3 weeks ago
At this time, we are unable to offer any PAYS sports during the summer. We are hopeful that by mid July we will be able to do some Pick Up Soccer or a Softball/Baseball hitting clinic, but at this time we are unable to use the fields for group events.
Halifax, Kingston and Carver all have some sports available through the summer, so please check their websites for other options. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Sorry everyone...due to a schedule conflict we need to reschedule tonight's meeting to next Thursday 06/18 at 7pm. We will post Zoom Meeting Details here once we have it set. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
No PAYS Meeting tonight. We will continue with our regularly scheduled meeting in June. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello PAYS Families!
As most of you know, due to COVID-19 all PAYS Spring sports are sadly cancelled. Like all of you, we are very disappointed about everything being cancelled, however, we need to continue to follow the rules put in place to keep us all healthy and safe. With this being said, we wanted to reach out to let all Baseball, Softball and T-ball families know that full refunds were issued to all of you. In addition, all NEW soccer registrations that were for Spring 2020 ONLY players (late registrations, High School, New Families to town), you should have also received a full refund. Just an FYI, that Halifax is looking at doing a summer baseball and softball league at some point (if possible), so if this happens we will post registration for that for anyone interested.
In regards to those soccer players who registered and played in the Fall 2019 and were expecting to play again in the Spring 2020, you will receive a credit of $50 per player. The credit will appear on your account by May 10, 2020 and can be used for any PAYS sport (Soccer, Baseball, Softball or Basketball). If anyone has a player who has aged out or does not plan to play sports in Plympton going forward, please reach out to our Treasurer, Lillie Krueger, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can issue a $50 refund via check for you.
With that in mind, we can start to think ahead and remember that this will all be past us soon! Soccer Registration will Officially OPEN for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 seasons on May 26th! This is for all kids in Grades Pre-K through Grade 8. Registration will remain OPEN until July 15th! We have also agreed to not increase fees this year for Soccer. While state fees have increased on our end, we understand that everyone is struggling, so we made the decision to keep fees the same for the 2020/2021 Soccer Seasons.
We have some great plans in waiting right now, so keep following us on Facebook for updates! For now, please stay safe and remain healthy! We can't wait to see everyone and get on the field again very soon!
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In order to keep everyone safe, ALL PAYS spring sports have officially been cancelled. For anyone who signed up for Baseball, Softball or Spring Soccer Only you will receive a full refund. Your credit/debit card that you paid with will be credited shortly. If you paid via check, we will mail you out new check or void your check if it has not been cashed.
For those of you who signed up for Fall and Spring Soccer and unfortunately were only able to play Fall Soccer. You will also be getting a refund or credit for a portion of this. We are working on determining how to handle this now and will notify everyone via our Facebook page and via email ASAP.
We thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we navigate through this. We hope that everyone stays healthy and safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Everyone!! Next Friday at 3pm we are going to join a Birthday Drive-By for one of our amazing 6th Graders Allison Wigmore at 3pm down Upland Rd. If anyone is interested in joining us please post below and we will post details next week.
If anyone has a child who has an upcoming birthday email us that as well (email@example.com). I think it would be nice if as a community we can do this for the kids who all miss friends and unfortunately can not have a birthday party right now. We can post a weekly schedule every Sunday night so that everyone can join and support each other during this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Let’s show our support PAYS families!
Inspired by what New Yorkers in neighborhoods across the city are doing as well as others around the world, we ask you to consider joining us as follows.
Starting Wednesday night and for the next week at 7 PM, the First Congregational Church has kindly consented to ring its bell for 5 minutes. The Plympton Police and Fire Departments will also participate. We hope Plymptonians will join in each night with clapping, music making or singing. It's all a way to cheer for essential workers who are risking so much during the pandemic as well as to honor those who are ill and suffering, and to celebrate the qualities of resilience, equanimity, hope, faith, and perseverance so essential for a town, a nation and entire world to surmount the overwhelming challenge before us. We are a small town sparsely populated and rather spread out. Nevertheless, please consider coming out of your home and making some noise...or just listen, listen deeply to what is possible.
Best wishes to all and please, please stay well.
Any questions, call Mark Russo (781-264-1220) or Elizabeth Westley (781-585-5445). ... See MoreSee Less
While our Spring sports seasons are still up in the air, we are planning is if we will be starting on May 4th. Wtih this being said, we need more Tball coaches. If anyone is able to help (no experience needed) we would greatly appreciate the help! Please email us at paysboard @gmail.com if you can help coach! ... See MoreSee Less
PAYS Board Meeting on Thursday night at 7pm! We will be doing a zoom meeting....all are welcome! Send your email to Meghan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will add you to the list and send you a link to log into the meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Everyone! I wanted to pass this along in case anyone was interested:
USA Baseball to Host Coaches Clinics Online
The online clinics will occur on Saturday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 8
March 31, 2020
USA Baseball announced today it will host two online Community Clinics in an effort to support coaches and parents currently enrolled in its Coaches Certification pathway. The free clinics will take place on Saturday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 8, from 12-3 p.m. ET. Registration for each clinic is now open with limited spots available on CoachClinics.org.
The Coaches Certification pathway is a free three-tiered program consisting of ascending levels: "A" Certification, "B" Certification and "C" Certification. All of the levels contain a series of courses that cover topics such as health and safety, creating a positive team environment, recognizing and responding to misconduct, practice planning, game management and skill-specific development.
For more information on the Coaches Certification program and to begin the courses required to complete certification, visit CoachClinics.org. In addition to this new program, all courses and resources for players, coaches, parents and umpires on USABDevelops.com are available at no cost to users and aim to provide a positive baseball experience for all. ... See MoreSee Less
Love all of these video’s coming in!! ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Everyone!! It’s a beautiful day outside, so let’s get out! Have your PAYS soccer player put on his/her shirt and send us a shirt 10 sec video. Video the ball being thrown to the player and the player dribbling and shooting (demonstration video is below). I am going to put them all together in a video so it will look like a goalie is stopping each time and throwing it in to someone new. Please send your 10 sec video to email@example.com by Sunday at 9pm! I will post the video on Monday!
So put on your PAYS soccer shirt and get outside! Let’s see if we can get all 160 players to do it!! ... See MoreSee Less
With School being closed and now all sports pushed back until mid April, we decided to post some weekly drills for kids to work on. This week we are focusing on Soccer Drills. These are all "individual" drills so as long as your child has a ball he/she can practice. Have them video themselves doing these drills and post them here on this post. This will be a great way for kids to show their skills, help other kids learn how to do some new skills, while at the same time improving and keeping active. So read the information below and start posting those videos!!
*We will also have some awards for the kids who do these skills and post as well.
Soccer Drills to Do By Yourself
To practice doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do so only when you have team sessions. As a matter of fact, that’s what most everyone else settles for: only practicing at organized team functions.
If you want to get ahead of the competition, you need to be prepared for the games by yourself. And the best way to do this is by focusing on these soccer drills
All you need for this drill is yourself and a ball. This is a great drill to train with if you’re a beginner. However, even the most veteran players can benefit from it.
There are so many different variations, styles, and skills you can work on while performing this drill. Even though from the outside it may look simple, it requires a lot of coordination and even better footwork.
For the most basic of toe-touches, just follow these directions:
1. Place the ball directly in front of your feet
2. Start with your dominant foot on the ball (toes and upper part of foot)
3. Next, take your dominant foot off the ball and place other foot on it. Do so repeatedly and gain a rhythm. The ball should not be moving in between touches.
For other variations as you progress, you can add in various different types of toe-touch exercises to extend the complication of it.
You might be questioning the value of this type of drill, as the soccer ball isn’t even moving. However, the reason for this drill is to develop control of your body as it relates to the ball.
Another footwork drill you can train on your own are inside touches. By doing this drill, you are not only improving your footwork skills but also increasing your stamina and raising your endurance.
It also works on your speed since you are constantly engaging your calf muscles.
The inside touch is the most common (and preferred) method of kicking or passing the soccer ball. You use this method for both dribbling and the majority of your passes. As such, the more drills you do that involve improving your inside foot touch, the better your entire game will be.
2) Inside Touches
To perform this exercise, all you need is a good soccer ball. There are also various other variations you can add in as you improve. However, the most basic drill goes like this:
1. Place the ball between your feet.
2. Use the inside part of one foot (let’s say the right one) to tap it slightly to the left foot.
3. The ball should stay on the same lateral plane.
4. From the left foot, play the ball back to the right foot.
5. Get a rhythm and try and keep your legs hip-width apart.
6. Once you improve, try keeping your head up and doing the drill without looking at the ball.
This drill can seem almost impossible when you first start, and it isn’t uncommon to only complete one or two kicks back and forth before the ball goes skirting away.
Don’t get down on yourself, and keep practicing. This is a drill that you can see marked and dramatic improvement on quickly if you stick with it.
That improvement can be a fantastic motivation to continue working by yourself on various drills to improve your soccer game.
Juggling is one of the top exercises that everyone can work on—beginner or “expert”. You’ve most likely seen video clips of professional footballers juggling the ball on and on, so you are probably familiar with this drill.
You could be first starting out at soccer and need to let the ball bounce. Or, you might be an expert and want to work on using various parts of your body. There is always a new juggling challenge to tackle.
Juggling helps target and improve your basic soccer skills: ball skills, and first touch. You can use various parts of your body when practicing. You can focus on only using your head, your thighs, your feet, etc.
It’s important, when first starting out, to be patient and adjust the exercise according to your skill level. Perhaps you need to let the ball bounce in between touches or only use your dominant foot. Either way, keep working at it!
To juggle, you can either start by flicking the ball up with your feet, with various ways seen here or use your hands. Once you get the ball up in the air, try to follow these tips while juggling:
• Always keep the ball spinning back towards you. This will keep the ball in the same area as your body.
• When first beginning, let the ball bounce on the ground in between touches.
• Use various parts of your body, various parts of your feet, and both feet.
• Plus keep track of your record—the number of juggles you can get before it hits the ground.
Beating your record will always keep things interesting.
Keep in mind that you won’t be “juggling” in a real soccer game. This drill, like so many others, is a great one to do by yourself because it mimics skills you’ll need in a live game.
Ball control is needed no matter what position you play, and juggling helps to develop this technique. ... See MoreSee Less
MYSA has just determined that soccer games, practices, and classes are all postponed until 4/15. PAYS Soccer practices, scrimmages or games can NOT begin until after 4/15. We will keep everyone updated if this changes. ... See MoreSee Less
PAYS Board Meeting has been moved to the Plympton Library at 6pm tonight. We moved up the time to be sure we had enough time to meet as they close at 8pm. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately we have been informed that PAYS basketball is cancelled for tonight and going forward. We are sorry that the year had to end so abruptly (especially for our 6th graders), but we have to follow the rules of the administration and make sure everyone is safe and healthy. We will keep everyone updated in regards to any changes.
In addition, the PAYS board meeting is trying to relocate now so that we can meet. We will update with a location if we can find one. ... See MoreSee Less