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

Sunstroke Classic 2018

Elk Grove Soccer is pleased to announce the Sunstroke Classic, held in beautiful Elk Grove, California. The Sunstroke Classic Tournament is tailored for both older and younger players and set on two different weekends to accommodate them both. This tournament is sanctioned by US CLUB and CYSA-North and both types of passes are allowed.

NOTE: This tournament uses the 2018/19 Age Group Chart with the NEW US Soccer Mandated Small-Sided Game Playing Formats adopted by NorCal Premier and CYSA-North.

Dates and Fees


July 28 -29th – OLDERS (U15 and Above)

August 4th – 5th – YOUNGERS (U9-U14)


U9 – U10-$495.00

U11 – U12-$550.00

U13 – U14-$595.00

U15 and above – $595.00



Check in information will be posted here closer to the tournament

All Schedules and Results will be posted on the tournament pages.

Please contact Stephen Cosenza our Tournament Director for more information at scosenza@elkgrovesoccer.com or call (916) 682-6500

Other Information


Teams that are not US CLUB registered are allowed to enter but they must complete the CYSA form;

Please click this link for information

Teams that are accepted to the Tournament will need to send proof of this forms completion to scosenza@elkgrovesoccer.com.

This form will also need to be displayed during registration. Without it, accepted teams will not be able to play and forfeit tournament entry fee.


Each team is required to have an e-mail address and a designated team contact in order to receive all tournament communications.
All communication will be carried out via e-mail and the internet.

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Al Phillips 03G Premier 1
Alberto Torrico / Peter Droubay 99B Platinum 1
Alex Herman 07B Elite 2
Alex Herman 07G Elite 1
Ally Maclennan 06B Elite 2
Andrew Donnery 99/00G Platinum 1
Andrew Donnery 06B USDA
Andrew Ormsby 04B Platinum 2
Andrew Ormsby 05B Platinum 1
Shawn Stites 02B Platinum 2
Araia Berhane 07B Platinum 1
Araia Berhane 09B Platinum 2
Araia Berhane 01B Platinum 1
Ben Ormsby 04B Platinum 1
Ben Ormsby 02G Platinum 1
Bruce Benventano YDA
Bruce Benventano 04G Premier
Ben Ormsby/Stephen Cosenza 06G Platinum 1
Carlos Chavez 03B Platinum 2
Dan James 05G Platinum 1
Dan James 07B Platinum Pre-Development Academy
Dan James YDA
Dan McCann 03G Elite 1
Dan McCann 04G Platinum 1
Dannie White 08B Platinum 2
Dave Groves 01G Premier
Dave Groves and Devon Dyer 02G Elite 1
David Smith 03B Premier 2
Diana Hawkins 01G Elite 1
Dianna Hawkins 07G Platinum 1
Dianna Hawkins 09G Platinum 1
Frank Demarco 07B Premier 1
Gharzai Ahmadzai 00/99G Premier
Greg Rubendall 09B Platinum 1
Greg Rubendall 06B DA
Helena Barnes 09G Premier 2
Harvie Miller 04G Elite 2
Harvie Miller 05B Platinum 2
Harvie Miller 08B Elite 1
Jack Caulton 02B Platinum 1
Jack Caulton 05G Elite 1
Jack Caulton 08G Platinum 1
Jeff Miller 02G Premier 1
Jimmy Gomez 05B Elite 1
John Valenzuela 07B Elite 1
Jorge Valdez 03B Platinum 1
Ranier Guzman 02B Elite 1
Koshmick Kumar 05B Premier 1
Lindsey Chu 08G Premier 2
Lucas Zetti 06B Elite 1
Lucas Zetti 09B Platinum 3
Lucas Zetti GK
Mark Dickerson 06G Premier Plus 1
Carlos Leon 06B Premier + 1
Memo De La Torre 00G Premier
Miguel Ruiz YDA
MIke Kraemer 03B Premier 1
Eli Millan 01G Platinum 1
Nacho Zarate 08B Platinum 1
Nelson Garcia 04B Elite 1
Ranier Guzman 01B Premier 1
Frank Ramirez 99/00B Elite 1
Reyner Medina 99B Premier 1
Reyner Medina 02B Premier 1
Roland Deleon 08G Prmeier 1
Pelumi Abimbola)l 03B Elite 1
Frank Ramirez 04B Elite 2
RJ Stirewalt 07B Elite 3
Scott Martin 00G Elite 1
Simon Morris 02G Premier Plus
Stephen Cosenza – Crush 00G Premier 1
Domingo Ramirez 01B Elite 1
Ramon Carlos 04B Premier 1

Adopted March 2011


Purpose: EGYSL is committed to providing a safe environment for its members and participants and to preventing abusive conduct in any form. Every member of this organization is responsible for protecting our participants and ensuring their safety and well being while involved in sponsored activities.

EGYSL promotes good sportsmanship throughout the organization and encourages qualities of mutual respect, courtesy, and tolerance in all participants, coaches, officials, and volunteers. We advocate building strong self-images among the youth participants. Children with strong self-images may be less likely targets for abuse. Similarly, they may be less likely to abuse or bully others around them.

To this end, EGYSL establishes the following guidelines of behavior and procedures for our staff, volunteers, and participants. All members of this organization, as well as parents, spectators, and other invitees are expected to observe and adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Abuse of any kind is not permitted within our organization. This means we do not tolerate physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse or misconduct from our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents, or spectators.
  1. Physical and sexual abuse, including, but not limited to, striking, hitting, kicking, indecent or wanton gesturing, lewd remarks, indecent exposure, unwanted physical contact, any form of sexual contact or inappropriate touching, are strictly prohibited within EGYSL.
  1. Emotional abuse or verbal abuse is prohibited. These include, but are not limited to, such forms of abuse such as yelling, insulting, threatening, mocking, demeaning behavior, or making abusive statements in regard to a person’s race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex, or age.
  1. EGYSL is committed to providing a safe environment for our players, participants, and staff. We do so by appointing all coaches, officials, and volunteers – and anyone affiliated with our organization – as protection advocates. Every member of this organization is responsible for reporting any cases of questionable conduct or alleged mistreatment toward our members by any coach, official, volunteer, player, parent, sibling, or spectator.
  1. We recommend that every activity sponsored by EGYSL put a “buddy system” in place. Each youth participant should be assigned a buddy during sponsored activities. No child should go anywhere – to the bathrooms, locker rooms, or other location – without his or her buddy.
  1. To further protect our youth participants, as well as coaches, officials, and volunteers, we strongly advise that no adult person allow him or herself to be alone with an unrelated child or with any group of children during sponsored activities. In particular, we recommend that coaches and other adult members of this organization:
  • Do not drive alone with an unrelated child participant in the car;
  • Do not take an unrelated child alone to the locker room, bathrooms, or any other private room;
  • Only provide training or individual coaching with the assistance of another adult or the child’s buddy;
  • If you must have a private conversation with a youth participant, do it within view of others, in the gym or on the field, instead of in a private office;
  • Coaches and other adult members of this organization should not socialize individually with nonrelated children outside of sponsored events.
  1. We encourage parents to become as active as possible in sponsored activities, games, practices, and other events. The more parents are involved, the less likely it is for abusive situations to develop.
  1. When traveling overnight with youth players, children should be paired up with other children of the same gender and similar age. No coach, parent, or other adult should be alone in a hotel room with an unrelated child. Children should be supervised by adults while in hotels at all times.
  1. EGYSL will respond quickly to any and all allegations of abuse within this organization. This information will be communicated to the authorities for investigation and will be reviewed by the organization’s Board of Directors. The alleged offender will be notified of such allegations promptly.
  1. Any person accused of sexual or physical abuse may be asked to resign voluntarily or may be suspended by the Board of Directors until the matter is resolved. Regardless of criminal or civil guilt in the alleged abuse, the continued presence of the person could be detrimental to the reputation of the organization and could be harmful to the participants. A person who is accused but later cleared of charges, may apply to be reinstated within the organization. Reinstatement is not a right, and no guarantee is made by EGYSL that he or she will be reinstated to his or her former position.


Coaching Courses

The objective of the coaching licensing curriculum is to provide all soccer coaches, from the beginner to the advanced, with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge, so that coaches in Northern California can help ensure that players develop towards their fullest potential.
What’s the difference between Divisions I, II and III?

Division I

Division I member institutions have to sponsor at least seven sports for men and seven for women (or six for men and eight for women) with two team sports for each gender. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria. For sports other than football and basketball, Div. I schools must play 100% of the minimum number of contests against Div. I opponents — anything over the minimum number of games has to be 50% Div. I. Men’s and women’s basketball teams have to play all but two games against Div. I teams, for men, they must play 1/3 of all their contests in the home arena. Schools that have football are classified as Div. I-A or I-AA. I-A football schools are usually fairly elaborate programs. Div. I-A teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (17,000 people in attendance per home game, OR 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years or, 30,000 permanent seats in their stadium and average 17,000 per home game or 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years OR, be in a member conference in which at least six conference members sponsor football or more than half of football schools meet attendance criterion. Div. I-AA teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Div. I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, and there are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. I school cannot exceed.

Division II

Division II institutions have to sponsor at least four sports for men and four for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria — football and men’s and women’s basketball teams must play at least 50% of their games against Div. II or I-A or I-AA opponents. For sports other than football and basketball there are no scheduling requirements. There are not attendance requirements for football, or arena game requirements for basketball. There are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. II school must not exceed. Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes. Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings. Division II athletics programs are financed in the institution’s budget like other academic departments on campus. Traditional rivalries with regional institutions dominate schedules of many Division II athletics programs.

Division III

Division III institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are minimum contest and participant minimums for each sport. Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability and athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university. Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete’s experience is of paramount concern. Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.




College and the Student Athlete
Source: California Youth Soccer Association

One of the most important decisions a young person will make while in high school is the choice of a college to attend. If the young student is fortunate to be both academically and athletically qualified, opportunities exist to secure a college scholarship. A number of factors need to be taken into account when selecting a college:

  • Local vs. away-from-home
  • Commuting vs. residential campus
  • Large vs. small school
  • Area of academic interest
  • And of course the cost

The student who possesses recognized soccer abilities and skills has additional opportunities. College coaches are constantly on the lookout for new prospects. Oftentimes you will find coaches at tournaments viewing any number of players. As a prospective college player, it is of utmost importance that you do a thorough investigation of potential colleges and that you are identified as early as possible. Important vehicles for showcasing your abilities include tournaments, club soccer, high school soccer, and the Olympic Development Program. Many coaches begin identifying potential prospects in a player’s junior year of high school.

A possible course of action for the prospective college player should include the following:

1) Do a thorough review of potential colleges you would like to attend using the factors described above.

2) Prepare a letter of introduction to the coach at your colleges of interest; this letter would include such things as a player profile describing:

  • Your name, address, and telephone number
  • High school and club team
  • Grade point average, SAT scores and academic interests
  • Player position
  • Athletic and academic awards

This letter should be sent during the junior year and again at the beginning of the senior year. You should also include a schedule of tournament and club and high school league games so that a coach can have an opportunity to see you on as many occasions as possible.

3) Follow up by personally contacting coaches at the colleges in which you are interested: introduce yourself and listen to their program description. Visit colleges of interest.

4) Continue to improve your grade point average. Coaches would rather not invest in a player who has a marginal grade point average who risks their eligibility once in college.

And remember: a college coach will have the above type of interchange with you and at least 25 other prospects. Being prepared academically, athletically, and organizationally will enhance your possibilities as a college player prospect.

Useful Links and Resources

Player Profile

This section is for players (and their parents, coaches and managers) who are considering playing soccer in college.

When teams have high school-age players who are thinking about playing soccer in college, teams can usually ask their club/coaches for more information on Player Profiles

The Player Profile should be a one-page document in a word processing format (e.g., .doc, or .rtf) or in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf).

The content should include personal information on the player, including contact information. The contact information can include the player’s family and the coach. Be sure to provide a way to contact your coach so that a “coach to coach” assessment can be given.

You also want to include some academic information (school, year of graduation, GPA and PSAT/SAT), team accomplishments and individual player accomplishments.
Content of Player Profile

Optional: Player Photograph (.jpg format)

Personal Data
Date of Birth:
Height: Weight:
Address (Street, City, State, ZIP):
Parent’s Names:
Parent’s Address (Street, City, State, ZIP):
Parent’s Home/Work Phone:

Academic Data

Class (Soph, Jr., Sr.):
High School:
High School Address (Street, City, State, ZIP):
Graduation Year:
GPA (Also indicate scale, such as 3.85/4.0):

Class Rank (Also indicate class size, such as 23/645):
SAT Scores: Math: Verbal: Composite:
ACT Scores: English: Math: Reading: Science: Composite:
Possible college major(s):
Honors: (List any high school academic honors you have received and year(s) received)

Soccer Background
Position(s) Played:

Club Team:
Coach Phone:
Coach Email:
Position(s) Played:

ODP/State Select Level (District, State Pool, State Team, Regional Team):

High School Team:
Coach Phone:
Honors: (Varsity Letters, All-Area, All-Conference, etc. and year(s) received)

General NCAA Information Links for NCAA Regulations and Guidelines

The NCAA produces a very useful guide entitled The College Bound Student Athlete, that provides a great amount of information for players planning to play soccer at the collegiate level. All prospective players and their parents should read this manual prior to the recruiting process.

Click here for The College Bound Student Athlete

All prospective college athletes need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The main pages for the Clearinghouse can be found at:

NCAA Clearing House General Information

NCAA Initial Eligibility

The NCAA offers numerous on-line brochures to answer questions regarding eligibility requirements, recruiting, academic qualifications and a wealth of other resources.

Links to these brochures can be found by clicking here

Contacting the Clearinghouse. You may contact the Clearinghouse at:

Customer Service: 877-262-1492 (toll free in the USA)

24-hour Voice Response: 877-861-3003 (toll free in the USA)


Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
301 ACT Drive
P.O. Box 4044
Iowa City, IA 52243-4044