Field Renovations Update

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In 2006, NYS entered into an agreement with the Norton Schools, establishing the Middle School fields as the home of Norton Youth Soccer for the foreseeable future. Over the past couple of years, NYS has been exploring potential avenues for making substantial improvements to the fields.

Over the past two years, the league has taken several initial steps towards the goal of a field complex we can be proud to call home. To date, NYS has sunk a well, brought power to the well, and built a small shed to house the well head and pump. The league has also met with landscaping and irrigation professionals to get ideas for the next steps in the improvement process.

The degree of improvement and speed of the upgrade depend entirely on the league’s ability to finance the project. To date, nominal amounts have been factored into all league costs. However, we are at an important and more costly stage, and are reaching out to all league families for assistance. We are seeking help from anyone who may be in a position to contribute their skills or materials to pitch in and support the project. This spring, we anticipate needs that may include fencing, excavation, landscaping, and irrigation.

Our hope is to keep registration fees to a minimum. To do so, we need people with fundraising experience who can bring fresh ideas to the table and who are looking to make an impact.

NYS supports over 600 children in its Fall Recreational and indoor development programs along with over 200 players in our Competitive travel team program. Your participation will help determine the facilities we can provide for our children for years to come.

Separately, the league lost several dedicated and valued Board members in March. This is the perfect time to become involved, where your time and commitment can make a lasting difference in our league and for our town. If you cannot commit to a board position, we encourage you to participate in any way you can. A list of volunteer positions can be found at the NYS Board and Volunteers page at

If you have any ideas or suggestions, would like to volunteer, or you are interested in making a donation to the field renovation project, please contact NYS at ny ...
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Mon May 4, 2009