SYSL urgently needs YOUR help

Hello Somerville Youth Soccer League families. Your league is in urgent need of help with lining fields and setting up field equipment. These are some of many things that our supervolunteer Marco Vieira has done for years and years, but Marco was injured recently and can’t do this work this season.

This is where you come in. We’re looking for five to 10 volunteers to pitch in and get us through the season. There are two key times that we need people: Friday afternoon or evening and Saturday morning before the games start. If you’ve lined fields before, you know it can be therapeutic and meditative. If you’ve never done this before, we can bring you up to speed in no time at all.

Without volunteers, there is no SYSL. So if you’ve been waiting for the right time to get involved with your soccer league, this is it. And you’d be helping out with vital work that will allow our kids — from Toddlers to travel teams — to keep playing this season.

So if you’re able to help out for an hour or two a week, please text Marco with your name and availability at 857.500.2912.

Make sure you’re following Somerville Youth Soccer on social media:
@SomervilleYouthSoccer on Facebook
@somrvillesoccer on Twitter
@somervillesoccer on Instagram

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Exclusive SYSL session added to Natasha Dowie Clinic

This Sunday, September 17, Boston Breakers forward and England international Natasha Dowie will be hosting a clinic for girls age 8 to 16 at Bunker Hill Community College. The 2:00 P.M. session is full, but a second session has been created specifically for Somerville Youth Soccer, running from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. The cost of the clinic is $35.

We need a minimum of 10 players to secure this second session exclusively for our league. Please take advantage of this tremendous opportunity for our players to get some experience and have some fun with one of the best players on the planet!

To register, please contact Dowie Clinics directly by email at

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Soccer Resources to Kick-Off the Fall Season!

Hi All sorry about the second post but the links were broken in the first post.

As the fall soccer season is set to begin, I wanted to provide your program with 10 video resources to help your coaches, players, parents, and the program as a whole have a wonderful experience.

To view more videos from Positive Coaching Alliance, you can also click here and search over 1600 resources related to youth sports and developing BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. You can also learn about the many on-field and classroom sessions that we will be leading throughout New England here.

If you would like to host your own Positive Coaching Alliance live workshop for your coaches, parents, athletes, or your board, please contact me at the information below. Enjoy the resources and have a wonderful season!

Coaching Athletes Who Play With Fear Of Losing

Three Steps Coaches Can Take When Athletes Get Into Trouble Off The Field

Why It’s Important To Understand The Game, Not Just Be Athletic

Karen Aston: Providing Mentorship For Younger Coaches

3 Ways Coaches Positively Impacted Alexi Lalas

How Coaches Can Teach Mindfulness To Their Athletes

Coaches And Parents Need Not Praise Effort When It’s Not There

9 Strategies Leaders Can Use To Recruit More Female Coaches

Who Do Kids Listen To When They Don’t Listen To Their Parents?

Chris Fay
Trainer & Partnership Manager
Bus. Phone: 857-225-1889
Better Athletes, Better People

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Somerville Concussion Training

HI All
Please take the time to look and read the attachment about SPORTS CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT TRAINING, all need to know and share in the responsibility of keeping our kids safe in any sport from Coaches, Parent, Schools, our Kids and more so please take the time to look and learn you’re young player in any sport make thank you someday.
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Coaches Meeting


Save the date! Our Fall Coaches meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, from 6 to 8:30 PM, at The Armory Main Hall, 191 Highland Ave. This will be a joint meeting for both Travel and In-Town Coaches, and it is highly, highly recommended that you all attend – we will be having a lecturer from The Positive Coaching Alliance, a national organization that helps coaches encourage positive reinforcement, team-building and good sportsmanship. Following the lecture we will break off into age divisions with coordinators to discuss the coming season. Pizza will be served, of course.

You can learn more about this organization here:

If you have not already done so, please note that all volunteers in SYSL must complete the CORI process both through the state and through Mass Youth Soccer. It doesn’t take much time, but it must be completed before you take the field. Additionally, you must be certified in concussion awareness. A video and test can be found by going on the following page and downloading the link (CORI information here as well):

Rosters for the Travel League are available to be seen in ”SportsManager”. In-town teams will be available soon.

You will all soon be contacted by the Fields Coordinator to establish your team’s practice days, fields and times. We are still configuring available playing areas with the Recreation Department.

Thank you all for you continued commitment to SYSL. Let’s have a great Fall Season!

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Somerville Highlander Soccer Clinic this week

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Free Summer Technical Training Clinics (TTC) at Woburn High School

“GPS Massachusetts is delighted to announce our Free Summer Technical Training Clinics (TTC) at Woburn High School. The GPS TTCs are open to both GPS and non-GPS members and provides the opportunity to work with our professional coaching staff and learn more about our Club. Sessions will be run on July 28th and August 4th.

The GPS TTC works from a specialized curriculum provided by our Technical Department that focuses on individual development and maximizes the learning experience for the players. The clinic is broken into age-appropriate tiers to ensure players are in the right environment to be challenged and educated within a positive learning atmosphere.

Date: Friday 28th July and Friday August 4th

Location: Woburn High School, 88 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA

Time: 9-10am (3-5 year olds) 9-11am (6-8 year olds) 9-11:30 (9-14 year olds)

Link to register – https://www. reg/?ProgramID=62443″

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