Wednesday, October 18, 2017

After careful consideration and consulting our neighboring clubs, it has been decided that re-scheduling opening day for Saturday September 23rd would provide those families that were severely impacted by the flood a little more time to get their lives and homes in order. In addition, some other clubs that we partner with for mixed club leagues are not ready yet to host games due to damage at their respective complexes. Our belief is that the extra week will allow a more orderly start-up for the season and be more beneficial for everyone in the long run. We appreciate every ones understanding and consideration during this difficult time and getting things back to normal. See season details below...  

  • All all Micro, Recreational, Academy and Select Division 2 (U5-U19) that play in the local SYSA league or in our GCYSC in-house league will officially begin on September 23rd. The season will be 9 games in 8-weeks. The schedule is being updated, and will be released by Tuesday September 19th.      
  • If anyone needs to purchase a new uniform or uniform pieces as a result of the flood, please email Candace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • If anyone lost their jersey, cleats, or shinguards in the storm and needs help getting a replacement, please email Candace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • If anyone has jerseys, cleats or shin guards they have outgrown and they wish to donate to flood victims, please send an email to Candace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Just a heads up! If we have additional rainouts or cancellations, it may require a Sunday afternoon make up day.   
  • If you have any questions about your specific age group, please contact the appropriate Program Director or another board member, see board contact list HERE 

Thanks,

Gulf Coast Soccer

Board of Directors

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Hurricane Harvey Update - September 5, 2017

Our heart goes out to everyone in our community affected by Hurricane Harvey. We know that last week has been difficult and some may still be dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Southeast Texas is a resilient community and with each passing day, we move one step closer to normalcy. While the complex recovered quickly from the flooding, some families have a tougher time. Because we want to provide those that need it ample time to get their homes in order we anticipate a phased return to normal soccer operations.

Here is a brief update for the phased start-up for GCYSC (subject to change of course):

  1. Practice the week of Sept 5th is optional for Recreational players. The complex is open, each coach and family can make a judgement call as to their participation. GCYSC will provide camp type sessions for recreational players whose coach may not be able to attend. Let us know.
  2. Training this week for Academy and Select are following a normal schedule, but we understand some families may need more time. Please communicate with your coach or trainer if you are unable to participate. 
  3. Normal operations for all soccer activities are planned to resume on Monday September 11th. If any coach or player has a unique situation at home or at work that will postpone their availability by September 11th let us know. We will work with you to help cover your team while you are away. We are a club, not a group of teams. We have your back! Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Opening day for SYSA leagues (U9 & up, Rec and U11 & up Select Div2) has been downgraded to “Tentative Status” for Sept 16th pending word from all the other clubs that participate. We should have confirmation by the Tuesday Sept 12th. 
  5. Opening Day for GCYSC in house leagues (U5-U8 rec, Academy) is also “Tentative” for Sept 16th pending word from our families and coaches about availability. We should have confirmation by Tuesday Sept 12th.   
  6. Schedules will be out ASAP. Obviously, the storm has affected board members, schedulers as well. We will get this posted ASAP. Thanks for your patience.
  7. If you lost uniforms, cleats, etc. in the flood, please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please let us know how you are doing! Your feedback greatly improves our ability to plan and organize the club start-up on behalf of everyone. If you need more time to stabilize your home or employment situation before you can resume soccer activities, we understand. Drop us a brief note with your players name, coach and a brief note about your situation. Send your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Board of Directors

Gulf Coast Youth Soccer Club