This past weekend saw SFYS run the first ever jamboree! Logistically and operationally: 109 teams were interested in the Jamboree, before we secured any fields / dates / times. Upon announcement and kick off, we had 6 2nd grade teams playing. 3rd grade was cancelled with not enough teams. July 21st and 22nd is a… Read More The SFYS Jamboree – What we learned…
Our inaugural SFYS Pre-Season Jamboree Play Date is coming! Here we will be providing as much information as possible, as the play date is still in development. Goals of the Day: Give incoming 2nd and 3rd grade teams an opportunity to play in a game day environment. Give SFYS a chance to see the teams,… Read More Jamboree Play Date Announcement!
Sadly, here in the city teams only get one practice. Some are lucky and get a second slot provided by the city, depending on age of player and availability of the fields. Some clubs will pay for additional practice space so players are guaranteed two or even three practices. SFYS does not provide field space,… Read More HELP! We only have one practice…
We know you are anxious to get your players on the field for the coming spring season. Your players are probably ready to go too. However, what are they doing right now? Probably playing another sport, but it doesn’t mean they can’t still keep some Soccer in their days. ‘go home and practice’ means what to… Read More What are your players doing before you can get them on the field?
On the back of our ‘what is player development’ blog post yesterday, the PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) posted a blog about playing time. We asked you to reflect on the playing time your kid gets and explain how playing time is ultimately why players play. There are so many benefits to playing for your player… Read More How much playing time does your kid get?
What is player development? Parents are asking… Parents are asking because they care about their child(ren) and we have some thoughts to share for the parent that is wondering the exact same thing! Player Development. It is a constant focus for anyone involved in youth Soccer. The USA failed to qualify for Russia 2018 and… Read More What is Player Development?
SFYS loves your pictures. REALLY loves your pictures. So much so that we want to help you get a better pictures all of the time. We spoke with SF local Richard Osborn, a longtime photojournalist/content producer whose work has appeared in such outlets as Inside Tennis, Diablo Magazine, Men’s Journal, USOpen.org and BNPParibasOpen.com, to gather… Read More Photographing the game.
Are you trying to find a method to the madness? We know many of you are! Remember, this is recreational soccer. Not the world cup and all players will play. Subbing looks like this: 2nd grade – 6′ and 13′ of each half, making the game into 6ths (including kick off for each half). 3rd… Read More Substitutions
Yes, SFYS has a mercy rule. Winning by 5 or more goals against your opponent in recreational soccer (rules summary here) OR Winning by 8 or more goals against your opponent in competitive soccer (rules summary here) WILL result in losing 1 point from your standings. 1 point will be deducted for each game this… Read More MERCY!
We decided to get some clarification out there for you. Coaches have different interpretations of the rule and it is leading to some issues. First and foremost, it is only applicable to teams that play 7v7. Here goes. The GK cannot punt the ball. They can throw / roll to their team mate. They can… Read More The Build Out Line