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Summer 2021 Pickup League

Summer Pickup Soccer League - Back and Bigger in Year 2!

What started as a small experiment last summer in response to COVID-19 restrictions easing after our cancelled spring soccer season, the Summer Pickup League is back again and growing in year 2! Registration opens on ebya.org at 6pm on Tuesday June 29 and the program is expected to fill quickly.

What’s a pickup league you might ask? Well, it’s actually pretty different than our Spring and Fall Soccer seasons at EBYA. Parents, think back to your childhood when the neighborhood kids got together and made your own sports fun. You saw who showed up at the field, divided teams, and just played. With the help of Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine, we’re going back to that much simpler version of soccer for the summer.

What it is:

We have very limited spots available across the divisions and all participants must be registered to play in this league! On one night a week for 5 weeks, we’ll see who shows up within each division, create balanced teams, and get right into playing. So week by week, it’s likely that kids will have some different teammates. No uniforms, no instruction, no practices, and for all divisions except HS, no refs. Just plenty of fun!

The Summer Pickup League will have minimal coaching oversight. In the younger divisions, we need quite a few volunteers, but to be “coordinators” rather than coaches. Ensure we split up the kids and get things running. Then, step back and let the kids play. If we do not get enough volunteers for a particular division, unfortunately we won’t run that division, so please, join in and volunteer!

League starts the week of July 12 and runs for 5 weeks. One weeknight per week – starting around 6:30pm on your child’s assigned weeknight. Sessions will run between 60-90 minutes.

All divisions are the “rising grade” – starting with Kindergarten, all the way through High School. Maximum age is 18, and sorry, no graduated or post-High School players. And please note, all divisions are COED.

Families should expect the likelihood of traditional soccer games, but also be prepared for smaller sided games, depending upon who shows up each week. Please – if you’re available for the full 5 weeks, step up as a volunteer to help us coordinate each division and ensure that kids are able to take the field and have fun!

If you are looking for an instructional league with practices, heavy coaching, and traditional “teams,” the Summer Soccer Pickup League probably isn’t for you, but we’ll be back to our more familiar formats in the fall season.

Important Dates

Summer 2021 Pickup League Schedule
  • June 29 @ 6pm - Registration Opens
  • Week of July 5 - Equipment bags distributed to division coordinators
  • July 9 - Registration Closes
  • July 10 - Confirmation and instruction email to all players
  • Week of July 12 - First Week of Pickup Games
  • Week of July 26 - Star Soccer Academy Camp at Community Park - Click here to sign up online
  • Week of Aug 16 - Final Week
Fall 2021 Tentative Schedule
  • July 1 - Registration Opens
  • July 30 - Registration Closes
  • Sep 6 - Labor Day - Practices start week of Sep 6
  • Sep 11 - First Game Day
  • Oct 2 - Picture Day
  • Nov 6/7 - Playoff Weekend #1 (for older divisions with playoffs, all younger divisions - Sat Nov 6 is a normal game day)
  • Nov 13/14 - Playoff Weekend #2
  • Saturday, November 13 - Final game day for non-playoff divisions, and any playoff divisions with fewer than 10 teams
Summer
Sessions are on a fixed weeknight at 6:30pm. Make-up games will be scheduled on an alternate evening to the best of our ability.

Spring/Fall
Practices are on a fixed weeknight at 6pm. Each division only has two available practice nights. Please ensure that your player is available for both practice nights - in the division description - when registering
Games are on Saturday mornings/afternoons
Make-up games will be scheduled on Sundays at their original game time. Rainouts during the final week of the season may not be rescheduled
No refunds will be issued if the season or individual games are canceled after March 31 for any reason, including weather & field conditions and pandemics

Registration financial assistance is available to families with a demonstrated financial need.

Contact Info

If you have questions about the Outdoor Soccer program:
Please email us at [email protected]

About EBYA Outdoor Soccer

EBYA Outdoor Soccer is held in the Spring, Summer and Fall of each year and is open to all boys and girls ages 4 to 18 (Kindergarten and up in the Summer). EBYA is an all-volunteer non-profit organization and EBYA accepts players from all areas. The EBYA recreational soccer program provides instructional soccer for children of all ages and abilities. Our programs emphasize good sportsmanship, participation, team play, and fun, but at the same time, help develop confidence and self-esteem. Games for players 7 and above have current State certified referees (High School division only in the summer). 

EBYA is a volunteer organization that relies on the willingness of parents to volunteer to coach and help with other functions to keep the organization moving forward. Please step forward and offer to volunteer in some capacity.

Teams will be assigned a practice night based off of the coaches preference. (Pickup game team assignment in the summer.)

Our format is one practice per week and one game per week. (1 fixed weeknight in the summer)
Practices are one night a week and are scheduled for one hour. (60 to 90 minutes in the summer)
Game are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons. (Sessions are on a fixed weeknight at 6:30pm in the summer)

We plan for our season to be 9 to 10 weeks long for a total of 9 or 10 game. (5 weeks in the summer)
We attempt to makeup as many rainouts as possible.

All practices and games are held at East Brandywine Community Park.
* The following divisions may play occasional inter-league games with LYA & GEYA requiring a small amount of traveling:
Middle School Boys, Middle School Girls, and High School COED

Note - Sundays are reserved in the event of rainouts for makeup games. (Alternate weeknight reschedule in the summer)
*Sunday games will start at their originally scheduled game time (morning or afternoon)

Covid-19 Adjustments -Summer 2021 Pickup League
Players who test positive at any point during the season must report the positive result to EBYA. Players must sit out for 10 days in order to return.

Registration Information

Summer Pickup League registration opened on June 29 at 6pm. Summer pickup soccer starts the week of July 12.

Fall Soccer registration will open on July 1. Our Fall program starts around Labor Day and runs through the 2nd weekend in November.

We expect our Summer soccer program to fill. Players who register after the program fills will be placed on a wait list.


Summer Registration Fees:
$50 per child

Fall Registration Fees:
1st child: $99
2nd child: $89
3rd/4th child: $39
5th child and greater: $99

* Spring season - No refunds will be issued after March 31 for any reason including weather & field conditions and pandemics.
* Fall season - No refunds will be issued after August 31 for any reason including weather & field conditions and pandemics.

Click here for registration instructions.

All practices and games are held at East Brandywine Community Park.
*Older divisions may have a handful of AWAY games if regional rec soccer registration numbers necessitate inter-league opponents.

If you do not have an account on the new EBYA website, please click the REGISTER button to set up your account.

*EBYA offers partial scholarships for families in need of financial assistance.

*EBYA offers partial scholarships to any active military families.

Please send any requests to [email protected]*Scholarships are limited in availability, please request scholarships as early as possible. First come, first serve. Thank you.


Covid-19 Adjustments - Summer and Fall 2021
Players who test positive at any point during the season must report the positive result to EBYA. Players must sit out for 10 days in order to return.

Division Format

Summer 2021 Pickup League Formats

The divisions will be based on the following age groups. This is for the Rising Grade for the Fall 2021 School Year.
  • COED Kindergarten: Teams will play 3 v 3. Play 2 (20) minute halves. No goalkeepers. Size 3 ball. Fields 5-1 thru 5-3. Wednesday or Thursday sessions (registered players will be split between those 2 days)
  • COED 1st Grade; Teams will be comprised of 11 boys & girls and play 7 v 7 (including the goalkeeper). Play 2 (20) minute halves. Size 3 ball. With sufficient registrations, the 1st Grade division will be split into separate Boys & Girls divisions. Field 5A. Thursday sessions.
  • COED 2nd/3rd Grade Division; Comprised of boys in 2nd and 3rd grade. Teams will play 8 v 8 (including the goalkeeper) with referees on the field. Play 2 (25) minute halves. Size 4 ball. Field 1A. Thursday sessions.
  • COED 4th/5th Grade Division; Comprised of boys in 4th & 5th grade. Teams will play 9 v 9  (including the goalkeeper) with referees on the field. Play 2 (25) minute halves. Size 4 ball. Field 1A. Tuesday sessions.
  • COED 6th/7th/8th Grade Middle School Division; Comprised of boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade - Middle School. Teams will play full sided 11 v 11  (including the goalkeeper). Play 2 (30) minute halves. Size 5 ball. Field 3. Thursday sessions.
  • COED HIGH SCHOOL Division; Comprised of boys & girls in High School - 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Teams play full sided 11 v 11  (including the goalkeeper) on a full size field. Play 2 (35) minute halves. Size 5 ball. Field 3. Wednesday sessions.


Fall 2021 Division Formats
Note: Division age ranges and format are subject to change based upon sufficient player registration and coach volunteers within each division.

The divisions will be based on the following age groups:
  • Coed 4 and 5 year old Pre-K: Teams will be comprised of 6 or 7 max players per team. Teams will play 3 v 3 with coaches assisting on the field. Play 2 (20) minute halves. No goalkeepers. Size 3 ball.
  • Coed Kindergarten: Teams will be comprised of 6 or 7 max players per team. Teams will play 3 v 3 with coaches assisting on the field. Play 2 (20) minute halves. No goalkeepers. Size 3 ball.
  • COED 1st Grade; Teams will be comprised of 11 boys & girls and play 6 v 6 (including the goalkeeper) and coaches assisting on the field. Play 2 (20) minute halves. Size 3 ball. With sufficient registrations, the 1st Grade division will be split into separate Boys & Girls divisions.
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Boys Division; Comprised of boys in 2nd and 3rd grade. Teams will play 7 v 7 or 8 v 8 (including the goalkeeper) with referees on the field. Play 2 (25) minute halves. Size 4 ball.
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Girls Division; Comprised of girls in 2nd and 3rd grade. Teams will play 7 v 7 or 8 v 8 (including the goalkeeper) with referees on the field. Play 2 (25) minute halves. Size 4 ball.
  • 4th/5th Grade Boys Division; Comprised of boys in 4th & 5th grade. Teams will play 8 v 8  or 9 v 9  (including the goalkeeper) with referees on the field. Play 2 (25) minute halves. Size 4 ball.
  • 4th/5th Grade Girls Division; Comprised of girls in 4th & 5th grade. Teams will play 8 v 8 or 9 v 9  (including the goalkeeper) with referees on the field. Play 2 (25) minute halves. Size 4 ball.
  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Middle School Boys Division; Comprised of boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade - Middle School. Teams may play full sided 11 v 11  (including the goalkeeper) or adjusted as necessary based on the total number of registrations on a 3/4 field. Play 2 (30) minute halves. Size 5 ball.
  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Middle School Girls Division; Comprised of girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade - Middle School. Teams may play full sided 11 v 11  (including the goalkeeper) or adjusted as necessary based on the total number of registrations on a 3/4 or a full size field. Play 2 (30) minute halves. Size 5 ball.
  • HIGH SCHOOL COED Division; Comprised of boys & girls in High School - 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Teams play full sided 11 v 11  (including the goalkeeper) on a full size field. Play 2 (35) minute halves. Size 5 ball.

*** Note that some divisions may play interleague games, including AWAY games, with other local recreational soccer leagues - depending upon regional registration numbers

*Divisions may be shifted to make as many teams as possible.
*EBYA Soccer does not honor requests for specific coaches or requests for players to be placed together due to carpooling with the exception of siblings in the same division.

Fall 2021 Division Layouts


Division

# of Teams

Practice Nights

Practice Field

Players per Team

COED 4 & 5 Year Old - PreK

10

Mon/Tues

5-1 thru 5-5

7

 COED Kindergarten10Wed/Thurs5-1 thru 5-5 7

COED 1st Grade

8

Mon/Tues

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

6

Wed/Thurs

2

18

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/Tues

2

18

COED 9th thru 12th High School

6

Wed/Thurs

3

18



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:

Fall 2021 Saturday Game Times

Division

Field

Times

COED 4 & 5 Year Old PreK

5-1, 5-3, 5-5

9:00am, 10:30am

 COED Kindergarten5-1, 5-3, 5-5 Noon, 1:30pm

COED 1st Grade

5A/5B

9:00am, 10:30am , Noon, 1:30pm

2nd/3rdgrade Girls

4A/4B

9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm

4th/5thgrade Girls

1A/1B

10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Girls

2 and 3

11:00am, 12:30pm

2nd/3rdgrade Boys

4A/4B

9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm

4th/5thgrade Boys

1A/1B

9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm

6th/7th/8thMiddle School Boys

2 and 3

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

COED 9ththru 12th High School

2 and 3

8:00am and 9:30am



Registration Listing

Outdoor Fall Soccer 2021

2021 Fall Outdoor Soccer League - 10 Week Season

Weeknight practice (single, fixed weeknight for each team) and Saturday games (single game on either Saturday morning or early afternoon).

Practices are at 6PM. Games are on Saturday morning or afternoon, as early as 8AM and normally starting no later than 3PM..

*We reserve Sundays for rainout make-up games, same start time as original game*

**Practice and game schedules will not be available until registration is complete and volunteer coaches have been identified for all teams in all divisions.

Registration Fees are:
1st child - $99
2nd child - $89
3rd/4th child - $39/each
5th child and greater - $99/each

* Earrings are not permitted during practices and games. They cannot be taped or otherwise covered. They must be removed.
** Heading is not permitted in any division, BOYS or GIRLS, from our youngest COED 4 division through our oldest Senior COED divisions. Heading the ball will result in a penalty.

If you have questions about the registration, please email [email protected]

COED 1st Grade - MON/TUES Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

2nd/3rd Grade Boys - MON/TUES Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

4th/5th Grade Boys - MON/TUES Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

6th-8th Grd Middle School Boys - MON/TUES Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

COED 4 and 5 year Old Pre-K - MON/TUES Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

COED Kindergarten - WED/THURS Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

2nd/3rd Grade Girls - WED/THURS Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

4th/5th Grade Girls- WED/THURS Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

6th-8th Grd Middle Sch Girls - WED/THURS Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

9th-12th High School COED - WED/THURS Practice

Registration closes on 07/31/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 09/06/2021 to 11/14/2021
Show Details
$99.00

Outdoor Summer Soccer Pickup League 2021

2021 Outdoor Summer Soccer Pickup League - 5 Week Season

Weeknight pickup games - single, fixed weeknight for each division

Pickup games are at 6:30PM and the sessions will last 60 to 90 minutes.

*We will attempt to make-up rainouts on alternate evenings*

**We need volunteer coordinators, as opposed to traditional coaches, to organize the teams each week and get things started. If we have insufficient volunteers for a particular division, we will not run that division and your registration fee will be refunded. Please volunteer!

Registration Fees are:
$50 per child

* Earrings are not permitted during pickup games. They cannot be taped or otherwise covered. They must be removed.
** Heading is not permitted in any division, BOYS or GIRLS, from our youngest COED Kindergarten division through our oldest Senior COED divisions. Heading the ball will result in a penalty.

If you have questions about the registration, please email [email protected]

COED 6th-8th Grd Middle School - Thursdays

Registration closes on 07/29/2021 at 12:15 AM
Season Dates: 07/12/2021 to 08/13/2021
Show Details
$40.00

Contact Us

East Brandywine Youth Athletics Inc.

EBYA Treasurer, 203 Montpelier Drive
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Email: [email protected]

East Brandywine Youth Athletics Inc.

EBYA Treasurer, 203 Montpelier Drive
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Email: [email protected]
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