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STYSA RECREATIONAL PROGRAM 4U-19U


STYSA offers a wide variety of Recreational Soccer Teams. Our Recreational teams are coached by volunteers who work with our players to provide a fun atmosphere while teaching them the basics of the games. Our 4U - 8U teams play intra-league games in the Fall and Spring. Our 9U and 10U teams play in a local league with teams from nearby towns, and our 12U and older teams play in the Northshore Recreational Soccer League (NRSL).



The Club’s Recreational Program is designed for kids to learn the game of soccer, improve their soccer skills, and to have fun. Participants in the Recreational Program range from first-time players gaining their first experience to the game all the way
to players who have participated for many seasons. 
Everyone is welcome!

STYSA RECREATIONAL SEASON - FALL 2020

Welcome to another year of soccer "the beautiful game" at STYSA !!!

 

FALL 2020 IMPORTANT DATES

Early Registration: June 6 to June 30 (COVID-19 registration discount applied)

Regular Registration: July 1 to July 31 (no registration discounts applied)

Training (practices) start: Week of August 17

Fall Season games start: August 29

Fall Season games end: November 7

 

Dates for training and start of Fall Season are subject to change and to LSA, CDC, Federal, State and Local guidelines (STYSA will follow LSA Return to Play Guidelines)

 

Anyone registering after the deadline of July 31 will be placed on a wait list. Players will be notified if space is available so they can register at that point and a late fee of $20 will be added at that time. Players will not be assigned to teams until registration fees have been paid in full.

 

Registration

Online registration at www.stysa-la.com (SportsConnect) during the specified registration period (see dates above). There is a $3 fee for each transaction collected by SportsConnect. All Registration providers charge fees for transactions. After reviewing various alternatives, STYSA will continue to use SportsConnect. Please note there will be no in-person registration. For assistance, email [email protected]

 

Training Location

STYSA training will be at Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond.

 

Team Formation

Teams are formed and coaches assigned during coaches’ meeting after registration closes. Teams will be formed using the US Youth Soccer age-appropriate guidelines. STYSA will allow playing-up (maximum one-year as per LSA policy for 13 years-old and younger) in some limited cases upon review and approval by STYSA. We will also take requests from players to play for a particular coach or with friends but this is not guaranteed. Teams will be formed based on all available players registered and as space permits.  Coaches will contact players to inform them about their assigned training (practice) days, etc.

 

Team Coaches and Assistants                                                   

Anyone who wishes to volunteer and coach/assist on a team, please register early and also register as a volunteer, so that we can plan ahead and know the number of coaches that are available.

 

Uniform for 5U-19U players (this cost is not included in Registration fees)

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked an agreement with our uniform vendor (Challenger Teamwear) to use the same uniform as last year. If you have the Red/Gray uniform (2 jerseys, one pair of shorts, and one pair of socks) from the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 season you do not need to purchase a new uniform. The price of the uniform will be deducted during the registration process. New players will be able to order their uniform at the end of the registration process. Returning players wishing to order a new uniform or individual pieces may also order at the end of the registration process.

 

4U players do not need to purchase uniform. STYSA provides shirts for our "Little Stars" at no extra cost.

 

Help Needed

We continue to need more coaches in our Recreational Program. The success of any Club’s Recreational Program is the result of volunteer coaches who provide the guidance and effort to help the children and to grow the sport in our area. We appreciate the parents who stepped up last Season, and we also understand that there may be some parents who are reluctant to coach because they have not grown up playing soccer and are hesitant to coach. If you would like to volunteer but need help with training or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Our staff coaches will help you conduct your first few practices and help you to become a soccer coach. We can also set up a couple of clinics (before season starts) if needed. We need you and the children need you!

For any miscellaneous questions not addressed here, please send an email to [email protected]

STYSA REGISTRATION REFUND POLICY

See attached document for more information about our Registration Refund Policy

STYSA REGISTRATION REFUND POLICY

PARENT INFORMATION


How to get started

One of the great things about youth soccer is that it isn't an expensive sport. Here what your child will need:

  • Soccer cleats. Soccer cleats are like baseball or softball cleats but the cleats are short and made of rubber (metal cleats are not allowed). Up to the age of 8 or 9, a child doesn't even need soccer shoes and will do perfectly fine in any type of athletic shoe, as long as it fits and provides good support.

 

  • Shin Guards. Soccer is definitely a contact sport. Shin guards help reduce the chance of injury to the shin (tibia), the third-most likely area of the body to be injured playing soccer, according to a recent study.

 

  • Water bottle. Experts advise your child to drink fluids, preferably water, before, during and after practices and games, even in the cold weather, to avoid dehydration, or worse yet, heat illness. Your child should have his or her own personalized water bottle and needs to be reminded to drink 5 to 9 ounces (10 to 18 1/2 ounce "gulps") every 20 minutes during activity, depending on weight  - Teenagers should drink more. Younger children should be given water bottles with marks on the sides showing how much they should drink each time or told how many "gulps" to drink.

 

  • Uniform. See information for Fall 2020 Registration.

 

  • Practice T-shirts and shorts

 

  • Soccer ball. For practicing at home. Remember: soccer balls come in different sizes. Make sure to get the size ball your child is using in games and practices.

 

  1. For 4U-8U Players, use a size 3 Soccer Ball.
  2. For 9U-12U Players, use a size 4 Soccer Ball.
  3. For Players 13U and up, use a size 5 Soccer Ball.

SUGGESTIONS FOR PARENTS


What can you do as a Parent?

 

  • Learn the game.  Watch some soccer games other than your own player's games.  STYSA has games from 4U to 19U.
  • This is "their" game, let them play it.  Let them make mistakes - it's how they learn.  Thoughts - The coach might be trying to get a right foot dominant player to use his/her left foot.  The coach might be trying to teach the players to pass the ball instead of run into a group of opponents.  The coach could be teaching how to play short ball and long ball.  Let the coach.... coach.
  • Help during practice.  Ask the coach how you can help. 
  • Make sure your soccer player has enough water to drink - before, during and after the game.
  • Help with snacks.  Younger players look forward to snacks after the game almost as much as the game itself.
  • Game time - Arrive early, then enjoy the game. STYSA Rule: no yelling on the sidelines. Sit back relax and let the players enjoy the game, cheer for both teams, and let the soccer players learn from their successes as well as their mistakes.
  • Remember that the referees at this age are young and inexperienced.  They will make mistakes.  Also, remember that they too are someone's child.
  • After the game, say the following to your child in the car ride home : "I love watching you play".  One of a child’s biggest motivations to play any sport is to make their parents and their team proud. If the first words out of your mouth after a practice or game is “you looked so slow out there,” “you need to play better” or “I can’t believe you missed that shot,” you can watch a player’s motivation sag.  Postgame remarks need to be positive, not accusatory or questioning.
  • One word - TunnelTime.

 

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