Georgetown Athletics Association

Georgetown Youth Soccer

ECYSA has cancels fall '20 travel season

These last few months have been unprecedented for all of us and the covid pandemic has impacted so many areas of our lives including this game we all love. It is disappointing that we will not be able to play out a normal league schedule this fall, but our hope is that the limitations and mitigation we practice now will help make it possible to be back on the pitch in the Spring.

GYSA Plans Fall In-Town Season

The GYSA Board of Directors recently met to discuss plans for an In-Town Fall Soccer Season. Although ECYSA cancelled their fall season, many surrounding communities are planning in-town leagues to provide soccer as a healthy and fun physical activity for its members.

After deliberating about each program, here is the current plan to move forward:

CLINICS
The Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel the Fall Season for Little Kickers, as well as the Mini-Royals. We are very sad to have to do this but unfortunately the new MYSA guidelines would have been extremely challenging to enforce with young children 5 and under. GYSA will provide full and timely refunds for fees paid.

G2-G8
G2 Levels and above (G2-G8) will have an In-Town Fall Soccer Season. Teams will be formed in order to create balanced “Georgetown only” teams. This provides for the greatest amount of safety for the players and eliminates exposure due to travel. GYSA will modify rules as we go through the season based on the MYSA guidelines: https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/return-to-soccer-activities/

What if you want a spring registration refund?
We want to accommodate everyone’s wishes so if you would like a refund, please submit your information here (https://forms.gle/DexmLPhauHYvszD2A) and one of our GYSA authorized representatives will refund your credit card for the full amount you paid. We have worked hard to give you 100% of your refund even though there were some cost we were not able to recuperate. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the credit to appear on your card. If you have not received your refund after 4 weeks after request, please email GYSA’s Registrar Vince Burgey (vmburgey@chubb.com).

What if you want to register for fall? (Please note registration price increase)
If you requested and receive a refund, or if you historically only play soccer in the fall, and you would like to register to play you can do that in the traditional way. Registration is open now and we will post deadlines to our website (http://www.georgetownathletics.com/soccerregistration) and Facebook page as well as send additional emails. For the past few seasons, we have been holding off on increasing registration. However, with numerous fee increases from Mass Youth (for additional coach screening and safety training), Essex County (for league participation) and StackSports (transaction fees), registration will now be a flat fee of $125 for the fall for all programs other than Little Kickers. Little Kickers Clinic will increase to $110 for the 6 week program to cover additional costs incurred at that level as well. Please know that we take raising registration fees very seriously and this increase represents pass-through expenses that we could no longer cover. As a not-for-profit organization, our expenses and registration basically offset annually. If something like an external third party fee is increased, we unfortunately have to pass that on to our families.

Travel team uniforms

The uniform will include standard black socks and shorts (with no additional striping or embellishments to make it easier to swap or pass along) and the jersey will consist of a Royal Blue and Black stripe pattern with the GYSA logo on the chest. The total cost for the uniform is $65.

Team and League Outfitters is located on 103 East Main Street in Georgetown (next to Honey Dew Donuts in the Georgetown Supply Plaza). Store owner Jennifer Dziadosz will be ready to fit your player between May 18 and June 8. 

Team and League Outfitters regular store hours:

  • 11:00am – 05:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 08:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday

Please note:

  • Existing travel players cannot pick new numbers
  • Existing travel players who play with the jersey of an older brother or sister must pick a new number
  • G2 players moving up to G4 in the Fall can pick their numbers (provided they are not already taken)

Questions?
If you have questions related to the above you can email Jennifer Dziadosz at jendziadosz@yahoo.com or GYSA President Joshua Greenblatt at joshua@joshuagreenblatt.com 

Our mission
Georgetown Youth Soccer exists to promote the game of soccer for the youth of Georgetown, Massachusetts, through organized competitions and educational programs for the benefit of players, coaches, referees, and the public.

Our affiliations
The GYSA affiliates all players, coaches, and administrators with the Georgetown Athletic Association (GAA), Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA), Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), and United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and shall be bound by rules of those organization, to the extent that any part of these By-Laws shall conflict with either local, state, or national regulations, those rules shall govern.

Membership
The membership of the GYSA is all Board Members, all Coaches, and all registered players and their parents. All members are permitted and encouraged to attend any or all GYSA official meetings.

Fall and spring seasons
Soccer is played in the Spring and the Fall. Typically the spring begins in early April, the fall in early September. Registrations for both of those seasons typically opens at the end of the current season. For example, fall registration usually opens around the end of the spring season.

Operating calendar
Our fiscal and seasonal years begin on August 1st and end on July 31st.


 
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