Frequently Asked Questions
Residency requirements: Pottsville Area and St. Clair Area School District residents are eligible. Non-residents are eligible with release from home soccer association and PYSA Board approval by individual rule.
PYSA sponsored Travel Teams must be Pottsville Area and St. Clair Area School District residents.
These registration sessions are usually published along with the registration information for that season on the PYSA website homepage, in the local newspaper, and sent home in many schools.
To register after the official walk-in sessions, please contact Michael Peleschak at 570-640-7136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Text or email is preferred.
There is a $25 fee charged for all NSF checks written to PYSA. Child’s name and birth date must be written on check.
Yes, there are three fundraising/donation options for the 2014 season:
Option 1: $25.00 donation at the time of registration (additional $20.00 for 2nd child, $15.00 for 3rd child, $0 for 4th child +)
Option 2: $25.00 donation at the time first practice session (additional $20.00 for 2nd child, $15.00 for 3rd child, $0 for 4th child +)
Option 3: Sell 20 Charlie’s sub tickets ($3.50 each) with monies to be returned by last practice before games begin (additional $15 for 2nd child, $10 for 3rd child, $0 for 4th child +)
Option 4*: Sell a banner (4’ x 6’) located on the Gordon Nagle Field complex for $250 and any of the above options participated in will be refunded. Click here for banner details.
*Only new, or first-time, banner advertisement sales will be applied towards fundraising. The $100 renewal for existing advertisements do not count towards fundraising.
Players are placed in age groups according their birth date. See the current Age Chart to determine your child’s age division.
Players may request to play up one age division from their age appropriate division with a special request waiver form and approval from the Board. Players may not play down a division.
U-6 through U-8 will receive shirts from PYSA. Shirts may be kept after the season. Players are required to provide their own black shorts, game socks, shin-guards (worn under socks), soccer cleats and soccer balls.
U-9 thourgh U-15 will receive shirts, shorts and socks through PYSA. Shirts and shorts must be returned at the end of the season. Players are required to provide their own shin-guards (worn under socks), soccer cleats and soccer balls.
Each player needs the following for every game and practice:
Shin Guards (worn under socks)
Soccer cleats (sneakers are appropriate for U-6)
Soccer Ball: size 3 for U-5 through U-8; size 4 for U-9 through U-11; size 5 for U-13 and U-15
Players who wear glasses will need a sports safety strap
Cleats are designed to protect players from injury and provide the necessary stability on the soccer field or the baseball diamond.
Soccer cleats are designed to keep the player’s center of gravity low in order to increase speed and make certain shots. The design of baseball cleats enables a player to use the toe to get a good grip on the dirt during running starts and stops.
Soccer shoes do not have a toe cleat, outsole or midsole. Baseball shoes have a cleat at the point of the toe, and come in various heights for better ankle support.
The bottom of a soccer shoe contains anywhere from eight to 15 round and stubby cleats. The cleats on the bottom of a baseball shoe are pointier and longer.
Dual sport players who can only afford to buy one type of shoe should purchase soccer shoes. Soccer referees will not allow players to wear baseball cleats during a game as the toe cleat can injure another player.
Players on county level teams (U-9 through U-15) will have their cleats inspected prior to each game. Players with non-soccer cleats will be prohibited to play until appropriate cleats are obtained.
Are the Coaches trained?
PYSA offers several coaches clinics to assist new and returning coaches. Our website hosts different practice drills and suggestions, as well as links to other websites, all to help our coaches be the best they can be. All of our coaches are volunteer, so they come to PYSA with varied levels of prior soccer knowledge and experience. Coaches can contact the PYSA Technical Director with any questions or for skills tips.
The coaches will contact the players by July 6th. Coaches will usually call players, or send letters or email, as soon as they have attended that season’s coach meeting, received the roster and been assigned a practice field/time. If you have not heard from your coach by July 6th please contact Michael Peleschak at 570-640-7136 or email email@example.com Text or email is preferred. Please do not contact us prior to July 6th.
Each coach sets the day and time of the practice thru a lottery at the coach meeting prior to contacting the rostered players. Be prepared for practice any day of the week.
NOTE: Any conflicts with practice times or days should be resolved between the player and the coach of the team on which the player is rostered. There will be no trading or swapping of players between teams due to practice conflicts.
General Manager (GM) is responsible for determining whether a game must be canceled or postponed due to weather at any time up to the start of play.
With sudden change in weather the referee has the final authority to postpone, suspend or abandon a game due to bad weather or other circumstances he judges to be unsatisfactory or unsafe at or after the scheduled starting time for that game.
The PYSA subscribes to RainedOut.com for all coaches.
All coaches will receive a text and/or email whe the GM cancels practices/games. The notices will also be on the RainedOut.com PYSA site.
Coaches will need to register their email address/cell phone number each season.
Games for the 2015 season will begin August 22nd & 23rd.
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