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Welcome to the Northwest Sound Youth Soccer Association Site on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at 12:57pm PDT. We provide organization to the Youth Soccer program in Washington State in and around the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.

Navigation around and about our website is done by clicking on any of the active hyperlinks that look like this, the active graphical elements you'll find distributed throughout the site, or via the Table of Contents which appears at the left edge of virtually all the website pages. It is also possible to return to this home page at any time by clicking on our Logo in the upper left corner of any of the site's pages.when you click/tap on the three bar graphic at the upper left of each page.

If you are a current NSYSANSYSA participant, you can logon to the site by identifying yourself on our Logon page. Once successfully logged on, you'll be able to interact with www.NSYSASoccer.orgwww.NSYSASoccer.org and obtain access to the information that is appropriate for your involvement with our efforts.

We hope that you are successful at locating the information you are seeking here on our site or wherever your travels through the World Wide Web may take you.

See you on the pitch!

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Soccer To The Maxx schedules are on-line

Posted: Tuesday September 27th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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STTM (Soccer To The Maxx) Jamboree Director Lou Bond is "Really exciting to see the great interest for our small sided teams who have signed up in record numbers!"

Especial thanks to NSYSA VP of Comp Bob Bjormeo, and NSYSA Registrar Susie McGill for your dedicated work towards getting schedules out - corrected - and - continually - tweaking some of the matches to best fit, in addition to ordering and arranging for T-shirts.

Also thanks to John and Shannon and Brian and the whole BSC Nation of STTM Volunteers, for sponsoring and hosting us all at your fields and the many accommodations with fields, and referees!

Schedules are now on-line. However, just as with the full Fall Season, updates and changes WILL happen. Check-back regularly to know when your team's STTM games are played this Sunday. ENJOY! more

NSYSA marks the passing of Ron Copple

Posted: Tuesday September 20th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Ron Copple, one of the WA Legends of Soccer (@WA_Legends), passed away at his home, August 6, 2022.
He had just celebrated his 77th birthday.

Ron was an active volunteer in various sports and civic organizations throughout his lifetime. He started his involvement in youth soccer in the mid-70s and continued through 2006.

He was a coach, referee and administrator with Washington State Youth Soccer and best known for organizing the WSYSA Soccer Fair, held annually from 1989 to 2008.

He was President of WSYSA from 1999 through 2003. He held various positions within the state as well as the US Youth Soccer Association and Region IV.

Memorial for Ron Copple will be on Saturday, November 12th at 1 pm at the Emerald Downs Ballroom. Remembrances can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

R.I.P. Ron more

Soccer to the Maxx is Maximum FUN!

Posted: Monday September 12th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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STTM (Soccer To The Maxx) Jamboree is open to U08-U09-U10 Boys and Girls teams

It is really nice to have this annual jamboree for our younger teams and to recognize the bedrock of volunteers who have led the way like Maxine and Tim Burns.

We couldn't do it without the gracious hosting of BSC and Louie Bond, STTM Director.

Register your team TODAY! Full details online more

NSYSA BOD Meeting

Posted: Monday September 12th, 2022 Expires: 11/1/2022

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The NSYSA BOD Meeting is typically scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 PM. However, due to the Labor Day holiday and the Seahawks Monday night football... the next NSYSA BOD meeting will be held Tuesday Sep 13, 2022 ⋅ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Follow these steps to attend: https://nsysasoccer.org/boardmeeting

Please note that the NSYSA Board Meeting is a public meeting - open to all who wish to attend. However, should any attendee wish to speak to the board on any particular matter, they should first contact the NSYSA Secretary (nsysa.secretary@NSYSAsoccer.org) with sufficient time to be placed on the Meeting Agenda.

To register for and get all the meeting details please click here: more

Heat Advisory - NOW Current Weather and Air Quality resources

Posted: Friday September 9th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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High Heat is making an unwelcome visit to our practice and play fields. Each field location has a detailed, real-time, pinpoint weather forecast plus the current air quality index.

Valuable information for staying on top of heat and air quality. Look up your home field in order to determine local conditions and adjust your practice or play accordingly.

· Hydration is necessary! Often!
· Limit strong physical exercise during high heat times.
· More simpler/softer training

Below is general - current - regional weather for the central Kitsap (Silverdale) area, representing the bulk of the NSYSA service area. The current air quality for this (Silverdale) location is here https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=47.6517&lon=-122.6927#.YOs_jOhKjIU more

NSYSA Team Rosters

Posted: Saturday September 3rd, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Now that your teams are full of known and named players, and uniforms have been handed out, you can input or update your team rosters so that they will be ready for syncing with Game Day Roster production.

Work with your Coach or Club Registrar for details on how this important step of the Fall puzzle fits.

Watch the "How To" video here more

Wondering Where Are the Game Schedules?

Posted: Saturday September 3rd, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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9/5/2022 Update - Thanks to all our Club Schedulers the ENTIRE ten weeks of the Fall season are now online!

Be sure to revisit often as schedule updates are being made regularly.

Schedulers and Club reps began the journey to our Fall 2022 Season with a successful August, 20 Scheduling meeting.

Kicking off the weekend of Saturday September 10, NSYSA Club's have fielded nearly 300 teams resulting in 1,205 games, spread across 31 Boys and Girls U05-U16+ brackets.
Some gender and age grouping compete within a single bracket of teams. While other Levels were carefully divided into two or three brackets based on factors of team's past performance, and scheduling considerations, including geography and optimal game times.

On August 25 the Club approved brackets were returned to Schedulers for assignments of home fields and kick-off times.
Each Club's home schedule was due back ASAP, but not later than September 1. At which time they were uploaded to NSYSAsoccer.org/schedules

Posted schedules are NOT permanent! Game modifications and updates occur frequently.
For tips on always being-on-top of your teams CURRENT and CORRECT schedule, visit the link below >

Thanks again to the ongoing work of each and everyone of our Club Registrars, Schedulers and Coaches for doing their part in making our Fall Soccer Season a success! more

NSYSA Referee paperwork

Posted: Friday September 2nd, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Plenty of games need Referee coverage!

If you've been trained, get ready to accept or self-assign some matches.

But first you need to have all your paperwork filed.

The link below details what's needed for adults and minors working as NSYSA referees.

While this .PDF doc covers the 3-steps needed to get your risk management and SafeSports authorizations https://nsysasoccer.org/files/NSYSA%20small%20side%20ref%20instructions.pdf

Everyone needs W-9 on file (so we can pay you!)

Adults also need a valid RMA (Risk Management Authorization)

Read, and file your paperwork now, so you can be working games this weekend! more

NSYSA Fall Scheduling Meeting

Posted: Monday August 15th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember:
NSYSA Fall Scheduling meeting via Zoom.
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00AM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074102563?pwd=cDJOVWtaNWY2RmpzVm9mTlNJVCs5dz09

Meeting ID: 860 7410 2563
Passcode: 605245
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Dial by your location
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Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org or contact your Club's Registrar / Scheduler or email: administrator@NSYSAsoccer.org more

NKSC invites all to two referee courses

Posted: Sunday August 7th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Two Courses Available:

Mod Referee Clinic (ages 12 and up)
Upon completion, YOU can referee U10 and below Rec games.
Mod referee training is FREE and will be August 16th 6:30-8 pm or August 27th at 10am-12pm.
Both clinics are at Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, 19168 Jensen Way NE, Suite #130, Poulsbo.
(Bonus: A free refereeing shirt will be issued once you are ready to ref your first NKSC game.)
Contact Jessica Keyers mod@northkitsapsoccer.org for additional information.

State Licensed Referee Clinic (ages 13 and up)
Upon completion YOU can referee for U11+ Rec and Competition games.
Even though you can license at age 13, we recommend that 13 and 14 year olds have some prior mod referee experience.
For state licensing you must first complete online training hosted by the Washington state referee committee www.http//wareferees.org and attend a field clinic.
NKSC field clinic is August 13th from 9am-1 pm at Strawberry field.
For more information contact Glen Godfrey at 360 649 0347 or referee@northkitsapsoccer.org.
(Bonus: NKSC will reimburse your state licensing registration fee and one uniform kit (up to $145 total reimbursement) after you referee three games for NKSC.)

#BecomeAnOfficial.

NSYSA Partners with DICK's Sporting Goods on Equipment $avings!

Posted: Wednesday August 3rd, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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NSYSA is proud to be partnering with DICK’S Sporting Goods this season!
As part of our sponsorship this year, our TOP Soccer program has received a much-needed “equipment credit” to use on DICK’S Equipment Room, as well as a special in-store 20% promo codes for all of our NSYSA family and players to use at the Silverdale DICK's on Friday, August 5 for your shopping cart of soccer - or ANYTHING else! - offered at DICK's. Additional in-store special NSYSA days will be calendared soon. Check back for more details!

Read the full details here. more

NSYSA BOD Meeting

Posted: Thursday July 28th, 2022 Expires: 11/1/2022

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The NSYSA BOD Meeting is typically scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 PM. Due to the July 4th holiday. The next NSYSA BOD meeting will be held Monday, August, via Zoom, Pre-Registration, and Details can be found at https://nsysasoccer.org/boardmeeting

Please note that the NSYSA Board Meeting is a public meeting - open to all who wish to attend. However, should any attendee wish to speak to the board on any particular matter, they should first contact the NSYSA Secretary (nsysa.secretary@NSYSAsoccer.org) with sufficient time to be placed on the Meeting Agenda.

To register for and get all the meeting details please click here: more

Congratulations NSYSA Scholarship winners

Posted: Wednesday July 6th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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The 2022 NSYSA Youth Soccer Annual College or Trades School Scholarships were awarded.

Recipents are:
* Grantham Grace - He attended Bainbridge High School, and played for BIFC. Grantham will be attending the University of British Columbia.
* Kyla Fenske-Radford - She attended Klahowya Secondary School, and played for KAFC. Kyla will be attending Tacoma Community College.

Read more and start your application for next year's NSYSA Youth Soccer Annual College or Trades School Scholarship soon! more

NSYSA BOD Meeting

Posted: Sunday July 3rd, 2022 Expires: 11/1/2022

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The NSYSA BOD Meeting is typically scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 PM. Due to the July 4th holiday. The next NSYSA BOD meeting will be held Tuesday, July 5, via Zoom, Pre-Registration, and Details can be found at https://nsysasoccer.org/boardmeeting

Please note that the NSYSA Board Meeting is a public meeting - open to all who wish to attend. However, should any attendee wish to speak to the board on any particular matter, they should first contact the NSYSA Secretary (nsysa.secretary@NSYSAsoccer.org) with sufficient time to be placed on the Meeting Agenda.

To register for and get all the meeting details please click here: more

"Why doesn't isn't my approved RMA recognized when I log into NSYSA?"

Posted: Monday June 6th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2025

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If you have issues getting your WSYSA Affinity RMA to sync to your NSYSA user profile, read this FAQ and watch this brief video for tips on mirroring the 5 critical data points between these two systems.

Play well! more

Looking for Youth Soccer in your area?

Posted: Wednesday May 25th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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If you're new to youth soccer in Washington State you've come to the right place!

Looking to understand which Club/Organization plays near your home?
1. Start by simply following the link below, select your home town and you'll see a list of the local soccer fields and the Club(s) that call them "home".

2. The next step is to follow the Club/Organization link above the field chart to find out more about the type of soccer each Club offers (i.e. Rec, Select, TOP, Comp.) and how to register for upcoming Summer camps and Fall play!

For more information visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

Locate soccer fields near your home here more

Summary changes for 2022-2023 by IFAB

Posted: Tuesday May 24th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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FIFA Laws of the Game are the core of rules for Soccer. All 17 Laws can be visited anytime at https://www.theifab.com/

NSYSA utilizes age-level modifications to some of these laws for Small-Sided and Full-Sided Rec. and Comp. play. (e.g. number of players, field size, and size of game balls dependent on age of play).

Per IFAB "Any approved changes to the Laws of the Game will become mandatory from 1 July 2022; competitions starting before that date will have the option of implementing them earlier." (Translation: ONLY if you have a summer tourney starting on Thursday, June 30, do you need to worry about '22-'23 modifications to the Laws of the Game possibly changing in the middle of your tournament on July 1!)

Once recommendations are received from WYS, NSYSA will approve rules of play for fall Small-Sided and Full-Sided Recreational play. These should come out in advance of teams getting ready for the September 10 kick-off of the Fall 2022 season!
Read the summary changes for 2022-2023 by IFAB here. more

NSYSA BOD Meeting

Posted: Monday May 23rd, 2022 Expires: 11/1/2022

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The NSYSA BOD Meeting is typically scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 PM. The next NSYSA BOD meeting will be held via Zoom, Pre-Registration, and Details can be found at https://nsysasoccer.org/boardmeeting

Please note that the NSYSA Board Meeting is a public meeting - open to all who wish to attend. However, should any attendee wish to speak to the board on any particular matter, they should first contact the NSYSA Secretary (nsysa.secretary@NSYSAsoccer.org) with sufficient time to be placed on the Meeting Agenda.

To register for and get all the meeting details please click here: more

NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Wednesday May 18th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

Youth sports face referee shortage crisis

Posted: Monday April 25th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Become a part of the solution.

Bad behavior from parents is causing a mass exodus of referees in youth sports, but the biggest losers could be children.

View the full GMA story here more

Spring Soccer Clinics are springing up all over!

Posted: Tuesday March 29th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Spring to it! And sig-up today for any (all?!) of these great Spring Soccer Clinics being offered.

JCSC Spring Clinic: https://www.jcsoccerclub.org/Default.aspx?tabid=678826

North Kitsap Soccer Spring Soccer https://www.skyhawks.com/activity/soccer/nk-spring-soccer-academy/north-kitsap-youth-soccer-club/WA+poulsbo+98370/103583/

Central Kitsap Soccer Spring Academy. April 11th - May 25 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/cksoccer

KAFC Elite Spring Break camps https://www.kitsapalliancefc.com/camps

And Looking ahead:

NMYSC Summer Soccer Camp July 11-15 https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/nmysc

JCSC Summer Camp: https://www.jcsoccerclub.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1270130

NSYSA Call for AGM and proposed amendments to the Constitution

Posted: Monday February 28th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Pursuant to NSYSA Bylaws, Article V, Section B.

Section B - Meeting of the Voting Membership. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members shall be held on or before March 31st of each calendar year.
Notification of this meeting shall be mailed or emailed with notification of receipt to affiliated Club Representatives thirty (30) days prior to such
meeting, and shall include a copy of the recommendations for the nomination committee, proposed amendments to the Constitution and any resolutions offered
for consideration of the assembly.

The 2022 NSYSA AGM will be held March 28. 2022
Time: 6:30PM (followed by a NSYSA Board meeting)
Venue/Mode: Zoom (Pre-Register here https://www.nsysasoccer.org/display?action=display&key=835 )

Actions addressed at AGM will include:
> Recommendations for the nomination committee - * President - Val Corden running as a candidate, * VP of Comp Bob Bjornemo running as the incumbent, * Secretary - Kent Hassebrock running as the incumbent, * Treasurer - Liming McMillan running as the incumbent
> Proposed amendments to the Constitution - (See link below for attached)
> Any resolutions offered for consideration of the assembly

Please join us. more

WYA Welcomes Roger Levesque as Executive Director!

Posted: Thursday February 17th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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The Portland Timbers Army won't be happy about this!

WA Youth Soccer announce the hiring of Roger Levesque as WYS’ new Executive Director.

Roger has an extensive soccer background both as a professional - Seattle Sounders - player and through his commitment to youth engagement as part of the board of the RAVE Foundation.

For the last several years he has been working in business development in athletics and secured his MBA from the Foster School of Business at UW.

More detailed information about Roger is posted on washingtonyouthsoccer.org or via this link. more

WA State Presidents Cup Champions

Posted: Monday February 14th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Great day for the association with the following BIYSC teams, (follow link for photos), winning their WA State Presidents Cup Championship games:
> Bainbridge Island FC B05 defeated Kitsap Alliance FC B05 (KFTM)
> Bainbridge Island FC B06 defeated Vancouver Timbers B06 (2-0)

Both Bainbridge teams would go undefeated against RCL Premier clubs.

CONGRATULATIONS Bainbridge Island FC! more

Tips for making our meetings a "thing of beauty!"

Posted: Friday February 11th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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It's that AGM Annual Meeting time of year for boards and organizations of every stripe. Start the new year off with a couple of tips to help you keep your meetings on track and always "Beautiful!" #meetingmanagement #boards #associationmanagement #help more

KAFC Premier Try-outs Announced

Posted: Monday February 7th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Premier club tryouts dates for the 2022-23 season that were approved by the RCL.
They will be in-person unless we inform you otherwise.
Boys 2007-2004 - February 16/17th
Boys/Girls 2014 - April 27-29th
Boys/Girls 2010-2008 - May 12/13th
Boys/Girls 2013-2011 - May 16-18th
Girls 2007-2004 - May 21/22nd

Please go to KAFC website to verify dates and locations. more

Northern Peninsula FC hosts 2nd season Open Tryouts

Posted: Monday February 7th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Calling all adult male soccer players!

NPFC (the adult Olympic Peninsula Soccer Club of the Western Washington Premier League), in association with Storm King and Jefferson County Soccer, is having open tryouts for the 2022 season on Saturday, February 12th at 12:30 pm, at Sigmar Field, Peninsula College.

The cost of the tryout is 25$ which can be paid cash or check upon arrival.

Register now by sending an email to NorthpenFC@gmail.com. more

NSYSA "Where are the referees?" discussion

Posted: Monday January 17th, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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You are invited to view the Zoom meeting. NSYSA "Where are the referees?" discussion
Recorded: Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Many good details being added to Ian's shared Google Doc. Take a look
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HypR7pFWdutBbCuRGhPlKXnXxapCzf3kxUhg5EPYPv0/edit

A good article "Initiatives to promote sporting behavior, Positive culture - esp. from fans and coaches, The Facts Behind Bad Sporting
Behavior "https://www.referee.com/bad-sporting-behavior-facts/

Enjoy and get involved with help us find - and keep - Referees. more

NSYSA Guidelines for Emergency Field Situations - FAQ

Posted: Monday January 3rd, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Understand Current COVID protocols plus What to do when the Unexpected Emergency Occurs at the Field

Read - WYS RTP (Washington Youth Soccer - Return To Play) Status Across Washington
Current Protocol/Safety Plan

Additionally, each NSYSA Club, and our KPSRA Referee Assoc. have additional COVID Protocols/Safety Plans associated with local play. Please read, review, and comply.

Thank You! more

NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Monday January 3rd, 2022 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

Six NSYSA Teams advance to WYS Recreational Cup!

Posted: Monday December 6th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Congrats to everyone who competed in Recreational Cup.

Come out and root on these six NSYSA Teams who are competing in the Recreational Cup Semi-Finals more

Help To NOT Become the Next Ugly News Story

Posted: Friday November 19th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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From Roseville, CA to Dublin, Ireland. Too often the news reports terrible stories associated with referee abuse in youth sports. Especially soccer, (aka 'football' throughout the rest of the world).

NSYSA calls on everyone to renew their accepted pledges to promote and practice "Play Fair" whether winning or losing.

Whenever a Parent or a Public user logs into NSYSAsoccer.org site they have agreed to do their parts to support and uplift the "Beautiful Game" of soccer. These agreements state - in part:

"You are an integral part of your players' development and our overall soccer community. No matter what your role, on or off the field, you are a role model for players and players' teammates and you are a steward of their soccer development.
"Fair Play" is a fundamental part of the game of football. It represents the positive benefits of playing by the rules, using common sense, and respecting fellow players, referees, opponents, and`fans.
"By agreeing to these terms you are also accepting your role in achieving Fair Play for ALL in our soccer community: Coach, player, referee, volunteer, fan, team manager, carpool director, administrator...
"EVERYONE!"

Review the Parent and Public NSYSA agreements, and - if you must - the sad news stories.
Then do your part to encourage everyone to help change the NEWS regarding youth sports and referees. Help "Play Fair and enjoy the 'beautiful game'"

Links:
https://www.nsysasoccer.org/agreement?agreement=Public
https://www.nsysasoccer.org/agreement?agreement=Parent
https://www.kcra.com/article/roseville-referee-parent-youth-soccer-game/38277303#
https://www.the42.ie/dublin-ndsl-mgl-fixtures-cancelled-referee-abuse-5595546-Nov2021/ more

Tournament time!

Posted: Wednesday October 6th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2023

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Recreational Cup applications are still open Fall NSYSA play isn't enough for plenty of teams.

WYS's Recreational Cup is still accepting team applications to compete.
Full details regarding the Rec Cup tourney can be found on the link below.

Thank you for your continuing support of soccer and NSYSA.
Rec Cup contact at: RecCup@nsysasoccer.org more

Soccer to the Maxx was Maximum FUN!

Posted: Sunday October 3rd, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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STTM (Soccer To The Maxx) had 34 teams enjoy a wonderful day of soccer.

BREMERTON Soccer Club "kicked it" into high gear again. Relining fields to create 4 larger and 4 small-sided fields with a strong club showing of volunteer support including Shannon and Matt Bayne, John Hurley, Brian Burdick and so many others along with covering all of the games with referees! Great Job and Thank You BSC and congratulations on celebrating 50 years as a club. So grreat to see Steve Vonheeder.

We were expecting some possible challenges with Covid and did have 2 teams having to withdraw, but fortunately, we were able to replace them with two teams which kept our brackets good!

Kids, Coaches and families were all super throughout the day with great positive attitudes which helped the Jamboree be so enjoyable.

Big shout out to Jason with North Mason who came out and grilled burgers and dogs for all the referees and volunteers!

Thank you Bob and Steve with help on last minutes schedule revisions!

It is really nice to have this jamboree for our younger teams and to recognize the bedrock of volunteers who have led the way like Maxine and Tim Burns.

Reporting, with thanks - Louie Bond, STTM Director

WYS Fall 2021 COVID protocols

Posted: Monday September 20th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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WYS Gameday Protocols and Safety Plan Fall 2021

NOTE: Certain counties, clubs, or field providers may have tighter restrictions in place that may involve mask mandates, etc, and it is the responsibility of the hosting club to notify opponents in advance of what rules are in place.

Please read and follow these WYS rules regarding play during times of COVID. more

NSYSA Clubs RTP (Return To Play) protocols related to COVID

Posted: Sunday September 19th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Each NSYSA Club has previously posted its local protocols related to RTP (Return To Play) as it relates to their management of COVID-19.

With practices and games being played, there are going to be occasional reports of COVID exposure within a particular team.

Once receiving the news, Clubs are activating their notification protocols and - when necessary - contacting recent opponents and assigned referees of news of the potential exposure.

Read each Club's full RTP guidance here. more

FIFA 2021/2022 Laws of the Game released

Posted: Friday August 20th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2023

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NEW FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME

These went into effect July 1, 2021.

Consult your local league to determine how these Laws may impact your local rules of play.

ENJOY!

.PDF link here more

Fall Scheduling Kicks-Off Saturday, August 21!

Posted: Monday August 16th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Recreational Fall NSYSA Scheduling will take place on Saturday, August 21 via ZOOM

Full details and instructions for proper preparation for each Club's Registrar and Scheduler have been forwarded, and are linked here.

Once Fall Scheduling is complete Birth-Year brackets will be sent to Club schedulers for detailing fields and kick-off times of each game.

The Fall 2021 NSYSA Rec. season kicks off the weekend of September 11. Anticipate initial Team schedules to be posted by September 1 - realizing that game-specific updates WILL occur, so regular review of your Team's current schedule is essential!

Highlights of the 2021 Fall season include STTM (Soccer To The Maxx) offered on Sunday, October 3 for all U08, U09 and U10 Rec. Teams. Three extra games of fun are guaranteed!

Check-in regularly with NSYSAsoccer.org for current schedules and related COVID-19 impacts on practice and play.

Read the full 2021 Registrar and Scheduler preprartions here. more

Can We Improve the Culture of Sports?

Posted: Saturday July 31st, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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As we lace up cleats and blow-up balls for another season of soccer, let's everyone — coaches, referees, players, administrators and parents — undertake the ultimate (personal) responsibility for improving the culture of youth sports.

The key lies in the rules. Our kids deserve a healthy culture of mutual respect and camaraderie led by adults able to model the ideals of competition and sportsmanship.

Paradigm-shifting change is never easy. For example, when heading was eliminated and the fall-back line was added for U11 and below play, the initial reaction was much wailing and outrage. Yet, because the goal was clear and necessary, the change happened, and it has reduced incidents of serious injury as well as improved the development nature of the small-sided game.

Productive change is always possible, especially to address a crisis — like the referee shortage - it starts with EVERYONE doing their part.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA on this journey.
For more information visit the article below, or NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

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Respect reminders

Posted: Wednesday June 16th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start every moment on the pitch off right! Remember:

> Our program serves our players, families, coaches, and the referees that make the games possible.
> The program will strive for an environment of mutual respect across all soccer communities, within our leagues, between opponents, and with the broader organizations.
> The program will emphasize respect for all and will not benefit one group at the expense of another.
> We will seek to instill the understanding of opinions and actions of others in order to foster mutual respect.
> We will continuously strive for growth and personal development in our soccer community.
> We will strive for cultural understanding and inclusivity.
> We will continually improve avenues to address unacceptable behavior.
> We will create cultures within all the organizations included in WA Youth
> Soccer that work together to maintain an environment conducive for respect.
> We will educate our community to use the proper times & channels for addressing injustice.
> We will implement a restorative justice process that emphasizes understanding first and creates mutually acceptable actions to promote lasting change.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

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Make a date to become a referee! Join us July 17, 2021!

Posted: Wednesday May 26th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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USSF Referee training will be offered July 17, 2021 on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Mark your calendar NOW.

The clinic involves pre-clinic rules training (on-line, self-paced), plus the in-person - largely fieldwork - event on July 17 trainings, the WA state USSF will assign trainers in direct ratio to how many people sign-up

Soooo... Sign-up as SOON as the training is posted, so the USSF will have sufficient time to recruit the proper number of trainers. https://www.wareferees.org/AvailableClinics.aspx
Bottomline - Don't snooze, sign-up early and be assured a spot!

Visit and bookmark the WA State USSF referee training site for full details. more

Select Tryout offerings

Posted: Sunday May 9th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Here's a mash-up of the current Select Tryouts being offered by various NSYSA Clubs. Play Hard! Good luck more

More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in Sports

Posted: Friday May 7th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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In some cases, the number of available officials has declined due to health-related reasons – people opting out this year because of the pandemic. As vaccinations increase and the optics improve, many of these individuals hopefully will return.

For other officials, however, the pandemic was a secondary concern compared to the verbal abuse they receive from fans – mostly parents.

Read the rest of the NFHS article and do your part to support the #BecomeAnOfficial campaign. more

Welcome, StormKing to the NSYSA 'family'!

Posted: Monday April 5th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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We are happy to welcome the North Olympic Peninsula's StormKing into the NSYSA fold.

Visit their website for more information. more

Tips for Logging into NSYSA

Posted: Thursday March 4th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Dusting off the COVID cobwebs and visiting www.NSYSAsoccer.org for the first time in a long while?

Common questions:
1. What's my User Name?
A. The SiteName can be in the general form "First Middle Last" or "Last, First Middle". and is NOT case sensitive.
Blanks are suppressed and not significant in the SiteName. i.e. 'Joe Soccer'

2. What's my password?
The Password IS CasE SenSItive and must be entered precisely to compare favorably with the Password on file.

3. Forgotten your Password?
Try looking over Logon: Passwords (link below). If you're still uncertain how to proceed, contact webmaster@NSYSASoccer.org for assistance.

Logon: Passwords tips more

NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Thursday March 4th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Thursday March 4th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

NSYSA SafeSport Policy

Posted: Tuesday February 16th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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NSYSA joins U.S. Center for SafeSports to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.

The current NSYSA SafeSport policy is available online more

Current Return To Play protocols

Posted: Monday February 15th, 2021 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Up-to-date Club-by-Club + WYS and Referee protocols for RTP (Return To Play). more

Timeless NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Thursday December 10th, 2020 Expires: 12/31/2023

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Start the New Year off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

WA State Youth Soccer and WA State Referees Return To Play protocols (as of October 7, 2020)

Posted: Friday October 9th, 2020 Expires: 12/31/2024

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If you are not feeling well, contact your coach or club official as soon as possible. Follow all state and local guidelines.*

> Maintain proper distancing at all times.
> Wear a mask before, at halftime, and after the match. (During the game if using electronic whistle)
> Use hand sanitizer.
> Don’t shake hands, fist-bumps, etc.
> No Coin Toss (Home team decides which goal to defend, Visitor kicks-off)
> No "walkouts" or team handshakes.
> Use common sense WA State referees will follow the same plus:
> Do not touch the game balls or player passes at anytime. (Drop-ball restarts will be similar to an indirect kick)
>The referee, is only responsible for her/his behavior. (They are not the "COVID Cops" for the game.)

NSYSA Clubs are committed to having field marshals present who are best equipped to encourage and enforce that proper COVID precautions are being maintained by both teams and any single-parent of uniformed players present)

*NOTE local Associations or Clubs may have more stringent protocols than outlined here. None may have more lenient protocols than outlined by the State.

Read the full WSY and WSR guidance docs here. more

Gov. Inslee announces updates to Safe Start reopening plan related to soccer restart

Posted: Tuesday October 6th, 2020 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Youth/Adult Sports

These guidelines will align school related and non-school related sports guidance. Tournaments and crowds are prohibited in counties that aren’t in the low-risk category, but these guidelines will allow more school and non-school sports, both indoor and outdoor, according to a combination of local metrics. These metrics are aligned with state metrics for school opening recommendations. It also provides specific protocols for transportation, group size and facial coverings.

Read the full guidance here. more

NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Saturday August 22nd, 2020 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org

NSYSA Field Usage Reminders

Posted: Thursday September 5th, 2019 Expires: 12/31/2024

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Start the Fall Season off right! Remember: FIELD REGULATIONS
1: These regulations are in addition to any other rules imposed by the facility owner, (school, county, etc…), for all NSYSA associated practice or game usage.
2: Anyone violating the NSYSA or facility rules may be asked to leave the fields.
3: Continued violation of the rules may result in NSYSA losing access and therefore negatively impacting NSYSA’s ability to provide proper facilities to our members.

FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA fields)
NO PETS
NO SMOKING, VAPING or CHEWING
NO WEAPONS
NO ALCOHOL
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas. (Do not block fire lanes)
Please place garbage in appropriate receptacles. No bicycles, skateboards, skates or other similar devices are permitted on the fields.

TURF FIELD RULES: (Pertains to all NSYSA TURF fields)
WATER ONLY
NO FOOD, GUM or SEEDS
ALL GAME SNACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE AND OFF THE TURF.
DO NOT SPIKE THE TURF (No metal spiked awnings, flags, cleats, skates, etc.)

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with NSYSA.
For more information about visit NSYSA: www.nsysasoccer.org
or contact: nsysa.president@NSYSAsoccer.org