Head Coach Certification
In an effort to provide the highest possible coaching to players in our province, BC Soccer has mandated that by the 2016 season, all head coaches must be certified at the level they are working by completing the coaching course designated for that level. KYSA supports that mandate, and will be encouraging all our head coaches to get certified even before that 2016 deadline. Once the schedule of courses for this area has been announced, all candidates for coaching next season will be notified, and encouraged to register for the appropriate course. All registration costs for the courses will be covered. As an additional incentive, our Board has agreed to provide a $100 rebate to their child's registration fees for all head coaches who are correctly certified at the level they will be working.
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
Team Assignment Procedures
In recent years it has become increasingly difficult to put together teams in Spring that are competitively balanced. Some teams have managed to stay pretty much intact from season to season, while others are continually changing players and coaches. Some teams seldom lose any games year after year, while others suffer through a series of seasons with victories few and far between. Some teams have very few or even no new players in the spring, as all their previous team returns. Others have over half their team made up of beginning players, who haven’t had the opportunities to develop their skills and game strategies like the more stable teams have.
Our board has decided to implement a different system, more in line with indoor soccer, hockey, baseball, and other local minor sports, using the following guiding principles for team selection:
--part of what house league soccer is about is providing opportunities for players to make new friends and experience a variety of coaching styles over their years in soccer;
--coaches will be asked for input re the relative strengths of their team and players at the end of each season, in preparation for team selection next season;
--within any age group, the main goal of player assignment will be to provide as much competitive balance as possible;
--school attendance will be spread among all teams, rather than teams being made up mostly by players from a particular school;
--players new to KYSA will be divided equally among all teams;
--players may be shifted to another team within the first couple of weeks where an obvious imbalance still exists.
Any changes to teams will be made by the Board, in consultation with coaches, but not at the request of parents wishing a different team for their child. We would appreciate parents’ support as we seek to achieve equity for all teams, but will respectfully offer a full fee refund if parents are dissatisfied with their child’s placement.
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
Standardized Practice Nights for Age Groups
For the 2015 season, the Board is proposing to schedule all teams in a particular age group to practice at the same place at the same time each week. Mission Youth Soccer has been doing this the last couple of years, and is very pleased with the benefits. Here are some of the reasons why it is being considered:
--teams can be scheduled to practice on a field that is appropriate to their age group. Goals will be the right size, field sizes will be correct, etc.
--support for coaches can be provided. For example, a lead coach can coordinate the curriculum and practice plans for age groups, and monitor and support coaches in ensuring players get the appropriate learning outcomes for their level.
--specialized sessions/clinics can be provided to all teams. For example, a goalkeeping clinic could be done for all team goalies as part of the regular practice for all teams.
--parents will be able to car pool neighbourhood kids or friends who may be on different teams, because they will all be practicing on the same field.
--where competitive balance is an issue, players can be moved to other teams without worrying about changing practice times and locations.
There are also some limitations to implementing this system. Some players may have conflicts with the practice night chosen for their age group. Coaches also may have other commitments on that night. Rutland and Mission clubs will likely have openings available to take care of these conflicts.
Posted on Monday, Nov 03, 2014
Final 2015 Division A Teams Announced
Thanks to all players who attended our tryouts this fall. Decisions are always difficult, but places are limited, so choices were made based on the best information available to the evaluators.
Teams will be posted as they are finalized. All players should register as usual early in January. Those who are not assigned to the Division A team will be placed on a Division B team when the season begins.
Girls U11 Boys U11
Head Coach -- Nikki Friesen Head Coach -- Adil Rajwani
Taylor Baker Aiden Currie
Madysin Martin Brewer Devon Bolton
Gabby Cavezza Ethan Methorst
Hannah Friesen Hudson Farrell
Ava Graf Izayah Rajwani
Tarynn Hope Kourish Dabiri
Stephanie Hyatt Lucas Weber
Taylor Janicki Mason Nabozniak
Ireland Jennens Mattias Reha
Makena Marble Nolan Dranchuk
Hannah Romano Rio Mendoza Angle
Emilia Schwarz Russell Kosec
Teah Thachyk Steven Xu
Girls U12 Boys U12
Head Coach -- Dor'Ann Russouw Head Coach -- Brady Ibbetson
Anna DeWynter Aiden Bell
Anya Raymond Brycen Thubron
Chloe Dehnel Declan Monaghan
Damia Thalheimer Jarrett Bridget-Taylor
Danielle Pelletier Jeremy Laverdiere
Flora Watt Joseph Uzelman
Georgia Insley Kai Koverchuk
Julia Groening Kolby Cyra
Madyson Greggor Kyle Mayner
Olivia Gran Kyle McLeod
Sailor Janes Logan Kam
Talia Russouw Rylan Ibbetson
Tianna Cavezza Sullivan Curran
Toni Willoughby Tanner Milligan
Girls U14 Boys U14
Head Coach -- Keath Kemper Head Coach -- TBA
Final cuts to be made in the spring. Adrian Russouw
Aimee Konstantinopoulos Gabe Uhrich
Annabelle Perry Justin Laverdiere
Emily Metz Kaden Phillipoff
Georgia Lawrence Kayan Cunningham
Grace Dietrich Kol Widall
Hannah Pagliaro Max Steppuhn
Jordan Kemper Ashton Swaby
Julia Basso Ayden Walker
Kassie Zukowski Brandon Heinrich
Katerina Czencek Dhevan Singh
Kenya Stoodley Eli Wielgosz
Llala Joseph Jonathan Bender
Malia Thompson Kaya Rajwani
Megan Johnston Lee Arnesen
Megan Van Dam Mitch Dowden
Paige Foster Taylor Werry
Girls U16 -- evaluations to be carried out Boys U16
in the spring 2015
Head Coach -- Brad Farrell
Posted on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014
Thanks to Kidsport/Canadian Tire Jumpstart
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of two community minded organizations. Kidsport and Canadian Tire Jumpstart have paid the 2014 soccer registration fees of 32 of our players, to a total subsidy of $4510. Without their help, these children would not have an opportunity to play this great game. Please consider donating to Kidsport and Canadian Tire Jumpstart programs when opportunities arise.
Posted on Thursday, Jun 05, 2014