The GU12 Team is part of an elite soccer club located in Santa Barbara, CA. They compete with other elite clubs based predominantly in Southern California. Earning a spot on a SBSC Team is competitive and hard fought. Since being selected, the girls have been under the guidance of top coaches and they play in the Silver Elite bracket, the highest bracket offered in the region. The girls travel together throughout the region to play tournaments and games with other high skill level teams that continuously challenge their level of play. The girls have proven their abilities and feel that they are ready to travel even further to continue this high level of play.
The GU12 team is coached by Jeff Johnson. Coach JJ is a coach, trainer and educator born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1999, JJ has been working with Santa Barbara City College, Futbol Club Santa Barbara, and one.Soccer Schools. He traveled with the top soccer school in the country, the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy, for over 10 years.
About The Club
Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) is a non profit organization, dedicated to helping soccer players develop the proper fundamentals, skills, confidence, and maturity to be successful on the field, and most importantly, off of it. Through the teaching of it's members and coaches, each player learns how to improve as an athlete, as a teammate, and how to build friendships.
The Santa Barbara Soccer Club has produced three consecutive National Championship soccer teams. Many players who have participated on teams throughout the organization have gone on to earn college scholarships. Some have even made the professional level.
Traveling to play in Europe
Going to Europe to play in select tournaments is an absolute dream. They are the FIRST GU12 team from Santa Barbara selected, which makes this opportunity even more meaningful. These girls will have the opportunity to compete against girls from top professional Academy teams in Europe (e.g. Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Paris St Germain , etc. ). In addition, they will get to train with some of the premier European coaches. They will also have the chance to tour some of the professional stadiums, and will get to attend an EPL game.
Being selected for these tournaments comes with a heavy price tag. Between tournament fees, transportation, referee fees, coaches, hotels, meals, and other expenses, the cost per player is expected to be $3,500. This figure is simply not attainable for some of the girls. The team is fully aware of the expense of this trip. As a group, they have decided that together they will raise the funds needed for the ENTIRE team to be able to make this dream their reality. They feel confident that together they can raise these funds. They need support from their parents, friends, and sponsors.
Please help us make this once in a lifetime dream a reality for our girls. The Santa Barbara Soccer Club is a 501 "C" Corporation, and all donations are tax deductible.
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