GYSA Updates – 10/23/16

Congratulations to GYSA Teams Advancing to Semi-Final Play Next Weekend
Congratulations to Coach Walker’s U14 Girls, Coach Sherry’s U13 Girls, Coach Perry’s U13 Boys and Coach Anderson’s U12 Boys.  All advanced from their playoff bracket and will be representing GYSA in the Semi-Finals next Sunday.  Each team’s schedules will be posted here once it’s released.  Good luck to each of these teams as they pursue the Champions Cup for their age group!

Gorham Playoff Bracket Hosting
Thanks to all of the players and coaches who participated in the U14 Girls, U13 Girls and U12 Boys playoff brackets hosted in Gorham over the past two weekends.  We had three very competitive brackets, with each of the brackets decided on games played on the final Sunday.  The U12 Boys bracket was particularly exciting, with a very well-played bracket final being decided by a PK Shootout.  Congratulations to the Gorham U14 Girls, Gorham U13 Girls and Scarborough U12 Boys for moving on to the State Semi Finals next weekend!  Final standings are updated below:

U14 Girls Standings – Final

U13 Girls Standings – Final

U12 Boys Standings – Final

Falmouth Columbus Day Tournament:  U13 Girls Champions 
Congratulations to Coach Sherry’s U13 Girls for winning their bracket at the Falmouth Columbus Day tourney!  Also congratulations to Coach Perry’s U14 Boys team and Coach Penley’s U13 Girls team, who both lost one-goal games in their bracket championships.  Great job by all three of our U13 teams, and by all of our teams at the Columbus Day Tourney this year!

GYSA's three U13 teams all competed in bracket Championship Games at the Falmouth Columbus Day Tourney

GYSA’s three U13 teams all competed in bracket Championship Games at the Falmouth Columbus Day Tourney

Soccer Maine – Fall 2016 Schedule
The Fall 2016 regular season has been completed.  For our U12 – U14 teams it’s on to the playoffs, while our U9 – U11 teams are headed off to their year-end festivals.  Good luck to all of our teams!  Click here to access the final Fall 2016 Schedule and standings.

Year End Festivals and Playoffs 
All of our GYSA teams will be participating in either a Year-End Festival (for U9 – U11 teams) or Soccer Maine playoffs (for U12 – U14 teams):

  • U9/U10 Festival: October 15 (Girls) and October 16 (Boys) – hosted by Bonny Eagle
  • U11 Festival: October 22 (Girls) and October 23 (Boys) – hosted by Sanford
  • Playoffs (U12 – U14):  Weekends of October 15-16 and 22-23.
  • Champions Cup (U12 – U14):  “Final Four” Championships to be held Sunday October 30th, locations to be determined.


Travel Soccer Commitment:

The season starts the 1st week of August with games starting the last weekend in August.  A typical week would include two practices during the week and games on Saturday, Sunday, or both days.  All players are expected to attend all practices and games.  The season ends in late October or early November.  The Gorham Travel Soccer program has helped to develop outstanding varsity and college soccer players.  However, travel soccer requires a fairly heavy time and physical commitment for the players and their parents.  We have exceptional municipal recreation programs and school programs for those who do not want the extra commitment.

Event Date Comments
Registration Opens for U9 – U14 March 28th
Registration Closes for U12 – U14 April 29th
Registration Closes for U9 – U11 May 20th
U12 – 14 Tryouts May 1 & 2 At Gorham Sports Center – Schedule (Both Nights):
U12G / U12B:  5:30 – 6:30
U13G / U14B:  6:30 – 8:00
U14G / U13B:  8:00 – 9:00
U9B & U9G Player Assessments May 22 & May 24 Both Dates:  5:15 – 7:00 at Gorham Sports Center
U10B & U10G Player Assessments May 23 & May 24 May 23:  5:15 – 7:00 at Gorham Sports Center
May 24:  6:45 – 8:30 at Gorham Sports Center
U11B & U11G Player Assessments May 22 & May 23 Both Dates:  6:45 – 8:30 at Gorham Sports Center
Club Uniform Night June 8th Shaw Gym, Gorham Municipal Ctr, 4:00 – 8:00
Fall Practice Begins 1st Week of August
Challenger Camp Week Week of Aug 8th
Regular Season Starts End of August
Labor Day Tournament Sept 3 – Sept 4 Check with your coach; Not all teams participate
Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk TBD See Maine Children’s Cancer Walk for details
Columbus Day Tournament Oct 8 – 10 Falmouth Fall Classic
U9 – U11 Festivals Oct 15 – 16
Oct 22 – 23
15th: U9/U10G at Bonny Eagle
16th: U9/U10B at Bonny Eagle
22nd: U11G at Sanford
23rd: U11B at Sanford
U12 – U14 Playoffs Oct 15 – 16
Oct 22 – 23
Locations and schedules to be published after Columbus Day weekend
U12 – U14 Champions Cup October 30th State Finals / Semifinals – Locations TBD
GYSA Year-End Celebration Nov 6th @ GHS
British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical training, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Equally important, the Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Camp programs include a free ball and T-shirt, and a free British Soccer jersey for on-line registrations 45 days prior to camp! Find out more at

GYSA’s Challenger Camp has been one of the largest camps run by Challenger on the East Coast in each of the past three years.  Receive a free gift when you sign up on-line through the link below at least 45 days prior to camp.  Free gift subject to availability and $7.95 S & H fee, per jersey (order additional products and pay no extra shipping).

Click here to register

Date: August 8-12, 2016

Gorham Middle School