CHARLOTTETOWN – P.E.I. Soccer Association members re-elected president John Diamond to lead the association into 2014 and 2015.
The Prince Edward Island Soccer Association held its annual general meeting in Charlottetown on Saturday, March 1. The meeting served as a platform to review the year 2013, and prepare for the upcoming 2014 outdoor season.
Also re-elected to the association’s executive committee were technical director Bruce Norton, and senior men’s director Mike Goeseels.
The position of secretary/registrar was left vacant at this time. The association is looking for anyone interested in this position to contact them for information. A complete list of the association’s executive and contact information can be found at www.peisoccer.com.
The 2013 season proved another successful year on the pitch.
The Subway Youth Soccer League provided a place for close to 2,500 youth soccer players in the under-12 to under-16 age groups. The mini soccer programs (under-4 to under-10) offered by our member clubs were also a great success as nearly 3,000 kids were involved in the programs.
The association, in partnership with the clubs, is continuing their development and implementation of the long-term player development model, which provides proper development and instruction for all the age levels.
The association also continues to develop its fall, winter and spring indoor soccer programming. The programs are offered to players born from 1999-2008 and runs for an eight-week period on Monday evenings.
The program is open to players of all levels of abilities and players learn skills from basic passing to more challenging drills, and learning a number of new moves to get by their opponent.
The spring session starts on Monday, March 31, and is now open for registration. For information on the program and how to register, visit our website under the Indoor Soccer Program tab.
Looking forward to 2014, the association has set Saturday, April 5, as the Island-wide soccer registration day. The club within your community will be taking registrations for summer soccer programs on that day.
For locations and times, visit www.peisoccer.com. A complete list of club registration locations and times will be posted on the website as they become available.
The association will also embark on a new strategic plan that will guide the association for the next four years. Association players and parents will be an integral part of charting the association’s direction and will be able to provide their input through a series of meetings that will take place in communities across the Island.
To find out what and when things are happening at the association or in your club, you can visit www.peisoccer.com for the web site link.