Week 12 Review

The weeks sessions can be affected by the number of players attending sessions due to the playing group conditions due to Covid, however the majority of teams were able to complete a full weeks cycle of sessions. In the event of the original session plan not being completed, the coaches use the same practice sheet to make sure the appropriate concepts and elements are being addressed .

The following contains information about the weeks practice. This will outline the sessions that have been completed and what the players worked on. We have a player centric, proactive curriculum which ensures the players will cover all the necessary mechanics, skill work, and give players a chance to be decision makers and creative players. Through the long-term development from U8 to U19, the players will pass through different stages and priorities as outlined in the program welcome meeting.

While during practice the players will be given the tools they need, if an individual wants to push on with playing at a higher level and performing to the best of their ability, practicing at home will always give them that extra edge, and we can’t encourage enough for those with passion for the sports to practice in their own time. This also avoids unnecessary over-training of structured practices continuously throughout the week.


Every session is structured to facilitate all four pillars of the players development, and to include challenges, targets, and competition to get players to push themselves further. We are a program that heavily focuses on the players individual development, and not to get caught up in the race for trophies and excessive travel to unnecessary tournaments. If you ever have any questions about the Fremont YSC philosophy, and the proactive curriculum, we are always available to answer.

Fremont YSC Playing Identity – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/playing-identity-of-the-club/


Returned and Active in Play, September 2020

Fremont YSC is back on the fields! We have thoroughly thought out and have planned for a safe and controlled environment. We are now on Week 10 of our 44 Weeks of play. It marks 10 successful weeks of following protocols and guidelines to assure player safety while out on the field. Having players involved in “on field” training sessions, benefits the player’s physical and mental health, as players need an outlet and form of release during the week. Many players are behind a computer screen for hours each day and have zero physical activity during this time.

Protocols we are following each day at training

  • Health Check: Before each session, all players must complete a Health Check questionnaire on the Team Snap App.
  • Reduced Numbers: No more than 10 players are allowed on the field for their team. teams that have more than 10 players registered for on field training, are split into two groups of 10 players and have different start/end times.
  • Social Distancing: Upon arrival to the fields, players are spaced out 6 ft apart from each other, as they wait for their session to start.
  • Temperature Checks and Sanitized Equipment: Once their session starts, players are socially distanced with their coach. The coach then goes by each player to check their temperature, spray down their soccer ball with sanitizing spray and gives a squirt of hand sanitizer if they do not have any of their own.
  • Masks: All players must wear a mask upon entering and exiting the field. Players have the choice to wear their mask during the session, it s not required during, as some players have a harder time breathing with it on while doing physical activity. All coaches must wear their mask for the entire training session.

Curriculum

  • Reduced length of Training Sessions: Each training session right now is 40 minutes long. That is plenty of time for a training session as we have eliminated the small sided games (4v4-7v7) portion that usually takes up 30-40 minutes towards the end of training.
  • Socially Distanced Training Sessions: During the session, players are socially distanced and cannot “defend” each other in a close proximity. If we are doing a session with defenders, the defenders must cut off the passing lane in order to steal the ball. Players must maintain social distancing at all times while in their activity

Practice Cancelled 10/08 – Air Quality Alert

Tonight’s practice has been cancelled, the current AQI reading has lead us to cancel due to the unhealthy air which has detrimental affects on youth players health.

For more information about the Air Quality, player welfare policy, please see the following link – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/air-quality/

We wish all the people fighting the fires all the best for their safety, and the health of everyone affected.

What’s Your Motivation?

We are going through incredibly challenging times, and this is taking its toll on all of us.

I got into coaching by accident! I did a working abroad project during a summer and landed myself in the San Jose area coaching summer camps, at this time I was still a full time student in university. I was hooked! The enjoyment and fulfillment of providing for others, and giving back to the sport from which I had already taken great experiences from. Then, many years and a career later, Covid-19. It completely changed the landscape of coaching, and it pushed us to an online format, something none of us had been expecting and nor had we trained for. It was during this time that motivation to coach, to be in the soccer world, took a huge hit. The limitations of what we could do and how we could engage.

However, through Zoom meetings with players, continued contact with all the staff, and being able to talk about how we felt and learn from each other with how we can cope, I got my motivation back. We weren’t defeated, we just had to learn to adapt, and with that multiple age group curriculums were rewritten, and any coaching course or webinar available I was registering for, and now we are back on the field. While it’s not at the level we want, we are back, and like when I first started, we as coaches are able to positively provide for others and support those close to us.

This post I hope is to show and open up everyone to that it’s OK to be struggling right now, it’s OK to feel down, but by opening up to each other and speaking to each other, and finding the reason ‘WHY’ we used to do things, we can keep going and even thrive.

We as staff are here for not only all the players, but also for each other, and you the parents, we want to best support everyone involved with Fremont YSC. That also includes those who are not currently playing and waiting to return, or have previously been a Fremont YSC player.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and we are all together stronger.

Week 10 Review

This week was affected by the smoke and poor air quality, some teams were able to complete a full weeks cycle of sessions, other have been rescheduled.

The following contains information about the weeks practice. This will outline the sessions that have been completed and what the players worked on. We have a player centric, proactive curriculum which ensures the players will cover all the necessary mechanics, skill work, and give players a chance to be decision makers and creative players. Through the long-term development from U8 to U19, the players will pass through different stages and priorities as outlined in the program welcome meeting.

While during practice the players will be given the tools they need, if an individual wants to push on with playing at a higher level and performing to the best of their ability, practicing at home will always give them that extra edge, and we can’t encourage enough for those with passion for the sports to practice in their own time. This also avoids unnecessary over-training of structured practices continuously throughout the week.



Every session is structured to facilitate all four pillars of the players development, and to include challenges, targets, and competition to get players to push themselves further. We are a program that heavily focuses on the players individual development, and not to get caught up in the race for trophies and excessive travel to unnecessary tournaments. If you ever have any questions about the Fremont YSC philosophy, and the proactive curriculum, we are always available to answer.

Fremont YSC Playing Identity – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/playing-identity-of-the-club/


Returned and Active in Play, September 2020

Fremont YSC is back on the fields! We have thoroughly thought out and have planned for a safe and controlled environment. We are now on Week 10 of our 44 Weeks of play. It marks 10 successful weeks of following protocols and guidelines to assure player safety while out on the field. Having players involved in “on field” training sessions, benefits the player’s physical and mental health, as players need an outlet and form of release during the week. Many players are behind a computer screen for hours each day and have zero physical activity during this time.

Protocols we are following each day at training

  • Health Check: Before each session, all players must complete a Health Check questionnaire on the Team Snap App.
  • Reduced Numbers: No more than 10 players are allowed on the field for their team. teams that have more than 10 players registered for on field training, are split into two groups of 10 players and have different start/end times.
  • Social Distancing: Upon arrival to the fields, players are spaced out 6 ft apart from each other, as they wait for their session to start.
  • Temperature Checks and Sanitized Equipment: Once their session starts, players are socially distanced with their coach. The coach then goes by each player to check their temperature, spray down their soccer ball with sanitizing spray and gives a squirt of hand sanitizer if they do not have any of their own.
  • Masks: All players must wear a mask upon entering and exiting the field. Players have the choice to wear their mask during the session, it s not required during, as some players have a harder time breathing with it on while doing physical activity. All coaches must wear their mask for the entire training session.

Curriculum

  • Reduced length of Training Sessions: Each training session right now is 40 minutes long. That is plenty of time for a training session as we have eliminated the small sided games (4v4-7v7) portion that usually takes up 30-40 minutes towards the end of training.
  • Socially Distanced Training Sessions: During the session, players are socially distanced and cannot “defend” each other in a close proximity. If we are doing a session with defenders, the defenders must cut off the passing lane in order to steal the ball. Players must maintain social distancing at all times while in their activity.

Week 9 Review

The following contains information about the weeks practice. This will outline the sessions that have been completed and what the players worked on. We have a player centric, proactive curriculum which ensures the players will cover all the necessary mechanics, skill work, and give players a chance to be decision makers and creative players. Through the long-term development from U8 to U19, the players will pass through different stages and priorities as outlined in the program welcome meeting.

While during practice the players will be given the tools they need, if an individual wants to push on with playing at a higher level and performing to the best of their ability, practicing at home will always give them that extra edge, and we can’t encourage enough for those with passion for the sports to practice in their own time. This also avoids unnecessary over-training of structured practices continuously throughout the week.



Every session is structured to facilitate all four pillars of the players development, and to include challenges, targets, and competition to get players to push themselves further. We are a program that heavily focuses on the players individual development, and not to get caught up in the race for trophies and excessive travel to unnecessary tournaments. If you ever have any questions about the Fremont YSC philosophy, and the proactive curriculum, we are always available to answer.

Fremont YSC Playing Identity – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/playing-identity-of-the-club/

Exciting News – Director of Coaching Movement

We are excited to announce changes to the structure of Fremont YSC, with staff movement into specific Director of Coaching roles for the different learning stages. We firmly believe in continued education, and the development of the coaching staff. These changes will bring more leadership roles to the staff, and will further their coach education pathway and management.

Eric Depositar, Travis Cabral, and Gavin Carvalho, will be moving into the following positions –

  • Director of Grassroots (U4 to U8 Introductory Stage) – Eric Depositar
  • Director of Fundamental Learning Stage (U8 to U12) – Travis Cabral
  • Director of Specific Learning Stage (u13 to u16) – Gavin Carvalho

Dai Redwood will be remaining in the position of Director of Soccer and Performance Stage Learning (U19’s)

Each individual Director will be responsible for their age groups through implementing the age specific curriculum and education of players, parents, and the coaches within their age groups. The Directors will be operating in reference to the Fremont YSC game model, and supporting the long term player development model, while optimizing the players club experience.

We are very excited to be making these structural changes, and very proud of our clubs dedication to prioritizing the players learning experience.

Week 8 Review

The following contains information about the weeks practice. This will outline the sessions that have been completed and what the players worked on. We have a player centric, proactive curriculum which ensures the players will cover all the necessary mechanics, skill work, and give players a chance to be decision makers and creative players. Through the long-term development from U8 to U19, the players will pass through different stages and priorities as outlined in the program welcome meeting.

While during practice the players will be given the tools they need, if an individual wants to push on with playing at a higher level and performing to the best of their ability, practicing at home will always give them that extra edge, and we can’t encourage enough for those with passion for the sports to practice in their own time. This also avoids unnecessary over-training of structured practices continuously throughout the week.



Every session is structured to facilitate all four pillars of the players development, and to include challenges, targets, and competition to get players to push themselves further. We are a program that heavily focuses on the players individual development, and not to get caught up in the race for trophies and excessive travel to unnecessary tournaments. If you ever have any questions about the Fremont YSC philosophy, and the proactive curriculum, we are always available to answer.

Fremont YSC Playing Identity – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/playing-identity-of-the-club/

Oakland Roots Joins USL Championship

Oakland Roots SC is excited to announce they will be moving up to USL Championship starting with the 2021 season! The USL is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America and Roots will face elite competition throughout the West Coast Division, like San Diego Loyal owned by Landon Donovan, Portland Timbers 2 FC, New Mexico United and LA Galaxy II, and East Coast Division like Louisville City FC and Indy Eleven.

Celebrate every moment of the Roots’ USL Championship debut with an Oakland Roots 2021 Membership. Lock in 2020 pricing by using the code FREMONT21 and place a deposit now ($51) towards the full value of the Oakland Roots 2021 Membership.

The first 1,000 deposits will receive a complimentary Roots’ Forever Oakland Scarf and the top two youth clubs with the most deposits will receive a Youth Soccer Squad Club Night for the Oakland Roots opening home game in 2021.

The Oakland Roots 2021 Membership will include:

  • A ticket for each home game (18 games)
  • Early entry on game days (30 minutes before general)
  • Discount on Roots Merchandise
  • Priority to purchase select Roots Merchandise before the general public
  • Access to exclusive Member events
  • Complimentary Member gift
  • A dedicated Service Representative
  • Priority to secure potential postseason tickets
  • Free admission to Project 51O home games

Every ticket purchase supports organizations using soccer to tackle social issues like racism, gender inequality and lack of education thanks to Oakland Roots’ support of the global Common Goal movement.

More details on the Fremont YSC and Oakland Roots partnership for 2021 will be announced in the coming months. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Oakland Roots at tickets@rootssc.com.

Fantasy Soccer – 20/21

Join us for our annual Fantasy Soccer Fundraiser.

Unlike raffles and donations which last but a few minutes, this fundraiser is a season long event, great fun for the soccer fan, and a personal experience battling out your soccer team of stars against those from across the world.


We don’t need a fancy new stadium without a name, and an empty trophy cabinet, we have Central Park and a couple State Cups! More than Spurs have won in my lifetime. So join us to be part of a great competition you have a chance to win in.

The winner at the end of the season will win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate, and a Winners Post for finishing 1st place. (Arsenal fans can receive a complimentary participation certificate upon request!)

Registration – Participation is only $10’s, and will last the entire season, that’s $1 a month to show up our Fremont coaches with your soccer knowledge.

Fantasy Football


How to Play

  1. Pay by visiting the Fremont YSC Fantasy League page above.
  2. Complete registration and you’ll be sent to the event page at Premier League.
  3. Pick your team.
  4. Manage your team throughout the season and finish top of the league to win $100 gift card.

We are not an official affiliate of the EPL or Fantasy Football. This fundraiser is for Fremont Youth Soccer Club, a 501(c3) providing soccer to the local community for players of all financial situations and awarding financial aid to low income families (IRS).

 

For more information about Fremont Youth Soccer please visit our website, www.fremontyouthsoccer.com

No Practices, Labor Day

A reminder there are no programs running today with it being Labor Day.

We hope everyone has had an enjoyable Holiday weekend, and safe travels to those out of town.