Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gulf Coast Soccer will be conducting (2) street soccer clinics and games this year to provide beginning players an opportunity to see what soccer is about and try it out. We encourage existing players to bring a non-soccer playing friend out for these events. Gulf Coast staff coaches will be on hand to introduce beginners to the game and some basic skills and organize the street soccer games.   

Street Soccer, aka pick up soccer, is an informal soccer game for beginning and experienced players alike to play and learn from each other and from the game without adult interaction. It is a great way introduce kids to soccer in an informal and relaxed format without fear of failure due to being new to the sport or from adult pressure (i.e. as in the street or backyard). 

When:

  • Feb. 3rd: Hughen Park, 2749 Lakeshore Dr., Port Arthur, TX. 77640
  • Feb 10th: GC Soccer Complex, 5601 Twin City Hwy., Port Arthur, TX. 77642

Time:

  • 9:00AM - 10:15AM (5-7 year old's)
  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM (8-12 year old's)

Note: Please arrive 30 minutes before your event begins. 

Please sign up for these free events HERE

https://goo.gl/forms/MRyGHABfIy76bmz33

By conducting these Street Soccer Clinics, Gulf Coast Soccer hopes to introduce the beautiful game to the next generation of players in our community in a fun, festive and enjoyable way. Come join us for a day of fun!

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gulf Coast Soccer seeks to fill a vacated position for the board Secretary

The Secretary is an important officer for the club. He/she is responsible for keeping all the records of the club, preparing the meeting agenda, handling correspondence, sending notices of meetings to members, taking and recording the minutes, and performing other administrative duties that may be assigned by the club.  

Time Commitment: Light, monthly board meeting typically run 60-90 minutes. Overall 2-4 hours per month average.  

Required Skills and Abilities: Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to take meeting notes at a reasonable pace: good organization skills; ability to work with and collaborate with others.

If you are interested in learning more about this position or obtaining a detailed job description, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will contact you within 24 hours. 

Thanks for your consideration!

Gulf Coast Soccer

Why it is important

During a typical soccer season, there is a lot of essential information that flows between the club, coaches, parents, teams and our local and state associations. Making sure that everyone is up to date and informed helps assure everyone gets the most enjoyment out of the season and minimizes potential frustration. In addition, since the club relies heavily on fundraiser participation, sponsorships and overall volunteer participation to keep registration fees low and affordable and to maintain the soccer complex at a quality and safe level, the team manager is valuable communication/feedback channel between the team and the club. Coaching a team, planning for and running practice sessions and managing games is a big job already and coaches appreciate a
good team manager to assist them.

What the team manager does

The team manager plays a vital role in helping the coach organize and manage team rosters and schedules, and maintaining an effective communication channel between coaches, parents and the club. Not all coaches are the same! Some may handle certain own their own, but most will appreciate help with administration so they can concentrate on coaching. somethings them self, other may appreciate offloading all of it so they can concentrate on coaching. Communicate with your coach and see what he/she needs help with and fill in the gaps. Below is a list of key functions a typical team manager may handle. 

Key functions a team manager

Read more: The Team Manager

This is the earliest news article we could find researching the history of the club. The article refers to completing the 2nd season in 1982, which would make the fall of 1981 the beginning year. The Texas Secretary of States office confirmed the club was first incorporated as a non-profit in 1989. We will update our logo to reflect the 1981 founding soon to clear up the discrepancy. We would like to hear from any board members, coaches or parents from the early days to capture as much information about our history and founders as possible. If you can assist with this, please email Daryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

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