Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Intramural Schedule
**For Game Times and Fields, please go to the Intramural Information section in the Main Menu STARTING 8//27**
FALL 2012 SESSION
Week 1 - 9/8 & 9/9 Week 5 - 10/13 & 10/14
Week 2 - 9/15 & 9/16 Week 6 - 10/20 & 10/21
Week 3 - 9/22 & 9/23 Week 7 - 10/27 & 10/28
Week 4 - 9/29 & 9/30 Week 8 - 11/3 & 11/4
SPRING 2013 SESSION
Week 1 - 4/6 & 4/7 Week 5 - 5/4 & 5/5
Week 2 - 4/13 & 4/14 Week 6 - 5/11 & 5/12
Week 3 - 4/20 & 4/21 Week 7 - 5/18 & 5/19
Week 4 - 4/27 & 4/28 Week 8 - 6/1 & 6/2
U9 Travel Tryout Dates
U9 Girls - 5/19/13 3:30 - 6:00 & 6/2/13 3:30 - 6:00
U9 Boys - 5/18/13 3:30 - 6:00 & 6/1/13 3:30 - 6:00
Travel Team selection Night - 6/13/13
** please remember Girls play on Saturday's & Boy's play on Sunday's**
Spring 2013 Game Times & Field Location
GIRL'S SCHEDULES (play on Saturday's)
- Pre-K U5 Division - 9:30 am @ Pasadena
- Kindergarten U6 Division - 11:00 am @ Pasadena
- 1st Grade U7 Division - 12:30 pm @ Jamaica Avenue
- 2nd Grade U8 Division - two sessions starting at 12:30 pm & 2:15 pm @ Parkway School
- 3rd Grade U9 Division - 3:30 - 5 pm @ Fern School
BOY'S SCHEDULE (play on Sunday's)
- Pre-K U 5 Division - 10:00 am @ Pasadena
- Kindergarten U6 Division - 11:30 am @ Pasadena
- 1st Grade U7 Division - 12:30 pm - 2 pm @ Jamaica Avenue
- 2nd Grade U8 Division - two sessions starting at 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm @ Parkway School
- 3rd Grade U9 Division - two sessions 2 games at 1:30 pm, one game at 2:45 pm @ Fern School
NDP Games may play on either day.
POBSC has a long standing tradition of placing the welfare and growth of a child over competition. With that being said, our intramural program is designed for all children who register to play at "grade" level as oppossed to "age" level as designated by LIJSL.
Please review the following information below to have a better understanding of how all children who participate in POBSC are registered and placed in a particular division. Under NO circumstances will any child be allowed to participate out of his or her actual grade level that they are registered for within their educational institution.
(U5) Pre K Division -
(U6) Kindergarten Division -
(U7) 1st Grade Division -
(U8) 2nd Grade Division -
(U9) 3rd Grade Division -
NDP Program -
What POBSC stands for:
The intramural soccer program here in Plainview Old Bethpage is designed to provide an opportunity for every child, no matter of ability to be offered participation in organized recreational, structured soccer experience.
Starting with our Pre-k (4 year old ) Division through U9, our mission statement is as follows;
We believe in training and developing our players so that they enjoy the game of soccer while building team spirit and individual skills. Our boys and girls have done well in all age groups and have earned the respect of other clubs for both their fine play and sportsmanship.
We have adopted the following philosophy:
"Our goal is to offer fun, challenging and effective coaching while being a positive role model for all players we work with. We value the relationships we create and we believe these relationships are the foundation for success both on and off the field."
Outside Play - dated July 21st 2011
As a result of inquires made to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Soccer Club (the "Club") concerning the participation of intramural teams in outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities, the following is the Club Policy concerning such activities:
No intramural age team (U5 to U9) is permitted to participate in outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities utilizing the Club Name, Club Logo, or Club Uniform without the express consent of the Executive Board.
The use of the Travel Fields or any other fields that are permitted to the Club is strictly forbidden. No games or practices for any outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities can be scheduled on any of the fields without the express consent of the Executive Board;
Any person playing or coaching in any unauthorized outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities may not be covered by any insurance through the Club or LIJSL (as it relates to the Club);
Any Coach, Division Head, or Executive Board Member who participates in that capacity in any unauthorized outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities will be subject to removal from all positions they currently hold in the Club and if removed, will not be eligible for any appointed positions in the Club, including all Coaching and Executive Committee positions, for a minimum of two (2) years. After such period, a request for reinstatement may be made to the Executive Board;
Any Coach, Division Head, or Executive Board Member whose child participates in any unauthorized outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities without prior approval from the Executive Board will be subject to removal from all positions they currently hold in the Club and if removed, will not be eligible for any appointed positions in the Club, including all Coaching and Executive Committee positions, for a minimum of two (2) years. After such period, a request for reinstatement may be made to the Executive Board;
Any Parent who coaches in or has a child participating in any unauthorized outside soccer leagues or other unsanctioned soccer activities will be deemed ineligible to Coach in the Club at the Intramural or Travel level and will not be considered for future Intramural or Travel coaching positions and Executive Committee positions without a review by the Executive Board.
Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact your Division Head or Intramural VP for clarification.
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PARTICIPATION RULES & GUIDELINES
1. Playing time is at least 50% of game time whenever game time and number of kids per team permits.
2. From 1st grade on, coaches are EXPECTED to have AT LEAST one practice session per week.
3. Unless called by a coach within 1 hr of game time, players must come to the field. Cancellations will also be posted on the website.
4. The outermost layer of clothing MUST be the POBSC official uniform for that age group. An official uniform is described as a soccer jersey, shorts, socks. In addition, all players MUST wear shin guards under their official socks. Any other clothing such as Underarmor, sweatpants, sweatshirts, etc. must be worn UNDER the official POBSC uniform.
5. Sneakers are only allowed for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten players. Thereafter, cleats are required.
6. In cold weather, gloves and ear warmers are allowed to be worn.
7. Jewelry of any kind is not allowed.
Any child who has recently (within 30 days) had their ears pierced may place either a piece of tape of a band-aid over the earrings.
All other children will not be able to participate on the field of play with earrings on.
8. Hoods and hats are not allowed, except for observance of religion.
9. During the Pre-k and Kindergarten years, we recommend all children wearing corrective lenses should use athletic safety glasses or at the very least use a protective (holder) support band.
Upon entering the first grade, Due to safety concerns NO child will be able to participate wearing anything but athletic sport glasses.
10. Players should remain on one side of the field; Parents on the opposite side.
11. Parents are not allowed near or behind goals.
12. All school signs MUST be obeyed. This includes, no smoking, drinking, or pets are allowed.
13. Players and Parents MUST be respectful towards coaches, club officials and, most importantly, the referees. Failure to do this can result in expulsion from the playing area and/or expulsion from the soccer club.
14. Players must shake hands after the game as a sign of good sportsmanship. Inappropriate behavior during this ceremony will not be tolerated.
15. Players and parents are EXPECTED TO CLEAN UP after their games before leaving the field.
Team placement requests are honored at the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten level. Thereafter, teams are drafted every season.
The Club will hand out official uniforms appropriate for each age group as needed.
Each Team has one head coach and up to two assistant coaches.
No more then a 3 - 4 goal differential should take place at any game.
Each division has one division head and as many coaches and teams as possible to serve the needs of the age group.
Boys division heads report to the Boys VP of Intramurals; Girls division heads report to the Girls VP of Intramurals.
The VP of Intramurals report to an Executive VP and the President.
Any questions or concerns by players or parents should be addressed to the player's head coach first, then if necessary in the following order until satisfaction is achieved: Division Head, VP of Intramurals, Executive VP and President.
The History of the Sweeper-Keeper
The origins of the sweeper-keeper can be traced back to the Dutch side that wowed the world at the 1974 World Cup, and the position embodies everything that Total Football was about: even the most specialist player on the pitch must be able to do everything
The next stage of development of the sweeper-keeper would come from South America. Mexican Jorge Campos emerged in the 1990s and was the perfect example of the eccentricity of goalkeepers. Despite standing at just 5 ft 6, he became a famous keeper for his acrobatic style and self-designed kits, but also his ability with his feet, often playing as a striker, scoring 14 goals in his first season for Pumas.
In an attempt stop the increasingly negative play shown at Italia ’90, FIFA brought in a rule that ensured goalkeepers would have to develop their ability with their feet.
It is somewhat appropriate that Barcelona, a club that only Ajax can rival as being the club most influenced by Johan Cruyff and Total Football, are one of the best developers of the sweeper-keeper in recent years. This is the club where Johan Cruyff, during his stint as manager of the “Dream Team”, considered playing a defender in the place of a goalkeeper so his team would circulate the ball better
In Victor Valdes and Pepe Reina, they have produced two keepers with the capacity to start a counter-attack with a perfect long kick or throw and calm their defence with a simple but reliable option for a pass and energetic bursts out to act as a sweeper. Even when the former was criticised, they stuck by him because of his talent with the ball and were rewarded with his maturation into an excellent all round goalkeeper.
Sweeper-Keeper in POBSC
What is the position/role of a Sweeper/Keeper?
In short the position enables one (1) player on each team to play the field as both a field player and goalie during their time on the field of play.
While playing this position it will promote the following;
· Better foot skills
· Increases field awareness
· Increased team game
The role of a sweeper-keeper is to be as much a part of the offense as the defense.
The sweeper-keeper should not be “camping-out” in front of the goal. They need to be encouraged to move in and out of the box depending upon placement of the ball. If the opponents have possession of the ball, the sweeper-keeper should start moving backwards to cover the goal, and then when possession changes they should move out and be a vital part of the offense.
The sweeper-keeper may use his/her hands within the confines of the “goalie box” area. Again when his/her team is in possession and they leave the “goalie box’ area to enter the field they no longer can use his hands.
Sweeper-keeper drills, or any drills which involve the goalkeeper as an integral part of the team rather than an isolated element, can do wonders for the team as a whole.
At young ages and low numbers (4 v 4) i.e., it teaches the children that the goalkeeper is an important member of the team. In small-sided soccer philosophy (such as we play in POB), the keeper has a greater chance of becoming involved in the action than he would in a more traditional 11v11 setup. This approach develops keepers who are more confident and aggressive than they would be otherwise while exposing them to all aspects of the game.
In a more traditional intramural style, the goalie would not be receiving the opportunity to truly understand the sense of field play, as they become a fixture in the “goal mouth”. Within the accepted style of a true “sweeper-keeper’ brand of soccer, the individual now must learn to use feet to play the ball, but also the skills of receiving & passing in game play.
· This position should be rotated throughout the game.
· The position needs to be easily identified on the field of play by placing a colored pinnie on the child.
· The sweeper-keeper can use their hands in the goal box but no where else on the field.
· The sweeper-keeper can go anywhere on the field, but cannot shoot on goal. The object is for this player to “quarterback” the flow of play. The sweeper-keeper can take/make throw ins.
· The sweeper-keeper can catch the ball in the box and have the option to throw it, punt it or dribble it up the field.
Quotes from all over.......................
This is from a debate that was seen on the internet under World Class Coaching............................ you can take it for what it is worth,
"I am having an ongoing debate with a collegue who believes that goalkeeping should not be introduced to kids until they are older than 10. I disagree. What are your thoughts?"
"Well I am glad to see there are others that share my veiw. I am a strong beleiver in small-sided game training, and that all players should learn all positions equally before specialization. I myself grew up playing Midfeild and Goalkeeper, and now I play Goalkeeper full time and play 5v5 to keep my footskills up. I like the theory that the future keeper will be a a sweeper/keeper, as I play a very proactive agressive style of goalkeeping, which allows for a more flexible attacking defense on the field."
"The keeper of the future will be a sweeper/Keeper. He should have very good footskills because of it. Half a** footskills he will not be a good keeper at the higher levels.
For advanced keepers older keepers try to play a real game without using your hands. Box out on every save and put location on it. Use your head and body and your feet as well. Then see how you do."
"Over the past 10 years I have seen a trend in eliminating the GK position at progressively older ages.
First we had keepers at U8. Now it is U9. With many leagues continuing the discussion to eliminate keepers at U10. Not just the league I am mostly familiar with but other leagues also. There have been many points on the benifit of eliminating the position. Check your leagues playing rules over the past 10 years and you will probably see the trend. And I will bet money that your league officials are discussing this at this very moment."
"In our rec league, they start introducing goalkeepers at U8...".
"What push to eliminate goal keepers at U8 & U9 are you referring to? I know that US Youth Soccer advocates keeping a small sided game at U8 (4v4 no keeper), but after that they implement a keeper in a 6v6 format. The league I work with uses 4v4 at U7 and tried it at U8. We are using an 8v8 format for U9 & U10 and the jump from 4v4 to 8v8 didn't make a lot of sense so U8 moved to the 6v6 format including a keeper.
I don't know of anyone that advocates "specializing" as a keeper a such a young age. With that I agree. The kids go through so many changes physically, that the kid who might be the top keeper later on is not at this young age. With the boys team that I coach, I have worked with all the kids that want to try keeper. We give them opportunities in practice, and scrimmages and then when they are ready in games. I'm picking up a U8 girls team this next season. I'm thinking of trying to teach them all keeper skills and rotating the position. Not to weaken it, but to help all of the players understand it, and hopefully help them to appreciate it and want to play there".
"I am a goalie/soccer coach and believe that the sooner the better. If the kid is not afraid of the ball and falling then you've won half of the battle. The rest of it, is just teaching them the techniques. My son is 6 years old and his technique is better than most of 10-12 years old keepers I work with."
"This is where I usually go apoplectic as my focus with youth soccer has ended up with an emphasis on the keeper position. Let’s face it. ALL the new trends which get rid of keepers or restrict keepers at the younger age levels are intended to benefit the development of field players and not goalkeepers. That’s OK, but let’s recognizes that it hurts the development of young keepers and creates a safety issue as noted below. Here are a few reasons to introduce keepers at a younger age.
1. The number of technical components a keeper needs to develop are considerable. The earlier those skills are mastered, the better, as they will then need to move on to work on other technical aspects of the position.
2. From what I have seen all too clearly is that keeper development lags behind the development of the forwards in the league, leading to injuries as the forwards take advantage of inexperienced keepers. The keepers simple do not have the technique or the confidence to protect themselves. This mismatch is especially a problem in the U10-13 age groups in the lower brackets and the better rec leagues. Some people want to eliminate younger keepers claiming it is a safety issue. Learning good technique at a younger age is the best protection for keepers, IMHO.
3. The decision making required to play GK at a high level can only be developed through real competition in live situations – years and years of it. The earlier the GK starts playing real live competitive games in goal, the earlier he or she will develop that decision making aptitude.
Most folks note that many keepers don’t hit their prime until they are in their 30s. The long learning curve for keepers is the most important reason to start them early.
Very important. If you have goalkeepers in your league at the U8 age group, play with a substantial penalty area, at least 10 yards from goal where the keeper can use their hands. Having a 5 yard goal box as the only area the keeper can use their hands teaches them the bad habit of never leaving their line. I saw a U12 rec league game last month that only had a 6 yard goal area for the keeper to use their hands. Tragic.
Thanks for Ali above for pointing in his post that that kids can learn good keeper technique at a young age. I read once that you should never teach diving until age 12. We have a kid in our club who was technically proficient at catching at age 8 and all aspects of diving by 10. So I noticed the club’s GK director has changed how he coaches and now introduces more advanced techniques at much younger ages.
So again, if the purpose of eliminating GKs in the U8-U9 age group is to benefit field players, that’s fine. But IMO it really hurts the development of GKs"
"Actually, our rec league has moved in the other direction. Ten years ago they played 4v4 at U8 and 8v8 at U9 and U10. The difference in the games and field sizes was huge introducing goalies and lots of rules. About 6 or 7 years ago U8 was changed to 6v6 including a goalie. The goals are smaller 5x10 but it allows for the introduction of the position and some rules at that age. The transition from U7 to U8 to U9 is a lot smoother than the transition that used to exist from U8 to U9. There is still quite a difference as the fields are so much bigger and at U9/U10 it is really almost a full set of rules, but it helps to keep the changes and transitions manageable.
I don't believe any player should specialize at a keeper this young, but it doesn't hurt them to play there some of the time".
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