Welcome to the Newburyport Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) home page
NYSA is a non-profit athletic community whose mission is to enrich the physical and mental lives of kids through the sport of soccer. Founded in 1980, each year NYSA provides over 1000 young players in our community the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of soccer. By ensuring that they learn, compete, and have fun, players will learn valuable physical and social skills that will assist them in life on and off the field. On this site you should be able to find everything you need to know about NYSA from team schedules and player registration, to how you can help by volunteering your time. We continue to update the site regularly, so please remember to add a bookmark and visit often.
10/29/2014 Dear Parents:
In line with our commitment to keeping you up-to-date...
SPRING 2015 Travel (U12&U14) Registration OPEN Now thru 11/17/14
Registration is now OPEN for U12 and U14 players for the Spring 2015 Travel Soccer Program. Registration will be open until Monday November 17th.
Please keep in mind the following about the NYSA Travel Program:
Age requirements for the Travel Program are as follows
U14: Born on or after 8/01/2000 and Before 7/31/2002
U12: Born on or after 8/01/2002 and Before 7/31/2004
Team Formation Evaluations are not held for the Spring season. Teams generally remain intact from Fall to Spring. But, please be advised, there are circumstances where some changes need to be made as a result of trying to find more appropriate grouping, or, as is more often the case, due to changes in enrollment numbers. Our team sizes need to be balanced, and that may require moving some players around. Please be prepared to explain this to your child, should their team be affected in this way. We work diligently to provide the best solution for all children involved, our primary goal is to provide children the ability to further develop their skill in a safe environment with their peers. Rosters for Spring 2015 will be released in March 2015.
Competition Team placement is determined by ECYSA based on many factors. Typically, teams are more appropriately placed in the Spring as the league has team history from the Fall to work with. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to email Rosemary at
Participation It is expected that your child will attend at least half of the games and practices in the Spring season in order to participate in the tournament at the end of the year (should they qualify). Additionally, if children are continually missing practices and games, their playing time may be adjusted at the coaches’ discretion. We understand there are conflicts and overlaps during the season and want to acknowledge those that have made a commitment to the team, we hope that your child can alternate attendance when necessary. Injuries or illnesses are excluded from participation requirements.
Program Fees for the Travel Program have increased this year to $130.
Refunds NYSA does not issue refunds, please make sure your child is able to play before registering – and this is also the case if they are not happy with their team placements, should they change.
Space Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis contingent on the resident requirement. Children who live in Newburyport are given registration preference within the published registration period, children who attend school in Newburyport are given secondary preference. If a child is wait listed due to a program being full, registration fees will not be due until a spot on a team is confirmed. We do our best to accommodate all those that wish to participate.
We hope you enjoyed the Fall 2014 season. Have a wonderful holiday season & if you have any questions about spring, please contact Rosemary Turgeon at
In line with our commitment to keeping you up-to-date on all that happens with Newburyport soccer, we wanted to provide you with the status of our progress toward construction of new fields at Cherry Hill.
As you know, we have completed all architectural plans, gained neighborhood and City approval, and submitted public bids for the project. We took pause on an initial start date of this summer as we reviewed what work could happen that kept disruptions to a minimum. We are fortunate to have such a robust and supportive membership, but our size does present some complications. Our large footprint of activity means it is to everyone’s benefit if we work closely with other projects impacting the City’s fields. These include the stadium, potential work on the Nock fields, and the much needed renovations at Fuller and the track. It is also important to us to complete as much work as we can in one phase, keeping soccer open to as many kids as we can.
We are finalizing the last details of the work and look to break ground in March/April. During the construction phases we will ask for your cooperation and patience as there is bound to be some shifting that occurs. We will be helping the varsity teams deal with limited space in the Fall of 2015 and will help other programs that are also impacted by the City-wide field work.
Attached is an update of the City’s planned work, including ours, as well as an aerial view of our Cherry Hill plan.
Finally, there also is an upcoming city-wide vote in December regarding spending on field-related projects. We will have more information shortly, and will be asking for your support on this worthy initiative.
U6, U8 & U10 Games are played on Saturdays (Tots Clinic Players DO NOT play games on Saturdays).The hours range from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please note the following game schedule below for the Fall 2014 season: