As a volunteer-run organization, our success depends on the commitment of community moms and dads. We welcome the opportunity to support your child’s interest in soccer and hope it will become a lifelong activity for your child.And, we invite and welcome any support you can provide to our program.
For check payments, please mail a check payable to FCAYS to: FCAYS Treasurer, 111 The Maples, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
For questions about team assignments, practices, and games, email the appropriate Commissioner in the Who to Contact / Program Coordinators link in the left column.
For problems logging into the Affinity systemcall Affinity Soccer at 800-808-7195, choose option 2, and hold to speak to someone directly. If you forgot your username or password, click on Forgot Password in the left column of the Affinity web site.
For other questions about registration,email the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please refer to this table to determine the correct age group for your child:
The age group remains the same throughout the school year, i.e. Fall and following Spring
**U5 players play in the U6 league.
U19 8-1-95 to 7-31-96
U18 8-1-96 to 7-31-97
U17 8-1-97 to 7-31-98
U16 8-1-98 to 7-31-99
U15 8-1-99 to 7-31-00
U14 8-1-00 to 7-31-01
U13 8-1-01 to 7-31-02
U12 8-1-02 to 7-31-03
U11 8-1-03 to 7-31-04
U10 8-1-04 to 7-31-05
U9 8-1-05 to 7-31-06
U8 8-1-06 to 7-31-07
U7 8-1-07 to 7-31-08
U6 8-1-08 to 7-31-09
U5 8-1-09 to 7-31-10
GAMES START THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 11TH U6-U8 in-house teams play on Saturday mornings. U9-10 recreational teams play against other clubs' teams on Saturday mornings
. U11-19 teams and U10 elite travel teams play on Sunday afternoons.
The beginning date of the game season will be the weekend of April 11 and 12. The season will consist of 8 weekends of games.
Children born no later than July 31, 2010, are welcome to play in our league. Younger children should consider the developmental soccer classes at Boyd Community Center and join us next fall.
WHAT'S NEEDED TO PLAY
Players are responsible to provide the following:
Soccer Cleats / Athletic Footgear - Practices and Games Soccer Shin Guards under Socks - Practices and Games Soccer Shorts - Black Shorts for Games
Fox Chapel Area Youth Soccer provides each player with a team jersey and league-color socks. Jerseys and socks provided by the club have to worn at games to play. In inclement or cold weather, players may wear additional clothing and leggings under their jersey and shorts.
Please Remove All Jewelry, including stud earrings, for player safety and to comply with insurance regulations.
BE PROMPT and PREPARED for GAMES.Arrive well in advance of the start time to allow for proper warm-up and check-in by the referees.Be in complete uniform - black shorts, team shirt and socks, and shin guards are a MUST for every player.
GET INVOLVED.The effectiveness of this program is solely dependent on volunteer staff. There are many behind-the-scenes responsibilities that require attention. The roles are many and varied: coaching, board positions, coordinators, staffing the concession stand,tournament set-up and field maintenance (nets up/down in spring /fall, goals moved and set up for tournaments, sand bag placement, re-positioning of goals after mowing …..). Too often these tasks are accomplished through the efforts of a few people. We need your help at many levels, so please make yourself available. We cannot meet the needs of the children without community support.
COACH A TEAM. Be a hero to your child and your community.There are many learning tools available for the new and experienced parent. Clinics, coaching license courses and many reading materials are available to support your commitment to the children. ASSIST YOUR COACH.Establish e-mail lists, make and distribute snack and game schedules, attend practices. Coaches need assistants to do many things to include covering a game or practice that they cannot make due to other obligations.
HELP IN OTHER WAYS. Like any operating organization, Fox Chapel Area Youth Soccer has other program needs besides coaching and referees. The registration forms offer various ways you can help this organization be successful. Step up and be someone in your child's soccer life.
AVOID THE BIG PLAYER DON'T. Players should not get ears pierced during or before the season. Players are not allowed to wear any jewelry during the game, including starter stud earrings. There are no exceptions due to insurance regulations.
Click the Red Card to Carry One
RESPECT OUR REFEREES
Please set a positive example for the children in this program by abiding by these general rules of conduct.
At all times and at all levels parents, coaches and players are expected to abide by the referee decisions.
Dissent or abuse will not be tolerated.Anyone with a reason for discussion may direct their concerns to the coordinator.
Your Child can "make the call"! The club is dedicated, at all levels, to providing the club with the best trained referees possible.The Saturday scramble provides an introduction to the referee process and is the initial training ground for those wanting to further their career. Children who are not eligible to become a certified referee (those under 12 years of age) are used for the Saturday scramble.Children are eligible to take the referee course once they reach the age of 12.Once they pass the course they are qualified to referee at the U-9/10 age group and higher.
In our efforts to support and educate our referees, we provide a mentoring system for these new referees.Our coordinators designate an older, experienced referee to monitor the new referee during a game and offer half time and post game instruction to improve their capabilities. This will be done at Saturday games.
Team / Friend Request
FCAYS has made changes to Friend Requests at Registration. Please take a moment to read the letter from the club regarding this change.
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