What precautions are being taken related to COVID-19?
TYSL Covid-19 Protocol – Rev1
CDC : GUIDANCE FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING (April 28, 2020)
State of New Hampshire : Safer At Home COVID-19 REOPENING GUIDANCE Universal Guidelines (August 12, 2020)
State of New Hampshire : COVID-19 Use of Cloth Face Coverings (April 20, 2020)
State of New Hampshire : Safer At Home COVID-19 REOPENING GUIDANCE for Amateur and Youth Sports (August 8, 2020)
CDC : Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Who is eligible to play?
See Register page for birth 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).
Fall 2020 Age groups:
U8 – Born 2012-2013 (1/1/2012-12/31/2013)
U10 – Born 2010-2011 (1/1/2010-12/31/2011)
U12 – Born 2008-2009 (1/1/2008-12/31/2009)
U14 – Born 2006-2007 (1/1/2006-12/31/2007)
U19 – Born 2001-2005 (1/1/2001-12/31/2005)
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. Playing up means your child will be playing up to the next division with children who are 1-2 years older. 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.
– U4, U6 and U8 use size #3 balls
– U10/U12 use size #4 balls
– U14/U19 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?
The cost per player:
U14, U19: $35 – receive a jersey and a face mask
U8, U10, U12: $35 – receive a t-shirt, face mask, and trophy
$10 discount for second player (must register under the same Family account).
$20 discount for third player (must register under the same Family account).
$30 discount for fourth, etc. player (must register under the same Family account).
FREE registrations for foster children. And hardship scholarships ARE available. Email email@example.com for confidential information.
No early-bird discount.
$20 late fee after registrations close on September 4th, 2020 (if division has availability).
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?
U4/U6/U8 – Ed Garvey Recreational Facility, Sandown
U10/U12 – Woodlock Field (small), Atkinson
U14/U19 – Woodlock (large), Atkinson
*See the Directions page.
When will I hear from my child’s coach?
You should get an email 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.