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Mike Rudney - Spring '18



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2018 Travel Training


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US Youth Soccer article

Article on the benefits of playing youth soccer


Calling All GISC Alumni




2017/18 Travel Age Group Matrix


About Grand Island Soccer Club, Grand Island, NY

Providing Soccer On Grand Island Since 1979

President's Spring 2018 Message

Please take a few minutes to hear the latest updates from our President, Mike Ridney.


GISC President's Message

GISC President's Message


Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Award

The Grand Island Soccer Club was recently awarded the 2016 Organization of the Year (Athletics) honor by the GI Chamber of Commerce.

As a Not-For-Profit, Community based organization, we are HUMBLED with this award and wanted to thank the long list of Parents and Volunteers who are the backbone of this club, year to year.


Thank you to all, as we collectively share in this distinguished award and recognition!


Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Organization of the Year Award - 2016

Left to right: Bernatovicz, Boyko, Ertel, Figler, Rudney, Billica, Waddington & Shaw


GI Soccer Club Volunteers at 2017 Buffalo Marathon Event

The Grand Island Soccer Club hosted water stop - Mile 14 - for the recent 2017 Buffalo Marathon over the Memorial Day weekend. (continued tradition over the last several years)


Many thanks to Bethany Bernatovicz (again) in coordinating, as well all the current & alumni club players - including family & friends - that helped make the event a success for the runners. It was certainly an early start to the Day (at 5:30 am), but you would never had known.


Grand Island Soccer Club Volunteering at the Buffalo Marathon 2017  Grand Island Soccer Club Volunteering at the Buffalo Marathon 2017

Grand Island Soccer Club Volunteering at the Buffalo Marathon 2017


Mike Ertel - US Youth Soccer NATIONAL Coach of the Year

Congratulations to our very own Mike Ertel - GISC, Manager of Coaching & Player Development.


Earlier this month, in Los Angeles, CA - during the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala - Mike Ertel was awarded US Youth Soccer National Competitive Coach of the Year. Winning this award is quite unprecedented!


Initially, Mike winning NYS West coach of the Year was an incredible achievement unto itself -- and then winning Region 1 coach of the year was almost unheard of. But then winning US Youth Soccer National Competitive Coach of the Year is just about impossible to put in words – as there is only a SINGLE award winner for US Youth Soccer across the entire United States!

  • 2016, NYSWYSA Boys' Competitive Coach of the Year.
    • Across the Western NY/Upstate NY region
  • 2016, US Youth Soccer, Region 1 - Coach of the Year.
    • Eastern Region for US Youth Soccer (1 of 4 regions across the USA)
  • 2016, US Youth Soccer, National - Coach of the Year.
    • Only 1 award across the entire USA

These are awards that are based upon Mike's contribution and performance across a combination of the following tenants:

  1. Sportsmanship
  2. Player Development
  3. Personal Coaching Development
  4. Involvement in Community

Please join our club in CONGRATULATING Mike when you see him! Grand Island Soccer Club is VERY PROUD to have him on our team.

About Us - GISC

Grand Island Soccer Club was formed in 1979, with the objective of promoting the increasingly popular game of soccer to the youth of Grand Island, NY. The club has grown consistently over the years, and now boasts a strong 'Travel Program/Group of teams' with several teams across many different age groups, as well as a very popular 'Recreational House League' with several hundred players participating annually.


We encourage you to visit out Home page, read our Mission, see who has received Scholarships & Awards, and enjoy some photographs in our Gallery. We hope you find this website helpful. If you have any questions or need help to get your child playing soccer, please feel free to Contact Us.

GISC Recreational Soccer League

Grand Island Soccer Club has a diverse grass-roots program. Young children can learn beginner / entry level soccer skills in the U6 level of the Recreational League (previously referred to as "House soccer"), which is co-ed for all teams and runs for youth of all ages up through High School. The emphasis at the Recreational level is on learning the game, having fun, and building good sportsmanship.


General questions about Recreational soccer: visit our Recreational section on the website or contact the Recreational Coordinator

GISC Travel Soccer League

The Travel League supports a more competitive level of play. Players may be chosen to participate on a team according to their skill level, age, and gender - rather than by simple application to play. GISC Travel teams take part in the Buffalo & Western New York Junior Soccer League (BWNYJSL) under the New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA), and play against other Soccer Clubs throughout Western New York.


Grand Island Soccer Club is a non-profit soccer club that depends entirely on the service of volunteers for it’s success. The club's 44 dedicated volunteer coaches are certified through BWNYSA. If your child is interested in starting to play soccer at the House League level, or developing their skills to play at the Travel League level, please read on to find out more about Grand Island Soccer Club, then Contact Us to register your child.


General questions about Travel soccer: visit our Travel section on the website or contact the Travel Coordinator at

For More Information About Grand Island Soccer Contact The President at 


About Us:

President's Messages

GISC Mission

Club Personnel

GISC Scholarships & Awards

Board Meetings

Gallery of Photos

GISC Alumni


Mike Ertel US Youth Soccer National Coach of the Year

Mike Ertel - US Youth Soccer National Coach of the Year



GISC Shirt Donation:

Grand Island Soccer Club shirt donation to Goals Universal



Grand Island Soccer Club shirt donation to Goals Universal



Grand Island Soccer Club shirt donation to Goals Universal



GISC Soccer Ball:


GI Soccer Club Ball