Spring 2022 Information

UPCOMING CCYS TRAVEL AND CLUB SOCCER EVALUATIONS

For players who wish to participate in the Travel program or to be considered for the Liverpool Club program, CCYS will be holding player evaluations in late May. The schedule for these evaluations is below. 

GENDER

GRADE NOW

2021-22`

GRADE ENTERING

2022-23

DAY

DATE

FIELD

LOCATION

CHECK-IN

TIME

EVALUATION

TIME

Girls

2

3

Monday

5/23

Ripley

4:45

5:00 – 6:15

Girls

3

4

Wednesday

5/25

Ripley

4:45

5:00 – 6:15

Girls

4

5

Monday

5/23

Ripley

6:15

6:30 – 7:30

Girls

5

6

Wednesday

5/25

Ripley

6:15

6:30 – 7:45

Girls

6/7

7/8

Monday

5/23

CCHS Turf

7:30

7:45 – 9:00

Boys

2

3

Tuesday

5/24

Ripley

4:45

5:00 – 6:15

Boys

3

4

Thursday

5/26

Ripley

4:45

5:00 – 6:15

Boys

4

5

Tuesday

5/24

Ripley

6:15

6:30 – 7:30

Boys

5

6

Thursday

5/26

Ripley

6:15

6:30 – 7:30

Boys

6/7

7/8

Thursday

5/26

CCHS Turf

7:30

7:45 – 9:00 

Player evaluations are free to attend and there is no commitment to register for the 2022/2023 season.

  • Please note that the evaluation is not a “try-out”; all players who register for the Travel program and meet the requirements (age, etc.) will be placed on a team. We will field as many teams as needed to meet the number of registered players.
  • Please look at the schedule above and register here for player evaluations https://secure.adminsports.net/concordcarlislemasoccer. Please register for the grade your player is in this spring.
  • Registration for the Fall Travel season will open in mid-May and will close on June 17. After this date, registrants are subject to a late fee and are waitlisted. 

Players interested in playing for the CCYS Club program (Liverpool FC-IA) will be notified after the player evaluations on May 23-26 whether they are being considered for a place on a Club team.

  • Invitations are based on coach evaluations and performance at the player evaluations.
  • Players who receive a notification will be asked to participate in tryout games at the CCHS turf fields on May 31stand June 1stas listed below:

Tuesday, May 31

Boys U10 (2013 & 2014 birth year)     6 to 7 pm 

Boys U11 (2012 birth year)                       6 to 7 pm

Boys U12 (2011 birth year)                       7 to 8 pm 

Boys U13 (2010 birth year)                       7 to 8 pm

Boys U14 (2009 birth year)                       8 to 9 pm 

Boys U15 (2008 birth year)                       8 to 9 pm

Wednesday June 1

Girls U10 (2013 & 2014 birth year)       6 to 7 pm 

Girls U11 (2012 birth year)                        6 to 7 pm

Girls U12 (2011 birth year)                        7 to 8 pm 

Girls U13 (2010 birth year)                        7 to 8 pm

Girls U14 (2009 birth year)                        8 to 9 pm 

If your child is unable to attend the player evaluations and/or tryout games, please contact Mark Thomas, Director of Coaching.

===

INTOWN OPENING DAY

It was a perfect opening day for InTown soccer. Players from the CCHS soccer teams joined the first grade girls and boys for a fun morning of drills, games, and ice cream!

InTown Opening Day

===

Register for CCYS Skills Clinics for Grades 3 - 8

As part of its Spring program, CCYS will be hosting skills clinics on Wednesday evenings at the CCHS upper turf. The skills clinics will be run by professional coaches and are designed to help players develop their skill with ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting, and moves to beat defenders. The clinics are separate from the InTown, Travel, and Club programs. They are open to any child in 3rd grade or above who participates in any CCYS program and who is genuinely interested in participating in drills to improve their soccer skills. 

The schedule for the clinics is as follows:

  • 6 to 7pm: 3rd and 4th grade 
  • 7 to 8pm: 5th and 6th grade
  • 8 to 9pm: 7th and 8th grade

There will be 8 weeks of clinics commencing on Wednesday, April 6th and ending on Wednesday, June 1. The clinic will require a fee of $75 to attend.  Families can register via their Admin Sports account.

===

Current Season Information

CCYS Travel Soccer – Grades 3-8: Spring Season runs from April 9th through June 11th

CCYS InTown Soccer – Pre-K - 4: Spring Season runs from April 30th through June 11th

Late Registrations: All players who register after registration closes will be placed on a waitlist and are not guaranteed team placement. For late registration requests, please click here: https://secure.adminsports.net/concordcarlislemasoccer/ 

Financial Assistance: If you require financial assistance CCYS does offer a fee waiver program.  We are asking families receiving a waiver for the travel and intown programs to pay a fee of $25 per child, with a maximum fee of $50 per family.  To apply, please fill out a fee waiver request form stating the reason you are applying for a waiver. All request are confidential. 

For questions about registration for the fall 2022 season, please contact CCYS Registrar Heidi Kidder - [email protected]

===

Overview and Descriptions of CCYS Programs for 2022-23

The following gives a general timeline of CCYS soccer offerings during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.

FALL (AUGUST TO NOVEMBER)

  • InTown (Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer - CCYS)

  • Travel (Boston Area Youth Soccer - BAYS) 

  • Club (Liverpool FC International Academy)

  • Skills Clinics

WINTER (NOVEMBER TO MARCH)

  • Pick Up Soccer - November to December

  • Futsal - January to March

  • Club - One practice per week

SPRING (MARCH TO JUNE)

  • InTown (Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer - CCYS)

  • Travel (Boston Area Youth Soccer - BAYS) 

  • Club (Liverpool FC International Academy)

  • Skills Clinics

The following gives a general description of CCYS soccer offerings during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.

INTOWN PROGRAM

The InTown program runs from September to November (Fall Season) and from April to June (Spring Season).

Players are PreK through 4th Grade.

  • The InTown program provides and introduction to soccer for younger players.
  • Teams are organized by age and school district (not by ability).
  • Players are coached by volunteer coaches (usually parents).
  • Simple 'practices' and games are played on Saturdays in Concord or Carlisle; older grades may have an additional weekday practice.
  • Teams play exclusively against other Concord-Carlisle teams.

The emphasis of the InTown program is on:

  • Having FUN
  • Developing skills
  • Being part of a team
  • Learning discipline (following coaches' instructions)
  • Sportsmanship
  • Having FUN

Results, goals, and MVP awards do not matter. This is a developmental program with the focus on HAVING FUN!

TRAVEL PROGRAM

The Travel program runs from September to November (Fall Season) and from April to June (Spring Season).

Players are 3rd through 8th Grade.

  • The Travel program is a more competitive program and requires a greater commitment than the InTown program.
  • The program is for players with an interest in improving their ability and game understanding.
  • Teams are organized by ability (not school district).
  • Players are coached by volunteer coaches (usually parents), but all teams have access to CCYS professional coaches.
  • Practices are held once or twice each week (Monday to Friday afternoon or evenings).
  • Games are played on Saturdays according to the BAYS schedule.
  • Teams play against teams from other Massachusetts towns in the BAYS league.

The emphasis of the Travel program is on:

  • Having FUN
  • Developing skills
  • Being part of a team
  • Learning discipline (following coaches' instructions)
  • Sportsmanship
  • Having FUN

Results, goals, and MVP awards do not matter. This is a developmental program with the focus on HAVING FUN!

CLUB PROGRAM (LIVERPOOL FC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY)

The Club program runs from August (Fall Season) to June (Spring Season), and includes indoor Futsal (Winter Season).

Players are 2nd through 10th Grade.

  • The Club program is for players with a strong interest in improving their technical skills and game understanding, a willingness to work hard toward achieving these goals, and the maturity to work with their teammates and remain focused during practices and games.
  • Teams are selected based on formal evaluations and tryouts.
  • Players are coached by CCYS professional coaches.
  • Practices are held twice each week (Monday to Friday evenings) during the Fall and Spring Seasons, and once per week during the Winter Season.
  • Games are played on Sundays (Fall and Spring Season).
  • Teams play against other club teams from across New England (usually within 45 min driving distance).

The emphasis of the Club program is on:

  • Having FUN
  • Developing skills
  • Learning tactics
  • Being part of a team
  • Being committed and learning to train
  • Maintaining focus and discipline
  • Sportsmanship
  • Having FUN

Results, goals, and MVP awards do not matter. This is a developmental program with the focus on improving the skills of individual players within a FUN TEAM environment.

SKILLS CLINICS

The Skills Clinics program runs from September to November (Fall Season) and from April to June (Spring Season), and is open to players in all CCYS programs.

Players are 2nd through 8th Grade.

  • Midweek coaching and practice sessions.
  • Run by CCYS professional coaches.
  • Players should have a strong desire to improve their skills.
  • Players perform drills and exercises to develop a full range of soccer skills: Passing, Dribbling, Receiving, Shooting, Volleying, Foot Work, Defending.

The emphasis of the Skills Clinics program is on:

  • Having FUN
  • Developing technical skills
  • Maintaining focus and discipline (following coaches' instructions)
  • Having FUN

PICK UP SOCCER

The Pick Up Soccer program runs from November to December (Fall Season) and possibly from July to August (Summer Season), if there is sufficient interest within the CCYS community, and is open to players in all CCYS programs.

Players are 2nd through 8th Grade.

  • No coaching and as little adult intervention as possible.
  • Teams are picked randomly for each session.
  • Players are separated by gender and grade level.
  • Games are midweek in Concord and Carlisle.
  • Players are from Concord and Carlisle.

The emphasis of the Pick Up Soccer program is on:

  • Having FUN
  • Developing skills
  • Scoring goals
  • Experimentation
  • Thinking for yourself
  • Sportsmanship
  • Having FUN

Results, goals, and MVP awards do not matter. This is a developmental program with the focus on HAVING FUN!

FUTSAL

The Futsal program runs from January to March (Winter Season), and is open to players in all CCYS programs.

Players are 2nd through 8th Grade.

  • No coaching and as little adult intervention as possible.
  • Kids play pickup Futsal.
  • Teams are picked randomly for each session.
  • Games are played indoors on hard floors (usually basketball courts).
  • Players are separated by gender and grade level.
  • Games are midweek in Westford, Concord, Carlisle, and/or at Middlesex School.
  • Players are from Concord and Carlisle.

The emphasis of the Futsal program is on:

  • Having FUN
  • Developing skills
  • Scoring goals
  • Experimentation
  • Thinking for yourself
  • Sportsmanship
  • Having FUN

Results, goals, and MVP awards do not matter. This is a developmental program with the focus on HAVING FUN!

===

Hear from Liverpool FC former player Katie Stengel about youth development at LFC

Please click here to access the video. We hope you'll join the LFC family!

Katie Stengel