Week 2 with Ellie

Our roving Challenger Sports instructor, Ellie Sharpe, continues to make her rounds at SYSL practices and games. She was back at Triangle Field last weekend, and shared another lesson plan from her work with our In-Town teams.

Link: Week 2: Shielding & Turning

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Introducing Ellie Sharpe

We’re thrilled to have a roving instructor from Challenger Sports joining us this season. Ellie Sharpe hails from Sheffield, England, and she’ll be working with teams from the U5 to U14 levels. She will be a guest coach at practices, and will work with coaches before U5/U6 games on Saturdays at Triangle Field. She also will be observing travel team home games on occasion.

Here is a PDF of her first practice plan: Week 1 – Dribbling and Running with the Ball

And here is a Google Calendar with Ellie’s SYSL schedule.

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Massachusetts Youth Soccer’s District Select Program

SYSL players Grade 3 (U10) and older are invited to try out for Massachusetts Youth Soccer‘s District Select Program (DSP). The program lasts five weeks this summer, and tryouts take place this weekend at Joyce Middle School in Woburn.

Register and view the full schedule for this weekend here.

Here is a 2018 guide to the DSP program.

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SYSL May 2018 Board Meeting

The SYSL Board will hold its May 2018 meeting on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink (570 Somerville Avenue). The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.

Link: SYSL May 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

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Local Challenger Camps in July/August

SYSL partner Challenger Sports is conducting camps at Danehy Park in Cambridge for kids ages 3 to 16 the weeks of July 23-27 (British Soccer) and August 20-24 (Tetra Brazil). Challenger is offering SYSL families an early registration bonus this month:

Click here to register

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Yoga for Young Athletes

“You see moves in yoga and sometimes you think, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Some positions look awkward, but if you look at pictures of a footballer taking a shot, their body will be in a really awkward-looking position too, because you’re off balance. When you explode with pace or kick a ball, you need flexibility and strength and the yoga really helps to build that.”

— Ryan Giggs, former Manchester United and Wales star

Taught by former SYSL coach Jaclyn Kryzak, this series of classes for young athletes ages 11 to 14 will meet Mondays and Wednesday in June from 3 to 4 PM at be. in union yoga (440 Somerville Avenue).

The cost is $160 for the series ($20 per class). Space is limited to 40 students, so early registration is encouraged. Register via the YOUNG ATHLETES (11-14) option in the dropdown menu here.

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Spring 2018 game & practice schedules are live

Travel team practices already are under way, and In-Town practices nearly are here!

Complete game and practice schedules for all levels have been uploaded to Schedules section of this website.

Families/players: If you have any questions, please contact your coach.

Coaches: Please contact your age coordinator if you have any questions.

Thanks for being a part of Somerville Youth Soccer League and here’s to a great spring season!

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