What Are We Doing? 

FOUR SEASONS OF SOCCER!

Throughout the year, Germantown Community Soccer Club operates two programs: 

  • After school & summer camp programs at the Germantown and Wissahickon Boys and Girls Clubs
  • U11 Travel Team, as part of the Atlantic Premier League

 

SEASONAL PROGRAMS

Winter 2019-2020 (Indoor)

  • Club intramural Futsal training and individual training (10-weeks), Saturdays Dec 7 – Feb 22
  • Our Club sponsors the Germantown Futsal League in 2019-2020 games run Jan 4 – March 8; the Club is fielding 5 of our own teams, including Germantown’s first girls’ team (we founded the Germantown Futsal League in 2013 to encourage skill development and friendly competition among local Philadelphia youth teams)
  • Emlen School soccer after school program
  • Germantown / Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club soccer after school program
  • Coaching education (by Coach Yomi) for local teens and Drexel soccer club volunteers

 

Spring 2020 (outdoor)

  • Club intramural outdoor activities and individual training, March 21 – June 6 (10 weeks, skipping holiday weekends),  Location TBA as the field at 25 W Penn Street is being upgraded.
  • Emlen School after school soccer program
  • Boys and Girls Club after school soccer program
  • Coaching education program!  Talk to Yomi if you want to participate.

Summer 2020 (outdoor)

  • Stay tuned for information on a variety of summer programs

Fall 2020 (outdoor)

  • Club intramural outdoor activities and individual training TBA
  • Emlen School after school program

 

WHAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO

Because the World Cup is coming to the USA in 2026, all youth soccer organizations are being encouraged and supported by the Philadelphia Union and Eastern PA Youth Soccer Association. This is our Club’s chance to really get the support we need to grow. Here are some ideas we have:

  • Building travel teams for U08, U09, U10, U11 boys
  • Growing the Futsal League to three gyms in Germantown
  • Increase registrations for intramural soccer (Saturday morning program)
  • Add afterschool programs to more elementary schools (Kelly, Wister, Linglebach schools)

 

Administrative infrastructure:  in order to build the Club’s impact we need to strengthen our organization by:

  • Strengthening our board of directors (two new board members as of 12/2019, seeking two more)
  • Fundraising (grants, sponsorships) program, working with local foundations
  • Received a donation of nets from EPYSA in 2018, will reapply in 2020
  • Received an Activities Fund grant for $900 in 2018, and 2019
  • Expect to receive continued ongoing funding ($21,000 annually) from the Drumcliff Foundation
  • Expect to receive $4000 grant from the JT Dorsey Foundation (for Emlen School program)
  • Generally attempting to ramp up communication with families
  • Improve management policies and procedures

Germantown Soccer Club partners with a number of organizations in order to carry out its mission.

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