Rockland Youth Soccer: Welcome

RYS Year End General Meeting & Elections - Thursday June 9th - 7:00pm - Esten School Cafe

Welcome to the Rockland Youth Soccer website. Please review the following information, as well as any pages for information regarding registration, age groups, coaching and volunteering.

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RYS Executive Board Elections & Age Director Signups

RYS will be holding general elections at our year end meeting to be held on Thursday June 9th @ 7pm - Esten Cafe.
RYS is an all volunteer based, well run organization. We need good people like you to help continue running RYS. If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit for the Executive board or is willing to run one of the multiple age groups as an Age Director, please email your/their name to the RYS President, Kevin Burke. Send nominations to: You can click on the RYS By-Laws link to see what each position entails. Here are the open board positions:
  • Vice President
  • Equipment Manager
  • Registrar
  • Director of Education & Coaching
  • Director of Communications

 RYS News and Notes

RYS Annual Coaches Game - Saturday June 4th @ 6pm - The heated rivalry between the Micros and Travel coaches continues! Last year the Micros pulled out the victory. This year Travel coaches will be looking for revenge. This is a great night out for the RYS kids and family to come and watch their coaches hit the pitch and battle for bragging rights. There will be plenty of food and drinks available!

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser - Dine throughout the month of May and donate 10% to RYS

USA vs. Paraguay Viewing Party Fundraiser - June 11th 6PM - @ Players Grill and Sports Bar

(see fundraising page for more information) 

RYS 2016 Fall Registration Now Open

The 2016 Fall season registration is now open. There are a few big changes to the registration process so please review the bottom carefully. Below is an overview of the changes for the Fall season. For full details on the changes, how to register, and what age group your player is in please visit our Registration menu option on the left hand side. 

NEW Registration Information/Fees for Fall 2016 Season:

  • Travel (Grade 3 and up) Registration Info
    • Travel Registration Deadline: June 18th
      Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list pending roster availability. A $30 late fee will also be applied.
    • Travel Registration Fee: $85
      Register by May 28th and receive a $5 early registration fee discount.
    • Travel Unifrom Fee: $55 this is for NEW RYS Travel Players.
      Existing Travel players who purchased a newer uniform does not need to purchase another.
  • Micros (PreK to Grade 2) Registration Info
    • Micros Registration Deadline: August 13th
      Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list pending roster availability. A $30 late fee will also be applied.
    • Micros Registration Fee: $75
      Register by May 28th and receive a $5 early registration fee discount.

  • Family Discount Program
    • 3rd child (same family) - $10 discount
    • 4th & 5th child (same family) - $20 discount

  • Live Registration
    • None

RYS Night at the Revolution - Saturday July 23rd

Rockland Youth Soccer would like announce our RYS Night at the New England Revolution! Join your fellow teammates, friends and families on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm to support the Revs as they host eastern conference rival Chicago Fire! This is a fantastic chance for you and your family to celebrate a fantastic year together and support the Revs. You can ask anyone who has attended this event in the past; it is always a great time. We usually always tailgate together and the kids have a blast.

RYS is getting a great discount on corner seats: only $18 each (normally $26)! All Tickets will be located in the same section and ordering tickets is now easier than before. You can now purchase tickets through the Link below. Just choose your ticket quantity and proceed to check out.

You can also purchase tickets at the concession stand on Saturdays by check or cash. The cutoff date for purchasing tickets is June 30th. If you purchase online please send the RYS President an email confirmation on the number of tickets purchased to:  . Physical tickets will be handed out at the time of purchase. As we get closer to the date we will send and email out to pick up your tickets. Let’s make a strong show of support for RYS and our local professional club!

RYS On-line Apparel Store Now Available!

RYS is pleased to announce the opening of the RYS On-line Apparel store. Just click on the RYS Apparel tab in the menu option to get started. The on-line store will continue to grow as the year progresses. Check out what we have available now!

Parking Concern/Notice @ Esten School

 As we get ready to start another fun filled soccer season this is a good time to remind everyone about the parking restrictions at Esten School. Please note that the area under the pine trees near the playground not be used for parking due to the concerns of the safety for all the kids playing on the play apparatus and it poses a hazard for emergency personnel to access our fields. On busy days such as training on Wednesdays and Saturday game days, all side and back parking spaces are usually accounted for. Please feel free to use the spots in front of the school. Parking down the middle of the parking lot is also prohibited and cars will be ticketed and towed by the RPD at the owners expense. Our kids safety is our number one concern. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Concussion Information for Parents & Coaches 

Concussions continue to be an active topic amongst the sports community. RYS wanted to share some important information for both Coaches and Parents on the topic of concussions. Please visit this link to US Soccer for more details:

Also, Travel coaches please note, effective Spring 2016, it is mandatory for all of you to take the free online course about concussions. This course will help you better understand, recognize, learn, and focus on prevention of concussions. Please visit the following link to learn more about the course and to launch the online tutorial:

RYS Celebrating 40 Years!

Did you know that 2015 marks the 40th year anniversary of Rockland Youth Soccer. We will be celebrating this momentus occasion with a day of celebration that includes a parade, raffles, day of soccer,etc. Stay tuned for more details.

In order to make this a great event we need volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in helping out with the preparations for this day please contact RYS President, Kevin Burke @

 RYS Fundraising Notes & Events

Please click on our Fundraising Events page for details! As always, RYS is appreciative of anything you can do to help the program.

Spring 2016 Practice and Game Schedules 

Micro's Spring Practice and Game Schedule:

Opening Day Saturday April 16th

Age Group 

Practice Day 


Game Day 












 U8 Boys





 U8 Girls





Travel Team's Spring Game/Practice Schedule:

Opening Day Saturday April 2nd

Your Coaches/Age Directors will be in touch with you regarding your practice schedule. Below is the guideline that will be followed closely by the age groups. Times/Days are subject to change.  

Age Group 

Practice Days 


Game Day 


 Travel Girls 

Tuesday & Thursdays, potential on alternating fridays 




Travel Boys

 Mondays & Wednesdays, potential on alternating fridays




Click on the Link below for your son or daughters travel game schedule:

South Shore Soccer League

Volunteers Needed

Dr. Martin Luther King said "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve".  Are you one thats looking to serve and make a difference in the Rockland community?  If so, volunteering for RYS is one way of giving yourself that satisfaction, pride, and accomplishment you get when volunteering.  

There are many opportunities to volunteer your time with RYS:

Concession Stand - Do you want to earn a FREE RYS Registration? If so, RYS is in need of help in the concession stands during the Spring season. If you want to earn this free registration you just need to volunteer 8 hours of your time over the entire Soccer season. That's only 1 hour per week! High School students looking to earn their community service hours can also volunteer at the Concession stand. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact our Director of Concessions, Christine Berkley @ .

Coaching - ALL Age groups are looking for Coaches.  If you, or someone you know is interested in coaching for one of the age groups, please reach out to that age groups Age Directors.  You can find a link of Age Directors by clicking on the Divisions/Age Director tab.

RYS Improvements -  RYS is always looking to improve.  Whether it be field improvements, concession stand improvements, etc., we are always looking to get better.  Do you master in a trade? Looking to volunteer your expertise?  If you fall in this category or know of a person or company looking to volunteer their services please consider RYS.  We are always looking at ways to get better. If you want to volunteer your traits please contact RYS at:

RYS Other Important Announcements

  • Cleat Donation Program – RYS is pleased to bring back the cleat donation program. If you have soccer cleats that are in good condition but no longer fit your player please consider donating them to RYS. RYS will make these cleats available to those that are in need of a pair. Please consider donating your soccer cleats to the clubhouse. For those in need of soccer cleats, please come down to the clubhouse to see what we have available.