As JCYSL enters its registration season, the Referee Staff likes to the opportunity to recruit referees. For those that are currently have players participating in JCYSL, know that there is a referee shortage. It is JCYSL’s goal to have every game covered by at least 1 referee and would prefer to have U-10 and above games covered by 3 referees. With the current referee numbers, JCYSL cannot meet that goal. If you are new to JCYSL or have a returning player, please consider becoming a referee. AYSO and JCYSL offer great training opportunities and you can be a certified referee with minimum time commitment of 6 hours. Those interested in volunteering as a referee should contact Matt Byes via this link.
Coaches, this week’s game marks the halfway point of the season. By all accounts, the kids are having a great experience. Thanks for giving it to them. Some important items below.
Coaches, so far we’ve had two great Saturdays of soccer. Hope you and the kids are enjoying the play and the weather. As always, a few items to note below.
Coaches, I hope you all had a great day on Saturday. The weather cooperated, which makes it seem just a bit better. Be patient with the players as we’re all learning. Some important items below.
As we move into week # 5, I want to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month referees are permitted to wear the pink referee shirt (example: http://soccer.scoresports.com/shop-by-position/referees/shirts/pro-elite-no-2025c.html). Additionally, pink wristbands can be worn in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Players can wear items in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month as long as those item are safe for themselves and other players.
Coaches, the run on good weather continues. Hopefully it has led to some great soccer! Some items to think about.
1. SHARING PLAYERS (continued from last week): Although we encourage the sharing of players between two teams that are playing each other, it is against league policy to borrow a player from a team that is not on the roster of the two teams playing the game. It is a simple rule. An easy way to remember is that you would not have a ‘player form’ for a child that is not on either team, so that child cannot play. No forms on the field, then that player does not play.
Check out this Parent Tip: Cheering On Your Child – On and Off the Field: While winning the game is the end-goal of playing sports, it’s far too easy to lose sight of successful Player Development through our trained and certified volunteer coaches. Read more about what the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) states and watch this video testimonial from former U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team star, Joy Fawcett.
· If you see lightning or hear thunder*, please evacuate the fields and proceed to your car (do not stand at/near metal fencing). (*If you hear thunder, you are actually within striking distance of lightning.) Only resume play 30 minutes after the most recent lightning or thunder. Read More→