Spring Coaches Needed
With the fall season behind us it's time to start thinking about Spring soccer! That's right! It will be here before we know it.
The Toiyabe program is an opportunity for players to improve their skills in a more competitive but still recreational environment. This is for enthusiastic and motivated players. To be eligible for the Toiyabe program, a player must have played in the prior Fall primary program and must have participated in at least 50% of their fall team games. They may only participate in the same division they played during the Fall program.
A higher level of commitment is also expected from both the players AND the parents. Toiyabe teams will travel more than fall teams, as the region could play teams from Bishop, Carson City, Carson Valley, Incline Village, North and South Lake Tahoe, Mammoth and Truckee (and possibly others - this may vary from year to year).
Training sessions start in March with the games starting the first week of April. Games continue to mid-May and are followed by a Toiyabe tournament June 4th at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.
Carson Valley, Region 318 will have as many U10, U12 and U15 teams as we have coaches for. If you are interested in coaching a spring team, please fill out the attached form and return no later than November 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Spring Soccer
Any child eligible for U10 and older divisions can apply to be placed on a spring team. Teams are typically formed in November but applications are accepted until practices begin in the spring. Our goal is to allow any child that wants to play in the spring be given the opportunity to do so.
Spring teams play in the Toiyabe League and also in Tournaments. Some tournaments may require travel. Most games are played at Edmonds Field in Carson City, however games may be scheduled at any AYSO sanctioned field. Some inter-league games will be played in the Reno/Sparks area as well.
TOIYABE LEAGUE FAQ
1. What is a Toiyabe team?
First thing to know is that a Toiyabe team is an AYSO team. It is subject to all of the rules and regulations that govern AYSO. These include (but are not limited to): each player being offered the opportunity to play in at least half of each match; positive coaching; good sportsmanship. Toiyabe teams are sponsored (or sanctioned) by their home AYSO regions.
Some regions choose to simply extend the balanced team concept to their Toiyabe spring teams. Some Toiyabe teams are "coach-select" teams. Unlike the balanced teams of the fall, coaches are free to ask players to play on their team. Players are free to accept or decline, as they wish. In the Carson Valley we prefer to use balanced teams so that every child that wants to play in the spring has the opportunity to do so.
Toiyabe teams are AYSO teams. This means that all players must be registered in the previous fall season (which actually considered the current season by AYSO – its season runs from fall to fall). Players who did not play in the fall may request a one-time waiver (meaning they will NEVER be granted another waiver) from the Section Director and appropriate Regional Commissioner.
2. What do I need to send? Where do I send it?
Coaches need to obtain the permission of their Regional Commissioner to participate. Gather your players and verify their eligibility to play in Toiyabe. Age divisions are based upon the player’s division in the previous Fall season.
Prepare an appropriate check. No fees means no team!
Fill out the Toiyabe Team Application packet. Contact the Regional Commissioner from your region to get the application.
3. Where are games played?
Most games are played at Edmonds Field in Carson City. This is because of the weather and the availability of these fields through Carson City AYSO. However, games can be played on any regionally sanctioned field. For instance, Bishop typically has no problem with snow during the spring, and loves to have teams come down and play. Some inter-league games will be played in the Reno/Sparks area as well.
4. Who runs the League?
The Toiyabe League is run by the staff of AYSO Area 2F. Area 2F is made up of the Carson City, Carson Valley, Fallon, Bishop, Mammoth, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Incline Village AYSO regions.
The Area 2F Board of Directors helps with the League, but we really need far more assistance! For instance, each age-gender division needs a coordinator to collect score cards, answer questions, help set schedules with coaches, and so forth.
So, some of the positions and help that are needed always are:
-Division Coordinators (U10G, U10B, U12G, U12B)
-Medals and awards
-T-shirt design and ordering
-Field manager (for Edmonds)
Like all AYSO activities, the League is a volunteer operation.