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Urgent Northern California Referee Shortage and Certification Opportunity

Calling all players and parents who’d like to ref in 2021. A very important message from NorCal Premier Soccer regarding the need for refs:



As we approach 2021, and hopefully a return to the field for games against other clubs, we would like to bring to your attention the need for your club's help in bringing NEW referees into your referee pool. We are facing a crisis in licensed referee numbers for 202 if we do not get in front of the curve and address this proactively.

Normally by this time of the year (non-COVID), anywhere from 3,500 to 4,000 NEW referees would be registered for the 2021 registration year. Currently, the number stands at just 342.

As a soccer community, we need each and every club to proactively get the message out to your membership of the desperate need for new referees for the year 2021. The registration process will likely take longer than usual, so starting early helps to ensure that we will all have enough referees for games once we are able to return to competition in 2021.

What can NorCal Member Clubs do?
Approach your existing membership (players, coaches, parents) about becoming a newly licensed referee for 2021.
Provide prospective referees with the details to complete their online training (no in-person classroom or field session)
New Referee Course (US Soccer)
Sign up for a virtual field session

Requirements / Process to Become a New Referee
CNRA New Referee Registration Info
Any questions in regards to new referee signing up should be directed to Samantha Moos at smoos@cnra.net
Referee candidates must be 13 years or older when they apply for their course.
Course cost = $75.00
Background Check = $30. Required for all referees aged 18 or older, and this may take up to 6 weeks to process.
US Soccer - How to submit the Learning Center Background Check
New Referee Course (US Soccer) Note that this link is ONLY good until the end of January.
Sign up for a Virtual Field Session (Dec 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM or Jan 21, 2021 @7:00 PM)
For Region 9 new referees, they can use the above information to become a referee

If you have any questions please contact Moe Shafai at mshafai@norcalpremier.com

Many thanks,
Benjamin Ziemer 

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10-01-2020 - ALL CAMPS CANCELLED DUE TO AQI

Dear FOSC Members,

It is the utmost importance that we are providing a safe and fun environment for our players.  If the air quality is unsafe, we will cancel based on the following guideline:  

  • If the area AQI (as shown on our site graph) is 150 or above at 3PM, all practices MUST be cancelled.

ALL CAMPS SCHEDULED TODAY ARE CANCELLED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: FALL LEAGUE RECREATIONAL SOCCER CANCELLED

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Capital Soccer Alliance (CSA) has decided to cancel inter-club recreational games for upcoming Fall 2020 soccer season. This decision has been made in order to best protect our communities from potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus and to reduce the likelihood of unnecessary transmission through close contact during recreational sports activities. During a meeting of all CSA member Clubs held on June 24, 2020, this unanimous decision was made for the following reasons:

  • In the weeks prior to the meeting, reported cases of and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were increasing locally;
  • Local public health officials and US Soccer have not yet released guidelines on how to safely conduct competitive/recreational soccer games (current guidelines that have been released only cover conditioning activities for athletic training);
  • Many of the fields that we use are owned by local municipalities, and the fields still remained closed for sanctioned sports activities; and
  • We are concerned about placing an undue burden on volunteer coaches to implement appropriate social distancing guidelines that would have to be emplaced for public safety

The CSA partner Clubs did not make this decision lightly. We are all committed to providing a safe environment for the youth of our communities to experience the sport of soccer. Unfortunately, the unprecedented circumstances of the global COVID-19 pandemic have created a scenario where we do not believe that we can effectively create a safe environment for all of our registered players. Please stay safe and we hope that we can all return to play recreational soccer in 2021.

FOSC is working to offer our community members some type of soccer experience during this time of uncertainty. We are looking at options such as weekly camps, clinics or training. This  is at the top of our to-do list and we appreciate your patience and support. 

 Sincerely,

The FOSC Board of Directors, along with the Board of Directors of Land Park Soccer Club, East Sacramento Youth Soccer Club, River Park Soccer Club, Natomas Youth Soccer League, Cosumnes River Recreational Youth Soccer League and Greenhaven Soccer Club.

Meet Your Newly Elected Director of Coaching, Chris (Shep) Shepard

As the new DOC, I want to change the way we approach training at Fair Oaks Soccer Club.  The best players in the world understand the game on a level uncommon in our country. My time in Barcelona was eye-opening.  I witnessed American academy players whose speed of play and mastery of time and space was beyond anything I’ve seen here. Across the training pitches of FC Barcelona I witnessed a unified methodology introduced by Johan Cruyff which has produced some of the greatest players in the world.  Modern research in cognitive development and pedagogy supports this methodology as does the consistent success of FC Barcelona. In my personal experience with club and high school teams, the results are measurable and the resultant playing style is unique and entertaining. I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve and look forward to an exciting future for Fair Oaks Soccer Club.

 Experience:

Started playing 1976

Started coaching 2008

 

Certifications:

TOVO T1/T2 Methodology  – Barcelona/Sitges, Spain

Barcelona Coach Academy – Orangevale, CA

La Liga Formation Methodology Level 3 – Tulsa, OK

AC Fiorentina Methodology – Livermore, CA

United Soccer Coaches GK1 – Orangevale, CA

USSF E – Orangevale CA

 

What field are we on?

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LeGette Map
Dewey Map

 

Open Board Positions

Interested in being part of FOSC Soccer Club & helping to grow and strengthen our local soccer program?  Here are some openings for you to consider....  Any questions, feel free to reach out to our Club President, Damon Brown.

- Treasurer

 

- As a community club, helping hands are welcome in other areas as well. Let us know how you could help. 

  

Fair Oaks AQI

FOSC DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE- SUCCESS!

Over the last couple weekends during quarantine, FOSC had set out to help provide relief to community members struck by the financial affects of COVID-19. We teamed up with the OVFO Food Bank to conduct a drive-thru food drive and collected 2200 lbs of food, as well as essential supplies and a significant amount of cash donations that went 100% to the OVFO Food bank to feed local families.  Special thanks to KCRA, Good Day Sacramento, Orangevale Live, Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District, amongst many others who helped us get the word out.  Big team effort, big win!  

Fair Oaks Soccer Club WINNING the fight against hunger in our community! 

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Fair Oaks Soccer Club - Est. 1984

Purpose
To enrich the lives of the children and parents of our community by consistently providing both a rewarding and affordable soccer experience.

Mission
To develop human potential through soccer in ways that honor the game, the players, the volunteers and the parents.

Vision
To be the most fun, most appreciated, and most reputable community club in the area.

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P.O. Box 2950, Fair Oaks CA 95628

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