U5 NEWS SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Hello to all our U5 families,
The soccer season is upon us. We begin this Saturday, September 6 with our first sessions of the season.
Please try to arrive 15 minutes early so that we can start on time. Have your players in their uniforms (remember they must have shin guards). If you need to get your young one's uniform, then arriving early is essential so that they will have time to change into their kits (uniforms in soccer language). We play at the very West End of Pleasant Valley Fields (near the baseball diamonds).
It is very important that you visit the U5 page on the region 68 website (camarilloaysosoccer.org). We will be posting more news and attachments tonight and Friday. It might even be smart to check it out Saturday morning.
We will begin with an Q&A time for the first 15 minutes and expla
in how each session will be run. The players will then get some instruction and play a short game before the end of their session.
The region will provide snacks for the first two weeks of the season while all families will sign up to bring snacks just once during the remainder of the season (enough for eight players). Our Team Parents will help with handing out the snacks at the end of the session.
This is an extremely exciting time for the players. Come ready to help them and cheer them on so that their first soccer experience is one that they will always remember.
See You at the Fields
U5 NEWS (August 27th 2014)
Well, the season is almost upon us. We begin play on Saturday September 6, 2014. He are some key information items. Please read carefully – there is a lot of key information!!
What is U5 Jamboree?
The Jamboree format is a way to help kids get introduced to soccer and the basic elements of play. Each Saturday (there are NO practices during the week), the players will come together as a group for an hour. They will go to a field where a Field Coordinator (Coach) will be waiting and will get 30 minutes of soccer instruction and practice (a parent/sibling/responsible adult must accompany each player on the field during this time to assist with the teaching). By having each player work directly with their parent/adult it enables them to feel more confident and get more touches on the ball – thereby increasing their learning rate. After 30 minutes of practice, the parents will leave the field surface and watch as the little ones play a 3vs3 or 4vs4 game. The Field Coordinator serves as the Coach and the Referee.
Those of you who put down a willingness to coach or referee will be contacted this week to serve as Field Coordinators or can sign up at the uniform pick-ups. As a Field Coordinator (FC), you will be trained on how to coach and be given a curriculum each week. We will have a training day next week. I will contact you once I have contact information. If you are concerned about never having coached before – be assured that we will give you all the tools to do a great job. In addition to the curriculum, there will be master coaches at the sessions to assist you with the training. THIS IS A GREAT, LOW-PRESSURE WAY TO FIND OUT IF COACHING IS FOR YOU MOVING FORWARD!!! We are looking for 24-36 volunteers for this role.
We will have two times for uniform pick up at the region office (1161 Calle Suerte, Suite F Camarillo, CA 93012).
· Friday, August 29 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
· Tuesday, September 2 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Please come with your player. They will receive a ball, jersey (shirt), shorts and socks. You are responsible for providing shoes and shin guards. You can find these at any sporting goods store this time of year. If you are purchasing cleats, be sure to buy soccer cleats (baseball cleats are not permitted since they have a cleat on the toe and that is very dangerous in soccer). If you are not sure – ask the sales help at the store.
I WILL BE AVAILABLE AT BOTH UNIFORM PICKUPS TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.
Players will be divided into three groups (A,B,C). The session times are from:
· 11:00am – noon
ALL SESSIONS ARE AT THE WEST-END OF PLEASANT VALLEY FIELDS
Each group will play three weeks at a given time slot and then rotate. For example: Group A will play the first three weeks of the season at 9:00am. Weeks 4-6, they will play at 11:00am and weeks 7-9, they will play at 1:00pm. The 10th week of the season, we will have a group party for all three sessions during the 11:00am slot. (Trophies will be awarded, coaches will be recognized, etc.)
Finally – The U5 page on the region 68 website (camarilloaysosoccer.org) is the single best source for your U5 information. (You can find it under the ‘Players’ tab on the website. Please check it frequently (weekly) throughout the season. There will be additional information about snack schedules, team parents, picture days, etc. coming in the near future.
In the mean time…. I look forward to seeing you at the fields.
U5 Division Coordinator
Welcome to the 2014 Fall Soccer Season
Please be assured that you have not missed out on any important information!!
As you may know – the Jamboree format entails players arriving each Saturday and forming different teams each week. For this reason, you will not be contacted by a coach prior to the season beginning. There are no separate practice times during the week.
This site, blast emails and information notes each week will be the means of communication with our U5 families. If you do not have an email on file with our region – please make sure that you are visiting this site several times each week for updates.
This weekend, we will be posting all the detailed information for the upcoming season. In the mean- time, here is some of the most pressing information:
Uniform Pick Up – We will have two dates for you to bring your player and pick up their uniform.
Friday August 29, 2014 at Region 68 Headquarters (1161 Calle Suerte Suite F Camarillo 93012). From 5:30-7:00pm
Tuesday September 2, 2014 also at Region 68 Headquarters. From 6:30-7:30pm
If you are unable to make either of these times – arrive 15 minutes early to your first Jamboree session.
Uniform Requirements – All players MUST HAVE: shirt, shoes (cleats are preferred – no baseball cleats with a toe spike are permitted), shorts, socks and shin guards (players without shin guards CANNOT be allowed to play). THE REGION WILL PROVIDE: SHORTS, SHIRTS and SOCKS. We will also provide all players with a size 3 ball. You must provide the shoes and shin guards.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 6, 2014 (season runs for ten weeks on Saturdays – no rain make-ups)
Jamboree Sessions – Due to the size of the U5 program, we will hold three sessions each Saturday (9am, 11am and 1pm). We play for nine weeks and hold a Region-Hosted party the last week of the season. Your player will be assigned to either group A, group B or group C. The groups will play three consecutive weeks at each of the three time slots and then rotate. Group assignments and schedules will be communicated in the next week or so.
Please review this entire message and watch for our next posting this weekend prior to sending any other emails with questions. You will also have the opportunity to talk with me directly at the uniform pick-ups.
I am really looking forward to an awesome season with all the kids!!
For the Beautiful Game
U5 Division Coordinator