We have reached and exceeded our player registration goal! As a result, registration for the Coca-Cola Juniors Skills Academy is now closed. For those who have already registered, please watch your emails and this website for news on the Academy. The Academy starts Tuesday, September 2nd, with U5 and early session U7-U9 players starting at 5:30 pm, and late session U7-U12 players running from 6:30-7:45 pm. Thursday, our U6 players will start at 5:30 pm. Please plan to be early during the first week and remember to check all players in at the check-in tables, as jerseys and balls (u7 and above) will be handed out.
SMSC will be hosting one more registration. The final registration will be at Academy Sports August 30 from 10 am – 2 pm. Any new players that have not participated with SMSC before must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Cash and Check will be accepted. Exact cash is encouraged and appreciated. This will be your last opportunity to register in person for the upcoming recreational season and Coca Cola Juniors Skills Academy. Let’s get ready to play some soccer!
County Farm Soccer Complex is closed until September 6th for field maintenance. The county is adding sand to the fields, seeding the grass, killing the ants, aerating the fields, working on the drainage and repairing the walkways. These are all things that need to be done and this is the only time of the season with a gap large enough where the county can perform these tasks. No practice or games will be permitted on these fields prior to September 6th.
Space is available at Espy and the VA for practices, if you are interested in either of these locations please contact their schedulers as listed below:
The rec teams will begin practice November 1st and continue until the end of March. During this period the rec teams will be given priority scheduling of all fields at County Farm, Espy & the VA. If space is available after scheduling the rec teams we will happily allow D1 & D2 teams to fill that space.
Thank you all for your time and understanding as we get these fields ready for the upcoming season. We all benefit from the fields being in the best condition possible throughout the season and we are extremely grateful for the work that the County does for us on these fields year after year.
Steve Huckabee, SMSC Division 3 VP
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.
Camero Cup Soccer Tournament September 6-7, 2014. Sign up today! Go to our TOURNAMENT PAGE HERE.
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
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