Thursday, November 18, 2010

State cup play-in (updated and revised!)

There is a great change for us.  I wish I had a snapshot of the league page a few days ago to see exactly what happened.  There must have been a scoring error which was later corrected.  SCUFC 93 Boys Elite has changed to 19 points (tied with us). With tie breaking procedures, we are now the 5th place team in the league (7th overall).

This now puts us playing Palmetto United Premier (formally Carolina Select.)  This was the team that beat us in in round 1 of State Cup last year.  We will likely be playing in Rock Hill instead of Greenville.

Here are the Play-in game pairings:

They have also decided to extend the play-in game range to include two weekends. Games may be played 11/27 to 12/4.  The higher seeded team gets to pick the venue while both coaches agree on date and time.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Upcoming League & State-cup Info

The league results are in, and we ended up in 6th place.  6th place is the last playoff position.

The two Region III Premier teams (CESA and Palmetto United / formerly Carolina Select club) will come back for State Cup and complete the 8-team playoff bracket.   CESA is ranked higher in the Region III standings, so they will be #1.

Once the top teams are added, we'll be seeded #8. By the rules: "23-c. The highest seeded teams through number 4 will play their first round match at their home field."  It appears we will be traveling to Greenville on Dec 4th to play CESA Premier.

Info for the rest of the fall league:

Saturday, November 13, 2010
All Challenge League Play Ends  (our team is already done.)

November 29, 2010 - December 4, 2010
SCSCL Bob Brantley Publix Challenge Cup First Round U15-U18
November 29 -December 4, 2010.
First Round of the Bob Brantley Publix Challenge Cup for U15-U18 teams may begin. 
All matches are to be completed by December 4, 2010. (We would play on Sat Dec 4)

December 11-12, 2010
SC Youth Soccer Bob Brantley Publix Challenge Cup U15-U19 Fall 2010
Hosted by Discoveries Soccer Club 
Location: Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex
Registration: Friday, December 10
Games: Saturday & Sunday, December 11-12

December 18-19, 2010
State Cup Rain Date
All Day Event
State Cup Rain Date
Fall  2010 State Cup Rain Date: December 17-19, 2010.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


441 PARK WEST AUGUSTA, GEORGIA 30813 (Grovetown, GA 30813)
Hotel Front Desk: 1-706-396-4600
Hotel Fax: 1-706-396-4610

Saturday - November 6th, 2010
9:30am Coast FA Hurricanes vs Lexington United Blue Patriots Park Field # 3
3:30pm Oconee FC Assualt vs Coast FA Hurricanes Blanchard Woods Field # 2

Sunday – November 7th, 2010
9:30am GA-SC Bulls Black vs Coast FA Hurricanes Blanchard Woods Field # 1

Directions to fields:
Directions to Blanchard Woods Soccer Park: (Sat 3:30 PM, Sun 9:30 AM)
4600 Blanchard Woods Dr, Evans, GA 30809
Route 1:  Google route  6.9 miles, 15 min

Route 2:  Tournament recommendation  this is a longer route, 11.5 miles, 22 min
[Note: Please do not enter "Blanchard Park" in to your GPS. There are 2 parks in the area with simila names and normally GPS systems route to the other park.]
Traveling from SC and NC on Interstate 20 West
  1. Take I-20 West towards Atlanta
  2. Take Exit Number 190 (Grovetown Exit / GA 388)
  3. Turn right onto SR-388 / Lewiston Rd                                                                   1.7 mi
  4. Continue going straight and the road name changes to Hereford Farm Rd   3.4 mi
  5. Turn left onto Blanchard Rd                                                                                 1.6 mi
  6. Turn Left on to Blanchard Woods Dr, Evans                                                          0.4 mi
  7. Follow Blanchard Woods Dr to the entrance of Blanchard Woods Soccer Park.
Directions to Patriots Park: (Sat 9:30 AM)
5445 Columbia Rd, Grovetown, GA 30813
Route 1: Google route  4.5 miles, 9 min

Route 2: Tournament recommendation this is a longer route, 7.3 miles, 12 min
Traveling from SC and NC on Interstate 20 West
  1. Take I-20 West towards Atlanta
  2. Take Exit Number 190 (Grovetown Exit / GA 388)
  3. Turn right onto SR-388 / Lewiston Rd                                                                   1.7 mi
  4. Turn Left onto Columbia Road                                                                             1.8 mi
  5. Turn Right at the Entrance to Patriots Park (5445 Columbia Rd)                             0.2 mi
  6. Follow driveway straight towards the gymnasium the soccer fields will be on your right.

Friday, October 29, 2010


The schedule for the Augusta showcase is out.

Tournament website:

17/18 BOYS

Saturday - November 6th, 2010
9:30am Oconee FC Assualt vs GA-SC Bulls Black Patriots Park Field # 2
9:30am Coast FA Hurricanes vs Lexington United Blue Patriots Park Field # 3
3:30pm GA-SC Bulls Black vs Lexington United Blue Blanchard Woods Field # 1
3:30pm Oconee FC Assualt vs Coast FA Hurricanes Blanchard Woods Field # 2

Sunday – November 7th, 2010
9:30am GA-SC Bulls Black vs Coast FA Hurricanes Blanchard Woods Field # 1
9:30am Lexington United Blue vs Oconee FC Assualt Blanchard Woods Field # 2

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Practice this week

Players and Parents,
I would like to change practice a little this week. We will only train two days each, but I can focus a little more on each team. Please try and make it to each practice.
Tues 6-8 17's
Thurs 6-8 17's

National Cup X Regional: Atlanta, Ga - hotel & tournament info

Sorry for the length of this e-mail.  Our team has been invited to play in the US Club regional tournament in Atlanta on October 9-10.   This will take the place of the previously planned Virginia Beach tournament.

Travel arrangements are being handled by Anthony Travel of Atlanta.  They have identified four hotels near the tournament fields for this event. By clicking on this link you can see the hotels and some basic info on the Anthony Travel web page. You can book on-line or call Anthony Travel at (800) 736-6377.   This chart shows a hotel comparison as well as distances to the fields: Hotel Amenities Comparison

I wanted to get everyone at the Homewood Suites ($89, TripAdvisor Rating) but there were only three double-bed suites left.  I got a room here and blocked the other two for our team.  (They have plenty of king suites with a pull out sofa bed if that will suite your travel needs.)

The U14 team (and Joel, I think) are staying at the Courtyard ($99, TripAdvisor Rating) so I blocked the rest of our rooms over there. I suppose the Courtyard will be the "official" team hotel, but if you prefer the Homewood or another property, those are available too.  Both of these hotels are off of I-85, but at different exits.  (As another option, the Marriott Norcross for $74 (rating) looks pretty good, but it is further from the fields and is not right on the interstate; I did not check on availability.)  All hotels will have complimentary breakfast for the tournament regardless of their day-to-day policies.

These rooms are blocked only until Friday September 17.  After that that time, you can still book on-line or by phone, but your hotel of choice, or room choice, may or may not be available.

I'd recommend doing this ASAP, especially if you're interested in the Homewood.

REGIONAL:Atlanta    /  GENDER:Boys  / AGE GROUP:U17
TEAM NAME:Coast SA 93 Hurricanes    (note that the block name is misspelled as 'SA' instead of  'FA')

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jacksonville tournament details

Tournament websites:
Our games:
Saturday 9/4/2010 12:30 PM  Atlantic Coast High School
Saturday 9/4/2010 5:00 PM   Atlantic Coast High School
 - 9735 R G Skinner Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. Saturday's games are only 1.0 miles from the hotel!

Sunday 9:30 / 11:00 / 2:00  depending on results
 - Earl Johnson field: 5390 St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207;  9.5 miles from hotel
 - Patton Park field: 2850 Hodges Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246; 10.3 miles from hotel

Jacksonville 9A & Baymeadows
8127 Point Meadows Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, 32256
(904) 363-7150 Property Phone
(904) 363-7151 Property Fax

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Jacksonville schedule

The schedules are out. Our first game will be Saturday at 12:30 PM.

Saturday 9/4/2010 12:30 PM Game: 0207
Home Team CoastFA 93 Hurricanes
Away Team Jacksonville United 93/94 Boysre

Saturday 9/4/2010 5:00 PM Game: 0209
Home Team CoastFA 93 Hurricanes
Away Team FC United of Florida Boys Black 93-94

Sunday, August 22, 2010

SCYSA League website

Our team page on the SCYSA Challenge League (SCSCL) web page is:

This is where the official schedule is maintained.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fall Soccer Practice Schedule

Monday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm (may arrive as early as 7 pm for warm-ups)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

First Coast Labor Day Shootout - Jacksonville hotel

Personalized Group Page is Ready - COAST FA HURRICANES We have a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Jacksonville -9A & Baymeadows.  The room rate is $79/night.  (With tax, the two night amount will be $178.54) This hotel is about 9-10 miles from the fields.

You can call the hotel directly at (904) 363-7150 and specifically ask for the Coast FA Hurricanes Rate, or you can use the web page they set-up for our block. E-mail me for the special reservation link.

Hotel webpage:
19 reviews on Trip Advisor give it either 4 or 5 stars, and 100% of the reviewers recommend this hotel:

Reservations are available until Aug 27 or until the block is filled up. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

U17 CoastFA 93 Hurricanes Fall Schedule

Here is the basic information on the fall schedule. 

8/21:  OFF (League Regular Season begins today)
8/28:  OFF

9/4:   First Coast Labor Day Shootout - Jacksonville, Fl (Sat/Sun)
9/11:  1PM SCUFC Palmetto I (@Columbia)
       5PM SCUFC Palmetto II (@Columbia)

9/18:  OFF
9/25:  OFF

10/2:  1PM SCUFC MP '93 Elite (Home)
       5PM DISA Sting (Home)

10/9:  Virginia Beach Columbus Day Tournament, Virginia Beach, VA (Sat/Sun) [SAT test date]
10/16: 11AM DSC 93 Green (@Rock Hill)
       3PM CFC 93 (@Rock Hill)
       Sunday 10/17: 3PM Summerville Soccer Club (Home)

10/23: 3PM SCUFC 93 Boys Elite (@Mt. Pleasant)
       Sunday 10/24:  3PM FSA Force  (field location TBD)

10/30: 1PM CESA 93 B Challenge (@Columbia)
       5PM CASA 93 Orange (@Lexington)

11/6:  Peachbelt Tournament College Showcase, Aiken, SC (Sat/Sun) [SAT test date]
11/13: OFF (League Regular Season ends)
11/20: OFF
11/27: OFF (Thanksgiving weekend)

12/4:  SCSCL play-in weekend / [SAT test date]
12/11: SCSCL State Championships / Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill.

In about a week, the league games will be added to our team page on the SCYSA website. I'll pass that link along then. The league page will not include our tournament details.

Opponent team info:
SCUFC - South Carolina United Football Club
SCUFC-MP 93 Elite - Mt. Pleasant team
SCUFC 93 Boys Elite - the Columbia United (former) Premier team
SCUFC 93 Boys Palmetto I - old Columbia United Palmetto I
SCUFC 93 Boys Palmetto II - old Columbia United Palmetto I

CASA 93 Orange - Clemson Area Soccer Association
CESA 93 Challenge - Carolina Elite Soccer Academy - Greenville, SC
CFC 93 - Carolina Football Club - Spartanburg, SC
DISA Sting - Daniel Island Soccer Association - Daniel Island (Charleston), SC
DSC 93 Green - Discoveries Soccer Club - Rock Hill/Ft. Mill, SC
FSA Force - Florence Soccer Association

Sunday, August 01, 2010

U17 Hurricane tournament update

Below find some updated season/tournament info from Joel, along with updated ranking status for our team.

-------- Original Message --------

Parents and Players,
These are the current tournaments that the U17 players will be attending. Gregg will be attaching some information that you may want to follow through with. This is the season where coaches really view players at these events(junior/senior year's) and that is why we are taking this team to better events than last year. In the event that college coaches watch us play, it would be an excellent opportunity to give them information on your son. Please take the time to do this it is important to have(resume).Formal training will start on August 16th at 7pm. For that week and the next we will train four nights in a row (Mon-Thurs). We will also be scrimmaging the U18's every week. During those first two weeks, we will scrimmage them on a Saturday mornings (TBA). When school starts we will be going back to Mon, Wed and Thursday nights (7-8:30). Also remember I am running a fitness and technique camp for the next two weeks(mon-thurs 6pm-7:30) cost is 5 dollars each night. See you soon.
1) First Coast Labor Day Shootout
9/4/2010 - 9/6/2010
Jacksonville, Florida
2) Virginia Beach Columbus Day Tournament
October 9-10, 2010 (Sat & Sun)

3) Peachbelt Tournament - November 6-7

This event is U17 and 18 only and is held during the Peach-Belt Conference tournament. There will be many college coaches on hand and we will get an oppurtunity to view college soccer this weekend.
Below is a link to the soccer team's in the peach belt.
We are now ranked higher than we have every been ranked before!! (link)
Coast Futbol Alliance

National Competition
USYS 2010 South Carolina State Finalist
Silver Level Team

sincRank Expand
National  #38
Region III  #28
South Carolina  #3

Player Resume Info

It has been suggested to have these available at tournaments for college coaches  for any player wishing to provide one.  We can have one parent volunteer to coordinate this (collect resumes, make copies, distribute), or we can simply to the "do it yourself" approach. 
Do-it-yourself method:  complete a resume for your son.   Provide me with multiple copies prior to each tournament. I'll group them together and have them available for tournament officials/college coaches, etc.  (We don't really have club funds to pay for the copies, printouts, etc. so this method spreads the work and expense among the parents/players who are interested.)  No obligation, no deadline. Opt-in or opt-out throughout the season as desired.
Contact me if you need a copy of the resume template.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fall 2010 League info for 93 Hurricanes

The CoastFA staff have selected tournaments for the fall, and I have just completed the on-line application process for our team.  The fall schedule will be determined at the August 8 scheduling meeting.  I can pass along the following information at this time.

League games may start as early as August 21 and will be completed by November 13.  We have blocked the following dates and planned the following tournaments:
Aug 21:  BYE#1  (to delay the start of league play)
Sept 4/5 Labor Day weekend:  planning a major tournament in either Atlanta (Atlanta Cup, if accepted) or Greensboro Adidas Labor Day Shootout.
Oct 9/10: BYE#2 - to allow us to attend the Virginia Beach Columbus Day tournament
Nov 6/7: BYE#3 - to allow us to attend the Peachbelt Tournament in Aiken (College Showcase)

As you know, we had a very good finish in State Cup last fall. This has improved our national ranking and given us opportunity for some of the higher level tournaments.  We were actually ranked a little higher last week, but currently we are 4th in SC, 30th in Region III, and 40th Nationally.

Additional planning info:  If planning to take the SAT this fall, there is an available date in December (Dec 4).

Once the fall schedule is determined, complete travel and tournament expenses will be determined (as we did last year), and this money will be collected in advance to fund the team checking account.  This account will be used for tournament application fees, mileage reimbursement, per diem, etc.

As always, this e-mail  -- as well as other important e-mails -- will be posted to our team blog at  Bookmark that page and refer to it as needed during the season.