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For Coaches

On this page, coaches can find links to safety initiative information, field maps, rules and resources.
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Field Map and Rules

Soccer League Rules
Click here for Fall 2020 Soccer League Rules 

*New Soccer Laws of the Game Changes - Please Review
Click here for 2019-2020 Laws of the Game - Changes and Clarifications

Fall 2020 Field Map Satellite View
Click here for Field Map Satellite View 

Soccer Shed Location

Click here for a Satellite View of the Soccer Shed

Fall 2020 Playoff Rules
Click here for Fall 2020 Playoff OT Rules
We do not have playoffs in the Spring

Fall 2020 Playoff Bracket Formats - There are only 4 teams in each division in our Fall 2020 league - Playoff Round #1 is random matchups
Click here for EBYA Soccer - Fall 2020 Playoff Bracket Formats
We do not have playoffs in the Spring

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 in warm-up drills until the game begins.
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.


Practice Schedules
Practice Field Schedule - B1/G1 thru Senior COED (available when published)

Game Schedules
For game schedules, please logon to your account and view the Team Calendar.
Master Game schedule is found on our main Soccer web page under Important Dates

Mandatory Background Check

All volunteer coaches who did do not have an EBYA approved background check on file must complete the following online background check prior to holding their team's first practice:

Background checks are good for (5) years.

AED Information

Incident Report Form

Please complete the following form for any injuries, misconduct or unusual happenings at EBYA Soccer events:

Please notify your division commissioner when you submit an Incident Report.

Build Out Line

EBYA utilizes the Build Out Line in the following divisions:
  • BOYS 1/GIRLS 1
  • BOYS 2/GIRLS 2

The build out line helps in the following ways:
  • Gives defense an opportunity to start their possession in a less pressured setting
  • Eliminates punts used for offense
  • Provides an opportunity for players to be further up the field without an offside violation

Key things to keep in mind with this rule (with the operative phrase of “put into play”):

  • For a throw or roll when the ball leaves the goalie’s hands it is “put into play”, regardless of where the goalie is.
  • If the goalie puts the ball down and then kicks it, it is “put into play” once the ball is put down.

Click here to view a two-page Build Out Line handout.

Please view these useful coaching tips and share them with your players:

Please see the following materials from our 2018 mandatory coach meeting:

FAQs from previous mandatory coach meetings:
  • Can goalkeepers throw the ball to distribute it? YES
  • Can the goalkeeper pick up a ball passed to him/her by a teammate's foot? NO - It will be a penalty
  • Is it ALWAYS a handball when the ball touches a player's hand? NO - it must be deliberate

Coach FAQs

Will my child be on my team? Yes
Do I need to know anything about soccer? No
Do I get to pick my practice night? You give us your Top 2 preferences
Do I get to pick my game schedule? No - it is randomized as we have nearly 50 games every Saturday
Do I need to attend EVERY practice and game? No, it is rare for any volunteer coach to be able to attend all events without the inevitable conflict. Other parents on the team will fill in for you in your absence
Will I have a dedicated assistant coach? Probably. If not, you'll recruit one at your first practice.
What equipment do I need to bring? We supply Equipment Bags (soccer balls, cones, and pinnies) prior to your first practice. We recommend that you bring a whistle.
How do I prepare for practices? We provide weekly practice plans, sent to your Inbox on Saturdays ahead of your weeknight practice

Why don't more people volunteer? Common reasons include "not enough time" or "not familiar with the game"
But I'm really not familiar with the game! We host multiple first-time coach clinics and have a number of veteran volunteers who can assist you
I can't handle the paperwork and communication! There is nearly zero paperwork - we use a website engine called Blue Sombrero within our website. It gives you a team portal where you can see your team's schedule and easily communicate with players and parents. Our website also sends automatic schedule notifications (2 days before each game) so that your team knows the when and where!

Concussion Information

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