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The Corner Kick - The Newsletter of the Sudbury Youth Soccer Association
  President's Welcome Letter
  SYSA Concussion Education
  A Child’s Understanding of Soccer
First Week of Practices
September 5, 2011
All fields will be open weather permitting.
Field Status Alerts
Fall Coaches Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Curtis Middle School
All Coaches Arrive at 7:00 PM
First Games Begin
BAYS and In-Town leagues
September 10, 2011
Home Game Playing Times
Times are subject to change
Check with your coach to confirm
September Board Meeting
September 12, 2011
Soccer Event hosted by
LSHS Boys Soccer Team

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Soccer Event hosted by
LSHS Girls Soccer Team

Date TBA
More information to come
Kicks for Cancer
CC vs. LSHS Boys at Concord

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sudbury Soccer Night with the
New England Revolution!

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Order Tickets Now

The SYSA Five Star Skills Academy is open to all players U8 through U14 again this Fall. Get an extra training session in each week while working directly with a member of the NE Revolution Academy coaching staff. The program is designed to improve individual player’s ball mastery and technique. It complements the overall coaching program designed by the NE Revolution.

For $25, players receive eight weeks of professionally administered training. Not to mention it is great fun as they get to play and challenge their teammates and friends.

Spaces are limited, so register today through your AdminSports account.

Five Star Academy Details

Welcome to the 2011
Fall Soccer Season
Greeting from SYSA President, Bob Lee

SYSA players in action

One of the founding principles of Sudbury Soccer is to offer the best program that we can. This requires constant evaluation of our existing programs such that we continue to improve. Feedback from parents, players and coaches is a strong driver of this process. As efforts have been made this offseason, we hope the product displayed on the field this Fall is better than ever.

This past summer we invested in youth safety. The health and welfare of our players and referees is paramount to anything that we do on the field with a ball. Coaches will notice a new and more rigorous CORI program this Fall. This procedure brings us in compliance with the MA state law. It is additional effort for both our coaches and administrators, but it is the right thing to do. The other area of youth safety improvement is our new concussion guidelines. Inspired by new MIAA rules for high school players as well as examples from our professional sports teams, we have developed a simple guideline to educate all our coaches and referees. This material is also available to any parent or player and we strongly suggest taking the time to become more familiar with the topic.

Our partnership with the NE Revolution Academy is entering its second year. Experience from the first year has been absorbed to enhance both our coaching education and our player development programs. Our players will be the primary benefactors either through direct participation in the weekly Five Star Skills Academy Sessions or through better training from their volunteer coaches.

As always feel free to contact me or a Board member with comments and suggestions on how we can improve the program.

See you on the fields,



SYSA Concussion Education Guidelines

Concussion impact forcesWe all want to do whatever we can to protect our children from harm. While there is nothing we can do to completely eliminate the risk of concussion in soccer, SYSA has taken steps to ensure that if a concussion is sustained (or is suspected), it is managed properly. With the start of the 2011 Fall season, Sudbury Soccer introduces the Concussion Awareness Program. The focus of this program is to educate Coaches, Parents and Players on the proper response if they suspect a concussion as well as what to expect when returning from a concussion.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Although there may be a loss of consciousness, cuts or bruises on the head or face, this is not always the case. There may be no other visible signs that a brain injury has occured until the onset of behavioural symptoms which can range from mild to severe and can last for hours, days, weeks, or even months. The brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by the hard skull. Normally, the fluid around the brain acts like a cushion that holds the brain stable inside the skull. But if the head or body is hit hard, the brain can crash into the skull and lead to bruising and/or swelling of the brain, tearing of blood vessels, and injury to the nerves. When this happens, a person can get a concussion — a temporary loss of normal brain function.

Learn more


Build a Strong Foundation and the Rest will Come

 Danny Jackson, former MLS captain of the Seattle Sounders is now a columnist for SoccerNation.comDaniel (Danny) Jackson is a former Major League Soccer star and captain of the Seattle Sounders. SYSA and Korrio is pleased to bring you a new column with insights into the professional world of soccer with permission from

Anyone who’s ever coached youth soccer knows what a rewarding experience it can be. Having the opportunity to affect a child’s formative years on the field is a true gift. But figuring out how best to instill an understanding of the game in a young player can also be a challenge. Different kids absorb information in different ways; learning styles vary. So how do you develop a young player from the beginning?

Learn more

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