Soccer Sign-Up Time
Whether you are a soccer fan with endless enthusiasm for the sport or a newcomer looking for outdoor fun for your child, the Andover Recreation Soccer Program offers a great opportunity for the youth of the area.
Beginning Wednesday, July 18th at 5 PM, players are invited to join in pick-up games on the Howard George Field. These summer evenings are a chance for kids to play small sided games with minimal input from adults. For those of you who have watched some of the World Cup soccer you have likely seen amazing and creative action. Pick up soccer is a chance for our youth to gain that confidence, take risks and support each other while having fun with friends.
The regular season officially begins Tuesday, September 4th and runs until October 13th. Kindergarteners, First and Second graders participate in clinics on Saturday mornings. There is a registration fee of $15 for these age groups which pays for insurance. We have been approached by some surrounding towns asking if there is interest in adding a few friendly games for this age group as well. This would be an exciting addition to the program!
Third-Fourth grade and Fifth-Sixth grade teams play in the Merrimack Valley Soccer League. These age groups have the opportunity to practice with their teams and play one or two games per week (depending on scheduling). This league consists of approximately 20 towns and schools. For them to complete the scheduling, we must turn in our rosters early which leads to our registration deadline of August 1st. Players in this age group pay a registration fee of $35 which pays for insurance, referees and field lining.
The Merrimack Valley website, mvsl.org, has a lot of helpful information if you are curious about specific rules or schedules. Feel free to contact Abby Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We are also always looking for volunteers.
• Pick-up games begin Wednesday July 18th at 5 PM at the Howard George Field
• August 1st- Last day to register
• Tuesday September 4th- Season officially begins
• October 13th- season finale tournament
Registration is now online through si play at the following url:
“I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.” – Lionel Messi