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Hello Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club community,

We sincerely hope YOU and YOURS are safe and healthy during the shelter in place(SIP) mandate by the State and our County.  Our heart also goes out to all of the front line workers and essential businesses and employees.  Huge shout out to you and everyone that is caring for those in need during this unprecedented time in our lives.

We also hold a sense of optimism and hope at the club, like you and everyone around us, that our lives will return to a new normal and our children will be back in school and returning to the field sometime soon.  Our club is committed to you, our members, and are making best laid plans now for a return to play once we receive permission and guidance by Federal, State, County and the City of Walnut Creek.  Future planning is crucial to our return, so we offer updates to our Recreation Program registration below, and a few updates about our Select and Competitive programs in today's newsletter. 

We hope our club newsletter reminds you the club is busy preparing for the upcoming season(s) and can't wait to see you again on the field!

And...let's not forget about our wonderful and amazing MOTHER'S out there - THANK YOU for who you are and Happy Mother's Day!

Be safe, stay healthy and thank you for being part of our great club!

Healthy regards,
WC Surf SC
Recreation Program News and Notes:

Recreation (FALL) program online registration is OPEN 

We know our club will serve as a spring board to much needed athletic participation and support of each other once we're allowed to resume sporting activities. We want to be ready for that moment because it will come and we're hopeful it's this coming fall for you and everyone.

Our planning continues, with healthy optimism and our members in mind for our upcoming fall season of play.  We've made adjustments to our recreation registration fee, removed the purchasing of uniforms for this season, extended our early bird pricing, and are now announcing a FULL REFUND to each player registered IF the season is canceled before we start this fall due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  

Our registrations to date are quite less than historical averages as of today.  However, if we're cleared to play this season we will have several age groups with enough registered players to play.  There will be as many age groups that we will not be able to offer league play unless our registrations are increased to form teams.

We hope that adding of a FULL REFUND provision if we are unable to start a season will provide a sense of security to anyone with concerns or doubt about a season being played this fall.  

Please note: Early Bird registration will end at the end of this month, May 31st.  SAVE $$ by registering now!

Our recreation season typically provides 2000 or more children the opportunity to play soccer from August to November.  The club is committed to planning for the fall season and hope you will join us too.
 
There are several new and fun enhancements we are looking forward to in 2020.
  • New registration format
  • New coaching education offering
  • Increased social media presence for our players, coaches and parents!
  • Parent soccer education

Over the next few weeks we will continue to communicate out our recreation program details, calendar and key updates, including expected Covid 19 requirements and guidelines to ensure a safe return to play.

To learn more about our upcoming 2020 recreation season - click here


You can also follow the WC Surf SC via social media:
INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer
 
Select Program News and Notes:
 
Fall Select 2020 -
Due to the county Shelter in Place(SIP), we had to cancel the May scheduled tryouts.  Our planning for the Select program is ongoing and hope the return to play this fall will coincide with our recreation and competitive programs too.  Since Select teams are formed by the tryout process, we are hopeful for a July tryout for the U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups.  We suggest players that have interest in our Select program register HERE so we have your contact information and can communicate to you directly with updates.  If you've already registered for Fall Select, no need to register again.  

Parents - if you're interested in coaching a select team, we encourage you to reach out to our Select Coordinator, Mike Lattanzi at mlattanzi@wcsc.org for more information.

To learn more about our Fall Select program and to register for tryouts, click HERE.
Competitive Program News & Notes:


Competitive team updates:
All teams are being coached via virtual learning and will continue until we're back on the field.  Weekly curriculum, video training and fun individual skill development will be managed by each team's respective head coach.  Our Director of Coaching and his Age Group Coordinators continue to work hard at building and delivering content and direction.  Through our club's affiliation with Surf Nation, we continue to be supported by all of the Surf club's nation wide and are leveraging the online soccer tool, The Coaching Manual for our coaches and teams.  One of our many goals in this new training environment is to prepare now and be ready to go once we are allowed to return to the field.  

Competitive 2020/21 Update:
The club will be announcing an exciting and innovative method to forming teams for the 2020/21 season.  Direct communication to the current 2019/20 teams will be step one, then a broader update to our entire club and community following.  Exciting changes about to happen in the competitive program - look for updates forthcoming in the next few days, including the 2020/21 Professional Coaching Staff.

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


 
Surf Nation:
We are one of 26 Surf clubs in the nation now!  To learn more about Surf Nation and the many resources we are fortunate to receive being a Surf Nation club, click here.
Referee Resources & Education

New Referee Courses - The CNRA (California North Referee Association) has not scheduled any Entry Level Courses to date. Anyone interested in becoming a Referee in the 2020-2021 Season, may contact Referee Director, Sal Crispi, at assignorsal@astound.net. You must be a minimum of 13 years old to serve as an (AR) Assistant Referee & 14 years old to serve as a Referee or AR as of August 1st, 2020.  When courses are available, you will be notified when & where to apply. 

The WC Referee program is ongoing via CNRA Webinars offered through Zoom online on Monday’s & Wednesday’s.  In addition, informational links to websites offering game scenarios & tests have been published.  The Sr Staff & Ass’t Assignor Staff are meeting monthly online via Zoom in preparation for the beginning of the Fall Season, if and when that should occur.  Finally, we are also encouraging Referees to maintain fitness so we can hit the ground running when the season starts. 

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.  
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

From an interview by Jake Humphrey with Dutch football great, Robin Van Persie.  Listen the the advice he gives his son about soccer and life.  
"Winners take control"

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.

Changing the Game Project

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Soccer Parenting

I Love to Watch YOU Play
Key Dates:
  • OPEN - Recreation registration
    • Early Bird ends May 31st
    • Regular fee starts June 1st
  • Recreation fall season starts August 3rd (subject to change)
  • Fall Select tryouts - mid July (subject to change)
Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club
WCSURFADMIN@wcsc.org
www.wcsc.org

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