To clarify some information sent in previous emails – if your team is going to participate in a CYSA Cup tournament, you should go online and register, choose the pay by check option and then take your documentation to Mr. Guzman at the MYSL office and we will submit payment on your behalf.
Although the following information provides a November 1 deadline, IN ORDER TO REGISTER THROUGH MYSL (AND HAVE MYSL PAY YOUR FEES) YOU MUST REGISTER THIS COMING WEEK. THAT MEANS BY FRIDAY, 10/19/12. PLEASE DON’T TEST THIS DEADLINE!!!!! IN ORDER FOR US TO EFFECTIVELY WORK FOR YOU, YOU MUST RESPECT OUR DEADLINES.
Cal North Cup Registration is Open!
The Cal North State Cup, Presidents Cup, Association Cup, and Founders’ Cup are the original State Championships!
The Following Cups have an application deadline of 5:00PM Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Cal North President Cup U12 - U18
Cal North State Cup U12 - U18
Cal North Founders Cup U16 - U19
Cal North Association Cup U15 - U19
The Cal North U19 State Cup application deadline is 5:00PM Monday April 1, 2013
More information from CYSA North - Only Three Weeks Remain to Apply for the Cal North Junior Cup Festival
Registration Deadline is November 1, 2012
Cal North Junior Cup Festival is cup competition that was created to incorporate the three distinct levels of play for the younger age groups. The Jr Cup Festival will feature U10 Founders’ Cup, U9-U11 Association Cup and U9-U11 State Cup. Each of the three cups will offer a division for Cal North member teams and separate “open” divisions for the teams that are members of other USSF affiliates. Once the Cal North and Open division winners are decided a final match will take place between the division winners to determine the overall champion. U10 Founders’ Cup is offered for Recreational teams only. Association Cup, the intermediate level cup, is for entry-to-mid level Competitive teams, and State Cup is the highest level of cup offered and although it is open to all levels of teams, we recommend upper-to-high level Competitive teams enter the State Cup. Additional details about each of the cups can be located in the Cup section of the Cal North website.
~Fall Practice Fields
More clarification – only those teams that are registered for Cup Play are eligible for Winter practice fields. Winter practice fields will only be assigned during cup season. Here is the information from Rec and Park – please also take care of this right away. Rec and Park is very concerned that none of our teams have applied yet!
We will again make winter practice fields available for teams who have signed up for CYSA Cups. A couple of things:
1. If a team is not listed on the CYSA website as having completed their Cup application no fields will be allocated. Their application will be deleted. Don’t apply unless your application is complete.
2. We are not accommodating other Cups – just CYSA. They work for us as the dates coincide with when we need to free up South Sunset, Kimbell, Crocker and Silver for the start of SFUSD High School practices.
3. Fields will only be provided up to the date of the cup not passed that time. After that teams will need to take off practice time.
4. If there is a large growth in demand this year due to all of these teams playing in CCSL Prep, we many need to take some steps to reduce demand and it will likely include:
a. Limiting teams to only one practice per week and/or
b. Allocating practice space to the older teams who have Cups that start in March only later in the winter
We only have so many fields to go around and with darkness we are limited in what we can do.
If your team would like to have try-outs, please plan to schedule between December and February. Please let Mr. Guzman know what you would like to do so that he can work to get fields for you. Try outs can be scheduled Fridays- Sundays (Fridays are best, Saturdays are ok, Sundays are possible but not optimal.) IMPORTANT – fields for try-outs will only be in one hour sessions per day and teams will be responsible for the $26 per hour fee. Once your try-out dates are confirmed with field availability, you may create flyers and publicize the try-outs.
If your team is planning to run try-outs during your regular practice sessions, you will have to limit the participation to one or two players per session and also limit to private communication, no flyers.
~Vikings – Update on Beach Chalet:
Thanks to all the parents, coaches, referees, and players who have provided support for Beach Chalet. Over 500 players and adults came to testify at the various meetings, and over 1,500 families wrote emails to the Commissions and Board of Supervisors.
To recap, after both the Park Commission (5-0) and Planning Commission (4-1) voted in favor of the project in late May, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was appealed to the Board of Supervisors.
Because it particularly effected their districts, Supervisors Eric Mar from the Richmond and Carmen Chu from the Sunset made time in their schedules to meet with the Vikings league and with soccer families and with opponents, as well as studying the EIR.
On July 10th, there was an eight-hour-long hearing at City Hall devoted to every detail of the EIR. Around 11 pm, it finally fell to the Supervisors to consider the matter. David Chiu, the President of the Board, asked Eric Mar to announce his vote first. With support from both Eric Mar and Carmen Chu, the supervisors supported the project, with a final vote of 10-1. It was very helpful that this issue - at least when it came time for voting - did not divide the city.
That momentum carried into the Board of Appeals hearing on August 1st. Again, the vote was lopsided, this time 4-0 in favor.
The opponents have filed an appeal with the Coastal Commission, which will likely vote in November. If the project is not halted by the Coastal Commission, bidding would happen this spring, and actual construction would start in the summer. Construction would take a year, and if all goes well, we’d be playing at the new fields in the Fall of 2014. Yes, a long way off - but it will become a permanent part of our children’s lives soon enough.
Prop B for Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks
The Recreation and Parks Department continues to be our daily partner in providing the free fields to play and practice on. They’ve committed that kids come first in allocating game fields, and they’ve made sure that every team has a place to play, even as the sport grows in the city year after year. Next month, we all get to vote on Prop B, the 2012 Clean and Safe Parks Bond. Generally, it will help the infrastructure of our city’s open space network, for everything from playgrounds to pools. For soccer families, it will specifically help improve practice fields and complexes in the Sunset, Glen Canyon, Potrero Hill, Western Addition, and McLaren Park. The bond also calls for new bathrooms to be built at a number of soccer fields across the city. Please spread the word.
San Francisco Vikings Youth Soccer League
~N|L|G Thanksgiving Goalkeeper Camp
The N|L|G Thanksgiving Goalkeeper Camp will take place from Monday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 21st. This Goalkeeper Camp is designed for Goalkeepers who want to train in a serious environment and develop their technical skills and tactical knowledge of the Goalkeeping position. Technical Training focuses on three major components: Shot-stopping, Service in to the Box, and Distribution. Goalkeepers are be placed in age and ability appropriate groups and are trained by N|L|G’s expert and qualified staff. Each individual Goalkeeper will be pushed, challenged, encouraged and motivated to take their game to the NEXT LEVEL.
N|L|G Thanksgiving Goalkeeper Camp - Shot-stopping N|L|G's proven curriculum for improving a Goalkeeper's ability to deal with shots is based upon ATHLETICISM, ANGLE PLAY, and ATTITUDE. Goalkeepers will work on overall ATHLETICISM with speed and agility work, ANGLE PLAY by receiving shots from multiple distances and angles, and ATTITUDE by constantly pushing the mental toughness of each Goalkeeper!
N|L|G Thanksgiving Goalkeeper Camp - Service in to the Box N|L|G understands that the key ingredient of what separates a good Goalkeeper from a great Goalkeeper is his or her ability to deal with Service in to the Box. Goalkeepers will work on the necessary footwork, timing, power, and body-control to confidently claim any cross or service sent in to the box!
N|L|G Thanksgiving Goalkeeper Camp - Distribution When is the last time you watched a College or Professional Game and saw a Goalkeeper not taking his or her own goal kicks? N|L|G understands that Goalkeepers need to be soccer players first and that is why we emphasize the need for a Goalkeeper to be able to strike a ball from the ground, punt and/or drop-kick, and distribute the ball from the hands by bowling the ball or throwing!
Post your scores!!!!
Clean up your garbage after each game (home or away)
Check your playing league web site regularly for updates and action items.
Show respect to the refs, the players and the game!