This year, more than ever, all six of the EYSA soccer clubs (Bellevue, Lake Hills, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newport and Eastside FC) have found themselves fielding a wide variety of questions from parents (and some coaches) about the changing soccer landscape. To help respond and educate as best possible, we’ve decided to create two “clinics” to get the word out in real-time to our great soccer community. We’ve aggregated the most ‘popular’ topics into a series of short knowledge-bites that we can deliver out to our families. Here is your opportunity to learn more about everything from:
- New and “Old” Rules: No-Poaching & Off-side
- Player Pathways: How your child progresses from Micro to Premier play
- Registration Policies: Birth year rules, roster sizes, etc.
- Referee Issues: Earrings, Earnings and Existence
- Coaches and Trainers: Paid vs Volunteer?
- Tournaments: The good, the bad and the ugly
- Periodization: What the heck is this and why is it important for my kid?
- Open Mic: A chance for attendees to pose their own questions
To accommodate schedules and geographies, we’ve organized two separate clinic sessions. Each of the sessions will cover approximately the same content, but there will be likely some variation due to timeframes and attendee questions. Please try to make time to join us for this informative clinic:
Enjoy some photos from the U6/7 clinic and a first U8 game of the season:
Congratulations to our Select Teams for their great Performances at this summer’s tournaments:
Newport FC Girls U14 (’04) made it to the Championship game of the bronze division. That final game ended in a tie and the girls unfortunately lost the penalty shootout.
Newport FC Boys U16 (’02) – Barca finished runners-up in the BU16 Silver division of the Sounders Cup held at Starfire Sports.
Newport FC Girls U19 (’99) took first place in their age group in the Starfire Xtreme Cup
Newport FC Boys U14 (’04) finished runners-up in the Silver division of the Starfire Xtreme Cup.
Last but not least, Newport FC Boys U10 (’07) finished runners up in the Gray division of the Starfire Xtreme Cup.
Please use the following link to order Rec. uniforms:
Samples should be available for sizing at the Soccer West store in Factoria by the evening of Wednesday August 2nd.
Newport Youth Soccer is proud to announce the appointment of Chuck Sekyra as our new Director of Coaching. Chuck comes to us from Seattle Pacific University, where he excelled as both a player and coach.
As a player at SPU, Chuck anchored the defensive line of two NCAA national championship teams. After earning his degree in Education, Chuck taught and coached at Blanchet and Lakeside High Schools, then spent three years as assistant coach for the University of Washington Women’s soccer team. In 2002 he was appointed head coach of Seattle Pacific University’s Women’s team. During a 12 year stint at SPU, his teams won the NCAA national championship in 2008, appeared in three Final Fours, and won the GNAC Conference nine times. Additionally, he was named NSCAA National Coach of the Year, West Regional Coach of the Year twice, and GNAC Coach of the Year 6 times. His teams had an overall record of 209-34-20. He is simply one of the finest coaches in the northwest and nationally recognized for his outstanding abilities.
Chuck and his family resided in Newcastle until recently, and their daughter Taylor played several years in our club. As Taylor begins her college career at the UW next year, Chuck decided to take some time off from the demands of coaching at the collegiate level to watch her play. When offered the opportunity to stay involved at the grass roots level and mentor the coaches in our club, it was a great fit and he accepted.
As we discussed with Chuck his role at Newport Soccer, what became clear is the passion he has for the game of soccer and his love of teaching. The players and coaches in Newport Soccer are incredibly fortunate to have him as our Director of Coaching. Please join us in welcoming Coach Sekyra to our club!
Chuck Sekyra’s resume