Sedgwick County Soccer Association: My Site News

Thursday, March 20
LeBaron Hollimon leaves for NCAA coaching position; SCSA appoints Chris Hall as new Director of Officials

SCSA will see a changing of the guard in our Director of Officials position this Spring. Lebaron Hollimon has accepted a position as assistant men's soccer coach at California State University in San Bernadino."I realized through my opportunity to coach the Wichita Wings, that coaching was the one profession I truly loved. While Wichita is home and a place I love dearly, especially the Wichita soccer community, the opportunity to coach at an NCAA university in Southern California was an opportunity I needed to pursue." It has been a pleasure having Lebaron as part of our team at SCSA and we wish him all the best. 

Chris Hall, who has has been involved with soccer for many years, has been appointed as SCSA's new Director of Officials.  Chris has been playing soccer since he was 5 and still plays as an adult whenever possible.  He has officiated indoor soccer for over 10 years, USSF and high school soccer for 8 years, and collegiate soccer for 7 years. He is also the facility manager at Sports Zone indoor soccer complex.

Chris will be at the fields on the weekends and looks forward to meeting the referees and coaches. Please don't hesitate to introduce yourself and ask questions.  Chris can also be contacted at doo.scsa@gmail.com.



Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8th Games Rescheduled due to Weather

Looks like a chance for snow and very cold temperatures forecasted for Saturday. Ugh! Therefore, all games scheduled for Saturday, March 8th will be played on Saturday, May 17th - same time, same field.  The weather for Sunday looks to be cooperative so plan on playing all games scheduled at Southlakes on Sunday! 

Always a good idea to subscribe to our Rainedout Text messages for future weather cancellations or delays.  Simply text "SCSASOCCER" to 70359 to subscribe. 



COACH LICENSING CLINIC - RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER!

With freezing temps in the forecast for Saturday, we have gone ahead and set a new date for the Coach Licensing Clinic. Please plan to attend the clinic on Friday, March 7th from 6-8pm.  KSYSA will hold the clinic at Butler County Community College, BG Products Sports Complex, 901 S. Haverhill Rd, El Dorado, KS.  We would like to thank KSYSA for agreeing to reschedule and get all of our coaches licensed before season starts on March 8th!  Thanks to BCCC for allowing us to use their lighted fields!

NOTE: If you are unable to attend the Friday, March 7th hands-on clinic, please STILL COMPLETE the online course and let us know so that we can notify you of this Fall Coach's hands-on clinic. 

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The coaching license is received in 2 parts: on-line course and on-site instruction. The Youth module (6-8) is sufficient for new coaches or first year coaches. You first need to register with KSYSA, complete the on-line course and then attend the coach's on-site clinic.

Register with KSYSA at www.kansasyouthsoccer.org. Once on the website, select Education - Coaches - Coaching Courses - Youth Module (6-8). Register for the Wichita Southlakes clinic and it will take you through the process of the on-line course as well. This is required to be done before the on-site instruction. Some clinics have been canceled due to less than 15 coaches registering, so you are encouraged to register soon to ensure sufficient class size.

All coaches in the State are also required to have a background check. To ensure this is complete prior to registration, please submit your legal name (middle initial is used normally) and email address to be used. We will generate a user name and password through Got Soccer for you to initiate the background check. There is a $10 online fee assessed and collected at the league office. The process generally takes 5-7 days for final status and can be longer during the registration period. Once an approved status email is sent to you, we are able to add you to the team. This applies to any adult who will be standing on the sideline: coaches, assistant coaches, trainers or managers. If the manager will not be on the sideline, a background check is optional.

COACHES: Kansas Youth Soccer will be offering the following Coaching Education courses for those coaches seeking to learn, develop, and foster their skills as teachers and coaches of the game in order to improve the learning process for their players.

The following courses are posted and can be found on our website at - http://www.kansasyouthsoccer.org/education/courseschedule.aspx

Click here for a link to the coaching manual you will need for the course.

 



Tuesday, March 4
Black Elementary No Longer Available for Practices

SCSA has been notified by USD 259 that due to construction at Black Elementary, it will no longer be available for practice sessions for AYSO and SCSA teams. 



Sunday, March 16
UPDATE: All games 12noon and later on Sunday, March 16th Cancelled

All games for Sunday, March 16th scheduled to play at noon and later have been cancelled due to cold weather. Coaches will be notified of new game time and field at a later date. These games will be played Saturday, May 17th. 

 Remember to subscribe to Rainedout Text alerts for future game cancellations and/or "like" our Facebook page where cancellations and delays are also posted.

Text SCSASOCCER to 70359 for Rainedout Text alerts. 

 Our facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/SCSASOCCER



Friday, February 21
Vic Boydo, re-elected as Vice President - Competitive Kansas Youth Soccer Association

During the Annual General Meeting of KSYSA on February 22, elections will be held for several positions. Our very own SCSA President, Vic Boydo, will run uncontested for Vice President-Competitive on the Executive Board of the Kansas Youth Soccer Association.   

Vic has been involved with the Kansas Youth Soccer Association in some capacity for a very long time and this will be his third term serving in this capacity. In addition to his duties with KSYSA, Vic has, and continues to serve, with the Adult Soccer Association as their President and the Sedgwick County Soccer Association as their President.  In addition, Vic works with the National Adult Soccer Association, and the Kansas Referee Association, continues to coach youth players and works tirelessly to bring soccer awareness to many areas of the State.  Vic works for Capital Enterprises as the Director of IT Technology and has been given the Les Longhouser Volunteer Award for his many contributions to the Wichita area and beyond. Vic and his wife have 3 sons, a daughter and 11 grandkids -  many who also enjoy the game of soccer "and the ones who don't just aren't old enough yet." 



Friday, February 28
Level 4 Coaching Diploma coming this summer to Newton, KS

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) will be holding a Level 4 Diploma course in Newton, KS!  For more information and registration details please see below.

Location: Bethel College 300 27th St. North Newton, KS 67117

Course Dates & Times:

  • Friday, June 13 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 14 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 15 from 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Level 4 Diploma: $100

This Diploma is strongly partnered with Level 5 Diploma. The primary focus of the Level 4 Diploma is to assist coaches in their teaching of technique as it is applied in the game. The course includes coaches designing a lesson plan, participating in practical field work and observing a model session. The Level 4 concludes with the presentation of small side game activities that teach technique.

Click here for a link to their full flyer. 



Thursday, February 13
SPRING COACH MEETINGS
COACHES: A great document with "What’s New for Spring?" can be found under Documents or click here.

Here you will find information on background checks, and tips for player/coach pictures. (See article below for Coach Clinics for those who need to get certified before their second season of coaching. Coach Licensing Clinic is only being offered March 2.)

COACH MEETINGS - TUESDAY, FEB 25 @ the league office

U11-U19 @ 6:00 pm

U5-U10 @ 7:00 pm



Friday, February 14
ATTN: COACHES

No more conflicts may added to team schedule requests. If you are unable to play a game that gets put on your schedule, it will be your responsibility to reschedule the game as a friendly and turn in the scores to the league office. Thank you for your understanding as we try to do our best to accommodate requests from over 223 teams!



Monday, January 13
Spring Season Deadlines for Registration - Save $25/team if Registered & Paid by Jan 31!

Spring registration is around the corner and we would like to welcome you back to SCSA for the Spring season which starts the weekend of March 8th and 9th!

SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINES

U11 – U19: Tuesday, February 4

U5 – U10: Tuesday, February 11

Note:  All coaches are encouraged to make an appointment with Lori to register your teams during special office hours January 20 -31. An incentive of $25 off the team fee will be given if registration is complete and paid in full prior to January 31st so beat that deadline AND avoid waiting in line!

Call 316-729-7770 now or email scsasoccer@sbcglobal.net to set up a time during the weeks of January 20th through January 31st. Available times are Monday through Friday between 8 am and 3 pm.

DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO PRINT FOR TEAM REGISTRATION: 

SPRING 2014 TEAM APPLICATION

SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE CONFLICT FORM

ALPHA LIST OF PLAYERS AND COACHES

TEAM CONTACT FORM (only if there have been changes from Fall 2013)

NEW PLAYER MEMBERSHIP FORM (only if player did not play in the Fall)

A Step by Step Guide to Registration can also be found under Documents or click here.

Bring all completed forms and full payment to the league office by your age group deadline. SCSA will add or release players based on these documents and provide updated rosters and player cards as needed at the coaches meetings. Final schedules will not be released to the team if final payment remains outstanding at the coach’s meeting.

A great document with "What’s New for Spring?" can be found under Documents or click here.

Here you will find information on background checks, and tips for player/coach pictures. (See article below for Coach Clinics for those who need to get certified before their second season of coaching. Coach Licensing Clinic is only being offered March 2.)

COACH MEETINGS - TUESDAY, FEB 25 @ the league office

U11-U19 @ 6:00 pm

U5-U10 @ 7:00 pm

 

 



Friday, February 21
Midwest Regional League announces Team Application Deadlines - EARLIER than usual

The Fall Season team application deadline has been moved up to June 25, with the deadline to accept and split into divisions now moved up to July 9.  This past year, our deadline was July 1 and team assignments due by July 19. We have also tentatively scheduled a face to face schedule meeting for Fall Season teams on Saturday July 19.

The Spring Season team application deadline has been moved up to July 20, with the deadline to accept and split into divisions now moved up to August 1.  This past year, our deadline was November 5 and team assignments due by November 27. We have also tentatively scheduled a face to face schedule meeting for Spring Season teams on Saturday, August 16th. 

For more information, go to  http://www.midwestregionalleague.com/



Tuesday, June 25
Website Banner Advertising Now Available

SCSA’s website receives approximately 175,000 hits each season. Banner ads are now available for purchase across the top.  Our new sponsor Accademy Sporting Goods has purchased ad space and is a good representation of what can be done. Additional sponsors will rotate through the website clicks if the space is sold.

·        Ad size = 750 pixels x 90 pixels

·        Images are to be either JPEG or GIF and non-animated.

·        January – June = Spring season / July – December = Fall season

·        Cost is $250/season. If you provide the final art, rate is discounted to $200/season.

·        NOTE: your ad may rotate with others depending on how many ads are sold that season.



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.



SIGN-UP FOR EMAILS FROM SCSA

If you wish to receive emails from SCSA regarding upcoming events, deadlines or other promotional offers, click here.

Because of the newness of the Got Soccer program, not all player or parent emails were entered into our system. It is important for you to subscribe if you want to stay informed of the happenings of the SCSA league. THANK YOU!



$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.




Wednesday, August 1
BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION FROM KSYSA

Each year all coaches, team managers, clubs Board of Directors; and staff must pay an annual fee of $10.  This fee covers a background check which lasts throughout 2 years as well as a small administrative fee of $2 per year to pay for staff time spent on background and insurance issues.

This year, we had a small glitch in the system between the three entities who process this information but that glitch has been corrected.

If your Got Soccer Account has an N/A listed in the Risk Management or Background Check portion that means that you have not yet completed either a background check or paid your $10 annual fee. 

To be current you must have logged into your account after June 1st 2012 and entered either the $10 fee or a voucher given to you by your club.  If you have not done this your Registrar cannot assign you to a team for the 2012-13 seasonal year.

Any coach, administrator, manager, Board Member or other staff personnel - should check their account (LOGIN IS LISTED BELOW) immediately to make sure you are current for this year.

If you show as an NA - but you have completed your background check after June 1st of 2012 - please click the button in your account that says CHECK REPORTS (or ask your Registrar to do so).  This may resolve the issue as most likely it means you used an account not currently affiliated with your club to do the original check and it just needs to be linked up.

If you show as an NA, have clicked on the CHECK REPORTS button and still show as pending or NA - it's highly likely that there is a name or date of birth issue between your account and the information you submitted for Risk Management. 

For instance if your legal name is James Allen Smith, and that is what you listed in the Risk Management forms, but in your Got Soccer account you have anything Other than James Allen Smith such as Jay or Jim - the report will not link to your account.

Names and dates of birth MUST be exactly as they are listed in the Risk Management Report.

Please double check your account to be sure the name and date of birth are accurately listed.  If not, make those changes, SAVE them, then click CHECK REPORTS button again.

If you do both of these things and it still does not link up, please contact our offices.



KSYSA's Proposed Free Agency Rule has been REVERSED

Earlier this season, KSYSA distributed a "proposed" second free agency rule that allowed teams to hold tryouts between the Fall and Spring season. On October 21, this rule was reversed. KSYSA is still working on approving the final wording and as soon as that is done, it will be distributed to all SCSA coaches and posted here. The previous rule 3.13.1 remains, allowing teams only one free agency period in the summer. There will be no tryouts held in the winter.

As before, players wishing to be released from their current team must complete the "Player Release Form" available on our website. It must be signed by the player, parents, and the coaches and include a reason for release. All Player Release Forms must be submitted to SCSA for approval.



Thursday, October 13
SCSA IS NOW ON FACEBOOK

Search for "Sedgwick County Soccer Association" and "LIKE" us on Facebook. We promise not to post profusely - but you will find copies of our coach and player emails and other events easily accessible here. Here is the link to take you directly there: SCSA FACEBOOK PAGE




Tuesday, August 16
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.


Wednesday, July 11
SUBSTITUTION RULE CHANGE EFFECTIVE FALL 2012

Effective Fall 2012, the league rule on substitutions has been changed to help increase player participation in games by eliminating long delays in substitution opportunities.

Except as noted, substitutions shall be unlimited.

  • The team in possession may substitute anytime the ball is out of play (corner kicks, throw-ins). However, teams not in possession of the ball can only substitute during these situations provided that the team in possession is also substituting.
  • Free substituting is allowed for both teams after goals, goal kicks and at half time.
  • The substitutes must be at the centerline ready to enter before the referee will allow the substitution to take place.
  • The referee has the authority not to allow the substitution if he/she believes that the procedure will stop the flow of the game or is being used as tactical time wasting ploy. 
  • If a player is shown a yellow card, the player must leave the field and the team official may substitute for the yellow-carded player, with the referee's permission. The opposing team will be allowed one substitution at this time only if the team official elects to substitute for the yellow-carded player. The yellow-carded player may re-enter the field only at a guaranteed substitution.




Tuesday, June 25
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.



Wednesday, October 30
Division Winners for Boys & Girls Divisions Fall 2013

Congratulations to the winners of all age divisions! It certainly was an EPIC SEASON! All standings are verified manually as the website does not have the capability to figure in forfeits, yellow card and red card deductions. The winners may come by the league office and claim their DIVISION CHAMPS tshirts. We look forward to another great season in the Spring! 

GIRLS DIVISION CHAMPIONS

U9 A - 05 KRW RUSH

U9 B - 05 WICHITA STARS SELECT

U10 A - 04 KRW RUSH U10 B - 04 INFERNO

U11 - 03 KRW NERO

U12 A - 02 KANSAS REVOLUTION UNITED

U12 B - 02 WICHITA CHEETAHS

U13 - 01 WICHITA PURPLE PANTHERS

U14 - 00 WICHITA CHEETAHS ELITE

U15 - 99 AAC WICHITA WARRIORS

HS GIRLS A - 96 WFC UNITED

HS GIRLS B - 96 AZTECA SC

 

BOYS DIVISION CHAMPIONS

U9 A - 05 AC MILAN

U9 B - 06 WICHITA WINGS

U10 A - 04 ADF WICHITA ROJOS

U10 B - ANDOVER UNITED STEALTH

U11 A - 03 SAN MIGUEL FC

U11 B - 04 ADF WICHITA ROJOS

U12 A - 02 KRW RUSH

U12 B - 03 WICHITA WINGS BLACK

U13 A - 01 AIR CAPITAL DESTROYERS

U13 B - 01 ADF WICHITA ROJOS

U14 - 00 WICHITA SWARM 

 

 



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