Fall Recreational Soccer begins on Saturday, September 14th
We will be delaying the start of the Fall Recreational Soccer season by one week, to Saturday, 9/14. The season will conclude one week later on Saturday, November 2nd. Rec Team Rosters are complete and we are in the process of assigning our latest incoming volunteer coaches. The extra week allows us some needed time for our new CORI Background Check system to clear all our new and returning coaches for fall under newly mandated guidelines. By law, we are not allowed to have coaches take the field with teams until their background checks have cleared.
On Thursday, September 9/5, we will hold a meeting for all rec coaches at 7pm at the Seekonk Senior Center on 540 Arcade Avenue. This meeting is for the league to go over the basic information about the season and for rec coaches to ask any questions they may have about the program. At least one coaching representative from each team should attend. Any parents, especially those new to the league, are welcome to attend but it is not required. The meeting takes roughly 30-45 minutes.
Families will begin hearing from their rec coaches after the meeting on 9/5. Coaches will be expected to start regular practices at this point in preparation for the first rec games on Saturday, 9/14. The rec game schedule for the season will also be published online by 9/9.
The Fall Black Goose Competitive Season is NOT affected by this delay and will still start as scheduled on Saturday, 9/7. As our coaches clear background checks, they should begin reaching out to their teams this week to begin scheduling Black Goose practices and notify families of games on opening weekend. Game schedules for Fall Black Goose will be communicated by your coaches once they have locked in the system later this week.
Apologies for the rec program delay, but it is necessary! We are very much looking forward to the start of the season! See you very soon!
Opening Day for Fall Recreational Soccer is now Saturday, September 14th!
Seekonk Youth Soccer (SYS) is a non-profit community based youth soccer organization. Our mission is to help develop our community’s youth through an enjoyable experience centered around the game of soccer. We believe that soccer can be used to assist in character development through good sportsmanship and teamwork and promoting healthy lifestyles through physical fitness and organized activities.
As a 100% volunteer based organization, we are truly a community driven organization. Working with children kindergarten age and up, we have a number of opportunities for recreational enjoyment and competitive play at most levels.
We encourage you to utilize our website often, follow us on Facebook and volunteer as opportunities exist.
For time sensitive issues, questions, comments or concerns - please contact us via email at [email protected].
We currently have board positions open. Some positions only require a few hours of your time each month and others are more involved. If you are thinking you can help out, please stop in to one of our monthly meetings and we can discuss these opportunities in more detail.
Current board positions open include:
We are always looking for individuals to assist our Field Director with the setup and takedown of the fields for game weekends throughout our fall and spring seasons. If you are interested in helping us, please reach out to our president at [email protected].
We are actively looking for a well-organized volunteer to assist our current Recreational Director for the upcoming fall season. Aided in part by the Registrar and President, this volunteer position is responsible for the coordination and oversight of our fall program.
The CORI administrator oversees the background check process for incoming and returning coaches in accordance with Mass Youth Soccer and US Soccer guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in our program. The process is entirely managed online by US Soccer. It is the CORI Director's responsibility to assign coaches to teams upon approval and act as an intermediary for sporadic issues that may come up between the applicant and MA Youth Soccer during the application and approval process.
Reminder: Seekonk Youth Soccer is 100% volunteer driven. Without volunteers we cannot possibly support all of the great programs we offer all year long.
All are welcome to attend Seekonk Youth Soccer board meetings. All meetings are be held on the first Monday of every month at the Aitken Elementary School at 7 pm. If the Monday our meeting is scheduled is a holiday, it will be held the following Monday. There are no official board meetings for the months of July and August.
If you have something you would like the board to discuss or review, please submit it no less than one week prior to the meeting so it can be added our agenda. Meeting agenda items can be directed to [email protected].
Complaints or Concerns?
All complaints or concerns regarding the soccer program should be directed to the President of the league via email [email protected] or other writing. The complaint/concern will be taken under advisement by the Board of Directors and be added to the agenda at the next Board Meeting. The author of the Complaint/Concern will be advised of the next meeting date and asked to appear if it is deemed necessary for additional comment. The issue will be reviewed and comments discussed at the Board meeting. Following the regular session, the Executive Board will vote to take any action on the Complaint. The President will communicate in writing any decisions to the author of the complaint following the meeting.