Join the 2021 Board

Hello soccer families,

Towards the end of every year, the SV/SLV Soccer Club Board of Directors says goodbye to retiring members and welcomes new members. Each year, in November, we hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM), where our voting members elect the board members to serve in the coming year.

Our community is fortunate in that we have dedicated volunteers, and there are currently returning candidates for most 2021 positions. However, we are looking for new candidates to fill the Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator. If you are interested in joining the board, please contact our Club President, Kimberly Petersen, at president@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org by October 27, 2020.

As Club elections are open to all, if you are interested in running for any position please also respond by October 27, 2020. The board positions are listed on our website at www.svslvsoccerclub.org under the About Us, Board of Directors tab.

Thank you.

SV/SLV Soccer Club

Fall Rec Update & Refund Info

After careful consideration, the SV/SLV Soccer Club has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fall Recreational Soccer Program. As a result, we are offering a full refund of your registration fees of $170 for U6 and $195 for U8-U19.

Alternatively, we have provided several donation options should you wish to donate the fee, or a portion of the fee, to our volunteer-run, non-profit organization. We greatly appreciate any donation amount.

Please complete the form below to either donate or request a refund for each registered player. The deadline to submit a refund request is September 15, 2020.

We look forward to the day when we will all be back on the pitch, playing the game we love!

REFUND REQUEST LINK:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe74As0UQGAhL-B68W49Z0kcBG7qZqPX7PNAWNOhiwhvzT2Yw/viewform?usp=pp_url

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Fall Registration Update

As we continue to monitor the impact of Covid on fall soccer, we understand there is uncertainty regarding what a fall soccer program may look like.  If you’ve already registered, we will provide full refunds if a program does not materialize.  We are currently working on a plan to extend registration and late fees or perhaps pause registration altogether.  We will provide an updates when available as we gain further insight into what types of safe summer and fall soccer activities can possibly occur.

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Become a Soccer Referee!

UPDATE: April 26, 2020

For those who signed up for the referee course:

The field session has been postponed until later this summer. CNRA is currently not scheduling dates. Please contact CNRA directly with questions relating to an existing registration. CNRA maintains all information relating to registration, please contact Samantha Moos smoos@nullcnra.net.

The Club is pleased to offer a referee training course. This training will lead to your level 8 referee license which allows you to referee our Club games for compensation. The class is open to adults and children 13 years old and older. Space is limited.

Online Session: Complete 4 assignments BEFORE attending field session
Field Session: POSTPONED – DATE TBD

More information: http://www.svslvsoccerclub.org/referees/

Registration: https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/1815

Contact the Club’s Referee Coordinator, Susie Nowak, directly for additional information: susienow@nullpacbell.net.

4v4 Refund

The following announcement was emailed to all 4v4 participants on March 28, 2020.

After careful consideration, we are making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 spring 4v4 program. As a result, we are offering a refund of your registration fees.  Alternatively, we would greatly appreciate anyone that would like to donate their fee to our volunteer non-profit organization by not requesting a refund.  To request a refund.

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COVID-19 Update

3/13 – UPDATE SV/SLV SC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following today’s recommendation from US Youth Soccer and CalNorth Soccer, SV/SLV Soccer Club is suspending all soccer activities including practices and games for Advanced Teams and 4v4 programs until April 15. We will provide updates as the situation continues to develop.

3/12 – SV/SLV SC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the evolving news relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Board of the Scotts Valley/ San Lorenzo Valley Soccer Club is monitoring the situation closely as advanced teams and recreational 4v4 have upcoming soccer activities. As a result, effective immediately, all Club soccer activities are postponed through March 31.

We will keep you alerted to any changes in this schedule as the situation continues to develop.

For more information on how to limit exposure to the Coronavirus and keep not only yourself but others around you safe, CalNorth Soccer provides useful information on its website here. You can also refer to the CDC guidelines here.

Thanks for your flexibility and patience as we navigate the best path for the safety of our soccer community.

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After Tryouts – What’s Next?

If you participated in Club tryouts, here’s an update. 

My Child Participated in the Tryouts – What’s Next? If your child participated in tryouts, he or she is part of the process for establishing our Comp Teams for Fall 2020 play. Coaches are currently reviewing tryout evaluations and have the difficult decision of deciding which players demonstrated the necessary ability and skill to make their team.

How the Process Works? We try to make player selection objective and, consequently, the selection process includes evaluations from independent tryout facilitators. This is a very difficult task when there is a large pool of deserving players. Coaches will contact all participants by email / phone or both to let players know their status.

What if My Player Makes The Team? The coach will inform you of the next steps in the process. This is a good  time to ask questions about team expectations and finances. Families have at least 48 hours to accept an offer.  If not accepted, the coach can offer the spot to another player. Fees include $230 for registration, $150 for uniforms, and $100-200 team fee.  If the team has a professional trainer, fees will be more and your coach can provide you with information.

What if My Player Tried Out for Multiple Teams? If an age group has more than one team, a player may receive multiple offers. It is the players’ choice which team they join regardless of prior team affiliation. If the player makes and wants to play with an ‘older’ team,  parents will complete the “Play Up Request” form as part of registration. The Board of Directors approves such ‘playing up’ requests on a case-by-case basis. Players can only accept an offer from one SV/SLV Soccer Club team.

What if My Player Does Not Make The Team? Teams have limited roster sizes. Coaches have difficult decisions, based on one or two tryout sessions. Often, players are separated by a single evaluation point (one may make the team and one may not).  Nevertheless, coaches need to name a final team roster where player evaluations are sometimes very close.

If your player does not make the team this year, encourage your child to continue playing soccer and developing his or her skills. Even if your player does not make the team this year, there will be opportunities next year to tryout again. Our Recreation soccer program is a fantastic program to continue playing and developing skills.

When Will We Be Notified? We ask coaches to communicate with parents and players by March 7th. This may include a brief email providing a status update.

What if I Am Not Contacted? If you are not contacted by a coach by March 10th, please email registrar@nullsvslvsoccerclub.org and we connect you with the coach to find out your player’s status.

SV/SLV Soccer Club

Comp Tryouts Start Feb 22

Comp soccer tryouts are on Feb 22, 23, 29 and Mar 1.  Check the schedule for your players birth year and gender for tryout date and times.  If you did not pre-register, please arrive 20 minutes early to complete tryout forms.  See you on the pitch!