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March 2020 Newsletter

Parents/Players

The summer soccer is quickly approaching and we are just over two months away from kick-off.    Our uniform pick up day will be Saturday May 9th between 10am and 1pm at Mainway Arena (northeast corner of Walker’s Line and Mainway, Burlington).  It is important that you attend on this date, or send a friend/relative to do so.  Waivers must be signed before your child can play.  If you have not sent in your waiver you can bring it with you May 9thIf you are unable to pick up on May 9th, you can pick up your child’s uniform on the first day of soccer.  No exceptions.  The uniforms that are not picked up are going into storage until we start soccer.  We are celebrating our 12th year and are excited to share this with you.  Thank you for your support.

If you have not yet paid for your child, please do so immediately.  We are preparing our team rosters and need to know you are committed.

We are still looking for coaches in all age groups.

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.  kathy@scoobysoccer.com  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 with the exception of Friday night girls 8-10.  That group is full, but most other age groups have some limited space.  Recommend us to a friend and play on the same team!

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 2017).  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 (so long as team is not full)  Just ask them to go to our website at www.scoobysoccer.com and complete the “special request” section.

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 22nd – Sherwood Forest Park

Saturdays – May 21st – Central Park

Mondays – May 26th – Memorial Park

Tuesdays – May 19th – Memorial Park

Wednesdays – May 20th – Gatesbury Park

Thursdays – May 21st – Palladium Park

Photo Day Schedule – the schedule will be on your regular schedule, which will take place the 2nd week of the season. 

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 will be on their way to Zimbabwe on March 12 and some will be headed to the Dominican Republic on March break.  We will have a box available for your donations on uniform pick up day (May 6th, Mainway Arena)

Organization: Soccer Club Organization of Burlington Youth (SCOOBY)

Volunteers – Uniform Day – We are still looking for a few more volunteers for our May 9th 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 6.

 

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.

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I’m looking forward to another great soccer season!  See you May 9th for uniforms.

 

Kathy Parker – Program Manager