Saint Elizabeth Athletic Ministry, SEAM, CYO, SeamCYO, Chester Springs PA

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SOCCER EXPECTATIONS & INFORMATION:
 

ENROLLMENT INFO:

Enrollment begins May 1st and closes August 1st

 


PRACTICE & HOME GAME LOCATION:

All practices and home games will be at West Vincent Park (Evans Park). 

The park is located at the corner of Conestoga Road (Rt. 401) and St. Matthews Road.

http://www.westvincenttwp.org/resources/township-park/

Practices:

JV- Tuesdays from 4pm to 5:30pm

Varsity - Thursdays from 4pm to 5:30pm 

Games:

Average of one game during week days around 5:30pm and one game each Saturday


TEAM ORGANIZATION & EVALUATION:

There are two levels of play in CYO soccer.  Fifth and Sixth Grade boys and girls play co-ed Junior Varsity.  Seventh and Eighth Grade athletes play Varsity.  Varsity may be co-ed if we do not have enough girls for a team; girls my also have the option to play with a different parish girls team.  We cannot make these decisions until enrollment is complete in mid July.

Player training and evaluation will occur during the August Summer Training Camp, specific dates are below.  It is ideal that players make all days of training camp, but we understand that this is a busy time for vacations.  Players are required to make two weeks (Please email program director with unique situations).  Training camp is the time to improve skills, evaluate and come together as a program.

Junior Varsity Team Organization

Talent will be evenly distributed with an emphasis on improvement and development.

Playing time: At least 50% of the game.  If there is more then 16 players on a team the Check-In Procedure (see below) will be implemented. Everyone will play in the playoffs but percentages cannot be guarantee with large teams and the increased emphasis on winning.

 

Varsity Team Organization 

The varisty team organization cannot be decided until enrollment is complete.  We will then choose the format that will put our players in the best situation to succeed.  Some possibilites are below...

1.  Separate Varisty Girl and Boy Teams

2.  Co-Ed 7th Grade Varsity Blue Team and 8th Grade Varsity Gold Teams

3.  Two co-ed teams made up of mixed 7th and 8th graders.

Playing time for Varsity:  At least 25% of the game. Everyone will play in the playoffs but percentages cannot be guarantee with large teams and the increased emphasis on winning.

Large Teams: In the event of very large teams there may be a rotaion implemented to insure quality playing time.  The most common rotation breaks the team into three groups.  Each group will take a turn sitting out so the team attending the game is manageable (around 16 to 18 players) for the coaches.  An example rotation is below...

 


SEASON SCHEDULE:

Summer Training

Mid-June to early August

Commitment: Attendance is optional

These sessions are an opportunity to knock off the soccer rust.  There will be skills instruction followed by open play. 

Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm 

Dates:

June 27th

July 11th, 18th and 25th

August 1st and 8th

 

Spartan Soccer Training Camp

August 

Commitment: Please attend at least one week  Contact the Soccer Program Director if you can not make it in the summer at kyleworrell.kw@gmail.com.

Training camp is designed to evaluate our players but most importantly build the skills of our CYO program and bond as a team.  Training camp will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm on Tuesdays for skill work and small sided play.  On Wednesdays JV will attend from 6 to 7 and Varisty will play 7 to 8.  We will play large soccer games on Wednesday nights.  

Players are required to bring water, a soccer ball, wear shin guards and cleats

Training Camp Dates

August 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th

 

 

CYO Soccer Season

September to November

Commitment: We prefer they make every practice, but please communicate with your coach with issues and exceptions.  Constant and consistent communication about your child's availability for games is required.  EFF is an excused absence.  Contact the Soccer Program Director for special circumstances, kyleworrell.kw@gmail.com. 

Each team will practice once a week from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Junior Varsity on Tuesdays and Varsity on Thursdays.  Games dates and times are TBA.

Practice Dates

Practice begins in September

 


ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Practices:

We encourage our athletes to attend all practices but understand that conflicts occur through the season.  An extreme amount of missed practices can result in less playing time.   EFF is an excused absence.  Contact the Soccer Program Director for special circumstances, kyleworrell.kw@gmail.com. 

Players should bring water, a soccer ball and wear shin guards / cleats to every practice.

Games:

Please communicate with the coaches about missed games.  A missed game is excused if we have advanced notice.  If your child is going to miss a game please alert the coaches at least three days in advance.  


GAME POLICY:

Soccer games are what it is all about!  It is our opportunity to measure how we have improved as a team and work on continued improvement.  In order for our team to preform at its best we have a few game policies that must be followed. These simple guidelines will keep the game experience fun for the kids and allow them to focus and improve.

  • Players should arrive at games 30 minutes before kickoff to allow for proper warm up, preparation and discussion.
  • Parents are asked to sit on the opposite side of the field from the team and not approach the bench during the games.  This allows the kids to focus on the game and is a common practice of area clubs.  The kids should have water and anything else they need with them before the game begins.
  • All spectators are asked to cheer on our athletes and remain positive towards all officials, players and parents.

 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

  • Helping with training camp
  • Helping with team functions (picnics etc…)
  • Other

 

Tournament Policy

As the fall season progresses there may be some opportunities for our program to participate in tournaments.  Tournament teams will be selected based on season performance and player will be invited to participate.