MAKE-UP SCHEDULES FOR THE 09/21/2013 GAMES ARE IN THE WORKS!!!!
Schedules will be posted soon.
WHAT AN OPENING DAY!!!!!!!!!
We are so excited to have the season underway. Besides the t-shirt issues mentioned below, a hole here and there and several unauthorized K-9 companions, SATURDAY WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS. The dedication of our premier youth soccer field in the memory of long-time TSA supporter BOBBY R. BOHN, JR., who was tragically killed in an accident in 2009 during the prime of his life, was INCREDIBLE!! Tears were shed as the ribbon was cut and the first game commenced. TSA was so proud to be a part of the ceremony and the dedication. Formal BOBBY BOHN FIELD signs will arrive this week. I would like to thank Coaches Blake Maynard, Coach Chad Clopp and Coach Cecilio Mondragon for their cooperation.
Last week’s kick off was the BEST EVER and we can only go up from here. Also, please book your calendars for OCTOBER 19, 2013 as we celebrate TEXARKANA SOCCER’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY!!! We’re gonna blow it OUT!!!
A FEW HOUSEKEEPING ISSUES
As the season gets started, we need to address a couple things.
First of all, THERE ARE NO PETS ALLOWED WITHIN THE FENCED AREAS AT GRADY T. WALLACE PARK!! Several fans tried to “inform” us of the Texarkana, Texas Park Rules that state “all pets must be on a leash” in the park. However, if you continue reading, TTP&R rules also define behavior within SPORTS VENUE, such as the GTW Softball Complex, the Swanger Baseball Facility AND the TSA Soccer Complex, which provide that NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT SPORTS VENUES. Obviously, the nice, well behaved leashed animals that came out yesterday caused no problems, however, imagine a PIT BULL chasing a soccer ball or a soccer player (oh wait, we don’t have to imagine that because it happened in 2009 right before the new SPORTS VENUE RULES were promulgated). With that said, if a TSA patron brings a pet into the facility, they will be asked to leave in accordance with these rules. If the TSA patron refuses to leave or becomes belligerent (like yesterday), the contest he/she is watching will be STOPPED until compliance is reached. I know some may think that is harsh, however, when the TSA patron chooses to ignore the city ordinances, what choice do we have.
Secondly, THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED WITHIN THE FENCED AREAS AT GRADY T. WALLACE PARK!! Lots of people think that since they are outside, they can smoke but this is not accurate. Try lighting up at one of the areas football stadiums on a Friday night and see what happens. Again, we had several interesting conversations with TSA patrons yesterday when they were asked to extinguish their cigarettes … and to the young lady who informed our league president that it was a “free country” and cursed at him, right before flicking her lit cigarette on the ground and walking off … SERIOUSLY!!!
Lastly, THERE ARE NO PAID ADMINISTRATORS AT THE TEXARKANA SOCCER ASSOCIATION so please don’t treat them like servants. If you can’t remember the name of your grandson’s soccer team or what field he plays on, it is not our job to stop what we’re doing and look it up. For example, our executive staff spent right at 100 uncompensated hours last week so YOUR CHILD could enjoy a beautiful day of soccer. We love this game and we love our city, but we don’t love being griped at or disrespected. This is not Burger King and you can’t always have it your way!! Getting cursed at because of wet spot in the park, because of a broken sprinkler head is a little much. We always welcome suggestions, but not complaints and not “chew-outs.” The next person that gets upset about their soccer schedule interfering with their daughter’s dance recital (and expecting us to change it) will be appointed as the TSA SCHEDULE COORDINATOR!!!
U5-U8 JERSEY DELIVERY!!!
Stay tuned for info on U5-U8 jersey delivery!!
President – Dennis Wormington – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Gene Joyce – email@example.com
Registrar – Andy Tuttlebee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Referee Coordinator – Randy Beck – email@example.com
Weather Line for Game Cancellation Notices 903-223-KICK(5425)