24 February 2018

CYSC Camp Philosophy/objectives

The following metrics define the CYSC camp names:

Tykes (age 3):
1.  will meet Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45
2.  have little to no soccer/sports experience. 
3.  may choose to participate in many drills without a soccer ball.
4.  will develop a relationship with the soccer ball.  Maybe even using their hands.
5.  will exhibit sportsmanship by staying on the field and participating in drills.
6.  will concentrate on exercise & fun more than... soccer! 
7.  will not progress to "scrimmages".
8.  will learn soccer by accident!

Peewees (generally age 4-6):
1.  will meet Tues, Wed or Thurs from 5:00-6:00
2.  have little to no soccer/sports experience (except returning Peewees!)
3.  will progress to introduce a ball into most drills.
4.  will intuit that they don't need to use their hands.
5.  will exhibit sportsmanship by following directions or not hitting the next one in line.
6.  will be in motion (running) for at least 50% of practice.
7.  will have a ball at their foot for 90% of practice.

8.  will sleep for you after practice!

Bridge (generally under 8's)
1.  will meet Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:00-6:15
2.  may have previous introduction to soccer (or competitive sports).
3.  will have a soccer ball at their foot for 100% of practice (except in scrimmages...)
4.  will learn the basic rules of soccer necessary to participate in a game setting.
5.  will exhibit sportsmanship, by stressing leadership and exercise more than winning.
6.  will be in motion approximately 75% of a practice (and require many water breaks).
7.  will have a ball at their foot for 60min of practice, followed by a small sided scrimmage.
8.  will learn that there is only ONE CAPITOLO!

Intramurals (8+ yo's)
1.  will practice Thursdays from 5:00-6:30.
2.  have previous soccer experience, or have graduated CYSC Bridge Camp.
3.  will continue to develop individual skill with a soccer ball, but...
4.  will learn how individual effort ultimately contributes to team success.
5.  will participate in all facets of the game: field play, goalie, substitute, offense, defense...

6.  will showcase their skills in Saturday morning games.
7.  will Win as a team or Lose as a team.

18 August 2016

CYSC Camp Objectives/Philosophy - Fall 2016

General outlines for the various camps offered for the Fall 2016 season:

Tykes (under 4's):
1.  will meet Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00(ish)
2.  have no soccer or competitive sports experience. 
3.  may choose to participate in many drills without a soccer ball. 
4.  will concentrate on exercise and fun more than... soccer.
5.  will peter out after 45 minutes.
6.  will not progress to "scrimmages".
7.  will learn soccer by accident!

Peewees (generally under 6's):
1.  will meet Tues, Wed or Thurs from 5:00-6:00
2.  have little to no soccer/sports experience (except returning Peewees!)
3.  will progress to introduce a ball into most drills.
4.  will exhibit sportsmanship by following directions or not hitting the next one in line.
5.  will be in motion (running) for at least 50% of practice.
6.  may progress to scrimmages... eventually.
7.  will sleep for you after practice!

Bridge (generally under 8's)
1.  will meet Tuesdays from 5:00-6:15
2.  may have previous introduction to soccer (or competitive sports).
3.  will have a soccer ball at their foot for 100% of practice (except in scrimmages...)
4.  will learn the basic rules of soccer necessary to participate in a game setting.
4b. will concentrate on sportsmanship, leadership and exercise more than winning.
5.  will be in motion approximately 75% of a practice (and require many water breaks).
6.  will generally practice 30-40min of drills each week, followed by a 20min scrimmage. 
7.  will learn that there is only ONE CAPITOLO!

Intramurals (8+ yo's)
1.  will practice Thursdays from 5:00-6:30.
2.  have previous soccer experience, or have graduated CYSC Bridge Camp.
3.  will continue to develop individual skill with a soccer ball, but
4.  will learn how individual effort ultimately contributes to team success.
5.  will participate in all facets of the game: field play, goalie, substitute, offense, defense...
6.  will practice weekly & showcase their skills in Saturday morning games.
7.  will Win as a team or Lose as a team.

03 August 2016

Fall 2016 Call to Volunteers

Hello Soccer Enthusiasts!

We've received your emails of interest to engage (both play AND volunteer for) CYSC Fall 2016.  Since we've outgrown the ability to coordinate this effort via email, we'll meet at Capitolo Rec Center on Saturday, August 13 at 10am to organize volunteers and delegate the increased workload.

In preparation, the list of needs include:
1-14.  Coaches - While we're happy to debunk the hurdles that preclude people from coaching, it can not be overstated that our ability to increase participation limits is directly proportional to an increase in coaching numbers.  Also, we have enough returners to soften the entry of any newly interested parties.  Also, give it a shot, whats the worst that can happen?

Understanding that coaching may not be feasible for all parties, other volunteer opportunities exist:
15.  Set up - The effort to set up the fields continues to be enormous. We'd welcome anyone with pre-practice availability.
16.  Breakdown - The breakdown crew has post practice availability and organizes the shed to assist the next day's setup.
17.  Organization - Assistance is always  welcome for those who can coordinate registrations, banquets and other events.
18.  Muscle - there's always need for people to administer events..., or assist with registration..., or help with swag procurement... or coordinate myriad other initiatives we launched last season (or plan to launch this season!).

Please note: as the league has grown, CYSC has yet remained 100% volunteer based.  As is now precedent, we no longer offer "seniority" to former participants - pre-registration opportunities can only be offered to those who accept the Call to Volunteers and attend the meeting advertised above.

As always, please feel free to direct any additional interested parties to email us at capitolosoccer@gmail.com to be added to the email blasts.
A preemptive thank you to everyone we see on the 13th.
For the rest, finalized registration details will be released shortly thereafter.
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See you on the fields!
Capitolo Youth Soccer Club
http://capitolosoccer.blogspot.com/

09 March 2016

CYSC Camp Objectives/Philosophy

General outlines for the various camps offered for the Fall 2015 season:

Tykes (under 4's):
1.  will meet Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00(ish)
2.  have no soccer or competitive sports experience. 
3.  may choose to participate in many drills without a soccer ball. 
4.  will concentrate on exercise and fun more than... soccer.
5.  will peter out after 45 minutes.
6.  will not progress to "scrimmages".
7.  will learn soccer by accident!

Peewees (generally under 6's):
1.  will meet Tues, Wed or Thurs from 5:00-6:00
2.  have little to no soccer/sports experience (except returning Peewees!)
3.  will progress to introduce a ball into most drills.
4.  will exhibit sportsmanship by following directions or not hitting the next one in line.
5.  will be in motion (running) for at least 50% of practice.
6.  may progress to scrimmages... eventually.
7.  will sleep for you after practice!

Bridge (generally under 8's)
1.  will meet Tuesdays from 5:00-6:15
2.  may have previous introduction to soccer (or competitive sports).
3.  will have a soccer ball at their foot for 100% of practice (except in scrimmages...)
4.  will learn the basic rules of soccer necessary to participate in a game setting.
4b. will concentrate on sportsmanship, leadership and exercise more than winning.
5.  will be in motion approximately 75% of a practice (and require many water breaks).
6.  will generally practice 30-40min of drills each week, followed by a 20min scrimmage. 
7.  will learn that there is only ONE CAPITOLO!

Intramurals (8+ yo's)
1.  will practice Thursdays from 5:00-6:30.
2.  have previous soccer experience, or have graduated CYSC Bridge Camp.
3.  will continue to develop individual skill with a soccer ball, but
4.  will learn how individual effort ultimately contributes to team success.
5.  will participate in all facets of the game: field play, goalie, substitute, offense, defense...
6.  will practice weekly & showcase their skills in Saturday morning games.
7.  will Win as a team or Lose as a team.

11 March 2015

S15 Registration Information



Hello Soccer Enthusiasts!
We have finalized the information for the upcoming Capitolo Youth Soccer Club Spring 2015 Season

Practices:
Dates: April 7,8,9 Thru June 2,3,4
Times:
     Tykes (ages 3-3.5 +/-): Tuesdays | 5-5:45pm
     Peewees (ages 3-5 +/-): Tuesdays -OR- Thursdays | 5-6pm (See #1, below)
     Bridge (ages 6-8 +/-): Wednesdays 5-6:15pm
     Intramurals: Wed or Thurs 5-6:15 + Saturday 9-11a
Note: Camp objectives/descriptions can be found at http://capitolosoccer.blogspot.com/
Any child-specific questions should be brought to Registration on TUESDAY MARCH 24TH (see below).

Cost: $30 (for the season)
Equipment (see #3, below)
     Tykes: None
     Peewees: Cleats & shinpads recommended
     Bridge: Cleats recommended | shinpads required

Registrations:
Tuesday, March 24th, 5pm - Peewees camp
Wednesday, March 25th, 5pm - Tykes | Bridge | Intramural (See note 4 below)
Location: Capitolo Playground Rec Center, 9th & Federal
Note: Registrations will be 'first come first served'.  Our increased demand dictates that we limit pre-registration opportunities to league volunteers and can no longer offer "seniority" to former/returning participants.

A few additional notes:
1.  In an effort to increase participation limits, we're continuing with TWO Peewee camps.
Peewees will be able to choose Tuesdays or Thursdays at registration (subject to availability).

2.  Please see attached Waiver Form - Please note: ALL PLAYERS (new and returning) are required to submit an updated waiver at registration.

3.  Please see Modell's coupon - Use it for all sporting equipment purchases (soccer or otherwise!!) from 3/27 thru 4/23 and save 15%.  AND... at the end of the sale period, Capitolo Soccer will receive a check for 5% of our collective purchases!!!

4.  We are excited to announce the launch of CYSC Intramurals - an Under 10 camp geared towards 8-9 yo with previous soccer experience.  The specific details are yet being finalized, but interested parties should contact CYSC for information/availability.

To receive information, email capitolosoccer at gmail dot com to added to the list serve.

Happy Spring!
CYSC