OVERVIEW

The FC Shoreline select program was founded in 2001 to provide a local option for players from the Hillwood and Shorelake soccer clubs (recreational clubs formed in the 1960’s) to develop their skills and abilities in a more competitive setting. FC Shoreline provides a setting where soccer players and coaches can compete at the District and Washington State Premier League (WSPL) level. FC Shoreline works with local coaches and players primarily from Hillwood and Shorelake to develop opportunities for them to attain the skills and understanding of what it takes to compete at a higher level.

MISSION STATEMENT
To work with SYSA to develop the best select soccer program in the North King and South Snohomish county areas.

OUR CORE BELIEFS
During the development years, some children will excel at soccer and seek a more competitive place to play. We recognize this and strive to meet this need by creating an environment where youth soccer players can grow mentally, physically, and emotionally through the game of soccer. The game of soccer provides opportunities to develop a positive self-image and respect for teammates, opponents, and referees. We will educate players on how to “Honor the Game.” Winning is important, but life lessons are even more important. Our program is open to all kids.

FC SHORELINE OFFERS ITS PLAYERS AND FAMILIES: • Quality training by experienced licensed coaches; • Competitive league and tournament play; • The best local fields, including Shoreline Park, Shoreline Stadium, Twin Ponds, and various local schools; • Scholarship opportunities for players needing assistance.

FC SHORELINE COMMITTEE & CONTACT INFORMATION
Mailing Address: PO Box 55472, Shoreline WA 98155 Web Site: www.fcshoreline.com Message Phone: 206-362-3594 (c/o Shorelake Soccer Club) The FC Shoreline Committee is comprised of eight volunteer members, four from Shorelake Soccer Club and four from Hillwood Soccer Club. Additionally, the two Club presidents serve as ex officio members of the committee. The Committee Chairman is elected by the Committee. The Committee oversees, manages, and administers the FC Shoreline program. Committee meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month. All coaches, players, and families are invited to attend and participate in these meetings.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chairman. Leads monthly meetings, stays abreast of club activities and helps other committee members and volunteers work efficiently. Elected every other year. Operations Coordinator. Coordinates annual general meeting. Shares information between club and team managers. Works closely with new U11 teams. Recruits volunteers for club activities. Development Coordinator. Responsible for player and coach development. Responsible for tryout committee and coaches selection committee. Equipment Coordinator. Coordinates ordering of club uniforms and accessories. Heads a sub-committee formed every two to three years to select new club uniforms and accessories. Field Coordinator. Coordinates or works with a volunteer to schedule use of practice fields and maintenance projects. Registrar/Records Custodian. Oversees player registration. Records the minutes of each committee meeting and distributes them to team coaches and managers. Custodian of the club records. Treasurer. Responsible for custody, control and disposition of program funds. Prepares financial statements. Leads budget sub-committee to prepare program budget and pay program expenses. This Treasurer is also the Shorelake Soccer Club Treasurer. Communications Coordinator. Point person for players, parents, coaches, and other individuals, to communicate with the Club.

LOCAL AND STATE SOCCER AFFILIATIONS
FC Shoreline is a select soccer program under the sponsorship of Hillwood and Shorelake Soccer Clubs. Both Hillwood and Shorelake are members of Seattle Youth Soccer Association. SYSA encompasses the majority of the city of Seattle as well as the cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. SYSA is a part of the Washington State Youth Soccer Association District 1. District 1 territory spans from Seattle in the south to the Canadian border in the north. The following youth soccer associations are members of District 1: North County, Seattle, Skagit, South Snohomish County, Snohomish, Whatcom County, and Whidbey Island. WSYSA governs the seven soccer districts across the state of Washington.

OUR COACHES
FC Shoreline is proud of its coaching staff and the many volunteers who make our program a great place for young soccer players to develop on and off the field. Our coaches offer: • An understanding of the specific age characteristics and needs of the players; • An ability to develop individual and team skills; • An ability to maintain the confidence and trust of parents and families; • A cooperative attitude towards colleagues; • A willingness to commit the necessary time throughout the soccer year; • A WSYSA “D” license (recommended minimum); • A demonstrable working knowledge of soccer skills and game strategies. Our coaches are expected to: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Abide by club by-laws, guidelines, policies, and procedures; Demonstrate a positive attitude; Demonstrate good sportsmanship; Demonstrate enthusiasm for the game of soccer; Teach skills and fair tactics; Set high standards; Set personal goals with players; Insist on academic excellence; Be patient; Treat all players fairly and respectfully; Listen to their players; Maintain an open and inquiring mind; Discourage unfair gamesmanship; Speak to players as they wish to be spoken to; Be respectful to referees, opponents, and other coaches; Communicate expectations with team managers on a regular basis; Communicate with players regularly regarding their strengths and skills requiring improvement, including an annual written assessment; • Communicate with parents regularly; • Delegate responsibilities as appropriate;

• Respect, support, and appreciate club volunteers.

OUR PLAYERS
FC Shoreline players are winners both on and off the field. They strive to improve their skills, obey the laws, and display exemplary sportsmanship. Our players are expected to: • • • • • • • • • • • Make all practices—not attending practice can affect playing time; Come to practice with their soccer gear, water and be ready to participate; Have a good attitude; Put forth their best effort; Set personal goals with their coach; Work to improve skills outside of practice; Eat a nutritious diet and get plenty of sleep; Let the coach know of any injuries; Be respectful to referees, opponents, teammates, and coaches; Understand that school comes first over soccer; Not use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

Players must re-qualify for a team each year at open tryouts. Any player who resigns or is released from a team will still be responsible for covering an appropriate share of team fees and expenses.

TEAM AND CLUB FINANCES
TEAM FINANCES Each team has a variety of operating expenses including, but not limited to: program fees, coaching and training fees, tournament entry fees, uniforms and equipment costs. Team budgets can vary greatly depending on the expectations of the Program, coaching staff, players and families. Each player’s family should receive a team budget after selection to the team, along with the guidelines for payment of team fees. Teams are allowed to raise money through fundraisers and sponsors to help defray costs. To be eligible for a tax deduction, the donor must provide funds to the Shorelake Soccer Club, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funds will then be distributed to the team for expenses. The beginning of the season (generally once tryouts are completed) is the time most expenses for the team are incurred. This is due to uniform purchases, equipment needs, and tournament fees. Families are encouraged to work out payment schedules with team treasurers to make sure that all team fees are covered when needed. Players who leave an FC Shoreline team within 90 days of team selection will be entitled to 50% refund of the program player fee. Players leaving a team during the league season or post-season state cup play will not be offered refunds. Refund of the team portion of the fees is based on the agreement between the coaches and families. Families needing financial assistance should speak with their Team Manager or Team Treasurer. Requests for financial assistance and program scholarships should be submitted in writing, by the team manager or treasurer, to the FC Shoreline Treasurer within 30 days of team selection. All financial assistance information will remain confidential. CLUB FINANCES Each FC Shoreline player pays a program fee that covers such things as practice field rental, game field rental, referees, insurance, state and association fees, and other club administrative expenses. Field rental is the largest expense. The Shorelake Soccer Club operating budget, which includes FC Shoreline, is available for review. This information is updated at the monthly committee meeting and can be viewed in the minutes.

TEAM UNIFORMS
Team uniforms will be selected by the FC Shoreline uniform sub-committee. The plan is to use the uniform for three years to help defray some team costs. Our provider of choice is Sporthaus Schmetzer, who offers a discount to the families and players of FC Shoreline. The following program policies have been set in place: Approved club logos must be used. No form of individual team sponsorship will be allowed on uniforms. Home Uniform for all Teams— Jersey: Navy Blue (Adidas Onore) Shorts: Navy Blue (Adidas Campo) Socks: Navy Blue with white stripes (Adidas Copa Edge) Away Uniform for all Teams— Jersey: White (Adidas Onore) Shorts: White (Adidas Campo) – OPTIONAL Socks: White (Adidas Copa Edge) – OPTIONAL Warm-Ups for all Teams— Training Top: Full Zip Navy (Adidas Calcio) Training Pant: Black (Adidas Trofeo) Bags for all Teams— Teams have a choice of: Black Copa Elite Duffle Bag or: Black Copa Edge Backpack

COMPETITION—GAME AND TOURNAMENT PLAY
FC Shoreline teams typically play in four different kinds of games— informal scrimmages, local tournament games, spring or fall league games, and winter state cup tournaments. SCRIMMAGES Informal scrimmages are normally set up between local teams in the area. LOCAL TOURNAMENTS Spring and summer tournaments are offered throughout the state of Washington. Most coaches will enter their team in three or more tournaments. Tournament games are typically played on weekends with three or more guaranteed games. Group games are usually scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, and semi-final and final games on Sundays. Tournaments offer teams a chance to test their skills and tactics against local competition. Teams may participate out of state if they choose, but must file state travel papers with WSYSA well in advance of travel. FALL/SPRING LEAGUE GAMES Ages U11 through U19 FC Shoreline teams will play a fall schedule that usually starts the weekend after Labor Day and ends in mid-December. The season for girl’s U15 through U19 teams is from February to April. STATE TOURNAMENTS FC Shoreline teams are encouraged to participate in state tournament play. There are currently three tournaments for varying levels of play. Commissioners’ Cup (lowest level), Challenge Cup (middle level), and the Championship Cup (highest level). Play generally begins in January with finals in February and March (for fall season teams).

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Registration is completed on-line at the FC Shoreline website (www.fcshoreline.com). All coaches, players, and parents are required to sign the appropriate contracts in order to participate in the FC Shoreline program.