Hello Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club!

Tons of information in today's newsletter.  We know it's long, and encourage you to read and scroll through the entire newsletter for fun stories, photos, updates to our recreation & competitive programs, clinic announcements, and a player spotlight on Daniela Perez and her World Cup U20 experience.

Our club is committed to providing our members information, education and a great soccer experience for players, parents, coaches and referees.  If we're guilty of over communicating with long newsletters, we accept that as more information is better than less, right?

Thanks for being on our team, enjoy your weekend WCSSC!

Gooooooooooooooaaaaaaallllllllll - Back by popular demand, our Finishing Fridays clinic!  Led by FIFA Legend and World Hall of Fame inductee, Sissi, players will receive instruction on how to not only finish in the final 1/3rd, but also learn about passing and receiving, visual cues, and various methods on striking the ball! Finishing Friday's provides an opportunity to players who want to improve their skill, tactical awareness and the mental approach to finishing on goal.  Space is limited so register now to ensure your spot in this clinic and a chance to learn from Sissi and our professional training staff.  Click here to register for our Finishing Fridays clinic.
News and Notes:

Recreation (FALL) program online registration will be open March 2020.

We are excited about the upcoming fall 2020 recreation soccer season and are busy finalizing our registration for players and coaches.  Our registration start date will be announced very soon via this web site, club newsletter, and club's social media chanels.  

There are several new and fun enhancements we are looking forward to in 2020.

  • new registration format
  • new uniforms
  • new coaching education offering
  • increased social media presence for our players, coaches and parents!
  • surf nation game video option
  • parent soccer education 

Over the next few weeks we will continue to communicate out our recreation program details, calendar and key updates.

Winter Select program started in December and is currently playing in the AYSO league.  Our 10 teams represent over 200 players who compete against local and regional soccer club's.  To follow and support our Winter Select teams, go to your app store, search for WCSSC fields and download the app.  Our select and competitive teams will be listed if they have games in Walnut Creek.  

Congratulations to many of our winter select teams that participated in the President's Cup earlier this month.  Check out the photos of our teams and congratulations to six of our teams that played in the finals, 3 of which raised the championship trophy!

Fall Select 2020 Tryouts - 
The club has announced our 2020 Fall Select tryouts
May 13th and 14th for U10, U12 and U14 girls and boys.  We will not be offering a U16 age group in 2020.  More details will become available closer to tryout dates, including field location, tryout registration, etc.

You can also follow the WC Surf SC via social media:
INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer
Competitive program news & notes:

Featured games this weekend:
All teams will return to the training grounds March 2nd with our older teams coming off their high school break and joining our Academy and U9 thru U13 teams.  Matches resume for most teams March 7th, including upcoming showcase and tournaments.  Exciting spring upon us for all competitive teams.

Important - Player & Parent Agreement - Notice of amendment as of February 1, 2020.  The updates include slight changes to the Player & Parent agreement regarding 24hr cooling off period, Surf Nation communication, and a revised Grievance process.  Please click here to view Player & Parent competitive program agreement.

Competitive 2020/21 Tryouts:
U9-U14 (Youngers) May 3rd, 5th and 6th (call backs as needed)
U15-U19 (Olders) May 11th, 12th and 18th (call backs as needed)

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.
NorCal Premier State Cup Update - 
The weekend of February 22nd and 23rd in Modesto was the site of NorCal Premier's State Cup finals for the 2007 and 2008 age groups.  WC Surf SC had two teams in the finals.  Our 2007BW team led by Coach Mike Morgan WON the PlatinumA division with a 2-1 score.  Our girls 2008GB team led by Nara Fonseca finished in second place in a very close game.  Check out their team photos below - Congratulations '07BW and '08GB
Competitive Player Spotlight 
Daniela Perez, '03GB and U20 National team player for Nicaragua

Daniela Perez - 2003GB and World Cup U20 Player for Nicaragua!
The FIFA U20 CONCACAF region knockout round for Nicaragua was played yesterday vs Puerto Rico.  The game was 0-0 until the 77th minute and Puerto Rico scored and held on to a 1-0 win.  Congratulations to Dani and Nicaragua for an excellent effort and participating in World Cup qualifying! 
Referee Resources & Education

WCSC Referee and current USSF National Referee, Stephen McGonagle, is now a member of PRO & eligible for assignment as Ass’t Referee to MLS Games! It’s a big step up for Stephen, one of the best young Referees out of the WC Ref Program!  Congratulations Stephen, we are proud of you!

Want to become a referee? check out the Walnut Creek Referee web site - click here.  The fall season is fast approaching and referee certification courses will be offered during the summer.  

There were several changes and modifications to the Laws of the Game recently, for those of you interested, check out these links for interesting reading and to broaden your knowledge of the game.

2019/20 Laws of the Game

Mobile App Laws of the Game

To note: WC Surf SC has programs that are locally, regionally and nationally governed.  The Laws of the Game, and modified rules, are then applied to various age groups in our recreation and competitive programs.  Not all age groups have the exact same Laws of the Game or rule modifications.  Check with your Coach or email us if you have questions.

And be sure to THANK A REF when you are out there this weekend!
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.  
As a gentle reminder, please be reminded about posted signs while visiting our local schools and city parks.  Thank you for your cooperation and support.
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.

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 Club Dates:
  • Recreation Fall League Registration 2020 - March (specific date tbd)
  • Competitive 2020/21 Tryouts -
    • U9-U14 (Youngers) May 3rd, 5th and 6th (call backs as needed)
    • U15-U19 (Olders) May 11th, 12th and 18th (call backs as needed)
  • Fall Select 2020 Tryouts - May 13th and 14th
  • Competitive Summer Break - 
    • U9 - U13 May 10th to June 14th
    • U14 - U19 May 22nd to June 21st

Go WC Surf SC!
Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club

Tag us on Social!
When you post your game pics and videos tag us, and we would love to feature you!  Our social media managers are on alert all weekend and excited to post your pics in our stories and feeds!  Tag us with the info below, send a DM...then look for your featured post on our pages.

INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer
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