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U8–U18 COACHES MEETING AUGUST 2012 Burnaby Girls Soccer Club A Place for Every Girl to Play.

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1 U8–U18 COACHES MEETING AUGUST 2012 Burnaby Girls Soccer Club A Place for Every Girl to Play

2 Agenda Introductions Success In The News Coaching Info Fields Equipment & Keys Pre-game Information Game Day Referees Scheduling BGSC Events Technical Program Questions

3 Introductions PositionPerson Micro - U7Andrew Fraser U8 AGCHeidi Hughes & Paul Ruben U9 AGCVivian Young U10 AGCZeljko Cecic (acting) U11 AGCSandi Taylor U12 AGCZeljko Cecic U13 AGCZeljko Cecic (acting) U14 AGCMargo McGarry U15 AGCTom Berry U16 AGCPerry Pomponio U17 AGCRob Bains U18 AGCTom Berry

4 Introductions PositionPerson Burnaby DistrictFrankie Devita Burnaby DistrictCraig Hachey LargeSteve Price RegistrarSandra Berry SecretaryDave Walker TreasurerSheryl Kwai Vice PresidentTom Berry PresidentZeljko Cecic Field CoordinatorJudy Payne Referee CoordinatorSheryl Kwai Equipment ManagerTom Berry Risk ManagerTom Berry

5 2011/2012 Success U18 Strikers – Provincial Cup Finalist U13 Blitz – Coastal Cup Quarter Finalist U12 Select 2000 – League Champion U12 Select Semi-Finalist U12 Selects Cup U12 United – Mayor’s Cup Tournament Champions U11 Sparks – Semi-Finalist North Fraser Cup U11 Sparks – BMO Team of the Week U11 Heat/Sparks – Beach Blast Champions Ten U12 players invited to play BCPL BGSC Alumni Win Olympic Bronze

6 In the News BGSC Alumni win Olympic Bronze  CTV & CBC News  The Province  Metro News  Burnaby Now Sparks – BMO Team of the Week  The Province  Burnaby Now  Shaw TV

7 Coaching – Criminal Check Please complete criminal record checks and return them to your Age Group Coordinator. BGSC requires all volunteers to get a Police Criminal Check every 2nd year. BC Soccer every 3 years. Print the letter and take it with you to the Police station - there should be not cost if you do this.

8 Coaching – Communication and Resources Your age group coordinator will you a document with all your players contact information Get to know the BGSC Website – it has valuable information to help you: Club Contacts on the Website – provides you access to Executive members including field and referee coordinators and Head Coach We also have our coaching manual on the website Please review all policies

9 Coaching - Player/Coach Cards Required for U13 to U18 teams (U11 & U12 need staff) All players and up to 4 coaching staff Please take digital photos of all your players and coaching staff Please work with the registrar and AGC

10 Practice Fields Most practice fields have 3 teams per field – must rotate every week to share the goal posts Call Park Patrol, if there is a problem (other non BGSC groups, safety issue) Keys are handed out for lights at your fields Please remember to sign in at BLW

11 Home Game Fields Most teams are paired with another team Awaiting the league schedules to confirm the pairings before home game fields/times released Please be expected to be moved from your home field at least once during the season If you are moved, please check with coordinator during the week to ensure you have the necessary keys – don’t wait until Sunday!

12 Field Request Field Assignment Pending Requests If request not submitted by Aug 24 th, practice time will be assigned arbitrarily Requests will be honoured where possible but there will be conflicts and can not accommodate everyone

13 Equipment & Keys Equipment pick-up dates for next week will be e- mailed to coaches Equipment exchange day will happen on September 8 th ; details will be ed Large number of players in U10-12 age groups created a shortage of equipment so may need temporary work-arounds

14 Pre-Game Information Check your regularly as well as the club website For home games, call your opposing coach no later the Wednesday night and ensure they have the correct game time and location Field closures announced Thursday afternoon or Friday morning – or check the City’s website City’s website is NOT updated on the weekend – check the phone line only

15 Pre-Game Information Home Game Schedule is produced and posted by Monday of each week This lists all the home games played each week Please note who is playing before and after you All referees are assigned according to this schedule

16 Pre-Game Information Unlike boys’ soccer, girls’ league play has to follow the Grass to Grass rule If our grass fields are closed, you must contact your opponent to see if they can provide a grass/turf field If they can, the game moves to your opponent’s field If they can’t, the game stays at home on your gravel field Vice versa Deadline in determining all this is Saturday 12:00pm Remember to notify Field & Referee Coordinators if there are any changes to your home game

17 Game Day – BGSC Equipment If you’re the first game of the day, your team (home team) is responsible for putting up both nets and lining the field. If you play the last BGSC game of the day please take down the equipment and lock away in storage container. If you take equipment away from the field please contact Zeljko or Tom If you are playing on a field that is not your usual home field, please ensure you have keys days prior to Game Day

18 Game Day - Playing Policy BGSC Playing Policy for Divisional Teams is:  U13-U18 – At least half the game  U6-U12 – Equal playing time Playing time can be restricted due to:  Player failing to attend practices during the week without notifying the coach in advance  Player arrives late to practices and games without notifying the coach in advance  Player behaves poorly during weekly practices Full policy is on the website

19 Referees We cannot have games without officials All BGSC Volunteers are expected to treat the game officials with courtesy especially the new, young refs! Referee abuse will not be tolerated Infractions are addressed by our club and the Burnaby Discipline Committee Discipline will result in suspensions from soccer Coaches are responsible for the conduct of themselves, their players and their parents/fans

20 Referees - Filing a Complaint Please do not confront the referee at the field Wait 24 hours then our Referee Coordinator Sheryl Kwai – If you need advice, please contact your Age Group Coordinator Referee Clinic for Small Sided Games  September 12 & 13 (register online)

21 Scheduling NEW DISTRICT = Burnaby District  Royal City, Cliff Ave & Burnaby Girls U8 Play in house - 5 Aside U9 to U11 interlocked w/Tri-City and Alouette Districts  U9 & U10 – 7v7 U12 House interlocked (as with U11) U12 Select v. BCCGSL U13-U18 v. MSL or BCCGSL

22 Scheduling – BCCGSL Levels of Play Gold, Silver, Bronze are no longer being used! Gold is now Div 1 & Div 2  8-team leagues  Play in Provincial B-Cup Silver is now Div 3 & Div 4  8-team leagues  Cup play undetermined

23 Scheduling – BCCGSL Levels of Play Bronze is now Div 5, Div 6, and Div 7  10-team leagues (approx)  U13-U15 will be geographic division  U16-U18 will be tiered  Cup play undetermined Re-Tiering  Tiering based on last year standings and/or special requests  Re-tiering will happen after seven games  Mistakes have been made in tiering teams and corrections could not be made … please be patient

24 Events - Remembrance Day Tournament November 12, Burnaby Lake West, all 5 fields U8 – U105 Aside U11 – U157 Aside U16 – U186 Aside Across the field We need volunteers! Biggest one-day tournament in Burnaby Tournament Coordinator – Sheryl Kwai

25 Events Photo Days – October (details to follow) Pub Night – November (details to follow) Other – See Technical Program

26 Technical Staff Donn Sparks, BGSC U11-U18 Head Coach Sandi Sparks, Mini/Micro Head Coach Erin Cheng, Academy Head Coach Cassie Newbrook, Keeper Coach

27 Club Technical Program Coaches workshops to provide tips and suggestions for both on and off the field issues. The technical team will have a theme for development Additionally, we will bring in outside professional coaches to discuss their philosophies on the game In an effort to get BGSC coaches working together to discuss new ideas and how to implement them, BGSC will hold social events that will provide a more relaxed casual atmosphere. You should see a club coach out at one your sessions once a month, if you need assistance please ask. Byte sized coaching program……

28 Technical Academy’s Indoor Player Academy U7-U10, Saturdays 2-3 Canlan Futsal U11-U14, Saturdays 3-4 Canlan Team Academy Keeper Academy  Free Sessions U7 – U10 Fridays 6-7 P  Paid Sessions U11-U18 Fridays Please promote this training, make it an expectation.

29 Club Technical Program Upcoming Season events Saturday Sept 15 th Coaches Kick A Round Canlan 2: Thursday Oct 11 th Coaching Workshop 8-10 BLW Meeting room # 1 Saturday Oct 20th Workshop followed by Kick A Round 2-4 Canlan Thursday Nov 1st Coaching Workshop 8-10 BLW Meeting room # 1 Saturday Dec 8 th All Coaches, kick a round followed by social Thursday Jan 10 th Coaching Workshop 8-10 BLW Meeting room # 1 Thursday Feb 7 th Coaching Workshop 8-10 BLW Meeting room # 1 Saturday March 9 th All Coaches, kick a round followed by social

30 Have a great season! Thank you very much for the time you give our club A Place for Every Girl to Play


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