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Spring COVID Protocols
04/22/2021
The SYSA 2021 Spring season COVID-19 protocols have been posted under...
REC Season Opening Day
04/17/2021
Hello fellow Soccer parents/guardians. The SYSA board and our coaching...
Fields Closed 4-16-21
04/16/2021
All SYSA fields are closed and activities cancelled for 4-16-21.
REC Schedule TOTS-U10 (Week 1-4)
04/11/2021
TOTS & U6 Schedule (Every Sunday at the Morse Fields behind Soule...
Spring 2021 COVID Update
04/08/2021
The Town of Salem has decided to err on the side of caution when...
 
Spring COVID Protocols

The SYSA 2021 Spring season COVID-19 protocols have been posted under the documents tab on www.salemsoccer.com. We will also be sending them out via email to all members. 

We would like to emphasize two main points in the protocols.

Mask Wearing: We recognize the mask wearing debate is always out there and many of you fall along different viewpoints on the issue. We must abide by the rules of the town and do our best to align with the schools for consistency. As indicated in a previous communication the Salem school district and the town have mandated masks for all participants using their fields. As such, all coaches, spectators, and players should be wearing masks when on their property. Here is a link to the town policy; https://www.townofsalemnh.org/recreation-division/pages/youth-sports-covid-policy. Additionally, for our Travel teams, we are aligning with the Salem school athletic program policy of wearing masks while participating in activities at opposing schools and towns. SYSA coaches and players are required to wear a mask and spectators should be adhering to opposing club protocols as listed here by location. https://soccernh.com/club-covid-resource-fields/.

Travel Guidance: We understand many families will be traveling over the Spring break and wanted to emphasize the guidance related to quarantine or testing requirements. The CDC currently requires quarantine for international travel or travel by cruise ship. Players are expected to self-report and follow CDC guidance which would exclude them from activities until their recommended quarantine period is complete. For domestic travel there is no quarantine requirement if there is no use of public transportation. For trips where public transportation is utilized players should reach out to their coach to understand and discuss the return to play criteria for that individual case.

Thank you for your support, especially during these challenging times to run a successful youth soccer season, and please show your support by demonstrating a good example across the board.  

SYSA Board


by posted 04/22/2021
REC Season Opening Day

Hello fellow Soccer parents/guardians. The SYSA board and our coaching staff are excited to officially have the season underway. Our U8, U10 and U12 teams got out for their first practices last week and our TOTS and U6 program join them tomorrow with their first sessions.  A few notes and reminders as most of the age groups take the fields tomorrow but first a note on COVID protocols.

COVID Protocol

-Players who are ill or have COVID symptoms should stay home. Players, coaches, or spectators who have tested positive, traveled internationally or by cruise ship or on a school mandated quarantine are not permitted until their recommended quarantine period is over. 

-Masks must be worn at all times by coaches, players, and spectators. I am sure there is a lot of disagreement on this topic but we are following Salem School and Town guidance on the matter and just want our kids to be able to play soccer so please set a good example for your child athlete and comply. 

-No more than 2 spectators per athlete. There is no seating at either field so you must bring your own seating. Our participation numbers are higher than we have seen in years and we are trying limit the numbers on the fields. 

-There are no bathrooms at the Woodbury fields for the U8 and U10 programs. There is a portable toilet at Morse for the TOT/U6 sessions.

-We will be posting the full COVID protocols on our website. 

TOTS

-The TOTS are from 10am-1030am at the Morse Fields behind Soule Elementary. Please arrive by 945am so we can hand out uniforms and get organized. Bo Pham and Jubilee Oberlander (VP REC) will be on hand to help check players in and answer any questions. Players will receive an electric blue jersey with a letter on it. You should bring a size 3 ball and shin pads. The fields, which are on the further side to the right from the parking lot, will be marked with an A,B,C,D,E,or F and you should proceed to the field of your corresponding group letter communicated previously. If you are unclear of your group Bo and Jubilee can assist. 

U6

-The U6 group is from 1045am-1145am at the Morse Fields behind Soule Elementary. The first 4 weeks of the U6 schedule is posted on www.salemsoccer.com. Please arrive by 1030 so we can get uniforms sorted for the first day. Please wait on the bigger field not in use until the TOT program concludes.  Bo Pham and Jubilee Oberlander, VP REC, will be on hand to help check players in and answer any questions. NEW players will receive a jersey, socks, and shorts. You should bring a size 3 ball and shin pads. Your teams were already communicated and the field corresponding to your childs team is on the schedule. The fields will be marked with signs and will be on the further side to the right from the parking lot. If you are unclear of your team or if their is a mistake Bo and Jubilee can assist. 

U8

-The U8's play at Woodbury each week and the first 4 weeks of the team schedule is posted on www.salemsoccer. com. The games are either at 10am, 11am, or 12pm. Please remember we have been asked to park at High School's rear parking lot which is accessed on a road behind the SHS CTE center across from Town Hall. Please arrive at least 20 min early to get uniforms sorted and meet with your teams. Ryan DeStefano and Shaun Delorey will be on hand to help check players in and answer questions. NEW players will receive a shirt, socks, and shorts. You should bring a size 3 ball and shin pads. Cleats are recommended but not required. They cannot be baseball cleats and no jewelry is allowed to be worn. Your teams were already communicated and the field corresponding to your childs team is on the schedule. The fields are behind the SHS varsity Lacrosse field adjacent to the Salem Soccer shed.  

U10

-The U10's play at Woodbury each week and the first 4 weeks of the team schedule is posted on www.salemsoccer. com. The games are either at 11am or 12pm. Please remember we have been asked to park at High School's rear parking lot which is accessed on a road behind the SHS CTE center across from Town Hall. Please arrive at least 20 min early to get uniforms sorted and meet with your teams. Ryan DeStefano and Shaun Delorey will be on hand to help check players in and answer questions. NEW players will receive a shirt, socks, and shorts. You should bring a size 4 ball and shin pads. Cleats are recommended but not required. They cannot be baseball cleats and no jewelry is allowed to be worn. Your teams were already communicated and the field corresponding to your childs team is on the schedule.  The fields are behind the SHS varsity Lacrosse field adjacent to the Salem Soccer shed.  

U12

-Games will not start until weekend of 5/1. Rob Ahearn, VP Travel, is working the intertown schedule and can answer questions. Practices will continue with your coaches and trainers. 

General Note

-There are always hiccups in day 1 so please be patient and work with us we will sort out any issues with uniforms, teams, etc.

-The REFs for U8-U12 are young adults trying to help us and who are trying to expand their knowledge of the sport through a passion of the game. Please do not argue with a refs call or give them a hard time. If you have an issue with how a game is called please bring it to the coach or myself and/or Jubilee.

-Your coaches are volunteers. Please support them and if you have an issue or concern that they cannot address you can approach myself or Jubilee. 


by posted 04/17/2021
Fields Closed 4-16-21

All SYSA fields are closed and activities cancelled for 4-16-21.


by posted 04/16/2021
REC Schedule TOTS-U10 (Week 1-4)

TOTS & U6 Schedule (Every Sunday at the Morse Fields behind Soule Elementary)

 

Morse Fields Times 18-Apr 25-Apr 2-May 9-May
Morse (A-F) 1000-1030 TOTS (A,B,C,D, E, F) TOTS (A,B,C,D, E, F) TOTS (A,B,C,D, E, F) TOTS (A,B,C,D, E, F)
Morse A 1045-1145 Wolves. vs Falcons Wolves vs. Sharks Sharks vs. Lions Sharks vs. Falcons
Morse B 1045-1145 Sharks vs. Tigers Hawks vs. Lions Falcons vs. Jaguars Coyotes vs. Hawks
Morse C 1045-1145 Hawks vs. Jaguars Vultures vs. Falcons Coyotes vs. Wolves Tigers vs. Lions
Morse D 1045-1145 Lions vs. Eagles Tigers vs. Jaguars Hawks vs. Vultures Jaguars vs. Wolves
Morse E 1045-1145 Vultures vs. Coyotes Eagles vs. Coyotes Tigers vs. Eagles Vultures vs. Eagles

 

U8 & U10 Schedule (Every Sunday at the Woodbury Fields behind Woodbury Middle School)

Woodbury  Times 18-Apr 25-Apr 2-May 9-May
5v5 (A) 1000-1100 Australia vs. Ireland Australia vs. Germany Germany vs. USA Germany vs. Ireland
5v5 (B) 1000-1100 Germany vs. Argentina Italy vs. USA Ireland vs. England Spain vs. Italy
5v5 (A) 1100-1200 Italy vs. England Brazil vs. Ireland Spain vs. Australia Argentina vs. USA 
5v5 (B) 1100-1200 USA vs South Africa Argentina vs. England Italy vs. Brazil England vs. Australia
7v7 (C) 1100-1200 Galaxy vs. Red Bulls Sounders vs. Red Bulls Sounders vs. Galaxy  Sounders vs. Fire
5v5 (A) 1200-100 Brazil vs. Spain South Africa vs. Spain Argentina vs. South Africa Brazil vs. South Africa
7v7 (C) 1200-100 Sounders vs. Fire Fire vs. Galaxy Red Bulls vs. Fire Galaxy vs. Red Bulls

 


by posted 04/11/2021
Spring 2021 COVID Update
The Town of Salem has decided to err on the side of caution when it comes to COVID protocols on its fields given the current state of community transmission, the Governors extended mask mandate, and the desire to keep kids in School with limited impacts. This affects all-youth sports leagues in Salem (Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, and Soccer) as well as the Middle and High School athletics programs.
As a result, masks will be required to be worn by all persons on Town and School fields at all times for all organizations using the fields when unable to maintain 6 ft of spacing. This includes while our athletes are engaged in active play. We are expected to continue to employ all the normal minimum protocols of limited physical contact and 6ft spacing as much as possible. We have agreed with the town to meet in less than 2 weeks time to review this mask mandate again and are hopeful to relax this requirement at some point in the near future. We are also limiting spectators at sessions to just 1 parent/guardian at least until games begin.
I know some of you disagree with this but this is where we are right now and we live in this community and we need your support.  I do not want Salem Soccer to be the reason to quarantine kids from school or to not be able to play games because we didn't comply so there will be an expected 100% adherence. The town knows our schedule and will be stopping by the fields as will other members of the board to ensure compliance.
Attached you will find a link to the Town website on COVID with the updates regarding masks in public places. 
 

by posted 04/08/2021
Field Status
HS Baseball Fld - Salem TBD (4/22) 
HS Field Hockey Field - Salem TBD (4/22) 
HS JV Field - Salem TBD (4/22) 
HS Varsity Field - Salem TBD (4/22) 
Michelle Park - Salem TBD (4/22) 
Morse 11v11 - Salem TBD (4/22) 
Morse 4v4 - Salem TBD (4/22) 
Morse 7v7 - Salem TBD (4/22) 
Morse 9v9 - Salem TBD (4/22) 
North Salem - Salem TBD (4/22) 
Woodbury MS - Salem TBD (4/22) 
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