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|Tykes (Toddler 2T/3T)||Pre-K/Kindergarten||Grade 1 & 2||Travel (Grades 3+)|
|Minimum Age||Must turn two by April 1||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2022||Entering Grade 1 in Fall 2021||Entering Grade 3 in Fall 2021|
|Maximum Age||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2023||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021||Entering Grade 2 in Fall 2021||Entering Grade 8 in Fall 2021|
|Practices begin||April 15||April 15||April 4||March 14|
|First games||-||April 23||April 16||April 9|
|Season ends||June 17||June 18||June 18||June 18|
|Primary field(s)||Tufts Triangle (Wednesdays); Hodgkins (Saturdays); Nunziato (Saturdays)||Tufts Triangle||East Somerville, Winter Hill, Nunziato||Capuano (Grades 3 & 4); Lincoln Park & Trum Field (Grades 5 & 6); Conway; Dilboy Stadium or Foss Park (Grades 7 & 8)|
|Practices||one 45-minute session on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings||one 60-minute weeknight session||one 60-minute weeknight session per week||two 60- to 90-minute weeknight sessions per week|
|Games||-||two 20-minute halves on Saturday mornings||two 20-minute halves on Saturday mornings||two 25-minute halves (Grades 3 & 4); two 30-minute halves (Grades 5 & 6); two 35-minute halves (Grades 7 & 8) -- usually on Saturday mornings; half of games in Somerville and half in nearby towns|
|Registration Fee||$85 ($30 late fee after March 14)||$110 ($30 late fee after March 14)||$110 ($30 late fee after March 14)||$145 ($50 late fee after March 14)|
|Uniform||not required||In-Town uniform (PUMA Team Rise)||In-Town uniform (PUMA Team Rise)||Travel uniform (PUMA Liga 25)|
SYS offers three In-Town programs based on age:
Tykes (formerly Toddler)
The Tykes program consists of a weekly hour-long session, with parents frequently taking part alongside their children. The goal is getting youngsters familiar with the game while keeping them engaged and entertained. For more information, and frequently asked questions, see the Tykes program page.
Grade Pre-K & Grade Kindergarten (U5/U6)
We introduce Saturday games at Triangle Field -- with no score being kept -- in addition to a weekly practice for co-ed teams split by kindergarten start date. Games are small-sided (4v4, with smaller goals and no goalkeepers) and there is a continued emphasis on getting kids as many touches as possible.
Grade 1 & Grade 2 (U7/U8)
Teams are split into Boys and Girls, with both split by grade level. Each team practices once a week and plays one unscored game each Saturday, with the introduction of the concepts of passing and teamwork. Games remain small-sided, with slightly larger goals and the introduction of goalkeepers.
Our Travel program continues player development with competitive, scored games against other Middlesex Youth Soccer League (MYSL) towns. Players are placed on teams based on skill level, as determined by evaluations. Teams practice twice a week on weeknights and play games generally on Saturday mornings (with some games in the afternoon and even occasionally in the evening), with half of the games here in Somerville and half in nearby towns.
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