About In-Town Soccer
If this is your family's first experience with Blackstone Millville Youth Soccer, let us welcome you to the program. If you are a veteran soccer parent, then you already know how rewarding it is for everyone involved. We hope to have a lot of fun this season; help the children build some skills and develop long-lasting friendships.
BMYSO’s Philosophy on In-Town Soccer
BMYSO’s policy is for non-results oriented play at the in-town level. We do not encourage coaches to keep score during the games nor do we keep standings at the in-town level. The emphasis is on participation, skill development, and most importantly, having fun. BMYSO believes a positive, up-beat environment is most conducive to your child having fun and developing a long-term interest in the game of soccer. We encourage all parents to allow their children to play without pressure, to let their child play freely in scrimmages with instruction only from their coaches, and to cheer for both teams.
Team Formation for In-Town Soccer
BMYSO forms in-town teams with the goal of balancing gender along with consideration for the school your child attends. The BMYSO attempts to place every in-town player who was registered on-time onto a team with some schoolmates. However, we limit team roster sizes at all age levels with the intent of maximizing the actual playing experience for all players.
If you are new to the BMYSO in-town program, you will be asked to purchase a reversible blue/gold shirt during registration. It is also necessary for your child to wear shin guards for practices and games. This is a mandatory BMYSO & Mass Youth Soccer rule, no exceptions!!! It is strongly recommended but not mandatory that soccer cleats are worn for a couple of reasons. The first being soccer cleats are cheap compared to today’s sneaker and secondly, the fields are sometimes very slick with morning dew which can cause a child to slip and possibly hurt themselves.
For the safety of the children, there is no jewelry allowed on the playing field. This means no necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Earrings in particular are potentially dangerous when worn while playing soccer and must be removed without exception