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GYS is a program whose mission is to build strong physical and social skills for the kids through the sport of soccer.  GYS provides young players in our community the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of soccer. By ensuring that they learn, compete, and have fun, players will learn valuable physical and social skills that will assist them in life on and off the field.  On this site you should be able to find everything you need to know about GYS from team schedules and player registration, to how you can help by volunteering your time.  We continue to update the site regularly, so please remember to add a bookmark and visit often.
Spring 2021 COVID-19 Update - May 13, 2021

Spring 2021 COVID-19 Update - May 13, 2021

The below comes from Massachusetts Youth Soccer

On Monday, May 10th the EEA released updated guidelines for Phase IV Step 1 of the reopening plan. Important changes in this document are as follows:
 
  • Tournaments are now permitted.
 
  • Spectators are still required to wear a face covering when entering and exiting a field/facility and in all common areas. Once at the field, spectators are permitted to remove their face covering when proper social distancing can be maintained continuously on the sidelines. Family units do not have to maintain social distancing from one another but will need to maintain proper social distancing from non-family member spectator groups around them. Please understand that town, city, and regional Boards of Health may impose more restrictive measures for facial coverings for participants and spectators. If so, these heightened restrictions take precedence.
 
Per the Commonwealth of MA EEA, current face covering (approved mask) policies for players, coaches and officials have not changed. While actively playing soccer or training it is still required for participants to wear a mask properly covering nose and mouth, including while on the field, sidelines, entering and exiting facilities and during team huddles. (Note: players may take temporary “mask breaks” on the field only when 6ft or further away from other players, coaches, fans or officials.) Only face coverings that secure with loops around a player’s ears are acceptable. Masks with exhalation valves or vents (including mesh masks) are not acceptable and should NOT be worn by anybody.
 

The CDC announcement of 5/13/21 has no bearing on the status of face coverings in Massachusetts until the Governor decides to make changes.  Even if the Governor decides to amend the Massachusetts Face Covering orders we depend on the EEA for our guidance.  Once we get this we will respond accordingly.

Please remember, it remains the responsibility of the coaches and COVID coordinators to ensure all team members abide by the Commonwealth of MA EEA Guidance, not the referees.
 
Out of necessity, to ensure member organizations can continue soccer activities and to keep players on the field we must continue to follow this guidance as provided to us.   
 
Please visit the Mass Youth Soccer COVID HUB website section for the most recent version of our protocols, support documents and forms.
 
There does seem to be a light at the end of this tunnel and we again thank all of you for your efforts in getting us there. We will continue to update you as we receive additional guidance as we move through the phases of the Commonwealth of MA reopening plan. 

by posted 05/15/2021
GYS Covid-19 State Executive Order
Dear GYS Families,
 
Per the State Executive Order on July 24th: 
 
“Outdoor Competitions & Tournaments: No more than 25 players on any surface/playing areas for team/group sports. No more than 100 people including participants, players, coaches, volunteers, spectators in the aggregate in, on, or surrounding any surface/playing area or start/finish lines at any one time, provided that there is adequate space for all participants, players, coaches, volunteers and spectators to maintain at least six feet social distancing, recognizing that for some moderate risk sports intermittent contact may occur for players. Spectators must wear facial coverings and maintain six feet of social distance at all times. For competitions and tournaments in the water, the aforementioned limitation applies to any applicable activities on land. No spectators allowed for sports and activities played by individuals 18 years and older.“ 
 
New guidelines from Gov. Baker take place tomorrow 8/11/2020 and further limit outdoor gatherings to less than 50 people.
 
Please be aware that while the Summer Clinic is a Seacoast United program it does have an impact on the neighbors and community as a whole. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in fines and loss of our field use permit. 
 
Thank you for your help and understanding,
 
Groveland Youth Soccer

by posted 08/10/2020
2021 Groveland Youth Soccer Spring Registration

2021 SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN

REGISTER HERE

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Registration for U4, U6 and U8 age groups close April 3rd 

Registration for U10 close April 3rd

(Late Fee Waived for Spring 2021!!!)

Tentative season start date is April 10th

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PLEASE NOTE:

In order for us and our children to have an opportunity for Spring Soccer we need the cooperation from everyone in our community who will be down at the fields!

* For U4-U6-U8, each player is required to bring their own ball and water bottle

* Core Families can sit together to watch the practice/game as long as you maintain 6ft from other. PLEASE KEEP THIS WITHIN REASON

* Both spectators and soccer players are required to wear a mask at all times 

* 6 ft Social distancing must be followed

* Spectator number limits on the fields are limited to ensurance that 6 ft Social Distancing is maintained

* Everyone is expected to adhere to these guidelines for the safety and respect of our entire community!

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Tentative Schedule

(please keep in mind that we are in a fluid situation and schedules may change)

BAGNALL SCHOOL REAR FIELD

U4 Pre-K COED Clinic will be held Saturdays Group 1 11:00am - 12:00pm

U4 Pre-K COED Clinic will be held Saturdays Group 2 12:30pm - 1:30pm

 

SHANAHAN FIELD

U6 Kindergarten COED will be held Sundays 10:30am - 11:30pm

G2 (U8) 1st /2nd Grade COED will be held Sundays 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Optional G2 (U8) extended scrimage 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 

G4 (U10) 3rd / 4th Grade MVP Travel will be held Saturdays (SCHEDULE TBD)

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U10 (G4) 3rd/4th grade PLAYERS ONLY

If you need a GYS MVP Travel Uniform please see below for ordering:

We suggest calling first:

Jen Dziadosz
Team and League Outfitters
103 EAST Main Street (Rt. 133 - Georgetown Building Supply Plaza)
Georgetown, MA 01833


by posted 08/05/2020
Groveland Youth Soccer COVID-19 News

On behalf of Groveland Youth Soccer, I wanted to reach out to you regarding the 2020 spring soccer season and the COVID-19 pandemic. We are operating with an abundance of caution and at this time the soccer season will be postponed. We do hope that we can still have a season, but much remains day-to-day. We will continue to follow Mass Youth Soccer, State and Federal guidelines to determine when it is appropriate to begin soccer activities. The health of everyone is a priority of GYS, we will strive to ensure no unnecessary risks are taken.

 

While we are practicing social distancing, Mass Youth Soccer and Top Tekkers are offering a 1-month free trial of their training tool; https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/toptekkers/. You could also encourage your child to practice these foot skills in the backyard or maybe in the garage; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck-TEsXoEVE

    

We all hope that you are well and remain safe.

Ben Van Duyne

GYS President


by posted 04/03/2020
GYS Contact

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With any GYS Questions please contact Ben Van Duyne at:


posted 05/20/2010
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