Update: U8-U12 Coach Email 9/10/21

Hello U8 – U12 Rec Coaches:

Thank you again for volunteering your time to coach. We all appreciate your efforts and dedication.

GAME DAY PROCEDURES
• Home team provides game balls
• We emailed final rosters and player emergency contact into to each U8, U10, and U12 coach this morning.
• Both teams bring a copy of roster for referee to use for player checkins
• Please pack out ALL trash.
• U12s. It is recommended coaches contact each other Wednesday prior to scheduled games, to confirm with each other, time, place, start time, jersey colors etc.
• Visiting team to wear pennies if conflict of jersey color arises.

GAME DAY GOAL SETUP
First games of the day, you should arrive early to prepare the field like move and secure goals. Ask your parents to help.

Please Review the Field Logistics Instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eWIJHaXfpyq5J19m4QwiEzVhn5aYli8L/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113413149785565995232&rtpof=true&sd=true

Flags are located:

• Lower Siltanen-metal box on walkway below playground structure
• Upper Siltanen-same metal box as above
• Highlands-redwood box at north entrance to field
• SVHS-redwood box next to Club porta-potty by tennis court
• SLVHS-redwood box adjacent to track, closest to basketball court
• SLVMS-leaning against shed door in corner of field (out of view)
• SVMS-no access to corner flags
• Please bring cones for corners as a backup in the event flags are missing.

MODIFIED RULES
Review the modified rules at  svslvsoccerclub.org/resources/. We recommend you meet with the opposing coach and referee at the start of each game to ensure you are all on the same page with the rules, including the build-out line, goalkeeper distribution, whether the referee will allow a re-try on a throw-in, heading (U12s), etc. Substitutions should happen from the midline with permission from the referee on any stoppage of play.

REFEREES
Our referees are essential to hosting soccer games, and many of our young referees are learning. Mistakes will happen. Please don’t vent your frustration on the kids or the referee or the crowd around you. It is important to remind your parents of this as well prior to the game.

BLOWOUTS

We try to form balanced teams based on age, experience, and skill level, but alas, some teams always seem to be dominant. Here are some suggestions for preventing a blow-out.

RESPECT THE OTHER TEAM – Always show respect to the other team (coaches, players, parents). As the dominant team, give advice in such a way that only your team gets the message.
PLAN AHEAD – Always plan ahead. If it is obvious that your team is dominant, begin employing respectful strategies BEFORE you reach a 5-goal difference.
DO continue to challenge your players AND the other team:
Some examples:

• Left Foot – all shots must be with the left foot (but don’t make it obvious)
• Shooting Outside the Box – all shots must be made from outside of the box
• 6 Passes – Then Shoot – no shots should be taken unless your team has completed 6 passes in a row (but don’t make it obvious)
• Only Non-Scoring Players Can Shoot on Goal – only those players who haven’t scored in the past 3 games can shoot on goal
• No Dribbling – 2 Pass – now (but don’t make it obvious) no dribbling, only 2-touch play (but don’t make it obvious)
• Switch Up Players – give different players different opportunities on the field have your weaker players challenging the other team’s strongest players if you’ve got a great goalkeeper, don’t play them in goal

Remember, if the other team scores, THAT’S GOOD!! (but don’t give the goal away) There are other ways to challenge your team while not running up the score. These are just a few suggestions.

PHOTO DAY
• IMPORTANT: EVERY player must have a completed form to hand to the photographer. USE BLACK ink, all CAPITAL letters. Forms are scanned
• WHAT’S INCLUDED: All players receive an individual and team photo plus an individual photo magnet at no cost.
• ADDITIONAL ITEMS: Additional photos and items are available for purchase. See order form.
• SCHEDULE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EQj-FT7gx5DAHDSzOPWDTVdFQtQhccmXDG4-Orj6OfQ/edit?usp=sharing

ON PHOTO DAY
• ONE team rep (coach or helper) will go to check-in Table
• Have your team organized, lined-up, with each player holding their completed order form just prior to your scheduled time.

REMIINDER LOCKING GOALS (AFTER PRACTICE)
Lock the goals if there is no team practicing after you. During practices, the goals are being left out on the fields nightly. We prefer to have equipment available for your regular use. However, if goals are left out, we will limit use to weekend game use. We need your help.

AFTER PRACTICE
3:30-5:00 practice – After practice, if another team is on the field, ask the coach if they plan to use the goal. If not, please secure and lock. Goals cannot remain out if there is not another coach/team onsite to use.

5:00-6:30 practice – After practice, secure and lock any goals that are on the field.
IF YOU SEE ANOTHER TEAM LEAVING A GOAL OUT – Please give a reminder to put the goal away or report the team to the Club, info@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org

Thank you again for coaching!

SV//SLV Soccer Club

LINKS

Field Logistics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eWIJHaXfpyq5J19m4QwiEzVhn5aYli8L/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113413149785565995232&rtpof=true&sd=true

Game and Photo Day Schedules: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BVloYzxtujqT86ppFogFQlsfT7svNSZq?usp=sharing

Photo Day Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19ZMQcOvsEJPgdAYA4qyH8URULqMh0Jh_/view?usp=sharing

Rec & Photo Day Schedules

Here are the the rec schedules that are complete.

What’s my team number?  Check your GotSport portal under “Team Management” or ask your coach.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BVloYzxtujqT86ppFogFQlsfT7svNSZq?usp=sharing

9/10 – First U6 Practice (coach will provide your practice time) @ Lower Siltanen
9/11 – 9/12 – Rec U8 – U12 First Games @ SV and SLV Fields (check schedule)
9/12 – Photo Day @ Lower Siltanen
9/17 – Second U6 Practice @ Lower Siltanen
9/19 – First U6 Games (see schedule) @ Lower Siltanen

Openings in Select Age Groups!

We still have a few openings for fall soccer.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited. Games start September 11.  If space is not available, you will be prompted to be placed on the wait-list.

Registration Link: REC Birth Years 2012-2015

  • U8  girls born in 2014 & 2015
  • U10 girls born in 2012 & 2013
  • U10 boys born in 2012 & 2013

Want to know more about fall soccer?  Fall Soccer Info

Coaches Meeting Tonight 8/12 @ 6:30 pm

Hi coaches,
In preparation for the recreational coaches’ meeting tomorrow, I am providing the practice layouts and schedule grid in advance. At the meeting, you will have an opportunity to select your practice times and location.  We use a lottery system to determine the order in which coaches can select their practice times. Please consider a few alternatives.  With the closure of Skypark, field space will be tight.  U8 typically practices 1x per week, U10 1-2x per week, U12 1-2x per week. Second practices per week will be based on space availability.
Please review so you are familiar with the time slots and field layouts.
I am also providing a link to the presentation so you can have it for tomorrow’s meeting.
Meeting Location:
Skypark Gazebo 6:30  – Bring a chair
Fields Layouts and Schedule Grid:
Live Scan:  If you are completing Live Scan tomorrow night, please complete the attached form and BRING YOUR PHOTO ID. 
__From Dashboard – Live Scan (fingerprinting @ coaches’ meeting
    • Select “More Info” next to Live Scan
    • Select “Submit New Report” – complete and Submit
    • Dashboard will show “Pending” or “Approved” (if prior SV/SLV SC Live Scan is found)
    • Complete Live Scan fingerprinting at Coaches Meeting on August 12
Background Check: If you haven’t already, please complete the online background check.
__From Dashboard – Background Check – (10 min online questionnaire)  
  • Select “More Info” next to Background Check
  • Select “Submit New Report” – complete info and Submit
  • Dashboard will show “Pending
  • Look for an Email and Link from California Youth Soccer Association – North
  • Complete questionnaire and submit
Thanks,

Coaches Update Email Sent 8/7/21

Hello Coaches, you are receiving this email because you are assigned to a fall soccer team as a head or assistant coach.  Thank you!  We have 67 teams this season thanks to you. If you haven’t already, your first step is to complete coach registration. It’s a quick process and allows you to see your team assignment, your player on the roster, and your assistant or co-coach, if one was available.

 It is important to review your roster NOW, and let me know if I have made an error or if you have recruited a co-coach that needs to be assigned to your team. 

Our coaches’ meeting is on  August 12 @ 6:30, Skypark Gazebo.  We will handout rosters, equipment, and you can select your practice location/time.  Feel free to bring a chair, we will be meeting outside.  If you or your coaching partner cannot make the meeting, please let me know.

START HERE: https://system.gotsport.com/programs/6811845A6?reg_role=coach.

  • Login/create an account
  • Please use your  USE LEGAL NAME
  • Complete profile, reg questions, and “checkout” $0.0, and Select “Register

There are two safety requirements to complete:

  1. Background Check (online 10 minute questionnaire)
  2. Live Scan (in-person fingerprinting)

 From Dashboard – Background Check – (10 min online questionnaire) 

Please complete ASAP

  • Select “More Info” next to Background Check
  • Select “Submit New Report” – complete info and Submit
  • Dashboard will show “Pending
  • Look for an Email and Link from California Youth Soccer Association – North
  • Complete questionnaire and submit
  1. From Dashboard – Live Scan (fingerprinting @ coaches’ meeting or in Santa Cruz)
  • Select “More Info” next to Live Scan
  • Select “Submit New Report” – complete and Submit
  • Dashboard will show “Pending
  • Complete Live Scan fingerprinting at Coaches Meeting on August 12 (see Santa Cruz option)

View Partial Team Roster 

  • From Dashboard  Select “Team Management”
  • Select  #TEAM XXXX
  • You should see Your Player on your player roster and coaching partner (if available) on the coach tab.
  • Your full roster will be available the evening of the coaches meeting

Having trouble?  Step by Step Instructions and How to Video

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ic_R9yyG4wXXq9oS2jUWmEJTQk1BUdcEXnLqrH6YXiQ/edit?usp=sharing

Additional Options for Capital Live Scan: 
We will have several coaches to Live Scan at the coaches meeting, if you would prefer, you can go to Capital Live before the meeting to avoid possible lines.   Please bring this form:    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zgcvqbkHEDEmBBnTOij7PEQu45Z9WoVZ/view?usp=sharing

  • Capital Live Scan 841 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Accepting walk-ins only.
  • You must bring the  CalNorth Life Scan Form and you should NOT be required to pay

 

If you registered for fall soccer…

We are thrilled to be holding a fall 2021 soccer season.  Our volunteer group is working hard to form teams, recruit coaches, and organize all the logistics for our fall season. We are planning on over 60+ teams this fall and there is a lot of organizing to be accomplished in a short amount of time.  We have a few open board positions if there are any volunteers who want to get involved!

Important Dates: 

  • Now – coach recruitment
  • 8/12/21 – Rec coaches receive their rosters and team assignments
  • 8/12/21 – Coaches select practice field and time
  • 8/13/21 – 8/18/21 Coaches contact families with practice information and team assignments
  • 8/23/21 – U8-U12 rec teams can started practicing (pending volunteer coach schedule)
  • 9/10/21 – U6 first Friday practice (time slot will be provided by coach by 8/18)
  • 9/11/21 – 9/12/21 Opening Weekend
  • 9/12/21- Photo Day @ Siltanen
  • 9/17/21 – U6 practice
  • 9/19/21 – U6 first game (Sunday afternoons)
  • 9/26/21 – NO GAMES  @ Siltanen (Music in the Park)  | Games at Highlands will be played

Schedules:   Schedules will be available towards the end of August.  Due to Skypark closure, U8-U12 teams will have both Saturdays and Sundays.  Most of U6 will have first practice on 9/10, second practice on 9/17, first game on 9/19. U6 games are on Sunday afternoons.

Coaches, thank you if you already agreed to head coach.  We will be reaching out shortly with details.  Assistant coaches we are working through the requests for coaching partners and geographic preferences and hope to assign you to a team.

Coaches’ Meeting SAVE THE DATE:  There is a Coaches’ Meeting on Thursday, August 12, @ 6:30 at Skypark.  We plan to hand out equipment, you will select practice fields, receive rosters, etc.

Posted in Rec

Now Open – Register Fall Rec

REGISTRATION LINKS
REC Birth Year 2017 (Jan – July)
REC Birth Years 2016-2003
REC Coach 

DETAILS
● Games are on Saturday and Sunday (games start Sept 11)
● Practices Start in August (based on volunteer coach schedule)
● Practices start as early as 3:30
● We do not honor buddy requests

AGE GROUPS
● U5/U6 2016 & 2017 Jan – Jul (birth years)
● U7/U8 2014 & 2015 (birth years)
● U9/U10 2012 & 2013 (birth years)
● U11/U12 2010 & 2011 (birth years)
● U13-U15 & U19 (pending)

COACHES NEEDED
● Our recreational program is 100 percent volunteer led. Please sign-up to coach!

COVID SAFETY
● All State and County mandates will be followed and protocols will change and evolve

CONCERNS
● Do not participate- if you have safety concerns or cannot follow all Club Safety Protocols
● Email safety@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org

Fall Rec Reg Coming Soon

SV/SLV Soccer Club is pleased to offer a Fall Recreational Soccer

DETAILS
● Games are on Saturday and Sunday (games start Sept 11)
● Practices Start in August (based on coaches schedule)
● Practices start as early as 3:30

AGE GROUPS
● U6 2016 & 2017 Jan – Jul (birth years)
● U8 2014 & 2015 (birth years)
● U10 2012 & 2013 (birth years)
● U12 2010 & 2011 (birth years)
● U15 & U19 (pending)

COACHES NEEDED
● Our recreational program is 100 percent volunteer led. Please sign-up to coach!

COVID SAFETY
● All State and County mandates will be followed and protocols will change and evolve

CONCERNS
● Do not participate- if you have safety concerns or cannot follow all Club Safety Protocols
● Email safety@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org

Posted in Rec

Rec Registration Opens Soon

Registration opens early May. Registration remains opens until teams are filled or September 1.

Some teams fill up early and there is a waitlist option.  This means we are trying to find enough players and another volunteer coach to form a team.  We ask families to be patient during this process.  We often have dozens of players, just before the season, who decide to play.

Posted in Rec

Spring & Fall Soccer Update

Hi soccer families:  We know many of you have questions about future soccer plans in our community. While we are ready and remain optimistic about offering a Spring program, we cannot move forward with registrations or scheduling until county health department directives allow. We are monitoring the situation, and will provide updates on new developments!

We are also optimistic in providing a competitive and recreation Fall 2021 program, potentially hosting tryouts for our competitive program in May. Unfortunately, we cannot formalize any of these plans until we have approval to do so.

We know many families are looking forward to soccer activities and hope to have more details soon. We are as eager to get back to playing as you are!

As always, the success of all our volunteer-run programs hinges on our coach volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail us at info@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org.

Please stay safe and healthy,

SV/SLV Soccer Club