Sedgwick County Soccer Association: My Site News

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If you wish to receive emails from SCSA regarding upcoming events, deadlines or other promotional offers, click here to sign up.  Or simply text SCSA to 22828 and sign up right on your phone!

It is important for you to subscribe if you want to stay informed of the happenings of the SCSA league. Local promotions and discounts are often sent through our database to keep you up to date on camps, tournaments & other fun opportunities. THANK YOU!



Team & Individual Photo Day - September 13 & 14

Team and individual photos will be taken on the above weekend between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.  Click here to sign up your team or club with Sign Up Genius!   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4daead2ca20-scsa1

Iseman Photography also offers "on-location" team or club shoots. Please schedule these ASAP for a time and location convenient to you -- first-come, first-serve! 

Email Pete at ipixuru@gmail.com or call 316-531-0531 to reserve a spot "On Location."

The Photo Order Form can be found HERE.



Extra Water Breaks Being Added to Games at Southlakes

Due to the excessive heat and humidity, SCSA will provide water breaks during each game at the Southlakes soccer complex.  The brief breaks will be taken mid-point of both first and second half but no stoppage time will be added.  Referees will be responsible to blow the whistle to initiate the break and restart the game.  Players are to remain on the field during these breaks but are allowed to go to the sideline for water.  Please make sure there is adequate water available for all players during the games.  Breaks for the U5 and U6 players should be directed as needed with both coaches in agreement.



Wichita Referee Named Kansas State Male Referee of the Year

Wichita's own Peyton Sanders has been named the 2014 Kansas State Male Referee of the Year! That is a huge accomplishment! Congrats, Peyton!



Fomer SCSA player and referee debuts in the MLS!

Did you happen to notice anyone familiar on the TV broadcast of the Columbus Crew MLS match last weekend?

Our very own KYLE ATKINS was selected for his first MLS match and did an outstanding job with a number of great offside decisions. This assignment followed his recent selection to represent US soccer in Finland as well as his numerous NWSL assignments over the last two seasons.

Kyle has shown amazing work ethic and preparation. He has been working toward this moment for years with daily workouts and constant refereeing engagement. Kyle has represented Kansas at numerous youth and adult tournaments and has worked the Papa Johns tournament for us in Wichita numerous times.

Your dreams can come true if you work hard enough!!



Mark Maloney awarded the Les Longhauser award for 2014

At the July board meeting, SCSA board members voted for the 2014 recipient of the Les Longhauser award.  Mark Maloney, a past board member who served as Secretary & legal counsel to SCSA, was chosen. Mark served several years on the board and still provides legal counsel as needed. Thank you, Mark for your many hours of work for SCSA! 

The Les Longhauser award is presented annually by the SCSA board to the individual that most exhibits the volunteer spirit that marked Les Longhauser's long involvement in Wichita area soccer.



COACHES: What is New for Fall 2014?

There have been some changes since last Fall and we wanted to highlight them for you.  Click here for the complete details. Below are the bullet points of the information you should be aware of for Fall:

  • Background checks and/or risk management process has been changed at the State level. 
  • Player cards have been changed. Upload your player pictures by AUGUST 1 to GotSoccer. New cards will have the photo printed on them and not require a signature. To guarantee the pictures are printed on the player cards, the player pictures should be loaded before the registration deadline.
  • All coaches are required to have their coach pass with them on the sideline including U7 & U8 recreational teams.
  • U12 & younger: No spectators will be allowed behind the AR
  • U5, U6, U7 & U8 divisions will have all rules played according to FIFA Laws of the Game unless otherwise specified by SCSA.
PLEASE SEE THE DOCUMENT "What's New for Fall 2014" FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON ALL OF THESE BULLET POINTS.


Tryouts for Competitive Teams Posted - Free Agency Begins June 15

Tryouts for competitive soccer teams, age U9-U18, will take place during the "free agency" period of June 15 - July 15. Look under Documents to download and print the rules & regulations for tryouts plus a list of all teams looking for players in your age division.  Good luck! 



MOBILE OPT-IN FOR RAINED OUT TEXT MESSAGES

TEXT "SCSASOCCER" TO 70359 to be signed up for SCSA text messages regarding game cancellations and/or delays due to weather. For more information on rainedout.com see the tab on the left.



$50 FINE FOR WARMING UP IN THE 18 YARD BOX

Under the section titled "League Facilities," the SCSA Operations manual states that there are no warm-ups allowed in the 18 yard box. This rule was established to protect this high-use area from unnecessary wear and tear.  It is not an uncommon rule for soccer complexes and signs have been posted every season as well as routine reminders in coach packets, newsletters, emails, etc.

Because of routine disregard for the "no warm-ups in the 18" rule, SCSA's board of directors has implemented a penalty system that should help encourage teams to discontinue warming up pre-game and during half time in the 18 yard box.

Each team is allowed only ONE warning.

If the team is found to be in violation of this rule a second time, a $50 penalty will be assessed to that team.

Penalties are due within 7 days to the league office. After 7 days, any unpaid fines will automatically put the offending team in bad standing with the SCSA league.




CLUB PASS SYSTEM FOR COMPETITVE TEAMS

NEW CLUB PASS SYSTEM FOR COMPETITIVE TEAMS Effective Fall 2011, SCSA will introduce a new system allowing Club Passes. This concept’s main objective is to allow coaches to move players freely within their own club, based on player development needs and specific team needs. Any U9-U19 competitive team players may use the club pass system.

A club pass roster is only to be used for the purpose of enhancing player development and fielding an adequate number of players in order to play a game. Players can be given the opportunity to play at a more competitive level during the seasonal year on a selective basis. The club pass roster is never to be used as a means to "stack" the team with more skilled players for the sole purpose of bettering the team's chance for victory in league games.

For help in understanding the Club Pass System, please refer to our Documents section for "Club Pass Frequently Asked Questions" and "Club Pass Rules 2011-2012."



REMEMBER "NO CARDS, NO PLAY" RULE
All players U9 & older must present a player card before each game. The cards must have a photograph on it, be signed and laminated. All coaches must also have a signed and laminated coaching pass to present to the referees. Thank you for respecting the referees in this matter.


All Competitive Teams Should Plan to Upload Digital Pictures of Players to Got Soccer

Starting Fall 2013, KSYSA is asking that all competitive teams upload their player pictures into the Got Soccer system under the Team tab. New player cards will print with pictures on the front of the card. Player signatures are no longer required in Kansas.



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