Fall 2018 Club Update

Hey Goldstars!

A few announcements and updates:

The votes are in and your new board is as follows:

President – Chris Laguna
Recruitment – Owen Allsopp
Special Events – Eddie Franco
Communications – Kierre Nicholson
Treasurer – Corey Nelan

The season starts Sunday, September 9, 2018 and we expect game schedules to be posted by Friday, August 24. We will update Team Cowboy as soon as we receive that info.

Fall 2018 Season: AMSA has notified us that due to division realignment, there will not be a Division 6 for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season. Because of this, the Goldstars will only field a single team that will play in AMSA Division 5. The board is actively exploring options for a second outdoor team. Possibilities include moving to a different league (Austin Sports and Social, Co-Ed, etc.), any suggestions are welcome!

We will continue to train up our newest players and recruit additional talent to build a strong roster for with the goal of fielding two teams in the future. We have plenty of spots open on D5, and all existing Division 6 players that are interested and comfortable with the increased skill and pace of play in Division 5 will be promoted to the Division 5 roster. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Laguna.

Registering to Play:

If you are wanting to play on D5 for the Fall season, please complete the following ASAP. New players should wait until you have attended a new player orientation.

1. Register on ATEAMO and Pay Annual AMSA Fee ($40) here: http://j.mp/2wlni9D
ATEAMO is a website that AMSA uses for player registrations, rosters, and fee collection. You MUST pay the annual AMSA fee and be on the AMSA roster before you can play in any AMSA games.

2. Pay Goldstars Club Fee ($65)
Club fees cover team registration for AMSA, referee fees, club equipment, social events, and other miscellaneous club expenses. There are two ways to pay:

  • Payment via Venmo (@Austin-Goldstars)
  • or
  • Payment via PayPal https://paypal.me/austingoldstars
    Make sure to select “Send money to Friends/Family” to avoid any fees.

New players have until the third game to pay season dues. Returning players must pay before the first game in order to play.

The Austin Goldstars Soccer Club wants to make soccer available to everyone. If you would like to play but have a financial hardship, please contact the Treasurer ([email protected]) and we will work it out with you. We are happy to keep that information confidential.

Player Development, Commitment and Playing Time: It’s no secret that even in AMSA’s division 5, competition is intense. The board wants to re-introduce skills and drills into practices with a focus on improving skills for all players. In addition, we would like to put more emphasis on player commitment in relation to play time. We are NOT making practices mandatory, however we will empower team captains to take commitment levels into consideration when managing games and playing time.

D5 Captains: Interested in leading the Gold team? The board is soliciting interest for Gold team Captains. Captains will be in charge of leading practices and managing game-day activities. If you are interested, contact Chris Laguna.