A Message from our President

The Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA) is very excited for another outdoor soccer season! Your TRSA board has been very busy in the months leading up to this season focusing ways to enhance the experience and support the development for all our players. In addition to player development our focus has also been on providing support and guidance to all our coaches.

For the 2015 Outdoor Season we have made changes to the formats for the U4-U8 age groups. These changes focus on fundamentals that are age appropriate and will enhance both the player’s overall experience and the development of skills. The U4-U8 changes include a change to field sizes and reducing the number of players on the soccer field.  The goal of these changes is to enhance the experience by getting players more “touches” on the ball.  We are optimistic that these changes will enhance both the enjoyment of the sport and the skill development for all players. Ultimately we want provide players the tools and confidence that keep them playing soccer through to U18.

You can be assured that theTRSA Board’s priority is your player’s development and enjoyment of the game. In order to achieve that we need your help. We ask that all parents support your coaches with your increased participation during the team’s sessions and to take on roles to assist the coaches. Parents will be asked to assist with the U4-U8 groups so come dressed to play some soccer!

To support our coaches we conducted coach training sessions in April that were attended by over 200 TRSA Coaches. At these sessions coaches were provided with the practical and theoretical training necessary to assist them in developing age appropriate soccer fundamentals in all of our players. In addition to this training we will be initiating a coach mentor program to provide ongoing support for our coaches.

When we look at the overall 2015 Outdoor TRSA Program we have 156 team registered and over 2200 kids playing soccer. That is incredible!  ‎We are extremely proud of the strong volunteer base in TRSA that allows supports our community program and allows our kids to play a great game.

Thank you and we look forward to everyone having a terrific outdoor soccer season.

Kevin Kobi (TRSA President) and Jeff Sermet (TRSA Vice-President)

Keeper Training

Any coach with any understanding realizes “a trained keeper” is a valued player to have on any team. Too often good training for keepers is scarce. Here is an great opportunity to gain some great training both for player and coach…..The deadline has been extended…

 

Outdoor Registration for 2015 is done!!

The teams for TRSA 2015 Outdoor are in the making and we have an extended wait list with a shortage of volunteers in certain groups and areas. Right now we are busy forming teams for the ontime registration members. If you have registered on time, you can expect to hear from your coach by the third week in April. Season opens May 3rd depending on the field conditions.

2015 ASA Referee Courses

The dates for the Mini soccer referee course will be April 11, and Entry Level course March 28 & 28th, this coming Saturday & Sunday, will be at the Brookview Community League Hall (280 Bulyea Road) Sponsored by EMSA South West. It is full and you must be registered to participate.

TRSA Awards Night

 

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The first ever TRSA Awards took place Thursday, October 2 at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club. The event recognized the exceptional  efforts of our coaches, assistant coaches, managers and referees. Our outstanding referees, longstanding coaches and high performance coaching teams received trophies and certificates, while coaches of multiple teams in a single season received certificates. Al Sibilo was presented with  the TRSA Community Sponsorship Award on behalf of  Milestone Insurance and TRSA President Jane Calvert was the recipient of the President Spirit Award. Many thanks to event organizers and fundraisers Dr. Rob Agostinis, Julie Brown, and  Larry Hrycak.
Follow the link to view photos of the event. All photos by Girl Named Shirl photography. Please refrain from using these photos on social media unless specific permissions from subjects have been obtained. Thank you.

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Exercise What is that??

The time for indoor soccer fast approaches and everyone is in their back to school form. Just back from vacations time to work out the kinks and get ready for soccer.

Pre-season training is one of the best safe guards against injury that there is. Rather that just jumping into the season cold, preseason workouts are the first steps to an injury free season. There are all kinds of workouts one can do. Anything that gets you off the couch and into some action. Good luck this indoor season.