August 2018 Newsletter
PRE-SCHOOL SOCCER IS HERE
We are excited to be the first premier soccer club to offer the innovative Life is a Kick - Scott's Soccer Tots training program for ages 3-5 in the Edmonds/ Lynnwood/ Mountlake Terrace area starting this fall.

Our highly trained, energetic staff provides a positive learning experience with age-appropriate activities focused on making sure your players fall in love with sports.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
If your high school-aged player is interested in a future in coaching, our leadership program now offers training and paid opportunities for them to coach during our Life is a Kick soccer program, Sunday mornings this fall. Interested players should email Carolina.Pinzon@gssurfsc.org  ASAP to sign up for a training workshop.
SUMMER TOURNAMENT UPDATES
As our athletes learn to establish smart team and individual goals, they are also learning that a focus on process and leadership skills can naturally lead to fantastic results. Here are some highlights from July and August:

G10A- Champions, Harbor Tyee Cup
B10B- Finalists, Rush Cup
G08A- Champions, Starfire Sounders FC Cup
G08A- Finalists, Rimland Challenge
B08A- Champions, Kent Cornucopia & Champions Rush Cup
B08B- Champions, Rush Cup & Champions, Rimland Challenge
B08C- Finalists, Kent Cornucopia
B06A-  Champions , Rush Cup & Champions , Snohomish  Bigfoot
G06A- Semifinalists, Oswego Nike Cup & Finalists, Rush Cup
G05A- Champions, Rush Cup
B04A- Semifinalists, Crossfire College Showcase & Finalists,  Eastside FC Cup
B04B- Finalists,  Santa Cruz Academy Breakers Cup
G04A- Champions, RedApt Cup
G04B- Finalists,  Starfire Sounders FC Cup
G03B- Finalists, Starfire Sounders FC Cup
B02A- Finalists, Starfire Sounders FC Cup

To see more 2018 summer highlights, click here .
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING?
As a non-profit, our club participates in the Amazon Smile program. If you designate us as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate a portion of the profits from your online purchases in support of our players and coaches.

Visit smile.amazon.com today to select Greater Seattle Surf Soccer Club as your charitable organization.
REFEREE CLINIC AUGUST 26
Are you or your player (age 13+) interested in becoming an soccer referee?  You can earn money and exercise at the same time! 

The next clinic is Sunday, 8/26 at Lynnwood High School.


For more info, email Larry Metz.
PLAYERS AND TEAMS OF THE MONTH
Our new monthly recognition program celebrates the teams and individuals who  best exemplify the three pillars of #WeAreSurf by being enthusiastic, intentional, & together. 

July's Team of the Month - Girls is G00A, who placed 2nd at Far West Regionals and just earned their place for the 2018-19 season of the expanded US Youth Soccer National League for the 3rd year in a row.

In July, they attended the prestigious San Diego Surf Cup in the U19 Super Black division, as returning champions going undefeated for the 2nd year in a row.

July's Team of the Month - Boys is B08B, who focused on working together with intention and enthusiasm. These players recognized the power of their enthusiasm early only and truly took advantage of it during training.

Coach Shaun Warner helped prepare his team, guiding them as they set goals and prepared for each match with purpose and intent, resulting in the team going undefeated over their last 9 matches, including a semifinal finish at Clash at the Border and 2 championship finishes at Rush Cup and Rimland Challenge.

July's Girl Player of the Month is  Jadyn Edwards (G00A), the Herald's 2017 Girls Soccer Player of the Year who recently graduated from Jackson High School and already kicked off her collegiate soccer career with an assist in her first match with University of New Mexico's Lobos. 

In her 2 years at Surf, Jadyn was a focused and quiet leader on and off the field, well-respected by her teammates and coaches.

July's Boy Player of the Month is Akal Singh (B08B), whose hard work in the Goalkeeping Academy helped his team dominate during this brutally hot summer, allowing only 1 goal in his last 9 matches, while his team went on to score 41.

To nominate a team or player, email your recommendation by the 1 st  of each month. Our Surf Leadership Program members will vote on one team, one boy player, and one girl player at their next workshop. 
GET INVOLVED
Join a GS Surf leadership Team as a committee member supporting one of our five 2018-19 priorities:
Community Outreach
- Fund Development
- Programming (camps, clinics, etc..)
- Leadership
- Operational Excellence

For more information, email Joe Hampson .

UPCOMING EVENTS
AUGUST
  • August 30- Team Representative meeting open to all parents. Featured speaker, Darren Sawatzky to discuss the new GSS Coaching Methodology. 5:45-7p, @Brightwater Education Center
SEPTEMBER
  • September 25- Athlete Leader Workshop U13-U19 (06-00), 6-7pm @Surf Office
  • September 26- Athlete Leader Workshop U9-U12 (10-07), 6-7pm @Surf Office
  • September 27- Team (Parent) Representatives Meeting- time and location TBD
OCTOBER
  • October 23- Athlete Leader Workshop U13-U19 (06-00), 6-7pm @Surf Office
  • October 24- Athlete Leader Workshop U9-U12 (10-07), 6-7pm @Surf Office
  • October 25- Team (Parent) Representatives Meeting- time and location TBD
NOVEMBER
  • Combined Coach, Team Rep, and Athlete Leadership Workshop TBD
  • November 21-23- SURF OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
DECEMBER
  • December 24-January 2, 2019- SURF OFFICE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK