Each year, after the spring season comes to an end and registration for the fall season has closed, the Georgetown Youth Soccer Association (GYSA) Board and invited coaches meet to form our fall teams. Essex County organizes leagues by ability to ensure all players have a fun and competitive season.
As defined by ECYSA, the breakdown of teams are:
• G4 - One "Premier" Team (highest rated skilled players) and multiple skill balanced Regional Teams
• G6 + G8 - One "A" Team (highest rated skilled players) and multiple skill balanced Regional Teams
Forming teams inevitably leads to questions from parents and players. No matter which process is used, (and believe us, we’ve tried many!) it remains an inexact science. GYSA strives to be as objective and transparent as possible. Each year we use as much outside help as possible to ensure players are evaluated by independent individuals with no alterior motives. We use the data that comes out of evaluations to help us properly form balanced and competitive teams. This information is not the sole factor in team placement. A coach's evaluation of each player, along with anecdotal information gathered through conversations also play a critical role in a child's placement.
Evaluations are not mandatory. If a player wants to try for a place on a Premier or A team, he/she should make every effort to attend. Although evals are not manditory, it is a vital part of the team formation process and helps GYSA submit competitive teams in Essex County. The information gathered these nights are invaluable so we ask that all players attend their assigned nights. We will review player conflicts on a case-by-case basis and make alternate plans for that player if appropriate.