Last night BYSL held a special election to fill the Board of Directors position previously held by Dean Cook. Jason Lance was elected by the members of BYSL to fill that Board of Directors position until November, 2014, which will be the next Annual General Meeting of BYSL.
Also, the Board unanimously elected Dan Beck to be President until the next Annual General Meeting and Jason Lance to serve as Vice-President.
Thank you for your patience over the last month as we have dealt with the loss of our friend and leader, Dean Cook. We are working hard to ensure that the kids of Eastern Idaho will continue to be provided with a fun, enjoyable, and appropriate soccer experience.
If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact one of our board members, or use the contact form on our website. We greatly appreciate all of the coaches; administrators; parents, etc., that volunteer their time and effort to help us now and in the future.
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We have been asked to announce that the City of Idaho Falls (www.ifrec.org or 612-8480) will be operating a recreational summer soccer program for U8, U10 and U12 aged kids.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (U8) STARTS: JUNE 10, 2014
(For kids born on or between August 1, 2006 and July 31, 2008)
A 6 week program for kids aged 6, 7 and 8. They will participate in skill stations such as passing, ball control, shooting, and dribbling. Fun games will be played against each other throughout the session. Parent volunteers are encouraged and appreciated!
Registration: $35 per participant
Time: Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:30PM
Place: Sunnyside Fields (behind hospital).
RECREATIONAL LEAGUES (U10 & U12) STARTS JUNE 10, 2014
A 6 week program consisting of 1 practice and 1 game each week. Participants will be placed on a team with volunteer coaches.
Registration: $50 per participant
U10 Soccer (7v7) (Born on or between August 1, 2004 and July 31, 2006)
Time: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM Practice; Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM Games
Place: Sunnyside fields (behind hospital)
U12 Soccer (9v9) (Born on or between August 1, 2002 and July 31, 2004)
Boys and girls will play separately in their own divisions unless there are not enough participants, then teams will be co-ed.
Time: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 PM Practice; Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM Games
Place: Sunnyside fields (behind hospital)
Parents interested in becoming a volunteer coach should contact the Recreation Center at 612-8480.
Several of our teams participated in the PVSC tournament in Pocatello over the weekend. Congratulations all of the teams that participated, but especially to the following teams who won the championship of their respective age group (if I missed some let me know and I’ll add them).
- U13 Girls: Xtreme Bonecrushers
- U14 Girls: Fusion
- U18 Girls: Fusion
- U13 Boys: Fusion Premiere
Also thanks to PVSC for putting on the tournament and allowing our players to play.
“BYSL has 1 Board position vacancy that will be filled at the May 1st, 2014 Board Meeting. Anyone wishing to serve on the BYSL Board should contact the Vice President, Dan Beck (208-206-5588, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Secretary, Julie Nawrocki (208-206-3096, email@example.com) for information and/or to add your name to the nomination list. We need you….As Dean Cook always said, “It’s All About the Kids”.
For those who may have missed it, this was an article printed in the Post Register, last Thursday regarding Dean Cook.
THURSDAY APRIL 03, 2014-I.F. Soccer Community Loses Pioneer Cook; By MARLOWE HEREFORD firstname.lastname@example.org
Idaho Falls soccer community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the sport’s growth in this area.
Dean Cook, longtime Bonneville Youth Soccer League president, club soccer coach and former Idaho Falls High School varsity girls soccer coach, died Monday at 62.
He coached soccer for 25 years — 16 with the Tigers — and had a hand in raising funds for the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex expansion that resulted in four new fields and the installation of lights at the two fields bordering West Broadway during the 2012-13 season.
Among the numerous condolences left on his obituary’s guest book on the Wood Funeral Home website and the BYSL Facebook page were several acknowledgments of how well Cook did his many jobs. Cook did everything from working with referees to scheduling all District 6 soccer games to rewriting the rules, regulations and bylaws for BYSL.
Although Cook never played soccer, he became involved because his children played. One of his sons, Ryan Cook, has been Idaho Falls High School’s boys varsity head coach since 2010.
Cook was involved in so many aspects of local soccer, all BYSL games were canceled this week when the news of his death was shared.
“Everyone was part of an email chain — Pocatello Valley Soccer League, Jefferson Youth Soccer League, Madison Youth Soccer League, Blackfoot Youth Soccer League,” said Charlie Brizzee, BYSL’s director of coaching. “Everyone on this side of the state, they are very aware and feel the impact and the hole of Dean’s absence.”
The young players always remained his top priority, said current U-17 Ballistic coach and former Idaho Falls varsity boys soccer coach Nick Josten.
Josten first met Cook when Josten’s kids were about 10 years old and playing competitive soccer.
“Dean wanted to provide something for everybody,” Josten said. “He’d already been involved in soccer for 10 years when I first got involved. He was there to give something to those kids and it just seemed like that was enough motivation for him.”
Brizzee and Josten both said what made Cook good at wearing his many hats was his passion for soccer and a willingness to help.
“He’d volunteer for everything,” Josten said. “The guy was always taking the hard jobs and the jobs other people didn’t want to do. He just kept a perspective of what it was he was doing and why he was doing it.”
“He was involved at every level that is possible in this area,” Brizzee said. “I can tell you one of his personal philosophies, and we discussed this multiple times over the years, is there’s always a place to play for any kid if they wanted to play, regardless of the level.”
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Idaho Falls Stake Center located at 2025 Jennie Lee Drive. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the stake center.