Friday, August 18, 2017

Gulf Coast Soccer is excited to kickoff Fall BBQ Link Sale Fundraiser! As most of you know we suffered several break-ins this year and are now faced with replacing field maintenance equipment (i.e. mowers, weed eaters, utility cart, etc.). This fall's fundraiser will go toward replacing the stolen equipment and other repairs needed around the complex.

We are asking each player/family to sell 10 tickets (@ $5 each) or they may buy-out of the fundraiser for $25 if they wish. Each meal ticket is good for a link on a bun, chips, and a drink to be picked up on Saturday, September 23rd at the soccer complex or at our offsite location at Action Restoration across Twin City Hwy from the complex for those just picking up or not attending a game.  

If you did not pick up your teams' tickets at the coach's meetings, you or your team manager can pick them up this week in the board room at the soccer complex. Times will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6:15-7:15 pm each day. The tickets and buy-out slips are in an envelope labeled with the coaches last name and age group. Please pick these up ASAP as money and any unsold tickets are due on Saturday September 9th.

***If you have a parent buy-out please attach the buy-out slip to their form of payment and return the unsold meal tickets with the payment***

Prizes and Awards for To Sellers!!!

To show our appreciation for members that go above and beyond to support THIS FUNDRAISER, we are offering prizes to the top 10 sellers along with the team who sells the most tickets.

  • The top 10 sellers will receive a Free registration coupon for the Spring 2018 Season, PLUS
  • The top THREE sellers will each earn a Visa Gift Card.
    • 1st place $100 Visa Gift Card
    • 2nd Place $75 Visa Gift Card
    • 3rd Place $50 Visa Gift Card
  • The top selling TEAM will earn a $100 Visa Gift Card toward a team party.

I look forward to working with all of you to make this a great fundraiser that benefits the club and our players for years to come. If you have any questions about the fundraiser or if I can assist, please let me know.

Thank you!

AnnMarie Wood

Fundraising Director, GCYSC

(409) 540-3886 cell

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Program Directors are volunteer board positions that also participate in the clubs Programs/Technical Committee. The Senior Recreational Program Director (SRPD) is an administrative position that leads the Division 3 (U11-U19) Recreational Program and assists the club in achieving the overall goals and objectives of the program. The program director works closely with the clubs Technical Director, Registrar and the Programs Committee to identify and recruit coaches where needed, coordinate field usage for training/practices, and facilitate communication between the board of directions and all coaches and parents in the Recreational Division 3 Program during the season.   

Special Knowledge and Skills or Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with and collaborate with volunteer coaches to help them find assistants, practice times to meet their work schedules. etc.
  • Ability to work with and collaborate with other board members to manage and continuously improve the club.
  • Coaching background such as the USSF F or E-License is a plus, but this is an administrative position and the clubs professional staff can support a non-coaching parent in this role.    

Time Commitment: Light-moderate. Mostly light, moderate during team formation period in late July and late March. 2-4 hours per month average, 4-6 hours per month during team formation. 

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

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

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