SYSL: Fields Update

SYSL: Fields Update



Youth Soccer will begin this Saturday; however, not all teams may be able to play!
Conditions at our grass fields continue to be evaluated by the city.
Yesterday’s update is as follow:
Nunziato Field – will open Saturday April 18th
Triangle Park- will open on Monday
Hodgkin’s Park- will be reevaluated on Monday
Argenziano (Lincoln Park) – will be reevaluated on Monday
Capuano Field- remains open
Dilboy Stadium- remains open

Information for Saturday Games:


All U10 Home games will take place at Capuano Field as scheduled
All U12 Home games at Argenziano have been cancelled- to be rescheduled
All U14+ Home games will take place at Dilboy Stadium as scheduled


All Away games need town approval, some teams may have games to play and some may be cancelled.
SYSL encourages all coaches who are traveling to contact their opponent and confirm if games are on or cancelled.


All In-Town games have been cancelled except games at ESCS and Nunziato.
These games should be played as scheduled.
For this Saturday, April 18:
No U12 Home games at Argenziano
No U8 games at Argenziano
No Toddlers games at Hodgkins
No U5/6 games at Triangle

Information for Practices starting 4/20:

Regular Season Practices scheduled for next week will start as planed except for Argenziano, Dilboy Aux, Hodgkins and Foss Park.
This is an unprecedented start to our season; a season that has already been condensed due to the winter’s record breaking snowfall. Field updates will continue to be provided as information becomes available from the Recreation Department.
As coaches, athletes or parents, we all want to get on the pitch and have fun, safe and competitive youth soccer, we only hope the next few days will continue to be sunny and as Itsy Bitsy Spider knows… dry up all the rain!

Thank you,


Are you a U10 Player looking to make a few dollars be a U8 referee!

Be a U8 referee!

We are looking for SYSL U10 players who would like to learn to referee the U8 games
on Saturday morning in Somerville.

We will train you.

We will also pay you $11 a game.

Please fill in the application form:

Spring 2015 soccer registration is now CLOSED

Early registration strongly encouraged.

The deadline to register your child for the Spring 2015 season is fast approaching – Friday, December 19th

To register on-line:

or click on the big orange button on the right.

Important dates for Spring 2015:

Registration Opens: October 15
Registration Closes: December 19
Coaches meeting: March 18th
6:00 – 7:30 In Town Coaches Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 Travel Coaches Meeting
In the large hall of the armory)
Teams announced to coaches and parents: Now
Season Starts: (TBD) April 18, 2015
Season Ends: June 13, 2015

For further info please visit our Seasonal Information Page at

Coaches game

For all the coaches that were able to come out this past Saturday 11/8 to Dilboy Stadium for the Coaches against Coaches game. We want to thank Paul for putting this together and it looks like all the coaches had fun despite the bumps and bruises. David Crosbie was kind enough to post these great photos on Flicker for all to see and be able to download so enjoy.

View on Flickers:

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 4th (7:30 pm) at The Armory.

Please come to the Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 4th (7:30 pm) at The Armory.
Below you will find a list of the nominees who have volunteered for positions on the Board of Directors and Age Coordinators. Come to vote for them, in a show of your support.
Delicious local refreshments will be served. The meeting is great way to learn more about how this INDEPENDENT organization operates. You will learn what the status of SYSL is twenty years after its formation. We want to also share with you the needs of the league, and how you can help by engaging with your elected officials.

Board Title Name
President Lucas Friedlaender
Vice President Pavlos Protopapas
Registrar Jay Rudolph
Secretary VACANT
Treasurer Frank Farley
Webmaster Joe McMahon
Communications Director Jeff McMahon
Player & Coach Development Director Paul Clarke
Field Coordinator John Mac
Uniform Manager Dave Turin
Equipment Manager Margi Vieira
Girls Travel Director Andrew Platt
Boys Travel Director Mike Rooney
U8 Program Director Brandee Hall
U6 Program Director Karen Gardner (assistance from Kelle Shugrue.)
Toddler Program Director Eliza Johnston
Referee Coordinator Ben Gunther
M.Y.S.L. Representative VACANT
CORI Coordinator Jason Evans
Toddler Coordinator Eliza Johnston
U5 / U6 Coordinator Karen Gardner
U7 / U8 Coordinator Brandee Hall
Girls U10 Coordinator Andrew Platt
Boys U10 Coordinator Scott Kathan
Girls U12 Coordinator Jeff McMahon (INTERIM)
Boys U12 Coordinator Ali Atti
Boys and Girls U14 Coordinators Paul Clarke & Pavlos Protopapas
U16 Coordinator T.B.D.
U18 Coordinator T.B.D.

Practice and game schedules

Here you will find all Games & Practice times for all teams

How to order a Uniform After Registration

1) Normally, uniforms are ordered during the registration period. You can order, and pay for, a new uniform from this website.

2) NOTE: Players must order a full new uniform when they graduate from the IN-TOWN PROGRAM to the TRAVEL PROGRAM.
(the travel uniform has a number and is completely different than the In-Town uniform)

3) The Uniform Size chart can be found at:

4) The Uniform Order Form can be found at:

Help Keep Somerville’s Fields Nice and Tidy

Please make sure that you and your children have picked up any trash, water bottles, wrappers, etc. prior to leaving the fields.

Coaches – please check your team area for trash before leaving the field.

The league has requested additional barrels and recycling bins at all the sites and hope that they will be in place this weekend. Please help us in keeping the league a vital and welcomed part of Somerville.