CJSL is proudly affiliated with the following youth soccer organizations
CJSL is proud to partner with the following organizations
Clovis Junior Soccer League-News
Fresno State Socccer Tailgate
Clovis Junior Soccer League would like to invite everyone to the Fresno State Vs. Boise State game this Sunday, October 4th. CJSL league will be hosting a Tailgate which will start at 10am. Let’s fill the seats and support the Fresno State Women’s Soccer team. All Clovis Junior Soccer League clubs, Clovis Crossfire, FC Clovis, and TOPSoccer are invited to attend. Players wear your jerseys! RSVP by emailing the CJSL Office via EMAIL. Hope to see you there!
Director of Coacing Clinics
CJSL is proud to provide our players with a series of skills clinics open to players and coaches run by CJSL Director of Coaching Tommy Allioto. Players have the opportunity to learn age appropriate skills and techniques to improve their play. Sessions are targeted to a specific age group. PLEASE ATTEND THE AGE SPECIFIC SESSION FOR YOUR CHILD. All sessions run from 5:15 - 7pm. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Dates and locations-
|Sept. 28||U10||Mountain View|
|Sept. 29||U12||Sierra Vista|
|Oct 1||U7||Sierra Vista|
|Oct 5||U10||Mountain View|
|Oct 6||U12||Sierra Vista|
|Oct 7||U8||Bud Rank|
|Oct 8||U7||Sierra Vista|
|Oct 14||U8||Bud Rank|
|Oct 15||U7||Sierra Vista|
CJSL Photo Days
CJSL registration fees include individual & team photos. All CJSL teams are to take their photos on the days as scheduled below. More info to follow soon.
|Oct. 3rd||All U6 Teams & All Red Unit Clubs||Pinedale Elementary|
|Oct. 10th||All Blue Unit Clubs||Garfield Elementary|
|Oct. 17th||All Gold Unit Clubs||Garfield Elementary|
Best advice for soccer parents: Keep Quiet On The Ride Home
Children quit sports for a litany of reasons, and my job was always to see what we could learn, so we could improve the experience for other children. When I got these players alone, and asked them “what was your least favorite moment in sports?” I often got a very similar and sad answer: the ride home after the game.
It has always amazed me how a moment off the field can have such a detrimental effect on it, yet when we think about it, the toxicity of the ride home makes perfect sense. Emotions are high, disappointment, frustration, and exhaustion are heightened for both player and parent, yet many parents choose this moment to confront their child about a play, criticize them for having a poor game, and chastise their child, their teammates, their coach, and their opponents. There could not be a less teachable moment in your child’s sporting life then the ride home, yet it is often the moment that well intentioned parents decide to do all of their teaching.
Here are five behaviors I’ve seen from parents that can have a dramatic impact on kids and their soccer development:
1. They don’t encourage their player to make mistakes
It seems contradictory, but yes, we want players to make mistakes…this is how they learn best! With so much focus on mastering skills and winning matches, not enough players put themselves out there to take risks. A wise colleague of mine always tells her players to “Be brave. Make mistakes.” Most kids want the approval of their parent and coach, and they need to know you encourage this and you will applaud the fact that they tried, even if they fail. Because ultimately, they don’t fail. They learn something from that moment that is invaluable and that will help them grow as a player and as a person. Instead of the kid who passes the ball all the time because they are afraid to take on a player 1v1, the brave player will learn when it’s best to dribble and when it’s best to pass, without hesitation or fear.
2. They fight battles that aren’t theirs to fight
Have you ever approached a coach about how your kid didn’t get enough playing time? I can tell you right now that this is the conversation every coach hates to have with a parent, and it likely won’t help your child in any way. Instead, encourage your player to take ownership of their game and their development as a player. They should (at a certain age) be the one to approach the coach if they have a question or concern. I promise you this will go over better with the coach, will likely result in more useful information, and it will also teach your child a number of lessons that can be applied to their life on and off the field.
3. They don’t engage their players in the development process
How much do you know about what your player is working on during training? I encourage you to find out! This doesn’t mean calling up the coach or club and asking for their practice plans. Instead, engage your child in a conversation about skills or ideas that they’re learning and what they find challenging. This can also lead to helping your player set personal goals in their own development.
4. They coach and cheer for the wrong things on game day
We’ve all heard that parent on the sideline scream “Shoot it!” or “Pass it!” Maybe it’s you. It’s natural to want to help your player on the field, but this does not help. This is a parent who is guilty of both No. 1 and No. 3. These directions can cause anxiety for a player already under pressure on the field. In fact, they may even directly contradict what their coach has instructed them to do. Even if you are a USSF A-licensed coach, do not coach on the sidelines unless you are the coach of that particular team. Instead, stick to basic encouragement and cheering. Did you find out (after engaging your kid in the development process) that your child is working on mastering a specific move during training, or building confidence in using their left foot? If you see them do that in a game, go crazy and let them know you saw them try it.
5. They analyze the game with their player afterwards
What is your postgame ritual with your child? Do you start analyzing the game and what your player did right or wrong before you even get in the car? Believe me – your child knows what they did wrong. If they don’t, it’s likely their coach or a teammate has already told them. The best thing you can say to your player after a game is how much fun you had watching them. If they engage you in a postgame talk, go for it. But instead of a full-game analysis, try picking out some things they did in the game that you know he or she has been working on.
FC Clovis Registration
FC Clovis is currently accepting online registration for the upcoming fall season. FC Clovis is theTeen Recreational Soccer program for players U14 - U19. Registration Fees- prior to June 30th- $125, July 1-14th $135, after July 15th- $150. You can register online HERE
Weekday Scrimmage Ban
Due to the amount of activities on the fields at this time of year there will be NO SCRIMMAGES ALLOWED at Buchanan or Clovis East during the week. It is recommended that teams wanting to scrimmage plan on fields during the weekend, especially Sunday and only on fields assigned to CJSL.
LiveScan Required for All Coaches
All coaches and assistant coaches are required to be Live Scanned (Finger Printed) this upcoming Fall season. The process involves the coach to complete a Form 1650 online prior to getting the fingerprints taken. If you have been scanned before for Cal North you do not need to be scanned again. If you have been scanned for another organization you MUST be scanned again for Cal North.
There is another form that is filled out at the office right before the fingerprints (ID required) in the presence of the technician. The process takes approximately 10 minutes from beginning to end.
Fill out this FORM On the form you need the following info- District 7 League 2.
Take your printed form to any of these LOCATIONS
CJSL Send A Card Store
Just in time for Mother's Day CJSL invites you to try our newest fundraiser. CJSL has teamed with SendOutCards to provide our member families with a convenient service providing all of your greeting card needs. These cards are NOT E-Greeting cards that arrive in your email inbox. These are high quality cards that are printed and sent via US Postal Service. Select one of several thousand cards, or make your own fully customiseable card using your own photo's if you want. You can even add a gift such as a gift card, books, gourmet foods, and even jewlery. A basic card costs only $2.99 and includes postage. Another great feature is that you can schedule when cards are to be sent. You can sit down one evening and schedule all of your cards for the year. CLICK HERE TO VISIT CJSL'S CARD STORE
Bingo Workers Needed
CJSL offers member families an opportunity to work at our Tuesday night bingo games at the Clovis Bingo Hall. In exchange for working the games, members earn credits which can be used to offset not only soccer, but even school expenses. Example- If you buy your child a laptop bring in your receipt. You will be given a check for up to the full amount of the laptop, depending on your account balance. If you are interested in working at CJSL Bingo Nights, please contact Jessie at 288-1179.
CJSL on Twitter
CJSL provides a Twitter feed as an additional means of communication with our membership. Twitter will allow you to receive CJSL news updates on your cellular phone as a text message. Get updates via SMS by texting follow clovissoccer to 40404. Or you can go to go to Twitter.com, and create an account. After you have created an accoount, or if you have an account go to twitter.com/clovissoccer and click on the "follow" button. You will then receive our updates on the web and on your phone after you adjust those settings.
CJSL provides a news feed that is available in all news readers, IGoogle home page, or any device or social networking page that supports RSS feeds. To link to our page use the follwing address- http://www.cjsl.info/feed/cjsl.xml