LET'S KEEP MOVING TOGETHER! - posted May 20, 2020
It can be tough to stay motivated and active as we wait for it to be safe for group activities to resume. Playing in the backyard and going for a walk or riding bicycles with your family are great ways to stay active. To help keep you moving, the Centennials have put together a 6 week light conditioning and soccer skills program. Check back here each week for the next workout sheet. Week 2 Program sheet now available!
Centennials Intro Video
Week 2 Program Sheet and Videos
Week 1 Program Sheet and Videos
SPRING PROGRAMS CANCELATION UPDATES - posted May 3, 2020
We thank you for your patience as we worked through the consequences and questions you may have as a result of the cancelation of the spring season. With the information we have at this time, we can announce the following regarding our intramural and travel programs:
Intramural Registration Fees: For all children that were registered for the spring 2020 intramural season, the full registration fee paid will be credited to the respective family account. Credited amounts can be used to register the same child or any other child on the account for the fall or subsequent season. If your child will not be playing in the intramural program this fall (e.g., aging out, playing travel or any other reason), or you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referee Program: Once plans are finalized for the fall intramural season, we plan to hold new referee training sessions in late August early September. We will communicate the dates and times, as scheduled.
C.A.P.T. Program: Unfortunately, there will not be a Centennials Advanced Training Program this summer.
Travel Team Tryouts: The previously announced June tryout dates are canceled. However, we WILL be holding tryouts for the travel teams fielding in the fall. This will include tryouts for the upcoming U9 teams. As for the scheduling of new tryout dates, at this time, we can only say that the 2020 tryouts will not be held prior to August 1, 2020. We will communicate the tryout dates as soon as they are scheduled.
U9 Travel Coach Candidates: For the new U9 teams to be formed for the fall 2020 season, in the next few weeks we will send out a solicitation and make available the application for U9 coach candidates. All interviews will likely be held by Zoom conference call. Please look for announcements in the GC News, on social media and in email.
Over the coming months, we will update and revise our plans as necessary and communicate to you via email, our website and our social media pages.
2020 SPRING TRAVEL AND INTRAMURAL SEASONS CANCELED - posted April 29, 2020
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START OF CENTENNIALS INTRAMURAL AND TRAVEL SEASONS REMAINS DELAYED - posted April 1, 2020
GC CENTENNIALS SPRING SEASON TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED - posted March 13, 2020
GC Centennials Take Part in Winter Indoor Tournaments - posted March 8, 2020
Our BU9 GC Raptors recently played in the N. Babylon Bob Pantaleo Memorial Tournament over the weekend of February 29th. A great job by all of the Raptors taking home second place honors!
Additionally, our BU11 GC Hawks split their team into two and traveled to New Jersey to play in a fast-paced 5 v. 5 SOFive tournament at the Meadowlands. The split squad played well with one team taking first place and the other second place in their respective division.
Great job by the Raptors and Hawks players, parents and coaches for keeping the teams active during the winter months!
Garden City Centennial Referee Program and Spring Referee Training Sessions - posted March 1, 2020
If your son or daughter is interested, click on the "Referees" tab above for more info and for the dates of the mandatory training sessions taking place in March.
Garden City Centennial Soccer Club 2020 High School Senior Scholarship Application Is Now Available - posted February 28, 2020
The GC Centennial Soccer Club is happy to give back to our community through its Scholarship Fund. We are proud to announce that we will again offer at least four scholarships of no less than $1000 each to Garden City residents. The scholarship application process is open to Garden City resident high school seniors (may attend any area school, GCHS, Chaminade, Kellenberg, Sacred Heart, etc.) graduating in the Spring of 2020 and attending an accredited college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year. The applicant must also have participated in any combination of the Centennials programs (Intramural, Travel, TopSoccer, Referee) for a minimum of five years. Full eligibility requirements are set out on the application.
Completed applications must be emailed to CentennialScholarship@yahoo.com by April 1, 2020.
Applications are available at the GCHS guidance office and can be downloaded HERE
CHS Trojans Varsity Boys Soccer Holds Winter Soccer Clinic for Future Trojans - posted February 17, 2020
On February 16th, 2020, over 60 GC Centennials players started off their winter break with an indoor soccer clinic led by GCHS Varsity Boys Soccer players and coaches at the St. Paul's field house. Our players had a great time keeping their skills sharp during the winter and getting to meet and learn from GCHS players and coaches. Undoubtedly, there are future Trojans in this group!
GC Centennials Take Part in the 53rd Rudy Lamonica Memorial Oceanside Indoor Tournament
Congrats to all of our teams that took part in the Oceanside Indoor Tournament on January 25 and 26.
Our BU9 Raptors placed second in their division with two Raptors players also bringing home indivudla hardware. Cormac Smith was awarded Best Goalie and JD Scianablo took home Best Defender honors. Well done boys.
Bridget Macchio from our GU12 Champions took home Best Goalie honors and Emily McDonald of our GU9 Hurricanes took home the Best Defender award.
The GU9 Hurricanes flashing smiles at the Oceanside Indoor Tournament. Great job girls!
Winter Intramural Indoor Training Clinics at Chaminade High School
For those players that have signed up for the indoor training clinics by Storm Soccer, please note the following info:
Sessions begin on Sunday January 12th. All clinics will be held at Chaminade High School on the 3rd floor of the Physical Fitness Center.
**Players are reminded to bring a soccer ball and filled water bottle to the session. Players can wear whatever training gear they feel comfortable in. Sneakers are preferred.
Parking is available in the AAC Parking Lot indicated in red below. The PFC the building at the white arrow.
Navigating the Competitive Culture of Youth Soccer
On November 11th, the Centennials held a parent and coach meeting for our Travel U9/U10s to recap their first Fall season and to introduce a new intiaitve that our club is rolling out to assist our parents and coaches with handling the increasingly competitive landscape of youth sports.
The GC Centennials has invested in the On Frame and The Coaching Revolution interactive books for our U9/U10 teams. These guides, co-created by former UCLA All-American, Olympian and MLS player Patrick Ianni are a helpful tool to help us better understand the motivations for our behaviors as we navigate youth sports with our children.
Though we are only rolling this out to Travel U9/10s for now, if you want to learn more, please check out Patrick Ianni's video message to our U9/10 parents below and his website at www.iannitraining.com. Also feel free to reach out to Centennials board member Jackie Cavallini (email@example.com) who is spearheading this initiative for the Centennials.
Patrick Ianni's Video Message to Garden City Travel U9/U10 Parents - Click the Link
THANKS FOR CELEBRATING WITH US!!!
Fall Intramural Soccer Registration is NOW OPEN!
Click on the Intramural Program tab above for more information and to register.
TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT RESULTS
CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS
Travel Tryout Registration and Info
Online Registration and a registration fee of $20 per player is required for all U9 through U13 players. U14 and older players, just show up on the day of your tryout and check-in, no pre-registration or fee is required. Online registration will open May 19 for U9 only. Registration for other age groups will open a day or two prior to that age group's tryout. We will announce those dates via email and our FB and Twitter pages.
Please arrive starting at 5pm on the day of your tryout (Day 1 for two-day tryouts) for check-in and to receive your number. U9/U10/U11 players must attend BOTH days to be considered for selection.
All players should wear a white t-shirt, dark shorts, shin guards, socks and cleats and bring water and a ball. Players should not wear any travel apparel.
By attending a team tryout, YOU ARE COMMITTED to that team if you are selected.
For more information about the travel program, click the "Travel Program" tab above.
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The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club was founded in 1969, the 100th anniversary of The Village of Garden City. The Club was organized to provide the youth of the community with a positive experience through playing the sport.