Monthly Archives: August 2011

Play Healthy: Fuel Your Organization with Support From WA Youth Soccer

Just as the human body needs the right fuel to turn in a high performance at a game, your Club or Association must constantly invest resources and effort into your organization in order to best develop youth soccer players. From administrative support to Under 6-8 coaching modules, Washington Youth Soccer provides its members with a host of resources to fit your Club or Association’s needs. Continue reading

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Soccer Supports: Top ten things to consider in developing your youth soccer community

Community programs not only help build important relationships and community awareness for your Club or Association, but they can help reach new players and build your volunteer base. By reaching out to other like-minded organizations such as schools, after-school programs, and community centers, you are connecting your Club or Association with resources central to the lives of kids and families. Continue reading

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Introducing Our First Guest Blogger: Heather Turney, Member Services and Outreach Coordinator

The staff members in our office are a wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise and since the goal of this blog is to bring that knowledge to your fingertips, we will have guest bloggers from our office post time to time. Today I would like to introduce another member of the Member Services and Outreach Department, Heather Turney. Continue reading

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US Youth Soccer Introduces Club Pass and Other Updates to National Championship Series Rules

Last week, US Youth Soccer announced the introduction of the Club Pass to the National Championship Series rules as well as the introduction of other rules regarding roster size and uniforms. The release from US Youth Soccer provides background on … Continue reading

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Improve Your Moves: How to participate in webinars, teleseminars, and other trainings in your busy schedule

With Washington Youth Soccer celebrating Youth Soccer Month this August, we thought this would be a great opportunity to mirror each week’s theme in our posts at Set Plays. This week’s theme: improve your moves! Plus, an upcoming opportunity to participate in a free webinar. Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Kick Off Reminders Series – Printing Membership Passes

Today we’ll cover a policy change from earlier this year that may drastically reduce the workload for your Member Club or Association as you ramp up preparations for September. Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Kick Off Reminders Series – Age Verification Process

Yesterday we covered the basics about the seasonal year, insurance coverage, and tryouts in the first of our series. Today we’ll tackle age verification, the process by which registrars compare player registration forms with an original proof of age document (usually a birth certificate) to ensure the player’s age is correct. Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Kick Off Reminders Series – The Seasonal Year, Insurance Coverage, and Tryouts

It’s that time of year — a new soccer season is kicking off! As registrars are wrapping up adding kids to rosters and coaches are starting to get team assignments, it’s a great time to cover some registration and insurance policy reminders. In the next three posts, I will cover some housekeeping tips on Insurance Coverage, the Age Verification Process and Printing Membership Passes. Today we will start with the Seasonal Year, Insurance Coverage and Tryouts. Continue reading

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I’m a Volunteer Treasurer, what now?

This morning I found an article on Blue Avocado, a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits, about the key responsibilities of a volunteer treasurer. Volunteers often find themselves in the treasurer role at their Club or Association because they are an accountant, bank manager, or maybe they just have a reputation for honesty (always a good reputation to have!). Even as a professional who volunteers in this position, it may be unclear what the volunteer is responsible for in the organization or what the organization expectation is for financial oversight. Continue reading

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