Salem Youth Soccer Association: Travel League

The Travel League consists of approximately 12 teams in 7 age groups. We play in the Fall and the Spring.
We also field a Boys and Girls Senior team (U18) in the Spring only.

The Travel divisions participate in various tournaments and jamborees throughout the Fall and Spring.

Girls Divisions
U10 - U14
Boys Divisions
U10 - U14
Early Development Program (EDP)
U8 Co-ed
U9 Boys
U9 Girls

Travel Category:
       The travel/competitive teams require a try out and all registered players will be evaluated and selected for teams. Travel teams are separated by boys/girls. U10-14 teams practice 2 nights per week with games generally on Saturday or Sundays (some weeknight games may occur).

EDP Category:
       This is a relatively new program to SYSA. We fielded 3 "trial" teams Fall 06/Spring 07 and have had great success. This program is a cross between recreational and travel. These teams travel but no "standings or win/loss records" are kept by the league. The teams are separated into U8 co-ed and then U9 boys or girls. The teams were created in order to increase our players exposure to the sport and to increase the level of competitiveness. The team does travel to other area towns. This year our brackets included teams from Windham, Londonderry, Bedford, Nashua, Hollis, and Merrimack.. .. just to name a few.    There is an "evaluation" session for all players interested in playing EDP. This is not a tryout but rather an opportunity for the league to understand the players enrolling in the program so we can best assess rosters, EDP divisions and overall number of players interested. Teams will practice 2 nights per week with games on Sundays.

Travel Game Schedules can be found at

See Travel Policies Handout below.

Handout: Travel Policies

Travel Uniform Order Form
Handout: TL Uniform Order Form

Tryouts 2007
See handout below for detailed information.
Handout: Tryouts for Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Travel League

Coaching Application
Handout: coaching application

Referee fees
All referee payments are to be paid on the field prior to the game!
Each team is responsible for payment of ½ of the necessary referee fees on the field prior to the start of the game. Referees are not obligated to officiate if fees are not paid. Referee fees are paid based on the fee payment schedule below. GSYSL strongly recommends that only Club checks or Cash be used for referee payments. The new Game Card format (a three part form) allows its use as a receipt for payment of referee fees. It should be noted that if only one Referee covers any given game, the fee for that Referee will be paid at the “One” rate, rather than either the “Middle” or “Line” rate, whether that referee was assigned as “Middle” or “Line” on the schedule.
See under "How much do GSYSL Referees get paid?"

For Referee Training, News, Forms and Resources, see the Referee Info page.

Game Cancellation Procedure
•         The Fields Manager (Rick Murray) will make the call to close the fields with the help of the League President, Travel VP and Field Scheduler.

•         Field Scheduler (Larry Wright) will post closure information on which is the Granite State Soccer site Discussion Group page.

•         Field Scheduler will also contact the impacted Salem coaches, the State Referee Assignor and the State Scheduler of the cancellation.

•         The Salem coaches will be responsible for contacting there respective visiting coaches. Contact information is available on It is recommended that you note the appropriate contact information well in advance of any upcoming game.

•         An attempt will be made to give at least a 3 hour advance notice when a cancellation is going to happen. This might not always be the case but we will do our best particularly for those teams traveling to Salem from a great distance.

Game Reschedule Procedure (for weather Cancellation)
•         The Salem coach contacts the visiting coach for multiple possible reschedule dates and times.

•         The Salem coach submits a request with those multiple dates and times to the Field Scheduler (Larry Wright) who schedules the make-up game.

•         The Field Scheduler submits the new date and time to the State Referee Assignor and State Scheduler for approval.

•         NOTE: If the referee cancels a game prior to the half, then the game must be rescheduled, if canceled after the half, then the score at that point is the final score and the game would be considered completed.