Sunday, February 1, 2009

Spring Coed Soccer Update

Our Coed Soccer Coordinator, Dr. David Khorram, has sent out the latest update.
Man, I think a person needs a degree in probability and statistics to get all these combinations together! My brain got kinda foggy doing this, but it looks like it all came together.

We have about 60 players, so all teams have 14-15 people, with equal distribution of men and women, and pretty even distribution of skill level, and miraculously, all teams have an average age of 35 years. Each team has two A players who, along with the B players, will help guide the C and D players along. If you were a member of a group that was requesting to all be together, it worked insofar as I was able to keep clusters of you together, but the teams would have been too warped in terms of skill levels to keep the entire groups together. I was able to get everyone on a team with people they know.

There are four teams. I'm assigning each a letter for now, and a team coordinator, who will organize the team. I chose the coordinators fairly randomly, so if you're not an organizer type, and you've been designated as such, get someone else to do it, and let me know who it is. The role of this person is just to get things going. Identify a couple of experienced players to serve as co-captains during the games.

I was going to try to do most of this stuff, but I'm overwhelmed by all the organization involved, and so I'm asking the teams to share in taking care of the details.

Each team will collect it's own registration forms, liability release forms (this one is important - it protects us all from suing each other if we get hurt), and team dues. Liability insurance would have covered us against losses if a "third party" -- a spectator -- got hurt. Since it would have added an extra $15 to the cost, and the risk is low, I decided to skip it. So the dues are only $15. About $8 will go towards your shirts, and the rest will go towards paint to line the field ($35 per week), and a small amount to pay refs ($10 per week). If you gave your registration form and $ to me, I'll pass it on to the team (and the few people that have already paid will be getting $10 back).

Teams will be responsible for the following:
1. Ordering your shirts. I'll set it up with Island Apparel, but you need to get the sizes and numbers finalized and take them down to the shirt place with the money to get them ordered. I"ll send the spreadsheets out later this week.
2. Collecting the dues and forms.
3. Assigning a responsible and trustworthy person on the team to manage the funds.
4. The home team will always be responsible for arranging and paying the referee. Coordinate this with Dean Tenorio who can connect you to the refs.
5. The Monday home team will be responsible for lining the field each week. I'm told ACE Hardware has special cans of spray paint available that spray upside-down. They cost about $6-$8.50 per can, and it takes about 5 cans to line a field. Have one of the A-players help with this the first time. After that, there should be lines visible that just need to be highlighted each week.

The season is 10 weeks long, starting on February 9. Games start at 5:15 PM sharp. WIth 15 players per team, there may be difficulty at times fielding 11 players. If so, just play 9x9 or 7x7 or whatever works. We're here to play and have a good time. Each team plays once a week, and if you can get together another time for a practice, it makes the games more fun.

I'll get the rules and the schedule out this week.

Here are the teams. Coordinators, please get in touch with your team members. If you can't figure out their email from the names above, then send me an email and I'll get the particular email address to you. I'm attaching the registration form and the release of liability form again for those who haven't turned them in already. Take them to the field next week to your team coordinator, along with your $15.

A - Green Team
Rob Epley - Coordinator
Allen Mijares
John Duenas
Michael Deary
Albert Dean
Rob Jordan
Jaime Saiki
Peter Prestley
Linda Anastacio
Louise Oakley
Abi Robinson
Autumn Breechler
Jennifer Lesosek
Veronica Saures

B - Blue Team
Jeff Elliott - Coordinator
Jersh Angeles
Mike Hall
Greg Elliott
David Khorram
Mara Khorram
Kevin Carey
Mieko Carey
Rebekah Yost
Hee Jae Lee
Jimmy Pua
Daniel Lamar
Sami Birmingham-Babauta
Summer Palacios
Amanda Armstrong

C -- Red Team
Dean Tenorio - Coordinator
Jerry Tan
Jung Gon Jun
Fran Castro
Catherine Anderson
Ken Imaya
Laura WIlliams
Krista Hawley
Rob Schultz
Jing Hui
Meihua Rengiil
Mark Robles
Becky Covarrubius
Hazel Tudela

D -- Yellow Team
Maria Orness - Coordinator
Glenn Smith
Angelo VIllagomez
Laurie Peterka
Rachel Rounds
Peter Bosner
Glenn Jewel
Jeff Warfield
Scott Hayden
Adam Miles
Jennifer Backhaus
Tawny Barcinas
Ericka Frink
Rachelle Miles
Kathleen Herrmann

With best regards,

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1 comment:

EJ said...

I like playing soccer.