Good Morning SBYSL Families
This Saturday, Nov 7th is our last day of the Fall 2020 season.
On behalf of the SBYSL Board - Thank You again for your patience and understanding as we all adjusted to all the recommendations to keep us all safe.
ALSO - This Saturday, one of our SBYSL players will be collecting non perishables for a Community Service Event to help those in need in our community. Please see the flyer attached, and help Stella with her outreach. Kudos to you Stella for helping others!!! She will be stationed on the path between the grass and banner fields.
Indoor Soccer Planning is still in the "interest" stage. If you have not already, please fill in the attached survey, even if you do not plan to have your child participate.
Please complete using the link below on or before Nov 7th
Greetings SBYSL Families
Only 2 weeks left in our Fall Season!!!
This Saturday, Oct 31st is Halloween. SBYSL plans on trying to make the day FUN for everyone!!
This Saturday only:
HOME teams are to wear ORANGE
AWAY teams are to wear BLACK (or PURPLE)
Players are also encouraged to wear Costumes - but please, no loose objects to get in the way of playing.
Masks are still needed to play!!!
We will have treat bags for all players - yes, even U18!!
Goals will look a bit different as well. Be prepared!!
Come and have FUN!!
Reminder - Season ends on Nov 7th!!!
Thank you everyone!!
Good Evening Families
The Locust Point Rec (1627 E. Fort Ave) will be holding soccer clinics starting next week.
For more information on the Clinics, please reach out to Larry Graf at the Locust Point Rec, 410-837-4423.
Soccer Clinic for Girls:
Ages 7 yrs to 10 yrs - Mondays, starting Nov 9th, 3pm to 4pm
Ages 11 yrs to 13 yrs - Thursdays, starting Nov 5th, 3pm to 4pm
Soccer Clinic for Boys:
Ages 7 yrs to 10 yrs - Tuesdays, starting Nov 10th, 3pm to 4pm
Ages 11 yrs to 13 yrs - Fridays, starting Nov 6th, 3pm to 4pm
CLICK HERE for the registration form and Cindy will have some at the Fields on Saturday.
Again, please reach out to Larry at the rec for information. This is all we have.
Good Morning SBYSL Families!
It was a GREAT first week. Many Thanks again to all of you for your patience and understanding.
Looks like we are going to have great weather again this week.
We just want to update you on league reminders:
Bathrooms at the Field House will be open from 9:30 am to 4 pm!
We encourage our families to park on Decatur and Andre Streets and use the parking lot on Banner Field
Please DO NOT park on the small street next to the park – Latrobe Park Terrace – as neighbors on this street have limited parking and we do not want to take up their spots.
Players Should Bring:
Please DO NOT Come to Play if:
When you arrive:
During your game:
After your game:
Many Thanks to Everyone for your patience and understanding as SBYSL is doing our part to keep all of us safe
Greetings SBYSL Families
The SBYSL Board has made the decision to move forward with our Fall 2020 Outdoor Soccer Season. *Although we plan to play, we are aware the COVID-19 guidelines change on a daily basis and we will abide by Local and State recommendations.
The season will start on Saturday, Oct 3rd and end on Nov 7th. All games will be played on Saturdays. Unfortunately, we are only opening this season to ages 6 and up (birth years 2003-2014). All games will be played at the fields in Latrobe Park. Registration for this season is $35. There will be no uniforms. Your registration fee will cover permit costs and insurance. We have a short window for registration, so please register your child ASAP. Registration will close on Sept 30th.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE REGISTERING YOUR CHILD:
SBYSL will be following appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines provided to us from Baltimore City Recs and Parks, Maryland State Youth Soccer Association and the CDC. Please note, safety guidelines are subject to change as the season begins.
Coach/Assistant Coach Information:
Please take this virus seriously. If your child has any underlying health issues, it is recommended they skip this season. SBYSL will be here next year! Talk with your child about the risks.
Parents will need to sign 2 waivers, one for Baltimore City Recs and Parks and one for SBYSL.
If you read and understand the requirements for this season, then please go to the link below and register. Registration link is also on our website, sbysl.com
Here's the link: https://stonealley.com/program/SouthBaltimore/group/YouthSoccer
Looking forward to seeing you this season (or next year)
On Behalf of the SBYSL Board
Good Evening SBYSL Families
Unfortunately we will not be able to move forward with our Fall 2020 Season.
We are just as disappointed as you. The SBYSL Board worked very hard on coming up with a plan for a safe season for our players and volunteers.
We have to believe that Baltimore City Recs and Parks made their decision, to not issue permits to youth athletics, in the best interest of keeping the health and safety of our youth the priority.
This should not stop our players from practicing. Go out, with soccer ball at feet and practice. Grab a friend, wear a mask, social distance and practice passing, dribbling and shooting. The parks are still open.
We Thank You for your continued support of SBYSL. We will be back Fall 2021!!
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!
On Behalf of SBYSL Board
The SBYSL Board has been working very hard planning and organizing for a safe and successful soccer season.
We were ready to launch registration last week, however, we have reached a snafu.
We are waiting on confirmation & approval from Baltimore City Recs and Parks for our permits and if they will approve fall youth sports programming.
Once we get the OK from them, we will be ready to go.
We are confident BCRP is looking at all scenarios and evaluating for a safe season for all communities.
We will be in touch!
Good Morning SBYSL Families
The SBYSL Board is in planning stage of our Fall 2020 Season.
As you can imagine, with the COVID-19 pandemic, all youth sports will have strict restrictions on starting.
Attached is a survey we need completed this week to help us decide if SBYSL will have a 2020 Fall Season.
Important Information to take not of if we move forward with our season:
All players, coaches, volunteers and parents will be required to wear a mask
We plan to follow all the guidelines presented to us by Baltimore City Recs & Parks, The Maryland Youth Sports Association, The State of Maryland and the CDC
We plan to have an abbreviated season
We plan to have discounted registration fee
We plan to start the season only with our players with birth years 2003-2014 (ages 6-17), no exceptions
All players are required to complete 2 waivers, one from Baltimore City Recs and Parks and one from SBYSL
CLICK HERE to complete the survery. Please complete on or before July 31st.
The SBYSL Board
Good Morning SBYSL Families
We want to bring to your attention a proposed development that could potentially impact the Locust Point Community, Francis Scott Key School and SBYSL.
The PQ Corp on E. Fort Ave at Decatur Street has closed and the property is being purchased by a developer. The developer is proposing to build over 100 houses on the property, adding a 50 car parking lot at the end of Decatur Street and taking the small baseball field on FSK’s property and restructuring it more closer to the school’s cafeteria. Looking at the link attached, the new development could potentially take away a lot of green space on the grassy fields behind FSK. This could impact SBYSL and our playing areas.
Currently, the Locust Point Community Association is planning a special meeting on March 25th at 7:30pm in the conference area at McHenry Row. Of course this could be postponed because of current restrictions due to the CoronaVirus. Monitor their website and facebook page for any updates.
If you live in Locust Point, we are encouraging you to attend the meeting and become informed. SBYSL will be represented as well. At this time, I am not sure of SBYSL’s stand on the project until we receive more information. We will keep our families as updated as we are able.
Here a link with an overlay photo of the proposal and space impacted:
Stay Healthy Families!! Look out for your neighbors who are elderly or have compromised immune systems.
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.