Registration begins the beginning of June and runs through the beginning of July.
Season runs beginning of August through middle November.Grades 3-8:
Teams are split by grade & gender (Grade 3 Girls, Grade 3 Boys, Grade 4 Girls, Grade 4 Boys etc.) These teams will play in the Roots Soccer League. The league is made up of teams from Western Massachusetts (Agawam, West Springfield, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Northampton, Palmer, Granby, Chicopee etc.). The Roots Soccer League is the more competitive league. If your son/daughter is looking for something less competitive we also offer teams in the Quabbin Valley League (grades 3-6). More information is above pertaining to that league.
Practice will start at the beginning of August and will be held 2-3 times a week. Typically two weeknight practices that will remain the same throughout the season, and one weekend practice until games begin. All practices are held in-town. Practice times are determined by the coach of the team the player gets assigned to, and we will not know coaches and/or practice times until the end of July/beginning of August.
Tryouts/Evaluations may be required based on the number of players registered for a team. We do not hold tryouts/evaluations (if needed) until 5th grade. A decision on whether tryouts/evaluations are needed will not be made until the end of July/beginning of August.
For the Roots Soccer League parents will need to upload a picture of their player and provide information on the Roots Soccer website. This allows players to be approved and rostered correctly, and also provides updates on their players game schedule. You will receive an email with information on how to go through the process when needed. Players will not be allowed to play unless this information is provided.
Games started the beginning of September and run through the middle of November. They are played Saturdays, for the U13 & U14 age group they also may play on Friday nights. Half the games will be played in South Hadley and the other half will be played in other towns. For grades 3-4 a jamboree will be held at the beginning of the season, for grades 5-8 playoffs will be held for the top 4 teams in each division. Game scheduled can be found at: http://www.rootssoccerleague.com/
Uniforms will be provided for each player and will include a shirt, shorts & socks. Players/Parents are required to supply shin guards and cleats.