News

6/3/2020 Updates

Hello from Whitman Youth Soccer!

We are writing today with a few important updates.

    First, as mentioned in a previous email, WYS instructed SportsPilot to fully refund all fees paid for the Spring 2020 season. Unfortunately, only about 20% of the accounts were able to be refunded in this manner since SportsPilot is limited to refunds within 90-100 days.

    Therefore, we have been hard at work and have come up with a new solution. Whitman Youth Soccer will be sending checks through our online banking. This will take place over the next two or three weeks - we have over 300 players to refund - so please know that we're doing our best and be patient with us. We're all volunteers who also have jobs and kids, so sometimes things don't happen as quickly as we hope.

    Third, Fall 2020 Registration is now open through June 30th, and we are hopeful that we'll be able to play. Please use https://reg.sportspilot.com/105884/login to register if you have players in Pre-K through Grade 9. We still need to know how many players and teams we need to order shirts for, how many coaches we need, etc. If you want to coach, you can register for that as well; we'll send you information on how to complete the CORI process and Concussion Training as all Board members, coaches, and assistant coaches must do this, and we know that time is of the essence. 

    Finally, our next meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:30. In addition to updates and voting on proposed bylaw changes, we will be electing Board members for the 2020-2021 season. If you want to see who's running for office, please check out our website, www.WhitmanYouthSoccer.com. If you are interested in a seat on the Board, please contact Helen Iannone at whitmanyouthsoccerpresident@gmail.com

    Thank you for your patience through all of this. We understand that these are challenging and unprecedented times and are doing our best to keep you informed.

Sincerely,

Your Whitman Youth Soccer Board


May Meeting Minutes and Current Nominations

WYS Meeting, May 20, 2020

Started at 7:30PM, Ended around 8:20PM

Updates:

WYS is still awaiting reimbursement from SSSL. As soon as that comes through, we will be refunding via SportsPilot, so the money should be credited to whatever credit/debit card was used to pay the registration fee

Once refunds have gone out, we will be opening Fall Registration through July 1st

Dates to know (tentative depending on what MYS, SSSL, and the town allow):

Whitman & Hanson Team Night at the Revs – August 22

Opening Day parade and first day of games – August 29

No games Labor Day weekend

Coaches, we need you to rank your players so that we can conduct the draft by the beginning of August

Suggested bylaw revisions were sent out on Tuesday, May 19th – Further discussion of and voting on will be at the June meeting

We are still taking nominations for all Board positions other than President, which is a two-year term. Vice President is also a two-year term, so the person elected will be “in” until 2022. If you want to nominate someone – yourself or someone you believe would be great in the position, please contact Helen Iannone at WhitmanYouthSoccerPresident@gmail.com. Current nominations for the 2020-2021 WYS Board are below and are to be voted on at the June meeting:

Vice President

Stephanie Blackman

 

 

Secretary

Kathy Burnett

 

 

Treasurer

April Montes

 

 

Registrar

Jenna Gould

 

 

General Manager

Erin Robins

Bryan Davidson

 

Concession Stand 1

Robyn Callahan

 

 

Concession Stand 2

Erin Smith

 

 

Head Referee

Erica Lyn

 Jerry Amado 

 

Field Manager

Shawn Fitzgerald

 

 

Girls’ Director

Meghan Fennessy

 

 

Boys’ Director

Jamie Sousa

 

 

Instructional Director

James Cullity

Colin Burns

 

 

Next meeting June 17, 2020


Spring Season Cancelled

Hopefully you all are staying safe at this difficult time.

It is with a heavy heart that I share this news with you. WYS has been working with Mass Youth Soccer and South Shore Soccer the tough decision we believe is the right call to keep our children safe. The spring 2020 season has been officially canceled.

Whitman Youth Soccer will be refunding your spring registration fee. We ask for your patience in this process as we work with Sports Pilot on the best way to complete the refunds.

On behalf of the entire WYS Board, we wish you all the best.

Stay safe Whitman Strong!

Helen Iannone

WYS President 

 


Some opportunities from our friends at the NE Revolution...

INSTAGRAM LIVE WITH DIEGO FAGUNDEZ ON SUNDAY, 4/26/2020 - Ahead of the eMLS tournament special with John Oliveira on FS1 on Sunday night, Diego Fagundez will jump on Instagram Live (https://www.instagram.com/nerevolution/) at 2pm on Sunday from the Revs account for a Q&A with fans hosted by Stephen Keel from MLS.

TRAIN WITH MLS – https://www.mlssoccer.com/trainwithmls – For a great segmented collection MLS “at-home” training drills – This is a great place for your players to look and emulate individual training ideas to get them ready to get back on the field!

NEW ENGLAND E-CUP – https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/events/new-england-e-cup/ – Mass Youth Soccer has set up the First ever FIFA 20 online tournament! – Open to all youth soccer players in New England - Winners of the Grand Finale for XBox and Playstation will each receive 6 Tickets to a New England Revolution Home Game.

PLUS COMING SOON! - LIVE training sessions for your youth soccer players from our Academy coaching team…

Stay safe, Stay Healthy and Go Revs!


Thank you...

Dear Soccer Family,

Whitman Youth Soccer is working to figure everything out, and we will be in touch with you as soon as final decisions are made. For now, we are not allowed to use any school fields or other facilities to hold practices or games. As more information comes down from MIAA and from SSSL, we will pass it along.

If the season is cancelled, then we will absolutely be in touch about refunds, etc. 

Thank you for your patience,

The Whitman Youth Soccer Board


Next Meeting

May 20, 2020 – 07:30 PM

NEXT MANDATORY COACHES MEETING FOR WYS 5/20

Board 6:30

General 7:30

We will be in touch with details! Stay safe and sane!

Thank you for your role in Whitman Youth Soccer!

Upcoming meeting dates for 2020: 6/10


Whitman Youth Soccer thanks the community for their support and for joining us in a candlelight prayer service for the Smith and Fay Families at 7pm on Friday February 21st at the Whitman Middle School fenced-in Soccer Field. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


Minutes from January 2020 General Meeting

General meeting:  Coaches:  started at 7:35

- Rosters are still trying to be finalized

2/1 is deadline for rosters to be set

Please make sure players are get registered

Uniform order link is on the website

Tues 6/23 from 6-9 PM at Knights of Columbus for banquet

-  4/11 is U10 night at Gillette

2020 sponsors are starting to come in

Grades 1 and 2 spring shirts will say Whitman-Hanson

New coaches please let Stephanie Blackman know your size for sweatshirt

     - From SSSL- Mandatory coaches meeting 2/29; 3/4 backup date if you cannot make the 2/29 meeting. 

Travel coaches – Grades 3-4 and up. If coach cannot make it, assistant must go or rosters will be locked

     - MTOC 6/26-28.  Quarter finals 6/13, semifinals 6/20, and finals 6/21.

- No friendship tournaments this year.

  - Credentials will be able to printed off 2/15 by registrar

   - 3/15 Leominster at Double tree hotel – Mass youth soccer general meeting

     - Chuck Allen- 2/25- WYS has 7 coaches going- WYS will pay for the registration fee for the coaches that are attending.  Looking to have training sessions for coaches at the WMS a day or two in March.

     - Colin and Jen will send out info on Cori and concussion

     - Next meeting 3/18 at police station

     - Please put on your calendar now. WYS day at the Revs- 8/22/2020 Saturday 2:30 – 4:30 field house then tailgate and Revs game at 7:30

     - Meeting ended at 8:01

 

 


Spring 2020 Registration

Spring Registration

Please visit the Link to Register for the Spring Season:  https://reg.sportspilot.com/105884

Preliminary rosters must be submitted to the South Shore Soccer league by December 1st so please make sure to register this month.

Please refer to your email or reach out to one of us if you have any questions about the uploading of your player photo or anything else about the registration process.

Opening weekend is the first weekend in April  and we will keep you up to date on all events and details throughout the next few months.

Thank you for your cooperation.


INSTRUCTIONALS GIVING PARENTS HIGH FIVES

 


Thank you, Brad Knighton, Slyde, and Pablo for supporting the WH Boys' Varsity Team!