Season dates: March-June. There will be no games or sessions over the Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28). We anticipate MYSL scheduling Travel games over both the Passover / Easter (April 8-9) and Patriots' Day / Spring Recess weekends (April 15-16 and April 22-23).
Registration for Goalkeeper Clinics will open for Grades 1-8 closer to the season's start date.
|Tykes (Toddler 2T/3T)||Pre-K/Kindergarten||Grade 1 & 2||Travel (Grades 3-8)||High School (Grades 9-10)||High School (Grades 11-13)|
|Minimum Age||Must turn two by April 1, 2023||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2023||Entering Grade 1 in Fall 2022||Entering Grade 3 in Fall 2022||Entering in Grade 9 in Fall 2022||Entering in Grade 11 in Fall 2022|
|Maximum Age||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2024||Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2022||Entering Grade 2 in Fall 2022||Entering Grade 8 in Fall 2022||Entering in Grade 10 in Fall 2022||Entering in Grade 13 in Fall 2022|
|Programs Offered||Co-Ed||Co-Ed||Girls, Co-Ed||Girls, Co-Ed||Girls, Co-Ed||Girls, Co-Ed|
|Practices Begin||N/A (games only)||April 17||April 17||March 20||March 20||March 20|
|First Games||April 15 (Saturdays), April 19 (Wednesdays)||April 22||April 22||April 8||April 23||April 23|
|Season Ends||June 14 (Wednesdays), June 17 (Saturdays)||June 24||June 24||June 10||June 11||June 11|
|Primary Field(s)||Tufts Triangle (Wednesdays); Hodgkins (Saturdays); Nunziato (Saturdays)||Tufts Triangle||East Somerville, Winter Hill, Nunziato||Capuano (Grades 3 & 4); Conway, Dilboy, Lincoln,Trum or Bello (Tufts) (Grades 5 & 6); Conway, Healey, Dilboy or Foss (Grades 7-8)||Dilboy, Foss, Bello (Tufts)||Dilboy, Foss, Bello (Tufts)|
|Practices||One 45-minute session on Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings||One 60-minute weeknight session||One 60-minute weeknight session per week||Two 60- to 90-minute weeknight sessions per week||Two 60- to 90-minute weeknights||Two 60- to 90-minute weeknights|
|Games||-||Four 10-minute halves on Saturday mornings||Four 10-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||Two 40-minute halves||Two 40-minute halves|
|Registration Fee||$85 ($30 late fee after March 1)||$110 ($30 late fee after March 1)||$110 ($30 late fee after March 1)||$145 ($50 late fee after March 1)||$145 ($50 late fee after March 1)||$145 ($50 late fee after March 1)|
|Uniform Fee||Not Required||In-Town Uniform (PUMA Team Rise)||In-Town Uniform (PUMA Team Rise)||Travel Uniform (PUMA Liga 25)||Travel Uniform (PUMA Liga 25)||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. This is a Co-Ed program.
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. This is a Co-Ed program.
Grade 1 & Grade 2 (U7/U8)
Teams are split into Girls and Co-Ed, 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 coach feedback, field evaluations, and feedback collected by our Academy Instructors. Teams in Grades 5-13 in Divisions 1 and 2 are eligible to participate in the state-wide Massachusetts Tournament of Champions playoffs, based on their regular season record.
Teams practice twice a week on weeknights and play games generally on Saturdays, typically with half of the games played in Somerville and half played in nearby towns.
Somerville offers Girls and Co-Ed travel teams. In accordance with MYSL Rule 15.c, all Co-Ed teams play in the "boys" division.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of Somerville Youth Soccer?