Congratulations to the U14B Chivas USA for bringing home the CHAMPIONSHIP from the Mustang Stampede Tournament. Well done!
~MYSL Summer League
Belated congratulations to the Horizons U19 Boys for winning their division in the MYSL Summer League!
~MYSL AGM - September 7, 2011
For those of you who also have a meeting for Upper House on this night, we apologize for the conflict. Please make sure that you are sending your head coach to the MYSL Annual General Meeting and a team representative to the Upper House meeting. Please remember, that in addition to our agenda items (see below) we will issuing all coaches credentials for the Fall at this meeting. We will also be voting on bylaw changes.
MYSL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
September 7, 2011
The Sports Basement
2. OFFICER REPORTS
3. LEAGUE COORDINATOR REPORT: 2010/2011 SEASON
4. VOTE ON PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES – CARY JONES
See attached proposals
5. ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS - two year term (2011-2013)
Nominations will be made from the floor
· Vice President
6. NEW BUSINESS
~ CYSA Team Sites
CYSA Team Sites have been created for this season. They are pre-filled with team roster and parent information, making it easy for coaches to communicate with parents and stay organized.
Please encourage your coaches to activate their FREE Team Sites - it only takes a few minutes.
Plus, remember to activate your Admin Site to see how many coaches are using their Team Sites. You can even use it to resend the activation email to your coaches.
Please review the email sent earlier today regarding ODP!
~Practice Game Reminder
Please remember that any scrimmage or practice game you play must be reported to CYSA The link for the correct form is: http://www.cysad1.org/forms/non_league_play/
~Games Scheduled for September 24-25
IMPORTANT - If you have a game scheduled for September 24-25, there are no fields available through SFRP this week-end. Your best option is to see if you can play this game as an away game (contact your opponent). If you would like, Mr. Guzman can try to schedule a Sunday field for you, but you must let him know right away!
~ CCSL - Game Scheduling and Rescheduling
The following email was sent to all CCSL Coast teams.
You are receiving this message as a coach or manager of a team playing in the CCSL Coast section. That is a team in a Copper, Bronze or Silver division. The website used to run this section is at www.CCSLCoast.org Other Sections and Regions have different instructions and are on a different website.
Game day schedules are now final for all brackets. In the last week we have unfortunately had to make several changes due to teams dropping out, or substantially changing. This creates a trickle down effect that likely affected your schedule. On behalf of those teams, our apologies. Please recheck your schedule NOW.
Scheduling is challenging for a league of this size and diversity. Unavailable dates were requested and the software takes them into account when possible. However you may have a match scheduled on a date you listed as unavailable, as it is not a guarantee but an attempt to optimize. Clubs in the northern part of Coast Section tend to have Sunday fields; Clubs in the southern portion tend to have Saturday fields. Games have been scheduled on the CYSA tournament weekends as the majority of teams do not play in tournaments both weekends. Reschedule requests to accommodate tournament play on those weekends must be honored.
Home team has the technical capability to change the date, time and field of their home matches. DO NOT change the date without the concurrence of your opponent in writing (email). Do have the time and field posted at least 7 days before the match date. This flexibility is designed to allow teams to cooperate and find the best dates and times to have their match. All changes are tracked and abuse is very easy to detect. You can see your list of matches in the TeamStaff:MyTeam-Matches segment after you log on to CCSLCoast.org. Please follow the instructions provided by your home field scheduler to get fields and times assigned.
Don’t try to do Home / Away switches. Just tell the other team what time and field to use, the away team will be the “home” team in the database. Home team in the database is responsible for referee fees and field use fees. Communicate and work it out.
Teams can request a date change from their opponent. The opponent MUST AGREE to a date change if the reason is related to:
1) Tournament (D2Cup, or a tournament on the last weekend of the month, Sept 24/25 and Oct 29/30)
2) Players at ODP State Tryouts
3) PSAT, SAT, ACT official test dates (players asked to use the November SAT date; matches will be scheduled on the October date) Matches on SAT test dates must be scheduled to start no earlier than 3pm for the applicable age group
4) Major Religious Holiday (Yom Kipper Oct 8th)
5) School Homecoming dance, provided the following criteria are met:
a. Maximum of one-rescheduled match per tam
b. Request initiated no later than 9pm on the Monday evening following the opening weekend of CCSL play
6) Fields unavailable or closed as confirmed by home club scheduler
7) Weather closure of field
If you can’t agree on a date, the CCSL Coast will ask the home team for three time slots over at least two days which do not conflict with an already scheduled match of the opponent. The opponent will have 24 hours to select one of the time slots.
Opponents are not required to, but may agree to, a date change if the reason is related to school trips, coach conflicts, player illness or absence, baseball, NorCal matches, other tournaments on other than the last weekend, vacations or similar reasons.
CCSL has established a firm forfeit procedure, travel is not a valid reason to not play a game. The CCSL Coast Section will establish if a team has forfeited: Only the CCSL Coast Section can declare a forfeit. Teams cannot agree to a forfeit. Referees cannot award a forfeit.
1) Any team that forfeits a match will be assessed an $85.00 fine. Payments of these fines will be the responsibility of the League of Registration.
2) Forfeits will be recorded as a 0-2 loss to the forfeiting team. Teams forfeiting will also be penalized an additional three (3) points in the standings.
If a match does not get played, CCSL Coast decides whether the match is a forfeit or a double forfeit. One team may get no points, both teams get no points or both teams lose points. The CCSL Coast, in it’s sole discretion, will make these decisions.
Additional communications will follow on rosters, guest players. game day processes etc. In the meantime please remember that the purpose of a soccer league is to allow children to play games. Do what you can to make it a good experience for them.
CCSL Coast Section
Watching live soccer is not only very enjoyable for young players, it is also a key part of a youth soccer player’s development and it will assist your club in developing a "soccer culture". This year we will assist you in finding games for your club members to watch.
Surrounding our clubs are numerous Universities with top level soccer programs. Here are their scheduled games for this weekend.
Please encourage your teams, your players and their parents to attend a game or two. Please encourage your players to meet the college players after the game, get an autograph and become familiar with the highest level of soccer played in Northern California - outside of the Earthquakes. Many of the players come from our clubs and they deserve our support and enthusiasm.
Attending professional and amateur games is a normal part of a young player’s routine - world wide. Please make time this fall, this weekend - to watch your local university soccer team compete!!
Upcoming University Soccer Games in NorCal August 26th – September 4th
(Please follow schedule links below)
University Schedule Mens http://www.norcalpremier.com/docs/University%20schedules%20Men%208_26%209_4.pdf
University Schedule Womens
Futsal at Washington youth center
I just wanted to invite you and let you know that Juan & I will be hosting:
FREE FUTSAL CLINICS
At The Washington Youth Center on 921 S. 1st. street STE.#B, S an Jose Ca.
GIRLS & BOYS
ages 6-14yrs old
Clinics will cover the following futsal skills;
importance of first touch trapping
shooting with accuracy
We also teach & stress the importance of DEFENSE, DEFENSE, DEFENSE,
players will be taught the importance of INDIVIDUAL
AS WELL AS TEAM DEFENSE
defensive stance & posture
how to tackle
In these trainings players will also learn:
important true life developmental assets
importance of team work
and many more
I'm sure that you have heard, Juan and I are not and have not been providing our services since last spring.
Our services will be provided on a volunteer basis to The Catholic Charities Foundation.
We would like to ask you to please pass this information on to all of your friends, family members and futsal/soccer contacts that you have.
Please note that The Washington Youth Center practices a "NO COLOR POLICY" so please no red or blue clothing attire.
Absolutely no one will be allowed to enter if you are breaking policy.
Thank you in advance.
Please look forward to up coming events, such as; leagues, tournaments and camps.
We also will soon be sending you a website where you can easily access any future information.
Thank you all very much,
408.661.5060 per. cell
~Dolores Park Update
Please see the below update:
An Unfenced Natural Grass Field in Dolores Park with NO Maintenance Plan???
During the last 18 years, The SF Rec & Park Dept. has expended approximately $600,000 NOT building a playable soccer field in Dolores Park. With the exception of Kezar Stadium which is fenced, the City and County of San Francisco has repeatedly demonstrated its inability to properly maintain grass athletic fields (over a period of several decades).
Now, Rec & Park is planning to install an unfenced natural grass athletic field in Dolores Park. But, they have specifically refused to put forward a plan to maintain the natural grass field. They have even claimed that they don't need a maintenance plan because no extra maintenance will be required. And, they have also claimed that even if they wanted to do some field maintenance, they don't have the money.
I contend that in order to prevent a newly renovated Dolores Park Soccer Field from becoming a mud hole, annual renovation and maintenance will be required. Specifically, once a year, it will be necessary to install portable fencing, renovate the field and then keep the field closed for two months.
Even with annual renovation and ongoing maintenance, an unfenced natural grass field will progressively deteriorate due to overuse until its next annual renovation.
But, ignoring the obvious, the SF Recreation & Parks Dept. is still planning to spend more than $1 million dollars to install drainage, new soil and new turf in Dolores Park, with no plan or funds to maintain the field after it has been renovated.
That's like buying a fleet of passenger airplanes and then operating them with no maintenance until they all crash and all of the passengers are killed.
So, this is the time to speak your mind. We all need to insist that Rec & Park make a commitment to maintain the natural grass soccer field they are planning to install in Dolores Park BEFORE it becomes a mud hole.
Past President and Co-Founder
Mission Youth Soccer League (MYSL)
San Francisco, CA 94131