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The Fall 2020 Soccer Season is Open

The fall 2020 soccer season for Grade 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 play is now open and will run until Saturday, November 21 (weather permitting). 


The new weekly session times for each age group are the following:


Girls Grade 3/4 - 8:30-9:30 AM

Boys Grade 3/4 - 10:00-11:00AM

Boys and Girls Grade 5/6 - 11:30AM-12:30PM

Boys and Girls Grade 7/8 - 1:00-2:00PM  


Finally, a few other reminders:  


First, we wanted to remind everyone that play for this season will be limited to small cohort training sessions in teams of no more than 10-11 players in Grades 3 to Grade 8.  Our goal for this fall’s program is to have players on the field for soccer activities in as safe an environment as possible. For details about how Mass Youth Soccer has instructed clubs to do this, please visit https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/return-to-soccer-activities/


Second, play will consist largely of skill-based training and small-sided, properly spaced, non-contact games in those sessions.  


Third, players will need to comply with all Massachusetts Youth Soccer safety guidelines including wearing a mask at all times, maintaining 6 foot social distance from other players and sanitizing their hands both when they enter and exit the field of play.  All players will have to bring their own ball to each training session as well as their own hand sanitizer.  Each player will also be given a two-sided pinnie that they will need to bring with them every week.  Coaches will not be providing any equipment to players.    


Fourth, we will be running all training sessions at Larter Field.


Fifth, we are requiring that all families with children in the program sign and submit to the GDYSC COVID Compliance Officer, David Pitkin, the Player Compliance Waiver prior to their first session certifying that their children will not participate in any of the weekly sessions if they experience any COVID related symptoms within 48 hours of their next scheduled training session.  Parents of all players will also be asked to certify that prior to any session, the following are true: 


  1. Their children have not been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days 

  2. Their children have not had contact with anyone who has had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  3. Their children are not restricted from participating in the proposed soccer program by a healthcare provider

  4. Their children have not traveled in the past 14 days to or from any states restricted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts travel order

  5. Their children have not recently traveled to a restricted area that is under a level 2, 3 or 4 travel advisory according to the U.S. State Department.


The link to this form is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aL4hbatGpLXctJSoP_hukXwiae9ZRqAk/viewFailure to complete this waiver and submit it to the GDYSC COVID Compliance Officer before your child's first session will result in that player being denied participation in the program.  We will have a registration desk set up at the field the first couple of weeks to receive the form for each player and check them off before they are allowed to join their team.  We would recommend parents bringing their children to their session 15 minutes before the start of their scheduled session for us to check each player in.


Sixth, there will be no uniform requirements for the fall season.  Players will just be required to wear soccer cleats, soccer shin guards and also bring with them their own ball (Size 4 for Grade 3-6 players; Size 5 for Grade 7-8 players) and their own water bottle.  They also will need to bring their own COVID protective mask to each session and wear it at all times.  Gators are not allowed.  They also will need to bring their own hand sanitizer so that they can sanitize their hands both before and after they finish playing.


Lastly, we ask that there be no parent spectators for these sessions and that parents either stay in their cars or they take advantage of the nice walking track at Larter.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the age group coordinator for your child or any other member of the board leadership.  Thank you.  





GDYSC Board Members

Fall 2020- Spring 2021

Email Address

Chris Davey



David Pitkin



Jim Gmeiner



Charles Lippman



Brad Pierantozzi

NVYSL Representative


Peter Kokoloski

Referee Trainer


Bob Thompson

Director of Coaching


Eric Spada

Field Scheduler


Jim Herberich



Becky Greco



Jeff Ohringer

Field Maintenance 


Mairead Orpen

PreK/K Coordinator


Karin Drowne

Boys Grade 1/2 Coordinator


Michelle McNally

Girls Grade 1/2 Coordinator


Sten Peeters

Boys Grade  3/4 Coordinator


Heather Mazzaccaro

Girls Grade 3/4 Coordinator


Brad Pierantozzi

Boys Grade 5/6 Coordinator


Miles Salyer

Girls Grade 5/6 Coordinator


Marc Fosberry

Girls Grade 5/6 Coordinator


Brad Pierantozzi

Boys Grade 7/8 Coordinator


Miles Salyer

Girls Grade 7/8 Coordinator


Chris Davey

HS Coordinator





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