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Spring 2014 President's Letter

Dear Families and Friends of Ocean State Soccer School (OSSS),
Now that the Fall soccer season is over, we can look forward to some indoor activity, the holiday season and some quality family time.  Before you get too involved with holiday planning, we want to remind you that the Spring 2014 season will arrive before you know it and planning must begin now!  OSSS is very excited to continue to provide high quality soccer programs for the youth of our community.

We would like to remind you of the key dates for Spring 2014 :

                        March 3rd               Registration Deadline for Spring 2014 Recreation Program
                      March 26th             Recreation Coaches Meeting
                      April 5th                 Opening Day for the Spring 2014 Season
In order to prepare for the season, we ask that you help us by registering your child early and no later than March 3rd to guarantee your child a spot on a team.  This allows us to form teams, assign coaches, and purchase uniforms in time for opening day. Space fills up fast, so avoid being wait-listed. Wait-listed players will be placed prior to the start of the season if there is room.   Additionally, any Recreation registration received after March 3rd will be assessed a $20 late fee per child.  Please register now to ensure your child a position on a team and a chance to play!
Please register by going to www.oceanstatesoccer.org and clicking on the Recreation Program Link on the top of the Home page. Please take a few moments to read through the Registration Instructions on the web site, which can be found on the General Registration Info page on the right hand side of the Home page.
A couple of quick reminders regarding the Registration process:
·          Girls playing in U8, U10, U12 age groups must indicate their preference for an all-girls team
(all-girl’s teams will be formed if the numbers support it).
·          Age group placement is based on the age your child will turn during the period Aug 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014.  For example, any child turning 12 on Aug 15, 2013 is considered to be in the "U12" soccer age group.
·          OSS provides for an optional “Request Box” in our registration form that allows you to request your child be placed with another player (one player only-not a coach please). We are one of the few youth sports organizations to offer such a request process but we cannot guarantee the request will be honored due to team balancing.
Coaches represent a critical volunteer group within our organization. We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic Coaches at all levels, so if you are interested, please contact our Development Director, Jeffrey Wallace at jeffreymwallace@hotmail.com or our Registrar, Jenn Gallagher, at .  You can sign up via our Volunteer Link on our web site. There will be a mandatory Recreational Coaches Meeting on Wednesday March 26th at the Cold Spring Community Center.  We offer training classes and professional guidance for all Coaches each season.
An all-volunteer organization like OSSS simply could not exist without you! We ask for your continued support by selecting a volunteer category on the On Line form.  If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please email me at . If you would like to Sponsor a team or are aware of a business that would like to advertise at the field, please see the Sponsor Information and Sponsor Application forms on our web site.  Looking forward to seeing you this Spring !!
John Montanaro
President, Ocean State Soccer School

Remember, Its For The Kids !!!