- Welcome to the 2017-2018 soccer session.
- Our Seniors are off to College!!
- U17 boys session opener Sat. Aug. 26 2017 1-0
The Soccer Pit Cobras Story
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.