Since the inception of our first girl’s travel team in 2007, the Wolves, Lawrence Travel Soccer has connected 1,000 Lawrence youth to its teams. We started the program because Lawrence kids deserved more opportunities to travel “beyond” the City limits and interact with kids from different communities. Furthermore, we did not want to be the only Essex County, MA community without league representation.
We support between 9 and 12 travel teams per season! Our teams proudly compete in the Essex County Youth Soccer League, which means home and away matches every Saturday. We also sponsor U-18 boys and girls teams in the spring. We believe that it’s important to continue finding ways to support and connect our kids as they reach high school.
Our teams have had a lot of success in the ECYSA league. A handful of teams have even qualified and competed for the Essex County Youth Soccer Tournament of Champions in the Spring, including the Lawrence Strikers and Lawrence Rebels!
Below is a picture of Spring 2019’s Lawrence Rebels Team, led by committed Coach-Mentors Bruce Costa and Adam Tran, after they won the ECYSA League Championship at the Pingree School! Although winning isn’t everything, being on the sidelines, watching kids compete and have success on the playing field, feels pretty good. However, if you’re a Beyond Soccer fan, YOU know we like the off the field leadership, health, and academic success too! Adam and Bruce continue to mentor our youth today, even during the tough timeout from Covid-19. Today, Adam has his own team, the Grade 4 Riverhawks.
Thanks to the New Balance Foundation, we can’t wait to take to the fields and rock our “new” New Balance jerseys this spring!
Coach-Mentor, Patricia Inirio
#PlayItForward for sports in 2021 this giving season!