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Happy Friday WC Surf SC!

Today's newsletter is jam packed with recognition about our club's players, coaches and community soccer support.  We also have our Winter Development Academy registration open and spots still available for this January and February clinic.  

But first, join us in recognizing the International Soccer Hall of Fame's newest inductee, our very own, Coach Sissi.  A special feature celebrating Sissi is just below.

Enjoy your weekend WCSSC!

 

Sisleide Amor Lima, aka Sissi, WC Surf's beloved 07GB Coach and FIFA Legend was inducted into the International Soccer Hall of Fame this past Wednesday.  We are beyond proud of Sissi's accomplishments and continue to be so grateful for her huge role in our Club!  We have included an excerpt from Sissi's induction letter from the Hall of Fame committee, below.  To continue recognizing her, and this incredible honor, we have also set up a new Sissi FIFA Legend feature page on our WC Surf web site.  It is our hope that this page will allow Sissi's inspiring story to continue being told through our Club and Surf Nation.

Hall of Fame letter:

Since 2011, this Hall of Fame recognizes the main soccer players from all over the world, players with a great career that have been recognized by FIFA.  Each year, more than 50 journalists from 30 countries get together to vote for the new stars that should be given a place at the Hall of Fame.  In this last event that happened in Madrid, Spain on April 4th, you have been voted as “Member of the 2019 Generation”.

This is the reason I want to invite you and a companion of your choice, to the Award Ceremony that will happen in Mexico on November 12th so you can receive the trophy in person.

 
News and Notes:
Recreation program online registration will be open March 2020.

This will be our last club wide weekly email for the season, so please follow club updates via our social media and web site at www.wcsc.org.

INSTAGRAM: @wcsurfsoccer
FACEBOOK: @WalnutCreekSoccerClub
TWITTER: @wcscsoccer
 
Good luck to all our our competitive WC Surf teams! 

Featured games on Saturday, November 16th
08GB vs Napa @ HF #2  at 12:45pm kickoff Saturday
05BB vs Ajax East Bay @ Arbolado #2 at 1:30pm kickoff Saturday


National Letter on Intent Day - 3 WC Surf players sign!!!
WC Surf has 3 players who signed on National Letter of Intent day this past Wednesday. 

Congratulations go out to:
Uki Fujiwara - 01GB
California State University, San Francisco

Colby Allard - 01BB
California State University, Chico

Spencer Gillen - 01BB
University of California, Davis

Norcal Season Update 
41 WC Surf SC competitive teams will play in the NorCal Premier fall league.  Our teams will play at the highest level of the National Premier League (NPL), State Premier, Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Included in the NorCal fall league are 12 Fall Select teams too.  WC Surf is proud to feature a total of 53 teams playing this fall in NorCal Premier!

The Norcal Premier web site can be located here.  Final schedules, results, updates and educational stories are updated periodically on this site. Our teams play an 8-10 game Fall season and State Cup group games. We've added our "Featured Game of the Weekend" below and will continue to spotlight teams and key games throughout the fall.

Click here to follow our U14-U19 teams in state cup group matches.

 
Winter Development Academy
Registration is LIVE
 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

It is never too early to schedule continued player development in the fun, exciting and inspiring atmosphere that our Winter Development Academy offers.  Our annual player development academy runs over 6 weeks, and is 12 sessions offering expert instruction to every player regardless of the level they have played.  Scheduling of this program will be in January and February 2020.  

Please email programs@wcsc.org for any questions you may have about our upcoming Winter Development Academy.
 
Community News
WC Surf SC continues our support of college soccer - Let's support the local college soccer program and Coach Coop's Gaels!  The portal will remain open until 9:00am Saturday morning.

Saint Marys College - Men's game - November 16th vs Portland at 1:00pm

Click here - Walnut Creek Surf Club Day -  to purchase discounted tickets directly from SMC ticket office. 
NCAA Women's College Cup in our backyard! Let's go and support women's college soccer at the highest level in nearby San Jose at Avaya Stadium!
Click on this link to order your tickets and our club will support the teams together! 
Referee Education
American sports has rules in baseball, football, basketball and many other sports.  But did you know the soccer world wide goes by the term "Laws of the Game"?  The sport of soccer, world wide, is governed by FIFA which stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association. In English, the translation is: International Federation of Association Football.  Within the Laws of the Game, there's another association that governs how the game is managed by the referees, they are called The International Football Association Board (IFAB).  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!
COMMUNITY SERVICE REMINDER
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.
 

Parent video of the week - More than a Game video.  This was shown on Thursday, November 14th at our AGM and a great one for parents to watch.

Changing the Game Project

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Soccer Parenting

I Love to Watch YOU Play
Key Club Dates:
  • Club Day at Copa Soccer Training Center - December 16th
  • Competitive & Select Winter Break - December 21st to January 5th
  • Recreation Fall League Registration 2020 - March (specific date tbd)
  • Competitive 2020/21 Tryouts -
    • Youngers window starts May 3rd, we will post specific dates soon
    • Olders May 11th, 12th and 18th
  • Fall Select 2020 Tryouts - May (specific dates tbd)
  • Competitive Summer Break - Late May to Mid June (specific dates tbd)


Go WC Surf SC!
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