This Weekend is Silent Weekend


One game every season the LBYSA and LAGS designates as a silent game. What this basically means is that no instruction is to be given to the players from the coaches or the fans.

Although the term “silent” is used to recognize the day, the fans do not have to be “silent.” Parents are still encouraged to cheer for the players when they make a good play or score a goal. The “silent” pertains to the coaches giving instructions to the players, AND to all the “sideline coaches” who like to coach or give instructions to the kids from the parents’ side of the field.

The silent game gives the coaches an opportunity to evaluate the kids on how well they do without any instruction, while allowing the players to see first hand the importance of talking to each other on the field.

Update on Pictures

To all Families, Coaches/ Teams:

We hope the Fall Soccer Season has started off well for you. We are writing to provide you an update regarding team photographs for the Fall 2016 season. The Board has decided to eliminate Picture Day for the Fall 2016 season. We know many of you experienced poor customer service and other adverse issues with TSS in the Spring. As a consequence, we have decided to end our relationship with that company. We have attempted to identify an appropriate alternative photography company, but we have concluded that in order to “do it right and be successful,” we will hold off for Spring 2017 Season.

Our efforts to identify a replacement photography company have been impeded by a vacancy in the position of photography coordinator within the club and insufficient capacity among those already serving the club in other capacities to fill the void. We have been working to find a volunteer to help us out in this position and have been unsuccessful. So if this is of interest to you, we would appreciate your willingness to take on this job and get Picture Day back for Spring and seasons to come.

Thank you.

Amy Piehl, Registrar

EPYSA Futbol Friday October 7-wear your jersey!

The state association encourages everyone to wear their favorite soccer jersey on Friday, October 7 to raise awareness for cancer research. Additionally, donations can be made online or via text message.

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (September 27)— Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, in partnership with Red Card Cancer, is proud to announce the second annual Futbol Friday for October 7, 2016.

Futbol Friday is a day to celebrate soccer and raise awareness and donations for cancer research. Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and its partners encourage everyone to wear their favorite soccer jersey on Futbol Friday, which coincides with the height of the fall season as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A $10 donation can be made to Red Card Cancer, a soccer-based cancer research charity, by texting “SOCCER” to 52000. Additionally, donations can be made at One-hundred percent of all proceeds will go to Red Card Cancer.

Last year’s inaugural event raised more than $2000 in donations. Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer hopes to exceed that total this year by getting local clubs and businesses involved.

“Cancer has affected all of us in some way and too many from our soccer community,” said Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Chief Executive Officer Chris Branscome. “This a way for the soccer community to give back.”

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer will further promote the event through social media using #FutbolFriday. The association will post pictures with participants wearing their jerseys. Everyone who participates is encouraged, although it is not required, to make a minimum donation of $5.

Clubs, businesses and organizations interested in hosting a Futbol Friday event or partnering with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer should contact Dillon Friday at or by phone at 610-238-9966.

U-10 Mandatory Coaches Clinics Scheduled

Mandatory U-10 coaches clinics are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30 6:00-7:15pm at Linear Park. Coaches should plan to attend both clinics. Appropriate age group techniques and activities for all U-10 coaches and assistants for the fall season will be emphasized. Based on 7 players with a keeper and a question and answer period, we’ll hope to have coaches ready for their fall schedule. Please notify John Fellenbaum, Director of Coaching, of your attendance at or 872.0741 by Friday, August 26th to confirm numbers.