Request for players

 
 
Hello Families,
 
I am in need of some help, so I am giving you some information that I would like you to look over and if you have any suggestions, please forward them to me. At our monthly meeting last week in Strathroy, it was decided that we would be going with the same divisions as last year, therefore, we will be offering an U11 boys, U11 girls, U13 boys, U13 girls, U15 boys, U18 girls, U18 boys teams.
 
Here is where a bit of my dilemma is for all teams this year.
 
For the U11 boys team, I have 8 boys registered. If you know of anyone that is interested in playing but has yet to sign up, please encourage them to sign their son up. I would like to get another 8 boys on this team to make it a go. If you have a son that is playing second year of U9 and you think he has the skills to play up on the U11 team and you would be comfortable with that, please let me know.  Understand that I will do my best to continue to get players for this team. I have until April 13th to try to get the teams together. This boys team will be playing their games on Monday nights and their Challenge Cup will be on August 17th, place to still be determined.
 
For the U13 boys team, I have 13 boys registered. I am looking for a few more players for this team. If your son knows of anyone that might still be thinking of joining, please encourage them to do so as soon as possible. I will continue to do my best to find a few more players for this team. This team will be playing their games on Tuesday nights with their Challenge Cup weekend being on August 17th, place to be determined. I have until April 13th to be able to find a few more players for this team.
 
For the U15 boys team, I have only 7 boys registered so far. I am looking for atleast 7-8 more players. If you or your son know of anyone that is wanting to play this year, but has not yet registered, please encourage them to do so as soon as possible. I do have until April 13th in order to find more players for this team to hopefully make this team a go. This boys team will be playing their games on Wednesday nights this year with their Challenge Cup being on August 17th in a place still to be determined.
 
For the U18 boys team, I have currently 6 players registered. I have been in contact with some of surrounding clubs and will hopefully be getting some of the players from Strathroy, as they will not be putting a team in this year. If your son knows of anyone that is interested in playing, please encourage them to join. As well, if your son is trying out or playing for the Nairn L6 team, he is able to play on the North Middlesex team as well. There are a few that have expressed interest in doing this, I just have gotten that commitment from most of them yet. If any of the players from last year, know of contact information for some of the players from last year, please email them and ask if they are willing to play again this year. Please try to encourage your son to play if he is still sitting on the fence about this year. Again, I have until April 13th to try to make this team feasible this year. It is my goal to try to get enough players for all of these teams this year, with some help from everyone, hopefully, we can make it work. The boys from the U18 team will be playing their games on Monday nights this year (different from last year) and their Challenge Cup will be played on August 17th in a place to be determined.
 
If you can help out with any of these teams, it would be very much appreciated both in getting players as well as coaching or helping to coach together with others.
 
As for the girls, here is our dilemma with them:
 
U11 girls team currently has 13 girls registered. I am still looking for a few more players for this team. If you have a daughter that plays on the U9 team and you think that she will be able to play up in this division, please let me know if this is a possibility. Although, see the information about the U9 girls team a little lower down in the email. If your daughter knows of any of her friends that have yet signed up, please encourage them to do so as soon as possible. This team plays their games on Thursday nights and their Challenge Cup is going to be played on Aug. 24 in Taxandria. I am going to try my best to find a few more players to join this team. I have until April 13th to accomplish this.
 
U13 girls team currently has 12 girls registered to this team. I would like to be able to find about 5 more players for this team. If you or your daughter know of anyone who might still be interested in playing, please encourage them to sign up. This team plays their games on Wednesday nights and their challenge cup will be played on Aug. 24 in Taxandria. Please help with trying to find another few players for this team. I do have until April 13 to register this team.
 
U15 girls team. I do not have enough players for this team. I have had two girls registered. I will include information for both U15 and U18 girls team in this area. The U18 girls team only has 9 girls registered. Even if I was to move up the U15 girls and put them on this team, I still only have 11 girls to play in the U18 division. Here are a few of my suggestions for this area: I ask the U18 girls to play on the ladies rec team, which is fairly close to the level that they are already playing in or I will have to find another 7-8 players to add to this team to be able to make it work. If you know of any of the girls that played last year and have not signed up this year, please encourage them to play. If they are playing for the ladies team already, they can be registered for both teams to be able to play on both teams if they would like. Ladies, please talk to your friends and encourage them to play if they are interested. There are some young ladies from North Middlesex Highschool that I know have expressed interest but haven’t signed up yet. If any of you from there can encourage your friends to sign up, that would be great. AS for the U15 girls, I will have to keep you informed of what is going to be happening as I have until April 13th to try to come up with a solution for these age groups. The U18 girls team plays their games on Thursday nights with their Challenge cup being played on August 24th in Taxandria.  U15 girls, if you have any friends that are interested in playing, please encourage them to play with the thought probably being that if there is enough for a U18 girls team, they will be playing up into that division.
 
If you are able as a parent, to help out with any of these teams, please let me know. I know with all of us working together, we can try our best to make a go of each of these teams.
 
As for the U9 teams, they will once again be kept as separate boys and girls teams this year. Here are the numbers for this division:
 
U9 girls, currently only have 7 girls registered. I am going to be looking for atleast 5 more players for this team. If you or your daughter knows of anyone that is interested in playing this year, please encourage them to sign up. We are still in discussion with the other centres about the upcoming season. Sharon Bax has volunteered to look after co-ordinating this age group again this year. Thank you Sharon. The girls in this division will be playing their games on Thursday nights and play in Grand Bend, Taxandria, Exeter and North Middlesex. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out with this age group as well.
 
U9 boys team currently has 13 boy registered to date. I do not have enough to make two teams, currently enough just for one and will have to stop registration for this age group. A few families have asked to have their kids that are in the second year of U7 play up to this age group. I would be fine with this, but them would have to find about 9 more players in order to make two teams. If you know of anyone that is wanting to sign up their son to play in this league, please encourage them to still sign up. This team will play their games on Thursday nights and play in the same centres as the girls team from above.
 
If there is any possibility of helping with any of these teams, or by encouraging players to play, it would be greatly appreciated. Together we can hopefully get as many kids as we can playing soccer this season.
 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to ask me, I will try to answer as many as I can. Also, if I have forgotten something, please remind me as I currently have a lot going through my mind about the upcoming season and will forget to mention something that might be important.....
 
Thanks again for taking the time to read this lengthy email and for any help that you can offer, I truly appreciate any suggestions that you might be able to offer.
 
Kathy Willemse
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