Soccer Kicks off with a Jaboree

Soccer registration needs to see a timeline shift, participants encouraged to sign up early

It's never to young to start.

Sooke Soccer Club has held many registration opportunities in the last few months yet, so far, only a third of our youth players are registered.  It’s simple; most people associate back to school with back to soccer and don’t think about registering until September.  SSC wants to change that.  We need parents and adult players to realize we cannot get teams organized without them being registered before the season starts early September.

Many incentives have been tried in the past, including an early registration discount and still there is not much success in getting numbers in when needed.  We are a non profit organization with some of the lowest fees in the Lower Island Soccer Association – to provide discounts isn’t feasible for our club.   We have encouraged parents and players to pay for soccer over the summer in installments so when it’s go back to school time, soccer isn’t another expense.  Many people have chosen this way of paying and are grateful to have the fees paid before September.

We are hopeful that we can continue to get the word out that registration will be held at the end of the season next year.  Holding registrations throughout the summer is not worth the volunteer’s time when only 10 people show up.  We appreciate all that have made the effort to register early this year however we need everyone’s help in making it more successful.  Sooke Minor Hockey has had great success in having all players registered at a one or two time shot registration process in May.  SSC would like to implement a little “panic” in our parents and players as well at the end of the season.

We will rely heavily on our volunteer coaches and managers to facilitate this process.  The sooner we have our numbers and the sooner we can get teams in place, the sooner we start training to encourage early success.  We have a lot of talent in this club and need to start training earlier to become even more competitive.  Plus the weather at the start is phenomenal and everyone needs to whip their legs into shape after the lazy crazy dog days of summer. So, get registered!

SSC is holding a Kick off Jamboree Wed Aug 20 from 6-8pm.  Details on our website www.sookesoccer.com  and on Facebook – Sooke Soccer Club.  Registration is available as well August 12 from 6-8pm at clubhouse

Register by August 20 to enter to win your registration or other draw prizes!

Submitted by Laura Lockhart

 

Just Posted

Yoga takes over Legislature lawn

International Day of Yoga celebration runs Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

No boozing while BC Ferries cruising

Planned June launch for alcohol sales delayed

UPDATE: Victoria teen killed on field trip near Sooke

Second youth also injured in incident at Camp Barnard

Saanich school grapples with death of 13-year-old

Teenager died after being struck and pinned by tree while on a field trip near Sooke

UPDATE: Firefighters bring Sooke wildfire under control

Firefighters responded to a wildfire that burned an area about 100 by… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

RCMP deploys special unit in Comox Valley to combat organized crime

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit spends four days targeting organized crime in Courtenay

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

PHOTOS: MP Mark Warawa loses brief battle with cancer

The Conservative Member of Parliament and long-time community advocate died in hospice this morning

Commercial fishers in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC reports 24 work-related deaths in the commercial fishing industry between 2007 and 2018

Most Read