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April 5th and 6th – Soccer For Life – The Soccer For Life course is designed for coaches of U13 and up players and is a required coaching level for Provincial level competitions (Zone Playdowns and Provincial Cup).  At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop and refine skills and tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence. Game formats develop from 8v8 to 11v11 (although no 11v11 prior to 13 years of age) as players grow through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods.

April 16th – Grassroots – U6 to U8 – This grassroots course is geared to the new coaches or coaches with little experience working with 4 to 8 year old kids. The course is approximately 3 hours in length. Contact rob at the WLYSA office for the payment code or for more information

These coaching courses are free to all those who are interested in becoming a WLYSA coach. To enroll, log on to http://www.coachcentre.ca/ (* Note: first time user will be asked to create an account). For more information contact Rob at the WLYSA office (250-392-1103 or e-mail admin@wlysa.com ).

Sports Med BC – Sport Safety Courses & Workshops

Sport Safety Courses & Workshops

Burnaby
Concussion Management Workshop
• Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 (7pm – 9pm)
• Fortius Sport and Health

Athletic Taping Course
• Saturday, May 24th, 2014 (9am – 5pm)
• Fortius Sport and Health

Sports First Aid
• Sunday, May 25th, 2014 (9am – 5pm)
Fortius Sport and Health

Surrey
Concussion Management Workshop
• Wednesday May 14th, 2014 (7-9pm)
Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Vancouver
Concussion Management Workshop
• Tuesday May 20th, 2014 (7-9pm)
Creekside Community Centre

Athletic Taping Course
• Saturday, May 31st , 2014 (9am – 5pm)
Creekside Community Centre

Vancouver Island

Concussion Management Workshop
• Wednesday May 14th, 2014 (7-9pm)
• Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence

To register: http://www.sportmedbc.com/events
For more information contact: alexs@sportmedbc.com

BC Soccer Scholarships

BC Soccer is proud to award scholarships every year to players and referees proceeding on to post-secondary education. The Scholarships are awarded at a special Awards and Scholarship Celebration at the British Columbia Soccer Association’s Annual General Meeting held in June each year. Applications must be signed off by your Youth District Chairperson or Adult League President. The completed application can either be forwarded to BC Soccer by the Youth District/Adult League or the individual who is applying for the scholarship application.

Applications must be received by the British Columbia Soccer Association Office by March 31st.

For more information and access to the Scholarship Application Form, click the link http://www.bcsoccer.net/scholarships

WLYSA Two-Deep Policy

The Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association requires two-deep adult supervision at all times in order to protect the interests of both the youth and the volunteers. This means that all WLYSA volunteers, whether they are a coach, an assistant coach, a team parent, a phoning parent, or a team manager, must always have another adult with them when they are with one or more WLYSA players. The second person can be another WLYSA volunteer or a parent/guardian, but must be a person over the age of 19.

Parents/guardians should never leave their child alone with a single adult. The parents/guardians of a child in the Mini Division must remain with their child at all times. It is recommended that parents/guardians of youth players in the Senior Division and parents/guardians of players on rep teams remain with their child at all times.

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