Wednesday, April 1, 2015


The fields will remained CLOSED through April 5th and we will reevaluate the conditions for the week of April 6th.


EYSL FIELDS:            U10 (6V6)    U10 (6v6)     U12 (8v8)
TOWN FIELDS:    U14 (11v11) OA    Parkview Fields   Keach Fields 

Link to Town of Easton, MA - FIELD STATUS:      CLICK HERE 

2015 Travel Soccer Tryouts

 Age Group   Grades **   Dates   Times Boys   Times Girls 
 U10    (typically grades 3 & 4)**    Tuesday, May 26    3:45-5:00    5:00-6:30
 U12   (typically grades 5 & 6)**    Wednesday, May 27    3:30-5:00    5:15-6:45
 U14   (typically grades 7 & 8)**    Thursday, May 28    3:30-5:00    5:15-6:45


**Please note, grades pertain to upcoming 2015 / 2016 academic year**



Easton Soccer recently received an unexpected donation from a group of players who grew up on the soccer fields here in Easton.  Strong friendships, cherished memories, and a love of the game brought them back together for a reunion game and impromptu fundraiser.  While they showcase the1994  State Championship as their finest team accomplishment, this group of Easton Soccer alumni each acknowledge the important and special role that Easton Soccer played in their personal development.  To back this claim up, the team raised money and donated the proceeds to Easton Soccer.  Through conversation, it was decided by the 1994 Champs that these dollars should be used to fund the 2014 Champs.  The 1994 Easton Soccer players paid for the jackets received by Coach McFarland’s boys team celebrating their 2014 State Championship.  May everyone continue to have fun and form such strong, lasting friendships on the courts, fields and rinks of Easton! 


CLICK HERE for a copy of the donation letter!

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Director of Coaching Corner



As we prepare for our spring season I wanted to share with you WHY Easton Soccer is so committed to small-sided games to enhance our individual player development. Below is information primarily from US Youth Soccer and my own personal philosophy. 


Why Small Sided Games?

US Youth Soccer has thought long and hard about the answer to the question, "Why Small Sided Games?"

What does "Small-Sided Games" mean? These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball.

All ages can play "Small Sided Games", but it has a definite developmental impact on our younger soccer players. US Youth Soccer recommendations for "number of players" at the various age groups are as follows:


 U6   3 against 3 no goal keepers 
 U8   4 against 4 no goal keepers
 U10   6 against 6 with goal keepers
 U12   8 against 8 with goal keepers
 U14   11 against 11 with goal keepers

Here are some of the reasons why we believe that our young soccer players must play small-sided games:

  1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
  2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less - complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development)
  3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)
  4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Fewer players on the field and fewer players on the team will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy and need to feel important)
  5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
  6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)
  7. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)
  8. Because we want to include children of all temperaments, assertive to shy, to have more opportunities to interact with others and the game! (Socialization)

These are the reasons why we adults must foster "Small - Sided Games" in our youth soccer programs. The "Small - Sided" environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the young soccer player. It just makes sense doesn’t it? (*US Youth Soccer)

In addition to the information above – I have included a  great video produced by the English FA that reinforces the benefits of small sided games for young players -


I look forward to seeing you all out on the fields this spring! Please let me know if you need any help with registering for a spring program. 


Play hard and have FUN!


  John Barata -  Easton Soccer Director of Coaching

The Neutral Perspective: A Word From Our Refs

Our referees will be very busy this year.  The newer referees will be learning the game refereeing the kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Games.  Jodi Meade will spend time educated all referees on skills.

For the Fall Season, Assignor Jodi Meade will be responsible for all U10 games played in Easton and SSSL will assign all refs for U12 and higher. Please support our referees as they represent our town!

If you have any issues/problems/concerns with referees or as a referee, please contact the Easton Referee Coordinator/Assignor Jodi Meade at

Before you head out to the fields – take a few minutes to watch the videos "Attitudes are Contagious" from the link on the SSSL website under the Coaches Corner -