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May 2016

                                                               PAGS Newsletter - May 2016

This is the first in a monthly series of informative newsletters published by PAGS.  The intent is to summarize all of the important news and updates to the site in one easy to find place.  The newsletter will be published on the 15th of each month.  Please check back every month.

1.  PAGS Officers for 2016-2017

President

Kevin Rooney

president@pags.org

Vice-President

Mike Koch

vp@pags.org

Secretary

Diana Urbanski

secretary@pags.org

Treasurer

Andrew Brenner

treasurer@pags.org

Board Member/Counsel

David Haase

counsel@pags.org


2.  USSF Birth Year Initiative

The age group chart for 2016-2017:

Soccer Year 2016-2017

Age Group

Birth Year

U9

2008

U10

2007

U11

2006

U12

2005

U13

2004

U14

2003

U15

2002

U16

2001

U17

2000

U18

1999

U19/U20

1998/1997


3.  USSF Small-Sided Initiative

PAGS will play 7v7 for U9 and U10 and 9v9 for U11 and U12 beginning with the fall 201 season.  Roster limits have not been finalized by USYS.  It appears that the limit for U9 and U10 will be 14.  There is still discussion on whether the limit for U11 and U12 should be 16 or 18.  Guidance will be provided as soon as a final determination is made.  Field sizes have not been finalized.  USSF/USYS has determined that the size originally proposed are too small. The final sizes will be a range, recognizing that all clubs do not have access to optimal field sizes.

4.  USSF Heading Guidelines

USSF guidance is still a recommendation.  USYS and the state associations will issue a rule effective with the beginning of the 2016-2017 soccer year.  The rule is no heading for 6 to 11 year olds.  This means heading will not be allowed for all small-side age groups, U9 to U12.  The penalty for an infraction will be an indirect kick.  There still is discussion how an infraction by the defensive team in the penalty or goal area will be enforced.  Final guidance will be provided prior to the start of the soccer year.

5.  PAGS 2016-2017 FEE SCHEDULE

2016 Fall Season Application Fees  

  • U9-U10 - $330
  • U11-U14 PAGS Charlotte Moran Conference - $330
  • U11-U19 PAGS Premier Conference - $375

2017 Spring Season Application Fees

  • U9-U19 - $250 If already registered with EPYS
  • U9-U19 - $300 If registering with EPYS

2016-17 Player Transaction Fees - There will be no charge for player transactions (PS-1 actions), PAGS will pay these fees for member clubs!

6.  PAGS 2016 Fall Season Application

The instructions for completing the application for the PAGS 2016 fall season, as well as a link to the application, are available on the PAGS home page.  The application deadline is 5/31/16.  

7.  Divisional Placement Criteria for the Fall 2016 Season

The application for the 2016 fall season requires teams to enter the number of returning players.  This is to aid PAGS in determining whether the team has enough returning players to be given credit for the 2015-16 record of the team.  If the team has less than 60% of the players returning PAGS will not give the team credit for the previous year’s record.  Teams should use the Comments section of the application to describe the make up of the team.  This is important information for divisional placement purposes.

8.  Team/Player Registration

The soccer year runs from 9/1/16 to 8/31/17.  EPYSA's 2016-2017 online registration system should be available around 6/1/16.  Teams may start creating their teams in the EPYSA database whenever it goes live.  PAGS will beging approving teams on or about 8/1/16.  NOTE:  Club Registrars MUST notify the PAGS Registrar via email (registrar@pags.org) when team(s) are ready for approval.  PAGS and Delco Soccer league will hold a joint Registrar meeting for all clubs on Tuesday, 6/22/16 at United Sports.

9.  PAGS Contacts

For all information except roster related issues, team and player registration and player transactions, contact the PAGS Executive Director, Tom Corey.

ED@pags.org
844-FOR-PAGS (367-7247) Ext 1

For team and player registration and player transactions ONLY contact the PAGS Registrar, Erin Corey.

Registrar@pags.org
844-FOR-PAGS (367-7247) Ext 2


 

 

 

 
 

 

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