If you were driving in Carlsbad last weekend, November 10-12, and happened to pass one of the local soccer fields, you may have felt a little more magic in the air than usual. With over 150 games being played over a three day span, our annual Carlsbad Galaxy Recreational Championship Weekend was front and center, with a sea of Carlsbad Galaxy jerseys on display throughout Carlsbad. The weekend is a great way to end the Fall Recreation season for all our U10, U12, and U14 teams. Championship Weekend is a soccer tournament that still manages to stay true to our Carlsbad Galaxy Recreation philosophy.

“It’s my favorite event of the recreation season,” Director of Carlsbad Galaxy Gregg Cacioppo says. “We can truly see the development of all the players in our league, it really shows how great our recreational curriculum and coaches have been. The kids were really buzzing around the field and there were some absolutely fantastic match ups!”

Assistant Recreation Director, Adam Martin, followed on, “I loved seeing the sportsmanship out on the pitch with all the teams and parents. The end of game tunnels seemed endless and the smiles from all the kids were ear to ear,”

VP of Recreation, Jim Barnhill, concluded, “What an amazing weekend! From Friday afternoon to Sunday night, game after game was competitive, hard fought and fun to watch. Thanks goes out to all the participants, coaches, referees, division coordinators, field marshals, spectators and team parents that made the tournament run so smoothly. A special thank you to Gregg Cacioppo and Adam Martin who created a fun and competitive tournament for all. We hope last weekend was the culmination of a rewarding Fall season for your family.”


Boys U10 Yellow | Champion: Coach Colton | Finalist: Coach Wilson
Boys U10 Blue | Champion: Coach Gergurich | Finalist: Coach Stieneke
Boys U10 White | Champion: Coach Guida | Finalist: Coach Leur
Boys U12 Yellow | Champion: Coach Keeping | Finalist: Coach Patel
Boys U12 Blue | Champion: Coach Collett | Finalist: Coach Renert
Boys U12 White | Champion: Coach Finta | Finalist: Coach Coach Schmid
Boys U14 Yellow | Champion: Coach Garcia | Finalist: Coach Finn
Boys U14 Blue | Champion: Coach DuBois | Finalist: Coach Tardy

Girls U10 Yellow | Champion: Coach Mercer | Finalist: Coach Harding
Girls U10 Blue | Champion: Coach Glass | Finalist: Coach Davis-Slight
Girls U10 White | Champion: Coach Gergurich | Finalist: Coach Ucker
Girls U12 Yellow | Champion: Coach McConnell | Finalist: Coach Evans
Girls U12 Blue | Champion: Coach Larsen | Finalist: Coach Malwitz
Girls U12 White | Champion: Coach Magill | Finalist: Coach Bremner
Girls U14 Yellow | Champion: Coach Markham | Finalist: Coach Kuball
Girls U14 Blue | Champion: Coach Newman | Finalist: Coach Haywood

To view a full selection of pictures from the 2017 Carlsbad Galaxy Championship Weekend please click here.