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See attached document for more information about our Recreational Program

stysa - recreational program - spring 2020 - faq - with refund policy.pdf

STYSA announces new recreational uniforms for 2019-2020 Season !!!!

stysa announces new uniform for 2019-2020.pdf

Important Dates are also posted on website under CLUB NEWS

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 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!


Introduction: STYSA’s Academy is an advanced recreational program developed for players who are ready to expand their soccer abilities. The program will focus mainly on honing individual skills and introducing team-oriented concepts in a friendly environment, so that players feel free to experiment and enjoy the game.

Objective: The main objective of the STYSA Academy Program is to strengthen player development.

Who should participate? Players who are committed to developing their soccer skills.

What is included? All levels: Academy training will focus on individual skills such as body coordination, dribbling, passing, ball control, shooting and creativity, as well as basic team tactics such as positional responsibilities on the field. Skills will be further developed through fun games supervised by licensed coaches.

5U/6U Pre-Academy (Club Training): Players will remain in their recreational coaches/teams, recreational practices and games. Licensed coaches will hold one practice (60 minutes) a week for 8 weeks during recreational season.

7U/8U Academy: Two training sessions a week (60 minutes) with a licensed coach. Games will be intramural pool play in an informal, low-pressure, friendly atmosphere. Parent coaches will be responsible for even playtime for all players and position rotation (defense and attack) in the field during games.

9U/10U Academy: Two training sessions a week (90 minutes each) with a licensed coach. Parent coaches will manage weekend games played against Academy teams from neighboring Clubs (example: GSC, FC Galaxy, BRSC, SYSC, MSC).  Some traveling will be required for away games. Players will become familiar with traveling and playing against skilled opponents, but in a more low-pressure and friendly atmosphere.  STYSA’s 9U/10U Academy Program fee includes a limited budget for jamborees/festivals.


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 2019 above.


  • 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.


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.
  • Gametime - Arrive early, then Enjoy the game.  STYSA Rule: no yelling on the sidelines, especially in the first and 3rd quarters of young athlete games.  Sit back relax and let the soccer player 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 soccer".  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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