In response to the growing issue of training and retaining quality referees, the USA Executive Board has taken a hard look at the reason for the referee shortage. Referees have cited concern for personal safety; inappropriate player, parent and spectator conduct and lack of respect as some of reasons for the referee shortage. The following measures will be implemented for the upcoming season:
Age 15-19 – Senior applications due 7/1
Go to the Senior Application
Age 8-14 – Junior applications due 8/1
Go to the Junior Application
Congratulations to Cape Coral Cyclones u13G’s team and Manasota’s U15B’s team who recently won the FYSA President’s Cup championship. They will proudly represent the state of Florida, the USA soccer league and their respective clubs at the Region III Presidents Cup competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma next month.
Chandler D. Hatcher
5 outstanding USA Soccer High School Seniors were honored at the Joan Judd luncheon on 6/4/17.
Mike Connell, Merritt Guthrie, USA Board Members and Greg Zak, USA Co-Administrator were on hand to present checks in the amount of $500 per player. A great afternoon was had by all.
Paul Van Steenbergen
VP Senior Boys
You may hold tryouts on April 1st or after provided certain guidelines are met (e.g. all tryouts must be publicly posted and players remain bound to their existing club for the balance of the current seasonal year).
As the current rule reads, “A player may attend a publicly advertised tryout starting April 1st but would not be able to join that team/club until the end of the seasonal year(late May or early June)”.
Q. Why the change in date?
A rule change was passed at the 2016 FYSA AGM to allow for tryouts to start earlier. All clubs state wide may now hold tryouts starting April 1st. Clubs will be able to run and hold open tryouts as they see fit as long as it’s within the FYSA provided guidelines.