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I just signed my child up for soccer! Now what do I do? I don't know that much about it.

Relax and prepare for FUN! Soccer is just playing with a ball (except with others and with a few simple rules).

The rules at the basic level are: the ball is shared with your teammates, is kept away from your opponents, everyone has to "play nice", everyone gets their time with the ball, and the point of the game is to HAVE FUN!

How can I be a supportive parent?

Give consistent encouragement and support to your child (and others on the team) regardless of the degree of success, level of skill or time on the field. Your child wants to have fun, be with their friends, make new friends, improve and learn, feel good and wear "the stuff".

Stress the importance of respect for referees and coaches through discussions with your child. Meet with your coach privately to discuss important issues. It is distracting to your child and other teammates for you to yell directions from the sidelines. Cheer, relax, and let them play.

Serve as a positive role model, remembering emphasis on fun and teamwork. Support your team by being a volunteer, support your child by providing:
Age appropriate soccer ball (for use during each practice and at home)
Shin guards (for practice and games)
Water bottle with your child's name on it - Fresh water should be available to your child at each practice and game
Team shirt (paid for with your registration fee) during game and shorts/socks as indicated by your coach
Soccer shoes (recommended especially on wet fields, no metal or baseball/football type shoes with square or rectangular cleats) suggested, but not required. Soccer cleats should be rubber or molded plastic and no less than 3/8 inch in diameter.

Focus on the process of playing and not the outcome. Cheer any and all successes on the field; it does not matter what player or team. The other team is full of their friends (not their enemy), and they are all kids and want you there to see them play. Don't keep score. Don't care who wins or loses. They are having fun and that is the objective. Winning can become more important as the child develops; for that reason, administrators seek to form balanced teams to create equal opportunities to win and lose.

Adapted from US Youth Soccer Parent Education Program

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News Flash

TYSA Fall 2014 Registration is OPEN!! 

Online Registration:  https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/ncysa/2014/0088/fall/Welcome.html

 Paper forms and scholarship applications are available at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Office at 1078 Ecusta Rd. in Brevard, just behind Pisgah Forest Elementary School. Paper forms and check payments must be mailed to TYSA Registrar, 37 Placid Dr, Brevard, NC 28712, NOT to the Recreation Office.  Thank you!

Registration closes August 26. Open to players ages 4 -16 as of July 31, 2014.  (TYSA will consider requests for 3 year olds to play.  Email Carole Hargis hargis_5@mn.com) 

Base fee is $65 per player with a $10 sibiling discount for additional players. Early Registration Discount of $10 per player if registration is paid by July 25. Late fee of $10 per player if registration is received after the deadline. Unpaid registrants will be on a waiting list as of August 27. 

Season dates:  Saturday games September 20 through November 8, with a makeup date of November 15 if 2 games are cancelled. 

Please contact Registrar, Carole Hargis with questions: hargis_5@msn.com 


TYSA relies on our volunteer coaches.  If you are available to coach this fall or next spring, please fill out the Risk Management application at http://www.youthleaguesusa.com/ncysa/2014/RiskManagement.html, and then email hargis_5@msn.com for more information.  




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