Tipp City SAY Soccer & FC Tippecanoe

Program Information

RECREATIONAL SOCCER ORGANIZTION


National Association
S.A.Y. Soccer
Soccer Association for Youth
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Area Association
M.V.E.
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Miami Valley East
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District Association
T.C.Y.S.
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Tipp City Youth Soccer
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YOU THE COACH


Recreational soccer is offered to youth players who are 4-17 years of age with the emphasis being on FUN, FITNESS, AND SKILL BUILDING in a less competitive environment.  Recreational soccer is administered through local districts, which organize with other districts through areas to form leagues with a reasonable number of teams.  TCYS serves to promote youth soccer in Tipp City, Ohio

S.A.Y. PHILOSOPHY

1.  The Soccer Association for Youth (S.A.Y.) was formed to provide an organization within which children could learn and play soccer, the world’s most popular sport.  The fact that any size player can be successful at the game and the modest expense required to field a team make it possible for many children to participate in organized competition.  These factors plus the enthusiasm of the children once they have played the game have resulted in a rapid growth of the SAY program.

2.  It is the function of SAY to provide:

   a.  Guidance and instruction for new participants, 

   b.  An organizational structure to form leagues, schedule games, and prescribe rules and
        regulations, which ensure safe, enjoyable, and fair competition 

3.  A youth program should be, as its name implies, a program for kids.  To win at any cost may be the proper attitude for highly skilled professionals, but it is contradictory to the basic objectives of the Soccer Association for Youth.  Stacking teams, tryout camps, all-star powerhouses, etc., may produce a climate of excellence for a talented few, but will not in the long run be beneficial to the vast majority of young people involved

4.  Several of the SAY regulations presented in the book of Laws and Rules have been written especially to implement this philosophy as far as practicable.  The overall objective of SAY is the maximum participation with even competition at various age levels.

5.  It is the function of SAY to provide guidance and instruction to its Areas and to prescribe rules and regulations that will ensure safe, enjoyable and fair competition.

6.  These Areas are authorized to administer the SAY soccer program within their boundaries, form leagues and schedule games.  For larger Areas, administration may be further broken down into districts.