News and Announcements
This may have been inevitable but we have received the mandate from Soccer BC that we will need to cancel our 2020 soccer season.
We will be issuing refunds through paypal for those of you who paid online and will be in touch with anyone who paid via a different way as soon as we are able to issue refunds.
We hope everyone is staying happy, healthy and most importantly, at home during this time.
Golden Minor Soccer Registrar
Hello Soccer Enthusiasts
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the AGM on Thursday February 20th. I would like to thank the following for stepping into roles on the Board for the 2020 soccer season.
Monica – Secretary
Phil – Treasurer
Stef – Registrar
Dave – Referee Coordinator
Caroline – Past President
Open – President
Open – Coaching Coordinator
I would like to thank Kisa and Navneet for all of their work on the GMSA Board. All players and parents, both past and present appreciate the time and effort you have given to make soccer happen in Golden.
We are currently looking for someone to work with Navneet and learn to take on role the as the Coaching Coordinator. Please speak with Navneet or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Finally, I am stepping away from the role of President. It has been very rewarding for the last three seasons to watch as 250 athletes and 50 coaches stepped onto the field each week. All of our collective efforts were definitely worth it when I looked across the field to see so many young players enjoying this great sport. Thank you for this opportunity.
We have a strong team working on building the 2020 season and need someone to fill the role of GMSA President. If you are interested in taking on this position or if you have any questions please email me at: email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support of soccer in Golden.
Alright, everyone! Welcome to the start of our 2020 season. This is going to be a long email so PLEASE read it all – it’s important everyone knows all the information.
First and foremost, registration for the 2020 soccer season is OPEN!
Times will remain the same as last season (see below). As some of you know, we had to combine groups last year in order to accommodate number of athletes but these are the tentative age categories:
U5: WED only – 5:45 – 6:30pm
U7: M/W – 5:30 – 6:45pm
U9: M/W – 5:30 – 7pm
U12: T/TH 5:30 – 7pm
U15: T/TH 7 – 8:30pm
U18: M/W – 7 – 8:30pm
Age categories are as follows:
U5 – born 2015/2016
U7 – born 2013/2014
U9 – born 2011/2012
U12 – born 2008/2009/2010
U15 – born 2005/2006/2007
U18 – born 2002/2003/2004
WE ANTICIPATE STARTING THE SEASON THE WEEK OF APRIL 20TH AND WRAPPING UP THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 20TH.
As always, we need your help with coaching. Whether you want to coach your child’s team or want to help out with another team, this season can’t happen without volunteer coaches so please consider signing up. It’s a great time and for the younger age groups (U5 & U7), we require a parent/guardian to be on the field anyways so why not help out!
Please get in touch with me (Stef – firstname.lastname@example.org) or Navneet (email@example.com) – parents who coach will be reimbursed $35 in membership fees at the end of the season. You can also sign up directly on the TeamPages GMSA home page or indicate that you are interested in coaching on your players registration form.
Registration will be open from now until March 30, 2020 at midnight. Please note we WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING LATE REGISTRATIONS THIS YEAR. We had a lot of problems adding athletes to teams this year – make sure your kids are registered before March 30th – tell all your friends and tell them to tell all of their friends. Placing this many kids on teams is very time consuming and since we are all volunteers, we hope you can understand the deadline and our decision not to accept late registrations.
YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU HAVE REACHED A CONFIRMATION SCREEN. If you think you filled everything in but didn’t see the confirmation screen, you will need to try again. Athletes who have not been paid for will not be placed on a team so please be sure to either pay online, drop money off at the registration night, mail a cheque or drop off with Navneet at the APES office.
Please note: we are not able to register your players for you. You need to agree to the terms etc and this needs to be done by a parent/guardian.
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION NIGHT
We will be available at APES (room to be determined) for an in person registration night on MARCH, 31st, 2020 from 3:30-4:30pm. If you don’t have access to a computer at home or need help registering, please don’t miss this. You may also drop payment off with us at this time. We will be placing all registered athletes on teams after this registration window so please make sure you have completed registration.
We have increased the fees by $5 this season to cover costs for some of the paid positions we will be offering this year. Stay tuned for more details on that coming soon.
The older players need referees – if you are interested in ref’ing, please contact Dave Perez – firstname.lastname@example.org – referring will be a paid position this year so please be sure to get in touch. You can also sign up directly on the TeamPages website.
We are excited for another successful soccer season in Golden – please be sure to sign up for a volunteer or paid position – we function fully on the help of parents/caregivers so please help out where/when you can so we can continue with this amazing program.
It’s Golden Minor Soccer AGM time again!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2020
7 PM at APES.
Please keep in mind that we are in need of a couple new board members so please, please, please come and if you are able to volunteer, please do so.
Thanks! See you there.
Some of our board members have decided to step down which means we need your help.
Are you interested in seeing Golden Minor Soccer carried on? If so, we need you. Please message email@example.com if you are interested.
We are currently looking for:
All current, resigning members are willing to help out and familiarize any new board members with the tasks.
Please get in touch – soccer can’t happen without a board and volunteers. That would be 250+ Golden and area kids who don’t get to play soccer!