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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

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

Respect the Game Program and Field Marshal Video

Respect the Game Program

NEW PROGRAM DESIGNED TO IMPROVE OFFICIATING AND REDUCE SIDELINE ABUSE:

What began as an experimental program in Tucson a year ago, was met with such enthusiasm and experienced such success that AYSA has decided to implement the program statewide on a voluntary basis.

VIDEO THAT DESCRIBES THE PROGRAM

All AYSA players, parents and coaches will sign a new Code of Conduct this Fall promising to end bad behavior and abuse of game officials. Failure to comply can result in mandatory Anger Management and fines. Reminders in the way of signage and trained sideline field marshals reminding everyone to, “RESPECT THE GAME” will be employed to assure compliance.

At the same time coaches will have the ability to evaluate referee performance using the new “Rate-a-Ref” on line program. These evaluations will assist our referee administrators in mentoring and educating referees and rewarding those who exceed standards. Similarly, referees will be encouraged to evaluate the coaches in the new “Rate-a-Coach” program which will assist DOC’s in their education and mentoring of their coaches.

In conclusion, the program is designed to aid in recruiting new referees and properly recognizing and rewarding those who excel.

Be Kind…..on the Sidelines

The spectator’s job is to enjoy the game! Keep comments positive and general, rather than directed at individual players. Be supportive of both teams.

The coach’s job is to coach the players! Additional coaching from the sidelines distracts players and may affect their performances.

The referee’s job is to officiate the game. Respect the difficulty of this position by allowing the refs to work without interruption.

The soccer field is a learning environment for players. Spectators serve as powerful role models for good sportsmanship.

HAVE FUN AND BE KIND!

FIELD MARSHAL INCIDENT REPORT FORM: [Download PDF]

How to find a place for your child to play Soccer in Pima County

How to find a place for your child to play Soccer in Pima County

We receive many inquiries from parents either new to soccer or new to Pima County about how to get their child started in soccer and onto a team. As you will see, you must work with one of the many fine soccer clubs that operate in Pima County, not with the PCJSL organization itself.

If you are interested in your child playing soccer in Pima County here are the steps you should follow.

    First, look at our page http://www.pcjsl.com/club-directory/ , or even the AYSA page http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/aboutus/FindaClub/?F_STATE=AZ where you will find out which clubs are operating in which area of town. You can also find web pages, email addresses and phone numbers for these clubs.

    Second, you should go to the web page of the different clubs you saw on the club directory and investigate where they practice, their history, their philosophies, etc.

    Third, reach out to the clubs you are interested in and determine which one is the right fit for you and your child.

    Lastly, pick one of those clubs and register your child directly with that club.

Pima County Junior Soccer League (PCJSL) is the managing body for all soccer in Pima County. We are a sub organization of Arizona Youth Soccer which is a sub organization of US Youth Soccer. We do not have teams or players. All team and players fall under a club that is in our Club Directory.

We hope this helps and have fun with Soccer!