COACHES AREA

Recreational/Club soccer is for boys and girls ages 7-18. Boys and girls teams typically practice on school district fields twice a week starting in August. Teams play a 10 week season beginning in September. Games are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Each team purchases their own uniforms (typically less than $30) and teams may stay together over multiple seasons. All children are eligible to play - no tryouts are required. Scholarships are available.

This page was last edited (newer changes appear with blue highlight): 7/28/2014 11:20


Coach Responsibilities and Ethics

Silver Lake Soccer Club (SLSC) expects all of its volunteer coaches to read and understand all team and coach responsibilities and ethics detailed in the first few pages of the North County Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) Procedures and Rules of Competition.

Coaches are also expected to have read and understand the following Code of Ethics document provided by Washington Youth Soccer (WYS) in 2009.


Washington Youth Soccer RMA - Background Check

Washington Youth Soccer requires all volunteers to have a valid Risk Management Authorization obtained through a background check service they provide. (See the following link for information about this requirement: WYS RMA Info.) A new background check is required each season.
Unfortunately, this no longer happens automatically when we register through Bonzi. We are required to manually follow the process outlined by Washington Youth Soccer. The following links are instructions detailing the background check process. Note the one for minors.
Once you have been assigned to a team, please follow the instructions above to run your background check and validate your RMA. During the process, don't forget to select Silver Lake Soccer Club as your organization. If you need assistance with this process, you will need to find it through Washington Youth Soccer using the contact information in the above instructions.

Age Group Coordinators

Each age group, e.g. U-09 Boys, has an assigned Age Group Coordinator (AGC) volunteer. This person is responsible for assigning you as coach and assigning players to your team. They are also your primary contact with the club. Know your AGC. A list of the AGC volunteers can be found under the Board of Directors link. If you need contact information please email one of the board members. If you have questions about your team, adding or removing players from your roster, game day, rules of competition or anything else ask your AGC.


2014 Practice Schedules / Field Layouts

Practices are typically two one-hour sessions on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur with the possibility of a Friday two-hour session instead and, depending on field location, run from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (see the request form). During the month of August, the Everett School District has limited the use of some fields. There are currently over 100 teams that will practice and must be split into available fields during that time--SLSC may also use weekend time to be able to cover all requests.

Keep in mind that requesting a practice time of 6:00 PM or later on a non-lighted fields will run into daylight issues in the month of October--SLSC can not accomodate requests to make up that time lost.

Practices will run August 1st through October 31st. Teams entering the WYS Recreational Cup can ask for practice times after that date.

August Practice Field Assignments (NEW)

September/October Practice Field Assignments (NEW)

Penny Creek Practice Layout

Silver Firs Practice Layout

If you need the Honey Bucket and Goal Lock codes contact your AGC. Please be sure to lock these resources up if you are the last one using them.


Medical Release Form

Coaches are expected to have a signed medical release form for each player at all times including practices and games. This form is necessary if an emergency happens while players are in the coach's care. Hand out this form during the first practice and have players return it completed by the next practice. This form does not need to be notarized.

Please help us update our birth date verifications. SLSC is currently in the process of asking parents to verify birth dates if we do not have a current record--even if they have played previous seasons.


Club Uniform Order Information

The Score Sports website for our orders has been temporarily taken offline to correct an issue. It is not expected to be back online until Wednesday, July 30th. They apologize for the inconvenience.

2014 Flyer - .jpg format

2014 Flyer - .pdf format

Score Sports currently provides the club uniform, see the flyer (linked above) for item and order information. Coach or a designated team parent/manager is expected to collect sizes, jersey number requests and payment from each player. A single order is then made through Score Sports. SLSC suggests collecting checks from parents made out to coach or manager and then using a personal credit card to make the order. Keep in mind that Score will add shipping and handling to your order. Other equipment is available and can be purchased through the Score Sports website. Use club code 'SLSC' to view the Silver Lake website information.

Based on past experience orders should be submitted by August 15, 2014 to have a chance for delivery by the first game of the season. Orders made after this date--even if Score Sports indicates they can be delivered in a week--typically don't arrive in time. So please order as soon as possible.


Coach Store - Equipment Ordering

2014 Equipment Form

Please contact Emily Myers at rmyersfamily@msn.com with orders or questions.

Each U-08 coach will receive a starter package consisting of four 9" cones, four youth pinnies, one mesh ball bag, ten 2" disc cones and one First Aid Kit.

U-09 to U-18/9 Coaches receive a $35 credit in the coach store to add to their equipment each year, use the link above to see the order form.


Alternate Jersey Information and Team Gear

Teams from age groups U-10 and below, often play other Silver Lake Socer Club teams. When this happens both teams will have identical uniforms. Also, other soccer clubs occasionally have uniform colors that are similar to the SLSC uniform. Colored pinnies are a quick fix for this type of issue, however SLSC is providing an optional alternate color jersey offered from All 4 You Logo Print (a local Mill Creek family owned business). The jersey is a simple grey T-shirt with a SLSC logo on the front and a player number on the back. The 2014 cost is $8.50 plus tax.

All 4 You Logo Print is also offering team gear such as hoodie sweatshirts, backpacks, end-of-year gifts, jackets, blankets and more. Contact them for more information you can also view their order form.

To order, email Cindy Wedeberg at all4youlogoprint@comcast.net with the following information:

Coach Name:
Team Name:
Coach contact #:
Coach Email:
All Sizes and Jersey # Information:

Concussion Education Information

All Silver Lake Soccer Club Registered Volunteers and Participants are required to review the WYS Concussion Information during registration. This information is also available here for your reference.

Coach's Concussion Resource Information

WYS Soccer Concussion Education Website


U-08 Jamboree

The U-08 Jamboree and Parent Orientation is designed to introduce players and parents to recreational soccer format. This year's event will tentatively take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Penny Creek Elementary. SLSC will provide fields, schedules and referees.


Game Schedules

Game Schedules and Coach Contact Information is provided via the NCYSA website. When 2014 schedules are available, your AGC will contact you with information on how to access your team's schedule.

We are hoping game schedules for 2014 will be available online soon hopefully by 8/31.


Game Day Preparation

Season begins September 6th/7th, 2014

Coach Contact

The home coach is expected to contact their opponent coach prior to each game confirming field location and time. This is also a great time to find out if there are conflicting jersey colors and to exchange team names. All necessary contact information will be provided on the NCYSA website discussed in the schedule section above. Schedules occasionally change, this coach contact prevents travelling long distances to find out the field or time changed--it happens more often than you might think. If your opponent is the home coach and has not contacted you by Thursday before the game, don't hesitate to call them first.

Roster

As described in the coach responsibilities, the coach should provide a roster to the referee and opponent coach. You will be required to provide an official roster that was generated by our BONZI registration system. Your AGC will be delivering these to you via email.

Jewelry

The Laws of the Game specifically prohibit players from wearing any jewelry (or decorative object) of any kind--including earrings, studs, bracelets, wrist bands/ropes, etc... Medical Idenitification bracelets and necklaces are allowed. The referee should not have to ask you or the players to remove these items. Coaches should teach players to simply not wear these items to games. You are also not allowed to tape over newly inserted earrings to get around this issue--they must be removed. It would be best if players did not get new piercings during the soccer season.

Casts

North County Youth Soccer Association strictly prohibits all recreational soccer participants from playing while wearing any form of cast or splint. Do not ask the referee if it is okay--they do not have that authority and risks negating player insurance.


Game Formats/Rules

The Silver Lake Recreational Soccer Program is played according to the laws put out by FIFA and amended by NCYSA. Washington Youth Soccer uses a "mod" soccer experience for age groups under U-12 where specific laws of the game, such as field size, number of players, free kicks and more have been modified to allow the best learning experience for each of those age groups.

If you would like to become more familiar with the Laws of the Game you might be interested in this document, Laws of the Game Made Easy from US Soccer.

A summary of the rules of competion for all age groups playing in NCYSA can be found at their website rules page where you can download the latest: http://www.ncyouthsoccer.com/rules.htm


Game Score Report

To promote the spirt of the game and the best learning experience for younger players, scores are only kept and recorded for U-11 age groups and above. Each coach is required to report the score of each game on the North County website. Contact your AGC if you need assistance with this.


Coaching Tips, Plans and Training

See the Coach Development Area for great handouts and information.

UK Elite Coach Clinic Practice Plans

Passing and Possession

1v1 Atacking


Goalkeeper Tips

Coaching Tips - NCYSA has recently partnered with the World of Soccer to bring our coaches online training and soccer information.. Check out the sessions by clicking on "NCYSA Training Session".

NOTE: When prompted enter "ncysa" for the username and "district1" for the password. Both are case sensitive.


Team Photo Day

Silver Lake Soccer Club has again teamed up with Northwest Sports Photography (NSP) to take team pictures. This year's date is Saturday, September 27th 2014 at James Monroe Elementary School. NSP will send a packet to each team's head coach containing individual player package information. An appointment on photo day will be set up by each coach using the NSP website. This is an optional event--you are welcome to have photos taken by parents.


Game Travel Information

For 2014, U8 and U9 will play in the South end of North County Youth Soccer Association including teams from Everett, Irish Soccer Club, Terrace Brier and Mukilteo.

For 2014, all ages U10 and up play within the North County Youth Soccer Association including teams from Everett, Irish Soccer Club, Terrace Brier, Arlington, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Sky River Soccer Club, Mukilteo, Whidbey Island, SnoKing (Edmonds area) and Snohomish.


Day Of Game Information

Tentative Game Days by Age and Gender (was last changed in 2009)

Boys

Girls

U-08
Sat/Sun
Sat/Sun
U-09
Sat/Sun
Sat/Sun
U-10
Sat/Sun
Sat/Sun
U-11
Sat
Sun
U-12
Sat
Sat
U-13
Sun
Sun
U-14
Sat
Sat
U-15
Sat
Sun
U-16
Sat
Sun
U-17
Sat
Sun
U-18/19
Sat
Sun