Youth Soccer in the Heart of Boston
UPDATE as of 4/30/16
Get your tickets today for Groovin for South End Soccer on June 4th
- Live music, great food, celebrate our 9th year and support our progams
- Click here to purchase tickets - Discounted pre-sale tickets available.
- See "News" for more information
IMPORTANT SPRING 2016 UPDATES
- SES only has travel teams play in the spring (ages 9-18). In the fall, we have both recreational, in-house league for ages 5-14 and travel teams for ages 9-18. Details on registration for fall to come in May.
- Please click here to read US Soccer guidelines on parent/spectator role on sidelines.
- South End Soccer looks to each and every coach, player, parent and spectator to be the example of best in sportsmanship and appropriate sideline behavior.
BAYS League Changes and Updates:
- Practices start week of March 28, please contact your coach to confirm dates/times/locations
Game Schedules: online to www.bays.org or click on links below - all game times need to be confirmed with coach week of game, schedules subject to change.
IMPORTANT News from US Soccer & Mass Youth Soccer
Updates from Mass Youth Soccer Association on new heading policy as per US Soccer manadate
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SOUTH END SOCCER OVERVIEW
South End Soccer is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to providing high-quality soccer programming to children in Boston’s South End, Roxbury, Chinatown and adjacent neighborhoods. Our goal is to give children between the ages of 5 & 18 the opportunity to play soccer and learn to engender a love of the game regardless of prior experience or economic means.
Our recreational league plays from September through November, we provide futsal training in the winter, soccer enrichment programming to neighborhood youth programs in the summer, and in 2014 we launched travel teams through a partnership with New England RUSH which play in the fall and spring. To increase opportunities for youth across the city, we partner with Boston Parks & Recreation, Mass Youth Soccer, AmericaSCORES and other youth serving organizations. We are a member of Mass Youth Soccer, and follow their philosophy of coach training, instruction and play.
In 2015, we spearheaded the Boston Youth Soccer Summit, bringing together youth programs and muncipalities from across Boston to collaborate and create more opportunities for coach and player development, and to break down any barriers that hinder urban youth having access to play the world's most popular sport. Many thanks to Northeastern University, Boston Parks and Recreation and Mass Youth Soccer Assoc. for sponsoring this initiative.
Through the generous support of parents, community members, colleges and universities, local businesses and organizations, we are able to provide programming at no cost. We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters for being leaders in making it possible for any child to get on the field and join the fun!
RECREATIONAL LEAGUE - Fall only (Sep. - Nov.)
- Registration in August & September, play in September-November (Online registration currently closed)
- Play for ages 5-14 (u6, u8, u10 & U12/14 teams); click here for 2015-16 Age Chart
- No fees to play
- Note: all registered players are placed on a team, as space allows, waitlists may apply
- U6 Clinics: Saturdays 9-10am at Rotch Field
- U8 Teams: Practices one day a week & games on Saturdays
- U10 Teams: Practices one day a week & games on Saturdays
- U12 Teams: Practices one day a week & games on Sundays
TRAVEL TEAMS - Fall (Sep-Nov) & Spring (Apr-Jun)
- Boys U10, Girls U10, Boys U12, Girls U12, Boys U14, Girls U14 -Click here for 2015-16 Age Chart
- Tryouts in June for the upcoming travel soccer season (each team plays in fall & then spring)
- Teams participant in BAYS league, and practive 2x a week and have games on Saturdays
- Reduced fees and full scholarships for all players invited on a team
- Note: All players may not be asked to be on a travel team; selection based on skill, commitment level and attitude; our Fall Recreation League is open to all, and all players, regardless of ability, will be placed on a team (space allowing, waitlists may apply)
South End Soccer Announces Partnership with New England Rush, Spring 2014
South End Soccer has had recreational teams since 2008. This program continues every fall with play open youth in South End, Roxbury, Chinatown and adjacent neighborhoods. As of the Spring of 2014, South End Soccer & New England RUSH have partnered to add travel teams to our offerings. We are now giving Boston's urban youth more opportunities for player development and competition, and pathways to varied levels of play. Travel teams will participate in the BAYS league with home games at Madison Park (or other fields in South End and Roxbury), and away games at local area towns. For more information on recreational and travel schedules and information, click here: Recreational and Travel Teams.