1 month until tryouts. Nightmare. Stay recreational? Stay with your school team, friends, and community. Tryout for Competitive teams? A whole new world, possible travel, make new friends, play in the world cup. The pressure and the uncertainty is what we deal with mostly during this time of year in the SFYS office. So, we… Read More Tryouts. Argh!
Welcome to the 5th and final part of this Grasssroots Coaching series. In your practice you have gone from play, to practice, and now we’re going right back to play. Wrap up the practice phase with a recap on who, what, where, when, and why. Then, I love to ask a simple question of the players… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 5
Practice! This is the part that all coaches feel that they are on the field for. Get the cones out, get the pinnies out, and lets get some ‘structure’ to this. It’s time for the coach to get control of this. Well, the introductory play portion is structured, you just don’t have ‘control’ of it… Read More Grassroots Coaching – Part 4
Finals are coming, for most, and now more than ever we need to Respect the Game before we Lose the Game. Watch the Video #PlaySFYS
Why not just reschedule? Why not just play a ’round robin tournament’? Why not move this weekends games to next weekend? Why not play more games next weekend and shorten the halves? Can we play indoors? Why not extend the season? Why not use the seedings from the regular season to determine champions or teams… Read More Coin Toss!
Playoffs are into the semi-finals (for most teams) and the stakes get higher with each week of play! Please accept your role in San Francisco to help Respect the Game, so we don’t Lose the Game. Watch the Video #PlaySFYS
If you are a 2nd and 3rd grade team, you can stop reading now. If you are an Upper House Team or a 4th-8th grade team, keep reading because you are all going to the playoffs. Your regular season is coming to an end. Some teams will play their final game this weekend. Some will… Read More Playoffs
The league wide bye week is over and we’re back to the action! It will be an exciting weekend of play: 2nd and 3rd grade teams are in their new brackets with 84 games scheduled for this weekend alone! 84 is not including the Upper House and 4th – 8th grade teams that are back in… Read More Game Day is Here!
Email to the SFYS Volunteer Field liners on 10-5, sent by David Reardon. Good Afternoon Field Liners, First off I wanted to thank you all for the work you have put in the past 4 weeks of season. 2nd Grade soccer depends on you all for field visibility, and without you tracing the lines, there… Read More Field Lining. It ain’t no joke!
SFYS has heavily invested in the referee program for the city. We say the city because many of the youth referees that you see at your Rec and Upper House games also referee other leagues of play and local tournaments. So, we have heavily invested in referees that directly benefit soccer across the city. Did… Read More Is there a referee assigned to your game?