Congratulations to the U16 Gators Now Champions of the prestigious ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS DISNEY SOCCER SHOWCASE. The U16 Gators qualified and headed down south from 12/31/14 - 1/3/15 to wrestle with some of the toughest teams in the nation. Placed in the Premier Red division they knew they had an extremely difficult schedule ahead of them. The first game started with a very highly ranked New York team with several national pool players.
Four Michigan Gators are competing in an International Futsal Tournament in Australia. They are Emma Collins, Katelynn Wade, Marissa Baldo and Madison Sanders. Katelynn, Madison and Marissa play for our U16 MRL team, while Emma plays on our U14 National league team. All four players are from Canada and are representing their country in the tournament.
We wish them good luck.
FC Nova creating Legacy of College Stars
Boys across America are doing the same thing: try to improve their games while adding a touch of fantasy to the effort by providing their own play-by-play. For players at FC Nova they have plenty of real-life examples of college athletes to emulate. *For the complete story click here*
Former Gators at EMU receive All MAC accolades
Emily Dzik and Angela Vultaggio were all named to the All-Mid-American Conference teams, the league announced Thursday, Nov. 6. Dzik and Vultaggio earned First Team All-MAC honors. Full story .....
Butler Places Three on All-BIG EAST Teams
A trio of Butler women's soccer players earned All-BIG EAST honors on Tuesday afternoon as the conference office announced the all-league selections. Sophia Maccagnone and Serina Kashimoto represented Butler on the first team while senior forward Elise Kotsakis was voted to the second team.
U14 & U15 Gators finish 2014 State Cup as FINALIST
Congratulations to our Michigan Gator U14 & U15
Orange teams for making it to the finals of their
respective State Cup Championship games on October
19th at Ultimate Soccer in Pontiac.
Former Gator ranked in Top 100
Division 1 Female Players in the Nation
Megan Marsack named
Ultimate Team Player
For Michigan State women's soccer head coach Tom Saxton, Megan Marsack is exactly that. "She's just a wonderful student-athlete," Saxton said. "She's a very pleasant person, kind, and gets along with her teammates really, really well." The senior midfielder is relishing in a leadership role in her final season......
Marsack starred as a member of the Gators. She also was a member of the U.S. Olympic Development Program Michigan State Team from 2007-10 and was invited to the U17 Women's National Team camp in Florida in 2009. While playing with the ODP, Marsack met MSU associate head coach Tammy Farnum.
It's that time of year where we move inside to play soccer. For those players interested in strengthening their games, Soccer Specific is back for its 12th year of offering specific classes to refine skills.
As usual, classes will be held Sunday evenings at the PTC. The cost is $185.00 for 8 sessions at 1 and 1/2 hour per. Here are the dates for the classes:
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21
Classes are as follows:
My Weak Foot: 4:30 to 6:00pm Coach Mac
Speed Dribbling: 6:00 to 7:30pm Coach Mac
Shooting & Finishing: 6:00 to 7:30 Garret Maccagnone
If you are interested, please shoot me an email at
Payment will be expected on the first day of class which is November 2. Thank you.
Basic Rules of FootGolf: 1. Wear appropriate gear, shoes must be tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes. 2. Players will begin from red tees on the course. 3. Play follows the same as golf, players take turns advancing the ball trying to achieve the lowest amount of strokes (kicks) to put the ball in the hole. 4. Holes, about 2-3ft in diameter, will be marked by red flags. This is the end of a hole. 5. Water hazards and bunkers follow same rules as golf. - water = one stroke penalty - if sand is encountered, chip ball out and please rake 6. Replace any divots you may have caused on the course. 7. HAVE FUN
On the eastside of town, the only club that can offer a level of play for every type of player is the Premier Soccer Group. With two major clubs housed within the organization - the Michigan FC Nova Soccer Club for boys, and the Michigan Gators FC Soccer Club for girls - the PSG has a team for you! Our history proves that we develop players at every age group and every level of play.
Here are the options for interested players:
MSYSA Welcomes Premier Soccer Group
FC Nova and Gators FC into the
2014-2015 Director’s Academy
Eighteen clubs have been selected to participate in the second year of the MSYSA Director’s Academy. The selection process included a club-wide evaluation in five categories:
(1) Club structure.
(2) Player programming.
(3) Club history of participation in MSYSA events & programs.
(4) Player development.
(5) Coaching development.
Based on their application and the aforementioned selection process, FC Nova and Gators FC have been accepted into the Director’s Academy for the second consecutive year.
About the MSYSA Director’s Academy:
The MSYSA Director’s Academy is a statewide program for U11 and U12 teams who aspire to play at the highest levels of US Youth Soccer in the future (National League and/or Midwest Regional League). The Director's academy focuses on player and club development through coaching education.
About Michigan State Youth Soccer Association:
The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (MSYSA) is a nonprofit organization that represents over 89,000 youth soccer players, 12,000 coaches, and 8,000 referees throughout Michigan. MSYSA consists of a vast number of leagues that register players (boys and girls) from ages 4 through 19 throughout the state. MSYSA is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.