Welcome to Seminole Youth Soccer!
Week 1 – Review
What a fantastic day for soccer. It was pretty hot in the morning and early afternoon, but the breeze showed up later in the day to make it very nice. We had a lot of very well played matches. Thank you to all of the family and friends of the children that came out and help make it a special day for the kids. They looked fantastic in their new uniforms. The only real problem we had was that some fans and/or teams left a little bit of a mess when they left the field. We ask that you please clean up after yourself when your game is over.
One last thing, the question about heading in the younger age groups was brought to our attention by some concerned parents. The policy of Seminole Youth Soccer is to abide by the U.S. Soccer rules/recommendations on youth heading as stated here. Children that are 10 years old and younger will not do heading drills while training (practice) or during games. Children that are 11 to 13 years old may do limited heading drills (no more than 30 minutes a week), and they are limited to 15 to 20 headers in a week. There are no restrictions for ages 14 years and older. If a player 10 years or younger heads a ball during the game, there will be no penalty at that time. When play stops, the coach should remind the player that heading is not encouraged at his/her age. If the player continues to head the ball, he/she should be removed from the game and not return until he/she understands the rule. The coaches should not practice heading and he/she will discourage the players at this age from using their heads. Hopefully, this will clear up any future instances of under age players heading the ball. Thank you!
Week 2 – Preview (Picture Day 1)
Please check the schedule below for your game this week. We made one schedule change for this week. The 5:30 high school game has been rescheduled due to homecoming at Seminole High School. The 6:30 match has been moved up to 5:30. Please get your game started on time. Most age groups have an hour and a half to play their games. The longest any age group plays is 70 minutes, so that gives you 90 minutes to play the game. This time includes your warmup, water break, and halftime. Please come early to your game, so your team can warm up in the open area by your field.
Some teams have been scheduled for pictures this week. The Action Shots 4 Kids photographer made contact with every team this past Saturday, so your coach should have the day and time of your picture. The link to the picture day schedule is here: Picture Day Info for Fall 2016.
Here are a few things you should remember every Saturday:
- All games must start on time, so be sure to come early to your game.
- We recommend your child wears bug spray for early and late games.
- We recommend your child wears sunscreen for mid-day games.
- Parking can be a problem, so arrive early. There is plenty of parking in the back of the park.
- Please clean up after your team when your match is over
- Please use only positive comments towards the coaches (referees) and players.
- Absolutely no standing or coaching from behind the goals.
Games Schedule – Saturday, October 1
|Field 3A : U5-Crew vs U5-Revolution||Field 3B : U5-Dynamo vs U5-Whitecaps|
|Field 4 : U10-Timbers vs U10-Revolution|
|Field 1A : Tots-Rapids vs Tots-Crew||Field 1B : Tots-Earthquakes vs Tots-Whitecaps|
|Field 2A : Tots-Galaxy vs Tots-Timbers|
|Field 3A : U5-Sounders vs U5-Earthquakes||Field 3B : U5-Rapids vs U5-Galaxy|
|Field 4 : U10-Wizards vs U10-Fire|
|Field 1A : Tots-Fire vs Tots-Union||Field 1B : Tots-Impact vs Tots-Sounders|
|Field 2 : U6-Crew vs U6-Revolution|
|Field 3 : U8-Crew vs U8-Revolution||Field 4 : U10-Sounders vs U10-Crew|
|Field 1 : U6-Dynamo vs U6-Wizards||Field 2 : U6-Sounders vs U6-Timbers|
|Field 3 : U8-Dynamo vs U8-United||Field 4 : U10-Earthquakes vs U10-Dynamo|
|Field 1 : U6-Rapids vs U6-Galaxy||Field 2 : U7-Crew vs U7-Revolution|
|Field 3 : U8-Sounders vs U8-Wizards||Field 4 : U10-Galaxy vs U10-Whitecaps|
|Field 1 : U7-Dynamo vs U7-United||Field 2 : U7-Sounders vs U7-Timbers|
|Field 7 : U12-United vs U12-Rapids||Field 8 : U12-Earthquakes vs U12-Galaxy|
|Field B : U14-Dynamo vs U14-Revolution|
|Field 3 : U8-Rapids vs U8-Galaxy||Field 4 : U10-Rapids vs U10-United|
|Field 1 : U7-Rapids vs U7-Galaxy|
|Field 7 : U12-Sounders vs U12-Revolution||Field 8 : U12-Dynamo vs U12-Crew|
|Field B : U14-Galaxy vs U14-United||U12-Wizards : Bye Week (No Game)|
|Field C : U14-Red Bulls vs U14-Timbers|
|Field D : HS-Real Salt Lake vs HS-Red Bulls|
|Field C : vs|
If you have further questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the league office at 407-324-5354.