Uniform Info

Dear SYSL Families,
Please be aware regular registration closes on JUNE 17th. The Waitlist opens for both In-town and Travel leagues on JUNE 18th. We do not guarantee team placement to waitlist registrants. Beginning JUNE 18th there is a $25 late fee for travel players. In-town players do not have a late fee but we encourage you to register as soon as possible. To register follow this link to our registration page .

Please review the below uniform information.

Uniforms Optional. If you wish to order a new style uniform, please use the new vendor. The uniforms will be shipped directly to you.

Pre-K (U5) through Gr 2 (U8):
Purchase a new style uniform if you are either new to the league or you out grew your old uniform. Order uniforms from the new vendor. The uniforms will be shipped directly to you.

Gr 3-4 (U10) through GR 5-6 (U12):
SYSL will send a notice when the online store opens

All players must purchase a new style uniform from the new vendor. The uniforms will be shipped directly to you.

GR 7-8 (U14) ONLY at this time. :
Purchase a uniform if you are either new to the league or you out grew your old uniform. Purchase old style uniform from the former vendor. The uniforms will be sent to us and distributed by our uniform coordinator.
When the new Uniform site for travel is ready we will notify Travel teams to go there and order new uniforms if needed

Mark Omura

Registration for the FALL 2017 Season is Now CLOSED.

Fee Increases:

SYSL pays our parent organization (Mass Youth Soccer) for insurance and administrative functions. These fees have increased starting Fall 2017 from $11 per player to $14 per player and from $16 per adult to $19 per adult. In an attempt to keep up with the fee increases we have increased registration costs $4 across all leagues. To make the total cost more clear during registration we have rolled the $4 increase into the existing $8 field and lighting fee and added both to the registration fee.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
If you are a returning COACH or would like to Volunteer to be a coach please indicate when registering

To sign up for the Financial Aid please visit the following site.

To register on-line:

or click on the big orange button on the right.

Important dates for FALL 2017 Season:

Registration Opens: InTown—MAY 15th Travel—MAY 15th
Late Fee Applies: InTown—No Late Fee Travel—JUNE 18th
Registration Closes: InTown—AUG 01st Travel—AUG 01st
Wait Lists Open: InTown—JULY 24th Travel—JULY 18th
Coaches meeting: Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave, Somerville
In-Town Coaches Meeting (August 30th, from 6 to 8:30 PM) Travel Coaches Meeting (August 30th, from 6 to 8:30 PM)
Season Starts: InTown—SEPT 10th Travel—SEPT 10th
Season Ends: InTown—NOV 19th Travel—NOV 19th

For further info please visit our Seasonal Information Page at



Hopefully you know, Somerville Youth Soccer League is completely independent from the City of Somerville. WE ARE AN ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION.

Each year SYSL holds its Annual Meeting. You will be receiving an invitation to attend it soon.
All members of SYSL are invited to attend and vote for the next years Board of Directors,

and you are a member of SYSL.

This year, as usual, there are some positions opening up on the Board of Directors, and they need to be filled by members within our community. Possibly by YOU! Nobody wants to take on more responsibility than they already have, but our league cannot function without a strong team organizing it. Because there has recently been a committed group on the Board, the individual jobs have all been very manageable, and nobody has been overwhelmed. The “smooth sailing” only continues with new community members coming forward to volunteer their time. The basic expectation of any Board Member is availability for a 7:30 pm meeting on the 1st Wednesday of every month. After that, the individual job descriptions vary, but they do not take up very much time… as long as there is a full slate of volunteers.

Please express your interest, and come to our next regularly scheduled meeting on May 4th at 7:30 sharp. We meet at the East End Grille, in East Somerville. You will be able to get a feel for a meeting and ask questions at that time.

We look forward to meeting you.

SYSL Board of Directors


Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 27th (7:00 pm) at The Armory.

Please come to the Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 27th (7:00 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 TBD
Registrar Jay Rudolph
Secretary T.B.D
Treasurer Rob Odilon
Webmaster Joe McMahon
Communications Director T.B.D
Player Coach Development Director Tom Lau
Field Coordinator John Mac
Uniform Manager Dave Turin
Equipment Manager Margi Vieira
Girls Travel Director Andrew Platt
Boys Travel Director Mike Rooney
U7/8 Program Director/Coordinator Brandee Hall
U5/6 Program Director/Coordinator Ellenor Barish
Toddler Program Director/Coordinator Eliza Johnston and Alen Galiwango
Fund Raising Director Heather Thompson-Brenner
Referee Coordinator Thomas Heinz
M.Y.S.L. Representative Jaclyn Kryzak
CORI Coordinator Jason Evans
Girls U10 Coordinator Andrew Platt
Boys U10 Coordinator Liz Shea
Girls U12 Coordinator Todd Eastern
Boys U12 Coordinator Ali Atti
Girls U14 Coordinators Patrick Cooleybeck
U16 Coordinator T.B.D.
U18 Coordinator T.B.D.


SYSL: Fields Update

SYSL: Fields Update



John Mac
Field Director

Coaches, below are the field rules from the Recreation Department.
A special highlight- Please remind all parents and visiting teams that dogs are not allowed at parks!

Rules to follow and share with visiting teams.

  • Teams must keep concourse open and clear for public safety at all times
  • Only Players and Coaches are allowed on the playing field
  • Water is the only beverage allowed at turf fields
  • No food or gum allowed on turf fields
  • Cleats are not allowed on the track surface (Dilboy)
  • No one allowed on mulch and flower beds
  • No one is allowed to hop fences to gain entrance to the fields
  • Reminder public urinating is a fineable and criminal offense
  • Coaches must maintain cleanliness of fields
  • If providing goals and equipment for leagues, organization must put them back to original locations after games
  • Absolutely no Smoking or Alcoholic Beverages allowed in the parks
  • Only Service Dogs are allowed at fields
  • Spectators are not allowed on the field

John Mac
Field Director

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:

Practice and game schedules

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

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.