Dear EYSA Parents:
As another successful EYSA season comes to a close, we wanted to reach out to everyone to celebrate some of our league's accomplishments. This is all made possible by the many parent volunteers among you.
* We have approximately 1100 children playing on 80 teams in our Recreational League. Our Division Commissioners worked hard to ensure balance and competitive games.
* We have over 230 children playing on 18 club teams in our Travel Division, who play in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL). Our teams have shone, with significant achievements, in both wins and sportsmanship awards. Four teams finished first or second in their respective divisions while, more significantly, ten teams achieved either first or second place in sportsmanship ratings
* We have nurtured and encouraged good sportsmanship in both players and parents. It is almost unheard of for an entire club to have received as few as three yellow cards for the whole Travel season---EYSA finished best in this regard among the 35 clubs with teams in the WYSL.
* We have brought professional training to all levels of the Recreational and Travel Divisions, enabling all our children to become the best players they can be in an objective, fair environment, with emphasis on learning and fun.
* We have broken down traditional barriers between the Recreational and Travel Divisions, setting up combined training and scrimmages through our ever-growing Player Development Program.
* We have reached out to our elected officials, town recreational department personnel and school districts to secure playing fields for practices, not an easy task with our size, three times that of any youth sports league in town.
* We keep offering up more soccer such as: this past summer’s EYSA soccer camp (over 70 players participated in the one week camp at Haindl field); Goalkeeper Training sessions to encourage an affection for this position, (approximately 60 players registered for the 6-session program); offered up an EYSA Plus "FALL" session (over 60 - 5/6/7 year olds enjoyed the fun on Monday evenings)
* We continue to provide one of the most economical soccer programs in Westchester County
We trust that everyone is aware that these achievements are only possible through the hard work of our EYSA volunteers, who fill league administration positions, serve as league commissioners, provide excellent coaching to our Recreational Division, and effectively manage our travel teams. We could not give our children this great experience without them. We do however, always need more, so we ask that you please consider the several ways you can help:
* Come to the monthly league meetings to give us your views on how we can improve EYSA. These meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 8 PM at the Tuckahoe Community Center. Check the EYSA website (www.eysoccer.com).
* Let us know your skills and how you think you can help the league. You do not even have to know much about soccer as there are plenty of things to be done requiring no soccer expertise.
* Volunteer for a role as you register your child for the season; it's simple to do on the registration website or contact us at email@example.com.
* And when EYSA Volunteer Coordinator Neil Porto calls to ask you to volunteer for a position – “don't hang up” !!!
We want to take this opportunity to thank the coaches, volunteer administrators and most of all our players for a great soccer season and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for at EYSA.
Officers: Dino Leva, Bill West, Carlos Leal, Rob Rizzo
Directors: Carmine Pisacreta (founder), Patrick McGinley, Gil Aliberto, Neil Porto, Tom Torre, Liam Deegan, Guilio Faustini, Mark Redman
Emeritus Advisory Board: Bob Dohrenwend, John DiMarzo, Jerry Fischoff, Julian DiDonato, Jack Langstine, Jim Salomone
On Thursday, December 12th, the Eastchester School Board will hold a special bond issue vote, which significantly affects us because, amongst other improvements, it provides funds to restore the Eastchester High School artificial turf field. We urge a yes vote.
Happy Holidays to all !
Registration: We anticipate being able to accommodate all new players for the Spring season (begins in April). Go to www.sportssignup.com/eastchester.start to register.
Travel Players: check with your coaches.
Recreation Players (u-7 through u-12):
PDP (Player Development Program) Supplemental training for recreation players; practice with travel team and pro trainer.
Sessions are one hour on Thursdays at the Mount Vernon Dome - 657 Garden Avenue, Mount Vernon, 10 (1 hour) sessions, on the following dates: January, 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 27
March, 6, 13, 20
Time: based on the age, between 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM. The younger players will practice earlier.
One Day Mini Camp: One evening Soccer skills camp at Sports Underdome, Mt. Vernon
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm with optional Goalkeeper training 8 pm - 9 pm
National Licensed Coaching Professional Staff. Cost: $25; with optional GK training: $35.
Register for programs at: http://www.sportssignup.com/eastchester.start
Modell's Week Discount Coupons, 11/29-12/26 Coupons were emailed; however, if you still need, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referee courses during the winter: see www.wsroref.com
Next meeting of the Club is December 3 (Tuesday) at the Tuckahoe Community Center, 8 p.m. start. All are most welcome to attend and participate.
EYSA Car Magnets on sale … $4.00 each … Please support our club by purchasing one.
EYSA is a non-profit 501c)3 corporation
820 Post Road
Scarsdale NY 10583-5019
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