Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weather Alert

1. Saturday night games for U14 boys and girls at Arnold Field are cancelled.  They will be re-scheduled. 

2. U14 girls game at 10:45 AM on Saturday at Adele for team Gonzalez has been moved to Silverado Middle School in Napa at 1 PM.

3. U14 boys game at 9:00 AM on Saturday at Adele for team Kovacs has been moved to 10:45 AM at Adele.

We expect all other games to play as scheduled this weekend.

Stay tuned for additional updates.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Futsal Program is Back!


Futsal registration is open between October 25th and November 9th.  There is room for 80 players.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis only and full payment must be received to reserve your spot.  The program is open to all boys and girls in the U12 and U14 age groups.  No previous soccer experience is required.  This is a recreational league and teams will be formed with a balance of age, gender, and skill level.  No special requests are accepted.

There are two ways to register...

In Person:

Saturday, November 1st
9 AM - 1 PM at the Sonoma Valley High School Fields (next to the track)
Sunday, November 9th (Last Chance)
12 PM - 3 PM at the Altimira Gym

Mail in:
Please download the registration form.  Fill out and sign all required sections on both pages.

Make all checks payable to: SVYSA
The cost is $80 per player. There is a $10 sibling discount.
Mail registration form and full payment to:
ATTN: Futsal Registration
PO Box 1992
Sonoma, CA 95476

QUESTIONS: futsal@sonomasoccer.org
Soccer Season is Here!

Coaches, Save the Date  for the coaches dinner the evening of 11/8. This is an adult event, and spouses are invited.  Additional info to follow soon.

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.