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Jul, 2018

Kilgour Fall Soccer 2018

KILGOUR FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION

Registration for Kilgour Fall 2018 Soccer is now open!  Registration will close Friday July 20!

At Kilgour, registration is conducted online via Blue Sombrero.  The link to our Blue Sombrero page is: http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=199816   If you are a new user, create an account by clicking on the tab marked “Register.”

For this Fall Season, we are instituting the following payment structure, so please register early and save!!!

$40 Early Bird Registration ends Friday, July 6th
$45 Regular Registration ends Sunday, July 15th
$55 Late Registration ends Friday, July 20th

After July 20th, your child will be placed on a waiting list and we will see if we can assign her / him to a team from another school who may need players. 


Kilgour Soccer Parents’ Guide

Season and Practices

The fall season runs from late August to early November with games beginning the weekend of September 8th.  Practices generally begin 2-4 weeks before the first games of the season. Player registration occurs in July for the fall season. Games will be played on Saturdays AND Sundays.

Kindergarten Fall Soccer

Incoming kindergarten students are invited to learn soccer skills on Friday nights. The parent-run program is fun for the kids and a great way for parents to socialize. More details will be available at the back-to-school ice cream social.  This is for the Fall Season only – in the spring, Kindergarten students will play in SAY Soccer.

League

Kilgour plays in the SAY Soccer program under the Cincinnati SAY East organization.  SAY soccer is a recreational league that emphasizes equal playing time, fun, and a positive environment.  It is not a select or competitive soccer program – any child is welcome to play, regardless of ability.  You can find more information about SAY East at www.sayeast.org. SAY's web site has information on its season calendars, mission, rules and regulations, coaching information and volunteer forms.

Weather

Practices may be cancelled at the discretion of your coach.  Games are rarely cancelled, but if the weather looks bad, you should call the SAY East Field Hot-Line at 513-369-8036 to find out if your game is still on.  All games and practices are automatically suspended for at least 30 minutes if lightning is seen or thunder is heard.    

Fees

Kilgour currently uses Blue Sombrero for soccer registration.  The fees are noted on Blue Sombrero.  If at all possible, please pay online when you complete registration.  This makes it significantly easier on our parent volunteers.  If you absolutely have to pay via check, please contact the soccer coordinator.

Uniforms

A few seasons ago, Kilgour switched to its current all blue uniform.  The soccer uniform consists of an all blue jersey, blue shorts and gold socks.  Players must wear these uniform items for each game.  Please be sure to order your uniform(s) during registration if you have not previously done so. Our uniform coordinator will distribute uniforms prior to the start of the season.

Volunteer Coaches

If you're interested in becoming a coach or assistant coach, please add your information when you register your child(ren) on the Blue Sombrero website. If you have questions about coaching, please feel free to send an email to either the girls’ soccer coordinator, David Crawford at kilgourgirlssoccer@gmail.com, or the boys’ soccer coordinator, Patrick Byrne at kilgourboyssoccer@gmail.com.

League

Kilgour participates in both the fall and spring soccer seasons as a district in Soccer Association Youth (SAY), a national organization dedicated to recreational soccer.

Some of the rules of SAY East deserve particular attention.

1.      No Blowouts.  Any team that wins by more than 5 goals is subject to penalty for a “blowout.” 

2.      Parent Behavior.  SAY expects parents and coaches to behave appropriately, particularly with regard to yelling at referees and maintaining positive encouragement.  Kilgour did not have a single incident with regard to parent behavior or blowouts last fall, and we hope that continues this spring. 

3.      No Cancellations.  SAY has a no cancellation policy because of the difficulty of scheduling referees, fields, and hundreds of teams.  Cancelling a game is a last resort and is only granted in rare circumstances.  If you cannot make a game for whatever reason, be sure to let the coach know as soon as possible.

4.      Divisions.  SAY soccer has three divisions in which Kilgour participates:  Passers, Wings, and Strikers.  Please note that which division your child plays in is determined by your child’s age as of July 31 in the current year, not your child’s grade.  Passers are ages 6-7 and play 6v6, Wings are ages 8-9 and play 8v8, Strikers are ages 10-11 and play 11v11 in the fall.

5.      Kickers.     Spring Only - Your child will play in the Kickers division with Walnut Hills if they are 12 years old.  Walnut's spring kickers’ teams are composed of Walnut's 7th graders and 6th graders who come from elementary schools.  Players do not have to be going to Walnut in the fall to play this spring.  Please contact us for registration for Kickers registration.  

6.      Coaches.  We encourage all interested parents to volunteer to coach a team or serve as an assistant coach.  No soccer knowledge or experience is required.  If you would like to coach, please sign up as a “Volunteer” when registering your child and specify whether you would like to be a head coach or an assistant coach. 

7.      Teams.  Teams are assigned randomly by our online registration system.  We do not move children from team to team based on friendship, car pool arrangements, skill level, or similar concerns. 

8.      Games.  Games are played on the weekend, both on Saturday and Sunday.  The Fall season will begin the weekend of September 8th and end at the end of October.  Your coach will communicate your game schedule once it is finalized.  You can also find it on the SAY East website once published. 

9.      Practices.  Once registration is complete (see below), your child will be assigned to a team.  The coach will be a Kilgour parent, and the coach selects the dates and times for practices.  Once teams are formed and the practice fields/schedule determined, your coach will let you know the dates and times for practices.  Typically, practices are twice per week for one hour.  Practices are usually held at Armleder Park, Linwood Field, or Kilgour (for the younger kids).  Practices will begin in late August. 

10.      Weather.  Practices may be cancelled at the discretion of your coach.  Games are rarely cancelled, but if the weather looks bad, you should call the SAY East Field Hotline at 513-369-8036 to find out if your game is still on.  All games and practices are automatically suspended for at least 30 minutes if lightning is seen or thunder is seen.

11.   Equipment.  Your child will need shin guards, a bottle of water, and cleats for all games and practices. Your child will also need to bring a ball to each practice.  Passers use a Size 3 ball and Wings and Strikers use a Size 4 ball.

12.   No jewelry, including earrings, is allowed during games.

13.   Registration.  It is critical that all registrations are completed on time, as the registration numbers determine team assignments, practice field allocations, game schedules, and pretty much everything else.  THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP KILGOUR SOCCER IS TO REGISTER ON TIME.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Soccer Coordinator parent volunteers. 

Chris Coy                                                     Patrick Byrne
Girls Soccer Coordinator                             Boys Soccer Coordinator
kilgourgirlssoccer@gmail.com                     kilgourboyssoccer@gmail.com


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