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FEBRUARY SOCCER UPDATE FOR SPRING.......

Posted by WYSC Administration on Feb 11 2016 at 01:06PM PST

Dear WYSC members, I hope this Newsletter finds you well and enjoying the snow, but soccer is just around the corner, so please see important information included here!

U12 Girls – NO practice on Friday Feb 12 due to school dance

Children’s Fitness Tax Credit Receipts
Receipts were emailed on Wed 27 January, check your inbox OR you can access your receipts directly: http://whistlersoccer.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/pages/64936

Preschool Soccer – Spring Session
Friday 8 April – Friday 24 June (12 sessions)
9-10am – 3 yr olds and 10-11am – 4 & 5 yr olds
$100 per player
Full information and registration: http://whistlersoccer.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/pages/98805

WINTER SOCCER
If you have not been coming to practice over winter, you are welcome to start up again anytime. Check the schedule here: http://www.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/documents/132286

SPRING SOCCER
Spring is the 2nd half of the soccer year and kicks off in April. If you played in Fall you DO NOT need to register as you will continue to play with the same jerseys/teams and coaches as you did in the Fall.

If your player will *NOT continue to play soccer in spring please let us know asap for planning purposes. If you have friends wanting to join, please have them email whistlersoccer@hotmail.com directly.

Spring MIDWEEK Schedule
The ALL DIVISIONS MIDWEEK SPRING SCHEDULE has been uploaded to our website across the grey menu bar or click here: http://www.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/documents/134917

Spring SATURDAY Schedule
U6 and U8 schedules have been released and are on our website across the grey menu bar or click here:

U6 SATURDAYhttp://whistlersoccer.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/documents/134920
U8 SATURDAYhttp://whistlersoccer.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/documents/134921

U10, U12 and U15 Co-ed are being finalised however the following dates apply:
Saturday soccer starts: Sat 30 April
Saturday soccer ends: Sat 25 June

Times and locations will vary and could be in Pemberton or Whistler. U10 is 11-12:30 when in Whistler however times in Pemberton may vary.

U13 Boys, U14 Girls and U15 Girls Rep Team players, want to join in and play Green River League this spring?

You are welcome to join the U15 Co-Ed Team, but you MUST sign up here asap: http://whistlersoccer.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/pages/64367

Summer Camps
Registration will be available to book online from 1 March 2016.
Summer camps will run in the mornings with camps dates scheduled as follows:

Week #1 – Mon 4 Jul – Fri 8 Jul – Saibo Talic from European Football School
Week #2 – Mon 11 Jul – Wed 13 Jul – Whitecaps
Week #3 – Mon 25 Jul – Fri 29 Jul – Sandi Potis and WYSC Coaches
Week #4 – Mon 15 Aug – Fri 19 Aug – Sandi Potis and WYSC Coaches
Week #5 – Mon 29 Aug – Fri 2 Sept – REP Teams Only Camp
Times and locations are being finalised and will be released as soon as available.

Whistler Avalanche Logo Wear
Available to try on and order/purchase Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30pm from
Glacier Sign and Thread
Unit #8 1212 Alpha Lake Road in Function Junction
Uniform price list here: http://www.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/documents/131666

A Message from BC Soccer

BC Soccer takes stronger Stance against Youth Abuse in Soccer
Discipline Policy to now cover specific Offenses against Youths
As posted on BC Soccer website December 9th, 2015

BC Soccer believe that all youths deserve their every protection. To help ensure this protection, BC Soccer has created a series of offenses in their Discipline Policy which are specific to address that of youth abuse.

“The safety of youth is of utmost importance for BC Soccer and to help protect youth participating in soccer both mentally and physically, BC Soccer has created a new series of offences that are specific to youth abuse,“ said Aiman El-Ramly, BC Soccer Discipline Committee Chair.

“Every year there are numerous youth players and officials who stop participating in soccer because adults are unable to refrain from abusive behavior; the misconduct is not acceptable, nor can it be excused.”

The new additions to the BC Soccer Discipline Policy mean that any sanctions that result from youth player or official abuse may be accompanied by fines and bond requirements for the associated team, club and/or organization.

Also moving forward, BC Soccer has made it an obligation for leagues and districts to forward on cases of youth abuse to BC Soccer to determine how the hearings will be handled and by whom.

“We are looking to severely cut out any form of dissent, offensive or abusive language and/or gestures from adults toward youth players and officials,” continued El-Ramly.

“There truly is no justification for this type of behavior from adults, especially directed at youth; not for a missed call, losing a game, or anything else.”

These new additions allow actions to be reported whether they are found on social media, are witness accounts, or complaints brought forth by the League, District, club or parents.

BC Soccer will be holding clubs and districts accountable for the behavior of their teams, club officials, team officials and spectators in regards to youth abuse.

A Message for WYSC Board
Following on from BC Soccer’s stance against abuse in soccer, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our members of the following:

Mission Statement and Core Values.
“Organizing memorable soccer experiences while nurturing a life-long love of the beautiful game through individual development in a fun team setting”

WYSC core values are:
Enriching the community
Enhancing player self-esteem
Developing a passion for the sport
Delivering quality in programs and organization
Fostering respect for each other and the game

The club also has information posted on our website www.whistlersoccer.com under Volunteers & Parent Info and includes information on the Role & Responsibilities of Parents, Players, Coaches and Team Managers which includes Codes of Conduct and is outlined below:

Codes of Conduct
The Whistler Youth Soccer Club’s Codes of Conduct establish clear sets of guidelines for team officials, players, and parents/guardians/spectators. Their primary goal is to help ensure that soccer is a fun, positive and enjoyable experience for everyone.

The Codes of Conduct are based on the concept of fair play, defined by four basic principles:
• Respect for the rules,
• Respect for the referees and their decisions,
• Respect for all participants, including team-mates, team officials and opponents, and
• Maintaining self-control at all times

Role & Responsibilities – Team Manager http://www.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/pages/64659
Role & Responsibilities – Coach http://www.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/pages/64657
Role & Responsibilities – Parents & Players http://whistlersoccer.whistlersoccer.com/clubs/1858/pages/105818

Please remember if you have a complaint or an issue, it is to be brought to the attention of the WYSC Administrator and NOT communicated with the team players or parents directly via reply all emails. This kind of communication is negative and will not be tolerated.

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