Welcome to the Charlestown Youth Soccer Association
Charlestown Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) was formed in March 2007 in order to bring soccer to the youth of Charlestown. CYSA provides over 300 registered boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 14 an opportunity to play organized soccer. Our mission is to introduce to the youth of Charlestown, Mass., the game of soccer through the development of individual skill, fitness, teamwork and fair play.
Soccer Update: Delayed Start to Season/ Team Reorganization
Hello to all of our Soccer families: While it might be difficult to entertain thoughts of Spring soccer with our fields resembling a frozen Tundra and our neighborhood buried in snow, the season is approaching and I wanted to provide you with a few important updates.
1. Season Start Delayed:
Because of the snow cover and the expected impact on town fields, the Middlesex league has decided to delay the start of the season until the weekend of April 18 and shorten the season to 8 weeks. This coincides with Patriot’s Day weekend and the start of the Spring holiday break for local public schools.
The regular season will end by June 16. Teams that qualify for the Commissioner’s Cup will play over the weekend of June 20. There will be no games over Memorial Day weekend.
Charlestown Soccer, will officially start practice two weeks prior to the season on Monday, March 30 (assuming we can get on the fields). The practice schedule will be posted by the end of the month. In summary:
Practice Starts: Week of March 30 First Games: Friday April 17 (possibly) and Saturday April 18 - (This is the weekend of the Patriots Day holiday/ Marathon Weekend/ Start of April Vacation)
2. More Teams Requires Team Re-Organization
Because of an increase in the number of registered players, we are fielding 17 travel teams this season, our highest number of teams to date. This will include our first ever u16 boys team. To accommodate the increased number of players and teams we will be re-organizing several teams and moving some players to ensure adequate playing time and that all players are playing at a level that is best suited to their skills and abilities. We will be finalizing our rosters over the next week. This period of growth is an exciting time for Charlestown Soccer and our intention is to make the reorganization process smooth and efficient with all athletes benefiting from the changes being made.
I will be sure to make you aware of any other developments over the next few weeks. It’s been a tough Winter but in just a few weeks we will, once again, be enjoying sunny days at the field watching our teams compete in the beautiful game. I look forward to seeing you at the field. Any questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spring 2015 Season will be 10 weeks long, with games starting Friday April 3 and ending Saturday June 13. Teams that place well in their divisions may be eligible for participation in the Middlesex Leagues Commissioners Cup tournament which follows the regular season.
Each team will have 1-2 practices a week in preparation for the Saturday Games.
Games are either Home (Charlestown High School Turf Fields) or Away.
Team Practice Schedule will be posted on this Website closer to the start of the season.
$95.00 per Player to Register.
$25.00 per Player Late Fee after December 16, 2014
$35.00 for Uniforms (if needed; separate email to follow regarding placing uniform order)
Age eligibility is listed below.
U10 Boys and Girls Travel
Born between 8/1/2004 and 8/31/2006
U12 Boys and Girls Travel
Born between 8/1/2002 and 7/31/2004
U14 Boys and Girls Travel
Born between 8/1/2000 and 7/31/2002
Charlestown Soccer forms teams with comparably skilled players so that each team can develop as a group and compete against teams of similar ability. Any player that elects to play Charlestown Soccer will be placed on a team that is appropriate to their skill level. Players are placed on teams through a combination of placements, coach evaluations and team formation meetings.
While we will do our best to place all players who register, we cannot guarantee a spot on a team for all players in the event that we are over-subscribed. Tryouts are generally not conducted for the Spring season but may be necessary under certain circumstances, for example if there are too many players for a team. All completed rosters for the Spring season will be posted on our website in January.
In the event that the program is over subscribed, players will be placed on a waiting list. Priority for placements for Spring 2015 teams will be given to players in the following order: returning players from the Fall; Charlestown residents; players from outside Charlestown who have played with Charlestown in the prior Spring season; players from outside Charlestown who have not played with Charlestown in prior seasons.