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Hello Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club,

Today's newsletter recognizes our Recreation Program and our Club's gratitude for another successful season of rec soccer!  To our amazing volunteer coaches, thanks for being there for our players this season.  To our faithful parents, who supported their daughter or son at each game this season, thanks for being there and cheering on our players!  To our referee program, without you all, there would be no games, thanks for being there and supporting the players and coaches.  Until next season, thank you to everyone in our recreation program.

This weekend, our competitive teams are all battling for their spot in the fall league NorCal table.  With just a few weekends of matches to go, good luck to all teams!

Enjoy your weekend WCSSC!

 
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.
Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is NEXT WEEK! Please join us in attending the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm in the Civic Park Assembly Hall.

The position for Competitive Committee Member will be voted on at the AGM.  Nominees are listed below, and their personal statements can be found here.
  • Keith Rohrlick
  • Ron Roberts
  • Joe Hanko
Congratulations and THANK YOU to our entire RECREATION program - players, parents and coaches! Our 2019 season has now officially ended with the Walnut Tournament concluding last weekend.  All of our age groups, U6-U19 have had a wonderful, meaningful, and memorable experience this season.  Special shout out to Eric Freitag and his recreation committee for managing this program!

Following the holiday's we have our annual Winter Development Academy open to all players in our recreation program.  This 12 session clinic provides soccer skill development, in a fun atmosphere.  Led by our Professional training staff, WDA features a low player-to-coach ratio hosted on our wonderful fields, and is a great opportunity for any player looking to improve as a soccer player!  Check out our WDA registration information below.

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 tonight at Saturday
06GB vs Mustang @ Arbolado #1  at 1:15pm kickoff Saturday, 11/9
FS08B vs Ballistic United @ Heather Farm #2 at 6:00pm kickoff Friday, 11/8


Player Spotlight - 03GB Daniela Perez - National Team Call up
Our very own, Daniela Perez, who plays on Coach Kai's 03GB has been selected to play for the Nicaragua U20 National Team who will compete in the UNCAF FIFA Forward U-20 Central American Tournament in Guatemala from November 11-17.  Click here to read the entire article about Dani and her great opportunity to continue to play at the national level.  Congratulations and continued good luck, Dani!


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.

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 only 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 is accepting registrations! Only two spots remain in this program, so register asap! Click HERE 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.  

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



 
WC Surf SC continues our support of college soccer - Let's support the local college soccer program and Coach Coop's Gaels!

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 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.
 

Parent articles of the week - From The Positive Coaching Alliance, two great articles about parenting and supporting the coach and player:

Changing the Game Project

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Soccer Parenting

I Love to Watch YOU Play
Key Club Dates:
  • 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 -
    • 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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