Monday, November 24, 2008

[Fwd: Happy Holidays]

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Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:59:44 -0500
From: Joel Banta

Happy Holidays,

I hope everyone has a great and safe Thanksgiving. Thanks for the support this weekend. Remember no practice this week. All U15 players make sure you spend sometime each day running(2-3 miles each time). See you next week.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

December 6 First Round Games

ecember 6 First Round Games

GAME# Time Home   Away Location
101   2:00 pm Columbia United 93 Boys Elite vs Coast FA 93 Hurricanes Columbia United FC West (CSC) BB&T 5

December 6 First Round Gam Hey Everyone,

Congratulations on your season and qualifying for the Fall 2008 Challenge Cup. The Schedules are now posted at  

All games must be played as scheduled on December 6 unless the teams agree to play on an earlier date.

Monday, November 10, 2008

CGSA tournament info

Tournament website:

Tournament schedule
(Currently first game is still at 3 pm)

The schedule page has a grid between the teams and location with M: Google Map, D: Directions, S: Map to Site, and F:Field layout.
It appears all our games are at 7221 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

Hotel: Country Inn and Suites, 7576 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA, 31406, (912) 692-0404
Google map
Trip Advisor Rating

Google map from hotel to field: about 2.2 miles

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Older team friendlies Nov 22nd

These friendlies coincide with the Carraba's Fund Raiser. Our team has 100 tickets we've been asked to sell. $12/each.

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Coast FA Inter club Friendlies November 22nd

All Matches will last 50 mins. If games end in a tie they will go into a penalty shootout. All teams must be prepared to start on time. First team on schedule wears white, second team wears red.
Thanks Joel


U18 Coast Boys *
U17 Coast Waves*
U16 Coast Attack*
U15 Coast Hurricanes*

U18 Coast Girls*
U17 Coast Crush*
U16 Coast Red*

10 AM Field #2 Coast U18 Boys vs U17 Coast Boys Waves
11 AM Field #2 Coast U16 Girls Red vs U18 Coast Girls
12 AM Field #2 Coast U17 Girls Crush vs U15 Boys Hurricanes
1PM Field #2 Coast U16 Boys Attack vs Coast U18 Boys
2PM Field #1 Coast U17 Girls Crush vs U16 Girls Red
2PM Field #2 Coast U17 Boys Waves vs U16 Boys Attack
3PM Field #1 Coast U18 Girls vs U15 Boys Hurricanes

Practice days this week 11/3/08

We'll practice on Tuesday and Wednesday @ 5:30 this week. We'll be OFF
on Thursday.

Remember, the games (2) this weekend are on Sunday: 11:00 and 3:00

Sunday, October 12, 2008

2008 Charleston Select Shootout - Mt. Pleasant tournament

Our schedule:
Current schedule:  Saturday @ 9:20 and 4:30  Wando High School;     Sunday 9:40   (Championship 1:55)

Event schedule page:
Our Division:

Saturday's games are at Wando High School. This is a great location for those of us driving up Saturday morning as it is about 12 miles before Mt. Pleasant.
Google map for Wando High School
1000 Warrior Way Road - Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466  
(Try Tomahawk Tr or Carolina Park Dr if your GPS doesn't like Warrior Way)

Sunday's games are at Patriot's Point, which are the typical Mt. Pleasant fields near the USS Yorktown.

Aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center
4875 Tanger Outlet Boulevard · North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
Phone: (843) 566-7300
(Near Coliseum Dr and International Blvd.  Charles Towne Square)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Savannah Room info and reminder

Previous info from John:
Savannah, Georgia tournament  Nov 15/16
Country Inn and Suites
7576 White Bluff Rd
Savannah, Ga 31406
Name:  Coast FA Hurricanes ( John Iseman)
Call directly and put a room in your name and secure with your credit card .
November 14 - 16, 2008

I just called and made my reservations.  She mentioned they still had 11 rooms left in the block. 

The rate is $89/night.  (Most on-line prices I saw for this hotel were around $98)

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah - Midtown
7576 White Bluff Road  Savannah, GA 31406
Trip Advisor Rating
Google Map

Monday, September 22, 2008

Final Fall Schedule

The league schedules have been posted. Our team page within the league website is

The weekend schedule (league and tournament) is listed below. I haven't listed times or fields. Please consult the league page as the most correct source.

Aug 23: open
Aug 30: Labor Day weekend
Sep 6: League play - Columbia
Sep 13:
League play - Myrtle Beach
->Sep 14:
League play - Columbia
Sep 20: Greenville soccer tournament
Sep 27: League play - Mt. Pleasant
Oct 4: open
Oct 11: open
Oct 18: Mt. Pleasant soccer tournament
Oct 25:
League play - Columbia
Nov 1:
League play - Columbia
Nov 8: Sat: open
->Nov 9: Sun: League play - Columbia (make-up)
Nov 15: Savannah soccer tournament
Nov 22: ---
Nov 29: ---
Dec 6: State Cup First Round
Dec 13: State Cup

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CESA Soccer Classic

Here is some important info about the upcoming CESA Soccer Classic - Sep 20/21

Tournament website:

Tournament schedule:
Our Saturday games are 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Hotel map:
Google map of Fairfield Inn

Hotel info:
48 Fisherman Lane
Greenville, South Carolina 29615 USA
Phone: 1-864-234-9916
Trip Advisor info

With our first game at 12:30, some may choose to drive up Saturday morning instead of Friday night.  I have talked to the Hotel Group-Sales coordinator, and she has been very good to work with. At this time, all our names have been sent from CESA to the Fairfield Inn, and we have individual confirmation numbers. If you want to cancel Friday night, call 864-527-6122. Make sure she knows you just want to cancel just Friday and not the entire weekend. You may want to wait until early next week to verify that the schedules still haven't changed. However, you may not want to wait until the last minute because these rooms were secured via contract.

Field maps and info:
Google map
SCYSA directions to MeSA fields

Hotel to Field:
Google map of route from Fairfield to MeSA fields
6.3 mi – about 13 mins

Sunday, September 07, 2008

2008 Charleston Select Men's Shootout Hotel Rooms

Hey guys --- you all need to call or email jeff with room and payment
info. See below..... I will not be sending a room list for this tournament.

Sent: 9/3/2008 12:47:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: 2008 Charleston Select Men's Shootout Hotel Rooms

Good Afternoon,

This is a reminder that the cutoff date of September 17th is quickly
approaching. Please make sure that all of your parents that need a
room for the tournament have made their arrangements under the team
block by either contacting me by email at <>
or by calling me at 704-882-2468. If you are providing me with a
rooming list, please make sure you send it to me by this date.
Thank you to all of you for making this a successful tournament and
good luck to you all in the games!!! Please let me know if there is
anything I can do on my end to help.


Jeffery S. Welch

"Eat, Sleep & Compete"
Office: 704.882.2467 Fax: 704.882.1411
Synergy between Hospitality and Athletics

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fall tournament info

from John...
Dear Soccer parents ---- time for another season ( only the fall season)....looking forward to a fun and rewarding year. Just to give you a quick heads up on the tournaments scheduled and what you need to be doing. Please be on the lookout for emails from me concerning times and dates for upcoming events. I will also begin collecting monies that are due ( to me) as soon as I get all the figures. This year I will be collecting for all three tournaments ...... we will be splitting the coaches fee and lodging and travel with the U-18's. Therefore we will save some money there . We are also saving on accommodations by booking early.
The first tournament is in Greenville SC. CESA Soccer Classic
Date is September 22,23
we are required to use their housing bureau, and I have not heard from them on the place yet. Should find out by August 27/28. The deadline to assign rooms will be September 2nd. Please respond quickly when we get the hotel info. I am trying to get them to let parents call and secure the room on your own credit card ( they want me to email everyone on our team as a "roster-type" sheet. If this is the case -- i will be asking for names and card numbers ---
Please be understanding ( i have no control over their policy)
Second tournament is Mt Pleasant. Charleston Select Shootout 2008
Dates are October 18, 19
We have to use their housing. We are staying at the Aloft by Starwood N Charleston. These rooms must be secured by Sept 16th. You may email Jeff. and give him
your name, team name ( Coast FA 93 U15 Boys Hurricanes), check in -10/17 and out 10/19, your phone #, your email address, and credit card #
fee is $139/night
Third tournament is Savannah, Ga
dates are November 15, 16
staying at the country inn and suites (89/night)
Hotel secured .... have not registered for the tournament( i will register next week)
more info to come next week.
All Hotel and tournament info is under my name.


Friday, August 15, 2008

New Fall Practice Schedule

Starting next week (Aug 18)

Parents and Players, I have to make a change in the practice schedule for the fall. This will free me up for an early training time with the Academy players on Thursdays.

Tues 5:30-7:00 U15's
7:00-8:30 U18's

Wed 5:30-7:00 U15's
7:00-8:30 U18's

Thurs 7:00-8:30 (Both Teams)

With the new schedule I can have 2 separate practices with both teams and also allow each player 3 training sessions a week. Please note that practice times may run over an extra 15 mins each session. So that you know on Mondays and Thursdays I will be coaching the Academy in the early time slot and on Mondays I will be assisting older girls and boys teams in the later slot.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Practice - week of Aug 11

Practice for week of August 11 - Socastee Park
Tuesday - canceled due to weather
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm
Friday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 am

Monday, August 04, 2008

Summer Training Schedule

Beginning this week, the summer training schedule will be:

Tuesday & Thursday: 6 pm (until ~ 8 pm)
Saturday: 9 am (until ~ 11 am)

For this week only, we'll train at the Y fields on the Airbase. They are
the first fields on your right when you enter through the back gate.
After this week, training will be moved back to Socastee Park.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Fall Schedule

Aug 23: <open>
Aug 30: <Labor Day weekend>
Sep 6: SC Bulls (Aiken) in Columbia@Garners Ferry - 1 pm
CSSC 93 (Fort Mill) in Columbia@NECSA - 5 pm
Sep 13: LSSC United (Lexington) in Myrtle Beach - 3 pm
Sep 14: CFC (Spartanburg) in Columbia@ Garners Ferry - 3pm
Sep 20: Possible Greenville soccer tournament
Sep 27: Mt. Pleasant in Mt Pleasant - 12:15pm
Bridge (Summerville) in Mt Pleasant -5:15pm
Oct 4: <open>
Oct 11: <open>
Oct 18: Possible Mt. Pleasant soccer tournament
Oct 25: CESA 94 Premier (Greenville) in Columbia@Garners Ferry- 1 pm
CESA 94 Premier (Greenville) in Columbia@Caughman Rd- 5 pm[extra non-counting game]
Nov 1: CESA 93 Challenge (Greenville) in Columbia@NECSA - 1 pm
Columbia United in Columbia@NECSA - 5 pm
Nov 8: <open>
Nov 15: Possible Savannah soccer tournament
Nov 22: ---
Nov 29: ---
Dec 6: State Cup First Round
Dec 13: State Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

No practice during July

Just FYI in case you didn't hear.  Joel will be out of town for most of July.  There will be no specific training for our team until early August.  Joel may pass along optional training opportunities (such as other CoastFA teams, etc.) if you want to participate.
I think we'll probably start back during the first week of August.  More details later.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Reminder: we're scheduled for practice (beach soccer) this Thursday at Springmaid Pier.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joel
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 6:42 PM
Subject: practice

Since the fields have closed we are going to go on thursdays at 5:30 -7:00(15). We will train and play on the beach at springmaid pier. Clint schnieder will be working with the keepers down there as well. If anyone wants more practice, every Monday and friday at 3:30, men play scrimmages at Low Country Day School. Also for the north players, next week Ray D'Argenio is working with his girls at Magnolia at 6:30. This week they are off, you are welcome to go to those sessions.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

No training this week / tryouts next week

With the season coming to an end yesterday, Joel will give the boys a break this coming week.  No training.
Tryouts for next year will be:  Mon May 19, Wed May 21, and Tue May 27 from 5:30 to 7:00.
Joel will be providing a summer training schedule soon.

Monday, May 05, 2008

First & Final Round Schedules Posted

The schedule is out.  We play Mt. Pleasant at Patriot's Point at 11 AM on Saturday.  See the entire state cup schedule at the below link.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 5:14 PM
Subject: First & Final Round Schedules Posted

You are receiving this message as a registered team for PUBLIX SCSCL & PMSL Spring 2008. If you want to be taken off of our member e-mail list, please send an e-mail to the Administrator:

Hey Everyone,

All teams should check the schedule to verify if they quailfied for the First Round games. For all the teams that quailfied to play the First Round the schedules are now posted at the following link. 

When you get to the SCYSA webpage you will see the link for the schedule.

More information to follow.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

First Strike Tournament

First Strike tournament:
This link will take you directly into the tournament site without all the Flash intros and HTML frames:
Discount USL tickets for Saturday night
Charlotte  Eagles  vs.   Bermuda  at  UNC Charlotte's  Transamerica  Field  Saturday, April 19 - 7:00 PM 
Players  and  Families  receive  the  First  Strike  discount  at $6.00/Adults  $4.00/Students  (6-18)
To  purchase  tickets  go  to  Select April  19th  game  and  enter  coupon  code:  FS08. 
For  discount,tickets  must  be  purchased  online  by  11:59pm  April  18th (Friday).  All tickets at gate are $10 and $7.
Ice Skating
Another option for some is Ice Skating.  It appears that the Eastland Mall ice rink is closed, but another option is   Their Saturday night session is 7:15 - 9:00 pm. (see attached schedule)
I don't need headcounts for the events, but if you'll let me know your plans, I'll keep up with who is doing what.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Saturday's games

The first game Saturday is in Summerville. These will be new fields for most of us. The street address is:
131 Travelers Blvd
Summerville, SC 29485
The standard route would be:
The Cooper River Bridge run is also on Saturday. The above route peels off towards I-526 about 6 miles before you get to the bridge. However, I have no idea what the bridge run does to traffic in the Mount Pleasant area. An alternate route through Moncks Corner is:

First Strike tournament

Some preliminary tournament info:
We will be going to the First Strike tournament in Concorde, NC on April 19-20, 2008.
The accepted teams are as follows:
Boys U14
    CASL FORCE (North Carolina)
    CAROLINA SELECT SC 93 GOLD (South Carolina)
    COAST FA HURRICANES (South Carolina)
    FC CAROLINA ALLIANCE 93 RED (North Carolina)
    TRIANGLE UNITED SA 93 SILVER (North Carolina)
The schedules should be out by the end of this week:
Sent: 3/27/2008 7:07:02 P.M.
Subj: First Strike Tournament Acceptances
  Hello.  I wanted to update you on tournament acceptances/schedules.  We will finalize team acceptances this weekend and begin working on schedules to be posted by end of week next week. 

The block of rooms is now gone. But they still may have rooms left. Call asap and see what you can get.
 Coast FA Hurricanes at Courtyard University 4/18-4/20
Jessica E. Roberts
Event Manager
Marriott Regional Sales Office, Mid-Atlantic States
Phone: 301-820-6048 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rescheduled game 613 Carolina Select 93 Gold vs 318 CoastFA 93 Hurricanes

The game against Carolina Select 93 Gold has been moved to Sunday at 10:30. 
The park is located on Garners Ferry Rd (US Hwy 378)  If you recall last fall we had a game rescheduled against CESA for a Sunday afternoon. It was at Garners Ferry Rd park.  8620 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins, SC 29061  (east side of Columbia)
Google map for above directions:  (142 miles from Conway; longer, but uses I-20)
Google map for route using Hwy 378:  (114 miles from Conway)
As usual, please arrive 45 minutes prior to the game.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Coastal Georgia Soccer Association - Boys Rule tournament

The schedule is out. You can find it on the CGSA main page just under the Boys Rule heading.
Saturday 9:30 AM vs SCSA White field 6
Saturday 5:30 PM vs Southeast United field 4
Sunday's game times will vary based on Saturday's results: 1) 11:00 AM on Field 5 or 6, and possibly 2:00 PM finals on field 5, Or 2) 8:00 AM AASU field
Field locations:
Main field: Chatham County Soccer complex [6960-6991] Sallie Mood Dr, Savannah, GA 31406 MapQuest Google Maps
Alternate field location at AASU Complex Google Maps Written directions
Hotel locations will vary.
Some are at the Country Inn and Suites (Midtown): 7576 White Bluff Rd Savannah, GA 31406
Others are at the Country Inn and Suites (Gateway/I95): 17009 ABERCORN STREET Savannah, GA 31419

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Preliminary league and season schedule

Here is the preliminary schedule. It is subject to minor changes* and will be official next week.
Jan 26-27 -  CGSA Tournament - Savannah, GA
Feb 2 - <open>
Feb  9 - <open>
Feb 16 - CESA-10:30 - Columbia - Midlands Orth/NECSA
       - CESA-3:00  - Columbia - Midlands Orth/NECSA
Feb 23 - Bridge-9:00 - Socastee
       - MPSC-4:30 - Socastee
Mar  1 - <open>
Mar  8 - <open> YMCA Can-Am Cup, Myrtle Beach
Mar 15 - <open> Possible St. Patrick's Day Tournament, Columbia 
Mar 23 - <open - Easter break>
Mar 29 - Carolina Select-10:30 - Columbia - Midlands Orth/NECSA
Apr  5 - Bridge-10:30 Summerville
       - MPSC-3:00 Mt. Pleasant, Patriot's Point
Apr 12 - Columbia United-10:30 - Columbia, Midlands Orth/NECSA
       - Columbia United-3:00 - Columbia, Midlands Orth/NECSA    
Apr 19 - <open> Possible Julian Brown in Charlotte, or First Strike 2008 in Concorde
Apr 26 - <open>
May  3 - Carolina Select-12:00 - Florence
Post Season
May 10 - SCSCL State Cup round 1
May 17-18 - SCSCL State Cup finals - Midstate
Links to tournaments or possible tournaments

Friday, January 04, 2008

CGSA Boys Rule - Jan 26/27

Tournament website: 
Hotel Info:
Country Inn and Suites Gateway. (17009 ABERCORN STREET) listing #1 listing #2 - not sure why there are two listings.
Anthony stayed there last fall, said it had been recently renovated, and gave it a great review.  It's just off the Interstate, so it will be 20 min or so from the fields.
As of today, they had 12 Kings @ $99,   18 double Queens @ $99, and 11 suites @ $109. 
When I called this evening I spoke to Rick (front desk mgr). He gave me the AAA rate of $89.10, and I'm not a AAA member.  He said he could do that rate for anyone else that called in.
Phone number: 912-921-1940   (toll free 1-800-456-4000, but I don't know if it rings at the local hotel.)
Below are a list of additional hotels
Country inn and suites ....  912-692-0404
Hampton Inn ... 912-335-4100
Holiday Inn .... 912-238-1200
Hilton Garden ... 912-721-5000