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Information for MYS players seeking advanced Developmental Opportunities in Soccer

For some players, the game of soccer is one in which they may choose to seek opportunities beyond Middleton Youth Soccer because of their passion and/or skill level. Often this involves the participation in Premier or Select Soccer Clubs. Middleton Youth Soccer does not specifically recommend any particular program as each offer different approaches and costs that should be specifically considered by parent and player. Typically, tryouts for Club programs are held in June of each year, although it is possible to join at any time based on space availability in the Club program. Club programs typically start at U-10, but some clubs have programs for younger players. For information on tryout times, please refer to the Club web sites. The list below includes many of the most local clubs and a note on a central location for the program as best can be determined. Most clubs practice in many towns.

Andover Shooting Stars (Andover)

Aztec Soccer (Beverly)

Benfica SC (North Reading to Lowell)

FC Boston Azzurri (Saugus/Medford)

Grasshopper FC  (Winchester)

Mass Premier School of Excellence  (Woburn)

North Shore United  (Topsfield)

PASA  (Westford)

Red Thunder  (Reading)

Sachem FC  (Winchester)

Seacoast United  (Epping, NH)

SF Vikings  (Salem/Wenham)

VFC Blast  (Medford)

Complete list of teams participating in MAPLE

Also, for the elite soccer player seeking other developmental opportunities, there is the State Olympic Development Program. Tryouts for ODP start at age 10 or 11. This year, the program starts with players born in 1998 (but younger players can try out). There are Middleton players involved in this program:

http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/pages/82_massachusetts_odp_overview.cfm

For players seeking competitive summer soccer at a very high level, the District Select program runs from late June to early August. Middleton is part of District 5 and players are chosen based on tryouts from 44 communities in District 5. The tryouts are in May. There are a number of Middleton players and coaches who participate in this program. Information can be found below:

http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/pages/75_district_select.cfm

MYS attempts to share information about available opportunities for our players without endorsement of any particular program. If you have specific questions, you may choose to seek advice from contact a trusted coach or a member of the MYS BOD. However, this advice is quite situation specific and would not represent an official MYS opinion.