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West Branch Youth Soccer

West Branch Youth Soccer

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WBYSA Feels that
Childhood is a time when kids should , make new friends, learn about teamwork,get exercise, learn new soccer skills and have some more fun. West Branch Youth Soccer feels that soccer is a way to accomplish all of this. Our League is Recreational, there are no “official winners or losers”, no standings, no all-stars, no playoffs, no league or division champs, just healthy competition. All team members are required to play no less than ½ a game and Coaches are strongly encouraged to give each team member as much playing time as possible. Each time a player is on the field they participate in the game, no matter what their ability or skill level. 

Who can Play? 
Any child who is 3 through 12. Age Divisions consist of 2-year groups. For the Fall Season  

Check the Age Division selection under the Team Central tab above to get the details of the age group your child would be playing in.

Registration Information
Fall Season registrations can be submitted to the Registrar (Dana Manahan).  If you are past the cut off time a late fee will be charged. Go to the WBYSA Registration Info tab above for current year information. 


Schedule
The playing season for the WBSYA begins in September. The season runs for 6 weeks. Games are held on Saturdays or Sundays and occasionally through the week if one has to be rescheduled. No team will be scheduled by the league for more than one game a weekend.

U6 Coed, U8 Coed, U10 Coed, U12 Coed and G12 traveling team girls

Directions to the WBYSA home fields can be found at the Fields selection under the Team Central tab above.


Coaches will provide Practice schedules and locations at the beginning of the season. Team roster information can be obtained by logging in above and checking the links under your child's name. Game Schedules for U6, U08, U10 and U12 can be found along with the Team Rosters, game schedules for U12 Coed, U12 Girls traveling, will be provided by the Coaches. 


Required Equipment 
Required Soccer Equipment includes:

·         A jersey which is purchased from the league.

·         All players must wear shin guards. They are available at most local stores (Dicks, etc.). We suggest that you purchase the type that has a band that goes under the foot. This keeps the shin guard from turning on the ankle. Cost can range from $5 and up.

·         A ball will be required for practice. Most drills that a coach will teach require each player to have their own ball. Purchase the size that is appropriate for the age division of your child. U6, U8 -Size 3. U10, U12 -Size 4, U14, U16, U18 -Size 5. Check the Age Division selection under the League Info tab above to see where you child belongs.

There are also some exclusions.  Remember, these are excluded for the safety of the players and no exceptions will be made. Refer to SAY Rules for a full list.  These items will be checked by a Referee before the game begins.

·         Shoes must be Soccer cleats.  Baseball, Football or General-Purpose cleats are not allowed.

·         No one will be allowed to play with a hard cast of any kind. Padding it is not permitted.

·         Jewelry or piercing of any kind are not permitted.  Any jewelry or piercing must be removed or the child will not be allowed to participate, this includes earrings.  This is an insurance rule.  Please wait until the season is complete before having your child’s ears pierced.  Medical alert bracelets and necklaces are exceptions and are permitted to be worn but must be taped down.

Team Selection 
After all registrations have been received and recorded, ­the Board of WBYSA selects the teams for the upcoming season. We strive to make the teams as equal as possible to the best of our ability.

Special requests for U6, U8 and U10 are reviewed and granted if possible. A request must be made to the President of the league. Because of additional requirements, which are listed below, some requests cannot be fulfilled. As stated on the registration form NO requests are guaranteed.

·         If special requests appear to be building a very strong team, the Board will not honor those requests.

·         Children of Coaches are placed with their parent unless requested otherwise.


In the U6 Division the board will attempt to place a like number of boys and girls on each team. 

In U8 and U10 Divisions the board will attempt to place a like number of younger and older players on each team (e.g. On U8 -each team have a like number of 6-year old’s and 7-year old’s). In addition, an attempt to place a like number of boys and girls on each team will be made. 

In U12 and above the board will attempt to place a like number of younger and older players on each team (e.g. On U12 -each team have a like number of 11-year old’s and 12-year old’s). 

This balance may be impacted by late registrations.  Please register early. 

Board Members are not involved in the selection of teams in which they or relative are coaching or have a child playing. The remaining Board Members will do the team selections for that age division.

Once teams are assigned and distributed to Coaches no changes will be made. Absolutely No Exceptions.

Any questions or concerns please send an email to [email protected]

Have a great Season!

Contact Us

West Branch Youth Soccer

P.O Box 222 
Morrisdale, Pennsylvania 16858

Email Us: [email protected]
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