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Jul, 2020

Registration for Fall Soccer is OPEN!

Hello WBYA Families,

As the proverbial phrase goes… ”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”.  Well, 2020 has given us quite a few lemons including cancelling our Spring 2020 WBYA Soccer Season.  The lemonade we’ve been able to make comes in the form of taking advantage of the rare off-season (as well as the security of having a long-term home with the agreement to transition the complex from the developers to West Bradford Twp.) to really focus on improving the field quality at the Embreeville location.  Not sure if you’ve driven by them of late, but they are quite lush!



WBYA REC LEAGUE SOCCER

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Along with improving the field quality, we are looking to implement a little more structure around practices and drills in hopes to gain uniformity between assigned teams and to focus on player development.  The Fall 2020 season will consist of approximately 10 practices and 10 games per division.


LEAGUE

AGES

GRADES

FORMAT

Campers

<6

Pre-K

Instruction drills and games

U8

6-7

K,1st

4v4 on a 20x30 field with 4'x6' goals, no goalies

U10

7-9

2nd,3rd

7v7 on a 40x65 field with goalies in a 6.5'x18.5' goal

U12

9-11

4th,5th

9v9 on a 55x80 field with goalies in a 7'x21' goal

U14

11-14

6-8

11v11 on a FULL field with goalies in a 8'x24' goal

U18

14+

9-12

11v11 on a FULL field with goalies in a 8'x24' goal

CHALLENGER SOCCER

Players ages of 8 to 21 with Special Needs


Campers events will be on weekdays (probably T/Th), Challenger Soccer will be on Saturdays only after the rec league games and all rec leagues will have one mid-week practice and games on Saturday mornings.


NOTE: We may create leagues with grades 4-6 and 7-12 depending on registration levels.  We may also have the U14 & U18 leagues play 8v8 on the smaller 55x80 field.  All league will be co-ed until we build back enough critical mass to have viable girls/boys divisions.


More information and details on the registration process to come!  League fees will be up slightly this year to accommodate precautions due to the pandemic as well as a lengthened season.



WBYA TRAVEL SOCCER

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We are incredible happy to announce that WBYA has taken local Brandywine United Soccer Club under its operations umbrella.  We currently have a boys U-12 (2009 & 2010 birth years) and boys U-14 (2007 & 2008 birth years) as active teams. With this relationship/offering, we hope to expand to program to include girls teams (note they are currently welcome to play on the boys teams) and expand out to having teams by birth year, rather than combining two years into one team.  If interested, please send an email to: [email protected] as soon as possible noting your child’s name, birthdate and experience level as the registration window for local travel soccer leagues is closing.


As to not dilute talent from the rec league, we will be planning all practices and home league games around the WBYA and encourage travel players to participate as team leaders and role-models for the rec league.



REFEREE CERTIFICATION

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In general, there is a shortage of certified referees.  As such, we are offering local residents the chance to get certified and earn some great money ($21 to $62 per game depending on age group covered and side judge vs main ref) while working outdoors with the sport you love.  If we get enough interest, we will be running a certification clinic in late August.  The clinic will cost $100 and is open to those aged 14 and above (as of 9/1/20) and have the appropriate clearance (we’ll work with you on that).  If interested, please send an email to: [email protected] as soon as possible noting if you have your current clearances or not (please not is can take up to 30 days for the clearances process).



FALL SOCCER KEY DATES

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  • Wednesday, 7/15 – WBYA Rec League Registration Opens, Travel Soccer Interest Deadline

  • Friday, 7/31 - Early Bird WBYA Rec League Registration Ends

  • Sunday, 8/9 - ALL WBYA REC LEAGUE REGISTRATION ENDS

  • Wednesday, 8/12 - Coaches emails to Teams

  • Week Starting Monday, 8/17, - Practices begin

  • Saturday, 8/22 – Tentative Ref Clinic Event

  • Saturday, 9/5 - Labor Day Weekend, no games

  • Saturday, 9/12 - First week of games

  • Saturday, 9/26 - PICTURE DAY

  • Saturday, 11/14 - Last week of games


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