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2016-2017 Coast FA Select Soccer Tryout Information

ALL PLAYERS wishing to participate in the 2016-17 season are required to register online prior to tryouts 

Socastee Park 7485 Butler Road Myrtle Beach SC 29577

North Myrtle Beach Sports Park 150 Citizens Cr. Little River SC 29566

Stables Park, 2400 Petigru Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585


6U - 12U Boys & Girls must register online by midnight Sunday May 8th 2016


WHO?: 6U thru 12U Boys & Girls (Click here for Age Matrix)    (Players born in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006,2005,) 


  • Monday & Tuesday May 9th and May 10th at Socastee Park
  • Wednesday May 11th and Thursday May 12th at NMB Sports Park
  • Saturday May 14th & Sunday May 15th at Stables Park     



13U - 20U Boys & Girls must register online by midnight Sunday May 15th 2016


WHO?: 13U thru 20U Boys & Girls (Click here for Age Matrix)    (Players born in 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997)


  • Monday & Thursday May 16th and May 19th at Socastee Park
  • Tuesday May 17th at Stables Park
  •  Wednesday May 18th at NMB Sports Park


WHAT TIME?  :    

  • 4:00pm - 5:15pm     Registration              
  • 5:15pm - 5:30pm     Individual Warmup
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm     Evaluation – Tryout
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm    Mandatory Parent Meeting (Each Day) Q & A


WHAT TO BRING? :   Medical Release & Code of Conduct (Click Here for Form), Copy of Birth Certificate, Copy of (front & Back) of medical insurance card, Shin guards, Cleats, Ball and Drink.        

COST?                  :    $25.00 per player….Every player wishing to try out MUST pre-register online.

HOW TO PRE-REGISTER:     Click Here for Instructions 



1.    You are now registered for Tryouts online and have made your payment.

2.    Go to the green shelter to select the correct size tryout shirt. (Must be worn at all tryouts)

3.    If you have ALL your required paperwork proceed to concession stand.

4.    Now go to the “photo table” where we will take a photo for your player card.

5.    Find your designated age group area and begin individual warm ups.


1.    If you ARE chosen you will receive instructions on how to order your uniform if needed and make your first installment.

2.    If you are NOT chosen the evaluator will call to inform you of their decision

Class of 2016 College Signings
Dateline: Thursday March 31, 2016

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 !!!

Jessica Preedom - Coast 97 Red - College of Charleston 

Jake Perito - Coast 97 Red - Limestone College 

Austin Bolton - Coast 96 Red - Coker College

Conor Sloan - Coast 96 Red - Furman University

Cole Gulledge - Coast 96 Red - College of Charleston 

Kayque Stoffel - Coast 97 Red - USC Aiken

Coast Players Rack Up High School Awards
Dateline: Thursday May 12, 2016
The following Coast FA players earned spots in this year's two post season all star events for high school seniors.
Jessica Preedom (Waccamaw High School) was chosen for the Clash of the Carolinas event which pits the top 18 players from South Carolina against North Carolina's best.
Foster Russell (Myrtle Beach High), Adolfo Aguilar (Myrtle Beach High) and Jake Perito (Socastee High) were chosen to participate in the North / South game which features players from the northern part of South Carolina competing against players from southern South Carolina.
Congratulations to these long time Coast FA players for achieving these great honors.
All State Selections were awarded to Matt Staub of 2A Waccamaw High (Coast 97 Red ) and 3A Myrtle Beach High players Adolfo Aguilar (Coast 97 Red), Foster Russell (Coast 97 Red) and Tristen Gordon (Coast 99g Crush). Congrats for being recognized as South Carolina's best this year.
Region 6 Boys 4A  All Region First Team
Jake Perito - Socastee High & Coast 97 Red named Player of the Year
Ashton Newman - Socastee High & Coast 97 Red
Chris Matlashewski - Socastee High & Coast 99 Red
Kayque Stoffel - Socastee High & Coast 97 Red
Sammy Sawyer - Conway High & Coast 97 Red
Anthony Powalie - Carolina Forest High & Coast 99 Red
Region 6 Girls 4A  All Region First Team
Amber Rutledge - Carolina Forest High & Coast 99g Crush named Player of the Year
Janelle Rutledge - Carolina Forest High & Coast 99g Crush
Katelyn Price - Socastee High & Coast 98g Flames
Brittany Leftis - Socastee High & Coast 99g Crush
Bailey Provencal - Carolina Forest High & Coast 98g Flames
Mackenzie Moore - Carolina Forest High & Coast 98g Flames 
Region 7 Girls 3A  All Region First Team
Tristen Gordon - MB High & Coast 99g Crush named Player of the Year
Abigail Gonzalez - MB High & Coast 00g Girls
Josie Posma - MB High & Coast 99g Crush
Haley Brandon - St. James High & Coast 99g Crush
Brooke Kennedy - NMB High & Coast 98g Flames
Anna Marie Puglia - NMB High & Coast 00g Girls
Region 7 Girls 3A  All Region Second Team
Ariana Cumez - St. James High & Coast 99g Crush
Mary Ropp - St. James High & Coast 98g Flames
Alecea Mexas - MB High & Coast 98g Flames
Region 7 Boys 3A  All Region First Team
Adolpho Aguilar - MB High & Coast 97 Red
Foster Russell - MB High & Coast 97 Red
Hunter Hardin - MB High & Coast 99 Red
Jared Crawford - NMB High & Coast 97 Red
Andres Celis - St. James High & Coast 97 Red
Region 7 Boys 3A  All Region Second Team
Simon Sander - NMB High & Coast 97 Red
Chris Young - St. James High & Coast 97 Red
Max Davila - St. James High & Coast 00 Red
Garrett Greene - St. James High & Coast 99 Red
Riley Parker - St. James High & Coast 00 Red - Honorable Mention
Region 8 Boys 2A  All Region First Team
Matt Staub - Waccamaw High & Coast 97 Red
Pearce Dechamplain - Waccamaw High & Coast 99 Red
Mason Preedom - Waccamaw High & Coast 99 Red
Chris Crosby - Waccamaw High & Coast 97 Red
Region 8 Girls 2A All Region First Team
Jessica Preedom - Waccamaw High & Coast 97 Red named Player of the Year
Lawson Murphy - Waccamaw High & Coast 96g Girls
Sarah Allston Phillips - Waccamaw High & Coast 99g Crush
Juliet Gammel - Waccamaw High & Coast 98g Flames

Coast FA takes five titles as Coast Spring Classic host
Dateline: Monday Aril 25, 2016

The second week of the Coast Spring Classic youth soccer tournament saw (host club) Coast FA capture five division championships and two runners-up.

Competing at fields at Market Common’s Grand Park in Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Sports & Recreation Complex, Coast FA earned five gold medals in the Under-8 to Under-12 portion of the tourney the weekend of April 23 &24.

Coast champions included the U-11 Boys fourth division Coast 04 Red, the U-11 Girls fifth division Coast 04G Black, the U-10 Boys fourth division Coast 05 Black, the U-10 Girls 8v8 second division Coast 05G Red, and the U-10 Girls 6v6 fourth division Coast 05G Black. Coast had runners-up in the U-11 Girls second division runner-up Coast 04 Red, and the U-8 Girls first division runner-up Coast 07G Red.

The McDonald's Coast Spring Classic continues to be the largest SC Youth Soccer Tournament in South Carolina history with 471 teams competing during the two tournament weekends this year. 


Three Championships for Coast
Monday April 18, 2016
        Three Coast FA teams captured championships over the weekend at the 8th Annual McDonald's Coast Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The first weekend of the tournament included 135 teams from across the Southeastern United States with an additional 335 teams set to play next weekend. "Hosting an event for almost 500 teams is an enormous task that only goes well if everyone is working together. The staffs at the city of North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach were terrific all weekend and both facilities were perfect to host the largest youth soccer tournament in the history of South Carolina youth soccer. Coast FA parents also did an awesome job as field supervisors and marshals. We hope next weekend runs as smoothly as this past weekend" said Coast Director Heyward Gulledge
        Congratulations to the Coast 02 Red coached by Joel Banta, Coast 01 Red coached by Thomas Tamale and the Coast 00 White led by Brandon Michaels for their championship weekends.
Former Coast Players Sign With Battery
Monday April 4, 2016
CHARLESTON — Four teenage prospects from the S.C. Battery Academy have joined the Charleston Battery 2016 roster through a program that allows USL teams to sign amateur players from their affiliated academies without it costing the prospect his NCAA eligibility.
The players are: Forwards Robbie Robertson of Camden and Conor Sloan of Murrell’s Inlet, midfielder Alex Henderson of Daniel Island, and defender-midfielder Cole Gulledge of Murrell’s Inlet.
This year’s crop of academy talent isn’t the first group to earn spots on the Battery’s available roster, but with Battery goalkeepers coach Dusty Hudock now in his first season as head coach of the S.C. Battery Academy U-18s, communication between the programs is improving.
“It’s a physical link between both programs,” Hudock said of his dual duties. And with more than six years as Coach Mike Anhaeuser’s assistant, the two men are on the same page when it comes to soccer talent.
“He has enough trust in me that when I recommend a player, he is willing to bring him in for a training session,” Hudock said. “On their part, we’ve had players who know their jobs and have been able to do them. We have to give credit to these guys for how well they’ve done.”
S.C. Battery Academy is an independently owned program that is affiliated with, but not managed by, the professional soccer club. It fields teams at the U14, U16 and U18 levels.
Cole Gulledge
Cole Gulledge
Cole Gulledge, 18, is a versatile 6-3 senior at St. James High School who will play for College of Charleston in the fall. He joined the academy four years ago and wound up making an appearance for the Battery last July in Charleston’s 2-1 exhibition loss to West Bromwich Albion. He calls that experience his best moment in soccer so far.
“Natural ability took over,” Gulledge said. “The crowd just went silent for me. (I was) playing alongside a great group of guys, they took me in well, and I just couldn’t be happier about it.”
At 6-3, he’s an aerial specialist who is working on his quickness and technical skills. “I’m more of a holding midfielder, sitting behind the playmaker, and I can also slide into a center back role, or even, as I did recently with the first team, I can slide out to the right back. I was pretty successful there.”
Alex Henderson 
Conor Sloan
Conor Sloan
Conor Sloan, 17, has known Gulledge since the two were four years old and they came up as players together in Murrells’ Inlet.
The 5-9 striker began to take soccer seriously after attending a camp in Alabama while he was still in middle school, and he’s appeared in Battery preseason matches. The left-footer plays forward, but prefers to work at left wing. He’s committed to Furman University.
“I would say my major strengths are probably my quickness and my speed, my ability to take players one-on-one. My weaknesses would be my right foot, that’s for sure. I need to work on that, and I have been.”
In the meantime, Gulledge has been the member of the academy contingent with the most Battery mileage.
“Every time he’s performed, Augie has been happy with him,” Hudock said. “He’s been more than satisfied with his knowledge, his tactical decision-making, and his physicality.
“Augie is a trust guy. He’ll give you enough rope, and then if do well, he’s going to give it to you more and more. He keeps asking for Cole. And Cole would probably knock out everybody on the field right now to play for the Battery. That’s how much he cares. He really wants this.”

“Coast FA is extremely proud of the achievement of Cole and Conor” said Coast FA DOC Ross Morgan, “They are a great example to all the younger boys and girls at Coast FA of what is possible through hard work and dedication.” They can often be seen at Socastee Park putting in extra work on their own. Many of our rec players will recognize them as they turn out to referee games in the McDonald’s rec league on their off weekends. We look forward to watching the next chapter of their soccer careers with excitement.

CoastFA 2016 Spring Teams - League and Schedule Links
Name of team  Head Coach Team Manager Schedule League Standings Sinc Team Page
Coast 97 Red Joe Werhle Terry Perito Playing High School in Spring PMSL Classic I U18/19 N/A
Coast 99 Red Joel Banta Rene Preedom Playing High School in Spring R3 PLE U16 99 Red Team Page
Coast 00 Red Joel Banta Christina Carr Playing High School in Spring SCSCL Challenge U15 00 Red Team Page
Coast 01 Red Thomas Tamale Megan Stump Spring Schedule PMSL Classic I U14 01 Red Team Page
Coast 02 Red Joel Banta Wendy Hixenbaugh Spring Schedule R3 Premier League U13 02 Red Team Page
Coast 02 Black Vinnie De La Cueva Heather Bryant Spring Schedule PMSL Classic I U13 02 Black Team Page
Coast 03 Red China Maja Jennifer Jennings Spring Schedule PMSL Classic I U13 03 Red Team Page
Coast 03 Black Brandon Michaels Amanda Fennell Spring Schedule Coastal League U12 Div 3 03 Black Team Page
Coast 03 White South  Vinnie De La Cueva Richard Tedrow Spring Schedule Coastal League U12 Div 3 03 White S Team Page
Coast 04 Red Kjaran Sigurdsson Christine Gifford Spring Schedule Coastal League U12 Div 1 04 Red Team Page
Coast 04 Black John Weaver Allison Devaux Spring Schedule Coastal League U11 Div 3 04 Black Team Page
Coast 05 Red Mario Benjamin Robyn McColl Spring Schedule Coastal League U11 Div 1 05 Red Team Page
Coast 05 Black Jimmy Deane Jimmy Deane Spring Schedule Coastal League U11 Div 2 05 Black Team Page
Coast 05 White  Aaron Miller Ligia Murphy Spring Schedule Coastal League U10 Div 3 05 White Team Page
Coast 05 Red South Mario Benjamin Lauren Dimaria Spring Schedule Coastal League U11 Div 2 05 Red S Team Page
Coast 05 White South Thomas Tamale Julie Krechel Spring Schedule Coastal League U10 Div 3 05 White S Team Page
Coast 06 Red Justin Wolf Chrissie Ott Spring Schedule Coastal League U10 Div 1 06 Red Team Page
Coast 06 Black Justin Wolf Chrissie Ott Spring Schedule Coastal League U10 Div 2 06 Black Team Page
Coast 06 White Gene Dougherty Chrissie Ott Spring Schedule Coastal League U9 Div 3 06 White Team Page
Coast 07 Red Carl Clark Corrie Sanchez Spring Schedule Coastal League U8 Div 1 07 Red Team Page
Coast 07 Black  Carl Clark Corrie Sanchez Spring Schedule Coastal League U8 Div 2 07 Black Team Page
Coast 07 White Gradey Grumman Corrie Sanchez Spring Schedule Coastal League U8 Div 2 07 White Team Page
Coast 07 White South RJ Bass Amanda Gallup Spring Schedule Coastal League U8 Div 2 07 White S Team Page
Name of team  Head Coach Team Manager Schedule League Standings Sinc Team Page
Coast 98G Flames Jennifer Sellers Kathy Runyon Playing High School in Spring SCSCL Challenge U17G 98G Flames Team Page
Coast 99G Crush Pat Piscitelli Ken Martin Playing High School in Spring SCSCL Challenge U16G 99G Crush Team Page
Coast 00G RJ Bass Chris Ropp Playing High School in Spring SCSCL Challenge U15G 00G Team Page
Coast 04G Red Brent Mackie Kristen Risher Spring Schedule Coastal League U11 G Div 1 & 2 04G Red Team Page
Coast 04G Black Kristen Risher Kristen Risher Spring Schedule Coastal League U11 G Div 3 04G Black Team Page
Coast 05G Red Stepheny Burnett Stepheny Burnett Spring Schedule Coastal League U10 G Div 1 05G Red Team Page
Coast 05G Black Cora Weaver Lindsay Dixon Spring Schedule Coastal League U10 G Div 3 05G Black Team Page
Coast 07G Red RJ Bass Jennifer Jennings Spring Schedule Coastal League U8 G Div 1 07G Red Team Page


Coast U9 Boys Sweep St Patty Cup
Dateline: Monday March 14, 2016
Coast FA entered their top two U9 boys teams in the St Patty Cup over the weekend in Columbia, S.C. and both returned home with championship trophies. (U9 and U9 Champions) Coach Justin Wolf's group captured top honors in the first and second divisions of play posting a perfect 8-0-0 record along the way. " Not only is this group of boys very talented but they also put in the work at training. This age group is very consistent in their attendance each week and they are reaping the rewards this season" said Coach Wolf. 
The Coast 01 Red team finished as runner ups in the top division of U14 boys. Coach Thomas Tamale's team fought their way to the finals but ran into a very strong club from Ohio that only surrendered one goal in the tournament. " I am very proud of the team's accomplishment this weekend and am excited about the remainder of our spring season" added Coach Tamale.
Coach RJ Bass split his group into two balanced teams for the U8 girls division and brought home the best result possible. The Coast 07g Red met the Coast 07g Black in the championship match so the girls brought home all of the tournament hardware. " We were divided in pool play but united at the end while accepting the honors. This is a tight knit group of girls with a very bright future" said Coach Bass. 
Coast 05 Red Champs in Charleston
Dateline: Tuesday February 23

Coach Mario Benjamin's U10 boys squad earned a hard fought championship trophy over the weekend at the Charleston Battery Cup. The Coast 05 Red were placed in the top division against the best teams that Jacksonville Florida, Raleigh North Carolina and Mount Pleasant South Carolina could produce. The boys escaped the round robin qualifying matches with a 1-1-1 record setting up a rematch with Jacksonville in the final. After going down early the 05 Red pulled out a 3-2 victory and claimed top honors. " I do not know that I have ever been more proud of this team. They clawed their way through three very difficult matches to set up a rematch with a team that has beaten us handily the past two times that we have faced them. To finish on top of this event is a nice accomplishment" said Coach Benjamin.

Coast 05 Girls are Champs in Augusta
Dateline: Sunday January 31, 2016
Coach Cora Weaver had a good feeling about her squad going into the Columbia County Spring Shootout in Evans, Georgia over the weekend. Turns out she was right, her girls showed up ready to play and captured the U-10 championship. The team posted two clean sheets in the qualifying rounds and squeeked out a 2-0 victory in the finals." The girls were well prepared after several weeks of good training sessions and put together four very good results. They showed up focused and ready to play this weekend" said Coach Weaver.
Three other Coast teams came up short in championship matches to finish as finalists in the Columbia County event and at the Boys Rule tournament in Savannah, Georgia. The Coast 04 Black team coached by John Weaver could not find a way to beat the hometown Bulls 04 Red and dropped a 1-4 decision in the finals. Coach Vinny De La Cueva's Coast 02 Black team clawed their way to the championship match before coming up short 0-4 against Augusta Arsenal. Over in Savannah Coach Justin Wolf directed his Coast 06 Black team to three consecutive victories before falling in the finals 1-7 to Inter Atlanta FC Elite. 
Great way to start off the spring season !
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

To reach directly, please call:
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists (843) 294-1941
Proaxis Therapy (843) 668-4331

Coast FA Partners With More In Media
Dateline: Tuesday July 23, 2014
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 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

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11 v 11
U12-U18 B & G

April 23-24
6 v 6 & 8 v 8
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September 17-18
6 v 6 & 8 v 8
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