January 14, 2012
Entry ID: 1946746
|Crystal...If you are registering online, $110 is correct. The town is no longer allowing us to offer a resident discount for online registrations. Everyone who registers online must pay the same fee (equal to non resident). If you have a valid ID card, you would be better off attending walk-in registration & receiving your $10 discount. For some reason, you received last year's email. Those are not even prices for this year, resident or not. I will contact the web company regarding that.|
January 11, 2012
Entry ID: 1946050
|Hi. I was just wondering if the $110 for the U8 soccer was correct??? I received an email yesterday stating that for the 2nd year in a row, the prices for soccer were decreased. The amount yesterday said it was $90 for residents, and $95 for non-residents. Today now, for both residents and non-residents the prices are both $110, and residents are also required to get a town ID card for $5??? I'm not sure if this information is correct, but please get back to me. Thank-you!|
July 26, 2011
Entry ID: 1901415
|The photographer's name is Ralph Palumbo & his phone # is 652-6726.|
July 25, 2011
Entry ID: 1901281
|Could I please have the contact information for the man who took the pictures this year.|
July 12, 2011
Entry ID: 1898340
|Lori, We are always looking for new refs! You may email our ref coordinator, Peter Haines, at email@example.com. If you would like to contact him by phone, you can find that info under our "House Contact Info" tab. Please keep in mind that we have all of our refs set up by Dec. The 20 hour course that they must take is held in Jan./Feb., so you will need to contact him by November.|
July 7, 2011
Entry ID: 1897356
|My daughter and her friend would like to know how to sign up to become a referee for next seasons house soccer league. Both have played over 10 years in house and would like to referee instead of playing. Please inform me as to who we need to contact. Thank you.|
June 27, 2011
Entry ID: 1895553
|Sarah - Your experience with your coach truly upsets me. Our coaches are told at the coaches meeting that they are responsible for the children & MUST be prompt & even early for their games. I have had one phone call regarding a coach this year & have actually gone to his game to "await" him. I cannot rectify any coach's behavior or even prevent them from coaching again unless I am aware of it. Too many times I hear of things that have happened long after I can do anything about them. I would love to know who this is. Please contact me. As for his wife & kids, are they on the side of the players?? This is NOT allowed!! I cannot stress that enough. I love our organization & am very proud of it. I do need help in fixing all of these internal issues, most of which I assume are happening, but I don't know where. I need the emails & phone calls for that to happen. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org & phone is 208-9981. Thanks for the help.|
June 27, 2011
Entry ID: 1895552
|BEBrown - Regarding cancellations... Soccer is not a sport that we can cancel games ahead of time. In divisions U8 & above, unless the weather has been bad for awhile, the referees are the ones who call games. The rule is once lightning strikes, the players remain off the field for 20 min. If it doesn't strike again, play resumes. This is something that can only be controlled at the field. If it has been raining for a few days (where we are concerned about fields) or the storm is bad & currently occurring, we will cancel ahead of time. This has happened once this season. As for U4, U5, & U6, the board members will decide if the games are cancelled using the same guidelines refs do and, such, it will probably happen at the fields.
June 27, 2011
Entry ID: 1895510
|Brian - No, the W.S. Soccer club does not have any summer camps. We have tried to many times in the past few years, but have had no one that has stepped up to volunteer. Our last attempt (last year), we only had 1 person who said that they could help. We can't do it without a strong commitment from a large group of people. As for a Fall Season, we used to have one, but no longer do. The biggest reason for that is that the surrounding neighborhoods were not happy with it, so we had to end it.
June 23, 2011
Entry ID: 1894777
|can we check online updates for real time cancelations of games omline?
June 9, 2011
Entry ID: 1892064
|Just wondering if the West Seneca Soccer Club is going to run any summer camps like other soccer clubs have. Also, does West Seneca have a fall league?|
June 5, 2011
Entry ID: 1891200
|I have had my girls in WS Soccer for a few seasons now. I am disgusted with some of these coaches. I understand that they volunteer! But Is it to much to ask that they show up to games a little early to work with the kids instead of right at start of game. 6:00 Our coach showed up for a 6:00 game. Then he was paying more attention to his cell phone and his own player instead of all the children. I also found this last year our coach only coached his own kids! I was hoping my u8 player would have had a better coach this year but looks like it will be same as last year. Only worried about their own players and their cell phones! Not to mention our coach has his wife and kid on sideline, who are more like cheer leaders for their own player!|
March 14, 2011
Entry ID: 1872185
|Donna, The coaches will receive their rosters mid-April. After that, practices can start at any time based on the coaches personal schedule. Your coach will contact you regarding that. Games will start for the U4 & U5 division on May 14th. The U6 division and above will begin the week of May 23rd. We will provide a full jersey (shirt, shorts, socks) and a ball. You are only required to get shin guards for your child/ren. Soccer cleats (shoes) are HIGHLY suggested, but not required. By the end of March, we will begin putting season info on the welcome page of this site. Thank you for your question.
March 12, 2011
Entry ID: 1871938
|Can you let me know when we start soccer for the 2011 season and when we find out our coach? This is our first year. thanks so much.|
November 27, 2010
Entry ID: 1848971
|Braden, I definitely understand that you will, most likely, still be away at school. If you are unable to make the meeting, I will table the discussion until the next meeting (Jan. 4th @ 7:00pm/Kiwanis Center) until you can make it. Unfortunately, this will be as far as we can push it. Check the website homepage just in case the meeting date needs to be changed.|
November 26, 2010
Entry ID: 1848848
Thanks! I appreciate the response. I'm not sure if I'll be out for winterbreak by the time the meeting rolls around, but I'll be sure to attend if I'm in town.
November 26, 2010
Entry ID: 1848800
|Braden, There were a few reasons that time-outs were stopped. One of the biggest reasons is that the teams were misusing them. Yes, it is up to the refs to enforce (1) per team, per half, but the coaches were calling time-outs and "yanking" their players off the field before the refs could stop them. It was also causing the first game to run longer than the time alloted. Another reason is that we heard from multiple players that they felt our summer program confused them for actual soccer rules and time-outs were one of the biggest complaints. There are no time-outs in REAL soccer and we are doing a disservice to our players by using this. As for hotter days, it is always encouraged (and this is highly stressed at the coaches' meeting) that quarters be played on these days. A short time-out is by no means safer than a game played in quarters.
When this was voted and passed a few years ago, it was not unanimous, but there were no coaches present to put their two cents in. If you would like to see them come back, I will put it on December's agenda and you and anyone else could come speak your opinion. A vote will be retaken.|
November 23, 2010
Entry ID: 1848183
|Hi everyone. I know I speak for a couple of coaches when I say that not being allowed to call timeouts during games has been a little frustrating. They have been allowed in the past and I suppose I'm puzzled as to why they have been restricted. Timeouts are an extremely helpful coaching tool since they can settle a team down if they hit a rough patch.Furthermore, being able to call a timeout to calm the players down if things are getting aggressive on the field would go a long way to help prevent fights and things of that nature. Finally, they would serve as a safety measure when playing in stifling hot weather. I don't see the harm in giving both teams one 2 minute timeout per match.