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.
***Online Registration at Newburyport Youth Services is closed, BUT all girls still interested in participating can still sign up in person by going to Newburyport Youth Services located at 40 Milk Street in Newburyport. Their number is 978-465-4434.***
The Newburyport Girls Soccer program is pleased to announce the return of the “Bad Dogs of Summer” soccer program. This six week program is designed to improve soccer skills – including footwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting skills – as well as developing tactical skills through scrimmages and small sided games. Each training session includes coordination, speed, and fitness exercises as well as technical skill training through various drills and small sided games in a fun and supportive environment.
NHS Varsity Girls Soccer FALL 2016 Ball Girls Needed
If your daughter is interested in being a Ball Girl this Fall 2016 for the NHS Girls/Varsity Soccer team, please call or email me. My contact information is below. The standard for ball girls in the league is 8-20 girls per game. It is my understanding that all of the Varsity games will be played at the NHS stadium.
Boys Summer 2016 Pick Up Soccer-Wednesdays, 7/13-8/24, 6-7:30pm
BOYS U8 - U14 SUMMER PICK UP SOCCER IS BACK!
Supervised pick up soccer for Boys U8 through U14 by Shawn Bleau and East Coast Soccer staff. There will be 30 minutes of ball skills and warm up followed by a full hour of playing.
Place: Cashman Park Field
Day: Wednesday Nights starting July 13th, 2016 for 7 weeks and ending August 24th, 2016.
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cost: $60.00 (including season ending cookout)*
*East Coast Soccer will also have its annual cookout that all players who attend the pick up soccer will be invited to at the end of the Summer. The cookout will be held on the last Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.
**Boys need to wear comfortable clothes, shin guards and cleats, as well as bring their own ball and an abundance of water.**
REMINDER: U3,U4,U5,U6,U8,U10 FALL 2016 OPEN--CLOSES 07/31/2016
NYSA REGISTRATION FOR TOTS (U3/U4/U5), U6, U8 & U10 Players for the FALL 2016 season IS OFFICIALLY OPEN.
FALL 2016 Registration OPENS: 6/07/2016
FALL 2016 Registration CLOSES: 7/31/2016
***NYSA U12 and U14 Player Registration for the FALL 2016 season CLOSED MAY 31, 2016 and Player Evaluations have been completed. Please contact Rosemary Turgeon with any questions at
Registration programs for each division are located below. Please note the following important information:
Intown Soccer (Tots (U4/U5), U6, U8, U10) is open to children who are between the ages of 3 and 9. Age cut off dates for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons are as follows:
TOTS U3/U4: Born on or after 09/01/12 through 08/31/13
TOTS U4/U5: Born on or after 09/01/11 through 08/31/12
U6: Born on or after 09/01/10 through 08/31/11 (or entering Kindergarten when registering for the Fall soccer season or enrolled in Kindergarten when registering for the Spring soccer season).
U8: Born on or after 09/01/08 through 08/31/10 (or entering 1st or 2nd grade when registering for the Fall soccer season or enrolled in 1st or 2nd grade when registering for the Spring soccer season).
U10: Born on or after 08/01/06 through 08/31/08 (or entering 3rd or 4th grade when registering for the Fall soccer season or enrolled in 3rd or 4th grade when registering for the Spring soccer season).
Please read the following information prior to registering your child for any Fall or Spring season with NYSA:
1. NYSA DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS. Please make certain that you want to commit yourself and your child to soccer prior to completing the online registration form.
2. SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration for any particular age group during any particular season is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS and programs may fill up prior to the registration close date. The player may be waitlisted in the event that a particular age group becomes full prior to the end of registration. In the event that the player must be registered for the waitlist for a particular age group, payment for their registration fee will not be required until the parent or guardian is notified via email that a space has become available to place the player on a team.
3. NON-RESIDENTS: All players who do not live within the City of Newburyport are required to pay a $10.00 Non-Resident Fee. This fee will be applied during the registration payment process.
4. REGISTRATIONS DELETED FOR NON-PAYMENT. The player's registration for any particular season will be deleted should the registration fee remain unpaid after (7) days of registering the player online. In the event that the player is deleted from NYSA's online system for a particular season due to nonpayment of the registration fee, the player must re-register during the open registration period. If the program has become full, the player will be waitlisted.
5. PARENTS MUST VERIFY REGISTRATION IS CORRECT. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to verify the accuracy of the player's stated birth date on his/her registration and ensure that the player is registered for the correct age/gender group. If the player is registered in the wrong age/gender group at the time of registration and the correct program becomes full before this error is corrected, please note that the player will be waitlisted for that program and only placed if a space becomes available on a team.
6. TEAM FORMATION.New teams may be created in the Spring season due to changes in enrollment levels, although we make every attempt to keep Intown Teams (Tots through U10) consistent from Fall to Spring.
Players in U12 and U14 who participate in the Fall season are placed on a team according to their DOB as well as their skill level, which is determined during player evaluations that are conducted each Spring for the subsequent Fall season. It is the intention of the NYSA league to keep these players on the same teams from the Fall to the Spring.
7. GAME SCHEDULE: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 2016 season:
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 - FIRST GAME
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
OCTOBER 1, 2016
OCTOBER 8, 2016 - NO GAME
OCTOBER 15, 2016
OCTOBER 22, 2016
OCTOBER 29, 2016
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 - LAST GAME
8. TOTS CLINIC SCHEDULES - FALL 2016:
2016 FALL Tots 6-Week Clinic-TUESDAY Tots Age 4/5 Pre-K:
Age Requirement: Player MUST be Age 4 by 8/31/2016 to participate.
Program Duration: 6 Weeks - beginning 9/20/2016 and ending on 10/25/2016
When: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Where: Cashman Park Field
2016 FALL Tots 6-Week Clinic-WEDNESDAY Tots Age 4/5 Pre-K Age Requirement: Player MUST be Age 4 by 8/31/2016 to participate. Day: WEDNESDAY Program Duration: 6 Weeks - beginning 9/21/2016 and ending on 10/26/2016 When: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Where: Cashman Park Field
2016 FALL Tots 6-Week Clinic-THURSDAY Tots Age 3/4 Preschool:
SESSION I - 3:30-4:15pm Age Requirement: Player MUST be Age 3 by 8/31/2016 to participate. Day: THURSDAY Program Duration: 6 Weeks - beginning 9/22/2016 and ending on 10/27/2016 When: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Where: Cashman Park Field
SESSION II - 4:30-5:15pm Age Requirement: Player MUST be Age 3 by 8/31/2016 to participate. Day: THURSDAY Program Duration: 6 Weeks - beginning 9/22/2016 and ending on 10/27/2016 When: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Where: Cashman Park Field
9. WEEKLY TEAM PRACTICES InTown: Practices for U6 Boys and Girls will be held at Cashman Park from 5:15-6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (Girls) and Wednesdays (Boys). Practices for all older divisions (U8 and U10) will be held once (1x) per week for U8 and once (1x) to twice (2x) per week for U10 in Newburyport.**
Travel: U12 and U14 will practice at least once per week in Newburyport.
**The specific times for the weekly practices in Newburyport for U8-U18 are determined by the coaches of each team based on their schedules and can be held any time between 4:00pm-7:30pm Mondays through Fridays. Please note that the league will not issue refunds for players who have a conflict with their teams' designated practice times, nor will the league switch players to another team based on practice time conflicts.
10. ELIGIBILITY FOR INTOWN PROGRAMS DOES NOT CHANGE FALL TO SPRING -- date of birth cutoffs are set based on the player's age during the Fall season.
11. UNIFORMS: Uniforms (shirt and socks) are not part of the registration fee and can be purchased at Amesbury Skate and Sport. The current uniforms are reversible (Maroon and Gold) and the cost is approximately $45. These uniforms are designed to last through several seasons if care is taken. Information and directions on how to get to Amesbury Skate and Sport can be found at the following link. http://www.amesburysport.com/.
TOTS players are not required to wear NYSA shirts and socks, but parents are more than welcome to let them wear them if they fit.
12. EQUIPMENT: ALL children participating in an NYSA program are required to have the following basic equipment:
• Shin pads are a MUST!
• Soccer shoes with rubber cleats (no metal), cleats cannot have a center "toe" cleat (i.e., most baseball cleats have one).
• Regulation soccer ball. The size of the ball depends upon your child's age group. We suggest that each player have a stitched ball (as opposed to a hard seamless ball) of proper size. Soccer balls come in 3 different sizes: 3, 4, & 5. The ball size is shown on the ball. Also, look for a stamp that says either "official size & weight" or "FIFA Approved". Even if a ball is the official weight, some balls are heavier & harder thanothers. Don't get a ball that is too heavy or hard (some seamless balls are especially hard). Some balls are so hard that it is painful to kick them. If you have a choice, a shiny, waterproof surface is best because it won't absorb water & will last longer. Test the ball to see if it's round & will fly straight by tossing it into the air with a lot of spin on it to see if it wobbles. U-6 & U-8 (i.e., Under-6 & Under-8) use a size 3; U-10 & U-12 use a size 4; and U-13 & older use a size 5 ball).
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U10 GIRLS PROGRAM: Please contact our U10 Girls Coordinator: Sarah Eastman
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U10 BOYS PROGRAM: Please contact our U10 Boys Coordinator: Matt McDermott ()
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U8 GIRLS PROGRAM: Please contact our U8 Girls Coordinator: Suzi MacDonald ()
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U8 BOYS PROGRAM: Please contact our U8 Boys Coordinator: KatcherWittner
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U6 GIRLS PROGRAM: Please contact our U6 Girls Coordinator: Julie Christie-Padden ()
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U6 BOYS PROGRAM: Please contact our U6 Boys Coordinator: Matt McDermott ()
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TOTS U3/U4 CO-ED PROGRAM:Please contact:
Tots Age 4/5 Coordinator (Wednesdays) - Matt McDermott ()
Tots Age 4/5 Coordinator (Tuesdays) - Matt McDermott ()
Tots Age 3/4 Coordinator (Thursdays) - Matt McDermott ()
Please visit "Hints on Registration" under the "Help/How To" tab on the left hand side of the website homepage and/or email the Registration Director if you have questions regarding the registration process. Contact information is listed under the "Contacts" button on the left side of the website as well as below.