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 recreation 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.
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 2022
- If your child did not play Roots in Fall 2022 a uniform including a shirt, shorts & socks is already added in your registration fee ($125) and will be purchased for your child.
- If your child play Roots in Fall 2022 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 $35 fee for the uniform on top of the regular registration fee ($75).
Roots Soccer League is apart of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors recently approved the implementation of Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Parents, Players and Referees and a Zero Tolerance Policy by unanimous consent. The Codes of Conduct & Zero Tolerance policy are to be adhered to by all coaches, players, parents, spectators and referees playing and/or attending any Roots Soccer League or Mass Youth Soccer event.
These policies can be found below:Zero Tolerance PolicyPlayer's Code of ConductCoach's Code of ConductParent's/Guardians/Spectator's Code of ConductSoccer Official's Code of Conduct