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Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club Community,  

Today's club newsletter focuses on our upcoming 2021 recreation program and a message from our new Recreation Coordinator, Obaid Mohammadi.  We're very hopeful that the we can return to the field and have games this coming fall.  Now is the time we have to prepare and Parent Volunteer Coaches are needed.  Next month we'll go live with our recreation registration so if you're interested in coaching, please be ready to register too!

Enjoy the rest of your 3 day weekend, full of Valentine's Day love and honoring President's Day.

Best to all members,

Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club



 
Recreation Program News and Notes:
 
Hello families!

My name is Obaid.  After 6yrs of volunteering to coach and serving on the recreation committee, I was nominated and voted in to coordinate our recreation program for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.  My passion runs deep for youth sports, specifically soccer and giving back to our community.  Like you, I too am anxious to be back on the sidelines but foremost to see our kids off their devices, smiles on their faces and enjoying a sunny day on the pitch.  The last 10 months has been a surreal experience but it has also brought so much appreciation for all that our community offers.

Foremost – none of what we do is possible without volunteerism.  Yes, it’s a sacrifice to be a team parent-helper, assistant coach or taking on the responsibility of a head coach.  It’s just difficult to make the time, find the patience and commit.  I’m reminded of a quote that reads, “One day you’ll wake up and there will be no one left to take to practice.”  

We have a finite number of days to enjoy our kid’s journey thru developing as young women and men, on and off the sport fields – then they’re off on their own explorations.  I recall the *one* coach that had a lasting impression on me simply by her example and not so much her words.  Her compassion to simply be by my side silently when I was down, then celebrating my successes of all varying categories with me passionately as though it were hers.  Sometimes that’s all our kids need…  

As we head into the 2021 season, there are still unknowns but we are more encouraged for this season than 2020.  Your volunteer parents on the recreation committee is focused on delivering a season to you that is in accordance with the State, County and City safety recommendations.  Safety and sensibility is our primary concern.  We are also working on what our season may look like in late summer to early fall.  Again, we’re encouraged that with the various phases of the vaccine roll-out our environment as a whole will be safe and we’ll be cleared by the State to return to play.

With that said – we need you.  The soccer community is nothing without parent volunteers to coach and help us in the recreation committee.  As of now our most urgent need is just one more parent to help us in the recreation committee.  Please message me directly at obaid@wcsc.org if you’re interested.  

To our coaches – thank you!  Thank you for coaching in years past.  Please look for registration notification to go out in the coming weeks.  Please sign-up again and help us have a season.  Let’s do this together, in a responsible and safe manner to bring back soccer to our fields.

Best,

Obaid 


If you have any general questions about our recreation program, contact obaid@wcsc.org or club operations at wcsurfadmin@wcsc.org.

You can also follow the WC Surf SC via social media:
INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer
 
 
Select Program News and Notes:
 
Reminder Updates:

The 2021 Fall Select and 2021/22 Winter Select programs are also being planned with club operations and our Select Program Coordinator, Logan Lee.  Our schedule will mirror previous seasons, with our Fall Select offering U10, U12 and U14 boys and girls teams.  Tryouts for these teams are tentatively scheduled for June.  Season is played August to November.

The 2021/22 Winter Select season will return to our club's offering and will parallel the age groups of the Fall Select and have tryouts in November.  Season is tentatively planned for December to March.  

As more information becomes available, including tryout registration, we will update via club newsletter, web site and social media channels.  If you have any general questions, please reach out to our Select Coordinator, Logan Lee.

You can also follow the WC Surf SC via social media:
INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer




 
Competitive Program News & Notes:

Return to Play - Spring:
Competitive program was updated last week with our "return to play" spring plan.  We continue to push forward with our camp trainings and prepare for the March 1st. training schedule.

Tryouts/Team Formation:
We are awaiting the final "tryout window" dates from NorCal Premier and once the dates have been released, we will message our club with further details, including our registration.  We expect the tryout window to be on or around mid-May to June months, and have begun our 2021/22 preparation around this time frame internally.  

Again, as more definitive details become available, we'll communicate club wide.  

Reminder Upate:

The return to play guidance from the State has been issued as of December 14th - chart below as provided by CIF.  The 4 tier youth sport return to play guidelines has SOCCER in the orange tier.  Until the positivity rate of Covid drops to the orange tier level, we are unable to have contact & competition.  Once we get to the orange tier and it's safe to play according to the State and County officials, our competitive teams will be ready and alternative scheduling of friendlies and/or NorCal Premier spring league matches.  More details to follow directly to our competitive players and families.  



You can also follow the WC Surf SC via social media!
INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer
SURF NATION
Surf Nation:
We are one of 30+ Surf clubs in the nation!  To learn more about Surf Nation and the many resources we are fortunate to receive being a Surf Nation club, click here.  Looking for soccer gear, cleats, club spirit wear? Get online and go to our club's exclusive uniform provider, SOCCER.COM to order!

 
Club Fundraising Campaign

Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club is excited to announce a new partnership with Cogeo, a nationally respected consulting firm, to create a successful fundraising strategy in 2021 and beyond.  Cogeo is a consulting firm that specializes in non-profit organizations.  Our club is ready to explore and execute on several fundraising initiatives in the near future, and with Cogeo's knowledge and guidance, we have a great firm to work with to achieve our fundraising goals.

Club President Brad Bowles has this to say, "The Walnut Creek Soccer Club was founded in 1971 as a small youth community-based soccer club.  As we have grown during the past 50 years (now to a Club of nearly 2900 children) we continue to look for ways to develop the Club and serve our membership.   Partnering with a nationally known and respected firm like Cogeo, will enable the Club to grow and provide new and exciting opportunities for not only Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club but the entire community."

Over the next few weeks, we will be updating our Club's membership on the fundraising initiatives, campaigns and how to become more involved with our efforts.  

 To read Cogeo's announcement - click HERE.

 

Thank you and GO WC Surf!

Steve Chappell 
General Manager


 
Referee Resources & Education

New Referee News -

We need referee's for the upcoming recreation, select and competitive league matches!  Now is the time to either renew your coaching license, register to become a referee, or inquire within about our referee program.  Please see the links below to help you become more familiar with the laws of the game and to become a referee.

Referee laws - IFAB (International Football Association Board) - Click here to learn more about the laws of the game

To learn more about the Walnut Creek Referee Program, click HERE.  

Sal Crispi, Director, WC Ref Program @ tedoutwest@gmail.com
Domenico DeLuca Ass’t Director @ domenico@affinityproducts.com 

Our Community
WC Surf SC has their administrative office in the new Sports Mall at 2658 Shadelands Drive.  Check out the other great youth sport organizations - something for everyone! Click here for more information about each of these organizations.  
Huge shout out to our local COPA Soccer Training Center and support of their world class training experience for soccer players.  Check out their special promotions for deals on their Speed Lab and Player Performance experiences!
Parent Sideline (Education)
Our intention of this section is to offer resources to our parents on methods, ideas, and stories about great ways to be a support while enjoying how your son or daughter plays this beautiful game!  The groups listed have no association with our club, yet we find them informative, helpful, and impactful.

From our Surf Nation HQ office, here is a podcast that may be helpful and of interest:
"Inside Surf" Podcast - Check out any of the podcast's made available to Surf Nation

Check the links out at your convenience and explore the wonderful world of the soccer sideline and how to further support the players, coaches and referees of our club.

SoccerToday

Changing the Game Project

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Soccer Parenting

I Love to Watch YOU Play

The Reformed Sports Parent
Key Dates:
  • 50th Year Club Anniversary
    • 2021
  • Recreation Season Registration
    • March TBD
  • Spring Break Camp
    • March & April TBD
  • Select/Competitive Season Tryouts/Roster formation
    • May/June TBD
  • Summer Camp
    • June, July, August TBD
Club Feedback? we value your feedback and have made it available now for any of our club members to let us know how our club is doing and offer any comments, suggestions or experiences that might be helpful to improve our club.  CLICK HERE and thank you for your support.
Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club
WCSURFADMIN@wcsc.org
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