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Friday, August 10, 2018

SBYSL – Fall 2018

****CHANGE IN THE EVALUATIONS SCHEDULE****

Evaluations for ages 6-13 are scheduled for Saturday, Aug 18th. However, the times we originally had planned have been changed due to field availability.

Unfortunately, we will have to start later in the afternoon – Let’s hope the weather stays comfortable for our coaches and players (and parents too!)

NEW EVALUATION SCHEDULE FOR AUG 18TH

August 18th – Evaluations for Ages 6 -13 (Birth Years 2005-2012)

  • 12:30 pm – Birth Years 2012 & 2011 (6’s & 7’s)
  • 1:30 pm – Birth Years 2008 – 2010 (10U)
  • 3 pm – Birth Years 2005 – 2007 (13U)

All registered players should arrive at the Banner Field in Latrobe Park at least 15 mins before start time for check in. The Banner Field is located at the back of Latrobe Park behind the playground and near the dog park. (side note….if you do bring your dog to the dog park, do not leave him/her unattended in the dog park…that is a big no no)

All players attending evaluations should come ready to play – players should be wearing SHIN GUARDS and soccer shoes (no metal cleats). Bring a ball (put your name on it!) and plenty of water to drink. There are not concessions at the fields.

Evaluations are held so our coaches can try and evenly match the teams during the draft. Please do not worry if your child cannot attend due to vacation or other obligations. He/She WILL be on a team.

Thank You for your understanding.

cindy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Greetings SBYSL Families!!!

Time to get this Fall Season started!!!

Thank YOU for registering your child with SBYSL. We look to be starting the season with close to 500 players this year!!

We have room in our 14/17 League. We see this league as a “pick up” league as we do not have practices and we usually have enough to just split into two teams. If you know of anyone wanting to play soccer in a pick up format, have them reach out to us.

Important Dates:

August 15th – Coaches Meeting. Place TBD. Coaches will be receiving a separate email. If you have not signed up to be a coach and are interested, please email the league. (sbysl2005@gmail.com)

August 18th – Evaluations for Ages 6 -13 (Birth Years 2005-2012)

  • 10 am – Birth Years 2012 & 2011 (6’s & 7’s)
  • 11:30am – Birth Years 2008 – 2010 (10U)
  • 1pm – Birth Years 2005 – 2007 (13U)

All registered players are encouraged to attend evaluations to aid the coaches for the drafting process to make the teams even. ALL REGISTERED PLAYERS WILL BE ON A TEAM!!!

Week of August 20th – Coaches will gather for the drafting process

August 25th, Sept 1st – Turf Field available for practices

Week of Sept 4th – Coaches will pick up team uniforms

Saturday, Sept 8th – OPENING DAY!!! Festivities will start at 10am, games will follow soon after. Locust Point Festival is this day as well.

Fields and game times:

All games will be played on Saturdays at the fields in Latrobe Park. Our players ages 3 – 7 (birth years 2011- 2015) will play on the grassy fields behind FSK school. Ages 8 & up will play on the Turf Field. Our older players will play on Tuesday evenings as well.

Game times on the grassy fields will range from 9am – 2pm. Game times on the Turf Field will be 9am – 4pm.

Schedules will be available the end of August.

Practices:

All our Coaches are VOLUNTEERS! Practices will be set by your child’s coach at a time that is convenient for them.

Equipment:

Your child’s registration fee covers their Uniform (shirt, shorts, socks). All players are required to have Shin Guards. Soccer cleats (non metal) are required for ages 5 & up. Our 3’s & 4’s can wear sneakers. A soccer ball is encouraged for practicing at home. Please be sure the child’s name is on the ball if it is coming to the fields. Sometimes Dick’s and Modell’s might have a soccer package that includes shin guards and soccer shoes and a ball.

Many Thanks to all of you for your patience while we get our season in order

Cindy

Monday, May 14, 2018

Greetings SBYSL Families

This year is an Executive Board election year for SBYSL. All positions are open. If you interested in volunteering your time on the Board, please submit your name and interest before May 25, 2018.

Election Day schedule is TBD, but we are required by our Articles to have the vote before the end of May.

The Mission of SBYSL is:

The South Baltimore Youth Soccer League (SBYSL) intends to promote recreational youth soccer for the children of the area to further develop their soccer skills, healthy living habits and good sportsmanship by providing quality coaching and officiating. It is the mission of the SBYSL to develop, deploy, and maintain a comprehensive program for the development and promotion of the game of soccer for the youth of Locust Point, Federal Hill, South Baltimore, and surrounding areas. The programs main focus is to provide a second to none soccer league for the youth of South Baltimore, with constant emphasis on broadening the horizon of our youth, creating well-balanced, successful individuals who desire and are capable of making a real contribution in a team environment, throughout their lives, regardless of gender, physical abilities or background, through instruction of the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of soccer. It is our hope that a large proportion of these individuals will pursue the sport through their teen age years and on into adult life. This League has been established as a non-profit and educational organization. The League shall provide a governing structure to administer youth soccer and shall provide a vehicle to communicate information to players, parents, coaches, referees, and other interested parties.

Executive Board Positions:

The President shall preside at and conduct all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee. The President may sign all contracts and agreements in the name of the Corporation after they have been approved by the Board, serve as the representative of the Corporation in meetings and discussions with other organizations and agencies, and otherwise perform all of the duties which are ordinarily the function of the office, or which are assigned by the Directors.

The Vice-President shall preside at and conduct all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive committee in the absence of the President. The Vice-President may sign all contracts and agreements in the name of the Corporation after they have been approved by the Board, serve as a representative of the Corporation in meetings and discussions with other organizations and agencies, and otherwise perform all of the duties which are ordinarily the function of the office, or which are assigned by the Directors.

The Secretary shall keep accurate records and minutes of all meetings of the Corporation; make available copies of the minutes of the previous meeting and distribute them in advance of each meeting; cause to be delivered all notices of meetings to those persons entitled to vote at such meeting; and maintain the Minutes Book of the Corporation and a current listing, with phone numbers and addresses, of the Directors at the office of the Corporation.

The Treasurer shall oversee: the deposit of funds of the Corporation into the proper accounts of the Corporation; the recondition of all receipts and disbursements from such account or accounts; the preparation of the books and records of the finances of the Corporation; the preparation of financial reports of the accounts for each Board meeting; and the preparation and filing of all end of the year financial reports federal and state tax reports. The Treasurer shall serve as Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Appointed/Nominated Positions:

Player Agent – shall oversee the registration process. The player agent is responsible for all player/team drafts, team assignments and schedules. The player agent also is responsible for the safety of our players.

Corresponding Secretary is responsible for keeping the league as a whole up to date with information from the Board of Directors. The corresponding secretary will respond to all email requests from those interested in SBYSL and forward questions to the proper Board Members. The corresponding secretary will also help maintain the SBYSL website and social media outlets.

Community Relations Representative is responsible for attaining sponsors and keeping SBYSL involved in the community. The community relations representative will maintain a sponsor list and correspond with said sponsors by requesting sponsorship and sending year end thank you notes.

The Safety Officer is responsible for conducting background checks on SBYSL Board Members and all volunteers who will have a direct contact with our SBYSL players. The safety officer will also keep SBYSL up to date on all regulations that pertain to the safe play for SBYSL players. The safety officer is responsible for making sure all coaches and Board Members have proper concussion training. The safety officer is also responsible for making sure our fields are safe for our SBYSL players.

Referee Coordinator is responsible for maintaining SBYSL rules for play and training all Board Members, coaches and referees the rules. The referee coordinator is responsible for maintaining a schedule and contact list of referees. The referee coordinator will inform the Treasurer of fees being paid to referees.

Indoor Soccer Coordinator is responsible for the planning of the winter indoor soccer season. The indoor soccer coordinator will work with the Board in establishing a successful indoor league utilizing members of the Board for the season.

Vice Presidents of Individual Leagues – all VP of specific age groups are responsible for communicating information to coaches within their league. They are the liaisons between the Board and coaches. VP’s can also provide insight on a specific age group and provide ideas on how to improve the age group and league. These positions are appointed at the start of the season.

 

If you think you can fulfill the mission of SBYSL and can commit your time to the business side of our league, please consider one of our open opportunities.

Cindy

Friday, April 27, 2018

SBYSL Families

Summer Soccer Opportunities!

The Locust Point Rec will be sponsoring a Summer Soccer Clinic at Banner Field in Latrobe Park

June 19th through July 27th

$30 per week or $120 for all 6 weeks

9:30am – 11:30am

Ages 5 through 13

Contact Larry Graf at the Locust Point Rec for more information, 410-837-4423

 

 

The Baltimore BLAST will be hosting their BLAST Youth Soccer Camp in Latrobe Park

July 23rd to July 27th

9am – 12pm

SBYSL Players receive a special discount price of $125

All campers receive a ticket to 4 future BLAST games at the SECU Arena, a soccer ball, t-shirt, and instruction from BLAST Players

We were not given ages, but in the past it has been ages 5 -12. We suggest you contact the BLAST directly at 410-732-5278

CLICK HERE for the camp flyer

 

Watch for future emails regarding the future of SBYSL and the upcoming Fall 2018 Season.

 

Cindy

Thursday, September 7, 2017

TURF FIELDS RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

To preserve the quality of the turf and provide a clean andhealthy environment, the following are not allowed on theturf fields:

 

  1. NO PETS OF ANY KIND
  2. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES, INCLUDING GUM, SEEDS, NUTS,SPORTS DRINKS OR SOFT DRINKS. (ONLY PLAIN WATER IS ALLOWED)
  3. NO SMOKING OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND
  4. NO GLASS BOTTLES OR GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY TYPE
  5. NO PLAYING GOLF
  6. NO FOLDING CHAIRS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE.
  7. NO CANOPY OR TENTS. (NO STAKING ANYTHING INTO THE TURF)
  8. NO METAL SPIKES AND/OR CLEATS
  9. NO BIKES OR STROLLERS
  10. DO NOT DRAG COOLERS, BLOCKING DUMMIES, OR ANYOTHER ITEMS ON THE FIELD.
  • DO NOT PICK OR PULL GRASS FIBERS OR INFILL MATERIALON FIELD.

 

ALERT PARK STAFF IF ANY CLEAN UP ON FIELD IS NEEDED.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Our Soccer Program was aired on WJZ channel 13 new yesterday!!

 

Click Here for the Link: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/09/10/youth-soccer-league-bringing-community-together-with-soccer/

 

Many thanks to Sharon Gibala and Tracey Leong for attending our Opening Day Ceremony

 

Also, Baltimore BLAST Players William Vanzela & Kaoru Forbess on there to meet our players with the Baltimore BLAST Championship Trophy and to sign Autographs and Take Pictures.