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8/30/20 8:35 PM


EBYA Soccer
League Update
EBYA Soccer News
Hello EBYA Soccer Families:

My name is Mike Mize and I am the committee chair for our EBYA Soccer committee. If you had recently signed up and missed our original "Welcome" email - you may find it on ourLeague Updates page. I am hopeful that this email lands in your Inbox and you have a few minutes to review it after receiving many Back to School emails!

We are quickly working through team building and some teams will even hit the fields this week for our Unofficial Practice Week (fields will not be lined for unofficial practices). All teams will be announced by this upcoming Friday, September 4th. Official practices begin the week of Labor Day - Monday, September 7th. Teams that normally practice on Mondays are encouraged to shift their first practice to Friday, September 11th due to the Labor Day holiday.

The game schedule will be published by Saturday, Sep 5th.First games will be on Saturday, September 12th.

Here are the recent updates we need you to review:
1.Please click here to review our Covid-19 Adjustments and League Guidelines document. It has important info for everyone from players & coaches to spectators, volunteers and referees.
CliffsNotes Version: Wear a mask and stay home if you are sick

2. We will have a playoff series for the older divisions - 2nd/3rd grade divisions and older. The last two Saturdays of the season will be playoffs! All younger players receive a participation medal and the top teams in the playoffs will be rewarded with medals.

3. OurField Mapis published at the end of this email. It's always a good idea to review the Field Map before arriving at the park. Please note that only Game Day fields will be formally lined this season.

4. We are able to build a 4th High School COED team if we have 13 more kids signup this weekend. We also have (4) spots remaining in our Middle School Girls divisions. Please spread the word!

5. Community Park bathroom facilities will remain closed this Fall. Port-a-potties are available at the park. Please plan according.

And a big thank you to all of our volunteers! We emphasized that we could only offer a Fall Soccer season with the support and cooperation of our EBYA Soccer Families.And you responded - I am proud to report that we have 250 volunteers this season!

We are all excited to get out on the fields and play soccer!

We have some useful general notes below for your review.
Communications and Expectations

* Get the app! We encourage all coaches and families to use theDick's Team Manager appfor communication and scheduling
* Your child's division commissioner will send an introductory email within a few days
* Key dates are on ourSoccer Website. Over the next week, we will develop our division layouts based upon the number of players registered. With sufficient volunteers, we will be assigning players to teams during the weeks of August 24th and 31st.If volunteers are lacking, team assignments will be delayed.
* Team assignments and schedules will be announced via automatic emails from our website
* Each team will have a weeknight practice at 6PM. Games are played on Saturdays with games beginning as early as 8AM and typically no games starting later than 3:30 PM. Practice start the week of September 7th. First game day is Saturday, September 12th.
* We also reserve Sundays for make-up games at the originally scheduled game time
* Look for weekly email blasts to the Soccer league on Friday afternoons with updates and info

Covid-19 Adjustments

Covid-19 Adjustments - Please be aware of the Covid-19 requirements for players, coaches, and spectators. No exceptions.
Please review our Covid-19 Adjustments and League Guidelines document here -2020 ebya fall soccer - covid-19 adjustments and league guidelines - rev1.0.pdf
Each player, coach and referee will receive a temperature check using a non-contact thermometer, and that temperature will be recorded should it be required for contact tracing. The check also requires review of Covid-19 symptoms and if any symptoms are present - participation will not be permitted that day.
Players should wait in their cars if they see more than 10 people in line for the temperature check-in process.
If a player records a temperature of 100.4 or greater, that player will be sent home, and it is recommended that they see a physician.
A player who passes the check-in process can then join the action on the field.
Masks are required for all players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators at all times, with ONE EXCEPTION – players will not be required to wear masks while on the field of play. Players must wear a mask on the sidelines while not in active play.
Players who test positive at any point during the season must report the positive result to EBYA. Players must test negative twice - 24 hours between tests - after their 2 week quarantine, and once symptom-free, in order to return.
No throw-ins this Fall - only kick-ins.

This season will require league-wide attention to social distancing and hygiene so that we can comply with East Brandywine township requirements at the park. As such, our league will need many more volunteers -we are asking each family to choose at least one volunteer role for each child registered for our Fall Soccer season. New roles includeTeam Manager- to ensure social distancing and hygiene compliance at practices and games by observing and helping coaches and players follow the guidelines, andTemperature Screening Volunteers- to screen for temperature and Covid-19 symptoms for players, coaches and referees prior to practices & games.These volunteers will be critical to managing on-the-field adjustments for Covid-19. If divisions have insufficient volunteers for the Team Manager role - we will not be able to run those divisions this Fall.

More details about the very important Team Manager volunteer role this season -

Each team needs (1) Team Manager. Team Managers will be responsible for enforcing Covid-19 policies and restrictions at practices and games. Team Managers will verify that players & coaches are wearing masks and observing social distancing while on the sidelines (coaches must wear a mask at all times), emphasize "no Hugs, no High Fives, and no Fist Bumps," and the use of hand sanitizer before & after activities. Team Managers will complete a free Covid-19 Youth Sports online training session. Team Managers will provide social distancing & hygiene reminders to participants.


Prepare for the Season

* All players must wear shin guards - you can often get them as part of a combo pack including cleats and a soccer ball at your local sports retailer. Helpful note - Socks are worn OVER your player's shin guards.
* EBYA Soccer provides all players with a jersey, socks, face mask and hand sanitizer. We also provide face masks and hand sanitizers for up to 2 coaches per team.
* Two highlighted rules within ourFAQs- earrings must be removedfor practices and games, and there is no heading the ball in practices or games, at any age level
* Sunday Make-up games - We only have Sundays available to makeup rain-outs - rained-out games will be rescheduled on a future Sunday at their originally scheduled game time.
* We do not make-up games if cancelled due to snow

Hey Coaches!

* We provide practice plans viaYouthSoccer101.comto simplify your coaching experience. This season the program will also include an online video training series.
* We will offer several free coaching clinics targeted to our younger divisions. Keep an eye out for the scheduling announcements
* All coaches must submit a background check. Details are on ourSafety Info page
** If you have any questions about coaching or volunteering, please email us:[email protected]

Wait Lists

* We do not expect to have spots open up for all of the kids on our wait list this season due to our league's limited capacity
* We will encourage all wait listed kids 12 and under to participate in our EBYA Fall Baseball and Softball leagues.
* Please note that we will form up to 2 additional teams in the High School COED division if we have enough players sign-up for the wait list

Division Formats and Tentative Game Schedule Info

* Game times are staggered with sufficient time between games on each field to assist with parking as well as ingress and egress




Division Layouts


Division

# of Teams

Practice Nights

Practice Field

Players per Team

COED 4 and 5 Year Olds

4

Wed/Thurs

5-1 and 5-3

7

COED 1stgrade

4

Mon/Tues

5A

10

2nd/3rdgrade Girls

4

Tues/Thurs

4A

11

4th/5thgrade Girls

4

Wed/Thurs

1A

12

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Girls

4

Wed/Thurs

2

15

2nd/3rdgrade Boys

4

Mon/Wed

4A

11

4th/5thgrade Boys

4

Mon/Tues

1A

12

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Boys

4

Mon/Tues

2

15

COED 9ththru 12thHigh School

2

Wed/Thurs

3

16



Below is our tentative Saturday game schedule. Prior to publishing the official schedule, please expect game times to vary by about 30 minutes from this tentative schedule:

Saturday Game Times

Division

Field

Times

COED 4 and 5 year olds

5-1 and 5-3

9:00am and 10:15am

COED 1stgrade

5A

11:30am and 12:45pm

2nd/3rdgrade Girls

4A

11:30am and 12:45pm

4th/5thgrade Girls

1A

11:30am and 12:45pm

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Girls

2 and 3

11:00am

2nd/3rdgrade Boys

4A

9:00am and 10:15am

4th/5thgrade Boys

1A

9:00am and 10:15am

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Boys

2

8:00am and 9:30am

COED 9ththru 12thHigh School

3

8:00am and 9:30am



2020 EBYA Soccer Committee

* As mentioned in our intro above, initial communications will be emailed out by your child's volunteer division commissioner. Our division commissioners are listed below for your reference
* Members of our EBYA Soccer Committee volunteer an immeasurable amount of time and energy year-round to ensure the success of your child's soccer league. Please thank them for their hard work and dedication

Volunteer Division Commissioners

COED 4 and 5 Year Olds -Wendy Madanat
COED 1st Grade -Chrissy Eagles
2nd/3rd Grade Boys -John Fernandes
4th/5th Grade Boys -Dave Westwood
Middle School Boys -Steve Bagent
2nd/3rd Grade Girls -Chrissy Eagles
4th/5th Grade Girls -Fran Bradley
Middle School Girls -Ron Kummerer
High School COED -Jeff Seibert
Member at Large-John Paul
Soccer Committee Chair -Mike Mize

Key Dates

  • Friday, Aug 14th - Fall Soccer Registration Closes
  • Week of Aug 24th - Team assignments begin
  • Week of Aug 31st - Unofficial first week of practice
  • Friday, Sep 4th - Team assignments conclude
  • Saturday, Sep 5th - Team rosters, practice & game schedules published
  • Week of Sep 7th - Official first week of practice
  • Saturday, Sep 12th - First Game Day
  • Saturday, Oct 10th - Final Game Day

Field Map



Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

EBYA Soccer

EBYA
466 Dilworth RdDowningtown, Pa. 19335
www.ebya.org

Email:[email protected]




8/16/20 9:48 PM



EBYA Soccer
Welcome!
EBYA Soccer News
Welcome to our EBYA Fall Soccer season!

My name is Mike Mize and I am the committee chair for our EBYA Soccer committee. After an unexpectedly long off-season, we are ready to play soccer!

I am excited to announce that we have our Dream Team of volunteer commissioners returning. Whether or not they have a child participating in the league, this group of volunteers maintains a year-round commitment to the program with the goal of a great experience for all participants and their families. And we welcome our newest commissioner, JP, who brings a wealth of soccer and referee experience - many of you know JP from his recent seasons refereeing the GIRLS 2 division.

It's true that our league will look a little bit different this season - a shorter season, fewer teams, and adjustments for Covid-19, which includes wearing a mask by default. Players do not need to wear a mask when actively engaged in practices and games, but will need to wear a mask when on the sideline. Coaches must wear a mask at all times and we expect spectators to wear masks in all situations where social distancing is not possible.

We learned valuable lessons by hosting a small Summer pickup league for High School players and we look forward to operating a safe and fun Fall league with those lessons in mind.

Everything is ready to go with our season - our greatest immediate need is Team Manager Volunteers - volunteers who ensure that social distancing and hygiene guidelines are followed by players & coaches on their child's team. As teams are formed in the next few weeks - if your team does not have a Team Manager Volunteer, please look for a communication from your child's division commissioner as a Team Manager will be required prior to your team's first practice & game.

And a big thank you to all of our volunteers! We are an all-volunteer league and your commitment makes our league possible.

Speaking of volunteers - all volunteers with the following rolesneed to complete a brief, free online Covid-19 training course:
Coaches, Temperature Screeners, and Team Managers

Get a head start! Sign up for free and complete the course today:
https://nfhslearn.com/courses/covid-19-for-coaches-and-administrators


We are all excited to get out on the fields and play soccer!

We have some useful notes below as we prepare to setup our divisions and assign players to teams.
Communications and Expectations

* Get the app! We encourage all coaches and families to use theDick's Team Manager appfor communication and scheduling
* Your child's division commissioner will send an introductory email within a few days
* Key dates are on ourSoccer Website. Over the next week, we will develop our division layouts based upon the number of players registered. With sufficient volunteers, we will be assigning players to teams during the weeks of August 24th and 31st.If volunteers are lacking, team assignments will be delayed.
* Team assignments and schedules will be announced via automatic emails from our website
* Each team will have a weeknight practice at 6PM. Games are played on Saturdays with games beginning as early as 8AM and typically no games starting later than 3:30 PM. Practice start the week of September 7th. First game day is Saturday, September 12th.
* We also reserve Sundays for make-up games at the originally scheduled game time
* Look for weekly email blasts to the Soccer league on Friday afternoons with updates and info

Covid-19 Adjustments

Covid-19 Adjustments - Please be aware of the Covid-19 requirements for players, coaches, and spectators. No exceptions.
Each player, coach and referee will receive a temperature check using a non-contact thermometer, and that temperature will be recorded should it be required for contact tracing. The check also requires review of Covid-19 symptoms and if any symptoms are present - participation will not be permitted that day.
Players should wait in their cars if they see more than 10 people in line for the temperature check-in process.
If a player records a temperature of 100.4 or greater, that player will be sent home, and it is recommended that they see a physician.
A player who passes the check-in process can then join the action on the field.
Masks are required for all players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators at all times, with ONE EXCEPTION – players will not be required to wear masks while on the field of play. Players must wear a mask on the sidelines while not in active play.
Players who test positive at any point during the season must report the positive result to EBYA. Players must test negative twice - 24 hours between tests - after their 2 week quarantine, and once symptom-free, in order to return.
No throw-ins this Fall - only kick-ins.

This season will require league-wide attention to social distancing and hygiene so that we can comply with East Brandywine township requirements at the park. As such, our league will need many more volunteers -we are asking each family to choose at least one volunteer role for each child registered for our Fall Soccer season. New roles includeTeam Manager- to ensure social distancing and hygiene compliance at practices and games by observing and helping coaches and players follow the guidelines, andTemperature Screening Volunteers- to screen for temperature and Covid-19 symptoms for players, coaches and referees prior to practices & games.These volunteers will be critical to managing on-the-field adjustments for Covid-19. If divisions have insufficient volunteers for the Team Manager role - we will not be able to run those divisions this Fall.

More details about the very important Team Manager volunteer role this season -

Each team needs (1) Team Manager. Team Managers will be responsible for enforcing Covid-19 policies and restrictions at practices and games. Team Managers will verify that players & coaches are wearing masks and observing social distancing while on the sidelines (coaches must wear a mask at all times), emphasize "no Hugs, no High Fives, and no Fist Bumps," and the use of hand sanitizer before & after activities. Team Managers will complete a free Covid-19 Youth Sports online training session. Team Managers will provide social distancing & hygiene reminders to participants.


Prepare for the Season

* All players must wear shin guards - you can often get them as part of a combo pack including cleats and a soccer ball at your local sports retailer. Helpful note - Socks are worn OVER your player's shin guards.
* Two highlighted rules within ourFAQs- earrings must be removedfor practices and games, and there is no heading the ball in practices or games, at any age level
* Sunday Make-up games - We only have Sundays available to makeup rain-outs - rained-out games will be rescheduled on a future Sunday at their originally scheduled game time.
* We do not make-up games if cancelled due to snow

Hey Coaches!

* We provide practice plans viaYouthSoccer101.comto simplify your coaching experience. This season the program will also include an online video training series.
* We will offer several free coaching clinics targeted to our younger divisions. Keep an eye out for the scheduling announcements
* All coaches must submit a background check. Details are on ourSafety Info page
** If you have any questions about coaching or volunteering, please email us:[email protected]

Wait Lists

* We do not expect to have spots open up for all of the kids on our wait list this season due to our league's limited capacity
* We will encourage all wait listed kids 12 and under to participate in our EBYA Fall Baseball and Softball leagues. Look for a communication regarding Fall Ball this upcoming week
* Please note that we will form up to 2 additional teams in the High School COED division if we have enough players sign-up for the wait list

Division Formats and Tentative Game Schedule Info

* Game times are staggered with sufficient time between games on each field to assist with parking as well as ingress and egress




Division Layouts


Division

# of Teams

Practice Nights

Practice Field

Players per Team

COED 4 and 5 Year Olds

4

Wed/Thurs

5-1 and 5-3

7

COED 1stgrade

4

Mon/Tues

5A

10

2nd/3rdgrade Girls

4

Tues/Thurs

4A

11

4th/5thgrade Girls

4

Wed/Thurs

1A

12

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Girls

4

Wed/Thurs

2

15

2nd/3rdgrade Boys

4

Mon/Wed

4A

11

4th/5thgrade Boys

4

Mon/Tues

1A

12

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Boys

4

Mon/Tues

2

15

COED 9ththru 12thHigh School

2

Wed/Thurs

3

16



Below is our tentative Saturday game schedule. Prior to publishing the official schedule, please expect game times to vary by about 30 minutes from this tentative schedule:

Saturday Game Times

Division

Field

Times

COED 4 and 5 year olds

5-1 and 5-3

9:00am and 10:15am

COED 1stgrade

5A

11:30am and 12:45pm

2nd/3rdgrade Girls

4A

11:30am and 12:45pm

4th/5thgrade Girls

1A

11:30am and 12:45pm

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Girls

2 and 3

11:00am

2nd/3rdgrade Boys

4A

9:00am and 10:15am

4th/5thgrade Boys

1A

9:00am and 10:15am

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Boys

2

8:00am and 9:30am

COED 9ththru 12thHigh School

3

8:00am and 9:30am



2020 EBYA Soccer Committee

* As mentioned in our intro above, initial communications will be emailed out by your child's volunteer division commissioner. Our division commissioners are listed below for your reference
* Members of our EBYA Soccer Committee volunteer an immeasurable amount of time and energy year-round to ensure the success of your child's soccer league. Please thank them for their hard work and dedication

Volunteer Division Commissioners

COED 4 and 5 Year Olds -Wendy Madanat
COED 1st Grade -Chrissy Eagles
2nd/3rd Grade Boys -John Fernandes
4th/5th Grade Boys -Dave Westwood
Middle School Boys -Steve Bagent
2nd/3rd Grade Girls -Chrissy Eagles
4th/5th Grade Girls -Fran Bradley
Middle School Girls -Ron Kummerer
High School COED -Jeff Seibert
Member at Large-John Paul
Soccer Committee Chair -Mike Mize

Key Dates

  • Friday, Aug 14th - Fall Soccer Registration Closes
  • Week of Aug 24th - Team assignments begin
  • Week of Aug 31st - Unofficial first week of practice
  • Friday, Sep 4th - Team assignments conclude
  • Saturday, Sep 5th - Team rosters, practice & game schedules published
  • Week of Sep 7th - Official first week of practice
  • Saturday, Sep 12th - First Game Day
  • Saturday, Oct 10th - Final Game Day





Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

EBYA Soccer

EBYA
466 Dilworth RdDowningtown, Pa. 19335
www.ebya.org

Email:[email protected]






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