Striker West - January 2012
Membership Survey, Thank You for your thoughts
Thanks to the 1350 families that completed the survey! What a great response. The data will be complied and help NYSW identify corporate partners who can provide benefits to our families and assist in keeping soccer an affordable sport. Special thanks to Dick’s for their support of NYSW throughout the year and especially with the survey.
Winners of the Dick’s Sporting Good Gift card Survey raffle were:
Nick Neabel of Auburn, NY - $100 Gift Card
Kieran Hetzeler of Hilton, NY - $100 Gift Card
Amy Gillette of Rochester, NY - $300 Gift Card
Get some Help to Grow your Club – Use NYSW Advertising Kits
Call the NYSW office 607-962-9923 and you can participate in the program. NYSW will pay for the customization of yard signs, advertisements, fliers and posters to promote your club’s recruiting efforts. Details here. To ensure delivery before your recruiting season, please start your project at least 4 weeks before you need the materials.
Host a Summer Camp in your town and Get a Camp Grant
Midwest Soccer Academy and NYSW have extended our partnership. As our official summer camp partner MSA’s turnkey program can provide your community with a great summer day camp. In addition, the first five clubs are guaranteed a $250.00 check from NYSW to help underwrite any costs – such as field rentals or advertising.
Prattsburg, Baldwinsville, and Alfred Almond have all hosted successful camps with MSA! Your children can enjoy a week of soccer fun and development tailored to meet your community and your club’s needs. Please click here to contact out MSA contact and discuss the details.
Syracuse Silver Knights and Rochester Lancers Sponsor Recreation Initiative Nights
Buy tickets through ticketmaster or call the field. Indoor soccer is fast and fun!
Syracuse Silver Knights January 15th at 1:00PM The Knights will give back $2 for every ticket sold for this game We will be having a reception with Recreation Program Directors in the greater Syracuse area followed by a pre-game honoring of directors on the field and meet the players
NYSW Grant Report: Gates Youth Soccer Club holds “Fun Day” to Promote Playing Soccer
As promised I am sending you some preliminary results from our “Fun Day” promotion. We used our last year grant money to offset the cost for this promotion. Once again we are calling it a success. We had approximately 90 plus in attendance this year. We have 15 definite registrations and expect more at our registration that are a direct result of this promotion. I have attached an article that appeared in our local newspaper and a couple of invoices to show how we spent the money from the grant. Although there are more bills and invoices on the way these will show the grant money plus.
I will forward some pictures as they become available to me. That should be later on this afternoon.
Once again on behalf of Gates Youth Soccer, I would like to express our sincere thanks to NYSWYSA for maintaining this program. This grant helps us to continue to find ways to keep our club strong and registrations coming. Again I am sorry for the delay in this letter however our promotion was only a couple of weeks ago. We are already thinking of planning another fun day possibly in January. This will be closer to our registration blitz and hopefully pick up more early registrations.
Secretary Gates Youth Soccer
US Youth Soccer Region One aids local Clubs affected by Flood
US Youth Soccer Region One recently sent flood relief grants to two of our clubs that were affected by the flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Lee in the Binghamton district.
Maine-Endwell Soccer Club and the Tioga Youth Soccer Club both received grants from the region to help with repairs to their heavily damaged fields.
For more information, visit us at nyswysa.org