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U4, U5, U6 Information:  SOCCERPATCH WELCOME EMAIL

MINISCHED 2017 U7 TO U10final

U11 BOYS SCHEDULE 2017

U11 GIRLS SCHEDULE 2017 FINAL

U12:13 BOYS SCHEDULE 2017

U12:13 GIRLS SCHEDULE 2017

U14 15 BOYS SCHEDULE 2017

U14 15 GIRLS SCHEDULE 2017

U18 BOYS SCHEDULE 2017

U18 GIRLS SCHEDULE 2017

 

WHITECAPS SUMMER CAMPS – DON’T MISS OUT!

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Check out the flyer below for the Whitecaps Summer Camps 2017!

DOWNLOAD FLYER:  WFC17-024-SummerCamps-Regional-okanagan

VISIT SITE: http://www.whitecapsfc.com/youth/programs/camps/okanagan#skills

See more at: http://camps.whitecapsfcyouth.com/vernon-skills-camp#sthash.TYJFNhUL.dpufVernon Skills Camp

BC SOCCER RULES OF PLAY

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BC Soccer Under 13 Retreat-Line Guideline

NEW REF? CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO GET GAMES……

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CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SIGN ON FOR GAMES:
The Arbiter Instructions 2017

For further information please email:  solymosi@telus.net or darrell.buckham@investorsgroup.com

The Arbiter (REF ONLINE GAME ASSIGNING PROGRAM)

VSRA will be using the online referee scheduling system from www.ArbiterSports.com. The system is quite straightforward to use and has a number of benefits. The main benefits are:

  • User maintained database of contact information
  • Central place for schedules of all leagues
  • System of reminders to officials of upcoming games
  • Accurate data for payroll calculations
  • Easily accessible record of past and upcoming games for officials

Summary

  • Once your name is entered into the database you will receive a welcoming email message with instructions on how to sign in.
  • Once you are set up, enter the times and dates that you are not available to do games. The referee scheduler will then assign you to games.
  • You will get an email saying you have new games.
  • Go to the website and accept or decline the games.
  • You will receive an email reminder of your games three days prior to the games.
  • You will also receive an email with any changes to an assignment.
  • You can view your schedule online at any time.

Getting started
The welcoming email will look something like this:

One of your officiating associations will be using this website for online referee assigning and now needs you to sign in. This email will explain the information needed to help you get started.

– How do I Sign In?

– What should I do first?

– Where can I get further help?

How do I sign in?
To sign into ArbiterSports.com:  Go to http://www.ArbiterSports.com/ and enter the sign in information provided below into the entry fields at the top right of the page.
Enter your sign in information as listed below:
User Name: newreferee@telogaw.cam
Password:   ********
NOTE: The first time you sign in you must accept the Terms and Conditions, as well as change your password.

What should I do first?

Once you are signed in the system, you may want to do the following:

– If allowed by your admin, block dates when you can’t work.  Your admin might also have some other blocking options available to you.

– Make sure your personal information is accurate by clicking the Profile tab. Phone numbers can be updated by clicking the Phones link on the left-hand side of the profile page. A picture of yourself in either jpg or gif format can also be uploaded using the left-hand menu. Pictures of officials are always appreciated by admins, partners and schools/leagues.

– Mark yourself as Ready to be assigned once you have set your availability and other blocks by clicking the check box located on the at the top right of your Main tab.   If you don’t have this checked, your admin might not assign you to any games.

– When your admin assigns you to games, you will receive a notification email.  Then it’s up to you to accept or decline games, if allowed by your admin.  To do this, you must sign into the system and view your game schedule.  On the right side of your game schedule, you will see accept and decline check boxes.  Once you are finished marking the games, be sure to click the Submit button to submit the changes and have the games accepted or declined.

Where can I get further help?
If you need further assistance, please email your admin at somebody@emailplace.xyz. Additional contact information for Some Body is available if you sign in and click the “Support” link.

You will have a simple password assigned (probably your last name) that should be changed the first time you sign in.

Once you have signed in, please check and complete the personal information so the system is easier to use and it is easier for us to contact you. Get to this page by clicking on PROFILE on the main menu bar.

It will be helpful to change the Time Zone to Pacific and put in the proper dates for the season. If you do not have Excel or an Excel viewer on your computer change the Print Format to something that will work (I suggest PDF).

Next, click on the Information sub-menu and update your address.

**** Very Important *** Be sure to put in your postal code in the correct format (letters in upper case, one, and only one, space between the third and fourth characters.

 

 

Please add telephone numbers so we can contact you when something changes on short notice. Select Phones from the sidebar on the Information page. You can add as many phones as you want. Click on the big green  to add a number, the pencil to edit a number, the red  to delete anumber and the green up and down arrows to change the order in which the numbers will be displayed. Click Exit to return to the Information page.

 

 

The last thing you should do on the PROFILE tab is change your password to something a little less obvious. Click on the Password sub-menu and fill in the blanks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A REFEREE?
If you have any questions regarding referee courses email vsra.scheduler@gmail.com. There are two ways to start refereeing. If you will be 12 years old by April 1st you can take the Mini Soccer Referee Clinic (details below). When completed you will be able to referee U9 & U10 Mini Soccer games and line 11-aside games. If you will be 14 or older on the date of the course you can take an Entry Level Clinic. There will be one clinic in Vernon this year (details below) and there are others in the area (Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Salmon Arm). Check www.bcsoccer.net for details and to register.

2017 REFEREE CLINICS
Refresher 1

Session 1:  Saturday Mar 18, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: VantageOne Indoor Soccer Centre
Address: 6601 Okanagan Landing Road,  Vernon
Host contact Peter Solymosi
Host email solymosi@telus.net

Refresher 2
Session 2: Sunday Apr 2, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: VantageOne Indoor Soccer Centre
Address: 6601 Okanagan Landing Road,  Vernon
Host contact Peter Solymosi
Host email solymosi@telus.net

District Entry Level Course
For any new referees OR small-sided referees who are fourteen (14) as of March 31st 2017. If you are 14, you cannot continue as a small-sided referee and must take this course.
Dates: March 31, April 1, April 2
Location: VantageOne Indoor Centre, Vernon BC
Register: BC Soccer Referee Clinic website at http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ to register. Search for the clinic by Club, which is Vernon SA, or input the region, which is Thompson Okanagan.

Small-sided Mini Soccer Referee Clinic
(Must Turn 12 by April 1, 2017)
We will have one clinic in 2017
Date: March 18 9am – 3pm
Location: VantageOne Indoor Centre, Vernon BC.
Register: BC Soccer Referee Clinic website at http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ to register. Search for the clinic by Club, which is Vernon SA, or input the region, which is Thompson Okanagan.Held at the VantageOne Indoor Centre

SOCCER PROGRAMS IN THE THOMPSON OKANAGAN

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO OPEN UP THE SOCCER PROGRAMS BOOKLET:

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NOYSA 2016 AGM – DECEMBER 7 2016

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NORTH OKANAGAN YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

VISION STATEMENT                                              MISSION STATEMENT
To promote a passion for soccer. For Life.                   Engage. Provide. Develop. Enjoy


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday December 7, 2016, 6:30PM
VantageOne Centre – Upstairs Hall

Members RSVPCLICK HERE:  noysa-2016-agm-member-registration-form
To confirm your attendance please fill out the above 2016 AGM Registration form and return to the NOYSA office by December 1, 2016.

FINANCIAL REPORT
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The NOYSA Board of Directors is pleased to provide an Agenda for the
2016 Annual General Meeting:

  1. Welcome / Opening
  2. Introduction of Special Guests
  3. Special Guest Speakers
  4. Honorary Member Recognition

Constitutional Agenda 2016:


NOYSA CONSTITUTION CLICK HERE:  noysa-constitution-2015

ARTICLE 3:  MEMBERSHIP
4)  Active Membership
Active Membership shall be open to the following individuals:
a) One parent or legal guardian of a minor aged player(s) duly registered with this Association in the playing season April 1st of the current year to March 31 of the following year.

ARTICLE 5:  MEETINGS
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)   Voting at Annual General Meeting:
At General Meetings, one parent or legal guardian of a minor aged player shall have one (1) vote per family.
Voting by proxy is not allowed.

 

 

 

GEORGE STEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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The North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association offers the George Stein Memorial Scholarship to NOYSA players, refs or volunteers who are graduating from secondary school in 2016.  The scholarship recipient must be attending a post secondary school in 2017.

See attached for the application:  George Stein Memorial Soccer Scholarship 2016

IMPORTANT U11 DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION FOR 2017 TEAMS

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U11 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION 2016

The Vernon United Development Program is designed to teach the players and the coaches the game at a technical degree that is beyond the regular recreational house program.  The objective is to keep the game FUN for the players within a positive and challenging learning environment.  Coaches, parents and players will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the Development and Rep Program structure.  This regional program will allow coaches and players to develop alongside players and coaches from other Thompson Okanagan BCSA Districts which include Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Revelstoke.   

The Development program begins at the September 2016 Evaluation by identifying a pool of players who show the desire to spend more TIME learning the game.  It is important for the parents to understand the investment of TIME involved, ensuring the player attends all games and practices, as well as parent and player involvement in team management and team functions.

DON’T MISS THE EVALUATIONS IN SEPTEMBER – check the website in August for registration and dates.  There are 28 players chosen per age/gender.

POOL SYSTEM
The focus of the development program is to allow as many players as possible the opportunity to develop soccer skills.  A maximum of 28 players are chosen for each age/gender group.  All the players will practice together to build and maintain a cohesive level of training.  The emphasis will be to develop the individual’s basic soccer knowledge and provide a strong base of skills and abilities through demonstration, review, repetition and equal opportunity with practice and playing/game time.

 SEASON
There will be optional Fall training and a 10 week indoor training program from January to mid-March. The sessions are once per week for 1 hour (date & time TBA).  These sessions are not mandatory but it is strongly suggested that players attend as many as possible.

The outdoor playing season starts the first week in April to the end of June.  Practices are twice per week and players will travel to “jamborees” held on Sundays throughout the Thompson Okanagan.  This is a NON RESULTS BASED program – no scores or league standings are recorded as part of the development philosophy.

COMMITMENT
Yes, there is a greater level of commitment than in the house program. 
Players and parents are required to sign a commitment letter which can be viewed online www.vernonunitedfc.com.

Players are expected to attend all practices and games during the regular season starting in April.  When possible, players are encouraged to participate in Fall and Winter training opportunities offered by NOYSA. 

PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR TEAM DUTIES.

 COST

The registration fee is $285 and players are responsible for their uniform, tournament and travel costs.  There are standard costs that all players pay but teams do have the right to secure sponsorship and to fundraise to offset these costs. 

QUESTIONS?

There are always lots of questions about joining a development / rep team so if your concerns are not addressed at the pre-evaluation onfield meeting in September please feel free to contact the NOYSA Technical Director David Broadhurst at dbroadhurst@whitecapsfc.com.

 FAQ:  CAN I STILL PLAY ANOTHER SPORT OR ACTIVITY?

Players with rep and development soccer aspirations the season beginning in April to the end of June must be focused on soccer.  During the winter months there are training programs offered to all players in our rep program that players are highly recommended to attend.

 If time management with other activities conflicts with this program, please discuss options with the Program Head Coach PRIOR TO THE EVALUATIONS.

 

RAINING? LIGHTNING? READ HERE…..

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If it is raining you can still practice or play a game.  If field are closed NOYSA will mail coaches by 4pm – sooner if possible but we wait to receive notification from the City first.
Lightning Safety / Severe Weather Policy
The safety of players, coaches, management and spectators is the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during all matches sanctioned by the CSA.  By understanding and following the below information, the safety of everyone shall be greatly increased. Ultimately the referee has the final say over delaying or restarting a match due to weather. Waiting to stop play or not waiting to start play may result in a
serious injury or loss of life. Referees are expected to act responsibly when dealing with such events during matches they are controlling
When a lightning is detected, you can determine the distance of lightning in your area by counting the number of seconds between the flash and the first sound of the thunder and dividing by five(5). This will give you the distance in miles from your location. Remember, if you are in a higher elevation, the lightning can come upon you much quicker and your reaction time is greatly hindered.
30/30 RULE
When you see lighting, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is thirty (30) seconds or less, seek proper shelter. Wait thirty (30) minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving the shelter. If you can not see the lighting, just hearing the thunder is good back up rule.
Additional Information
Please note the following recommendations from Environment Canada:
The existence of blue sky and absence of rain are not protection from lighting. Lighting can and does strike as far as ten (10) miles away from the rain shaft. It does not have to be raining for lighting to strike. Many lighting casualties occur in the beginning, as the storm approaches, because many people ignore initial precursors of high winds, some rainfall and cloud cover. Generally, the lightning threat diminishes with time after the last sound of thunder, but may persist for more than thirty (30) minutes.  Lightning can strike ahead of the parent cloud – take action even if the thunderstorm is not overhead.
Be aware of how close lightning is occurring. The flash-to-bang method is the easiest and most convenient way to estimate how far away lightning is occurring. Thunder always accompanies lightning, even though its audible range can be diminished due to background noise in the immediate environment and its distance from the observer. Lightning awareness should be increased with the first flash of lightning or the first clap
of thunder, no matter how far away. This activity must be treated as a wake-up call to all.
The most important aspect to monitor is how far away the lightning is occurring, and how fast the storm is approaching, relative to the distance of a safe shelter. Recognize that personal observation of lightning may not be sufficient. Additional weather information may be required to ensure consistency, accuracy and adequate advance warning.

 

REFEREE’S NEEDED – Great part time job for students and adults!

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2016 REFEREE CLINICS

Refresher Courses
For refs who took the BC Soccer 3-day Entry-level course in 2015 or prior
Existing referees log in to the RefCentre website and go to the Registration tab and click on the Refresher Courses link. You will then be able to register for any one of the refresher courses available in the region.
Date:  March 19 & April 3, 2016
Location:  VantageOne Centre, Vernon BC
Cost: Refresher is free, but you must register with BC Soccer after the course.
Register: online at www.refcentre.com
After completing a refresher, you must register with BC Soccer at a cost of $60/person.
*Also available in Salmon Arm on March 13, 2016

District Entry Level Course
For any new referees OR small-sided referees who are fourteen (14) as of March 31st 2016. If you are 14, you cannot continue as a small-sided referee and must take this course.
Dates: April 1, 2, 3, 2016
Location: VantageOne Centre, Vernon BC
Register:  BC Soccer Referee Clinic website at http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ to register. Search for the clinic by Club, which is Vernon SA, or input the region, which is Thompson Okanagan.
*Also available in Salmon Arm on March 11 – 13, 2016

Small-sided Mini Soccer Referee Clinic 
(Must Turn 12 by April 1, 2016)
We will have one clinic in 2016
Date: March 19, 2016
Location: VantageOne Centre, Vernon BC
Register:  BC Soccer Referee Clinic website at http://www.refcentre.com/bc/ to register. Search for the clinic by Club, which is Vernon SA, or input the region, which is Thompson Okanagan. Held at the VantageOne Indoor Centre