GYSA Updates – 2/26/17

GYSA Tryout Dates Announced for Fall 2017 Season

GYSA has announced tryout dates for the Fall 2017 season.  All sessions will be held at the Gorham Sports Center.  U12 – U14 players will attend sessions on April 30th and May 1st.  Sessions for U9 – U11 players will be held from May 21st to May 23rd.  Dates and times for each age group are outlined below.  Registration for the fall season will be accessed through the GYSA website.  Registration will open in mid-March.

April 30 and May 1st:

U12 Boys & U12 Girls:  5:30 – 6:30 (both nights)

U13 Boys & U13 Girls:  6:30 – 7:45 (both nights)

U14 Boys & U14 Girls:  7:45 – 9:00 (both nights)

May 21st – May 23rd:

U9 Boys & U9 Girls:  May 21 & 23 – 5:15 – 7:00 (both nights)

U10 Boys & U10 Girls:  May 22 – 5:15 – 7:00 / May 23 – 6:45 – 8:30

U11 Boys & U11 Girls:  May 21 & 22 – 6:45 – 8:30 (both nights)

GYSA State Champions!
Congratulations to Coach Perry’s U13 Boys and Coach Sherry’s U13 Girls – Champions Cup State Champions!!! Well played and well deserved all!!! Congrats also to Coach Walker’s U14 Girls and Coach Anderson’s U12 Boys, who had a great showing in today’s championship play! You all make us proud. Go Gorham!

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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.

GYSA CALENDAR – 2017
Event Date Comments
Registration Opens for U9 – U14 Mid-March
Registration Closes for U12 – U14 TBD
Registration Closes for U9 – U11 TBD
U12 – 14 Tryouts April 30 & May 1 At Gorham Sports Center – Schedule (Both Nights):
U12G / U12B:  5:30 – 6:30
U13G / U13B:  6:30 – 7:45
U14G / U14B:  7:45 – 9:00
U9B & U9G Player Assessments May 21 & May 23 Both Dates:  5:15 – 7:00 at Gorham Sports Center
U10B & U10G Player Assessments May 22 & May 23 May 22:  5:15 – 7:00 at Gorham Sports Center
May 23:  6:45 – 8:30 at Gorham Sports Center
U11B & U11G Player Assessments May 21 & May 22 Both Dates:  6:45 – 8:30 at Gorham Sports Center
Club Uniform Night TBD Shaw Gym, Gorham Municipal Ctr, 4:00 – 8:00
Fall Practice Begins 1st Week of August
Challenger Camp Week To be announced
Regular Season Starts End of August
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 TBD
U12 – U14 Playoffs TBD Locations and schedules to be published after Columbus Day weekend
U12 – U14 Champions Cup TBD State Finals / Semifinals – Locations TBD
GYSA Year-End Celebration TBD
GYSA CHALLENGER TEAM CAMP – GORHAM, MAINE
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  challengersports.com/aboutus.com

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

Location:
Gorham Middle School