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US Soccer Implements Changes to the 2016-2017 Season

 

US Soccer Implements Changes to the 2016-2017 Season

As some of you may or may not have heard US soccer have implemented new changes to their soccer standards for the upcoming 2017 season. The US Soccer Federation recently announced a series of player development initiatives that are set to be implemented in Michigan for the Fall 2017 season. These changes are designed to help the US continue to compete at the highest levels, align the country as a whole and align our system with international standards at the youth level.

The two major changes for Fall 2017 are listed below and further information about how these changes impact players and how these changes will be implemented can be found below. 

1. Change to Birth Year Registration - Players to play under their birth year

2. Further Adoption of Small Sided Games - 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11

Official announcement and US soccer write up can be found here: http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/08/24/18/07/150824-coaching-player-development-initiatives-rel

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/changes_coming_to_youth_soccer_in_2016/

 

Birth Year Registration


The first element of the new US Soccer standards is to align players and teams to play under their birth year bracket. Starting in June 2017, teams will be registering players by birth year rather than the current school year format that we have followed for many years. The new format will see teams composed of players born between January 1st and December 31st of the same year.

US Soccer had mandated that these changes be put into effect no later than Fall 2017. However Edwardsburg Youth Soccer Association has decided to implement these standards this spring season

Birth-year registration calendars will now align with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. For example,

Year Season Ends – Birth Year = Age Group:

 2017-18      2003              = U15

 2022-23      2016              = U7

2018           2012              = U6

U-15 player (players 15 years old or younger) would have a birth year of 2000 (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) for the 2015 registration year.  In 2016, U-15 players would be born in 2001 or earlier. Birth-year registration applies to all player age groups and not just players age 12 and younger.

The initiative will align registration with the international standard while simultaneously providing clearer information on player birth dates to combat ‘relative age effect’.

Relative age effect refers to the selection bias related to players that are more physically mature than their peers due to being born earlier in the year. U.S. Soccer seeks a balance of players that are born throughout the year so that all players, those born in the earlier months, and those born later have equal opportunity to grow and develop as soccer players.

The birth-year registration initiative will not cause the dissolution of age-group based teams that already play together, but will rather give players the opportunity to ‘play up’ with older age-groups.

The change to birth year age groups and to the “labels” for naming each age group have been made by U.S. Soccer. You may view a matrix here.


by posted 01/15/2017
2017 Sprint

 

Spring 2017 Signups Coming Soon!

The Edwardsburg Youth Soccer Association will be holding signups for the Spring 2017 season very soon! Online registrations will be available before the end of January. . .

 

 


by posted 01/10/2017
PARENT & ATHLETE CONCUSSION INFORMATION SHEET

 

PARENT & ATHLETE CONCUSSION

INFORMATION SHEET

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even a "ding," "getting your bell rung," or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION?

Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.

If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, s/he should be kept out of play the day of the injury. The athlete should only return to play with permission from a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.

SYMPTOMS REPORTED

BY ATHLETE:

  1. Headache or "pressure" in head
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Balance problems or dizziness
  4. Double or blurry vision
  5. Sensitivity to light
  6. Sensitivity to noise
  7. Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  8. Concentration or memory problems
  9. Confusion
  10. Just not "feeling right" or is "feeling down"

SIGNS OBSERVED

BY COACHING STAFF:

  1. Appears dazed or stunned
  2. Is confused about assignment or position
  3. Forgets an instruction
  4. Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
  5. Moves clumsily
  6. Answers questions slowly
  7. Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  8. Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
  9. Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall
  10. Can’t recall events after hit or fall

DID YOU KNOW?

  1. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
  2. Athletes who have, at any point in their lives, had a concussion have an increased risk for another concussion.
  3. Young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.

Rick Snyder, GovernorJames K. Haveman, Director

"IT’S BETTER TO MISS ONE GAME

THAN THE WHOLE SEASON"

CONCUSSION DANGER SIGNS

In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull. An athlete should receive immediate medical attention if after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body s/he exhibits any of the following danger signs:

  1. One pupil larger than the other
  2. Is drowsy or cannot be awakened
  3. A headache that gets worse
  4. Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
  5. Repeated vomiting or nausea
  6. Slurred speech
  7. Convulsions or seizures
  8. Cannot recognize people or places
  9. Becomes increasingly confused, restless, or agitated
  10. Has unusual behavior
  11. Loses consciousness (even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously)

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU THINK YOUR ATHLETE HAS A CONCUSSION?

  1. If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, remove the athlete from play and seek medical attention. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
  2. Rest is key to helping an athlete recover from a concussion. Exercising or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, and playing video games, may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse. After a concussion, returning to sports and school is a gradual process that should be carefully managed and monitored by a health care professional.
  3. Remember: Concussions affect people differently. While most athletes with a concussion recover quickly and fully, some will have symptoms that last for days, or even weeks. A more serious concussion can last for months or longer.

WHY SHOULD AN ATHLETE REPORT THEIR SYMPTOMS?

If an athlete has a concussion, his/her brain needs time to heal. While an athlete’s brain is still healing, s/he is much more likely to have another concussion. Repeat concussions can increase the time it takes to recover. In rare cases, repeat concussions in young athletes can result in brain swelling or permanent damage to their brain. They can even be fatal.

STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME PRINTED

STUDENT-ATHLETE NAME SIGNED

DATE

PARENT OR GUARDIAN NAME PRINTED

PARENT OR GUARDIAN NAME SIGNED

DATE

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by posted 03/30/2015
Our Mission

Our Mission

The Edwardsburg Youth Soccer Association (EYSA) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization fostering and supporting the development of organized youth soccer and providing an enjoyable soccer experience in which our youth have the opportunity to grow and develop.

EYSA is a volunteer run community organization. The goal of EYSA is to provide recreational opportunities for any child interested in soccer. There are no residency requirements.

EYSA relies on volunteers to coach, manage, and organize the league.

 EYSA Philosophy

The Edwardsburg Youth Soccer Association  primary focus is to provide a total, well-rounded and positive soccer experience for the player, coach, referee, and parent.

Enjoyment for All Children

Edwardsburg Youth Soccer Association shall be responsible for the promotion of physical health, mental and emotional growth and to develop, govern, and promote the game of soccer at all levels of age and competition.

EYSA believes that local soccer organizations play a fundamental role in the on-going evolution of soccer in the United States. We take that role seriously and will endeavor to provide quality programs and resources that move motivated players along the player-development continuum. At the same time EYSA understands that children participate in youth soccer for a variety of reasons and we have a duty to the community to offer programs that encourage, excite, and energize every player, regardless of ability.

We recognize that the most important aspect of youth sports is the opportunity to teach important life-lessons to impressionable children. All players have the opportunity to benefit from the values taught through teamwork, effort, responsibility, and commitment. EYSA understands that children learn from and are influenced by the adults involved in our organization. Accordingly we demand the highest standard of behavior from every board member, director, staff member, coach, and volunteer.

 

by posted 11/30/2014
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