Quartz Hill AYSO, Region 638 Newsletter November 10, 2012
A WORD FROM OUR COMMISSIONER
I would like to thank everyone for helping make this year possible for over 1850 player in our region. Without the hard work of a handful of people, there would be no Quartz Hill AYSO. We have the best region around because of great people doing great things. The pay for this is smiles from players and pride for making a difference.
The season is ending for most. There are the lucky few who will continue onto the playoffs, Tournament, and All Star competitions. Make Quartz Hill AYSO proud - play hard, do your best, and bring your Quartz Hill sportsmanship with you wherever your post season play may take you. That includes the Coaches, Parents, and Referees.
Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteering should be a fun and fulfilling experience for you. It is a chance to learn something new, or an opportunity to use the skills you already have. Start out by finding a position or task that interests you. If it is a little more of a time commitment than you can offer, find another parent who can share the responsibility.
If after looking at the list of AYSO volunteer jobs and tasks, you are still too busy to take on a volunteer position but want to help - ask around. Someone always needs help making copies, dropping off flyers to schools or manning a registration table for a couple of hours. There is always something you can offer to help your team or your Region.
Players play!!! Coaches coach!!! Parents cheer!!!
Quartz Hill Region 638
Providing world class youth soccer programs
that enrich children's lives!!!!
by Best Photo Network
As a fund-raiser, Best Photo Network is out at our soccer games, taking incredible action shots of our players.
Photos are available for viewing and purchase. This week the Action Photo tent will be set up at Joe Walker.
Best Photo Network (Action Photos)
23503 West Avenue D
Phone : 661-724-9192
Another season is coming to a close, and once again I want to thank all you coaches who volunteered to coach a team. We couldn't form the 170+ teams and place the 1800+ kids in our region if we didn't have you, the coaches. If your team is fortunate enough to move on to the regional playoffs, please take a look at the playoff schedule provided in this newsletter. If you team wins on Saturday you will need to play on Sunday so it's a good idea to talk with your team and parents to makes sure everyone can play on Sunday. You may want to work on kicks from the mark - playoff games cannot end in a tie, we must have a winner.
U8 coaches should have received their team player rating forms this past weekend in their coach folders. If you did not, please contact me and I'll send you a replacement. Please read over the letter attached to the player rating form and it provides some guidance on the player rating process.
UPCOMING COACH TRAINING:
QH AYSO will be running a U12 Coach class on Nov. 30th and Dec 1st. The class room portion will be on Friday Nov. 30th and will last approximately 3 hrs. The field training session will be on Saturday Dec. 1st at Joe Walker and will last approximately 3hrs. If you are interested in attending the class or have a assistant coach who needs to get certified please contact me at 661.722.4003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll get you added to the list.
THANK YOU COACHES FOR A GREAT SEASON!
QH AYSO Region 638
Regional Coach Admin
Last Saturday we fell to a season low, 87 % of our referee spots signed up for by 8 am! I am trying to get a higher referee turnout but it is not easy. We need more volunteers; next year PLEASE consider taking the referee class and get more involved. The middle of the field is the best seat in the house.
Top Youth U8 Referee Contest
After the end of this 10th week, these youth referees will have refereed about 46 % of our U8 games. THANK YOU! We will have prizes at our annual volunteer appreciation dinner for the top performers.
Top 25 QHAYSO Referees
Check out this list of volunteers who between them cover about 37 % of our referee work-load. Referees are precious - treat us nicely please!
Williams, Walter 61.0
Aguilar, Melanie 47.0
Mendiola, Adam 40.0
Mendiola, Matt 36.0
Haddad, Tim 31.0
Schneider, Stefan 30.5
Raquipiso, Philip 27.5
Choate, Perry 26.0
Schoorl, John 19.0
Peck, Jeff 17.5
Tjosaas, Kristin 17.0
Davis, Nelson 16.5
Minzlaff, Mark 16.5
Ramos, Jose 16.0
Gutierrez, Allan 15.5
Pagano, Vincent 15.5
Reynolds, Mark 15.5
Huhman, Dave 15.0
Kovar, Rocky 15.0
Knowles, Clayton 14.5
Sheely, Jay 14.5
Ringelberg, Wayne 13.0
Jones, Scott 12.0
Rust, Jack 11.5
Shuping, Rod 11.0
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME AND PROCEDURES Playing dangerously, what should you do when...
Case 1: A blue-team player in the middle of the field, with open space around them, kicks their foot out above shoulder height to contact the ball. Shouts of "high kick" are (unfortunately) heard from the sideline.
Case 2: A blue-team player in the middle of the field, close to a red-team opponent, kicks their foot out high to contact the ball.
Case 3: A blue-team player in the middle of the field, close to a teammate, kicks their foot out high to contact the ball.
Case 4: A blue-team player in the middle of the field, not very close a red-team opponent, kicks their foot out high to contact the ball. The closest red-team opponent flinches away from the direction of the kick.
Case 5: A blue-team player in the middle of the field kicks their foot out high to contact the ball and also makes contact with an opponent.
Case 6: A blue-team player tries to head a knee-high ball into the net and a red-team opponent kicks the ball out of the way. Unfortunately, the red team player also kicks the blue-team player in the head!
Answers to Test your knowledge of the Laws of the Game: Playing dangerously, what should you do?
Within Law 11 it is stated that: "An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if, in the opinion of the referee, a player plays in a dangerous manner." Playing in a dangerous manner is defined as "any action that, while trying to play the ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player himself). It is committed with an opponent nearby and prevents the opponent from playing the ball for fear of injury."
Case 1: The referee should do nothing and allow play to continue. There is nothing illegal about a high kick when it is done in a safe manner.
Case 2: The referee should blow their whistle to stop play and restart the game with an indirect free kick for the red team. This high kick was not safe for the red-team player.
Case 3: The referee should allow play to continue. A foul must be committed against an opponent. A gentle word to the player, who almost kicked their teammate, to be more careful is warranted.
Case 4: The referee could blow their whistle to stop play and restart the game with an indirect free kick for the red team. This is very subjective and is determined by the age and skill-level of the players. If a player's actions are resulting in an opponent flinching away, then that player has probably gained an unfair advantage.
Case 5: The referee should blow their whistle to stop play and restart the game with a direct free kick for the red team. This is no longer just playing dangerously, this is at least a foul for a carelessly kicking an opponent. In addition, the referee must consider if misconduct has also occurred. Was this also a cautionable offense (yellow card) for a reckless kick or was it sending off offense (red card) for violent conduct or serious foul play?
Case 6: Stop play immediately and indicate that the restart is an indirect free kick for the red team. Do not allow play to restart until you have checked on the health of the blue-team player. It is the blue-team player who is at fault by placing themselves into a dangerous position by trying to head the ball at a height where feet are typically trying to kick a ball. It is a good idea to explain your decision to the players. An explanation to the blue-team coach may be warranted to help keep that sideline under control.
Incidentally, PDF files of the Laws of the Game and the Advice to Referees can be found on the referee page of our QH AYSO website, www.qhayso.org. If you have any questions about refereeing, or an idea to use in one of these "tests" please do not hesitate to contact me.
Quartz Hill Regional Referee Administrator
Thank you to the hundreds of players who tried out for the QH AYSO Tournament these past few weekends. Tournament is a wonderful opportunity to grow and develop as a soccer player - each of you are going to have a great tournament season beginning with the Thanksgiving Tournament in November!
If your son or daughter tried out and has not received a call yet, please email Mike Linder at email@example.com.
EXTRA Program News
Our Quartz Hill Extra Teams had an Extra rough weekend of matches!!
Our Quartz Hill Girls U11 Extra Team took on a tough Valencia Team at Marie Kerr, that went 0-0 into the 4th quarter of the match. With Valencia scoring 2 late goals to crush Quartz Hills undefeated season. Our Quartz Hill Girls are now 6-1-2 holding onto 1st place with Saugus hot on their heels in 2nd place at 6-2-1. Our Quartz Hill Girls will travel to Balboa on Saturday to try and clinch 1st place in the Eastern Conference. They will host a 1st round League Cup match at Marie Kerr on Nov 17th, TBA.
Our Quartz Hill Boys U16 Extra Team played in League Cup over the weekend with a road trip to Santa Barbara that ended in a 3-3 Tie. Quartz Hill was up 3-1 in this match, but could not hold on for the win. We lost Kyle, one of our best players in the 3rd quarter of this match to a mild concussion. Examined and released from the Hospital, he is doing just fine, but we did miss Kyle's play making abilities throughout the rest of League Cup. Sunday the Quartz Hill Boys went back on the road for a double header in Thousand Oaks. Taking on 1st place Fillmore in the second match of League Cup, they finished with a 0-1 loss. Then in the 3rd match against Newbury Park, the Quartz Hill Boys came back from being down 0-2 at the half break to a 2-2 score, but a late goal for Newbury Park ended the match 2-3. This ended Quartz Hills chance of advancing into this weekend's League Cup Finals in Bakersfield. Our Quartz Hill Boys U16 Extra Team finished 4-4-2 on the season in 5th place, and 0-2-1 in League Cup.
Our Quartz Hill Boys highlighted their Extra Season with a great come from behind 5-5 Tie with Santa Barbara from being down 1-5 at the half break. This game knocked Santa Barbara out of a 1st place tie with Fillmore. The Quartz Hill Boys went on to demolish 1st place Fillmore in a 4-1 Win at Lancaster Soccer Center, giving Fillmore their only loss of the season. Our Quartz Hill Boys being one of the youngest Teams in the U16 Extra Division proved they could compete & win at this level, and do it with great pride and dignity.
One last season highlight (one us coaches are most proud of); our Quartz Hill Boys U16 Extra Team finished the Season and League Cup with only (2) yellow cards, amongst a 9 team division with over 45 yellow cards, 6 red cards, and multiple spectators being ejected. Boys, this 2012 season was something to be proud of!!
Coach Roberto, Coach Michael, Coach Eric, & Trainers Grant & John were also proud to be part of this 2012 Extra Season.
This Quartz Hill U16 Boys Team, will now move into Tournament Season, where they will travel to many cities collecting precious medals throughout the season!!
Quartz Hill Extra Program Director
U05 Jamboree News
Important information to all parents:
- Award Ceremonies & Trophy Presentation: The award ceremonies and trophy presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:00pm at the Joe Walker Gymnasium for all our U05 players. We will be needing the assistance of all parents of our players, so please make sure you are available to be there.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via Shutterfly, email, or by phone. I look forward to seeing you at the fields on Saturday!
U05 Program Coordinator
A message from VIP Soccer Stars:
The VIP teams started last weekend with two great games against Coach Joe Howell and his U12 Boys Fusion, and Coach Craig White and his U14B Full Throttle! Thanks so much to those two teams for coming out and providing such great competition and warm-up for the tournament on Sunday!
Sunday's tournament at Pelona Vista Park in Palmdale was great fun and competition. Each of the Soccer Star teams got to play two games against other teams in Section 10! They also enjoyed breakfast, lunch, a dj, and other festivities! A special thanks to Melanie Aguilar for all her hard work helping to organize the tournament and to all those that came out to help from our region - Jack Rust, Lisa Emard, Cisco Rebollar, Jill Gousman, Ken Gousman, Grace Gousman, Walter Williams, Adam Mendiola, Matt Mediola, Linda Kovar, Rocky Kovar, Elsa Bermudez, Ashley Bermudez, Dezmond Aguilar, and of course, Melanie!!!
|QH AYSO Super Stars at the VIP Section 10 Tournament |
Jack Rust, Body Guard!
The Commissioner's job is never done!
GO SOCCER STARS!!!!
Every week QH AYSO will honor one Volunteer and one Board Member (if one is nominated) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations may come from anyone - a coach, player, parent, board member, etc. Forms are available from your coach or at the Snack Bar. The person chosen by the Board as Volunteer of the Week from all the nominees will receive their choice of a free an item from the Snack Bar; all nominees will be acknowledged for all their hard work and time!
I nominate Coach Javier, U12G - Striking Tigers, for the volunteer of the week. Coach Javier came out early Saturday morning to help me with my game as my assistant coach was out of town. He helped with field set up and was very supportive in warm up and sideline help with my team. Thanks Coach Javier - what a team player to pitch in and help on top of the other two teams you help coach. Many Thanks from Coach Tracey and the entire U12G Phantom team and parents!!!
Our Volunteer of the Week for November 3rd is
Our Board Member of the Week for November 3rd is
Tracey Hill is being nominated for Board Member of the Week for her untiring enthusiasm for soccer. She wears many hats on the Quartz Hill Board plus she coaches two regular season teams and has just begun coaching her newest tournament team. Without a doubt Tracey is a valuable resource for the region and her decades of soccer experience help to enrich children's lives. Nominated By Denise Gonzalez and Coach Paul Avila
Other nominated Volunteers/Board Members for Oct. 27th:
Jolene Mahoney, Helper, Electric Bee's, U8G: Doing The Goal Can and coordinating the end of the season party. Nominated by :John
Jennifer Addington, Team Parent, Electric Bees, U8G: Taking pictures through the season and helping out when needed. Nominated by John Addington
Cristina Verbanac,Team Manager, Green Extreme, U10G: Organizing everything for the team and keeping everyone informed. Couldn't have done it with out her .
Thank you. Nominated by Albert Verbanac
Brendyn Schoorl, Youth Referee: Thank you for all of your hard work . Your are amazing! Nominated by Kristie Jakeway
Mrs. Chamberlin & Mr. Davis, Parents, Silver & Black Tiger, U8B: They always help with set up and go the Extra mile. Thank you. Nominated by Fairlie Long
Mr. Dunton, Mr. Murawski & Mr. Thompson , Parents , Screamin Limes , U10G: The always help with Banner and field set up. Nominated by Fairlie Long
Cristina Cambra, Assistant Coach, Green Extremes, U10G: Thanks for helping out at training sessions and motivating the girls. Awesome Assistant Coach for sure. Nominated by Albert Verbanac
Carrie Marchant & Julie Blewett, Photographers, Bubblegum Beauties, U8G: Thanks for all the hard work uploading photos of our games. Nominated by Alicia Rust
Black Widows, U8: Black Widows - you guys played awesome with only 5 players! You all played hard. Nominated by Carrie de la Tova
Mike Rust/Carrie Marchant, Assistant/Team Parent, Bubblegum Beauties, U8G: Always being there to take photos and setting up the field. This is what makes a team work. Nominated by Alicia Rust
Carter Howell, Set up, Black Widows, U8B: Carter is a huge help showing up early in the morning to set up fields. Thank you. Nominated by Phil & Carrie
Nelson Davis, Team Manager, Fusion, U12B: Nelson is always that extra hand you need when coaching. He's always quick to help set-up new drills or provide words of encouragement and guidance. Nominated by Coach Joe Howell
U12 G Phantom parents! Our parents are always there, helping set up nets and line the fields and have done the same set up for the other team when those teams fail to show up on time. We won the canned food challenge with emphasizing how important community involvement is and I am proud of our success. We always have our banner, snacks, easy up and waters for the girls, the parents cheer and I am truly, truly lucky to have such a great support system and team of parents and players, this has made our year so much fun!!!! Goooooo Phantoms! Nominated by Coach Tracey
Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. - Erma Bombeck
Snack Bar News
Don't miss out on all the yummy food and treats like hamburgers, hot dogs, pepper bellies, sno-cones (and much more) at our Region's Snack Bar trailer - located at the East entrance to the Joe Walker fields! And now that it is getting colder - don't miss out on the hot chocolate!!
Carne Asada Tacos
3 for $5
This will be the last Saturday for the Snack Bar this season. The Snack Bar will not be open for tie-breaker games on Sunday nor for Regional Play-offs on Nov. 17th/Nov.18th.
Kids Zone® Reminder
Unique Program Promotes Sideline Cheerleaders
In AYSO, fans are asked to be cheerleaders, not critics. Kids Zone® is a unique program that includes a parent pledge that moms and dads sign to commit to positive, encouraging behavior when they're watching the games. It also includes signs, buttons and other game-day reminders.
Soccer is a player's game. Players learn the game by trying new things, making mistakes and trying again. Sideline critics who scream instructions at players or criticize referees or coaches just slow down the learning process and make it less fun for everyone.
Negative, even violent, behavior of players, coaches and parents involved in youth sports has become almost epidemic in the U.S. Kids Zone® is a proactive effort to counteract this trend.
Nov. 10th ~ Last Day of Regular Season
Nov. 11th ~ Tie-Breaker Games, if necessary
Nov. 13th ~ Awards Ceremony for U5 Jamboree
6:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Nov. 17th-18th ~ Regional Play-Offs
Nov. 26th ~ Awards Ceremony for U6
Girls: 6:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Boys: 7:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Nov. 27th ~ Award Ceremony for U8
Girls: 5:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Boys: 6:30pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Dec. 1st/2nd ~ Regional Play-Offs (Rain Date)
Dec. 4th ~ Award Ceremony for U10
Girls: 5:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Boys: 7:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Dec. 5th ~ Award Ceremony for U11 EXTRA Girls, U12, and VIP
Girls/VIP: 6:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Boys: 7:30pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Dec. 6th ~ Award Ceremony for U14
Girls: 6:00pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Boys: 7:15pm, Joe Walker Gymnasium
Dec. 7th ~ Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Jan. 5th/6th and 12th: Area League Playoffs, Lancaster National Soccer Center
Jan. 19th/20th: Area All-Star Playoffs, Lancaster National Soccer Center
Feb. 23rd/24th: Section League Playoffs, Bakersfield
Mar. 2nd/3rd: Section All-Star Playoffs, Bakersfield
March 9th ~ 2013 Registration, 9am-1pm, Joe Walker Cafeteria
April 6th ~ 2013 Registration, 9am-1pm, Joe Walker Cafeteria
May 4th ~ 2013 Registration, 9am-1pm, Joe Walker Cafeteria
Dates are subject to change.
Check our website out on a regular basis for the most up-to-date information.
Please help support QH AYSO AND keep our fields clean! Please deposit all soda cans and water bottles (only these two items) in the recycling boxes located at the Lane Park and Joe Walker fields. PLEASE do not put trash or any other items in these boxes!
Thanks so much for your help!!
NO SMOKING ALLOWED
QH AYSO is a Kids Zone which, among other things, means we have a strict no smoking policy. Please refrain from smoking at any field or area that is utilized by QH AYSO - this includes the parameter of the parking lots where children may be walking by. If a child can see you, you are in a location where you are not allowed to smoke.
Thank you for your cooperation!
TRASH, TRASH, TRASH!
Each week as the games come to an end, our fields and the surrounding areas are littered with TRASH! We need to show respect for ourselves and our community and not leave our trash behind! Before you leave to go home and enjoy the rest of your weekend, please make sure that our fields, the parking lot, and the roads where we park are clean! If you are the last game of the day please make sure to pick up any trash still remaining and also return any AYSO trash cans to the snack bar area or pick up location for your field.
Together we can keep our fields and our community clean!
JOE WALKER TRACK!!!
To all Parents, Coaches, and Players:
Please do not run on the Joe Walker track while wearing cleats! This can cause severe and costly damage to the track which QH AYSO will be responsible for repairing.
Thanks for your cooperation!
NO PETS ALLOWED!!!
As in previous years, Quartz Hill AYSO will continue this season to observe the No Pets Allowed policy. Pets are not allowed at any practices or games at any field anytime, with the exception of service animals. This rule is for the safety of our children, families, and pets. Please make sure to let anyone know who is coming to support your player of our policy. Anyone with a pet will be asked to leave the field and the game will be stopped until they have complied.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact our Safety Director, Steve Deplazes, at 785-840-7256.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Looking for a lost ball, gym bag, or even a set of keys? Come by the Snack Bar at JW/LP and take a peek at our Lost and Found - your lost item might just be in there!
All items in the Lost and Found will either be donated or discarded after Regional Playoffs on Nov. 17th and 18th.
Quartz Hill AYSO would like to thank our Sponsors for the 2011 Season! The donations from our sponsors allow QH AYSO to provide soccer scholarships and help to keep our registration fees affordable so that everyone can play. It is clear that without the generous support of businesses and individuals, Quartz Hill AYSO Region 638 could not continue to offer our children such a well-rounded soccer program at such an affordable price. We thank our wonderful sponsors for their support and ask our players and their families to support these sponsors whenever possible in return!
Allstate - Currado Insurance Agency
ATA Martial Arts
B&L Fire Protection Inc
Blazing New Trails
Burkey, Cox, Evans & Bradford
Career Care Institute
Chryssostomides Financial Services
Dr. Buckley DDS
Dr. Les Kurian DDS
Dr. Raffy Sustento DDS
For The Day - Children's Party and Activity Center
Gary Little Construction
Joshua Medical Group
Katrina Stello Real Estate
Mather Bros Ice
Minute Serve Dairy
Nueva Vision Trucking
Palmdale Regional Orthopedic Specialists
Quartz Hill Mini Storage
Rich Meier's Landscaping
Rocco's Honda & Acura
S&G Custom Electrical
Safesplash Swim School
Southwest Custom Painting
State Farm - Sam Maston
Temperatures Unlimited, Inc
The Barber Shop III
The Hart Room
The Infinity Group Inc
Thunder on the Lot
Valleywide Dental - Dr. Robert Haze
Van Dam Farms
West Point Physical Therapy Center
West Side Equipment
Western Way BBQ
McDonald's - Marroquin Org.
The 2012 Sponsor Directory was given to the Coaches on October 20th; make sure to get your copy! The Directory will also be available on our website, www.qhayso.org
Those teams below highlighted in yellow have met the minimum requirement of seven (7) Referee Points to be eligible to proceed to play-offs; those teams highlighted in green have reached the maximum of ten (10) Referee Points allowed for the season!
Any team below not highlighted is at risk of not being able to participate in Regional Playoffs or beyond because they have not accrued the necessary 7 Referee Points.
Playoff games will be held on November 17th and 18th.
Rain dates are December 1st and 2nd.
Please do not reply to this email - you will not receive a response. If you have questions, please refer to our website, www.qhayso.org
, to find the appropriate Board Member and email them directly.