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Thursday, October 28, 2010

POT O' GOLD 3v3 TOURNAMENT

Savannah Celtic F.C. is excited to announce a new tournament date and partnership with Low Country Soccer and 3v3 World Tour. SCFC is hosting the 1st Annual Pot O Gold 3v3 Tournament here in Savannah on the 4th of December at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex. We are accepting youth teams aged U6 through High School as well as Adult Divisions. For more information click HERE

KIDS KICKIN' FOR CANCER

Savannah Celtic F.C. is hosting the 1st Annual Kids Kickin For Cancer event on November 6th, 2010. The event will feature 2 charity soccer games, which will take place at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex. Featured games are (5pm) U14B Fusion v U16G Celtic and (7pm) U19B Fusion v SCFC Men s Team. Donations will be taken at the field. Please come and support this wonderful event.

Enter to Win a New Chevy Malibu or Chevy Equinox

John Megel Chevrolet is supporting DCU soccer with a raffle of a new car, as part of the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program. 100% of the proceeds of the raffle go directly into the soccer league.

Here is how the raffle works:

1. Purchase a raffle ticket for ...

John Megel Chevrolet Scores A Goal Through Successful Youth Soccer Program.

John Megel Forges Season-long Partnership to Dawson County United Soccer League.

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, John Megel Chevrolet is supporting Dawson County United Soccer League through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program. This sponsorship will includes equipment donations during ...

U15 Boys Select Soccer Team Plays for First Place

Come out this Saturday, October 30 to support the DCU Boys U15 Select Soccer Team as they battle for sole possession of first place in their division.

The game is at Rock Creek on Field 1, at 9am. A win will move our boys into first ...

Early Registration for Spring 2011

Starting Saturday, October 30th is early registration for the Spring 2011 season. Come by the soccer fields Oct.30, Nov. 6th and Nov. 13th to take advantage of the early registration discount of $10 off the registration fee. After November 13th, you can still register thru mail, but there will be no discount. The last day to register for the Spring 2011 will be January 10, 2011. Registration form is posted on the left side of webpage.Fees are as follows:$75 U4 and U6$85 U8 and U10$90 U12 and Up

Enter to Win a New Chevy Malibu or Chevy Equinox

John Megel Chevrolet is supporting DCU soccer with a raffle of a new car, as part of the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program. 100% of the proceeds of the raffle go directly into the soccer league.

Here is how the raffle works:

1. Purchase a raffle ticket for ...

John Megel Chevrolet Scores A Goal Through Successful Youth Soccer Program.

John Megel Forges Season-long Partnership to Dawson County United Soccer League.

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, John Megel Chevrolet is supporting Dawson County United Soccer League through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer program. This sponsorship will includes equipment donations during ...

U15 Boys Select Soccer Team Plays for First Place

Come out this Saturday, October 30 to support the DCU Boys U15 Select Soccer Team as they battle for sole possession of first place in their division.

The game is at Rock Creek on Field 1, at 9am. A win will move our boys into first ...

Early Registration for Spring 2011

Starting Saturday, October 30th is early registration for the Spring 2011 season. Come by the soccer fields Oct.30, Nov. 6th and Nov. 13th to take advantage of the early registration discount of $10 off the registration fee. After November 13th, you can still register thru mail, but there will be no discount. The last day to register for the Spring 2011 will be January 10, 2011. Registration form is posted on the left side of webpage.Fees are as follows:$75 U4 and U6$85 U8 and U10$90 U12 and Up

Friday, October 22, 2010

Georgia State Men’s Soccer team earns 4-3 Win over Old Dominion

Senior Joey Syfert scored the game-winning goal and sophomore goal keeper Vincent Foermer stopped a penalty kick in the final five minutes as the Georgia State men’s soccer team recorded its biggest victory of the season with a 4-3 win over Old Dominion Wednesday at the Panthersville Soccer Complex.

Gimel Gordon, Ayokunle Lumpkin and Evan Scott also scored goals for the
Panthers.

With the victory over the fourth-ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic Region
and the second-place team in the Colonial Athletic Association
standings, Georgia State improved to 6-5-3 overall, 3-4-1 in the CAA,
while Old Dominion fell to 7-4-2. 3-2-2 CAA.

Syfert, a Kennesaw, Ga., native playing despite a torn anterior
cruciate ligament in his knee, scored his first goal of the season in
the 77th minute off an assist from Gordon, giving the Panthers a 4-2
lead.

ODU answered less than two minutes later on Jordan LeBlanc’s second
goal of the game, which came off a corner kick and pulled the Monarchs
within 4-3 with nearly 12 minutes to play.

LeBlanc, who scored his first goal on a penalty kick in the 71st
minute, attempted another penalty kick with chance to tie the game in
the 85th minute, but Foermer came up with the save to preserve the
victory.

Old Dominion scored first on a header by Chris Harmon in the 33rd
minute, but Gordon responded for GSU with an unassisted goal, his second
of the season, in the 38th minute.

The Panthers took their first lead early in the secnd half on Lumkin’s second goal of the season, which was also unassisted and came at 58:00 minute mark.

After LeBlanc’s penalty kick tied the game, Georgia State regained the advantage on a goal by freshman Evan Scott, his second of the season, off an assist by Yasser Majluf, giving the Panthers a 3-2 lead in the 76th minute. Then Syfert scored just 88 seconds later, pushing the GSU lead to 4-2.

Georgia State continues CAA play Saturday with a 7 p.m. match at James
Madison.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a program for young athletes with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, age 8-19, who has a mental or physical disability.

TOPSoccer was formed in response to the US YOUTH SOCCER mission statement, which is, in part, "to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition." There are many children with disabilities who can be provided with the opportunity to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem by playing soccer through the TOPSoccer program

Atlanta Soccer Association TOPSoccer Mission Statement

NASA's
TOPSoccer Program was developed and implemented for the purpose of providing athletes with special needs, a fun and safe soccer environment focusing on the player's abilities, not his/her disability. In addition to focusing on the player's abilities, we find it our priority to build the self-confidence of our special athletes. Through NASA's TOPSoccer Program, these special young athletes feel that they are an integral part of the North Atlanta Soccer Association. It is very important that our entire membership embrace, and become educated about Athletes with Special Needs, and experience joy that soccer brings to our special players.

If you have a player that would like to participate in TOPSoccer click here to register. If you would like to volunteer to assist in the TOPSoccer program, please contact 770- 926- 4175.

Festive Holiday 3v3 Challenge

See you where the Turf Meets the Surf

Festive Holiday 3v3 Challenge

See you where the Turf Meets the Surf

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Week Of My Life Mo Edu

Mon 18 Oct 2010

MAURICE EDU says he's ready for what he feels is one of the biggest weeks of his career to date with Rangers over the next few days.

Mo EduThe American international looks certain to start against both Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday then in the Old Firm derby at Celtic on Sunday.

Gers
are in a fantastic position in their European group, having drawn at Manchester United on matchday one then beaten Bursaspor at Ibrox at the end of last month.

They're also in excellent form in the SPL, having won their first eight league games of the season for the first time since 1999.

But Edu knows there's no time to sit back and dwell on what has been achieved thus far because of the teams chasing the Light Blues both on the continent and at home.

If Valencia win at Ibrox, they'll move above Walter Smith's side in Group C while Celtic have matched the defending Scottish champions' start to the campaign.

Edu will continue to deputise for Lee McCulloch in midfield and he's optimistic it can be another good week for Rangers as they look to pull away from their rivals.

He said: "In terms club football, this is possibly one of the biggest weeks of my career so far.

"It's not often a Champions League game and an Old Firm game come in the same week but I'm looking forward to the two matches and everyone's excited.

"With Lee McCulloch being out injured it puts more onus on me in midfield but I'm up for that challenge.

"Having played a few games for USA recently and most of the games for Rangers this season, I feel like I'm ready for it.

Mo Edu in action against Bursaspor"It'll be a big test against Valencia but we'll all be up for it at Ibrox. We're in a good position in the Champions League and we want to keep that going.

"They're both important games for different reasons but Valencia is first so we'll focus on that immediately. When that's done our attention will turn to Celtic.

"I'm excited about Wednesday. The atmosphere was incredible when we beat Bursaspor but it could be even more special against Valencia.

"Our Champions League nights at Ibrox are a great spectacle and it's brilliant to be part of them.

"To get a win at the end of last month - something which we hadn't done in a while in Europe - was special and the fans enjoyed it.

"We want to do the same against Valencia. We know they'll be tough opponents because they're doing well in La Liga at the moment but we'll be ready for the challenge."

Edu
knows how tough it will be to keep Rangers' good run going two days from now but he has high hopes they can continue to hit the heights.

Even though Smith's squad is a small one, there are plenty of men in it at the top of their game right now.

And with the likes of Kenny Miller, Steven Davis, Steven Naismith and David Weir all impressing again at the weekend, Edu has every right to be confident.

Mo EduHe added: "We need to be that way and you can't go into games counting yourself out before you kick-off.

"We're in a good position and it would be foolish to get too far ahead of ourselves but we have belief and know what we're capable of achieving.

"If we stick together and stay united, the potential's there for something special in the Champions League this season.

"I'm not sure if we're exceeding expectations. After pre-season, we felt pretty good and started the season confidently.

"I don't know if we've surpassed the goals we set ourselves but I know this is where we wanted to be.

"When the Champions League draw was made I know a lot of people counted us out. But with the squad we've got, I felt we could do something and we're on track."

Atlanta's Soccer Vision

Atlanta is one of the cities named as part of the U.S. Soccer Federation's bid to host the World Cup in 2022. Soccer's international governing body is expected to award both tournaments in December.

Atlanta also is likely to be on any short list of cities likely to win an MLS expansion franchise. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who submitted a bid for an MLS team in 2008, is said to remain interested.

"Soccer is the international sport," said Robin Loudermilk, president and CEO of Aaron's and co-chairman of the CEO Soccer Cabinet. "For Atlanta to be a true international city, we have to have a soccer team."

And the committee has its eye on hosting the NCAA men's and/or women's soccer championships.

While most of those professional and collegiate soccer opportunities have yet to be realized, Atlanta is a major center for amateur youth and adult soccer.

The city drew 650 youth teams to the Publix Atlanta Cup on Labor Day weekend, an amateur tournament staged on close to 100 soccer fields at 26 locations across the metro region.

About 30,000 people attended the event, some coming from as far north as New York and Ohio, said Rick Skirvin, executive director of Georgia Soccer, the nonprofit official state youth and adult association for soccer in Georgia.

Skirvin said hotels and restaurants across Atlanta benefited from the economic impact of such a large, yet scattered, contingent of soccer devotees.


While 650 teams constitutes a huge tournament, the CEO Soccer Cabinet has larger visions. To build the number of fields that would be needed to host 1,000 or more teams, the committee is eyeing a portion of 1,300 acres set aside as open space by developers of the planned Atlanta Beltline.

Brian Leary, president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc., said three multipurpose fields already under construction along the 22-mile corridor could be used for soccer.

Leary, another member of the committee who played on Georgia Tech's soccer team during his college days, said becoming a mecca for amateur soccer would enhance Atlanta's soccer reputation internationally, enhancing the World Cup bid and other efforts.

"We're only constrained by the number of fields, and we're getting close to the limit now," he said.

Dean said that while other groups are taking the lead on specific soccer-related initiatives, including landing an MLS franchise and winning Atlanta a host spot for the World Cup, the CEO Soccer Cabinet has an important big-picture role to play.

"What this is is an effort to establish a broader strategic plan that helps augment what's going on already and fill in the gaps," he said. "The key is to make sure all the efforts are coordinated ... and that the community sees the importance of this."

Wayne Lord, a professor in international executive education at Georgia State University and president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, said it's important to keep in mind that the committee's ultimate aim is to widen the perception of Atlanta as an international city.

"Soccer is played everywhere," Lord said. "Because of its international reach, Atlanta would be well-served to be in touch with, and engaged in, international soccer."

"It's not just sports," Dean added. "It's about positioning our city and building our city."

Heady aspirations
The following list of current and potential future soccer happenings in Atlanta make a new committee of CEOs bullish on the city as a global soccer capital:

Atlanta Beat - women's professional soccer team playing in Kennesaw

Aaron's International Soccer Challenge - annual exhibition game at the Georgia Dome featuring high-profile international teams

Atlanta Silverbacks - inactive second-tier professional men's soccer team planning to resume play next year

Major League Soccer - Atlanta interested in expansion franchise in U.S.-based men's professional soccer league

World Cup - Atlanta bidding to become U.S. host city for 2018 or 2022 event

NCAA championships - Atlanta interested in hosting men's and/or women's college soccer championship tournaments

Publix Atlanta Cup - CEO Soccer Cabinet looking to expand amateur youth tournament

A recently formed committee calling itself the CEO Soccer Cabinet is working on a variety of fronts to boost the city to the top of the soccer world, from supporting Atlanta's bid to become a U.S. host city for the World Cup to joining forces with Atlanta BeltLine Inc. in a plan to build enough soccer fields to lure more and bigger amateur tournaments.

Becoming the global soccer capital is big thinking for a city that has yet to land a Major League Soccer franchise, the largest market in the nation without an MLS team.

But for Atlanta, which came of age internationally by hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics, big thinking centered on sports isn't new.

"It's a bold, audacious goal," said Clark Dean, senior managing director at corporate real estate firm Julien J. Studley Inc. and chairman of the CEO Soccer Cabinet's planning subcommittee. "[But] Atlanta has a great history of achieving bold, audacious goals."

Atlanta has been making noise in the soccer world both domestically and abroad for a couple of years.

The Atlanta Beat joined Women's Professional Soccer this year as an expansion team, playing its home games at a new 8,300-seat soccer stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University.

The Atlanta Silverbacks, a second-tier men's pro soccer team, played in the United Soccer League until 2008 at a soccer-specific stadium in Chamblee before sitting out the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The Silverbacks, who have an active women's team, plan to return next season.

Aaron's Inc. served as title sponsor of July's International Soccer Challenge at the Georgia Dome, pitting two international professional teams, a follow-up to two international exhibition matches last summer.

Of the six international teams that participated in the three games thus far, four were from Latin American countries. The Atlanta area is home to a large and growing Latino population, whose enthusiasm for the sport helped attract big crowds to the Dome and in the long run strengthens Atlanta's case for becoming a major soccer market.

Atlanta is one of 18 American cities named as part of the U.S. Soccer Federation's bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Soccer's international governing body is expected to award both tournaments in December.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GA State Women Fight VCU to Scoreless Draw

Kellianne Collins Georgia State Junior goalkeeper earned her second shutout this season, stopping seven shots, to lead the Georgia State women’s soccer team to a 0-0 double-overtime tie against VCU (4-6-4, 0-4-2) in Panthersville Sunday afternoon. The scoreless result moves the Panthers to 10-3-2 on the season and 3-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Georgia State defense made an impressive showing on the back line, accounting for their seventh shutout in just 15 games this season.
The Panther's registered nine total shots, with only two shots on goal.

“Today’s game really showed strength of the Colonial Athletic association and how Sunday games can be such battles,” said head coach Domenic Martelli. “When you look at the results throughout the whole conference this weekend in Sunday’s games, it is always going to be anybody’s game. No matter what the records are, no matter where we stand, no matter where the games are; any team is able to capture the win. Today, at home, getting a point in the tie is very important. I think both teams had ample opportunities. We were a toe-poke away from three or four goals today. Our defense really stepped up today to land the shutout. Everyone on the back line did a great job against some very athletic forwards.”

The Panthers first scoring opportunity came midway through the first half when they put together a great series of passing to result in a shot for sophomore midfielder Jocelyn Baker. Unfortunately, she could not garner enough power behind her shot and it was just wide right of the Rams’ goal.

VCU fired a shot on the Georgia State goal less than two minutes after the Panther scoring opportunity but Collins scooped up the ball to deny the Rams a point and both teams entered halftime scoreless.

Early in the second half, GSU was awarded a free kick serviced by freshman defender Alyssia Feronti. Feronti’s kick soared over the heads of the VCU defenders but missed the net a few inches to the right.

Georgia State found the back of the net at the 61:49 mark with a successful shot from Baker, but the score was not counted due to an offside call against Georgia State. Baker was given another scoring chance off a free kick from junior defender Bri Cagle. Baker got a head on the ball from Cagle but VCU’s goalkeeper made the save and the score remained 0-0 as regulation came to an end.

Both teams came out fighting for a win in the first overtime. VCU encountered a scoring chance when forward Azania dribbled past the Panther defenders to place herself one on one with Collins. Azania fired a shot but Collins made a sliding save to deny the Rams the game-winner.

Despite four total shots taken in the second overtime, neither team was able to find the game-winning goal and the match came to an end with the score tied 0-0.

“We did well enough today to pull off a tie but there is more ahead,” said Martelli. “We have five games left, the next four on the road. It is very important for us to get as many points as we can.
Our ultimate goal of making the conference tournament is still within our grasp but it is really up to us. It is not going to come to us on its own. We have to get hungrier in the box. Create more chances up front and get those necessary goals.”

The Georgia State women’s soccer team will spend two weekends on the road on beginning this Friday, Oct. 15 as it travels to Maryland to look for its fifth conference win against Towson.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Park and Rec Night, Oct. 8

Just another quick reminder that this Friday, Oct. 8, is Park and Rec night at the DCHS football game at 7:30.

Wear your jersey and and you get in free! Also, teams will can walk the field and be announced at half time.

The park works hard ...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Newmark Knight Frank Pledges Support to the Atlanta Soccer Community

Sean Moynihan, Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank (www.seanmoynihan-newmarkkf.com), has always had a passion for soccer. After playing collegiate soccer at Monmouth University and professionally in New Jersey, Sean has always maintained an interest in finding ways to give back to his soccer roots. In 2010, Newmark Knight Frank Atlanta's office made a commitment to finding ways to give back to the community. Sean approached Bert Sanders, Managing Principal of the Atlanta office, with any opportunity to support soccer players in Gwinnett County. Bert and the Atlanta office agreed to sponsor the warm-up/practice Adidias T-shirts for the entire boys select program at GSA. Through Newmark's donation, the funds that were allocated to the shirts can now be directed to helping defray costs for players at GSA (www.gsasoccer.com).

Sean Moynihan, Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank, has been with Newmark Knight Frank for eight years. Sean is pleased to make donations to community organizations including the Gwinnett Soccer Association. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sean has been with Newmark Knight Frank for eight years. During his tenure, Sean has never seen such an effort from the Atlanta office to utilize their services to help the community prosper. Being an ex-player and soccer coach, Sean understands the necessary fundamentals needed to create success. "In order to achieve success, you have to serve other people. Newmark allows me to do that as a coach at GSA and now through the firm's financial means."

"When Sean approached GSA about a potential sponsorship, we were thrilled to be able to generate funds that can go to helping our players," stated Nuno Piteira, the Boys Director at GSA. "It is an honor for us to have him and Newmark Knight Frank on our team."

In Sean's spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and staying involved with soccer. He coaches both his sons at GSA and his daughter is waiting in the wings. "GSA is a fantastic organization. I am excited to be able offer the support of Newmark Knight Frank. Our goal is to help these children continue to grow, I hope we can help make a difference," stated Moynihan.

For more information regarding Newmark Knight Frank please call 404-926-1102.

Newmark Knight Frank is one of the largest independent real estate service firms in the world. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank operate from over 200 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. Last year, transactions were valued at more than $32 billion with annual revenues of over $811 million. With a combined staff of more than 6,300, this major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of owners, tenants, investors and developers worldwide. For further information, visit www.newmarkkf.com.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

VOLUNTEER FOR CELTIC!

Savannah Celtic F.C. prides itself on the quality of coaching we provide our players. We are always looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help grow the club and maintain this reputation. We provide coaches with everything they need and offer coaches education and licensing classes to help build knowledge and deliver great practices. Contact Director of Coaching Keith Gunn if you are interested in volunteering your time gunnkeith@gmail.com

CHAMPIONS!

The green wave rolls on.
This weekend the Celtic U14 s girls brought home the silverware as they were crowned the champs in Jekyll Island. Going undefeated...

CONGRATULATIONS CELTIC COACHES!

Savannah Celtic F.C. recently hosted a Georgia Soccer coach education class for the United States Soccer Federation 'USSF' G and F licenses. Approximately 25 coaches were in attendance. Savannah Celtic prides itself on the quality of coaching we offer for all programs whether it's micro, rec or YDP. All coaches are background checked and expected to obtain a coaching certification. READ MORE

THANK YOU SOUTHERN ALLERGY AND ASTHMA

Savannah Celtic F.C. would like to thank our sponsors this season - Southern Allergy and Asthma.

THANK YOU SOUTHEASTERN ORTHOPEDIC CENTER

Savannah Celtic F.C. would like to thank our sponsor this season - Southeastern Orthopedic Center.

SPENCER DAVIS ANNOUNCED AS NEW SCFC CLUB PRESIDENT

Savannah Celtic F.C. is thrilled to announce that Spencer Davis will take over as the new club president. Spencer has been heavily involved with the club since joining last fall and we feel he is the perfect choice to take the club forward as the Celtic Nation continues to expand within the local soccer community. Spencer takes over from Tina Barefield who served in the role for over a year in a time which saw Celtic become the largest local recreational soccer club. Tina has helped Savannah Celtic F.C. grow into the club it is today and we are so thankful for her contributions. Read about Spencer s Bio here.

U6/U8 GAME SCHEDULES POSTED!

http://www.savannahceltic.com/Fall2010Schedules/index_E.html

4 GOALS FESTIVAL IS SUCCESS!

For the 3rd straight season Savannah Celtic F.C. and Beaufort Arsenal held a soccer festival using the famous Ajax 4 goal format this past Saturday. Instead of playing to 1 centrally placed goal, teams play to 2 goals placed on each side of the touchline. This promotes...

2nd Annual Pre-Season Jekyll Cup

If you require any further information regarding this tournament. Please call our Tournament Director Permission to Host

GISA's Fundraising Program

GISA Miles for Money Fundraiser
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday August 7th starting at 10am and ending at 11am at the Jekyll Island Soccer Complex. will need to get a pledge for each mile they run. if a sponsor donates $5 a mile and the player runs 6 miles in an hour, then the player would have raised $30. goal for the fundraiser is to raise money to pay for uniforms, coach fees, tournaments and registration costs.
All of the proceeds raised will go directly to the player and their expenses for the season. should be made to GISA and delivered to the coach or team manager by August 20th.
For more details Pledge Sheet

New GISA Goal Keeper Training being offered during the Fall 2010 season

Come and join GISA staff Coach Podlesny for Goal Keeper Training on Thursday Evenings from 6-7pm at the Jekyll Island Soccer Complex Field #11. Podlesny has been the Assistant Girls Coach at <span style="background-attachment: scroll background-position: 0 0 cursor: hand" id="lw_1284652594_0">Glynn Academy for 8 years, the Assistant Boys Coach at Frederica for 11 years and the Head Girls <span style="cursor: hand" id="lw_1284652594_1">Coach at Frederica for 5 years. His Girls teams at Frederica won 2 Region Titles, while making 5 State Tournament appearances. His teams also reached the <span style="cursor: hand" id="lw_1284652594_2">Final Four for Four out of Five years. Coach Podlesny has coached in the <span id="lw_1284652594_3">GISA for seven years. He currently holds the NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping diplomas and is pursuing the <span style="background-attachment: scroll background-position: 0 0 cursor: hand" id="lw_1284652594_4">National Diploma. In addition, he is NFHS certified. Coach Podlesny played and graduated from <span style="background-attachment: scroll background-position: 0 0 cursor: hand" id="lw_1284652594_5">Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
The goal keeper training is for GISA Select players only. you have any questions regarding the goal keeper training please contact Ike at

Fall 2010 In-House Schedules and Rosters

Click on the link for Schedules and Rosters in each age division.

If you have any questions contact your Division Coordinator:

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Golden Isles Soccer Picture Day

The Golden Isles Soccer In-House picture day is Saturday September 25th, 2010. photos will be taken on the beach side of Field #2, regardless of where your game will be. The Darkroom will have two photographers working, so your pictures won take long, but please be on the beach side of Field #2 by the time listed on the table below, which is about 45 minutes before your game.

For more information regarding the picture package and the schedules for pictures click here call the Darkroom at 638-7077.

Tide Host DCU Soccer Players

Last Wednesday, August 11, The University of Alabama's NCAA Women's Soccer Team took some time out of their busy pre-season training schedule to host some of the youth players from Dawson County United Soccer and our partners Big Canoe United Soccer. The players and coaches spent ...

DCU Win at Lanier Academy Cup

The Fall 2010 Soccer Season got off to a great start for Dawson County United Soccer Club. At the Lanier Academy Cup, held at Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville, the DCU academy soccer teams competed in seven divisions and ended up with 4 teams ...

Academy Soccer Skill Training plus Speed and Agility Update

There is NO Academy Soccer Skill Training for this Monday, September 6.

Also, there is NO Speed and Agility Training this Friday, September 3, and this Monday, September 6.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Fast Track Rec Soccer Training

We are excited to announce that we will be offering Fast Track Soccer Skill Training all season for U8 rec soccer players. These fast track sessions are FREE of charge, so please take advantage of this opportunity.

The sessions start Sept. 13, and will be on ...

R53 Bridge to Gainesville Closed this Weekend

Important update for this weekends Academy Soccer games at Lanier:

R 53/DAWSONVILLE HIGHWAY BOLING BRIDGE WEEKEND CLOSURE BEGINS THIS WEEKEND,

SEPTEMBER 17TH THROUGH 20TH

Rec Soccer Update: Fast Tack Soccer Skill Training

Just a reminder that Fast Track Soccer Skill Training for U8 Rec soccer players is every Monday, on Field 5A from 5:30-6:30.

This is an opportunity for rec soccer players to receive additional training that focuses on the essential soccer skills needed for success.

THE SESSIONS ARE ...

Friday Speed and Agility Sessions Cancelled

We are no longer offering Soccer Speed and Agility on Friday nights. However, the Monday sessions have not changed.

Times are:
Monday
5:30-6:30 (U10-U12 players) on Field #3B, opposite the goalie training.
6:30-7:30 (U9-U10 players)

Eventually, the sessions will become open to the entire league and will be $5 per ...

Important Dates for Fall 2010 Season

Below are the start and end dates of the Fall 2010 Season:August 28th - U15 and Above Starts - scheduled games beginSeptember 11th - U14 and below Starts - Scheduled games begin October 16th - U15 and Above - Last scheduled gameNovember 13th - U14 and below - Last scheduled game - Fall Season ends.Please check back for more information, please email with questions.

Fall 2010 Registration is Closed

Effective August 8th, Fall 2010 Registration is CLOSED. All teams are filled. Please check back in November for Spring 2011 Registration.

Photo of the Week

Remembering September 11th

Soccer Drive for the Children of Haiti

At the end of the spring season, the Camden Soccer Club and Kings Bay Soccer Club asked you to donate any old soccer jerseys for the children in Haiti. Your response was overhelming and together we raised over 200 jerseys. We are now collecting jerseys, soccer cleats, shorts and soccer socks. Please look in your closets again and help with this cause. Your help is greatly appreaciated. Bring your items to the Camden Soccer Center on this Saturday, September 18th. All donations will benefit the children of Haiti.We still will be collecting items thru Thursday, September 23, 2010. Give your items to your coaches.

Field Status

The soccer fields are OPEN for all scheduled practices and games.

Men's Soccer Colleges in Georgia

More than 30 colleges in Georgia offered men's and/or women's soccer programs in the 2009-10 academic year. All sizes of school and competitive levels were represented. There may not be a college soccer program in Georgia with the pedigree of the University of North Carolina women or the Indiana University men, but these are some of the better options for student-athletes who want to get their degree while playing a reasonably high level of soccer.
Armstrong Atlantic State University
# In 2009, the Pirates women went 16-4-3. In fact, the university's web archive shows the team has posted a winning record every year since 2005. In 2009, the Pirates won the Peach Belt Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II second round in 2009. The university doesn't field a men's soccer team.

Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
800-633-2349
armstrong.edu
Berry College
On both the men's and women's sides, the Berry Vikings play an interesting mix of NCAA and NAIA teams. In 2009, the men were 12-2-4, while the women were 11-5-1. In addition, Berry senior defender Mark Bloom signed a pro contract to play for AC St. Louis of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Hwy. N.W.
Mount Berry, GA 30149
706-232-5374
berry.edu
Clayton State University
Another member of the Peach Belt Conference, Clayton State is especially strong on the men's side. In 2009, the team was 11-5-1 and had four conference championships and five NCAA Division II appearances during the 2000s. The women struggled to a 4-9-1 record in 2009, however, the team did advance to the NCAA tournament in 2004 and 2005, winning a Peach Belt Conference title in 2005.

Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260
678-466-4000
clayton.edu
Columbus State University
Like Armstrong Atlantic State, Columbus State is a member of the Peach Belt Conference, qualified for the 2009 NCAA Division II tournament and fields only a women's team. Unfortunately for Armstrong Atlantic State, it was Columbus State that knocked it out of the NCAA tournament in 2009. Columbus State posted a 16-3-3 record in 2009 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional final.

Columbus State University
4225 University Ave.
Columbus, GA 31907
706-568-2204
csucougars.com
Covenant College
Located in Lookout Mountain, Ga., Covenant is a Christian liberal arts college with a men's soccer program that had a strong year in 2009. The team went 13-6-2 and finished third in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) national tournament. The women's team finished with a 9-9-4 record in 2009 but managed to make a run for third place in the NCCAA national tournament as well.

Covenant College
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
706-820-1560
Emory University
The Emory Eagles compete at the NCAA Division III level with a decent track record for success. In 2009, the men's team was 12-4-2, and the program has made 12 NCAA tournament appearances since 1984. Although the women's team was only 8-5-5 in 2009, it reached the NCAA tournament six times between 1993 and 2007.

Emory University
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-6123
emory.edu
Georgia College & State University
Yet another Peach Belt Conference school that only has a women's team, the Bobcats had a winning record in four of five seasons between 2005 and 2009. In 2009, the team was 10-6-5 overall, good for third in the conference.

Georgia College & State University
231 W. Hancock St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061
800-342-0471
gcsu.edu
Kennesaw State University
An NCAA Division I women's team, the 2009 Atlantic Sun Conference champion Kennesaw State Owls played Wake Forest in the first round of 2009 Women's College Cup NCAA Division I tournament. The Owls lost to the Demon Deacons 2-0, but showed they belonged in the big dance after an 11-6-0 season.

Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw GA 30144
770-423-6000
kennesaw.edu
Piedmont College
On the men's side, Piedmont finished with a .500 record or better every year between 2002 and 2009. In that same time period, the Piedmont women have had just two losing seasons. In 2009, both the men's and women's teams lost in the Great South Athletic Conference finals.

Piedmont College
165 Central Ave.
Demorest, GA 30535
706-778-3000
piedmont.edu
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Perhaps the most surprising school, the SCAD men's program has been fairly successful since transitioning back to the NAIA from NCAA Division II before the 2003-04 season. In 2009, the Bees were 12-3-3 and fell in the Sun Conference championship match on penalty kicks, just missing a trip to the NAIA National Championships. On the women's side, SCAD was 8-8-0 in 2009, its first non-winning season since 2004.

Savannah College of Art and Design
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402
912-525-5000
scad.edu
Shorter College
This may be an NAIA program, but the Shorter men's soccer team must be doing something right. Not only was the team 12-6-2 in 2009, but senior defender Anthony O'Garro signed with the NASL's AC St. Louis. The women's team isn't quite as strong, but finished right around .500 in 2008 and 2009.

Shorter College
315 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165
800-868-6980
shorter.edu
The University of Georgia
The Georgia Bulldogs may only have a women's team, but it is a consistently strong NCAA DI program. In 2009, the team qualified for its third straight NCAA Division I tournament appearance. The Bulldogs advanced to the second round, where they lost to perennial powerhouse North Carolina, ending the year with a 15-6-1 record.

The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3000
uga.edu

Andrew College's Fighting Tigers soccer program practices at the Hord Athletic Complex, which is 120 yards by 80 yards, and it is part of a 30-acre complex for a number of sports. The Tigers also practice at Gilbert Field, which is lit up at night for night practice or games. Gilbert Field's dimensions are 220 yards by 130 yards. The Tigers also have a dedicated weight room with three bench presses and free weights. The men's soccer team is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and it competes with other Region XVII teams from two- and four-year colleges. The school also has a women's soccer team. Scholarships are available to students that have proven athletic ability and show true financial need. The team practices all year long, but games run from the end of August until October.

Andrew College
501 College Street
Cuthbert, GA 39840-5550
800-664-9250
andrewcollege.edu
Emory University

Emory University's soccer team practices at the Woodruff Physical Education center, which has indoor and outdoor facilities. The team also practices at North Druid Hills High School field. Students are required to practice in soccer camps during summer to prepare for the season. The Emory University soccer program is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and is eligible to compete in national tournaments. The club competes in tournaments from August through November, including the Lynchburg Kick-Off Classic and the Sonny Carter Invitational.

Emory Athletics
26 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-6123
emoryathletics.com
Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University's Soccer program practices and plays on Eagle Field, which can hold up to 500 spectators and has a press box. The Joseph P. Kennedy Residential Complex is open to all athletic teams, and the complex features several exercise machines, bench presses and free weights. Athletes must participate in soccer camps during the summer to prepare for the season. The school competes with other schools from August through November. The team is a member of NCAA Division I.

Georgia Southern University
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA‎ 30460
912-478-4636
georgiasouthern.edu

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Atlanta Beat Takes Interim Tag Away From New Coach James Galanis

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — James Galanis, took over the expansion Atlanta Beat as interim coach on Aug. 17 after being named by general manager Shawn McGee, has been named the full-time coach for 2011.

Galanis was named interim coach of the Beat after Gareth O'Sullivan was fired when the Women's Professional Soccer league team had just four wins through 19 games.

Galanis led the Beat to a 3-2 win over Boston four days later and they finished the season in last place at 5-13-6.

Monday, October 4, 2010

2010 Kohl's Cup - November 13-14, 2010

Applications are now available.
Register on line.

Join in the fun and play some great soccer at the season-ending State Tournament for Recreational teams only. Show your skills and how far you've come as a team. It's fun, it's fast and it's a blast for players, coaches and fans alike. Registration deadline is Friday, October 15.


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General Information

The Georgia Kohl’s American Cup – is the fall season finale open to all Recreational Teams. As the final event of the fall season, the Georgia Kohl’s American Cup will be an exciting tournament . . . with competitive games and lots of fun! This action-packed tournament is for Recreational Teams only.

TEAMS

All teams and players must be registered on recreational teams with Georgia Soccer for the current seasonal year. Georgia Soccer team rosters and player passes are required to participate.

FEES

U10 - $375
U12 - $395
U14 and older - $435

ROSTER

* U10 teams will play 6v6. Roster limit is 12.
* U12 teams will play 8v8. Roster limit is 14.
* U14 teams will play 11v11. Roster limit is 18.
* U16 and U19 teams will play 11v11. Roster limit 22.

GUEST PLAYERS

* u10 teams - one guest player allowed.
* u12 teams - two guest players allowed.
* u14 and older teams - three guest players allowed.

Guest players may not be select players of any level.
Academy players are not eligible to guest. They are considered Select Players by GA Soccer.


LOCATION

Games will be played at McCurry Park, Lovejoy Soccer Complex
and Tyus/Cowan Park.

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FEES and DEADLINES

Click on the APPLY tab and complete an application. The only method to apply is online. Once you have completed the application you will be able to pay by check or major credit card.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Entry forms due: October 15, 2010
* Acceptance notice emailed: October 23, 2010
* Schedules posted:
* Check-in will be at the venue - before your first game on Saturday morning.
* Tournament games: November 13-14, 2010

AWARDS
All participants will receive a tournament souvenir. All players on the Championship and Runner-up teams will receive trophies.

REFEREES
Please contact Mike Wright, Referee Coordinator, mikewright@mindspring.com if you are interested in refereeing at the tournament.

GENERAL INFORMATION
All teams will play three games, two on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. Teams advancing to the finals will play an additional game on Sunday afternoon.

A Coach or Manager will check the team in prior to their first game on Saturday at the venue. Please allow enough time to check-in.

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