Abington, Massachusetts Youth Soccer: Spring Soccer Seasons: Fall or Spring
Info for Fall Soccer, (Boys & Girls) (To register go to home page)
All Fall Soccer is played in town, behind Abington High School, with teams comprised of Abington children only.
The concession stand is open at all Fall games.
Fall Program Philosophy:
Although our goal is always to develop very good Soccer players, Fall soccer is mainly about the love of playing the game and is recreational in spirit. All players who sign up, show up, and make an honest effort to be at practices will play.
The Fall Season runs from early September until November. Games are held throughout the day on Saturdays, at various times. Games last approx. one hour.
Coaches & Equipment: Each team has a volunteer coach and players are provided with a team shirt and soccer socks (included in the registration price). Shin Guards are a must and outdoor cleats are strongly suggested, your individual coach may even insist.
Fall Practices: The amount of weekly practices on a Fall team is up to the discretion of the individual coach and generally teams won't practice (outside of game day) until about the age of U10. For U10 and older, typically there is one, maybe two practices a week, sometimes after school. We understand that everyone is very busy, so if your child can't make a Fall team practice, that's perfectly fine. We do ask however that you communicate conflicts to the coach so he/she may plan accordingly. Communication is always encouraged.
Parents, Please never assume that the games are canceled if you look out and see rain. While of course, it's always at your discretion whether to allow your child to play or not, please understand that your child's teammates need your star player. Unlike some other sports, Soccer can definitely be played in the rain, but if the rain is unreasonably heavy, we will cancel.
In addition, if we get a lot of rain in the days leading up to Saturday, and the weather is fine on Saturday, we are sometimes forced to cancel because of soaked fields. Conversely, if it has been dry before a Saturday and it is raining on a Saturday, we would attempt to play, depending on how hard it is raining. Please check this website the morning of Soccer for up to the minute info, or just show up. We are diligent about updating the site for cancellations, but if you do feel like showing up, we encourage it and, even if you show up and Soccer is canceled, please remember that you are never too far from home.
Team structures and ages are as follows:
ABINGTON FALL 2014, IN TOWN PROGRAM (Boys & Girls).
Age Descriptions for Fall 2014 (updated 3/10/14), born between:
August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2002 U15
August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2004 U12
August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2006 U10
August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2008 Mytes
August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009 Tykes
Children younger than above age brackets may sign up for the Kick-it USA Program.
Example: Any child born after 7/31/2009 is too young to register for AYS. NO EXCEPTIONS. (If a child is on born 7/31/2009, he/she may register; if he/she is born on August 1, 2009 unfortunately, he/she must wait until the next year to join AYS.)
Please note for children too young to register for AYS, AYS outsources soccer instruction to Kick-it USA, a private soccer program based in Hingham.
The Fall Kick-it USA program is for 3-5 year old children and is very affordable. It is held at Abington High School on Saturdays, so the little ones won't notice a difference between their program and that of the older kids. Please check this website for info!
Age Grouping/Programs and Fields
U6 (Tykes) Instruction followed by short game on miniature field -1 year
U8 (Mytes) Instruction followed by 30 min scrimmage Small Field - 2 years.
U10 6 vs 6 Small field Game only - 2 years
U12 8 vs 8 Medium field 2 years
U15 11 vs 11 Big field 3 years
Other Tot Programs: For motivated parents of children looking for more options, we suggest the various private programs available in or near Abington that are listed on this website. We have links to all the ones we recommend. (Click on "links" on left menu bar).