The Germantown Soccer Club was founded to promote and advance youth soccer development in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Club’s primary aim is to increase youth participation in the most popular sport in the world through outreach, training and competition. We also aim to challenge our players and to instill both soccer and character skills (leadership, sportsmanship, and positive self-esteem) that will last the rest of their lives.
GSC achieves this mission by focusing on soccer fundamentals in young players [ages 4-12] before they enter a competitive environment. Germantown Soccer Club takes the time needed to do it right. While we offer skill development and recreational games, we refrain from joining competitive leagues until our players are fully ready. Ball skills, agility, footwork, teamwork and passion for playing are key to developing solid players. We will, however, occasionally participate in tournaments to gain experience. Another key strategy is maintaining quality in coaching. The Club has slowly developed its coaching capacity such that the organization has been able to expand its program.
The Germantown Soccer Club’s vision for its future work is ambitious; the organization will expand its reach while maintaining a high quality program.
Germantown Soccer Club ("GSC") was founded in 2010 by Yomi Awodesu, Germantown resident and soccer parent. Since then, the Club has grown into a community organization, beloved and appreciated by families throughout the area.
MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
Board: The club is governed by a Board of Directors, and all members are volunteers dedicating their time and energy to the success of the Club.
President and Head Coach Yomi Awodesu reports to the board of directors. He runs day to day operations for the Club.
Business Manager Susan Christian handles registration, communications and finances.
Fiscal Agent: Germantown United Community Development Corporation, a neighborhood-based 501(c)3 organization.