OBYSA FAQs

for the 2017 Season

Updated Thursday March 15, 2018 by Jordie Fike.

What are the age divisions?

There are 7 divisions based on grade level:

Kindergarten (Coed)

1-2 Grade Boys

1-2 Grade Girls

3-5 Grade Boys

3-5 Grade Girls

6-8 Grade Boys

6-8 Grade Girls

What days/times are practices and games?

Practices are left up to the volunteer coaches so there is no way to guarantee what day practices will be.  Remember though, that coaches want to have everyone at practice so typically will work with their teams to determine the best days and times to practice.

Games are typically Wednesday OR Thursday AND Saturday

 

Where are practices/games?

All games and most practices will be at the Nags Head Fields on Satterfield Landing. Practice space is also availale behind the Kill Devil Hills Firestation

 

When does the season start/end?

Practices will typically start mid-March and games will start the Wed after the kids return from Easter Break (wed 4/11).  The season will be wrapped up the week before  Memorial Day weekend.  

 

Can we request a coach/being on same team as someone else?

We typically do not allow requests except in the case of parents coaching their own children.

 

I have one son in 5th grade and one son in 6th grade.  Can they be on the same team?

For insurance and safety reasons, we typically cannot allow kids to play in higher or lower divisions.

 

We live/work in Manteo/Corolla.  Are there teams in Manteo/Corolla?

Unfortunately, no.  However, we try to put more than one Manteo child on a team to assist with carpooling.

 

I have a 4 year old, can he/she play?

Players must be 5 by January 1, 2018 to play in the K league.

 

If my business sponsors a team, will my kid be on it?

Yes, sponsorships stay with the children, unless specified otherwise.

 

Who do I call about reschedules/rain outs?

Your coach will get all that information.  Please call your coach.

 

Is it possible to play soccer and baseball/softball/travel?

That is a decision your family needs to make.  This is a recreational league.  While we stress team and sportsmanship and learning soccer skills, we understand that most players have outside interests too.  Your child will not be “penalized” for missing practices here and there.  But, remember too that the team(s) are working with your child and in some ways depend on him or her.

 

I can’t get into obysa.com to register my child.

Please try typing www in front of the web address.  www.obysa.com    We are not sure why that works, but it helps 90% of the time.