► 01 Classic Boys (Joel Webb): currently sitting midway in their division
► 00 Classic Boys (David Shearer): finished fourth in the league division with a record of 7-4-0
► 95 Classic Girls (Tatum Bourque): Currently 4-3-2 and third in league play
► 97 Classic Girls (T. Bourque): SCU/MP Girls Showcase, finishing third
► 00 Classic Girls (Anna Donaldson): U12G CESA Classic Tournament champions
► U12 Boys Challenge (Pepe Aguilar): played in the 2012 Challenge Fest in Winston, finishing third
TEAM TRAINING REMINDER:
► All players should report to Training wearing their blue training jersey. Training jerseys can be purchased at Essic Sport Shop in Gastonia. Phone: 704-867-4491.
► Players should always arrive with an inflated soccer ball for training.
► Technical Agility Training (TAN) has ended with Efrain Tirado for the fall season.
► Keeper training has ended with Seth Lowther and will resume in the spring. Seth is available for individual keeper training.
Contact him at SethLowther@bac.edu
► WINTER TRAINING to be announced soon.
► Supplemental Tryouts will be held for high schools boys Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Martha Rivers Park.
► Academy U9 and U10 Boys and Girls Tryouts will be held Nov. 17 beginning at 12 noon.
“RESPECT THE GAME”:
► As you come out to watch your child’s games this fall, please take time to read the “Respect the game” signs. You may also see your child read this club initiative before the game.
Recreation Program (under Director Krista De Jute) for the fall:
► REC had 16 teams ages 5-14 for 130 kids total.
► GUSC had a U10 team Rec play in the Charlotte Soccer Academy 2012 Recreation Cup (Nov. 10-11), winning both their matches.
► End of the year Dr. Chuma Ononye “Fun” Day will be at Martha Rivers on Nov. 17 at 10 am.
► The U12 age group combined to create one team to play a friendly with the City of Gastonia.
► Player Evaluations for the Fall Season will take place in November and December.
► All players will receive one from their coaches.
► Academy: FCCA First Strike (Concord) – Nov. 10-11.
► 01 and 00 Classic Boys: Georgia Norcross Nike Cup – Dec. 1-2.
► 99 Classic Boys (Jeremy McGovern): Lake Norman Fall Classic – Nov. 17-18
► 98 Classic Boys (Seth Lowther): Charlotte United Under Armour Cup – Nov. 17-18.
► 95 Classic Girls (T. Bourque): Charlotte United Under Armour Cup – Nov. 17-18.
Communication is KEY:
► GUSC Directors seek to make communication a priority. If you have an issue you wish to discuss regarding your child please do not hesitate to first contact your coach. Please do not allow issues to build over time and communicate with your coach and if necessary with the Director of Coaching in your age group/gender. Our aim is to improve the development of your child and have fun playing “the beautiful game”.
The level of play and competitiveness from our girls has drastically improved. Our girls have improved from being at the very bottom to challenging the top. All teams have made great progress and continue to be headed in the right direction. There has been great commitment from both the players and families. The teams have had major improvements across the board coming from both the technical and tactical aspects of the game.
As we near the end of the season we are encouraging the teams to finish strong. The parent support has been wonderful this season and we appreciate your dedication. Let’s encourage the boys to continue giving 100% effort 100% of the time in training and games. As we near the end of the season and enter the spring a large part of the focus for our boys will be tactical passing. I am confident through our dedicated coaching staff you will see the improvement of the teams as the year goes on.
The Academy practices and games are going very well this season. I have seen many Academy players improve in their skill level and knowledge of the game. The Academy coaching staff has done an excellent job this season and has been the best staff I have seen in years.
The GUSC Recreation Program has been a huge success this season. The coaches have done a wonderful job instructing our players and parents have continued to be instrumental in keeping the program at this level. Thank you to all the hard work from players, coaches, and parents! As our season draws to an end, please continue to support our players. Also, mark your calendars now for our Fun Day at Martha Rivers on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. I look forward to seeing everyone there and celebrating our victorious season...
► 50-50 Raffle/Fundraiser Drawing: Nov. 21, 6:30 at HICKORY TAVERN
Our 50-50 Raffle/Fundraiser drawing will be held on Nov. 21, 6:30 pm at Hickory Tavern. If you haven’t yet sold out all your tickets, please do so. If you have sold out all your tickets, please return them to the GUSC office by Nov. 19. We have some WONDERFUL prizes for the TOP TICKET sellers.