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Before I begin to talk about soccer in Immokalee Florida, you need to know a little about the town itself. Immokalee is a farming community of about 25,000 residents located 35 miles east of the richest county in Florida, Collier County. Immokalee’s population is comprised of 63% Hispanic, 20% African which includes our Haitian Creole population, 4.8% white, and 1.1% Native Americans.

 

Per capita income is $9900, Median income is $27,000 and residents below the poverty level are 44.8%, one of the highest in the nation. 39% are high school graduates, 4.8% have graduated from college and 4.5% are attending college. Immokalee ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.7% of people over 25 years of age have a bachelor or advanced degree. 36.4% of the employment comes from agriculture. 

Now that you have a little knowledge of the town let me tell you about youth soccer, but more specifically about the only youth soccer club in town.

 

Our Mission is to provide our players the opportunity to develop their highest potential. The Soccer Pit strives to maintain an environment that embodies the core values of integrity, leadership, perseverance, respect, teamwork, and academic achievement while enhancing self-esteem, promoting self- confidence, and cultivating a lifelong passion for the game of soccer.

 

We have always maintained our purpose that academics are the key to success. Our players are required to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 throughout the school year. This is the same requirement that is placed by the Collier County School District on all athletes to compete at the high school level. Of course, we modify this requirement for our elementary and middle school students.

 

Our teams compete at the highest levels in three different leagues in our area and across the state. Over the years they have won many championships and awards. Our Under 17 boys were # 2 in the Country in 2016 when they lost to Utah in the Presidents National Cup in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

In a town were funding is very hard to find, to keep our program running please consider any of donation to help these boys become outstanding citizens through the sport of soccer.

 

 

 

 

Rogelio  Guzman – Edison Colleg2011/USF 2012-2017

 

Alonso Garcia – Immokalee Technical College 2012

 

Daniel Guzman – USF 2012=2017

 

Roberto Salazar – Immokalee Technical College 2012

 

Eric Leon – Miami of Ohio 2013

 

Jose Guzman – USF 2013-2017

 

Jesus Velazco – Salisbury Prep 2013

 

Jesus Velazco – Colgate University 2014-2018

 

Miguel Vera – Ave Maria University 2009

 

Alejandro Mendoza – Georgia Perimeter Community College  2013

 

Eduardo Soto – Georgia Perimeter Community College 2013

 

A.J. Hernandez – Monroe Community College 2014

 

Martin Garza – Immokalee Technical College 2013

 

Eduardo Arce – Immokalee Technical College 2013

 

Ives Gomez – Georgia Military College 2015

 

Julio Robles – Tulsa Welding School 2015

 

Liliana Cruz-Trejo – Regency Beauty School 2015

 

Maria Leon – Florida Southwestern State 2015

 

Juan Carlos Munoz – Florida Southwestern State 2014

 

Roberto Gabeaud – Florida Southwestern State 2016

 

Angie Perez – Florida Gulf Coast University 2016

 

Gary Garcia – Broward College 2016

 

Amy Montes – FSU 2016

 

Jachoa Etienne – Palm Beach State College 2016

 

Salvador Preciado – FSU 2017

 

Ulises Soto – Salisbury Prep School 2017/ St Lawrence University 2018

 

Jonas Jean Charles – Florida Southwestern State 2017

 

Maria Rodriguez – Broward College 2017

 

Yanex Ramirez – Broward College 2017

 

D’Jovanny Legagneur – Wiley College 2017

 

Fouchard Frantzdy – Wiley College 2017

 

Kensley Jn Baptiste – Ave Maria University 2017

 

Eamon McQuade – Ave Maria University 2017

 

Cedric Georges – Ave Maria University 2017

 

Elias Cuevas – St John University 2018

 

Carlos Contreras – Florida College 2018

 

Raymundo Cervantes – Florida College 2018

 

 


College Bound Cobras

 Our Primary goal is for players to enjoy the game, do well in school and use their academic success and soccer skills to continue their education in college. This year our eight seniors are attending college and one will attend a prestigious prep school in Connecticut for a year. Congratulations and good luck! to our seniors. you have raised the bar. 

Maria Rodriguez - Broward College

Yanex Ramirez - Broward College

Kensley Jn Babtiste - Ave Maria University

Eamon McQuade - Ave Maria University

Frantzdy Fouchard - Wiley College

D'jovanny Legagneur - Wiley College

Salvador Preciado - Florida State University

Jonas Jn Charles - Florida SouthWestern State College

Ulises Soto - Salisbury Prep


Kickstart to 2017-2018 Cobra soccer.

We have had an exciting beginning to our soccer session, our U17 boys have played their first game Saturday 8/26/17, and came out with a 1-0 victory. 

Thank you to all our future Cobras who came out last Wednesday and worked out with us, we are in the works of putting together our recreational session that will be starting soon. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Coach Touron or Coach Manuel, we have many different ways for volunteers to help out.