Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Soccer Season is Here!

  
Movie Night is September 20th! Join us for an evening with the family under the stars with a movie, prizes, a fantastic raffle, 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.  The movie starts at dusk (fun and games start at 6:30).  Tickets are $10 each.

Game Schedules are Available for U6’s, U8’s, U10’s, U12 boys and U14’s. The U12 girls and U16 schedules will be posted when we receive the final schedule from CYSA District 5. 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 page.

Coaches Please see important reminders here.  Please spread the word to your coach or assistant coach who may not have email!

Registration has been closed and teams are beginning their practices.  If you have registered your child, but not heard from a coach, please email the registrar with your child's birth date and gender and whether you registered online or at a walk through.  Also, please include your best contact information.  It's possible we have been trying to reach you, but don't have the correct phone number.  

Note that late registration may still possible in some cases.  Those who still wish to register will be put on a wait list once all paperwork and payment is received to the PO Box.

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.  Positions currently available are Volunteer Coordinator and the Tournament director needs help also.

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.


Positive Coaching Alliance Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers must attend the upcoming Positive Coaching Alliance workshop at El Verano School Thursday, September 4, from 7-9:15 p.m. SVYSA is partnering with the PCA to provide youth with a positive, character building youth sports experience. Coaches Coach. Parents Cheer. Kids Play!  http://www.positivecoach.org/

Our Mission

Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Learn more i

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Attention Coaches

We have the new SVYSA coach shirts available. If you haven't been able to pick up your coach shirt yet, we will be at the Administration table next to the High School Track beginning at 7:30 AM and until 1 PM on Photo Day, August 23rd. Please stop by to pick up your coach shirt before your team photo.

Here are some other important reminders:

  • 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.
  • Photo Day is Saturday, August 23rd. You should already have a copy of your photo schedule. Please ask your team to arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Opening Day is Sunday, August 24th. Only U6/U8/U10 are playing games on opening day.
  • Games schedules are now available for U6, U8’s, and U10s and they are posted on the SVYSA Web Site (link on the left side). Make sure parents know that game schedules can change. They cannot just print a copy and rely on it for the entire season. Always check the web site for changes. Valley Cup will be the first weekend in November (1st and 2nd) for all teams U10, U12, and U14.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Meeting on 9/4 at El Verano beginning at 7 PM and ending at 9:15 PM. This meeting is MANDATORY for all coaches and team parents/managers in all age groups. Parents are also welcome to attend if interested.
  • 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.
Please spread the word to your coach or assistant coach who may not have email.  Thank you for coaching and have a great season!
Thank you,
Tom Young
SVYSA President