We are excited to share new opportunities that will be available to you this Fall at Sayreville Soccer. On Friday nights at 6pm, we are inviting all girls born 2009 through 2012 (U7 through U10) that are registered players in our co-ed recreation program, to come play 4v4 festival style games with their peers. These games will feature only girls from the soccer program, in an open play format. There is no extra charge to play in these games.
We are calling this our Diamond League, as the standard 4v4 formation is played in that shape. With our 4v4 games, players will receive more than 5 times the amount of touches and repetitions compared to standard match play. The games are designed to stimulate the players and lead them down a path of learning through play.
Benefits of 4v4 play:
* Limited Coaching, all part of guided discovery as the game is the teacher.
* Simplifies decision making while in possession (dribble, shoot or pass).
* More player participation.
* Significantly more touches on the ball.
* More passes attempted.
* Opportunities to score goals.
* No refs, no results, no positions... only soccer.
* Children take responsibility and help manage their own play with peers.
Our goal as a club is to bring in more girls to play the sport, develop into confident players and retain them within our program to build around. Currently girls only represent 20% of our travel program and 25% of our recreational soccer league. We are passionate about the benefits soccer brings out in young ladies and want to bring that joy to more families. Please be kind enough to share this with friends and family, encouraging more to signup and come have fun.
PARENTS OF THE SSC:
The volunteer parent is the most valuable asset to any youth recreation program, and is the most underutilized.
As your Sayreville Soccer Vice President, a very big challenge has come to my attention.
I have been asked by the Sayreville Soccer Club to recruit volunteer parent coaches, after making an observation that the SSC may be “pulling the cart in front of the horse”, an idiom or old proverb used to suggest that we may be confusing the correct order in which we should be doing things.
Last year SSC, much to its regret, faced many challenges with late recreation registrations, but none more difficult as recruiting coaches. The SSC never wants to deny young players an opportunity to participate in the SSC Recreation Soccer program due to the lack of volunteer coaches. Our community cannothave Recreation Soccer in Sayreville without providing a strong number of volunteer coaches.
Season after season and year after year the SSC looks to recruit novice parent coaches and introduce them to the game, parents, and players all at once, which I fully understand may be a bit overwhelming. However, it is that individual he/she who volunteers that makes an unselfish decision to provide fun, recreation, and player development.
Some of the changes we are hoping to offer our rookie coaches , with our best intentions; provide you with a coaching syllabus, partnering you up with an experienced coach, providing you travel level coaches schedules so you may shadow them, and our recent partnership with FSC and their trainers will be available to you if necessary.
The SSC and I anticipate this will create more value in you as a volunteer coach and create a level of comfort with your decision to volunteer.
While coaching in the SSC with your son/daughter we want you to retain the following: willingness to learn and develop as a youth coach, participation to create a positive culture, and be a proud member of the SSC during your time with the club.
I am a volunteer, I have developed many soccer players to their desired interest and I intend on providing several more years to the club. But without enough volunteers and coaches I may not have that opportunity in Sayreville.
To coach my sons and the hundreds of other children that have gone through our program has been a blessing and as I start a new journey with their two younger sisters maybe the number will reach the thousands.
Please take a moment to consider our clubs urgencies. The best players are not the best youth coaches and the best youth coaches were never players. Might you be the best coach that never played, you may never know because you did not try it?
Mr. Joseph M. Pucciarello
SSC Vice President