Positive Coaching Alliance Workshops This Month

SYSA Coaches -- FREE Positive Coaching Alliance coaches workshops are scheduled for this August and September. Attend one of these sessions and get great training in working with your players, and a free book to use during the season. No registration necessary.

Saturday, August 18, 10am, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
Saturday, August 25, 10am, Jefferson Community Center
Thursday, September 20, 5pm, 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.



FREE Coaching Clinics for New Coaches -- SYSA and Arena Sports Magnuson are partnering again this year to host a set of clinics designed especially for new or second year coaches. The clinics will give coaches hands-on training and practical information to help them hit the ground running from the first day of practice. The clinic is offered three Saturdays, same content each time:

Saturday, August 11, 18, and 25, 1-3pm each day.
Saturday, August 18, 1-3pm
Saturday, August 25, 1-3pm

All sessions are at Arena Sports's Magnuson facility, 7751 63rd Ave NE in Magnuson Park. The clinics are free, but Arena Sports wants to have attendees register in advance.

To sign up, click here. Once on the Arena page, choose "Season" and then scroll down to "SYSA New Coaches Training." Click Search, and choose one of the dates to register.

Play Fall 2018 Soccer in SYSA!! -- Sign up for fall 2018 soccer is open in Seattle Youth Soccer Association's 12 neighborhood clubs. Get the best soccer for your child in SYSA this fall. SYSA's neighborhood clubs offer affordable, high quality, fun soccer at all levels and age groups. To sign up online for soccer with your neighborhood club, select your club from the list and visit their web site.

(Laurelhurst/View Ridge/Ravenna)

2018 Summer Camps in Seattle -- SYSA compiles a list of summer camps in the greater Seattle area. Click Here for a list of camp providers, and links to their web sites.

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.


The Shorelake GU9 Storm
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Important Dates

May -- Sign up for fall 2018 soccer in SYSA opens for most clubs. Contact your neighborhood club for details. Find your club's home page in the CLUBS/RECREATIONAL menu on the left column of this page.

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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