Murrieta Surf Soccer Club Monthly Newsletter – April 2016

Two thirds of the club’s teams have been through the tryout process and the newly formed teams have begun preparing for the soccer year in front of them. Each night the Los Alamos fields are full of players training and learning the game.

Already we have increased the number of teams in the club and the dates for the older age groups tryouts are announced here in Steve Myles’s notice to the members.

As the saying goes, “If your not changing, you’re not getting better.” This club is changing.

As we expand there are new additions that are exciting and a positive progression as we seek to be the best we can be.

Read Steve Myles’s notification for additional changes and updates in this issue.

MSSC is very pleased to announce the start of a college preparatory program headed up by Adam Skumawitz. Adam will assist our high school aged players in preparing for and navigating the college selection and application process. A brief biography of Adam can be seen here. (READ MORE)

We are also delighted to inform you that we have partnered with “3 v 3 Live” to host a 3 v 3 tournament on May 21st. No coaches necessary. For more details (CLICK HERE)

Your feedback and criticism will be gratefully received at all times.

Gwynne Williams—MSSC Director of Business Development

(email: gwynne528@gmail.com)

This month's offerings for you are as follows:


We present two excellent video.

Video 1. A must see video for all serious players that want to get to the top of their sport.

Martin Hagger presents “Inside the mind of champion athletes.”

Martin Hagger is Professor of Psychology at Curtin University. His areas of expertise are social, health, sport and exercise psychology. He is involved in numerous research projects nationally and internationally with a focus on motivation and behaviour change.


Video 2. Simple ball control skills that will help your child improve are shown in this short video.

Pro Soccer Training Sessions-soccer training for kids and specifically how to improve soccer ball control will be the topic of this pro soccer training sessions video from progressive soccer training and Dylan Tooby. Pro soccer players use the same soccer training drills and skills that amateur players use.


Murrieta Surf/MYSL President Rob Hawkes- Welcomes College Advisor Adam Skumawitz (READ MORE)


Steve Myles- Director of Coaching- Gives an announcement of changes to programs and releases the dates of tryouts for the 2001/2000/1999/1998 ages. (READ MORE)


Gwynne Williams –It might surprise you to know where far too many children are turned off the game of soccer. This turn off occurs unwittingly as parents believe they are acting in the best interests of their child and trying to help. (READ MORE)


Gwynne Williams- While scrambling through the folders on my computer I came across this article that was posted somewhere I can’t remember. At the time I thought it an interesting read. Entitled The Crazy, Intense Schedule of Competitive Youth Soccer?

Bring It On!

I hope you like it and it provokes thoughts on what is good about the competitive arena of youth soccer. (READ MORE)


Adam Skumawitz- Asks the question about changes in the SAT examination that all juniors and seniors need to be aware of. (READ MORE)