G4 – G8 Try Outs

Travel Try Outs for 2018-2019 Season


** Bring the following to try outs with you **

A parent must be present for the duration of the try-out, no drop-offs allowed.
Birth Certificate
***NEW REQUIREMENT*** – Current Report Card
Tryout Form (fill out ahead of time to save time checking in)
Soccer Ball

Teams are built from try out feedback and number ranking from those try outs.  Once teams are built, coaches are then assigned. This is for ALL age levels.

Grade 3/4 (U9/10)- Player Try outs Boys & Girls:  Sunday, May 6, 2018
Age Group – Must be entering Grade 4 or lower in September 2018 with a Birth Date (born on or after) 1/1/2008
Location : MKS Fields
Checkin Time : 4:00 PM
Tryout Time : 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Grade 7/8 (U13/14) Player Try outs Boys & Girls:  Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Age Group – Must be entering Grade 8 or lower in September 2018 with a Birth Date (born on or after) 1/1/2004
Location : Hampshire Road Fields
Checkin Time : 5:30 PM
Tryout Time :  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Goalie Try-outs will also take place for Grade 5/6 (U11/12) at this time.

Grade 5/6 (U11/12) Player Try outs Boys & Girls & Goalie Try-outs Grade 7/8 (U13/14):  Monday, May 14, 2018
Age Group – Must be entering Grade 6 or lower in September 2018 with a Birth Date (born on or after) 1/1/2006
Location : Nicholson Field, Lower Turf
Checkin Time : 5:30 PM
Tryout Time : 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Goalie Try-outs will also take place for Grade 7/8 (U13/14) at this time.

Grade 10-14 Travel :

These teams are Spring ONLY.   We build teams based on the number of players that register.  Registration Opens in the Fall and closes by January 1st.  Registrations after this date will be wait listed and filled onto teams accordingly.


How often do Travel Teams practice and when?
Travel teams have a required two 1.5 hr practices a week, day/time tbd by coach.

What is the schedule like?
Travel teams play 8 games in Fall and 8 in the Spring.

How far do I need to travel?
MYSA is part of ECYSA (Essex County Youth Soccer). Each team plays four games at home in Methuen, then four games away within Essex County. (IE. Haverhill, Amesbury, Newburyport, Andover, North Andover, Reading, Middleton, Peabody, Danvers, Marblehead, Gloucester, Ipswich, Revere and many others)

When are games played?
Games are played on Saturdays anywhere from 9-4:30 depending on the schedule set by ECYSA. MYSA In-Town and ECYSA usually follow the same start weekend and end time for each season.

Does my child play just the Fall?
No, Travel is a FULL YEAR registration. Your child if placed on a team, they will play the whole year (Fall and Spring) with the same team.

What if I am not sure my child wants to play Travel?
Have your child try out anyway, there is no cost to you. If your child does not try out, we have no evaluations for him/her. He/She will be automatically be placed on the bottom of the list for teams.

When do I pay?
Full year registration/payment is due by June 1st, 2018. If full payment is not received by this date, your child will be placed on a wait list and may not be able to play for Travel.

What is the cost?
Full year registration is $280. Mandatory uniform cost is $70 if you do not own one yet. This includes our new Uniform. Jersey/Shorts/Socks. All new players to Travel will need to pay for a new uniform this year, it is mandatory. After June 1st a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE late registration fee will be added.

When will the teams be picked?
Teams are picked and notified by the end of June. If your player does not make a team, you will receive a full refund minus the $25 late fee if you registered after June 1st. There are NO REFUNDS after teams have been built.

Is there another tryout date?
No, there is no other tryout date for any of the leagues. These are the only ones, we hire an outside company to do our evaluations. This is the only scheduled time for each group. Please plan accordingly. Children without tryout evaluations will be placed at the bottom of the list.

Travel Documents:

2018-2019 Travel Try-Out Documents & Form: 

G4-G8 Travel Try Out Form 2018-2019

Interested in becoming a Coach? Download our Coach’s Questionnaire, fill it out and turn it into the League:

Travel Coach Application & Questionnaire

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