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1 Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club Town Hall Meeting Washington State Soccer Landscape March 5, 2013

2 Tonight’s Agenda Welcome – Introductions – Toby Suhm, MIYSC President United States & Washington State Soccer Landscape – Tom Ament, Washington Youth Soccer Board & PacNW parent Eastside Soccer Association Landscape – Tim Bauman, Eastside FC Board and Mercer Island parent Mercer Island Soccer Landscape – Toby Suhm Mercer Island Player Development Philosophy – – Aaron Byers, MIYSC VP Player & Coach Development Question and Answer session – how can we help reduce confusion?

3 US Youth Soccer US Soccer Washington Youth Soccer US Soccer Governance Copyright 2013

4 US Youth Soccer US Soccer US Youth Soccer Governance Organizations US Club Soccer AYSO 700,000 players Most players dual registration Founded 2000 Focus on competition soccer only 3.2 million players Largest governing body 55 State Associations Founded in 1977 Founded ,000 players Community based rec soccer All volunteers Copyright 2013

5 US Youth Soccer US Soccer Washington Youth Soccer Premier Soccer in Washington Greater Renton YSA Lake Washington YSA Tacoma Pierce YSA Seattle YSA Crossfire PacNW Washington Premier Seattle United Copyright 2013

6 US Youth Soccer US Soccer Washington Youth Soccer Premier Soccer in Washington Copyright 2013 Eastside FC is the only Premier club in the Eastside Youth Soccer Association All other sister Clubs offer Recreational and Select Soccer Select Soccer is played at a higher competitive level – 9 month season Premier Soccer is the highest level of competitive soccer in Washington State – year round – plays in the Regional Club League Bellevue Soccer Club Lake Hills Soccer Club Issaquah Soccer Club Newport Hills Soccer Club Mercer Island Soccer Club

7 Mercer Island Youth Soccer/ Football Club Where Does MIYSC Sit? MIYSC offers Recreational soccer programs for all age groups as part of Eastside Youth Soccer (EYSA) and Washington Youth Soccer District 2 MIYSC has competitive developmental teams starting at U-11, typically called “Select” teams MIYSC select teams play as “MIFC” and are more competitive than Recreational teams but generally less competitive than Regional Club League (“RCL”) teams Eastside FC is our sister RCL club whose teams are typically called “Premier” teams The diagram on the right is the development pathway for players in Washington Youth Soccer

8 MIYSC/MIFC Facts Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1996, but has been offering soccer opportunities for Mercer Island youth for over 50 years In 2012, more then 1000 boys and girls on 75+ MIYSC teams across U8-18 Recreational and Select soccer leagues Jordan Morris, MIYSC alum and current EFC player – Gatorade Washington Boys Soccer Player of the Year 2012; MIHS boys team was 3A State Runner-Up in 2012 MIYSC alumni and current EFC players Corey Goelz and Marissa Hammerstrom received WSSCA All-State Soccer recognitions BU15 MIFC United were Washington State Challenge Cup Champions in 2012; represented Washington in West Regionals in Colorado last June GU14 MIFC Force competed in the Gothia Cup, an international tournament in Sweden, in the summer of 2012 Aaron Byers, MIYSC VP of Player & Coach Development, was invited to FC Barcelona 2012 Soccer Camp in Florida as an assistant coach where he received his FCB Escola Coaching Certificate MIYSC partners with the soccer professionals at the International Academy of Soccer (IAS) for our player development programs

9 What do we believe in? Fair and safe competition for all players – registered with the state, playing in the correct age group, and covered by insurance All adults interacting with kids have had a background check done by Washington State Patrol – coaches, trainers, team managers All our Select Coaches and Professional Soccer Trainers have verified USYS/WYS coaching licenses High quality, professional training sessions throughout our programs from U8-18 All Recreational Coaches are encouraged to attend USYS/WYS licensing training sessions and earn their coaching certifications Emphasis on player skill development over game results in U8-11 We are a volunteer board – there are no paid board members or owners in our organization Transparency throughout our programs – all documents describing our policies are public, Select team tryout process is documented, budgets are public, etc.

10 Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club Player Development Curriculum Dutch/Barcelona Style Player Skill Development – Age appropriate developmental focus U6-U10 – Heavy emphasis on ball skills - Dribbling, Passing, Ball Control and Positioning – Very little focus on Defending and Striking at the young ages – Roster sizes follow USYS guidelines to maximize player touches with the ball in practice and games Focus is on player development AND team development Implementation – Led by IAS Professional Trainers During Clinics

11 MIYSC Annual Calendar Fall – Boys and Girls Recreational Seasons – Boys and Girls Select Seasons (exception – GU15-18 play in the winter/spring due to fall HS soccer) – Mercer Island based EFC Juniors Program – Friday Night Training Sessions – Sunday Skills Winter – WSYSA State Tournaments for Premier and Select Teams – Starfire Indoor Soccer for Recreational Teams – MIYSC/Boys & Girls Club Futsal Program – GU15-18 Select Season – IAS Winter Academy – Friday Night Lights Winter Soccer Spring – North Puget Sound League (NPSL) Spring Season for Select Teams – MIYSC/Boys & Girls Club Spring Soccer – Spring Academy/Get Ready for Select Tryouts Training Sessions – Select Team Tryouts Summer – Select Tournaments (including RCL Placement) – Recreational tournaments – International Academy of Soccer summer camps – Sunday Skills

12 Question and Answer Registration - Questions -

13 Appendix

14 MIFC Accomplishments GU12 MIFC Fierce were WSYSA Founders Cup State Champions in State tournaments - finalists – GU14; semifinalists – GU15, BU17 & BU 13 GU16 MIFC Islanders were WSYSA Founders Cup State Champions in 2011 Multiple Summer Tournament Champions across both boys and girls age groups

15 MIYSC Recreational Programs Micro Soccer (U-6 & U-7) Micro Soccer (U-6 & U-7) Mod Soccer (U-8 to U-11) Mod Soccer (U-8 to U-11) Rec Soccer(U-12 to U-18) Rec Soccer(U-12 to U-18)

16 Micro Soccer – U6 & U7 5 and 6 year olds Roster: Maximum 6 players Emphasis on foundational skills and fun Professional trainer with HS helpers – Skills – Games: 3 v 3, No goalies – Size #3 balls Saturday mornings NEW: Homestead Field

17 Mod Soccer 7 years old Roster: Max 8 players Practices – 1 Clinic 5:00 - 5:45IAS 5:45 – 6:30Coach – NEW: 1 Coach Optional Matches on MI & Eastside – 4 v 4, w/ goalies – Size #3 ball – 12 minute quarters or 25 minute halves – Goals: 6’ x 6’ – 12’ – Saturdays 8 years old Roster: Max 9 players Practices – 1 Clinic 5:00 – 5:45ISA 5:45 – 6:30Coach – 1 Coach Matches on MI & Eastside – 5 v 5 – Size #4 ball – 12 minute quarters or 25 minute halves – Goals: 6’ x 8’ – 18’ – Saturdays U-8 U-9

18 Mod Soccer 9 years old Roster: Max 10 players Practices – 2 Coach Matches on MI & Eastside – 6 v 6 – Size #4 ball – 25 minute halves – Goal: 6’ x 12’ – 18’ – Saturdays Offside rule applies Direct kicks allowed Throw-in infraction applies 10 years old Roster: Max 14 players Practices – 2 Coach Matches on MI & Eastside – 9 v 9 – Size #4 ball – 30 minute halves – Goal: 7’ – 8’ x 21’ – 24’ – Saturdays Slide tackles allowed Penalty kicks allowed Scores & standings recorded U-10 U-11

19 Rec Soccer U12-U18 11 to 17 years old Roster: Max 18 players Practices – 2 Coach – Flexibility as age increases Matches on MI & Eastside – Saturdays: Up to BU-13; Up to GU-15 – Sundays: BU-13+; GU-16+ FIFA rules apply

20 MIFC Select Soccer U11-U18 10 to 17 years old Tryout based teams – 1-2 per gender/age group depending on numbers at tryouts Roster: Max 18 players, typically per team Practices – 2 Coach/Trainer – Flexibility as age increases Matches in Puget Sound region for younger ages, but some state-wide travel possible for older teams – Saturdays: Up to BU-13; Up to GU-15 – Sundays: BU-13+; GU-16+ FIFA rules apply

21 Soccer Program Comparisons


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