Teams Schedules Results

Travel Program

The Haverhill Youth Soccer travel program is tailored to the more serious players. Games are played against other teams throughout Essex County. The travel schedule includes 8 games in the fall and 8 games in the spring. That means 4 home and 4 away games each season. Games are scheduled for Saturdays although make-up games may be held during the week. Travel teams usually practice 2 nights per week. The travel season generally begins and ends about the same time as our in-town program, however the schedule is set by the county, not by Haverhill Youth Soccer. Age groups in the travel program range from Grade 3 through Grade 8 (formerly U10 to U14) both seasons. If supported by registration numbers, G10 and G12 (formerly U16 and U18) may also play in the spring. Player evaluations for the fall teams in age groups G4 to G8 are held in June.

The number of teams entered into the Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA) league depends on the number of kids registering in the different age groups. If a child is chosen they will remain with that team for the fall and spring seasons unless roster changes are made due to extenuating circumstances. There are approximately 300 boys and girls participating in the travel program each season. Almost all of our coaches are licensed and/or have attended training clinics.

The G4 (formerly U10) games are non-results oriented, meaning the scores are not posted and there are no playoffs after the spring season. There is a Friendship Tournament for this age group in which all participants receive a trophy or a medal. The G6 (fomerly U12) to G12/G13 (formerly U18/U19) teams can qualify for the ECYSA championship at the Pingree School at the end of the spring season based on the spring results. If they happen to win there, they would represent ECYSA in that age group at the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in Lancaster near the end of June.

Age Groups

Age Groups for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Age Group Birth Date Parameter
Grade 3/4 (U10) Born on or between 8/1/2007 and 7/31/2009
Grade 5/6 (U12) Born on or between 8/1/2005 and 7/31/2007
Grade 7/8 (U14) Born on or between 8/1/2003 and 7/31/2005

If you have any questions or need more information, please send an e-mail to the Travel Director.

Travel Soccer evaluation details for next year (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)

Please read carefully! First Day of Travel Soccer Evaluations is Sunday June 4 - the Second Day of Travel Soccer Evaluations is Sunday June 11. All players must register (and provide payment) in our SportsPilot registration system during April to be eligible for the June Travel Soccer Evaluations. Email invitations to register for Travel Soccer will begin on April 1.

Please check in at the registration desk during the appropriate time listed below based on your age group. Also, parents will need to sign off on the uniform order form (even if the player is not ordering a new uniform) so we ask that at least one parent stay with the player through the check-in process.

Evaluation dates/times are listed below. In an ongoing effort to maintain a high level evaluation process... it is expected that all players will attend both evaluation days (June 4 and June 11) at the appropriate times listed below!

Additional Details - Please read as these details are very important. Players not meeting these requirements may be asked to correct any issues prior to being allowed to participate in the evaluation.

  • No Travel or Club jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, etc. We ask that you please wear appropriate soccer apparel (with no names on shirts).
  • Shin guards are mandatory (with socks over the shin guards)!
  • Hair should be tied back with a "soft hair item" (yarn, rubber bands, etc.) - no metal barrettes, etc.
  • No jewelry including; earrings, watches, bracelets (medical bracelets need to be taped), wrist bands, "sillybandz", etc.
  • Please bring water and a properly inflated soccer ball with the player's name on it (Grades 3/4/5/6 - size 4, Grades 7/8 - size 5).
  • For those players that did not play Travel Soccer this past year - please remember to bring a copy of the player's birth certificate for age verification.
  • No photo is necessary as we will be taking head shot photos as a part of the check in process.
  • Please try to arrive 30 minutes prior to your evaluation time... Grade 3/4 check in tends to take a bit longer due to uniform sizing.
  • All new players will need a new uniform kit consisting of a jersey, practice jersey, shorts and 1 pair of socks ($50) or if the player needs uniform pieces (Jersey $30, Practice Jersey $10, Shorts $15, Socks $7)... please bring your checkbook as we cannot accept cash and we require payment prior to ordering uniforms...

Sunday, June 4 - Technical and Small-Sided Evaluation.

  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 3/4 (U10) Boys from 9:00 am to 10:15 am with check in starting at 8:15 am
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 3/4 (U10) Girls from 10:30 am to 11:45 am with check in starting at 9:45 am
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 5/6 (U12) Boys from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm with check in starting at 11:30 am
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 5/6 (U12) Girls from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm with check in starting at 1:00 pm
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 7/8 (U14) Boys from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm with check in starting at 2:30 pm
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 7/8 (U14) Girls from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm with check in starting at 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 11 - Larger Sided "Game" Evaluation.

  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 3/4 (U10) Boys from 9:00 am to 10:15 am with check in starting at 8:30 am
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 3/4 (U10) Girls from 10:30 am to 11:45 am with check in starting at 10:00 am
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 5/6 (U12) Boys from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm with check in starting at 11:30 am
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 5/6 (U12) Girls from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm with check in starting at 1:00 pm
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 7/8 (U14) Boys from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm with check in starting at 2:30 pm
  • Whittier Middle School - Grade 7/8 (U14) Girls from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm with check in starting at 4:00 pm