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The Fall season runs for 8-weeks and is scheduled to start on September 8th and end on October 27th as all games will be held at the Reeds Ferry fields. There will be 1-2 weeknight practices for U6-U19 players, night(s) at the discretion of the Coach's schedule and availability. Your coach will contact you regarding practice days and times. If there are nights your child cannot attend practice, please indicate that on your registration comments box. MYA provides each player with a pair of socks along with their uniform shirt. All players must wear shin guards with socks worn over the outside completely covering the guard. Soccer cleats are optional but suggested for U4 and U6 players and are encouraged for U8 players and older. Once all registrations are in, schedules and rosters will be available as soon as we have enough registered coaches in each league to accommodate the many amazing players we have in Town! We will post the schedules on our website, Facebook page and your coaches will be sharing your team's schedule information with you.
VOLUNTEER! Want to volunteer to help MYA Soccer but maybe feel like you don't have the knowledge/experience? Here is your chance!!! The continued success of the MYA Soccer Program relies heavily on parent volunteers like you to provide a fun and positive soccer experience for our children, while encouraging teamwork and great sportsmanship.
COACHES - We have many coaching opportunities for all age groups this season and are looking for head coaches and assistant coaches – no experience necessary! See below (Fall Season League Information) for the number of teams we will have in the fall which will require a coach and an assistant coach for each team. Without a coach and an assistant coach, we will not be able to form teams, and unfortunately, may have to turn players away if complete teams cannot be formed.
FIELD LINING/PREP - We are in need of volunteers to serve on a field lining crew. The fields are mowed once a week, but the lines will need to be redone once or twice a week or they disappear quickly. The season lasts 9 weeks (including the initial field lining and prep before season games begin) and the lining times are flexible so there's plenty of opportunities to volunteer. It is just tracing - going over lines that are already there. So an hour or an hour and a half of your time is all we need. We will first show you what needs to be done and how to do it, should only take about 10 minutes, then just let us know what weeks you are available. We would be extremely grateful for any help you can give. If you are interested in any of the open volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
FALL SEASON LEAGUE INFORMATION
The MYA Soccer Rec Program runs 7 leagues in the Fall season. The following leagues are split up based on birth years according to the US Youth Soccer Association.
U4: 2015 will have 8 teams and will need 8 head coaches and 8 assistant coaches. This age division does not have scheduled practices but will be playing one 1-hour Saturday game for 8 weeks.
U6: 2013 & 2014 will have 12 teams and will need 12 head coaches and 12 assistant coaches. This age division is provided with up to one 1-hour weeknight practice (day and time at the coaches discretion) and one 1-hour Saturday game for 8 weeks.
U8: 2011 & 2012 will have 14 teams and will need 14 head coaches and 14 assistant coaches.This age division is provided with up to one 1-hour weeknight practice (day and time at the coaches discretion) and one 1-hour Saturday game game for 8 weeks.
U10: Players born in 2009 & 2010 will have 12 teams and will need 12 head coaches and 12 assistant coaches. This age division is provided with up to two 1-hour weeknight practices (days and times at the coaches discretion) and one 1-hour Saturday game game for 8 weeks.
U12: Players born in 2007 & 2008 will have 6 teams and will need 6 head coaches and 6 assistant coaches. This age division is provided with up to two 1.5-hour weeknight practices (days and times at the coaches discretion) and one 1-hour Saturday game game for 8 weeks.
U15: Players born in 2004, 2005, 2006 will have 4 teams and will need 4 head coaches and 4 assistant coaches. This age division is provided with up to two 1.5-hour weeknight practices (days and times at the coaches discretion) and one 1-hour and 20 minute Saturday game game for 8 weeks.
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U15 InterTown Option: Players born in 2004, 2005, 2006 will have 1 team and will need 1 head coach and 1 assistant coach. This age division is provided with up to two 1.5-hour weeknight practices (days and times at the coaches discretion). Players will be playing in the INTER-TOWN league, traveling to towns: Derry, Londonderry, Salem, Windham, Pelham, Chester, and Hampstead for one weekend game day for 7 weeks. This is not a competitive travel team, but a team that will be traveling to towns as listed to play recreational soccer games. MYA Soccer reserves the right to cancel this league and transfer players to one of the other U15 in-town teams, playing only in Merrimack. If you are interested in this option, you must select U15 Rec. Soccer (INTER-TOWN) upon registration. U19 InterTown: Players born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 will have 2 teams and will need 2 head coaches and 2 assistant coaches. This age division is provided with up to two 1.5-hour weeknight practices (days and times at the coaches discretion) and one 1.5-hour weekend game. This league plays in the Southern NH InterTown League and will travel to participating towns (Derry, Londonderry, Chester, Hampstead, Salem, Windham, and Pelham) for recreational soccer games. We cannot start our season until ALL teams have been filled with a head coach and an assistant coach. We also cannot release rosters or any practice/game schedules if we do not have coaches that have gone through a background check. We need coaches to be cleared before we can start the season. If you are interested in helping fill this volunteer opportunity so we can accommodate the 600+ expected players this season, please let me know.
Need help or have questions about Registration, please feel free to send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the Recreational Program, please contact the Rec Director at email@example.com. Other questions about the MYA Soccer Program, please contact the MYA Soccer Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a fun, happy and safe summer everyone! Looking forward to seeing you on the soccer fields this Fall!
The start of the Fall season will begin in September 2018.
The Merrimack Youth Soccer League (MYA) is a recreational, non-profit, volunteer organization that teaches basic soccer skills to children from kindergarten to 19 years old.
MYA is open to all children within the appropriate age group, regardless of previous soccer experience or skill level. It operates on the principles of sportsmanship, fair play, adherence to the rules of soccer, and healthy competition.
What is...Recreational Soccer?
Recreational soccer is that soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.
Recreational Player? A player who is randomly assigned to a team without regard to his/her abilities and skills.
Recreational Team?Teams formed randomly to play soccer.
Goals/Objectives of Merrimack Recreational Soccer:
Foster a positive sporting experience for players with a wide range of experience and skills at all levels
Institute basic soccer skills through dynamic practice sessions, guided by volunteer coaches.
You can coach! We NEED coaching volunteers to help with the program. Worried you don't have enough "soccer know-how" to help as a volunteer coach? Don't be! We will provide you the tools to maximize the benefit to our players. Please contact: