Referee Training

PHMSA has some great referee training opportunities coming up.

  • Referee Update Class Schedules  With the PDI changes this year in particular, we really, really need our referees to tune it, pay attention and attend a session, Dates will be Wednesday, Aug  30 and Thursday, Sep 7, both from 7-9 p.m. in the Soroptimist room at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Registration info will come in an a future email.
  • Training Opportunities for new and upgrading referees.
    • AYSO Referee Training  We have introduced a new, all day Regional class to complement our normal two-evening version, as well as a partially online version suitable for volunteers with significant soccer experience.  Please see this overview of the new options.

      Here is an even more brief summary of PHMSA’s training schedule:

      • One Day Version: Aug 26, 8 AM-5 PM, Contra Costa Christian
      • Two Day Version: Classroom session, Aug 16, 6-10 PM, Pleasant Hill Community Center; Field Session on either Aug 19, 8-12 AM, Contra Costa Christian or Aug 26, 1-5 PM, Contra Costa Christian
      • Online Companion: Register, then complete the online version yourself, then Field Session on either Aug 19, 8-12 AM, Contra Costa Christian or Aug 26, 1-5 PM, Contra Costa Christian
    • Registration for the course is through a new website AYSOU. Once you’ve logged in, select “Live Courses” and click on the date of the course you want to register for. Select “Sessions” next to the version of the course you want and then “Register”. Use the search function on your browser to find the PHMSA courses.
    • Concord AYSO Regional Courses  Our sister region is also offering regional referee courses, you can find them by searching for Concord at AYSOU, and the schedule is as follows:
      • Session 1  August 7, 5:30 PM – 9:15 PM – Concord Bible Church; Aug 10, 5:30 PM – 9:15 PM – Concord Bible Church; then Aug 12, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Concord Bible Church
      • Session 2  August 14, 5:30 PM – 9:15 PM – Concord Bible Church; Aug 17, 5:30 PM – 9:15 PM – Concord Bible Church; then Aug 19, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Concord Bible Church

    • USSF Referee Training  Interplay teams, PHMSA’s most competitive level of play, will continue to play in the CCSL club league this fall, and PHMSA will be providing paid USSF referee opportunities. Heritage Soccer Club is offering a Grade 8 class on Aug 26 and 27, please contact Loren Irwin if you would like to register.

 

USSF Player Development Initiatives Adopted by AYSO and PHMSA

New for Fall 2017: USSF Player Development Initiatives

AYSO, as a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), is implementing a number of important player initiatives for the first time in the fall of 2017. These changes include:

  • Move to birth-year registration
  • Revised small sided games guidelines for 12U and under
  • Introduction of the Build Out Line for 10U

A great many guidelines have changed, and there is much to learn to make sense of it. The material linked below will help you make sense of the changes.

Cleat-Swap Fri July 14th/15th

Fri July 14 7- 8pm – Soccer Locker – Used cleat drop off – ticket given for each set of cleats provided
Sat July 15 – Soccer Locker – Swap Meet
  • Ticket-holders: 9 – 9.30 am select a pair of cleats for free
  • 9.30 – 10 am non-ticket holders can pick up cleats for a donation of $5 to Monument Crisis Center
  • Donations and surplus cleats will be donated to Monument Crisis Center

Questions?  Contact springsoccer@phmsa.org

Fall Registration 2017 is Open: Online, In-Person Reg’n Available Apr 25 and May 4

PHMSA along with all of AYSO is switching from EAYSO to Blue Sombrero for registration, you may now register your player at PHMSA’s Blue Sombrero site. While you will need to re-enter all of your information, the good news is that you can now pay online.

Live, in-person registration is also still an option, and you must bring proof of Date of Birth.

Tuesday April 25th 2017, time 7 pm to 9 pm

Thursday May 4th 2017, time 7 pm to 9 pm

Please register at PHMSA’s Blue Sombrero site. You can pay online with credit card, or finish registration forms online, and pay in person.

Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Dr,
Pleasant Hill, California, USA, 94523

2017 Cost:

Fees will be $117.50 for U5, all other age groups will be $145 for registration prior to July 1, or $195 for late registrations.  If you want to take advantage of the early bird price, you must remember to check the appropriate box on the bottom of the page on step 3 of the process.

Age Division Changes

Important Updates this Fall for Age Divisions:
US Soccer has instituted Birth Year registration. AYSO has adopted this starting with the MY2017
membership year (8/1/2017 – 7/31/2018) along with the new Division naming convention ##U verses
U##. (The “U” means under)

What this means to you: All players born between 1/1 and 7/31 will see no change in their progression within the divisions. Those born between 8/1 and 12/31 will move up one “rung” in the division ladder this year only. All that has happened is that the 2-year window we use for most divisions has slid back by 5 months.

For more information see our explanation sheet or details can be found on AYSO’s Site for birth year registration.

May 2017 Interplay Tryouts

We will be forming fall Interplay teams for certain age groups between 2003 and 2008 beginning in June.  Given the majority of these players will have participated in our select program we anticipate giving about 6 weeks off and starting practices in the mid-july time frame.  We do not anticipate adding an additional team for boys and girls at each age level but would like as many participants in tryouts as possible to assess whether their are enough players to form a team.  We will hold the tryouts on the following dates with time and location noted.
We anticipate each of these teams competing in the Bay Area Fall Soccer League which is comprised of local AYSO Regions including Concord, MDSA and Walnut Creek and Eclipse Soccer Club.  For more information on Interplay – please see the Interplay page on our website:  http://www.phmsa.org/programs/interplay-season/
Tryout #1 – Hidden Lakes Park Tuesday May 9th
  • 2006, 2007 and 2008 Boys and Girls –  5:30PM – 6:45PM
  • 2003, 2004 and 2005 Boys and Girls –  6:45PM – 8:00PM 
Tryout #2 – Hidden Lakes Park Saturday May 13th
  • 2006, 2007 and 2008 Boys and Girls –  9:00AM – 10:30AM 
  • 2003, 2004 and 2005 Boys and Girls11:00AM – 12:30AM
Tryout #3 – Date, Time and Location TBD
 
Please also note that the Interplay program is a tryout based program open to all.  There is no requirement to have played AYSO in the house or select program.  Therefore, if you have friends that are interested in additional coaching and playing opportunities please invite them to participate in tryouts.  Please Register for the tryouts at the following link:
If you have interest in coaching a team in one of these divisions please fill out the coaching application at the following link:
We look forward to seeing you out there next week.

u8 (2008/2009) Academy

The inaugural u8 Academy starts this Sunday, February 26th at 1pm on College Park Turf Field.

Our U8 Academy is designed for 15 boys and 15 girls to trian with our interplay coaching staff to learn u10 skills and compete in play dates with Norcal Premier League teams.  If you’re interested in your child playing we currently have 5 to 6 slots that still remain for both boys and girls.  The majority of trainings will take place on the College Park Turf field at 1:00pm.  Later in the season we have two scheduled during the week at Pleasant Hill Middle School.  To register your child – please send an email to elite@phmsa.org

Fees are $100 which will include a uniform, participation in two play dates as well as field time for the academy participants.

What is Interplay you ask?  Interplay is a program that competes against other AYSO regions in the Bay Area as well US Club Soccer programs in primarily Northern California. This past year our teams competed in the Bay Area Fall Soccer League formed by AYSO Area 2C to explore the idea of competing against more competitive teams from the surrounding AYSO and CYSL program.  See our Interplay Page for more information.

 

 

u16/u19 Girls and Boys Tryouts

UPDATED***

We have had outstanding turnout for our younger divisions – now its time to move on to high school age and above.  With over 450 participants in tryouts for our younger divisions we have experienced a 30% increase over last year.  The older age group tryouts will occur on the dates listed below. The boys had a great turn out this past week but we will have at least one more.  We are also contemplating a evening tryout for the u16/u19girls as well.

If you’re interested in trying out – please fill out the Interplay Tryout Registration or the Select Tryout Registration

Interplay/Select Tryouts Dates and Times:

Saturday February 4, 2017 (Girls teams only)

  • 2003   3:00pm  – 5:00pm (4 Spots Available for team)
  • 2001   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 2000   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 1999   3:00pm  – 5:00pm

Sunday February 12, 2017 (Girls teams only)

  • 2003   3:00pm  – 5:00pm (4 Spots Available for team)
  • 2001   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 2000   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 1999   3:00pm  – 5:00pm

Sunday February 19, 2017 (Boys Teams Only)

  • 2004   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 2001   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 2000   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 1999   3:00pm  – 5:00pm

Sunday February 26, 2017 (Boys Teams Only – if needed)

  • 2004   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 2001   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 2000   3:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • 1999   3:00pm  – 5:00pm

Tryout Locations: Hidden Lakes Turf Field (Corner of Morello and Chilpancingo Highway – Martinez, CA

What is Interplay you ask?  Interplay is a program that competes against other AYSO regions in the Bay Area as well US Club Soccer programs in primarily Northern California. This past year our teams competed in the Bay Area Fall Soccer League formed by AYSO Area 2C to explore the idea of competing against more competitive teams from the surrounding AYSO and CYSL program.  See our Interplay Page for more information.

Remember, If you’re interested in trying out – please fill out the Interplay Tryout Registration

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Soccerfest 2017 Registration Now Open!

See our Soccerfest page for more detail or  Sign Up for our 2017 Soccerfest Now!

Registrations for PHMSA’s 2017 Soccerfest Tournament are now being accepted through GotSoccer.com. 

Registration are due by Friday, Febraury 18th. 

The 2017 Boys Soccerfest weekend is set for March 18-19 and the Girls tournament will take place on April 1-2. 

Boys Weekend Registration

Girls Weekend Registration 

 If you have any questions, please contact soccerfest@phmsa.org

Select and Interplay Tryout Dates 2016

After a fair amount of discussion we have made the decision to hold the select and interplay tryouts at the same time. Because of the timing of the Interplay season which primarily plays on Sundays we are moving the tryouts into November and are planning on holding them on the following dates and times.

***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO COLLEGE PARK TURF FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th***

  • Sunday November 6th
    • 2004 and up from 1:00pm to 2:15pm at College Park Turf
    • 2005 and 2006 from 2:15pm to 3:30pm at College Park Turf
    • 2007 and 2008 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at College Park Turf
  • Saturday November 12th
    • 2004 and up from 12:00pm to 1:15pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
    • 2005 and 2006 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
    • 2007 and 2008 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
  • Sunday November 13th
    • 2004 and up from 12:00pm to 1:15pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
    • 2005 and 2006 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
    • 2007 and 2008 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
  • Saturday November 19th
    • 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Hidden Lakes Turf
    • 2004 and up from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Hidden Lakes Turf

For interested coaches, please apply here

For players, please apply here

Times and location of the tryouts need to be determined though we will trying to use Hidden Lakes field as much as possible in the same relative time tables as currently posted on the Select and Interplay page.

The rationale for this decision is that it gives players form house and Interplay equal opportunity to compete to play on Interplay or select teams and avoids the confusion from last year whereby players were selected to play on both teams and had conflicting priorities.  This message is going out to both Interplay and select coaches – we will use one coach sign up form where it will be amended to add whether you’d like to be considered for select/interplay or both.  If you have already submitted an application I will just add your preference to the data that already exists.

On the plus side, the added time between now and tryouts give us the ability to recruit additional players.

Much like last year we will look to have Interplay selection on Saturday November 19th while it is a few days later we will look to complete the select draft on Sunday November 20th with player announcements happening shortly thereafter.

A note will go out to all players indicating the change in timing and promoting that they sign up and come and tryout.  However, you will be their most impactful source of encouragement so please make an effort to spread the word to your players. We will provide an electronic copy of a flyer for you to distribute in the next day or so.

Regards

Select/Interplay Coordinators

PHOTO DAY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SHOOTING STARS

Don’t miss your opportunity to get professional quality prints that last a lifetime.

These are photos worth framing and sharing!

 

Photo Day is coming up!

 

WHEN:  Sunday, October 2, 2016

WHERE:  Pleasant Hill Middle School, 1 Santa Barbara Rd, Pleasant Hill

TIME:  See attached PDFbe sure to arrive and check-in 15 minutes early

 

ALL PARENTS:

The league will schedule one Make-up Day for players who missed their team’s photo time or need a retake. To sign-up for Make-up Day, which generally takes place after photos are distributed, click here.

 

Make your life easier—place your order online!

  1. Click here to place your order online and enter the Access Code: cc62016
  2. Value Packages ordered online get FREE PERSONALIZATION
  3. Remember to print your required Proof of Purchase and bring it to Photo Day

 

NOTE: Vinyl and other reflective banners will very likely create a glare when photographed. For highest quality photos, vinyl and other reflective banners are not recommended.