See Ya Later 2020! Bring on 2021 and a Happy New Year! - posted December 31, 2020
The GC Centennials wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2021. We look forward to seeing all of our players and families in the spring. Looking back on an interesting 2020, we want to congratulate all of our intramural players for competing and completing 8 weeks of skills clinics and both Garden City and interleague games, and our travel teams for completing over 400 regular season games, countless practices and scrimmages and competing in no fewer than 6 tournaments from August through September.
A special congrats go to the following LIJSL Regular Season and Tournament Winners:
LIJSL Fall 2020 Regular Season Division Winners:
BU9 Lasers - Pink Division
BU9 Wolfpack - Blue Division
BU13 Vipers - Premier Division
BU17 Cosmos - Division 1
GU9 Dynamite - Blue Division
GU10 Hurricanes - Division 1
GU13 Chargers - Premier Division
GU16 Extreme - Late Season Red Division
2020 Tournament Winners:
GU11 Tornadoes - 1st Place East Meadow Tournament
GU10 Dominators - 1st Place Oceanside Labor Day Tournament
BU9 Wolfpack, GU12 Strikers and BU13 Vipers - 1st Place LI Soccer Classic
BU9 Wolfpack, GU9 Dynamite - 1st Place E. Islip Columbus Day Tournament
That's a Wrap! Full Fall 2020 Intramural and Travel Soccer Seasons Successfully Completed - posted December 12, 2020.
A full 8 weeks of intramural soccer games and clinics and the entire LIJSL travel soccer season of 8 weeks plus tournaments were successfully completed despite the unprecedented circumstances. Great job by all!
Safety First! - posted August 14, 2020; revised October 15, 2020
The health and safety of our players, coaches, volunteers and families remain our highest priority. As we continue through the 2020 fall soccer season, the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club continues to follow the applicable guidelines provided by federal, state and local government as well as US Soccer, the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
The Centennials must have the cooperation of our players, coaches, volunteers and families to follow the guidelines and protocols in an effort to help ensure that we are lowering the COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.
THE CENTENNIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROHIBIT A PLAYER FROM PARTICIPATING AND/OR TO REQUEST A SPECTATOR LEAVE THE AREA OF PLAY IF THEY ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS OR IF THEY DO NOT FOLLOW ON-SITE INSTRUCTIONS OF COACHES, TRAINERS OR VOLUNTEERS.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS MAY RESULT IN GAME FORFEITURE AND MAY ALSO RESULT IN OUR SEASON BEING SHUT DOWN BY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS.
The Centennials ask that all players, families and coaches adhere to the following guidelines for the 2020 fall soccer season.
- Players must wear face coverings when arriving and departing the field for games and training. Players should wear face coverings while not in physical play (e.g., on the sideline as a substitution) and stay socially distanced.
- No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist bumps etc.
- Players should bring clearly labeled water and equipment (soccer ball). Do not touch or share anyone else's equipment, water, food or bags. Players should bring individual hand sanitizer.
- Before attending games, practices or other team activity, players should not have been in close contact for 15 minutes with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days. Notify your child’s coach immediately if your child has signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19.
- If your school is requiring you to quarantine, then you may not participate in soccer activities until you are permitted to return to school.
Coaches, Parents and Spectators:
- Coaches, if one of your players tests positive for Covid-19, notify the Centennials intramural division coordinator immediately.
- Coaches should wear face coverings when not actively coaching and maintain 6 feet of distance from players when actively coaching.
- Coaches should limit their time on field with players and limit the number of coaches on the field with players.
- No post-game team snacks. Please vacate the field immediately following your game.
- Before attending games, practices or other team activity, check your and your child's temperature and ensure your child is healthy. IF YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER OF 100.3 OR MORE OR DOES NOT FEEL WELL FOR ANY REASON, PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO COACHES AND SPECTATORS.
- Consider not carpooling or limit carpooling.
- All spectators over the age of three must wear face coverings at all times, so long as they are medically able to tolerate such coverings. Face coverings should not be shared.
- Spectators should practice social distancing (i.e., at least 6 feet apart).
- We strongly recommend that families limit spectators to one person per player to limit crowding and ease social distancing, especially at St. Paul's.
- Players, volunteers and spectators must be in compliance with the current NY State Travel Advisory quarantine requirements.
- Players and spectators should stay in their car until shortly before your designated start time.
- Spectators should not assist coaches with equipment before or after games/practices.
- Follow all applicable CDC, NY State and local guidelines.
Fall 2020 Intramural Soccer Season Starts Saturday! - posted September 10, 2020
We are very excited to welcome back all of our intramural soccer players this Saturday, September 12. While we can't wait to see our players outside on the soccer pitch having fun, we want to make sure our players, coaches, volunteers and spectators stay safe. Please take a moment to read the safety guidelines below that will be in place for the fall 2020 intramural season. Play hard and have fun! For more information on the intramural program, click on the "Intramural Program" tab above.
Centennials Pre-Season Travel Team Training Camp - posted August 14, 2020
The Centennials pre-season travel team training camp for our U9-U13 teams will be held August 24 through August 26 from 4-6:30pm at St. Paul's. The annual camp is a great way for new teammates to get to know each other and it provides a great opportnuity for all teams in each age group to play together before most of our teams take part in the East Meadow Soccer Tournament on August 29 and 30. The Centennials have over 30 teams participating this year!
TRAVEL TRYOUT RESULTS - posted July 26, 2020
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Congratulations to all of our 2020/21 Travel Soccer Players!
LET'S KEEP MOVING TOGETHER! - originally posted May 20, 2020, updated June 10, 2020
Week 4 Program sheet now available below!
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.
Centennials Intro Video
Week 4 Program Sheet and Videos
Week 3 Program Sheet and Videos
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.