GEYA is a Chester County, PA youth recreational soccer league located in the Glenmoore & Eagle PA areas. We offer Spring and Fall Soccer for youths K-12 and a HIGH 5 Soccer Program for children with special needs.

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Welcome GEYA Soccer Parents!

 
On this page, you'll find all the information you'll need as a parent of a GEYA recreational soccer player.
 
  • About GEYA Soccer – Gives a brief overview of our organization.
  • Key Dates – Gives dates of important events before and during the season.
  • Registration – Links to the GEYA Soccer registration system.
  • Policies & Procedures – Describes GEYA Values and policies and procedures for refunds, team assignment requests, game cancellations, financial aid, online background check, harrassment/assault and dogs.
  • Info for Coaches – Gives info on registering, team rosters, emailing teams, equipment, coaching certification, and coaching tips.
  • Fields – Gives directions to all GEYA soccer fields.
  • Laws of Soccer – Gives official FIFA rules of the game.
  • GEYA Soccer Rules – Describes GEYA modifications and rules for specific grade divisions.
  • Board & Commissioners – Lists names and contact info for individuals responsible for all aspects of GEYA Soccer.
  • Newsletter – Contains current and past issues of the GEYA Soccer newsletter.
  • The Canfield Cup – Describes the seasonal Coed Championship Award.
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Gives helpful information in a question and answer format.
  • Useful Links – Gives links to websites for soccer coaching, training, fitness, books, software, and organizations.
     

Receiving Emails about Games & Practices

When you register your child(ren) you may enter one or more email addresses into the Email field on their registration. This will allow each parent or other guardian to receive weekly notifications of games, cancellations, etc. 

If you are NOT receiving emails, please make sure that your correct email address is in the Email field on the registration. You can check by following these steps:
 
  1. Sign in to GEYA Website at www.geyasoccer.org or www.geyasoccer.com with the account you used during registration
  2. Click on My Account at top of screen
  3. Click on each child’s name that is registered
  4. In the Email field enter multiple email addresses separated by a semi-colon (see below)
  5. Save the registration

Uniforms & Equipment

Players must wear soccer cleats and shin guards at every game and practice (shin guard inside socks please!). Players must wear a GEYA t-shirt or jersey.

 

Jewelry Policy

No jewelry is to be worn by GEYA soccer players at any time (i.e. earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc).  This includes earrings.  If you're child is planning to have his/her ears pierced please wait until after the season concludes. See the law 4 of the Laws of Soccer for details.

 

What to expect once you've signed up

Once registration is finished, the GEYA Soccer board, the VPs, the division commissioners, the field assignment director, and the scheduling director spend a significant amount of time working out the number of teams per division, the schedule for the season, the field assignments, the referee assignments, and coach and assistant coach assignments for all teams. Once this is complete, meetings with the coaches are scheduled to talk through the logistics for the upcoming season. In the younger divisions, the commissioners and coaches assign the players to the teams and will communicate the assignment via email or phone after the coaches' meeting. In the older divisions, a skills combine may be scheduled to assess the players and help ensure we have balanced and fair teams. The schedule for the combines will be communicated via email. Immediately following the combines, the players will be assigned to teams and the coaches will communicate the assignment to the players. 
 

Please be patient as we work through the team assignment and scheduling process. We try hard to have the details worked out before the season kick off but it often comes down to the wire due to late registrants, field issues, weather, and acquiring coaches. If you haven't heard from your coach by the weekend before the season opens, please send an email to your Division Commissioner (the email can be found on the Board & Commissioners Page).

 

How to be a Good GEYA Soccer Parent

The parent or guardian plays a key role in the development of the soccer player. Obviously the parent or guardian has tremendous influence on the values, attitude, and outlook on life that a child develops, including those related to the playing of soccer.

  • I provide positive support and encouragement to my child, other players on their team, and to opponents
  • I promote practice at home.
  • As needed, I bring my child to practice (typically 15 minutes early) and games (typically 30 minutes early) on time.
  • As needed, I notify the coach when practices or games will be missed or arrived at late.
  • Parents are to remain at the field during practices and games for the safety of their children, or have a responsible party present.
  • I allow the coach to coach.
  • I allow the players to play.
  • I allow the referee and linesmen to call the game.
  • I will remember my child made the team, not me.
  • I support the team by volunteering with telephone calls, etc.
  • I support the club by volunteering at signups, tournaments, etc.
  • I am positive and I look for positives in the coach, players, and referees.
  • I have reasonable and realistic expectations.
  • I remind my child not to get down on themselves and to keep playing hard.
  • I remember not to take myself too seriously during the game.
  • I maintain a “Fun is #1” attitude.
  • I know and understand the rules of the game. If I don’t understand a rule or call, I ask someone who knows.
  • I know and follow club rules and policies.
  • I help my child fulfill their obligation to the team.
  • I encourage my child to talk to the coach as needed.
  • I am a role model of good sportsmanship and expect my child to be the same:
  • I control my temper
  • I accept the decisions of officials with good grace
  • I treat players, coaches, other parents, opponents, and officials with fairness, generosity, courtesy, and respect
  • I develop my child’s respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgement of referees and opposing coaches
  • I discourage unfair gamesmanship
  • I will not use profanity, abusive language or negative personal remarks.
  • I understand that GEYA Soccer is organized around the principle of fun for everyone involved.