Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Easton Travel Soccer - Program Overview


Overview Briefing - Parents Meeting

CLICK HERE  To view the Travel Soccer Overview Presentation 

 

Travel Seasons - Spring and Fall

Season Starts Ends Game Days
Spring April June Sat or Sun
Fall September November Sat or Sun

What is Travel Soccer?

Travel soccer is a town program in which town teams play against other local towns.  This program requires some local travel, usually not longer then 30 minutes, during game days on Saturdays or Sundays.  All Easton Soccer teams play during the spring, which is our official soccer season, and most teams also play during the fall. The girls teams play games on Saturdays and the boys teams play games on Sundays in order to accommodate sports like baseball.  In addition, many of the teams practice and play games during the winter at a much lighter schedule then the spring and fall seasons.  All teams are formulated in late June following our May tryouts.  We try to place players according to ability on the correct teams and therefore all players are required to tryout with their age group.  Unlike CLUB, Travel players are permitted to play in their age group for travel.  

To correctly determine the NEW age group format CLICK HERE.  


For additional questions please contact the Easton Soccer DOC, John Barata doc@eastonsoccer.com.

Travel Practice Schedules

Practice schedules are determined individually by each Travel team Coach. And are very dependent upon field availability and Easton's Health Department mosquito warnings. Typically, travel teams practice twice a week in the evening or after school on the Easton Soccer fields or town of Easton fields.

Grade 3/4 South Shore Soccer League Travel (Formerly U9 & U10)

Grade 3/4 travel program is offered to 3rd and 4th graders. Most teams will play in the fall travel season and all teams will play in the spring travel season. Teams are formed based on the previous coach evaluations, professional evaluations and from the previous playing season and play in the South Shore Soccer League (SSSL). All players participating in the travel program will follow all current SSSL by-laws ruling as written. This also pertains to making an effort, depending on level and numbers of player sign-ups, to place teams in SSSL Divisions 1 - 3 according to ability level. All efforts will be made to place all players wishing to travel, certain exceptions may be necessary to limit numbers if teams fall outside of preferred size. In the Fall most games are played on Sat afternoons and in the Spring Girls play on Sat and Boys on Sunday afternoon. The format is 7v7 ( seven players verse seven players).

Grade 5/6 South Shore Soccer League Travel (formerly U11 & U12)

Easton Soccer teams playing at the Grade 5/6 play in the South Shore Soccer League (SSSL). Teams are formed based on the previous coach evaluations, spring professional evaluations and from the previous playing season and play in the South Shore Soccer League (SSSL). All players participating in the travel program will follow all current SSSL by-laws ruling as written. This also pertains to making an effort, depending on level and numbers of player sign-ups, to place teams in SSSL Divisions 1-3 according to ability level. The Grade 5/6 schedule in the fall is played on Sat afternoon. During the spring season Girls play on Sat and the boys play on Sat afternoon. A Team that plays in the fall season usually stay together for both seasons and play 9v9. Not all teams will play Fall Travel.

Grade 7/8 South Shore Soccer League Travel (formerly U13 & U14)

“This is the critical age for our soccer players – over 50% of players drop out of soccer – LET’S KEEP THEM PLAYING!” This is one of the most important goals in the Grade 7 and Grade 8 programs. Our Grade 7/8 program is dedicated to challenging players to be the best they can, improving their individual skills, placing them in a fair competition situation and keeping them interested in soccer. All Easton Soccer teams play in the South Shore Soccer League (SSSL). The format is 11v11 with games played on Saturdays/Sundays determined by gender.

Grade 10-12 South Shore Soccer League Travel (high school age)

If high school age players in Easton want to play soccer the U16/18 Division’s provides that opportunity. All teams play in the South Shore Soccer League (SSSL). The Grade 9 and up Division play only in the spring and games are on Sundays.

U12 D-3 Viveiros Team makes SSSL finals


Congratulations to the Easton U12 Viveiros Team on making to the SSSL finals and receiving the SSSL Sportsmanship Award.  Congradulations Team!

U14 D-1 Sarafoglou Team wins SSSL


The U14 Sarafoglou Team wins the Division 1 South Shore Soccer League playoffs and will be playing in MTOCs for the state finals. The team went undefeated all season including at MTOC!  Amazing job girls!

2014 U14 D-1 State Champions Team McFarland

U14 DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Gary McFarland's U14 Boys Team on becoming division 1 State Champions at MTOCS. Easton Soccer is very proud of the players and coaches for their amazing season.

2014 U14 D-1 Boys win SSSL


Congratulations to the OA Boys Varsity Team in winning the Massachusetts Division 2 Championship.  We are especially proud of head coach John Barata in leading them to their second state playoff appearance but this time coming home with the goods.  It is fitting that he caps off this win on his 10th anniversary working with our programs.  Over 97% of the team played in Easton Soccer ONLY programs up through U13, which is a huge accreditation to John's development and management or our Easton Soccer programs.

Thank you John for your commitment and excellence to our programs!