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"For decades West Geauga Soccer Club has been developing players that have excelled for our High School programs. The club's professional coaching model has been a fantastic building block in preparing our community's young people to compete at the High School level. As the varsity coaches at West Geauga High School we are grateful to the coaches, administrators, volunteers and the entire WGSC soccer community for teaching our youngsters the beautiful game." -West Geauga Girls' and Boys' Varsity Soccer Coaches Kori Chapic and Mario Gerhardt
"The Kid Kickers program was great for my son. Just the right balance of structure, skills and fun. The coaches are very soccer knowledgeable and great with the kids." -Kid Kicker Parent
"WGSC has taught my daughter to be a team player and have good sportsmanship. Her coaches have given her the tools to succeed at the next level." -u15 Parent
"The coaches are so good! I could visibly see my son's improvement on a weekly basis." -u10 and u12 Parent
"We joined the WGSC when my daughter was a u11 player. She went from liking soccer to absolutely loving it. The coaches instilled in her a love of the game and a drive to be successful." -u13 parent
"The small class size for the Kid Kickers program is exactly what my little one needed to overcome her separation anxiety. She now has the confidence to jump right in and mix it up with her peers." -Kid Kicker Parent
The West Geauga Soccer Club offers a competitive youth travel soccer program for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. WGSC offers Kid Kickers clinics to our youngest soccer players ages 4 to 6. WGSC is affiliated with US Club Soccer through the Ohio Travel Soccer League.
Our soccer year has a fall season (from mid-August to late October) and, after a winter recess, a spring season (early April to early June). Teams play eight games each season, for a total of 16 each year. WGSC teams compete against neighboring community travel teams. Typically we play Chagrin Falls, Kenston, Twinsburg, Mayfield, Shaker Hts, Mentor, Willoughby, and Riverside. Most teams also elect to participate in tournaments and winter indoor games.
Teams are selected during annual tryouts in mid-May. However, we can host individual tryouts and add players at any time during the year. Please contact DOS Bill Bryan to schedule a tryout.
The WG Soccer Club would like to thank you, our members, for the time and effort you put in to create a positive experience for the players, their families, and the coaches.
This Fall was a very successful season on so many levels! Most importantly, the players improved and had fun. We also saw incredible displays of sportsmanship and players learning life-lesson that will suit them well as they become young adults.
The WGSC fielded a total of 18 teams this fall. We had 13 travel teams, a 3rd-5th grade co-ed Kid Kickers Team, and 4 co-ed u8 Kid Kickers Teams. We also run a u6 clinic for pre-school & Kindergarten kids that had 40 players in it. Our Kid Kickers program (through partnerships with the Kirtland Youth Soccer program as well as the Tri-County Soccer League) is preparing our younger players for success at the travel level. That is proven by the fact that 8 of our 13 travel teams finished in the top 3 of their division and 4 of our travel teams finished their season as DIVISION CHAMPIONS! The high school teams in this area have a very bright future!
Here are some of the team accomplishments from the fall season.
-Team 4 was a tournament finalist in the u8 Kid Kickers tournament with Kirtland. (Coach Brett)
-The 3rd-5th Grade Kid Kickers team won the Silver Division of the Tri-County League Tournament with a semi-final win over Chagrin Falls and a finals victory over Aurora. (Coach Matt)
-The u9 Girls finished in 2nd place in division 3 of the OHTSL travel league (Coach Megan and Coach Caitlin)
-The u10 Girls Blue finished in 3rd place in division 3 of the OHTSL travel league (Coach Denny and Coach Keri)
-The u11 Girls were undefeated and won division 4 of the OHTSL travel league. (Coach Sarah and Coach Steve)
-The u12 Girls were also undefeated and won division 4 of the OHTSL travel league (Coach Sarah and Coach Maggie)
-The u10 Boys won division 4 of the OHTSL travel league (Coach Matt and Coach Bill)
-The u11 Boys were undefeated and won division 4 of the OHTSL travel league (Coach Buddy and Coach Jack)
-The u14 Boys finished in 3rd place in division 3 of the OHTSL travel soccer league (Coach Gianluca and Coach Steve)
-The u15 boys finished in 2nd place in division 4 of the OHTSL travel soccer league (Coach Anthony and Coach Ryan)
-u10 Boys took second place at the Willoughby Tournament
-u9 Girls took second place at the Madison Tournament
-u10 Girls took second place at the Madison Tournament
Congratulations to all the players, parents, and coaches from these teams!
Well, it was the wettest season on record! Yet somehow we still managed to play a lot of soccer. We also set the record for how many times we tried bleaching our kid's white jersey, only to have them come home a muddy mess again the next week!!
We would like to take a minute to recognize some of the accomplishments from the spring 2019 season. It is important to remember that over half our teams moved up a division from the fall 2018 season to the spring 2019 season. Many coaches and teams decided to challenge themselves by playing tougher competition. Even so, we still had half, 8 of our 16 travel teams, finish in the top 3 of their division. Here is the actual list:
u9 Girls Red: Second place in division 3.
u9 Girls White: Tied for first place in division 4.
u10 Girls: Tied for second place in division 4.
u11 Girls: Third place in division 4.
u9 Boys White: Tied for second place in division 5.
u10 Boys Blue: Third Place in division 3.
u10 Boys White: Tied for second place in division 5.
u11 Boys: Second place in division 3.
While we celebrate the success on the field, we also recognize that real success is measured in how much fun we had and in how much our players developed. Development was demonstrated not only in the form of soccer skills, but more importantly, in the players learning about teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work. While I enjoyed watching the kids get better throughout the season, I was really proud to see the players treating each other with respect and our parents using positive and encouraging words from the sideline. I was also happy to see our coaches and parents allowing the referees to do their job without being heckled. Here is a portion of an email I received from a referee that reffed a few of our spring games:
"I wanted to drop you a quick line to acknowledge and thank you, your coaches, every one of the players in your program and each and every parent, for the respect afforded not only to me but probably and almost certainly for every referee that has officiated any West Geauga SC game this season.
Of all the OHTSL games I have done this session, probably around 25, I can tell you that no other community matches the respect that WGSC and everyone affiliated with the club shows to referees. You should all congratulate yourselves for being truly unique in giving the game back to your children.
So again, Thank You ALL for helping to make WGSC a standout in the league and in truly leading the way in showing how to promote youth sports in giving the players, your children, the best of experiences that they will carry with them a lifetime."
THANK YOU for representing our community in a positive way and thank you for making soccer at WGSC about the kids! We appreciate you deciding to play soccer with us and look forward to seeing you at a Force camp or at the annual picnic in July.
Don't blink, or it will be August and the Fall 2019 season!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
The West Geauga Soccer Club just completed one of their most successful seasons on record! Nearly half of the 14 travel teams finished in first or second place in their division. The U9 boys and the u13 girls finished in second place. The u10 boys, the u11 boys, the u13 boys, and the u15 girls all finished in first place! Soccer director Bill Bryan remarked, “We have amazing USSF certified soccer coaches that teach kids about sportsmanship and build character, as well as the skills and nuances of the game. I am so proud of the players for working hard and finding success this season. The varsity soccer programs have a bright future ahead of them.”
WG Varsity Girls' coach Kori Chapic, a former WGSC player, coaches our 2003 and 2004 teams. WG Varsity Boys' coach Mario Gerhardt runs our foot skill sessions and works directly with our 2002 and 2003 coaches & players.
*Over 90% of the 2019 WG High School boys and girls varsity soccer players played travel soccer with WGSC.
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