KSC U16 Boys win Capital City Cup in Lansing

Congratulations to our U16 Boys team in winning the Capital City Cup in Lansing last weekend.  2 of the 3 games were against U19 teams and ended up with a record of 2 wins 0 loses and 1 tie.  Great job!

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KSC Celtic Glasgow Soccer Camp

The first of two highly anticipated camps will take place the week of July 25.  Below is a link with more details and contact info:

Celtic Glasgow Camp 2016

Coach Jorge email:  jcl_post@yahoo.com

KSC Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp

This highly anticipated camp will take place the week of August 8.  Below is a link with more details:

2016 KSC Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp

Birth Year Teams Go Into Effect in June 2016

KSC Families,

As many of you have heard there will be a transformation of team formation beginning at the June tryouts for the 2016/2017 season. The transition will be from a school year August 1st-July 31st placement to a birth year (January 1st – December 31st) team placement. This transition is being mandated by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) for all affiliated leagues (i.e. WMYSA, MYSL) in accordance with U.S. Soccer age groups. All affiliated clubs in Michigan and divisions (Select, Elite, Premier, etc.) will be governed by the same rule of team formation. Kalamazoo Soccer Club will implement this rule at the June 18th 2016 tryouts.

Here is a link with more information:  KSC Birth Year FAQ

KSC 2016/2017 Season
Birth Year Team
2010 Academy
2009 Academy
2008 U9
2007 U10
2006 U11
2005 U12
2004 U13
2003 U14
2002 U15
2001 U16
2000 U17
1999 U18
1998 U19

KSC TRYOUTS for 2016/17

All KSC Boys and Girls teams will all have their initial tryouts on Saturday, June 18th with exact times to be posted asap.  Their also will be a scheduled follow-up/alternate tryout on Monday, June 20th.

Futsal and Indoor Registration

FutsalThe time of year is here for Indoor and Futsal registration.  The Futsal league starts in mid-November and are scheduled to play at the WMU Rec. Center.  There is a Q&A meeting on Saturday at 10-11 AM at the WMU rec facility indoor tennis courts for FUTSAL.  There will be 2 fields set up for the players to kick around. One for U10- U12 and the other for U13- U14.  Coach Ernesto will go over the basics of the game and rules and will answer any questions you may have.  If you are interested in your team participating, you do want to attend to learn a little more about the game.  Again this will be an open field for the children to scrimmage for an hour, and it is more a Q&A about the league and games, so don’t expect a very organized .

If you are interested in more information please contact your coach or Coach Jorge Cortes jcl_post@yahoo.com .

Indoor soccer is also happening, if there are players wishing to play indoor even though their team is not playing ,they should contact Coach Jorge Cortes at jcl_post@yahoo.com  so he can try to find them a group to play with.

KSC U11 Boys Kingdom Cup Champs!

KSC U11 Boys Team

The KSC Boys U-11 Red Team won their division in the Kingdom Cup soccer tournament which was held on September 25th-27th.  The KSC U-11 Red Team played in the U-11 Gold bracket and went 4 – 0 through the tournament.  The team had a 15 to 9 goal differential (+6) 5 in route to winning their division.

Congratulations!

Goalkeeper Training

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Goalkeeper training will be October 9 and October 15th.  This training will be run by KSC’s Director of Coaching Jorge Cortes.
Depending on the level of interest Coach Jorge will schedule more than one session to divide the groups in the appropriate skill level.

Cost: $5 per player per 45 minute session.

Time and location is:
4:30- 5:15 at Westfield Park.

Any coach interested in getting a few training ideas for the goalkeeper is welcome to come.

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Great Blog for Coaches and Parents

Introduction to the blog:

“John started the Changing the Game Project in 2012 after two decades as a soccer player and coach on the youth, high school, college and professional level.  When he speaks, John brings to the table a wealth of practical, hands on knowledge garnered through years of working with players and their families on sport specific development, fitness and nutrition, college recruiting, and most importantly, training high-performing athletes by creating a player-centered environment.”

Below is the link to the “Changing the Game Project” blog.  The link will also be placed in the KSC Coaches Tab.

Changing the Game Project

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, Free WMU Soccer Camp/Clinic for KSC players

On Monday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Western Michigan University soccer program is offering all KSC players a FREE SOCCER CAMP/CLINIC at the Drake Road complex, fields 6 and 7 (and likely one more). This would be a great opportunity to receive some valuable lessons from Division I players and interact with some of today’s college soccer stars.

Also, ALL KSC PLAYERS, PARENTS, RELATIVES, FRIENDS,… ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ANY OF THE WMU HOME SOCCER GAMES FOR FREE. The only condition is to have players wear their KSC uniform/t/shirt.

The WMU soccer schedule is below:

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