|The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club has been working hard for over
30 years to provide young soccer players with an environment that allows them to play and
enjoy youth soccer.
program is based on four ideas-- everyone plays, balanced teams,
positive coaching balanced teams,
positive coaching and open registration-- plus, of
course, input from people like yourself. Getting as many parents as possible involved in
the program helps spread the work around, as well as the fun.
Our goal is for children to play soccer, not sit on the bench. So we have a rule--
strictly enforced-- that every player must play at least half of every game.
If you've ever watched kids choose up sides for a sandlot game, you know they try to
arrange even teams-- because it's more fun that way. We do the same thing by
setting up teams at the beginning of every season to make them as evenly balanced as
possible-- because it's more fun that way.
It's a lot of fun to win games-- but it's even more fun for a child to see his or
her skills steadily improving as the season progresses. We feel that winning kids comes
first, winning games comes second. What makes winning kids is being built up, not put
down. They thrive on encouragement. The extra effort it takes to offer positive support to
our players is an investment in their future-- on and off the playing field.
Our programs are open to all girls and boys who register and want to play soccer. There
are no tryouts, no reserved places; and beginners are just as welcome as skilled
players. We form the following divisions each season:
BOYS (Spring only)
|Pre-K Clinic (spring
|Division 1 (first grade)
||Division 1 (first grade)
|Division 2 (second grade)
||Division 2 (second grade)
|Division 3 (third grade)
||Division 3 (third grade)
|Division 4 (fourth and fifth grades)
||Division 4 (fourth, fifth and sixth grades)
|Division 5 (sixth and seventh grades)
|Division 6 (eighth, ninth and tenth grades)
Every Player Can Win
If we do a good job, every Centennial player can win by playing in every game, by playing
on a team that has a fair chance of winning and by playing in an environment that helps
him or her perform just a little better every time out. Most of all, every child can win
by having a good time playing soccer which, after all, is what youth sports is all about.