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Gold Country United Club Soccer - The Basics

posted Aug 28, 2012, 6:50 PM by Dave Schlothauer   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 12:07 PM ]
Gold Country United (GCU) is our "club" soccer program and is intended for players between the ages of 8-18 who are looking for a higher level of coaching and competition.  Children must attend mandatory try-outs which are usually held in spring each year (check the Announcements section of the home page for dates).  
 
The GCU teams typically play league games on Saturdays with games being within an hours drive of the Sacramento area.  Obviously, there are exceptions to this such as home games, tournaments, etc..  Teams are matched by age group and ability level via an annual "seeding" tournament.  Club teams play rain or shine.
 
Starting in 2011, CYSA dropped the terms “Select" and "Metro" and deemed all teams playing in CCSL as “competitive” teams, subdivided by ability levels (Premier, Elite, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper). Teams previously playing in Select/Metro will not change in the manner in which they are formed, managed or where they will expect to play.  All things shall remain the same except for the name.  We still will refer to these under there old names of Metro/Select or Club Soccer to lessen the confusion for returning players.

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Thinking about Coaching at the Club Soccer level?  Read the Club Soccer Coaching - Requirements and Primer.