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Keep playing soccer this winter

By Somerville Youth Soccer, 12/03/20, 12:30PM EST


Winter open play sessions will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for Grades 1+ as the weather and COVID rates permit

Somerville Youth Soccer is offering open play sessions organized by age group on Saturdays and Sundays in December, January, and February, when the weather and field conditions allow for soccer.  These will be opportunities for players to play soccer, with minimal or no coaching instruction.

All Grade 1 and older players registered for our recent Fall 2020 season are eligible to participate.

These sessions will use the same COVID protocols and policies as our summer and fall programs, with masks required at all times for all players, coaches, and spectators -- with the sole exception of when players are drinking water, physically distanced from others.

This winter programming will take place as long as the City of Somerville deems outdoor youth soccer to be advisable.

Players will need to RSVP in advance for these sessions in the SportsEngine mobile app for potential contact tracing purposes and should not attend if they or a family member is experiencing COVID symptoms or has been exposed to COVID.

Sessions for Grades 1 & 2 will take place at East Somerville Field, while Travel-age sessions will take place at Capuano Field.

In order for a session to go ahead, there will need to be two credentialed adults on hand to facilitate play and ensure COVID compliance by participants.

Players should bring the following to an open play session:

- weather-appropriate clothing and footwear
- light & dark shirts (or blue & red SYS shirts or bibs/pinnies)
- two (2) clean, dry earloop masks suitable for athletic use (no N95 masks)
- filled water bottle

Please watch your SportsEngine mobile app for scheduling information and updates, as the status of these sessions is subject to (late) change.