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.


PRACTICE SESSIONS

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.


PARKING, RESTROOMS

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.


ONFIELD RESTRICTIONS

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.


SCHEDULE

Our schedule for 2011 is:

April 10, 17

May 1, 15, 22

June 5, 12

Sept. 11, 18, 25

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23


UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION

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.


MANDATORY WAIVER FORM

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 www.hsclub.org/forms. The waiver form must be handed-in at the first practice. This needs to be done at the same time as your uniform pickup.


TEAMS

Team assignments will be posted at 2:00 pm Friday, April 8 at www.hsclub.org/teams2011. 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.


WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

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


SNACKS

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.


SOCCER EQUIPMENT

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.


BLOG

For your reference, this message is also viewable at our blog: www.hsclub.org/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.


Sincerely,

Umit Gokce

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