The Nashua Youth Soccer League (NYSL) is a recreational, non-profit, volunteer organization that teaches basic soccer skills to children between the ages of 5 and 19 years old. It has been serving the Nashua area for more than 30 years.
The Nashua Youth Soccer League (NYSL) is a recreational, non-profit, volunteer organization that teaches basic soccer skills to children from kindergarten to 19 years old. It has been serving the Nashua area since 1977.
NYSL is open to all children within the appropriate age group, regardless of previous soccer experience or skill level. It operates on the principles of sportsmanship, fair play, adherence to the rules of soccer, and healthy competition.
Hello Players, Parents, Coaches, Officials and Board,
Welcome to the fall season, I hope everyone enjoyed their summer break.
Our season officially opens tomorrow, Monday, September 5th with practices throughout the week for the U10 divisions and above. The first games of the season will be Saturday, September 10th.
Our division directors have been working hard the past few weeks to finalize rosters, most players/parents should now have been contacted by your coach for the fall season. If you have not yet heard from a coach, please send an email to the division director for your child’s division. Contact information for all directors and board members is located on the “contacts” tab on the left side of the NYSL home page.
May I ask all players, parents, coaches and officials to review their respective Code of Conduct. Conduct information for all participants is located on the “conducts” tab on the left side of the NYSL home page. There are a few very important areas which I will ask parents to please be aware of. First, please avoid coaching your child from the sideline. It is rule #4 on the Parents Code of Conduct. Next, please be respectful of all soccer game officials. It is rule #5 on the Parents Code of Conduct. Lastly, parents are to watch games from the opposite sideline of the players/coaches.
Please make yourself aware of the minimum players’ equipment necessary for all practices and games:
· Eyeglasses: Require a retainer. No exceptions.
· Mouth guards: Required for players with dental braces. No exceptions.
· Shirt and Socks: NYSL Uniform (shirt and socks) must be worn. Socks must fully cover the player’s shin guards. Shirts must be tucked in. Game only requirement.
· Shorts: Soccer shorts or sweat pants are required. Players may not play in jeans or other types of pants that have chains or loops.
· Shoes: Soccer cleats or sneakers are allowed. Baseball style cleats that have a toe cleat or metal are not allowed.
· Water Bottles: Recommend all players bring a water bottle to games and practices.
· Prohibited: Jewelry (of all kinds except as noted below), watches, pins, clips and earrings. No hard casts made of plaster, fiberglass, or other inflexible materials of any kind are allowed - No exceptions. Softcasts are allowed with the permission of the director of referees or their designate.
· Jewelry exceptions: Religious medals may be worn if they are under the uniform and taped down. Medical bracelets are allowed but they must be taped down in a way that would prevent another player from catching a finger on the bracelet.
Currently, we have a complete sitting board of directors. I’m hopeful that having all vacancies filled will allow us to better serve the NYSL community this season. We still need help though! We have a few volunteers serving in more than one capacity, including myself. We are always looking for parent volunteers to help coaches in a team parent role, such as organizing snack schedules. I am looking for parent volunteers to help as field managers at Mine Falls. A field manager would assist in setting up goals before and after soccer matches. If you are interested in helping, please send me a note. Another area where a parent volunteer would be appreciated is planning end of season/end of year festivities. If interested, please contact any board member. FYI…NYSL Board members where red shirts/hats/pullovers. We try to have 2-3 directors at the complexes during game day.
In closing, I wish each and every player a very successful and rewarding soccer season. I wish the parents patience and proud moments. I wish coaches spirited but friendly soccer matches. Lastly, I wish the officials wisdom and confidence. Please remember…NYSL is recreational soccer focusing on the fundamentals of the game, meeting/playing with new and old friends, and although there is a competitive component, we want all of the players to have a positive and fun experience!
Best Regards and Hope to see you all on the pitch!