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Spring 2014 Referee Notes – Week #2

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Spring 2014 Coach Notes – Week #2

Coaches, ahhhh, the smell of grass (as opposed to the salt stuck to the side of your car). Soccer is truly beginning this weekend. I think I can promise that (but don’t hold me to it just in case another polar vortex starts forming). A few items to note. Please take the time to read them.

1. WHICH WEEK ARE WE IN?: We are playing Week #2 games on the schedule. Make sure your players and parents understand this. Be clear. This may be the most confusing and difficult beginning to the season that I can remember, so over-communicating won’t hurt here. Week 1 games will be played on June 7.

2. PICTURES: Pictures this week are not taking place. They have been rescheduled for the week of 5/12. Updated schedule to be posted soon on our website.

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Coach Notes – Spring 2014 Week #1

Coaches, how ’bout that weather we’re having??  Think positive and the white stuff will disappear.  Several items to cover with you this first week.

1. TRAINING:  Remember that you cannot be on the field with your players unless a) you are an approved volunteer (i.e., volunteer forms are in and processed), b) you have completed Safe Haven training, and c) you have completed age-specific training (required for U6, U8, and U10 – highly recommended for other divisions).

2. PLAYER FORMS:  You must have a signed registration form and concussion protocol form for each player on your team.  The child cannot play unless you have it in your possession.

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Referee Notes – Spring 2014 Preseason #1

** Spring 2014 Season Postponed
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The spring 2014 season of Jefferson County Youth Soccer was supposed to kick-off this Saturday. However due to the fields not be safety approved and field work not being complete, the season has been postponed for one week. The season is now slated to start on Saturday, March 29th. All games will be played at the Jefferson Ave. field in Charles Town.

** Game Schedules
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Game schedules are being draft. Due to the postponed season, changes after to occur before the season can be opened for sign-up.

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Scout Project

998922_696008683785196_1573146047_nThank you Scout Renner for your wonderful project at the JCYSL fields in Charles Town! Once the snow melts, we can have field maps and other useful information

JCYSL Wins 2013 AYSO Platinum Award

I am proud to announce that our AYSO region, JCYSL, has won AYSO’s highest award, Platinum, for our collective volunteer efforts at carrying out the vision and mission: AYSO’s Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

AYSO’s Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies.

Be sure to thank a board member, referee, and/or coach!

Coach Notes – Spring 2014 Preseason #2

Coaches, I see grass (and mud and some snow), so that can only mean soccer season is right around the corner.

1. COACH MEETING: This Thursday February 27th at Harpers Ferry Middle School Auditorium. Takes place from 7p to 8:30p. There will be giveaways galore. Plan to receive a significant amount of information about the upcoming season. If you cannot attend, send someone from your team.

2. COACH TRAINING: Look for a separate email from your Division Director regarding training. There will be U6, U8, and U10 training on the afternoon of March 8th.

3. FIELD DAY: Let your team’s families know that field day is on March 8th beginning at 9a. We will be preparing both field areas (Charles Town and Shepherdstown).

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Coach Notes – Spring 2014 Preseason #1

Coaches, it is already that time of year to think about Spring Soccer. Despite the storm that is coming this weekend, we are thinking about March soccer. Let’s hope the weather cooperates.

1. COACH MEETING: February 27, 2014 at Harpers Ferry Middle School from 7p to around 8:30p. Please be prompt. If you cannot make it, send someone from your team. We have a lot of information to share.

2. FIELD DAY: March 8, 2014. More to come on the times and if we are doing both Charles Town and Shepherdstown. We play games in Charles Town this Spring.

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Week 5 Games (Oct. 6) Checklist

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→

Week 4 Games (Sept 29) Checklist

LAST CHANCE Yankee Candle Fundraiser DUE! If you missed the fundraiser drop off, you have two “last chances” to turn them in:

·       Monday, Charles Town Fields 5-530pm

·       Wednesday, Morgan’s Grove Pavilion, 6-630pm

·       Yankee Candle delivery is October 20th (week 7) at Morgan Grove Pavilion. Read More→