Preaseason Jamboree Kicks Off 2016 Rec Season

Kicking Things Off Right with 2016 Preseason Jamboree

(Sep 8, 2016) Thanks to the teams across EYSA that participated in the association's Preseason Jamboree.The event proved both fun and instructive for dozens of U8 to U12 teams, with players born between 2005 and 2009, that participated on Saturday, August 27th at fields on Mercer Island and in Bellevue. The jamboree format gave teams, coaches and our young referees a chance to get back into the swing of things and get familiarized with new rules introduced for 2016, including:

  1. New protocol in case of suspected head injury or concussion;
  2. No heading for players on teams U11 or younger;
  3. Kick-off may be taken in any direction;
  4. Offside violations will be marked at the location of the violation;
  5. No goalies at U8;
  6. No punting for U9 and U10 goalkeepers
  7. "No-Poaching Rule" for U8-U10 rec players; and
  8. "Mercy Rule" for U8-U10 rec players.

Just as it opened, the 2016 EYSA season will wrap up with a jamboree/tournament-style event for U8-U10 teams, scheduled for November 5-6, 2016, where each team will play out its final season matches. Watch the EYSA website and the league schedules for details.