School is starting, we are meeting new teammates and our first league games are this weekend. I am excited so many kids have chosen to play for Sun Prairie Soccer Club. This year SPSC will have 56 teams ranging from U4 to U14/15 representing our community all over the State. The forecast for the SPSC is bright!
Last year we embarked on a major initiative with the City of Sun Prairie. I am thrilled to report the fields at Stoneridge Estates and Wyndham Hills Parks will be available this month. We will utilize these fields this fall for practice as soon as we get the final clearance from the City. The improved fields will be our primary game fields for spring. As soon as we get final clearance from the City we will notify teams so they can start utilizing them.
Next Thursday, September 13th, is Youth Night at the Sun Prairie High School Boys Varsity Soccer match against Parker (Janesville, WI). This is a very important night for the High School, as well as for SPSC. Many of the kids playing have come through the SPSC program and the support of our players at games is appreciated. This year Youth Night will be run a little different. More details are forthcoming through the TeamSnap scheduled event. The High School would like to acknowledge SPSC by having teams get introduced and walk out on the field with each of the varsity players. In the next few days your team will be sent the name of the player they will walk out on the field with and more detailed logistics information. We will not be providing any gifts for individual players. Prior to the games we do encourage SPSC teams to make signs in support of the High School team. We will also have poster board and markers at the game for on-site creations. Players, wear your SPSC jersey for free entry into the stadium. Lets show our support for the Cardinals and come out in record numbers!
Without the leadership that is provided by the SPSC Board of Directors (BoD), we would be unable too operate. The BoD is made up of ten volunteers that serve two year terms. Every year five board members terms expire and the club membership is required to fill those positions from those individuals interested in serving on the board. If you are interested in serving on the board, or know someone who would be a good candidate. If a BoD position doesn’t suit you, we also need volunteers in other areas, including fundraising. Just shoot me an email and we can determine what role would suit you best. We also have staff roles that may be suited to your qualifications. Get involved--your expertise is needed!
This summer the SPSC Staff worked tirelessly behind the scenes to coordinate a major statewide change in our registration system, new training opportunities (Next Level Training), and the general organization of our teams (players, volunteers, and coaches). I do want to recognize the countless hours Mindy Ripp: Program Director, Chad Wissler: Director of Coaching, and Carrie Brown: Communications Director have worked in order to be ready for the year. Their dedication and the support are what allows us to provide a quality soccer experience to the over 700 players that wear the SPSC logo.
Thanks again for choosing to be part of the SPSC. I look forward to connecting with you at Youth Night and throughout the coming season.
Sun Prairie Soccer Club