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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Good Evening SBYSL Families!!

Just a couple of reminders for this week:

Picture Day – Sept 28th

Coaches will be distributing Picture Day forms this week. Our families are not obligated to purchase pictures. However, we do encourage all our players to participate in a team photo. Our photographer this season is J. Hurst Photography. Her facebook is J.Hurst Photography and J.Hurst Photography – Sports Teams. Her phone number 410-336-7269, email: info@jhurstphotography.com

Our Players:

All our players are asked to arrive 15 mins before their game time in uniform, ready to play. SHIN GUARDS are mandatory (wear under socks)!! All players need them. Soccer cleats (non metal) are mandatory for ages 6 & Up, our 3’s, 4’s & 5’s can wear sneakers. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. Sunscreen is also suggested.

Concessions:

This week we are honored to have Federal Hill Preparatory School selling snacks and drinks. Bring cash, (as of typing, not sure they can accept credit) and support one of our local schools.

PARKING:

Parking is available for our SBYSL Families on Decatur St, on FSK parking lot and behind FSK School, along Andre St and on the Parking Lot adjacent to Banner Field. PLEASE do not park on Latrobe Park Terrace! This is a residential street convenient to the fields, however it is very small and we want to be kind to our neighbors by not taking their parking spots.

Bathrooms:

The Locust Point Rec Center should be open on Saturdays and the new field house by Banner Field should be open.

Parents:

Parents & Spectators at Banner Field are being reminded to stay in the stands and behind the black fencing to watch games. Parents are not allowed on the field.

Parents & Spectators of our 6yr old & 7 yr old games are asked to sit opposite field of the players. This helps the coaches to have the player’s attention and they stay on their player bench.

All parents are asked to be encouraging to all our players. Remember, this is a FUN league!!!

Monitor our website (sbysl.com) and our Facebook page (The Official South Baltimore Youth Soccer League) for all league updates.

The league can be reached via email: sbysl2005@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting SBYSL

The SBYSL Board

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Good Evening SBYSL Families!!

What a great start to our Fall 2019 Season!! Opening Day was fabulous – the weather was wonderful!!

All our leagues will be playing this week. Our fields will be hopping.

Our Players:

All our players are asked to arrive 15 mins before their game time in uniform, ready to play. SHIN GUARDS are mandatory (wear under socks)!! All players need them. Soccer cleats (non metal) are mandatory for ages 6 & Up, our 3’s, 4’s & 5’s can wear sneakers. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. Sunscreen is also suggested.

Concessions:

This week we are honored to have Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School selling snacks and drinks. Bring cash, (as of typing, not sure they can accept credit) and support one of our local schools.

PARKING:

Parking is available for our SBYSL Families on Decatur St, on FSK parking lot and behind FSK School, along Andre St and on the Parking Lot adjacent to Banner Field. PLEASE do not park on Latrobe Park Terrace! This is a residential street convenient to the fields, however it is very small and we want to be kind to our neighbors by not taking their parking spots.

Bathrooms:

The Locust Point Rec Center should be open on Saturdays and the new field house by Banner Field should be open.

Parents:

Parents & Spectators at Banner Field are being reminded to stay in the stands and behind the black fencing to watch games. Parents are not allowed on the field.

Parents & Spectators of our 6yr old & 7 yr old games are asked to sit opposite field of the players. This helps the coaches to have the player’s attention and they stay on their player bench.

All parents are asked to be encouraging to all our players. Remember, this is a FUN league!!!

Monitor our website (sbysl.com) and our Facebook page (The Official South Baltimore Youth Soccer League) for all league updates.

The league can be reached via email: sbysl2005@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting SBYSL

The SBYSL Board

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Greetings Coaches, Players and Parents!

Our 2019 Soccer Season is set to start on Saturday, Sept 7th! We are starting the season with 502 players – ages 3-17!!! THANK YOU!!!

By now you should have heard from a Coach. If not, please contact the league!!

 

Your Coach has picked up uniforms and should be distributing them to you this week.

 

OPENING DAY - Sept 7th:

All players should arrive at the Banner Field ready to line up BEFORE 9:45am. Please come in Uniform! Our Opening Ceremonies will start at 10am. Games will start immediately after.

 

Our 3yr old and 4 yr old Leagues will not play on Opening Day, but are strongly encouraged to participate in the Opening Day Ceremony.

 

Locust Point Festival:

The Festival is the same day as our Opening Day. We are encouraging our SBYSL Families to stay and enjoy the festival! There will be a "Kids Zone" sponsored by FSK PTO with games, crafts, snacks and other fun activities.

 

All Game Days:

Players should arrive 15 minutes prior to game time in full uniform (shirts, shorts, shin guards, socks and cleats(sneakers for our younger kids)), a bottle of water, and ready to play. SBYSL has hired someone to set up our fields in the mornings and to take down in the afternoons. However, we will need our Coaches, Parents and Players to assist in keeping our fields clean by picking up and disposing all trash after games.

Parking:

Parking is available along Andre Street(by the tennis courts), on the Parking Lot next to the Banner Field, and Decatur Street (along the street, on school parking lot and limited parking behind school). PLEASE DO NOT park on Latrobe Park Terrace (the small street along the park - the one closest to the fields). The residents have limited parking as it is, so we do not want to take up their parking.

Concessions:

We do not have a food vendor, however we will be checking with Miss Twist to see if she can visit us on Saturdays and we will be reaching out the Local School PTO's for fundraising opportunities for them.

 

Bathrooms:

The Locust Point Rec Center is supposed to be open on all our game days. We are hoping the City Recs & Parks unlocks the new bath house at Banner Field and there are Port a Potties on the grass fields by FSK.

 

 

 

TURF FIELD RULES:

  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.

 

We would like to THANK our LEAGUE SPONSOR - Harris Teeter, Neighborhood Food & Pharmacy for their generous contribution to our league this year.

 

We would also like to Thank our many Community Sponsors for supporting us this year.

 

MANY THANKS to the parent volunteers this season. SBYSL truly appreciates our parents taking time from their busy schedules to assist in our league.

 

Upcoming Events:

Sept 28th – Picture Day. See your team schedule for picture time

Oct 19th – NO GAMES

Nov 9th – Season Ends

 

See you at the fields!!

 

SBYSL Board

 

Our Website: sbysl.com

Our FaceBook: The Official South Baltimore Youth Soccer League

Our email: sbysl2005@gmail.com

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

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!