Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Divisions

We follow the guidelines developed by MYSA in assigning players to their level of play.   The cut off date for birthdays is August 1st.   Children are their playing age for the next season on Aug 1.  For example, if you are seven on August 1st and turn eight  in September, you are still playing as a seven year old and would be in the U8 division.
 
Children in the U6 (under 6yrs) division meet on either Saturday or Sundays for 1 hour.  They participate in age appropriate skill development activities.  Eventually they scrimmage in a non results oriented atmosphere.
 
Players in the U8 (under 8 yrs) division may practice one day a week and play an hour long game on Saturday morning.  The children play 6 vs. 6 with goalies.  Emphasis is on skill development as well as an introduction to team play.  Score is not officially kept and good sportsmanship and teamwork is emphasized.
 
In the U10 (under 10 yrs) group, there are boy and girl teams.   The kids play 7 vs. 7 with a goalie.  This is a non-competitive division.  The teams play half of the games here in Plympton and travel locally for the remaining games.  Usually these teams practice 1 – 2 times a week and play a game on Saturdays.
 
The U12 (under 12 yrs) division is the first results oriented level of soccer.  Players in this division compete in the highly competitive Coastal Youth Soccer League with a chance to play in the Mass. Tournament of Champions Cup in Lancaster, MA.  One U12 team from the CYSL will represent the league.  Players play 7 v7 with a goalie. 
 
Under 14 is when the children step on to the big field and play 11 vs. 11.  If Plympton does not have enough players to field a team a request to pool with a neighboring town will be made in order to put them on a team.   
 
Players in the U16 and older -  Since most of these players play for High Schools, this is a spring time only league.

The Coaches

Currently all of our Head Coaches have received their “G” level license from MYSA.  Many intend on continuing to coach as their children age and will work towards Their “F” and “E” license.   It is not a requirement to have played soccer to coach.  We are a recreational league and willingness to help and enthusiasm are most important.  The “G” level course is a four hour introduction to the basics of coaching soccer. It really is a lot of fun and quite helpful.

CORI checks

As required by state law and MYSA, ALLcoaches, league officials, and referees have been CORI checked.

Volunteering

Plympton Soccer is grateful for the many people who step forward to help out.  We can always use more.  From lining the field, snack table, refereeing, coaching, and administration there is a place for anyone interested in giving time.

Donations

Plympton Soccer operates on its registration fees, local business sponsors and donations from families and community members. Every dollar collected goes directly to the operational expenses of the league.  Some families are unable to make a time commitment and offer a donation of money to the league.  If you are a business owner or community member and would like to make a donation, you can DONATE HERE ONLINE, contact us via email, or mail it to PYSA, 80 West Street, Plympton, MA 02367.

Indoor Soccer

Winter indoor soccer teams are not affiliated with Plympton Youth Soccer.  Often, a current coach will organize a group of players to continue skill development by playing in an indoor winter soccer league. Among the local facilities are the JunglePlex in Plymouth, South Shore Field House in Pembroke and the Bridgewater Sports Complex. The organizers of these teams are under no obligation to include players on Plympton Youth Soccer rosters.  However, it is encourage by PYSA for coaches to include all interested for future skill development.