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Great Season, Coach!

Coach Jeremy

January 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina

A Thank You from Your U-17 Men and U-14 Women's teams

Excuses do not exist on great teams.

The Team

The story of synergy

Thank You from Your Players

This StorySpot was created to forever thank Coach Jeremy and look back on the amazing year. Both teams got together to brainstorm how we could show our appreciation for the blood, sweat, and tears you've put into both these incredible teams. A new soccer ball or cooler didn't seem like enough, so we put together this unique gift to show just how much you mean to us. THANK YOU COACH JEREMY, you have not only made us winners, you've changed our lives. 

Slideshow

Images of your most memorable moments

Memories from this season

Ukulele

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Lilly, Kate, Heather, and Lindsey enjoy a team outing after winning the Santa Barbara Cup

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Coach Jeremy truly gives the most uplifting pep-talks - Irene

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Both team's love going to watch Coach Jeremy play in his adult league. We will always be there for support!

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Teamwork makes the dream work.

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Coach Jeremy's favorite place to play soccer, the beach!

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Everett crushing the competition per usual.

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The U-17 team takes the U-10 team rafting. Amazing memory!

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Early morning sprints to get ready for game-day.

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Jason scores the game-winning shot against state.

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Team bonding at the beach!

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The loyal parents and siblings thank you Coach Jeremy.

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Jake rolling through two people, classic!

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Kelsey giving that side eye.

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You got this Tara!

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Tyler at the semi-finals in Washington D.C.!

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Elizabeth during warm-ups!

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A young Jeremy

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Thank you Coach Jeremy!

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Voice Record

Voices and Audio

Tar Heel for Life

Stories

Best experiences as a team

No one like Coach

No one like Coach

James Elder

Coach Jeremy coached me in U-9, U-12, and this past season. He has pushed me to be stronger mentally, physically, and technically throughout these seasons. He is an awesome coach, mentor, and friend. Without Jeremy, I wouldn't be heading to play college ball. Thank you for everything.

Coach is THE best

Coach is THE best

Maybe better than the best

How are you so dang good at soccer? I think I asked coach this once a month. He is seriously the best soccer player I have ever seen. I learned this the hard way and it is one of my favorite and most intense memories all season.

When coach took over the team I tried to haze him a little bit day one. I challenged him to a one-on-one. Loser had to run around the complex the whole practice. I think you can guess who was running circles for hours...I learned a lesson in humility and also l learned that I had a lot to learn. Thanks, man for an awesome season. 

Thank you Jeremy

Thank you Jeremy

From Heidi

"You're never a loser until you quit trying." That's what I learned from Jeremy and I will carry it with me through the rest of my life. Thank you for the lessons, thank you for the laughs, thank you for the inspiration. 

Thanks for Everything

Thanks for Everything

Your a Rebel without a Cause, Kit

Coach, 

Thank you for taking me under your wing. You were tough on me, but I know I need it. I was a terrible sport, always bringing a poor attitude and temper. You didn’t put up with it. You coached me in soccer and manhood. I treasure the way you were able to use analogies for every life lesson.

I never could’ve expected that laps around the track would make me reflect on the choices I was making. You made every lap count. You brought meaning to everything we did as a team. As I graduate and move on to play professionally, I attribute all of my success to you. I’d still be that rebel kid without anything if it weren’t for your dedication to me.

Thanks, Coach.

Thanks for teaching me that beach soccer = best soccer

Thanks for teaching me that beach soccer = best soccer

Xoxo, Ian

Coach Jeremy changed my life on and off the field and I will always appreciate it. But more importantly, Jeremy introduced me to the beauty that is beach soccer. Gracias amigo.

Always going the extra mile

Always going the extra mile

From Coach Payton

On behalf of the team, we would like to pay homage to your due diligence and hustle throughout this season. We wouldn’t have won the championship without you. 

As I look back over the season, I see how much you impacted me and the rest of the team. We not only experienced an all-time high winning streak, but we also got through those nail-biting game wins with your calm yet encouraging demeanor. 

I know the players could look to you and think “let’s do this!”. We defeated other teams, yes. But the real winning was becoming a family. 

Thank you coach Jeremy for always being someone the team can rely on. We will cherish these memories forever and continue to dominate the championships. Next season we will kick our first ball in honor of your dedication. 

 

Forever blessed, 

 

Coach Payton


 

Away tournaments

Away tournaments

The best memories

Thank you for taking us (and putting up with us) at all the amazing away tournaments. We loved going to Santa Barbara, Texas, North Carolina, Washington D.C., and Florida this year. With 3 tourny wins across both teams!

Coach! Think fast!

Coach! Think fast!

From Coach Ruiz

Coach! 

When you think of “coach” you think of someone who leads the way. As the leader of my soccer team, I would like to thank you. You’ve taught me what it means to be a role model and to have others depend on you. 

Throughout the season, I always stick to a quote you mentioned under your breath one day, “if it gets tough, that means it's worth working for”. 

You’ve made it possible for all of the soccer team to stay in the zone while having fun. We start each match with our game faces on because of you. Even though the season’s over, the game continues on and off the field. 

Thanks for the dedication, my friend. 

X, 

Coach Ruiz 


 

My favorite memory

My favorite memory

Shelby's story

My favorite memory from this season is when we went to Florida for the Orlando Finals. It was the hottest, sweatiest tournament we had ever been to and we were all fired up for a win. 

The game was tied, with less than a minute to go. Lindsey punted the ball to me and I just heard everyone scream "shoooooot" and above all I heard Coach Jeremy, so from the half-field line, I winded up and shot the ball. It. Went. In. My first goal ever!! I will never forget this game or this feeling. 

So proud of the man and coach you are

So proud of the man and coach you are

Ruby's congrats

I love being your wife and watching you coach your teams. Your passion for your players and your love for the game is truly spectacular. Love you Jeremy and so proud of what you have accomplished this season. Cheers to many more to come!

Because of coach, I'm a goalie

Because of coach, I'm a goalie

Thank you for realizing my true talent

When Coach Jeremy took over the team I was a striker. But coach has a way of seeing the game, seeing the field, and seeing the talents of his players that no one else does. He knew I was the missing link in our defensive line. I fought him and almost quit because I had always been a striker, I scored goals! But he knew. Jeremy helped me find my true potential and I'm getting pumped to play college ball. Thank you coach!

Thanks for Everything

Thanks for Everything

Your a Rebel without a Cause, Kit

Coach, 

Thank you for taking me under your wing. You were tough on me, but I know I need it. I was a terrible sport, always bringing a poor attitude and temper. You didn’t put up with it. You coached me in soccer and manhood. I treasure the way you were able to use analogies for every life lesson.

I never could’ve expected that laps around the track would make me reflect on the choices I was making. You made every lap count. You brought meaning to everything we did as a team. As I graduate and move on to play professionally, I attribute all of my success to you. I’d still be that rebel kid without anything if it weren’t for your dedication to me. Thanks, Coach.

Milestones

The puzzle pieces of synergy

Coach was born

Date: Mar 22, 1985

Coach starts playing soccer!

Date: Jun 1, 1990

Jeremy wins player of the year in his home state of North Carolina.

Date: May 24, 2001

Jeremy receives full-ride scholarship to play soccer at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Date: Jun 2, 2004

Graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and begins his professional career and his coaching career.

Date: May 30, 2008

Won over 46 tournaments, coaching awards, and player awards. A remarkable accomplishment.

Date: Aug 1, 2010 - Apr 1, 2020

End of season for the U-17 Men and U-14 Women's teams

Date: May 1, 2020

Playlist

The songs that kept spirits high

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