Milton Soccer's - SOCCERPALOOZA!

SAVE THE DATE!  Milton Soccer's SOCCERPALOOZA! will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 7:00AM to 6:00PM on Brooks Turf Field @ Milton High School

Soccerpalooza is Milton Soccer’s annual “pre-spring” kick-off event where each Milton Travel team is paired up versus another for a scrimmage on the turf at Brooks Field. In addition to helping prepare players for the start of the spring season, it’s a great opportunity to make sure cleats still fit and everyone remembers where they stored their Travel uniforms after the fall season!

*Team matchups and complete details will be sent out by mid-March.

Estimated Game Start Times:

  • 7 & 8th grade girls – 3pm, 5pm
  • 7 & 8th grade boys – 2pm, 4pm             
  • 6th grade girls – 1pm, 3pm                    
  • 6th grade boys – 11am, 2pm
  • 5th grade girls – 11am, 12pm, 1pm        
  • 5th grade boys – 11am, 12pm
  • 4th grade girls – 9am, 11am                   
  • 4th grade boys – 10am
  • 3rd grade girls – 8am, 9am                    
  • 3rd grade boys – 7am

Stay tuned for more details! If you have any  questions before then, please email Matt Hallisey  ([email protected]) and/or or Carolyn Brandi ([email protected]).

Milton Youth Soccer Scholarship

Milton Youth Soccer will be sponsoring two scholarships for graduating High School seniors.  If you are interested in applying please see below.  You can use the attached application or visit our website at www.miltonmasoccer.org, click on "Players & Parents" and then click on "Scholarship".

Qualifications

Milton Youth Soccer “MYS” will be sponsoring two (2) annual $500 scholarships for graduating high school students who have participated in MYS for a minimum of four years and are planning to continue their education at a vocational school or college or university (two or four year) or has enlisted in a branch of the US Armed Forces.  These scholarships are one-time grants, designated to assist students pursuing further education.

Application Requirements - To be eligible for consideration you must:

  • Be scheduled to graduate this year.
  • Participate in a minimum of four years of Milton Youth Soccer.
  • Complete the MYS Scholarship Application.
  • Submit a brief essay describing how MYS prepared you for the future.  Please include what you gained from MYS refereeing and volunteering if applicable.  Minimum 400 words and maximum 600 words.

Applications must be postmarked by March 18, 2024 for consideration.

Applications will be checked to confirm MYS participation.  The MYS Scholarship Committee will be comprised of MYS Board Members and winners will be chosen by a vote amount the committee.  Winners will be notified, and the awards will be presented at the awards banquet at Milton High School.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email [email protected]

Application Submission:

The scholarship application and essay can be submitted either by mail or electronically by April 5th to [email protected]. 

Thank you and best of luck!

Spring High School Travel Soccer

Registration is now open for grades 9-12 Spring 2024 season.  Please click on "Register" at the top menu.  All registrants will be placed on a waitlist until we know that we have enough players to create teams.  Once released from the waitlist you can then log back in and pay.  Uniforms are included.

Games will be played on Sundays.  The season will begin on Sunday, April 21st and end on June 9th.  HS games will NOT be scheduled on the Memorial Day weekend.  

Winter 2024 Indoor Sessions

In partnership with The Boston Bolts, we are excited to announce winter/pre-season training for PreK - 4th grade.  We will be hosting them at the Pierce Middle School gym to make it convenient for all.  All sessions are structured to build from individualized learning to small group activities to conditioned games.  Details and registration links below.  Please send any questions to Brian Griffith,[email protected] or Andy Mason, [email protected]. Please visit our website www.miltonmasoccer.org and then click "Register" to
select the program from Winter 2024 programs to sign up.
 
Pre-K
Saturday February 24th – March30th
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
8:00-9:00am
30 Spots available
9:00-10am
30 spots available
 
K
Saturday February 24th – March30th
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
10:00-11:00am
30 Spots available
11:00-12:00pm
30 spots available
 
1st Grade
Saturday February 24th – March30th
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
12:00-1:00pm Girls
30 Spots available
1:00-2:00 Boys
30 spots available
 
2nd Grade
Saturday February 24th – March30th
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
2:00-3:00pm Girls
30 Spots available
3:00-4:00pm Boys
30 spots available
 
3rd Grade Girls
Sunday February 25th – March 31st
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
12:00-1:00pm
 20 spots open

3rd Grade Boys
Sunday February 25th – March 31st
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
1:00-2:00pm
20 Spots available
 
4th Grade Girls
Sunday February 25th – March 31st
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
2:00-3:00pm
20 Spots available
 
4th Grade Boys
Sunday February 25th – March 31st
6 Weeks at Pierce Middle School Gym
3:00-4:00pm
20 Spots available

Spring 2024 Registration!

Registration is now open for our Spring 2024 soccer programs.  Please use this link or the 'REGISTER' option in the top menu.  The deadline to register is January 7th (on January 8th 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 (Ages 4-5); K-2+ LEAGUE (Grades K-3); TRAVEL LEAGUE (Grades 3-12).

PRE-K: The Milton Pre-K program introduces kids to soccer through group activities that blend basic soccer skills with lots of fun and games!  The program is taught and run by professional soccer instructors and will be offered to kids ages 4-5 (Kids must be 4 years old by 6/1 for the Spring, and 11/1 for the Fall).  Spring sessions will be held on Saturday or Sunday mornings and total program will be capped at 150 players.

K-2+ LEAGUE:  The K2+ 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.  The program runs on Saturdays or Sundays for 75 minutes (60 minutes for kindergarten).  Players are assigned to teams with parent volunteer coaches.  Each week features a skills session followed by a controlled game.  K2+ is open to all Milton residents and students at any Milton school.  Kindergarten players must be 5 years old by August 31st.

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 section in the BAYS league.  YOU MUST REGISTER ON TIME TO GUARANTEE A SPOT ON A TRAVEL TEAM. 

TOPSoccer:  TOPSoccer will run in the fall only for the time being so there won’t be a spring session in 2024.  See you all back next fall!

Grade 9-12 Travel League: Registration for our High School aged program will open at a later date.  The season starts in late April and runs for 7 weeks.  Games are played on Sundays but NOT played on the Memorial Day weekend.

Coach Survival Guides & Session Plans

USYS & MYSAMass Youth Soccer is thrilled to introduce their latest resources to make your coaching journey easier and more rewarding than ever before!

  • Survival Guides: Our Coach Survival Guides are designed to be your playbook for the season. We've compiled insights, tips, and strategies to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
  • Session Plans: We know that planning effective training sessions can be a daunting task. That's why we've created comprehensive session plans tailored to different age groups and skill levels. Whether you're coaching beginners or advanced players, you'll find ready-made sessions that save you time and ensure your players get the best possible training.

Coach Registration & Requirements

Thanks to all of you who volunteered for Milton Soccer!  Please read through this article and to complete the mandatory registration and trainings for the Fall 2023 Season. If you coached at all last year you will need to register and complete a SafeSport refresher for 2023-2024.

All volunteers/returning coaches are required to complete Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration EVERY YEAR. Here is the link: US Soccer Connect Registration Portal

  • CLICK HERE FOR 3 minute VIDEO TUTORIAL  for returning users. 
  • It is difficult to navigate the system on a tablet or phone - if you can use a computer.
  • Under Organization choose  “Milton Travel Soccer” as the program,  even if your child is in the K2+. 
  • For help call U.S. Soccer Connect at (855) 703-2558 
    • Open: Monday - Friday 11:30AM - 8:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM

 The Required Courses are located in the US Soccer Connect Account in the “Certificates” Page(email me if you have done them before):

  1. SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training 
    1. Click here for help: Safesport Training Help Guide   
    1.  CLICK HERE 3 min VIDEO TUTORIAL
      1. The first one 90 minutes; then you have to do a short refresher annually.
  2. Center for Disease Control (CDC) Concussion Training (Valid for for 2 years)
    1. Check your certificates tab to make sure you need to do it 
    2. Click here for help Setting up a CDC Account or here: Concussion Training Instructions, or here: Concussion Training FAQs

If you are new to Milton Soccer you will need to be CORI-Verified. Verification only has to be done once in your Milton coaching career - it will be done at the coach’s meeting or over FaceTime if you want to pick up your credential before the coaches meeting.

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 RESPECT Campaign

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!

Sincerely,

Milton Soccer Board