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Friday, October 9, 2020

Good Morning SBYSL Families!

It was a GREAT first week. Many Thanks again to all of you for your patience and understanding.

Looks like we are going to have great weather again this week.

We just want to update you on league reminders:

Bathrooms at the Field House will be open from 9:30 am to 4 pm!

Parking:

We encourage our families to park on Decatur and Andre Streets and use the parking lot on Banner Field

Please DO NOT park on the small street next to the park – Latrobe Park Terrace – as neighbors on this street have limited parking and we do not want to take up their spots.

Players Should Bring:

  • Mask – all players, parents, spectators and volunteers are required to wear these per Baltimore City Parks and Recs and our permit application
  • Water – to stay hydrated. Please DO NOT share water bottles with friends
  • Shin Guards and Soccer Cleats
  • A BLUE and a WHITE shirt – our ladies should wear white under blue to eliminate having to “change” at the field
  • Patience – this is all new to us – lots of requirements from BCRP for the safety of all of us

 

Please DO NOT Come to Play if:

  • You are sick or feeling sick
  • You are running a temperature over 100
  • You have been around someone with COVID in the last 14 days.
  • You have any of the CDC designated symptoms of COVID

 

When you arrive:

  • Please arrive 20 – 25 mins before game time
  • You must check in at the designated check in spot for your age group
  • You will be subject to a temperature screening
  • You will be directed to a location on the field for the game. Only players and coaches will be on the fields
  • Parents/spectators (2 per participant) must remain outside the fencing area (the red areas on the diagram)

 

During your game:

  • Please keep social distance while on the sidelines
  • Be sure your personal items are near you while on the sidelines.
  • NO SHARING OF PERSONAL ITEMS
  • MASKS SHOULD BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
  • No high fives, handshakes, hugs or huddles
  • HAVE FUN!!!

 

After your game:

  • Gather ALL your personal items
  • Exit from the assigned area on the diagram
  • Do not linger after your game. You will not be able to stay on the fields
  • Be sure the use hand sanitizer

 

Many Thanks to Everyone for your patience and understanding as SBYSL is doing our part to keep all of us safe

Friday, September 18, 2020

Greetings SBYSL Families

 

The SBYSL Board has made the decision to move forward with our Fall 2020 Outdoor Soccer Season. *Although we plan to play, we are aware the COVID-19 guidelines change on a daily basis and we will abide by Local and State recommendations.

 

The season will start on Saturday, Oct 3rd and end on Nov 7th. All games will be played on Saturdays. Unfortunately, we are only opening this season to ages 6 and up (birth years 2003-2014). All games will be played at the fields in Latrobe Park. Registration for this season is $35. There will be no uniforms. Your registration fee will cover permit costs and insurance. We have a short window for registration, so please register your child ASAP. Registration will close on Sept 30th.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE REGISTERING YOUR CHILD:

 

SBYSL will be following appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines provided to us from Baltimore City Recs and Parks, Maryland State Youth Soccer Association and the CDC. Please note, safety guidelines are subject to change as the season begins.

  1. We will provide training for our coaches, assistant coaches, referees and volunteers
  2. We will provide hand sanitation stations at the fields
  3. We will have one volunteer in charge of contact tracing data
  4. We will provide more volunteers at the fields to properly direct players, coaches & spectators
  5. We will keep the health and safety of our players and volunteers a priority

 

General Information:

  1. 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
  2. If you are sick or feel sick, STAY HOME
  3. At risk individuals, youth or adult, STAY HOME (if you are unsure if you are considered at risk, please consult your medical provider directly)
  4. Anyone who self reports a temperature of 100 or more should be sent home and not allowed to participate for a minimum of 14 days
  5. No centralized hydration or refreshment stations
  6. Maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet

 

Player Information:

  1. Baltimore City recommends all players should wear masks. This means our players will be wearing masks while playing and when sitting on the sidelines. Players are responsible for bringing their own mask.
  2. Our players will be subject to a temperature check before each game and practice
  3. Wash hands before and after games.
  4. Bring own hand sanitizer
  5. Players will have designated spots at the fields to sit their equipment (bags, water bottles, soccer balls.
  6. Players WILL NOT share their personal equipment with other players (bags, gloves, uniforms, water bottles, towels, soccer balls, shin guards, cleats)
  7. Players will be socially distant when waiting on the sidelines.
  8. There will be no “High Fives” or embracing as celebrations
  9. Players should not linger before or after scheduled games.

 

Coach/Assistant Coach Information:

  1. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to participate in training before season starts
  2. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to wear masks on the sideline. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are responsible for bringing their own masks.
  3. Wash hands before and after games
  4. Each team will be limited to 2 adult volunteers for Coach/Assistant Coach
  5. No team huddles or arm around players
  6. Inquire how the athletes are feeling. Send home anyone you believe acts or looks ill.
  7. Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you for leadership.

 

Parents/Spectators:

  1. Baltimore City Recs and Parks allows 2 spectators per youth participant
  2. SBYSL has a plan (if approved) where parents/spectators will need to stay at least 10 feet away from the playing field. This means outside the fencing at Banner (turf) Field and at an area assigned by SBYSL for the grass fields.
  3. Will be required to wear a mask. Parents/Spectators are responsible for bringing their own masks.
  4. Will be required to maintain social distancing
  5. Please let coaches know if your child has been ill or feels ill or may have come in contact with someone with COVID.
  6. If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T. You are the only one who will make the decision when your child returns to play
  7. Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
  8. Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every game

 

Please take this virus seriously. If your child has any underlying health issues, it is recommended they skip this season. SBYSL will be here next year! Talk with your child about the risks.

 

Parents will need to sign 2 waivers, one for Baltimore City Recs and Parks and one for SBYSL.

 

If you read and understand the requirements for this season, then please go to the link below and register. Registration link is also on our website, sbysl.com

 

 Here's the link: https://stonealley.com/program/SouthBaltimore/group/YouthSoccer

 

Looking forward to seeing you this season (or next year)

Cindy Curley

On Behalf of the SBYSL Board

Friday, August 28, 2020

Good Evening SBYSL Families

Unfortunately we will not be able to move forward with our Fall 2020 Season.

We are just as disappointed as you. The SBYSL Board worked very hard on coming up with a plan for a safe season for our players and volunteers.

We have to believe that Baltimore City Recs and Parks made their decision, to not issue permits to youth athletics, in the best interest of keeping the health and safety of our youth the priority.

This should not stop our players from practicing. Go out, with soccer ball at feet and practice. Grab a friend, wear a mask, social distance and practice passing, dribbling and shooting. The parks are still open. 

We Thank You for your continued support of SBYSL. We will be back Fall 2021!!

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!

On Behalf of SBYSL Board

Cindy

Monday, August 24, 2020

The SBYSL Board has been working very hard planning and organizing for a safe and successful soccer season.

We were ready to launch registration last week, however, we have reached a snafu.

We are waiting on confirmation & approval from Baltimore City Recs and Parks for our permits and if they will approve fall youth sports programming.

Once we get the OK from them, we will be ready to go.

We are confident BCRP is looking at all scenarios and evaluating for a safe season for all communities.

We will be in touch!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Good Morning SBYSL Families

The SBYSL Board is in planning stage of our Fall 2020 Season. 

As you can imagine, with the COVID-19 pandemic, all youth sports will have strict restrictions on starting.

Attached is a survey we need completed this week to help us decide if SBYSL will have a 2020 Fall Season.

Important Information to take not of if we move forward with our season:

All players, coaches, volunteers and parents will be required to wear a mask

We plan to follow all the guidelines presented to us by Baltimore City Recs & Parks, The Maryland Youth Sports Association, The State of Maryland and the CDC

We plan to have an abbreviated season

We plan to have discounted registration fee

We plan to start the season only with our players with birth years 2003-2014 (ages 6-17), no exceptions

All players are required to complete 2 waivers, one from Baltimore City Recs and Parks and one from SBYSL

CLICK HERE to complete the survery. Please complete on or before July 31st.

Thank you

The SBYSL Board

Friday, March 13, 2020

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:

https://www.southbmore.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Site-Plan_Option-1_Head-in-Parking.jpg

Stay Healthy Families!! Look out for your neighbors who are elderly or have compromised immune systems.

Cindy

Monday, May 14, 2018

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.

Appointed/Nominated Positions:

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.

Cindy

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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:

 

  1. NO PETS OF ANY KIND
  2. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES, INCLUDING GUM, SEEDS, NUTS,SPORTS DRINKS OR SOFT DRINKS. (ONLY PLAIN WATER IS ALLOWED)
  3. NO SMOKING OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND
  4. NO GLASS BOTTLES OR GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY TYPE
  5. NO PLAYING GOLF
  6. NO FOLDING CHAIRS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE.
  7. NO CANOPY OR TENTS. (NO STAKING ANYTHING INTO THE TURF)
  8. NO METAL SPIKES AND/OR CLEATS
  9. NO BIKES OR STROLLERS
  10. DO NOT DRAG COOLERS, BLOCKING DUMMIES, OR ANYOTHER ITEMS ON THE FIELD.
  • DO NOT PICK OR PULL GRASS FIBERS OR INFILL MATERIALON FIELD.

 

ALERT PARK STAFF IF ANY CLEAN UP ON FIELD IS NEEDED.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!