Sunday, October 19, 2014

Soccer Season is Here!


Nights Under the Lights!
We are excited to let you know that our “Nights Under the Lights” program has been made a reality this year! The goal of “Nights Under the Lights” is to provide the older age groups in our league an opportunity to play at least one night game per season under the lights at Arnold Field. This includes U12-U16 Boys and Girls teams. See the Nights Under the Lights Announcement, and the Schedule for more information.

Futsal Registration is Here for U-12 and U-14 Girls and Boys.  Fustal Enhances Soccer Skills:  with less space & time, players learn to play and think faster, players touch the ball twice as often and improve ball control, and without a wall, players learn to make supporting runs to their teammates. For information on how to register, see the Registration Flyer.

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.

Nights Under the Lights Schedule

Date
Day
6pm Kickoff
Age Group
Add'l or Replace
7:30 Kickoff
Age Group
Add'l or Replace
10/27
Mon
Young v. Miller
U12B
replacement for 10/25 game
Volker v. Chandler
U16B
additional
10/30
Thurs
Edwards v. Guerrero
U12B
replacement for 10/25 game
Weber v. Blanusa
U14G
valley cup
11/1
Sat
Gonzales v. Weber
U14G
valley cup
Gonzales v. Kovacs
U14B

11/2
Sun
Gonzales v. Blanusa
U14G
valley cup
U16 Girls v. TBD
U16G
status:
barry working on opponent
11/3
Mon
Demeter v. Kiser
U12G
additional



Nights Under the Lights!


Hello Coaches,

We are excited to let you know that our “Nights Under the Lights” program has been made a reality this year!

The goal of “Nights Under the Lights” is to provide the older age groups in our league an opportunity to play at least one night game per season under the lights at Arnold Field. This includes U12-U16 Boys and Girls teams.

The players have a blast, and regardless of the significance of the outcome of the actual game, everyone enjoys the heightened intensity that playing with the lights on, between the stands, being cheered on, can bring.

Please identify your team’s game on the 
Schedule and alert your players and families to the event. Our hope is that we will have a tremendous turnout of supporters to these games in an effort to provide a fun environment, and special feel to these events.

Teams can show up 30 minutes before kickoff and can warm up in the right field grass if there is already a game being played. Please be on time and ready to go. If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I will get right back to you.

Thank you for your help in making this program a success. This is one of many ways that we at SVYSA are looking to enrich the experience of our Valley’s soccer players and we look forward to your support and participation.

Best,
Doug Thompson
SVYSA Board Member
dthompson@sonomasoccer.org