Spearfish Soccer Association
The mission of the Spearfish Soccer Association, Inc. (SSA) is to promote a quality youth soccer program where young people and coaches can develop positive self-image, self-confidence and soccer skills through their interest and participation in the game of soccer.
The Spearfish Soccer Association Board generally meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, at the Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center. The meetings are open, and the public is welcome to attend. The next board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center.
SSA Adopts New Model of Player Development
Dear Spearfish Soccer Family,
We are fast approaching our Fall season and wanted to let you know about some exciting changes and opportunities. Below you will find a description of a new philosophy that our club has adopted that is focused on long term player development and expanding opportunities for advancing the game of soccer in our community. After much discussion with coaches and our State Soccer Executive Director, the Board feels that this philosophy meets our local needs as well as aligning with State and National trends. No doubt, some of the changes will inspire questions, which we welcome! Also, take note of the new age matrix that has been handed down from the US Soccer Federation – this might change, slightly, where your player is placed, but it’s a bit simpler.
Please take some time to read the general description on the Outdoor Soccer page of how the new approaches will impact your player’s development.
Mitch Hopewell and the SSA Board
Costs for Fall 2016 Outdoor Soccer
Soccer registration fees have generally remained unchanged for 2016-17. As always, a $50 Early Bird Discount applies to registrations made on or before Aug. 5, 2016. The discount does not apply to the Developmental programs, which only cost $25. Registration closes at midnight on Aug. 12, 2016. Costs are as follows:
- U6 – $80
- U8 – $95
- U10 Recreational – $110
- U10 Developmental – $25 (Includes One Tournament Registration)
- U10 Competitive – $110 (Plus Tournament Registration Fees & Travel)
- U12 Recreational – $115
- U12 Developmental – $25 (Includes One Tournament Registration)
- U12 Competitive – $115 (Plus Tournament Registration Fees & Travel)
- U14 Recreational – $120
- U14 Developmental – $25 (Includes One Tournament Registration)
- U14 Competitive – $120 (Plus Tournament Registration Fees & Travel)
Medical Release Form
All players must complete a Medical Release Form and submit it to the team coach at one of the first practice sessions of each season. The .pdf form file can be completed on the computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader and saved for future use so that only changes need to made.
Volunteer Disclosure Forms
All who work with our kids — coaches … referees … team moms … any volunteer — must fill out a Volunteer Disclosure Form. The state needs a new one from everyone every two years. Please get one in right away if you are helping with the Spearfish Youth Soccer Association in any way.
The forms are now online, just follow the link below, fill out the form and submit: