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.
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!