KYSA Annual General Meeting
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of KYSA will be held on Wednesday, November 12, at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Bernard Avenue and Richmond Street. Agenda includes:
--reports from current Board members on 2014 activities;
--financial report for the current fiscal year
--election of officers for the 2015 season -- don't be afraid to come to the meeting and get forced into a Board position -- at the same time we are always looking for new members to contribute their skills and energy to our board. Some members have specific roles, while others are directors at large who often take on short term tasks as well as contribute to policy and procedure decisions of the Board. For more info, or to put your name forward as a Board member, contact Brian at email@example.com
--new business -- an opportunity to give your input into some important issues being considered for the next season, including:
--grouping practices for all teams in a specific age group to the same field and time
--more mixing of teams from year to year to try to ensure competitive balance and give players opportunities to make new friends and experience a variety of coaching methods
--rebating a portion of registration fees for head coaches who are certified by BC Soccer coaching clinics for the level at which they are coaching
We encourage all families who are members of our club to come to the AGM and contribute your ideas to improve the policies and operating procedures of KYSA.
Posted on Wednesday, Oct 29, 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 -- coming Oct. 31
Head Coach -- Nikki Friesen Head Coach -- Adil Rajwani
Madysin Martin Brewer
Girls U12 Boys U12 -- coming Oct. 31
Head Coach -- Dor'Ann Russouw Head Coach -- Brady Ibbetson
Girls U14 Boys U14 -- coming Oct. 31
Head Coach -- Keath Kemper
Final cuts to be made in the spring.
Megan Van Dam
Girls U16 -- evaluations to be carried out Boys U16
in the spring 2015
Head Coach -- Brad Farrell
Posted on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014
Division A Tryout Schedule
Players interested in playing Division A (more competitive) next season are invited to try out for those teams, as listed below. To be eligible, you must be born in the appropriate year (no playing up!), and must either be registered in KYSA this season, or living within the boundaries of KYSA (no players from other clubs eligible!). Please be at the sessions at least 15 minutes early for registration. Tryout fee of $15 (cash or cheque to KYSA) covers all sessions. Players must attend at least one tryout to be considered, and will improve their chances of being properly evaluated by attending all sessions. Where large numbers show up, cuts may be made before the final session. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water. Please pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org, including name, birthdate, 2014 team, and preferred positions (goal-defender-midfield-forward). This will help us plan, and allow us to contact you if any changes are made.
All tryout sessions will be held at Lillooet Field on Dilworth. Tryouts for the 2015 Division A teams are scheduled as follows:
Boys U11 (born 2004)
--Sunday, Sept. 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am
--Saturday, Oct. 18 9 - 10:15 am
--Saturday, Oct. 25 10:30 - 11:45 am
Girls U11 (born 2004)
Boys U12 (born 2003)
--Sunday, Sept. 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am
--Sunday, Sept. 28 1:30 - 2:30 pm
--Sunday, Oct. 19 9 - 10 am
--Saturday, Oct. 25 9 - 10:15 am
Girls U12 (born 2003)
Boys U14 (born 2001-2)
Girls U14 (born 2001-2)
--Sunday, Oct. 5 10:30 - 11:30 am
--Tuesday, Oct. 14 4:30 - 5:30 pm
--Monday, Oct. 20 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Boys U16 (born 1999-2000)
--Wednesday, Oct. 15 5:00 - 6:00 pm
--Wednesday, Oct. 22 4:30 - 5:30 pm
--Thursday, Oct. 23 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Girls U16 (born 1999-2000)
--Tryouts postponed till Spring -- not enough girls pre-registered, and no coach in place yet.
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
2015 Division A Coach/Player Selection Guidelines
In Divisional Soccer (U11, U12, U14, and U16), two tiers of competition are organized. Division A is a more competitive level of soccer, designed to provide an opportunity for more skilled players to play a more competitive schedule within the house league framework. It is still a house league program, with games on Saturday and one practice a week, with the possibility of a second if desired. All team members can expect to play at least half of each game. Each local club (Kelowna, Mission, Rutland, Westside and Lake Country) will provide at least one Division A team at each age level, but may add more if numbers and talent allow. Where more than one team is entered at an age level, the two teams will be drafted to be as equal as possible in age and ability.
Coach Selection Guidelines
Coaches interested in head coaching positions for U11, U12, U14, and U16 Division A teams may apply for consideration on the Division A Coach Application form (DivACoachApp) All current coaches will be notified by email, and info will be posted on our website. We also encourage coaches who don’t have children playing at that level to consider applying. From the applications submitted, a committee of KYSA Board members and the Division A Director will shortlist and interview where necessary, and may spend time observing potential coaches in game/practice situations. From that process, head coaches will be appointed for each team. Assistant coaches will be appointed after the team selection in the fall by the head coach, on approval of the KYSA Board.
Timeline for Selection (all dates may be adjusted for specific age groups or circumstances)
Sept. 1/14 – Coach application forms considered..
Sept. 1 - 15 -- Shortlisting, interviewing, and observation where required.
Oct. 1 – Deadline for appointment of head coaches where possible.
The following criteria will be considered in selection of head coaches:
--coaching experience and certification—our Div A coaches must have completed the appropriate BC Soccer level before the season begins
--communications with players, parents and referees
--capability of their child playing at the Division A level
This information may be gathered from the application form, from personal interviews, and/or from observations of the coaches in game/practice situations.
Player Selection Guidelines
For the 2015 season, at least one team per division will be selected. Where numbers exist, the Board may consider adding a second team. Roster numbers for these teams will be as follows: U11 and U12 -- 14 players U14 – 16 -- 18 players
All current coaches in U10, U11, U12, U14 and U16 will be notified of the tryouts and asked to pass the information along to their players. All players in those divisions will be notified by email of the tryout criteria and schedule. Info will also be posted on the KYSA website. Tryouts will begin in late September. Tryouts are open to all current KYSA players, plus any other players living within KYSA boundaries. Players will be asked to register ahead of time to help us determine numbers and plan sessions. A non-refundable tryout fee of $15 will be charged. All players may participate in the first tryout, but depending on numbers, subsequent tryouts may be by invitation only. Players must attend at least one of the tryouts to be considered for these teams. Tryouts will be run by an independent panel of coaches, including the team’s head coach and the Division A Director. At the conclusion of these tryouts, the full 2015 rosters of these teams will be selected.
The following criteria will be used in choosing players for this team:
--understanding of the game
--positional preferences (eg goalkeepers)
--commitment to the program (ie limited interference from other activities)
Posted on Wednesday, Jul 09, 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