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BLUE MOUNTAIN SOCCER CLUB

IMPORTANT DATES

Club Coaches Meeting

August 3, 2020 at 8 pm in Harley Davidson, Orwigsburg. 

This is a MANDATORY coaches meeting for ALL coaches (Developmental and Travel). 

RBJSL MANDATORY LEAGUE MEETING

TBD

This is for TRAVEL Coaches ONLY. 1 Team Representative (does not need to be a coach) MUST attend ONE of these meetings. If you are unable to find anyone please contact BMSC at [email protected] as club will get fined for teams which do not have a rep present. 

Youth Soccer Night
 TBD Coaches and players are free entry into the game. Please contact Deb if your team will be participating. [email protected]



Individual & Team Photo's
TBD
 
Please verify with your Head Coaches what time your pictures will be taken and what uniform to be wearing.
Contact Deb for scheduling

Fall 2020 Timeline

Changes for Fall 2020:

Player registration/approval and approval of new teams is completed via GotSoccer.

League website rbjsl.org will be used for the following:

- League information and communications, including club rep and field complex information
- Team entry into the league for Fall 2020
- League game schedule for Fall 2020

 

Preseason Timeline:

Wed 7/22

Team entry open to clubs
Clubs will enter teams via www.rbjsl.org

Sun 8/2

Mon 8/3

Tue 8/4

Sun 8/9 

Wed 8/12

Sun 8/16

Fri 8/22

Player Pass information Due and Uniform Store Closes. 

BMSC MANDATORY COACHES Meeting, 8 pm at Harley Davidson, Orwigsburg

Developmental and Travel Team Practice start

Coaches Clearances Due

Developmental Uniform orders due

Travel Team information due- Team Name, Age Group, Tier and Blackout Dates. 

Team entry closes, 11:59 PM

Mon 8/24

Relegation meeting, 7:00 PM - divisional alignments and teams finalized
Location TBD

Sat 9/12

Preliminary schedule released to clubs -
Clubs may request changes through their Field Commissioners

Tue 9/15

Deadline for Club Field Commissioners to request schedule changes, 11:59 PM

TBD

Coaches/Field Commissioners meeting, 7:00 PM
Location TBD

Sat 9/19

FINAL schedule released and provided to referee assignor
After the final schedule is published, NO CHANGES will be permitted except for field availability/playability.
Deadline for postponing rescheduled games for the upcoming weekend will be Tuesday at 5 PM.

 

Season Timeline

10/3 - 10/4
OR
10/10 - 10/11

Week 1

10/17 - 10/18

Week 2 - rosters frozen

10/24 - 10/25

Week 3

10/31 – 11/1

Week 4

11/7 – 11/8

Week 5

11/14 – 11/15

Week 6

*NO makeup weekend

11/15

End of fall season (all games must be complete by this date)

 

Scheduling Parameters:

U9/U11

Predominantly Saturdays, beginning at 10 AM or later

U13

Predominantly Saturdays, beginning at 1 PM or later

U10/U12
U14 and up

Predominantly Sundays, beginning at 1 PM or later

 

League Meeting Dates:

Wed 8/12

Wed 9/9

Wed 10/14

Wed 11/11

Wed 12/9

 

 

 

 

 

What the Coaches Will Need to Supply



REQUIRED PROCEDURES FOR BMSC COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS

 

Attention Coaches, Team Managers, and Parent Volunteers:

The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA), which is the governing body for all youth soccer in Eastern PA, has implemented new regulations for all adults who will be working with children. Based on Pennsylvania's Child Protection Safety Laws, adults who must obtain and submit clearances are defined as follows -

“. . . someone who provides “care, supervision, guidance or control” AND have “routine interaction” with the children. “Routine interaction” is defined as regular and repeated contact that is integral to the person’s employment or volunteer responsibilities.”

Based on this definition, all head coaches abd assistant coaches must obtain and submit their clearances. Additionally, if there is a team parent that will “routinely” interact with the children within the BMSC, they must also obtain and submit their clearances..

 

What Clearances are needed?

 

Anyone who needs to go through this process will need to obtain their PA Criminal Background Check and a Child Abuse Background Check. These checks are good for 5 years. Please click on the links below to start that process.

1. PA Criminal Background Check- https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

 

2. Child Abuse Background Check- https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

 

3. If you have been a resident of PA for the past 10 years, you must also submit the following affidavit of compliance.

https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/947/15/Child%20safety%20-%20Affidavit%20of%20Compliance.pdf

 

4. If you have not lived in PA for the past 10 years, you must submit an FBI fingerprint

background check.

https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/947/15/IdentoGo%20Service%20Code%203-12-2018.pdf

If you have obtained these clearances in the last 5 years, they are still good to submit.

Instructions on how to submit them are detailed below.

 

If you need to go through the process of obtaining these documents, please do not wait. These state agencies have to process these requests for every youth group across PA.

 

Where should I submit these Documents?

 

With the full implementation of the new registration system within EPYSA, all documents must be uploaded to gotsoccer.com

To upload these documents please follow these instructions –

  1. Contact Paul Glenn ([email protected]) you are interested in coaching. 
  2. You will then receive an email from gotsoccer.com stating "Action Required", please confirm you are a coach. 
  3. Log Into your Account (system.gotsport.com) 
  4. For all your PA Clearances and the Affidavit of Compliance, you will upload all of those in the “Safety/Additional Certification” section. Please note that all your documents must be uploaded as 1 single document . You must merge them all together into 1 single document . If you are unable to merge your PDFs using your computer software, there are different free sites that can merge documents for you. ZonePDF.com is one example. Please feel free to find a service that best suits your needs.
  5. Please perform your Safe Sport, Heads up and fill out EPYSA risk management forms. 
  6. Load your photo and update all information in your account. 

What Else must I upload?

1. You must upload a head shot image to be used for your coaching pass. Please upload that image in your profile section.

2. You must complete a “Concussion Training Certification.” You can access and complete this certification by clicking on the “Learn More” button on your profile page. Please know that this online certification will take about 30 minutes to complete. Your certificate should automatically upload, but please make sure you download it and save a copy.

3. Finally, you must complete your “Abuse Training” certification. You can access and complete this certification by clicking on the “Begin Training” button on your profile page. This training will take between 1 ½ - 2 hours. Your certificate should automatically upload, but please make sure you download it and save a copy.

4. Once you have uploaded all your documents, uploaded a headshot picture and completed your concussion and abuse prevention trainings, please send me an email notification of your process completion. Please make the subject line of this email “Your Name - RM Complete”. Send that email to Don Nettles [email protected] . Also all Certificates should be emailed to our Director of coach Paul Glenn ([email protected]) for Club use.

Only CLEARED Head coaches, Assistant coaches, Team Managers and Team Parents are allowed to be around children during the soccer season.

Volunteer Info

The club would not be successful without the dedicated parents who volunteer their time to give the kids a great soccer experience.  As you go through the new registration process, there will be a section for you, the parents, to inform the BMSC where you can lend a hand. We appreciate all our volunteers and the time they spend with our children.  We can always use more help, so please see a board member about how you can help contribute to your child’s soccer experience. 

Prospective Head Coaches or Assistant Coaches.... The BMSC wants to make sure that we are doing all we can to help educate and enhance your coaching experience as well as our player's experience.  We would ask that you check the corresponding box if interested in coaching during the registration process to help us begin to determine our coaches positions within the BMSC. As the coaches and teams are selected, they will be listed on the website. 

Score Reporting

In an effort to have an accurate record of all the teams participating in either the Reading-Berks Junior Soccer League (RBJSL) and the Schuylkill League, we would ask that you send an email reporting the score of your game from the weekend to  [email protected]  In your email, please include:

Home Team Name
Home Team Score

Away Team Name
Away Team Score

Referee Present:  Yes or No


For all Reading-Berks Junior Soccer League Travel Teams (u9 and up), please make sure that you submit your score through the RBJSL website by logging into the site with your email address and pin number. 

Please report all scores by each Sunday night after the game to avoid any fines levied by the League(s).  

Cancellation/Rescheduling Procedures


When inclement weather strikes the day of games, here is a basic step-by-step process on how games are cancelled and rescheduled.

1.  The Field Director  will decide to play or cancel all HOME games for that day.

2.  The Field Director must cancel all Saturday games by 8:00 AM to the League; all Sunday games must be cancelled to the League by 10:00 AM. 

3.  All BMSC Head Coaches with home games that day will be contacted by either 8 AM on Saturday or 10 AM on Sunday.  Contact will be made by email, text, or phone depending upon circumstances.

4.  Any games not postponed by those times will be left to the discretion of the referee assigned to the game.  All team members must report to the game field at that time.

5.  If games are cancelled, all HOME BMSC coaches are asked to select 2 to 3 dates to reschedule cancelled game.  These dates need to be reported to Field Director to be officially confirmed by the League.

6.  All cancelled games should be played or rescheduled within one week if possible.

7.  An official email will be sent from the League to confirm the rescheduled game.

ALL Practices/Games can be cancelled at ANY time by the field owners/townships or Field Director. You will be notified ASAP of any changes. 

Any questions on this procedure please email the Vice President/Field Director- Donald Nettles at [email protected]

Contact Us

Blue Mountain Soccer Club

PO Box 78 
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania 17961

Email: [email protected]

Blue Mountain Soccer Club

PO Box 78 
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania 17961

Email: [email protected]
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