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National D License – Chandler – April and May 2018

Do you have your National D License?

ASA Technical Director Carlos Jaurez will be hosting a U.S. Soccer National D License Course that will focus on the improvement of the candidates in the Six Tasks of a Coach across all four game models (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) with a particular emphasis on Coaching Training Sessions.

REGISTER HERE

NATIONAL D LICENSE

April 6-8 and May 18-20
Location: Chandler

Course Administrator
ASA Technical Director: Carlos Juarez
questions: cjuarez@azyouthsoccer.org

MARCH 10 GAMES POSTED – DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK IS FEB 18

MARCH 10 GAMES POSTED – DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK IS FEB 18

Dear Coaches, Team Managers and Team Contacts,

All match-ups for U9-U19 teams have been completed in GotSoccer for the Winter/Spring 2018 season. The next step in the process is assigning those matchups, which are already set on specific dates, to a field at a specific time on the specified date. If you log into your team’s GotSoccer account, you can see the dates where the games will be scheduled, but the only date that currently has games assigned to fields/times is March 10. All other games will simply show as “UNASSIGNED.”

My major concern over the next three days is March 10 because I need to get that date’s games into our assignor’s hands so she can assign referees. You will have until Sunday night, February 18 at midnight to let me know if there is a problem with March 10 using the form that is linked below:

https://goo.gl/forms/4byMqlCCCe4xhwKk2

Please do not call or email me about scheduling issues – use the form that you can access by clicking on the link above. On Sunday, Feb 18 at midnight, the March 10 schedule will be locked and any changes that need to be made after that will cause your club to be fined per the fine schedule posted in the PCJSL Administrative Handbook at PCJSL.COM.

If you see other issues with the dates of Unassigned Games (for example, I’ve placed one on a date that you blacked-out), please use the form to let me know about that also. I will do everything I can to resolve those issues as quickly as possible using another date later in the season. The U9-14 season has its last Play Date on March 31, and the U15-19 season has its last play date on May 12.

For the older kids, I know that ACT and SAT exams are coming up and I also know that those exams are scheduled far in advance, so please find out NOW if your team will have an issue related to one of those exams. I cannot fix it for you if you wait until the week before the game. In fact, once I lock a date on the schedule, even if I can figure out a fix, your club will be fined based on how far out you notify me of the problem. PLEASE BE PROACTIVE and talk to you teams in advance. Your players have to register very early for these exams, so there’s no excuse for not knowing what dates will be a problem.

For those teams that plan to enter either President’s Cup or State Cup, please know that I will work with you to arrange PCJSL games around either of those tournament schedules. However, I need to know about your intention to play in one of those tournaments far in advance – not two or three weeks before I’ve scheduled you a PCJSL game and not AFTER one of those April/May dates has been locked. If you are playing in one of those tournaments you need to fill out the Schedule Problem form (the link above in this email) right now so that I can work around the dates now.

I believe that we continue to make progress with the scheduling process and I hope that what I’m doing makes things work better for you and your teams. If you have questions about any of this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at pcjsl.scheduler@gmail.com . And, if you decide to use an old email to reply to me, please change the subject line so that I at least have an idea about what you are asking.

Thanks, as always, for your continued help in making PCJSL a great place to play soccer.

Best,
Maggie Barton
PCJSL Scheduling Coordinator

Now that March 10 is published, I’ll start working on March 17 and continue through the calendar as quickly as I can. I will always give you at least 72 hours notice before I lock a date, so please make an effort to help me by checking your email more than once or twice a week.

U15-19 Spring 2018 Flighting Document posted

U15-19 Spring 2018 Flighting Document posted

Dear coaches, team managers and team contacts,

The flighting document for all U15-19 teams has been posted at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wadTB532ONhZk34JyMSWclx_X1EJ-tf9_T5-ZaNmHZg/edit?usp=sharing

Please review the document at the link above as soon as possible, but no later than midnight, Monday, February 12 and provide any necessary feedback using the Flighting Feedback form found at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/wCVr0zrb1IG0qt2J3

Please do not call or send an email if you have flighting concerns. Use the flighting feedback form link above and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are OK with where your team is flighted, you do not need to respond using the form.

The feedback form will be locked and not accepting responses after midnight on Monday, so please get the form filled out if you are concerned about where your team has been flighted. Changes to flighting cannot be made after this time and your team will be scheduled as flighted on the document linked at the top of this email.

Thanks for your help and I look forward to a great spring season.

Maggie Barton
PCJSL Scheduling Coordinator

Review Jan 20 schedule BEFORE 9pm Tuesday, Jan 9

Review Jan 20 schedule BEFORE 9pm Tuesday, Jan 9

Dear Coaches, Team Managers and Team Contacts,

The scheduling process is underway and, in fact, all matchups for this season’s 4 (four) scheduled games have been placed on dates based on the black-out information you provided when you applied for the Winter/Spring event.

The games for Jan 20 have been assigned to times and fields for that date and it is very important that you take the next 48 hours to review January 20 and let me know if you see a problem.

Please understand that a problem doesn’t include your failure to provide appropriate black-out information when you filled out the application. I cannot re-do the matchups at this point in time. If you cannot play on Jan 20 it is your responsibility to contact your opponent immediately and work out another date/time/field to make-up the Jan 20 match. It is possible that I may have room for the game on a Saturday date in the future, but you need to get your opponent’s agreement before you contact me to move the game. And, this must be done in the next 48 hours.

Many of you have asked me to accommodate situations where your team is sharing players with another team. I cannot begin to remember all of the teams involved and which teams need players for which other teams – It’s information that neither GotSoccer nor Maggie can keep track of. To the extent that I can make a minor change in the schedule to accommodate your need, I will try if you contact me with specific information. However, PCJSL policy does not encourage creating teams that don’t have enough players to play without borrowing from another team, so I cannot promise being able to fix all the issues you send to me.

For those of you who coach multiple teams, I’ll say something similar – I’ve tried to de-conflict the schedule so that you don’t have your teams playing at the same time, but it’s not something I can always fix because of the large number of you with multiple teams. All coaches are required to have another AYSA approved adult from their club who can be with their team(s) when they are unable to be there, so please keep that in mind.

Please don’t reply to this email with a scheduling issue. Instead, use the Google Form at the link below to notify us of an issue.

https://goo.gl/forms/kCGIu3vd5Ie7SeIi2

The only date I’m greatly concerned about is Jan 20 (so that it can be locked and sent to the assignor). Feedback about Jan 20 must be submitted on the form above no later than Tuesday, Jan 9 at 9:00pm.

For Unassigned Games after Jan 20, if there’s a black out issue related to a date that you REQUESTED, you may also submit that information now and I will fix it before I assign games to times and fields on the future dates.

If there’s a black out issue that was created because you didn’t request a black out, please contact your opponent immediately and get an agreement for a new date – the sooner you get this done, the easier it will be for you to get the issue fixed. If you need your opponent’s contact information, please let me know and I will email it to you. If you have trouble reaching your opponent, let me know so that I can at least remove your unassigned game from the date that won’t work for you.

I’m sorry to include so much information in one email, but there are a lot of “moving parts” to make the season happen and without your help, I can’t do it. I hope Jan 20 works as is, but if not, please let me hear from you soon.

Thanks,
Maggie

All Flights Posted – Feedback Due by Tues Jan 2 at Noon

All Flights Posted – Feedback Due by Tues Jan 2 at Noon

Happy New Year to All!

All U9-14 flights for the PCJSL Winter/Spring 2018 season are posted here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfZamUQNsZrx1gHusX0ZrZdRNDZQb1Ps-Mp3Jkoh-cs/edit?usp=sharing

You now have the opportunity to share any concerns you have about the
flighting. Please DO NOT CALL or SEND an email – instead use the Google
form that is found at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/owAPnospTTka7X7k2

The flights will be finalized on Tuesday evening, Jan 2, and any feedback
must be shared with PCJSL using the form at the link above NO LATER THAN
Noon, Tuesday, Jan 2. Information provided after that date/time will not be
considered because the flights must be finalized so that the scheduling
process can begin.

Thanks for all of your cooperation and help making our Winter/Spring season
a success!!!

Maggie
PCJSL Scheduling Coordinator

PCJSL Winter/Spring Season – Registration is open!

PCJSL Winter/Spring Season – Registration is open!

Dear PCJSL Soccer Clubs, Coaches, Parents and Players,

The Winter/Spring 2018 soccer season is just around the corner and we are excited to continue moving forward with changes to improve your soccer experience as we move into the second half of the 2017-18 season!

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN!

www.gotsport.com/forms/app/?eventid=63983

Please see the important dates below, listed in two sections based on the age of the players involved. It is extremely important that we adhere to this schedule in order to allow appropriate time for the scheduling process, so please understand that we won’t be able to make any exceptions to these dates.

For both flighting and scheduling feedback, we developed a Google Form that must be filled out completely and submitted before we can consider your input. Emails, text messages and voice mails will not be utilized to make adjustments to the flighting or the draft schedule. Please help us do a better job giving you what you want by using these forms to provide us with the information we need. Links to both forms will be provided in future emails regarding flighting and the draft schedule, and will also be posted at PCJSL.COM.

All U9 and U10 teams should note that you will be placed in divisions for the winter/spring based on the games you played in Fall 2017, but all winter/spring games will be scheduled at the beginning of the season and we will not be using the Play Block format that created two separate sets of games – there will be no re-flighting in the middle of the Winter/Spring event .

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2nd HALF OF 2017-18 SEASON (WINTER/SPRING 2018)

All U9 – U14 teams

* Dec 16 – Registration closes
* Dec 18 – Flighting Google Doc posted with proposed flighting (coaches/managers emailed)
* Dec 18-21 – Accept feedback re:flighting requests/changes using
Google Form
* Dec 21 – Operations Committee meets (only if necessary) to
FINALIZE flighting for U9-14
* Dec 22 – Scheduling coordinator begins scheduling U9-14 teams
* Jan 4 – “First Draft” U9-14 schedule published for identification
of errors (coaches/managers emailed)
* Jan 7 – Errors requiring schedule adjustments must be posted
using Google Form
* Jan 8 – Final Schedule LOCKED
* Jan 20 – First play date for U9-14 teams

All U15 – U19 teams

* Feb 3 – Registration closes
* Feb 5 – Flighting Google Doc posted with proposed flighting
(coaches/managers emailed)
* Feb 5-7 – Accept feedback re:flighting requests/changes using
Google Form
* Feb 8 – Operations Committee meets (only if necessary) to
FINALIZE flighting
* Feb 9 -Feb 18 – Scheduling coordinator creates schedule
* Feb 18 – “First Draft” schedule email sent for identification of
errors (coaches/managers emailed)
* Feb 22 – Errors requiring schedule adjustments must be posted
using Google Form
* Feb 25 – Final Schedule LOCKED
* Mar 10 – First play date for U15-U19 teams

WINTER/SPRING 2017 Play Dates

It is PCJSL’s desire to schedule four games for teams during the winter/spring of 2018 – Due to resource issues (referees and fields), the league has decided not to schedule games on any tournament weekends (Shoot-out – Jan 12-14; Jacobs – Feb 9-11; CDO – Apr 6-8). Games will also NOT be scheduled on Rodeo weekend. Because games are not being scheduled on three tournament weekends in Tucson, only one black-out date will be allowed.

When possible, fields and referees will be made available for teams that choose to use any of the dates above for any needed make-up games. In addition, after your team has completed its four scheduled games, if you have indicated your desire to play more than four games by checking the box on the registration application, your team will be matched with other age-appropriate teams and allowed to schedule friendlies/scrimmages on Saturdays where fields and referees are available.

The change from six scheduled games to four scheduled games is only being made this winter/spring session due to a lack of resources (fields and referees) and we are hoping that things will be back “to normal” next fall.

U9 – U14 Play Dates
* Allowed one Saturday blackout date
* Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31

U15 – U19 Play Dates
* Allowed one Saturday blackout date
* Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5,
May 12

We look forward to a great second half of the season!

Sincerely,
Jeff Welliver
PCJSL VP of Competition

Pima Cup 2018 is Coming!

Pima Cup 2018 is Coming!

The Annual Dick Giebner Pima Cup will be held March 2-4 and it’s going to be better than ever. We are addressing the problems from last year, including late release of game schedules, late notification of needed volunteers, volunteer training and lagging score keeping.

We’d like your input on any other problem areas you feel need to be corrected.

Pima Cup is a joint effort of all our clubs. It provides the funds that allow PCJSL to add to the scholarship monies and help meet the needs of our clubs. The proceeds also serve to keep League fees as low as possible. We need the support of you, your volunteers and your teams. We will be asking for a list of volunteer field marshals in January, so please start securing volunteers. We will share with you the number needed and the fields where they will work as soon as possible, but in the meantime please use last year’s request as an approximate number of people we’ll need.

Most important, please encourage coaches and their teams to participate – the registration application is open now and can be accessed at <http://pcjsl.com/pima-cup2/> . We want to return Pima Cup to its standing as the Southern Arizona Championships for our players at both the recreational and competitive levels. The Pima Cup trophy from year’s past will be on display and we’ll have a new Cup listing the winners starting this year. Working together, we can return Pima Cup to a great end-of-the-year experience with excellent flighting and a tournament that celebrates soccer in Southern Arizona.

Your Giebner Pima Cup Committee

Maggie Barton

Pat Dunham

Connie Gardner