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The Norton Youth Soccer Board welcomes you to the 2009 fall recreational season. We welcome back families who have participated in past seasons, and look forward to meeting families who are new to the league this year. We thank all who volunteered to help make the season a success.

Work continued on the field improvement project over the summer. Water storage tanks have been delivered, and an irrigation system installed to improve Field 2 (6v6) and Field 3 (8v8). We are targeting a late September date for the system to be operational, and plan to slice seed at that time. The recreational fields have been reconfigured to allow play to continue while the work is completed. NYS would like to thank Jim Browne, who has spent countless hours on this project. NYS would also like to thank Bisco and D. Schumacher Landscaping for donating their time and materials to the project. As always, NYS welcomes any fundraising suggestions or assistance as we move to Phase II of the renovation project.

While we always hope for beautiful sunny days, New England weather doesn’t always cooperate. NYS would like to remind our members to check the NYS website for any game day cancellations. Also, as in past years, the refreshment trailer will be available each Saturday of the season. Stop by and choose from an assortment of coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, cold drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and candy.

Fall Dates to Remember:
September 10 - Referee Clinic
September 12 - Opening Day
September 16 - September General Meeting
September 19 - Picture Day (click here for schedule)
September 26 - Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge (click here for brochure)
Sept 19/20 & Sept 26/27 - Competitive Team Tryouts (U8 and above only)
October 14 - October General Meeting
October 31 - Halloween
TBD - Cupboard of Kindness Food Drive

Fall Rec Notes:
Personal Best Karate will have a table set up on opening day providing information on youth safety awareness. They will also have a “Wheel of Fortune” game and a variety of prizes. Stop by the table and check out their information. Click here to learn more about their special offer to NYS.

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. If anyone has any ideas or would like to plan some activities around this date, we’d be interested in hearing from you. Seek out a board member or send email to Fa ...

For those who volunteered, make sure you know when your shift is. Click here for volunteer schedules. For game day volunteer positions, you will need to sign the sign-in sheet to receive your $20 reimbursement at the end of the season.

Due to staffing and inventory considerations, the clothing stand is only planned to be opened the first two Saturdays of the season and Halloween. Make sure you remember to pickup your Norton Youth Soccer items on those dates!

Please be aware the referees have been instructed to watch for baseball/softball cleats, and earrings. For player safety reasons, NYS follows MYSA rules that prohibit these items during play.

Please park in designated areas only. Cones are set up to allow emergency access and should not be moved.

Competitive Season:
NYS is already ramping up for the upcoming competitive season. NYS competitive teams typically play in indoor and Spring leagues during the competitive season.Click here for more info. Players U8 and above are eligible. Please note that we are planning on having a U17 girls team as well as a U16 boys team this year. In particular, for the U16 boys team, we are actively seeking U15 and U16 players for this team.

Competitive team tryouts are planned for the weekends of Sept. 19/20 and Sept. 26/27. The tryout schedule will be posted to the NYS website as dates and times are set for each age group. We are also in need of coaches for the following age groups: Girls U8, Boys U11, and Boys U12. If you are interested in any of these coaching vacancies or have any questions around the competitive travel team program, please contact our competitive director, Gerald Kimber White, at co ...
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sun Sep 13, 2009, Updated Sun Sep 13, 2009