The summer soccer is quickly approaching and we are just over two months away from kick-off. Uniforms will be ordered shortly and we are happy to be using “Inaria”. The quality of their product is superior and I’m excited to have them as our supplier. Our uniform pick up day will be Saturday May 12th between 10am and 1pm at Mainway Arena (northeast corner of Walker’s Line and Mainway, Burlington). We will have many of our sponsors on hand for SUPER SATURDAY and some surprises as well. We will be in need of MANY volunteers on the 12th of May to help with uniforms and with the many displays. Please let me know if you can help out on this day.
WATERDOWN – We were able to secure the permits for Memorial Park for Monday and Tuesday night programs, but the city of Hamilton does not permit on holiday Mondays and closes Memorial for a couple weeks for Ribfest. We will move some of our Monday night sessions to Cityview Park (Kerns Rd and Dundas) in order to go straight through the season without breaks.
Wednesday sessions will be at Gatesbury Park, no anticipation of any complications.
CENTRAL PARK – June 16th will be a challenge as the west end of the park is being used as a staging area for the Sound of Music Parade. We will only be using the east end. Parking will be a big issue so we will schedule our sessions a little differently and leave a break between games to allow people to come and go. This will all be on your schedule but I wanted to bring it to your attention now so you take notice on your schedule.
We are still looking for coaches in the following age groups:
Thursday U4 Co-ed (2014) – 4 coaches needed
Thursday U5 Co-ed (2013) – 3 coaches needed
Thursday U6 Co-Ed (2012) – 2 coaches needed
Friday U4 Co-ed (2014) – 4 coaches needed
Friday U5 Co-ed (2013) – 3 coaches needed
Friday U6/7 Girls (2012/2011) – 1 coach needed
Friday U6/7 Boys (2012/2011) – 1 coach needed
Friday U8-10 Girls (2010/2009/2008) – 0 coaches needed
Friday U8-10 Boys (2010/2009/2008) – 4 coaches needed
Friday U11-13 Boys (2007/2006/2005) – 2 coaches needed
Saturday U4 (2014) – 5 coaches needed
Saturday U5 (2013) – 4 coaches needed
Saturday U6 (2012) – 4 coaches needed
Saturday U7/8 Girls (2011/2010) – 2 coaches needed
Saturday U7/8 Boys (2011/2010) – 0 coaches needed
Saturday U9/10/11 (2009/2008/2007) Girls –3 coaches needed
Saturday U9-11 (2009/2008/2007) Boys – 3 coaches needed
Saturday U12+ Girls – 1 coach needed
Waterdown U3 (2015) 6 coaches needed
Waterdown U4 (2014) – 4 coaches needed
Waterdown U5 (2013) – 1 coach needed
Waterdown U6 (2012) – 1 coach needed
Waterdown U7/8 (20011/2010) – 2 coaches needed
Waterdown U9-11 (2009/2008/2007) – 1 coach needed
Please, please give this some consideration. We would only ask that you coach your own child’s team. Your commitment is to the once per week session, and we will provide you with the practice plan for each week’s session. Please let me know if you can coach your child’s team. firstname.lastname@example.org It is a very rewarding experience!!! Our staff is on site each week if you have technical questions. We will also have a “session” prior to the start of the season to review the manuals, meet our staff etc. You won’t be disappointed and your child will be thrilled!!! Many of you have special requests to have your child play with friends, you can co-coach with your friends!
Absolute Soccer (4130 Fairview Street, Burlington) will give SCOOBY players a discount on items purchased in their store. Just mention your child is registered with SCOOBY to receive the discount.
Shoe Exchange – If you have soccer shoes that no longer fit your child, please consider donating them to another child. We will have a table set up for you to leave your surplus shoes. Hopefully you will be able to find a pair at the table that will fit your child.
Equipment – We will provide each child with a soccer ball, jersey, shorts and socks. All players MUST have shin pads. Soccer shoes (no metal studs) or running shoes are acceptable footwear. No sunglasses. No jewelry.
PLAYERS NEEDED – Most age groups still have space available. Friday night girls 8-10 is full, but all other age groups have space. Recommend us to a friend and play on the same team! Refer us by March 1st to be entered into a draw for TFC tickets for March 3rd.
Scooby would like to keep growing and with that in mind we are trying to fill our groups at both the youngest age group and oldest. See below:
We have space in our U3 program on Saturday mornings in Burlington (born 2015). If you know of someone who may be interested in playing soccer this year, please recommend our league. We always honour “special requests” for players to play on the same team as their friend. Just ask them to go to our website at www.scoobysoccer.com and complete the “special request” section.
We are also looking for more players in the older age groups on Saturdays. Girls U9-11 (born 2008/2007/2006) and Girls U12-15 (born 2005-2002). We always honour requests to play on the same team as friends. Get the girls from your hockey team, ringette, gymnastics etc to join and play together during the summer.
Schedules – We hope to have our schedules online by May 1st. We are going green this year and will not be printing the schedules as part of your uniform package. Maps to the fields will also be online. The following are our anticipated “start dates”.
Fridays – May 25th – Sherwood Forest Park
Saturdays – May 26th – Central Park
Mondays – May 28th – Memorial Park
Tuesdays – May 22nd – Memorial Park
Wednesdays – May 23rd – Gatesbury Park
Thursdays – May 24th – Palladium Park
Photo Day Schedule – the schedule will be on your regular schedule, which will take place the 3rd week of the season. You will get an order form in your uniform package if you wish to order individual photos. We will provide a team photo to each player only.
Community Notices –
Uniform Donation – We will be collecting your old used uniforms that you no longer require and donating to various charities. Some Scooby uniforms and soccer balls were sent to Zimbabwe and Dominican Republic 2 years ago. Last year we sent uniforms to Jamaica. We will have a box available for your donations on uniform pick up day (May 12th, Mainway Arena)
Blood Donor – If you are a regular blood donor, or are interested in becoming a blood donor – please visit the website www.blood.ca/partnersforlife. As an organization we would like to pledge to raise 55 units this year.
Your Partner ID is SOCC011715
Start saving lives now!
Your Partner ID and registration information is found below. The Partner ID is used to link your team’s donations to your organization. All members will need this Partner ID when registering so we can ensure that your team’s donations count towards your organization’s pledge.
Thank you for your generosity and contribution to the blood system.
Partner ID: SOCC011715
Organization: Soccer Club Organization of Burlington Youth (SCOOBY)
Volunteers – Uniform Day – We are still looking for a few more volunteers for our May 12th Uniform Pick Up day. If you can help out from 9am to 2pm at Mainway Arena, please email me and let me know. We try and assign you to your own child’s age group. You will hand out the uniform package and cross the names off the list. We will put the receipts in the uniform bag. We need approximately 30 volunteers for this day and currently have about 2.
Parking – There is very limited parking at Sherwood Forest Park. If you are within walking distance to the park, please do so. You can also park on Mullin Way or Cape Avenue and walk through the catwalk to the fields.
Uniform Pick Up Day – Uniforms will be available for pick up on May 12th at Super Saturday. We have the entire facility at Mainway from 10am to 1pm. We will be showcasing our many sponsors at this event. Should be exciting!!!
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I’m looking forward to another great soccer season! See you May 12th for uniforms.
Kathy Parker – Program Manager