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Major Announcements

The Club will use this page to make any major announcements.  It will be important to review the content of this page on a regular basis if you would like to be informed.  Remember, the club no longer holds regular coach and parent meetings.

Hey You’re Invited!!

Meet & Greet the visiting Lions Gibraltar Women Squad 9am on August 10th Come down to Van Bourgondien Park to watch the international players go through their professional training session. Meet and take photos with the players. Take the opportunely to speak with the head coach whose CV includes men’s FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro qualifying campaigns against the likes of Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Poland to name but a few…  Click HERE to read more!



For Registration Assistance, contact [email protected]

How to Register:

   -   To Learn how to register for a Travel team, please see the Travel page of our website under "Programs" and then "Travel," or click HERE.
   -   If you did not make a travel team after trying out, you can register for an intramural travel team.  To learn hoq to register for intramural travel, please see the intramural page under the "Programs" tab then "Intramural Travel (SSI)," or click HERE.    
 
   -   If you are looking for U5-U8 intramural registration, please click HERE.


Text Message Alerts

If you would like to receive text message alerts from our club you must  subscribe by doing the following:

                  Text WBSoccerleagues11080 to 84483

       Once you complete this quick step, you will receive a confirmation text stating "You have successfully added to your subscription."  We will notify you in the future of game cancellations and any major club announcements.  This is a great way to be the first to know of anything going on!  Please take advantage of this new feature.
West Babylon Soccer Club welcomes Adrian Parral and his staff!


Pictured Left to Right: Adrian Parral, Kayleigh Ferro (striker-Gibraltar International), Alba Martin (Midfield-Spanish player), Zoe Ballantine (Midfield-Gibraltar International), Joelle Gilbert (Striker-Gibraltar International), Steve Kamalic, Jason Carseni

Three new items voted on and approved by Board--3.29.2017


1 - $20 registration increase effective Fall 2017 for ALL divisions.  This was a necessary step to cover the increase costs from the leagues, ref fees, insurance fees, and field maintenance fees.

2 - $20 multi-registration discount effective Fall 2017.  The board understands that costs of playing athletics is high, especially if you have multiple children playing.  Given the $20 registration hike for this season, the Board has approved a $20 discount for each additional child after the first registration. For example, you have two kids in U7/U8 and one in U5.  You pay $200 for one child, and $180 for each of the other two children.  This is an increase from the $10 discount that was previously given.

3 - 50% Registration credit for returning Head Coaches.  We appreciate those who volunteer their time to make our club better.  We will be offering a 50% credit (from year coached) on next year registration for all returning coaches who meet the outlined criteria: 
        - Coach must be in good standing with the club
        - Coach must complete all fielding lining duties (or make sure his team covers)
        - Coach must complete all concession stand coverage duties (or make sure his team covers)
This credit is for Head Coaches ONLY.  The 50% credit will be applied to your account for the following season based on the cost of the previous season coached.  For example, your child's registration cost is $200 for U7/U8 and you return to coach their U9 Travel team (which will cost $250)--a $100 credit will be applied to your account and it will only cost $150 for the U9 season.  If you return to coach U10, a $125 credit will be applied for the U10 season.  For those who coach multiple teams, only one credit will be applied to your account.  You MUST coach the full year (fall and spring seasons).  There is no cash payout.  This is effective Fall 2017, so credits will first be applied Fall 2018.  

 


Congratulations to the following West Babylon Soccer Club teams who won the Sportsmanship Award for their division!!  


Ambush (2002 Boys)
Strikers (2000 Girls)
Thunderbirds (2005 Girls)

The full release of sportsmanship standings can be viewed HERE

"Building Character Through Soccer."

 


ABBY WAMBACH VISITS WEST BABYLON SOCCER CLUB


The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) interviewed Abby Wambach when she visited the West Babylon Soccer Club.  The interview can be found HERE.  Pictures from her visit have also been posted on that page.  They can also be accessed by going directly to our Flickr acount page at https://flic.kr/s/aHskK1Kejk.

LIJSL C/NSCAA Level 3 Diploma Course

Host: West Babylon SC
Dates: July 11, 13, 18, 20
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Van Bourgondien Park, 620 Albin Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704
Coordinator: Mike Wolfe, (516)815-1145;[email protected]
Contact Coordinator to register for this course
To register for this course, click here.


Our upcoming LIJSL C/NSCAA Level 3 Diploma course begins Monday, July 11th. Please arrive early for the first session so that any registration issues can be handled prior to the 7pm starting time.   

Be prepared to participate in some physical activity/playing, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear for such.  Field sessions will be outside on a grass field.  If you have any limitations for physical activity, just let the instructor know.  

Also, print out the course booklet - http://www.lijsoccer.com/pdfs/Ccourse2008.pdf - and bring it with you to each session.  It is about 60 pages, so it's a good idea to set your printer for both sides of the page.    

 
Items to bring:
- Ball
- Course booklet
- Proper clothing/footwear
- Note-taking material
- Great attitude







Major Changes to Soccer in the U.S.


     Effective immediately (Spring 2016), in an effort to combat the risk of concussions, there are new mandates regarding heading the soccer ball.  Eastern New York is requiring that all clubs follow the rules which can be read here: http://www.lijsoccer.com/pages/newsDetail.php?id=398
     Beginning with the Fall 2016 season, major changes are happening to the way youth soccer is played in the United States.  We will highlight some of the major changes below.  You can read the full announcement here: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/changes_coming_to_youth_soccer_in_2016/.

Two of the major changes we will discuss are a move to small sided games (small field size and less players on field) and to a calendar year age group.  

 

Heading Rules
     Players in Under-11 programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games. Referees have been instructed by US Soccer of the following rule addition in these age groups:

  • When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect kick shall be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue. 
     
  • Limited heading in practice for players Under-12 and Under 13 programs. More specifically, these players shall be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week. 
     
  • Clubs should be aware of circumstances in which individual consideration is needed. For example:

           - A 10 year-old playing at Under-12 should not head the ball at all
           - An 11 or 12 year-old playing at Under 14 should abide by the heading restrictions in practice 

  • Referees should enforce these restrictions by age group according to the specified rules. Referees will not be assessing the age of individual players on the field; they will enforce the rules for the age group. 
     
  • Leagues and organizations are free to set their own standards, as long as the minimum requirements outlined above are met.


     Read about this on LIJSL website

Small Sided Games

    Player development is the main goal here--with less players and a smaller field, each player is involved in the play in some way.  Whether attacking, defending, making a run, or creating space, each player on the field is involved and plays a unique role.  This will allow for more touches on the ball, increase fitness, learn multiple positions, and learn tactics more quickly.  This should increase competitiveness and create a more fun and enjoyable game.

Small Sided Games FAQ: Download PDF

Calendar Year Age Groups

     The reason for this change is two-fold; One, this change will match the age groups in Europe and, two, make the age groups and cutoffs easier to understand.  Simply stated, your child will play in an age group with children born in the same calendar year.  For example, if your son/daughter is born in 2010, then they will be placed in an age group with other players born in 2010.  

     We cannot stress how much easier it is to understand the age groups.  No longer will there be confusion or frustration that your son or daughter is not on the same team as their friend from school because they are in two different age groups.  

Calendar Year FAQ: Download PDF

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West Babylon, New York 11704
Phone : 631-889-4551
Email : [email protected]
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