Register for 2024-2025 BYSA Soccer Programs!

Beverly Youth Soccer Association offers programs for players of all skill levels, from recreational teams just looking to get outdoors and enjoy the game, to competitive teams battling some of the toughest teams in the county.

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Frequently Asked Registration Questions

 What is Beverly Youth Soccer Association's Refund Policy

BYSA offers refunds only in the event of documented injury or a player moving away from Beverly.  Attendance/transportation issues, team placement preference, and scheduling challenges are not refundable issues.

Who must attend tryouts?

All players from Grades 5-8, and incoming Grade 3-4 players interested in playing for our ECYSA travel teams must attend tryouts.  BYSA strongly encourages all Grade 3-4 players a tryout session, as this allows us to better balance teams.

How many tryouts should I attend?

Your child may attend one or both sessions.  The tryout with the higher score will be used for team placement.

What should my child bring to tryouts?

Your child should bring TWO recent, 1"x1" printed photos (for ECYSA player cards), water, and a great attitude to tryouts.

Can my child 'miss the cut'?

No!  Beverly Youth Soccer Association tryouts are for team placement, not team selection.  All players registered for a program prior to tryouts will be placed on a skill-appropriate team.  We have teams for ALL ability and experience levels.

Can my child play in an older age group?

Beverly Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) strongly encourages all players to play with the grade group that aligns with their current grade level in school. The BYSA organization believes that BYSA or Town Soccer should be a time to play with Beverly peers and friends. 

Exceptions to Age Group Play

Exceptionally skilled players, although strongly encouraged by BYSA to play within their grade group, can tryout and be considered for the age group above them and will be placed with the top team within the next-highest grade group if they are able to satisfy the following conditions:

1. Players to be considered will need to be identified by their current coach.  Once a player has been identified, the DoC will observe the player at practice/tryouts and/or games.
2. A top 5 rating in the tryout for the player's current grade group. 
3. A top rating in the tryout for the grade group above: for Grade 6, Top 9, for Grade 8, Top 11.

4. No concerns around a player's size and strength when playing against older players. The safety of the player will be considered first. In addition, the player's maturity level, parent's insight, coaches insight, and on-field play must be considered. It needs to be determined that the player is emotionally/socially ready for the next level.
5. It should be determined where the player stands relative to their grade vs the group above.  If the player does not stand out among his/her peers, they should remain age-appropriate.

6. Due to US Soccer heading rules modified as a result of concussion litigation, rising 6th graders seeking to play Grade 8 soccer must be 12 years old by the season start date of the Fall season in the year in which they seek to play with a Grade 8 team.
- Statistically making the higher team doesn’t guarantee placement as players will be placed in their closest ability group.
- If selected to play up an age group, per ECYSA rules, the player will not be allowed to move down during the season.


What is ECYSA?  I thought this was BYSA?

ECYSA stands for Essex County Youth Soccer Association.  Two Grade 3-4 teams (one for each gender) and all Grade 5-6 and Grade 7-8 teams participate in 'Travel' soccer through ECYSA.  Players in these age groups can expect to compete against similarly-skilled children from towns around Essex and Middlesex Counties.

Is financial assistance available?

BYSA makes scholarships available for players with financial hardships.  Please contact us for more information about applying for financial assistance.

Are there discounts for multiple children?

We do not currently offer discounts for multiple children registering, but financial assistance may be available if needed.  Please contact us for more information about applying for financial assistance.

Do I have to attend tryouts?

In order to be considered for placement on a competitive (MTOC) team for Grades 5-8, players must register for our full program - both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons.  Players registering for only one season will be seeded on a recreational (ECYSA County) team appropriate to their skill level.

It's the day of tryouts and I forgot my photo!  Help!

Photos can be printed at CVS and Walgreens in North Beverly, a short drive from Beverly Middle School.  Please have your photos printed when you arrive to check your child in.

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Grades 3-8 - Don't Forget to Choose a Tryout Session!

Beverly Youth Soccer Association uses on-field evaluations in order to ensure that all of our ECYSA-aged players in Grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 are placed with the correct team, based on ability and experience.  Once you've registered your child, be sure to log into the TeamSnap app and set your availability for one or both of your grade group's tryout sessions.  Tryout sessions are 75 minutes long (please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have plenty of time to check in), and involve skill assessments and in-game evaluations coordinated by our Director of Coaching Edgar de Leon.

Attending a tryout session is mandatory for every 5-8th grade player, and strongly recommended for all grade 3-4 players.  BYSA fields one boys' and one girls' select team in Essex County Youth Soccer Association, and all other players compete in Cross-Town play against other Beverly teams, as well as teams from Danvers and Salem.

Apply to Coach with BYSA!

Beverly Youth Soccer depends on volunteer coaches like you to keep our kids enjoying, learning, and playing youth soccer.  Please apply below to coach a BYSA Team!

Scholarships Available

Soccer is for EVERY child in Beverly, and thanks to generous donations from the community through the Bruce Gordon Scholarship Fund, BYSA is able to offer scholarships to any Beverly residents on a need basis.  If you require assistance paying for youth soccer, your child is welcome - please email for more information and registration assistance.

In addition, we'd like to make families aware of a second program available for assistance with youth sports...

Families currently receiving Medicaid, SNAP, or WIC benefits are eligible to apply for financial assistance from Every Kids Sports which provides funding 3 times a year.  Parents currently receiving financial assistance from one of the above programs they should consider applying to Every Kids Sports.
Here is a checklist of the information that you will need to apply for financial assistance from Every Kids Sports