• Games and Practice News

    Upper Division Rec–Indoor Program

    EYSA is excited to announce a 9-session winter soccer training program on Sunday afternoons for the older (born 2010 though 2014) players in the Upper Division Silver Girls and Gold/Silver Division Boys, on Sundays. This program, which is supplemental to the 2023-2024 outdoor season, is a good opportunity for our players to enhance their skills.  The fee is $200; space is limited and open only to residents of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe.        Sessions are 1 hour every Sunday, beginning January 21st and ending March 17th.  

    Girls will be 1-2 pm. Boys will be 3-4 pm. The location is the Sports Underdome, 657 Garden Ave, Mount Vernon.  Required equipment: sneakers (NO CLEATS!!), shin guards, soccer ball.  No make-ups or refunds for weather cancellations. Register here using your Team Snap account for Silver/Gold Winter Clinic 2024: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/414683

    Rec League Registration has Re-opened for Spring Additions

    Registration is now open to accept players for the spring–where there are openings. The discounted fee is $175.  Open only to residents of Eastchester, including the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe. The youngest group is born 2018.  Register via TeamSnap for “Fall 23-Spring 24 Rec Registration” at https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/380015.  Players who were registered for Fall 2023 are also registered for Spring 2024.  No further action is necessary other than confirming with the coach that one is returning for Spring.

    Recreation League Structure

    Please also see Program Information in the Recreation Program tab within. The two “Junior” divisions practice and play at the Anne Hutchinson School.  Age designation Juniors-K, nominally 5-year olds, attend a clinic on Saturday afternoons for 50 minutes.  The time slot is the same each week. Boys and girls will be together on co-ed teams only at this age level.    Age designation Juniors-6 (or L), nominally 1st graders, practice on Saturday mornings and plays games on Sunday afternoons. The time slot for the practices will be at the same time: game times Sunday will vary.   The Senior FutureStars, seven and eight year olds combined, practice Saturday afternoons and play Sunday afternoons at Pisacreta Field at Dunwoodie Park.    Older players are in the Upper Division-Silver and Upper Division-Gold,  Parents new to the League are encouraged to read  https://eysoccer.com/rec-program-info/.

  • Club News

    Pre-K Program has Re-Opened for the Spring Session

    The pre-K program, known as Team Dynamo, is designed to introduce the sport to youngsters born in 2019 and 2020. Registration is now open to accept players for the spring–subject to space limitations. Discounted spring fee is $175. To register for PreK Dynamo Fall 2023-Spring 2024 via TeamSnap, go to: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/381618  Players who were registered for Fall 2023 are also registered for Spring 2024 and need not do anything.

    NYCFC Welcomes EYSA into its Sponsorship Program

    Eastchester Youth Soccer has been selected as an NYCFC Youth Soccer Partner.  See https://www.nycfc.com/youth/youth-partners. We look forward to working with our local MLS team to partake of ways to reward volunteers, fund-raise and educate players & coaches.

    Anti-Bullying

    Eastchester Youth Soccer is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our players, so they can participate in soccer in a fun, competitive, and healthy atmosphere.    Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at EYSA. If bullying does occur, all club members and parents/guardians should be able to tell EYSA about this and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. 

    Zero Tolerance Policy

    To prevent physical assault and verbal abuse in the leagues and clubs within the Westchester Youth Soccer League and its component organizations (EYSA included) have adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY.  This policy applies to all coaches, players, parents, spectators and other supporters and referees.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u9hfyHF5nD8b0QhWtwWUtXPI6F9Cw7dz8rt-BvvAtAk/edit

    Our Special Sponsors

    [click on red banner to view entire posting]   To the right, one can see a banner for each of our sponsors flashing on the screen and  one can click on it to get to their website.  The sponsor’s name or logo is also printed on a set of team uniforms.

    Please support our sponsors’ businesses as we rely on their  generosity to defray operating expenses such as uniforms, balls, goals, field rentals, referees and awards as well as to provide scholarship registration for those players who are less financially fortunate.     For sponsorship information: Gina@eysa.co 

    Pisacreta Field Named After EYSA Founder

    Carmine Pisacreta, the founder of Eastchester Soccer has been honored by naming the soccer field complex in his honor.  Pisacreta Field is part of Dunwoodie Park in Eastchester’s north end. View the ceremony at:

     

    Laws of the Game-Modified

    Laws of the Game for Junior and Senior FutureStars [click on above red banner for full posting]

    The objective is to codify the modifications to the Laws of the Game (LOTG). The modifications relate to the age (and corresponding skill level) of the players.  √ indicates no change from basic LOTG as set forth by the US Soccer Federation.  * indicates a difference between the Juniors and the Seniors.

    Law 1 FIELD As marked; no build-out (B-O) line drawn.  Opponents to retreat behind the halfway line for goal kicks and goalkeeper clearance, but can move toward the ball after it is touched without waiting until it clears the goal area nor the penalty area. No GK punting.

    *Law 2 BALL #3 for JUNIORS; #4 for SENIORS

    *Law 3 PLAYERS  Play is 7 v. 7 with a goalkeeper for JUNIORS, 8 v. 8 for Seniors.   Teams should try to play even, if one team is short players by removing one or allowing a player to move to the opponent.

    Law 4 PLAYER EQUIPMENT  No Jewelry whatsoever. Socks must be worn over shinguards.

    Law 5 REFEREE  √

    Law 6 MATCH OFFICIALS   √

    Law 7 DURATION  Four (4) ten minute quarters.  One minute between Q1 – Q2 and Q3 – Q4.  A three (3) minute break at halftime. 

    *Law 8 START AND RESTART  JUNIORS: No Coin Toss; whichever team is first lined up ready to play kicks off.  Teams alternate KO at start of each subsequent quarter. Don’t change directions at halftime.  SENIORS: Winner decides which goal to attack in Q1 or to Kick off. Teams alternate kick-off at start of each subsequent quarter.  Change directions at Halftime only

    Law 9 BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY   √

    Law 10 OUTCOME  √

    *Law 11 OFFSIDE  JUNIORS: No Offside But do not allow an attacker to dwell next to the keeper nor deep in the offensive zone.  SENIORS: Offside is NOT in effect for the first three weeks of the Fall only.

    Law 12 FOULS & MISCONDUCT  Heading is not allowed; restart is an indirect free kick.

    Law 13 FREE KICKS  All free kicks for fouls are INDIRECT.    A goal cannot be scored without an intervening touch by any player. Opponents must be at least 6 yards from the free kick.

    Law 14 PK  There are No Penalty Kicks.  For a foul in the Penalty Area the ball is moved outside the area, perpendicular to the goal line, and an INDIRECT free Kick is awarded. A wall may be se by the defense.

    *Law 15 THROW-IN  JUNIORS: Allow “do-overs” for throw-ins. Instruct them How To if necessary. SENIORS: For first three (3) weeks of the Fall season, allow “do-overs” for throw-ins.

    Law 16 GOAL KICK  Taken from the Goal Kick Spot (Blue–if shown on field).  Opponents must retreat to halfway line. Only after the kick is taken (ball is moved; does not need to leave the goal area nor penalty area) may opponents move in.

    Law 17 CORNER KICK  √

    Refund Policy

    TRAVEL TEAMS:  If a registered players withdraws in writing to EYSA any time prior to the first scheduled game of the applicable registration period, you will be responsible for 25% of the total registration fee (with any excess refunded). Any time following the first scheduled game of the applicable registration you will not be entitled to any refund or credit under any circumstances. If a registered travel player intends to transfer to another club during the season (August 1 to June 30), an additional fee of $250 will be charged prior to approval of transfer.  There are no refunds or credits offered for any clinic, camp or supplemental session.

    REC LEAGUE:  Full refund before the Tuesday following the first weekend of the season (September 11th for Fall or before April 9th for new spring only players). Any time following those dates you will not be entitled to any refund or credit under any circumstances. There are no refunds or credits offered for any clinics, camps or supplemental sessions.

    Jewelry Not Permitted

    Rule is simple: No jewelry—includes earrings—at any time: NEVER under any circumstances. Tape over earrings similarly does not permit wearing of earrings.  Metal puncture in the vicinity of the ear could result in damage to the carotid artery.
    Responsibility is that of the coach, the refs and the league—we will not take chances !!

    Only exception is a medical bracelet, taped on the wrist with medical condition showing.

    EYSA Soccer League

    MEETING NOTICE: Tuesday February 6 at the Haindl Field Clubhouse.  General Meetings, to which all parents and friends are invited, are held the first Tuesday of each month  7:30  pm.

    Data base and registration website for all programs is Now Team Snap. EYSA address: P.O. Box 242    Eastchester NY 10709-9998         Registrar: Denise Addorisio:  dja109@aol.com   Tax status: 501 (c) (3). EIN number: 13-2920265 as Eastchester Soccer Club, Inc.   General information contact: eysajerry@gmail.com

     

    Referee Certification Classes

    Good money to be made for reffing in Eastchester rec and for the Westchester League.  These are United States Soccer Federation accredited classes. Minimum age is 14. Information: www.wsroref.com. Contact: refwestchester@gmail.com.