Referees Needed – New Course Announced

Sign up to become a youth soccer refereehttps://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/10000006/details/20002297

Got a license already? Sign up to referee here – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/referees/


YOUTH SOCCER NEEDS YOUR HELP

Becoming a youth soccer referee has many benefits:

  • Referees are paid very well
  • You get to gain greater knowledge of the game
  • An opportunity to be part of the rewarding process of youth sports participation
  • Great opportunity to exercise, while watching soccer, and getting paid!

In addition to this, you get to develop your:

  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Responsibility and Accountability
  • Leadership

We look forward to seeing you on the fields this season.

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Sideline Project

The Sideline Project is a movement to improve youth sports sidelines and we are proud to partner with The Sideline Project to make youth sports better.

We want all our club parents, coaches, referees, administrators, and spectators to take The Sideline Project Course and add your name to the virtual pledge wall.  Information about your access to The Sideline Project Course will be emailed to parents.  In the meantime, Take the Sideline Pledge: watch the short video about sideline behavior, read the pledge, and add your name to the virtual pledge wall.

Youth sports belongs to the players.

I pledge to honor the youth sports experience of the players with supportive, not distracting, behavior.

I pledge to eliminate hostile behavior targeted towards players, coaches, parents, and most notably referees.

I pledge to honor players, to respect referees, and to Make Youth Sports Better.

Take the pledgehttps://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/the-sideline-project/


Development vs Winning

The youth soccer landscape has taken a sad turn to the performance and winning culture which is best suited to adult sports. Ironically in the US, this is flipped, with a closed league at men’s and woman’s elite level where there is no promotion or relegation; yet kids as young as 11 put into environment’s where promotion and relegation are the focus… outcome orientated.

There is a plethora of research which supports the need for process in youth learning, where deep learning can be achieved through empowering individuals to become decision makers and creative, requiring risk and freedom to make mistakes. This is robbed from the kids when the outcome is priority.

The challenge is, when you’re against the youth sport business with extensive resources in marketing and prey on the parents FOMO, it’s a difficult message to ask for patience. Some interesting articles below on how this is having such a damaging effect on youth players, and ultimately the national level in the US.

Copa America 2024 Starts Today

Today is the opening of Copa America 2024, hosted by USA.

The tournament kicks off with Argentina vs Canada, 5pm Pacific Time, the following information will help you navigate the tournament.

Where to watch –  FOX networks FOX, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2)


Large international competition are a great opportunity for youth players to learn through watching. While nothing beats a live game, seeing the highest level of football on TV will also generate a love and passion for the sport, and an opportunity to find a player that becomes the role model for many years.

Watch as a fan – enjoy the atmosphere, the drama, the entertainment of international football.

Watch to learn – what roles do players take on, how this differs by team. Are there clearly identifiable principles in how a team plays? Watch the individual player, how they scan the field for information before receiving the ball and continuing once the action on the ball is over. The technical actions in being comfortable on the ball and the variety of ways they strike the ball.

Euro 2024 Starts Today

Today is the opening of Euro 2024, hosted by Germany.

The tournament kicks off with Germany vs Scotland, 12pm Pacific Time, the following information will help you navigate the tournament.

Where to watch – FOX, FuboTV, and TelevisaUnivision


Large international competition are a great opportunity for youth players to learn through watching. While nothing beats a live game, seeing the highest level of football on TV will also generate a love nd passion for the sport, and an opportunity to find a player that becomes the role model for many years.

Watch as a fan – enjoy the atmosphere, the drama, the entertainment of international football.

Watch to learn – what roles do players take on, how this differs by team. Are there clearly identifiable principles in how a team plays? Watch the individual player, how they scan the field for information before receiving the ball and continuing once the action on the ball is over. The technical actions in being comfortable on the ball and the variety of ways they strike the ball.

Arunay Foundation Scholarship

5/13/2024 would have marked the 16th birthday of Arunay Pruthi.

We celebrate today in his memory with announcing the Arunay Foundation Scholarship.

We are incredibly honored and excited to share the news of the new Arunay Foundation Scholarship Award for individuals who have shown academic, or sporting excellence throughout the season, and/or contributed to their community.

The scholarship will be awarded to the individuals who displayed the qualities which Arunay is remembered for.

The awarded scholarship will be donated to Fremont YSC by Arunay Foundation, funded by Arunay’s Mom and Dad, and contributing to the participation fees of the upcoming season beyond the application window.

Application


Further Informationhttps://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/arunay-foundation-scholarship/

Congratulations Ragav Ravi – State ODP

Congratulations Ragav Ravi. Ragav will be representing Northern California at State ODP 2024 Portland Friendship Cup over Memorial Day Weekend.
We wish Ragav the best of luck, and this will be a great learning experience.

Alphabet Soup – Sport Business before Youth Development

External Articles of Interest:

It is very confusing for parents in today’s youth soccer culture, as a focus has come onto the league and bracket. Sadly, youth soccer is now seen as a marketplace, and the US is the only country in the world which sees it this way, and it’s having a detrimental effect on youth development.

NPL, ECNL, EA, GA, MLS Next, and many more, are all name of leagues. They are all business opportunities competing against each other to say they have the best players. It’s all built on an opportunity for an adult somewhere to make a lot of money from FOMO and clubs within them to market. They all sell the structure of ‘merit-based competition’, i.e. winning. All of this goes against the science which supports development as a process, the psychology of open mindset and nurturing confidence, and the social support of belonging (players are used as they see fit to continue the winning). When youth soccer becomes a ‘merit-based’ structure, you prioritize outcome from younger ages, negatively affect individuals’ confidence through their perception of worth against outcome they cannot control, and burnout from the pressure and ‘performance’ coaching through their younger years.

A players learning is dependent on the learning experience the club creates within training, the psychosocial support of creating an open mindset to taking risk, and social support of belonging. All of this is in contrast to what is now expected in youth soccer, which has become a business before sport culture. Sport pedagogy relies upon 4 components of coaches, players, task, environment, meaning coaches as lifelong learners, players as committed learners, tasks to challenge players, and an athlete centered environment. Unfortunately, this is not a consideration in US youth soccer, with no objective measure for clubs’ effectiveness.

Throughout the world, clubs/academies, are measured on their structure and organization, and the athlete centered environment that’s created. We are very proud that we stick to these principles and continue to support the players deep learning and not be led by external outcome gratification.

DICKS Sporting Goods – Continued Partnership

We are excited to share we will be continuing our partnership with DICKS Sporting Goods to bring discount opportunities to all players locally to Fremont.

Look out for our weekend events with DICKS and future online coupons.


Today, DICK’S Sporting Goods creates confidence and excitement by inspiring, supporting and personally equipping all athletes to achieve their dreams. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the leading omnichannel retailer serves athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in more than 850 DICK’S Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Public Lands, Moosejaw, Going Going Gone! and Warehouse Sale stores, online, and through the DICK’S mobile app. DICK’S also owns and operates DICK’S House of Sport and Golf Galaxy Performance Center, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile platform for live streaming, scheduling, communications and scorekeeping.

We create an inclusive environment where passionate, skilled, and diverse teammates thrive.
We create and build leading brands that serve and inspire athletes.
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