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Welcome to the official website of the Fayetteville Manlius Soccer Club: Dedicated to skill development, teamwork, healthy competition, and active lifestyles.

Below please find the 2018 Rec Soccer Coaches-Parents Packet. Click here for a PDF Version of the packet.


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Mission Statement

The FM Soccer Club promotes youth soccer in our community by creating opportunities for young athletes to develop essential skills, to learn the importance of teamwork, and to enjoy the benefits of healthy competition and an active lifestyle, all while fostering a love of the game.

 

Vision Statement

We are committed to creating a positive culture, in which athletes, parents, coaches, officials, fans, and directors work together to achieve our mission and support our goals.

To do so, we strive to achieve these goals:

·       To promote age appropriate skill development and competition for individuals and teams;

·       To have the capabilities to allow players of all skill levels to improve;

·       To encourage a fun learning environment that brings players back to the sport;

·       To teach life lessons that have value beyond the playing field;

·       To provide coaches with the tools they need for success teaching players;

·       To have proper and clear channels of communication for all members; and

·       To have a board that mirrors the community and supports the club goals at all levels.

 

Player Sportsmanship Pledge

During this game, I promise to follow the rules and respect the decisions of the coaches and the referees.  I will play fairly and try to do my best.  Win or lose, I promise to be a good sport.

 

Coach Sportsmanship Pledge

During this game, I promise to follow the rules and respect the decisions of the referees.  I will ensure my team plays fairly and safely.  I will model the positive and supportive behavior I expect of my players and their parents.  Win or lose, I promise to be a good sport.

 

Parent Sportsmanship Pledge

During this game, I promise to respect the decisions of the referees and coaches.  I will model the positive and supportive behavior I expect of my child and their coaches.  Win or lose, I promise to be a good sport.

 

General Club Rules

1.     For every game, all players are required to wear shin guards. Soccer socks must completely cover the shin guards.

2.     No jewelry may be worn during soccer games (this includes pierced earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces, barrettes, or beads).

3.     No pets are allowed on FM School District property per FM School District policy.

4.     There is NO SMOKING allowed on FM School District property per FM School District policy.

5.     Parents are responsible for removing any trash or litter that is the result of items that their family has brought to the soccer practices/games (e.g., orange peels, empty water bottles, empty juice boxes, etc.)

6.     Players, coaches, parents and siblings should not trespass on private property which may be adjacent to the FM School District property where practices and games are being held.  No one is to remain behind the goals or on the end line areas during practices or games.

7.     Parking for all practices and game should ONLY be in FM School District parking lots or in school driveways.  There should be absolutely NO PARKING on the shoulders of roads or on sidewalks.

8.     At the first sign of audible thunder or visible lighting, the current game or practice will be cancelled immediately.

9.     In the event of any sign of a head injury, the child will sit out the entire game or practice per the league’s concussion protocol.

 


General Rules of Play

·        Kickoffs may be forward or backward

·        Hand balls are called if they are intentional (i.e., arms out considered intentional)

·        On goal kicks, the ball needs to clear the box before any player touches it

·        Offsides is called starting in U9 and only if a player is offside at the point the ball is kicked, but cannot be called on throw-in

·        Goalies cannot be touched by players on the field of play during a game

·        Yellow and red cards will be issued but only in instances where there is a clear intent to injure another player or act recklessly

·        Any time a player goes to the ground around the ball, play will be stopped immediately and a drop ball will be used to restart

·        A player may wear a cast while playing but the player must present a doctor’s authorization, the cast must be soft, but ultimately it is up to referee’s discretion to decide if the player may enter the field of play

·        Slide tackling is never allowed and will result in a direct kick from the point of infraction for the opposing team

·        Substitutions are allowed during any stoppage of play, regardless of possession

·        Players on sidelines must sit on the bench when not playing

·        Coaches, parents and players should not interact with referees before, during or after the game.  If issues arise due to the quality of our league’s referees, please email your division coordinator, FMSC Recreation League Coordinator (FMSCRecSoccer@gmail.com) or FMSC Referee Coordinator (FMSC.information@gmail.com).

 

U6 Specific Rules

·        Incorrect throw-ins are called but players are allowed to retake until it is done correctly

·        Heading is never allowed - results in an indirect kick during a game

·        Coaches are referees

·        Game duration: 4 x 7 minute quarters,  1 minute between quarters

·        Ball size: 3

·        Game format: 4 vs. 4 (no goalies)

·        Practice frequency: Integrated with scrimmage on the weekend

 

U7 Specific Rules

·        Incorrect throw-ins are called - players are allowed to retake the throw-in until it is done correctly

·        Heading is never allowed and results in an indirect kick during a game

·        Coaches are referees

·        Game duration: 4 x 7 minute quarters,  1 minute between quarters

·        Ball size: 3

·        Game format: 4 vs. 4 (no goalies)

·        Practice frequency and duration: Integrated with scrimmage on the weekend

 

U9 Specific Rules

·        Incorrect throw-ins are called - players are allowed to retake the throw-in until done correctly

·        Penalties in the box result in an indirect kick outside of the box

·        Heading is never allowed and results in an indirect kick during a game

·        2 referees: One per half of the field

·        Game duration:  4 x 15 minute quarters,  2 minute between quarters

·        Ball size: 4

·        Game format: 7 vs. 7 (including goalie)

·        Practice frequency and duration: One 60 minute weekday practice

 

U11 Specific Rules

·        Incorrect throw-ins are called as follows: Teach on 1st instance but penalize thereafter

·        Penalties in the box result in a penalty kick

·        Heading is never allowed and results in an indirect kick during a game

·        3 referees: Central referee and one linesman on each half of the field (w/  flags)

·        Game duration:  4 x 15 minute quarters,  2 minute between quarters

·        Ball size: 4

·        Game format: 9 vs. 9 (including goalie)

·        Practice frequency and duration: One 60 minute weekday practice

 

U14 Specific Rules

·        Incorrect throw-ins are called as follows: 1st time (teach but penalize)

·        Penalties in the box result in a penalty kick

·        3 referees: Central referee and one linesman on each half of the field (w/  flags)

·        Heading is ONLY allowed in a game (not allowed in practice)

·        Game duration:  4 x 15 minute quarters,  2 minute between quarters

·        Ball size: 5

·        Game format: 9 vs. 9 (including goalie)

·        Practice frequency and duration: One 60 minute weekday practice

 

Contact Information

FMSC Recreation League Coordinators: Pete Cappers & Meghan Florkowski (FMSCRecSoccer@gmail.com)

FMSC Travel League Coordinators: Ron Fesko & Carol Galway (FMSCTravel@gmail.com)

FMSC Referee Coordinator: Rachel Costanza (FMSC.information@gmail.com)

FMSC Registrar: Mark Teaken (FMSC.registrar@gmail.com)

U6 Division Coordinator: Tara Blum (taramblum@gmail.com)

U7 Division Coordinator: Meghan Florkowski (meghan.c.florkowski@gmail.com)

U9 Boys Division Coordinator: Doug Gorman (gorman.douglas@gmail.com)

U9 Girls Division Coordinator: Seth Jolly (sethkjolly@gmail.com)

U11 Boys Division Coordinator: Pete Cappers (FMSCRecSoccer@gmail.com)

U11 Girls Division Coordinator: Mark Teaken (fmscpresident@gmail.com)

U14 Boys Division Coordinator: Mary Kay Ianicello (mkiann@verizon.net)

U14 Girls Division Coordinator: Carol Galway (fmscvicepresident@gmail.com)

 


 

 

 


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201 West Genesee St., Suite 190
Fayetteville, New York 13066

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