Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Soccer Season is Here!


District 5 Playing League Schedules are Available
U16 boys and girls, and U12 girls: D5 Schedule Page

All Other Game Schedules are Available for U6’s, U8’s, U10’s, U12 boys and U14’s. Please note that game schedules may change without notice - please check game times 24 hours before game day. Access game schedules using the SVYSA Game Schedule link on the left side of the website home p.age

Movie Night was September 20th! 
Our soccer community enjoyed an evening with the family under the stars with GIANT movie screen, tons of great prizes, a fantastic raffle, jumpies, treats, and the Walt Disney movie The Big Green. Thanks to our wonderful community for your support, which is so essential to our organization.  Please contact fundraising@sonomasoccer.org if you are interested in contributing, or helping with future fundraising events. 

Positive Coaching Alliance Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers attended a successful Positive Coaching Alliance workshop on, September 4, from 7-9:15 p.m. SVYSA's goal is to provide youth with a positive, character building youth sports experience. Click here for more info. Coaches Coach. Parents Cheer. Kids Play! Note for coaches who missed this opportunity, contact us at riskmanagement@sonomasoccer.org, we currently have limited number of web based training opportunities available.

Reminders for Coaches 
Any parent or adult that helps at practice MUST BE SCREENED. Please put them in touch with your AGC right away to start the process. Let’s keep the kids safe by following risk management procedures. Remember to always respect the referees and ask parents to be positive and to respect the coaches and each other. Ask the coaches and parents to please check the SVYSA web site often for other important updates throughout the season. Field closures and game cancellations due to rain will be posted to the web site.


Volunteers!  Did you know that over 700 children will be playing recreational soccer in Sonoma Valley this year?  The league is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.  We have room for more to join us in the fun of providing a great athletic experience for the children of Sonoma Valley.  Please contact any board member if you would like to help with the organization of our league.  

Coaching Classes  Coaches, please let Greg Volker know if you are able to attend the F License Course this Saturday, August 16 at Prestwood Elementary at 9 am.  Come learn the secrets to having a great season!  Contact Greg.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coaches: Practice Field Availability

The following is a list of Sonoma practice fields and available times - if applicable - for use:

1.  Sassarini Elementary School - 652 Fifth Street West

2.  Prestwood Elementary School - 343 East MacArthur Street:  5:00 pm and later after Wednesday, August 21.
*** High School teams always have priority over SVYSA teams.  Please move your practice when asked.


Prestwood fields closed to all soccer teams on September 26th for their Fall Carnival

3.  Sonoma Valley High School - 20000 Broadway Street:  5:00 pm and later after Wednesday, August 21.
*** High School teams always have priority over SVYSA teams.  Please move your practice when asked.

4.  Maxwell Farms Regional Park - 100 Verano Street

5.  Adele Harrison Middle School - 1150 Broadway Street

6.  El Verano Elementary School - 18606 Riverside Drive

7.  Ernie Smith Community Park - 18776 Gillman Drive
8.  Field of Dreams - Behind police station at 175 First Street West:  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY from 4:00 pm to dark.
*** Field of Dreams is not available to SVYSA teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These days are reserved by another soccer league.  Please only use fields on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Announcing Movie Night!

Dear Coaches and Parents,

Sonoma Valley Youth Soccer Association is planning some fun family events this year and would like your help in getting the word out to the community of Sonoma—everyone is welcome! See the movie night flyer.

SEPTEMBER 20th – MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER at Prestwood School Soccer Fields

Enjoy an evening with the family under the stars with movie, prizes, raffles, jumpies and treats.  We will be showing the Walt Disney film The Big Green.  A night of laughter and smiles as you watch the Bad News Bears of Soccer on a GIANT outdoor movie screen.  Bring the kids, blankets and lounge chairs for an unforgettable evening of fun.  A great way to kick off the soccer season and enjoy the end of summer weather with the family.
Movie starts at dusk (fun and games start at 6:30).

Movie Tickets: $10 each (includes tickets for 1 popcorn, 1 drink and 1 visit to the jumpy house of your choice)

Raffle Tickets: We also have some great raffle prizes available and winners will be announced at the Movie Night event! Please see our attached packages and come out to buy raffle tickets at one of our booths listed below.  Win season tickets to the Sol soccer season, SF Giants package, VIP Warriors ticket package, BBQ/ gift package, Baskin Robbins Party, and so much more! 5 Tickets for $20 or $5 per ticket (prize packages are attached and winners will receive everything in their package).  You decide which package you want and drop in your raffle ticket.

Please buy your movie and raffle tickets early at:  Tuesday Farmers Market (look for our table),  Picture Day (Saturday, August 23rd),  Opening Day (Sunday, August 24th at Prestwood fields), or the day of the event (at Prestwood School).

*If anyone is interesting in helping make this fundraiser a huge success by donating time or raffle prizes, please contact our fundraising committee fundraising@sonomasoccer.org.  We need your help the night of the event.

Buy your ticket and help support Sonoma Valley Youth Soccer!

Sincerely,
Lori Edwards
SVYSA Fundraising