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Hello WC Surf!

Another big weekend of soccer games upon us as our recreation season nears the end of the regular season and moves on to our exciting Walnut Tournament in a few weeks.  The select and competitive teams continue to battle against teams in the very challenging NorCal Premier and National Premier Leagues.  Good luck to all teams this weekend in your matches!

Please look for a couple of key announcements in today's newsletter.

Our annual Club Service Award is now open for nominations! This will be our 3rd annual service award recognition and a way the club membership can recognize a parent or youth volunteer that goes beyond the norm while providing our club the service our players so deserve.  If you have anyone to nominate, please see below and complete the nomination form.

High School soccer kicks off in early November!  Our club will continue to support the dozen or more high school's who have WC Surf competitive and select players trying out during high school tryout week.  Our WC Surf teams will not have scheduled training the week of November 4th so our players can concentrate on their high school tryouts and avoid over training.  Good luck to all of our HS age players in the coming weeks.
Our Club is currently collecting nominations for the Annual Club Service Award to recognize an individual volunteer who has made a significant impact to the club. Please nominate anyone whom you feel exemplifies the WCSSC mission to enrich the community by developing athletes with a strong foundation of skills to play at any level, providing our players and families an environment that focuses on teaching life lessons, and building a love for soccer.

Click here to make your nomination

We will be accepting nominations until Monday, November 11th. The winner and recipient will be recognized at the AGM Meeting on November 14th.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NEXT MONTH! Please join us in attending the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm in the Civic Park Auditorium.
Recreation Match Day #9

Good luck to all teams this weekend - play hard, have FUN!

Important Recreation Dates!
October 26 -  Regular Season Ends
October 26-27 - Walnut Tournament U14
November 2-3 - Walnut Tournament U9-U12

Recreation & Fall Select Game Schedule
Schedule for the U6 to U14 Girls and Boys schedule can be viewed by clicking HERE

Schedule for the U16 to U19 Girls and Boys schedules can be viewed via the NorCal Premier web site HERE

Schedule for the Fall Select U10, U12, U14 and U16 teams can be viewed via the NorCal Premier web site HERE

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
Competitive teams have a very busy weekend of scheduled games for the fall NorCal Premier season.  Good luck to all WC Surf teams! 

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

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.

Featured games this weekend, both on Saturday, October 19th
Girls - 07GB vs Marin FC @ Arbolado #2 12:00pm
Boys - 01BBlue vs DFC '01 @ Ygnacio Valley HS 5:45pm


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.  The fall season starts August 24th and we will continue to feature a girls and boys "game of the week" in each weekly Club newsletter.

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
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.
 
Club Programs update: WC Surf SC and TOP XI have forged a partnership to provide semi-private technical training that specializes in training female soccer players! Director of Coaching, Adam Cooper has announced this new and customized training program led by Kim Yokers, former WC Surf SC trainer, and professional soccer player.  The October program has one or two more spots available - please contact Kim directly at TopXIsoccerschool@gmail.com if you would like to request a late add. 
The November/December 6-week session registration will be live early next week.  Keep an eye on THIS LINK for more information and the link to register.
Community News
Bay Area College Soccer is fully in season.  Our club will be promoting several schools and games during the fall season to support community college soccer, learn from the high level played, and have fun as a team and club together.  We also have several WC Surf Coaches who are also college coaches.  Our club Director of Coaching, Adam Cooper, is the Head Men’s Coach at Saint Mary's College and was named the 2018 National college coaching staff of the year. His team was the only undefeated D1 team in the country tying their quarterfinal NCAA playoff but not advancing in penalty kicks. We also have Sissi, an Asst. Coach at Solano College, and Kai Edwards, Asst. Coach at Cal Berkeley, women's team.

Here's a link to the local Bay Area college teams for easy reference.  More information to follow soon about attending games!

Saint Mary's College - Women's & Men's schedules
Cal Berkeley - Women's & Men's schedules
Stanford - Women's & Men's schedules
Solano College - Women's schedule
DVC - Women's page
Contra Costa College - Men's page



 
Referee Program
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.

Video of the week - click here to view

Changing the game in youth sports:
John O'Sullivan at TEDx Bend 

Ask yourself: "How can I change the game?"

Changing the Game Project

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Soccer Parenting

I Love to Watch YOU Play

Sports Parenting in 10 Words or Less
Sports Parenting is the challenge we make it--so, let's make it a positive one!  We encourage all WC Surf Soccer Club parents to take on these "10 words" and weave them into your own parenting.  Our kids deserve our best. 
Let's be positive parents, one words at a time.
Key Club Dates:
  • Walnut Tournament U14 - October 26th & 27th
  • Creek Cup Bronze Level - October 26th & 27th
  • Walnut Tournament U9-U12 - November 2nd & 3rd
  • Winter Select Tryouts - November 5th and 7th
  • Annual General Meeting - November 14th 
  • Competitive & Select Winter Break - December 21st to January 5th
  • Recreation Fall League Registration 2020 - March (specific date tbd)
  • Competitive 2020/21 Tryouts - April/May (specific dates tbd)
  • Fall Select 2020 Tryouts - May (specific dates tbd)
  • Competitive Summer Break - Late May to June (specific dates tbd)


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