The Fall 2023 Lawrence Youth Soccer Season is open to Lawrence PK – 8th graders. All players in Grades 1-8 will practice twice weekly and play in either Essex County league games or in-city league games on Saturday ($40 fee and uniforms provided) except for the PK & K age group, which is a one-day Saturday program only ($25 fee and shirts provided).
For youth who qualify for the Travel Soccer Teams (see criteria that have been emailed, which are based on evaluations and past participation), those games are within the Essex County Youth Soccer League. ECYSA will provide a game schedule before the season starts. Families/players can also access the schedule through our Google Calendar HERE. Your Coach-Mentor will also share through What’s App, the communication system we use to share info regularly, in addition to Constant Contact and email!
*** Important!! We will work to accommodate all age-appropriate players who register on a set number of travel rosters (i.e., Grades 3-8th), but in many cases, the number of players who end up registering exceed league-secured roster spots & sizes, which can now not be changed. That means a second and, in some cases, a third team for in-city league play will be formed, with players benefiting from just as much play, mentorship, and practice time. Scrimmages/tournament play to be provided, and in-city players WILL benefit from Beyond Soccer’s off-the-field, sports-based youth development support like tutoring in our new Academic Overtime space, Fuel-4-Performance classes, team-building events, and outings.
Help us build our FAll Travel & In-City Teams!
Fields: Pavillion @Riverwalk & John Kane Park
For Travel Soccer Teams (see criteria based on evaluations and past participation), games are in the ECYSA. See HERE!
A NEW HOME FIELD!! A wonderful silver lining for the program as it continues to be challenged without enough playing space (like the John P. Kane Park’s inconsistent access and regular closures) is that Lawrence Youth Soccer teams and programs are now benefiting from a new state-of-the-art turf field. That’s thanks to Lupoli Companies’ transformative project along the Merrimack River at the Pavillion at Riverwalk. There won’t be parking issues either, as the field sits on a 1,200-car garage. Also, Beyond Soccer’s current office and program space overlooks the field!! We accessed the field all winter, too, plus all spring. It’s meant back-to-back travel league games between 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays, plus Monday and Wednesday evenings for practices all year long.