News and Announcements
Fall Recreation League Soccer schedule is attached here. Best to all players!
The document fall_2020_schedule.pdf was attached to this post.
Dear Pawling Soccer Families,
It is that time of year again where the fall soccer season is upon us. Our main goal is to offer an opportunity for our kids to get out there to play this beautiful game. With that said, this season will certainly offer some different challenges and we need your help. We are committed to offering a safe place for our families and while we are planning for the season to “look one way,” as things in our community potentially evolve, we may need to adapt as we go. We assure you that we will do everything in our control to make minimal changes but dates, scheduling, team practices, game format, etc. are all subject COVID-19 related guidance and mandates. We are asking, players, parents, coaches, and spectators to do their best to follow safety guidelines as they evolve. Below, you will find some basic player and parent responsibilities taken from the U.S. Soccer return to play guidelines.
US Youth Return to Activity Notice
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing everyone out there on the pitch this fall!
The Pawling Soccer Board
· Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others.
· Wash hands thoroughly before and after training.
· Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every training.
· Wear a mask before and immediately after all training.
· Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
· Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
· Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training.
· No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
· Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities.
· Ensure your child is healthy, and check your child’s temperature before activities with others.
· Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
· Stay in car or adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements
· When at training, wear a mask if outside your car.
· Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training.
· Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after every training.
· Notify your club immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.
· Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training
The player and coach registration link is below.
Please also see our league return letter (menu bar above) regarding steps toward making this a safe and fun playing environment.
The Pawling Soccer Club (PSC) is an EHYSL, ENYYS, and USYSA affiliated club, playing recreational youth soccer in Pawling, NY. Pawling S.C. was formed in 1979, and has grown due to the dedication and support of its volunteers.
Today, Pawling S.C. has an in-house recreational league and supports our travel teams within the EHYSL League. Youth ages four into their teens are welcome to play in our Fall Recreation League where sportsmanship, learning, and fun are emphasized. For those wishing to play more, the Travel Team opportunities are fall, winter (indoors), and spring.
Find the latest news, results, and photos at Pawling Soccer Club on Facebook. See links at bottom for the schedule.
We are again participating in a national movement one weekend this Fall - “Silent Sidelines Saturday”. This is the name given to the day on which the coaches of youth sports are asked not to coach and parents are asked not to cheer or to guide their children in any way. There is no shouting at players, no yelling at coaches, no protesting to officials due to any perceived bad call. The children are free to have fun with no additional pressure to perform in a strategic way or directive from the sidelines.
"Silent Saturday" is ONE DAY out of the schedule in which parents, coaches and spectators are asked not to talk to the players, coaches, or referees during the game.
This may sound like a radical idea, but the program has met with huge success all over the country.
The concept of a “Silent Sideline” is that it allows players to develop and improve on their communication and leadership skills on the field of play that is sometimes difficult due to the noise level generated from the sidelines.
We need to remember that kids go out on the playground every day and play soccer, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, etc. without help or cheers from the sidelines.
Please see below our objectives & special rules during our "Silent Sidelines" Saturday.
The Objectives of Silent Saturday:
1. To give players a chance to trust their skills and instincts without sideline input, and without concern that their mistakes will be corrected from the sidelines in a game environment.
2. To foster leadership skills among the individual players as they have the unique opportunity of giving their coach's instruction on the field.
3. To foster a sense of true teamwork as the players must learn to rely upon one another and communicate with each other accordingly.
4. To remind coaches, parents, and players that PRACTICE is the time for instruction. Games are the showcases for learning.
5. To remind everyone that youth soccer is primarily for the purpose of kids playing, learning and having fun.
6. To support our youth referees & volunteer coaches.
SPECIAL "SILENT SIDELINES" RULES:
A) Silent Saturday Does Not apply to the U6 division.
B) Coaches are permitted to call out for substitutions, and coaches may speak quietly to their players on the sidelines, giving them instructions to carry out onto the field, such as "Joey, I want you to switch positions with Tommy, and make sure Billy gets a chance to do a throw in, ok?"
C) Parents are encouraged to clap after great saves & goals, and can make posters, signs, or banners showing their child's name/team and/or jersey number.
D) Parents are also encouraged to bring pom poms, or Vuvuzela horns, or cow bells, or drums, or other noise makers (No Whistles, please) to let the children hear their continued support.
We request that all coaches, parents, guardians, and adults attending follow our intent to have the kids play in a "free play" situation that use to occur on the playgrounds.