Twin Falls U11 Boys
Jackson United U11 Boys won 2nd place at the Canyon Rim Classic in Twin Falls, Idaho

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Jackson Hole Youth Soccer

May 2011 Newsletter



In This Issue
JHYS Family Picnic Scheduled
Club Sponsors TWO Referee Clinics
Hosts Needed for Camp Coaches
Success for United Teams
Business Manager and Referee Coordinator Positions
3rd Annual Soccer Ball
Jolene Moulder Resigns
Summer Registration is Open

 JHYS Family Picnic

Mark your calendars!  The Club will be hosting a free picnic for all our families beginning at noon on June 11th at the synthetic fields. There will be lots of food, and fun and we'll look forward to celebrating our successful spring soccer season and the end of the school year. Can't wait to see you there! 

image courtesy of Reaction Photo

TWO Referee Clinics 

JHYS is sponsoring two referee clinics in June.  The first, is a Grade 8 Bridge for experienced referees on June 12th at the Jackson Town Council Chambers from 8-5pm. The following Saturday, June 18th, there will be a Grade 9 clinic for beginner refs, also at the Town Council Chambers.  Players 13 years and older AND PARENTS are encouraged to register.  If you have any questions, contact Brendan Schulte at 690-7292.  JHYS is paying for the instructor, lunch AND your first year's registration fee so take advantage of this great opportunity!  You can register for both clinics via the club's website or by clicking on these links:


Grade 8 Referee Clinic

(for Experienced Referees)


Grade 9 Referee Clinic

(for Beginners) 

Hosts Needed

Would you be able to host a coach during one of our summer camps? JHYS already has plans made for two summer camps and we are looking for housing for out-of-town guest club directors and college coaches.  If we can provide housing, our costs will be greatly reduced, benefitting the entire club by allowing us to keep the camp fees affordable. The first session is Tuesday-Friday, July 5th-8th, 2011, and the second session is Monday-Thursday, August 1st-4th.  If you have a guest house, guest room, or commercial lodging that you could provide to a coach, please contact the soccer office, 200-6034.

United Team


At the PVSC tournament in Pocatello April 15-16, Jackson's U11 Boys took 1st Place and the U12 Boys took 2nd Place.  Then on May 7-8, at the Canyon Rim Classic in Twin Falls, Idaho, the U11 and U13 Boys teams each took 2nd Place. 

Congratulations, Teams!!

We're proud of you!

JHYS Seeks

Business Manager 

& Referee Coordinator

JHYS will be accepting applications for the full-time position of Business Manager until May 23rd.  Tasks include administrative and office management duties, bookkeeping and financial management, marketing and communications, including assisting with the club's website and creating a monthly club newsletter, player registration, and club development which entails fundraising and grant writing. Successful applicants should be highly organized, self-starters who can multitask.


The Club is also seeking a new Referee Coordinator. Responsibilities include: recruiting & training adult and youth referees, providing continuing education and ensuring that all referees are certified on a yearly basis, evaluating new referees for improvement, assigning referees for the JHYS recreational and competitive leagues held in the spring summer and fall, assigning and coordinating local and visiting referees for JHYS tournaments. Previous experience with youth soccer and refereeing a must. Grade 8 USSF referee certification a plus. 


Salaries will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicants for each position. Submit cover letter and resume to JHYS, PO Box 8554, Jackson, WY  or fax to 200-6034.

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Carlos & Baby Joe

Hi, Everyone and welcome to the May JHYS Newsletter. I would like to take this chance to introduce my new baby boy,

Joe Elijah Elizondo. He was born on Tuesday, April 26th. His mamma, BrieAnne, is doing well but still recovering from her C-section. Camille, his big sister, is also doing well and adapting to adding a new member to our home. Thank you everyone for all the support and kind words. 


The Elizondo Family

2011 soccer ball postcard 3rd Annual


The Soccer Ball is HERE!  This Saturday night, JHYS will host a fabulous party from 7-11pm at Sidewinders Tavern. It's our 3rd Annual Soccer Ball Fundraiser with the proceeds going towards "keeping the ball rolling" for the club.  Please invite your friends to join you for this special evening of food and libations, fun and friendship. Event tickets are $75. 


The night will also include the drawings for our Fantastic Raffle of 14 excellent raffle packages.  This year's packages include:

1.   Weekend Warrior Ski Pass

2.   Teton Springs Golf and lunch for 4

3.   Dinner Party for 4 at Snake River Grill

4.   New West Knives + Dinner for 4 from Aspen Market

5.   Student driving lessons from JH Driving Academy

6.   3 private soccer lessons with Carlos + Wii Soccer game

7.   Private Exum Grand Teton Tour for 2

8.   Golf for 4 at Golf & Sport Performance Center, PLUS

      1 month membership to Teton Sports Club

9.   Spring yard cleanup from Valley Landscape PLUS

      interior car detailing from Auto Detail of JH

10.  Summer Youth Adventure camp at Teton Science   

      Schools PLUS JHYS Summer Camp PLUS 

      gift certificate for class at the Art Association of JH

11.  4 JH Playhouse tickets, 4 JH Rodeo tickets, PLUS

      20 Snow King Resort Alpine Slide/Minigolf tickets

12.  Snake River Fishing Trip for 2 + Betty Rock lunch

13.  Frost Salon, Floral Art and Artelier Ortega certificates

14.  Sanctuary Day Spa facial,manicure, pedicure, massage


Raffle tickets are just $10 or 12 for $100, and you need not be present to win. Both event and raffle tickets will be available at the games this Saturday, at the soccer office, at Betty Rock Cafe and at Sidewinders Saturday evening.


Please join us for a wonderful evening in support of our great soccer club!

Jolene Moulder Steps Down
I have some sad news. Jolene Moulder, our Business Manager, has decided to step down. For the past 5 months she has done an outstanding job to help the club in its development. Her departure is sudden but the best decision for her family. I can't thank her enough for the great job she has done for JHYS.


Her departure means that we will begin the search for a new Business Manager immediately. The position is full-time and our goal is to hire someone to start mid-June. If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please have him or her apply. The deadline for applications is May 23.


Again, thank you Jolene for all that you have done.


All the best,

Carlos Elizondo

Director, Jackson Hole Youth Soccer



Dear JHYS Families,


It has been very hard to come to the decision to resign from JHYS.  For those of you who don't know me, I had worked as the office manager and bookkeeper at Stiegler's Austrian Restaurant for 18 years. Peter Stiegler closed his restaurant in April 2010 but surprised me this spring by asking me to come back when he reopens his restaurant in June.  While I've really enjoyed the work and the people at JHYS, I have a long history and friendship with Peter Stiegler, and I am going back to my previous position at his restaurant.  I have appreciated the warm welcome I've received from all of the JHYS family and hate to be leaving it. The people in this club are fantastic!  It has been great working for an entity that I can be proud of and support whole-heartedly.  I'll be in the soccer office through the end of May and will be helping out as I am available in June.


Auf Wiedersehen ("when we see again")


Jolene Moulder

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Image courtesy of Reaction Photo
Summer Camp and Summer Rec League Registration is OPEN

JHYS will hold two summer camp sessions this year.  The first will be Tuesday-Friday, July 5th-8th, and the 2nd will be Monday-Thursday, August 1st-4th. JHYS has teamed up with Teton Science School to offer a residential option for the United Elite Camp in August, so please pass the word on to soccer players in other communities.  More information can be found on our website, but you can register now by clicking on the link below:  

Player Registration Form


Registration is also open for our Summer Recreation League which runs from July 11th-August 11th. The cost is $100, but is FREE to U11-U14 United players who played on the travel teams in both the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 seasons.  To register for the Summer Recreation League, click on the link below:

Player Registration Form 

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