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|Toddler (2T/3T)||Pre-K/Kindergarten||Grade 1 & 2||Travel (Grades 3+)|
|Minimum Age||Must turn two by 4/15/2020||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020||Currently in Grade 1||Currently in Grade 3|
|Maximum Age||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019||Currently in Grade 2||Currently in Grade 8|
|Practices begin||April 15, 2020||April 13, 2020||April 13, 2020||April 6, 2020 (optional preseason practices begin March 16, 2020)|
|First games||-||April 18, 2020||April 18, 2020||April 11, 2020|
|Season ends||June 13, 2020||June 13, 2020||June 13, 2020||June 13, 2020 (postseason for qualifying teams June 20-21)|
|Primary field(s)||Tufts Triangle (Wednesdays); Hogkins (Saturdays); TBD near Union Square (Saturdays)||Tufts Triangle||East Somerville, Winter Hill, Nunziato||Capuano (Grades 3 & 4); Argenziano (Grades 5 & 6); Dilboy Stadium (Grades 7 & 8)|
|Practices||one 60-minute session on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings||one 60-minute weeknight session per week||one 60-minute weeknight session per week||two 60- to 90-minute weeknight session per week|
|Games||-||one 40-minute game 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|
|Uniform||not required||In-Town uniform (reversible blue/white shirt, red shorts, red socks)||In-Town uniform (reversible blue/white shirt, red shorts, red socks)||Travel uniform (blue shirt, red shirt, blue shorts, blue socks)|
SYSL offers an intramural In-Town program, with an emphasis on fun, growing a love of the game, maximizing playing time and touches, and inclusion.
The Toddler 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.
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 grade level. 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 the Boys 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.
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 half of the games here in Somerville and half in nearby towns.
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