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Any remaining uniforms needed or size exchanges for U6-U10 can be picked up from Gwynne Sat am at Ferrucci.
Practice schedules are available through the following link -Rec Practice Schedules
There will be no practices on Halloween, Weds 10/31.
Players cards will not be required for RSA U6-U10 teams with birth years 2009-2015, which includes the Micro teams.
Player cards for U11 and older will be printed and given to coaches. Laminate the white side of each card only with a 1x1 head shot of each player. You can cut a 1x1 pic out of any team photo or any photo to obtain a head shot. No signature required. Self laminating sheets are easy to use.
Hello SSUL Coaches and Team Managers,
We’d like to begin by thanking you for coaching in the SSUL fall soccer league. We would not be successful without your time and talent. To help get the SSUL season started off on the right foot, we’re providing a summary of information we believe you’ll find useful for the season. We’re also asking that you respect the Operating Procedures identified below to help the SSUL run smoothly and promote integrity as we mature and grow.
Game Day Rosters - Everyone’s game day rosters in Affinity should be complete and accurate. Please print, then verify that everyone that might play in the game appears on the roster.
- Please review your Affinity roster as soon as possible and verify its accuracy. Please let your club registrar know about any discrepancies.
- Print 2 game day rosters prior to each game and bring with you to give to the referee.
- Game day rosters can only be printed 3 days prior to game date and includes opposing roster information.
- Instructions for Printing a Game Day Roster for SSUL are attached.
Player Cards – Everyone on your SSUL spring roster should have a player card (including coaches). Note: Player cards are not required for U10 teams
- New cards should be created for your team for Fall 2018 season. Photos will need to be attached and the cards laminated.
- If you don’t have a Player Card for all of the players on your game day roster, please contact your club or association registrar to generate these for you.
- Bring player cards to every game.
NOTE: Teams that are unable to provide valid Game Day Rosters and corresponding Player Cards per our SSUL Operating Procedures may risk possible forfeiture of games (player cards not required for U10 teams).
1.10 Game Roster Sheets
(a) Prior to a SSUL game, coaches must provide the referee with a SSUL approved game roster sheet and valid player passes (cards) for all players upon referee request. Players on player pass must be listed on the roster.
(b) All misconduct incident reports must be reported to the SSUL following the SSUL Disciplinary Committee process.
Game Time and Location – By now, all teams should know when and where they are playing (at least their next few games). This information can be accessed by going to https://sites.google.com/ssul.org/ssul/schedule and find your specific division and team. If time and location are not populated, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll help track this information down for you.
- SSUL administrators form league brackets (divisions) based on age groups, number of teams, and play level in team placement meeting
- The SSUL scheduler then creates team match-ups and dates for games, which is done and posted here, Fall 2018 Schedules and Standings
- Your club’s field scheduler then allocates times and location information for all ome games for your team.
- Once schedules are complete, coaches / team managers will be expected to contact their opponents to share this information and to get reciprocal away game information from them.
- Time and location of games should be updated in Affinity once these decisions are made.
- Rescheduling will need to be coordinated with opposing team and club game schedulers.
- Instructions for rescheduling in Affinity are available in section 4.2 of the attached WA Team Admin Handbook.
Score and Game Reporting
- After each game, access Affinity to enter game score and any disciplinary action (red or yellow cards) that occurred during the game for both teams.
- Instructions for game scoring in Affinity are available in section 5.1 and 5.2 of the attached WA Team Admin Handbook.
- Please treat players, coaches, and referees as you would want to be treated yourself.
- When leading by 5 or more goals, keep scores down and challenge your players in other ways.
- Sideline behavior is your responsibility. All comments from the sidelines are expected to be positive and supportive of the players, coaches, and officials. Remind player families that their responsibility is to enjoy watching their child play. If you require support in this effort, please let us know.
Goal Differential Guidance – to support a positive experience for all teams, coaches are expected to encourage fair play and sportsmanship on match day. This includes being aware of the score and making adjustments to their team in accordance in order to maintain a maximum goal differential of 6. Coaches will contact the SSUL Operations Committee any time there is a score line that exceeds 6 goals and provide an explanation as well as plans for addressing reoccurrences in subsequent matches. SSUL administrators will follow up with non-compliant coaches and clubs. (Section 1.6 of Operating Procedures and Rules of Competition)
We hope you all have a great season! Please keep us updated on ways we can improving SSUL for you and all teams participating.
SSUL Board and Administration
Players - Please check with your coach as to how the team will order uniforms.
Uniforms for U11 and older can be ordered through Eagle Ink. If your team has uniforms from last year, you may use those and fill in any additional uniforms/items needed for new players, sizes etc. Eagle Ink can try to match your existing if needed.
Eagle Ink is a local company and will be able to supply before the first game, if ordered before August, 29th.
Uniforms will be available to order individually through this link - http://eagleinksp.com/rsaelite/?product_cat=recreation-uniforms. This will take you to the Recreational Uniforms that was set up just for RSA Union. Parents can order & pay for their individual order.
Coaches can email a complete list of uniforms sizes with #'s to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment will be accepted upon pick up and they will take individual payments from each player (cash or check).
Coaches - Please communicate with your team as to how they should order.
Uniforms have been picked up for U6-U10 teams, birth years 2009-2014 which includes 2 different color uniform tops. These can picked up by coaches from Gwynne at Ferrucci on Mon, Weds or Thurs from 5-8pm. Micros will be handed out at Micro practice.
If you have questions regarding your order you can call Eagle Ink - office #253-268-0744.
Any other questions, please email email@example.com and Diane will help guide you in the right direction.
Thank you all for your patience while the details were worked out.
If you are still needing equipment or additional picture day packets, please contact Gwynne at 561-512-9713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be blank picture packets available to fill out on picture day.
Look for info in your 2019/2020 Coaches packet.
ACTION REQUIRED COACH OR MANAGERS MUST SCHEDULE THE TIME!
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Thank You and see you on Picture Day.
Any Questions feel free to give us a call
You may view your roster on Sportsengine -
You must be logged into Sportengine though www.rsasoccer.org with the account you registered with, go to your profile, then you should see your team under teams and/or Groups, then you should be able to go to manage team...from there you should be able to print your contact list or send an email right from there. Teams have been imported over to Affinity which Washington Youth Soccer's site in which we receive our player insurance and player cards.
Please note, not all players imported correctly....a player or 2 missing here and there, and sometimes it has parents names as the child. Any new registrants in the last week also did not import over. I will be working to manually add these players. This may take some time.....
If you have not already contacted your players, please do so now. They are all excited to start soccer =)
To access your team in Affinity Sports, go to: http://wys.affinitysoccer.com. Affinity is Washington Youth Soccer site in which we receive player cards.
---Click the user login located in the upper left corner of your screen.
---Enter your username and password to access your account. This is the same as you used to complete your background check. If you have not done this.....now would be a great time!
Players cards will not be required for RSA teams with birth years 2009-2015, which includes the Micro teams.
Player cards for U11 and older will be printed and given to coaches. Each player card will need a 1"x 1" picture of the player and the card laminated. Once RSA receives all players cards from the association where they are printed, an updated will be posted and/or email will go out.
To complete your Washington Youth Soccer background check through Affinity please click on the following link-
Please select Rainier Soccer Alliance from drop down menu
In the coming months (early 2019) all registration platforms will be implementing a SAFE SPORT check box. This will be mandated in order to be risk managed approved for participation….vendors are working on this aspect. Currently this is not required, except in the cases of the US Development Academies, but will be very soon.
The three 30-minute training modules including Sexual Misconduct Awareness, Mandatory Reporting and Emotional and physical misconduct can be found here at the SafeSport website.
Enter the Access Code: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M
Individuals will then be asked to create an account.
The participating organization is US Soccer.
Information on Compliance with House Bill 1824 - "Zackery Lystedt Law"
Policies for the management of Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) in youth soccer
On May 14, 2009 the Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire, signed House Bill 1824, also known as the "Zackery Lystedt Law". Effective July 26, 2009, the Lystedt Law directly affects youth sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries and requires that:
An informed consent must be signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition
A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion must be removed from play – "when in doubt, sit them out"
A youth athlete who has been removed from play must receive written clearance from a licensed health care provider prior to returning to play
Washington Youth Soccer has developed the guidelines, pertinent information and forms to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and their parent(s)/guardian(s) of the nature and risk of concussion including continuing to play after concussion or head injury. Each member association and club will work in concert with Washington Youth Soccer to disseminate these materials and ensure compliance with the new law.
Read full House Bill 1824 "Zackery Lystedt Law"
Information on Compliance with Senate Bill 5083 - "Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act"
The safety of our players is paramount to Washington Youth Soccer. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for youth athletes, with as many as 1 in 250 youth athletes having a heart disorder that may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. On July 24, 2015, a new State of Washington law regarding sudden cardiac arrest awareness will go into effect. SB 5083 – referred to as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Act – was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor with the intent of making youth athletes, their families, and coaches aware of sudden cardiac arrest.
Similar to the Zachery Lystedt Law (HB 1824) for concussion awareness passed in 2009, SB 5083 specifically outlines requirements for private nonprofit groups, such as youth soccer clubs/associations, to comply with prior to their first use of school facilities in Washington State by the private nonprofit group. For our member organizations, this means that each club/association that requests school fields/facilities must comply with SB 5083 before the school district will allow use of their facilities.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) recently notified WA Youth Soccer of the new law and WIAA has been charged by the Legislature with providing resources for school districts and private nonprofit groups to comply with the new law and raise awareness of this important issue.
Requirements for Member Clubs and Associations
In order to comply with SB 5083, there are three main areas of immediate action for our clubs and associations:
Annual Statement of Compliance (waiver) from Parent/Guardian and Player – each year, prior to the beginning of the soccer season, each registered soccer player and the player’s parents and/or guardian must sign and submit to the club or association a statement of compliance that the player and parents have both reviewed an online pamphlet providing information about sudden cardiac arrest.
Coach Training and Certificate of Completion Every Three Years - every three years, each WA Youth Soccer coach and assistant coach must complete an online sudden cardiac arrest prevention program and submit a certificate showing completion of the program to the club/association. WIAA is still working on the training program for coaches; in the meantime, WIAA recommends the use of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) online training. The training takes approximately 15 minutes and is available for free at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032.
Statement of Compliance from Club/Association - when a club/association plans to use the fields of a school, it must then submit to the school district a Statement of Compliance, which is a certificate stating that it has the statements of compliance from the players and parents/guardians and the training certificates of completion from the coaches, in compliance with the Act.
The Statement of Compliance must also certify and provide proof of insurance meeting the requirements of the Act. The insurance policy requirements are:
an accident and liability policy
with coverage of at least $50,000 for bodily injury or death of one person or at least $100,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more persons in any incident; and
issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in Washington State.
Our insurance provider, Pullen Insurance, has confirmed that our 2014-2015 insurance policies meet the requirements of the Act and the 2015-2016 Certificates of Insurance (COIs) will include language specifically stating that compliance with SB 5083 is met by the named insured. 2015-2016 COIs will be distributed to Member Associations in early-to-mid August once the policies are made available to WA Youth Soccer.
The Act specifically applies to clubs/associations using school facilities. In order to best protect our athletes and our organizations’ volunteers, board members, and coaches, the WA Youth Soccer Board of Directors will be considering a new policy to require sudden cardiac arrest awareness compliance for all members of WA Youth Soccer at their next meeting on August 22, 2015.
RSA Union is managed by volunteers. Info for coaches can be found under the coaches corner .
Those that are interested in Coaching, Managing or helping out in any way please check back here soon for coaches registration.
Thank you for coaching!!