State League News:
2011-2012 Fall State League Fee Reduction
Friday, May 27, 2011
After serious evaluation of membership feedback, Washington Youth Soccer is
pleased to announce a State League fee restructure, reducing the 2011-2012 Fall
State League fee from $550.00 to $400.00. Additionally, a $100 discount will be
presented to each team that submits a completed application, including the
registration fee, within two and a half weeks of the opening of applications.
In order to receive the $100 discount, completed applications including fees
must be submitted by Monday, June 20th at 5:30pm.
As a non-profit
organization, Washington Youth Soccer strives to provide a statewide competitive
Soccer league at a low cost to keep soccer affordable and reduce the economic
barriers of participation. After exploring the competitive landscape and
evaluating our valued membership opinions, we feel that lowering the fee to
$400.00 ($300 after discount for the early birds!) is most appropriate for the
With the new fees in place, in addition to a new
administration, we look forward to a revamped and reenergized 2011-2012 State
Please stay tuned, as applications will be open on June 1,
If you have any questions regarding the 2011-2012 Fall State
League, please contact Heidi Dettmer, State League and Apparel Administrator at
The Monthly Meeting of Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer Association was called to order at 7:35PM Thursday April 28th.
Club news was sparce, as most clubs are like UPSC and just getting the registration under way. Lakewood, Steilacoom, Dupont Soccer Club did announce the dates for their annual 5v5
tournament as being August 13 & 14th at Ft. Steilacoom Fields. More information can be found on their website.
South Hill Soccer Club announced the dates for the annual King of the Hill Tournament as being July 15, 16, & 17th. It is open to all U11 through U15 aged teams. Check out the
website for additional information. The club also indicated a new turf field will be installed at Emerald Ridge High
South Tacoma Soccer Club has completed the merger with Tacoma United teams and will be known as South Tacoma United Soccer Club. This merger will give the Tacoma United teams
"Home" fields and an anchor in the Association. The South Tacoma United website will be developed to be bi-lingural.
Under the Officer Reports, the Association Treasurer stated no increase for TPCJSA fees this year. Much discussion followed in the situation regarding Referees and L&I
insurance. The President of the Association and the Association Treasurer met with the Director of Labor and Industries in Olympia and came way with the following information.
The parties responsible for paying any L&I fees is the end user. That means clubs who use the Pierce County Soccer Referees will be responsible for playing any L&I fees
for their services. PCSRA has indicated they will pay the fees and bill the clubs according. The fees are paid quarterly to Olympia.
What remains under discussion are two gray areas 1) Club Referees and Paid Coaches. Answers to these questions will be forth coming before the tournament season begins in earnest.
It was suggested that clubs may want to think about an Umbrella policy to cover these folks.
The MAR for District 3 reported that D3 is in formal talks with District 5 (Vancouver area) in allowing them to play in the D3 league. This would involve Double Header games for
the teams when playing in Vancouver and when in the D3 area. Also, since D5 plays in the Portland Metro League, there exists a possibilty of teams playing games under that league.
Ray Moffette our Association President stated he is against any such action by D3 and will vote against such a union.
The President also discussed the upcoming WYS AGM to be held in May. He indicated since he will be out of town he has appointed Dave Miller to represent TPCJSA at the meeting.
Two areas of discussion to brought before the council at this meeting by TPCJSA will be:
1) equality of fees for RCL team fees for their league and Teams entering WYSL. TPCJSA feels there needs to be equality in these fees.
2) TPCJSA wants the formula for determining CAP's to be posted on the WYS website. Presently how CAP's are figured is anybody's guess.
Under New Business, is was brought to the Associations attention that a Coaches Code of Conduct should be available for clubs to use. One club in particular has coaches whose sole
intent is to win games at all costs. This is a small-sided recreational team. The club feels if the Association were to publish such a code then the club would have a basis to
sanction the coach or coaches.
Also at the meeting two guest speakers were present:
Thomas Knowlton the Group Event Coordinator for the Tacoma Rainers was present to introduce the Association and the clubs present to explain the ability for the Rainers to
fundraise with teams, clubs or Associations.
The team can purchase on consignment tickets for a future game at $9.95 per ticket. The tickets are resold for $15 and the difference is the amount the team earns on the sale.
Also mentioned was a "Soccer Night at Cheney Stadium". The Association indicated they will contact the Rainers for futher information regarding this event. Proposed date is in
The second speaker was Jennifer Anderson from Cultural Homestay International. They coordinate Exchange Student placement. Jennifer talked briefly on how the company she
represents attempts to place Exchange Students with families of like interest. She presently has 300 students looking for a family in our area; 90 of the students are wanting to
play soccer here in the USA. The breakdown is 69 Boys and 21 girls.
Jennifer used an example of one student who is from Sweden who attends a Soccer Academy in Sweden, where 4 hours per day are studies and 4 hours are soccer related. He wants to
play club soccer while here in the USA. Presently he is being placed with a family in Sumner.
Additional information will be posted on the Club website for those interested in hosting an Exchange Student.
The meeting concluded at approximately 9:35PM