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1st - 2nd Grade Jamboree | Saturday, October 22nd | 12:00 - 2:30

posted Oct 17, 2016, 7:07 AM by Sarah Squirrell

24th Annual Waterbury Youth Soccer League 1st & 2nd Grade Jamboree

Saturday, October 22nd | 12:00 - 2:30 

Hope Davey Fields Waterbury 

A Special Dedication: In honor of Eli, Mary, Janie, Liam and Cyrus, for their love and dedication to sports and their community, this year's jamboree is dedicated to these amazing individuals who have blessed our community and our lives; May we come together with the same passion, love, and determination that they did and play in their honor

What: The Waterbury Youth Soccer Jamboree marks the end of another year of Fall youth soccer in Central Vermont. Waterbury hosts the 1st and 2nd grade teams from the Mad River Valley Soccer Association (MRVSA), so please join us for a fun filled day of families gathering around the game of soccer.

Who: Waterbury Soccer and MRVSA 1st and 2nd Grade teams

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Where: Hope Davey Fields, Waterbury Center, Vermont. To get there, take Rte. 100 N towards Stowe. Pass Ben & Jerry’s and take the next right on Guptil Road. Continue on Guptil Road for a couple of miles and turn right on Maple Street in Waterbury Center. Hope Davey Fields will be on your right. Additional parking is located in the Loomis Hill Road parking lot. Visit www.waterburysoccer.com for a map of the area and the field layout.

 Game Schedule: 

Time

Field 1*

(Closest to playground)

Field 2

 

Field 3

 

Field 4

(Furthest from playground

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 PM

Black vs. Red

Green vs. Purple

Blue vs. Orange

Grey vs. Gold

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 PM

Black vs. V1

Green vs. V2

Blue vs. V3

Grey vs. V4

 

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM

Red vs. V5

Purple vs. V1

Orange vs. V2

Gold vs. V3

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 PM

Black vs. V4

Green vs. V5

Blue vs. V1

Grey vs. V2

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 PM

Red vs. V3

Purple vs. V4

Orange vs. V5

Gold vs. Black

 

* Fields are numbered in order, where 1 is the closest to the skate park / playground and 4 is furthest from the playground.

 Match Format:

All matches will be 5 vs. 5 without a goalie (6 vs. 6 optional, discretion of respective coaches). The games will be played in two ten minute halves with a brief halftime. Please have your team ready to play at your scheduled time and end your games on time to keep everyone on schedule. Coaches will officiate the matches.

Parking:

Please take the following steps to help reduce the number of cars at Hope Davey.

Carpool if possible

● Follow signs to designated parking areas, parking will be available at:

·         Loomis Hill Road parking lot

·         Outfield of the baseball diamond past the pavillion

·         Grass overflow behind the Fire Station

● Please avoid parking along the road

 

Please note the coach’s last name for the MRV teams:

·         V1 = Fleckenstein

·         V2 = Murphy

·         V3 = Lavalley

·         V4 = Mittler

·         V5 = Sullivan

 

Kindergarten Jamboree | Saturday, October 22nd | 9:30 - 10:30

posted Oct 17, 2016, 7:00 AM by Sarah Squirrell   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 7:08 AM ]

24th Annual Waterbury Youth Soccer League Kindergarten Jamboree

Saturday, October 22nd | 9:30 – 10:30 

Hope Davey Fields, Waterbury

A Special Dedication: In honor of Eli, Mary, Janie, Liam and Cyrus, for their love and dedication to sports and their community, this year's jamboree is dedicated to these amazing individuals who have blessed our community and our lives. May we come together with the same passion, love, and determination that they did and play in their honor.

What: The Waterbury Soccer Jamboree marks the end of another exciting year of Fall youth soccer in Central Vermont.  Join us for a fun filled day of families gathering around the game of soccer.

Who: Waterbury Soccer Kindergarten teams

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where: Hope Davey Fields, Waterbury Center, Vermont. Visit www.waterburysoccer.com for a map of the area and the field layout.

Game Schedule:  Below (also available on www.waterburysoccer.com.)

 

 

Field A*

Field B

Field C

9:30 AM

Warm Up

Warm Up

Warm Up

9:45 AM

Black vs Orange

Gold vs. Green

Grey vs. Red

10:00 AM

Black vs. Red

Gold vs. Orange

Grey vs. Green

10:15 AM

Black vs. Green

Gold vs. Red

Grey vs. Orange

 Match Format:

All matches will be 5 vs. 5 without a goalie. The games will be ten minutes in duration. There is a five minute buffer between matches to allow teams to move to their assigned fields. Please have your team ready to play at your scheduled time and end your games on time to keep everyone on schedule. Coaches will officiate the matches.

Parking:

Please take the following steps to help reduce the number of cars at Hope Davey.

Carpool if possible

● Follow signs to designated parking areas, parking will be available at:

·         Pavilion parking lot

·         Loomis Hill Road parking lot

·         Grass overflow behind the Fire Station

● Please avoid parking along the road

Waterbury Youth Soccer - Photo Schedule!

posted Sep 14, 2016, 6:39 PM by Sarah Squirrell

The Photo Solutions team is looking forward to smiling faces at your scheduled Soccer Picture Day!  Follow this schedule for an efficient day so you can get out there and play!


Saturday, September 17th, Hope Davey, Field 4 (this is the field in the far back corner closest to the overflow parking off of Loomis Hill Rd.)


9:00 AM - 1-2 Black 
9:05 AM - 1-2 Orange
9:10 AM - 1-2 Blue 
9:15 AM - 1-2 Green
9:20 AM - 1-2 Grey
9:25 AM - 1-2 Red
9:30 AM - 1-2 Purple
9:35 AM - 1-2 Gold


Saturday, September 17th, Hope Davey, on your scheduled field


9:40 AM - K Black 

9:45 AM -  K Green
9:50 AM -  K Grey
9:55 AM - K Orange
10:00 AM - K Red
10:05 AM - K Gold



Saturday, September 17th, Dac Rowe, on your scheduled field


10:30 - 3/4 Boys Navy Blue

10:40 - 3/4 Girls Green

10:50 - 5/6 Boys Red

12:00 - 3/4 Boys Red

12:10 - 3/4 Boys Green

12:20 - 5/6 Girls Green

12:30 - 3/4 Boys Royal

1:30 - 3/4 Girls Red

1:40 - 3/4 Girls Royal Blue


Saturday, September 24th, Dac Rowe, on your scheduled field


12:00 - 5/6 Girls Red

12:20 - 5/6 Boys Royal Blue


Saturday, October 1st, Dac Rowe, on your scheduled filed


12:00 - 5/6 Girls Royal Blue


Items to note:
• Coaches, please be ready with your team on the sidelines at your designated time.
• Parents, photos are taken of all players regardless of whether an order has been placed. You are under no obligation to place an order. If you did not order during the online registration process, forms will also be available on site for your convenience (no cash change will be available on site). If you are unsure if you ordered photos, please check your account receipt online. In addition, I will have a list of orders on site for your reference.


Thanks so much for your cooperation! See you then!


Lisa Cunningham

Photo Solutions Consultant

lisa_cm_consultant@comcast.net

www.heritagemakers.com/lisacunnigham

802.272.7849

Waterbury Youth Soccer Referee Clinic - Saturday, 8/27 11:00 - 12:00

posted Aug 23, 2016, 5:31 AM by Sarah Squirrell

Waterbury Youth Soccer Referee Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 - 12:00 at Hope Davey field. This is for all Waterbury Youth Soccer Referee's!

Waterbury Youth Soccer Coaches Clinic - Saturday, August 27th 10:00 - 11:00

posted Aug 11, 2016, 6:14 PM by Sarah Squirrell

Our Coaches Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 - 11:00am at Hope Davey fieldMike Langlais and Kurt Hekeler will be leading you through all the essentials to coach and support your team this year, it is important that you attend. Please bring athletic shoes, a ball and water bottle you will be running and doing drills!

Coaches Meet & Greet - Scheduled Thursday, September 1st 6:00 - 7:00

posted Aug 11, 2016, 6:13 PM by Sarah Squirrell   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 5:12 AM ]

For those of you that have signed up to coach we have scheduled the Coaches Meet & Greet for Thursday, September 1st from 6:00 - 7:00 at Thatcher Brook Primary School Gym. You will receive your uniforms and equipment at this meeting!

Waterbury Youth Soccer Fall 2016 - Registration Open!

posted Jul 27, 2016, 7:15 PM by Sarah Squirrell   [ updated Aug 28, 2016, 8:34 AM ]

We are excited to get the 2016 Fall soccer season underway!  Please click here to register now!  Registration is $35 per child for the Kindergarten program, $45 per child for 1st-2nd grade program, and $50 per child for the 3rd-6th grade program. Registration ends Sunday, August 31,2016, so act now! 


Kindergarten League 
For our youngest soccer stars! The Kindergarten League starts Saturday, September 10th and runs for 6 weeks with a final jamboree on October 22nd. 

1st-2nd Grade League
We have a dynamic and fun 1-2 crew of players, join us! The 1-2 League starts Saturday, September 10th and runs for 6 weeks with a final jamboree on October 22nd. 

3rd-6th Grade League
Our seasoned soccer superstars! 3-6 players will start their season on Saturday, September 10th and runs for 6 weeks with a final Gary Griffith Invitational Tournament on October 29th!

Please review the Program Information section of our website for more detailed information. Please don't forget to volunteer and support our amazing community Waterbury Youth Soccer League!

Opening Day Kindergarten 1st/2nd Grade League - Saturday, September 10th, 2016!

posted Aug 13, 2014, 9:08 AM by Sarah Squirrell   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 5:28 AM ]

Waterbury Youth Soccer is excited for the opening day of the Kindergarten 1st/2nd Grade League! Our opening day kick-off is set to start at 9:30 sharp on Saturday, 9/10 at Hope Davey Fields. Please arrive a bit early and check-in at the pavilion to ensure a smooth start the season. We will be hosting a cleat swap at 9:00, bring those old cleats to trade for your budding soccer star. Please be sure your young player has cleats, shinguards, comfortable shorts/pants and water. Looking forward to a great season!

Opening Day 3rd/4th and 5th/6th Grade League - Saturday, September 10th 2016!

posted Aug 13, 2014, 8:57 AM by Sarah Squirrell   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 5:29 AM ]

Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th! The 3/4 5/6 League will run for 7 weeks with a final tournament on October 24th! Schedules are still in the works and as soon as the season schedule is set, it will be posted to the Google Calendar at www.waterburysoccer.com. Updates may be made during season, so please check in regularly to confirm your games.

Thunder and Lightning Policy

posted Oct 7, 2012, 9:12 AM by Scott Cunningham

Guidelines to follow regarding Thunder and Lightning from US Youth Soccer can be found here http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/lightning_safety_outdoors/?story_id=622.  The contents from this link are copied below.

Lightning Safety Outdoors

Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning while working outside, at sports events, on the beach, mountain climbing, mowing the lawn or during other outdoor activities. About 80 people are killed and several hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities. Many of these tragedies can be avoided. Finishing the game, getting a tan, or completing a work shift aren't worth death or crippling injury.

· All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous. Lightning kills more people each year than tornadoes.

· Lightning often strikes as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall. Many deaths from lightning occur ahead of the storm because people try and wait to the last minute before seeking shelter.

· You are in danger from lightning if you can hear thunder. If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough that it could strike your location at any moment.

· Lightning injuries can lead to permanent disabilities or death. On average, 20% of strike victims die; 70% of survivors suffer serious long term effects.

· Look for dark cloud bases and increasing wind. Every flash of lightning is dangerous, even the first. Head to safety before that first flash. If you hear thunder, head to safety!

· Blue Skies and Lightning. Lightning can travel sideways for up to 10 miles. Even when the sky looks blue and clear, be cautious. If you hear thunder, take cover. At least 10% of lightning occurs without visible clouds in the sky.

The Single Most Dangerous Place 

Outdoors is the most dangerous place to be during a lightning storm. When lightning is seen or thunder is heard, or when dark clouds are observed, quickly move indoors or into a hard-topped vehicle and remain there until well after the lightning storm ends. Listen to forecasts and warnings through NOAA Weather Radio or your local TV and radio stations. If lightning is forecast, plan an alternate activity or know where you can take cover quickly.
 
The U.S. lightning season is summer but lightning can strike year round! The Fourth of July is historically one of the most deadly times of the year for lightning. In summer, more people are outside, on the beach, golf course, mountains or ball fields. Outdoor jobs such as construction and agriculture, and outdoor chores such as lawn mowing or house painting are at their peak, putting those involved in danger.

Safety Rules

1. Postpone activities promptly. Don't wait for rain. Many people take shelter from the rain, but most people struck by lightning are not in the rain! Go quickly inside a completely enclosed building, not a carport, open garage or covered patio. If no enclosed building is convenient, get inside a hard-topped all-metal vehicle. A cave is a good option outside but move as far as possible from the cave entrance.
2. Be the lowest point. Lightning hits the tallest object. In the mountains if you are above tree line, you ARE the highest object around. Quickly get below tree line and get into a grove of small trees. Don't be the second tallest object during a lightning storm! Crouch down if you are in an exposed area.
3. Keep an eye on the sky. Look for darkening skies, flashes of lightning, or increasing wind, which may be signs of an approaching thunderstorm.

4. Listen for the sound of thunder. If you can hear thunder, go to a safe shelter immediately.
5. If you see or hear a thunderstorm coming or your hair stands on end, immediately suspend your game or practice and instruct everyone to go inside a sturdy building or car. Sturdy buildings are the safest place to be. Avoid sheds, picnic shelters, baseball dugouts, and bleachers. If no sturdy building is nearby, a hard-top vehicle with windows closed will offer some protection. The steel frame of the vehicle provides some protection if you are not touching metal.
6. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio. Coaches and other leaders should listen for a tone-alert feature during practice sessions and games.
7. If you can't get to a shelter, stay away from trees. If there is no shelter, crouch in the open, keeping twice as far away from a tree as it is tall.
8. Avoid leaning against vehicles. Get off bicycles and motorcycles.
9. Get out of the water. It's a great conductor of electricity. Stay off the beach and out of small boats or canoes. If caught in a boat, crouch down in the center of the boat away from metal hardware. Swimming, wading, snorkeling and scuba diving are NOT safe. Lightning can strike the water and travel some distance beneath and away from its point of contact. Don’t stand in puddles of water, even if wearing rubber boots.
10. Avoid metal! Drop metal backpacks, stay away from clothes lines, fences, exposed sheds and electrically conductive elevated objects. Don't hold on to metal items such golf clubs, fishing rods, tennis rackets or tools. Large metal objects can conduct lightning. Small metal objects can cause burns.
11. Move away from a group of people. Stay several yards away from other people. Don't share a bleacher bench or huddle in a group.

What to do if someone is struck by lightning:

· Call for help. Call 9-1-1 or your local ambulance service. Get medical attention as quickly as possible.
· Give first aid. If the victim has stopped breathing, begin rescue breathing. If the heart has stopped beating, a trained person should give CPR. If the person has a pulse and is breathing, address any other injuries.
· Check for burns in two places. The injured person has received an electric shock and may be burned. Being struck by lightning can also cause nervous system damage, broken bones, and loss of hearing or eyesight. People struck by lightning carry no electrical charge that can shock other people. You can examine them without risk.

Stay Informed About the Storm

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or local media for the latest severe thunderstorm WATCHES and WARNINGS. Severe thunderstorms are those storms with winds in excess of 58 mph or hail larger than 3/4 inches in diameter. When conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop, a severe thunderstorm WATCH is issued.
 
Weather Service personnel use information from weather radar, satellite, lightning detection, spotters, and other sources to issue severe thunderstorm WARNINGS for areas where severe weather is imminent. Remember, however, that ALL thunderstorms produce deadly lightning.
 
For more information visit the National Weather Service web site at http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm

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