As you may know, Maria Frias has stepped down from her position as the CYSA District 1 Commissioner. We want to thank Maria for her contributions over the years and all of her energy and efforts on behalf of the Mission Youth Soccer Leage. At the same time, we welcome Craig Winans for stepping up and taking over this important role. Craig has a vast background in soccer as a player, a coach, and an adminstrator.
~Park & Rec has closed the Polo Fields.All CCSL and Travel games originally scheduled this weekend at Polo have been changed. Check your schedule.
~Youth Soccer book making a huge impact
Described by leading Directors as the Youth Soccer Bible, and endorsed by coaches at Manchester United, COACHING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Changing the Mindset in Youth Soccer is having a profound effect on the psyche of vast numbers of coaches and parents throughout the U.S.
Paul Mairs and Richard Shaw grew up in the soccer hotbed of North West England playing against the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, and Steven Gerrard. After they both progressed through the academy system of the professional and former English Premier League (EPL) club Blackpool FC, Richard went on to gain a National Championship and All-American honors playing college soccer in the U.S., and played professionally in the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League). Paul continued his playing career in England and became heavily involved in youth development while gaining his Master’s degree and pursuing research in sport science. Furthermore, after developing young players both in Europe and the U.S. for over 15 years and travelling to various countries to research coaching methods and philosophies together they have collectively acquired valuable insight and knowledge.
“Any parent whose child is playing youth soccer in the U.S. must read this book as the information is going to have a powerful impact on your child’s experiences, development, and ultimately their success in the sport. This book is an essential tool for any club, coach, or parent who is truly focusing on player development.”
Manchester United Youth Academy Coach
Using insightful anecdotes, personal experiences, and perspectives of numerous development experts, they passionately provide the reader with a clear and compelling breakdown of critical issues involved with youth development. Holding nothing back, they unveil the damaging problems that currently exist in U.S. youth soccer due to high numbers of administrators, coaches, and parents demonstrating misguided and outdated beliefs, and/or harboring ulterior motives that are simply not beneficial for the players’ best interests. They emphasize how conventional thinking in youth soccer leads to so many youngsters encountering negative experiences during their formative years and is a major driver as to why 70-80% of young players drop out of the sport at a young age before they have even had the opportunity to unlock their true potential. In this book, Mairs and Shaw reveal how coaches and parents can positively impact young players’ involvement. They demonstrate how to ignite young players’ passion for the sport and arm players with the powerful tools which will help them become successful players in the long-term.
“As Head of Youth at Blackpool Football Club, I realize how important it is to increase the coaches’ and parents’ understanding of the issues in this book. I will certainly be encouraging everyone at our club to read it.”
Blackpool FC Academy Director and former English Premier League Player
~Spring Soccer Roster Modifications
At a recent District 1 Meeting, it was agreed that all passes for players NOT playing Spring soccer must be turned in to the league of registration (MYSL!) when the player is dropped from the team roster. If any of the players not playing spring soccer are playing Futsal, they will need to get passes issued from SFRPD for futsal so that their CYSA pass can be turned in when they are dropped.
~U8 - U10 Coaching clinics hosted by PAL
To be held January 12 and 26, 2013. Coaches in this age group are encouraged to sign up. More information go follow. (PAL will also be holding a Grade 9 ref clinic in Feburary 2013.)
If your team would like to have try-outs, please plan to schedule between December and February. Please let Mr. Guzman know what you would like to do so that he can work to get fields for you. Try outs can be scheduled Fridays- Sundays (Fridays are best, Saturdays are ok, Sundays are possible but not optimal.) IMPORTANT– fields for try-outs will only be in one hour sessions per day and teams will be responsible for the $26 per hour fee. Once your try-out dates are confirmed with field availability, you may create flyers and publicize the try-outs.
If your team is planning to run try-outs during your regular practice sessions, you will have to limit the participation to one or two players per session and also limit to private communication, no flyers.
Speaking of try-outs…SF Wild Parrots is holding some early try outs for winter futsal, spring club soccer, and next year's 2012-2013 team.
Maybe you know a friend or player or parent who would be interested?
Or maybe you're a coach looking for a new home for a player on the move, or who doesn't fit your team.
Players can also just sign up for winter training with the team to keep up their skills.
Early Try Outs
-Sunday, Nov 18, 3-5 pm, Kimbell Field, San Francisco (rain or shine)
-Mon & Weds 4-5:30, Nov 14-19, West Sunset Field, San Francisco