LATEST NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
WDDOA - FIRST ANNUAL SILENT SIDELINE WEEKEND; APRIL 25-26!
Apr 13 2015 - STAFF
As previously announced during the WDDOA Spring 2015 GBM held via webinar on January 25, 2015, WDDOA is proud to hold the first annual WDDOA - SILENT SIDELINE WEEKEND; April 25-26th! A day when we let the kids’ just play.
Very often in kids’ sports, adults, parents and coaches can become overly vocal in their approach to working with and/or trying to encourage or motivate young athletes. However well-intentioned some of them may be, the results may not always be positive. With a Silent Sideline Weekend, the coaches, parents and spectators are asked to keep talking to a bare minimum on the sidelines. One coach from each team will be given the task to direct their players with minimal instruction, whilst everyone else watches on in SILENCE.
With the sidelines quiet, players have the chance to concentrate, make their own split-second decisions and learn by them which also enables them to learn the game in a more natural manner. So instead of being distracted by the stream of noise that usually exists, the kids on the pitch get the opportunity to communicate with one another, deciding who will take the throw ins, the goal-kicks, free-kicks and/or the corner kicks in the game. This also gives them time to think and focus on what they are about to do.
Kids’ voices are really all we want to hear on match day. Team Managers…lollipops will be available at the Referee Tent/Area and are always a fun way of helping remind your sideline of the WDDOA - Silent Sideline Weekend. Click Here for a reminder printout!
Spectators are allowed to Encourage, Praise, Clap and Cheer to show their enthusiasm but are restricted from coaching their kids from the sideline. While clapping & minimal cheering is allowed for goals scored and efforts made by both teams, there is Absolutely NO shouting or directing from the parent sideline allowed. Remember it’s only over one weekend but we would hope this is a trend that will continue to grow.
While we certainly understand that initially not everyone is going to agree with the idea, we do hope the kids will enjoy it and they won’t be the only ones!! The referees always appreciate the chance to be able to concentrate on the game and the kids instead of the sideline.
Please Note: this is a WDDOA event only. Your game may take place at a complex that has other events that will not be participating.
REFEREE SHORTAGE POSSIBLE - APRIL 2015
Apr 07 2015 - STAFF
Due to an enormous amount of rainout reschedules and other events being held in and around the Central Texas area in the next couple of weeks, there is a critical shortage of referees which may increase the chances of a Tx Cup game being officiated with a single center and/or broken crew. While it is not ideal to have less than a full crew, please keep in mind that this is not a protestable situation or an acceptable reason not to play. Every effort will be made to provide a full crew on each game.
Please note: If your game is assigned a broken crew, both coaches will be given the opportunity to decide whether the game will be played with a single center or broken (1 Center & 1 AR) crew. However, both coaches must agree and this agreement should be noted on the game card.
We appreciate your understanding.
WDDOA SPRING 2015 TX CUP SCHEDULES - RELEASED
Feb 06 2015 - STAFF
Schedules for U11-U12 teams participating in the WDDOA Spring 2015 Tx Cup are posted below. Please click the appropriate age group link to view your team's schedule.
MANAGER INSTRUCTIONS...GAME DAY PROCEDURES (Club Pass, Game Cards, Scoring)
Feb 19 2015 - STAFF
SEASON STARTS THIS WEEKEND - VERY IMPORTANT INFO BELOW
Please make sure to enter scores into GotSoccer within 24 hours
Attention Tx Cup Team Managers:
Club Pass Players: The Club Pass Player function in GotSoccer is now active and available to accept CPP entry for Tx Cup. The regular entry deadline for CPP's is Thursday, 5:00pm but for the 1st weekend of play (Feb 21-22) please have CPP's entered by Friday, 12:00pm (noon).
Player ID Cards: Spring 2015 player cards for any new and/or transferred players have all been mailed! Tx Cup U11-U12 teams will be checked in at the fields using VIRTUAL CARDS; if the new cards don't arrive in time PLEASE make sure photos for the new players are loaded into GotSoccer or the player will not be allowed to play. Note: Teams are still required to have properly prepared player cards (laminated w/ pictures) at the field ready for inspection prior to the game. CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO ACCESS VIRTUAL CARDS
Game Card Printing: Game cards should ALWAYS be printed every Friday after 12:00pm (noon) to ensure time for the system to capture any CPP entries, field, time, or complex changes, etc. Remember...BOTH teams are required to print a copy of the game card and take it to the field so please be sure to do this!
CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS The document is lengthy but should give you step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish:
GotSoccer: On your team count underneath "Event Registration History" you need to choose the roster column for: WDDOA SPRING 2015-TX CUP in order to access your event roster & game cards, when they become available.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPATING TEAMS!!
WDDOA ADDS NEW PLAYING SITE FOR SPRING 2015
Feb 19 2015 - STAFF
WDDOA has added a new playing site in San Antonio for Spring 2015. The new complex will be known as NEYSO-Specht Road Fields (Specht). The physical address is 204 W Specht Road, San Antonio, Tx 78260. Click here for a map to the site.
WDDOA Teams - SC Rosters Frozen for U19 Teams In GotSoccer/In-Hand Deadline 5:00PM
SC U19 WDDOA Roster Paperwork Deadline To STYSA. Clubs/Teams Have Earlier Deadline to WDDOA. (See Above 04/27/15)
U11 AND U12 DI Tryouts for Fall 2015 May Begin (*based on your local assn. published dates)
*Note: Please check with your local (geographical) association (AAYSA/CAYSA etc) to determine the ACTUAL try-out date(s) for your area*
5/9 - 5/10/2015
PC District “Cross-Bracket” Semi-Finals (A1vsB2, B1vsA2) Winners Advance
5/16 - 5/17/2015
STYSA Challenge - Qualifying Matches for SC U13 Teams. (If Applicable)