U14 Girls Aiken Cup Champions!! - Head Coach Kevin Roberts
Our U14 Girls Select Team coached by Kevin Roberts travelled up to the annual pre-season Aiken Cup and came away with a first place finish. What a great way to start the Fall Season! Keep working hard and representing JIYSC!
S3 Technical Training for JIYSC Jr. Academy Fall 2014!
Players are responsible for bringing their own ball and water bottle to each training session; players are expected to arrive on time and dressed appropriately. Regular attendance is strongly encouraged and essential for positive player development. In the event of cancellation, due to inclement weather and/or poor field conditions, we will do our best to notify you in a timely manner.
Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.
what:S3 Technical Training
when:WEDNESDAYS / FALL 2014
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5 (Make-up dates: Nov 12 & 19)
time:5:30 to 6:30pm(U8 Boys & Girls Red, U9 Boys Red, U10 Girls Red & Black)
& 6:30 to 7:30pm(U10 Boys Red & Black, 12 Boys Red & Black)
where: JIYSC Main Complex (Field C)
A note from Patrick Olalere, Director of Coaching
At the beginning of every season, there comes the potential for change and great anxiety from players, parents, and coaches alike. We understand the social aspect of being a part of a team and the desire to maintain friendships from the past seasons. While coping with this competitive and social stress can be challenging, the focus on a player's long-term development must be FAR-GREATER than the immediate impacts of a tryout result.
At JIYSC we are creating an end-to-end developmental model that allows for players to learn and grow to the best of their abilities. In order to maximize player development, players need to be placed in an environment that best fits their current developmental needs. Players must be placed in environments where they feel appropriately challenged, but are also given ample opportunities to play in games.
Regardless of playing level and team placement, JIYSC is committed to providing the following to all our players:
Fun, challenging and developmentally appropriate training environment based on player needs and the long-term goals
High quality coaching staff, who are dedicated to player development and challenging players to improve on a daily basis. Our staff includes former professional/collegiate players and current high school coaches in the low country
Progressive player development curriculum, which includes standard/expectations for players and coaches to focus on
Standardized player evaluation report which occurs two times per year
Opportunities to train with older and/or higher level teams when appropriate
Support, exposure, and connections to collegiate soccer opportunities for those seeking them
JIYSC culture and spirit! It's about more than just a team
Thank you for making JIYSC your family's soccer club of choice. As we begin the new season, be prepared to work hard, compete, and be challenged to reach your fullest potential. We look forward to seeing you on the pitch. GO JIYSC!
Director of Coaching.
Congratulations to Karen Leader and Coach Kevin Roberts
Happy Summer Everyone!
We wanted to let everyone know some exciting news about two wonderful members of the JIYSC family!
At the June 1st SCYSA Board Meeting, a total of five Statewide awards were presented and two of them went to James Island Youth Soccer Club family members!!
Karen Leader was named the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association Parent Volunteer of the Year! Many of you have worked with Karen through her ongoing role as Register or last year as Treasurer for our club. She totally deserves the recognition and we could not say thank you enough for the countless hours she spends making the club run and taking care of the team details!
Coach Kevin Roberts was named SCYSA Competitive Coach of the Year! He and his teams have always represented the club in a positive and winning light! Coach Roberts has now won this award on both the Girls and Boys side! He's been at JIYSC for a long time and we can't tell him how much we appreciate his expert guidance to our teams.
Hats off to both of these wonderful individuals and please join in congratulating these two terrific folks the next time you see them at the fields!!
Fall Registration is now OPEN for Club, Jr. Academy, and Select Programs
Registration Deadlines (For Spring 2014/2015 Seasons):
This 45 minute high-energy program is designed to introduce boys and girls between the ages three and five to the game of soccer in a FUN and safe environment. SUAREZ TOTS encourages the development of basic motor and social skills essential to positive growth, while fostering a love for the game!Priority enrollment for spring 2014 participants.
In January 2012 FC Utrecht, in conjunction with Atlanta based Global Image Sports (GIS) signed a partnership to create and develop a North American Academy. The goal is to select ten to twenty US youth clubs to join the FC Utrecht North American Academy, thus creating a presence and exposure for the team in the U.S. and in return, helping provide established training methods and increased exposure for players at JIYSC. We are excited to announce that as of July 2013, JIYSC is now an FC Utrecht partner club!
What this means for JIYSC
All of the partner programs will wear the FC Utrecht North American badge on the sleeve of their uniform(s). The US youth clubs and their staff get access to one of the best youth programs in the Netherlands and Europe through this unique partnership. Coaches and players can travel overseas and take an inside look at the youth academy of FC Utrecht. Also, FC Utrecht has set up a series of player identification camps across the United States to start scouting players for the main FC Utrecht academy in the Netherlands.
About FC Utrecht FC Utrecht came into being in 1970 as a merger of three clubs from the city of Utrecht: DOS, Elinkwijk and Velox. FC Utrecht participated many times in European football competition but it never featured in the UEFA Cup (current Europa League) after 1991 and had to wait for ten years to play European football again. DOS won the National Championship in 1958. FC Utrecht has won the KNVB Cup three times: 1985, 2003 and 2004. In 2004 FC Utrecht won the Johan Cruyff Shield (Dutch equivalent of Charity Shield). Doing so, FC Utrecht was the first club outside the traditional top three consisting of Ajax Amsterdam, Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven to win this trophy.
FC Utrecht is also the only club outside the traditional top three that has never been relegated from the Dutch Eredivisie. FC Utrecht has been awarded four stars (highest rating) by the Dutch FA (KNVB) for their youth academy. The club also has a women’s team in the highest Dutch/Belgium league.