Spring 2014 Play Days:
Saturday – all teams play
Friday – reschedules
Monday – 10B, 14G, 14B and 15/16G
Tuesday – 16-18B, 12b, 10g, and 18G
Wednesday – 11B, 15B, and 13G
Thursday – 13B, 11G and 12G
US Youth Soccer Travel paperwork is no longer required to travel outside of Nevada to any state in Region IV, except Cal South (this may be changing).
The traveling team must have a rostered D licensed coach attending the tournament in order to be approved to travel out of state.
1. Email Vicki at email@example.com your intention to travel to an out of state tournament as a USYS team. Send her the travel roster of players attending the event.
2. If you add guest players at a later date, send that information as well. Guest paperwork will be required. Please fax or scan your signed guest form, aka "Player Action Form" to Vicki for signature.
3. If you are traveling as US Club, no notification is necessary.
4. If you are traveling on your NYSA State card to a US Club tournament, US Club insurance is no longer necessary. You do need to submit the "Travel to US Club document to me within 72 hours of your planned departure. The form is below.
U10 8-1-2003 THROUGH 7-31-2004
U11 8-1-2002 THROUGH 7-31-2003
U12 8-1-2001 THROUGH 7-31-2002
U13 8-1-2000 THROUGH 7-31-2001
U14 8-1-1999 THROUGH 7-31-2000
U15 8-1-1998 THROUGH 7-31-1999
U16 8-1-1997 THROUGH 7-31-1998
U17 8-1-1996 THROUGH 7-31-1997
U18 8-1-1995 THROUGH 7-31-1996
U19 8-1-1994 THROUGH 7-31-1995
Let your child play high school soccer.
As I sit here at my desk attempting to figure out the beginning of life, figuring out the crazy stock market direction, and wondering why a student would skip playing high school soccer to play club soccer in the fall, it suddenly dawns on me.
I write this as a parent, successful club coach, league administrator and volunteer in many business related high school programs such as Junior Achievement, FBLA and Rotary. Why deny them this opportunity?
There are certainly reasons on both sides however I wonder what is best for the player both physically and emotionally. I have received numerous e mails over the last several weeks asking me if we are offering an older group for fall. I know there are coaches out there discouraging high school soccer. GBYSL is not offering any competitive program above U14 for fall. We are offering a recreational Street Soccer program for the older players not playing high school soccer. Many of you have told me stories about how high school helped their team and or child. I have heard stories that players in high school are required to maintain a certain GPA; the students work hard on grades so they can play high school, ultimately it raising their GPA. Stories how their confidence went up after the high school season and that confidence was brought into the spring club team. The stories are countless, a vast majority of them are positive.
I have researched the internet for articles on this subject and it seems to be pretty much evenly divided in this debate with a slight bias towards the high school sports. I know the argument l I'm an A licensed coach, the high school coaches don't have my experience" or "high school does nothing for them developmentally" and "I'm looking to build the best travel team". Bottom line, what is best for the student and their adolescence development? What do the players want, let them decide not the coach?
The high school experience can not be replaced by playing club soccer. The experiences, the friendship in high school are important in the development of our youth players. The bond they get from high school is long lasting, the yearbook photos, wearing the game day shirt at school, and building the overall high school pride. The team photo and player pictures in the yearbook can never be replaced or relived. Both programs have their merits, why can't the program coexist? The varsity letters and jackets are something that can be never replaced with club soccer, the pride of wearing them on campus is huge. Let's not forget the publicity with our local newspaper. The league has worked very hard to get articles highlighting our local prep players. The games, statistics, and highlights are published weekly. At the end of every season we have a complete listing of " All State " teams, "A" team, "B" team and "honorable mention". The college coaches do follow those statistics for recruiting.
Let's not forget the opportunity for the NIAA All State Academic/Athletic letter. This is significant on a college resume, the ability to play varsity while maintaining a high GPA, nothing compares to this in fall club soccer.
Soccer NIAA Academic/Athletic
3A boys champion = Boulder City , 3.33; Runner-up = Spring Creek, 3.30.
4A boys champion = South Tahoe , 3.36; Runner-up = Bishop Manogue, 3.35.
3A girls champion = Pershing County , 3.44; Runner-up = Spring Creek, 3.40.
4A girls champions = Douglas & Galena, 3.71.
I know the argument of exposure to college coaches and getting "seen". The college coaches do not recruit in the fall, they are focusing on their teams and typically do not travel to tournaments. In all honesty most players have a far better chance to receive an academic scholarship over an athletic scholarship. There are plenty of college showcase tournament that are offered when the high school season is over. There are several top rated college showcase tournaments in Las Vegas starting in November, many in California and other west coast states.
I can personally talk about this experience with my own son; he played soccer at Galena High School for all four years. He was co-captain on the undefeated JV team and that experience gave him a level of confidence that could not be achieved in club soccer. His junior year Galena won the Northern Nevada Zone Championship, the celebration afterward was amazing, school pride was riding high. The following week they played Bishop Gorman and won. Remember Bishop Gorman dominates the soccer high school scene in Nevada . The students that flew down to Las Vegas High and watched the game were treated to one of the best high school championship games in many years. The following day they lost to Las Vegas in a very hard fought game. Monday, at school, the players pride was higher than ever before, the school announcement made every player sit high in his chair and know they were part of something very special. You can't get that feeling from fall club soccer. The awards ceremony was very special as the players received their varsity letter and other awards. I can tell you this, at their reunions they will be talking about beating Gorman and perhaps will remember some club games; high school experience follows you for life. I know many of you have the same experience as you have shared them with me over the last several weeks. The opportunity to play for State Champions is huge, seeing the zone championship banner hang in the gymnasium is bigger than you can imagine. Why take this opportunity from them, let them be involved in something that will last a lifetime. I only wish our high school program was recognized when I played. We had to provide everything and it was not sanctioned by the school.
Again the high school experience is something every child should be allowed to participate; it will only have long lasting memories.
This brings me to another point, why is soccer in our nation still struggling. Look at high school football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. All have great high school programs and we don't see high school players opting out to play football some where else. The stands are filled, the parents are involved and the players have fun.
I know this will not be well received by some of out there and that is OK with me, I have no hidden agenda, no financial reason to write this only my desire and hope the kids will be given the opportunity to play high school soccer and have fun with their high school team.
|FALL 2013 COMPETITIVE LEAGUE WINNERS|
|U10 DIVISION CHAMPIONS|
|SAGEBRUSH SC UNITED 03||U10 BOYS|
|SAGEBRUSH SC PATRIOTS 04||
U11 DIVISION CHAMPIONS
|SPANISH SPRINGS JAGUARS 03||U11 BOYS|
|SPANISH SPRINGS LADY JAGUARS 03||U11 GIRLS GOLD|
|SOUTH TAHOE FUTBOL STORM||U11 GIRLS SILVER|
|U12 DIVISION CHAMPIONS|
|SAGEBRUSH SC SIERRA STRIKERS||U12 BOYS|
|SAGEBRUSH SC UNITED RED||U12 GIRLS GOLD|
|CARSON FC LUNA CHICKS||U12 GIRLS SILVER|
|U13 DIVISION CHAMPIONS|
|TAHOE WAVE FC ARSENAL||U13 BOYS|
|BARCELONA NORCAL 01||U13 GIRLS|
U14 DIVISION CHAMPIONS
|SAGEBRUSH UNITED 99 RED||U14 BOYS|
|NEVADA ELITE FOOTBALL 00 BLUE||U14 GIRLS GOLD|
|TAHOE WAVE FC EXTREME 99/00||U14 GIRLS SILVER|
|FALL 2013 COMPETITIVE LEAGUE RUNNER UPS|
|U10 DIVISION RUNNER UP|
|SPANISH SPRINGS JAGUARS 04||U10 BOYS|
|BARCELONA NORCAL '04||10 GIRLS|
|U11 DIVISION RUNNER UP|
|INTERNATIONAL SC RATTLERS||U11 BOYS|
|SAGEBRUSH SC PATRIOTS 03||U11 GIRLS GOLD|
|NEVADA ELITE FOOTBALL 03 BLACK||U11 GIRLS SILVER|
|U12 DIVISION RUNNER UP|
|TAHOE WAVE FC AVALANCHE||U12 BOYS|
|SPANISH SPRINGS SC LADY JAGUARS 02||U12 GIRLS GOLD|
|BARCELONA NORCAL 02||U12 GIRLS SILVER|
|U13 DIVISION RUNNER UP|
|SAGEBRUSH UNITED RED 00||U13 BOYS|
|CARSON VALLEY UNITED||U13 GIRLS|
|U14 DIVISION RUNNER UP|
|CARSON FC PUMAS||U14 BOYS|
|NEVADA PRIDE||U14 GIRLS GOLD|
|SOUTH TAHOE FUTBOL AVALANCHE||U14 GIRLS SILVER|
Points Setup Tie-Breaker Setup
Points per Win 3 Tie Breaker 1 Head to Head
Points per Tie 1 Tie Breaker 2 Most Wins
Points per Loss 0 Tie Breaker 3 Most Shutouts
Add’l points per goal 0 Tie Breaker 4 Goals Against
Add’l points per Tie Breaker 5 Goals For
Goal Count Limit 0 Tie Breaker 6 Goal Differential
Add’l points per Shutout 0 Goals for Limit 6
Penalty points -Yellow Cd 0 Goals Against Limit 6
Penalty points -Red Cd 1 Goal Differential Limit 6
Player adds after August 16, 2013 will be processed as follows:
Player Add paperwork submitted by Tuesday will be returned by Friday of the same week.
If received after Tuesday, it will be processed the following week.
To process the player add, Coach or Team Manager must provide:
The basic compulsory equipment of a player is:
- Shorts -- if thermal undershorts are worn, they are of the same main color as the shorts
(USSF guidance follows Law 4:) SHINGUARDS
- are covered entirely by the stockings
- are made of a suitable material (rubber, plastic, or similar substances) - provide a reasonable degree of protection