Registration begins the beginning in January and runs through the end of February.
Season runs April (weather dependent) through the end of June.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. For the spring season we do not offer a less competitive league but in the Fall the Quabbin Valley League is offered (more information on this can be found on our Fall Soccer page).
Practice can start in 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 soccer is the out of season sport, in season sport (lacrosse, baseball, softball, tee-ball) practices & games take priority.
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 to the team in the lower division, if applicable.
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 season, you will not need to do this.
Games started the beginning of 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. 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 used from the Fall Season. If a players uniform does not fit or is lost please email Danielle ([email protected]
) to let her know at the time of registration. An additional $30 will be owed to replace the uniform. New players will receive a uniform (shirt, shorts & socks) with their registration fee. Players/Parents are required to supply shin guards and cleats.