U8 and above coaches,
I've received a few questions regarding Trias, so I just want to clarify how you use the site from a coach's perspective. You do NOT need to register on the site...you can just go to the site (www.triassoccercentral.org) to do the following two very useful functions:
1. Check current schedules - if you've had a schedule change or you aren't sure if you did, the schedule for both Association and District games are on Trias. Go to Information--Match Inquiry, and filter on the items at the top of the screen to narrow down to a certain date or range. You can put your team name in there to just pull up your games. Click on the checkbox next to the filter criteria to make it display.
2. Evaluate Referees - this lets you evaluate a referee. Go to Information--Evaluate Referee and use the filter criteria at the top of the screen. Please give constructive, detailed feedback that will be helpful to the referee. This feedback is looked at every week and feedback that can be used is shared with the referee so he/she can improve their performance the next week.
If you are interested in becoming a referee, you can also click on Information--Clinics for upcoming Trias clinics. You can find other clinics at www.wasrc.org/clinics.
Please let me know if you have any questions about using Trias. It is a very useful tool.
WSSC Ref Assignor
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Here's a fun list of soccer movies to recommend to your players, depending on their ages. These include movies where soccer is the main theme, and where it is just a backdrop.
Thanks to Paul Sampson, WSSC coach, for starting this list! He has regular movie nights with his team as a way to bond them together. Please send in any others you know about that may be of interest to the soccer community:
- Bend It Like Beckham (2002, PG13) - not really a soccer movie, but the story revolves around an English women's semi-pro team and the clash between old world and new world Indian culture (think an updated Fiddler on the Roof), and the fight to be good enough for a college soccer scholarship in California.
- The Miracle Match (also known as The Game of Their Lives) (2005, PG) - true story of the 1950 World Cup when an unknown US team played and beat favored England in the semifinals.
- Goal! The Dream Begins (2005, PG) - story of a Mexican soccer player trying out and playing for Newcastle United. There's some great soccer footage in this movie, and the story line is pretty good.
- Victory (1981, PG) - like "The Great Escape", but around a soccer game between allied prisoners of war and a German team, with Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and Pele. Some of the best soccer footage in a feature length movie.
- Fever Pitch (1997, R) - the original British movie about a crazy Arsenal football fan. It is the same story as the more recent US baseball "Fever Pitch" about a Red Sox fan. But the soccer is just a backdrop .
- A Shot at Glory (2000, R) -- This is the movie with Robert Duvall the coach of a 2nd division Scottish club that gets to the final of the Sottish Open against Rangers. A lot of cursing, so not good for teens or younger.
- Once in a Lifetime (2006, PG13) - a documentary of the New York Cosmos of the old North American Soccer League. Not as exciting for the kids, but very interesting for those who followed the NASL before it folded.
- Gracie (2007, PG13) - a true story story based on the death of high school soccer player, and his sister trying to make the boys team that her brother starred on. More for teenagers, but it does have some good soccer footage.
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