Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Announcements

Announcement - Tuesday, September 16, 2014


EASTON SOCCER PICTURE DAYS - SEPT, 20TH & SEPT, 27TH

Below are the picture schedules for September 20th and September 27th:

 

First Annual Soccer Ball


Soccer Season is all about our kids and their love of soccer. As parents our number one goal is for our kids to have fun, that sometimes means getting to fields on early weekend mornings (sometimes without coffee!), driving from store to store to find the “right” cleats or having to race from the office to make sure you are on time for practice!! We at EYSL appreciate all the hard work parents do for the sake of their kids and have created an event the parents, a chance to spend time with friends, not on the sideline and have some fun. Please join us for a night of food, cocktails and dancing.

We are currently looking for items for our silent auction and taking donations of all sorts. Please contact Billy Adams, wjajr@acs.com or 508-509-5923 if you are able to help.

When:
October 18th at 7:00 pm
Where:
Thorny Lea Golf Club, 159 Torrey Street, Brockton

Tickets $40 per person / $80 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online under REGISTRATION

FIELD STATUS

EYSL FIELDS:            U10 (6V6)    U10 (6v6)     U12 (8v8)
STATUS:   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN
TOWN FIELDS:    U14 (11v11) OA    Parkview Fields   Keach Fields 
STATUS:   OPEN   OPEN     OPEN


Link to Town of Easton, MA - FIELD STATUS:      CLICK HERE 


SOCCER CALENDAR


September 6th  - Rec and Travel Games Begin
September 27 -  Jim Hanley Soccer Marathon
October 18th - The Soccer Ball at Thorny Lea

 

 

U14 DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Gary McFarland's U14 Boys Team on becoming division 1 State Champions at MTOCS. Easton Soccer is very proud of the players and coaches for their amazing season.

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The Easton Soccer Board

VOLUNTEERS


   Families and friends of EYSL please email us at volunteer@eastonsoccer.com to get involved. We can always use your help keeping the league running smoothly.  We have board meetings every third Wednesday of the month.

Upcoming Fall Events

Opening Day (Saturday, September 6)

Easton Soccer fields come alive for our first day of our fall programming. OA Soccer Complex is the place to be on Saturday mornings throughout the fall!


3rd Annual Jim Hanley Soccer Marathon (Sunday, September 28)

This fun event celebrates community, friendship and soccer here in Easton.  Held at the OA Turf, players of all ages and abilities join to play in a 12-hour continuous soccer game.  Participating players will be assigned a timeslot during which they will join in the fun.  This great event was the vision of a courageous and dedicated volunteer- Jim Hanley- and has become the hallmark event for the league.  Join in!!


The Soccer Ball (Saturday, October 18)

After much spirited sideline cheering, sometimes parents just want a night to themselves without the kids.  New this year, the Soccer Ball will be an evening of food, dancing and friendship.  Leave the kids at home and join your sideline friends at Thorny Lea Country Club for a great night of adult fun.

DIRECTOR OF COACHING CORNER

Hello Easton Soccer Families – Fall soccer is upon us!!

Easton Soccer is very excited to kick off the all-inclusive Easton Soccer Academy for players in grade 2 thru 6. These players will experience high level training and learn in a stress free environment. Our High School teams will kick off their quests to make the state tournaments. Please get out and support the teams. The high school games are a great experience for the entire family. In addition, we have the great fortune to have the New England Revolution right down the road – please get out and support the MLS!

Here is a little reminder about how we can all prepare for this upcoming season:

Players can....

Start to get those touches on the ball outside – the weather is EXCELELNT. Go visit the kick wall at Oliver Ames and kick it against the wall a couple hundred times a day. Challenge yourself and make up games! Play one touch, two touch and even three touch against the wall. A fun game to play is wall ball with a friend or two. Try to juggle off the wall. Invite some friends over and get ready to PLAY some 3 v 3 to get back into the soccer mode! The fall will be a great chance for all players to take chances and take risks in the game!

Parents...

Get out your sweatshirts and coffee mugs … fall training and games are right around the corner. Just like the spring season - start rehearsing your lines for pre-game and after game discussion --- here are some helpful hints: “What do you want to do for dinner after your game?... I hope you have FUN today!...Did you enjoy your game? …You looked so good out there working hard!... Let’s go get some hot chocolate!” These helpful hints and preparations will ensure a successful soccer season.

Coaches...

Start to plan your training sessions for the season and get your cones, bibs and soccer balls ready. You may want to leave the whistle at home. Set up your parent meeting to lay out the expectations you have for the season and recruit the parents to help with the team. Keep in mind that the fall provides a great opportunity for player development with NO PRESSURE. Please focus on playing all the players and maximizing their individual/team development. Remember that the most important thing you can do is let the kids be kids. Let them explore and be creative. Creativity is their BIGGEST asset --- let them use it. Finally – we have a large number of lesson plans and activities on our website – please review.

I look forward to seeing you all out on the pitch!

The Neutral Perspective: A Word From Our Refs

Our referees will be very busy this year.  The newer referees will be learning the game refereeing the kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Games.  Jodi Meade will spend time educated all referees on skills.

For the Fall Season, Assignor Jodi Meade will be responsible for all U10 games played in Easton and SSSL will assign all refs for U12 and higher. Please support our referees as they represent our town!

If you have any issues/problems/concerns with referees or as a referee, please contact the Easton Referee Coordinator/Assignor Jodi Meade at jodipickup@yahoo.com

Before you head out to the fields – take a few minutes to watch the videos "Attitudes are Contagious" from the link on the SSSL website under the Coaches Corner - http://www.southshoresoccer.com


ZERO TOLERANCE.
WE POSITIVELY SUPPORT ALL INVOLVED. WE NEVER ADDRESS THE REFEREE.

Ernie Branco Scholarship

Recently, Easton Soccer lost a staple of its history and success, when Ernie Branco passed away after an unfortunate accident.  Ernie was instrumental in developing and running the leagues first summer camp in 1980. This was before camps were vogue and everyone held them--our camp was one of the few around, and was always a great fundraiser for us. In its heyday it had 150+ campers at $150/player. Over the years, literally thousands of children came to the camp raising money for Easton Soccer.


Ernie was an exceptional director, supervising daily with his uniform/jerseys from the Revs, US Soccer and Portuguese league teams. For many of the campers, this was there first glimpse of soccer outside Easton. He encouraged players to watch and attend the international games and MLS games; brought in Revs players to the camps to sign autographs and have pictures taken with pro players. Many of the traditions at camps were pioneered by Ernie like crazy hair or socks day, juggling contests, a move-of-the-day or tricks with a ball were all done in the early years at his camps. My personal favorite was the Friday fun-day when there were camper vs. counselor games, parents vs. campers games and award ceremonies. His passion for the game was unparalleled and he brought that passion to Easton every moment he was here. For many, that passion was infectious and it influenced those that he touched. The camp was great PR for Easton Soccer and was instrumental in solidifying the stellar reputation the league enjoyed in the Easton community.


The Ernie Branco Scholarship Fund and the Ernie Branco Classic Golf Tournament have been established to honor his time and commitment to so many individuals.  For more information on the Scholarship and Golf Tournament visit the web page below.


Ernie Branco Website