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A message from the SJSC president.

WELCOME TO THE ST. JOHNS SOCCER CLUB WEBSITE.

 

Our Focus Since 1995 - 

A. To promote, encourage, and improve the standard of soccer at all levels within the community.
 
B. To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the needs of the game, its participants and fans.
 
C. To promote public and community awareness of soccer through the dissemination of information and coordinated activities between all soccer organizations.
 
 
 
 

 

 

SJSC contact for more information -

Randy Padgett
Soccer Club President

St. Johns Soccer Club
PO Box 97
St. Johns, MI 48879

 

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Spirit bracelets for purchase as a fundraiser for club
04/16/2021
Hello SJSC Families,   We are currently offering St Johns...
MSYSA UPDATE - 4/13/21
04/13/2021
SJSC will continue with practices this week and next as scheduled...
Spring 2021 Soccer Season Update - 04/11/2021
04/11/2021
Latest Communication from - Michigan State Youth Soccer Association...
Soccer Refs Needed
04/11/2021
Mid-Michign and leagues such as CASL need more youth soccer refs. How...
SJSC - Volunteers Needed
05/07/2018
SJSC LIST OF NEEDED VOLUNTEER POSITIONS: If interested in any...
 
Spirit bracelets for purchase as a fundraiser for club
Hello SJSC Families,
 
We are currently offering St Johns Spirit bracelets from Pura Vida for purchase as a fundraiser for the club.
 
We will be collecting orders now through Friday, April 23rd. The cost is $6 per bracelet. Orders will be delivered approximately 8 weeks from the final order being placed on Saturday, April 24th.
 
Please follow this link and complete the order form if you are interested in supporting the club. We will be in contact with you shortly after to coordinate payment.
 
 
Thank you,
 
St. Johns Soccer Club

by posted 04/16/2021
MSYSA UPDATE - 4/13/21

SJSC will continue with practices this week and next as scheduled per the guidance of MSYSA below.

 

  • SJSC CASL Team Coaches (U9-U19) will be working on game schedules as some clubs have been impact by the 2 week shut down in their community effecting some divisions.
     
  • Academy Teams (U4-U8) will begin games the weekend of April 24, as we have more work to break down the age groups into smaller numbers to manage game flow better.

 

BEGIN MSYSA LATEST COMMUNICATION

 
April 13, 2021
 
Dear Club and League Representatives:
 
On Friday, April 9, 2021, Governor Whitmer requested youth sports consider a suspension of in-person activities, such as practices and games, for two (2) weeks. In brief, we’re confident our affiliated clubs and leagues will continue their efforts to comply with MSYSA’s return-to-play (RTP) guidelines and associated risk mitigation strategies. As such, MSYSA is not mandating a statewide two (2) week suspension of youth soccer activities. Affiliated clubs and leagues may consider this type of decision, locally, based on conditions. Given the Governor’s recent request, MSYSA encourages affiliated clubs and leagues to check with their respective communities and/or local school districts on field availability over the next few weeks.
 
Participation in youth soccer across the state continues to be completely voluntary. Also, the MDHHS weekly testing mandate for all players (ages 13-19) remains in effect. Those unable to comply with our RTP guidelines and MDHHS Emergency Orders, are not to participate. Per the RTP guidelines, all players, team officials, referees and spectators must wear facial coverings at all times upon arrival to, departure from and during MSYSA activities. Should MSYSA receive reports of players not consistently wearing facial coverings over their mouth and nose, players intentionally pulling their facial coverings down, and/or team officials/spectators not wearing facial coverings, etc., the pausing of specific team/club activities and/or a statewide stoppage is likely.
 
At this time, MSYSA encourages clubs/teams to limit the number of spectators at games and tournaments to two (2) spectators per player. Clubs/teams should also encourage parents/guardians not to be on the sidelines during practices and trainings. In addition, the use of gyms and confined indoor spaces in not encouraged or recommended.
 
MSYSA further recommends against the carpooling of individuals to practices, games and tournaments with others from outside the family household, and large ‘team’ social gatherings at hotels and/or restaurants. Finally, group (team) photos should only take place when players and team officials are wearing facial coverings over their mouth and nose.
 
Please continue to monitor our website and social media platforms for updates.
 
Sincerely,
 
Thomas Faro
Executive Director
 
cc.:      MSYSA Board of Directors
 

END MSYSA COMMUNICATION

 

Thank you,

 

Randy Padgett
SJSC
989-66-1610
rvpadgett@gmail.com


by posted 04/13/2021
Spring 2021 Soccer Season Update - 04/11/2021

Latest Communication from - Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA)

 

 
April 9, 2021
 
Dear Club and League Representatives:
 
Today, Governor Whitmer requested youth sports consider a voluntary suspension of in-person activities, such as practices and games, in Michigan for the next two weeks. The presence of COVID-19 variants, COVID-19 ‘fatigue’ and non-compliance with MDHHS Emergency Orders, such as masking and social distancing, are contributing to the increase in positive cases.
 
For now, practices, games and tournament matches affiliated with the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) may proceed through Monday, April 12, 2021. However, MSYSA strongly urges those participants that may have practices, games and tournament matches tonight, over the weekend, and on Monday, to increase their efforts to comply with all MSYSA return-to-play (RTP) guidelines and the risk mitigation strategies as specifically outlined in our April 8, 2021 communicationFor those unable to comply, or for those who do not wish to comply with our RTP guidelines and risk mitigation strategies, they are not to participate.
 
Unlike other sports, soccer is predominately played outdoors. As a result of Governor Whitmer’s press conference, MSYSA is in the process of reviewing our RTP guidelines. Please anticipate an electronic communication from MSYSA on Tuesday (AM), April 13, 2021 as it relates to a potential pause on MSYSA affiliated (indoor/outdoor) activities at that time.
 
 
 
End MSYSA Communication
 

 

For now SJSC will continue team practices scheduled for Monday, 4/12/2021.  A new communication will be sent after the MSYSA news on Tuesday to update everyone going forward.
 
Thank you,
 
Randy Padgett
SJSC
989-666-1610
rvpadgett@gmail.com

by posted 04/11/2021
Soccer Refs Needed

Mid-Michign and leagues such as CASL need more youth soccer refs.

How to become a ref:
 
Parents who are willing to referee games only involving their children can now become certified referees. They would only work as an AR (not the center position) and only games involving their children when a full set of referees are not available. These certified "volunteer" club referees would be paid for their services.  The State has sent out this information:
 
The MRC is going to be certifying referees throughout the season, therefore, if you get any teams who want to certify adults, please have them go to https://www.michiganrefs.org/become-a-referee/ to start the certification process. 
 
After completing the initial SafeSport and course in the US Soccer Learning Center, they will need to sign up for a Zoom class and complete the online modules in Game Officials before they can start to officiate.  The Zoom classes are currently set for the following dates and times:
 
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
In May and June, there are projected to be two classes per month.
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Oscar CastaƱeda
Scheduler
Capital Area Soccer League - CASL

by posted 04/11/2021
SJSC - Volunteers Needed

SJSC LIST OF NEEDED VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

If interested in any of the listed positions/Duties, contact Randy Padgett @ rvpadgett@gmail.com.

 

Position/Major Responsibilities

Current State

Open/Filled

When?

Workload

Notes

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Responsible for oversight of Club and officers

 

 

 

Board meetings held  every other month starting in January.

(1) PRESIDENT

  • Direct overall activities of Club
  • Act as focal point for business with outside parties, Council and CASL
  • Oversees administrative support areas and Director of Coaching
  • Guide and Manage Soccer Complex development and ongoing support

Currently Filled

Year Around

High

 

(1) VICE PRESIDENT

  • Works in conjunction with our Director of Coaching to organize Player Development
  • Responsible for timely and effective external Club communication. Works with webmaster to provide news items for the Club website and social media platforms
  • Coordinate club participation in community events such as Home Coming Parade

Open

Year Around

High

 

(1)TREASURER

  • Maintain financial records
  • Process all checks and deposits
  • Prepare financial reports for Board meetings
  • Responsible for overall financial status of Club

Open

Year Around

Medium

 

(1)SECRETARY

  • Handle Board meeting minutes
  • Maintain Club calendar
  • Help with Player Registration and Player Document organization

Open

Year Around

Low

 

(5)MEMBER AT LARGE

  • Individuals willing to help board members fulfill their duties and individuals willing to help the club with necessary tasks and commitments.

1 Open

Year Around

Low

 

 

 

Position/Major Responsibilities

Current State

Open/Filled

When?

Workload

Notes

CLUB VOLUNTEERS

  • Necessary Critical and Special committees

 

 

 

 

WEBMASTER

  • Maintain website
  • Provide and maintain security access for users
  • Create player registrations for each season
  • Maintain Club Twitter, Facebook and Instagram  accounts

Currently Filled

 

Year Around

High

 

EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR

  • Inventory equipment at beginning of each season
  • Order new equipment as necessary
  • Conduct equipment turn-in and handout

Open

Seasonal

Low

 

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

  • Responsible for overall fundraising direction/efforts of Club
  • Work with fundraising vendors
  • Coordinate distribution/collection processes
  • Recommend new fundraising ideas

Currently
Filled

Year Around

Medium

 

SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

  • Solicit businesses for sponsorship
  • Generate and implement ideas to increase sponsorship proceeds

Open

Year Around

Medium

 

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

  • Develop and implement ideas to increase membership
  • Expand Club name around our community and outlying areas
  • Develop and implement ideas for community involvement of Club

Open

Year Around

Medium

 

VOLUNTEER RECRUITER

  • Contact members to discuss volunteer opportunities
  • Fill open positions
  • Maintain record of family volunteer efforts
  • Maintain volunteer job descriptions

Open

Year Around

Medium

 

PICTURE COORDINATOR

  • Schedule date/time with teams and photographer
  • Attend photo day to help troubleshoot
  • Distribute pictures
  • Recommend changes to picture vendor, if necessary

Open

Seasonal

Low

 

 

Position/Major Responsibilities

Current State

Open/Filled

When?

Workload

Notes

COMPLEX VOLUNTEERS

  • The SJSC Soccer Complex requires many man hours to update, maintain and grow the functionality and standard of its fields and supporting structures/systems.

 

 

 

 

FIELD AVAILABILITY COORDINATOR

  • Manage and Maintain online document that is shared by all coaches for field availability

Open

Seasonal

Low

 

(3)Field Manager

  • Inspect the field once a week, making sure goals are secure, nets are locked in, corner flags are undamaged and there is no trash around.

2 Open (7v7 & 11v11)

Seasonal

Low

Steve O'Rourke - 9v9

(3-5)Field Layout / Lining & Set Up

  • Layout fields at the beginning of each season, includes help with initial line painting

Open

Seasonal

Low

 

(1-3)Field line painter

  • Maintain line painting equipment
  • Initial line painting and continued line maintenance throughout the season.

Open

Seasonal

Low

 

(3-5)Field Maintenance

  • Perform field maintenance weekly as needed, which includes:
    • Mowing
    • Over-seeding
    • Topdressing
    • Aerating and Rolling
    • Spraying/spreading fertilizing and/or weed killer
    • Removing garbage and other tasks as requested by Field Manager.
  • Handle basic equipment maintenance needs
  • Help with assessing equipment needs and researching ideas, processes and technology for efficient operation of complex maintenance operation

Open

Seasonal

High

 

Complex Watering/Irrigation Crew

  • Setup, configure, maintain and run soccer complex watering/irrigation system as often and needed and in coordination with field maintenance schedules.

Open

Seasonal

Medium

 

 


by posted 05/07/2018
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