WHO WE ARE
We Are The Premier College Showcase Team
Central Coast Elite is a College Showcase Tournament Team of the top 2004 girl soccer players from the Central California Coast. Central Coast Elite provides an opportunity to pool the top talent in our region and compete against the best teams on the West Coast.
WHY WE’RE HERE
To Build a Team That Showcases The Best of the Best
The Central California Coast region has at least a dozen 2004 girls club teams with many talented soccer athletes spread across these clubs. There are no Development Academy or ECNL programs in our region, so top talent has limited opportunities to train and play together. The Central Coast Elite team was formed to give these players this opportunity.
Head Coach Chris Chirgwin will be entering his fourth season as coach of the ’04 Kickers Soccer Club girls team. He has led the Kickers to 3 league titles in the past 3 years in Coast Soccer League. Chirgwin also was the head coach of the ’06 Kickers girls team in 2017/2018 and led them to a league title. In addition to coaching club soccer, Chris is on the coaching staff for Santa Ynez High School varsity girls soccer. Santa Ynez went undefeated in league play in 2018 winning the Los Padres League title. Chirgwin has his US Soccer National D License. Chirgwin played soccer for 13 years before turning his focus to track & field in college. He was recruited as a decathlete by several colleges and ultimately selected Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he was the Golden State Athletic Conference discus champion and went on to compete at the NAIA Nationals. Chris is also co-founder of the Santa Ynez Youth Track Club which has 200 athletes and 20 coaches. Chris and his wife Jenn live in Buellton, CA and have three daughters, Claire, Lauren and Hailey who are all active soccer and track athletes.
Tryouts (Deadline to register is April 14th)
After tryouts, there will be 18 girls selected for the team. Please note: Registration is required in advance!
When: Saturday, April 21st 1:00-2:30 pm
Where: Santa Ynez High School Stadium Field (View Map)
Santa Ynez High School
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to join Central Coast Elite?
The cost to join the team is $195.00 which includes two complete sets of Nike uniforms. Tournament fees are not included and will be equally divided amongst the 18 players.
Does Central Coast Elite replace my daughters current club team?
No, this is strictly a college showcase tournament only team.
Will there be training sessions?
Yes, we plan to schedule three to four training sessions prior to competing in a tournament.
Where will the training sessions be held?
The location(s) are still to be determined. Ideally, we are seeking a central location such as Santa Maria, AG or SLO.
Are the tryouts Invite Only?
No. Any ’04 girl from the region is invited and there is no cost to attend the try-out.
Is this team only for 2004 birth year girls?
Yes, only girls born in 2004 are eligible to participate in the try-out. In the future, we may add additional teams for girls born in other years.
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