Travel Program

The MHYSA Travel program is affiliated with the Boston Area Youth Soccer League (BAYS). Teams are organized by gender, grade and skill level. These teams travel to other towns to play in a more competitive game situation.

Please note that starting in 2016/2017 season, US Soccer has adopted grade based soccer programs, and BAYS has followed this adoption.  In order to align with this change, MHYSA has moved to a grade based travel program.  Below are links with additional helpful information regarding this change:

Travel teams start at Grade 3 and go up to Grade 8.  All players are required to play the appropriate grade based teams. Grade 8 is the only combined grade program, it includes grade 7 and grade 8.   Depending on the number of players, older aged teams (U16 and U18/19) can sometimes be fielded for the Spring season.

Travel Teams play a 10 game season, 5 games are played home and 5 away. Games are held each Saturday, with start times for these games typically between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Typically home games are played at Mellen Field in Hopedale or Milford High School & Plains Park in Milford. Teams typically play a 10 game season, 5 games are played home and 5 away. Note: Makeup games can be scheduled weekdays/weekends at varying times.

Typically there are one or two practices per week (usually weeknights) depending on the age group.  Please note however, that practices are held at the discretion of the volunteer coach based on his/her availability/work schedule, etc.

Uniform Requirements:

Shin guards are required for all programs. Cleats are not required but are HIGHLY recommended.  If you are going to purchase cleats, no metal cleats are allowed.  Please make sure you purchase soccer cleats and not football/baseball turf shoes, as they are also not allowed.

MHYSA travel uniforms can be purchased through the the registration process and are handled by Tri-Valley Sports.  Uniforms are delivered to the coaches who hand them out before the season starts.