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TOYSL information

posted Apr 22, 2015, 4:30 PM by Neil Farber

See below for important TOYSL information.

1) There is a slightly revised TOYSL game sheet we are using this year.
The main change is the addition of a discipline key.  Also, the referee’s e-mail is requested instead of the phone number.  (In case there are questions regarding the game.)  There is also an error on the game sheet.  Please do not use the e-mail at the top of the sheet.  Submit instead to www.toysl.net. (Located under quick links on the right hand side of site.)  District admin and managers have been asked to cross it out and place the correct website on the game sheets but a couple will be sure to be missed.

2) Submit an incident report within 24 hours if a card is given out during the game.  It is quite important.  TOYSL issues a discipline report to all districts on Tuesday following game weekends.  Districts need to deal with discipline issues before a player’s next game.  (We always have an accumulation of yellow cards for some players during the season that result in sitting out a game or on occasion a hearing and further suspension.)

3)  Do NOT submit game scores for U11/U12 development games.  Stats are not kept in that age group.

KSRA - early season update

posted Apr 20, 2015, 12:58 PM by Neil Farber

Hello fellow officials!

It's been a crazy last couple of weeks for the KSRA.

Training and education for existing refs, and onboarding a wave of new officials.

 

 

A small side new referee clinic was held on April 11 at the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) offices. Kamloops Soccer Referees Association (KSRA) President Mario Salituro instructed the clinic, and was assisted by Hailey Manke.

 

On April 11 and 12, two small side referee education sessions were held. Nearly 50 small side referees attended the 2 hour session. The sessions consisted of practical, on field training and by all accounts was well received. Sessions were conducted by myself.

 

April 11st saw the KSRA hold it's 3rd Referee Symposium. This years Symposium was lead by Darren Clark. Darren conducted two presentations - referee match considerations and AR. Special thanks to Claudio Klarich and Brian Flamank for their work arranging, coordinating and making this happen!

 

In addition to the small side field education sessions, the KSRA pioneered the use of online grassroots education. Small side officials were encouraged to complete a 13 question small side focused quiz. The goal is to provide a different method to communicate with and engage small side officials. To date, 65 quizzes have been submitted.

 

An Entry level clinic was held this past weekend with 23 people attending this new referee training. Welcome to the KSRA new refs!

 

KSRA Small side mentor co-ordinator Leah Flor is co-ordinating the mentoring of new small side refs. The goal is to provide every new small side ref at least one mentor session in their first year. Providing mentors to new small side refs has been shown to improve retention and improve the confidence of new small side officials. Thanks to Leah for her tireless work coordinating this!

 

Upcoming... watch for member meetings where further on-going education will be provided.

 

Thanks everyone for your hard work and dedication as officials!

 

Link to pictures:

https://sites.google.com/site/ksraref/gallery/2015-referee-symposium

Small Side Retreat Line

posted Apr 11, 2015, 12:51 PM by Neil Farber   [ updated Apr 11, 2015, 12:52 PM ]

NEW for small side is the RETREAT LINE.

The retreat line is used on the Goal kick, and the line is:
u8-u10: half way line
u11-12: 1/3 offside line

Retreat Line Procedure


The Retreat line (in ​the ​TOYSL ​U11 & U12 Development Leagues) comes into play when the ball has gone out for a goal kick. All opposing players will retreat to the offside line or offside indicator (cone or marker) which should already be in place. Opposing players may not pressure the ball until:


  1. The ball is received by a teammate of the individual taking the goal-kick ​(on their side of the retreat line) OR,

  2. The ball travels over the retreat line OR,

  3. The ball leaves the field of play


If a team taking the goal kick chooses to play quickly, they can. The ball will be in play as soon as it leaves the penalty area regardless of the opposing team’s position.


​Enforcement of the Rule​ for point 1

The opposing players are only permitted to move inside the "Retreat Line" once the ball has been touched by a teammate of the individual taking the goal-kick, OR if the Referee deems that the player has the ball "under control" for a period of 3 seconds, no touch will be required.  (​The 3 second rule avoids a situation where a coach advises his player to not touch in order to waste time.​​)​

If the opposing team encroaches across the retreat line before the ball is touched by a teammate of the individual taking the goal-kick then the referee stops the play and issues a retake of the goal-kick. If the opposing team repeatedly encroaches across the retreat line, an indirect free kick shall be awarded from the place where the offence occurred for not respecting the restart.

Colin Guise fundraiser

posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:47 AM by Neil Farber

Attention Kamloops Soccer Community!

Some of you may have heard that KYSA Vice-President Colin Guise is seriously ill in hospital.

Colin suffered a brain hemorrhage just before Christmas. He has undergone two operations since being admitted to hospital and there’s possibly of the need for another. 

The prognosis is that Colin will be off work and in hospital for an extended period.

As you are likely aware, Colin is one of the most devoted volunteers we have. He has taken on the unheralded role of chairing our Discipline and Volunteer Screening Committees for the past two years, and done a remarkable job in this challenging role. He has also served on the KYSA board for close to a decade and has acted as V-P for the past two years. 

Colin is also passionate about the officiating side of our great game and has refereed in both the adult and youth leagues for more years than I care to remember. He has also served on the Kamloops Soccer Referees Association executive on and off for many years. 

Like us all, incidents like this can cause a great hardship on a family––particularly financially.

With this in mind, the KYSA is asking the Kamloops soccer community to come to the aid of the Guise family through a donation of whatever you can afford. The KYSA is making a donation to kick things off.

Here’s how you can donate:

1. Go on the KYSA web site (www.kysa.net). Click the “Register Now” button on the home page. Click “Colin Guise Donation Account”. This should lead you to a form that will allow you to donate $25, $50 or $100 on-line. Our system will not accept any other denominations.

2. Leave your donation (cash or cheque only please; if a cheque, please make it out to: "Kamloops Youth Soccer Association") at Hansport (#1 – 8th Street, North Kamloops) or drop into the office upstairs at the Kamloops Soccer Dome.

3. Drop your donation off at the KYSA office on McArthur Island between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday (or from 9:00am to 4:00pm this coming Saturday/Sunday, January 31/February 1).

The KYSA can issue you a receipt, however, we do not have the ability to offer a tax deduction at this time.

Of course, every penny of every dollar donated will go to the Guise family.

Colin has a tough few months ahead of him and whatever we can do to ease the burden on him and his family will be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest regards,

KEITH LIDDIARD
Executive Director,
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association
Physical Address: 1550 Island Parkway Drive, McArthur Island
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 24081, #70-700 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC  V2B 8R3
Telephone: 250-376-2750

Small Side Referee Clinic

posted Jan 20, 2015, 11:56 AM by Neil Farber

If you are between ages 12 to 14 and wanting to become a NEW Small Side referee.... this clinic is for you!
You attend the clinic on April 11, and then you are certified to referee small side soccer!

Registration and payment is through BC Soccer.
REGISTER AT:
http://www.refcentre.com/bc/

SEARCH by Club / District and SELECT "KSRA", then follow registration and payment instructions.

You MUST be 12 years old at the time of the clinic (April 11).

Contact Neil with questions at ksrasecretary99@gmail.com


Training and Grassroots Sessions

posted Jan 7, 2015, 9:15 AM by Neil Farber   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 9:16 AM ]

Hello and Happy New Year fellow officials!
Want to make sure you are aware of two important initiatives happening in Kamloops.

1) TRAINING SESSIONS

For the past couple of years KSRA has conducted off season training.

This year, we are ramping up the training to a new level, and hope you can be involved.

 

Through our partnership with KYSA, we have secured use the Soccer Dome for sessions Jan and Feb.

We are looking for participants who are motivated to improve. Either to move up through the ranks (Regional, Provincial etc), or just become a better official.

 

Training will be led by KSRA Director and Training Coordinator Hailey Manke.

Training will consist of conditioning, field work, and classroom work. Each week will have a theme.

 

There is NO charge for attending.  (Bring flags if you have them, water, and appropriate clothes)

The times are listed below.

I hope you can attend.

 

To help us plan, please let me now if you are attending.

 

Jan 10... 500-630pm
Jan 17... 500-630pm
Jan 24... 500-630pm
Feb 7... 500-630pm

 

2) GRASSROOTS SESSIONS

The first BC Soccer Grassroots Referee Development Seminar will be hosted in Kamloops on Saturday January 31st 2015 at the Kamloops Soccer Dome. 


The Grassroots Referee Development Seminar will provide training to small sided referee instructors, education for current BC Soccer registered referees, as well as bring together Referee Development Officers and Head Referees in preparation for the 2015 interior soccer season. 


Event Details:


When: Saturday January 31st, 2015

Where: The Kamloops Soccer Dome (313 Nishga Way Kamloops, BC, V2H 1T6)

Open to: Small Sided, Youth and District Referees, Head Referees, and BC Soccer’s appointed Referee Development Officers

Cost: FREE!


Registration: Click here to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L6WG5FB

What to Bring: Please bring appropriate attire for both in classroom and on field sessions.


Schedule:


Saturday January 31st 9:00am - 12:00pm Small Sided Referee Instructor Training (Prerequisite: must be 18 years of age, a current or former referee, and have access to a laptop)



Saturday January 31st 12:30pm - 3:15pm Grassroots Referee Education Session (Prerequisite: must be a registered referee)



Saturday January 31st 12:30pm - 5:00pm Grassroots Referee Education Session and Head Referee Meeting (Prerequisite: must be a Head Referee)

For more details:

See the full article here http://bcsoccer.net/news/post/bc-soccer-grassroots-referee-development-seminar-kamloops-2015

Contact Information:

Neil Farber, Referee Development Officer: ksrasecretary99@gmail.com





-- 
Neil
KSRA Secretary

2015 KSRA Board

posted Dec 1, 2014, 8:35 AM by Neil Farber

The KSRA AGM was held Sunday. 

Thanks to everyone who attended, or sent regrets.

The election for KSRA Executive was held and the following is your board for 2015.

President: Mario Salituro
Vice President: Brian Flamank
Treasurer / Allocator: Fahrudin Djelmo
Small Side Allocator: Ali Campmans
Secretary: Neil Farber
Directors: Claudio Klarich, Hailey Manke, Jo McKenna

Thank you to outgoing Director Trevor Johnson for his service this past year.

Training

posted Dec 1, 2014, 8:33 AM by Neil Farber

For the past couple of years KSRA has conducted off season training.
This year, we are ramping up the training to a new level, and we hope you can be involved.

Through our partnership with KYSA, we have secured use the Soccer Dome for 6 sessions in Dec to Feb.
We are looking for participants who are motivated to improve. Either to move up through the ranks (Regional, Provincial etc), or just become a better official.
You have been identified as a potential participant, someone who will benefit from this advanced training.

Training will be led by KSRA Director and Training Coordinator Hailey Manke.
Training will consist of conditioning, field work, and classroom work. Each week will have a theme.

There is NO charge for attending. 
The times are listed below.
I hope you can attend.

To help us plan, please let me now if you are attending.

Dec 6... 200-330pm
Dec 13... 1130-100pm
Jan 10... 500-630pm
Jan 17... 500-630pm
Jan 24... 500-630pm
Feb 7... 500-630pm

Thank you for you hard work and dedication,I hope you are available to take advantage of this opportunity.
Contact me with any questions.

2014 AGM - Nov 23

posted Oct 10, 2014, 4:10 PM by Neil Farber   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 4:11 PM ]

We are planning to hold the 2014 AGM on Sunday, Nov 23.

We are in the planning stages, securing a room etc.
In the past, we've conducted the meeting around 11am start, wrapping up early afternoon.

full details will be provided once we figure them out.

In the meantime, save the date on your calendar.
Sunday, Nov 23.

Thanks and contact Neil with questions.
ksrasecretary99@gmail.com

KYSA TO HOST 50TH ANNIVERSARY BBQ!

posted Sep 22, 2014, 2:10 PM by Neil Farber


KYSA NEWS RELEASE

Date: September 19, 2014
Source: Keith Liddiard, KYSA Executive Director.
Release: Immediate

KYSA TO HOST 50TH ANNIVERSARY BBQ!

KAMLOOPS, BC –– The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is hosting a 50th Anniversary Barbecue on Saturday, September 27 in the Special Events Arbour on the Pow Wow grounds. 

The BBQ kicks-off at 6:00pm.

Tickets for the event are now on sale for $10 each through the KYSA office on McArthur Island.

KYSA-member teams who wish to attend as a group can purchase 20 tickets for $100.

Included in the ticket price is a hot dog or hamburger, a bag of chips and a soft drink PLUS each ticket holder will receive a 50th Anniversary KYSA T-Shirt. There’ll be entertainment, a few speeches,  opportunities to participate in some fun activities and lots of prizes.

The objective of the BBQ is to mark the 50th year the KYSA has been in existence and to bring together and thank the many volunteers and staff who have contributed to the success of the organization over the last half-century. 

The KYSA was started, innocently enough, in 1964, when a group of school teachers and interested volunteers began a youth soccer league with four teams. The organization now registers approximately 3700 players annually and has a staff of six to help run the various leagues and coach and player development programs.

Former TRU Athletic Director Pat O’Brien was one of the individuals who helped form the inaugural league when he was employed as a high school teacher. He is expected to attend the celebratory BBQ on Saturday!

The KYSA office is open from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Tuesday through Friday. Interested participants can all the KYSA office at 250-376-2750 for more information.

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Contacts:
Pat O’Brien: 250-573-1245
KYSA Executive Director, Keith Liddiard: 250–819-5267
KYSA President, Graham Cope: 250–371-1290

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