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Welcome to Kingston Lightning Soccer. Those of you who have been with us in past seasons know how we operate and to new parents and children, we want to thank you for joining our club and we hope it is an enjoyable season for everyone. KYSA is a club which is run by parent volunteers and sponsored by local companies who want to give children the opportunity to play recreational soccer in Kingston.

KYSA ELECTIONS ARE NEARING

Hello Everyone,

 
Questions:  Do you like the direction the club is moving?  Do you see opportunity areas which you feel would improve our club?  Election time is nearing!  Now is your time to run for a club office and make a difference for our youth!
 
Our club holds annual elections every November.  Every position is up for election with several vacancies which need filled. You do not have had to play soccer before to be a club officer or on the board of directors.  You do not have to be a coach to be a club officer or on the board of directors.  You only need to have a desire to make Kingston Soccer an enjoyable experience for our young players!  We have our meetings every third Thursday of the month at the Kingston Rec Center.  The meetings are open to the public.  Feel free to stop in.  OH, these positions are unpaid.  We are a 501C3 non-profit organization run by volunteers.  Just figured I would add that before someone asks.....
 
This will be my last year as President of KYSA.  I have had a lot of fun in this position helping to grow our club and have learned a lot of new things.  We have added a lot of value to what our members receive.  Our club has a lot of the same offerings as some of the other, larger, and more expensive organizations around.  Our club will become one of the premier recreational clubs in the area in the next few years.  Unfortunately, my work and family demands have increased and I do not have the needed time to dedicate to the presidency any more.  We need someone to step up and take over the helm.
 
Below are our club positions along with their descriptions.  Please look them over and see which you feel your education/experience would benefit the club the most.  Please let me know if you have any questions or are interested in one of the positions. 
 

KYSA Board Positions

 

·         President       

o   The President shall be the chief executive officer of the organization and shall preside at all meetings of the board and membership;  appoint the chairpersons of all committees and serve as an ex-officio member, except on the nominating committee;  be responsible for the guidance and direction of the activities undertaken to achieve the objectives of the organization;  and perform such other duties as the Board of Directors shall assign.

·         Vice President, Outdoor

o   Oversees the Outdoor League

o   The Vice President, Outdoor, shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of the President to discharge the duties of his/her office and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         Vice President, Futsal

o   Oversees the Futsal League

o   Perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign.

·         Secretary

o   The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the organization, be responsible for the distribution of all correspondence pertaining to KYSA, and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign.

·         Treasurer

o   The Treasurer shall receive and record all funds;  present a statement of all receipts and expenditures at regular monthly meetings;  manage debit cards;  drafts the annual budget for board approval;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign.

 

KYSA CLUB OFFICERS

·         Registrar

o   Responsible for registrations, jersey ordering, team forming, scheduling picture days;  creates registration sessions for website;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         Sponsor Coordinator

o   Secures funding from new and existing sponsors;  manages banners and other sponsorship incentives;  manages website page for sponsors;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         Fundraiser

o   Manages fundraising activities;  manages website page for fundraising;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         Director of Player Development

o   Manages soccer clinics for players, and coaches;  Schedules coach education courses;  Develops training curriculum for league; manages website page for training;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         U6/U8 Commissioner

o   Runs the entirety of the U6/U8 program.  Responsibilities include handling selecting/recruiting coaches, printing/distribution of team handouts and jerseys, planning/running U6 clinics, planning/coordinating Fun Day, handling any issues that come up during the season, and planning/coordinating the end of year parties;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         U9&Up Commissioner

o   Runs the entirety of the U9 & up program.  Responsibilities include:  selecting/recruiting coaches, printing/distribution of team handouts and jerseys, and handling any issues that come up during the season;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         Referee Assignor

o   Responsibilities include:  training referees, recruiting referees, paying referees and handling any game issues;  manages website Referee page;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

·         Field Maintenance & Equipment Supervisor

o    Responsibilities include:  planning the moving of goals, planning initial lining of fields, either lining fields or paying minor to do so, and checking field/net conditions weekly performing any maintenance necessary, inventorying and purchasing of equipment;  and perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors shall assign

 

Current Positions and Held  By

·         President – Ben Miller

·         Vice President – Rob Bakewell

·         Treasurer – Jack McHale

·         Secretary – Anita Dwen

·         Registrar – Jenn Yuhas

·         Director of Player Development – Chris Nilson

·         Sponsors – Kelly Savage

·         Fundraising – Jenn Yuhas/Mindy Heffron

·         Referee Assignor – Dana Hogan

·         U6/U8 Commissioner – Mindy Heffron

·         U9&Up Commissioner – Anita Dwen

·         Equipment Manager – Anita Dwen

·         Field Maintenance – Ben Miller

 
 
Thank you,
Ben Miller
President, KYSA

u6/u8 field move

All,

Just before the opening of the u6/u8 season the board and officers of KYSA discovered that the fields at Kieper (Hamilton) Park had been dug up by the city.

Although the surface is relatively flat the debris that remains is quite dangerous for the kids to play on. (Rocks/Glass)

On opening day Ben Miller, KYSA President and I spoke about finding an alternative. Unfortunately Kingston is limited in field availability.

The option we decided to go with is renting a field from the Luzerne County Recreation Coalition.

 

The fields are located in Forty Fort at the Luzerne County Sports Complex. This is located next to the airport in Forty Fort.

 

When turning in you will follow the road past the Forty Fort Soccer fields- all the way back to the fields near the dike. We are field 18- second to last field.

 

Our games will be held there this weekend Sunday 9/15/2014.

Practices on this field will begin Monday 9/16/2014 and continue until the end of the season. (No change to your practice schedule)

 

It is important to note that we can only play and practice on the field that we have rented.

 

Although we do not want to rent a field and play in Forty Fort we find that it is entirely too dangerous to allow children to play on the fields that have been allocated to us.

 

I will line the fields on Saturday morning beginning around 11 am and the goals will be moved Sunday morning if anyone can assist that would be great.

 

Coaches please inform your player’s parents of this change.

 

If you have a question please contact Mindy the u6/u8 commissioner or Rob VP. Our contact information is on the Kingston Lightning website.

 

Thank you,

Rob Bakewell


Information Page for our planned soccer complex

We are pleased to announce that we will be building a soccer complex! This endeavor will take some time to complete and lots of donations in money and in professional services. We are a 501C3 non-profit community sports club. All donations are tax deductible. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact our sponsor's coordinator at sponsors.kingstonlightningysa@gmail.com

Kingston Youth Soccer Facebook

This is the link to our Facebook page. Please follow the link and request to become a member. In your account settings select Kingston Soccer for status updates. This will give you automatic updates every time we update the Facebook page.

Recreation Board Meeting Meeting

KYSA holds their Recreation Board meeting on the third Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Kingston Rec Center.,in Kingston.These are open meetings and you should feel free to attend. Any suggestions for the league are aired at these meetings and all are welcome.  A link to meeting minutes is below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Frequently Asked Questions about Rec League

1. When does the rec season start?

SPRING SEASON-U6 thru U16 starts in Mid April and ends at the end of June.

FALL SEASON-U6 and U8 starts in Mid August and ends at the end of October.

U9 and Up start in the begining of August and ends in the begining of November.

2. When and where do rec games occurr?

         SPRING SEASON- Locations vary and will be be reflected on game schedules.

FALL SEASON-U6 and U8 are on Sunday afternoons at Hamilton Park.

U9 and Up are on Saturday mornings and afternoons. The location of the game depends on the team you are playing and if it is home or away.  Home games for U9 and U10 are played at Church Street Park Field.  U11 and Up Home games are played at the Forty Fort Fields, which is located by the airport off of Wyoming Avenue.

3. Where and when do rec practices occur?

             SPRING & FALL SEASONS:

             ALL PRACTICE TIMES VARY AND LOCATIONS CAN CHANGE.

U6 once (depending on coach), a week at Hamilton Park.

U8 once (depending on coach), a week at Hamiliton Park.

U9/U10 once or twice a week, (depending on coach), at Church Street Park.

U11 and up once or twice a week,(depending on coach), at Church Street Park.


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