Yavapai Soocer Academy starts Monday from 6-7 on the new Mountain Valley Pavillion Turf Field. Come out and get additional training. This program will run throughout the year. Non league members $40.00 and $20.00 if you are already signed up and playing in the league.
Practices are cancelled tonight Wednesday 9/14 on the Ampiteater and 4-plex baseball fields. The Town has closed the Ampitheater and 4-plex baseball fields due to the saturated conditions of all natural surfaces, many fields still have water standing on them. Please respect this decision and cancel your practices for the evening. Hopefully you can resume your practice schedule tomorrow.
All practices are cancelled tonight Tuesday 9/13. The Town has closed all fields due to the saturated conditions of all natural surfaces, many fields still have water standing on them. Please respect this decision and cancel your practices for the evening. Hopefully you can resume your practice schedule tomorrow.
Coaches, parents and players please be mindful that as the monsoon winds down we can still have dangerous storms which include thunder and lightening. I myself have spent numerous days in the rain training or in coaching certification classes so a little rain is nothing. Thunder and lightning are a different story. If you hear thunder a good rule of thumb is to vacate the practice field immediately. This may be a bit extreme but the safety of your players is paramount and Yavapai Soccer League places trust in you to make the right decision and protect those players. Please check your coaches handbook for guidelines on inclement weather. You can always assign a parent if you begin to hear thunder to monitor how far off they estimate associated lightning to be.
Yavapai Soccer does not take lightly the cancelling of practice due to inclement weather it is something that is looked at very carefully. They look at the most current data available to them from the National Weather Service as well as radar and forecasts on the National Weather Service pages. They also consider the condition of the fields and the ability for those fields to recover. If a field is torn up during a practice it doesn’t easily recover in our climate. The Town works very hard to maintain its fields and Yavapai Soccer is a partner in that maintenance when they cancel a practice after a day of heavy rain and saturated field conditions. It is a very difficult decision to make.
AYSA Asst DC 7
Due to the current weather conditions and reviewing the weather forcast, please cancel your team practice for the evening for the safety of the players.
Coaches at this time of year we are all excited the season is about to start and we all want to practice. Please be aware of hazards that may not be so obvious, at this time of year it is lightening. Even though the sky may be clear overhead please be aware of storms in the area. While travelling home today I saw something I have only read about. I saw lightening strike in front of me not once but twice and the sky overhead was clear. I was traveling down Hwy 89 just before Glassford and lightening hit on the north side of the highway. The storm was on the south side of Prescott Valley, th strike was a good 4 or 5 miles out from he storm. About 5 minutes later nearing my home the same thing happened, lightening struck virtually in front of me again with clear skies overhead, it had jumped out of the storm on the south side of town.
Please be cautious and aware.
Arizona Youth Soccer Association District 7
Please view Inclement Weather Policy in Coaches Handbook.
Pictures are scheduled for Saturday September 24th. Packets will be given out on the 17th along with a picture schedule. Stop by the table if you have any questions
A Yavapai Soccer board member and/or a volunteer will be on hand each Saturday to assist you with field locations, referee questions, or anything else you may need help with. We will be located on Mountain Valley Park 4-Plex Field 2. Stop by and say hi.
Yavapai College Roughriders Soccer team will be playing at Mountain Valley Park ampitheatre on Saturday September 10th. As part of our league opening day we encourage all the players to attend the game and wear their uniform. Each team will walk on the field in front of the crowd and shake hands will all of the college players. Admission is free so come and support both the college and the league. See you there.