Registration Dates 2014
Please see Registration Dates Tab.
EPLW BOARD FOR 2014
For the last two week EPLW held nominations for the EPLW Board for 2014.The Board consists of seven members. Since only seven names appeared on the nomination sheet, there is no need to hold elections.
The seven people nominated will become the EPLW Board for 2014.
Congratulations to the following: Kristen Smith, Amanda Walk, Ryan Walk, Kris Cunningham, Kim Cunningham, Jeremy Smith, & Daryl Strickler.
The current Board members wish these people all the best in continuing the tradition of EPLW Soccer.
The coaches of the last game are responsible to make sure that the corner flags are returned to the equipment room near the concession stand. Also, referees of the last game, please return the referee wallets and watches to the equipment room. Thank you.
Trash cans have been provided for our use. Please, lets make better use of them by putting our trash in the cans and not on the ground. After games and practices parents, players and coaches should clean up prior to leaving the field. Please do your share to help keep the park clean.
REMINDER OF SOME OF THE RULES OF THE GAME
Jewelry All jewelry is considered dangerous. No jewelry, such as earrings, hair clasps, hair beads, bracelets, necklaces or watches may be worn!!!
Uniforms which were supplied by EPLW must be worn for the games. Shirts must be tucked in. Shin guards, which are worn under the socks, are required for all practices and games. If sweat shirt or sweat pants are worn, the uniform must be over these items.
Offsides is to be called for all age groups (exception is for the 4-5 year old players).
Substitutions are not to be made on the fly. Coaches may make substitutions on their own team's throw in, on either teams goal kick, to replace an injured player, or before a kickoff after a goal has been scored.
Please refresh your knowledge on the Rules of the Game by visiting the Rules page.
REMINDERPlease be courteous when games are in progress. Your child's game may be over, but there are many other teams still playing their games. Please do not cut through a field that still has a game in progress. Thank you.
Getting to Know EPLW
EPLW would like to welcome you all to our website. Here we will post some useful information, such as soccer laws and EPLW rules, important dates to remember throughout the season, game schedules, etc. We will also post all updates and cancellations on this website.
EPLW’s primary objective is to teach the fundamentals and methods of playing soccer. EPLW also strives to instill a spirit of sportsmanship and team play in players, coaches and parents. Winning is fun and exciting, and is an important goal each time that you take the field, however, there are many ways to “win” that are more important. Some examples of this are learning team play, playing in a sportsman like manner, using the skills you learn each week in practice, becoming physically fit, developing skills for a lifetime of sport enjoyment, and having FUN!
When you register your child, please do not request a team, or coach, although we would like to accommodate you, we have approximately 600 children playing in our league. Therefore, we cannot guarantee which team you child will be assigned to, or which nights they will practice.
If you know someone new to the area that has children that might be interested in playing soccer, please help spread the word about EPLW and our registration dates. Also remind families that you know have played for us in the past.
This organization is run by volunteers. We welcome and encourage all parents to volunteer. The following are some of the areas where volunteers are always needed … Coaches and Assistant Coaches, Team Parents, Referees, Concession Stand , Field Maintenance, and Commissioners. Please consider helping out in one or more of these areas and let us know when you register your child. Remember this organization is for your children, with your help and support we can make it a great season!
We play all players for a minimum of half a game. Players may be goalkeeper for no more than half the game, with at least one quarter playing time at another position. EPLW will supply each player with a shirt, shorts and socks. At the end of the season the shirt and shorts must be returned, players keep their socks.
The shin guards and shoes are your responsibility. Shin guards must be worn for all practices and games. Shoes should be a rubber cleat, no football or baseball shoes. No toe cleats will be allowed. Nothing potentially injurious to another player may be worn. No jewelry or hair adornments (ie. Earrings, barrettes, bobby pins, beads) are allowed during practices or games.
Each team will practice for one hour, two nights a week. Practice times have typically been one @ 5:00 p.m. and one @ 6:00 p.m. Your child will be assigned to a team that practices Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday. All games will be held on Saturdays, usually between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Games that are rained out may be made up on Sundays. All practices and games will be held at Adam-Ricci Park, located at East Penn Drive and Magaro Road. In early August you will be contacted by our child’s coach concerning practice nights and times.
EPLW holds several fundraisers each season. These fundraisers help support the organization with the purchase of goals, nets, soccer balls, uniforms, corner flags, and paint to line the fields. These fundraisers also enable us to help keep the registration fees low and hopefully give something back to the children at the end of the season.
Each team is also responsible to cover the concession stand once during the season, this also helps to support the organization. Each team will be required to supply four to five adult workers for a period of approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours. If you cannot volunteer in other areas, this is a great way to support the players. You may volunteer for more than one “Tour of duty”.
Updated: January 30, 2014