FCAYS is 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. We hope it will become a lifelong activity for them. If you are interested in helping our program, please contact one of the program directors or a board member.
FCAYS programs serve children born in birthyears up to 2013. Younger players can find programs suited to them at Laurie Ann West Community Center and at PISA in Harmar.
All registrations are submitted online through this website. If you have a need for financial support to enable your child to play, please contact the club registrar with a confidential request.
For questions about team assignments, practices and games, please email the program coordinator or age group commissioner found in the Who to Contact menu in the left hand column.
For issues registering, call Affinity Soccer at 800-808-7195. If you forgot your username or password, click on Forgot Password in the left column of the Affinity web site.
U9-10 recreational teams play against other clubs' teams on Saturday mornings.
U11-19 teams and U10 travel teams play on Sunday afternoons.
The beginning date of the game season will be the weekend of September 9 and 10. The season consists of 8 weekends of games. Children born no later than December 31 2013, are welcome to play in our U6-U19 league. Younger children should consider the developmental soccer classes at Lauri Ann West Community Center or Happy Feet at PISA.
Whats 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 U6-8 player with a team jersey and league-color socks. U9+ players need to purchase a uniform. 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 20-30 minutes 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 dependent on volunteer staff. There are many behind-the-scenes aspects that require attention. The roles are many and varied. Too often these tasks are done through the efforts of a few people. We will always welcome your help. So please volunteer. FCAYS cannot deliver this program for our 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 youth sports organization, Fox Chapel Area Youth Soccer has other program needs beyond just coaching and referees. Our registration form offers various ways you can help this organization be successful. Step up, help out and make our program even better.
AVOID THE BIG PLAYER DON'T. Players should not get ears pierced during or before the season without enough time to remove starter studs safely. Players are not allowed to wear any jewelry during the game, including starter stud earrings. There are no exceptions due to club insurance requirements.
FCAYS forms teams for fair competition and the positive soccer experience of all of its players. Therefore, friend requests may not be able to be realized.
Respect Our Referees
Please set a positive example for the children in this program by abiding by this rule of conduct.
Don't complain or challenge referee decisions.
Questions and complaints regarding calls should not come from the spectator sideline. Spectator beration of referees will result in the ejection of the offender(s) along with possibly their team's coach.
Your Child can "make the call"!
The club is dedicated, at all levels, to providing the best trained referees possible.The Saturday U7/8 matches provide an introduction to new referees. It is the initial training ground for those wanting to certify to referee higher level matches. Children under 12 years of age are not eligible to certify. These children may will be introduced to refereeing through the Saturday U7/8 matches with a mentor. Children 12 and over may take the referee course over the winter months. Once certified, they can referee at the U-9/10 age group and higher.
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