Pleasanton Adult Sunday Soccer (Pass)

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Pleasanton Adult Sunday Soccer (PASS) is a co-ed, recreational soccer league. Players of all abilities are welcome, and the emphasis is on enjoying the game and meeting new people. PASS plays two, twelve-game seasons a year–Spring (March – June) and Fall (Sept – Dec).

Traditionally PASS has used 5-6 fields, playing games at 9:00 and 11:00 on Sundays, though 1 pm games occasionally occur if field availability shifts due to decisions made at the city level.

PASS has fielded approximately 16-20 teams per season.

Pleasanton Adult Sunday Soccer (PASS) is a co-ed, recreational soccer league. Players of all abilities are welcome, and the emphasis is on enjoying the game and meeting new people. PASS plays two, twelve-game seasons a year–Spring (March – June) and Fall (Sept – Dec).

Traditionally PASS has used 5-6 fields, playing games at 9:00 and 11:00 on Sundays, though 1 pm games occasionally occur if field availability shifts due to decisions made at the city level.

Mixers are held during the off seasons for 2 main purposes: One being to help new players find a team to play on, and Two to help mix up the players from different teams to get to know one another and build up comradery between players.

PASS has fielded approximately 16-20 teams per season.

 

Players register for a team or as a free agent. The team selected must be agreed with Team Rep beforehand. Mixers/Pick up games have been created during the off season to help free agent’s find a team. Registering as a free agent will enable you to receive emails from the league regarding any mixers or events coming up. Registration is “open” around a month before the season starts. As 90% or more of the teams are returning players, the process is pretty smooth. An email is sent along with a posting on the BUSC website (https://www.busc.org), and a mention on the BUSC Facebook page. Players will register using the link on the BUSC website under the adult division. The player will need to fill out their info and upload an ID (e.g. Driver’s license) if a new player. The Administrator will verify the player’s ID and details, then submit it to US Club Soccer. The player will then receive an email from US Club Soccer asking to accept their account, which they will need to log on and verify their info. While in the account, click on the profile button in the top right of the screen and then click on "My SportsEngine." Then choose "Household" and click on their profile. You will see a US Club membership and a place to VIEW DETAILS in that box. This will show the requirements and links to complete your registration/medical waiver. This waiver is different from the one done on the BUSC registration and is crucial to be allowed to play. Add a headshot (shoulders and head only, no hats or sunglasses), by clicking on the blue dot with the camera in your profile and uploading a photo. A player can only play once they are on the official roster, so please make sure with your team rep that your name is on the roster with a headshot. 

There is a preseason, mandatory Team Rep meeting held approx three weeks before the start of a season. This meeting will most likely take place at the BUSC offices located at 275 Rose Avenue, Suite 209. Any rules changes, discussions, etc take place at this meeting. Once registration is complete, the league administrator will schedule the games, in consultation with Tami Shadle of RAGE (BUSC’s field assignor), and will work on putting out the season-long schedule.

The PASS fees cover the league being sanctioned under US Club, PSRA (referee) assigning, city field use fees and League Apps technology. Referees will now be paid directly by the PSRA with payments from BUSC. The referee fees will be collected in advance as part of the team registration fee. Currently teams pay $1500 per season. The fee is paid via credit card during the team registration process or sent by check to the League Administrator. It is the responsibility of the team managers to collect player fees to cover the costs of the team registration. If the PASS league generates a profit/reserve, the post-season recap meeting will determine how to use, donate, or distribute this. Money is also collected from Mixers to help pay for the League.

We have been playing on four fields at the Pleasanton Sports Park, with an occasional week or two at the Val Vista Soccer Complex. BUSC will handle field assignments as needed. BUSC’s field set up contractors will handle all of the field preparation (lines and goals). The contractors are given the schedule and the rest is taken care of. Note: The City of Pleasanton had been charging PASS an hourly rate for field usage, as opposed to the $25/participant fee but this has changed and is budgeted for since PASS is now part of BUSC organization.

The Tournament has been successful for over 25 years. Running under the umbrella of BUSC, it is the intention of the club to continue the tournament under the guidance of Rob Gilliam, Mary Zika and Hans. Any profits from the tournament will be donated back to the operation of the PASS league and/or the clubs recreational Cindy Free financial aid program.

Angela Woodward

angwoodward@comcast.net