Summer and Fall Traveling soccer has a number of levels of play, varying in intensity from a notch above the recreational programs, to highly competitive and nationally-scoped competition. Placement on Traveling teams is through evaluation by trained and certified coaches, which take place in early August. The programs range from a few hundred dollars in cost and an evening or two a week, up to a serious family financial and time commitments with out-of-state travel and paid professional trainers. Centennial SC's coaches and trainers are all trained and many have advanced coaching licenses from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) or similar bodies.
The MYSA summer season officially starts in early May, however, most summer teams start their training in early January. The summer season ends in mid to late-July. The MYSA fall season starts in early September and ends in mid-October.
Find out more about our summer traveling program
and our fall traveling program
Centennial SC is dedicated to year-round training opportunities to meet the needs its players. While players are not required to attend all training sessions, it is encouraged that players look at these programs as an opportunity to become better soccer players. All training is supervised by Director of Coaching, Gavin Pugh. Equipment required: Players will need to wear shin guards and bring a ball.
Centennial SC offers players training during the winter months of January - March at the National Sports Center. Players attending these sessions will focus on individual technical skills and work with nationally recognized "A" and "B" licensed trainers.
On average, the winter training consists of about 10 sessions. Learn more about our Winter Technical Training Program.
During the spring months, March - April, training sessions move to the Centennial Sports Arena. Team training nights are typically on Monday and Tuesday evenings. At these sessions, the emphasis is more on team tactical skills, however, a fair amount of technical instruction is also given. The annual Centennial SC Goalkeeper Training is also offered in the spring, and is conducted by some of the top goalkeeper instructors in the Midwest. The age group breakdown for the GK training is U9-U12 and U13-U17. Find out more about our Spring Technical Training Program.
Training at the team level continues into the summer months. All summer traveling teams receive team based technical and tactical instruction as part of their summer registration fees. All teams are typically assigned a trainer who works with the teams starting in late-April, and continue working with teams into the month of July. All summer training sessions are held at Lino Park. Learn more about our Summer Training Program.
Various other training opportunities are added during the calendar year. Continue to check the Centennial SC WWW site for details. If you have any questions about a program, please send inquiries to Gavin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centennial SC encourages players of all ages to get involved in the game. Throughout the year, Centennial SC sponsors and is looking for more ways to support adults interested in playing opportunities.
During the spring indoor season, Centennial SC sponsors "Monday Night Football" (MNF). MNF is essentially pick-up soccer with adult players who were once players with Centennial Soccer Club, currently have children in the program, serve and Board members or coaches, or who have a passion for the game. Matches coincide with the spring indoor schedule and are typically held on Monday nights at the Centennial Sports Arena. All participants are asked to pay a nominal fee to help cover the costs of turf time.
Find out more about Monday Night Football.
A number of former Centennial SC players, coaches and board members currently play on a recreational team called the Centennial Wiseguys. While this adult team is not a part of Centennial SC, it is our club's mission to support soccer at all ages, including adults living in our community who enjoy the sport. For more information on the Centennial Wiseguys, please e-mail David Knoll at email@example.com.
Centennial SC offers ongoing coach education for all of its paid and volunteer coaches. Education coaching sessions are conducted by Gavin Pugh, Director of Coaching. Coach education sessions encompass practical (field) sessions as well as structured theoretical (classroom) sessions. All sessions are conducted in a positive environment. All coaches are also encouraged to continue their education as coaches outside of programs offered by Centennial SC. Reimbursements are offered to coaches successfully completing approved courses.
Find out more about our Coach Education.
A commitment has also been made to educating our parents. Centennial SC hosts Parents And Coaches Together (PACT) sessions once a year. These sessions are tailored to the needs of coaches and parents. The emphasis of this unique program is to promote better sportsmanship, improve the soccer environment and help our children love the game of soccer.
Find out more about Parents and Coaches Together (PACT).
Centennial SC also hosts its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the first Sunday in October. We also host an annual "All Club Meeting" in mid-November. These meetings provide opportunities for the club membership to meet members of the Board of Directors hear more about programming opportunities and meet with their summer traveling teams. Information regarding these events is posted on our club Calendar.