The Goal of the Town Program The goal for the Town Program is to introduce players to the sport, create a fun and enjoyable learning environment, teach basic soccer skills, and promote a love for the game of soccer.
Age and Group Information For Fall of 2018 Players age 4 and above are eligible to play in the Town Program. The Town Program has been broken into four age groups: Players are encouraged to move to the Travel Program after the Third Grade. Our age groups are:
Little Kickers: Age 4 by 9/1/18
Second Grade/Third Grade
The teams are created on a random basis, this is to promote kids getting to play with kids they may or may not know. Town Teams typically has one practice per week (day and time determined by coach/team) with games on Saturday mornings. Coaches are volunteers, mostly parents, with support and assistance from DYS and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA).
Games are played on Saturdays. They are an hour in length. There is a referee, who will officate the game and aid in teaching the kids about basic soccer rules. There is no score kept for these games.
Each player will have team shirts provided by their coach at the start of the fall season. Only players new to a team will receive new shirts in the Spring.
Players need to have shin guards and cleats are highly recommended. Kids will need to provide their own socks and shorts.