Beach United FC has not only been turning out champions at the club level. The Myrtle Beach-based youth soccer organization's players are also excelling at the high school level.
Seven members of BUFC's Under-17 Liga squad, which Newt Merricks coached to two tournament finals in the fall, went on to earn all-state and all-region honors in the spring high school season.
Socastee High's Wesley DuRant was made the Class 3A all-state squad and was named the Region 7-3A Player of the Year after leading the Braves to the Lower State semifinals.
DuRant was joined on the All-Region 7-3A first team by St. James' High's Matthew Hinman and Brandon Wallace, and North Myrtle Beach High's Logan Willeford earned honorable mention. All four helped lead their respective teams to the Class 3A playoffs.
In Class 4A, Carolina Forest High's Zachary Cuomo, Javier Monroy and Kevin O'Meara helped lead the Panthers to the postseason and made the all-region squad. Other Liga players are still awaiting the release of their all-region lists.
Congrats to players, many of whom have been members of BUFC as youngsters. BUFC offers first-class training and instruction in a competitive intra- and inter-club environment. For more information about joining, select the "Programs" tab.
Liga high school
BUFC Will Host Licensing Course for Coaches to Obtain E Certification
June 6-8 at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach
Date: June 6-8, 2014
Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach
291 Ron McNair Blvd
Myrtle Beach SC 29579
Exit off Hwy. 501 onto Dick Scobbe Rd., turn left at dead end (less than a mile), take the first left - the driveway for Christian Academy (next to St. Mary's Church). The Fieldhouse and Soccer complex can be past the main entrance of the school.
Lecture/Classroom : Christian Academy of YMCA
Field Sessions : Christian Academy of YMCA
Online Member Fee - $80
(SCYSA member is any coach or player that is registered or has a family member registered with a SCYSA affiliated club)
Member Walk up fee - $100
Non Member online and walk up fee - $125
Non Refundable registration deposit - $20
Course minimum – 10 candidates
Schedule (subject to change at discretion of instructors):
Friday June 6, 2014 6pm – 9pm – Lecture/classroom
Saturday June 7, 2014 9am – 12pm – 1:30 – 6pm – Field sessions & lecture/classroom
Sunday June 8, 2014 9am – 12pm – 1:30 – 6pm – Field sessions & lecture/classroom
Instructors: Greg Vallee & Thad Miller
E Course Candidate Guide Book – English | Spanish – lecture/classroom/field
Candidates can download Candidate Guide Book or use laptop, tablet to follow
Candidates will be demonstrating all field sessions
Proper soccer attire, water, notebook
Seven BUFC Squads Close Seasons at Seaside Classic
Flash wins again in Wilmington; Storm reaches finals
The Beach United Football Club, a Myrtle Beach-based youth soccer organization, sent seven teams to the Seaside Classic in Wilmington, NC, to close their 2014 spring seasons with impressive showings.
The Girls U-10 Flash, led by Coach Matt Risher, captured the championship of their division. It was their second title in their two tournament appearances this spring.
In other girls action, the U-12 Fury played in the U-13 division to get a taste of next year's 11-v-11 format under Coach Chuck Watson. The U-14 PI Tide captured semifinalist honors under Coach Joe Anderson.
In Boys action, the U-10 Storm claimed finalist honors and the U-12 Predators took semifinalist under Coach Joe Wehrle. The U-9 Strikers and U-15 Mundial also took part in the tournament.
Coast Spring Classic 14
BUFC Pumas, Storm Take Titles at Coast Spring Classic
BUFC Inferno Catches Fire to Make Finals on Home Turf
The Beach United Football Club, a Myrtle Beach-based youth soccer organization, had two teams capture championships and another make the finals at the Coast Spring Classic on April 26-27, which attracted 275 soccer teams and more than 2,500 players from throughout the Southeast.
The BUFC 02 Pumas, coached by Chrissy Wallace, went 4-0 to claim titles at the new North Myrtle Beach Recreation and Sports Park. The Pumas won the Under-11 Girls Silver championship over tournament-host Coast FA's 02 Red by a 2-0 score. The Pumas won their four games by a combined score of 14-2.
The BUFC 03 Storm, coached by Joe Wehrle, literally blew away the competition by also going 4-0 and outscoring their opponents by a 29-9 margin. Playing at Market Common's Grant Park, the same facility where the team practices, the Storm was never seriously challenged in a single game.
The BUFC 05 Inferno, coached by Matt Risher, saw a co-ed team playing together in their first tournament make a surprising run to the championship game before falling short.
Beach United closes out the 2014 spring season this week and begins holding tryouts and evaluations for the fall season May 9-10.
Can Am Cup
BUFC Flash, Pride Claim Can-Am Cup Championships
Myrtle Beach Youth Soccer Teams
The Beach United Football Club made an impressive showing in its home tournament, the Myrtle Beach Can-Am Cup, on the weekend of March 1-2 at the Market Common sports complex.
Beach United, a Myrtle Beach-based youth soccer club, sent seven teams to the tournament and came home with two championship trophies, two more finalists and a semifinalist.
The BUFC Academy Flash Under-10 girls, coached by Joe Anderson, went 4-0 in the Can-Am Cup to claim the title. The BUFC Pride U-11 girls, led by coach Joe Anderson, also took home the championship in the White division.
Also making it to the finals were the BUFC Fury U-12 girls, coached Joe Anderson, and the BUFC Predators U-12 boys, led by coach Joe Wehrle. He also led the BUFC Academy Boys U-10 team to the semifinals.
Also making strong showings for BUFC were the Tiempo U-13 boys, coached by Thuba Nkomazana, and the Legends U-10 boys, coached by Jlonattan DeLeon.
BUFC Copa, Pride Earn Finalist Honors in Big Tourneys
Myrtle Beach Youth Soccer Teams
The Beach United Copa Under 11 Boys and Pride Under 11 Girls capped the fall season by coming home from big tournaments with finalist trophies on Sunday.
The Copa captured second place in the prestigious CASL Boys Shootout in Raleigh, NC. They were runners-up in the Premiere Black Division after suffering a hard-fought 1-0 defeat to WCWAA Black in the championship match.
The Copa went undefeated and unscored upon on Saturday, defeating the OCSA Coastal Crew 3-0 and the Rush Academy Black 4-0. They lost to WCWAA Black 2-0 in pool play before earning a rematch in the title game.
The Pride scored three wins and a tie in the SC Youth Soccer Fall Festival in Lexington but settled for second place based on point differential. The Pride defeated the SCUFC Stars 5-1 and Liverpool FCA 5-0 on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Pride posted a 1-1 tie with the SCUFC Girls Blue, who also went 3-0-1 but earned the title by virtue of scoring two more goals in the tournament than the Pride.
Beach United Football Club is a youth soccer organization based in Myrtle Beach, SC, offering instruction for boys and girls ages 6-18.
Soccer Fields in the Myrtle Beach area
Directions to Soccer Fields in Myrtle Beach area:
Doug Shaw Stadium and Myrtle Beach Rec Ctr soccer fields 3205 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
From 17 bypass south, turn right onto 29th ave north (beside Planet Hollywood) towards the ocean. Go through stoplight at Grissom Parkway. At next stoplight, Oak Street, take a left. You will pass Pepper Geddings Recreation Center on left, take immediate left right after the center. Stadium Field will be first field on the left. Use the large parking lot to the left.
From 17 bypass north, turn left onto 29th Ave north and follow directions above.
YMCA @ 67th Ave. N. 904 65th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
From highway 17 bypass north, turn left at the stoplight (Farrow Parkway) at the backgate of the former air force base (now called Withers Preserve & Market Commons) following Farrow Parkway.
Market Common 1004 Meyers Ave. Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Coming from the North on Kings Hwy (17 Bus.). Turn right on Farrow Parkway. Follow Farrow Parkway through the stores.After the pond on the left.....