50% off winter break soccer camp. RSVP for the awards dinner on Dec 13. 

That's a wrap (almost)

We did it! We put on a safe and fun soccer league during a pandemic! Sure, there were bumps in the road, but we all worked together, and thousands of kids (2400!) played soccer.

Parents of 4U - 8U players, you can now make plans on Saturdays.

Parents of 10U - 14U kids, you're still in it for the playoff tournament in December.

To commemorate what we've all accomplished by working together, volunteers and their families are invited to the awards dinner on Monday, Dec 13, at Victory Park, outdoors. Please RSVP by Dec 7, and then bring a picnic blanket. It won't be fancy, but it will be fun! There will be speeches, awards, giveaways, and presentation of the Best Team Name. If you can help setup or clean afterwards, please email [email protected].

Want to play more soccer in January? Sign up now for Winter Stars or Grad Series. 

Want to do it again, next fall? Mark your calendar to register on May 1, 2022. If you have an older 14U player, be aware that there are only so many 16U teams, and they fill up early.

As 2021 draws to a close, please consider making a donation to Region 13. Our region awarded around $20,000 in scholarships to help families through the pandemic. Back in the old days, that would have been $3,000. Fortunately, more than 400 families generously donated over $9,000 last summer. Still, Region 13 depends on fundraisers and gifts to keep prices low for next year and ensure everyone has the chance to play soccer. If you can chip in an extra, tax-deductible $20 or so, please donate online.

Speaking of fundraising events, you can also help by volunteering to referee in the The Myles Standish Thanksgiving Tournament! This tournament earns money for Region 13, and needs referees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving. You'll see kids from all over SoCal playing soccer at Victory Park, and the games qualify toward your Intermediate Referee upgrade. If you're not a referee, come and watch a game or two at Victory Park anyhow, and cheer on the Region 13 teams. Email Brian Bonham <[email protected]> to get a referee assignment.

Sincerely,


Taj Chiu, Soccer Mom and Volunteer Commissioner of Region 13


Miscellaneous

Please take 3 minutes to answer the end-of-season survey.

Did you lose a car key? A sweatshirt? A water bottle? Reply to this email and we'll try to reunite you with your possessions.

COVID-19 testing is on Tuesday (11/23) for MST players or anyone else who needs testing before Thanksgiving. The results will be available on Wednesday.

Testing resumes on subsequent Thursdays from 6-8 pm, through December 16. 

December sports camps!

Our friends at Launch are putting on sports camps over the weeks of Dec 20 and 27. Register before Friday for half off at https://www.launchsports.org/

Get involved

Would you like to be the change you want to see in 2022? Email [email protected] about joining the Region 13 Board. Besides managing the league, soccer-adjacent positions like newsletter editor and uniform coordinator are available.

Playoffs

Info on playoffs. The schedule will be announced ... soon. For 10U-14U, keep Dec 4-5 and 11-12 clear.

Most games are at Victory Park. If elsewhere, referees, please bring the game cards (or scan them with the QR code on the back) to Victory Park post-haste.

Looking ahead

See more by subscribing to the Region 13 calendar

Tuesday This week, it's Tuesday! COVID testing at the clubhouse, 711 W Woodbury, Unit E, 6-8 pm
Nov 26-28 Myles Standish Tournament at Victory Park. Come watch your Pasadena tournament teams compete.
Dec 2 Board meeting on Zoom, 7:15 pm
Dec 4-5 Playoffs weekend 1 of 2
Dec 11-12 Playoffs weekend 2 of 2
Dec 13 Holiday Volunteer Awards Dinner - 7 pm at Victory Park. RSVP here.
Jan 6 Board meeting on Zoom, 7:15 pm
Jan 9 First day of Winter Stars
Jan 15 Grad Series and All-Stars begin

Photo of the week


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Thanks, Matt Cobleigh, for our final picture of the week for the Fall Season! Note the matching scrunchies.



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