Our inaugural SFYS Pre-Season Jamboree Play Date is coming! Here we will be providing as much information as possible, as the play date is still in development. Goals of the Day: Give incoming 2nd and 3rd grade teams an opportunity to play in a game day environment. Give SFYS a chance to see the teams,… Read More Jamboree Play Date Announcement!
Sadly, here in the city teams only get one practice. Some are lucky and get a second slot provided by the city, depending on age of player and availability of the fields. Some clubs will pay for additional practice space so players are guaranteed two or even three practices. SFYS does not provide field space,… Read More HELP! We only have one practice…
We know you are anxious to get your players on the field for the coming spring season. Your players are probably ready to go too. However, what are they doing right now? Probably playing another sport, but it doesn’t mean they can’t still keep some Soccer in their days. ‘go home and practice’ means what to… Read More What are your players doing before you can get them on the field?
What is player development? Parents are asking… Parents are asking because they care about their child(ren) and we have some thoughts to share for the parent that is wondering the exact same thing! Player Development. It is a constant focus for anyone involved in youth Soccer. The USA failed to qualify for Russia 2018 and… Read More What is Player Development?
Are you trying to find a method to the madness? We know many of you are! Remember, this is recreational soccer. Not the world cup and all players will play. Subbing looks like this: 2nd grade – 6′ and 13′ of each half, making the game into 6ths (including kick off for each half). 3rd… Read More Substitutions
Yes, SFYS has a mercy rule. Winning by 5 or more goals against your opponent in recreational soccer (rules summary here) OR Winning by 8 or more goals against your opponent in competitive soccer (rules summary here) WILL result in losing 1 point from your standings. 1 point will be deducted for each game this… Read More MERCY!
We decided to get some clarification out there for you. Coaches have different interpretations of the rule and it is leading to some issues. First and foremost, it is only applicable to teams that play 7v7. Here goes. The GK cannot punt the ball. They can throw / roll to their team mate. They can… Read More The Build Out Line
Its that time of year when your team is registered, permits are available in our office, and you begin to plan your season. A sensible question is “what equipment do I need?” First Aid Kit. Safety first! Hopefully never used, but always handy. Include sprayable sunscreen! Extra water too! Of course, your practice permit and… Read More What equipment do I need?
As we approach the mid-point of our inaugural summer program, we wanted to share some of the highlights: Confidence. Players are having a fantastic time with the ball at their feet. In just a few weeks, ‘panic kicking’ has been replaced with a first touch and an attempt to beat the player(s) in front. Each… Read More Summer 4v4 Clinic. Week 3
Perhaps you saw this news: Silent September in South Carolina… This is our game, being ruined. We have posted about the youth soccer parents in other articles, such as this one and wrapped up that article with this: “…the questions parents are asking, and that we as SFYS, are working to provide you with the answers to.… Read More SILENCE! on the sidelines…