Start of 2011 Season Welcome Message

Start of 2011 Season Welcome Message

Dear Highlands Soccer Club Families,

We are two weeks from the start of our 2011 season on Sunday, April 10th. Below is necessary information I ask you to please review carefully.


We have all practice sessions at the Central Park turf fields in the Issaquah Highlands. U-5 teams (ages 3, 4) and U-7 teams (ages 5, 6) will practice from 3:00 to 3:45. U-9 teams (ages 7, 8), U-10 (age 9) and U-13 teams (ages 10-12) will practice from 4:00 to 5:00. It is very important for families to arrive on time as late arrivals can cause disruptions to the team.


Please consider walking to the practices. Parking will be limited. This issue will be resolved, to some degree, after the summer parking lot construction project. Restroom facilities at the field will continue to be limited to porta-potty units this year.


Per the posted rules, only coaches and players are allowed on the field. Unfortunately, this implies that families need to remain outside the perimeter fence. Knowing this may present a problem for some young children, we have placed the youngest teams (U-5) as close as possible to the fence. Also, no chairs, food, gum or drink (other than water) is allowed on the field by anyone. These rules are said to protect the field’s surface and not risk voiding its warranty.


Our schedule for 2011 is:

April 10, 17

May 1, 15, 22

June 5, 12

Sept. 11, 18, 25

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23


If you ordered a uniform during registration, it will be available for you to pick-up on the field at the first practice on 4/10. If your child is on U-5 or U-7, you can pick-up the uniform at 2:30. U-9, U-10 and U-13 will pick-up their uniforms at 3:45.


All new members of the soccer club are required to complete a 2011 waiver form before any of their children can play on a team. It can be downloaded at The waiver form must be handed-in at the first practice. This needs to be done at the same time as your uniform pickup.


Team assignments will be posted at 2:00 pm Friday, April 8 at When ready, our new Website will include team pages where you can get to know your child’s coaches and learn about our coaching program.


In case of poor weather, parents are responsible to check online for cancellations at 2:00 pm Sundays at If a session is cancelled, it cannot be rescheduled.


To simplify parents’ responsibilities and field maintenance, we no longer ask that you bring snacks for your teams. However, water (in a non-disposable, clearly labeled bottle) is highly recommended for each child.


It is recommended your child has suitable soccer shoes (cleats or turf) and shin guards. We will have a limited number of soccer balls available, but you should have your child bring their own ball with their name written on it. You will need a size 3 ball for 3-6 year olds and size 4 ball for 7-12 year olds.


For your reference, this message is also viewable at our blog: The blog is where all our email announcements will be stored. Parents are invited to post their interest in selling or buying team uniforms or necessary soccer equipment on the blog.

Thank you for being a part of our soccer club. I look forward to seeing you on the field.


Umit Gokce


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  2. This is too bizarre. You know where my great photo slhugater incident happened? At my local chapter of the NZ Photographic Society which I have also just joined in the past month Great minds ..I’ve read all of this blogging stuff before and I’ve got to admit that I sort of oscillate between wanting to do these things and grow my blog, or keeping it less commercial and letting it grow organically I’m kind of in the latter space at the moment. Yay for getting organised and I hope that you are back to normal after your horrid bout of illness. Would LOVE to join you at your get together but flights are a tad expensive these days


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