Travel soccer is another level of instructional soccer. Players are generally more skilled and dedicated to soccer than intramural players due to more practice time and competition with teams from other communities in the Essex County Youth Soccer Association. Teams usually practice 2 times a week and play eight games on Saturdays for Under 10-Under 14 age groups. Four games are home and four are away, in other towns in Essex County. If players wish to continue their soccer experience onto a high school team, travel soccer is their best bet to progress to the level they will make the team.
U16-U19 teams play 6 games on Sundays, only in Spring, since most teams consist of high school players who are committed to their school teams. The league does not have a Spring season for these age groups. Teams usually play only one game on their home field per season.
Teams play a Fall season from early September to early November, and a Spring season beginning in early April to early June. In the Spring only, top teams qualify for playoffs which lead to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in late June. U10 is non-competitive, records are not kept and ther are no playoffs.
If there are more players than spots on Travel Teams, full refunds will be given to players not selected for a team. Registration does not guarantee a spot on a travel team. We will make great effort to place all players on a team. Skill level varies widely in travel soccer, but teams are placed in divisions they are expected to be competitive in.
Teams are selected by the Travel Division of the LYS Board of Directors with input from coaches and third party evaluations. Until the U16-U19 age group, every effort is made to place players on their correct soccer age team. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Travel Division.
Many travel teams enter tournaments on Memorial and Columbus Day weekends at their own cost.
Registration fee for Travel Soccer is $135.00 for 2 seasons, Fall and Spring. $25 is included for pre-sale of the first 5 spring calendar raffles sold, you keep the money. The league requires teams to be formed several months prior to the season beginning, which requires early registration for players.
Any new players or players moving up in age group need to submit a photo.
Please email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 8324 Lynn, MA 01904, Attn: Travel Director
Sorry no refunds after the start of the season, which is 2 weeks prior to the first scheduled game.
For the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 season, the age groups for travel are as follows:
U-19 teams born on or between August 01, 1994 & July 31, 1997
U-16 senior team born on or between August 01, 1997 & July 31, 1998
U-16 junior team born on or between August 01, 1998 & July 31, 1999
U-14 senior team born on or between August 01, 1999 & July 31, 2000
U-14 junior team born on or between August 01, 2000 & July 31, 2001
U-12 senior team born on or between August 01, 2001 & July 31, 2002
U-12 junior team born on or between August 01, 2002 & July 31, 2003
U-10 senior team born on or between August 01, 2003 & July 31, 2004
U-10 junior team born on or between August 01, 2004 & July 31, 2005
All parents / coaches wishing to be involved with Lynn Youth Soccer Travel must complete and return a Coaches Application to Lynn Youth Soccer.
All coaches wishing to be involved with LYS must complete and CORI background check with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. This is a requirement both from LYS and the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. CORI forms are maintained for the safety of our children so as not to put them in harms way.
All coaches wishing to be involved with LYS must complete and return a Zero Tolerance form. This is a requirement of LYS