Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop This September


SYSA Coaches -- A FREE Positive Coaching Alliance coaches workshop is scheduled for this September. Attend this session and get great training in working with your players, and a free book to use during the season. No registration necessary.

Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Phinney Neighborhood Center

SYSA is proud to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA),
a nationwide nonprofit that has positive coaching of youth athletes at the core of its mission.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Arena Sports Winter Youth Leagues -- SYSA's good friend and partner Arena Sports offers great indoor soccer playing opportunities for teams wishing to continue playing after the fall season. They have a Skills Institute Soccer League U6-8 players, and youth leagues for teams through high school age. Click on the links for all the details and to register.

Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup -- WYS runs a state-wide tournament each year exclusively for recreational teams. You can find an application to register at this link, and tournament rules at this link. (Note this is NOT the SYSA City Tournament. Teams that enter both the WYS Rec Cup and the SYSA City Tournament often have schedule. SYSA does not accommodate schedule changes for teams in the Rec Cup with City Tournament conflicts.)


SYSA Partners with Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders is a nonprofit that serves children who are recent immigrants to the US, using soccer to help them integrate into Seattle schools and life in America. SYSA helped SWB register their first BU18 team into its Citywide League this fall with as a Capitol Hill team. Thanks to everyone at SWB and Capitol Hill Soccer Club for their efforts in getting these kids some great game time!


2017 SYSA Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners for their outstanding efforts in 2017 in support of the kids in SYSA!!

Volunteer -- Liz Soberg, Beacon Hill
Administrator -- Kurt Laird, CapitolHill
Girls Recreational Coach -- Adrienne Rosenblum, Shorelake
Boys Recreational Coach -- Steve Officer, Shorelake
Girls Competitive Coach -- Shannon Matthews, Seattle United
Boys Competitive Coach -- George Vukic, Seattle United


Jason Jones with grandaughter
Vivienne Jones

SYSA Legend Jason Jones Passes

SYSA Legend Jason Jones, who contributed so much to the Shorelake Club, SYSA, and Washington Youth Soccer, passed away this week. Jason was a cornerstone for his club, and gave much of his time and energy to promote the game of soccer and assist kids in learning to love and play the game.

Jason's memorial service will be Saturday, May 5, 11am at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church. Our best wishes go out to his spouse, Marilyn.


Fall 2018 Citywide League Game Rules

Rules and guidelines for fall 2018 Citywide League play can be found at this link. Keep in mind that the Citywide League begins at U10. Rules for U9 and younger games and leagues will be found with you local club.


Get Answers to Questions about SYSA Field Assignments

Questions, confusion, and misinformation about field practice assignments are addressed in the field allocation Frequently Asked Question document. Understand how field time is assigned by Seattle Parks and how it gets to the coaches and teams, and how SYSA is working to improve the process and the field shortage in Seattle. Click here for the FAQ.


Reminder: Dogs Aren't Allowed on Soccer Fields

Most of us love dogs, but they don't belong on soccer fields. There are lots of reasons for this: damage to the field, fouling the surface, risk of infections to players, nuisance and distration to participants. But the main reason SYSA reminds you to leave your dog at home is that both Seattle and Shoreline municipal codes prohibit dogs on playfields. Please respect the law and keep your dog off the soccer fields our kids play on. Thank you!


Soccer Goal Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility!!!

SYSA is committed to safety. Coaches, parents, players -- please help us make our soccer fields safe places for our kids. Soccer goals should always be weighted and anchored, both when in use and especially when not in use. Never let children play or climb on goals. Follow this link for our SYSA policy on goal safety.


Security Contact List

If you run into a problem while at a field, use the list of numbers in the link below to get help.

For problems while at a field, click here for a security phone number list.

For serious emergencies or injury, CALL 911.

SYSA PHOTO GALLERY

BU18 Soccer Without Borders team in a pregame huddle
Send us your photos and we'll post them here! For more information and to see past photos, click here.
Important Dates

October 1 -- Registration for SYSA City Tournament opens.

September 20 -- PCA Workshop, 7pm, Phinny Neighborhood Center

Thank You SYSA Volunteers

The SYSA Board of Commissioners nominated Corey McNamee, Ballard Soccer Club, as volunteer of the month for January for his outstanding work on the SYSA City Tournament. Thank you Corey!!

The Neil Callahan and Ray Farbarik Funds

The Neil Callahan Fund honors the memory of SYSA's late president. To learn more about the fund, click here. (Fund account being redone. Contact SYSA at information@sysa.org to make a donation.)

The Ray Farbarik Fund honors the memory of Woodland Soccer Club's late president. Click here to contribute to the Ray Farbarik Memorial Fund.

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Phone: 206-552-0723
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