Palmyra Area Recreation & Parks Commission

Girls Soccer Program Information:

This is a recreational soccer program for school aged girls from 5 to 14 years old who reside in the Palmyra, Pennsylvania area.  This is a program geared toward learning and fun, in a relaxed nurturing atmosphere.

Registration runs now through February 11th without a late fee.  Late fee of $10 begins February 12th through February 18th.  

GIRLS SOCCER REGISTRATION CLOSES AFTER FEBRUARY 18th 

 

Important Program Information:

Practices begin the week of March 22nd.  

Games will  begin the week of April 4th after Easter break,  with season ending mid to late May.

Practices and games locations – Ridge Road Park and Pine Street Elementary Fields

Sneakers and shin guards are required to play.   No Jewelry

Your coach will contact you by March 11th at the latest, for practices which start the week of March 22nd.  If you do not hear from a coach by March 11th, then please call 838-9244. 

Virtual Coach’s Youtube video is available Thursday, March 4th and selected coaches will be notified and sent a link.

Saturday Games will run as follows (subject to change):  678 Grade @8am, &  9am,  345 Grade 10am, 11am, 12pm,  and 1&2 grade 1:45pm & 2:45pm  *Please note due to COVID19 concerns, practices and games might be one night during the week set up as a practice followed immediately by a game.  It’s important to note on your registration forms what evening you are NOT available for scheduling purposes.

Girls Kindergarten Soccer play games separate from older girls, based on availability on registration forms.  Practices will be during the week and followed immediately by a game.

  • Fee: $55/child $5.00 off 2nd Family member
  • Register by Feb. 11th

Girls 1st – 8th Grade soccer (Three divisions- 1&2,  34&5, and  67&8 Grades)

  • Fee: $70/child $5.00 off 2nd family member
  • Register by Feb. 11th

Covid-19 Update to Parents:

Dear Parents,

First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.  We have received questions from the community about if and how COVID-19 will change this year’s athletic season.  We know this outbreak has been stressful to many and recognize that exercising and participating in activities like sports can be a healthy way to cope with stress and connect with our community.  After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume youth sports while following CDC considerations to protect players, families, and our community.

The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority!  Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.  We are:

  • Intensifying cleaning and disinfection by cleaning goals and disinfecting equipment between use as feasible.
  • Reducing physical closeness or contact between players when possible such as allowing players to focus on building individual skills (like dribbling and juggling the soccer ball), keeping children in small groups, and staggering arrival and drop off times, putting signs and using cones and lines on the playing fields to designate that coaches and players stay 6 feet apart, discouraging unnecessary physical contact, such as high fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs and replacing these with a modified cheer.
  • Postponing travel outside of our community by not playing other schools (such as Milton Hershey done in previous years).
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices such as hand sanitizer before and after practices and games, encouraging children to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and reminding them to not spit.
  • Requesting that coaches, youth sports staff, officials, and parents wear a cloth face covering (athletes undetermined as of yet)  Last fall it was okay for athletes to not wear a mask on the soccer field as they played.  We will update you as soon as the CDC sends recommendations for athletes this spring.  As a reminder, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
  • Limiting the sharing of equipment. Example- this year, players are encouraged to bring their own soccer ball if possible.  If they do not have access to a soccer ball, PARPC will provide soccer balls to the coaches.
  • No spectators at practices.  At practices and games there may be no more than 6 spectators per athlete at the field who must also social distance 6 feet from each other and the soccer field and wear a mask at all times.  Please watch our website for any updates.

Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.  Return back to sports from home isolation is found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html

R&K FUNDRAISER FORM TO DOWNLOAD:  Girls Soccer R&K Sub Order Form 2021

COVID19 PARENT RESOURCE DOCUMENTS:

COVID CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS- soccer 

COVID-19 Health Screening CHECKLIST-PARPC

COVID 19 COACH RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

COVID19 COACH CHECKLIST GIRLS SOCCER 2021

COVID 19 COACH WAIVER FALL 2020

COVID-19 Health Screening CHECKLIST-PARPC

Concussion Resource Form

Volunteer Clearances Instruction Form

How to be a Good Soccer Parent

Soccer Rules K- Second Grade

Soccer Rules Third- Eighth Grade

Ridge Road Field Map 2020

PARPC Coach’s Player Evaluations

Soccer Practice Ideas U6 and U8

Soccer Practice Ideas U10

Soccer Practice ideas U12 &U14 

Registration

Mail a registration form to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078 or put in our tan drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address available 24/7.

Registration forms to download:

 

OR

Register online with a small fee with the link below  *(sibling discount not available online)

Join us for our Boys Fall Soccer Program!

SIGN UP INFORMATION: 

 

WHEN: Practices start the week of August 23rd two times per week until games start the weekend of September 11th.  Practice then goes to one time per week with games mostly on Saturdays.  Games- September 11th through October 30th as follows: Kindergarten 3-5pm, 1&2 grade 2 pm-4 pm, 3,4,&5 grade 10:30-1:30 pm,  6,7,8 grade 8 am-10 am  (subject to change depending on number of teams, participant availability as registrations come in, and may be a weekday evening on occasion).  Game schedule will be released by September 1st in order to accommodate athlete and coach schedules noted on registrations, as well as field availability. 

WHERE: Games and practices are on Palmyra at Ridge Road Fields, Pine Elementary, and South Londonderry Borough’s Field adjacent to the Municipal Building.

NOTES FOR SEASON:

  • Players must wear shin guards to practice and games.  Cleats are not required.
  • Team shirt and soccer socks included with registration fee.
  • Players will be notified regarding practice times by their coach by August 17th.  
  • Team sponsors needed- $135 donation includes business or organization logo on the back of the team’s t-shirts, a thank you letter for your tax deductible donation, and a team plaque. Email hhershey@palmyrarec.org a pdf of your company logo and for more information.

FEE: $70 ($2nd family member $65)   $80 non PASD   

 

Coaches:

***30-45 minute mandatory coach’s meeting  on Monday, August 2nd at 5:30pm at the Palmyra Municipal Building Judge’s Chambers, to be immediately followed by a mandatory coach’s practice instructional clinic at 6:15pm lead by Tim Grinstead (Head Girls Soccer Coach for PHS) at Pine Street Elementary soccer field, which will last less than an hour.  Please make every effort to attend and if you cannot come please call Heidi at 717-838-9244.

 

REGISTRATION:

Register July 19th or before to avoid the late fee! Late registration is July 20th- 29th and is an extra $10 and registration closed after July 29th.

 

Fall Boys Soccer Registration Form 1-8th Grade  

Download the form above sent with payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA or use the outdoor tan drop box in front of the building at the same address which is available all hours.

OR

You can register online with the link at the bottom of this web page    (*Please note if you register online, there is no $5 sibling discount available).

 

KINDERGARTEN BOYS SOCCER

 

SIGN UP INFORMATION:

 

WHEN:  Practices start the week of August 23rd two times per week until games start the weekend of September 11th.  After September 11th, game days will be a 30 minute practice followed immediately by a Kindergarten game.   Game/practice nights will be one game on Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm and one practice/game night offered during the week based on player and coach availability at registration.  Season runs until the end of October.  (Times subject to change depending on number of athletes)

WHERE: Games and practices are in Palmyra at Ridge Road Fields and South Londonderry Borough’s Field adjacent to the Municipal Building.

NOTES FOR SEASON:

  • Players must wear shin guards to practice and games. Cleats are not required.
  • Team shirt and soccer socks included with registration fee.
  • Players will be notified regarding practice times by their coach by August 17th.
  • Team sponsors needed- $135 donation includes business or organization logo on the back of the team’s t-shirts, a thank you letter for your tax deductible donation, and a team plaque.  Email hhershey@palmyrarec.org a pdf of your company logo and for more information.

COACHES:   ***30-45 minute mandatory coach’s meeting  on Monday, August 2nd at 5:30pm at the Palmyra Municipal Building Judge’s Chambers, to be immediately followed by a mandatory coach’s practice instructional clinic at 6:15pm lead by Tim Grinstead (Head Girls Soccer Coach for PHS) at Pine Street Elementary soccer field, which will last less than an hour.  Please make every effort to attend and if you cannot come please call Heidi at 717-838-9244.

REGISTRATION:

REGISTER BY JULY 19TH  FEE: $55 ($2nd family member $50)   $65 non PASD

(Late registration fee- $10 July 20th-29th )  Registration closes after July 29th.

2021 Fall Boys Soccer Kindergarten Registration Form with COVID waiver

 

Download the form above sent with payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA or use the outdoor tan drop box in front of the building at the same address which is available all hours.

OR

You can register online with the link at the bottom of this web page    (*Please note if you register online, there is no $5 sibling discount available).

 

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COVID 19 UPDATE:

  • All safety measures are subject to change depending on CDC guidelines.
  • If your child has any symptoms or illness that could be COVID19 please do not send your child to our program.
  • If COVID19 restrictions are heightened and the program is cancelled we will refund registration fees.
  • More instructions on COVID19 program guidelines will be released in August to ensure up to date information.

 

PARENT RESOURCES:

How to be a Good Soccer Parent

Ridge Road Field Map

COVID 19 COACH RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

Concussion Resource Form

Volunteer Clearances Instruction Form

How to be a Good Soccer Parent

Soccer Rules K- Second Grade

Soccer Rules Third- Eighth Grade

Ridge Road Field Map

PARPC Coach’s Player Evaluations

Soccer Practice ideas U6 and U8

Soccer Practice ideas U10

Soccer Practice ideas U12

 

We look forward to seeing you on the soccer field!

 

Thank you,

 

Heidi Hershey

PARPC Sports and Special Program Coordinator

 

 

 Join us for PARPC Coed Summer Soccer Camp with Palmyra’s Head Coach Jeff Wilver!

 

Learn the basics of soccer and have some fun with your friends.  Camp t-shirt included. Players must wear sneakers, shin guards and bring a water bottle with their name on it.

CAMP IS NOW FILLED for all age groups!  

WHERE:

Camp is held at Palmyra High School Turf at  Belair Field.  Address:  1125 Park Drive, Palmyra PA

 

WHEN:

June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th  (25th held for a rain date) 

6:00 pm – 6:50 pm- 4-6  years old   $50 (Non PASD $60)  *FILLED

6:00 pm -8:00 pm- 7-14 years old   $65 (Non PASD $75) *FILLED 

 

COVID 19 UPDATE:

  • All camps will follow in line with COVID-19 safety measures such as temperature checks, hand sanitizer before and after participation, and sportsmanship will be in a touchless manner.
  • If Covid-19 restrictions are heightened and the program is cancelled we will refund all registration money.
  • We encourage the use of active.com for all fall sports and the summer camps with a link from our website .  You can also mail your downloaded registration form to PARPC- 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078 or use the drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building anytime, at the same address.

 

The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority!  Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.  We are:

 

  • Intensifying cleaning by disinfecting equipment between use as feasible.
  • Reducing physical closeness or contact between players when possible such as allowing players to focus on building individual skills, keeping children in small groups, putting signs and using cones to designate staying 6 feet apart as much as possible, discouraging unnecessary physical contact, such as high fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs and replacing these with a modified cheer.
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices such as hand sanitizer before and after camp, encouraging children to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and reminding them to not spit.
  • Players are required to wear a mask before practice starts while checking in at camp and after practice is over, but no facemask during camp.
  • Limiting the sharing of equipment.  This year, players are encouraged to bring their own ball if possible.  If they do not have access to a ball, PARPC will provide balls to borrow.  Athletes should be sure to put your name on all equipment used at camp including your water bottle and keep your personal equipment 6 feet from each other.  (Ball size: size 3 for 5-8 years, size 4 for 8-11 years, size 5 for 12+ years)
  • Any spectator at camp must wear a mask,  participate in 6 foot social distancing from each other, and remain 6 feet from the field sideline

 

Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators- should not attend camp.  Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.  Please follow CDC guidelines to return back to sports from home isolation found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html

“Health Questionnaire” to be completed online before each camp session.  *This document will move the screening process along much faster.

COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire -PARPC

REGISTRATION:

Children ages four to fourteen are invited to register online or with the form below sent with payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra or use the tan drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address available 24/7.

Registration closed-FILLED 

 

 

OR

 

Register online for a small fee: