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Norton HS Boys Playoff Soccer Game - Thursday Nov 6th, 6pm @ Wheaton College
To Our NYS Families,

The #3 seed Norton High School Boys Soccer Team won a thrilling 1st round, 2 OT match vs #14 Dover-Sherborn, Monday night at Wheaton College in front a large, supportive audience.  The win earned Norton a 2nd round match vs #6 Foxborough on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 PM again at Wheaton College on the Diane Nordin Athletic Field (use link below to access campus map).  Come join others in cheering on the boys in this 2nd round playoff match.

Note:  per MIAA rules there is an admission fee of, $5 Adults, $3 Children.

Diane Nordin Athletic Field is located at the bottom of the map (green box). There is an asphalt path around the Haas Center that leads you to the field. http://wheatoncollege.edu/about/files/2009/11/WheatonCampusMap.pdf

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created 20 days ago, Updated 17 days ago

U6-U8 Indoor Program registration is now open!!

Norton Youth Soccer will be offering two sessions of indoor soccer this winter. Each session will run for six weeks on Sunday afternoons starting in December. On each Sunday, there will be 15 minutes of practice and a 40 minute scrimmage. This is a coed, recreational division available to any U06-U08 player not on a competitive travel team. The cost is $60 per session.  For any player who signs up for both sessions, the cost will be $100. All games will be played at the Clark Center at Wheaton College. 

Session #1 will be on December 7th, 14th, 21st, January 4th, 11th & 18th.

Session #2 will be on February 1st, 8th, 22nd, March 1st, 8th & 15th. 

Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. This year, you can register on-line using your existing AdminSports account- the same account you use to register for our Fall Rec league. Click here to register or go to https://secure.adminsports.net/nortonmasoccer.

If you have any questions you can email the program directors, Michael Bernstein and Michael Toole, at u6-u8indoorprogram@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Deadline for registering for Session #1 is November 30th

Deadline for registering for Session #2 is January 22nd

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created 23 days ago

NE Revolution Train with the Pro's Night
Norton Youth Soccer recently had a raffle for people who bought tickets to NYS night at the Revolution for two spots to Train with the Pro's Night. The Train with the Pro's Night is part of the youth soccer partnership NYS has with the Revolution.  The Winners, Emery Sunderland (10) and Tyler Nardone (9) from the U10 boys A team got the chance to train with Scott Caldwell, Steve Neumann, Donnie Smith and Keeper Brad Knighton from the New England Revolution.  After the hour long session the Rev's players spent time answering questions and signing autographs.  By the looks of the enclosed photo's, the boys had a blast.




Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Oct 9, 2014, Updated Thu Oct 9, 2014

Competitive Travel Teams
All competitive travel team rosters have been posted. Click here for boys rosters. Click here for girls rosters. If you have any questions, please send email to your competitive travel team coach or to the NYS competitive travel director at competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org

We are accepting applications for B team coaches. If you are interested, please send email to NYS competitive travel director at competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Oct 2, 2014, Updated Mon Oct 6, 2014

NYS Night at the Revs - Saturday October 4th @ 7:30pm
2014 Norton Fall JJ.pdf (1.06 MB)

Norton Youth Soccer along with its partnership with the New England Revolution are sponsoring Norton Youth Soccer night at the Revolution on Saturday October 4th @ 7:30pm. Please see the attached flyer. It is a great time for players and families to get together and see a professional soccer game with the teammates and friends. The Revolution are playing great soccer and are in the middle of the playoff race. Come see local great Diego Fagundez, US Men's national player and World Cup start Jermaine Jones and MLS MVP candidate Lee Nguyen. To purchase tickets please send an email to Prentice Smith @ prentice67@yahoo.com. Prentice will also be available the next few Saturday's at the Middle School fields during rec games.

The first 75 tickets purchased will be entered into a drawing for two children between the age of 8-14 to the train with the Pro's clinic on Wednesday, October 8th in the Dana Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium from 6:30-8:00pm. The clinic will have 4-5 first team Revolution players along with a number of Revolution Academy Coaches.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Sep 22, 2014, Updated Wed Sep 24, 2014

Competitive Travel Tryouts
Rosters for competitive travel teams will begin to be posted late Wednesday or Thursday. Check back then for updates. If you have any questions, send email to competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Sep 12, 2014, Updated Mon Sep 29, 2014

September Newsletter

We hope that all the players and families enjoyed the first day of Fall Rec. Aside from the heat, things went smoothly. The next few weeks are busy ones. Below are some important notes and dates:

  • Just a reminder that dogs are not allowed on the fields.
  • Competitive travel tryouts will be held the weekends of September 20/21 and 27/28. All tryouts will be behind the Norton Middle School. Click here to go to the Competitive Tryout page for more info and the tryout schedule. If you have any questions, send email to competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org
  • NYS along with its partnership with the New England Revolution are sponsoring NYS Night at the Revolution on Saturday October 4th @ 7:30pm.  Come see US Men's national player and World Cup start Jermaine Jones and MLS MVP candidate Lee Nguyen.  To purchase tickets, please send an email to Prentice Smith @ prentice67@yahoo.com. Prentice will also be available the next few Saturday's at the Middle School fields during rec games.  

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Aug 25, 2014, Updated Mon Sep 22, 2014

Massachusetts Tournament of Champions Update
The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is a season-ending tournament that brings together the champions from town-based travel leagues from across the state. This year, the following NYS teams won South Coast Soccer League championship titles earning them spots in MTOC:  U13 Girls, U13 Boys, and U12 Boys.

The U13 Girls, coached by Wayne Phillips, went 2-1-0 in round robin play and advanced to the playoffs. After beating Danvers 1-0 in the semi-finals, the U13 girls valiantly played a very strong South Hadley team but in the end came up short 2-0.

The U13 boys battled hard to a 1-2-0 record with a win over Braintree and losses to Hanover and Melrose.

The U12 boys finished with a 2-1-0 record. Starting off with two shutouts over Oxford and Kingston, the boys were defeated in the last game by a very strong Wellesley team. Unfortunately, they ran into some hard luck by not advancing due to tiebreaker. 

Great season to all the MTOC teams and all the NYS competitive travel teams!

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Jun 30, 2014, Updated Mon Jun 30, 2014

Fall Rec and U5 Strikers registrations are still being accepted!!

NYS is accepting late registrations for its popular Fall Recreational program. Anyone registering for the Fall Recreational season after the May 31st deadline may be placed on a wait list and assigned to a team if/when space is available. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted. The registration link and more info are available on the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website. If you have questions around the Fall Recreational program, send email to fallrecleague@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Registration for the U5 Striker soccer program is also open. Go to the U5 Strikers page for more info. If you have questions around the U5 Strikers program, send email to u5strikers@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Contact the NYS Registrar at registrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org with any questions about registration for any of these programs. 

 

 

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Apr 28, 2014, Updated Mon Jul 21, 2014

Ernie Branco Classic - Monday July 14th

Ernie Branco Classic 
Monday, July 14, 2014 
Thorny Lea Golf Club 

Immediately Following Tournament: Social Hour, Buffet Dinner & Awards, Ceremony, Raffles, Silent Auction & Prizes

Packages Available: 
Golf Package $200 per person $800 per foursome 
(Includes golf, greens fees and golf cart; boxed lunch, social hour; dinner; awards ceremony)
Dinner and Awards Ceremony Only $50 per person 

Proceeds to Benefit the Ernie Branco Scholarship Fund 
Please visit www.ErnieBrancoClassic.com & Facebook page (Ernie Branco Classic) to register and for more information

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Apr 18, 2014, Updated Fri Apr 18, 2014

Forekicks Playoff Update - Session 2

The Norton BU12 boys finished their session 2 indoor schedule in second place of the top BU 12 Division with an overall record of 6-1-2.  After dismantling nemesis Medford 3-0 in the 1st round of the playoffs they were rewarded with another shot at the undefeated Mass United Select Team.  Not only did they win the championship game but they did it playing down a player for over 25 minutes due to a red card infraction.  A true testament to hard work, determination and an unwillingness to give in or to give up. A VERY proud moment for the Norton BU12 Family!

U12 Boys (Hughes) - Champions

After a 6-3-1 record, the U10 A boys team won the session 23 championship. With "iron curtain" defense and stingy goaltending the Norton team only allowed 2 goals in their wins against Freetown-Lakeville and Raynham.  
Offensively, the boys more than earned the 3 goals they scored in regulation and had to seal victory with penalty kicks. WELL DONE BOYS!


U10 Boys (Breckner) - Champions

The Norton U9 boys had an excellent regular season record of 7-3 in the U9/10 division at Forekicks Taunton. The boys beat Raynham 3-2 in the semifinals but unfortunately lost to an undefeated Mansfield team in the championship game.


U9 Boys (Hassey) - Finalists

 

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Apr 2, 2014, Updated Mon Apr 28, 2014

NYS Spring Soccer for U6-U8 Players

NYS is now offering a RECREATIONAL outdoor spring program!  The program will run for 8 weeks on Saturdays from early April to early June at the Norton Middle School fields. On each Saturday, there will be 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute game. There will also be one practice during the week and each player will receive a team jersey. This is a COED recreational division available to any U06 to U08 player not on a competitive travel team.

SPACE IS LIMITED and available on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a spot for your child, click here or click on the Registration link on the left of the page.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS March 29th. 
The cost of the session is $80. An early registration discount of $10 will be offered from February 28 – March 15.

Finally, please consider coaching a team. Without enough coaches, we will not be able to offer the program. When registering your child, you will have the opportunity to volunteer as a coach.

If you have any questions, please email the program directors Michael Bernstein and Sara Lyons at springrecleague@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Feb 28, 2014

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday March 11, 7pm Yelle Library
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday March 11th, 7pm at the Yelle Library. At this meeting, open officer positions of President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar shall be elected to two (2) year terms and are eligible for re-election. Nominations for these positions were taken at the February General Meeting.

At the Annual General Meeting, nominations for open director positions will also be taken. Directors shall be elected to a three (3) year term and are eligible for re-election. Elections for director positions will be held at the April General Meeting.

Also, any changes to the by-laws will be voted on and must be submitted to the Board and communicated to all members at least two weeks before the meeting.

Finally, this meeting is mandatory for all competitive travel teams. Please have a coach attend this meeting. Rosters, player cards, and referee fees will be distributed at this meeting. The competitive travel director will also go over the upcoming Spring South Coast season and answer any questions. If you have any questions around the Spring season, please contact Mike Moniz at competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Feb 24, 2014, Updated Mon Feb 24, 2014

Forekicks Champions

The Norton U9 boys won the U9/10 division at Forekicks Taunton, going undefeated and prevailing 4-1 over our NYS U10 boys B team in an "all Norton" championship game.

 
U9 Boys (Hassey) Champions

The Norton United U11 Boys won their 6th championship on Tuesday January 14th by winning the U12 Boys Division Championship at Forekicks Taunton. Congratulations to an incredible team of NYS players that will never, ever give up!

 
U11 Boys (O'Brien) Champions

And in another all Norton championship game, the U11 girls team captured their 3rd championship by capturing the Forekicks Taunton U11/12 girls championship over the U12 girls B team. The U11 girls went 7-1-0 in the division scoring 50 goals while holding opponents to 10 including the playoffs.


U11 Girls (Moniz) - Champions


U12 Girls (Janineh) Finalists


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Jan 24, 2014, Updated Mon Jan 27, 2014

In Memory of Ernie Branco

 

In Memory of 
Ernie Branco

It is with great sadness that the Norton Youth Soccer League regrets to inform you that Ernie Branco has passed away. Ernie as many of you know was our summer camp director and a beloved NYS coach. For those whom Ernie made acquaintances with, they were lucky ones. For those who were not so fortunate to make the acquaintance, you may have missed meeting one of God’s angels in disguise.

Ernie was a great selfless man who became a friend of the soccer league when we needed help to move our program forward. With his assistance and direction we were able to create a summer soccer camp for the youth of Norton. He had such a way about him that once you spoke with Ernie you most certainly left the conversation with a smile on your face.  The amazing thing about that part is that it didn’t matter if he was speaking with a child or an adult.  Ernie possessed a great heart and was such a giving man that once you met him, you were touched by his greatness.  Ernie was a friend, a mentor and a role model for all the children who participated in his summer program and for that matter, we are sure for everyone that he crossed paths with.

The league would like to extend our condolences to Ernie’s family in their time of need; his wife Jennifer, son Jordan and his daughters Tiffany and Morgan.  We were blessed with the gift of Ernie and thank you for sharing him with us.

Board of Directors
Norton Youth Soccer

Note: Norton Youth Soccer is discussing ways we can pay tribute to Ernie. We welcome any feedback from our members. Please send email toregistrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org
with any ideas. To start, we have created a photo album in memory of Ernie. Click here to view it or click on the Photo Albums link on the NYS home page. If you have any photos you would like to contribute, please send to registrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org. We will update the photo album and look to update our Facebook page as we receive new photos.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Dec 22, 2013, Updated Fri Jan 24, 2014

Congratulations to Keegan Campbell on NCAA Division 2 Championship!!!

As the Norton Youth Soccer family mourns the loss of Ernie Branco, we are certain that Ernie wouldn't want his passing to overshadow the accomplishments of one of the most talented players to come out of Norton Youth Soccer, Keegan Campbell. Keegan is a captain for the Southern New Hampshire University soccer team and was instrumental in bringing the NCAA Division 2 championship to SNHU. Norton Youth Soccer would like to congratulate Keegan and his family on this incredible achievement.

The following appeared on Bostonglobe.com:

Headline: Norton’s Keegan Campbell anchors Southern New Hampshire’s run to NCAA soccer title - The Boston Globe
Date:     Dec 18, 2013

When the Southern New Hampshire University men’s soccer team arrived in Evans, Ga., for the NCAA Division 2 semifinals, junior captain Keegan Campbell was feeling the pressure. “My stomach was in knots, I couldn’t eat. My legs felt heavy,’’ said Campbell, a Norton High graduate whose adrenaline and talent more than offset his lack of appetite. With Campbell playing his trademark in-your-face defense, the Penmen knocked off Rockhurst University of Missouri, 2-1, in the semis. On Saturday, SNHU captured the program’s second national championship with another 2-1 victory, slipping past Carson-Newman University of Tennessee. The victory capped a 23-game unbeaten streak for Southern New Hampshire (22-1-1), which suffered a 1-0 loss in its season opener to LIU Post. And Campbell played an integral role.

Read the entire article at: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2013/12/15/norton-keegan-campbell-anchors-southern-new-hampshire-run-ncaa-soccer-title/VC6kgSzqHfNsNRVIawb7pJ/story.html?s_campaign=8315

 

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Dec 22, 2013

U06-U08 Indoor Soccer Program
Click here for Session 1 team rosters.
Click here for the Session 1 schedule.

If you have any questions, send email to the program director, Sara Lyons, at u6-u8indoorprogram@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Norton Youth Soccer will be offering two sessions during the winter. Each session will run for 6 weeks on Sunday afternoons (3-4pm) starting in December. For more info and a registration form, click on the U6-U8 Indoor Program link on the upper left.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Dec 4, 2013, Updated Wed Dec 4, 2013

Norton High School Soccer - Playoff Info

Congratulations to the boys and girls soccer teams for making the high school playoffs!! The boys team had a great regular season in the tough Tri-Valley League, finishing 12-2-4 and beating Rockland 4-0 in the playoffs, but losing to Holliston 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

The girls team also had a great season, finishing the regular season at 8-5-5. Unfortunately, they succumbed to a tough Dover-Sherborn team in the playoffs by a score of 1-0. 

Congratulations to all of the players, many of whom began their soccer careers with Norton Youth Soccer!!!

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Oct 31, 2013, Updated Tue Nov 5, 2013

Competitive Travel Tryouts
All U8-U14 competitive travel teams have been selected. Click here for boys team rosters. Click here for the girls team rosters.

If you have any questions, please send email to our competitive travel director, Mike Moniz, at competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org  


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Sep 22, 2013, Updated Wed Oct 23, 2013

Congrats to Norton United South Coast Champions!!
Congratulations to the U14 girls D1 team for winning the South Coast championship by beating Bourne 3-0 in the semifinals and Freetown-Lakeville in the championship game 3-1 in overtime. This is the team's second South Coast championship. 

Also, congratulations to the U11 boys D1 team for winning the South Coast championship. They beat Mariner 6-3 in the semis and won the championship by beating Sandwich 2-1. Both teams advance to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions next weekend in Lancaster. The teams will play for the state championship in the respective divisions.

 

Finally, congratulations to the U14 boys D2 team for winning the South Coast championship for their division. The boys beat Dartmouth 2-1 in the semifinals and beat Dennis-Yarmouth 6-1 in the championship game.

 

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Jun 23, 2013, Updated Thu Jun 27, 2013

Congrats to Norton United Playoff Teams!! Follow the playoffs on Twitter and Facebook!!

Congratulations to all the NYS teams that advanced to the South Coast playoffs this Spring. Of our 15 playoff eligible teams, 11 made it to the playoffs. Of those 11, 8 have made it to playoff weekend this weekend at the Mariner fields in Fairhaven. Division 1 teams play on Saturday while Division 2 teams play on Sunday. Division 1 champions advance to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) in Lancaster MA the following weekend. Below is the semifinal playoff schedule:

  • U12 Girls D1 (Phillips) vs Freetown-Lakeville, Saturday @ 8am
  • U13 Girls D1 (Murphy) vs Falmouth, Saturday @ 8am
  • U14 Girls D1 (Fong) vs Bourne, Saturday @ 9:30am
  • U11 Boys D1 (Hughes) vs Mariner, Saturday @ 1pm
  • U12 Girls D2 (Sousa) vs Yarmouth-Dennis, Sunday @ 8am
  • U11 Girls D2 (Janineh) vs Dighton-Rehoboth, Sunday @ 9:30am
  • U12 Boys D2 (Carlson) vs Nantucket, Sunday @ 1pm
  • U14 Boys D2 (Pereira) vs Dartmouth, Sunday @ 9:30am

For those teams that advance, championship games will be played later that same day. Come to the Mariner fields if you can to cheer on our NYS teams. If you can’t make it, but would like to follow our teams this weekend, you can follow us on Twitter @NortonSoccer. We also hope to post updates periodically on our Facebook page. For the complete playoff schedule (including preliminary game results), click here.

Go Norton United!!!

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Jun 18, 2013, Updated Wed Jun 19, 2013

Fall Recreational and U5 Strikers registrations are still open!

Registration is still open for the U5 Striker program. Late registrations are also being accepted for NYS' popular Fall Recreational program. Anyone registering for the Fall recreational season after May 31st may be placed on a wait list. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted. More information on each of these programs is available by clicking on the program links on the left. 

Contact the NYS Registrar at
registrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org with any questions.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Apr 16, 2013, Updated Mon Jul 15, 2013

NYS Golf Tournament - Monday June 24th
A Drive For Norton Welcomes You To Our Third Annual Golf Tournament

Scramble Format With Shotgun Start
Where: Norton Country Club, 188 Oak Street, Norton MA
Cost: $150 per player $130 if you sign up by May 30th, $40 for dinner only 
When: June 24th at 1:30 
Includes: 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Buffet Dinner registration 12:30

Amazing Prizes And A Great Cause 
$10,000 Cash Prize For The First Hole In One (hole 3) And Much More…

Click here for registration form or register online at www.adrivefornorton.org

Proceeds to benefit Norton Parks and Recreation, Norton Youth Soccer, and Norton Hockey.


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Apr 9, 2013

NYS Session 2 Forekicks Playoff Teams
Stories and photos are below:

Norton United U10 Boys capture Championship Number Five! :  Playing in the second session playoffs at Forekicks, they defeated a strong Franklin 2-1 in the the first round, and then had to stage a dramatic come back in the championship game. Down by two goals in the second half against Sharon, the boys came back to tie the game with 30 seconds left - and then went on to win the game in sudden death overtime.

Norton U12 Girls Honey Badgers: After defeating the Raiden Warriors 1-0 in the semifinals, the Honey Badgers fought the good fight but were defeated in the the Forekicks U11/12 championship game, losing 2-0 to BSS.

Norton U14 Girls: The team won an exciting game vs Wrentham in the first round in a shootout.  Unfortunately, despite scoring first in the finals, the girls couldn't hold on and lost 3-1 in the finals to the undefeated Medfield team. 




U10 Boys Forekicks Champions


U12 Girls Finalists



Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Apr 9, 2013, Updated Wed Apr 24, 2013

NYS Session 1 Forekicks Playoff Teams
Congratulations to the NYS U12 girls D1 (Phillips) and the U10 boys D1 (O'Brien) teams for winning championships at Forekicks. The U12 girls played up in the U13/14 division beating Foxboro 1-0 in the semis and winning the championship over the NYS U14 girls D2 team by a score of 2-0.

The U10 boys team (photo below) beat Medfield in the semis 4-2 and won convincingly in the finals by a score of 5-1 vs Sharon. This is the team's fourth Championship in 2 1/2 years together!

NYS would also like to congratulate the U8 girls (Flaherty, photo below) who advanced to the finals of the U9 division before losing to a very strong Jr. Tiger team. Also, great work by the U9 girls D2 team (Schepis, photo below) who finished in 4th place and lost in a shootout vs the 1st place team and eventual champion. NYS would also like to congratulate the following teams who made the playoffs: U12 Boys D2 (Carlson), U11 Boys D1 (Hughes), U9 Girls D1 (Anderson), U11 Girls D1 (Blakeley), U13 Girls D2 (Moniz), and U14 Girls D2 (Baptista).



                                      U10 Boys Champions



                                                        U8 Girls Finalists



                                                                         U9 Girls Semi-finalists



                                                U12 Boys Semi-finalists
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Jan 23, 2013, Updated Mon Feb 4, 2013

Family Fun Day Winners
NYS would like to thank everyone for a great Family Fun Day. The winning 50/50 ticket was #709302 (pulled by Officer Franco). The winning prize of $171 can be claimed at the concession stand.

The following individual skills winners can pickup their Life is Good soccer shirts at the concession stand:

Juggling:

U9/U10 Jennifer Baldwin
U13/14/15 Jordan Smith

Longest Kick:

U6 Matthew Beauchemin
U7 Waylon MacNeil
U8 Jack Nihill
U9/10 Jack O'Brien
U11/12 Daniel Clapp
U13/14/15 Michael Lavendier

Fastest Shot:

U8 Kenzie Faherty
U9/10 Kyle Rosa
U11/12 William O'Brien
U13/14/15 Maddie Fong 

Longest Throw:

U8 Alyssa Britko
U9/10 Jennifer Baldwin
U11/12 Rachael Sheridan
U13/14/15 Emma Sudduth

Accurate Shot

U6 Annah Hickey 2*
U7 Sarah Elhayek 2
U8 Megan Cross 3
U9/10 Jack O'Brien 3
U11/12 Eben Degbor 2*

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Oct 25, 2012, Updated Sun Dec 9, 2012

Norton U14 Girls Capture Columbus Cup Championship

Norton’s U14 girls D1 team kicked off its season by capturing the U14 A championship for the Mansfield Columbus Cup tournament. The girls were challenged early and often in round robin play. Throughout these games, they showed a great deal of poise and grit with ties to Mansfield and Easton, and finally breaking through with a 3-1 win over Lexington. In the playoffs, Norton was able to eek out a 1-0 win vs Northbridge, the lone score on beautiful near post goal by Haley Elliott. The girls followed up that effort with a tidy 4-1 win in the finals vs Lexington. Haley Elliott scored the first 2 goals of the game, the second on a nice cross from Abbie Kurtzer. Mary Rorke scored Norton's third goal on a bullet from the top of the 18. Hannah John scored Norton's final goal by crashing the net (and the keeper) on a beautiful cross from Maddie Fong. Norton's defense of Amanda Britko, Victoria Anderson, Jackie Ireland, Liz Dufault, Jenn Caramanica, and Katya Freitas, in combination with solid keeper play from Xenia Nikolos, allowed just one goal, a penalty kick, in the playoffs.

The effort put forth was truly a team effort with ALL 17 players contributing in important ways. The Mansfield tournament was the kickoff to the Norton U14 girls competitive travel season. The girls will continue on to winter indoor play and will conclude next Spring with South Coast Soccer League play.

 
Left to Right

 

Standing Top - Coach Tony Fong, Grace Newfield, Victoria Anderson, Xenia Nikolos, Maddie Fong, Jenn Caramanica, Alexa DeRosa, Mary Rorke, Sarah Veglas, Coach Scott Sudduth 

Kneeling Middle – Abbie Kurtzer, Haley Elliott, Jackie Ireland, Kathryn Ward, Amanda Britko, Katya Freitas, Annabel Diestel, Liz Dufault 

Sitting Bottom – Emma Sudduth, Hannah John


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Oct 14, 2012, Updated Sun Oct 14, 2012

Congratulations NYS U15 Girls - State Champs !!!

Congratulations to Norton Youth Soccer's U15 girls team for winning the U16 girls division 2 state championship today !!!! This is only the second state championship won by a Norton Youth Soccer team. The U15 girls team won 2 games and tied 1 game in round robin play at the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions this weekend. This morning, they beat Lowell 3-1 in the semifinal and won it all this afternoon by beating Framingham 1-0. The team is coached by Tim Dermody and assisted by Michelle Byrnes and John Erickson. Playing for the team are Marissa Amato, Holly Beaucage, Brittany Byrnes, Catherine Conroy, Gillian Dermody, Lauren Erickson, Laura Johnson, Lauren MacGray, Olivia McCarthy, Allison McPherson, Amy Pereira, Kyla Prosper, Kat Saba, and Emily Weber. 

Once again, congratulations to our state champions!!!

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Jun 24, 2012, Updated Mon Jun 25, 2012

Congratulations to our South Coast Champions !!!

Congratulations to the following Division 1 champions: U11 girls, U11 boys, U15 girls. Each of these teams advance as the South Coast representatives to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions to be held this weekend in Lancaster MA and will compete for the state championship. Go Norton !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below is a writeup for the U11 girls championship team:

On June 16, the Norton U11 Girls Division 1 Team captured the 2012 South Coast Soccer League Title in Fairhaven.  The Norton girls defeated Falmouth 4 – 1 in the semi-finals and Taunton 3 – 2 in the finals. The U11 Girls finished their 4th SCSL season 9-0-1 with 48 goals for and 8 goals against. Over the past four years, they are undefeated in SCSL with a combined record of 32-0-2.

Players shown in the photo above are Jacqueline Conroy, Kirsten Loring, Michelle Belcher, Christina Phillips, Kassidy Fields, Alexa Shumosic-Sousa, Sara Cross, Rachael Johnson, Minea McGrath, Hannah Delea, Mallory Secher, Madison Saba and Sarah John.

Head coach Wayne Phillips is assisted by Laura Delea and Chris John.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Jun 8, 2012, Updated Tue Jun 19, 2012

Late Fall Recreational Registrations Still Being Accepted

Late registrations are still being accepted for the Fall Recreational season. Anyone registering after May 31st may be placed on a wait list and will be assigned to a team if/when space is available. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted.

Norton's Fall Recreational season is run entirely by volunteers. The season normally runs nine consecutive weekends, starting in early September and ending in early November. Players practice once a week with games on Saturdays at the newly renovated Norton Middle School fields. Your child will experience the fun of playing on a team, friendly competition, and will receive a uniform and a ball.

NYS uses an online registration system for Fall Recreational signups. There are no walk-in signups. The registration link is now available on the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website. Additional program information can be found on that webpage.

** Deadline for registering is May 31st **

Norton boys and girls born 8/1/1997 through 7/31/2007 are eligible. The cost will be $95. Please note this represents the first increase in 5 years and is due to increased maintenance costs. In order to promote and broaden volunteer participation, a $20 volunteer fee will also be added during the registration process. This fee is per family and will be refunded at the end of the season on completion of volunteer service. 

Registration is also open for the NYS Summer Clinic and U5 Striker Soccer program.  Click on the NYS Summer Clinic or U5 Striker links on the NYS website for more details. New this year, the NYS Summer Clinic will offer a second week. 

Finally, the 2011-2012 season marked the second year where the newly renovated fields have been in use by Norton Youth Soccer. As of April 1, 2012, NYS has invested $84,192 into the field complex. A detailed financial breakdown can be found on the Field Restoration page of the NYS website. Recent work has focused on seeding and irrigating Field 8 as well as bringing online an additional well that is needed to not only irrigate Field 8, but also the remaining fields. Field 8 is located on the far right side of the complex and will be large enough for an 11v11 field or several smaller fields. It is our hope that this field will be available for use starting Fall 2012. Unfortunately, the cost of the new well and renovation of Field 8 have all but depleted the Field Restoration account. As many of you have seen, there are still many fields in dire need. The cost to renovate the remaining fields will be significant. Our goal is to renovate all of the fields by 2014. It's also important to note that as fields are restored, our maintenance costs also increase simply because there is more grass to mow and take care of. How quickly we can achieve this will depend greatly on our ability to fund the project. When registering, please consider donating at the Gold ($50), Silver ($25) or Bronze ($10) levels for this phase of the project. Families making donations will be recognized on the Friends of NYS page on the NYS website. Your donation will go a long way in a field complex we can be proud of. For more info on the project, go to the Field Restoration Project page on the NYS website. Thanks for your support.

Contact the NYS Registrar at registrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org with any questions.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Apr 11, 2012, Updated Sun Jun 3, 2012

NYS Golf Tournament - Monday June 25th
A Drive For Norton Welcomes You To Our Second Annual Golf Tournament

Scramble Format With Shotgun Start
Where: Norton Country Club, 188 Oak Street, Norton MA
Cost: $140 per player $125 if you sign up by 5/30/2012, $40 for dinner only 
When: June 25th at 1:30 
Includes: 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Buffet Dinner registration 12:30

Amazing Prizes And A Great Cause
One Week Stay in St. Martin (airfare not included) 
$10,000 Cash Prize For The First Hole In One (hole 3) And Much More…

Click here for registration form. 

Proceeds to benefit Norton Parks and Recreation and Norton Youth Soccer




Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sat Mar 10, 2012, Updated Sat Mar 10, 2012

NYS General Meeting - Tuesday, June 12th, 7pm at the Yelle School
Norton Youth Soccer's next General Meeting will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 7pm at the Yelle School. All members are welcome.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Mar 4, 2012, Updated Sun Jun 3, 2012

NYS Summer Clinic Registration is now open
Norton Youth Soccer's annual soccer clinic is expanding this year to two weeks! Choose one week or both! Week 1 will held from Monday, July 23th to Friday, July 27th. Week 2 will run the following week, Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd. Full and half day programs are available. Discounts are available when more than one child from the same family attends as well as for players attending both weeks. The clinic will be held on our newly irrigated soccer fields behind the Norton Middle School.

Click here to download a copy of the brochure (Adobe Reader is required). Click here to send email with any questions regarding the program.

Space is limited. Deadline to register is June 15th!!
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Feb 1, 2012, Updated Mon Feb 20, 2012

Congratulations NYS Indoor Soccer Champions and Finalists!!
Congratulations to the following Forekicks championship teams (note: photos are later in this news article):
  • U8 Girls - Anderson: 8-1-1 during the regular season, 1-0 semifinal win follwed by a 1-0 win for the championship.
  • U9 Girls - Moniz: 9-0-0 during the regular season with 31 GF And 1 GA 
  • U10 Girls - Janineh: Two shutouts in the playoffs! Semifinal win in PK's followed by a 1-0 win for the championship.
  • U11 Girls - Phillips: 9-0-1 during regular season, 6-1 semifinal win followed by a 4-2 win for the championship.
  • U11 Girls - Tatarczuk: Lowest goals against for the division, semifinal win in PK's followed by a 2-1 win for the championship.
  • U13 Girls - Fong: 11-0-0 session record; 4-1 semifinal win followed by a 1-0 win for the championship. 
Congratulations to the following Forekicks finalists:
  • U10 Boys - Hughes:  Finished 11-1 competing against some very strong town and club teams. Beat Explosion FC in PK's in the semi-finals before suffering first defeat of the season vs NEFC 2-1 in the finals. 
  • U11 Boys - Carlson: 7-0-0 during the regular season, 1-0 semifinal win before suffering first loss of the season to the Sage School.
  • U13 Girls - Baptista: 3-5-1 during the regular season.  4th seed going into the playoffs.  Beat an undefeated Wrentham team in PK's in the semi-finals before falling 3-2 to the Wrentham Rat Pack in the finals.




U8 Girls - Anderson




U9 Girls - Moniz


 
U10 Girls - Janineh


U11 Girls - Phillips



U11 Girls - Tatarczuk


U13 Girls - Fong



U10 Boys - Hughes



U11 Boys - Carlson


U13 Girls - Baptista  



Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Jan 22, 2012, Updated Thu Jan 26, 2012

Congrats to Henry Kimber White - Soccer Challenge State Champion !
Congratulations to Henry for winning the 11 year old division and becoming the state champion for the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge!


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Nov 14, 2011

Chateau Restaurant Gift Card Fundraiser
Norton Youth Soccer, in partnership with the Chateau Restaurant, is running a fundraiser for the Field Restoration Project. For each gift card purchased, NYS will receive 5% of the proceeds which will go directly to the field renovations.

Click here to order gift cards. When ordering, please make sure you select Norton Youth Soccer as the Community Sponsor. With the holiday season quickly approaching, what better gift than Chateau Restaurant gift cards!
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Nov 13, 2011, Updated Sun Nov 13, 2011

Calendar Raffle Winners - Final Winner List

date ticket number Winner Seller Winner's Prize Seller's Prize
31-Oct 2142 Marleen Jakoboski Michael Katsikis 500 250
30-Oct 1829 Eileen Micale Katie Micale 50 25
29-Oct 4097 Libania Brazao Maria Loebelenz 100 50
28-Oct 3823 Milly Mulvaney Julia Mulvaney 50 25
27-Oct 3941 Dave Sheedy Alosin Sheedy 50 25
26-Oct 3011 Aline Mulhern Jazz Hines 50 25
25-Oct 1834 Lori Hickey Brennah Hickey 50 25
24-Oct 3604 Stefanos Kouknas Emily Kollar 50 25
23-Oct 2794 Kevin Marinelli kevin Marinelli 50 25
22-Oct 1875 Diane Goulder Carolyn Gouder 100 50
21-Oct 2778 Heidi Nihill D.J. Nihill 50 25
20-Oct 3278 Sharyn Stedman Thomas Stedman 50 25
19-Oct 3275 Brit Woodason Allie Woodason 50 25
18-Oct 1038 Suzanne Howarth Ethan Howarth 50 25
17-Oct 0652 Emma Ollerhead Emma Ollerhead 50 25
16-Oct 3950 Bonnie Albert Matthew Sheedy 50 25
15-Oct 2235 Susan Cinelli Tegan Cinelli 100 50
14-Oct 1051 Madeleine Lavallee  Emma Lavallee 50 25
13-Oct 4082 Stephen Ramsey Tim Loebelenz 50 25
12-Oct 4156 Bob Linney Brady Miller 50 25
11-Oct 3961 John Hennessey Alison Sheedy 50 25
10-Oct 2959 Guiliana Lavallee Lucas Lavallee 50 25
9-Oct 2939 Michael McGrath Destiny McGrath 50 25
8-Oct 0189 Pam Patrone Amy Patrone 100 50
7-Oct 4032 John Amaral Maya Rae O'Connell 50 25
6-Oct 2292 Gina Larson Mia Larson 50 25
5-Oct 2287 Joan Lamoureux Lily Newell 50 25
4-Oct 0175 Robert O'Leary Colin O'Leary 50 25
3-Oct 0087 Carol Smith Jordan Smith 50 25
2-Oct 3596 Erin Pereira Olivia Vizakis 50 25
1-Oct 2235 Susan Cinelli Tori Cinelli 500 250
 

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Oct 23, 2011, Updated Sun Oct 30, 2011

Competitive Team Tryout Update
The U8 boys A, U8 girls A, U8 girls B, U9 boys A, U9 girls A, U10 boys A, U10 boys B, U10 girls A, U10 girls B, U11 boys A, U11 girls A, U11 girls B, U12 boys A, U12 boys B, U12 girls A, U13 boys A, U13 girls A, U13 girls B, U14 girls A, U14 boys A, U14 boys B, and U15 girls A teams have been posted on the Competitive Travel page.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sat Oct 1, 2011, Updated Sun Oct 23, 2011

Norton Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Results

Congratulations to the following players who are eligible to move on to district competition: 

   Age                     Boys                            Girls

10 year-old         Michael Tetreault  (130 pts)                      (none)
                         Kyle Houlihan      (130 pts)

11 year-old         Henry Kimber White   (125 pts)                    (none)
                         Zach Miller         (100 pts)

12 year-old         Andy Murphy     (120 pts)                    Ally Britko        (100 pts)
                         Jack Veglas       (105 pts)                    Xenia Nikolas   (80 pts)

13 year-old         Jonathan Lach    (130 pts)                   Molly Bieksha   (75 pts)       
                                                                                  Allison Weber   (65 pts)

14 year-old         Richie D’Onofrio  (40 pts)                     Lauren Caffelle (110 pts)


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Sep 27, 2011, Updated Thu Sep 29, 2011

NYS Night at the NE Revolution
Norton Youth Soccer is gearing up for another Norton Night out at the Revs on Oct. 15, when the New England Revolution takes on the Columbus Crew. This is a great opportunity to have a family night out with the rest of your team and Norton Youth Soccer while we enjoy a professional soccer game. The tickets are $25 a piece ($10 off face value) and every ticket purchased puts $3 into the Norton Youth Soccer field renovation fund, which will help us continue to improve our soccer complex.

Click here to view the flyer. To place your orders (or to ask any questions), please speak to your coach. All orders must be turned into your coach by Sept. 30. Tickets will be mailed to you or left at will call if you prefer (please indicate on your order form if you prefer will call).

We look forward to seeing everyone on Oct. 15. Thanks for your continued support of Norton Youth Soccer and the families we serve.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Sep 19, 2011

Competitive Travel Team Tryouts are posted

Competitive Travel team tryout dates, times, and field info are now posted on the Competitive Travel page of the NYS website. Many tryouts will begin this coming weekend (September 24th). Players must be born no later than July 31, 2004 to be eligible. Please ensure that your child attends the correct tryout. Tryouts are based on your child's birth date. An age group chart can be found on the Competitive Travel page.

Players should bring a ball and plenty of water. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Your child must attend ONE of the two tryouts to be eligible for a competitive team.

Descriptions of the programs our Competitive Travel teams participate in are below. If you have any questions, you can contact Gerald Kimber White, NYS Competitive Travel Director, at competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org.

Winter Indoor Travel

This is a competitive environment, with players selected for teams through tryouts or other means. Indoor teams play from November to April based on schedules prepared by the facility. Expenses are based on team fees, equipment needs, uniform purchase and possibly insurance. The facility cost per player is determined by dividing the total team cost by the number of players. Each team member must also purchase a uniform. Facilities generally run the season with either two sessions of 10 games or three sessions of seven games.

Spring Travel

NYS is affiliated with the South Coast Soccer League (SCSL), which covers all of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as well as towns from Norton to Fall River and New Bedford. This is a competitive travel league, with teams from U8 through U18. Some age groups have Division 1 and Division 2 teams. Teams are selected through tryouts or other means and placement is not guaranteed. Cost is determined by SCSL team registration fees, referee payments, uniform and equipment needs. Participation fees are reviewed each year to cover NYS costs. The eight game season starts in early April and runs through early June. Games are played on Saturday and Sunday.


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Sep 18, 2011

NYS September Newsletter

Opening Day for the Fall Recreational season couldn’t have kicked off any better amidst a beautiful sunny day. Over 650 players on 62 teams are participating this Fall. Many literally stepped onto the field for the first time last Saturday due to the many rained out practice days! In addition to the 650+ NYS players, 94 players from the Norton Parks and Recreation U5 Strikers program, who are in part supported by NYS, also played on Saturday.

 

From all accounts, the first day of the Fall Recreational season went very well. Below are some important notes:

  • Picture Day is this Saturday (9/17). Your coach will inform you of your team’s photo shoot time. The schedule is also posted on the NYS website. Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time. Also be aware that parking may be challenging on Saturday so plan for extra time. 
  • The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge will take place this Saturday from 11-2 where your child will be able to test his/her soccer skills. All players are welcome regardless of age. Players ages 10-14 will be eligible to advance to district, state, and even national competitions. 
  • Please make sure fields are cleaned up after every game and practice. Remember, these are your fields too! 
  • Please make sure bug spray is applied to your child before every practice. EEE and West Nile Virus have been detected impacting people in our area. 
  • If you have any questions about our Fall program or would like to help in some way, you can email fallrecleague@nortonyouthsoccer.org

 

We have received so many compliments on the renovated fields. Last year marked the first year where the newly renovated fields were opened and used during the Fall Rec and Competitive Travel seasons. It may not be apparent, but a great deal of work is being done on the next phase. A new well has recently come online with plenty of water pressure to service the remaining fields. In the coming weeks, work will begin in earnest on the area to the far right of the Middle School fields. This area consisted of an 11v11 field (Field 8). Our hope is to have this area seeded in the next few weeks. Once that is complete, we can focus our attention to the middle fields (Fields 4 and 5) and finally the field in the very rear of the complex (Field 7). Norton Youth Soccer would like to thank those families who contributed to the Field Restoration Project through online registration of our Competitive Travel and Fall Recreational programs. Through just this fundraising effort, 177 families contributed $3,665. These families have been recognized on the Friends of NYS page on the NYS website. In addition, this summer’s NYS soccer camp was wildly successful, filling to capacity at 125 players. Proceeds from the camp totaled $8,477.01 and went directly to the Field Restoration account. While the amount of funds raised seems like a lot, in the grand scheme of things, we’ve still got a long way to go. We would like to thank all those who participated in the Sports Authority fundraiser. We are currently running a fundraiser with the Chateau Restaurant where 5% of all proceeds goes to the Field Restoration fund from the sale of gift cards purchased online at the Chateau’s website. To purchase a gift card, click on the Chateau Restaurant ad at the NYS website. Coming soon will be a calendar raffle which will be an important fundraiser toward the fields.

 

While all thoughts seem to be on the Fall Recreational season, the NYS Board has been busy planning for the Competitive Travel season. Teams are selected through tryouts with each team playing other towns in the Winter and Spring months. Last Spring, almost 3/4 of the Norton teams made it to the playoffs with two teams winning South Coast championships and advancing to the State tournament. Tryouts are scheduled for the weekends of Sept 24/25 and Oct 1/2. More details and exact dates/time will be available shortly. If you have any questions around the Competitive Travel program, please send an email to competitive@nortonyouthsoccer.org

 

Finally, NYS is planning to offer its U6-U8 Indoor Program. This program has been offered in the past as two 6-week sessions (Nov-Dec and Jan-Feb) on Sunday afternoons. Each Sunday consists of 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute scrimmage. This is a recreational division available to any U6 to U8 player not on a competitive team. The program cannot be offered unless we have someone serve as director. If you are interested, please send email to fallrecleague@nortonyouthsoccer.org

 

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact NYS at nys@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Sep 15, 2011

Norton U10/11 Girls Win Futbolito Championship!


Congratulations to those who played in the July 17th Futbolito Tournament held at Gillette Stadium.  A combined team made up of Norton U10 & U11 Girls were Undefeated and WON the U12 Age Bracket going 5-0 with 31 goals for vs 11 goals against. Members of the team included:
  • Wayne Phillips - Coach
  • Christina Phillips
  • Mallory Secher
  • Michelle Belcher
  • Ashlyn Hines
  • Allie Woodason
  • Chloe Canonica
Game results are below. Norton Youth Soccer would like to congratulate the coaches and players on this impressive achievement!

 Girls B/G U-12

DATE

TIME  

OPPONENT

SCORE

SU JUL 17  

11:30 AM  

WOBURN GIRLS  

11 - 2

SU JUL 17  

12:40 PM  

PURPLE MURPHY  

9 - 3

SU JUL 17  

1:50 PM  

SOCCER NINJAS  

5 - 2

SU JUL 17  

3:00 PM  

BEST FC 

2 - 1

Overtime Victory

SU JUL 17  

4:10 PM  

EB BREAKERS 

4 - 3

Playoff Championship



Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Aug 17, 2011

NYS U13 Boys and U14 Girls Advance to the State Tournament!
Congratulations to the NYS U13 Boys and U14 Girls teams for winning their South Coast divisional championships. By doing so, both teams advanced to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions held in Lancaster MA on June 24-26. For the U13 Boys, this was their third straight appearance. For the U14 Girls, this was their first appearance. Click here for a link to a Norton Patch article detailing the NYS U14 girls soccer team and their goal of a South Coast Soccer League title this Spring.


Back-row
Coach Tim Dermody, Bridgit Murray, Lauren O'Connor, Kyla Prosper, Amy Pereira, Holly Beaucage, KatSaba, Olivia McCarthy, Coach John Erickson, Coach Michelle Byrnes 

Front-row
Emily Weber, Brittany Byrnes, Lauren MacGray, Gillian Dermody, Megan Geib, Marisa Amato, Laura Johnson,
Lauren Erickson, Allison McPherson

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Jun 30, 2011

Norton United U8 Boys Take The D1 Title!


The Norton United U8 Boys capped their 1st competitive season together with a 1st place finish in South Coast Soccer League Division 1. The boys went undefeated going 8-0 in Spring SCSL action. Their motto and team cheer all year has been "All For One And One For All", and it certainly showed as the players together developed into a Champion soccer team that trusted each other, relied on each other and always helped each other no matter the challenge.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Jun 12, 2011, Updated Sun Jun 12, 2011

NYS U9 Boys Team Goes Undefeated in Foxboro Cup


The Norton U9 boys team went 2-0-1 in the Memorial Day Cup tournament in Foxboro. First up was their frequent rival Foxboro. An excellent contest resulting in a 3-2 final. Norton then went on to beat a Walpole U10 team by a score of 4-2. The team's last game was against an impressive Newton team. The game proved to be their best effort of the year resulting in a 0-0 tie. Even more impressive was that the same Newton team beat Norton 7-1 last year. Coach Steve Hughes and Coach Dave Sharpe said the kids had a great day! Below is a photo from the tournament. Please take note of the very sharp tournament jerseys the team had made for the tournament! NYS would like to congratulate the team on a great tournament!

 
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Jun 8, 2011, Updated Wed Jun 8, 2011

NYS Summer Camp Registration Closing Soon!!!
Don't miss out on Norton Youth Soccer's annual soccer camp to be held from Monday, July 25th to Friday, July 29th. Full and half day programs are available. Last year was our largest enrollment ever. Don't be left out!! Deadline to register is Wednesday June 15th. More information can be found on the Summer Camp page at the NYS website.

If you have any questions, you can send email to summercamp@nortonyouthsoccer.org.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu May 26, 2011, Updated Wed Jun 1, 2011

NYS May Newsletter

The May General Meeting for Norton Youth Soccer is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 at the Yelle School. Topics for discussion include Spring soccer, the Fall Recreational program, and any other organizational issues suggested by the attendees.

NYS would like to inform you of the many recent changes on the Board of Directors. Congratulations to Brian Murphy who was elected President. Congratulations also go out to Mark Anderson, elected as Vice President, Recreational Division. Also, please welcome Melissa Miller, Mike Moniz, and Paul O’Brien as our newest Directors, as well as Dan Sheedy who will be beginning a second term. Finally, the Board would like to thank Bill Lach for his many years of dedicated service. Bill has been instrumental in so many aspects of Norton Youth Soccer including countless hours spent on the Field Restoration Project along with his important contributions as Director of Coaching.

Preparation and planning are already underway for the Fall Recreational season. An enormous amount of planning occurs behind the scenes to make the Fall season successful. Last year, 667 children played on our newly renovated fields. Online registration is now open at the NYS website. Previously registered families have been notified via e-mail. Please help us reach out to new families and kindergarten age children.  Registration cost per player will remain the same as last season ($85 per player + $20 volunteer fee per family). Deadline for registering is May 31st.  For more information, go to the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website.

NYS is entirely volunteer driven. For a list of volunteer positions, click here. During registration, you will have an opportunity to select a volunteer position. If you are interested in volunteering in other ways, send email to FallRecLeague@nortonyouthsoccer.org. Please consider volunteering and making a difference.

To date, Norton Youth Soccer had invested over $65,000 into the field complex, funds that were used solely for the purposes of field renovation. This past Fall, three restored fields opened up for play. We still have a long way to go. There are many fields in dire need. Phase 2 has officially kicked off with a goal to irrigate additional fields. How quickly we can achieve this will depend greatly on our ability to fund the project. When registering, please consider donating to this effort. Your donation will go a long way in a field complex we can be proud of.  

NYS competitive travel teams recently wrapped up winter indoor play. For the recently concluded winter session, four NYS teams were crowned champions. Click here for a news article. Competitive travel teams from U8 to U18 are now several games deep in the Spring season. For years, “home” games have been played in Taunton or Rehoboth. Because of your generosity, for the first time in years, our home games are now played on the newly renovated fields at the Norton Middle School.

Notes

  • Registration is now open for the NYS summer soccer camp. The camp will run from Monday July 25th to Friday July 29th. A camp brochure is now available at the Summer Camp link at the NYS website.
  • The Norton Parks and Recreation Department will once again be offering the U5 Striker Soccer Program. Registration and a program brochure are available on the NYS website.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact NYS at nys@nortonyouthsoccer.org

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri May 20, 2011

Congratulations to Forekicks Session 2 Champions!

(Back Row Left - Right) Coach Chris Clapp, Trevor Clapp, Alex Turcotte, David Degbor, Dan Mills, Aiden Reilly, John Brennan and Sean O'Malley.
(Middle row left - right) Justin Knopf, Jack Byrne, Morgan Simmons, Jeremy Cross, Nathan Troiano, Andrew Caffelle.
(Front row left - right) Jack Buchan, Daniel Clapp
Coaches missing: Pat O'Malley and Mark Buchan


Congratulations to the following NYS Forekicks champions!!

U9 Boys (O'Malley): 
Finished in first place during the regular season with a record of 6-1-1. The season culminated with two hard fought playoff victories against the Walpole Sharks in the semi-final and the second place BSS in the championship game. Championship picture is shown above.

U10 Boys (Eno): Finished in 2nd place in the top U10 boys division with a record of 5-2-1. The team defeated Walpole 1-0 in the semi-finals and beat Medfield 2-1 in the championship game.

U14 Girls Purple team (Dermody):  The U14 girls team competed in the top U14 6v6 division defeating Walpole 4-0 in the semi-final game and Medfield 4-0 in the finals. 

U13 Boys (Cappellini): 
The U13 boys team played in the 11v11 division beating a Bruno United club team 1-0 in the championship game.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Apr 15, 2011, Updated Mon May 2, 2011

Fall Recreational Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the Fall Recreational season. Norton’s Fall Recreational season is run entirely by volunteers. The season normally runs nine consecutive weekends, starting in early September and ending in early November. Players practice once a week with games on Saturdays at the Norton Middle School. Your child will experience the fun of playing on a team, friendly competition, and will receive a uniform and a ball.

NYS uses an online registration system for Fall Recreational signups. There are no walk-in signups. The registration link is now available on the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website. Additional program information can be found on that webpage.

** Deadline for registering is May 31st **

Norton boys and girls born 8/1/1996 through 7/31/2006 are eligible. Registration cost per player will remain the same as the past 5 seasons ($85 per player). A $20 volunteer fee will also be added during the registration process. This fee is per family and will be refunded at the end of the season on completion of volunteer service. Anyone registering for the Fall recreational season after May 31st will be placed on a wait list and will be assigned to a team if/when space is available. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted.

To date, Norton Youth Soccer had invested over $65,000 into the field complex, funds that were used solely for the purposes of field renovation. This past Fall, three restored fields opened up for play. We still have a long way to go. There are many fields in dire need. Phase 2 has officially kicked off with a goal to irrigate additional fields. How quickly we can achieve this will depend greatly on our ability to fund the project. When registering, please consider donating at the Gold ($50), Silver ($25) or Bronze ($10) levels for this phase of the project. Families making donations will be recognized on the Friends of NYS page of the NYS website. Your donation will go a long way in a field complex we can be proud of. For more info on the project, go to the Field Restoration Project page. Thanks for your support.

Registration is also open for the NYS Summer Camp and U5 Strikers programs.  Click on the NYS Summer Camp and U5 Strikers links for more details.

Contact the NYS Registrar at registrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org with any questions about player/volunteer signups.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Apr 5, 2011, Updated Tue May 3, 2011

NYS 2011 Summer Camp Registration is now open !!
Registration is now open for Norton Youth Soccer's popular summer soccer camp. Camp will held from Monday, July 25th to Friday, July 29th. We will playing on our newly irrigated soccer fields behind the Norton Middle School. Full and half day programs are available. 

Click here to download a copy of the brochure (Adobe Reader is required). Click here to send email with any questions regarding the program.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Mar 21, 2011, Updated Mon Apr 25, 2011

U8 Boys Capture WWIS Championship
Congratulations to the U8 Boys A team for their first place finish in session 1 of the U8 A division at the Wide World of Indoor Sports facility in North Smithfield RI. The team finished with an 8-1 record and allowing only 6 goals against in their first 8 games.


Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Feb 27, 2011

NYS Forekicks Champions

Congratulations to the Norton U14 Girls and U9 Boys on their Forekicks Session 1 championships (photos below). The #3 seeded U14 Girls captured their championship with two shutouts. They defeated #2 Medfield 2-0 in the semi’s and followed that up with another 2-0 shutout of top seeded NEFC Pride.

Playing in one of the top U10 divisions, the U9 Boys beat Foxboro 2-0 in the semi’s. The U9 Boys captured the championship by a score of 2-1 over previously unbeaten Medfield.

Also, congratulations to the U11 Girls team coached by Brian Murphy. The U11 Girls beat #2 Wrentham 1-0 but came up short in the championship game vs #1 Medfield, falling 3-0.

U9 Boys Champions

U14 Girls Champions

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Jan 20, 2011, Updated Fri Jan 21, 2011

Thanks for Donating to the NYS Field Restoration Fund!!!!!
Norton Youth Soccer would like to recognize our member families below for their generous contributions to the NYS Field Restoration Project. Through a recent fundraising drive from our Competitive Travel team registration and from Fall Rec volunteers kindly donating their volunteer reimbursements, we had 107 member families donate a total of $2,315. This is an incredible amount and will go a long way towards Phase 2 of the Field Restoration Project. Phase 2 has officially kicked off with a goal to fully irrigate the remaining fields. Short term costs are estimated at around $15,000. How quickly we can achieve this will depend greatly on our ability to fund the project. You can click on the Field Restoration Project link on the NYS website for more info on the project. Thanks again for helping in our efforts towards a field complex we can all be proud of!

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Dec 8, 2010, Updated Fri Jan 14, 2011

State Soccer Challenge Championship
Congratulations to Mike Tetreault on winning the state championship for the 10-year old age group in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge held on November 14th at Abington High School. The Soccer Challenge is a competition based penalty kicks where each player is given 25 shots. The goal for this competition is divided into a series of five scoring zones. The upper corners of the goal are 20 point zones, the lower corners 10 point zones, and the central region a five point zone. One of Mike's fellow Norton contestants was quoted as saying "Go big or go home!" which was very appropriate in Mike's case. Instead of going safe at the lower corners, Mike showed plenty of guts and precision by going after the much tougher, upper corners. In the championship round, Mike won the title by registering a phenomenal score of 255 points!
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Nov 15, 2010, Updated Mon Nov 15, 2010

NYS November Newsletter
The November General Meeting for Norton Youth Soccer is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10th, 7:00pm at the Yelle School cafeteria. Topics for discussion include a wrap-up of the Fall Recreational season, Competitive Travel soccer, field restoration update, the upcoming U6-U8 indoor program, and any other organizational issues suggested by the attendees. Next Spring, we will likely lose several valued and dedicated board members so it is imperative that new board members come up through the ranks so that we can continue providing quality programs for our young soccer players. Attending the General Meetings is an important step in getting more involved.

We’re not sure if it’s happened before, but we were a perfect 9 for 9 for Fall Rec Saturday’s. If you have any feedback on the season, you can provide it at the General Meeting or send email to fa ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org The Board also hopes that everyone enjoyed their time on the renovated fields. Please note that the renovated fields will be closed until next Spring when we will, for the first time in many years, be hosting true home games for South Coast Soccer League play. The Board is asking that you stay off of the fields as well as ask others to leave if you happen upon unauthorized use. Remember, these are your fields too and are reserved for Norton Youth Soccer use.

We are closer than ever to fully restoring all of the fields. A new well was drilled last month yielding very good water pressure. Phase 2 cost to date is $5,930 for the well drilling and about $200 in supplies. Our plan is to install irrigation lines this Fall to one of the fields, possibly Field 8 (11v11 field furthest to the right). We will also be looking at installing electrical service to the well. All told, we are probably looking at another $15,000 in short-term costs. To keep the momentum full steam ahead, we’re pulling out all the stops fundraising-wise. NYS recently transferred the proceeds from Picture Day ($1,380.83) to the Field Restoration account. NYS would also like to thank the 35 NYS soccer families who participated in the Chateau field fundraiser netting $279.61. Another fundraiser from last month at Montione’s Bakery will be adding to the total. Each Saturday, it was very heartening to see all the donations in the field collection jar. Also, if your child is a competitive travel player, you will be given an opportunity to contribute at a Gold ($50), Silver ($25), or Bronze ($10) level at registration. Contributors will be recognized on the NYS website once registration closes. Finally, if you would like to donate in other ways such as materials, services, or volunteer in some capacity, please contact NYS at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

NYS plans to again offer our popular U6-U8 Indoor Program. These one-hour games will run for 6 weeks on Sundays starting this Sunday. A second session will be considered if there is enough interest. Each hour consists of 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute scrimmage. This is a recreational division available to any U6 to U8 player not on a competitive team. The cost is $60. All games will be played at the Taunton Boys and Girls Club. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, go to the U6-U8 Indoor Program page of the NYS website for more info. To reserve a spot or if you have any questions, you can send email to the program coordinator, Melissa Miller, at u6 ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

While all the attention has been on the Fall Recreational season, the NYS Board has been busy with the upcoming Competitive Travel season. Teams were selected through tryouts in September with each team playing other towns in the Winter and Spring months. Many teams have already begun play indoors in Norfolk and N. Smithfield RI. If you have any questions about this program, you can send email to our Competitive Travel Director, Gerald Kimber White, at co ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

If you have any ideas or suggestions for NYS, please contact us at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Nov 10, 2010

Norton High School Teams in the Playoffs!
Congratulations to the boys and girls teams for making it to the playoffs. The boys beat Norwood 2-0 and #3 Norwell 2-1 in OT. Their playoff run ended with a 1-0 loss to Duxbury in the quarterfinals. The girls unfortunately ended their playoff season with a loss to Pembroke Sunday night. NYS would like to congratulate the high school teams for another successful season.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Nov 4, 2010, Updated Thu Nov 11, 2010

U6-U8 Indoor Program
Norton Youth Soccer is proud to once again offer its U6-U8 Indoor Program. These one-hour games will run for 6 weeks on Sunday afternoons starting November 14th. The dates we are planning to run the program are 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, and 1/2.

There will be 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute scrimmage. This is a recreational division available to any U6 to U8 player not on a competitive team. The cost is $60. All games will be played at the Taunton Boys and Girls Club. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, click here to download a registration form. You can send email to u6 ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org to reserve a spot or if you have any questions.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Oct 21, 2010, Updated Mon Nov 8, 2010

Norton U12 Girls Capture Columbus Cup Championship
Norton’s U12 girls tournament team wrapped up a very successful Mansfield Columbus Cup tournament by capturing the U12 A division championship. The girls not only demonstrated their excellent soccer skills, but also showed a great deal of poise and grit throughout. Solid keeper play by Victoria Anderson and Xenia Nikolos along with a stingy defense led by Nikolos, Amanda Britko, Annabel Diestel, Liz Dufault, Mary Rorke, Emma Sudduth, and Kathryn Ward resulted in just a single goal scored against Norton over the five games played. Norton was tested early on by Mansfield, but prevailed 1-0 on a goal by Haley Elliott. Norton followed up with a tidy 4-0 win over Newton on goals by Elliott, Nikolos, Maddie Fong, and Alexa Derosa. The last round robin game was against a very physical North Attleboro team. Trailing 1-0 late in the second half, Norton’s Fong tied the game with a strike from the top of the 18-yard box resulting in a 1-1 draw. In the semi-finals, Norton and Easton played to a 0-0 draw in a back-and-forth match. The game was decided on penalty kicks with Norton prevailing 4-3. The championship game vs Foxboro was a match of wills with each team waiting for the other to blink. The game was scoreless well into the second half until Mary Rorke made a nice run down the sideline and drilled a shot into the far side, top corner of the opposing goal in what proved to be the game winner. Maddie Fong followed up with a back breaking goal a few minutes later to help Norton win the title 2-0.

The effort put forth was truly a team effort with ALL 15 players contributing in important ways. The Mansfield tournament was the kickoff to the Norton U12 girls competitive travel season. The girls will continue on to winter indoor play in Forekicks and will conclude next Spring with South Coast Soccer League play.


Left to Right

Standing Top - Coach Scott Sudduth, Emma Sudduth, Xenia Nikolos, Kayla O’Keefe, Mary Rorke, Amanda Britko, Coach Tony Fong

Sitting Middle – Maddie Fong, Alexa Derosa, Sarah Veglas, Liz Dufault, Kathryn Ward, Victoria Anderson

Sitting Bottom – Haley Elliott, Grace Newfield, Annabel Diestel, Michaela Sullivan
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Oct 13, 2010, Updated Thu Oct 14, 2010

Week 6 (Oct 16th) Referee and Volunteer Schedules
Click here for the latest volunteer schedules. Click here to email the Volunteer Coordinator.

Click here for the referee schedule. Click here to email the Referee Coordinator.

Please understand that all referees will be assigned to work at least (5) of the (9) weeks in the season. And remember, if you are not available to ref on a given Saturday, please let the Referee Coordinator know by Tuesday of that week as the schedules are finalized on Tuesday evenings.

If you are unable to view a schedule, make sure popup blockers are disabled or paste the following URLs into the browser address field:

Referee Schedule: http://www.nortonyouthsoccer.org/league/page.aspx?PageID=3298
Volunteer Schedule: http://www.nortonyouthsoccer.org/league/page.aspx?PageID=2787
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Oct 13, 2010, Updated Wed Oct 13, 2010

Competitive Team Rosters
U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14 Boys selections have been posted.
Click here to view NYS boys competitive travel team selections.

U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U15 Girls selections have been posted.
Click here
to view NYS girls competitive travel team selections.

As teams announce their selections, these pages will be updated. If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Kimber White, NYS Competitive Travel Director, at co ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Oct 6, 2010, Updated Mon Oct 11, 2010

Week 5 (Oct 9th) Referee and Volunteer Schedules
Click here for the latest volunteer schedules. Click here to email the Volunteer Coordinator.

This week marks the midpoint of the 2010 Rec Soccer season. Most referees have been assigned to work at least (3) of the (5) weeks to date. There are a handful of first-year referees who have only received (2) assignments. This is primarily due to conflicts with playing in rec games or requests not to work on a particular weekend.

Please understand that all referees will be assigned to work at least (5) of the (9) weeks in the season. And remember, if you are not available to work on a given Saturday, please let me know by Tuesday of that week as the schedules are finalized on Tuesday evenings.

Mike Tavares
NYS Referee Coordinator

Click here for the Week 5 (Oct 9th) referee schedule. Click here to email the Referee Coordinator.

If you are unable to view a schedule, make sure popup blockers are disabled or paste the following URLs into the browser address field:

Referee Schedule: http://www.nortonyouthsoccer.org/league/page.aspx?PageID=3298
Volunteer Schedule: http://www.nortonyouthsoccer.org/league/page.aspx?PageID=2787
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Oct 6, 2010, Updated Wed Oct 6, 2010

NYS October Newsletter
The October General Meeting for Norton Youth Soccer is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6th, 7:00pm at the Yelle School cafeteria. Topics for discussion include the Fall Recreational season, Competitive Travel soccer, field restoration update, the upcoming U8 indoor program, and any other organizational issues suggested by the attendees. Next Spring, we will likely lose several valued and dedicated board members so it is imperative that new board members come up through the ranks so that we can continue providing quality programs for our young soccer players. Attending the General Meetings is an important step in getting more involved.

We have been fortunate to have so many sunny Saturday’s thus far in the Fall Rec season. Hopefully, our luck continues. Please be reminded that dogs are not allowed on the fields. Also, we had a number of cars boxed in last Saturday. Some could not leave for hours. Since the parking lot is not lined, please use common sense when parking.

The Board hopes that everyone is enjoying their time on the renovated fields. We are closer than ever to fully restoring all of the fields. Installation of a new well is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5th. Soon thereafter, we will be extending electrical service to the new well and can then begin installation of the irrigation system. Finally, the fields will be seeded. Our hope is that much of this can be done in 2011. This will depend greatly on how quickly we can move things along as well as the ability to fund the project. There are several ways that you can help in this very important project. If you would like to donate materials, services, or volunteer in some capacity, please contact NYS at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org If you would like to donate funds by check, you can send a check to:

Norton Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 680
Norton, MA 02766

Please clearly indicate that the check is to be directed to NYS's Field Restoration project.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! This Thursday October 7th, NYS will be hosting a fundraiser at The Chateau Restaurant of Norton. Enjoy lunch, dinner or order take-out from the Chateau. When paying your check, give the waitperson a special fundraiser ticket. The Chateau Restaurant will contribute 25% of the total bill to NYS. Click here for the fundraiser ticket. All proceeds will go directly to the Field Restoration account.

For those of you who would like to help in other ways, NYS is in need of volunteers in the following areas:

- Sponsor Plaque Delivery: We have an immediate need for a few people to help deliver sponsor plaques to area businesses.
- Sponsorship Lead: Sponsorships are very important in keeping registration and equipment costs reasonable for NYS members. We are in need of someone who would be NYS’ interface to sponsors. Responsibilities include maintaining sponsor lists, sending out letters in the Spring, enhancing the sponsor experience, etc…
- Clothing Stand: Manage sales and inventory of NYS items. Manage clothing stand during the Fall Recreational season.
- Boston Breakers Contact: This individual will serve as the interface between NYS and the Boston Breakers women’s professional soccer team.

While all the attention has been on the Fall Recreational season, the NYS Board has been busy with the upcoming Competitive Travel season. Teams are currently being selected through tryouts with each team playing other towns in the Winter and Spring months. Rosters are being posted as selections are made on the Competitive Travel page of the NYS website. If you have any questions, send an email to our Competitive Travel Director, Gerald Kimber White, at co ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

NYS plans to again offer our popular U8 Indoor Program. These one-hour games will run for 6 weeks on Sundays starting in November (after the rec season closes). A second session will be considered if there is enough interest. Each hour consists of 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute scrimmage. This is a recreational division available to any U-06 to U-08 player not on a competitive team. More details will be provided in a separate email. In order for the program to get off the ground, NYS needs one or two volunteers to help administer the program. These individuals will interface with coaches, parents, as well as interface with the board through a designated board member. If you are interested, please send email to ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org or speak to Mark Anderson at the fields on Saturday’s.

Finally, congratulations to the winners of the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge! Results are below. Winners will be contacted shortly and will move on to district level competition.

Girls Division
- 11-year olds: Maddie Fong, 125 points
- 12-year olds: Amy Patrone, 105 points
- 13-year olds: Lauren Caffelle, 100 points
- 14-year olds: Emily Patrone, 125 points

Boys Division
- 10-year olds: Henry Kimber White, 130 points
- 11-year olds: Michael Lavendier, 125 points
- 12-year olds: Sean Cappellini, 190 points
- 13-year olds: Jason O'Neil, 120 points

If you have any ideas or suggestions for NYS, please contact us at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Oct 4, 2010

Chateau Restaurant Field Fundraiser
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! On Thursday, October 7th, NYS will be hosting a fundraiser at The Chateau Restaurant of Norton. Enjoy lunch, dinner or order take-out from the Chateau. When paying your check, give the waitperson a special fundraiser ticket. The Chateau Restaurant will contribute 25% of the total bill to NYS. Click here for the fundraiser ticket. The fundraiser ticket is needed in order for NYS to receive the 25%. All proceeds will go directly to the Field Restoration account.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sat Oct 2, 2010

Knights Of Columbus Soccer Challenge Results
Congratulations to the winners of last Saturday's Soccer Challenge! Results are below. Winners will be contacted shortly and will move on to district level competition.

Girls Division
11-year olds: Maddie Fong, 125 points
12-year olds: Amy Patrone, 105 points
13-year olds: Lauren Caffelle, 100 points
14-year olds: Emily Patrone, 125 points

Boys Division
10-year olds: Henry Kimber White, 130 points
11-year olds: Michael Lavendier, 125 points
12-year olds: Sean Cappellini, 190 points
13-year olds: Jason O'Neil, 120 points

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Sep 20, 2010

NYS September Newsletter
Not only did Opening Day come with unbelievably beautiful weather, it also marked an important milestone with the opening of the newly renovated fields. To commemorate this event, NYS board members past and present attended a ribbon cutting ceremony. NYS has invested $50,000 thus far into the field complex, funds used solely for the purposes of field renovation. A complete summary and financial overview of Phase 1 can be found on the Field Restoration Project page of the NYS website. The plan is to also host next Spring’s competitive travel games at the new fields. This would mark the first time in 4 years that NYS travel teams will have true home games.

As you have seen, we still have a long way to go. There are many fields in dire need. Phase 2 has kicked off with a goal to fully irrigate the remaining fields. Installation of a new well is scheduled for the week of September 27th. Soon thereafter, we will be extending electrical service to the new well and can then begin installation of the irrigation system. Finally, the fields will be seeded. Our hope is that much of this can be done in 2011. This will depend greatly on how quickly we can move things along as well as the ability to fund the project. There are several ways that you can help in this very important project:

1. If you would like to donate materials, services, or volunteer in some capacity, please contact NYS at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

2. If you would like to donate funds by check, you can send a check to:

Norton Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 680
Norton, MA 02766

Please clearly indicate that the check is to be directed to NYS's Field Restoration project. Thank you for your support in providing soccer facilities to our children that we can be proud of!!

From all accounts, the first day of the Fall Recreational season went very well. Below are some important notes:

- Picture Day is this Saturday (9/18). Your coach will inform you of your team’s photo shoot time. The schedule is also posted on the NYS website. Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time. Also be aware that parking may be challenging on Saturday so plan for extra time.
- The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge will take place this Saturday from 10-noon where your child will be able to test his/her soccer skills. Players ages 10-14 will be eligible to advance to district, state, and even national competitions.
- Please make sure fields are cleaned up after every game and practice. Remember, these are your fields too! Teams that repeatedly leave trash may have their games reassigned to unrenovated fields.
- A new section has been created on the NYS website. Go to the upper right of the home page and click on the division your child is in. From there, you will see a list of teams along with game, Picture Day, and volunteer schedules.
- If you have any questions about our Fall program or would like to help in some way, you can email fa ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

While all thoughts seem to be on the Fall Recreational season, the NYS Board has been busy planning for the Competitive Travel season. Teams are selected through tryouts with each team playing other towns in the Winter and Spring months. Last Spring, many of the Norton teams made it to the playoffs with three teams winning South Coast championships and advancing to the State tournament. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the weekends of Sept 25/26 and Oct 2/3. More details will be available shortly. We also still have coaching vacancies for the following age groups: U8 Girls, U12 Boys, U13 Girls and U15/16 Boys. Without coaches, we cannot form these teams. If you are interested in filling any of these vacancies, please send an email to co ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

Finally, the September NYS General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15th, 7:00 at the Yelle School library. Topics for discussion include Fall and competitive travel soccer, and any other organizational issues suggested by attendees. Next Spring, we will likely lose several valued and dedicated board members so it is imperative that new board members come up through the ranks so that we can continue providing the programs our children deserve.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact NYS at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Wed Sep 15, 2010, Updated Wed Sep 15, 2010

Volunteer and Referee Schedule for Week 2 (Sept 18)
Click here for the latest volunteer schedules.
Click here for the Week 2 (Sept 18th) referee schedule.

If you are unable to view a schedule, make sure popup blockers are disabled or paste the following URLs into the browser address field:

Referee Schedule: http://www.nortonyouthsoccer.org/league/page.aspx?PageID=3298
Volunteer Schedule: http://www.nortonyouthsoccer.org/league/page.aspx?PageID=2787
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Sep 2, 2010, Updated Thu Sep 16, 2010

Norton Youth Soccer Ready to Kick off Fall Season
The Sun Chronicle has written a story on Norton Youth Soccer and the programs we will be offering this upcoming soccer season. Click here to read the article online at the Sun Chronicle Community Sports Site.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Aug 12, 2010

NYS August Newsletter
While many families are enjoying the summer off from soccer, board members and volunteers have been busy over the past few months preparing for the upcoming Fall recreational season. With over 600 players registered, an enormous amount of time and effort goes into the planning and running of this program. Here are some updates:
  • Late registrations are still being accepted. Go to the NYS website and click on Fall Recreational for more details.
  • Teams are currently being formed and should be posted by mid August.
  • Practices are slated to begin the first week of September with Opening Day planned for Saturday, September 11th.
  • A referee clinic will be held for anyone interested in refereeing Fall Rec games. This clinic is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Yelle Cafeteria. You must be in 7th grade or higher to qualify.
  • As a reminder, players WILL NOT be permitted to play with earrings. Note that this was clearly stated during player registration.
If you have any questions about our Fall program or would like to help in any way, you can email fa ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

After many years in the making, NYS plans on opening our newly renovated fields this Fall (Saturday games only). NYS would like to thank all those who have contributed financially and through hard work and dedication. While NYS is closing in on an important milestone in restoring these fields, you will see that many more fields are in desperate need. NYS is always reluctant to raise fees so one way to raise the necessary funds is through fundraising activities. Currently, NYS is partnering with the New England Revolution where NYS will receive a portion of the sale of every season ticket, Four Game package, single game ticket, or Birthday Blast when ordered from the NYS website. Click on the Revs logo on the NYS website to order.

NYS competitive travel teams continue to excel at the highest levels despite being one of the smaller towns population-wise in the area and in the South Coast conference. NYS teams recently wrapped up yet another successful Spring competitive season. Congratulations to the following South Coast Soccer League Champions:
  • U12 Boys Division 1 (Chris Cappellini)
  • U12 Girls Division 1 (Dave Sharpe)
  • U11 Girls Division 1 (Tony Fong)
These champions advanced to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions which took place in Lancaster MA from June 25 – 27. The U12 Boys advanced to the state championship title game with a 3-0-1 record. Unfortunately, the team fell short losing in the finals 2-0 to Beverly. The U11 girls went undefeated with one win and two ties, narrowly missing the playoffs. The U12 girls were stingy in its defense, but just could not muster enough offense in a very tough bracket. A number of other NYS teams went deep into their South Coast playoffs. For more details, go to the News section at the NYS website.

Finally, there are still a few openings in the U5 Striker Soccer Program that will also run in September. A brochure is available on the NYS website. Click on U5 Strikers Fall Program.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact NYS at ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Aug 2, 2010, Updated Mon Aug 2, 2010

Congratulations to our NYS Playoff Teams!
Congratulations to the teams below for their outstanding seasons and success in the playoffs. Three of our teams also won their divisional championships and advanced as the South Coast representatives at the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions held in Lancaster MA during the weekend of June 25th.
  • U12 Boys Division 1 (Cappellini) - South Coast Champions, advanced to MTOC and finished as finalist for the state championship. Click here to read about their MTOC playoff run.
  • U11 Girls Division 1 (Fong) - South Coast Champions, advanced to MTOC. Click here to read about their MTOC playoff run.
  • U12 Girls Division 1 (Sharpe) - South Coast Co-Champions, advanced to MTOC
  • U13 Girls Division 1 (Dermody) - South Coast Championship finalist
  • U11 Girls Division 2 (Anderson) - South Coast Championship finalist
  • U12 Boys Division 2 (Scarpetti) - South Coast Championship semi-finalist
  • U13 Boys Division 1 (Ayers) - South Coast Championship semi-finalist
  • U14 Boys Division 2 (Lynch) - South Coast Championship semi-finalist
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Jul 18, 2010, Updated Mon Jul 19, 2010

NYS Fall Recreational Program
Late registrations are currently being accepted for the Fall Recreational season. Norton’s Fall Recreational season is run entirely by volunteers. The season normally runs nine consecutive weekends, starting in early September and ending in early November. Players practice once a week with games on Saturdays at the Norton Middle School. Your child will experience the fun of playing on a team, friendly competition, and will receive a uniform and a ball.

NYS uses an online registration system for Fall Recreational signups. There are no walk-in signups. The registration link is now available on the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website. Additional program information can be found on that webpage.
Norton boys and girls born 8/1/1995 through 7/31/2005 are eligible. Registration cost per player will remain the same as last season ($85 per player). A $20 volunteer fee will also be added during the registration process. This fee is per family and will be refunded at the end of the season on completion of volunteer service. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted after the May 24th deadline.

Contact the NYS Registrar at registrar@nortonyouthsoccer.org with any questions about player/volunteer signups.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Apr 12, 2010, Updated Tue May 25, 2010

Revs Ticket Field Restoration Fundraiser
While NYS has reached an important milestone in restoring several fields (with a target re-opening of some of these fields for the NYS summer camp and Fall Recreational season), many more fields are in desperate need. NYS is always reluctant to raise fees so one way to raise the necessary funds is through fundraising activities. NYS is partnering with the New England Revolution where NYS will receive a portion of the sale of every season ticket, Four Game package, single game ticket, or Birthday Blast when ordered from the NYS website. Click on the Revs ticket ad on the right to order. Please help support the Field Restoration project through this and other fundraisers. Click here for more info on the Field Restoration project. Thank you for your support. Norton Youth Soccer
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sat Apr 3, 2010, Updated Mon Apr 19, 2010

NYS Summer Camp
Norton Youth Soccer's annual soccer camp will held from Monday, July 26th to Friday, July 30th. Full and half day programs are available. New this year, we will playing on our newly irrigated soccer fields behind the Norton Middle School. Click here to download a copy of the brochure (Adobe Reader is required). Click here to send email with any questions regarding the program.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Mar 19, 2010, Updated Fri Mar 19, 2010

April General and Board Meeting
The next General Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 14th, 7pm at the Yelle School Library.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Mar 1, 2010, Updated Wed Mar 24, 2010

Norton United U14 Girls Take Home February Vacation Tournament Championship
On February 17, 2010 the Norton United U14 Girls team were victorious against Walpole on Penalty Kicks in the championship game to win the February Vacation Tournament at Forekicks in Norfolk. The girls played an outstanding first game tying Lincoln, RI. 0 - 0. In their second game the girls defeated the NCS Stars 2 - 0 and then won their semi-final game against the Treehuggers 1 – 0. The girls were lead by brilliant goal tending by Christine Tamulis. Kaleigh Schleicher, Alexa Dosreis, Rachel MacDermott and Kaitlin Murrin played great defense. The offense was lead by Sarah Goldberg, Kelsey Sousa, Colleen Almeida Micayla Valeri and Ashley Cibotti. The team was coached by Howard Goldberg and Bob Almeida. Congratulations girls!
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Feb 23, 2010, Updated Tue Feb 23, 2010

Sadie Hawkins Dance - Norton Tricentennial Fundraiser
The Norton Tricentennial Committee is planning to hold a Sadie Hawkins Dance at the Oasis Club of Norton on February 20, 2010 from 7 PM to Midnight. A request of a $10.00 per person donation will help raise funds for the 300th Anniversary events in 2011.

Ladies – ask a gent for a dance date for a fun evening with friends. Many surprises will entertain you.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Thu Jan 28, 2010, Updated Mon Feb 15, 2010

Spring Payments Due
Hello. The balance for Spring soccer registration fees is due by February 1st. Please go to the Registration page of the NYS website and click on "Spring 2010". From there, click on "Click here for online registration" to pay your balance via the NYS registration system. If you originally elected to pay by check, you can access the NYS registration system to view your balance and you can send a check to:

Norton Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 680
Norton, MA 02766

If you have any questions, please send email to re ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Jan 25, 2010

January General and Board Meeting
The next General Meeting will be Tuesday January 5th, 7pm at the Yelle School.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Dec 29, 2009

U6-U8 Indoor Games - Reschedule
Games cancelled due to the December 20th snowstorm have been rescheduled to Sunday, January 10th.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Dec 20, 2009, Updated Tue Dec 29, 2009

December General Meeting
The December General Meeting will be Tuesday, December 8th, 7pm at the Yelle School Library. All members are invited.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Mon Dec 7, 2009, Updated Mon Dec 7, 2009

U6-U8 Indoor Program
The U6-U8 Indoor Program is full. Players wishing to be wait listed can send email to u6 ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Fri Nov 13, 2009, Updated Sat Nov 28, 2009

Congratulations to the NHS Girls on a great tournament run !!!
From the Sun Chronicle
Holliston 2, Norton 1
HOLLISTON - Seven minutes into the first "sudden victory" period, the Panthers of Holliston put a ball past Norton goalie Audrey Maia, ending the Lancers' brilliant postseason run in the MIAA Division 2-South Sectional Tournament.

"I feel blessed to have worked with such a talented group of kids," said Norton coach Todd Kefor, whose No. 17 seeded Lancers (8-6-7) battled the Tri-Valley League champion Panthers tough for the third time this season.

While Norton had dropped 1-0 and 4-1 decision to Holliston during the TVL campaign, Norton refused to surrender space to the Panthers during the scoreless first half. The Lancers' backline defenders - Kate Ledbetter, Jillian Wry and Stephanie Powers - rose to the challenge.

"Our defense held up very well, and that's against a very fast offense," said Kefor of Norton staving off many a Panther run. Maia, who had a dozen saves in goal for Norton, gave the Lancers a chance for the win.

The Lancers, who had scored six goals in winning their first two rounds in postseason play, had Holliston on its heels - taking the lead six minutes into the second half.

Nicollette Schuko headed in a corner kick taken by Ledbetter to stun the Panthers. Holliston had a sleight 7-3 edge in shots during the first half and finally tied the match in the 70th minute on a through ball. "They pressured us in the first half, but in the second half, we came out much more aggressively," said Kefor. "We had a few pushes, we broke them down."
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Nov 10, 2009, Updated Thu Nov 12, 2009

Norton High School Alumni Soccer Game
Spread the word! This year’s game will be on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - rain or shine at the NHS Football/Soccer field. If the field is unplayable the game will be moved to the Norton Middle School lower fields.

The Women v. NHS Girls game will be at 11:00 a.m.
The Men v. NHS Boys game will be at 12:45 p.m.

For more info on the game, post-game activities, and t-shirts, go to the NHS Alumni Soccer website at www.nhsalumnisoccer.org.
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Oct 27, 2009, Updated Thu Nov 19, 2009

NYS U06 through U08 Indoor Soccer Program
These one-hour games will run for 6 weeks on Sundays starting on November 22nd. There will be 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute scrimmage. This is a recreational division available to any U-06 to U-08 player not on a competitive team. The cost is $60. All games will be played at the Taunton Boys and Girls Club. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Only a few spots remain and are available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, fill out a registration form and send it to:

Norton Youth Soccer
14 Downing Drive
Norton, MA 02766

To download a registration form, click here. For any questions regarding the program, you can send email to ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Tue Oct 27, 2009, Updated Sat Nov 7, 2009

Fall Rec Updates
  • The sprinklers were turned on for the first time this season! The fields being restored are now seeded and fertilized. Please be sure to stay off these fields!
  • The clothing stand will be open this Saturday. The clothing stand is also planned to be open on October 31st and November 7th.
  • Please note that the U9/10 girls and U11/12 boys have switched fields for 1:15pm games through the rest of the season. The U9/10 girls will now play on Field 4 while the U11/12 boys will now play on Field 9. Practice schedules have also been revised to correct an error with the Columbus Day holiday. Changes will impact practices occurring this week and through the rest of the month.Click here to access game and practice schedules.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Mon Oct 5, 2009, Updated Tue Oct 6, 2009

Competitive Team Tryouts / Uniform Orders
  • The U8 girls and U9 girls Division 2 selections have been posted. Also, the U8 boys, U9 and U10 boys Division 1 player selections have been posted. Please go to the Competitive Travel page and click on the girls or boys rosters.
  • Please order your new or replacement uniforms as soon as possible to ensure they are ready by your first indoor game. Donna Fong and Sharyn Stedman will be at the Middle School fields on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:00 p.m. to approximately 6:30 for travel uniform ordering. The price will be $80. Order forms are available on the NYS Store page for the travel uniform, travel warm-up jacket and Adidas backpack. These are all reserved for travel players.

Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sat Oct 3, 2009, Updated Tue Oct 6, 2009

Sept Newsletter / Competitive Team Tryouts
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 ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

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 ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sun Sep 13, 2009, Updated Sun Sep 13, 2009

September General Meeting
The September General Meeting will be Wednesday, September 16th from 7-9pm at the Yelle School Library. All members are invited.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri Sep 4, 2009, Updated Sun Sep 13, 2009

2009 Referee Preseason Clinic




Norton Youth Soccer
2009 Referee Preseason Clinic
Thursday, September 10, 2009
H.A. Yelle School Cafeteria
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Open to players U13 and up (must have turned 12 by 8/1/09).
USSF-certified Grade 8 and 9 referees do not need to attend.

Attendance is mandatory for all non-certified referees.

Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed Sep 2, 2009, Updated Wed Sep 2, 2009

Aug 31st Coaches Meeting, Schedules, and Coach's Packet
There is a mandatory coaches meeting on Monday August 31st at 6pm behind the Middle School. At this meeting, coaches will receive equipment, uniforms and coach's packet. Coaches will also be able to ask any questions. If you are unable to make the meeting, please make sure another coach or member from your team attends.

Schedules and the coach's packet have also been posted. These can be accessed from the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website. Each team has a team page where schedules can also be accessed.

If you have any questions, you can send email to Fa ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri Aug 28, 2009

2009-2010 Competitive Coaches
Norton Youth Soccer is taking applications for anyone interested in coaching a competitive travel team this year. As soon as possible and by Sept. 1 at the latest, please send email to co ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org with the age/gender and division you would like to coach. In addition, please include whether you hold a coaching license already and if so, what level you've attained, what coaching experience you have and a brief explanation of why you would like to coach the team.

Also, there's an added wrinkle this year. In the interest of making sure our youngest competitive players are launched with the best possible training, we've added a requirement that all competitive head coaches for U8-U10 age groups must hold the G coaching license by Dec. 31, 2009. The G course is available online and can be taken at your own convenience. Assistant coaches are not required to take the G course but it is highly recommended that they do so.

For next year, the 2010-2011 season, another layer will be added when U11-U12 coaches must hold the minimum of an F coaching license by Dec. 31, 2010. Those of you with your G license already should consider getting the F license now. There's an F course on Aug. 29 in Halifax and Aug. 30 in Franklin. The F and G licenses are both reimburseable by NYS.

Please send email if you have any questions and/or if you are interested in serving as a competitive coach this year. Thanks for all of your help with the young men and women athletes of Norton.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed Aug 12, 2009, Updated Sun Aug 16, 2009

South Coast Soccer League Champions
Congratulations to the following South Coast Soccer League Champions:

- U11 Boys Division 1 (Bill Lach/Chris Cappellini)
- U11 Girls Division 1 (Darby Flaherty/Dave Sharpe)
- U16 Girls Division 1 (Howard Goldberg/John McDermott)
- U12 Boys Division 2 (Colin Ayers/ Steven Hughes), championship photo to the left/above
- U13 Girls Division 2 (Bob Almeida/Howard Goldberg)

The three Division 1 champions advanced to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions which took place in Lancaster MA from June 26-June 28. The U11 boys reached the semifinals with a 2-1 record. The U11 and U16 girls teams both narrowly missed the playoffs finishing 1-1-1.

The U11 Boys team also won the Sportsmanship Award for the U12 division. Pictured below is their award photo.

Front row, left to right Matthew Loranger, Justin Ireland, Jared Kahn, Jordan Lach, Aiden Kahn, Jonathan Lach
Second row, left to right Ben Veglas, Ryan Blakeley, Brett Stern, Daniel Pereira, Deven Schuko, Sean Cappellini
Back row, Alan Lach, Bill Lach, Chris Cappellini

Posted by Tony Fong, Created Tue Jun 23, 2009, Updated Mon Jul 20, 2009

Chateau Fundraiser - All Proceeds Go To Field Renovations!
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed Jun 17, 2009

NYS Summer Camp Update
As of June 5th we have only half the number of players that we will need to have the summer soccer camp. We are extending the registration deadline to June 30th. In the past, many parents waited until the last minute or even the day of camp to register. June 30th is the date when we need to receive your registration. Please send in your registration so that we can ensure the camp takes place. For a copy of the camp brochure, click on "Summer Camp".
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Mon Jun 8, 2009

NYS Bake Sale - Saturday June 6th 2-5:30pm
Just a reminder that a bake sale will take place this Saturday, June 6th from 2-5:30pm at the Taunton Boys and Girls Club Lewis Park fields. A number of parents have donated both baked goods and beverages with proceeds going to the field renovation project. While there, come watch our travel teams as they compete in South Coast play. Directions to Lewis Park can be found at the NYS website under "Fields and Directions".
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri Jun 5, 2009, Updated Fri Jun 5, 2009

June Newsletter
The June General Meeting for Norton Youth Soccer is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Yelle School cafeteria. Topics for discussion include field fundraising, Spring soccer along with Fall soccer updates and planning. We welcome any other questions brought by meeting attendees.

Don’t miss out on registering your child for NYS's popular week long summer camp. The camp will run from July 27th to July 31st. A brochure and link to the registration page can be found by clicking on “Summer Camp” on the NYS home page.

Volunteerism is alive and well in Norton! From the grill to the fields to the sidelines, the responses to our call for volunteers for the Fall season has been very uplifting. Despite the large number of responses, NYS is still seeking volunteers for the following positions for the upcoming Fall season:

  • Rec league director: This key individual will oversee all aspects of the Recreational season including coordination of coaching packages, interfacing with the volunteer coordinator and age group coordinators. This position can be very rewarding to someone looking to make a big impact.
  • Age group coordinators for the U7, U9/10, and U11/12 age groups (boys and girls): These individuals may be involved with team selection. They also provide direction and communications to coaches in each age group.
  • Equipment: Coordinate the ordering of all equipment. Maintain an inventory. Coordinate coaches bags and delivery of equipment for all coaches.
  • Clothing: Coordinate the inventory, ordering and sale of merchandise through the clothing stand and the website. Without a volunteer, NYS will miss out on a significant funding source.

June is turning out to be a busy month for fundraisers to help renovate the Middle School fields. Please support the field renovation project through these and future field fundraisers:

  • A bake sale will take place this Saturday, June 6th from 2-5:30pm at the Taunton Boys and Girls Club Lewis Park fields. A number of parents have donated both baked goods and beverages with proceeds going to the fields. While there, come watch our travel teams as they compete in South Coast play. Directions to Lewis Park can be found at the NYS website under "Fields and Directions".
  • Four free tickets to a future Breakers game of the winner's choice are planned to be raffled off at the NYS Night at the Boston Breakers.
  • Tuesday June 23rd will be NYS night at the Chateau Restaurant in Norton. A special ticket will be sent out via email in a few weeks to all NYS members. NYS will receive 20% from all checks with this ticket attached.

Finally, tickets are still available for NYS Night at the Boston Breakers on Sunday, June 14th at 6pm. The Breakers are the area's newest professional women's soccer team with three members of the 2008 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team; Angela Hucles, Heather Mitts and Amy Rodriguez. Visit breakersgroup.com and enter the password NYS for more info.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed Jun 3, 2009, Updated Wed Jun 3, 2009

Norton U16 Girls Team Wins Foxboro Cup For Second Straight Year!
The Norton U16 girls team won the Foxboro Cup for the second straight year! The girls played Sharon in the first game and won 2–0 and then met Foxboro and won 1–0 before meeting Sharon in the finals, winning in overtime 2–0.

Julie Assubel, Kelsey Dermody, Katie Durst, Kelsey Goldberg, Cassie Iagatta, Anne Ledbetter and Brianna Valeri led the offense. Ashley Domaldo, Kristina Fogg, Emily Hastings, Liz Hunter, Colleen McDermott and Jill Wry led the defense. Audrey Maia played shutout goaltending throughout the tournament. Howard Goldberg and John McDermott coach the team. Congratulations to the U16 Norton Girls!

Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed May 27, 2009, Updated Wed May 27, 2009

June General and Board Meeting
The next general meeting and board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd from 7-9:30 at the Yelle School cafeteria.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed May 20, 2009

Join Norton Youth Soccer For A Night At The Breakers!
Come join Norton Youth Soccer on Sunday, June 14th at 6pm to see Boston's newest women's professional soccer team in action! The Breakers’ roster features all-time international caps (appearances) leader Kristine Lilly, along with three members of the 2008 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team; Angela Hucles, Heather Mitts and Amy Rodriguez. In addition, Boston has five international players that have or currently feature regularly for their country’s national team, including 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year runner-up, Kelly Smith of England.

Click here or click on the link below for a brochure and ticketing info. If you have any questions, contact re ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org

Download Norton-Breakers.pdf
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri May 15, 2009, Updated Fri May 15, 2009

May Newsletter
The May General Meeting for Norton Youth Soccer is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Yelle School library. Topics for discussion include Board positions, spring soccer (our competitive teams are 35-6-4 in the first month of play!), field improvements, and an on-line registration status update. We welcome any other questions brought by meeting attendees.

There are less than 2 weeks left before registration closes for NYS' Fall Recreational season. Please visit the NYS website (www.nortonyouthsoccer.org) for more details. Anyone registering after May 24th will be placed on a wait list and will be assigned to a team if/when space is available. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted.

Registration is also open for NYS's popular week long summer camp. The camp will run from July 27th to July 31st. A brochure and link to the registration page can be found by clicking on “Summer Camp” on the NYS home page (www.nortonyouthsoccer.org).

Please be aware that over 700 kids participate in the NYS fall season and over 200 kids in the competitive travel season. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to provide your children the experience you have come to expect year after year. NYS is completely volunteer driven and is in need of volunteers for the following Fall positions: Rec League Coordinator, Age Group Coordinators, Equipment Manager, coaches, and people to work the grill. Also, as we begin to renovate the fields, the league is in need of people to help drive fundraising activities. NYS is also looking for someone to manage the inventory and sale of NYS merchandise. Make a difference by volunteering for any of these positions. If interested, you can email re ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org For more details on each of these positions, visit the NYS Board and Volunteers page of the NYS website.

Notes:

Congratulations to the U9 Girls (Lynch), U11 girls (Whiteside), U12 girls (Dermody), and U13 boys (Lynch) teams for winning their ForeKicks championship games!! The U9 girls beat Medfield 3-2, the U11 girls beat Mansfield 2-1, the U13 boys beat Medfield 3-2, and the U12 girls beat Norton's own U11 girls (Flaherty) 2-0. Congratulations also go out to the following ForeKicks playoff teams: U11 Boys (Scarpetti), U12 Girls (Dermody), U10 Boys (O'Leary), U12 Boys (Ayers), U13 Girls (Quintanilla), U13 Boys (Rogers) and U14 Girls (Dole).

Contact ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org with questions or comments
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu May 14, 2009

Field Renovations Update
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 www.nortonyouthsoccer.org.

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 ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Mon May 4, 2009

May General and Board Meeting
The next general meeting and board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th from 7-9:30 at the Yelle School library.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed Apr 29, 2009

Competitive Team Update
Congratulations to the Norton teams competing in the South Coast Soccer League. As of the first month of the Spring season, Norton teams have an astounding 35-6-4 record!!

Congratulations to the U9 Girls (Lynch), U11 girls (Whiteside), U12 girls (Dermody), and U13 boys (Lynch) teams for winning their Forekicks championship games!! The U9 girls won 3-2, the U11 girls beat Mansfield 2-1, the U13 boys beat Medfield 3-2, and the U12 girls beat Norton's own U11 girls (Flaherty) 2-0. Congratulations also go out to the following Forekicks playoff teams: U11 Boys (Scarpetti), U12 Girls (Dermody), U10 Boys (O'Leary), U12 Boys (Ayers), U13 Girls (Quintanilla), U13 Boys (Rogers) and U14 Girls (Dole).
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sun Apr 12, 2009, Updated Fri May 1, 2009

Fall 2009 Recreational Season and Summer Camp Registrations are now open
Norton’s Fall recreational season is run entirely by volunteers. The season normally runs nine consecutive weekends, starting in early September and ending in early November. Players practice once a week with games on Saturdays at the Norton Middle School. Your child will experience the fun of playing on a team, friendly competition, and will receive a uniform and a ball.

NYS uses an online registration system for Fall recreational signups. There are no walk-in signups. The registration link is now available on the Fall Recreational page of the NYS website. Additional program information can be found on that webpage.

** Deadline for registering is May 24th **

Norton boys and girls born 8/1/1994 through 7/31/2004 are eligible. The cost is $85 per player. This year, to promote and broaden volunteer participation, the Board has instituted a volunteer fee of $20 per family. This fee will be assessed to the first player registered per family and will be reimbursed at the end of the season to all who have completed eligible volunteer service.

Anyone registering for the Fall recreational season after May 24th will be placed on a wait list and will be assigned to a team if/when space is available. A $15.00 nonrefundable late fee will be imposed for each late registration accepted.

Registration is also open for NYS’s popular weeklong Summer Clinic. A brochure can be downloaded from the Registration page of the NYS website.

Contact the NYS Registrar re ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org with any questions about player/volunteer signups.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Apr 2, 2009, Updated Sat Apr 11, 2009

April General and Board Meeting
The next general meeting and board meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8th from 7-9:30 at the Yelle School library.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri Mar 20, 2009

NYS March Newsletter
This past weekend has been a tempting reminder that spring is coming. Preparation and planning are already underway for the fall recreational season. On-line registrations will open in April. Previously registered families will be notified via e-mail. Please help us reach out to new families and kindergarten age children.

The Annual Meeting and General Meetings for Norton Youth Soccer are scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 at the Yelle School library. Topics for discussion include Board nominations, Board Officer positions, spring soccer, field conditions, upcoming registration and any other organizational issues suggested by the attendees.

NYS is entirely volunteer driven. The league is considering a variety of measures to encourage volunteer participation and involvement. Ideas up for consideration include the addition of a volunteer fee as part of the registration process and also waiving all or a portion of family registration fees for volunteers who assume a larger volunteer role.

A partial list of the volunteer positions includes:

Recreation ProgramCompetitive ProgramBoth Programs
Recreation League CoordinatorSCSL CoordinatorUniforms
Concessions Director Cranberry ContactRevolution/Breakers Contact
EquipmentSCSL ContactCoaching/Clinic Coordinator
Volunteer CoordinatorReferee CoordinatorField Development
Concessions AssistantScore OversightFundraising/Sponsorships
Field SchedulingTaunton B&G Club Contact
Field Set-UpTournament Coordinator
League Referees Tournament Patches
Traffic Control
Clothing Stand

Descriptions for each of these positions will be available shortly before registration opens on the NYS website. During the recreation on-line registration you will have an opportunity to select volunteer roles.

Notes:

Registrations will also be opening shortly for the NYS summer soccer camp. The camp will run from July 27th to July 31st. More information will be available shortly on line at www.nortonyouthsoccer.org.

The league will be losing several dedicated and valued Board members in the upcoming months. 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. If you have any ideas or suggestions, click here for a list of NYS contacts.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Tue Mar 10, 2009, Updated Tue Mar 10, 2009

Annual General Meeting
The Annual Meeting and General Meetings for Norton Youth Soccer will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 at the Yelle School library. Topics for discussion include Board nominations, Board Officer positions, spring soccer, field conditions, upcoming registration and any other organizational issues suggested by the attendees.

Rosters, passcards, and manuals for the upcoming Spring South Coast season will be distributed from 7-7:15pm to all teams who have paid their training fees and who have completed their Taunton B&G Club applications.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Feb 26, 2009, Updated Tue Mar 10, 2009

Forekicks Girls Playoffs
Playoffs take place on Saturday January 24th at Forekicks for all girls divisions. Good luck to the following Norton Youth Soccer girls teams who have made it to the playoffs !!

- U9 Girls (Lynch): 10am vs Medfield on Field 3
- U10 Girls (Fong): 7:30pm vs Wrentham on Field 1
- U10 Girls (Anderson): 1:30pm vs BSS on Field 1
- U11 Girls (Whiteside): 3:30pm vs Foxboro on Field 1
- U12 Girls (Dermody): 12:30pm vs Mansfield on Field 2
- U12 Girls (Dermody/Erickson): 5:00pm vs Norfolk on Field 1
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Jan 22, 2009, Updated Sat Jan 24, 2009

Forekicks Boys Playoffs
Playoffs begin next week at Forekicks for the boys divisions. Good luck to the following Norton Youth Soccer boys teams who have made it to the playoffs !!

- U9 Boys (Kimber White): Monday, January 19th at 6:30pm on Field 2
- U11 Boys (Lach): Wednesday, January 21st at 4:00pm on Field 3
- U13 Boys (Rogers): Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30pm on Field 2

Regular season games conclude next week for the girls. A number of Norton girls teams will also be in the playoffs. These playoff games will be played throughout the day on Saturday, January 24th.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri Jan 16, 2009, Updated Thu Jan 22, 2009

NYS Indoor Development Program
The 2nd session of the NYS indoor development program for U6-U8 players will begin on Sunday, January 18th. Details are below. For more information, you can send email to ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org.

NYS 2nd Session Indoor Program (6 weeks)
Start: Sunday, 18-January
End: Sunday, 22-February
Time: 1:30-2:30
Location: Wheaton Clark Center (Rt. 140/123 by the Wheaton baseball field)
Equipment: Indoor soccer shoes, or sneakers (no cleats), shin guards. T-shirt will be provided the first week.

Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sat Jan 3, 2009

January General Meeting
The next general meeting and board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 7th from 7-9:30 at the Yelle School cafeteria.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Dec 18, 2008

Forekicks Pickup Soccer
For interested parents, coaches and high schoolers, Forekicks has Pick Up soccer every Tuesday night at 10pm. Cost is $10. Just show up and play. Contact Paul Doherty at 508.889.1291 if you have any questions.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Fri Dec 12, 2008, Updated Fri Dec 12, 2008

Norton United U16 Girls Capture Forekicks Thanksgiving Tournament Title
On November 29, 2008 the Norton United U16 Girls won the Forekicks Thanksgiving Tournament in dramatic fashion. With less than two minutes left in overtime Nicolette Schuko scored the winning goal off a great corner kick from Jill Wry. The team was led by great goal keeping by Audrey Maia who only allowed 2 goals in the tournament. She was supported with great defense from Jill, Lindsey White, Emily Hastings and Liz Hunter. On the offensive side Nicolette, Colleen McDermott, Anne Ledbetter, Katie Durst, Cassie Igatta, Brianna Valerie and Kelsey Goldberg put constant pressure on the opposing teams. This is the second straight year that the team has won the championship. Congratulations to the girls and family and friends who supported the team.

The team is coached by Howard Goldberg and John Mcdermott.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sun Nov 30, 2008, Updated Sun Nov 30, 2008

Norton High School Alumni Game
When: Saturday, November 29
Where: "The Pit", Henry A Yelle School
Time: NHS girls v. women alumni @ 11am, NHS boys v. men alumni @ 12:30ish

Following the men's game we will be having a little get together for the alumni and their families at the Norton Legion for hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, and cash bar for those 21 and older with a valid id.

For more info, contact Bill Avril at ba ... @comcast.net].
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Nov 27, 2008, Updated Thu Nov 27, 2008

December General Meeting
The next general meeting and board meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 10th from 7-9:30 at the Yelle School library.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Sun Nov 23, 2008, Updated Sun Nov 23, 2008

Competitive Team Registration
Online registration is now open for all NYS competitive team players. Two registrations are open. The first ensures each player is adequately insured by Norton Youth Soccer. The second registration is the Spring South Coast Soccer League registration. For those already registered with the Fall rec season, the first registration is not required. Coaches have been informed as to who needs to complete this registration and have contacted those players.

Click here or on the Registration tab on the left to register.
Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Nov 6, 2008, Updated Mon Nov 24, 2008

Indoor Soccer Program
2008 futsal program.pdf (71.76 K)



Norton Youth Soccer
U06 through U08 Indoor Soccer Program


These one-hour games will run for 6 weeks on Sundays starting in November (after the rec season closes). There will be 15 minutes of practice and a 40-minute scrimmage. This is a recreational division available to any U-6 to U-08 player not on a competitive team. The cost is $40. All games will be played at the Wheaton Clark Center. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, fill out the registration form and submit to the soccer concession stand by Nov 8th.

Update: A second session has been added from Sunday, 11-Jan to 15-Feb, 1:30-2:30 (6 consecutive weeks). For more info, please contact ny ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org.

Posted by Tony Fong, Created Wed Oct 22, 2008, Updated Fri Nov 21, 2008

Competitive Team Information

1. Competitive teams are comprised of the top players in each age group. They are selected to represent Norton in both Indoor and Spring Soccer. Tryouts for the 2007/2008 season have not yet been scheduled.

2. All players MUST attend one of the tryouts to be eligible for a team; attending both is recommended. Coaches will also scout players.

3. At the tryout, players must check-in, receive a name tag and complete a registration form.

4. Players are required to purchase their own uniforms via the League. The uniforms are used for multiple seasons as the players’ number is registered with the League.

5. Players committing to an indoor team are expected to participate in both indoor sessions. Spring teams will be declared in late November. Fees for indoor will be determined by the number of players and costs associated with the team. The fee for Spring 2008 play has not been set. Other costs associated with the team (i.e. practices or tournaments) will be extra. The coach will collect and submit all payments to the League.

6. For players in the U6 and U7 age group as well as those players who do not make an A or B Team in U8 through U10, the League may be offering an Indoor Futsal program at the Taunton Boys and Girls Club on Sundays, for 10 weeks, between November and January. Teams will be formed according to age.

8. Players MUST come prepared to play soccer at tryouts. Bring a ball, wear appropriate clothing and shin guards. Players will not be permitted to tryout if they do not wear shin guards.

For more information, please contact co ... @nortonyouthsoccer.org.

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Posted by Tony Fong, Created Thu Oct 16, 2008, Updated Fri Oct 17, 2008

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