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8/02/22 9:03 PM

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Hi EBYA Soccer Families:


Welcome to EBYA Fall Soccer! We cannot wait to get out onto the fields and play soccer!


Everything is ready to go with our season. Over the next few weeks, we'll be building teams. Team assignments, practice & game schedules will be announced no later than Saturday September 3. Practices start the week of September 5 with first games on Saturday September 10.

Please look for an introductory communication from your child's volunteer division commissioner this upcoming week with high-level information and a request to fill any available volunteer roles!

For players in the 2nd/3rd Grade age groups and older, look for an additional email regarding Player Ability Assessments which will be held during the weeks of August 8 and/or August 15 at Community Park. Exact assessment times will be detailed in the email you will receive.

This season, we are continuing to implement thePositive Coaching Alliance(PCA) program which includes a workshops for both parents and coaches this Fall. Look for weekly PCA Talking Points - such asTips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership- and an end-of-season recognition of coaches who best exemplify a Double-Goal Coach!

Union Group Outing
We've already scheduled a Group Outing to the PhiladelphiaUnion this Fall which includes discounted tickets and a pre-game on-the-field opportunity. Check out the details below:

* Sunday, October 9 at 2:30pm - Philadelphia Union Group Outing - Opponent Toronto FC -Click here to purchase tickets

* Tickets are a discounted $28/each
* On-the-field pre-game Banner opportunity available for up to 2 children per family, first 17 families to purchase tickets
* Children participating in on-the-field Banner experience must be age 7+


Hey Coaches!
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to coach this season. Our league would not exist without the contribution of time, talent, and energy from our volunteers!

We will have a Coach Workshop presented by the Positive Coaching Alliance later this month - schedule TBD. The workshop will be held via Zoom. Keep an eye out for details!


What's Next?
Over the next few days, volunteer division commissioners will confirm volunteer coaches for each age group and begin the process of setting up teams. If age groups do not have enough volunteer coaches, our division commissioners will reach out with requests for additional volunteers. We make the job of volunteering as easy as possible - minimal paperwork, frequent and timely communication, consistent schedules, pre-made practice plans emailed out weekly, and a commitment to supporting our coaches.

Team assignment notifications will be sent out starting the weeks of August 15 and August 22.All team assignments and schedules - both practice and game schedules - will be communicated by Saturday, September 3. Practices start the week of September 5 and first games will be on Saturday, September 10.
Note that if you have multiple children signed up, team assignment notifications will be sent at different times, but all team assignments for all players will be communicated by Saturday, September 3.

And a big thank you to all of our volunteers! As previously emphasized, we are an all-volunteer league and your commitment makes our league possible.

Again, 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. Please note that our most common questions & answers may be found in the FAQs on ourSoccer Parents page.


Communications and Expectations

* Get the app! We encourage all coaches and families to use theGameChangerTeam Managerapp for communication and scheduling. Team assignments and schedules will be officially published for all players by September 3, and then you will be able to see the details for your child's team
* 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 15 and 22.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 5. First game day is Saturday, September 10.
* 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

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 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

* Although we've activated as many wait-listed players as possible, 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
* Movement off of the wait list typically occurs between now and the 3rd week of the season
* We encourage all wait listed kids 12 and under to participate in our EBYA Fall Baseball, Softball, and Quickball leagues
* We have also partnered with DARC to coordinate sessions of theirSoccer Shotsprogram to be hosted at Community Park this Fall. Schedule TBD

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

Fall 2022 Division Layouts

*Age Group Divisions will be combined as COED if there are insufficient registrations in either the BOYS or GIRLS divisions

Which Age Group should I sign my child up for?
In our Fall 2022 season, age groups are based upon your child's Rising Grade for the 2022-2023 school year. Choose the age group for the grade your child will be in this September 2022.

Division

# of Teams

Practice Nights

Practice Field

Players per Team

4 & 5 Year Old - PreK GIRLS8Wed/Thurs5-1 thru 5-57
Kindergarten GIRLS8Wed/Thurs5-1 thru 5-57

1st Grade Girls

6

Wed/Thurs

5A/5B

10

2nd/3rd Grade Girls

8

Wed/Thurs

4A/4B

11

4th/5th Grade Girls

6

Wed/Thurs

1A/1B

12

6th/7th/8th Middle School Girls

4

Mon-Fri

2

14

4 & 5 Year Old - PreK BOYS8Mon/Tues5-1 thru 5-57
Kindergarten BOYS8Mon/Tues5-1 thru 5-57
1st Grade Boys6Mon/Tues5A/5B10

2nd/3rd Grade Boys

8

Mon/Tues

4A/4B

11

4th/5th Grade Boys

8

Mon/Tues

1A/1B

12

6th/7th/8th Middle School Boys

6

Mon-Fri

6

15

9th thru 12th High School COED

4

Mon-Fri

4

16



Below is our tentative Saturday game schedule. Prior to publishing the official schedule, please expect game times to vary by about 30-45 minutes from this tentative schedule:

(Tentative) Fall 2022 Saturday Game Times

Division

Field

Times

4 & 5 Year Old Boys and Girls

5-1, 5-3, 5-5

9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm

Kindergarten Boys and Girls5-1, 5-3, 5-59:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm
1st Grade Girls5A9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

2nd/3rd Grade Girls

4A

9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm

4th/5th Grade Girls

1A

9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm

6th/7th/8th Middle School Girls

2 and 3

11:00am, 12:30pm

1st Grade Boys5B9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

2nd/3rd Grade Boys

4B

8:45am, 10:15am, 11:45am, 1:15pm

4th/5th Grade Boys

1B

8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm

6th/7th/8th Middle School Boys

2 and 3

8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm

9th thru 12th High School COED

2 and 3

8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm



Fall 2022 Schedule
  • Friday, July 1 - Registration Opens
  • Sunday, July 31 - Registration Closes
  • Monday, August 1 - Late Registration Opens with Late Fee (limited spots available)
  • First two weeks of August- Weeknights - Player assessment sessions for ages 2nd/3rd Grade and older - Times TBD
  • Week of August 15 - Team drafts and/or player assignments begin (over next 3 weeks)
  • TBD - Mandatory Positive Coaching Alliance - Double-Goal Coach Workshop - Zoom TBA
  • TBD- Mandatory Positive Coaching Alliance - Second-Goal Parent Workshop - Zoom TBA
  • Saturday, August 27 - Field Day - Equipment bag and field setup - 9am @ Soccer Shed (all volunteers welcome)
  • TBD -DARCSoccer Shots 8-week programs for children ages 2 to 8.
  • Saturday, September 3 - All families notified of team assignments, practice/game schedules published (announcements likely will be earlier, but this is the deadline)
    • Click herefor Game Schedule (when published)
  • Saturday, September 3 @ 10am - Uniform distribution to coaches - Pavilion next to Field 4 (when confirmed)
  • Week of September 5 - Practices start week of September 5
  • Saturday, September 10 - First Game Day
  • Saturday, September 24 - Picture Day
    • Click hereto view the Picture Day schedule (when available)
    • Click hereto view the Picture Day location at the park
    • Click hereto place your order
    • League Code =TBD
  • Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00pm - Make-up Picture Day
  • Sunday, October 9 at 2:30pm - Philadelphia Union Group Outing - Opponent Toronto FC -Click here to purchase tickets
    • Tickets are a discounted $28/each
    • On-the-field Banner opportunity available for up to 2 children per family, first 17 families to purchase tickets
    • Children participating in on-the-field Banner experience must be age 7+
  • Saturday/Sunday Nov 5/6 - Playoff Weekend #1 - Age groups 2nd/3rd Grade and Older
  • Saturday/Sunday Nov 12/13 - Playoff Weekend #2 - Age groups 2nd/3rd Grade and Older
  • Saturday November 12 - Final Game Day for all younger divisions, and all older divisions with fewer than 12 teams
    • All younger divisions receive participation medals
    • Older divisions receive Top Finisher medals based upon Playoffs outcome
  • Sunday November 13 - Final Playoff Day for older divisions, if necessary
  • Saturday, November 19 -Field Cleanup Day - 9am @ Soccer Shed (all volunteers welcome)


2022 EBYA Soccer Committee


* 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

4 and 5 Year Old PreK Boys & Girls -Mike Mize
Kindergarten Boys and Girls -Mike Mize
1st Grade Boys -Bree Burnley

2nd/3rd Grade Boys -Chrissy Eagles
4th/5th Grade Boys -Dave Westwood
Middle School Boys -Steve Bagent
1st Grade Girls -Bree Burnley
2nd/3rd Grade Girls -Bree Burnley
4th/5th Grade Girls -Chrissy Eagles
Middle School Girls -Ron Kummerer
High School COED -Jeff Seibert
Member at Large-John Fernandes
Member at Large-Attie Heunis
Soccer Committee Chair -Mike Mize


Field Map

* All practices & games take place at East Brandywine Community Park:
440 Dilworth Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335

Official Fall 2022 Field Map to be published by Saturday September 3





Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

EBYA Soccer

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

Email:[email protected]

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Email: [email protected]
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