Travel

Fall Travel Rosters now posted for 2017

Boy’s Team Rosters

Girl’s Team Rosters

Use the SEARCH box to filter to specific age group/team.  Example:  U10 Hornets I

Teams have been labeled as  Hornets 1= Team 1 or A and so on…

Grade 3: MYS teams participating in the U9 Division will consist of XX, evenly balanced teams.  Boys and Girls teams will be organized the same. Team Names will be White Hornets, Green Hornets, Swarm, Buzz, Stingers

Grade 4: MYS teams participating in the U10 Division will consist of XX balanced teams at the “A/B” level, balanced teams at the “B/C” level, and so forth, dependent on the number and skill level of participating players.  Boys and Girls will be organized the same.  XX is dependent on age groups skill level and registration numbers. Level A/B teams are White Hornets, Green Hornets    Level B/C teams are Swarm, Buzz   Level C teams are Stinger, Black Hornets

Grade 5, 6, 7/8:  MYS teams participating in the U11 thru U12 Divisions will consist of teams at the “A” level, teams at the “B” level, and so forth, dependent on the number of participating players.  Boys and Girls will be organized the same.  Hornets 1 = A,  Hornets 2 = B,  Hornets 3 = C so on….     B and G refer to the gender of the team (Boys or Girls)

Example of Team Name:  U12B Mansfield Hornets 1    translates to U12 age group;  Boys;  Team Name;  Level  1=A

Travel Evaluation Schedule

Each year at this time, we begin the process of getting ready for the following year’s (fall and spring) soccer programs. MYS generally receives a good number of questions regarding the evaluations and team selection process for the Travel program. In an attempt to share information direct from the source please read below. We have also posted detailed Q&A the web page.http://www.mansfieldyouthsoccer.com/RegistrationFAQ.html

PLAYER EVALUATION sessions are mandatory:
MYS player evaluations are mandatory. If there are extenuating circumstances we will try to accommodate by having players participate in another age group try outs (this must be at an age group above the players age group), but this will be the exception. We do not hold separate make-up sessions. Please contact MYSTravel@gmail.com if you are absolutely unable to attend evaluations for any reason.

IMPORTANT: All players must be registered before the end of May in order to participate in evaluations. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted on the day of tryouts.  In the event of changes to the days and times below, MYS will advise as much in advance as possible.   

 

Girls                      Date                                    Registration Open           Evaluation Start

Grade 3                Friday June 2                    6:00 PM                              6:30 to 7:45

Grade 4                Monday June 12               5:00PM                               5:30 to 6:45

Grade 5                Tuesday June 13               5:00 PM                              5:30 to 6:45

Grade 6                Thursday June 15              5:00 PM                              5:30 to 6:45

Grade 7/8*          Tuesday June 20              4:30 PM                              5:00 to 6:30

Grade 7/8**          Tuesday June 20             6:00 PM                              6:30 to 8:00

* Last name A through I check in at 4:30
** Last name J through Z check in at 6:00

 

Boys                     Date                                    Registration Open           Evaluation Start

Grade 3                Friday June 2                      4:30 PM                              5:00 to 6:15

Grade 4                Monday June 19              5:00 PM                              5:30 to 7:00

Grade 5                Saturday June 17              7:15 AM                              7:30 to 8:45

Grade 6                Saturday June 17              8:00 AM                            830 to 9:45

Grade 7/8*          Friday June 16                   4:30 PM                              5:00 to 6:30 PM

Grade 7/8* *         Friday June 16                  6:00 PM                              6:30 to 8:00 PM

* Last name A through K check in at 4:30
** Last name L through Z check in at 6:00

Please ensure that all kids are to the fields at least 30 minutes before we begin.

The Evaluation Process:
All of our players change, sometimes dramatically, from year to year – thus our process is guided by this mission: Every new season begins with a fresh start for every player.

The MYS goal during the team selection process is to remove as much bias as possible, which often cloud youth sports. Thus, our evaluators start from scratch each year without prejudice.

The team organizing and executing the sessions is made up of approximately 7+ people….some completely independent, some involved with MYS. The evaluators are qualified and knowledgeable in soccer. None will evaluate the age group their child is in.

The focus of evaluations will be on examining the tactical and technical abilities of players in a game setting. Evaluation sessions run as a rotation of “just playing soccer” on small sided fields as well as larger 6v6/8v8 fields. Evaluations are held in a single session per age group. At check in players are RANDOMLY grouped into teams of 6-8 players. When the session is broken down the players are observed non-stop by experienced soccer coaches or former players. The evaluators observe each team 2 times on the larger fields and 1 time on the small sided fields with rotations occurring every 12-15 minutes. This produces a significant amount of data points and various views of the player. The process incorporates position changing, opponent changes and rest periods. The evaluators are instructed to look for basic team skills (passing, communication, etc) as well as individual skills. As previously mentioned evaluations are on small sided fields which gives the players plenty of opportunity to demonstrate their foot skills, ball control, off the ball movement and ball possession. Players are also rotated to 6v6 or 8v8 fields so skills such as shooting, defensive technique, aggressive play, player understanding of positions and work rate can be assessed.

Besides the player evaluation sessions MYS collects 2 other sources of evaluation data. These sources serve as input to player’s placement as well as check and balance to each other. Collecting 3 sources of data observed on 3 separate occasions enables MYS to assess players under fair and equal conditions. The other 2 sources are data are coach evaluation of the player and game evaluations. For more information about these sources please visit the Q&A on the travel program page.

It is very important to understand that once players have been placed, coaches will then be placed.

Teams/Age Groups:
MYS’s goal is to have all players wanting to play on a travel soccer team will be placed.
Grade 3: MYS teams participating in the Grade 3 Division will consist of XX, evenly balanced teams.
Grade 4: MYS teams participating in the Grade 4 Division will consist of XX balanced teams at the “A” level, XX balanced teams at the “B” level, and so forth. XX is dependent on the number and skill level of participating players.
Grade 5, 6, 7/8:MYS teams participating in the Grades 5 through 8 Divisions will consist of teams at the “A” level, teams at the “B” level, and so forth, dependent on the number of participating players.
Grade 7/8: MYS follows the BAYS guidelines and combines 7th and 8th grade players.

The formation of teams is always dependent upon numbers of players at each age and as mentioned, our goal is to keep cores of similar ability players together and to not cut players. We are committed to providing players the opportunity to develop their skills and enjoy the game of soccer among peers and opponents of the similar skills.

Timing of Team Selection:
Ideally, we would like to have 500+ players placed on 50+ team by early July. There are a number of factors that determine the speed at which this may happen. We will do our best to move this process quickly and help alleviate player’s anxieties but accuracy must take priority. MYS will notify parents via email of the “expected placement timeline” as we approach the last week of June or early July.

MYS hopes this makes the process clearer and answers many of your questions. Again please visit the MYS website and policy manual (board page) for more detailed information about the travel program.

Travel Uniform and Apparel Ordering

Order Here – MYS Apparel Link

 

~If you are a returning travel player from last season, when you order your New Jersey Please use your current jersey number.

~If you are a new to the travel program or have not played in a couple of seasons please contact the equipment director for your jersey number. mysequipment@gmail.com

~Orders will be shipped directly to your Home!
Size Chart 3.23.2017

Spring Season High School League

Spring Season

U9-U14 Travel Practice to begin March 24,  Intown Practice to begin March 31

BAYS High School League (U16, U19 & U1819) will begin on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The season ends on June 11. Playoffs begin on June 12.   MTOC is June 24-26.

Registration for High School

This year, there WILL BE travel games scheduled on Memorial Day Weekend. High School league will NOT have games scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend.

Call for High School Soccer Players Grades 9 thru 12!

The BAYS league not only consist of youth (3rd grade thru 8th grade) teams but it also offers high school age leagues for spring soccer only.  The HS age groups are U15/U16 (Freshman/Sophomore) and U17/U18 (Junior/Senior) and U19 (1st year college) both boys and girls. Mansfield Youth Soccer enters teams into the BAYS league and historically those teams have earned MTOC*  playoff spots and have gone on to become MTOC Championships. This league is a great opportunity for HS players  to keep their soccer skills sharp in the off season as well as play for Championship status.

The HS games are played on Sundays afternoons and practices are determined by team/coach. Many of the teams have limited practices making the commitment the team closer to once a week.  The commitment rarely conflicts with HS spring sports.  Coaches are volunteer members of Mansfield community.  Players playing on soccer club teams are eligible to dual roster on these teams. The HS season starts the end of April and ends mid-June (7 regular games with no game on Memorial Day Weekend/potential multiple playoff games).   U16 Girls play at 1pm and U18 girls at 4:30pm.  U16 boys play at 2:45pm and U18 boys at 4:30pm. (though those times do vary town to town)

The process for registration is for players to register with MYS at the link below. The registration will be ZERO FEE, it identifies player commitment to the league as well as gathers insurance wavier information. Late-March interest is gaged by the commitment of registrations.  If there are enough players committed then a team will be placed in the BAYS league.  Player payment will be due to coaches and submitted to MYS when the team is submitted to BAYS.  Player fee is approximately $120.00.

The direct line to submit questions to is MYSregistrar@gmail.com.

Registration is OPEN now. Please register promptly to assist in the team placement process.   

Register at:   Registration for High School

*The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is a season-ending tournament sponsored by Mass Youth Soccer that brings together age/gender group champions from participating travel leagues. The leagues that participate in MTOC are: Berkshire, BAYS, Coastal, Essex, MAYS, Middlesex, Nashoba, Pioneer Valley, South Coast and South Shore

Fall Travel Rosters Now Posted

Boy’s Team Rosters

Girl’s Team Rosters

Use the SEARCH box to filter to specific age group/team.  Example:  U10 Hornets I

Teams have been labeled in Roman Numerals.  Hornets I = Team 1 or A and so on…

U9 Division: MYS teams participating in the U9 Division will consist of XX, evenly balanced teams.  Boys and Girls teams will be organized the same. Team Names  White Hornets, Green Hornets, Swarm, Buzz, Stingers

U10 Division: MYS teams participating in the U10 Division will consist of XX balanced teams at the “A/B” level, balanced teams at the “B/C” level, and so forth, dependent on the number and skill level of participating players.  Boys and Girls will be organized the same.  XX is dependent on age groups skill level and registration numbers. Level A/B teams are White Hornets, Green Hornets    Level B/C teams are Swarm, Buzz   Level C teams are Stinger, Black Hornets

U11,U12,U14 Divisions:  MYS teams participating in the U11 thru U12 Divisions will consist of teams at the “A” level, teams at the “B” level, and so forth, dependent on the number of participating players.  Boys and Girls will be organized the same.  Hornets I = A,  Hornets II = B,  Hornets III = C so on….     B and G refer to the gender of the team (Boys or Girls)

Example of Team Name:  U12B Mansfield Hornets I    translates to U12 age group;  Boys;  Team Name;  Level  I=A

Bays Schedule Now Posted

Visit BAYS for travel schedules

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