Dear Novato Youth Soccer Families,
While it might seem that Fall 2019 is far off in the distant future, NYSA is excited to be making plans and preparing for the upcoming Rec Soccer season. To allow for forming the team rosters and setting the schedule well in advance of the opening kickoff, we are moving up the Registration period one month this year.
The registration window for the Fall 2019 Rec soccer season will open March 1, 2019 and will run through April 30, 2019. There will be a late registration period from May 1 to May 15, 2019. One of the primary reasons for the earlier registration period is to allow ourselves plenty of time to gather our volunteer coaches and set them up for a great and successful season. With this in mind, we ask that you take a moment to give consideration to joining us as a Rec soccer coach for the upcoming season.
Coaching youth sports is a great way to be active in our community. Not only do you get to share quality time with your child, but it also offers a great opportunity get to know some of the wonderful families that make up our town.
And it doesn’t matter if you know the game, or have coached before. This year, NYSA is putting additional effort into supporting our coaches, so they feel confident on the field and have as much fun as possible with their teams. We will be holding free coaching training sessions, sharing age-specific practice plans, and providing coaching gear that will liven up your practices through our Coach Registration incentives program.
We also know that sometimes it can be difficult to commit 100% of your time to coaching a team, especially if you are unsure about making it to every practice or game due to work or other family commitments. In these instances, it is great to enlist a friend as assistant coach or co-coach. Not only do you get to coach together, but you also ensure that both coaches’ kids will be on the same team.
If you want help coaching but don’t have anyone in mind, not to worry. Every season we pair up coaches that don’t know each other going into the season, but who end up having a great experience together, teaching the wonderful game of soccer and making a difference in the lives of the players on their team.
We look forward to assembling a great and dynamic group of volunteer coaches for the Fall 2019 Rec season. There is nothing more rewarding than turning a group of kids into a team, teaching life skills, sharing the love of the game, and building friendships for a lifetime. Standing on a vast field under the late afternoon sun, breathing in the crisp autumn air, watching your players laugh and go after the ball with excitement, what could be more satisfying?!
Thanks in advance! We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!
Novato Youth Soccer Association