- Published: 04 September 2014
ELIGIBILITY OF TEAMS, PLAYERS AND TEAM OFFICIALS IN VANCOUVER
V.Y.S.A. and it’s member clubs are bound not only by our own internal District rules and policies, but by our parent bodies of B.C. Soccer, the C.S.A., and F.I.F.A.
In addition to that, we are also required to observe the rules, regulations and deadlines of the various leagues in which our teams participate each season. These include deadlines to declare in which league a team wants to participate, deadlines to get at least the minimum required number of players and team officials registered, as well as meeting the requirements to prove age for players as well as a current Criminal Record Check for team officials. It’s only after all of these requirements have been met within a set and published time frame each year that a team can be considered viable, registered with the District of Vancouver and insured to play against other teams.
When these requirements aren’t met, teams are not allowed to participate in league play against other teams who have done everything that is required of them in order to be eligible. These requirements, while often seeming to be trivial or unnecessary, ensure that every club, team official and player in our District is treated equally and fairly, no matter with which club they are affiliated. This also helps insure the coverage of all participants involved under the B.C. Soccer Association’s policy.
David Joseph is Recognized by VYSA
- Published: 29 May 2014
On May 26th 2014 David Joseph was presented a Vancouver Youth Soccer Honorary Life Member award. David was with the Vancouver/Richmond Girls’ for over 25 years and when the girls joined with the boys’ in 2008 he was elected to the VYSA as the Vice-Chair Girls. Honorary Life Membership is given for outstanding service.
2014 AGM Notes
- Published: 25 May 2014
The 2014 VYSA Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, May 12th at the Kensington Community Center, multi-purpose room.
Don Dancey, as VYSA Life Member and BCSA director for Provincial Cup Competitions was present as a guest. Don reported that two of our registered players will be receiving a BCSA scholarship – congratulations go to our players.
The meeting was brought to order at 7:02 by the Chair, Jackie Larson.
The VYSA Secretary had compiled a booklet that included the officers’ reports and the mandatory (every two years) financial review was accepted as presented.
After the officers’ reports had been accepted Don ran the elections: Steven Chang, Michelle Chui, Susan Dhillon, Jackie Larson, Tom Madden and Kieran Siddall were each elected for two-year terms.
A shortage of young referees due to abuse from parents and coaches
- Published: 25 May 2014
Reprint from Friday's Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jun. 11 2009, 5:00 PM EDT
by Haley Mick
Coaches cursed at him. Parents mocked his calls. He never felt physically threatened, but the verbal arrows stung. Often, as he watched grown men scream like children, Mr. Hooper felt embarrassed for them. Eventually, Mr. Hooper decided the $25 a game he made refereeing 12-year-olds wasn't worth the trouble. So, like approximately half of all new Canadian referees and umpires do every year, he quit. "Sometimes it's just not worth it to get belittled," says Mr. Hooper, now 20 and a student at the University of Waterloo.