2022 NorCal Sportsmanship Reminder
As we head into a weekend full of games in all events, please keep this message from our President in mind:
Recently, we met with the leaders of the referee community for Northern California. During the meeting, we discussed how to bring new referees into the game, train them, retain them, and then assist those who wish to officiate at a higher level.
The conversation was interesting, to see the game from their perspective, and to understand the challenges from a referee's point of view. It drove home the variety of folks and entities needed to provide soccer to our youth - as well as the cooperation and respect vital to a healthy soccer environment.
We need players to enjoy playing soccer. We need clubs, coaches, and parents to assist in providing an enjoyable environment. We need a board of directors and club members to assist clubs in providing opportunities for the players. And finally, we need referees.
Last year, as we returned to fall soccer after our COVID hiatus we wrote the following message which seems even more pertinent today:
This fall, our hope is for every field to be filled with the joy of children playing soccer, competing intensely but respectfully, with coaches, referees, parents, and club members providing positive examples with their participation - for our young players' sake.
This fall, our goal is for every coach, referee, parent, and club member to recognize the importance of soccer in our lives and to find the necessary goodwill and sporting friendship toward each other - for our young players' sake.
This fall, our expectation is for every player, coach, referee, parent, and club member to be treated with dignity and respect, as a valued member of the soccer community – for everyone’s sake.
May we be the example for all kids.
Football is back and we are thankful…
2022 Fall League
Tulare Youth Soccer League starts Saturday, September 10th. We are proud to be the largest youth sports organization in the City of Tulare. We have over 1,200 soccer players this fall playing on both recreational level teams and competitive level teams.
Here are some reminders to all TYSL families and players to ensure a successful soccer season:
Schedules: Elk Bayou Soccer Complex, owned by the City of Tulare, serves both AYSO and TYSL organizations. TYSL has been allotted field space mostly during the later morning and afternoon hours, therefore you will see many afternoon games this season.
Parking: Do not park in the Tulare Golf Course parking lot. This is private property and your vehicle will be towed at the expense of the owner. Use the designated parking spots at Elk Bayou Soccer Complex.
Behavior: The coaches are volunteers and the refs are human; no college scholarships will be handed out during the TYSL season. Cheer and encourage your player! Fans not showing appropriate behavior will be removed from the soccer complex.
Fields: No dogs or alcohol are allowed at Elk Bayou Soccer complex. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.