Good Morning SBYSL Families
Just a quick reminder - NO GAMES ON SATURDAY, JAN 19TH!!
These games are rescheduled for Sunday, Jan 27th starting at 9am
We will be using the Jan 19th schedule, however, games will start 1 hour earlier
Example: if your team was scheduled to play at 2pm on Jan 19th, you will now play at 1pm on Jan 27th
Good Morning SBYSL Families!
Some updates and reminders for our indoor season
Baltimore is expecting a small snow event this weekend. This should have no impact on our games scheduled for tomorrow – Jan 12th. All games will be played as scheduled. We just ask you use caution in your travels to and from the Myers and allow yourself enough time to get to your games.
Our games scheduled for Saturday, Jan 19th have been cancelled. The Myers informed us this week they had scheduled an all day lacrosse tournament for this day and forgot to let us know when we were doing our winter planning. Darlene is working with the Myers to come up with a make up day(s) for our games.
All players and coaches should arrive 15 mins before game time, prepared and ready to play. Please make sure your player has plenty of water to drink. It is recommended players do not eat a big meal right before game time. We have encountered a few players have gotten sick during their game from eating big meals.
All players are required to wear SHIN GUARDS under their socks. Jewelry should be removed – this includes watches & fit bits.
Parents and spectators are to remain in the stands at all times. No one should be behind the goals or in the area near the goals and referees
Players & Coaches are allowed to make their way to the player benches when there is less than a minute left in the game.
Please be mindful that our referees are at the Myers all day. They are there to keep control of the games and watch for the safety of our players. As parents & coaches, we do not always agree with their “calls”, and that is understandable. However, we need to put an end to the banter back and forth between spectators and refs. Especially in front of our players. If a parent/spectator has an issue with a “call” on the field, they are to let the coach know. At the same time, coaches are to keep control of their parents/spectators. Teams will be penalized as well as parents/spectators.
We would prefer to hear cheering and encouragement coming from the stands to our players.
If you would be interested in being a part of the referee squad, please email the league at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have more volunteers on Saturdays.
Just a quick reminder of the Rules for Myers
No food or drink allowed on the fields.
No running in the lobby area
No Ball Playing in the lobby and designated areas down near the field – ie by the doors near each goal.
No climbing on or over the railings – USE THE STAIRS!!!!
Schedules are in process of being put on the website. Our designers have been emailed the schedules, we are just waiting for the upload.
Thank you for supporting SBYSL. Have a great Indoor Season!
Good Evening SBYSL Indoor Players & Parents
The Board had its final Indoor Planning meeting this week and we want to share the following information with you.
The Indoor Season is set to start on Saturday, Dec 1st at the William J. Myers Pavilion at 4300 West Bay Ave in Curtis Bay. All games will be on Saturdays starting at 9am and ending by 7pm.
Unfortunately this season we did not receive enough registrations in our 6yr olds and 7 yr olds to have separate leagues....We will be combining our 6's and 7's again this year.
Those parents volunteering as coaches will be receiving a separate email this weekend regarding drafts. They are scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov 27th & Nov 28th. We will also go over the rules with the coaches.
Dec 1st will be a practice day. Once players get their team assignments, they will report to the Myers at one of the times below:
14/17 League = Practices at 9am & 10am
13U League = Practices at 11am & 12pm
6/7 League = Practices at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
10U League = Practices at 4pm, 5pm & 6pm
All players will be given a team jersey. Players should have shin guards and indoor soccer shoes OR flat bottom sneakers. Soccer CLEATS ARE NOT ALLOWED on the field at Myers. Shin guards are to be worn under their socks.
The Myers sells concessions, but please bring water to drink just in case they are not open. NO FOOD ALLOWED in the player benches or on the field.
All players are expected to arrive at their scheduled game 15 mins before the start of the game. Games need to start on time. If your team does not have enough players at the start of the game, they will forfeit. It is very important for players to arrive ON TIME!
Games will start on Dec 8th. Estimated schedule is as follows:
14/17 League = games will be played at 9am & 10am
6/7 League = games will be played at 11am, 12pm & 1pm
10U League = games will be played between 2pm & 7pm
13U League = games will be played between 2pm & 7pm
No games on Dec 22nd & Dec 29th
Season ends on Mar 2nd.
More information will be sent when the season starts.
Thank you for your patience and we will see you at the field!
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.
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.
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:
ALERT PARK STAFF IF ANY CLEAN UP ON FIELD IS NEEDED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
Our Soccer Program was aired on WJZ channel 13 new yesterday!!
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.