Age Groups (Spring 2010)

Information by age division

The spring season generally begins the 1st weekend in April depending on the playability of the fields and ends on the first weekend in June and there are no games scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend or on Easter Sunday. There is an end of the season awards ceremony and cookout.

The fall season runs from the first weekend after Labor Day and ends the first weekend in November. There are no games scheduled for Columbus Day Weekend, but this date is sometimes used to makeup canceled games.

Below I have listed the school grades that the age divisions follow, the registration form will contain the actual birthday ranges for each division.

U6 Information (entering Kindergarten in Fall)

Teams will be put together in early March for Spring season and August for Fall season.
You should expect to hear from your coach by the middle of March or August. You will be provided with a team Jersey by BYSA. You will need to provide shorts or sweat pants, shin guards (required), soccer socks and Soccer cleats are recommended but not required at this age.
Practices are held on Wednesdays at 4:00pm.  Practice usually lasts about one hour.  Games are played (against each other) on Saturday mornings at 9AM.  Both the games and practices are at the  Berlin Memorial School fields.

U7 Information (entering entering 1st grade in Fall)

Teams will be put together in early March for Spring season and August for Fall season.

You should expect to hear from your coach by the middle of March or August. You will be provided with a team Jersey by BYSA. You will need to provide shorts or sweat pants, shin guards (required), soccer socks and Soccer cleats are recommended but not required at this age.

U7s play a game on Saturday. They will also have one practice during the week. 


U8 Information (children entering 2nd grade in Fall)

Teams will be put together in early March for Spring season and August for Fall season. You should expect to hear from your coach by the middle of March or August. You will be provided with a team jersey by BYSA. You will need to provide shorts or pants, shin guards (required), soccer socks. Soccer cleats are recommended but not required at this age. Shin guards must be covered by soccer socks or sweat pants.

U8s play a game on Saturday. They will also have one practice during the week. 


The U10 and above age groups play in the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League and placement is determined by age.


U10 (3rd and 4th graders) – U12 Information (5th and 6th graders)

Teams will be put together during the winter(Spring season) or summer(Fall season). You should expect to hear from your coach by the middle of March or August. You will be provided with a uniform (that must be turned in at the end of the season). You must provide your own shin guards and soccer cleats, and socks both which are required at these age levels. Players without shin guards and soccer cleats will not be allowed to play. The game referee checks each player prior to the start of each game. Other types of cleats such as baseball, football, etc., are not be allowed. 

U10 and U12 are the town traveling teams and play against other NVYSL  teams.

Girl's U10 teams play Saturdays at 9:00 AM. Boy's U10 teams play Saturdays at 10:15 AM.

Boy's U12 games are held on Saturdays at 1:00 PM. Girl's U12 games are held on Saturdays at 11:30 AM.

U10 – U12 teams practice one or more nights per week (at the discretion of the coach). They play each Saturday starting the first week of September/April through the end of October/June. There are no games scheduled Columbus Day weekend or Memorial Day weekend, but your coach may decide to enter a tournament (at his/her discretion). Games are either in Berlin or in one of the NVYSL towns.


U14 (7th and 8th graders)  – U18   Information

Teams will be put together during the winter(Spring season) or summer(Fall season). You should expect to hear from your coach by the middle of August. You will be provided with a uniform (that must be turned in at the end of the season). You must provide your own shin guards and soccer cleats, and socks which are required at these age levels. Players without shin guards and soccer cleats will not be allowed to play. The game referee checks each player prior to the start of each game. Other types of cleats such as baseball, football, etc., are not be allowed. 

U14 – U18 are the town traveling teams and play against other NVYSL teams.

Boy's U-14 games are held at 4:00 PM on Saturdays. Girl's U14 games are held at 2:30 PM on Saturdays. This age group is the first to play 11 v 11 on a full sized field.

U14 – U18 teams practice one or more nights per week (at the discretion of the coach). They play each Saturday or Sunday starting the first week of September through the end of October. There are no games scheduled Columbus Day weekend, but your coach may decide to enter a tournament (at his/her discretion). 

Occasionally at the U–18 age levels, BYSA may not be able to field a full team and will join up with another town team to fill out a squad. If this happens the team will play in the town where the head coach resides.

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