Rockland Youth Soccer: Welcome

Next RYS E-Board/General Monthly Meeting - Tuesday September TBD @ 7:30p - RYS Clubhouse

 RYS Year Election & Age Director Results

Congratulations to the following volunteers who stepped it up to join the RYS E-Board or Age Director positions, effective July 1, 2014. RYS is looking forward to the contributions you will make to the organization:

Executive Board Positions:

Vice President - Fred Anzivino
Registrar - Kerry Sullivan
Equipment Manager - Tom Higgins
Director of Concessions - Christine Berkeley
Director of Coaching and Development - Chris Sheim
Field Manager - Chris DeFilippo
Director of Communications - Scott Romer

Age Directors:

 U5 - Deirdre Hall
U6 - Rich Lucas
U7 - Nassim Abouzeid
U8 - Paul Taft
U10 Boys - Fred Anzivino  U10 Girls - Chris DeFilippo
U12 Boys - Kevin Burke  U12 Girls - Tom Higgins
U14 Boys - Ed Joseph  U14 Girls - Frank Blonde


              RYS Alumni and Coach Kevin Strobel                

Kevin Strobel played for as a 4 yr starter for Rockland High School and played RYS from u5 and just finished playing with a u19 team. He walked onto his college team and as a sophomore has given the two great games and was named Defensive Player of the Week by the conference his school plays in. He also has helped me & RYS throughout the years by giving time and training kids.


RYS 2015 Spring Registration is open!

Important information to remember:

  • Travel Registration Deadline - November 1, 2014
  • Micro Registration Deadline - March 14, 2015
  • Live Registration Dates - October 8th and 16th from 5:00-6:30 at RYS Clubhouse
  • Reminder!! Any Travel player who did NOT purchase a uniform for the Fall season MUST purchase one for the Spring season!!!.


RYS needs Concession Stand Volunteers

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! If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact our Director of Concessions, Christine Berkley @

 RYS Fundraising Notes & Events

RYS will be holding a variety of fundraisers this upcoming season. Please click on our Fundrasier Event page for upcoming events and details. Help out in anyway you can. As always, RYS is appreciative of anything you can do to help the program. Here is a list of some great upcoming fundraisers. 

Fall 2014 Practice and Game Schedules

    Fall Micro's Practice and Game Schedule:

Micro's practice and game schedules for ALL Micro's age groups. :

Age Group 

Practice Day 


Game Day 






















    Fall Travel Team's Game/Practice Schedule:

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

For a link to all games/practices please click on the Practice/Game Schedule For All Ages tab for more details.

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 - Director of Concession, Christine Berkley, is always looking for volunteers to help out in the concession stands.  High School students can earn their community service hours if you know of any students interested.  If you are interested please contact Christine:

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 President, Kevin Burke.  He will be more than willing to listen to what you have to offer.  You can email him 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.
  • Cones and Pinnies - 


As many of you are aware RYS has in the past been able to provide Cones and Pinnies for coaches to use at practices and games. As we do not have enough to hand a set out to every coach we keep them in the shed so all can access and use. But in order for this to work we need to make sure that everyone is returning them at the end of their practice. This ensure that they are available to you next time you need them and to the coach who is practicing after you. The travel teams also have a responsibility when they are playing at home to put on a different colour if the visiting team is too close to ours

So it’s not just a nice thing to have but a necessity.  So right now I have to ask any coach that may have forgotten to put them back after their last practice to get them into the shed. They have all but disappeared and I need to recover what we have so I can determine what is needed. So please check your gear bags, trunks, and garages for any RYS gear that can be returned and shared.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Tom Higgins Equipment Manager Cell #: 508-944-1646 E-mail: