We are happy to enter our spring third through eighth grade teams in the Roots Soccer League. The season will start practicing when the weather is nicer and fields open in late March/early April. The season runs into late June. Teams are split by grade & gender with each grade having their own team (we may have more than one team in a grade if we get enough kids to play).
For the spring season we do not offer a less competitive league; however, in the fall we also offer the Quabbin Valley Soccer League. Players that didn't play in the fall can be added as roster spaces allow.
Practices can start in late March/early April (weather dependent) and will be determined by the coach. Some teams will have a regular practice schedule, some may practice sporadically and others may not practice at all. As spring soccer is the out of season sport, the typical spring sports like baseball, softball and lacrosse will take the priority in scheduling fields. We will use a combination of the Town Farm, Middle School, Mosier School and turf field at SHHS for the teams.
Tryouts/Evaluations occur only in the Fall season. Players will play on the teams they played on in the Fall and any new players will be added as space allows.
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. If your player played in the Fall 2021 season, you will not need to do this.
Games start in early May and run through the end of June. 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. Game schedules can be found at: http://www.rootssoccerleague.com/
For the 3rd-8th grade Roots soccer program the equipment below is what is required for each player.
- Rubber cleats
- Shin Guards
- Uniform from Fall 2021
- If your child did not play in Fall 2021 a uniform including a shirt, shorts & socks is already added in your registration fee ($120) and will be purchased for your child.
- If your child played in Fall 2021 but needs a new uniform (lost or no longer fits) please make note of this during the registration process or by emailing Danielle at [email protected] as soon as possible. There will be an additional $30 fee for the uniform on top of the regular registration fee ($70).