Coach Joel Bantawanted a strong test for his two Coast FA teams prior to their State Cup tournament so he entered both in the prestigious CASL Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina. CASL is regarded as one of the top youth soccer events in the country normally drawing participation from all fifty states. What happened next was more than Coach Banta expected. Both teams returned home undefeated and champions of their U16 and U15 division respectively.
The Coast 99 Red gutted out three consecutive one goal margins to claim top honors in the U16 Premier Division against Boca Jrs out of Miami, hometown host CASL Black and OLNY Rangers from Washington DC.
The Coast 00 Red earned a championship in the U15 Premier Division with a dominant 4-0 result against Cincinnati based CU Academy Newcastle and held on for a 2-1 victory against JFC Armada from Jacksonville.
"Both of my teams accepted the challenge put before them this weekend and came home champions. I could not be more pleased with their play in this event " said Coach Banta
Coast Finds Success at Adidas Clash & CASL
Dateline: Sunday November 15, 2015
Eighteen Coast FA teams traveled to the Greensboro - Raleigh, N.C. tournaments over the weekend and nine returned home with medals. Coast teams claimed four championships and five finalist while competing in the Adidas Clash in Greensboro and the CASL Boys Jr. Showcase in Raleigh. Coast Director of Coaching Ross Morgan traveled to the events and said " We struggled at these events last season so it was very encouraging to have this much success here this year. I thought our teams were well prepared and put together a very good weekend.
Championships were claimed by Coast 99g Crush in U16 girls first division, Coast 01 Red in U14 boys first division, Coast 06 Red in U9 boys first division and Coast 02 Red in U13 boys at the CASL Jr. Showcase which is recognized as one of the top tournaments in the U.S.
Five Coast FA teams returned home with medals from the Charleston Shootout over the weekend. The event went forward despite torrential rainfall amounts and widespread flooding in the low country area. "The Mount Pleasant club did a terrific job putting on the event in less than ideal conditions. Many thanks go to them for finding a way not to disappoint the players that participated" said Coast Director Heyward Gulledge.
Champion medals from the first division U8 boys went to the Coast 07 Red team coached by Carl Clark. The boys posted four straight victories and survived a wild second round match that saw goals being scored at record pace by both clubs.
After recording three lopsided victories in pool play the Coast 06 Black team coached by Eugene Dougherty came up short in the final of the U9 third division against DISA. The team scored twenty two goals over their four matches in Charleston.
The Coast 05 Black team coached by Mario Benjamin saw a championship elude them by the most narrow of margins losing out on a points tie breaker. The team posted three convincing results in the second division of U10 but managed only a tie against the eventual champions from DSC.
Thomas Tamale's Coast 01 Red ran into a strong Palmetto United team that prevented them from winning top honors in the first division of U14. The 01 Red claimed two quality wins during pool play but could not find a way to get through PUFC in the finals.
Coach Joel Banta's 99 Red took a weekend off from their hectic R3PLE schedule and finished as finalists at the Shootout in the top U16 division. The boys had nice results against CESA and DISA but dropped a close one against USA Mount Pleasant Premier in the final.
CoastFA Girls Successful in Charleston Shootout
Dateline: Monday September 28, 2015
Seven Coast FA girls teams entered the Charleston Shootout over the weekend and four returned home with medals. Two championships and two finalist trophies were presented by the Charleston tournament staff to Coast.
Coach Pat Piscitelli's Coast 99g Crush girls faced very stiff competition against Cesa, Usa Mt. Pleasant and SCUFC Columbia top teams and escaped with the championship by the the most narrow of margins. Three clean sheets were recorded and only two total goals were conceded by the Crush over four matches in the top division of U16 .
The Coast 05g Red girls dominated the top division of U10 girls posting four straight lopsided results on their way to claiming the title. The girls scored twenty two goals while only surrendering two all weekend.
In what was a bitter disappointment for Coach Mark Sanchez and his Coast 98g Flames, the girls finished as finalists in the top division of U17. After posting three straight wins and not allowing a single goal during round robin play the girls lost 1-2 to a strong CESA side in the finals.
Coach R.J. Bass entered his U8 Coast 07g Red girls in the U9 division at Charleston and the girls scrapped their way to finalist honors. The undersized ladies managed one win and one tie but lost twice to the eventual champions from Mount Pleasant.
CoastFA 2015 Fall Teams - League and Schedule Links
Dateline: Thursday September 24, 2015
TEAM LEAGUE (click to see!) SCHEDULE (click to see!)
Coast 07g Black *In house league *Schedule will be determenind by CoastFA Staff
Coast FA 04G Red Claim First Division Title
Dateline: Monday September 21, 2015
Coach Brent Mackie's Coast 04g Red girls squad claimed top honors at the DSC Rock Hill Classic over the weekend. The girls posted three wins against one loss to claim the championship of the top U11 division.
"We played outstanding competition in a terrific setting at Cherry Park. Our girls were challenged and the tournament presented a great opportunity for us to improve as a team. The kids have been working very hard at training and it paid off this weekend" added Coach Mackie.
00 Red Brings Home the Gold
Dateline: Monday September 14, 2015
Coach Joel Banta's 00 Red boys team grinded through four very difficult matches on their way to claiming the championship of the U15 first division at the DSC Rock Hill Classic. "We were very solid defensively all weekend and scored just enough goals to win a very difficult division. The boys were focused and ready to compete and this tournament will prepare us for our regular season schedule. Many thanks to the DSC staff for hosting a great event " said Banta
Four other Coast FA teams fell just shy of championships over the weekend. Banta's U16 boys 99 Red team lost a heart breaker 2-1 in the finals and three Coast teams fell short at U11. The 04 Red recovered from an early round defeat to finish second in the first division while the 04 Black posted three straight wins before falling in the final of the U11 third division. For the second consecutive tournament the 05 Red boys played up a year and claimed the finalist medal in the second division of U11.
Fall 2015 McDonald's Rec League Registration
Dateline: Monday May 1, 2015
Registration for the McDonald’s Coast FA Fall 2015 Rec League.
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-14th .....Teams are assembled, coaches acquired for each team Sept 14th-18th ...Coaches contact his/her team members and sets practice days and times. Each coach dictates their teams days and times. Sept 16th ............Coaches meeting where the head coach receives his/her teams players contact information and uniforms for his/her team
Sept 18th ............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
Five Coast Teams Medal at Triangle
Dateline: Monday August 31
Twelve Coast FA teams started their fall season by entering the 9th Annual Triangle United Classic in Chapel Hill N.C. over the weekend and five returned home with hardware.
"Overall our teams had a very successful weekend against quality competition. Our staff has been concentrating on the technical aspect of the game at training and it showed well in this pre season tournament. The kids are following instruction extremely well to be so early in the season. I was able to watch every team during the event and I feel like we are off to a great start" said Coast DOC Ross Morgan.
The Coast 05g Red girls coached by Stepheney Burnett and Coach Donnie Price's Coast 02 Red boys captured championship trophies in very convincing fashion. Coast 05 Red and Coast 05 Black coached by Jimmy Deane and Mario Benjamin as well as Coach Brent Mackie's Coast 04g Red claimed finalist medals coming up just short in the championship matches.
Mutiny’s late rally comes up short to end record season
Dateline: Sunday July 26
The Myrtle Beach Mutiny’s record-setting season finally came to an end Saturday night, but the NPSL South Division finalists didn’t go down without a fight.
The Mutiny rallied from a three-goal deficit to come within one score of visiting Chattanooga FC, but they couldn’t get the equalizer to go down in the final minutes and suffered a 3-2 loss in the second round of the NPSL Playoffs at Ashley Booth Field.
Chattanooga took a 1-0 lead and halftime and stretched it out to 3-0 with a goal in the 77th minute. But Myrtle Beach’s RJ Bass scored a goal in the 82nd and assisted on another to Noah Gulley in the 84th minutes to make it interesting in the final 6 minutes plus injury time. But Chattanooga survived the final flurry to defend its title and advance to the NPSL’s Final Four.
Myrtle Beach Mutiny moves on to host Chattanooga FC on Saturday 7/25
Dateline: Sunday July 19
The Myrtle Beach Mutiny defeated FC Wichita 3-1 Saturday evening July 18th on the heals of Jon Ander Ibarrondo's hat trick. The game started off fast and furious with FC Wichita on the attack immediately until a beautiful through ball by Brett Luccia found Myrtle Beach forward Jon Ander Ibarrondo at the eleven minute mark who took one touch and then placed the ball calmly in the lower right corner of the net. Wichita tied the contest nine minutes later when Mohamed Hamed broke d own the left touchline and placed a perfect cross to Abel Sebile who hammered it home. The rest of the half was end-to-end physical action that left many players on the turf until another pass from Myrtle Beach midfielder Aksul Juul found its way to Jon Ander Ibarrondo who struck a perfect shot into the upper left for his second goal. The second half started with continued pressing action which showcased some of the best passing, teamwork and hustle by both squads. Myrtle Beach hit the crossbar twice and FC Wichita equally peppered the Myrtle Beach goal only to be stopped by Myrtle Beach keeper Kenny Perkinson time and time again. In the 57th minute, Aksul Juul found Jon Ander Ibarrondo again with yet another perfect pass thus completing a hat trick night with a perfect strike. Juul said “We just come out and try to have fun on the pitch.” Myrtle Beach midfielder Ross Henderson was unfortunately issued his second yellow card for a slide tackle and ejected with ten minutes to play after covering from box to box all evening. Wichita continued to press but could score again as the Myrtle Beach defense anchored by Cameron Burrows, Justin Wolf, Hayden Poell and Jack Winter denied every attack in the final stanza. Myrtle Beach moves on to host Chattanooga FC on Saturday 7/25who defeated Miami Fusion FC 1-0 to advance. Equally impressive as the Mutiny's run to enter the playoffs is that 3 local players all saw action and played great this evening. Myrtle Beach coach Tom Morris said “It was a superb effort by the boys. Everyone gave their all and it was a complete team effort!”
Gulledge Receives a Call
Dateline: Thursday July 16
Seventeen year old Cole Gulledge received an unexpected phone call Thursday morning from Charleston Battery Coach Dusty Huddock inviting him to play a match on Fridaynight at 7:30 pm.Turns out that the match will be for the Charleston Battery vs West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League at Blackbaud Stadium in Daniel Island. Gulledge is a rising senior at St. James High School and a current member of the S.C. Battery U-18 Development Academy team. "It took me a moment to process what Coach Huddock was asking me. Once the initial shock wore off I just became filled with excitement. This is an amazing opportunity for me to compete against world class players in a terrific atmosphere" said Gulledge
Before joining the S.C. Battery Development Academy, Gulledge played his entire youth career at Coast FA and is a current member of the NPSL Myrtle Beach Mutiny. "I owe a lot to all of my coaches at Coast starting at age five in the micro league up to playing two years in the Region III Premier League at age fifteen. These coaches gave me everything that I needed to be successful and I intend to make the most of my opportunities moving forward. The facilities at Socastee Park were a great place to learn the game and I still use them on a regular basis. There are a lot of quality players coming up through the Coast FA system" added Gulledge.
" As Cole's former coach I am super proud of him for his achievements. His efforts on and off the field are a testament to his hard work and is what created this opportunity for himtomorrow night. He has a bright future on and off the pitch" said Coach Joel Banta.
Coast Director of Coaching Ross Morgan added " This is a great opportunity for Cole to play against an established Premier League side full of seasoned professional players many with World Cup, European Championship and Copa America experience. It is nice to see a player that started with Coast FA as a five year old go through our program, become a starter with the U.S Development Academy and now get a chance to play with the Battery against West Brom. Well done Cole.
Mutiny Playoff Scenario
Dateline: Wednesday July 15
After posting a 10-1-1 regular season record and winning the South Atlantic Conference things now get really tough for the Mutiny as we enter a single elimination playoff format. Our outstanding record during the season earned us the #2 overall seed in the nation and allows us to theoretically host the first three rounds of the playoffs in Myrtle Beach . The journey starts this Saturday evening 7/18/15 at Ashley Booth Field versus FC Wichita Kansas with a 7:30 pm kickoff. If we advance Saturday we will host the winner of Chattanooga Tennessee FC versus Miami Fusion FC on Saturday 7/25/15 at home to decide the South Region Championship.
The winner of the South Region Championship will be one of four teams that remain and will face the champions from the Northeast, Midwest and West Regions on 8/1/15. The Mutiny will host this match as long as we are still alive in the playoffs. The winner of the Regionals will then face one another for the NPSL National Championship on Saturday 8/8/15 at the home field of the highest seed .
"What an incredible season the boys have put together . Everyone involved with the team has done an outstanding job to get us to this point with a special debt of gratitude given to head coach Tom Morris. Our success in the regular season is paying huge dividends for us now allowing us to host the first three rounds and potentially the National Championship in Myrtle Beach. Our local soccer community will benefit from seeing quality matches that feature nine local players on our team. Norwegian national Tryme Hogner did a great job getting the Mutiny established but since Coast FA purchased the team two years ago we have greatly benefited from the local leadership and club support. We have a huge task facing us Saturday and I hope to have everyone come out when we face Wichita " Said Sporting Director Pat Piscitelli.
Myrtle Beach Mutiny Final Regular Season Home Game
Ashley Booth Saturday, 11th July - 7:00pm Kick off vs. Carolina Railhawks
Myrtle Beach Mutiny Fans!
Get to the hottest NPSL game in the country as our Myrtle Beach Mutiny face off in their final regular season game against Carolina Railhawks. Kick off is at 7:00pm on Saturday, July 11th at Ashley booth field.
The Mutiny are already through to the play offs after an outstanding record after 11 games, with 9 wins, 1 tie and only 1 loss and currently have the best points per game ratio of the entire South Region (2.55). However, the location of the play off games hangs in the balance. A win on Saturday ensures that our Mutiny will play matches at home in the play off games, giving them a huge advantage with the home crowd behind them! A loss or draw means that potentially the Mutiny would have to travel as far as either Miami, FL or Wichita, KS!
After the game no matter the result, The Mutiny will be crowned South Atlantic Champions for the first time in their history! We want you to join in the celebrations and we need your support to ensure we get that final win and bring our opponents in the play offs to us!
Check out our very own Mutiny radio commercial below!
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
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.