As many of you know the Board of Directors of Pepperell Soccer has been working to bring soccer back in a safe and healthy manner since early this summer.
After the summer clinics, the PYSL Board needed to decide about the fall season. Based on guidelines presented by Mass Youth Soccer, the PYSL Board voted unanimously to keep the entire Pepperell Soccer program within our borders and not participate in a Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL) schedule. This is not a decision that we took lightly but feel
that this is the best path forward as a responsible community partner.
The final details are still being worked out, but
the fall season for Grades 3-8 will have the following framework:
1. All age groups (3/4, 5/6, 7/8) will be split into Coed Teams of similar size.
2. Format will be small sided games (6v6 or 7v7) to ensure we can meet the capacity and spacing guidelines.
3. Games will be played in Pepperell on Saturdays and teams will have one practice
during the week.
4. All COVID-19 guidelines put forward by Mass Youth Soccer will be adhered to. The current guidelines may be found at mayouthsoccer.org/
We are planning to play up to 8 games this fall with the first games tentatively scheduled for Saturday September 12th. In order for us to succeed in getting this season started, we need to understand how many participants we will have.
Our In-Town U6 and U8 seasons will also be taking place this fall, with first games scheduled for Sunday September 13th.
Registration is currently open and space for the Fall program may be limited. Please sign up at https://www.pepperellsoccer.
org/register/ at your earliest convenience.
We intend to hold player evaluations and placements after the fall season in hopes of participating in an NVYSL travel season in the spring of 2021
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us, we are also planning to hold an information session once we finalize more of the details.