November 2018 Newsletter
MORNING JOE (& JASON)
You are invited to join Joe Hampson and Jason Farrell, our Executive Director and Director of Soccer, for some hot coffee, soccer Q&A, and English Premier League action at the Surf Office, TOMORROW, Saturday 11/11, 9am-10:15am. 

Surf Office aka "Clubhouse" is located at 11824 North Creek Parkway N. Suite 101, Bothell WA 98011

HIGH HONORS
We sure are happy to see our older girls teams back in Surf blue!  Of course, some players are still working their way through WIAA State Championship brackets and we are still cheering them on.

In the meantime, HUGE congratulations to these KingCo 4A girls soccer team honorees AND Coach of the Year, Chalise Baysa (pictured) :

G00A: Kaitlin Bean, Annika Beck, Estera Levinte, Toni Miranda, Nicole vanEngele/  G00B: Hailey Zirker, Rachel Madison, Izzy Chauls, Audrey Tacey/  G02A: Hannah Cecil, Maddie Chriest/  G04A: Sheila Koutelieris, Julia Monson
FIND YOUR BEST
The new TOCA Lynnwood location officially opens its doors to the public on Saturday November 17th with free demos, Seattle Sounders appearances and more!

12pm Doors open to the public
12-1pm Open demos, food and beverages
1-2pm Presentations
2-3pm Seattle Sounders FC meet & greet
3-4pm More Free Demos

EXCITING NEWS
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and instagram for a special announcement coming soon to present our first ever Greater Seattle Surf Ambassador!

SAVE THE DATE
Next month marks the official launch of our college selection resource programming, headed by College Services Coordinator, Val Seid. Programming kicks off with a mandatory info night for players born 2000-2005 and their parents on December 12 to cover  general information about the college selection process, the process of college recruitment, how often to contact coaches, and basic scholarship/financial aid info.

Please plan to also attend our College Coaches Panel event on January 22, 2019 when you will hear from current college head coaches about what they look for and the process they use to recruit and contact players.

Additional information nights will be held on the last Wednesday of each month to cover additional topics including:
  • How to use College Fit Finder 
  • How to prep for a college showcase
  • What to know about NCAA, NAIA, and community college rules

More details will be updated on our  college prep resource page here. 

PLAYERS 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. 

October Player of the Month - Girls 
While Bailey Matthews (G07A)  holds her teammates to a certain  standard, she still offers words of encouragement and praise. 

Coach Ryan Campbell notes, "Bailey has really made a solid effort to  implement possession play. E v en when an option is not immediately available, she  uses her skills to create passing opportunities and has composure,  instead of just randomly kicking the ball up the field."

Bailey always comes to training and games with tons of  energy and passion for the game. She never gives anything less than a  100% effort regardless of the score or what we are doing in training.  She is always willing to help guest play with other teams to help out  even if it means traveling for an away game 

October Player of the Month - Boys 
Abdou Fatty (B06B) always greets coaches and his teammates with a smile and a handshake. If there is a collision and someone falls he'll offer a hand and ask  if they are alright. He speaks positively to his teammates and gives them praise.

Coach Walt Antoniuk says, "Abdou is stepping out of his comfort zone in training and games and using his weaker foot when the ball is on that side. He has adopted a growth mindset and moves on from mistakes with focus on doing better the next play."

October GK of the Month - Girls 
Kaitlyn Baldwin-McCurdy (G05A) exemplifies the core values of Greater Seattle Surf. "Every time she comes to training she is focused, hard working and encourages others. She's a dedicated team player who works hard at her craft," says Goalkeeping Academy Director Val Seid.  Coach Mel Craig agrees, "She's one of the top keepers in the State in our league."  

October GK of the Month - Boys 
This year, Hudson  Becerril-Geiger (B09A)  made the decision to play full time as a goalkeeper and it has brought much consistency and success to the team. 

Coach An Nuon says, "Hudson trains with an intensity that resonates with his teammates and carries over into the game. His ability to communicate in his roll brings everyone together and on the same page." 

Goalkeeping Academy Director Val Seid agrees, " Hudson always has a great attitude and is even more enthusiastic with each session."

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Are your or your business looking to sponsor a non-profit youth organization focused on building strong minds, strong bodies, and strong skills? Attach your brand to any one of our programs dedicated to developing the whole athlete. 

For more information on sponsorship and partnership opportunities, email Joe Hampson .


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Friday November 9th at 8:00pm at Husky Stadium, the University of Washington men's soccer team is playing their final regular season Pac 12 home game vs Oregon State. Both teams are fighting for a spot on the play offs!. Come out and support the Huskies!! 8th  grade players and younger will get free admission if they wear club colors/gear.


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

NOVEMBER
  • November 11- Coffee at the Clubhouse, 9-10:15am @Surf Office
  • November 13- GSS Coaching Methodology Demo w/ Darren Sawatzky, time and location TBD
  • November 20- GSS Coaching Methodology Demo w/ Darren Sawatzky, time and location TBD
  • November 21-23- SURF OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
DECEMBER
  • December 12- College Prep 101 Information Session, time and location TBD
  • December 24-January 2, 2019- SURF OFFICE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK
JANUARY
  • January 22- College Coaches Q&A Panel- time and location TBD
FEBRUARY
  • February 1- Winter Youth Soccer begins for Life is a Kick/ Scott's Soccer Tots (ages 3-5) and Junior Premier (ages 6-8). Sessions on Friday nights 2/1- 3/29. Registration information available soon.

2018/2019 STATE CUP, BU15-BU19 
Group play begins December 15, 2018
Quarterfinals- February 2-3, 2019
Semifinals- February 8-9, 2019
Final- February 10, 2019