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Welcome to Salem Youth Soccer!


Salem Youth Soccer is a volunteer organization committed to providing a fun and supportive town soccer experience to the Salem community.  

If you are interested in learning more about our programs and volunteer opportunities, please check out our links pages for additional information.  Or, contact any of our Board Members to answer your questions/concerns. 


We thank you for your support of the players and the SYS organization.





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2018-2019 Grassroots Referee Program
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FALL 2018 Registration IS OPEN for SYS In Town Programs!
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FALL 2018 Registration IS OPEN for Grades 3-8!
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2018-2019 Grassroots Referee Program


Grassroots Referee Program

Salem Youth Soccer is proud to offer an accredited Mass Youth/Mass Ref Grassroots Referee Program for players who would like to learn how to be referees. Massachusetts Referee Certification age requirements do not permit individuals under the age of 14 to become fully USSF certified referees, but the GRP allows players 6th grade and older the opportunity to be trained and get experience to prepare them to become certified.

New referees must attend 4 hours of classroom instruction, including review of the Laws of the Game, game management, and specific application of SYS rules. After completing the classroom portion, participants will receive ongoing on field instruction and experience by being assigned to SYS Grade 2 and Grade 4 games under the supervision of SYS referee mentors.

Fall 2018 classes are tentatively scheduled for Friday August 17 and August 24 in Danvers from 2:30PM-6:30PM for new referees at the Danvers Polish Club, 12 Cheever St in Danvers. You only need to attend ONE of the classes.

SYS will provide training materials, and a referee jersey and whistle for each participant. Participants will be required to provide a stopwatch, which may be purchased from SYS for $16. They will receive a training stipend for each game slot they are on the field. Current rates are $15 per Gr2 game and $18 per Gr4 game. The stipend will be issued at the conclusion of the season.

Games are on Saturdays at McGrath and participants are expected be available for at least 4 weeks each season.
Eligible players are current 6th - 8th grader players in the SYS program.
The minimum age to become a USSF Certified Official by completing the Massachusetts State Referee Committee/USSF Grade 8 Referee Course is 14. Participants who show the aptitude and desire to become certified may be eligible for classroom and/age waivers after 2 seasons in the SYS Grassroots Referee program.

For more information, contact 

Jeff Chambers at  


Chris Martin at



by posted 08/02/2018
FALL 2018 Registration IS OPEN for SYS In Town Programs!

Registration for our Fall 2018 In Town programs (Preschool Coed through Grade 1/2) is now open!  Please head over to our Registration page to sign up.  Registration will close on September 3rd, and please register by August 26th to avoid paying a late fee. 


Additionally, you can find our Fall 2018 schedule on the In Town page.  For PreK/K and Grade 1/2, the season will start the weekend of September 8/9, and will wrap up the weekend of November 3/4.  Preschool Coed will start September 16 and end on October 28.  Please visit the In Town page for specific dates and times for each program.  Please note that there have been some changes to times for Grade 1/2 as compared to past seasons.

by posted 06/21/2018
FALL 2018 Registration IS OPEN for Grades 3-8!


Online registration for the Fall 2018 soccer season is open online for players in Grade 3 through Grade 8.


Registration for Preschool- Grade 2 Intown programs will open shortly!

The cost for travel players in groups Grade 3 through Grade 8 is $85.00 per player through 5/31, and $100 prior to July 15th. Starting 7/15, the fee is $125 and placemnt is on a space available basis only.

Birth certificates are required with all NEW registrations.  Please email or mail them to the registrar at or 54 Cabot Road, Danvers, MA 01923

Wallet size pictures of players are required of all travel players (Grade 3 through Grade 8) and must be either be email or mail them to the registrar at
or 54 Cabot Road, Danvers, MA 01923




Parents of travel players, your registration will not be considered complete without all three items turned in to the Registrar.
  1. Paid registration online.
  2. Copy of a birth certificate.
  3. Photo of your child.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please send me a note and I will remove your address from our files.

by posted 05/30/2018
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SYS Regular Board Meeting

4th Tuesday of Every Month at 7pm

Held at O'Keefe Center, Rm 225

Field Status
McGrath Concession Stand - Salem TBD (8/16) 
McGrath Lower (Field 2) - Salem OPEN (8/16) 
McGrath Upper (Field 5) - Salem OPEN (8/16) 
McGrath Upper Field 5A - Salem OPEN (8/16) 
IN TOWN (u4-u6-u8) Cancellations will be listed on the Home Page as a News Item. Emails will also be sent out and a message will be posted on the Salem Youth Soccer Facebook page. You will not receive a phone call abouut a cancellation.
Please make sure that you secure your personal belongings while visiting our fields.  
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