I want to thank all teams that participated and came to San Francisco for a great weekend of soccer! We had 257 teams, 7 locations and 35 Champions crowned. I saw many happy faces on the players. The quality of the competition was very good and in most cases was very appropriate for each level.
We really want to see the teams back every year as we learn from challenges that we discover or surface from your insightful feedback so that we can continue to create a great experience for your team and club. Please send us your email with comment at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to our tournament staff at email@example.com .
Also, please know that we have a small lost and found box that has some items that may have been lost. If you lost something, please send us an email and we can check to see if it is yours.
In addition, we have other fantastic tournaments coming up that we hope to see you at:
1) The Golden Gate International
2) The Kevin Maguire Celtic Cup
We really appreciate you choosing our tournaments, we know you have choices and we hope to have you back year after year! Thank you for making the San Francisco Evolution Cup 2016 a huge success!
SFGE Tournament Director
The 2016 SF Evolution Cup Schedule is now complete and there will be no more changes as we move on to other business of the coming weekend.
Below you will learn about check-in, parking, weather and some of the things available at each game site. Please remember that you are coming to a big city....do not leave your soccer bags(or anything) in plain view inside your car as smash and grabs are an everyday occurrence here.
1) Final Schedules: Please click here.
2) Team Check in: We will host an optional Friday night check in at our club office, located at 1500 Geneva Ave, SF CA 94112. We expect mostly local teams to show up and help us get some of this completed before the games begin. ALL other teams who do not check in on Friday will check in at the Field where they play their 1st game. Teams should arrive a minimum of 1 hour before the first game on Saturday. Only the Manager or coach is needed with the passes and roster (US CLUB or CYSA Goldenrod, or AYSO). PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ROSTER FOR THIS EVENT ON GOTSOCCER- THIS IS WHAT WE USE TO POPULATE THE GAME CARDS. (please complete this by Wednesday evening).
3) Weather: The weather report is calling for sun over the weekend and low 70's. Well, if you have ever been to San Francisco....never go anywhere without a jacket handy- it is known to get cold and windy rather quickly.
4) Things to know about the facility you are at:
Crocker Amazon: 5 artificial turf fields which has 2 parking lots which fill up fast! Please avoid parking on the dirt which is super tempting as it looks safe and legal...but it is NOT! You will get a ticket and never want to come back. We have our Tournament Merchandise for sale here from A Fine Design Co.(custom shirts and hoodies). Food at this location is served by the building which has a walk up window and the specialty served here are Papusas (yum). Service here is sometimes slow so allow for time or you may be frustrated. Also, be mindful that you are in a big city and keep an eye on all of your items. Do not leave cell phones, etc unattended. This location also has random people who walk around and recycle your water bottles- they are not tournament staff, but have become part of the landscape at this location.
South Sunset: 3 smaller artificial turf fields near the zoo on 41st Ave & Wawona Street. Parents will watch the games from the outer sidelines of field 1 and 3 and squeeze in on field 2. No food will be served at this location, but one of our tournament sponsors is located around the corner: Java Beach> A great place to order coffee and bagels in the morning to gourmet signature sandwiches.
West Sunset: 2 Grass Fields. No food located here, but you will have a great view of the ocean on a sunny day!
Beach Chalet: 8 smaller fields artificial turf. This is the crown jewel in San Francisco right now! You will love this location and all it offers. A fine Design Co (tournament merchandise), Food, built in restaurant accessible by a path, and a photographer who will have some creative ideas for your team and players. Parking here could be a challenge in the small lot. It is best to park outside the lot and walk in. You can even park at the beach and walk in from the back of the complex.
Polo Fields: 6 Full size Grass Fields. Be careful where you park as this place is hard to tell if it is illegal or not? You should be ok parking around the complex, but stay off grass areas which will certainly land you a ticket. This complex has 2 main tunnel entrances on the south and North sides, but is also accessible from the west side. Here you will have A Fine Design (Tournament Merchandise), Food, Smoothies, etc.
Treasure Island: We are excited to host for the 1st time at this location! 3 Grass Fields. Food should be available as well as smoothie patrol. Dramatic views of the city are discovered from the Island while you watch soccer from the middle of the Bay sitting between SF & Oakland.
Pollicita: 1 Turf Field. This field is located in Daly City at 550 E Market St. For parking> go around the school and onto Orange St where the parking lot is. No amenities at this location, Just soccer!
We look forward to seeing you this weekend for a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend in SF!
SF Evolution Cup Tournament Director
SF Glens Evolution
Tradition, Community, Excellence
Evolution Cup 2016
This upcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30) sees the return of the much anticipated Evolution Cup and with the tournament falling perfectly in sync with the end of Spring season there’s no better way to kick off your summer. The tournament, which is set to host over two hundred teams, does still have a limited number of spots available.
Sponsorship of the tournament is currently available and we are offering a great opportunity to advertise your business or organization in our tournament program – which will be distributed to each of the 200+ teams. A heavily discounted rate is available to our members and community so don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to spread the word on your business. If you or anybody you know may be interested in sponsoring this event, or would like more details please contact Benkay here.
Summer Camp Registration & Celtic Camp
Summer is rapidly approaching and that means that the Glens Evolution inaugural summer camps are right around the corner! Registration is now open and we are excited to announce five weeks of soccer fun throughout June and August.
The summer camps are perfect for both girls and boys between the ages of 5-13 and are an ideal way to get your little ones active and out of the house whilst honing their skills. We offer full day, half day, pre-care and after-care for all camps. To register, please click here.
We are also extremely excited to announce that we will be holding an exclusive Celtic FC camp this summer. Coaches from the Scottish Champions will be flying over for a week in June to implement their style and help to teach our boys and girls to play the Celtic way! Spots on this extremely unique summer camp are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Please visit the website for more information, pricing and sign up details.
SFGE will also be hosting a club wide barbeque in order to celebrate the end of Spring season. This event is an excellent opportunity for parents, players and our entire community to come together to socialize and enjoy some quality BBQ favorites. Fill in your diaries as the event is scheduled to take place on Sunday June 5th at Old Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. The grill will fire up at 1pm and will go to approximately 5pm. We hope that everyone is available to join us as we look to begin the summer in style!
General Club News
With the current season drawing to a close, our teams within the club are looking for a strong end to the campaign. A special mention must go to our SFGE ’03 Black boys team that currently sits atop of the NorCal Premier Division West. With a stalwart defense that has conceded just six goals this term, the team has put together an extremely impressive 100% record over the season. With just two games remaining, there is a five point gap between them and second place Juventus SC.
We would like to send our best wishes to all of our teams and players for the remainder of the season and we hope you enjoy the final practices and games. Also, a huge thank you must go to our families for all of your dedication and commitment that has helped make this Spring season a successful one.
SF Glens Evolution
1500 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Next Steps in Place to Insure Every Player Gets Proper Placement on a Fall 2016 Team
Many thanks to the parents and players, as well as SF Glens Evolution coaches, staff, and volunteers, that made our second tryout date a terrific event. Again, we had over 1,000 players attend and we were not only inspired by the beautiful setting at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields but the amazing talent on display.
Our club will be getting in touch with each and every player very soon as we pride ourselves on having the right team placement opportunity for players of all levels.
In the meantime, please take a moment to look below at a few of the pictures and videos from the terrific day, read our 2016 Tryout FAQ to learn exactly what happens next, or let us know if you have any further questions.
Additionally, if you have a player that was unable to attend either of our tryout sessions please contact us to see if an individual evaluation may be made.
SF Glens Evolution Organization wishes to thank all who came out to our 1st tryout yesterday at Crocker Amazon. We hope you found the process and people we had in place very efficient and organized, and we hope your child had a good overall tryout experience.
History was made yesterday in San Francisco: Over 1,200 players attend our tryout event yesterday. The quality and enthusiasm of the players was something that all of our teams of coaches were talking about. We are all truly excited and proud to be a part of this new club, SF Glens Evolution, and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to be a part of it as well.
A few reminders:
THANKS AGAIN AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BRAND NEW COMPLEX AT BEACH CHALET ON THE 23RD!
Join SF Glens Evolution in Celebrating the Opening of the Beach Chalet Atheltic Fields on Saturday, December 12th
Bring the whole family to the just-opened and beautiful Beach Chalet Athletic Fields from 1-4pm, this Saturday, December 12th. Numerous activities will be happening including a FREE Micro Academy Soccer Clinic for boys and girls, age 5-7. Don't miss it.
To learn more about the FREE Micro Academy Soccer Clinic please visit our Micro Soccer Page.
SF Glens Evolution Announce Specific Date & Times for Tryout Session #1 -- January 10, 2016 at Crocker Amazon Soccer Complex
San Francisco Glen Evolution has announced exact date and time information for the first session of tryouts for the 2017-2018 playing season (beginning fall 2017). Please see the table below for what time to report to Crocker Amazon on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Exact field number assignments will be made closer to the date.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Last night at the Irish Cultural Center, the SF Glens Evolution Board of Directors introduced the over 100 people in attendance to a new city soccer club--SF Glens Evolution. The club is the result of a merger between SF Junior Glens and Evolution FC, and establishes the biggest youth soccer club in San Francisco, representing over 100 teams and nearly 1,000 players.
Yet, as evidenced by the presentation last evening, the new club isn't about size. San Francisco Glens Evolution is determined to put San Francisco soccer on the map and compete with the very best soccer clubs in California and beyond. "It's been a long journey" said Pat Maguire, Board Member and Director of the Micro Academy. "But years from now I think we'll look back and realize that tonight was the beginning of something special in San Francisco."
Pat went on to share his personal story--one of heartbreaking loss, commitment, and hope-- as well as his close connection to both clubs. He was then followed by Dave Anderson, founder of Evolution FC who echoed Pat's sentiments that the time was now for taking San Francisco soccer to another level. Dave referenced how Evolution FC went from just a handful of teams to a club that boasts nearly every top local team across every age of the boys program. Sean Shannon, a Glens legend, also took a few minutes to honor the past and make all in attendance aware of the great soccer tradition the word Glens carries in San Francisco.
Executive Director of Coaching, Mike McNeil then outlined the clubs ambitions for 2016, which focussed on providing a complete player pathway from micro to top-level, academy play; hiring and supporting top coaches, launching a number of player development programs across all age groups, and strengthening the club's girls' program.
Chris Flanagan, also a San Francisco Glens Evolution Board Member, coach, and U10-U12 Age Group Director, also spoke about why SF Glens Evolution would succeed. "Like many group endeavors it's about people, vision, and culture," said Flanagan. "This club has one of the finest collection of people you could imagine, people committed to success. And the vision checks all the boxes on what a great club should be. Now, it's up to all of us to develop the kind of culture we've spoken about this evening and make it part of our every day work for the club."
Soon after, the club's new logo and look were unveiled. Several young players took to the stage to display the new home (black and green stripe) and away (white with center stripe) kit as supplied by SF Glens Evolution equipment partner Admiral. Shining in the background was the club's new logo with the new three-word motto--Tradition, Excellence, Community--that will serve as the cornerstone of the kind of club that San Francisco Glens Evolution will be. In some ways the kids were the hit of the evening, many in attendance stood, clapped, and took picture of the youngsters as they showed off their new uniforms.
Finally, after a question and answer session, the meeting adjourned and many stayed to mingle, make new friends of old foes, or share a few drinks at the Irish Cultural Center bar. Nearly all seemed excited about the ambitious plan, the team in charge, and what lies in store for San Francisco youth soccer.
Afterward, Leo Cassidy, SF Glens Evolution Board Member, put it this way: "This is a great group we have here. There is a very bright future ahead."
All SF Glens and Evolution FC families are invited to join us at the United Irish Cultural Center on November 12th, from 7-9pm to discuss the launch of SF Glens Evolution. The center is located at 2700 45th Avenue and parking is available along Sloat Blvd across from the San Francisco Zoo and Java Beach.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Join the San Francisco Glens for a night out as we host our 5th Annual Glens Gala Dinner Event on Saturday November 7th at the United Irish Cultural Center.
6:00PM: No Host Bar
7.15PM: Dinner Event Begins
Seats: $100 / Tables: $1,000
Call Michelle at 814-814-3861 to purchase or for more information.
At this year's event, we will be hosting THREE Guests of Honors to speak at our event:
Father Brendan McBride, Joe Cummings, and Ray Houghton.
Father Brendan McBride
Founder and Chaplain of San Francisco's Irish Immigration Pastoral Center, Friend of the Glens and our City's Irish Community, and recent recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad from Irish President Micahel D. Higgins.
Founder and President of Manage Your Soccer Club LLC and Cummings management Group, LLC. Joe was the CEO of the largest soccer coaches association in the world, the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America), from 2009 to 2015. With a dedication to the soccer and sports on a world scale for the past 30 years, Joe also served as the Technical Director of the New England Revolution and managed venues of the '96 Olympic Games and '99, '03 Women's World Cups
Former star midfielder for LIverpool FC and Ireland's National Team. He is rememberd by Irish fans for his important goals against England in the European Championships and Italy in the '94 World Cup, both done in great fashion. He helped Liverpool to 2 league titles and 2 FA Cups, solidifying himself as a fan favorite in his time at the club.
With a very successful 2015 coming to an end, the club will be recognizing excellence and achievements from members of the club.