NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

A special meeting will be held to vote on amending a league by law.

WHERE:
Dunkin Donuts Magoun Square
504 Broadway
Somerville, MA

WHEN:
9 a.m. March 11, 2017

SYSL Board

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GPS Winter Clinic

Hi All

GPS Winter Clinic

Date: Saturdays – 7 weeks (Starting Jan 14th)

Ages: 4-6 + 5-8

Time: 8:30-9:15

Location: BBN School – Gerry Landings Road

Cost: $125

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=54466

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From: Somerv – PLEASE READ: SOCCER FIELD CRISIS: How you can help save Somerville Youth Soccer

Dear SYSL Community,

As many of you are likely aware, Somerville Youth Soccer has reached a crisis point with our ability to provide field space for games and practices for our 1000+ participants, from UToddler level to U18. The SYSL Board is working diligently with the Mayor’s Office and the Recreation Department to provide a patchwork of available fields, both within the city and outside of it, to ensure that adequate field space is made available to accommodate our needs for the Spring 2017 season. You should know that we were considering dropping our U12 program this coming spring because it appeared that we would not have safe, available fields for our players. Through a concentrated effort, it appears that we will be able to satisfy our needs, at least temporarily.

But more work needs to be done. Making temporary arrangements should not be considered a tremendous achievement. Our hard-working core of volunteers has made this a singular goal – to provide the best possible, and most safe, playing areas for our children. A coordinated effort between SYSL and city leaders is key to making this happen. We need all involved – parents, coaches, volunteers – to make their concerns heard. Pleaseclick through and sign this petition, addressed to the Somerville Board of Aldermen expressing your support for Somerville’s Fields Master Plan, which will help provide more safe and durable athletic field space, through a mix of playing surfaces, including natural grass and synthetic turf.

What exactly is creating the field crisis for Somerville Youth Soccer? We have the following ongoing issues:

  • What used to be a U12 field, Lincoln Park is currently under construction and will NOT be available until Spring 2018. Once Lincoln Park reopens, SYSL will have limited hours for use on the field. This is an ongoing issue we are planning for.
  • Another U12 field in the fall, Conway Park is a dedicated baseball field in the spring. It is also in poor condition for soccer and needs urgent repairs.

The City has already gone to some great efforts to help SYSL in the short term. The City is going to accommodate our U12 teams in Spring 2017 at Dilboy Stadium. This improves conditions for U12 but displaces U14. The City administration is looking for alternate fields in adjacent towns and institutions to house the U14 games that can’t be fielded.

Please show your support for the 1000+ children in our community who count on Somerville Youth Soccer — become familiar with the Somerville Athletic Fields Masterplan and sign this petition in support of moving it forward with the City.

We will bring this signed petition of support to the Athletic Fields Master Plan hearing on Tuesday, November 15th. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm at Somerville City Hall if you are able to also attend and show your support.

Sincerely,

Andrew Platt (president, SYSL) and the SYSL Board

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Somerville Boys Varsity Team move on in the Play offs

SYSL would like to once again congratulate the Somerville High Schools Boys Varsity team on another great win last night in the quarter finals against rival Everett in a hard fought win of 3-1 to advance them on.

Next game at the moment is on the schedule http://www.greaterbostonleague.org/g5-bin/client.cgi for Wednesday Nov 9th at 5:15 against Lincoln-Sudbury Regional @ Manning Field Good luck in the semi-finals.

Fields and time are subject to change so watch the schools web site.

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City Meeting tonight to discuss the small field being the WHNS

HI All

There is a 6pm meeting to discuss the proposed Small field behind the WHNS tonight.
It is in the cafeteria.
Please turn out to show our support.
It could very well be that the U7/8 program ends up moving there for a couple years.
Nunziato is scheduled to close for at least two years starting July 1, 2017 due to the cities field Master Plan

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Somerville HS Boys Soccer team next Playoff game Please come out an support the team.

Somerville HS Boys Soccer team advances to the next round of the playoffs after defeating Andover 3-1 Saturday evening. Catch them in action Monday 5:00 pm at Dilboy Stadium when the top seeded Division 1 North seed hosts rival Everett. Wear red or your uniform to support the team- and several SYSL alumni.

Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $7 for all others.

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Congratulations to Somerville Highlanders Boys Varsity Soccer team

SYSL would like to congratulate the Somerville Highlanders Boys Varsity Soccer team on their win Saturday night with a 3-1 win over Andover in the first of the Playoff games.

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