CHYSC Indoor Soccer 2012-2013
Click here to register, but please read the program details and explanations below first.
The Club sponsors both girls-only and boys-only Indoor Soccer programs that will run this year from January through mid-March 2013.
The program will include players aged 7* (depending, see below) through 19. Players are grouped by age according to the US Youth Soccer methodology, which determines the player’s age as of August 1 of a given year. For example, “u-9″ means the player must be under 9 years of age as of August 1 of that year. During the fall season, therefore, a u9 team will be comprised of 8 and 9 year olds (depending on when a players birthday falls between August 1 of one year and July 31 of the following year) but no 10 year olds. More soccer terminology: A player who is 7 as of August 1 would be considered to be “playing up” on a u09 team. US Youth Soccer rules do not allow over-aged players on a roster, but does not prohibit players from “playing up” per se. This is governed by local league, club, team or tournament rules.
Our Indoor program for 2012-2013 will include boys and girls teams from u08 – u19, although there may be some gaps and/or combined teams at the older ages. For clarification, see the Age Chart below, which defines where your player falls according to their birth date. The age groupings for fall 2012 teams are still in effect for winter Indoor Soccer (they are in effect until August 1, 2013).
*u08 players, who would be 7 as of August 1 2012, are eligible to play with the u08 Indoor Soccer groups. See the Age Chart below for clarification.
The Indoor program this year will be comprised of several different activities. Not all age groups will participate in all activities.
1. FUTSAL technical training, free play and scrimmages, at the SCH Middle School gym (This will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from January 5 – March 17). Specific days and times for each age group will be determined and published shortly. Futsal is the FIFA-approved version of indoor soccer. Futsal is played on a gym floor and uses a ball with less bounce and does not involve playing off the walls. It is considered the best indoor approach for developing technique, game awareness and fitness. The smaller space also ensures that all players are involved in the action. Futsal has been at the core of the Spanish and Brazilian soccer cultures and the results have spoken for themselves. You can learn more about Futsal here. This will be the primary activity for indoor players at the u08 level, rather than participation in the Philadelphia Department of Recreation (“PDR”) league as in past years.
2. Competition in outside leagues: Groups may form teams to play in one of the various local indoor leagues, at the discretion the coach (based on a variety of factors including the team age and schedule options offered by the league). The most common venues for competitive indoor leagues that CHYSC teams participate in are YSC Sports, 354 South Warminster Road in Hatboro (turf), SMG Sportsplex 654 York Rd In Warminster (turf), and the GLEC (Germantown Life Enrichment Center, formerly the Germantown Y) 5722 Greene Street in Philadelphia.
3. Developmental clinics with coaches from outside the Club: The Club has contracted and/or coordinated with outside organizations (UKElite, EPYSA, SCH, and GFS) and/or individual coaches to make available additional technical training options for Indoor Soccer participants.
4. Tournament play: Depending on interest level of the group, schedules and other logistics, the coach may identify competitive tournaments and enter a team. Tournament fees are considered an additional cost from the base program and are not covered by registration fees. Please note, if a group chooses to participate in the EPYSA “Indoor Cups”, the roster is limited to the EPYSA-approved fall Travel team roster.
ELIGIBILITY: Indoor Soccer is open to ALL participants, not just fall Travel Team players. However, registration for Indoor Soccer does not guarantee participation. Depending on the age group, registration numbers and other factors, participation may be based upon a competitive tryout, or some other equitable and unbiased form of evaluation. In general terms, our approach with the Indoor program is a function of the particular needs of the age group. At the younger ages, we try to broaden the pool of players and include all players who want to play. At the older ages, this becomes a challenge as the gap between the skilled and unskilled players widens. When teams are formed and play in competitive leagues, the quality of the overall experience is affected significantly if everyone in the team is not at a reasonably comparable skill level, as well as by appropriate roster size. As this happens tryouts / evaluations may become necessary.
COST: The base fee this year will be $75 per player, plus new uniform costs if any, plus Family Dues of $25 if not yet paid for calendar year 2012. Even though Indoor Soccer activities will start in 2013 in most cases, Indoor Soccer is considered a 2012 sport for the purposes of collecting annual Club dues. Fees are due at the time of registration. Since per-team or per-player costs may differ based on the specific activities and leagues in which a given Indoor age group participates, and other program costs which may not be known at the time of registration, Indoor teams may be subject to a “true-up” from the base fee (an incremental fee, or, rebate) at the end of the season. (This is unlike the fall Travel Soccer program, where it is known well in advance that all teams will participate in the same program in the Inter-County Soccer League at a set cost). If a player is not selected for a team (or if there are not sufficient players or coaches to form a team), you will receive a full refund, including family dues if paid.
SCHEDULE: Most all activities will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, although some groups may organize a weeknight session. Specific days and times for each age group will be sorted by the coaches and published here shortly.
OTHER DETAILS of the program include:
- Indoor Soccer registrations must be done online at www.CHYSC.org. You must register through the Club website in order to be eligible to play.
- Equipment consists of uniforms or t-shirt jerseys (provided by the Club), indoor soccer shoes or sneakers for play on hard surfaces, cleats or sneakers for play on artificial turf, and always shin guards.
- The program for a particular age group can only take place if there is an appropriate volunteer/s willing and able to organize and coach the group.
- Teams can only be formed if a sufficient number of players qualify for a team.
- All players must play in their age-appropriate group, unless the Indoor Soccer commissioner approves an exception.
Age chart for the 2012-2013 season:
|Age Group||Birth date is between:|
|u08||August 1, 2004 — July 31, 2005|
|u09||August 1, 2003 — July 31, 2004|
|u10||August 1, 2002 — July 31, 2003|
|u11||August 1, 2001 — July 31, 2002|
|u12||August 1, 2000 — July 31, 2001|
|u13||August 1, 1999 — July 31, 2000|
|u14||August 1, 1998 — July 31, 1999|
|u15||August 1, 1997 — July 31, 1998|
|u16||August 1, 1996 — July 31, 1997|
|u17||August 1, 1995 — July 31, 1996|
|u18||August 1, 1994 — July 31, 1995|
|u19||August 1, 1993 — July 31, 1994|
If you have any questions, please contact Indoor Commissioner Rick Moseley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact one of the following coaches directly:
|Indoor Team||Lead Coach / Contact|
|U08 Boys||Brendan Mayemail@example.com|
|U08 Girls||tbd / Rick Moseleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|U09 Boys||Anthony Lanfrancoemail@example.com|
|U09 Girls||Tom McLaughlinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|U10 Boys||Ron Kerenemail@example.com|
|U10 Girls||Rob Lambfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|U11 Boys||Matt Gradyemail@example.com|
|U11 Girls||Dwayne Whartonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|U12 Boys||Peter Lubowitz or Mark Clugstonemail@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|U12 Girls||Rick Moseleyemail@example.com|
|U13 Boys||Alex Seldinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|U13 Girls||Blythe Vito or Caleb Meyeremail@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|U14 Boys||Daniel Bigelow, Al Bixleremail@example.com, ABixler@eckertseamans.com|
|U14 Girls||Jen Caraballofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|U19 Girls*||Rob Johnsemail@example.com|
* u19 girls is primarily comprised of u17-u19 girls; currently it is uncertain if there will be an option for u15-u16 girls. For now u15 and u16 girls should register under u19. If you register and there is insufficient interest to form a team OR you are not selected for a team, you will be issued a full refund