We are the Strikers of Gaston County Soccer Association (SGCSA) and we are the only North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) credentialed soccer club in Gaston County, NC. We are sanctioned by NCYSA to offer several levels of soccer: Academy, Challenge, and Classic (Division II, Division I, and Premier).
SGCSA was founded in 2000 with two original teams, the 90 Hurricanes (girls) and the 92 Flames (boys). SGCSA was founded to offer first-class soccer to children regardless of socio-economic status and we continue to live those values today! In our 23 year history we have helped thousands of local boys and girls to foster their love of the game. Our mission is to be the soccer club of choice for our community. We are able to do this by having dedicated coaches, Board of Directors, and other staff that volunteer many hours to help SGCSA thrive.
Our founding principles are that all coaches must be highly qualified, show a demonstrated passion for the game, be excellent teachers for young people, and be trusted individuals to the growth of your soccer player on AND off of the field. As a soccer club, we watch our players become better teammates and learn to cooperate - through wins and losses. Our players develop friendships that are uniquely bound in their love of athletic competition. Having quality soccer players being coached by quality soccer coaches helps kids to grow up to be quality people.
Our coaches have played or coached competitive soccer either at the professional level, collegiate, select military, high school, or club soccer in their past. In addition, our coaches are strongly encouraged to obtain coaching licenses and certificates to ensure that their continuing education and their quality of coaching are up to date.
SGCSA has a long lasting legacy in Gaston County helping soccer players achieve their goals. We want to thank all of the players past and present for your commitment to the club. We want to invite our players of the future to check us out and see what the Strikers are all about.