FAQ

Who is eligible to play?
Children ages 3 – 19 are welcome to participate. See Register page for date cutoffs.
Programs include co-ed Recreational teams at all levels.

Which division should my child be in?
Starting with the Spring 2016 season, TYSL changed its age brackets to align with updates in New Hampshire Soccer Association. Ages will be based on January 1 instead of August 1. Divisions will be based on a calendar year (Spring and Fall) instead of an overlapping year (Fall into next Spring).

2017 Age Groups:
U4 – Born 2013-2014 (1/1/2013-12/31/2014)
U6 – Born 2011-2012 (1/1/2011-12/31/2012)
U8 – Born 2009-2010 (1/1/2009-12/31/2010)
U10 – Born 2007-2008 (1/1/2007-12/31/2008)
U12 – Born 2005-2006 (1/1/2005-12/31/2006)
U14 – Born 2003-2004 1/1/2003-12/31/2004)
U19 – Born 1998-2002 (1/1/1998-12/31/2002)

Can my child play up in an older age group?
Yes, if you feel your child can handle the older age skill-wise and size-wise.  You need to make that clear on the Registration form.

What towns are served by TYSL?
Primarily Sandown, Danville, Plaistow and Atkinson. However, we do have players from neighboring towns and we do not exclude anyone.

What days and times are the games played?
Games for all age groups are on Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Your child’s game times will vary week to week. TYSL tries to make it fair by rotating teams within a range of times for their division. Game times will not be determined until registrations close and teams are formed.

What equipment will my child need?
– Shin guards with no exposed plastic or sharp edges (MANDATORY for practices and games for all age groups)
– Sneakers for U4 and U6 (CLEATS ARE NOT ALLOWED!!!)
– U8 and above – Cleats are optional but highly recommended. For safety reasons, football and baseball cleats which have a cleat at the toe are not allowed.

Soccer ball:
– U4, U6 and U8 use size #3 balls
– U10/U12 use size #4 balls
– U14/U16 use size #5 balls
– Water bottle

No jewelry is allowed during practices or games. T-shirts are provided by the league for all ages.

How are practices handled?
U4, U6 and U8 hold both practice and games on Saturday mornings.
U10, U12, U14 and U19 teams practice once during the week with the day, time and place determined by the coach.

What is the cost per child per season?
For U4 through U19 it is $55.00 for the first child. There is a $5.00 multi-child discount (first child is full-price and each additional child within the same family is discounted).

When is the season?
The fall season is 8 weeks long (weather permitting), starting after Labor Day and excluding Columbus Day weekend.
The spring season is 8 weeks long (weather permitting), starting at the beginning of Timberlane April school vacation and excluding Memorial Day weekend.

Where are the games played?
U6 – Ed Garvey Recreational Facility, Sandown
U8 – Ed Garvey Recreational Facility, Sandown
U10/U12 – Woodlock Field (small), Atkinson
U14/U16 – Woodlock (large), Atkinson
*See the Directions page.

When will I hear from my child’s coach?
You should get a call about 2 weeks before the beginning of the season.

If my child decides not to play can I get my money back?
While we understand that sometimes conflicts arise, the league policy states that fees are non-refundable. Once a player signs up, the league incurs expenses for that player in the form of shirts, NH state insurance, field maintenance fees, referee fees and trophies. In addition, a slot that might have been offered to another player becomes unavailable.