|Seacoast United staff prepares for grand opening at Granite Fields in Kingston. From left (back row) David Burgess, Dan Revis, Ian Burgess; (front row) Jamie Phillips, Rich Weinrebe.|
KINGSTON, NH – As of September 1st, 2010 Seacoast United has agreed to lease Granite Fields indoor facility in Kingston. The indoor facility, consisting of two indoor fields as well as office space and multi-function room, will now be referred to as “Seacoast United at Granite Fields”.
Seacoast United at Granite Fields becomes the third facility utilized by Seacoast United. The Club’s home base of 13 years is the Indoor Arena in Hampton, NH. Originally a 2-field facility itself, Hampton expanded to 5 fields in 1999 as the Club attempted to make more opportunities available for children and adults. In 2006, the Outdoor Complex in Epping, NH was completed and consists of four beautiful full-sized Field Turf fields. All of the Seacoast United staff are very excited to open the door for many athletes South and West of our current homes of Epping and Hampton. The Club hopes to work with many local town recreational and travel programs and also offer a winter home for many high school athletes, as well as recreational programs for adults.
Seacoast United will be offering a lot of the same programs in Kingston that have already been a huge success in Hampton. With the ever growing Seacoast United community, the Club feels the benefit to all ages of athletes in soccer, field hockey and lacrosse is something that will be impacted straight away. The arena is currently open for rentals only, but our full program offerings will begin on October 21st. For soccer, these will include indoor leagues for all ages (5yrs to Over the Hill), PlayTime for 1-3 yr olds, Grassroots classes for 3yrs to 10yrs, Seacoast’s ever popular Junior Academy program and specialized skills classes (goalkeeping, foot-skills, finishing schools). In lacrosse, the Club will offer Middle School and High School leagues for boys and girls, as well as many skills classes for all youth age groups. For Field Hockey, leagues and skills classes will be offered for both Middle and High School age groups. The Club will also be replacing the all-purpose flooring on the small field with turf, allowing for use by a wider range of programs.
Three coaches who have been instrumental in growing the Junior Academy programs will be taking charge of running the programs in Kingston: Dan Revis and Rich Weinrebe, both graduates of the University of New Hampshire, and Jamie Phillips, a SUSC veteran player of 11 years. All three are current coaches within Seacoast United Soccer Club.
For the latest information on available programs and online registration, please visit the Seacoast United website at www.seacoastunited.org.