Elk Grove Soccer will host its annual opening day jamboree on August 18, 2018, at Elk Grove Regional Park.  With players, spectators, referees, and coaches, the organization anticipates nearly 20,000 people in attendance.

Elk Grove Soccer’s event is the largest gathering of soccer players in the greater Sacramento area.  This is considered soccer’s opening day.  Players will come together for their first games and pictures, enjoy music, food and BBQ, skill challenges, and other family soccer related fun.

“Our community is growing and so is soccer.  Elk Grove Soccer, the community’s oldest and largest soccer organization, is growing in numbers; Elk Grove Community Park is a perfect venue to bring our families together to share in this beautiful sport,” said Dave Groves, Elk Grove Soccer’s Recreation leader.  “This one-day event helps our players and families understand they are part of something valuable in our community.  We want to ensure that we focus on the fun of soccer and build memories for our children and their families.”

When: Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Where:  Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Elk Grove Soccer is one of the largest soccer organization in northern California, with over 3,600 recreation soccer players and 1,500 competitive soccer players.  The organization also hosts a league for children with mental and physical disabilities so they can enjoy the beautiful game of soccer  www.elkgrovesoccer.com

FC Elk Grove 05G Elite 1 win the Kickoff Classic U12 Gold Bracket, May 27-28, 2017. Coach Jack and Assistant coach Simon lead girls through the group stages seeing off CenCal Cosmos 5-0, starting off the tournament strong. Up next was tough opposition in South Lake Tahoe, but the team only needed a tie or better Sunday morning to advance to the Finals. The girls emerged with a 3-1 victory. Yuba Flash had beaten Elk Grove 1-0 during spring league but were denied beating them again when Elk Grove Scored a late goal to make it 1-1 to send them in to the Championship Game.
Ajax United 05G Black were waiting for the Elk Grove Girls and this was going to be an entertaining game. First half ended goalless but were chances for both teams, but with 10 minutes to go it looked like Elk Grove had sealed the win until Ajax scored immediately after to send the game in to extra time where no goals were scored, which meant the game would be decided in PKs. Elk Grove’s goalkeeper became the hero saving 2 penalty kicks leading to Elk Grove winning 3-2 in the PK shootout.

Recreation Age Group Coordinators (AGC)

Age Group Coordinators (AGC’s) are responsible for organizing the teams after each registration period and work under the direction of the CEO and works with the club Registrar and Director of Coaching. This includes the assigning of players and coaches to each team. They will also work with the Director of Coaching and office to staff to find coaches for teams in need of one. The AGCs, help find recreation team coaches, assign players to teams; notify coaches of any changes that occur during the season, such as change of practice field/time; pass out league information, forms and awards for the teams within their age group. The Age Group Coordinator is the first point of contact regarding player problems or questions regarding the league. These persons provide specific individuals for coaches and parents to contact concerning any questions and/or problems.

Age Group Coordinators

Age Group Name Email
2000/2001/2002/2003/2004 U16- U19) Jennifer Green jgreen@elkgrovesoccer.com
2005 U12 & 2006/2007 (U14) Dave Groves dgroves@elkgrovesoccer.com
2008 (U11) William Newsom wnewsom@elkgrovesoccer.com
2009 (U10) Keith Stephen kstephen@elkgrovesoccer.com
2010 (U9) Jason Greer jgreer@elkgrovesoccer.com
2011 (U8) Harvie Millier hmillier@elkgrovesoccer.com
2012 (U7) Carlo and Margaret cverdugo@elkgrovesoccer.com
2013 (U6) Randy Cassens rcassens@elkgrovesoccer.com
Rancho Murieta All Age Groups Doug Mattos dmattos@elkgrovesoccer.com

Additional Contacts

Technical Staff:

Dave Groves: Director of Recreation – dgroves@elkgrovesoccer.com

Dan James: 2013 – 2006 – Director of Coaching – djames@elkgrovesoccer.com

Ben Ormsby: 2005 – 1999 – Director of Coaching for Girls – bormsby@elkgrovesoccer.com

Greg Rubendall: 2005 – 1999 – Director of Coaching for Boys – grubendall@elkgrovesoccer.com

Administrative Staff:

Andrew Ormsby: Recreation Practice and Game Scheduler – aormsby@elkgrovesoccer.com

Patsy Cosenza: Office Manager – pcosenza@elkgrovesoccer.com

Jen Mattos: Comp Administrator – jmattos@elkgrovesoccer.com

Andrew Donnery: CEO – adonnery@elkgrovesoccer.com

Additional Contacts:

Debra Carlton: President – dcarlton@elkgrovesoccer.com

William Newsom – VP – wnewsom@elkgrovesoccer.com

Cheryl Russell – TopSoccer Coordinator – crussell@elkgrovesoccer.com

Keith Stephen – Board Member – kstephen@elkgrovesoccer.com

Randy Cassens – Board Member – rcassens@elkgrovesoccer.com

Stephen Cosenza – Comp Game Scheduler – scosenza@elkgrovesoccer.com

Welcome to U.S. Soccer’s presentation on the Player Development Initiatives. We want to make sure all parts of the community are as informed as possible on our collective plan to develop players to best of their abilities.

Download the full PDF presentation: English  |  Español

FC Elk Grove 05G Elite 1 coached by Jack Caulton and Simon Morris finished as Champions at the CVU Academy Cup, Apr. 29-30, 2017. The girls showed great team spirit in their first tournament together going 3-0 in group play without conceding a goal and winning in the finals on penalty kicks.

FC Elk Grove 09 Boys Platinum 2 will receive 20% of the sales that they bring into Leatherby’s during the above allotted times. Just mention their fundraiser or give this invitation to the cashier when you pay your bill to ensure that they receive a percentage of your purchase.

Monday May 1, 2017
5 pm – 11 pm
8238 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Bring attached flyer:

FC Elk Grove 09 Boys Platinum 2


Andrew Donnery CEO, Ex Officio adonnery@elkgrovesoccer.com
Debra Carlton President dcarlton@elkgrovesoccer.com
Dave Groves 1st Vice President dgroves@elkgrovesoccer.com
William Newsom 2nd Vice President wnewsom@elkgrovesoccer.com
Patsy Cosenza Treasurer/Secretary, Ex Officio pcosenza@elkgrovesoccer.com
Carlo Verdugo Board Member cverdugo@elkgrovesoccer.com
Cheryl Russell Board Member cRussell@elkgrovesoccer.com
Jason Greer Board Member jgreer@elkgrovesoccer.com
Doug Mattos Board Member dmattos@elkgrovesoccer.com
Jennifer Green Board Member jgreen@elkgrovesoccer.com
Keith Stephen Board Member KStephen@elkgrovesoccer.com
Randy Cassens Board Member RCassens@elkgrovesoccer.com
Stephen Cosenza Board Member scosenza@elkgrovesoccer.com

Elk Grove Soccer Office

9766 Waterman Rd, Suite H, Elk Grove, CA 95624

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Post Office Box
P.O. Box 63 Elk Grove, CA 95757

Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. -Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Phone: (916) 682-6500

About the Elk Grover Soccer

Elk Grove Soccer is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1983. Today, the organization has grown to over 5,000 registered youth soccer players and 550 teams. Elk Grove Soccer’s territory of play encompasses South to the Sacramento/San Joaquin county line, to the North of Gerber Road, and Northeast on the Sacramento/El Dorado County Line, and to the West bordered by Interstate 5.

The organization oversees a large recreation program for players who are interested in playing part time and a year round program for players who want more playing time. We host three levels of play for our year-round players: Platinum, Elite, and Premier. We also offer training programs for all children through our Academies, who receive training from professional coaches and play small sides games in the spring and fall.

In 2008, we added Top Soccer, a soccer program designed for players ages 5-24 with physical and/or mental disabilities who would like to play soccer, including those with physical supports and wheelchairs.

We have a cadre of 400 paid licensed soccer referees, who are responsible for officiating over 200 games in Elk Grove each week during the recreation soccer season and they continue to officiate games throughout the year for our year-round players. Elk Grove Soccer maintains a strong working relationship with all elementary, middle, and high schools in Elk Grove as well as the Cosumnes Service District, Northgate Park District, and City and County officials responsible for soccer fields within the organization’s boundaries.

Andrew Donnery CEO

Andrew has had extensive soccer experience, as a player and directing coaching activities both in England and the United States. Mr. Donnery has worked with several U.S. organizations including: the Cape Fear Soccer Association; the Wilmington Hammerheads Professional Team; and Coastal Carolina Soccer Camps.

He has also acted as a Coach Educator and Instructor for the United States Soccer Federation and worked with the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association as a member of their Olympic Development Staff. He has served as a committee member with the NCYSA Academy Committee and the NCYSA Coach Educators Committee. Andrew obtained a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Liverpool John Moores University and has just completed a Master in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.

He holds the following coaching qualifications UEFA “A” License, UEFA International Coaching License, UEFA 12-16 Youth License, UEFA 17-21 Youth License, the USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Premier License, NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and the English FA Academy Manager’s License. He also authored a book called “Let the Kids Play”. The book was designed to put the fun back in the game with a collection of enjoyable, stimulating and developmentally appropriate exercises for young players.

Over the years Andrew has placed players into Division 1 College Programs, State ODP, Region ODP and the U.S National Team. Andrew served has the state ODP Director for Cal North as well as designing the 3rd largest league in the country. He currently directs the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and co-authored the NSCAA Advanced DOC Course. In 2014 he was appointed as a Technical Advisor to Bermuda FA Academy and coached the U17 Bermuda FA team.

Ben Ormsby - Girls Director U13-U19

Benjamin Ormsby has been coaching in Elk Grove since 2007, and has coached both boys and girls of all ages. Benjamin has taken USSF coaching education courses every year for the last 5 years and received his USSF Senior A in 2018. He also holds an NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and a Diploma from the Frans Hoek Tactical Analysis course.

He’s been a part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as both a head coach and as a staff coach for the regional team. In 2016 and 2017 he was an assistant coach for the Cosumnes River Men’s Soccer Team. He attended California State University Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Greg Rubendall - Boys Director U13 – U23

Greg also comes to Elk Grove with an excellent soccer background. He comes to Elk Grove Soccer from serving as the boys Director of Coaching at Ballistic, one of the top boys clubs in Northern California. He has produced many national team players. Greg has a USSF “A” license, a NSCAA Premier Diploma, the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and has a M.A. in Kinesiology (Biomechanics).

He is also a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Greg will be the Director of Coaching for the Boys U12 – U18. Greg is also a member of Regional & State Player Development Program (PDP) Staff and is on the NorCal Premier Coaches Education Staff.

Dan James - U4 – U12 Director

Daniel was born and raised in England before moving to the USA when. Dan now resides in Elk Grove and holds a USSF C License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, an NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and F.A Coaching Licenses. Daniel is also an instructor for the United Soccer Coaches courses and attended the University of Chester in England where he studied Fitness and Health. Daniel oversees the U4-U12 program at the club and also oversees the clubs camps and clinics.
Patsy Cosenza - Treasurer/Secretary
Jen Mattos - Administrator

Age Group Coordinators

Age Group Coordinators please:

Age Group Name Email
2000/2001/2002/2003/2004 U16- U19) Jennifer Green jgreen@elkgrovesoccer.com
2005/2006 (U14) & 2007 (U12) Dave Groves dgroves@elkgrovesoccer.com
2008 (U11) William Newsom wnewsom@elkgrovesoccer.com
2009 (U10) Keith Stephen kstephen@elkgrovesoccer.com
2010 (U9) Jason Greer jgreer@elkgrovesoccer.com
2011 (U8) Harvie Millier hmillier@elkgrovesoccer.com
2012 (U7) Carlo and Margaret cverdugo@elkgrovesoccer.com
2013 (U6) Randy Cassens rcassens@elkgrovesoccer.com
Rancho Murieta All Age Groups Doug Mattos dmattos@elkgrovesoccer.com