|As I write this edition of the newsletter our All-Star teams are busy playing in the Commissioners Cup at Ryan Park. These teams have been practicing religiously under the lights weekdays at Ryan Park and from what I have seen from Saturday’s games, we should do extremely well. It is so refreshing to see volunteer parent coaches advance to the level of select All-Star coaches and giving their all for these players. The players themselves are thoroughly excited and proud – you can see it on their faces – to be representing Escondido Soccer Club in these winter tournaments.
As I have said before, to be selected for All-Stars really proves that these players are the ‘cream of the crop’ so to speak. The next step on their journey to mastering the basics of this sport is competitive tryouts. This is how great players are found and noticed, and this is where they step up onto the next rung of the educational level in soccer. We welcome one and all to our competitive tryouts in January (see flyer below).
Our competitive teams are wrapping up their seasons with the final Showcase events including the Presidio Cup this weekend in San Diego. Again I am excited to find that many of our teams are doing extremely well in this competition. Next on the competitive agenda is State and National Cups in January. Yes, our competitive season is a long one and runs from tryouts current year to tryouts the following year!
Congratulations to our competitive teams who won (6) or came second (5) in their respective divisions this year. In 2017 we had 44 teams and 60% of those teams finished in the top 5 of their respective divisions, which I might add, were top end divisions (Gold & Silver) as compared to last year. Here are our Champions and Runners-Up…
B2007 White – Coach Julio Alfaro
B2006 Black – Coach Jimmy Fernandez
B2004 Black – Coach Bryan Wilkes
B2004 Blue – Coach Jimmy Fernandez
B2001 Black – Coach Denis Sweeney
G2005 – Coach Hector Hernandez
B2010 Blue – Coach Paulo Espinoza
B2003 Blue – Coach Martin Lopez
B2006 White – Coach Julio Alfaro
B2002 – Coach Martin Lopez
G1999 Blue – Coach Robert Parker
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COMPETITIVE COACHING EVALUATIONS
This year we have a brand new way for players and parents to evaluate their coaches and to see how you feel about their performance this year. All players should receive a written Player Evaluation from your coach and each coach receives a written Coaches Evaluation from the Director of Coaching. Part of this evaluation are your comments, whether good, bad or indifferent. A = Excellent through E = Poor. Each coach will read your comments exactly how you wrote them but not including your name or contact information or the name of your child (player) – this gets erased before we attach them to the coaches report.
It is important for us moving forward that we get the complete picture of the coaches overall performance from behavior to promptness and from communication skills to organization. By doing this we are able to keep our top coaches in line for teams of their choice and bring in new coaches for the remaining teams. Each qualified coach can have a maximum of 2 teams, if allocated, and the same for each manager. We have found that more than 2 teams is not manageable at the standard we like to operate at.
Please evaluate your coach in English here
Please evaluate your coach in Spanish here
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YOUNGER TRYOUTS FOR 2018 COMPETITIVE TEAMS
Soon we will be accepting early registration sign-ups for our 2018 Younger Competitive Tryouts. Other clubs tend to have their tryouts earlier than us, but we know that State Cup and National Cup still have to be played around this time. See the flyer above and the age groups involved. Older tryouts will be a little later as high school soccer season will still be running.
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END OF SEASON PARTY AND CELEBRATION
On January 13, 2018 we will be celebrating our teams’ contributions for the 2017 season and recognize the individual accomplishments of certain players. All players of each team will vote for who they think should be the Player’s Player of the Year and the coach will vote for who they think is the Footballer of the Year, or the player who has made the most impact in their eyes. Goalkeepers who have let in less goals in a regular season will also be recognized both younger and older, girls and boys.
The party will be a fundraising event to help raise funds for each individual competitive team selling goods and wares. Coaches of the Year both Recreational and Competitive will be recognized as will the Manager of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year.
Everyone is welcome!
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SPRING LEAGUE FUN SOCCER
This brings us right into 2018 and planning for Spring League fun – see flyer below…
Register online here:
Walk up registration dates:
Where: Ryan Park
December 2 and 3, 2017
January 6 and 7, 2018
1am – 2pm
Questions? Interested in coaching?
Contact Maria Rosales at firstname.lastname@example.org
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OUR AGM IN 2017
Our Annual General Meeting has been changed and is now scheduled for January 3, 2018. This is where we prepare the club for the coming year and set our budgets and vote in our volunteers, etc. Venue and time TBD.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to help Escondido Soccer Club and/or FC Heat Elite please attend. We will be giving out details about the venue as we move closer to the date. You too could become part of our board!
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WEEKEND LATEST RESULTS…THIS JUST IN CONGRATULATIONS & JUBILATION!
These results just in from the competitions at the weekend…
COMMISSIONER’S CUP ALL STAR RECREATIONAL TEAMS
BU8 Blue All-Stars
GU12 (Mad Pandas)
BU12 Blue All-Stars
PRESIDIO CUP COMPETITIVE TEAMS
|G2003 Blue – Presidio Runners-Up
|B2010 Blue – Presidio Champions
|G2006 Blue – Presidio Champions
|G2007 Blue – Presidio Champions
|G2008 – Presidio Champions
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OUR MEDAL COUNT TO DATE FOR 2017
115 TOTAL FINALS
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