League Update 9-24-21
Friday, September 24, 2021

Good Morning SBYSL Families!!

Just a couple of reminders for this week:

Picture Day – Sept 25th

Players should have received an email from the photographer this week.. We are asking all players/teams to arrive 10 minutes prior to your picture time. Please look for the J Hurst Photography tent. We will do our best to arrive early enough to get an exact location for you to meet. In years past, they took the pictures on the grass fields behind the 6 & 7 year old fields.

Parents are not obligated to purchase pictures, however, we are encouraging all players to participate in a team photo.

FSK Clean Up Event – Sept 25th

FSK is hosting a school clean up event on Saturday. Parking may be limited on the school lot on Decatur Street. The benches and black top behind FSK is off limits to SBYSL as they will be treating the picnic benches and working on the black top. Please use caution around the area of the school.

CONCESSIONS:

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School will be hosting a concession stand at the fields on Saturday. At this time, we are assuming they are only accepting cash.

If you are a representative of FSK and Federal Hill Prep PTO’s, please reach out to the league to set up a date for your school.

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.

PLAYERS ON BANNER FIELD:

We are asking our players and teams that play on Banner Field to meet your teammates outside the black fencing, near the dog park entrance to the field. Having our teams meet directly in front of the spectator benches is becoming disruptive for families trying to watch their kids play and does not help with social distancing for Covid. We are attaching a diagram for reference on where to meet. CLICK HERE FOR BANNER MEETING PLACE

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 bathrooms should be unlocked at the field house at Banner Field.

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 at the games at the grass fields are asked to stay 3 feet from the field lines. Do not crowd the player benches and coaches. A great option is for parents to sit opposite field from the player benches for our 5’s, 6’s and 7’s and U8 Girls’ leagues.

COVID:

This virus is still lingering. SBYSL is committed to the safety of our players and volunteers.

  • Please, if you or your child are not feeling well, STAY HOME
  • Participation in any group activities is only allowed if you have had no signs or symptoms of Covid-19, no signs/symptoms that may have been Covid-19, have not been exposed to someone who has had signs or symptoms of Covid-19 for a minimum period of 14 days before participation
  • Players and volunteers have the option to wear masks on and off the field.
  • Spectators are encouraged to say 6 feet apart, if not possible, we are encouraging wearing masks
  • There will be no team huddles
  • Players should not be sharing water bottles, snacks or equipment
  • There will be no handshakes or high fives during & after games. At the end of each game teams will line up and acknowledge each other with “Good Game”
  • For our younger teams who do snacks – please make sure they are pre-packaged snacks and only 1 person distributing.
  • Please inform your child’s coach if he/she has been exposed to someone or has tested positive for COVID.

 

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IS NOT TOLERATED:

SBYSL will not tolerate:

  • Bullying – by a coach, player or other adult to another player, coach or adult
  • Use of Foul language – by a coach, player or parent/spectator
  • Harassment of any kind towards our players, coaches, refs or parent volunteers

Those guilty of any of the above will be asked to leave the fields.

A successful season only happens when we all work together.

We ask everyone to be ENCOURAGING to 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