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Modesto Youth Soccer Association - AJAX



MODESTO YOUTH SOCCER
ASSOCIATION RECREATIONAL FALL LEAGUE
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN FROM MARCH 1, 2019 TO MAY 1, 2019   

SEASON BEGINS AUGUST 17, 2019

END OF SEASON BOYS TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 26TH & 27TH
END OF SEASON GIRLS TOURNAMENT NOVEMBER 2ND & 3RD



EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:

U6 Boys and Girls- $155.00 which includes uniform shirt, shorts, and socks. 
U8-U19 Boys and Girls- $165.00 which includes uniform shirt, shorts, and socks.
Sibling discount:  $10 per additional siblings registered under the same family account.

ALL U6 PLAYERS MUST BE 4 YEARS OLD BY AUGUST, 1, 2019



REGISTRATION AFTER MAY 1, 2019 (cost per player); $180 for players that are 4 and 5 years old and $190 for players 6 and up. 

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES:  MYSA does offer fundraising opportunities.  Please contact the MYSA-Ajax office for more details. 

TEAM SPONSORSHIP   Team sponsorship is a large part of our Recreation Program.  Sponsors have the choice of being recognized on our website or remaining anonymous.  All sponsorship's are tax deductible.  Sponsors have the option of sponsoring a specific player, designated age group and/or gender or leaving it to MYSA's discretion.  The cost of sponsorship is $300 with a $50 discount for additional sponsorship's.  Any player who provides a sponsor and it is paid by June 1, 2019, they will receive a $50 credit once paid.

SPONSORSHIP FORM- CLICK HERE TO PRINT

SPONSORS:  MYSA will not allow any type of signage on our jerseys, unless the sponsor completes and submits the appropriate sponsorship paperwork through MYSA.  Teams that violate this policy will not be allowed to play.  There will be no exceptions.


COACHES ALWAYS NEEDED:  MYSA relies on volunteer coaches for all age groups and are always in need of coaches.  We provide online curriculum and coaching classes prior to the season starting to aid our coaches in being successful.  Coaches who complete requirements and are approved by MYSA will receive a $50 credit and if you provide a team sponsor, you will receive another $25 credit for a total of $75.  If the coach does not have a child playing on a team, the team will receive a $50 team credit toward an end of the season team party to be reimbursed by MYSA.

ALL COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO BE LIVE SCANNED - If you have coached for us in the past 3 years, you will not be required to live scan again.  This is only for brand new coaches to MYSA.  

Live scan form for coaches who have never coached for MYSA-Ajax CLICK HERE. Please take this form to 121 E. Orangeburg Ave, Suite 7, Modesto
Coaching Application:  CLICK HERE  Please complete and return to MYSA-Ajax office as soon as possible.

On the top of the coaching application please add the following:
1. If you are a Head coach or Assistant coach
2. Name of anyone you are planning to coach with
3. Child you are planning to coach and their birthday
4. Your shirt size

ALL coaches and ASST coaches including returning coaches MUST go to : Modesto.calnorthlive.com to complete the new coaches registration form required by Cal North due to the new concussion protocol .
    1.  use their email to log in
    2.  create password or forgot password
    3.  follow prompts

PRACTICES AND GAMES:  Practice days, times, and location are chosen by the volunteer coach.  All games are played on Saturdays at Mary Grogan Community Park and Enochs High School.  U10-U19 players will participate in an end of season tournament which will require them to play on Saturday and Sunday.  Boys tournament is held on October 26th and 27th.  Girls tournament is held on November 2nd and 3rd.  


SEASON TIMELINE:
March 1- May 1, 2019- Early Bird Registration
May 2nd- June 30th- Regular Registration
July 18th- Parent Informational Meeting, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Enochs High School Cafeteria
July 25th- Coach informational Meeting, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Enochs High School Cafeteria

First Week of August- Coaches notify team and begin practices
August 10th- Picture day for all teams at Mary Grogan Grass Fields

August 17th- Games Begin
Oct 26th-27th- Boys Rec Tournament- U10-U19
Nov 2nd-3rd- Girls Rec Tournament- U10-U19



 

                            Concussion Facts for Youth Sport Parents
                                           Please read prior to registering your child or teen




What is a Concussion? 
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury or TBI caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.  This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

How can I help keep my children or teens safe? Sports are a great way for children and teens to stay healthy and can help them do well in school.  To help lower your children's or teens' chances of getting a concussion or other serious brain injury, you should:
• Help create a culture of safety for the team: 
    Work with the coach to teach ways to lower the chance of getting a concussion.
    Emphasize the importance of reporting concussion and taking time to recover from one.
    Ensure that they follow their coach's rules for safety and the rules of the sport.
    Tell your children or teens that you expect them to practice good sportsmanship at all times.
•  When appropriate for the sport or activity, teach your children or teens that they must wear a helmet to lower the chances of the most serious types of brain or head injury.  There is no "concussion-proof" helmet.  Even with a helmet, it is important for children and teens to avoid hits to the head. 

How can I spot a possible concussion?  Children and teens who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed below or simply say they just "don't feel right" after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, may have a concussion or other serious brain injury.

Signs Observed by Parents:
•  Appears dazed or stunned.
forgets an instruction, is confused about an assignment or position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
Moves clumsily.
Answers questions slowly.
Loses consciousness (even briefly).
Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.
Can't recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.

Symptoms reported by children and teens.
•  Headache or "pressure" in the head.
Nausea or vomiting.
Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
Bothered by light or noise.
Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
Just not " felling right," or " feeling down."

Talk with your children and teens about concussions.  Tell them to report their concussion symptoms to you and their coach right away.    Some children and teens think concussions aren't serious or worry that if they report a concussion they will lose their position on a team or look weak.  Remind them that it's better to miss one game than the whole season. 

What area some more serious danger signs to look out for?  In rare cases, a dangerous collection of blood (hematoma) may form on the brain after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body and can squeeze the brain against the skull.  Call 9-1-1 or take your child or teen to the emergency department right away if, after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, he or she has one or more danger signs
One pupil larger than the other.
drowsiness or inability to wake up.
• a headache that gets worse and does not go away.
slurred speech, weakness, numbness, restlessness, or agitation.
loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out).  Even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously.

What should I do if my child or teen has a possible concussion?  As a parent, if you think that your child or teen may have a concussion, you should
1.   Remove your child or teen from play.
2.  Keep your child or teen out of play the day of the injury.  Your child or teen should be seen by a health care provider and only return to play with permission from a health care provider who is experienced in evaluating for concussion.
3.  Ask your child's or teen's health care provider for written instructions on helping your child or teen return to school.  You can give the instructions to your child's or teen's school nurse and teacher(s) and return-to-play instructions to the coach and/or athletic trainer.

Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself.  Only a health care provider should access a child or teen for a possible concussion.  You may not know how serious the concussion is at first, and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days.  A child's or teen's return to school and sports should be a gradual process that is carefully managed and monitored by a health care provider.    

To print a copy of this information CLICK HERE



     

 

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