“Beachside soccer was the foundation of my soccer career. I learned the essentials of soccer in a fun environment that was dedicated to not only developing great soccer players but also complete people. It was more than just showing up and playing a game. It was about teaching young kids about dedication, discipline, and teamwork. The coaching staff would help kids to set goals for themselves and then would give them the resources and feedback to help them attain those goals. I owe a lot of my success in my career to The Beachside organization.”
“I had a great time playing there (Beachside), and I definitely learned a lot about my soccer abilities and my personal abilities outside the soccer field...On the field, my Beachside team was very successful…what allowed us to be so successful was the professional environment we were presented with, from good training sessions to organized competition, everything was top class...I'm very happy that I was able to work with such good coaches and play with such good players during my time with Beachside, it really helped me with all my successes.”
“The experiences, insights, and values gained during my tenure with the program (Beachside) prepared me to compete at the collegiate level, in the classroom, and in the real world. Beachside provided me with the opportunity to grow both as a player and as an individual. While the corporate boardroom now serves as my playing field, the values essential to success in soccer and life remain the same: persistence, integrity, and the devotion to something greater than self.”
“The club (Beachside) provided me with opportunities to play at the highest possible level, and most importantly, meet special people and opened many doors I would have never experienced if I played at another club. The coaches were first class, some of the players and I continue to be very good friends. Beachside set a foundation for my soccer career: it provided me with the confidence necessary to get to where I am today. I thank Mickey and the rest of the coaching staff for giving me the opportunities that I have today”
“Reflecting back on my experience at Beachside, I realize that it was one of the most important decisions that I made athletically to this day. Not only did I create lasting relationships and win countless games over my years there, but I found myself constantly placed in a competitive learning environment with great soccer minds teaching me the game. I grew as a player, gained valuable experience, but most importantly developed a true passion for soccer which has helped me set attainable goals for myself now (currently in college) and hopefully into the future.”
“Beachside is an environment, attitude and lifestyle that achieves the highest levels of success in all facets of life. The environment is created by the magnificent coaching staff that nurtures growth in players on and off the field. The attitude it instills in its members is that anyone can accomplish anything, to rise to the occasion, and that success is a choice. The environment and attitude induce the healthy lifestyle created by the program for the players and parents.”
“Although this may sound a bit trite, without Beachside I would not be the soccer player or the human being I am today. As a seven-year veteran of the program and an individual fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to immerse myself in the professional environment, be surrounded by first-class coaches, and compete against elite opposition, my experiences at Beachside represent some of my fondest memories. I know that the qualities of discipline and dedication that I honed over my seven years as a Beachside player have more than sufficiently prepared me for whatever lies ahead.”
“Beachside is more than just an elite soccer program. It is a unique organization that prioritizes the development of its players both on and off the field. Beachside has helped me grow as an individual and as a member of a team. Beachside coaches care about their players and give them advice on how to strengthen their game as well as instill in them the core values of discipline, commitment, and excellence. Playing with Beachside has instilled within me a certain sense of family and brotherhood...”
“Despite coming to Beachside with only 1 week before the season started, the club allowed me to try out and gave me the opportunity to make the team. I don’t think many other clubs would have done this, but Beachside welcomed me with open arms. Obviously I still had to prove myself, as all players do there, but I am grateful that I got the chance to do so. From there, I was surrounded by players who had aspirations to take their game to the next level and coaches that wanted to (and did) help us do that. When I left beachside to go play in college, Mickey assured me that I’d always be welcomed back. Whether that be at trainings, games, whatever, but that I was a part of the Beachside community for life.”
“Beachside helped set the foundations for my career. The club taught me how to be a professional on and off the pitch from a young age. The transition to the pro level was made easier as the discipline and work rate requires had been instilled into my DNA since my u-12 days with Beachside. I am immensely grateful for the lessons taught to improve as a player, but, more importantly, the lessons learned to be a good person and teammate”
"I feel incredibly thankful for all the amazing moments I experienced at Beachside, for the mentorship of Mickey Kydes, and the relationships with my Beachside family that will last a lifetime. I am never surprised when I hear of the achievements of my teammates and fellow Beachside alumni who continue to display excellence in their collegiate or professional careers simply because that is the Beachside way. I am excited to see what the future will bring for the next generation of Beachside players, who I am sure will accomplish great things.”
"The brotherhood and togetherness that we shared were also special. It was a melting pot of different races, religions, and beliefs but at the end of the day, we would go to war together every game. I knew that they had my back and I had theirs'. The team camaraderie plus the talent is what made us different and hard to beat."
"I have great memories, made lifelong friends, and experienced the best coaching in the country led by Mickey Kydes. As I enter the next phase of my soccer journey, I will continue to cherish my days and growth at Beachside and the difference my experiences there have made in my life.”
“Looking back now, my time at Beachside was a very valuable and necessary part of my development as both a player and person. On the field, Beachside taught me how to become a more complete player, putting me in positions on the field I had never played in before and forcing me to solve problems as the game progresses. My Beachside team was very successful the whole time that I was there and each one of the players had a huge impact on me, all of them took me in as one of their brothers when I joined and our chemistry along with our ability pushed us on to become one of the best Beachside teams in history."