More than 400+ kids benefited!
Lawrence Youth Soccer is open to Lawrence PK – 12th Graders. All players in Grades 1 through 8 will practice twice weekly and play in either Essex County League games (uniform provided after registration and payment) or In-City League games (jersey provided after registration and payment) on Saturdays during the fall and spring. Grasshoppers (2&3-year-olds), Kindergarten & Pre-K age groups are a Saturday-only program with planned pop-up weekday activities (t-shirts provided). All Lawrence Youth Soccer programs have a seasonal (fall, winter & spring) fee of $40.
For youth who qualify for the Lawrence Youth Travel Soccer Teams (criteria will be emailed based on evaluation and past participation), those games are within the Essex County Youth Soccer League. ECYSA will provide a game schedule before the season starts. Families can access the schedule through our Google Calendar (See above) or our league’s website www.ECYSA.org. 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 work to accommodate all age-appropriate players who register on a set number of travel rosters (i.e., Grades 3-12). Still, in many cases, the number of players who end up registering exceeds 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.
For Travel Soccer Teams (see criteria based on evaluations and past participation), games are in the ECYSA. See HERE!
Chris, the oldest of 9 siblings 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…READ MORE!
Learn what it means for former player, Patricia, to be a Coach-Mentor
Thanks to the New Balance Foundation, we are rocking Lawrence Youth Soccer in our “new” New Balance jerseys!
A NEW HOME FIELD!! As our program continues to grow while being challenged without enough playing space (like John Kane Park’s inconsistent access & regular closures due to poor conditions), an excellent silver lining for the program is that Lawrence Youth Soccer now benefits from a new state-of-the-art turf field. That’s because of Lupoli Companies’ transformative project along the Merrimack River at the Pavillion at Riverwalk. There aren’t any parking issues either, as the field sits on a 1,200-car garage. Also, Beyond Soccer’s current office and enrichment space overlooks the field! We also accessed the field last winter, plus for spring and fall play every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., plus Monday and Wednesday evenings for practices all year long.