Mission Statement

"The Coast Soccer Club will provide a positive environment in which all children have the opportunity to play, learn, and grow in their skills, character, and physical fitness."

Programs

As the largest soccer club in Jackson County, Coast Soccer Club offers four different programs for children of all ages & skill levels:

Coast Academy Program

"A great introduction to the sport for beginners and a place for experienced players to focus on individual footskills"

Primary Focus - Building individual skills and athleticism. Practices focus on coordination, footwork, physical stamina, and reaction.

General Info - Experienced coaches conducting training sessions twice per week with scrimmages every session. No assigned teams or weekend games. Practice jerseys provided but no uniforms.

Recreational Program

"A place where everyone can grow in character and athletic ability through sport and competition"

Primary Focus - Building tactical and technical abilities through team based competitive play. Practices focus on the Laws of the Game, tactical positioning, and athletic conditioning.

General Info - Volunteer coaches lead each team with practices 1-2 per week and games on Saturdays. Full uniforms for every player.

Evolution Program

"Competitive, fun scrimmages and training for teenagers"

Primary Focus - Giving teenage players a place to train and share their love of the game outside of the typical recreational season.

General Info - Dedicated coaches sharing their love of the game and community-focus in regular training & scrimmage sessions. Very loose (year-round) format with no teams and frequent pick-up games. Practice jersey provided.

Galaxy Competitive Program

"Elite athletes dedicated to personal and team excellence"

Primary Focus - High-level tactical and technical instruction from highly trained and certified coaches.

General Info - Practices focus on coordinated tactical play by the team and specific technical skills to maximize competitive advantage. 2 high quality uniform kits for each player.

2016-2017 Season Statistics

CSC provides youth soccer players the opportunity to play recreational (Division 3) and competitive (Division 2) soccer. For the 2016-2017 season, 669 boys and girls from 3 to 15 years old were registered with CSC, playing on 62 teams.

There were more than 454 games in the regular season for the U5-U19 age groups played November 2016 through April 2017. People as young as age 12 participated as licensed soccer referees, officiating 12-15 games scheduled each week. The CSC regular season schedule included games with teams from Singing River Soccer Club in Pascagoula, D'Iberville Youth Soccer Organization, Biloxi Soccer Organization, West Jackson County Soccer Club in St. Martin, East Central Soccer Club, Pearl River Futball Club, and South Mississippi Soccer Club in Gulfport. The CSC U14-U19 teams played 52 games in February through April 2016, against teams from across the Mississippi Soccer Association (MSA) Southern District. The majority of practice sessions, regular season games, and the CSC Tournament were played at the Ocean Springs Sports Complex on Highway 57 and the Jackson County Soccer Complex on Highway 90 in Gautier.

Eight CSC Division 3 teams qualified for the MSA Southern District Tournament in April, hosted by SMSC in Gulfport. Nine competitive (D2) soccer teams, called the CSC Galaxy (U10-U14 Boys & Girls), competed in 10 different tournaments from August through June playing more than 192 games in total.

History

Coast Soccer Club (CSC) is a consolidation of the Ocean Springs Soccer Organization (OSSO) and the West River Soccer Club (WRSC). The overarching organization has been in continuous operation for over 39 years since its founding on March 1, 1978, providing the residents of Ocean Springs, St Martin, and Gautier with a high quality, affordable recreational soccer program for tens of thousands of children. CSC is entirely funded by proceeds from registration, fundraising, and sponsorship. CSC is managed by an elected, all-volunteer Board of Directors and supported by ~120 volunteers including coaches, assistant coaches, and team parents.

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