Website Manager

East Brandywine Youth Athletics


For Coaches

On this page, coaches can find links to safety initiative information, field maps, rules and resources.
Click here to return to the Outdoor Soccer home page

Get the App!

We use the Game Changer Team Manager app for communication and scheduling - Install it on your smartphone today!

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.

Field Map and Rules

Soccer League Rules
Click Here for Fall 2023 Soccer Rules

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

Fall 2023 Field Map Satellite View 

Soccer Shed Location

Click here for a Satellite View of the Soccer Shed

Fall 2022 Playoff Rules (Fall 2023 playoff rules will be published by September 16)
Click here for Fall 2022 Playoff OT Rules
We do not have playoffs in the Spring

Fall 2022 Playoff Bracket Formats (Fall 2023 playoff bracket formats will be published by September 16)
Click here for EBYA Soccer - Fall 2022 Playoff Bracket Formats
*We do not have playoffs in the Spring

Build Out Line

Spring and Fall Seasons Only

EBYA utilizes the Build Out Line in the following divisions:
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Boys & Girls
  • 4th/5th Grade Boys & Girls

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
***Coaches - here is a resource from YouthSoccer101 that describes popular Build Out Line options you can teach your players.

Coach Intro Email Templates

Coach FAQs

Practice Field Schedule -1st Grade through High School Age Groups - when published
Practice Field Schedule - Pre-K and Kindergarten Age Groups - when published


  • 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!


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

Coach Resources

Coaching Tips
Positive Coaching Checklist

Ball Pump Instructions
ball pump faq.pdf

Mental Health Resources
Jed PCA Coaches Guide - Supporting Mental Health.pdf

Snack Sign-up Template

Additional Practice Plan Resources
Massachusetts Youth Soccer
Drills and Practices
US Youth Soccer Practice Guides

Formation Ideas from YouthSoccer101

Soccer Apps

Soccer Dad iPhone App
Coach's Clock iPhone App
Sportsy iPhone App
Equal Playing Time Calculator - Create player rotations and equal substitution time
SubTime App - Rotate players equally

End of Season Certificate of Achievement
Microsoft PowerPoint soccer certificate template

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.

Concussion Information

AED Information

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]
Copyright © 2024 East Brandywine Youth Athletics  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login