The GCC men’s soccer program is committed to providing excellent coaching and support for our players’ academic and athletic success at GCC and beyond.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The GCC men’s soccer team plays in the highly competitive Western State Conference (WSC). The team has captured a number of WSC titles and state playoff berths in the past. Prospective players are expected to have previous soccer experience at the competitive level.
Head Coach: Joe Agoston
Joe holds a USSF National “A” Coaching License and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He is a full-time professor in the Theater Arts Department and the PE/Health Division. Joe has coached at GCC since 1986.
(818) 240-1000 ext. 5536 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Coach: Laura Matsumoto
Laura is a full-time associate professor with the Disabled Student Programs and Services department. She holds a USSF National “D” Coaching License. Laura played club soccer while growing up in Hawaii, was a starting goal keeper at Willamette University (1991-1995), and continues to play in the Los Angeles Municipal Women’s League. Laura was the assistant coach for GCC’s women’s team from 2000-2004 and joined the men’s coaching staff in 2006. She was also an assistant coach at Crescenta Valley Soccer Club in 2007 & 2008. She is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Cal South Soccer.
Contact Information: (818) 240-1000 ext. 3192 or email: email@example.com
The GCC Men’s Soccer team is looking for players who are ready to make the commitment to be dedicated student-athletes. The program offers players the opportunity for high caliber soccer training & competition. The successful student-athlete demonstrates skill, integrity, a strong work ethic, and perseverance in all aspects of life. Players will need to take personal responsibility to be successful by balancing their schedule to meet school, practice/game, and outside commitments. This is an opportunity to play at a higher level and move on further, but YOU must be willing to make the commitment!
Please fill out and submit the Prospective Athlete Form – see link in sidebar at left.
International Students – also please see http://www.glendale.edu/index.aspx?page=137 for information about applying to GCC. Contact David Nelson at 818-240-1000 x 5887 for more information.
Eligibility Requirements (see http://www.cccaasports.org/working/pdf/Constitution/D-Bylaw%201%202012-13.pdf )
1. Must have amateur status in soccer.
2. Must maintain full-time enrollment status: enroll in & ATTEND 12+ units during the Fall season, including PE 228 & 230 – 9 of the 12 units should count toward remediation, career technical education/certificate courses, associate degree requirements, transfer/general education, and/or lower division theoretical major preparation courses as defined by the college catalog and/or articulation agreements and be consistent with the student athlete’s educational plan;
3. Complete & pass the mandatory physical examination;
4. Complete all CCCAA required eligibility paperwork;
5. NO OUTSIDE PLAY as of the CCCAA start date for intercollegiate soccer (usually around the 2nd week of August) – if you want to play outside, don’t play for GCC;
6. See Athletic Counselor, Jonn Aque, for academic advisement and completion of a Student Education Plan (SEP);
7. Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA.
Prospective Players Approximate Timeline:
Apply to GCC and take your assessment placement tests!
Mid February thru mid-June - Pre-tryout personal fitness training, and/or enroll in PE 229 or PE 246 (Agoston) for the Spring semester. Make contact with Coach Agoston so that he can discuss further details with you.
Summer Session (approximately last week of July) – Enroll in PE 246: Tryouts and practice x 5-6 days a week. ARRIVE PHYSICALLY FIT!
Mandatory medical physical assessment must be completed to be eligible to practice/play.
Fall Semester – Enroll in, attend, and PASS 12 units, attend practice and games through November (and hopefully beyond for playoffs). See Eligibility Requirements above.
Must complete Student Education Plan (SEP) by October 15th.
Post-season: play in a competitive league!
NOTE: Returning players are not guaranteed a position and must tryout each year.
Winter Intersession (if offered) – Off season conditioning and training; earn units toward eligibility for second year (total of 24 units with a GPA of 2.0 or better – 18 of the 24 units should be academically geared and related to your stated SEP goals).
Spring Semester (usually second week of February) – earn units toward eligibility for second year (total of 24 units with a GPA of 2.0 or better - 18 of the 24 units should be academically geared and relate to your SEP goals. These units may be spread between Winter, Spring, and Summer), including training class PE 229 or PE 246.
Summer Session (approximately last week of July) – Enroll in PE 246: tryouts and practice x 5-6 days a week. ARRIVE PHYSICALLY FIT!
Fall Semester (usually last week of August, or first week of September) – Enroll in, attend, and PASS 12 units, attend practice and games through November (and hopefully beyond for playoffs). See Eligibility Requirements above.
GOAL: Players continue to graduation (AA/AS or certificate) & ultimately transfer!
PE 228 - 2.00 - SOCCER THEORY
Description: PE 228 covers basic theory and strategy for the student wishing to compete in or coach intercollegiate soccer. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC
PE 229 – 1.5 – SOCCER
Description: PE 229 is instruction and practice in the basic fundamentals, techniques, and rules of soccer. Development of team play, with emphasis on offensive and defensive strategy. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC
PE 230 - 2.50 - INTERCOLLEGIATE SOCCER MEN
Description: PE 230 requires a minimum of fifteen hours per week and involves intercollegiate competition. Transfer credit: CSU,UC,USC
PE 246 - 1.00 - OFF-SEAS TRNG INTERC SOCCER
Description: PE 246 provides instruction and practice in basic fundamentals for the student wishing to compete in intercollegiate soccer. Transfer credit: CSU,UC,USC
Expectations of Players
- Be on time & don’t miss practice – legitimate excuses must be communicated to coaches directly and may require verification.
- Arrive to tryouts physically fit – going out on an injury from lack of fitness may prevent you from making the team.
- Be good students and ambassadors as student-athletes around campus; set a good example – you are students first!
- Attend your classes – you can be dropped for excessive tardiness or absences!
- Comply with all GCC Standards of Student Conduct and CCCAA Decorum Rules.
- Take care of yourself physically and mentally – don’t over-extend yourself with commitments, sleep well, eat right, and keep a positive attitude!
- Ask for help – there are many resources around campus for support academically, financially, etc.
Successful Transfer Stories:
Edwin Cabrera – Cal State LA
Hans Cabrera – Cal State LA
Rudis Lazo - CSUN
Geoff Pogue – Cal State LA & Southwestern Law School
Rafael Reyes – University of Great Falls, Montana
The GCC men's soccer program has distinguished itself as one of the best community college soccer programs in the state. Coach Joe Agoston has lead his student athletes to a number of WSC conference championships and numerous state playoff appearances.
Any male student interested in becoming a member of the Glendale College athletic family should call John Cicuto, the Men's Athletic Director at (818) 240-1000 ext. 5693 or Joe Agoston, the Men's Soccer Head Coach, at ext. 5536.
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