WCYSA Winter 2016 Newsletter 
SPRING SEASON EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FEBRUARY 15!  SIGN UP NOW AND SAVE $10
Reminder!
2016 Spring Recreational Season 
March 26th - May 14th 
  
Be sure to register before February 15 when the fee increases.
Fees:  Register before Feb 15th - $66 |  After Feb 15th - $76
Use our on-line registration system to register your child  with the appropriate recreational soccer cl ub.  If you are unsure what club to register your child with,  please check the list on our website or contact  WCYSA staff.

If you have any questions about registration contact
WCYSA Registrar John Ayre | 
360-676-1919 x 104   johna@whatcomsoccer.com
                                                          WE NEED YOU TO REFEREE!  
Whatcom County Entry Level Referees Clinic
 

Whatcom County Youth Soccer needs you to referee youth soccer matches.  Whatcom County Soccer Referees Association is holding an entry level referee clinic open to interested referees ages 11 and up. Clinic fee is $15.00 and USSF registration fee is $50.
 
  Saturday February 27, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Northwest Soccer Park
      For further  information link here        
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Northwest Soccer Park Undergoes Major Upgrades / Renamed Phillips 66 Soccer Park

By La nce Calloway, WCYSA Ex ecutive Director
 
BELLINGHAM, WA. Dec. 15, 2015 - Northwest Soccer Park, one of the county's most active athletic facilities for nearly 25 years, is about to undergo a major transformation, thanks to a generous influx of funding combined from the state legislature and Phillips 66. 
 
The Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery produces gasoline and diesel with approximately 400 employees residing in Whatcom County. "The Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery workforce is proud of the contributions we've made in Ferndale, Bellingham and other surrounding communities," said Ferndale refinery manager Rich Harbison. "To our knowledge, this is the largest single gift we've made during more than 60 years of operation here in Whatcom County, and we're excited that this donation will benefit so many young people and adults." 
 
Whatcom Sports & Recreation will combine funding allocated to the soccer park in the 2015-17 Washington State budget with a $700,000 donation from Phillips 66 to construct two artificial turf fields, with lights and scoreboard.  Whatcom Sports & Recreation is in the process of renaming the soccer park to Phillips 66 Soccer Park in recognition of the support.
 
"As the demands of a large number of athletic programs for both youth and adult have changed over the past several years to more year-round play, our current facilities have been stressed to meet program demands," said Lance Calloway, executive director, Whatcom Sports & Recreation. "With the completion of this project, Whatcom County athletic programs such as youth and adult soccer, lacrosse, Boys & Girls Club football, high school athletic programs and Ultimate Frisbee will benefit from these turf upgrades. The turf fields will be open to a wide variety of user groups to reserve and utilize." The soccer park, located on the corner of Northwest Drive and Smith Road in Bellingham, is home to Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association and Whatcom County Adult Soccer Association, serving nearly 10,000 kids and adults playing year-round. The upgrades are anticipated to be complete in early to mid to late April 2016. 
 
"The addition of these artificial turf fields will be a huge benefit to the athletic programs of Whatcom County," said Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws. "These will double the current all-weather turf fields available to the various user groups from two to four fields in Whatcom County."
The turf project has been made possible through a collaboration of public and private sector partnership and investment. During the latest Washington State budget session, 42nd District State Sen. Doug Ericksen helped garner legislative support to include $2 million for the soccer park project in the current 2015-17 Washington State budget, which was approved July 1. "This will be a great asset for our community for decades to come," commented Ericksen. 
 
About Whatcom Sports & Recreation: Whatcom Sports & Recreation, a non-profit organization, develops recreational facilities and programs for Whatcom County and surrounding area residents. Their goal is to provide affordable, safe, fun and healthy environments where the community can enjoy a wide range of unique recreational programs and activities. WSR also operates the Bellingham Sportsplex in the Civic Complex. The newly named Phillips 66 Soccer Park was originally developed through a public-private partnership with Whatcom County Parks and Whatcom Soccer Commission (now Whatcom Sports & Recreation) dating back to 1986 when Whatcom Co. Parks provided the ground lease to Whatcom Soccer Commission, which evolved into Whatcom Sports & Recreation. WSR has over the years developed the soccer park to its current configuration of up to 13 full-size fields through grants, fundraising events, user fees and sponsorships. 
 
About Phillips 66: Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $49 billion of assets as of Sept. 30, 2015. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co


L to R Jack Louws-Whatcom County Executive Chet Lackey - Whatcom Sports _ Recreation President / Senator Doug Ericksen / Rich Harbison Refinery Manager Phillips 66
Senator Doug Ericksen

L to R Senator Doug Ericksen / Rich Harbison:Refinery Manager Phillips 66 / Chet Lackey:Whatcom Sports Recreation President / Jack Louws:Whatcom County Executive
                                                                                 
  
Phillips 66 Soccer Park Turf Upgrades Ground Breaking Video
Phillips 66 Soccer Park Turf Upgrades Ground Breaking Video
 
                                                                               


US SOCCER MANDATES CHANGES FOR YOUTH SOCCER-WHAT DOES IT MEAN IN WHATCOM COUNTY?
By Lance Calloway, WCYSA Executive Director
This is a re-print of the November newsletter article as WCYSA Board and Staff want to ensure WCYSA's membership is fully aware of the upcoming changes mandated by US Soccer. 

Changes to youth soccer are coming and WCYSA and its Board of Directors are preparing for the upcoming changes and want to get the word out to make this transition easier for all and to provide the reasons behind the changes. WCYSA & Washington Youth Soccer (WYS) Board of Directors has approved the implementation of age group registration based upon Birth Year (calendar year), as mandated by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) effective for the 2016-17 season. USSF announced this change in July 2015 as part of the USSF Player Development Initiatives, the registration of all youth soccer players nationwide will shift to Birth Year age grouping (Jan 1-Dec 31), as opposed to the current school-year age grouping (Aug 1-July 31). US Youth Soccer Association officially approved the change in late August. This will be applied to all age groups in our programs U6-U19.

The rationale from USSF regarding these changes to Birth Year registration is designed to make age groups easier to distinguish, while aligning our calendar with USSF Youth National Team Programs as well as the International calendar and standards. For example; youth soccer just across the border in Canada has always been based on calendar birth year age groups. Up until 1994 the age groups for US Youth Soccer programs used to be based on calendar age groups when it was announced to be changed to school-year age groups. At that time there was a tremendous amount of concern with the change just as there is now with changing it back to birth year age groupings. The concerns quickly passed without many issues and became the new norm within a year back then and WCYSA expects that will take place with this new change coming in Fall of 2016.
Washington Youth Soccer and Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association's adoption of the Birth Year registration initiative will become effective with the Fall 2016 season. The Spring 2016 season will remain with the current school-year age groups. Below is the REVISED age group chart from USSF that will be used for age groups beginning Fall 2016:

On the local front the WCYSA Board Of Directors at their last meeting, in an effort to move the   USSF mandates forward, approved the following policy in regards to players playing up an age group "Players   must register according to the WCYSA age chart. Players will be placed on teams within their age group by default. Individual play up requests will not be considered. Final age group placement will be determined by each club's registrar. Clubs may only move players to an older age group to ensure the minimum roster size is met for each age group." This was put forward to ensure that players will be placed into their proper age groups next fall and to the age groups correct from the start. The board realizes that this will result in dividing up current teams based on the new age groupings but want to encourage all that our players will adjust to their new teammates and friends. We need to get our players to understand that this is the new requirement going forward. 
 
The WCYSA BOD in an effort to ensure we get players placed into the proper age groups also approved for the removal of the special request and coach request tabs in the registration process. This was done in an effort to reduce the opportunities for teams to be potentially stacked for competitive reason during this time of restructuring as nearly every team will be made up of a new variety of players.

At all levels of soccer, it is realized that these changes may have some challenges at the start but if we all take it as an opportunity for our sons and daughters to make another great set of friends it will work out great. If all us as adults look at this positively and encourage our players about the new opportunities this will go a long way to making the change quickly to where it is the new norm.  
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Upcoming Coaches Training and Meetings
WCYSA Technical Director - Marc Ronney

I know it sounds crazy to say this in January, but its true, the WCYSA Spring Season is just around the corner!  The season kicks off Saturday March 26th and registration is in full swing!
 
As we prepare for the Spring season, we also must think about the coaches meetings, trainings, as well as team trainings.  
 
This season Hammers FC Academy will be offering each club a chance to sign teams up and learn from its coaches. We will be sending out emails to each club as the season draws closer and we will begin trainings March 7th. 

March 16th 6-7 pm: New Coaches meeting is scheduled for March 16th 6:00-7:00 pm at the Bellingham Sportsplex.  This will be followed by a training session 7-8:30.  
 
Please contact Marc Ronney with any questions regarding these sessions. 
 
Following these meetings, we will be posting the WCYSA Spring 2016 schedule.  It will be available at www.whatcomsoccer.com the week of March 21st.  
 
Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone this Spring.
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3 Words Every Athlete Needs to Hear
Article from C hanging the Game Project  
By James Leath
"STOP LOOKING  AT YOUR PHONE!" yells Tasha, a point guard on the 6th grade YMCA basketball team I was coaching.
Immediately, I smile and start to explain to her that I forgot my watch and I needed to make sure we were on schedule. Tasha rolled her eyes, clearly unimpressed with my response.
"No big deal," I had thought to myself on the way to practice when I realized I forgot my watch, "I'll use my phone." Fifteen minutes into practice, I had pulled out my phone to make sure we were on schedule. Big mistake.
"Can you believe the nerve of that girl?" I thought. "Here I am, the volunteer head coach, staying up late watching videos on drills and strategy, planning practices on my lunch break, staying late for players who parents are delayed picking up their child...and now some kid is telling me to put my phone away when all I am doing is making sure practice is on schedule?"
Reflecting back on that practice later that night, though, I asked myself what did Tasha really want? What was she really asking for?
I realized that she was looking for the one thing kids crave more than anything else. She wanted me to be there, in that moment, in that drill, watching her and her teammates. She wanted my attention.
She didn't simply want me to care for her, or love her, or teach her how to play the game. She wanted more.
She wanted me to see her!
Have you ever seen the movie Avatar? During the film, the Na'vi race express their affection for each other not by saying "I love you," but by saying, "I see you." Isn't that beautiful? Isn't that how we should coach our athletes? We can love someone and still be less than present at times. But to "see" someone requires us to be fully engaged and present.
The key word is watching.
Watching is being present and engaged. See the good. See the bad. And yes, it's OK to even see the ugly. Just see all of it!
"I see you" does not mean coaching from the sideline. It does not mean constantly critiquing or second-guessing. It does not mean only pointing out mistakes. It means simply being present, engaged and watching.
"Were you watching when I made that goal?"
"Were you watching when the coach put me in?"
"Were you watching when I got fouled and the ref didn't call it?"
"Did you see all my good passes or only the bad ones?"
We live in a world filled with distractions. We are always connected to email, to text, to social media, and have a phone on our hip 24/7. We have all been out to a nice restaurant and have seen a family at dinner, each on their own cell phone, fully immersed in Facebook, or Twitter, or texting, and not at all present with each other. We go to our doctor's office and they are not looking at us, but typing on their computer as we speak. Eye contact and full engagement seem to be a lost art.
Kids love presents, but what they need, and what they will remember, is presence.  They need to know you notice them. They need to see an example of what it means to pay attention. We set that example with our actions.
When it comes to our kids sporting events I see many parents watching every practice, or attending every single game, yet rarely are they fully present. They are watching through the lens of a camera or a smartphone, or staring at their screen instead of their athlete. I see coaches sending texts, or on the side chatting with another coach instead of coaching their players.
Our kids notice when we are distracted. That's what Tasha was telling me. Even though my use of the phone was legitimate, I forgot that we judge ourselves by our intentions, while others judge us by our actions. How our athletes perceive our engagement is not necessarily how good our intentions are. We are judged by our kids based upon what they see us do. The message I was sending to Tasha and her teammates was one that said "I expect 100% focus, effort and commitment from you, the athlete, yet I don't expect that of myself."
Coaches and parents must remember that our athletes thrive not simply on love, but on being noticed. "Do you see me?" and "Watch me do this," is child-speak for, "I want to show you I'm worthy of your affection."
Here are 5 ways coaches and parents can make sure your athletes know "I see you":
1. Be present
Parents, you are not required to be at every single practice or game. Your kids won't think less of you for not being there all the time. In fact, many of them will appreciate those moments away from a parent's attention. It allows for freedom. It tells them the experience belongs to them. But when you do go and watch, shut off your phone. Be a fan (no coaching). When you are there, be fully present.
Coaches, I cannot stress enough how important it is to be fully engaged in practice. Far too many coaches:
  • Fail to arrive prepared, on time, or dressed properly for practice
  • Stop coaching and start talking to a parent or fellow coach about unrelated issues, thereby checking out of practice
  • Send texts or check social media during game or practice time
  • Default to more scrimmage time instead of preparing and teaching
What message do you think these above actions send? Great coaching is hard work and needs your full attention before, during and after training. Your actions speak louder than words. Stay engaged, and so will your players.
2. Catch them doing something right...
...and acknowledge it both verbally and non-verbally. I had a basketball player last season that was afraid to shoot because her previous coach would yell at her when she missed. She needed consistent reassurance it was okay to shoot on her new team. After every shot, she would look over to the bench hoping to catch my gaze. Whether she missed or made the shot, she got a thumbs up from me. By the end of the season, she was my leading scorer.  Research demonstrates that people perform best when they get five pieces of positive reinforcement for every one correction or critique . As World Cup and Olympic winning soccer coach Tony DiCicco states, the secret to developing successful athletes is to "catch them being good."
3. Make it safe to fail...
...especially when you catch them doing something wrong. Athletes know when they mess up. Mistakes are inevitable. An adult's reaction to a mistake can either encourage or hinder risk-taking. When Lionel Messi was a young player at Barcelona, he would try and dribble past four defenders, often losing the ball. Do you think his coaches yelled at him to pass? Nope. They stopped the play, gave him the ball back, and said, "Try that again."
Coaches, if your players make a mistake, especially when they are fully focused and giving full effort, acknowledge their effort and encourage them to try again. Instead of taking them out of the game, call them to the sideline, tell them to try again, then send them back out there.  That shows you trust them, and trust from a player to a coach goes a long way .
4. Connect with them about things not related to sports
A wise coach once told me "sports will be over and your athletes will have at least 2/3 of their life ahead of them. If your entire relationship consists of talking about sports, what then?" This shook me and made me realize that it was imperative to connect about things away from the field. This connection not only forms lifelong friendships, but it helps athletes perform better in two ways. First, they realize their worth is not simply just a pair of feet or some good hands, but as a human being. And second, this connection allows for a stronger relationship, one that can bear the burden of the hard truths both parents and coaches are required to discuss with the young men and women in their care.
5. Give them ownership of the outcome
World-renowned sport psychologist  Dr. Jerry Lynch speaks of the three questions  a coach should ask at halftime of a game. (1) What is working? (2) What is not working? And (3) How can we fix it? Do you see how these questions help players take ownership of the good, the bad, and the solution? By allowing them to have some input your players will compete harder because you have acknowledged their ideas and their input, and they are trying to execute their solution. You have seen them.As a parent,  you do this by accepting your child's goals for playing and letting the experience belong to them . Push them toward their goals, not your own, and when they succeed, remind them it was their effort that brought success.
Kids are not mini-adults, and, therefore, do not possess adult emotions, values, or priorities. Yet one thing they do have in common with adults is they want to be acknowledged. They want to be noticed when they get it right and told its OK when they get it wrong. They do not need to be coddled, but they do need a safe place to fail. When you do these things, your athletes will compete harder, take ownership, and excel.
That is why we must be very intentional about the things we do when we are watching our kids play, and especially when we are coaching them.
That's why we must remember that any parent or coach can tell a child "I love watching you play."
Great parenting and coaching emphasizes the WATCHING, and letting the child know that yes, "I see you." Seeing them makes all the difference.
Whatcom FC Rangers 
Hubert Busby Jr.; Technical Director 

Our Ranger competitive teams are back playing after a well deserved Christmas break. Most teams are now close to completing their league schedules prior to the beginning of State Cup. As stated previously, results are not the primary objective of the program. Our goal is to ensure our players continue to develop their skills on a weekly basis.

The last few months have seen our older teams enter numerous college showcase events. The purpose of our High school aged teams entering these tournaments, is to garner attention from universities who might be interested in offering them athletic scholarships. It should be noted that all our players are reminded that without good academic marks, the athletic scholarships won't be possible. This support is in line with our holistic approach to development. The club is currently working on a University night for all ranger H.S players and parents that will assist our athletes in this process. Further developments regarding this night will be forthcoming.

February will see our very popular Development Academies start up again. The club will be runni
ng 'Futsal' for our u12 players and " Friday Night Footie" for both genders u13+. Further details and objectives can be found on our website.

RDP (Rangers Development Program) registration for the spring season is now open. Our technical staff is looking forward to seeing all of the players again. Once the weather changes, we look forward to having all the players back at NWSP for unified club training sessions. Speaking of NWSP, the club would like to congratulate Whatcom Sports & Recreation and Philips 66 Refinery for securing the funding for new turf fields for the County. The club looks forward to strengthening our relationship with both entities in the future, as we look to grow the game of soccer, and keep people active playing the "beautiful" game for life!

On behalf of everyone associated with the club, we thank you for your continued support of the program.

Keep the ball rolling.......

Sincerely,

Hubert Busby Jr,
Technical Director
Whatcom FC Rangers
Wilson Motors &  Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery
Signature Sponsors of NWSP Summer Tournaments!

Wilson Motors Baker Blast
June 24-26
Phillips 66 Rimland Challenge
August 12-14, 2016
Two summer tournaments Baker Blast and Rimland Challenge hosted at Northwest Soccer Park will welcome back sponsors Wilson Motors and Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery. 
Wilson Motors returns as the premier sponsor of the 2016 Baker Blast which will be held June 24-26.  The Baker Blast historically draws 165-180 boys and girls U10-19 select level squads with a large number from British Columbia.  Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery also returns for its second year as the title sponsor of the Rimland Challenge, which will be held the August 12-14.  This tournament will bring in an anticipated 125-130 premier level squads ages U10-19.

These sponsorships will help cover operational costs for the tournaments with the net proceeds of these annual tournaments to help underwrite the operating costs of Northwest Soccer Park assisting in keeping the fees down to the user groups who use Northwest Soccer Park.
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Whatcom County Soccer Referees Association

Hey Ref, WE NEED YOU!"
By Lance Calloway, Executive Director, WCYSA
I've been involved in WCYSA for over twenty years and this past fall season WCYSA had most severe referee shortage we ever have had. You may or may not have noticed the growing referee shortage. If you've been lucky, you may have referees at your game.  Some games, certainly for our younger age groups, you may have had to find a parent to call the game so the coaches can work with the kids.  That's because there is a severe referee shortage happening, unfortunately it isn't just here in Whatcom County's soccer programs but across the state and country in all youth sports.  We've recently seen ads locally asking for basketball referees and baseball umpires, it's a trend in all youth sports, especially here.
Do you want to know who we can thank for this referee shortage?  US.  That is right, all who line the sidelines either coaching or watching our child play, to the players on the pitch. 
The greatest percentage of WCYSA's recreational soccer matches are refereed by youth officials age 11-18 years of age, with a large number of our referees between the ages of 12-15 years old. These young referees get involved as a way to earn some money while giving back to the game and to have fun.  However, too often we get reports from our referee mentors who work with our youth referees that they have to council the young refs following their games on how to deal with negative comments to flat out referee abuse.
 
Whatever happened to Sportsmanship & Respect? As shocking and appalling as it is to report, our office receives reports of our youth referees who are yelled at and threatened by adults because they either missed a call or made a mistake and made the wrong call.  In the past year I actually witnessed a grown adult coach yelling at a young teenage referee because in his mind the referee was making the wrong call and wouldn't let it go.  As I became involved in the incident, the young referee was actually correct and the adult was incorrect in regards to the application of the rule. To the young referees credit he finished the match but as I talked with him following the match he was extremely upset and afraid.  This should not happen!!  We need to keep everything in perspective about what we are trying to teach our youth and the service these referees provide to the game.  We actually have had youth referees afraid to leave the field after games by themselves.  
Bottom line is this, if you would like to continue watching your children play this beautiful game, we have to change how we handle ourselves on the touchline!  Think to yourself how often have you heard an adult yelling at a youth referee during a match?  Almost all of us have attended a game and witnessed this type of behavior.  You can no longer ignore that parent, coach, or player who hasn't figured out what Sportsmanship and Respect are supposed to be.  If you feel comfortable let them know they need to calm down as the referee is doing his best or better yet find one of the field marshals and ask them to come over to help lessen the tension and create a better environment for all involved in the game.
I am not going to tell you that these young referees don't make mistakes, they do.  These referees are learning to officiate the game just as your child is learning to play and our coaches are learning to coach.  I certainly hope you don't yell at your players when they make a mistake on the field as we seem to so easily do when a referee misses a call.  The bigger difference is the referee is out there by themselves and if they make a mistake it is noticed more.  
There will always be calls we don't agree with, fouls that should or shouldn't have been called and goals that maybe shouldn't have counted.  We need to work at being calm during the match and thank the referee for officiating. Following the match please submit with your match report details on the areas that the referee may need to improve upon.  Our referee's association and assignors greatly appreciate getting feedback on how they can assist in further developing a referee in areas they need assistance, so please report issues you may see.  It's a lot easier to teach them to do it correctly than to have coaches and parents yelling at them and driving them away from the game.
Soccer, and all youth sports for that matter, are great in that we not only develop athletes but develop people who learn to work with others, develop skills to compete, learn work as a team, how to learn from others, respect your competitors, to play fair and have fun, all while enjoying the game.  Throughout this process they will make mistakes while improving their skills and learning more about the game.  This is not only true for the players, but for our youth officials as well.  All throughout this process, our youth officials are learning and growing in the game. 
Without these youth officials we will not have future referees to handle the growing number of games at higher levels.  If we don't retain and develop our referee pool this could eventually result in no referees meaning we don't have games.  It's imperative that we ALL do our part to fix the broken youth soccer environment.  There are many avenues available to help improve our officials.  Screaming demeaning comments and/or threatening our officials certainly isn't one of them.  I ask you to keep in mind that the youth referee on your child's match is someone's son or daughter. How would you feel it was your child that grown adults were yelling at them as they are trying to do their best for the game?  At the end of the game please go to the referee with a smile and say thank you for being a part of today's game, we appreciate your effort!
Bellingham United FC Continues Its strong Season!

Bellingham United FC has kicked off their  sixth season for semi professional indoor soccer in the Western Indoor Soccer League.  Hammer's fans have seen a lot of familiar faces on the indoor pitch from the outdoor season, with Chris Jepson, Nick Cashmere, Brendan Quilici, Mo Marenah and Riley Liddle.  
This year Brendan Quilici has had double duty as he is serving as both the Head Coach as well as a player

Currently the Hammers are sitting in 2nd Place just one win behind the Olympic Force with a 6-1 record.  Bellingham United is the league leaders in scoring with 67 goals and fewest goals against in 34 allowed.  
With only two home games remaining before the playoffs, mark you calendars and come down and cheer on the Hammers!

This Saturday's home game, January 30th,  Bellingham United will host its 1st 
Warm Up For Winter
Coat Drive!
Everyone that brings a new or gently used coat to the game will receive $2 off their ticket.  All Coats will be donated to local families in need!

Come out and support your Hammers!

Date
HOME
AWAY
TIME
LOCATION
1/30/16
BELLINGHAM UNITED
SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS
7:30 PM
BELLINGHAM SPORTSPLEX
2/6/16
SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS
BELLINGHAM UNITED
TBA
SNOHOMISH SOCCER DOME
2/13/16
BELLINGHAM UNITED
TACOMA STARS
7:30PM
BELLINGHAM SPORTSPLEX
2/20/16
PLAYOFF SEED #1
PLAYOFF SEED #4
TBA
TBA
2/20/16
PLAYOFF SEED #2
PLAYOFF SEED #3
TBA
TBA
2/27/16
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

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WCYSA 2016 SCHOLARSHIP

Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association
2016 Academic Scholarship Applications
Will be available at your local High School Next Week!

Scholarship applications will be sent out to all Whatcom County High Schools.  You can click here to get the 2016 Scholarship packet as well.  Each year WCYSA awards one senior boy & one senior girl each to help pay their college costs. This year the scholarship has increased to $1500.00 for the recipients.
 
T his year we also have received a donation of $300 ($150 per award) which will add to each scholarship from the Mike Grimes Soccer Fest.  Each scholarship recipient will receive $1650!

Deadline is May 16th!
If you have questions about the scholarship or need assistance, please contact John Ayre at johna@whacomsoccer.com
 
Mark Your Calendars
June 3 & 4, 2016
Meridian 3v3
Meridian HS
Details Coming Soon!

Great offers to WCYSA Soccer Community from Bellingham United
Bellingham United 2016
Season Tickets

Seattle Sounders Game with BUFC!


Plus all fans the purchase a 2016 Season 
ticket will receive free, one of these Limited Edition
2016 Bellingham United Scarves!


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