Lawrence Youth Travel Soccer

CURRENT SPRING 2022 PRACTICE SCHEDULE ** 

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm

7 & 8 Girls Wolverines, 5 & 6 Girls Bulldogs*, and 3 & 4 Girls Jaguars Teams

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

7 & 8 Boys Strikerz, 5 & 6 Boys Thunder, and 3 & 4 Boys Storm & Riverhawks Teams

Thursday 6:00-7:30 & Saturdays, 4:30-6:00 pm

High School Girls Team

Plus Saturday & Sundays Game Day T/B/D

Girls Bulldogs practice from 7-8:15pm

The fall 2022 seasonal schedule will look different from the spring schedule above. Please note that the fall season is open to Lawrence 3-8th graders. They will practice twice weekly and play in league games in the Essex County Youth Soccer season!

About

Since the inception of our first girl’s travel team in 2007, the Wolves, Lawrence Travel Soccer has connected 1,500 Lawrence youth to its teams. We started this program because Lawrence kids deserve 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! Yes, Covid-19 disrupted some of our progress, but we are back, proudly competing in the Essex County Youth Soccer League, which means home and away matches every Saturday. We also sponsor U-18 (high school) boys and girls teams in the spring. We believe that it’s important to continue finding ways to support and connect teens as they matriculate our programs, on-and-off-the-field!

Successes

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.

New Director of Soccer Development

By hiring Chris Marin in 2021, we are investing in sports and healthy living.

Chris, the oldest of 9 brothers and sisters, began playing soccer at age 5. By age 8 he fell in love with the game. He credits soccer and those who pushed him to stick with it over the years to being constant positive influences in his life, always steering him in the right direction. He‘s always wanted the chance to pay forward the opportunities he’s been given in life through soccer. That led him to dedicate himself to coaching youth soccer, which he describes as “a chance to make my life better by making others‘ lives better.” His journey, however, didn’t begin as a youth soccer coach. He started as a Peabody Youth Soccer referee, where he also graduated high school. From there, he became a Salem YMCA after-school counselor. He continued his involvement in the soccer world becoming St. Mary‘s (Lynn) Varsity Assistant Coach, followed by Salem State College Goalkeeper Coach, North Shore United Soccer Club Coach (’09), Director of Coaches in Danvers. Chris is ready to apply these diverse experiences to Lawrence.

Coach-Mentor, Patricia Inirio

Learn what it means for former player, Patricia, to be a Coach-Mentor

Lead Supporter!

Thanks to the New Balance Foundation, we can’t wait to take to the fields and rock our “new” New Balance jerseys this spring!

Mass Youth Soccer Protocols: See their current spring 2022 recommendations, which we as part of MYSA will be leaning on for guidance