EYSA Frequently Asked Questions
EYSA is a volunteer run community organization. The goal of EYSA is to provide recreational opportunities for any child interested in soccer. The EYSA objectives are simple: Build Skills and have FUN! Our philosophy promotes the development of the player through good physical conditioning, promotion of sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game while developing knowledge and skills in soccer.
Each player will be provided with a team shirt and socks. Players MUST provide their own shorts, shin guards and footwear. Cleats are preferred (NO METAL).Players should bring their own soccer ball to all practices. Division U6 use a Size 3 ball. Divisions U8, U10 and U12 use a Size 4 ball. Division U15 use a Size 5 ball
Each player should be punctual in attendance at all scheduled games and practice sessions. Come prepared for practice; includes appropriate clothing, shin guards, soccer ball and water bottle. Players should encourage all teammates and be respectful of coaches. Players and parents responsibility includes courteous behavior towards other players, coaches, referees, and fans.
No. Jewelry of any kind (necklaces, watches, earrings, rings, bracelets, etc.) cannot be worn during practice or games. There is an exception for Med-Alert bracelets, but they must be completely covered with tape or a soft cloth band for the safety of your child and all the other players.
Glasses, hearing aids, and med-alerts may be worn to practices and games. The use of an eyeglass holder/strap or sports-glasses is recommended. As stated above, Med-Alerts must be completely covered with tape or a soft cloth band as a safety measure.
Any hair accessories should not be made of metal or plastic, and should not be rigid. Soft rubber bands are recommended and acceptable.
Soccer is a sport played in the rain. Games are not being cancelled due to a forecast for rain. However, in the event of lightning and/or thunder the following rules apply.
If lightning is seen, all games must be stopped, and the fields cleared immediately. All participants must seek shelter in a building or vehicle. Play can be resumed when 30 consecutive minutes have passed, free of lightning or thunder. Each new lightning event requires the 30 minute clock to be reset.
If for any reason a parent decides that it is in the best interest of the child to stay home due to weather, please do so. We will not routinely cancel games due to weather, but each parent needs to take ultimate responsibility for the player's safety. If you choose to keep your child home, EYSA will not reschedule the game or issue refunds.
EDWARDSBURG YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 647
Edwardsburg, MI 49112