We have lost a dear friend, coach and former RYSA board member James F. Didyoung Jr.
James F. Didyoung Jr.
Jim passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Rahway Hospital, at age 54. Jim is survived by his wife Donna and his three children, Kristen, Jessica, and Jimmy. All were active in RYSA for over 20 years and the kids all played soccer for RHS. Jim helped out the club as secretary, field set up and liner, and coached Rec and Travel teams. Before we had a snack stand, Jim's van was the snack stand; cooking hot dogs and serving up hot chocolate. He helped with running and setting up the Thanksgiving Tournament that ran for many years in the 90's. Jimmy was Rahway Youth Soccer. There will never be another like him. You will never be forgotten! From the RYSA Board, current and past players we send out our deepest condolences to his family. RIP!
Thank you for all your work with RYSA.
RYSA - GENERAL MEETING
PLACE: Rahway Recreation Center
DATE: 2nd Wedneday of Every Month TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
City and Travel coaches please attend.
Parents are welcome to come.
AGENDA: Open meeting Few words from President Secretary Report Treasury Report City League: update Travel Team: update New and Old Business Close meeting
Coaches - F License training is required
All RYSA coaches must take the F License course. Click on NJYS logo about the course times and registration.
"F" Level Coaching License
Cost:$30.00 (Which will be reimbursed by the RYSA upon successful completion of the course.)
Time: 9 hours
Recommended for coaching players 6-11 years old.
Required license for all travel team coaches.
Note: RYSA By-laws; ALL coaches must obtain "F" License.
The teaching philosophy for this age level is largely devoted to teaching players technique, keeping tactics simple and minimal. The course focuses on methods used in teaching the techniques of dribbling, shooting, passing and receiving, heading, defending, and goalkeeping. Focus is on fun, repetition, and the use of small-sided games. Contains practical first aid and criteria for running a safe and healthy program. The minimum age requirement for taking the F license course is 14 years old. Candidates who take the F license course and are under the age of 18 will not receive a NJYS Coaches Pass until they are 18 years old. They can obtain a Youth Trainers Pass.
IMPORTANT-Sports Concussion Injury Prevention and Management
Governor Christie passed a Law on Sports Concussion Injury Prevention and Management back in December 2010 (see attached). If you have coached (or are coaching or know of someone currently coaching) HS Soccer you may have been informed about this and your Board Of Education (BOE) may have required you to take either the National Federation of High Schools Sports Concussion On-Line Training Program OR the Centers for Disease Control On-Line Training Program (see below).
Regardless, this law will also begin to impact all Youth Soccer Programs run through NJYS that apply to rent out/use HS or Public Parks and Recreation Fields -- besides turning in a Certificate of Insurance, School/Parks and Recs will require at some point start to require proof that all coaches using these complexes show proof of training in Sports Concussions.
Bottom line YOU MUST take the On Line Course -- NJYS will require coaches submit proof of having taken this course.
Get prepared now-- if you want to coach!
Here are the links to obtain said training--its simple and FREE!
SMOKING BANNED IN ALL CITY AND COUNTY PARKS AND BUILDINGS
Please be advised that smoking is banned in all City and Union County parks and recreational facilities. If you must smoke, please take it off the property.
The restrictions are within 25 feet of any municipal building and/or park. First offense $250, 2nd offense $500 and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
RYSA SPRING SPONSOR
April 1, 2015
Rahway Youth Soccer League wishes to thank RSI Bank for their continued support. Your contributions help provide our players the opportunity to have fun, learn, and enjoy the game of soccer.
As parents of Rahway Youth Soccer League we should all be sure to show our sponsors our appreciation by supporting their businesses. We should eat their food, buy their products and use their services anytime we can. If we all work together and return the favor, Rahway Youth Soccer League will continue to grow and businesses in our community can prosper for many years to come!!