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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

SBYSL is excited to announce the return of our Financial Assistance Program, offering support to players and families seeking assistance with league fees.

This program would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, including Harris Teeter and the dozens of families that have donated to support the league's mission.

Youth soccer in America has been criticized for the “pay to play” programming, in which the best opportunities for development are offered to families who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on fees, travel, equipment, and other expenses.

SBYSL is committed to reducing barriers to the sport. We keep our fees low and are always willing to work with families to ensure kids can be a part of our program, regardless of their financial means. SBYSL offers a positive and inclusive environment in which experienced and passionate coaches are dedicated to helping players build individual skills, team play, confidence, and team camaraderie.

Please contact us here to learn more, request financial support, or join our sponsors who are helping to keep soccer affordable.

If you are requesting support, please state the amount you would like to request. You will receive a note back from the league with further information.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Join us for the 20th season of South Baltimore Youth Soccer League! We are excited to welcome back returning players and new players alike, from birth years 2006-2021.

Click HERE to Register!

Deadline to register: Monday, July 15, 2024

Early Bird discounts until Sunday June 30!!

With the growth of our league over the last several years, the Executive Board and Fall 2024 Planning Committee are working hard to implement changes to benefit our players and families, including:

  • More girls-only opportunities
  • More single-age divisions
  • Expansion to games at the newly renovated Riverside Park fields
  • Adjustments to field sizes and game formats
  • Expanded group practice offerings

Of course, we’ll continue with the things we’ve found make our league great: 

  • Emphasis on FUN and community-building
  • Promoting player development, not just wins and losses
  • Homegrown referee program
  • All-volunteer organization

Pricing

Our prices this year will hold steady, and we are always willing to work with families who need flexibility.

  • Early Bird (register by Sunday, June 30): $100 for birth years 2019-2021; $150 for all others
  • Regular (register by Monday, July 15): $115 for birth years 2019-2021; $175 for all others

Your registration fees cover:

  • A jersey, shorts, and socks
  • A complimentary gift
  • League permits, insurance, background checks, field maintenance, team/league equipment, and referees

Divisions

Based on current registration projections, we expect to have the following divisions. This is subject to change based on actual registration numbers:

Girls-only:

U8 (birth years 2017-2018)

U10 (birth years 2015-2016)

U12 (birth years 2013-2014)

U14 (birth years 2011-2012)

Coed:

U4 (birth year 2021)

U5 (birth year 2020)

U6 (birth year 2019)

U7 (birth year 2018)

U8 (birth year 2017)

U9 (birth year 2016)

U10 (birth year 2015)

U11 (birth year 2014)

U14 (birth years 2011-2013)

U19 (birth years 2006-2010) (players born in 2006 must be enrolled in high school)

 

Schedule

Curious about the schedule? Here is what we can say with confidence at this point:

  • Team practices will begin the week of August 26, 2024.
  • Games will begin Saturday, September 7, 2024 (no games Labor Day weekend)
  • We will schedule games for Saturday, October 12
  • The season will run through November 9 or 16, 2024 (depending on potential rainouts/makeups)
  • Players from birth years 2006 - 2018 will practice once per week, on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between the hours of 5-8p (practice length will be 60-90 minutes, depending on age level).
  • Players from birth years 2006 - 2018 will play Saturday games at Latrobe Park (Banner Field), the grass fields behind Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle, or Riverside Park. Games will be one hour, start times TBD.
  • Players from birth years 2019-2021 will play on Saturday (one hour combined practice + game), on the grass field behind Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle in the 9a-noon time frame. 2020 and 2021 birth years will have a start time that stays the same throughout the season. Some coaches in this age range may choose to host optional practices.

 

Questions?

Still need to know more? Contact us using this link, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Please keep in mind, we’re all volunteers here!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

PS - Check out the latest episode of southbmore.com’s South Baltimore Now! podcast, featuring Cindy Curley and Matt Shudtz talking about SBYSL’s origins, successes, and what’s to come. You can find it on your favorite podcast app, or on southbmore.com!

Friday, May 10, 2024

Good Morning SBYSL Families!

SBYSL would like to introduce to you our NEW 2024 Executive Board!!

Our 2023/2024 volunteer pool voted this spring and have elected the following:

President: Matt Shudtz

Vice President: Robyn Leap

Treasurer: Robert Wahl

Secretary: Al Passarella

Community Relations Representative: Darlene Padgett

All appointed positions are in process and those folks will be announced at a later time.

 

FALL 2024 Outdoor Soccer Planning has started!! SBYSL will be in touch very soon with all the details! Please monitor  your emails, our website (sbysl.com) and all social media.

You can still reach out to SBYSL via our contact form.

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!