Travel League Evaluations

Each spring, Milton Travel Soccer players entering 3rd-8th grade for the fall season, participate in player evaluations. These evaluations are used to place players on appropriate level teams with players of similar skill and ability. The teams will compete in the BAYS league at similar levels of competition. 

Evaluations are conducted through three approaches.

  1. Coach Evaluations: Each player is evaluated by their travel team coach at the end of each season.
  2. In-Game Evaluations (PILOT PROGRAM IN 2023): Second graders who will be joining the travel program in the fall as third graders will be evaluated in the final 2 or 3 regular weeks (not world cup weekend) of K-2 program games. All second graders should be evaluated in Group Evaluations in 2023 while we pilot this approach.
  3. Group Evaluations: Players will be grouped by age, organized into small-sided games and evaluated by professional coaches.  
    1. Group evaluations will be conducted during the below dates and times. Players can attend both days and strongly suggest attending one than not attending any.

Wednesday, June 7th - Girls at Flatley 

  • 3:30 - Check-in rising 3rd & 4th graders
  • 4:00-5:30 - Evaluation time for rising 3rd & 4th graders
  • 5:00 - Check-in rising 5th - 8th graders
  • 5:30-7:00 - Evaluation time for rising 5th - 8th graders

Thursday, June 8th - Boys at Flatley 

  • 3:30 - Check-in rising 3rd & 4th graders
  • 4:00-5:30 - Evaluation time for rising 3rd & 4th graders
  • 5:00 - Check-in rising 5th - 8th graders
  • 5:30-7:00 - Evaluation time for rising 5th - 8th graders

Sunday, June 11th - Boys at Point 32 & Girls at Flatley

  • 3:30 - Check-in rising 3rd & 4th graders
  • 4:00-5:30 - Evaluation time for rising 3rd & 4th graders
  • 5:00 - Check-in rising 5th - 8th graders
  • 5:30-7:00 - Evaluation time for rising 5th - 8th graders
  1. All returning players will be pre-registered for tryouts. Any player not pre-registered may register on-site at check-in.
  2. Parents are expected to observe from afar and not interfere or participate in evaluations. 

All evaluations are conducted using the same criteria:

  • Technical: Passing, receiving, dribbling, and shooting skills
  • Tactical: Understanding of the game, vision, movement away from the ball, passing to space, etc.
  • Athletic: Speed, strength, size
  • Attitudinal: Coachability, joy of the game, good teammate, sportsmanship

After evaluations and registration is closed, teams will be created on the above criteria. Please make sure you register for the fall 2023 season by clicking Register in the top menu of this site.  The deadline to register is June 24th (on June 25th waitlist and late fees apply).

Fall Registration Open

Registration is now open for our Fall 2023 soccer programs.  The deadline to register is June 24th (on June 25th waitlist and late fees apply).

Milton Youth Soccer is a volunteer-led, non-profit community soccer program for youth players in Milton to learn the skills of soccer, enjoy the commitment and camaraderie of a team, and develop a love of the sport. We offer programs in both fall and spring seasons for PRE-K (Age s 3-5); K-2+ LEAGUE (Grades K-3); TRAVEL LEAGUE (Grades 3-8); and TOPSoccer LEAGUE (athletes with special needs).

PRE-K: Milton’s Pre-K program introduces kids to soccer through group activities that blend social play, fun and the basic skills of soccer. This program is open to kids ages 3 - 5 and normally runs in the Fall & Spring. The kids are engaged in fun themed sessions conducted by professional soccer instructors. The sessions focus on learning fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting in a fun environment while being a bit silly. There are no teams involved.  Registration for the Pre-K program will open at the same time as Travel and K-2+ Programs and typically can accommodate ~300 players in a season. Any players above the limit will be placed on a wait list.  While we don ’t need parent v olunteer coaches at this a ge, please plan to volunteer coach when your kids enter the K-2+ program.  When registering, please notate which session (AM/PM/NP (No Preference)) you might be interested in.  Please know that this does not automatically guarantee session placement due to the large player population. 

K-2+ LEAGUE:  The K-2+ program focuses on teaching kids the fundamentals of soccer through a graduated approach based on age/capabilities. This program is open to kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. This program runs on Saturdays or Sundays for 75 minutes. Players are assigned to teams with parent volunteer coaches. A professional coach also attends each session to support parent volunteers. Each week features a skills session followed by a controlled game. K-2+ is open to all Milton residents and students at any Milton school. You may submit one player or coach request (only considered for on-time registrations.) All games are played in Milt on.  

TRAVEL LEAGUE: Our Travel League offers players in Grades 3-8 an opportunity to advance skills and compete against teams from other towns in the BAYS League. Travel League is open to all Milton residents and students at any Milton school.Games are held on Saturdays and include 5 home and 5 away games (typically within 1-hr drive.) Volunteer parent coaches host team practices. Teams are formed based on evaluation scores with the goal of grouping players of similar skill and ability levels. (Age group evaluations will be held each Spring. Coaches are expected to submit evaluations following each season.) Each team is then placed into an appropriately competitive secti on in the BAYS league.  YOU MUST R EGISTER ON TIME TO GUARANT EE A SPOT ON A TRAVEL TEAM.

TOPSoccer LEAGUE: US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer is an Outreach Soccer Program for athletes with intellectual, emotional and or physical disabilities.  The program strives to provide soccer opportunities for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun and supportive/inclusive environment.  TOPSoccer is played Sunday afternoons.

Click on “Register” to sign up online.  The deadline to register is June 24th (on June 25th waitlist and late fees apply).

TOPSoccer: That's a Wrap!

TOPS & CopsTOPSoccer closed out the Spring season with a visit from Officer Polls and Officer Potts. The players had a blast passing the soccer ball, games and sitting in the police cruiser with the special guests.

Thank you Officers Potts & Polls for spending the day with us! Thank you to the players, families, and volunteers for great season!

The Donovan Family

DonovansPatrick and Sarah Donovan and their sons Jack and Tommy are long-time residents of Milton and have given so much to their community through the years.  Both boys have been a part of the Milton soccer family and continue to participate.  Last week the unspeakable happened to them, and they lost a good portion of their home to a fire. The response by the Milton Fire Department, State Police, and neighboring fire departments was strong, and the Donovans all made it out of the fire safe and alive. Their second-floor and personal belongings, however, are gone, and it is going to take some time for the insurance to sort out and for them to regroup. As part of the soccer support family, if there is anything you can do to help out, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Below is a link to the GoFund Me page set up on their behalf.  No pressure at all to contribute but we felt it would be nice to share their story.

June 17th is Milton Soccer Night at the Revs!

Milton Soccer Night at the Revs

Hello Milton Soccer Families!  an email from the New England Revolution with a link to redeem a free ticket(s) for your player(s) was sent to all Milton Soccer families.  We have included an FAQ below, and hope to see you all on Saturday June 17 at Gillette!

Milton Night at the Revs
Saturday, June 17 – 7:30 PM
New England Revolution vs. Orlando SC
Gillette Stadium

To redeem your player's ticket, use the email used to register your youth soccer player(s)


What if I have multiple children in the program, but my code only redeems one ticket?

  • If you have multiple children that play in the club, your code should allow you to redeem a free ticket for each of your children.
  • If you are not able to redeem for all the players in your family, please reach out to our Revs Rep Abby Hutchinson @ [email protected] ASAP!

How does the seating work?

  • Through the link above you can choose to sit wherever you want in the stadium!

Where are other families sitting? How would I navigate sitting with them?

  • A good way to do this is to purchase tickets at the same time (after practice, after a game, etc.) as the families you wish to sit next to and select seats next to each other.
  • Alternatively, anyone in the organization can always use the “WHO’S GOING” feature that will show you were families in your club chose to sit.
  • Lastly you should recommend that parents/players share their purchases via text/email/social to the group within the group!

Any other questions, please reach out to Revs Rep Abby Hutchinson @ [email protected]

Interested in Refereeing?

Milton Soccer is looking to add to our Referee Team – ALL Players, Parents, Coaches, and Board Members (aged +14) are Welcome!

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Referee:

  • Money:  Flexible, fun job with starting pay of $35.00/game. 7v7 referees earn $40.00/game!

  • Friendships:  Working with peers in a supportive environment

  • Community:  Giving back to Milton Soccer soccer players by providing a safe, fair, and fun environment for them to compete

  • Growth:  Referees gain confidence, strong leadership qualities, and great communication skills

  • Future:  Looks great on college applications / job resumes

  • Love of the game:  Enhance your own understanding of soccer to improve your own game

  • Family Bonding: If a parent and a teenager both get certified, they can remain involved in the youth soccer game and share a new set of experiences on the field now that the parent coach/player time has ended.


Go to: - steps-to-become-referee for easy, step by step directions to become a referee! 

  1. Create an account and enroll in one of the New Grassroots Referee – Entry Level courses:

    • Courses get added all the time so be sure to check frequently. MSRC Course Schedule

    • Pay the $115 registration fee 

  2. Be sure to Register ASAP for one of the Field Sessions as they are added, if you did not enroll in an all-inclusive course

    • If we have enough new referees, MSRC will try to schedule a session near our town.

  3. Create an account on U.S. Soccer Learning Center:

  • Directions are on Mass Ref (on the Steps to Become a Referee page), including a YouTube video

  • Use the same email as your Mass Ref account – this will link your accounts for flow of information

  • Complete the pre-course online study modules 

  • Watch the video on Intro to Safe Playing Environments

  • If over 18, complete the online background check and the SafeSport Certification

If you plan to earn certification, please email me at [email protected]  so I can add your name to my New Referee Certification Tracker. I am happy to provide any necessary support as you work your way through the process.

We look forward to having you on our Milton Soccer Referee Team!   

-Bryan Taylor
Milton Soccer Referee Assignor

Coach Responsibilities

Hello coaches!  We wanted to take a moment to remind and highlight some of the Administrative components of coaching. These activities are critical to the successful management of your team and our BAYS league.

Please take a moment to review this linked article.  The information found there has also been emailed out to all of our coaches.



BAYS is launching their RESPECT Campaign and are asking that the BAYS community join together to help make the youth soccer experience the best it can be for all of our players, coaches, referees, clubs, parents, and fans.

Learn more about the BAYS RESPECT Campaign here and on the BAYS website.

No Room for Racism

No Room for Racism

Milton Soccer is committed to increasing player, coach, and board member diversity so that the program demographics accurately reflect that of our town. As an organization we stand behind and welcome all who wish to participate in Milton Soccer. By launching our ”No Room for Racism”  campaign, we want to show support for the families of Milton and renounce any racism they may have experienced in our town, schools, and sports. As a board we are making available No Room for Racism practice jerseys, beanies, and face masks that may be purchased in our Team Shop (available soon) and the voluntary wearing of these items.

We will also be displaying No Room for Racism banners at Milton Soccer Fields. We believe that the organization should be welcoming and actively anti-racist. Staying silent, especially now, shows acceptance of the status quo and our organization is committed to moving forward to a more welcoming and racially diverse program.

Milton soccer does not condone discrimination or bullying in any form. Practice jerseys, beanies, and masks will be available to parents who would like to purchase them, and it is a parental choice to have a player wear them.

Please click here if you would like to view and/or purchase these items from the store.  Thanks!


Milton Soccer Board