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					                                     Spring 2011 – Coach’s Meeting
                                                3/22/11


Spring schedule:

3/22/11:       Mandatory Travel and Rec-League Coach Meeting
3/25/11:       Mandatory U-10 coaches meeting East Bridgewater
3/26/11:       Field cleanup
3/27/11:       Field cleanup (rain date)
4/02/11:       U12+ Travel Opening Day
4/09/11:       U10 Girls Travel Opening Day
4/10/11        U10 Boys Travel Opening Day
4/10/11:       In-house (U5-U8) Opening Day
4/17/11:       Regular in-house games
4/24/11:       No games (Easter)
4/30/11:       U10G Friendship tournament ( East Bridgewater)
5/01/11        U10B Friendship tournament ( East Bridgewater)
5/01/11:       Regular in-house games
5/03/11:       PICTURE DAY (Tuesday at the Gibbons school)
5/05/11        Fiver Guys burgers fundraiser Cobbs Corner
5/08/11:       Regular in-house games (Mother's Day carnation sale!)
5/14/11        SYSL night at Gillette Stadium
5/15/11:       Regular in-house games
5/22/11:       Regular in-house games
5/25/11        Traveling rosters frozen
5/25/10:       SSSL rosters frozen
5/28-5/30:     MEMORIAL WEEKEND – NO in-house GAMES (tournaments!)
5/28-5/30      MEMORIAL WEEKEND – some Traveling teams have games scheduled
6/01/11:       SSSL: last day to request playoff change
6/5/11:        Regular in-house games
6/5/11:        ELECTIONS for next year’s board
6/04-6/5:      SSSL Playoffs (U12+) – preliminaries E Bridgewater
6/12/11:       Last scheduled day for in-house games (will go until 6/19 if needed)
6/11-6/12:     SSSL Playoffs (U12+) - quarterfinals Abington
6/18-6/19:     SSSL Playoffs (U12+) - semis and finals Braintree
6/24-6/26:     MTOC at Lancaster
7/11 to 7/15   Stephen Hunt Soccer Camp #1
8/8 to 8/12    Stephen Hunt Soccer Camp #2


Still to be scheduled:
SYSL Papa Gino's Fundraiser
Coach appreciation night
SYSL Night at the Breakers




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Rainouts:
     via website (http://www.stoughtonsoccer.org), coordinators, and the main phone line (781)344-1310
     Games will be called a minimum of an hour before the game. If not called by that time, it is a game
       time decision by the referee
     If the FIELDS CLOSED signs are up, please stay off the fields
     In-house games will be played in order, regardless of rainouts
     Makeup schedules will be decided upon as needed


DO NOT RESCHEDULE GAMES ON YOUR OWN! If there us a need to reschedule, all rescheduled games
must be coordinated with the president and the referee coordinator.



Picture Night: Tuesday May 3rd
PLEASE SHOW UP for the taking of the team picture. Even if the player is not getting individual pictures,
be sure to have them come for the team picture. The sponsors are paying money not only for the advertising,
but also for the picture plaque they receive. Having only a handful of players, and/or no coach, makes us look
terrible and will prevent them from ever sponsoring again.


EEE threat:
Fields are sprayed Tuesday mornings as needed.
Every player should be encouraged to wear bug spray
It is a good idea for the coach to have bug spray at practice (However, allow them to spray themselves)


Medical Emergencies:
   For rec-league, the concession stand will be open and has medical supplies and ice packs
   All travel coaches will receive a first aid kit with ice packs. More ice packs can be gotten from the
      concession stand on an as-needed basis
  All coaches need to print out a copy of their roster (not the MassYouth roster) from Sports Pilot that
  contains the player’s medical information. Furthermore, you should have the parents sign it as authorization
  to seek medical care in the event the parent is not around.




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                                                   Field Numbers
                           2                                                         3
                           1
                                              WEST STREET
                          *** U12 is played on smaller field inside of regulation field


                                                   U5 field layout
                           E                                                        F
                           C                                                        D
                           A                                                        B
                                                   WEST STREET

                                                U6 and U8 field layout
                           C                                                        D
                           A                                                        B
                                                   WEST STREET

                                                   U10 6v6 layout
                                                         B
                                                         A
                                                   WEST STREET


***LINE are colored as follow ***
white will be used for the regulation field
blue will be used for the u10 and u6/8 fields
red will be used for the u12 field



Coordinators:
  Group            Coordinator           Home Phone          Mobile Phone                  Email
    U5             Joanne Gately         781-344-1642        781-603-8497    treasurer@stoughtonsoccer.org
    U6            Lorraine Paukner       781-297-7314        508-922-6751    secretary@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U8B              Lisa Buckley         781-344-1344        508-208-3581    registrar@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U8G              Emily Glass          781-828-7779        941-773-6305    eglass@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U10B            Jay Anderson          781-341-8991        781-254-4059    janderson@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U10G            Shauna Willy                              781-974-8829    swilly@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U12B          Seamus Fennessey        781-344-0872                        sfennessy@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U12G            Howard Finer          781-436-3108        781-801-3283    hfiner@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U14B            Mario Ramos           781-341-6131        781-249-5455    president@stoughtonsoccer.org
   U14G            Mario Ramos           781-341-6131        781-249-5455    president@stoughtonsoccer.org
 U16/U18           Stephen Hunt          781-344-7351                        vicepresident@stoughtonsoccer.org




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                                             TEAM NUMBER and COLOR
  #        TEAM                  COACH                                SPONSOR                     COLOR

  1         U5                 Carr / Sager                      Elite Health & Fitness             Gold
  2         U5              Durand / Medeiros                   Medeiros Landscaping               Kelly
  3         U5                 Khang / Gay                       Farley Funeral Home              Scarlet
  4         U5              Parcewski / Belle                      Apex Auto Body                  forest
  5         U5                Pearl / Ryan                             MVP Vet                 Columbia Blue
  6         U5              Palma / C Ramos                The Fred & Nadine Team Realtors         Lime
  7         U5                   Walecka                        J F McNamara & Sons               Maroon
  8         U5               Powers / Vieira                         Magsey Dog                   Heather
  9         U5            Asthanasiou / J Ramos                    Trinity Preschool              Orange
 10         U5               Melick / Worsley              Connors Pediatric Dentistry , PC     Electric Blue


  1         U6                 Bille / Mote                        M-M Painting Co                Scarlet
  2         U6               Dasilva / Silveira                  Farley Funeral Home               Kelly
  3         U6              Dufresne / Driscoll             Connors Pediatric Dentistry, PC     Electric Blue
  4         U6                 Gay / Berry                      Popkin Public Adjuster              Gold
  5         U6             Johnson / Johnson                           MVP Vet                 Columbia Blue
  6         U6             Perry / Panchakshari                       Town Spa                    Heather




  1         U8B                   Bangs                             Ace Auto Body                 Scarlet
  2         U8B                    Leon                      Law office of John J Hoffman           Gold
  3         U8B                    Faria                               Faria Oil                   Royal
  4         U8B                   Ratcliff                  Stoughton Plumbing & Heating           Kelly



  1         U8G              Flynn / Paukner                                                    Electric Blue
  2         U8G              Palma / McColl                          Manfred Kolz                  Purple
  3         U8G               Melick / Durand                           Stoyac                    Scarlet
  4         U8G            Waterhouse / Gomes                         Town Spa                     Kelly




Coaches and players MUST wear proper equipment:
*     Cleats, soccer socks, shin pads, shorts
      -- (Wear team uniforms so we can scrimmage at end of practices)
*     Bring size appropriate ball for the age group: U5’s and U6's #3; U8-U12 #4; U14+ #5
*     Arrive on time for the practice
*     DO NOT LEAVE until all children are picked up!
*     Leave practice area clean / Remove all trash

 An equipment swap will take place during the first week of training and is available during the season




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                       SYSL Partnership with Mass Youth Soccer for professional coaching

SYSL is partnering with Mass Youth Soccer to improve the quality of player development and therefore the
quality of play on the field. Starts April 4th and ends the week of 5/23


       Times           Monday           Tuesday                Wednesday                Thursday              Friday
     5:15-6:30          U-8 Girls       U10 Girls               U8 Boys                 U6 Coed            Clinic (all)
Coaches to arrive                                                                                          5:30 to 7:30
at 5:15 training is
from5:30 to 6:30
     6:30-7:45         U12 boys         U12 Girls        U14 Boys& U14 Girls            U10 Boys         F license course
Coaches to arrive                                                                                            4/15 4/29
 at 6:30, training                                                                                             5/13
 is from 6:45 to                                                                                               5/20
        7:45                                                                                                   TBA


Neill Caine, formerly the goalkeeper coach for Mass Premier Soccer, is coming to Stoughton for a series of 5 goalkeeper
training sessions. The sessions are open to all players U8 and up, will run for 60 minutes each, and will take place at the
Kolz Soccer Fields on West Street. All coaches are welcome to attend the sessions to shadow coach Caine to in order to
better their own knowledge in training and working with goalkeepers.
The goalkeeper sessions will take place on the following 5 dates: 4/28,5/5,5/12, 5/19 and 5/26. all Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30.

Practices:
    We have tried the best we can to maximize the hours and the benefit. We cannot please everyone
    The amount of daylight is a SEVERE limiting factor
    ALL practices scheduled above are to take place at the Kolz soccer fields
    U10-U18 practices may use the Kolz soccer fields
    U5, U6 & U8 second practices, if you choose, must be held at fields for which we have permits
    We will do our best to accommodate practice times on picture night when pictures are scheduled
    Coaches are expected to participate in the group practices - You will be running the drills/games
       demonstrated by Mass Youth Soccer -- Show up 15 mins before time to setup
    The professional training will take place for the eight weeks that start with the following Tuesdays:
       4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 , 5/2, 5/9, 5/15, 5/23 Do not leave until ALL players are picked up
    We attempt to keep the fields open, but we can't control the weather and do have to protect the fields.
       Rainouts will be listed on the website, and MUST be adhered to

ALL SYSL coaches are welcomed and encouraged to come and shadow the coaches at any session
Practice plans will be distributed prior to practices and there will be weekly feedback provided

NOTE for U5: part of the time on Sunday will be devoted to skills training, and part will be devoted to a game.
It is not necessary for U5 coaches to hold their own practices, although they may if they want.

NOTE: Do NOT use Halloran Park (Capp Playground Field) behind the Jones School. It is not meant to be
used for soccer practices and games, and we do not have a permit for it.

Order of priority for practice field choice (for individual practices):
       o Oldest age group If multiple teams in the same age group, then the higher division has choice If age
           and division are the same, and we have a conflict (both boys and girls playing at same time),
           preference is decided by a coin flip

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                                  Sunday Afternoon Division Schedule
                 Game time                                                Divisions
                 12:00 PM                                               U5 & U8 Boys
                 12:30 PM                                                TOPSoccer
                  1:30PM                                                     U6
                  3:00 PM                                                 U8 Girls

                      NOTE: TOPSoccer dates are 4/10, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 6/5, 6/12

                                          SSSL Travel Schedule
     NOTE: SSSL tries to adhere to the following. It is subject to change

               Sunday Games                                            Saturday Games
U18+             8:30 AM to 10:30 AM                      Girls    U10     12:00 PM   (ALT 10:30 AM)
U16              10:30 AM to 12:00 PM                     Girls    U12     1:30 PM
Boys U12         4:30 PM                                  Girls    U14     3:00 PM
Boys U10         3:00 PM (ALT 4:30 PM)                    Boys     U14     4:30 PM

                                             Division Format
            Age Group                            Format                                Goals
                U5                         3v3, coaches on field                 small funnet goals
                U6                            4v4 (no goalie)                    small funnet goals
                U8                                  5v5                          small funnet goals
                U10                                 6v6                          large funnet goals
                U12                                 8v8                              8x16 goals
           U14, U16, U18                          11v11                           regulation goals

       ****MAKE SURE ALL GOALS ARE STAKED DOWN BEFORE EVERY GAME****




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                                       Rec-League Field Assignments

U5s – Field 2
U6s – Fields 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D
U8G – Fields 2A, 2B
U8B – Fields 3A, 3B
TOPSoccer - Fields 1A and 1B



                                            Travel Field Assignments
   U18 travel games on Sunday will be played on field 1 if there is a 10:30 U16/U18 game, or choice of field 1
    or field 2 if no 10:30 game follows
   U16 and U18 travel games on Sunday at 10:30 will be played on field 1
   U10B travel games on Sunday at 3:00 will be played on choice of field 1A, 1B, 3A, or 3B
   U10B travel games on Sunday at 4:30 will be played on choice of fields
   U12B travel games on Sunday at 4:30 will be played on choice of fields
   All other travel games have choice of field. Order of priority is:
        o Oldest age group
        o If multiple teams in the same age group, then the higher division has choice
        o If age and division are the same, and we have a conflict (both boys and girls playing at same time),
            preference is decided by a coin flip


      FIELD ASSIGNMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO MOTHER NATURE'S WHIMS




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                                       U5 Game schedule: 10 teams, 5 games

 Game           Field 2A            Field 2B           Field 2C             Field 2D            Field 2E
   1           1        2          3         4        5         6          7         8         9        10
   2           7        3          1         6        2         9          5        10         8         4
   3           4        5          9         8       10         1          3         2         6         7
   4           9        1          5         3        4         7          8         6        10         2
   5          10        7          6         2        8         3          4         1         5         9
   6           5        8          4        10        7         2          6         9         1         3
   7           6        4          7         9        1         5         10         3         2         8
   8           3        9          8         1        6        10          2         4         7         5
     *After the games, the goals from field 2A, 2B and 2C may stay, all other nets must be brought in

                                       U6 Game schedule: 6 teams, 3 games


   Game                 Field 2A                   Field 2B             Field 2C              Field 2D
     1              1              2           3              4     5              6
     2              5              4           1              6     2              3
     3              3              1           2              5     6              4
     4              2              6           4              1     3              5
     5              1              5           6              3     2              4
     6              3              2           4              5     1              6
     7              5              6           1              2     3              4
     8              1              4           5              3     6              2




*After the games, the goals from Field 2 A and 2B may stay out as they will be repositioned for the U8 games,
                                         field 2C must be brought in.




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                                U8G Game Schedule: 4 teams, 2 games


      Game                          Field 2A                                 Field 2B
       1                    1                     2                      3                4
       2                    3                     1                      4                2
       3                    2                     3                      1                4
       4                    3                     4                      2                1
       5                    4                     2                      1                3
       6                    1                     4                      3                2
       7                    2                     1                      4                3
       8                    1                     3                      2                4


                                Nets must be brought in after the game



                                U8B Game Schedule: 4 teams, 2 games


      Game                          Field 3A                                 Field 3B
       1                    1                     2                      3                4
       2                    3                     1                      4                2
       3                    2                     3                      1                4
       4                    3                     4                      2                1
       5                    4                     2                      1                3
       6                    1                     4                      3                2
       7                    2                     1                      4                3
       8                    1                     3                      2                4


                                Nets must be brought in after the game




Access the U10+ travel schedules and standings from: http://www.southshoresoccer.com
See the SSSL website for all U10+ game rules.




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                                 STOUGHTON YOUTH SOCCER
                                    RULES OF THE GAME
                                                U5, U6, U8
DURATION OF GAME
U5          4 QUARTERS              7 MINUTES EACH
U6          4 QUARTERS              10 MINUTES EACH
U8          4 QUARTERS              12 MINUTES EACH

BREAKS
2 MINUTE BREAK BETWEEN QUARTERS 1 & 2 AND BETWEEN QUARTERS 3 &4
5 MINUTE HALFTIME (BREAK BETWEEN QUARTERS 2 & 3)

# OF PLAYERS
U5           3 PLAYERS              3 ON THE FIELD, NO GOALKEEPER
U6           4 PLAYERS              4 ON THE FIELD, NO GOALKEEPER
U8           5 PLAYERS              4 ON THE FIELD PLUS GOALKEEPER

THE BALL
U5             #3
U6             #3
U8             #4

SUBSTITUTIONS                     must be announced to and accepted by the referee
GOAL
THROW IN (either team)
GOAL KICK
CORNER KICK
INJURIES

PLAYERS EQUIPMENT
SHIN-GUARDS ARE MANDATORY
LONG SOCKS OVER THE SHIN GUARDS
NO JEWELRY (a band-aid over earrings is NOT acceptable)
NO CASTS WILL BE ALLOWED
ALL SHIRTS MUST BE TUCKED INTO SHORTS
CLEATS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

GOALKEEPERS
4 DIFFERENT GOALKEEPERS PER GAME - ONE PER QUARTER
A SHIRT COLORED DIFFERENT THEN THE UNIFORM SHALL BE WORN

FOULS
ALL INFRACTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INDIRECT FREE KICK WITH THE OPPONENT
AT LEAST FIVE YARDS AWAY

FREE KICKS
ALL FREE KICKS WILL BE TAKEN AS INDIRECT

PENALTY KICKS
NO PENALTY KICKS ARE TAKEN DURING THESE GAMES

OFF SIDE
THERE SHALL BE NO OFF-SIDES

OTHER
ALL PARENTS & SPECTATORS WILL BE POSITIONED ON THE OPPOSIDE SIDE OF THE FIELD AS THE TEAM
NO PARENT/COACHES/OTHERS SHOULD BE ALLOWED WITHIN 20 YARDS OF THE NETS
ALL TEAMS WILL SHAKE HANDS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR GAMES
ALL PLAYERS WILL SHAKE HANDS WITH THE REFEREE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR GAMES

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                           Stoughton Youth Soccer League Zero Tolerance Policy
                                                  (Or "Give the Ref a Break")

All players and coaches and their spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the
referee's authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the coaches, the
referee(s) and the spectators. Stoughton Youth Soccer, in conjunction with The South Shore Soccer League, has
adopted the following rule:

No Coach or Spectator is to address the referee during the game!!
   A. Exceptions for Coaches and Managers during a game
       Responding to a referee initiating a communication
       Making substitutions
       Pointing out emergencies or safety issues

    B. Exceptions for Coaches and Managers at halftime or at the end of the game
         Ask a referee to explain a rule(s) in a polite and constructive way
         Polite and friendly feedback can be given to the referee administrator (Absolutely no sarcasm,
              harassment or intimidation), if the administrator is not at the field, please use e-mail; all board
              members are listed on the web site.
Penalties:
1st Minor Infraction     Warn coach they will be ejected for next infraction
1st Serious infraction        Ejection and review by Board of Directors
2nd Minor Infraction          Ejection and review by Board of Directors

   C. Exception for Spectators during the game
          Referee initiating a communication
          Pointing out emergencies or safety issues
Penalties:
1st Infraction    Referee should stop the game and ask the coach to quiet the spectator
                         Referee should stop the game and give a verbal warning to the coach that the next infraction
2nd Infraction
                         by the spectator will result in the spectator being ejected
                         Referee should stop the game and instruct the coach to have the spectator leave the field. If the
3rd Infraction
                         spectator does not leave the field, the referee should abandon the game

If the referee abandons the game, the referee shall file a report and (for SSSL games) the SSSL may impose a forfeit for
the spectator's team. For SYSL games the referee will notify the Board member on duty or the referee administrator.

Referees - especially young and inexperienced ones - are like your players and coaches, in that they need time to develop.
You can play an important role in helping them to improve by letting them concentrate on the game. You can help by
encouraging them, by accepting their inevitable, occasional mistakes and by offering constructive post-game comments.

If you have a complaint, or if you think the referee was unfair, biased, unfit or incompetent, report your opinion to the
referee coordinator, and/or a league board member. Your reactions will be taken seriously if they are presented
objectively and formally.

Let the Referees do their job. The next time the players or coaches have a mistake free game will be their
first. Instead of complaining about the referee, become one yourself.




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           Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Coaches Code of Conduct
The Board of Directors of Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Incorporated (Mass Youth Soccer) and the leaders of
the affiliated Leagues are concerned about the conduct of all coaches and referees during games at all levels, from
recreational to premier to ODP.

We want to ensure that games are fair, positive and enjoyable experiences for all of the children and adults involved. A
soccer game should be friendly and unifying - a spirited social and athletic occasion for players, coaches, referees and
spectators.

To clarify expectations of coach conduct, we jointly expect all coaches to conform to this Code of Conduct:

       Before, during and after the game, be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit.
       Before a game, introduce yourself to the opposing coach and to the referee.
       During the game, you are responsible for the sportsmanship of your players. If one of your players is
        disrespectful, irresponsible or overly aggressive, take the player out of the game at least long enough for him/her
        to calm down.
       During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of the parents of your players. It is imperative to
        explain acceptable player and parent behavior in a preseason meeting.
       Encourage them to applaud and cheer for good plays by either team. Discourage them and you may need to be
        forceful and direct from yelling at players and the referee.
       During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of spectators rooting for your team.
       During the game, do not address the referee at all. If you have a small issue, discuss it with the referee calmly
        and patiently after the game.
       If you have a major complaint, or if you think the referee was unfair, biased, unfit or incompetent, report your
        opinion to your League. Your reactions will be taken seriously if they are presented objectively and formally.
       After the game, thank the referee and ask your players to do the same.

We stress two points:

Referees - especially young and inexperienced ones - are like your players and yourself, in that they need time to
develop. You can play an important role in helping them to improve by letting them concentrate on the game. You can
help by encouraging them, by accepting their inevitable, occasional mistakes and by offering constructive post-game
comments. On the other hand, you could discourage and demoralize the referees by criticizing their decisions, by verbally
abusing them and inciting - or even accepting - your own players' overly aggressive behavior.

Your example is powerful, for better or worse. If you insist on fair play, if you concentrate on your players' enjoyment of
the game and their overall, long term development, and if you support the referee, your players and their parents will
notice. If you encourage (or allow) your players to play outside the rules, if you're overly concerned about results, and if
you criticize the referee harshly, your players and their parents will also notice.

Think about what you're doing during a game! Uphold the Spirit of the Game! If you follow the expectations described
above, the spirit of the game will be alive and well in Massachusetts and will grow, along with the enjoyment of all.

Coaches who don't follow the expectations described above will be disciplined or removed.




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                                      FIELD LINING SPRING 2011

From: Mario Ramos
To: All coaches

The spring season is fast approaching, and once again we are asking for everyone’s cooperation to make the
season a success.

We will be down at the fields every Friday at 5:00 PM to line the fields, and we need everyone’s help. We
need a coach or a parent from each team to help us line the fields and set up the nets. We started this a couple
of years ago, and in the first couple of years it has been a huge success. If your team is scheduled for field
lining please make sure that a representative from your team comes down to help out. If we have a
representative from each team, it will take less than an hour to get it done. Please note that the Traveling teams
have field lining twice as they do not have concession stand duty.

Below is the schedule that your team is responsible to come down and help. If a parent is the one that will be
representing your team please give me a call at 781-341-6131 or email me at revfan12@verizon.net. I will also
send you a reminder early in the week.

Please remember that your team will not be able to play unless we get a volunteer representing your team. A
board member will be there every Friday night to coordinate the field lining. I will also send out a reminder to
each coach at the beginning of the week.

Friday April 9        U-14 Girls, U-12 Boys, U10 girls team 4                       Mario Ramos
Friday April 16th     U-10 boys u16/U18 Boys U16/18 girls                           Lisa Buckley
Friday April 29th     U-8 boys U10 Girls team 1 and 2 U14 boys                      Emily Glass
Friday May 6th        U-8 girls U12 Girls                                           Lorraine Paukner
Friday May 13th       U10 girls U14 girls U14 Boys                                  Jay Anderson
Friday May 20th       U12 Girls u-5 team 1 through 3                                Howard Finer
Friday June 3rd       U5 team 4 through 10                                          Shauna Willy
Friday June10th       U-6 U-12 Boys                                                 Seamus Fennessey

I would like to thank you in advance for your help in making this a great season for all our kids.

Sincerely
Mario Ramos




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                                                       2011 Spring Concession Stand Schedule


  Times      Week #1        Week #2         Week #3           Week #/4        Week #5          Week #6          Week #7            Week #8
  Board      Mario                           Emily             Lisa                            Lorraine          Seamus            Shauna/
                           Steve Hunt                                       Jay Anderson
 Member      Ramos                           Glass            Buckley                          Paukner          Fennessey       Joanne/Howard
  U5 &
               Carr            Gay            Pearl           Walecka        Asthanasiou                                               Faria
   U8B
                &               &              &                &                &              Bangs             Levin                  &
 11:45 to
              Durand        Parcewski          Palma          Powers           Melick                                                Waterhouse
   1:15
    U6
   1:15       Khang
                               Gay          Dufresne           Dasilva         Johnson           Perry             Bille                Gay
    To       U10boys
   2:45
  U8 G
   2:45      Buckley        Monahan
                                              Flynn            Melick           Palma           Flynn           Neves U10            Waterhouse
   TO        U10 boys       U-10 Boys
   4:15

Each Coach is responsible to have two parents from his or her team at the concession stand for the duration of their time slot.
You may also split it up so that 2 parents are present for the first 45 minutes, and 2 different parents for the second 45 minutes

NOTE: Please make sure you have parents to cover these timeslots. It is not fair to those that do cover their time nor is it fair to the
concession stand organizers if the needed coverage is not present.




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              TECHNICAL & TACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR U6-U12
Psychological/fun aspects of coaching U6 and U8

The most important aspect of working with these age groups is FUN. If not having fun, children will no
longer want to play. Children remind us adults of this fact over and over again when asked in research studies
and anecdotally. Psychosocial development is also a very important focus for this age group. Children are still
learning how to enter and interplay within a social group and we can help with this through soccer. It is
important that we praise children of these ages regularly and help build self-esteem and a willingness to be
creative. In this manner, we can support them as individuals and help facilitate their entry into the world of
group play.

Five and six year-olds have a short attention span and loads of energy. As a result, quick instructions and simple
activities work best. Activities that utilize their active imaginations are preferred and will help keep their
attention. These players all want to play with the “toy” on the field, which is the ball. In practice, make sure to
have a “toy” for each player.

The U8’s, like the U6’s, need activities that have fun as a central theme. From a psychosocial standpoint, the U8
player has a high need for approval from adults and can be easily bruised psychologically by negative
comments from adults. They are very aware of not only what you say to them but how you say it. U8 players
are more involved socially, and do enjoy working with a partner, however, they will struggle with larger group
sizes. It is important to note that there is a wide degree of variation in the social and physical development of
players at this age.

Technical Development of 6-8 year olds

Fun, dribbling, and motor development (running, skipping, galloping, turning, jumping) should be the central
soccer themes in U6 practices. In order to become comfortable on the ball, U6 and U8 players need to touch the
ball as often as possible. The U8 player is now ready to continue development of dribbling skills, and begin
passing and shooting, however touches on the ball and fun is still the focus from a technical standpoint. As we
have said repeatedly in this manual, players tell us they play soccer in order to have fun! What we must
remember is that one of the main components of fun, according to young players, is seeing themselves improve
at something. For this reason, helping them see their technical improvement when they make improvements and
praising them for it is vital. It is important that each player be shown their own improvement and that we do not
compare all players to the “best” player.

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Age Group      Skill Priorities
U-6            Dribble with all sides of both feet
               Dribble out of trouble
               Dribble past someone
               Soft first touch

U-8            Dribble with all sides of both feet
               Dribble out of trouble
               Dribble past someone
               Shielding
               Soft first touch
               Introduce proper shooting technique
               Introduce passing


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Technical Development of 8-12 year olds

It is important that each player be shown their own improvement and that we do not compare all players to the
“best” player.

We must still stress technical development at these ages. In particular, players need to be able to perform ball
skills when under pressure. This pressure may come in the form of speed of play or in the form of a defender.
Whatever the case, children of these ages should be comfortable manipulating the ball with both feet and as
they reach the age of 10 and 11, players should be able to pass the ball with both feet, (using inside and outside
of the foot), shoot with both feet, and receive the ball with purpose. Below are recommended guidelines for you
to follow in your work with these young players.

Age Group      Skill Priorities

U-10           Continue with dribbling foci from U8
               Passing with inside and outside of both feet
               Shooting with both feet
               Receiving the ball with all parts of body
               Proper 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 1 defending and attacking
               Intro to 2 vs. 2

U-12           Continue with all U-10 foci
               Basic combination play
               Proper 2 vs. 2 defending and attacking
               Ability to chip the ball
               Accurately play long passes
               Intro to 3 vs. 3




Tactical Development of 8-12 year olds

As we move from U-8 to U-10, the fields are getting bigger and dribbling is not always the best solution. At
this stage, players need to learn when to dribble out of trouble and when to pass. As always, aimless kicking
should be discouraged. Players at the U-10/U-12 levels should be learning to combine with teammates around
them, using short ground passes and wall passes to move the ball forward. Players should understand how to
support teammates with the ball and be learning to recognize where defenders are not (and hence where to
attack). It is fair to say that children exiting the U10 age group should know attacking and defending
responsibilities of 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 1 play. In addition, they should have a decent understanding of 2 vs. 2;
though expect to see a wide range of understanding of the defensive responsibilities of a second defender
amongst your players. This is quite typical and highlights the fact that players are all maturing at different rates.
That process, not only affects them physically, but also cognitively and socially. Some children may understand
the idea of a second defender and some will not. Do not stress about this, as it is expected.

Tactically, U12 players should be aware of basic support positions and be willing to communicate. They should
know to be side-ways on when giving support, know to make their first touch active, and know to never deaden
the ball. Teaching combination play and movement should be a focus for coaches, as should learning how and
when to switch the point of attack. Defensively, players should know the roles of the first and second defender
and know when to tackle versus when to contain. In addition, players should have a basic understanding of the

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roles of the 3rd attacker and 3rd defender. Similar to what we see at U10, not all players will understand the roles
of the 3rd attacker and defender and we should not stress over this as understanding will come in due time.
However, we will recognize a larger proportion of our players do recognize these concepts as this is the dawn of
tactics.

Please recognize that just because one player understands some higher level tactical ideas at this age, it does not
mean that all players do or are capable of understanding at this time. Spending a significant amount of time on
tactical ideas will ultimately hurt these players in the long run. They are still in a period in which their motor-
control skills are developing. In fact, this age is a crucial time of motor-control development. Just as there are
times in development in which a young person can more easily learn a second language, there are times at
which a young person more easily and most efficiently can learn motor-control. We stress this point because we
should use our practices to teach players the skills that they can learn best at each age.

Spending a lot of time teaching tactics will not only detract from skill/motor-control development, but it will not
guarantee tactical knowledge as children will only be able to comprehend a limited amount of knowledge. Even
if we are the best coaches in the world, children have a limit of conceptual understanding at this age. Expecting
too much will result in teaching very little.




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                Questions parents can ask their child:
               Did you have fun?
           What did you do well?
           What could you have done better?
           Did you learn anything new today? Can you show me?
           What did you do in the game that you learned in practice
            this week?
           What is your favorite thing about playing soccer?
           What are your goals this soccer season or this game?
           What is your favorite thing about your coach?
           Why do you play soccer?


Revolution Ticket Raffle

SYSL is raffling off a set of 4 tickets to each Revolution home game this season. Raffle tickets cost $1 dollar
each, or buy 6 tickets for $5 dollars. Each raffle ticket is good for only 1 drawing. See a member of the Board
of Directors in order to purchase tickets, or buy them at the concession stand.

Boston Breakers Ticket Raffle

SYSL is raffling off a set of 4 tickets to each Breakers home game this season. Raffle tickets cost $1 dollar
each, or buy 6 tickets for $5 dollars. Each raffle ticket is good for only 1 drawing. See a member of the Board
of Directors in order to purchase tickets, or buy them at the concession stand.

Stoughton Youth Soccer Night at the Revolution

 SYSL nights at the Revolution Saturday May 14th. See Mario Ramos for tickets, or email him at
revfan12@verizon.net.

Revolution Opening Night

The N E Revolution home opener( First kick) is on Saturday March 26th, when the Revs take on DC United at
4PM at Gillette stadium.
Stoughton Youth soccer has a block of tickets for sale for this event.
If you are interested in going, please contact Mario Ramos at 781-341-6131 or via email at
revfan12@verizon.net. The tickets are $16.00 each and the checks should be made out to SYSL.




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                                                              PLAYER RANKINGS

Toward the end of the season, all coaches will be asked to rate their players. Age appropriate evaluation templates will be emailed out. We count on
this information in order to make in-house teams balanced. They are also used to assist in making the spring travel teams. Please help the league and
make sure the game is fun for everyone by filling out the rankings.

                                                          U5 evaluation spreadsheet
                                                            Spring 07         U5 Rankings      Coach
                       Player's Name
Dribbling
1- can dribble with both feet and
maintains ball control
2- can dribble with one foot primarily
but may lose control of ball
3- is not able to maintain ball,
frequently stops and starts while
attempting to dribble ball


Running
1- is the fastest 1-2 players on the
team
2- is the 3-5 fastest players on the
team
3- is the 6-7 fastest player on the
team


Kicking
1- can kick the ball easily in front of
them, while on the run
2-kicks the ball while walking,
misses occasionally or has to stop
and find ball
3- often picks up the ball, unable to
keep up with others


Behavior
1- listens and follows directions well


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2- follows directions with additional
coaching cues
3- frequently needs extra attention
from the coach, wanders off field to
see parents
                           Total Score
Can dominate or take over a game
(Yes - only if applicable)
Liked practice but not scrimmages
(yes - only if applicable)



                                          U6 evaluation spreadsheet
                                           Spring 07     U6 Rankings   Coach
                       Player's Name
Dribbling
1- can dribble with both feet and
maintains ball control
2- can dribble with one foot primarily
but may lose control of ball
3- is not able to maintain ball,
frequently stops and starts while
attempting to dribble ball


Running
1- is the fastest 1-2 players on the
team
2- is the 3-5 fastest players on the
team
3- is the 6-7 fastest player on the
team


Kicking
1- can kick the ball easily in front of
them, while on the run
2-kicks the ball while walking,
misses occasionally or has to stop
and find ball

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3- often picks up the ball, unable to
keep up with others


Behavior
1- listens and follows directions well
2- follows directions with additional
coaching cues
3- frequently needs extra attention
from the coach, wanders off field to
see parents


Shielding
1- can shield ball from another
player
2- will attempt to prevent another
player from taking the ball away
3- often loses the ball if another
player tries to take it away


Defending
1- understands the concept of taking
the ball away from the offense and
will get in the way.
2- will run back towards their own
goal but not attempt to take the ball
away from the offense
3- will stand by and watch the other
team run down the field




                           Total Score
Can dominate or take over a game
(Yes - only if applicable)
Liked practice but not scrimmages
(yes - only if applicable)




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                                                               U8+ evaluation spreadsheet
Player Name                                                 Coach/Evaluator                       Jersey Number                       Current Age Group


                                                                                                                                                                    Score
                                                                                                                                                                     ▼
Technical                      1                                   2                                     3                                     4
Short          can pass 5-10 yards                make passes primarily with one       plays balls easily with either foot   plays balls with either foot to
passing                                           foot, occasionally other                                                   teammates consistently

Long           can kick a ball 10-20+ yards       plays balls to receiving player's    finds target players to feet and      intentionally plays multiple types
passing                                           area                                 space                                 of long balls

Receiving      can trap a ball some of the time   can receive a ball and negotiate     can receive a ball and move it in 2   can receive a ball and move it
                                                  moving it most of time               or 3 touches                          away from defensive pressure

Shooting       can shoot at goal                  can shoot easily at goal with        can shoot with accuracy and           can score with a variety of shots
                                                  power                                power to score                        with both feet

Defending      gets between mark and goal         gets goal-side and can win a ball    most of the time wins balls from      consistently wins balls from
               occasionally                       in a tackle some of the time         opposition in 1 v 1 battles           opposition and can distribute

Juggling       0 to 3                             4 to 10                              11 to 25                              more than 25


Speed          least fast 4 players               faster than 4 or so                  just slower than fastest              in fastest 4 players on team


Dribbling      can complete dribbling course      dribbles with comfort but without    dribbles comfortably through          dribbles quickly and smoothly
                                                  speed                                course                                through course


Tactical                         1                                  2                                  3                                      4
Attacking      is part of an attacking team       often recognizes when to attack      often attacks appropriately and       always attacks appropriately and
                                                  - limited correct execution          makes good decisions                  in any position on field

Defending      is part of a defending team        often recognizes when to defend      often defends appropriately and       always defends appropriately and
                                                  - limited correct execution          makes good decisions                  in any position on field

With ball      can dribble, pass and shoot        dribbles, passes and shoots within   appropriately dribbles, passes        is dangerous on the field in a
                                                  a small, defined role                and shoots as position dictates       variety of positions

Without ball   can recognize that teammates       supports players in simple ways,     often supports players at             supports players all around field
               need support                       mostly at good angles                appropriate angle and distance        at appropriate time and location


Additional                      2                                  4                                    6                                   8
Mentality      Limited attention, not very        Accepts limited direction, puts      Can receive instruction and put it    Works with coach to make their
               coachable                          some into play                       into game occasionally                game better

Physicality    Limited physical ability and/or    Can play for periods of time, but    Can play a half at a time without     Never comes out due to high



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              fitness level                      needs to come out                  too much difficulty               fitness level
Rules         Knows that there are rules to      Understands most rules of play     Understands and abides by rules   Has taken referee course
              soccer                                                                of play

Preparation   Not prepared for training and/or   Mostly remembers equipment and     Remembers gear, is prepared       Frictionless
              matches                            is generally prepared

Respect for   Negative interactions with         Begrudgingly polite to opponents   Neutral to opposition             Enjoys spirit of game and
game          opponents and/or referees          and referees                                                         competition

Attendance    Made some games and some           Made most/all games and only       Made most games and training      Made all games and training
              training sessions                  some training sessions             sessions                          sessions



                                                                                                                                                    Total




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                                       SOCCER Mini-Camp

What kind of training:         Soccer skills and conditioning training:
Young campers will focus on ball skills and games, while senior campers will focus on
conditioning and tactics. Ages 5-18 years

Where: Stoughton Soccer Complex – West St.

When: Two options: Session 1: July 11–15 and/or Session 2: August 8-12, from 6-8 PM

Who: Director/Coach: Stephen Hunt            781-344-7351
Additional staff will be added for an average on one coach to every fifteen participants.

Why attend? Training is offered to raise the skill level of each participant. Tactics based
games are used to increase field of vision of the player. High school players historically show
to double sessions out of shape and are incapable of performing at the level expected by High
School coaches, the emphasis on conditioning will have the player ready to go.

How will this camp meet these goals? By combining Coerver Training, Dutch Training with
Soccer speed and fitness training the camper will experience challenges that create both game
and conditioning challenges. We combine fun with a challenge creating opportunities for the
player to achieve success in every activity.

Fee: Based on post mark date or date delivered to my house
Session 1 - Discounted $55 Pre-registration by July 1, Late Registration of $65 July 2- July
10
Session 2 - Discounted $55 Pre-registration by August 1, Late Registration of $65 August 2 –
August 8
Session 1 & 2 – Two Session Early Bird $90 if registered by July 1

Please complete and submit with your payment:
(Mail to: Stephen Hunt, 1342 Bay Rd, Stoughton, MA 02072)

Name: _______________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________ email: _______________________

Date of Birth: _________________ High School: (Circle) Y             N

Any Medical Conditions? ____________________________________________




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