YOUTH SUPER SPORTS SOCCER INFORMATION
Thank you for choosing to participate in our YMCA Youth Super Sports Program. We hope your experience will be fun and rewarding for both you and your child. It is our hope that your family will develop new friendships and have lasting positive memories of the season.
FALL 2015 SOCCER PRACTICE AND GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Coach’s Meeting: If you are interested in coaching or being an assistant contact: Ron Alston (Program Director).
There will be a coaches training on September 10th.
Parent’s Meeting: Saturday, September 19th, during your child’s practice.
Practices: Your Child’s Coach will call with the time and location. (All teams will practice on Monday’s and Wednesday’s)
Skills: SEPTEMBER 12th – Old Fairgrounds behind Verizon
9:00 a.m., 6-8 year olds
10:00 a.m., 3-5 year olds
10:00 a.m., 9-11 year olds
10:00 a.m., 12-15 year olds
Games: September 26th – November 14th (No games on October 10th – Warsaw Fest)
Picture Day: TBA
- The YMCA provides a jersey and socks for each player. Parents, please provide and have your child wear, a pair of black shorts for their games.
- Games will be held primarily on Saturday’s, with the possibility of 1-2 weekday games due to make-ups.
- Each child, ages 6+, must have a pair of soccer cleats and shin guards (not provided by YMCA)
- Practices will be held once a week at scheduled times. All age groups will practice once per week. It is important that all players attend practice to improve their skills and to improve team play. You will receive your actual times for practices and team pictures from your coach.
- You will receive a copy of the game schedule at practice Saturday September 12th. We will try to post schedules on our webpage.
- All practices and events will be held at the Old Fairgrounds behind Verizon. However, some age groups will travel to other locations for games.
Please contact us if you have any questions. The YMCA’s number is (804) 333-4117
Thank you again for playing at the Y!
THE YMCA PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH SUPER SPORTS
YMCA Youth Super Sports is not just another sport program. Our mission is stated in our Seven Pillars of YMCA Youth Super Sports.
- Pillar One – Everyone Plays
- Pillar Two – Safety First
- Pillar Three – Fair Play
- Pillar Four – Positive Competition
- Pillar Five – Family Involvement
- Pillar Six – Sport for All
- Pillar Seven – Sport for Fun
All three programs, Rookies, Winners and Champions, have been carefully crafted to maximize the potential for youngsters to have a positive and beneficial experience. We recognize that sport is not just a frivolous game in the life of young people, but instead has profound influences on them. Through YMCA Youth Super Sports we want to help young people develop character, not become “characters.” We want to help them learn to care about others, be honest, show respect, and be responsible.
Sport, of course, doesn’t teach these things automatically to young people. Sport provides a good opportunity to teach these values, but only through skillful leadership provided by volunteer adults.
All children are guaranteed to play at least half the game. Our Youth Super Sports program will not keep league standings, not recognize all –star teams, they are ALL all-stars. We will recognize all players with a medal and certificate at the conclusion of the season. We guarantee that all players will receive praise and positive reinforcement throughout the program.
Our coaches are perhaps the most important position in our program. The coach is the main contact for you and your child. The coach will be informed of all rosters, rules, practice times, game times and changes that might occur.
The success of our program is based on the involvement of the entire family. Parents are encouraged to get involved by assisting coaches, bringing a healthy snack and cheering kids on during games.
Please go to www.training.ymca.net to find these courses, YMCA Youth Sports Programs, The Parents Role in Y Sports, and Volunteers Make the Team, to learn the important role parents play in our program.