Recent Announcements

  • Soccer Board Meeting 6/6/2016 In the Town Hall, either room 218 or 217
    Posted May 22, 2016, 5:52 PM by D Sanford
  • Soccer Board Meeting 5/10 We will be meeting in room 221 at the Town Hall on 5/10 at 7pm (rescheduled from 5/3 due to the Town Meeting going on to a second ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 11:19 AM by D Sanford
  • Spring Games start 4/9 Coaches are coordinating practice schedules and will be in touch via email with more info.
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:01 AM by D Sanford
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About Us...

Berlin's Soccer Association offers Fall and Spring soccer opportunities:

  • Under six yrs old (U6) co-ed, where they typically practice 1 day a week, with a game in Berlin on Saturday.
  • U7 and U8 co-ed, where they typically practice 1 day a week, with a game on Saturday.  A schedule is usually created with our Berlin team(s) and another town, possibly Boylston or Clinton.  Away games are in one of those towns.
  • U10 and above split into Boys team(s) and Girls team(s).  At this level, our teams are part of the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL).  We must follow the strict guidelines associated with the league, including the early registration of teams and players.  At this level, they practice twice a week and Away games could be in any town within the league.
  • Registration Timeframes are based on Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League's schedule...
    • Fall Soccer Registration is usually done in June, with a deadline of early July.
    • Spring Soccer Registration is usually done in November, with a deadline of early December.
  • We are an organization run by Volunteers, from administration to coaches.  We welcome you to join us in our soccer program for our children of Berlin.  You can volunteer during the registration process for your child or you can contact the presidentPlease see the Contacts page for information.

Goals and Philosophy

The Berlin Youth Soccer Association provides opportunities to play soccer for all children living in Berlin, attending school in Berlin, or who have at least one parent residing in Berlin.


Goals for Berlin Youth Soccer Participants

  • Fun

  • Learning to play soccer

  • Social interaction with friends

  • Teamwork and Sportsmanship

  • Open participation by all

  • Healthy physical activity

  • Increased self-confidence


Philosophy

ALL training for young players should be done WITH the ball to produce soccer players that have superior touch and technique. Any fitness that is needed occurs from playing and "soccer ball touch" aerobics, drills and games need to be done at full speed. Incorporates the "ball" in all aspects of training, so each player is exposed to hundreds of ball touches at each training session.




 




In Memory of Coach Jeremy Eschelbacher

Many have asked about opportunities to help support the Eschelbacher family:

- An account called "Eschelbacher Children" at Clinton Savings Bank, 35 Central Street Berlin, MA 01503
GoFundMe account to help finish Jeremy’s vision for their home:  http://www.gofundme.com/4t2a3bxs
Jeremy Eschelbacher Memorial Scholarship, c/o Grafton High School, 24 Providence Road, Grafton, MA 01519
Help with day to day items such as meals, the lawn, trash:  https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/732258/

Important Links

Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League  for the U10 and above boys and girls age groups.  Here you will find game schedules, standings and field information.

Mass Referee Committee Information on referee certification

Town of Berlin MA town web site

FIFA The World Soccer Federation, posts national team rankings.


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