• Galloway United Community Soccer



 GUCS Academy Development Program

Winter 2018


Who: Kids talented and/or enthusiastic about soccer, born in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

What: GUCS -Academy Development Program.

When: Winter Season (Thursdays: Jan 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1,8,15,22) from 6pm to 7pm

Where: Inside Spragg Elementary School in Egg Harbor City, NJ

(601 Buffalo Ave, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215)

Why: The foundation of the ADP program places the greatest importance on player development. Our philosophy for success is based upon the following:


  • Environment that is fun and instills a passion of the game.
  • Environment that encourages risk-taking and creativity both in practice and in games.
  • Environment that places individual players, not teams, central to all decision-making regarding training and competition.
  • Environment where young players are exposed to a game that emphasizes skill development over team development.
  • Development predicated on playing possession soccer, which requires highly technical skills.
  • Development of complete soccer players that understand the game and all positions, possess technical skill, and work hard.
  • Maximizing development by placing together the best and/or most committed players.
  • Ensuring flexibility in game format so that learning takes precedence over game management and administration.
  • Coaching through age appropriate demonstrations and activities versus drills to train technique as well as decision-making.
  • Focusing on teaching correct technique – dribbling, ball control, passing, shooting, juggling, etc.
  • Utilizing guided discovery teaching methods versus the command style, giving the game back to the kids and enhancing their problem solving abilities.
  • Coaching through positive, constructive, brief, specific feedback.
  • Utilizing Director of Coaching that govern all training for the U6-U10 Advanced Development Program, set seasonal and program curriculums, and oversee all player development in these vital ages. Ensuring a consistent long term development plan.
  • Qualified, licensed, experienced staff coaches using a long term development plan and curriculum.
  • Success is determined by learning and fun – not by scores and standings.
  • Attracting families that look at the big picture, and will not leave the club as their kids improve. Finding the right fit.


Program Director: Kelvin Murray



6pm to 7pm all ages (2009, 2010, 2011)



Cost: $55.00 per player.

$75.00 per player (Non-GUCS member)


Any question contact Kelvin Murray at: kelvindmurrayjr@gmail.com


*All players will receive a t-shirt

*Players can wear indoor soccer shoes or sneakers (No turf or cleats)

*Must wear shin pads

*Bring ball and water bottle



Registration for Winter Training is closed!



We always need volunteer coaches for every season, please join us and help!!

 *Coaches needed but kid safe carded is mandatory: please call the township at 609-652-8657 x3 to set up an appointment. (Process can take up to 3 weeks) 


 *Coaches needed but kid safe carded is mandatory: please call 609-652-8657 x3 to set up an appointment.


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All games and training are at Tartaglio Field in Galloway.

Directions: Make a left turn on Wrangleboro Road/Pomona Road. Continue on Wrangleboro/Pomona Road 4.3 miles. Make a left turn on Duerer Street(County Road 561). Continue .50 miles (past the Gabriel Field Complex) and Tartaglio Park is on your right.


Questions/Concerns contact:

Rich at 609-457-7202 (Email: richyricho8@hotmail.com)


Dave 609-705-3766 (Email: Dcrlaw3@comcast.net)


Fall 2017 Registration Information  - GUCS would like to continue to provide our children with the best program possible.  From Professional Training, Closing Ceremonies, awards and Great Fields we are the best program in our area.  The cost of the Fall registration is $95.


Volunteers Needed!! GUCS Soccer is a 100% volunteer organization, and we require significant assistance in preparing for and administrating each season. Our program has grown tremendously in the past few years, and we are always in need of volunteers. We need the help of generous people who are willing to donate their time to make GUCS the best that it can be! We need more than coaches. We need a pool of volunteers for various positions (most positions only take an hour a week).  Email gucswebsite@comcast.net to find out how you can help!

The 2017 Fall First Kick Clinic - The GUCS First Kick clinic is an exciting developmental soccer program for children ages 3 and 4! The 6-week program will introduce your child to the world of soccer. Through a series of games and skill sessions, your child will learn how to connect with the ball, listen to instructions and improve social skills.  The GUCS First Kick program works as a building block to provide young players the fundamentals needed to prepare them for their next step into the exciting world of soccer. The cost of the clinic is $65.




We would like to thank our sponsors for their support!!!