We are now in the process of forming brackets and generating schedules for the Fall 2016 Spindletop YSA season. Our goals are to provide all teams with a schedule of games that matches their competitive level, and to have the full-season schedule posted for all teams before the end of August.
The first day of games will be played on Saturday, September 10, and the last day of games will be Saturday, November 12. Once the preliminary schedules have been posted, coaches will have 10 days in which to submit change requests to the schedule without penalty. Should a team need to reschedule a game at any point in the season, you will need to complete a Game Change Request Form and follow the process described in this document.
Spindletop will be holding a GRASSROOTS LEVEL 1 coaching course at the Beaumont YSC complex on SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 from 9AM-3PM. This course will provide three hours of in-person classroom instruction, followed by a lunch break, then two hours of on-field training with youth players in different age groups. The cost to attend is just $40, and the class is open to any interested coach (or parent) from our local Spindletop YSA clubs (Beaumont, Gulf Coast, Hardin County, Orange County, and Sea Breeze). You must register online in advance at the following URL…
Secondly, we strongly recommend that every coach complete the US Soccer “F” coaching license course if you have not already done so. This class is done entirely online, takes less than 2 hours to complete, and can be done in smaller increments of time over a period of days if necessary. This course will be extra important if you will be coaching a U12 or younger team this season and are not able to attend the Grassroots coaching course in August. The cost is just $25, and you can begin the class now by going to the following URL…
Researchers have found that players who play for a coach who has received training like what is offered through these programs will have a better overall experience and be much, much more likely to play again next season. In addition, coaches who have completed these courses consistently report that they feel more prepared as coaches and enjoy coaching much more than they did before taking each course.
We will have four entry-level (“Grade 8 Hybrid”) referee courses in the next few weeks:
- Saturday, August 13
- Sunday, August 14
- Saturday, August 20
- Sunday, August 21
These certification courses are being provided for referees from all Spindletop member clubs (Beaumont, Gulf Coast, Hardin County, Orange County, and Sea Breeze). Each course will begin at 8am and finish at 6pm. They will be held at the Lamar University Health and Human Performance Complex in Beaumont.
Registration for each class ends at midnight three days before the class. In addition, attendees must complete a set of online training modules by 9pm two days before the start of the class. If the online sessions are not completed on time, then the attendee must transfer to a different referee training class to complete the certification. To register, please go to the following link…
For more information about these classes, please contact Kerry Franks (at KFranks466@aol.com).
The Spindletop Youth Soccer Association Rules, Policies, and Procedures have been updated as of February 8, 2016. You may obtain a copy of this document by clicking here.