GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - 32 youngsters from South Mississippi are participating in a three-day soccer camp.One of the soccer players, 16-year-old Krey Easterling a junior at Biloxi High School ,caught the eye ofU.S. Soccer National staff coach Juan Carlos Michia.He’s a guest at the camp on behalf of local FC United coach, Tony Schibeci.”Every year Fredy Clavijo and I hold a soccer camp and pretty much to identify the players that are on the coast who want to move up to the next level and have the talent that it takes to play up,”stated Schibeci.Coach Michia travels throughout the United States searching for talent, young players who have the ability to one day play for the USA soccer team or play professional soccer.Michia said,”We have training centers all over the country the last four or five years. We get them together and we evaluate them. See if they have a chance for the next level.”Krey Easterling was singled out at the camp. He’s been invited to one of the national training centers.”He told me he wants me to come to Atlanta and go to the Academy and practice,” said Easterling. “I guess with the National team. He wants to see me, how I play with the big boys.”Easterling’s father, Anthony, said Krey was raised in Germany and he started playing soccer for 12 years.”We’ve been working on this ever since he was 4-years-old,”said Anthony. “That’s his dream to be a professional soccer player and if he gets that chance that would be great.”Juan Carlos Michia believes Easterling has the talent to advance to the next level.”Good left football. Good technique. Plus, all the stuff like, he has a good attitude during the game and that’s what we need,”stated Michia.He said it’s not going to happen overnight but say Easterling is on the national radar for developing soccer talent.
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Online registration begins August 1, 2014. In-Person registration will be held August 9, 16 & 23, 10 am – 3 pm at Academy Sports & Outdoors at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Gulfport. SMSC registration will close September 2. Registration fees are the following: U5/6 is $60, U7/8 is $70, U10 and older is $80. If you are a new player registering for the first time please plan to register in person and provide a copy of your birth certificate. You can also register for the Coca Cola Junior Training Academy at this time. Stay tuned to this website for additional information being updated regularly.
South MS Soccer Club and FC United will host a soccer camp on July 28-30 at the Gulfport Sportsplex featuring Juan Carlos Michia (US National Team and Region 3 Staff Coach). Coach Tony Schibeci will be directing this camp along with Coach Fredy Clavijo. Players can register ahead through Coach Tony at (228) 265-1239 or schibecia@Hotmail.com.
Juan Carlos has extensive coaching and scouting experience within the US Soccer Federation and the national teams’ program. For the past 16 years, Juan Carlos has worked with US Soccer including scouting, minority program development, coach and coordinator for the U14 to U20 youth national teams, assistant coach with the U17 and U20 men’s national teams during World Cup campaigns, and as a scout for the senior men’s national team. A former professional player, he’s also instructed A, B, and C coaching education courses.
Sports News -Tony Schibeci, FC United soccer coach, soccer scout and director of coaching for Pearl River Futbol, has landed a deal with one of the top clubs in Italy to showcase James Pipper, a soccer player from Picayune, Mississippi.
Pipper, who leaves for Italy in July, will meet with the Genova Calcio Club to play along the side with top soccer athletes from around the world, looking for a chance to get drafted.
As one of the top players in South Missippippi, Pipper will have the chance to play in front of many soccer scouts and general managers in hopes of landing a contract outside of the USA.
Tony Schibeci, PRFC DOC, FC United Coach
SMSC-Select Soccer History: The South Mississippi Soccer Club (SMSC) is celebrating 36 eyars of existence here on the Gulf Coast. SMSC was established in 1978 as a full member of the Mississippi Soccer Association (MSA), which was formed in 1974 with the United States Youth Soccer Association. In 1982, SMSC started the original select soccer program in our area. The founding fathers of this program were volunteers. The original SMSC select teams were named “UNITED” to signify opportunity for taleneted players from any area to play. Other team names were “Coke United” and “Coke Express”, after the local Coca Cola bottling company generously became a sponsor of the program. In 2012, SMSC/FC UNITED merged with Biloxi Real Mississippi Select program to form the largest pool of soccer players on the Gulf Coast with a membership of over 2000 players. Become a part of the soccer heritage in the most successful program on our Gulf Coast!
South MS Soccer Club and FC UNITED would like to thank everyone for coming out to tryouts. It was an incredible turnout of very skilled athletes. The process of evaluating and choosing a team that will play together over ten months is challenging. We appreciate your patience as the coaches work through this process. Teams are being announced and published on team pages. Stay tuned to this website for additional information.
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