Join the celebration and fun this Sunday, June 5th at the East Somerville Main Streets Carnaval 2022 from 2:00-6:00 pm! Somerville Youth Soccer is proud to partner with ESMS and looks forward to being a part of this year’s event!
Check us out on Broadway as we will have nets set up in the street for friendly games from 2:00-4:00 pm. Meet your friends, get a few pointers from our SYS coaches, and learn more about upcoming events that we have planned for the summer along with registration information for the Fall 2022 season!
For more information on the ESMS Carnaval, visit www.eastsomervillemainstreets.org or follow Carnaval on Twitter at @somerstreets.
See you on Sunday!
As the spring season comes to an end, SYS has begun planning for the Fall 2022 season. We have received many inquiries about field evaluations for our travel teams, and we appreciate your patience as we’ve worked to finalize the session schedule.
SYS takes the responsibility of constructing travel team rosters incredibly seriously. Our process is rigorous and relies heavily on data, which we gather from multiple sources. Every player who will be on a travel team in the Fall receives an evaluation from each of their current team coaches and a separate evaluation from an academy instructor. Each evaluation includes 12 numerical scores covering technical, tactical, physical, and mental attributes. Coaches and instructors also provide written feedback on each player.
Field evaluations are the final component of our data gathering process. They are important, because they provide an opportunity for us to see all the players in a specific age cohort together.
All players entering grades 3 through 8 in the fall are strongly encouraged to attend field evaluations. It is SYS policy that no player’s overall assessment score ever decreases as a result of field evaluations, but these sessions do provide an opportunity for players to increase their assessment score.
It is important to remember that SYS does not conduct tryouts. Every player who registers in a timely fashion is guaranteed a roster spot. Instead of tryouts, we use field evaluations as one component of our rigorous process intended to place every player on the most appropriate roster.
Please remember that players should attend the evaluation for the grade they will enter this Fall. For example, a player currently completing 4th grade will attend field evaluations for the 5/6 grade cohort. To be clear: the grades and cohorts listed in the following below do not refer to your current team, but the team for which your child will play in the Fall.
The Fall 2022 Field Evaluations schedule is as follows:
Please do your best to attend the indicated session. We will likely hold an additional field evaluations in August, but this will be primarily directed at players who are new to SYS, and initial rostering meetings will take place before any August field evaluations are conducted.
We will send additional information closer to the date of your field evaluation, but if you have any questions on our rostering process, please contact Jim Seavey directly at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support of SYS. We look forward to seeing you on the field!
Somerville Youth Soccer is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Boston Vigor FC, as the organizations will work collaboratively on several initiatives that include increased visibility and outreach, more opportunities to play soccer, better field access, and other benefits for everyone in our community.
Vigor is a Somerville-based soccer club focused on the long-term development of young athletes. At Vigor, athletes learn to master various soccer skills through comprehensive training sessions and games, allowing them to gain a deep understanding of the sport, and most importantly, find a passion and love for soccer. Vigor was founded by Wilson Teixeira, a former professional player from Brazil. Teams participate in the New England Club Soccer League (NECSL).
Vigor has a terrific boys’ program, but it has never formed a girls’ team—until now! Through our partnership, we hope to launch a 7v7 team, a 9v9 team, and an 11v11 team.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Somerville Youth Soccer and starting our first girls' teams,” Teixeira said. “This will be a great opportunity to continue the developmental growth and skill of these young athletes in soccer.”
Playing on a club is a great opportunity for players who want more soccer, and who want to take their development to the next level. It does not replace participation on town-based travel teams but is a complementary program that provides access to professional coaching (including an opportunity for indoor winter training) and a chance to meet and make friends with new players who are similarly interested in the game. It is a great next step for players who love what we do at SYS!
“Coach Wilson has followed his incredible playing career with a deep commitment to helping young athletes develop to their full potential,” said SYS Director of Soccer, Gregory Janks, who helped form the new partnership. “Somerville Youth Soccer is fortunate to partner with Coach Wilson in launching Boston Vigor’s first girls' teams so that all players who want more soccer have the opportunity to take their development to the next level.”
Tryouts will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 24-25 at Capuano Field. Interested girls can register for either night at the following times:
5:00-6:00 pm Girls born in 2013/2014
6:00-7:00 pm Girls born in 2011/2012
7:00-8:00 pm Girls born in 2010
For more information and to register, please visit bostonvigorfc.com and click on “signup today” or email Info@bostonvigorfc.com.