and then held on for a 1-0 thriller against Lexington Liverpool in the final. Click Here For Image
Coach Justin Wolf led the U8 Coast 06 Red to the championship podium after posted four straight victories. "Two of the four wins came in dramatic fashion for our team and without any subs the kids were pushed to their limit” said Coach Wolf.Click Here for Image
The Coast U9 boys and girls age groups were especially impressive bringing home four medals. Coaches Jimmy Deane and Aaron Miller combined to win state championships in each of the three (Red, Black, White) U9 levels offered. "These kids all train together as a group and to split them up and sweep all three championships offered is an amazing testament to our program. The future is very bright for this group of boys" “said Coast DOC Ross Morgan. The Coast 05g Red brought home a finalist medal after a great weekend of soccer.
Class of 2015 College Signings
Dateline: Tuesday March 17, 2015
Congratulations to the following players that have played for Coast FA over the past years and have signed commitment letters to play soccer in college. You have represented our club and your families well. We wish you the best and will follow you through your journey. Coast forever !!!
Matt Trimby - Coast 96 Red - Presbyterian College
Quadarius Grate - Coast 96 Red - Coker College
Matt Talsky - Coast 97 Red - Coker College
Rachel Thornton - Coast 96g BIB - Wofford College
Eight Coast Teams Medal at St. Patty Cup
Dateline: Monday March 16, 2015
Eight Coast FA teams returned home from Columbia S.C this weekend with two championships, six runner ups and a lot of extra mud in their cars. The weather front that moved through Columbia created very challenging pitches for Saturday's matches before the sun came through Sunday. " I thought our teams competed very well in the adverse conditions against quality competition. The SCUFC staff did a good job to get all of the matches played so not to disappoint the kids. Their will be some photos from this event that will be around for a long time " said Coast DOC Ross Morgan.
Coach Justin Wolf"s Coast 06 Red brought back the championship trophy in the U8 boys top division by reeling off four consecutive wins including a hard fought 3-2 victory in the finals versus Lexington. " No doubt that these parents and kids will always remember this championship for years to come. We definitely created some great memories this weekend " said Coach Wolf.
The Coast 04 Red coached by Luis Brenes kept up their winning ways by claiming the U11 boys title against teams one year older. The 04 Red posted three wins and one tie over the weekend. " We are pushing this group very hard by playing all of their matches against older teams. They are responding very well and progressing nicely" added Coach Brenes.
Six other Coast teams placed second after coming up just short in the finals. The Coast 00g Crush Too, 04g Red, 01 Red, 03 Black, 04 Black and 06 Black all had great showings at the St Patty Cup.
Coach Glodack Signs with Tampa Bay Rowdies
Dateline: Monday February 23,2015
Former Coast FA player and current goalkeeper coach Chris Glodack has signed his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Rowdies were established in 1975 and compete in the North American Soccer League ( NASL ) which is the second highest level of soccer offered in the United States just behind the MLS. The team is preparing to leave for an eleven day pre season trip to Portugal next week.
Chris attended prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida before starring at Coast FA and Carolina Forest High School. His successful youth career earned him a scholarship at Clemson University where his Tigers made a deep run in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Chris also was a member of the Myrtle Beach Mutiny last summer.
"I am excited about my opportunity with the Rowdies. I have to thank my family, the Clemson coaching staff and as well as everyone from Coast FA that supported me through this journey. I am excited to start work and be able to contribute any way that I can to help the Rowdies.
Coach Luis Brenes Coast 04 Red boys squad won the championship in the U10 top division over the weekend at the Charleston Battery Cup. The youth event hosted many of the top teams from the Southeastern United States and also featured a four team round robin division comprised of three MLS teams and the USL Pro Charleston Battery. Legendary player Kaka excited the sold out crowd with his graceful style and scored a beautiful goal for Orlando City.
The 04 Red posted two dominant results in Saturday's matches with a 5-2 win over the Savannah Georgia Storm and 6-2 against the host Daniel Island Celtic side. The semifinal match ended in a 1-1 draw against SCUMP Impact but was enough to allow the Coast boys to advance on points to the final against Mount Pleasant S.C.
After a back and forth regulation period plus two five minute overtimes ended all tied at 1-1 the Coast boys prevailed on penalty kicks to claim top honors in the championship match." The boys played well all weekend and we survived a few key injuries and fatigue from four hard matches. Winning this championship was the result of a true team effort from all thirteen player " said Coach Brenes
Champs at Coast Winter Classic
Dateline: Monday February 9, 2015
Thirty six teams competed in the U13/U14 Coast Winter Classic over the weekend in Myrtle Beach and were blessed with some of the greatest February weather on record. Teams from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia battled hard and five different clubs took home championship trophies.
Coach Joel Banta's Coast 00 Red had a tremendous weekend posting three one sided results in the qualifying rounds before earning a hard fought 4-2 victory in the final against Raleigh , North Carolina based XL Soccer World Rangers. " We took full advantage of having the wind at our backs in the first half and went to the break up 3-1. The tournament matches this weekend at home will prepare us for our difficult Challenge League play coming up" said Coach Banta.
In a very strange twist of events the Coast 05g girls and Coast 06 boys finished first and second at last weekend's Columbia County Shootout in Augusta , Georgia. Both teams swept all three of their qualifying matches in convincing fashion to set up the all Coast U9 division final.The final was made especially interesting due to a big sister versus little brother match up. The boys came out on top 2-1 in a quality match from both teams.
"The boys played awesome this weekend. I enjoy seeing their progress from when we started training thirty days ago. The coaching points made in practice definitely carried over to the tournament. I look forward to the remainder of the season " said Coast 05 Red Justin Wolf.
Coast 06G Red coach Madi Owens added " the girls were so excited to get to play Coach Wolf's boys in a meaningful match. They played their hearts out and gave the boys a run for their money."
Coast Teams Slog Through Savannah
Dateline: Thursday January 29,2013
Coast FA captured a champion and a finalist medal over the weekend in rain soaked Savannah, Georgia at the Boys Rule Tournament.
Coach China Maja made his debut at the helm of the Coast 03 Red boys team and brought home top honors in the U11 boys first division. The 03 boys scored eleven goals and allowed only one over the course of four matches. "The players displayed determination and worked very hard all weekend. We have a long way to go but I see some promising signs for the future with this group " said Coach Maja. (Click for Image)
Coach Luis Brenes U10 Coast 04 Red boys took the field for the first time in an 8v8 format and finished as finalist in the U11 second division against older competition. After dominating their first three opponents the 04 Red team dropped a heart breaker in the finals to Savannah. " Our players did a great job playing against bigger kids this weekend and I expect them to adapt to the larger playing field very quickly" added Brenes.
Injury Hotline for Coast FA Program
Dateline: Wednesday September 10, 2014
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
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
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.