What equipment does my child need?
TEYSA provides each player with a jersey, shorts, socks, and a soccer ball, which will be distributed at the first practice. Players need shin guards, cleats, and water bottles at practices and games.
How do I know if fields are open for practices and games?
TEYSA leases most of its field space from the T/E School District and Tredyffrin Township, who each make their own decision about whether to close their fields. Field closure information, when received, will be posted on the home page. This is your best and most up to date source of information, as individual coaches may not be in a position to alert teams via email. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the posting generally occurs sometime before 7:30 am. On weekdays, the posting generally occurs by 3:30PM. TEYSA does its best to post a timely notice on its website in the event of field closures. However, understand that we cannot post until we hear from the School District and the Township.
How are canceled games made up?
TEYSA has asked that all intramural conference managers schedule automatic make-up games on the Sunday which immediately follows the Saturday of any cancelation. The duration of each make-up game will be shorter because TEYSA's field permits on Sundays do not begin until noon. If they have not yet done so already, your conference managers and head coaches will let you know the make-up schedule.
How many kids are on a team? What size ball? How long are the games and what about the players?
An overview of equipment, games and players is available on the Rules page.
What are some of the key rules for spectators?
Unlike sports where a coach is calling plays or giving signals from the sideline, soccer is known as the "player's game" because the course of the game is largely determined by the players on the field. We ask our coaches to follow a "less is more" approach to coaching games, and ask that parents refrain from all "coaching from the sidelines." Cheering and words of encouragement are welcome, but parents should not be instructing players on positioning or strategic decisions. Spectators should have no communications with referees during the game. Some other "side line" rules:
- Players and other children should not play or hang from the goals
- Spectators should sit on the opposite side of the field from coaches and players, with no spectators behind the goals
- Dogs are not allowed on our fields at any time, and smoking is prohibited